Archive | November, 2018

Dickensian 26 Nov 18

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Working Dates: Monday, November 26, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles (25 Nov 18): A TALE OF TWO STORIES
Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities (1859)
Rick Joyner: Now most “partnerships” offered to me by Christian ministries have been the same kind of one way street, being almost entirely about what we can do for them with little or nothing offered concerning that they can do for us. I just take this as an indication that we all have some maturing to do before a true joining is possible. However, as the times progress such unions will not only be possible, they will be essential for any of us to accomplish our full purpose.
Rabbi Tuly Weisz: Kathryn – Act Now to Receive God’s Blessing
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Yud-Tes Kislev, the “Rosh HaShanah of the Chassidic year,” falls this year on Mon. nite – Tues., Nov. 26-27. It is the yartzeit of Rabbi DovBer (c.1700-1772), the “Maggid” of Mezritch, successor to the Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760), founder of the Chassidic movement; the anniversary of the miraculous release of the founder of the Chabad dynasty, Rabbi Shneur Zalman (1745-1812), from Russian prison in 1798 on charges of treason; and the publication date in 1796 of his famous book of Chassidism (and Kabbalah, psychology and ethics): Tanya.
Luke 1: 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be.
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): …In that passage she also talks about how Mary starts her diary in plain writing, not in cipher –
I couldn’t help but stop and reflect on the life of my own journals. I didn’t create some cipher, or code, or writing backwards with the help of a mirror. I’m not smart enough for that ‘invention of wings’ (to borrow a book title by Sue Monk Kidd), but for several years I’ve had to often keep my private journals separate from the ones I’ve typed up, although it is still my prayer that those handwritten journals will one day be safe to include in the whole story. I don’t live in 1747 during the Jacobite Rebellion, but the danger is still nonetheless real.
Rick Joyner: Many evangelical Christians are pro-Israel for biblical reasons, and they also love the Messianic movements. I expect to see all Christians moving in the present purposes of God do this before the end of this age because it is so essential to understanding our own place in these times. However, it is much rarer to find Messianic believers who know, love, and teach God’s place for the church. In fact, there seems to be as high a percentage of Messianic believers who are anti-church as there are Christians who are anti-Jewish (and there are many of these). There are reasons for this on both sides, but they are not good reasons, and both sides must overcome them.
Jeremiah 33: 7 I will bring Judah and Israel back from captivity and will rebuild them as they were before. 8 I will cleanse them from all the sin they have committed against Me and will forgive all their sins of rebellion against Me.
Jennifer Brownell: Now, as then, these things do not make desperate times less desperate, but they do shine a light so we can see a path through them.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The three events are not unconnected, as we shall see by examining two interesting episodes in the history of the Chassidic movement.
Faith Marie Baczko: “Occupy the Revelation God Has Given You!”
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Try to help a fellow Jew.
Faith Marie Baczko: He’s saying: “Decide! Tell Me what is your heart’s desire! Move out within the parameters of your life based on what I have given you in vision. You have the mind of Christ. Decide, declare it and it will be established, and light will shine on the course you have taken!”
Elijah List (25 Nov 18): Have you been asking for more of God?
Breaking Israel News (26 Nov 18): Genetic Study Supports Ark Story but Religious Scientists say ‘Who Cares?’ and Today’s Top Stories
Jeremiah 12:11 It will be made a wasteland,
parched and desolate before me;
the whole land will be laid waste
because there is no one who cares.
Pastor John Tolle: The phrase “Intelligent Design” was created for scientists so that they would not have to use the word GOD. But, per the rules of scientific theory, it has to be replicated. However, no man can create this planet again! God did and He sustains it!
Jeremiah 33:14 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.
Rick Joyner: Just as many Christians wrongly apply some of the promises made to natural Israel to the church—a foundation for what is called “Replacement Theology”—many Jewish believers (and many Christians) wrongly apply promises or prophecies concerning the New Jerusalem to the old. I call this “Replacement, Replacement Theology,” as they replace many of the church’s purpose with natural Israel. Being able to distinguish these is crucial for understanding the end of this age and the age to come.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: One day during Rabbi Shneur Zalman’s imprisonment, he was “visited” by the Baal Shem Tov and the Maggid. He asked them for the spiritual explanation of his arrest. They explained that a serious accusation had been brought against him in Heaven for revealing secrets of Torah, intens¬ified by the publication of the Tanya. When he then queried if that meant he should cease, they responded that at this point not only must he not stop, he should continue with increased effort.
Pastor John Tolle: I am indebted to God. I have not earned Him, but I have worked harder than most.
John Belt: Communion with the Spirit is essential for us to live in freedom apart from the curse because we cannot please God in our own self-effort or works. Rather, the work of Christ is sufficient, removing the curse from our lives and ushering in the blessing of Abraham into our lives. That is the blessing of one who lives by faith through dependency upon the Holy Spirit instead of works by following a list.
Rick Joyner (in “Fall of the City of Knowledge” 22 Nov 18): The New Covenant does not negate any of His former promises to Israel or the Jews according to the flesh, but it does expand some of them to those who are “Jews according to the Spirit.” There are some that are unique to each seed, the natural and the spiritual. Understanding the right distinctions can help us avoid many of the errors that only cloud our understanding of the times. This has caused some to be arrogant toward those who are also the seed of Abraham, which is warned about very seriously in the Bible. For this reason, we will dig deeper into this in the remaining weeks before the end of this year.
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): It is so not like me to send “cookie batter” in the mail, the whole glob, without “baking” it first.
Jennifer Brownell: Recipe for Desperate Times
John Belt: What does that mean? When someone gives you an agreement for ownership of anything, you sign the dotted line to take ownership of whatever that may be. In the same way God gives us promises. He says, “Sign the dotted line to make it yours—to make it your own personal possession.” The substance and the evidence is the signed contract between you and God on His promises.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: This is an amazing story. However, some students of Chassidic annals find a contradiction between this story and another episode that took place a generation previously, when Rabbi Shneur Zalman was a young disciple in the court of the Maggid.
Jennifer Brownell: The king commanded all the people, “Keep the passover to the Lord your God as prescribed in this book of the covenant.” No such passover had been kept since the days of the judges who judged Israel, even during all the days of the kings of Israel and of the kings of Judah; but in the eighteenth year of King Josiah this passover was kept to the Lord in Jerusalem. – 2 Kings 23:21-23
Israel 365: God’s Agents ✡ “They Brought The Building To Completion
Faith Marie Baczko: The Lord showed me that the mind of the Body of Christ is the wineskin that must now become new to contain His new wine. We sometimes associate the new wineskin with a new Church structure or new model, however new models and structures having the capacity to contain God’s new dynamic, comes first with the renewing of the mind. This is a supernatural reformation infusing us with the ability to receive and process the new wine. Transformation can then take place as a natural progression of the outpouring of new wine—an outpouring carrying the vision and DNA for the new season, containing fresh revelations of the majesty of the exalted Christ.
Patheos – Fr. Dwight Longenecker: Does DNA Prove Noah’s Ark?
Brat: Maybe Darwin had a point?
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson: What does it mean to push away a thought with two hands?
Faith Marie Baczko: “It is imperative that we overcome the darkness and the flesh, and begin to occupy the revelations God has given us, and occupy and live in His Word by camping out on it until we fully believe it and it become woven into our DNA!”
Ben Lim (7 Nov 18): Breaking the Cycles Through Submission
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Start on your resolution.
Shira Schechter (25 Nov 18): This week’s Portion is: Vayeishev, Genesis 37:1-40:23
Brat (26 Nov 18): Gee, this is not surprising at all that this is the portion for this week. Pastor John Tolle used the story of Tamar and Judah (Genesis 38) as an example of grace in his sermon yesterday. After all, she did “only” prostitute herself once, he said. (Hmmm…Boys will be boys…?) And the next chapter is about Joseph and the seduction he experienced by Potiphar’s wife.
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson (in “The Stubborn Note” via Ascent of Safed, 27 Nov 18): After all, what was at stake if Joseph succumbed to this woman’s demands? Nobody was ever likely to find out what had occurred between the two. Joseph would not need to return home in the evening to face a dedicated spouse or a spiritual father, nor would he have to go back to a family or a community of moral standing. His family’s reputation would not be besmirched as a result of this act. He would remain alone after the event, just as he was alone before it. So what’s the big deal to engage in a snapshot relationship?
Jennifer Brownell: We gathered out of desperation, because we did not know what else to do. The news was bad, and getting worse. We could not see a way forward. The damage we had kept locked inside for so many years had come seeping out in ways that felt dangerous, debilitating.
Pastor John Tolle (25 Nov 18): Why is that [story of Judah and Tamar] in the Bible?
Shira Schechter (25 Nov 18): Why do you think the union of Tamar and Judah is worthy of producing King David and ultimately the Messiah?
Pastor John Tolle: It shows how punishing, vindictive, hypocritical, and self-righteous people can be who have the hand of God on their life.
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson: In this story of Joseph, then, we are given a timeless lesson of how to deal with our own ugly lusts and inclinations. Your demons are smarter than you think they are; do not try to strike deals with them. Just say: No! No! No! People will accuse you of being ignorant and stupid. So what? You will come out with a happy marriage and a meaningful life.
Faith Marie Baczko: Our soul is comprised of mind, will and emotion and is easily impacted by the trials and circumstances of life if not fiercely guarded and protected by faith in Christ—the Divine Shield that protects from all the elements of life. If the mind is not guarded it will easily be infiltrated by fear, doubt and unbelief. These are the fruits of an orphan spirit. The thief will always attempt to steal the revelation and push us off the ground God intends for us to occupy.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Rabbi Pincus of Koritz, a distinguished disciple of the Baal Shem Tov and a spiritual giant in his own right, objected to the Maggid’s public expositions of the “inner dimensions”. Once, when he visited him, he found a page containing notes on a Chassidic discourse of the Maggid’s lying on the ground. He was incensed. His ire aroused a heavenly accusation against the Maggid which was only neutralized when Rabbi Shneur Zalman appeased Rabbi Pincus with his now-famous parable.
Parable of the Vineyard ( ): Ezekiel’s Prophecy: End Times True or False Teachers (2018-2019): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do-aZEoUeWE&fbclid=IwAR3SnPjZDvU1t7eTj9bVus53UCkgEqhkmwEL_7iyssvmIXUtFZfriXFved0
Jennifer Eivaz: “Discern the World Around You and See Rapid Results in Prayer!”
Genesis 38: 9 But Onan knew that the child would not be his; so whenever he slept with his brother’s wife, he spilled his semen on the ground to keep from providing offspring for his brother.
Pastor John Tolle: Why is that even in the Bible?
John Belt: In the beginning of Gal. 3:1, Paul asks the question, “O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?” Then he goes on to talk about how they started in a life of faith then fell into a lifestyle of works apart from the Holy Spirit. Without faith it is impossible to please God. About Abraham Scripture says, “He believed the Lord, and it was credited to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6).
Jeremiah 33:16 In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will live in safety. And this is the name by which it will be called: “The LORD is our righteousness.”
Todd Bentley: He did not have in the natural what he needed to fulfill the vision. The question was: “How am I going to get from point A to point B?” Maybe you’re in a place like Zerubbabel and you don’t know how you are going to fulfill the vision. What God has put in your heart seems impossible. Life’s circumstances are against you. Zerubbabel was seeking God’s answer. How am I going to do what you called me to do? Many of us are saying, “God, if I had this or that then I could do what you ask me to do.” God’s answer was Zechariah 4:1-8 (emphasis mine), “Now the angel who talked with me came back and wakened me, as a man who is wakened out of his sleep. And he said to me, ‘What do you see?’ (It’s all about perspective!)
Brat: I remember Jack. He slept through everything!
Genesis 38:16 “And what will you give me to sleep with you?” she asked.
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.
Ryan LeStrange: My Monday Word for You…Free from Shame!
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson: By fighting and arguing with the impulse, you give it validation. In effect, while pushing it away with one hand, you are inviting it to return with your second hand. At times, you can push away a negative thought with one hand only.
Pastor John Tolle: In the old Hyundai things stopped working. I complained. God said, “It runs!”
Daughter-in-law: (But not in reverse!)
Pastor John Tolle: We called the car “Abby” cuz we didn’t know how we’d get from A to B.
Todd Bentley: “So I said, ‘I am looking, and there is a lamp stand of solid gold with a bowl on top of it, and on the stand seven lamps with seven pipes to the seven lamps. Two olive trees are by it, one at the right of the bowl and the other at its left.’ So I answered and spoke to the angel who talked with me, saying, ‘What are these, my lord?’ Then the angel who talked with me answered and said to me, ‘Do you not know what these are?’ And I said, ‘No, my lord.’ So he answered and said to me: ‘This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: “Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts. “Who are you, O great mountain? God spoke to the mountain of hindrance and impossible circumstances. Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!'”
Netgrace.org (27 Nov 18): Giving Tuesday – GRACE
Brat: I thought the two olive trees were the Jews and the Christians and the seven lamps were the Seven Churches.
Todd Bentley: “But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God…” (Psalm 52:8). What does it mean to be like a green olive tree? We also see the green olive tree in Zechariah 4:11-14, “Then I answered and said to him, ‘What are these two olive trees—at the right of the lamp stand and at its left?’ And I further answered and said to him, ‘What are these two olive branches that drip into the receptacles of the two gold pipes from which the golden oil drains?’ Then he answered me and said, ‘Do you not know what these are?’ And I said, ‘No, my lord.’ So he said, ‘These are the two anointed ones, who stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.'” This is a prophetic picture of the sons of fresh oil and great grace. We will look at this grace a little bit later in the article. The key here is, let’s stay where the oil is!
Steve Shultz: Another reminder to us…to hold onto the promises of God—even ones that look dead and couldn’t possibly come to life!
Genesis 38:16a Not realizing that she was his daughter-in-law, he went over to her by the roadside and said, “Come now, let me sleep with you.”
Brat: It’s not at all what you think it is. Get your mind out of the gutter.
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson: There is an insightful expression in the Kabbalah about the way a person should deal with immoral and destructive fantasies, thoughts and impulses. “You must push them away with both of your hands,” says Rabbi Schneur Zalman.3[ ]
Luke 1: 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.
Crystal Wade: Each time we move through this process, our doors open wider!
Gidon Ariel: Kathryn, “I Have Plans For You!”
Luke 1: 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.
Genesis 38:18 “Your seal and its cord, and the staff in your hand,” she answered. So he gave them to her and slept with her, and she became pregnant by him.
Luke 1: 35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson: In addition, we must take into consideration the power possessed by this Egyptian noblewoman who was inciting Joseph. She was in the position of being able to turn Joseph’s life into a paradise or a living hell. In fact, she did just that, having him incarcerated for 12 years in an Egyptian dungeon on the false charges that he attempted to violate her.
Brat: And I’ve been “incarcerated” and singing in this birdcage for …hmmm… lemme see…I’m now in my twelfth year.
Rick Joyner: Giving is one thing, but when someone proposes a “partnership,” I still do a very serious “due diligence” before I join with anyone in such a serious relationship. Like any sound organization, I have it spelled out very clearly what the performance in this agreement looks like. Those who do not do business with such clear intent don’t last long, and neither do ministries or churches. This is not my ministry, but I am a steward of The King of kings. So seek to do a better job managing such things for Him than I would do for any organization or government.
Brat: I noticed.
Genesis 38:17a “I’ll send you a young goat from my flock,” he said.
Pastor John Tolle: Everything points back to God, the Author and Finisher of our faith.
Leviticus 16: 10 But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the Lord to be used for making atonement by sending it into the wilderness as a scapegoat.
Pastor John Tolle: Will we take time to give thanks?
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): As I lay face-down with my nose buried between two pillows, I saw Jesus standing at a distance. My spiritual eyes narrowed to focus, like through a tunnel. He was glowing in holy white light. His pierced hands were relaxed and slightly down in front of Him in a gesture of invitation. The area around His heart glowed yellow starbursts pulsating like from the sun. At first I thought my mind was just superimposing a statue of the Immaculate Heart of Jesus into my consciousness, but Jesus said, “No.” I was not seeing a dead statue, but His living Self.
Monk: Jesus is alive, but He is called the Lamb not the goat!
Parable of the Vineyard ( ): Isaiah 42 brings judgement unto truth. This is what Jesus did.
Jeremiah 33:15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
Rick Joyner: Israel’s restoration is a miracle and its implications are so huge that it is understandable that many have allowed this to eclipse their understanding of the coming New Jerusalem, which we are told is the bride, the wife of The Lamb. Many Messianic Jews have an understanding of the church’s place in God’s plans, but it is at least as shallow as the understanding many untaught Christians have about Israel’s place. We cannot truly understand Israel, and the present Jerusalem’s place in God’s plan, without understanding the “Jerusalem above,” or the “New Jerusalem” that is the focus of the conclusion in Revelation.
John Belt: Gal. 3:13-14, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, ‘Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree’), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
Rick Joyner: Consider that there was a period of about two thousand years when God dealt almost exclusively with or through the Jewish people. Now there has been nearly two thousand years when most of God’s work was to and through the Gentiles, which is called “the times of the Gentiles.” Many wrongly assume that when the times of the Gentiles is completed, we will revert to another time of the Jews, but that is not the case. It will be a time when the Jews and Gentiles are united in the “one new man” the Apostle Paul spoke of to the Ephesians. Many from both camps talk about the “one new man,” but it is apparent that few understand it.
John Belt: Where Will You Run?
1 Samuel 4:13 When he arrived, there was Eli sitting on his chair by the side of the road, watching, because his heart feared for the ark of God. When the man entered the town and told what had happened, the whole town sent up a cry.
John Belt: In your heart and with your mouth you signed on that dotted line, coming into agreement with God that Jesus was raised from the dead through both belief and confession. As we walk by faith we continue to do this with both His written and personal promises by signing on the dotted line as His promises are revealed to us.
Rick Joyner: It should not be so surprising that few Messianic Jews seem to grasp the place of the New Jerusalem since very few Christians do either. The vision of both is still mostly earthly. Both Christians and Jews have much to learn about the other, and we need to do this because our ultimate destiny is linked. Neither of us can get to where we’re supposed to go without the other, and our ultimate destiny is to be “one new man,” not two.
John Belt: God gives people a choice. This happens when the people choose a king rather than choosing God to rule over them. God gave the Israelites Saul. Yet God was wanting direct relationship with the people. The curse of the law affects people when they live by the law rather than allowing God’s law to lead them to the person of who He is. The law simply revealed what God would demand with the revelation that it would be impossible for any man to fulfill it—outside of Christ, God Himself. Therefore Christ became a curse on the tree, setting us free from the curse of the law that we might be partakers of the Spirit who enables us to fulfill God’s desires as He writes His commands upon our hearts.
Rick Joyner: A majority of the advancing church seems aware of and committed to restored Israel’s place in God’s plan. However, this is not the case with much of the institutional church. It also seems that only a very small percentage of Messianic Jews seem to understand the church’s place in God’s plan for the end of this age or the age to come. Their overwhelming focus is on the present Jerusalem, and only a few seem to grasp the “Jerusalem above,” or the “New Jerusalem” that is the focus of the Book of Revelation’s conclusion. This is not so surprising since very few Christians do either.
Genesis 38:17b “Will you give me something as a pledge until you send it?” she asked.
John Belt: As sons of God we are given His promises that we may experience His divine nature in our lives. We begin to live as Christ lived and walk as Christ walked. Through this, we begin to see the blessing of Abraham come upon our lives because we are then living by faith through intimate relationship with God.
Todd Bentley: So let’s be mindful of Song of Solomon 2:15 and “Catch us the foxes, the little foxes that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes.” The little foxes (i.e. time, television, relationships, etc.) are the things that steal away our intimacy with Jesus and spoil the fruitfulness that comes from intimacy (John 15:5).
Me (in “Dove” 24 Nov 18): Interestingly Solomon is talking to the dove (the Beloved) in the cleft of the rock and asking the dove to catch the little foxes.
Pastor John Tolle: I glorify God because of you. I’m not here to glorify myself. When you do something good and anyone thanks me, it’s all because of Him.
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson: Pushing an impulse away with two hands means that you simply and silently dismiss it from your brain. Without argument, fanfare or drama, you just make it very clear that it is unwelcome in your life and you must move on to alternative thoughts and actions. You do not validate it in any way, not even by arguing against it. You simply do not attribute any power or significance to it. That is what it is called pushing it away with both hands. Sooner or later, it will cease trying to come back.
Leviticus 16: 21 He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites—all their sins—and put them on the goat’s head. He shall send the goat away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task.
Me (in “Dove” 24 Nov 18): These are my thoughts: One of the disadvantages of having one’s priest (or elder) not acknowledge one’s gifts and calling is that there are no protections in place from the little foxes who eat the harvest. There is no one from whom to accept the baton (using Paul’s marathon imagery), and there is no one to tell the congregation of the gifts benefitting the whole. I’m not here to puff myself up, but to lift up Jesus as reigning King.
Pastor John Tolle: Grace acknowledges the gift.
Brat: But you didn’t, and neither did the bishop. The divine energy stops there. It’s stuck. It can’t move forward to be a blessing to the community in its full capacity.
Charisma: Loving the Holy Spirit for more than just his gifts
Genesis 38: 10 What he did was wicked in the LORD’s sight; so the LORD put him to “death” also.
Pastor John Tolle: A couple of years ago Fr Mike Flynn asked, “Aren’t you spitting nails about what they’ve done to you?” I said that Jesus was crucified [with nails]. It’s because of God’s grace that we can carry on.
Brat (in Arc speak to “Fall of the City of Knowledge” 22 Nov 18): What about acknowledging what God has already done? What about connecting the ranks to get rid of the religious spirit and replacing it with a spirit of wholeness and love and respect for each other’s gifts to the glory of God, rather than just feeding more arc speak to fuel the fires? At this rate the fires are burning up the harvest rather than becoming the harvest.
Rick Joyner: As a Christian leader with a fairly sizable reach, I am often contacted by Messianic groups that want to “partner” with me. I’m always open to any kind of partnership that will further the kingdom, but I am especially open to these because it must happen. When I ask how they see this partnership working, the answer has been focused, with but one exception, 100% on ways we can support them or contribute to their projects. There seemingly is not even a thought about how they can help us or contribute to what we are doing.
Brat: [Cough.]
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.
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson: Aware of the profound danger that he might fall prey to immoral behavior, the first thing Joseph did was present the woman with a thundering “no.” As the thrice repetitive “shalshelet” note suggests, Joseph, in unwavering determination, declared three times: “No! No! No!” Forget about it, I will not do this! No ifs, buts, or maybes. Only afterward did Joseph allow himself the indulgence of the rational argument against adultery.
Brat: I’m sorry, is my cough not loud enough for you? This kind of self-centered focus Rick is talking about was what the Lord was confronting with His harlot Church in the Book of Revelation, and you think I should do more than God? Nope. Ain’t happenin’. Nah, uh. No way. If God can spit (Rev 3:16) then what’s a nervous tick of a cough?
Leviticus 16: 13 He is to put the incense on the fire before the Lord, and the smoke of the incense will conceal the atonement cover above the tablets of the covenant law, so that he will not die.
Pastor John Tolle: I’m thankful for the grace of God that He hasn’t struck me dead yet.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Demand to hear the whole story.
Crystal Wade: Comply with conditions for the heavenly Kingdom’s palace doors to open by separating ourselves from what our Father calls unclean, so that we can have the deep fellowship with Him that Jesus paid for.
Pastor John Tolle: The gift of God in Jesus is more valuable than any other gift, even when I sacrifice.
Genesis 38:18a He said, “What pledge should I give you?”
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Go to your favorite Lubavitcher’s house, or with him or her to the party he is attending. If you don’t know one, get in touch with the nearest official Chabad person.
Brat: Lori’s family is Chabad.
Revelation 2: 26 To the one who is victorious and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations—
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Say “l’chayim.”
David Lebo: “God is Bringing Dead Promises to Life and Saying: ‘Lazarus Come Forth!'”
Rick Joyner: When I asked what we would get out of this “partnership,” some offered that a way to help us is for them to come and teach our people about God’s purpose for Israel. Now I believe that teaching is important, but I also know how many Christians feel worn out and used because of it, with little or no reciprocation. Most Messianic Jews are just as much in need of a revelation of God’s purpose for the church.
Ben Lim (7 Nov 18): At the same time, I saw that we are living in the days where man-made forms and agendas will fall. But I declare over you who’ve been found faithful, tried and true: His voice is leading you through. You shall pass over, BREAKING THE CYCLES.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: What to Do on Yud-Tes Kislev?
Jennifer Brownell: It was desperate times for King Josiah’s people, and because he did not know what else to do, he reminded them of the simplicity and strength of the rituals of their ancestors. Josiah’s resurrected passover was different than our little ritual, but it was also the same. Circle. Song. Scripture. Fire. Water. Prayer. Food shared.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Sing along.
Todd Bentley: In this passage of Scripture, we have the story of a man called by God to a huge task of rebuilding the former temple of Solomon. This vision was bigger than he was. It was an international ministry involving the whole nation. One problem he had was that he didn’t have the money or the workers to do what God called him to do. “‘Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, and this temple to lie in ruins?’ Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Consider your ways! You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but do not have enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; and he who earns wages, earns wages to put into a bag with holes.’ Thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Consider your ways, go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,’ says the Lord. ‘You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you run to his own house'” (Haggai 1:4-9).
Genesis 38:21 He asked the men who lived there, “Where is the shrine prostitute who was beside the road at Enaim?”
“There hasn’t been any shrine prostitute here,” they said.
Faith Marie Baczko: “By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.” (Heb. 11:11)
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: The Lubavitcher Rebbe teaches that a basic reorientation of perspective of what the Torah is and what it expects from us about serving G-d can be learned here. Even though a basic tenant of the Torah is, “It is fitting for a person to contemplate the laws of the Holy Torah and to learn them in depth, each person according to his ability.” (Maimonides, end of The Laws of Embezzlement). This means that you must use your brain and intellect to understand G-d’s commandments, and therefore we learn the age of obligation of the commandments from the word eesh (“man”) that indicates a certain maturity of intellect. Nevertheless, the foundation of serving G-d is NOT intellect and understanding, but accepting the yoke of Heaven. Doing it because G-d commanded it, not because you understand it. Even if we do not understand the commandments we still have to fulfill them because G-d commanded it.
Pastor John Tolle: The Tolle Family all came over here [to America] as indentured servants.
Rick Joyner: Now if the above were business proposals, no one would take them seriously. However, I do even though they are (for now) almost completely one-sided. When it was prophesied in the Book of Acts that a famine would come upon the whole earth, the church prepared for this not by hording, but by taking up an offering for the needy brethren in Israel. As we are taught in the Book of Romans, those who have received so much spiritually from the Jewish people should be willing to help them with physical needs.
Genesis 23:9 so he will sell me the cave of Machpelah, which belongs to him and is at the end of his field. Ask him to sell it to me for the full price as a burial site among you.”
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: This is the reason we learn the obligation of the commandments from this verse, “And each man took his sword”, that when Shimon and Levi reached their majority of thirteen and therefore their obligation to perform the commandments, they immediately began to serve G-d in a way of self-sacrifice, even of putting their lives in danger, that is higher than intellect.
Rick Joyner (27 Nov 18): We need each other to fulfill this great purpose…
Brat: [Slow blink.]
Genesis 38:20 Meanwhile Judah sent the young goat by his friend the Adullamite in order to get his pledge back from the woman, but he did not find her.
Faith Marie Baczko: After recently reading this passage, my spirit became very stirred as I saw all these principles come together powerfully in Sarah—I saw something marvelous that I had not seen before. Firstly, the miracle came forth by faith—Sarah believed! Secondly, where did her faith come from? She counted Him faithful who had promised. Sarah had experienced the faithfulness of God in her life on many occasions. The word for faith used in this Scripture is pistis and means: conviction of the truthfulness of God. Sarah received strength to conceive. The Greek word for strength is Dunamis which means: miraculous, supernatural power.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Make a good resolution in connection to Torah-and-mitzvot.
Revelation 12: 5 She gave birth to a son, a male child, who “will rule all the nations with an iron scepter.” And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: There was a king who had an only child that became deathly sick and fell into a coma. The royal physician announced that there was only one hope. If the prince could be made to swallow a few drops of a special medicine, perhaps it would help. The main ingredient of this remedy was the ground-up particles of a certain precious stone. The jewel was so rare, however, that there was only one in the entire kingdom: the central and most beautiful gem of the king’s crown.
Israel 365 (22 Nov 18): The Stones of Israel ✡ “Your Servants Take Delight In Its Stones”
Rabbi Yosef Y. Jacobson: “The image of his father appeared to him in the window and said, ‘Joseph, your brothers’ names are destined to be inscribed on the stones of the [high priest’s] apron, and you will be among them. Do you want your name to be erased? Do you want to be called an adulterer?'”
Faith Marie Baczko: Sarah’s mind was renewed by faith in God—she saw, she believed, she trusted, thereby establishing a foundation of faith for all future generations. Sarah decided, she made the decision to act on the promise that marked out the course of her life. She occupied the revelation and nurtured it and brought forth a child in old age! Sarah’s faith released the explosive, miraculous, Dunamis power of God to break forth in her body and in her life.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: His advisors told the king not to risk destroying the crown, because the chances of success were much too small. Without the slightest hesitation the king dismissed them, exclaiming, “If the prince doesn’t survive, of what value is the crown?”
John Belt: The law was just a tutor to lead us to the person of Christ. Everything God does is to get us to come to Him. If you run the other direction things will only get harder. He will put things in your path that are not so pleasant. As always, when unpleasantries come we get the choice of where we will run. It reveals what is in the heart. Will you run to God or to something else? Living by the law is a horrible way to live because it was never meant to be the case. As it reveals the shortcomings of our lives it is meant to drive us toward God—our relationship with Him.
Faith Marie Baczko: Transformation into the new wineskin requires that the old has to go. The old is characterized by small mindedness, religious mindsets bound to control, un-Christlike attitudes devoid of God’s love and compassion, and irrelevant traditions no longer serving the Lord that are actually working to hinder His purposes in the new work.
John Belt: God gives us His promises in black and white in the Scriptures. He also gives us personal promises that are only between you and Him through your relationship. These personal words from God into your life are to be claimed as well, even as they are confirmed with 2 or 3 witnesses. This means that your personal promises are not contradictory to the heart and truth of Scripture. All the promises of God are “yes” in Christ.
Brat (25 Nov 18): Today is Reign of Christ Sunday. Lord Jesus, please come! Reign in our hearts, in our land, and in our world. Take dominion over every place and every thought. Remember us with favor in all the hardships we’ve endured. Open Your books! There must be accountability! You are the faithful witness. For the sake of Your kingdom, show Yourself to every eye, even those who pierce You. I know all the tribes will wail, but remorse can be a healing thing. You have testified to the Truth. I belong to the truth and I listen to Your voice. I worship You!
Rick Joyner: I have a great respect for Messianic movements. Many would be included in a list of the most courageous people I know. Many of their brethren, the Jews, hate them and persecute them, especially those in Israel. Many Christians consider them at best a forgettable anomaly. The New Testament confirms the place of Messianic Jews as being both believers of Jesus as their Messiah, and yet being called to maintain their Jewish culture and identity. We see this distinction being honored often in the New Testament, and it is one Christians need to understand and honor.
Parable of the Vineyard ( ): He [Jesus] will magnify the law. He was to make it honorable.
John Belt (26 Nov 18): “Freed from the Curse of the Law – Walk in Your Sonship!”
Pastor John Tolle: Grace is life after failure.
Crystal Wade: A few years ago during prayer, suddenly I said to my Heavenly Father, “Where I’ve judged You for this, I am very sorry, please forgive me.” Immediately I experienced His presence, sweet and clear. Heavenly Father, who is Father of our spirits, affirmed that He accepted my prayer. Instead of focusing on my failure, He instantly moved right on and began building a new pathway of thinking in me. Here is that astonishing conversation…
Steve Shultz: Through this conversation, the Lord showed her keys to opening doors.
John Belt: Jesus has redeemed us from the curse of the law having become a curse for us. What is the curse of the law? The curse is upon those who “live by the law” or even “live by the list” of legalisms and extensive rules. God does not want us living by a list but by relationship with Him. The law came because of the transgressions of the children of Israel (Gal. 3:19). Because of this idolatry and transgression God issued the law.
Pastor John Tolle: How long is your list?
John Belt: God wants to bring us to a place where we can believe Him to do above and beyond what we can ask or think. This is beyond laws and the list of things to do. It requires a living, faith-filled relationship with God that believes He will do what He says. Appropriate the work of Christ in your life today, exiting the curse of the law and through faith, embrace the blessing of sonship in Him as a heir of God.
Crystal Wade: We don’t have to work harder, pray harder or do more. Simply but powerfully, we can prepare the way of the Lord by removing the door blockages in our relationship with our heavenly Father. From there, we begin coming into alignment with our Father in our spirit—to be the open door between Heaven and Earth, which gives Him freedom to move through us and release His power and His creative and redemptive works.
John-Paul & Annie Deddens (26 Nov 18): St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) said:
“Are we ready to receive Him? Before the birth of Jesus, his parents asked for a simple dwelling place, but there was none. If Mary and Joseph were looking for a home for Jesus, would they choose … your heart, and all it holds? Let us pray that we shall be able to welcome Jesus at Christmas…”
Crystal Wade: Allow Him to build compassion and love that does the best for others. Most of the wounds we’ve received came from His process through our trials and sufferings, intended to yield compassion and love in us.
Genesis 38:22 So he went back to Judah and said, “I didn’t find her. Besides, the men who lived there said, ‘There hasn’t been any shrine prostitute here.’”
Jennifer Brownell: Prayer
Dear God – Give us circles, song, scriptures, fire, water, prayers and food shared in your Name. Amen.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Give extra tzedakah (“charity”)
House of Destiny: Imagine If We All Came Together To GIVE
Jennifer Brownell: So, one evening we came together. We sat in a circle of chairs. We sang an old song and a new one. We heard laments and stories about strong women and a fable that made us, unexpectedly, laugh. We lit candles. We dipped our fingers in a bowl of water. We prayed. And then someone found some leftover cupcakes covered in orange frosting, so we ate. The times are still desperate, but we are navigating better now.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The two stories seem to clash. Given Rabbi Shneur Zalman’s successful defense of his master, isn’t the seemingly identical charge against him decades later a clear case of double jeopardy?
Genesis 38:19 After she left, she took off her veil and put on her widow’s clothes again.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The key is to isolate two different approaches to the study of the mystical teachings, each of which is an outgrowth and embodiment of one of two justifications for the spread of this study in our times.
Israel 365 (26 Nov 18): Sacrificing for the Land ✡ “The Field With Its Cave”
Revelation 6:15 Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains.
Genesis 23:11 “No, my lord,” he said. “Listen to me; I give you the field, and I give you the cave that is in it. I give it to you in the presence of my people. Bury your dead.”
Elijah List: Watch! John Mark Pool: “Walking Out the Path of a Prophet”
Crystal Wade: Father, thank You for Your graciousness to grant me the right to be Your son/daughter through the Lord Jesus Christ. Thank You for not treating me as my sins deserve, but crowning me with love, compassion and honor. Everywhere that I have judged You, holding unforgiveness and bitterness against You, for the long-standing and present pain that I (and/or my family) have endured, I confess it and ask Your forgiveness. I yield these places to You for Your deep and complete restoration. Please fill and seal these places with Your Holy Spirit.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Rabbi Chaim Vital (1543-1620) wrote in the name of the Holy ARI of Tsfat, that the spread of the hidden wisdom is indispensable for two reasons: to overcome the increasing spiritual darkness of the modern environment, and to help usher in the Era of Moshiach. For the first purpose the best approach is to search the literature for those sparks that impact meaningfully for you – or in terms of the parable, to assimilate a few drops. The latter purpose, however – to prepare for and elicit the Messianic redemption – mandates a more explicit, detailed knowledge than the first, scanning approach. Here the goal is not illumination but saturation – until “the world be full of the knowledge of G’d as the waters of the sea cover their bed of earth” (Maimonides, Mishnah Torah (end), from Isaiah 11:9).
Crystal Wade: I want to work with You, not against You. Reframe my perspective from trauma to restoration, so that with Your light I can see You and recognize the deep work of compassion and love that You’ve been doing in my life. I want to be an open door for You to move freely through, releasing the love, hope and faith that sparks miracles, deliverances and healings; drawing people to You and healing the earth. Please rearguard all this progress with Your glory, in the mighty name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Now the two stories can be understood in sequence, resolving the apparent contradiction. The “crown prince” parable effectively defended the “spark-gathering” approach. The second accusation, a generation later, was not a repetition of the first; rather it focused on the intellectual explicitness of Rabbi Shneur Zalman’s public teachings.
Steve Shultz: I pray this article ministers deeply to every one of you…let nothing stop you from the open doors God has before you!
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Both approaches are, of course, important and necessary. However, the imminent arrival of Moshiach would seem to add emphasis to the attainment of deep, full knowledge of Torah’s inner dimensions. A great way to begin on this Yud-Tes Kislev, is with the new cycle of daily Tanya study.
Rick Joyner: The most serious partnership we could ever enter into on this earth is going to come between the church and Israel. It seems both sides have some maturing to do before we are ready, and working together in any way that we can is one good way to get ready for it.
Brat: Is there no place of sanctuary where we can all work on this together?

Fall of the City of Knowledge 22 Nov 18

23 Nov

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018 to Black Friday, November 23, 2018
[8 pages]
Rosally Saltsman: 8 Ways to Stop Yelling (and Be Heard)
Hanna Perlberger: How to Take a Break to Prevent a Breakup
Susanna Kearsley: “… I nodded. “I see.” And I did see. The girl in that shadow court had her own shape, now. Her own voice, which I could restore to her.” (A Desperate Fortune (2015), p 24)
Rosally Saltsman: Yelling causes damage, irreparable damage, to the environment, to our relationships, to our psyches and nervous systems, and to our mental and physical health.
Matthew Laney: Thankfully Holding Your Tongue
Brat (ref in log to “Currency of Repentance” 20 Nov 18): What is your goal? What Christians talk about and what the Jews practice seem worlds apart.
Rick Joyner: How could this be? Many believe this to be the most important sign of the end of the age. However, this not being mentioned in Revelation does not belittle its importance. A major fallacy about Revelation is that it is a revelation of the end of the age—it is a “revelation of Jesus Christ.” Just as John wrote in the beginning of it, these things would “shortly come to pass.” They began to come to pass almost immediately after he had the vision. It is an unfolding of history written in advance from the time that John received it, not just about the end times.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: Chesed is associated with the right hand, as we know. As mentioned previously, “land” (in Hebrew, “eretz”) is an appelate for malchut, the feminine. The fact that Chusham’s goal is to divert the divine flow away from malchut is why the word “land” is mentioned only in his regard.
Matthew Laney: By practicing verbal restraint with minor injustices, you might have more energy for calling out bigger ones. And more energy for blessing. Because today is for thanksgiving. You can set the woes of the world ablaze with holy fire tomorrow.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: “Bela” literally means “swallowing”.
It is further called “ben [the son of] Be’or” [since “Be’or” means “burning”,] because the arousal of G d’s strict judgment is likened to a great inferno, as in the verse, “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven….” (Malachi 3:19)
Matthew Laney: Prayer
God, just for today, let me use my tongue for savoring instead of scorching, for restraint instead of resistance, for blessing instead of lambasting.
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): It is so not like me to send “cookie batter” in the mail, the whole glob, without “baking” it first.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: King Bela was somewhat rectified, and thus made into [the seventh king,] Baal Chanan. He thus was pardoned, this being the significance of [the second word in his name,] “Chanan”.
Monk: Is that similar to the land of Cana, where Jesus’ miracle at the wedding took place? (John 2)
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): …In that passage she also talks about how Mary starts her diary in plain writing, not in cipher –
I couldn’t help but stop and reflect on the life of my own journals. I didn’t create some cipher, or code, or writing backwards with the help of a mirror. I’m not smart enough for that ‘invention of wings’ (to borrow a book title by Sue Monk Kidd), but for several years I’ve had to often keep my private journals separate from the ones I’ve typed up, although it is still my prayer that those handwritten journals will one day be safe to include in the whole story. I don’t live in 1747 during the Jacobite Rebellion, but the danger is still nonetheless real.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: The “mouth of Imma” is the point at which the intellect, Imma, begins to express itself. Inasmuch as chesed is the first and driving force of all the emotions, the supernal chesed – the abstract chesed of the intellect – is the potential within the intellect to evoke an emotional response. It is made relevant by daat, which then passes this relevance and motivation to Nukva, providing it with the drive to actualize the inspiration produced in the intellect.
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): The corporate collective conversation in this vortex just keeps spinning further and further out of control. Could they hear that my blessings were sincere and heart-felt? Could they hear my love conveyed through words? Or were my words interpreted as shallow ploys of token obedience, like Balaam who was only able to bless the Israelites but got fat off the king’s barbeques?
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: The same is true of this [evil] daat of judgment. [The evil Nukva] requests G d’s judgment from it, as is stated in the Zohar, saying “give judgment” [in Aramaic, “din-havah”]. [Thus, we are told the name of] his city, just as we say that the “city of David’s Zion,” (Kings I 8:1) for “G d created the one opposite the other”. (Ecclesiastes 7:14)
Pastor John Tolle (18 Nov 18): My desire is to use this story [from 2 Chronicles 20] to superimpose it upon us. We brag that we are the safest city. We have better community make-up. But the human heart is corrupt.
Numbers 24: 15 Then he spoke his message:
“The prophecy of Balaam son of Beor,
the prophecy of one whose eye sees clearly,
Pastor John Tolle: Evil happens when good men do nothing.
Rick Joyner: It would be difficult to impossible to understand some of the major purposes of God in this age without understanding Israel’s place in them because The Bible is full of prophecies about it. It all has to do with God’s heart for restoration, which He links repeatedly to His faithfulness to His promise of restoring Israel to their land. This is one reason why “replacement theology” is considered so harmful. Replacement theology basically applies all of the promises made to Israel to the church, thereby distracting from the basic message that Israel is in relation to the purposes of God.
Brat: Since the City of David’s Zion is the city of Light, and Balaam boasted that he knows, then God has fulfilled His word in the opposite city from Jerusalem in Southern California, in the city of Thousand Oaks.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: Here, the evil Nukva requests the insight of how the world is imperfect and needs to be judged. The word “Dinhavah” is seen as the combination of the two words “din” and “havah”, together meaning “give judgment”.
Che Ahn: “The Family That Plays Together”
John-Paul and Annie Deddens: As we think of what we are thankful for, you come to mind. So, we just wanted to tell you that we’re thankful for you! Thank you for praying with us.
Rick Joyner: The New Covenant does not negate any of His former promises to Israel or the Jews according to the flesh, but it does expand some of them to those who are “Jews according to the Spirit.” There are some that are unique to each seed, the natural and the spiritual. Understanding the right distinctions can help us avoid many of the errors that only cloud our understanding of the times. This has caused some to be arrogant toward those who are also the seed of Abraham, which is warned about very seriously in the Bible. For this reason, we will dig deeper into this in the remaining weeks before the end of this year.
Numbers 24: 16 the prophecy of one who hears the words of God,
who has knowledge from the Most High,
who sees a vision from the Almighty,
who falls prostrate, and whose eyes are opened:
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): As I lay face-down with my nose buried between two pillows, I saw Jesus standing at a distance. My spiritual eyes narrowed to focus, like through a tunnel. He was glowing in holy white light. His pierced hands were relaxed and slightly down in front of Him in a gesture of invitation. The area around His heart glowed yellow starbursts pulsating like from the sun. At first I thought my mind was just superimposing a statue of the Immaculate Heart of Jesus into my consciousness, but Jesus said, “No.” I was not seeing a dead statue, but His living Self.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: And since this king personifies daat, as we said, and [therefore] comprises all the others, it is stated in the account of his rule that “the name of his city was Dinhavah”. Holy daat draws [the consciousness of] the supernal chesed – which is revealed in the mouth of Imma (Zohar II:123a) – from the supernal mind [i.e. Imma, and transmits it] to the bride [i.e. Nukva]. [Nukva] continuously requests this chesed from it [i.e. from daat].
Revelation 2:12 “To the angel of the church in Pergamum write:
These are the words of him who has the sharp, double-edged sword.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 8:48 am Journal: Parked at Pleasant Valley Park. Yesterday I posted so many things to various conversations to the collective conversation! The Holy Spirit was active, sharp, and concise within me. By God’s mercy, Julie Steinhauer responded with a word of gentle encouragement for me to keep doing God’s work. This was in response to “Labels.” I was soooo very grateful to hear something real from someone real! I choked back tears in my throat.
Moshe Miller: Surviving the Grand Sorcerer
Revelation 2:13 I know where you live—where Satan has his throne. Yet you remain true to my name. You did not renounce your faith in me, not even in the days of Antipas, my faithful witness, who was put to death in your city—where Satan lives.
Moshe Miller: He instructed them to deliver the following message…: I have been staying with Laban, and have delayed my return until now. Rabbi Yehudah asked: What was Jacob’s intention in sending messengers to inform Esau that he had been living with Laban? What did he achieve by telling him this? However, Laban’s [infamous] reputation had spread far and wide. [It was known] that not one person [against whom he had a vendetta] had escaped him, for Laban was a powerful sorcerer. He was the father of Be’or (see Sanhedrin 105a; Bamidbar Rabba, Balak), who was the father of Balaam, about whom it is written, “Balaam the son of Be’or, the sorcerer” (Joshua 13:22), but he outstripped them all in his knowledge of sorcery and black magic. And yet he was not able to destroy Jacob, although he tried to do so in many different ways, as the verse states, “[Laban] the Aramean [tried] to destroy Jacob” (Deut. 26:5). [Accordingly, Jacob sent messengers to inform Esau that if Laban could not overpower him, Esau would surely fail to do so].
Doug Addison (19 Nov 18): I had a powerful encounter with the Lord last month in which He spoke to me a simple message from Revelation 10:6: “… There will be no more delay!” (NIV). This actually happened five times throughout the day; my Bible opened to this same page over and over. I can still hear His voice speaking these words: “There will be no more delay!”
Moshe Miller: Rabbi Aba [expanding on the above] said: The entire world knew that Laban was the Grand Sorcerer, and whomever he wished to destroy could not escape. Everything that Balaam knew he learned from Laban, and about Balaam it states, “Whomever you bless will be blessed, and whomever you curse will be cursed” (Num. 22:6). [Therefore the same powers are attributed to Laban,] so that everyone was afraid of Laban and his sorcery.
Doug Addison (19 Nov 18): Understanding God’s timing is not always easy. There are times when God speaks, and things happen and are crystal clear. Other seasons of life can seem to drag on and on. I want to encourage you to hold on, as things are already starting to shift and change.
Moshe Miller: Accordingly, the first thing that Jacob reported to Esau was that he had lived with Laban. And in case Esau would think that this was only for a short while, a month or a year, [he pointed out that] this was not so, for “I have delayed my return until now”, for twenty years.
Rick Joyner: What is considered the biggest omission?
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: Since coupling [between Zeir Anpin and Nukva] is dependent on the [issuance] of holy chesed – as it is written, “it is chesed,” (Lev. 20:17) and “the throne is established through chesed” (Isaiah 16:5) – and coupling occurs in secret, this king is called “Chusham”, from the word for “secret” [in Hebrew, “chashai”].
Revelation 2:24 Now I say to the rest of you in Thyatira, to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets, ‘I will not impose any other burden on you,
Rick Joyner: There is no mention of the restoration of Israel in this prophecy.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: The word “chesed” in the first verse refers to sexual relations. In the second verse, the “throne” is the symbol of kingship and therefore of malchut.
Revelation 2:14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality.
Matthew Laney: If it can’t be tamed completely, the tongue can be muzzled for one day. Thanksgiving dinner might provide the perfect opportunity
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: The “city” here is seen as the concretization of the ideals of the person who built it. Just as King David’s ideals were concretized in the city of Zion, the focus of the kingdom of Israel, so were the ideals of Bela ben Be’or concretized in Dinhavah.
Pastor John Tolle (18 Nov 18): Stop and take time. We’re too busy. People take time. Call me and I’ll take you to lunch, but I also want time with unbelievers. Be willing to wait, because I’m busy.
Rabbi Yitzchak Luria: It thus follows that this king, in the realm of severe judgment, is the opposite of holy chesed, whose purpose is to affect the coupling of the groom and the bride and thereby extend the supernal light to her via yesod. This [king, in contrast,] comes to channel the light for himself, and prevent her from receiving it.
Numbers 24: 17 “I see him, but not now;
I behold him, but not near.
A star will come out of Jacob;
a scepter will rise out of Israel.
He will crush the foreheads of Moab,
the skulls of all the people of Sheth.
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): This morning Boz sent a newsletter saying they are currently investigating thirty cases of abuses in the Church. Another part of me “died” as I read and remembered that I had sent him something months ago and never heard anything back. Was I not believed? Was my word not valued enough to consider responding to?
Rabbi Yitzchak Luria: This [evil] chesed of Zeir Anpin [therefore] died, since it lacked a mate, inasmuch as they had not yet coupled. Therefore, the word “Chusham” in the Torah – which describes the male dynamic – is written without a vav, alluding to the female, the lack of whose presence caused this chesed to die. In contrast, the word “Chusham” in the Book of Chronicles is written with a vav, in order to indicate that for lack of the male this chesed of Nukva of Zeir Anpin died.
Rick Joyner: First, as expansive as the Revelation given to John is, it is not comprehensive. The most any know, see, or prophesy is “in part.” The stream of revelation shown was specifically a “revelation of Jesus Christ” and the unfolding anti-Christ system that would dominate much of “the times of the Gentiles” until Christ’s ultimate victory over it.
Lana Vawser: The Lord spoke again:
“My writings will be KEY to bringing in the harvest! My writings will speak!”
Brat (21 Nov 18): Normally I do not make it a habit of sending an entire chapter of scripture to another party, but as I was slowly reading it this morning, there was so much truth and depth to it, and I was caught by how it spoke to exactly what you were talking about, that I felt I should say something back to show that I hear and understand you. But since Peter [in 2 Peter 2] does a better job of saying it than I can, I am sending his words and letting the Holy Spirit speak through the scriptures.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: The “masters of groaning and moaning” are the “kings” of chesed and gevura (which we will discuss further on). They join with daat since daat comprises the twin modes of relation, chesed (attraction) and gevura (repulsion) and regulates them.
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Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: Possibly [the explanation is] that this [evil] chesed issued only as an expression of its malchut, thereby expressing the feminine principle. Therefore, “Chusham” is written [in the Torah] without a vav, which indicates the male principle. In the Book of Chronicles, “Chusham” is written with a vav… (the rest of this thought is missing in the manuscript) .
Lana Vawser: There is going to be MAJOR increases of influence and impact on His writings through His writers in this new era. There will be an increase of “BEST SELLERS” of His writings on the SHELVES OF THE WORLD that will change, impact and influence secular society and bring people to the goodness, revelation, love and knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): Sure, I had tons of arc speak fodder from the rabbis, but what good would it do to create another piece that would sit in my blog like a figurine collecting dust on a shelf? Nice words? Entertainment for the Hollywood crowd? More straw for the Funny Bunnies to rummage through to find the needle in the haystack with which to poke me again? And then run away in yet another game of “IF you can discern the enemy THEN he must repay you ten-fold!”
Lana Vawser: As I watched all this take place I heard the Lord say:
“Writers, take heart, you are breaking new ground in your writing”
Brat: My manuscripts stay buried even as Balaam’s donkey rebukes Lana Vawser for poking with the needle she must have found in my haystack.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: We are taught that G d becomes angry with the world for one moment each day. (Psalms 30:6) The Sages say that Balaam’s main prophetic talent was that he always knew this one, precise moment of each day, (Sanhedrin 105b) and could channel this energy to curse whomever he wished. He thus represents evil knowledge, the sensitivity to what is wrong with the world, the quality of being judgmental. Of course, a certain amount of this quality is necessary for us to objectively evaluate our progress in life and improve our behavior (and this is why G d allows Himself to be judgmental for a split second every day), but focusing exclusively on this quality, as did Balaam, is evil.
Rick Joyner: There are so many other biblical prophecies about the exile of the Jews from their Promised Land and then their restoration to it that there was no need to be redundant about this in Revelation. Even so, one would think there would at least be a mention of it, so we do want to understand why it was left out, but first let’s discuss how important Israel is in the prophecy of these times.
Susanna Kearsley: “Second chances, I thought, as my gaze shifted slightly to Hector, the dog who’d been branded useless but rescued because one man firmly believed that life shouldn’t be cast aside. And although I had never seen Calum MacCrae, much less met him, I suddenly very much wanted to see his works knocked off the bestseller lists by this new book of Alistair Scott’s.” (A Desperate Fortune (2015), p 24)
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): Lord, I pray and ask for a benefactor like this character Alistair Scott; one who sees the value in the story behind the story. Me, with the eye of the outsider and the voice of the prophet. The prophet who challenged the tale of the privileged. May my writings be deemed worth preserving. And may someone have the courage to step up to do it while I am still alive.
Hanna Perlberger: Whatever the nature of a conflict, it is not the objective facts that drive it, but our thoughts that create the story around it.
Pastor John Tolle (18 Nov 18): King Jehoshaphat was caught off guard.
Numbers 24: 18 Edom will be conquered;
Seir, his enemy, will be conquered,
but Israel will grow strong.
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: Daat is tolerance, the ability to see the validity in other points of view, to compare and weigh the merits of chesed and gevura within any entity. There are situations where tolerance is appropriate and situations where it is not. As long as the discussion is abstract, tolerance is acceptable and even laudible, since it enables us to examine all points of a topic objectively and thereby arrive at the truth. But once the truth has been arrived at, i.e. once it has become clear how exactly to accomplish G d’s purpose in this world, tolerance is no longer a positive force; we must become intolerant of anything that opposes this.
Revelation 2:20 Nevertheless, I have this against you: You tolerate that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophet. By her teaching she misleads my servants into sexual immorality and the eating of food sacrificed to idols.
Brat: Directly confronting abuses has proven futile, but that does not mean I am tolerant of it.
Pastor John Tolle (18 Nov 18): Give money if you know it’ll be used rightly. In tragedy, God’s kingdom can bring the best news, but it’s not the soundbites. It’s the heart.
Brat (in “Tunnel Vision” 21 Nov 18): I’d confronted the idols and challenged all the arguments and still I was fighting for my life. All I could do was stand.
Ephesians 6: 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Chabad.org: What better answer can there be to those who want us to disappear? Taking a cue from the Maccabees, we will stand together, our proud presence declaring that with G d’s help, the Jewish nation is here today, tomorrow, and forever.
Lana Vawser: Some of you have had the greatest battles of your life over your writings but that is because of the INCREASE of the breaker anointing upon the writings and the FAVOUR that He is releasing and going to release.
Brat (21 Nov 18): May God help us to bring closure to these open wounds. Amen.
Lana Vawser: The Lord spoke again:
“My writings through My writers upon the earth right now, those that are writing My heart and from the pure flow of My Spirit and those writings to come have an increase of the nations mandate and anointing upon them to bring healing to the nations.”
Chabad.org: Heard of Jewish mindfulness?!
This is your wake-up call.
Brat: [Sigh.] It’s a stress-reduction class.
Numbers 24: 19 A ruler will come out of Jacob
and destroy the survivors of the city.”
Rick Joyner: Restored Israel is one of the major signs marking the end of the age. Israel is a spiritual barometer of humanity and a prophetic clock. Restored Israel is also a basic piece of The Lord’s strategy for restoring the earth and mankind. The entire Bible, with the exception of just six chapters, is about restoration—the restoring of the earth and mankind from all the consequences of the fall. The only chapters in The Bible that are not about this are the first three and the last three. The first three lead up to the fall, and the last three conclude with the complete recovery from the fall. Understanding what has happened, what is yet to happen, and where we are now in this saga is crucial to understanding the times.
Brat: The Lord sent ambushes and the enemies destroyed each other. (2 Chr 20:22-23) Well, Webmaster, it would seem that we are both witnesses to the ambush, just as God said He would do!

Labels 20 Nov 18

21 Nov

It seems there is some comfort in labels, like a cat crawling into a box to take a nap. If the discussion continues, then how is it that the previous work that was done would be lost? But then again, neither have I gotten expressions of appreciation for the work I’ve already done. We’re in this together.
Who is an “Evangelical”, you ask? The way I see it, Jesus said that the children of the resurrection would be like angels. (Luke 20:34-38) “Angel” is within the word “evangelical.” (I am not saying that Evangelicals are chubby cherubs!) Angels were created to worship God, right? We were all created to worship God. If we are not married to a label, then we have more freedom to do just that: worship God (and not the label). Labels can become idols. And idols become constricting. The box can become a coffin.
On the same continuum to the farthest extreme, that freedom of worship also can withhold justice, because to live without guidelines (such as identity markers) means that others don’t know where another fits into their tribe. (Which is particularly true of artists and the disenfranchised, but I am admittedly biased.) In essence isn’t that why Laban kept tricking Jacob? (Ref: Genesis 29, and again in Genesis 30, only to come back to Jacob to say, “What have you done? You’ve deceived me, and you’ve carried off my daughters like captives in war.” (Gen 31:26) This also happened in Revelation 12.
The value of the individual can be lost at the cost of the label, which, by then, has then become an idol (which Rachel stole (Gen 31:19) and then sat on, as it was hidden under her camel’s saddle (v 34)). Laban never found the idol because he was looking in the tent. What Church would ever look at her own tent of the tabernacle for a hidden idol?
Jesus, Himself, did not deny that He was the Messiah. (Another label, and one for which He was executed.)
Matthew 27: 11 Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”
“You have said so,” Jesus replied.
Who gets to decide? I believe that this is why God said that we would be judged by our actions. But if no one recognizes there is value in the service rendered, then there is no closure. Idols are indifferent to labels on this end of the continuum.
But the conversation should not stop there. Prophets are called to smash idols. We do not follow cleverly invented stories about the power and coming of Jesus Christ, but we are witnesses of His majesty. (2 Peter 1:16) Jesus said:
Luke 10: 16 “Whoever listens to you listens to Me; whoever rejects you rejects Me; but whoever rejects Me rejects Him who sent Me.”
No prophecy is privately interpreted. I believe this is also why we are not to make idols of the prophets (or angels for that matter.) This brings me to the topic of Billy Graham. The world loved Billy Graham, because he loved God. They may have balked at the harsh truth sometimes, but they could not deny his love of God. The message and the man were integral, despite his flaws, which we all have. It’s his integrity that we admired. His life pointed back to God. Is that not what we are all called to do?
I leave you with St Peter’s words:
2 Peter 1: 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation of things. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Nu? 17 Nov 18

18 Nov

Working Dates: Saturday, November 17, 2018 to Sunday, November 18, 2018
[9 pages]
Verse of the Day (17 Nov 18): [ נ Nun ] Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Daniel 2: 31 “Your Majesty looked, and there before you stood a large statue—an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance.
Hakeem Collins: I already had a message prepared to speak prophetically to the nations, but the Lord shifted the message, and suddenly a vision of a big door stood before me. On the other side of the door I saw enemies using the force of their bodies to keep the door shut and locked. The Lord told me that we were coming into a season of great opportunities which will trigger demonic opposition. He said, “The greater the opposition against My people, the greater the opportunity I will give unto them as a sign.”
Daniel 2: 32 The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze,
Talitha Arnold: “You show me the path of life.” – Psalm 16:11
Daniel 2: 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay.
House of Destiny (16 Nov 18): What In The World Is Going On?
Quinn G. Caldwell: Comfortable
Pink Floyd – Comfortably numb: [https://youtu.be/_FrOQC-zEog]
Daniel 2: 34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed them.
Susan Michael (17 Nov 18): Gaza looks like a political problem on the surface. What we often fail to recognize is that the jihadist terrorists’ relentless demonization of the Israeli people and their attempt to destroy Israel, is not political—it is anti-Semitic. This evil pursuit of the Jewish people has continued for millennia, which is why historian Robert Wistrich calls anti-Semitism “the longest hatred.” Every time it seems to be dying out it reinvents itself with a different look and a different name, but the goal is always the same: rid the world of the Jewish people.
Jennifer Eivaz: “To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven…” (Matt. 13:11 NASB). It seems that a major part of my walk with the Holy Spirit has been a journey into mystery often in the form of spiritual encounters that I had no idea how to explain. When I refer to the word “mystery” and in the context of the verse above, it can mean a secret which would remain such but for revelation, a concealed power or principle, or a hidden meaning of a symbol.
Talitha Arnold: “We must remember the worlds our ancestors traveled,” writes Luci Tapahanso, the Poet Laureate of the Dine (Navajo) people.
Daniel 2: 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain and filled the whole earth.
Lana Vawser: Can You Hear the Sound of Holiness?
Pink Floyd: There is no pain you are receeding.
A distant ship floats on the horizon.
You’re only comin’ through in waves.
Your lips move, but I can’t hear what you’re saying.
When I was a child I had a fever.
My hands felt just like two balloons.
Now I’ve got that feeling once again,
I can’t explain; you would not understand.
This is not how I am.
I, I, I’ve become comfortably numb.
Elijah List (16 Nov 18): You’ve Got to Learn this major “secret from God.”
Anna Blake: Sorry, says this loudmouth party-pooper. They are just giving us a sniff, curious about where we’ve been and if we have animal smells. But because horses can only focus on one thing at a time, once we grab their nose, in effect we stop their curiosity. We interrupt them.
Daniel 2: 41 Just as you saw that the feet and toes were partly of baked clay and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom; yet it will have some of the strength of iron in it, even as you saw iron mixed with clay.
Rabbi YY Jacobson (in “Reflection of Prophecy” 15 Nov 18): Jacob understood this. Slowly, he learnt to appreciate, respect and love Leah. We too must discover this ability within ourselves. Those aspects in your life that you run away from most—may contain the deepest “tikunim” (healing powers) for you; those aspects in your spouse that irk you most, may hold the secret to your recovery; those aspects in your relationships that challenge some deep emotions in you, may contain the key to ultimate self-discovery. Sometimes we hate things because they are bad for us. But not always. Some things we hate because we are scared of their truth; or because we are scared to open ourselves to unknown horizons. We hate them because they make us feel ignorant and vulnerable. Or because they force us to go to places we have long repressed.
Talitha Arnold: The Blessingway
Charisma: Spiritual Keys to Open Windows of Heaven and Receive God’s Blessings, plus more
Anna Blake: In all the ways that a horse’s nose is sensitive, is that like being ticklish?
Pink Floyd: Relax. I need some information first.
Just to face the facts.
Can you show me where it hurts?
Anna Blake: Do you enjoy being tickled? I know people who have an anxiety attack at the thought. Most of us stop breathing a second, tickling is complicated. We laugh but feel the opposite; trapped, controlled against our will. We laugh with anxiety, a human calming signal. Tickling creates anxiety mentally and physically for most of us, but we laugh compulsively while we hate it.
Daniel 2: 42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle.
Quinn G. Caldwell: Who I never seem to be is one of the tenants, responsible for what’s wrong with the world. Not only is this ridiculous, it also makes me either dumber, more sinful—or both—than Jesus’ original hearers. They knew very well who Jesus said they (and I) were in the story; they even wanted to attack him for it.
Daniel 2: 43 And just as you saw the iron mixed with baked clay, so the people will be a mixture and will not remain united, any more than iron mixes with clay.
Anna Blake: A horse’s muzzle is the easiest place to evoke a reaction in a horse, and if they go still and shut down, we need to be clear what we’ve done. If that touch encourages lip activity, isn’t that the same anxiety shown differently? And just because we can grab this most sensitive of places on a horse, should we?
Susan Michael: Another chapter in the evil pursuit of the Jewish people
Pink Floyd: Hello, hello, hello
is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me.
Is there anyone at home?
Shmuel-Simcha Treister: Gabriel constricts the burst of abundance received by the dreamer, or prophet, from the Infinite Light.
Daniel 2: 44 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush all those kingdoms and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.
Anna Blake: With all this knowledge about nerves in the muzzle and their uses, along with the most obvious sense, his keen sense of smell, when we meet a horse and he extends his nose to explore who we are, what do we do?
Jennifer Eivaz: I Prayed For You Today
Anna Blake: We grab their nose, of course. It’s soft and sweet. We kiss it and maul it. We believe that it’s the horse reaching out to connect with us in some special way, that an extended nose is an invitation for an embrace. Nope.
Daniel 2: 45 This is the meaning of the vision of the rock cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.
Brat (in “Filter” 17 Nov 18): Lord, I pray for the rabbis that You would give them wisdom. Enhance their hearing of You and what You are saying. Help them to receive and understand Your message. Over here our feet and toes are made of iron and clay. Our stubbornness is like iron and our vulnerabilities are like clay. But when all is said and (not) done, the idol of indifference will somehow turn to dust and drift away like the particle filter mask I saw bouncing across the freeway on-ramp.
Anna Blake: Foals are wildly sensitive, their muzzle twitches visibly as if the breeze makes them feel electric. And foals weaned too soon will carry that anxiety through life, frequently shown in their muzzle.
Talitha Arnold: Psalm 16 also prays for God’s presence to surround the journey. “I keep the Lord always before me;” the Psalmist proclaims, “God is at my right hand.” Like the Blessingway, Psalm 16 affirms the blessing of that presence: “Therefore my heart is glad, and my soul rejoices … You show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy.”
Hakeem Collins: Instantly, the Lord took me to the Scripture that says, “For a great and effectual door is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries” (1 Corinthians 16:9). I was reminded of the apostle Paul who stood before a great and effectual door; and in that moment I found myself standing before a great door of opportunity that God entrusted me with to share on this platform. The keys that were given to the guests started to make sense to me. I began to understand that with every door of opportunity God has to give us the keys of authority, access and influence.
Anna Blake: It takes superhuman strength to not nuzzle a muzzle, but it means something different to a horse than it does to us.
Pink Floyd: There is no pain you are receeding.
A distant ship floats on the horizon.
You’re only comin’ through in waves.
Your lips move, but I can’t hear what you’re saying.
Susan Michael: Anti-Semitism in the Middle East is spreading to forums in other parts of the world including American college campuses where Palestinian groups are feeding students anti-Israel propaganda. Anti-Semitic incidences rose 57 percent in the United States last year, mainly in high schools and on college campuses where these groups are active.
Lana Vawser: “Holiness will be restored to My Church and a deeper cleansing of the prophetic to release My words with greater purity, power, and weight from My heart to pierce the nation and bring forth major change.”
Susan Michael: Anti-Semitism today has two faces: one looks Islamic and the other political. Both demonize the Jewish people by perpetrating conspiracy theories and false accusations against Israel. The problem is that demonizing Israel is in fact a demonization of the Israeli people who become representative of all Jews. This is why a Jewish person walking the streets in France can be attacked because of Israeli military action in Gaza.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter (in “Reflection of Prophecy” 15 Nov 18): In fact, Yaakov made sure to fill his children with Jewish knowledge, which he himself had previously received from his father and from his great-grandfathers, Shem and Ever. Yaakov succeeded in the two areas in which each of us wishes to attain success – in physical things, and in his more spiritual endeavors. What was his secret? His absolute faith in G d. Each of us has to look at our lives and realize that we have nothing and no one to rely upon but our Father in Heaven.
Talitha Arnold: The path of life. The way of blessing. Whether Hebrew or Dine, the promise is the same. God is with us on the journey, wrapping us in blankets of love and wisdom, blessing us with beauty every step of the way.
John-Paul and Annie Deddens: Today, let’s pray that we will be loyal and devoted to our King above all others.
Rick Joyner (17 Nov 18): The Greatest Message That Will Ever Be Heard on the Earth…
Susan Michael: But we need your help, because we need to touch many more lives with the truth of God’s Word and His promises to the Jewish people! Join us this month with your prayers and generous support, and please consider increased monthly support in 2019. We have so much work to do and cannot do it without your help.
Paulette Reed: KICK OUT THE SQUATTERS!
Brat: All I’ve been asking for all these years is sanctuary, a place to squat! I’m in my twelfth year now of parking and praying for the reconciliation of the Churches. I need a place to do my craft in peace and quiet.
Elijah List: Is God Calling You to Write? Free Guide
Dana Jarvis: Time For Plunder!
Helen Calder: The Wounded Rising and Leading Revival
Hakeem Collins: God will open doors that no man will be able to stop and shut doors that no man will be able to open and get the glory for. Paul had waited by praying for many years for that pagan-influenced city of Ephesus to open up wide for the Gospel to be preached. He finally started to get some breakthroughs and the spiritual climate of Ephesus began to change. God said that many of you have been praying, fasting and waiting on Him to fulfill your prophetic promise and destiny, but have been met with great resistance and warfare.
Brat: I’ve been trying to engage with the Ephesus in my orbit for nine years. I keep waiting for them to do the right thing. This same great resistance and warfare has happened to me as it did to St Paul.
Pink Floyd: Come on now, I hear you’re feelin’ down
Well, I can ease your pain
and get you on your feet again.
Quinn G. Caldwell: “A man planted a vineyard…then he leased it to tenants. But those tenants seized his son, killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard. What will the owner of the vineyard do?” – Mark 12:1, 7-9
Patheos – Run for Zion (16 Nov 18): Run in the Footsteps of Jesus!
Pink Floyd: I, I, I’ve become comfortably numb.
I, I, I’ve become comfortably numb.
Paulette Reed: Most people are most comfortable if they think of a seared conscience belonging to someone on death row. But the truth is that the apostle Paul is talking about us in 2 Timothy 4:2, when he says, “seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron.” The Greek word for conscience here is suneidesis, meaning to possess co-knowledge of something that results in a “sense of guiltiness before God.” In other words, we are all created with an intrinsic capacity that gives us a God-perspective of right or wrong.
Hakeem Collins: The apostle Paul had total access to the city of Ephesus. This tells me that God gave him a spiritual key of authority and influence. Paul had divine access to the gateway of the city of Ephesus. The gate became a symbol of strength, power, and dominion (Ps. 24:7), but it was also the weakest point of defense (2 Chronicles 14:7, 26:9; 32:5; Psalm 48:12) and therefore heavily defended.
Quinn G. Caldwell: A man plants a vineyard (aka “God creates the world”). He leases it to some tenants (that’s God’s people). The man sends a series of slaves (i.e. the prophets) to collect what’s due, and they all get beaten and/or killed. Finally, the owner sends his son (that’s Jesus), who gets killed, too.
Paulette Reed: The more we grow in Christ, the more we hate what evil Pharisaical spirits did and still do to Jesus. They steal, kill, and destroy. They twist the Holy Scriptures and abuse them to try and justify their own hidden darkness. Jesus said, “Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees—their hypocrisy. The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear!” (Luke 12:1–3). And A. W. Tozer said it like this: “A Pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself.” One easy was to discern if a Pharisaical spirit is messing with someone is to note a strong refusal to apologize for wrongdoings or a lack of self-awareness.
Quinn G. Caldwell: I slip so easily into almost every role in this story. I’m God, filled with anger at injustice. I’m the slaves/prophets, preaching the truth to those who don’t welcome it. Some days—remember I’m confessing here—I’m the Son himself, persecuted unto death. The world is just so full of terrible people, you know? It can get real hard for holy people like Jesus and me.
Pink Floyd: When I was a child I caught a fleeting glimpse
out of the corner of my eye.
I turned to look but it was gone.
I cannot put my finger on it.
The child is grown; the dream is gone.
Hakeem Collins: Watchtowers were built above the corners of the gates as lookout stations—places where watchmen could see pending danger and call the city to attention. At night the gates were shut, barred and protected (Joshua 2:5, 7; Nehemiah 7:3); secured by locks with big keys. To possess the gate was to possess the city! The children of Israel, the seed of Abraham, were promised power and dominion over the cities of their enemies (Genesis 22:17; 24:60).
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): Lord, You put these guys in their positions and I must honor their clerical collars cuz they’re ordained by You. Whatever moves occur have to be done by You. They know they have Your power and authority. I have it, too. I’m Your bride and You are my Husband. But I choose to lay it down to make You look good. That doesn’t mean my calling is for nothing and have the ashes sprinkled over the ocean by the Neptune Society. I need something to work from. Even the scriptures are just parroted or wielded like swords instead of turning them into plows to till the soil, so that the seed can take root.
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: To Israel, by Abraham, God promised land as an everlasting possession (Genesis 17:7–8). He promised that the blessings of eternal salvation would flow to the world from her by the coming of a “Seed Messiah” (Genesis 22:18; John 4:22), and that blessings and curses would fall upon many depending on how they related to her (Genesis 12:1–3).
Shmuel-Simcha Treister: Self-reflection, provided by marriage, is a prerequisite to prophecy
Brat: So that gives them permission to spy on what I reflect in my quiet time?
Hakeem Collins: When these two words are compounded together, it paints a picture of hostile forces that are standing in opposition to an individual. These sniper-type forces are literally lying all around plotting against a common enemy, waiting for the opportunity to strike! These lurking, sinister powers lie in wait to kill, steal and destroy; to attack, or pry away another’s opportunity in order to steal it for themselves.
Anna Blake: What to do if you have a horse with a chronically anxious nose? Don’t exacerbate it. It would help him if you could breathe and let him hear the exhale, standing at his side and not in front… give him all the slack rope and open space you can. When you want to hug him, give him a signal he understands. Less high-pitched verbal chatter; let the air rest.
Kris Vallotton: 7 Reasons People Put Off Marriage (And How To Take a Risk for Love)
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): Sorry, Potential, you’ll have to come through for me to have any confidence in you. It felt like more manipulation. I’d get a nice lamb dinner and then keep parking and praying in my car as we supposedly start the rainy season next week?
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: It is proper to understand [the following questions]:
First, what in this verse so troubled Rabbi Yehudah bar Simon that it forced him to interpret it as referring to making matches? The simple meaning of the text is that it refers to Egypt. The Israelites came to Egypt few in number, seventy souls, and G d made them into “the House of Israel”, i.e. he increased their number, as it is written, “and the Israelites were fruitful and swarmed…” (Ex. 1:8). The verse thus means, “G d made out of the few a multitude and a great House”. [The verse then describes what happened] afterwards, i.e. that “He brought them out in proper ways”, i.e. in a time fit for leaving, neither in the hot [summer] nor the cold [winter], but in the spring [season], the month of Nisan. This is the meaning of the word “in proper ways”.
Matthew 24: 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.
Brat: Please, I can’t wait until spring! I’m too exhausted from this birthing. When God asks if you want to be a yenta, run!
Pink Floyd: Gotta keep it goin’ through the show;
come on, it’s time to go.
Gotta keep it goin’ through the show;
come on, it’s time to go.
Talitha Arnold: Prayer
May we remember we are made of prayers. May we know God’s path of life. May we always walk in blessing. Amen.
Hakeem Collins: Remember that whenever you find yourself standing before a rare door of opportunity, people with impure motives, envy and jealousy will all of a sudden show up on the scene to see how they can steal the victory that you have work so hard to accomplish. Paul was very aware (as I have been on many occasions in my own ministry) that at the time he faced opposition by deceptive people. They would have loved to have removed him and stolen the place God had given him in Ephesus. I want to encourage you that the greater the warfare the greater the opportunity. This new year will be a record-breaking season to seize the opportunity for Christ to change the world.
Anna Blake: The Print Version: Horse Prayers. Available. No, Really.
Talitha Arnold: “Always wear the songs they gave us…
Remember we are made of prayers.
Now we leave, wrapped in blankets of love and wisdom.”
Anna Blake: So, when meeting a horse, with balled white-knuckled fists shoved in my pockets, I choose to keep my hands to myself. When the sniffing passes, I might put a hand on his body, but I avoid touching his face. I swear, it is the hardest thing for me around horses, but I want to respect that nose. I choose to be polite, despite my horse-crazy urge to touch that velvet soft nose.
Susan Michael: Another frontier in the spread of anti-Semitism is the internet where hate-filled people spew a relentless stream of paranoia and lies inciting some to acts of violence. That is exactly what drove Robert Bowers to take a semi-automatic weapon into a synagogue in Pittsburgh to kill as many Jews as possible. The deadliest attack on Jews in American history should serve as a wake-up call for all of us and cause us to ask, “What can I do?”
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Jennifer Eivaz: This kind of discovery is something we are all invited into on a personal level, but it often defies our logic and offends our mind. For me, my inability to give explanation to these encounters were initially out of inexperience and not yet knowing the Bible. As time progressed, however, and my hunger for Him grew, so did my encounters grow in their intensity and in mystery. I was forever having to work out how to explain such experiences through the written word and with wise counsel in the effort to explain it in plain language. Still, there were the things that took place that I couldn’t explain and I had to sit on them until understanding came if it came at all. In addition, there were experiences that came from such a deep place of communion that it felt too sacred to share with the general public.
Quinn G. Caldwell: Now that I think about it, this is how my readings of most parables go. Comfortable distance, comforting identifications, easy avoidance. From now on I think I need to try to be like those original hearers. If I read a parable and I’m not personally outraged at what Jesus has just said, I’m going to assume I’ve read it wrong.
Pink Floyd: Uh huh
I, I, I’ve become comfortably numb.
John-Paul and Annie Deddens: It is our calling as Christians to make the kingdom of Christ a reality here on earth.
Brat: So do it!
Helen Cobanov: MY GREAT PARTNERSHIP IS UPON YOU! IT’S NOT GAME OVER FOR YOU!
Brat: Every relationship needs mystery to stay vibrant and alive!
Jennifer Eivaz: My point is that much of the prophetic experience involves an engagement with mystery. If you are a person that needs to understand everything, then this will be quite frustrating to you. The Holy Spirit challenges the borders of our understanding on purpose in order to deepen our understanding of Him. We will then need prophetic wisdom to identify, navigate, and interpret these encounters in order to fully embrace them rather than rejecting them.
Talitha Arnold: Tapahanso draws deeply on the Dine understanding of hozhoni, a word that means both beauty and blessing. Central to Dine spiritual traditions is the hozhoniji or Blessingway, a healing prayer ceremony. Unlike other healing ceremonies, the Blessingway’s purpose isn’t to cure illness, but instead to restore right relationships with one’s self, other people, the rest of creation, and even the cosmos.
John-Paul and Annie Deddens: Today, let’s pray for God’s grace to carry out this mission.
Anna Blake: Instead, answer in a way that means more to a horse. Be eloquent with peace in your calm body. Give him space and the safety of a deep breath. Then, watch his eye soften in gratitude.
Shmuel-Simcha Treister: Gabriel is specifically appointed to explain the subject matter of the reflected prophecy because it is more hidden.
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Pink Floyd: OK. It’s just a little pinprick.
There’ll be no more high, but you may feel a little sick.
Can you stand up?
I do believe it’s working. Good. Uh huh, Uh huh.
Revelation 10:10 I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it. It tasted as sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour.
Quinn G. Caldwell: Prayer
God, if I encounter your Word and I’m not offended, help me stick with it till you’ve thoroughly ticked me off. Amen.
Jennifer Eivaz (17 Nov 18): My prayer for you today: Holy Spirit, I ask You to come and breath upon the eyes of the heart of those reading this today. Awaken them to the mysteries of Your kingdom. Not only awaken them, but give them unusual wisdom and understanding for each prophetic experience and the ability to fully embrace all of Your mysteries. In Jesus name. ~ Amen.
Talitha Arnold: Throughout the Blessingway, one prays for that balance and harmony: “May it be blessed before me, may it be blessed behind me, may it be blessed above me and below me, may it be blessed all around me. May I always walk in blessing.”

Reflection of Prophecy 15 Nov 18

16 Nov

Working Dates: Thursday, November 15, 2018 to Friday, November 16, 2018
[13 pages]
Lana Vawser: “I am releasing an increase of My fire upon the mouths of many of My prophets that will cause the ancient gates to shake and release the sound “AWAKE! AWAKE!”
1 Samuel 1:9 After they had eaten and drunk at Shiloh, Hannah rose and presented herself before the LORD. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the LORD.
Brat: Yah… Pastor John sits there with his computer, “the doorpost of the temple of the LORD”… He sees…
Lana Vawser: FIRE ON THE MOUTHS OF MANY PROPHETS THAT WILL CAUSE THE ANCIENT GATES TO SHAKE AND OPEN
Revelation 16: 16 Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
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Revelation 16: 17 The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air, and out of the temple came a loud voice from the throne, saying, “It is done!”
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: The Maggid said, “This was hinted at in the words of Yitzchak Avinu (our father) – ‘The voice is the voice of Yaakov and the hands are the hands of Eisav.’ (Bereishit 27:22). While dealing with the “voice” in prayer, then the Jews behave like Jews, Kol Yaakov (the voice of Yaakov), but when it comes to material matters, they suddenly embrace the ‘hands of Eisav’ and are willing to hurt each other. “ (Sichat HaShavua #1455)
Liza Neal: Yet when clergy stood with only prayer and hymns in the face of screaming, spitting, armed white supremacists, their inner nature shone. The outer nature of fear was revealed to be a waste in the face of their courage and love.
Sarah Yehudit Schneider (in “Serve” 8 Nov 18): For example, on our collective lifeline, the prophesies all predict an awful “War of Gog and Magog” that must proceed the messianic end of days. It is possible for that to be a physical war with guns, tanks, bombs and gore. But it could also play out on the inner planes as a media war, or a psychic war, or a spiritual war. Similarly for an individual. The Talmud brings the example of one who is born under the astrological sign of Mars which means he’s destined to be a “spiller of blood.” Yet, says the Talmud, he could be… a murderer, a butcher, or a mohel (circumciser). These are three (very different) lots-in-life that emerge at the interface between choice and destiny.
Liza Neal: Lately losing heart is a daily struggle. With each news story, each vicious exchange over social media or in the government, each incidence of hatred and violence, each lessening of environmental protections, it gets a little harder to keep heart.
Ezekiel 38:2 “Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophesy against him
Brian Shankman (12 Nov 18): A message from Israel, as the rockets are falling
Brat: God! Stop this!! You said, “It is done!” If the kings are gathered together, then how can they be firing rockets? They are not together, they are far off. Michael, INTERVENE!
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Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: People hate what they don’t understand. They recoil from that which they can’t wrap their brains around; they fear that which they can’t conquer; they loath that which they can’t control. I appreciate, love and enjoy that which I can assimilate into the modalities and structures of my identity, fit into my “box.” When I am faced with a reality that defies my comfort zone, it triggers deep unrest in me, it scares and overwhelms me. It raddles everything I came to “know” about myself. It makes me feel vulnerable, it forces me to give up control, it informs me of how much I have been blacking out of my system in order to survive. So what do I do? I hate it! That allows me to ignore it and move on. The resistance, in the form of hate, allows me to ignore truth.
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: Because all these things are true, it is clear that we have responsibilities as Christians to Israel and the Jewish people since we share in “their spiritual things” (Romans 15:27). In short, we should bless what God is blessing and work where God is working. Our God is working in all the earth, but He is doing mighty and wondrous things in Israel.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): I’ve prayed, confronted, cajoled, gone “outside the box,” brought in humor, cried, tried to show how their mistreatment affects me, and even tried to show how their mistreatment affects the Church, and still the behaviors don’t change.
Lana Vawser: The King of Glory is stepping in!!!
John-Paul and Annie Deddens (14 Nov 18): The Christ the King Novena begins tomorrow!
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: Israel’s modern-day restoration constitutes a platform by which the Son of God will return to the earth in power and great glory (Matthew 24:30). The psalmist wrote that there would come a time when the Lord would “build up Zion” and then “appear in His glory” (Psalm 102:16–17). This time is upon us—yes, the time has come, or has been fulfilled, and the Son of God will shortly come as King to His people.
Elizabeth Tiam-Fook: Lastly, the culture of family and covenant should be the basis for successful running together in the prophetic. If we don’t understand the culture of honor in the concept of family, we will see betrayal, end up hurting each other and the Kingdom work won’t be advanced. I believe God is raising up prophetic leaders who are going to overthrow the “celebrity mindset” in the prophetic movement, activating each one to do their part which will restore the family component and culture of honor. This family dynamic will cause us to carry honor for each other and for the mothers and fathers. We are in some of the greatest days to see generations of prophets running together.
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: Israel’s modern restoration has taken place because God has fully honored and fulfilled His undertakings to the nation given in the Abrahamic Covenant. The prophetic portions of Scripture confirm these and date them so that we have no excuse in terms of recognizing the hand of God in her national destiny.
Revelation 20:9 They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.
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Elizabeth Tiam-Fook: A burden was starting to form in my heart for generations of leaders to “run together.” I would weep as the stories continued through the years. I decided that I wanted to be a part of the answer, so I started dialogging with older leaders about what they “liked” and “disliked” in the next generation of leaders. Some leaders had really valid concerns, but for the most part I saw leaders who genuinely wanted to run with the next generation.
Liza Neal: Paul also lived in challenging times: an empire occupying his homeland, time spent in and out of prison, and no sign of Jesus’ return. Yet his letters are full of encouragement not to lose heart.
Lana Vawser: I want to encourage you in these divine upgrades the Lord is releasing, to guard your heart. For the Lord showed me that a spirit of jealousy will attempt to come against the divine upgrades He is releasing. That out of wounding and the lack of revelation of sonship, identity and His goodness, that many moving into these upgrades could find opposition from fellow brothers and sisters.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): I’m sore. I hurt. I can’t muster up encouragement inside of myself for a calling going nowhere, and God seems very far away. Not for the first time today, I’ve wondered if someone laid a heavy judgement on me (not God.)
Lana Vawser: Friends if this happens, pray for them, bless them (Luke 6:28), pray that the love of Jesus would engulf them and deeper encounters for them regarding their identity in Christ.
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: Paul tells us that God has not forsaken His people (Romans 11:1, 11) and He has not abandoned the calling that He placed over them through Abraham 4,000 years ago (Romans 11:29). He has faithfully fulfilled all His promises to them, and Israel’s seventieth anniversary brings this into focus. Consequently, according to the apostle Paul, this means that we should:
1. Resist the notion that He has abandoned them (Romans 11:11)
2. Resist anti-Semitism (Romans 11:20–22)
3. Resist pride and arrogance (Romans 11:18)
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): The wind has finally stopped this evening. With the dead calm loiters suspicion. I can’t shake it. The Funny Bunnies and I have too long a history for me to pull out the oars and assume their leopard spots would change. I want to pray for them, but I don’t know what to pray. Lord, would You please pray for them? I’m at the end of my rope (or oars.) One time when the disciples were exhausted from rowing all night, You showed up and immediately pushed them to the shore.
John 6: 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, 17 where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. 18 A strong wind was blowing and the waters grew rough. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; don’t be afraid.” 21 Then they were willing to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the shore where they were heading.
Lana Vawser: “Don’t fight the direction! Don’t fight the rearranging, for great favour and upgrade is falling upon these new directions and assignments.”
Matthew 24: 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.
Liza Neal: “Our inner nature is being renewed day by day,” he wrote. Not at the end of time, but each day, right now. Despite the waste that erodes our outer nature—greed, cruelty, judgment, sin—our inner nature is continually renewed with hope, joy, love, grace.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Leah is derived from the Hebrew word “nileh,” or “leuit,” exhaustion. She embodies an infinite depth that tires us out—it perplexes, confuses and overwhelms us. Leah rattles our conscious psyche. She has no filter. We don’t “see” Leah; we are just made uncomfortable by her. You can’t see your unconscious. Your finite eyes can’t reach it. You can just get shaken by it, because you never “have it;” it has you.
Hebrews 10:33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated.
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: Amos, that remarkable “shepherd prophet” (Amos 7:14–15), wrote of Israel’s trials and tribulations in terms of judgment and exile. But he also saw a day, by the hand of God, when she would return to her ancient homeland never to be “plucked up again” (Amos 9:13–15). This is no reference to the return from Babylon, as the nation was “plucked up again” in AD 70. Rather, it is a prophetic picture of our day. God has fulfilled His promises before our very eyes. He is the friend of Abraham, and thus, a God of fulfillment.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: How do you encounter Leah? Never consciously. Jacob can’t enter into a relationship with Leah by choice. Leah always surprises us. It is not something we get ready for—because that which we prepare ourselves for is always a reflection of our own aspirations and expectations. Leah represents the parts of yourself that you do not “know” in a systematic way. It enters into your life unconsciously. Leah personifies the realities of life that defy our constructs and hence we encounter them “by mistake.” Things that transcend your systems enter into your lives via unconscious pathways. Jacob can’t agree to marry Leah. He would never do such a thing, because Leah defies his very sense of “I.” My conscious I would never choose Leah. It is his super conscious self that chooses, in an unconscious way, a relationship with Leah. Because that is where he grows most.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): Jesus, Every week Pastor John brings up the story about You sleeping in the boat in the storm and the disciples accuse You of not caring if they die. It’s just more tit for tat. It’s a power play. There’s no grace space in this. Whatever I type he’ll bring it up in his sermon and pretend he’s innocent. I take it back to You and like the disciples say, “Don’t You care?” Now I’m in the boat with the disciples and Pastor John can beat us up some more for being worldly Christians. Ye of little faith.
Dov Greenberg: As adults we know that in order to truly love, you need to withdraw yourself from your “center” (ego) and create room for another person in your life. A relationship is not about control. When one partner dominates the other, demanding of him or her to conform and suppress his/her personality, the possibility of a relationship is snuffed out. Genuine love not only respects the individuality of the other but actually seeks to cultivate it. Love, like the act of creation, is the courageous act of creating space for the presence of the other. When man moves away from himself, reaching into the heart and soul of another human being, he emulates G d, who chooses to suspend Himself in order to give room to the other.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): Whom do You want to archive my writings? They must be preserved. The rats ate through some of my old journals. It makes me sick to think the journals of my mystical marriage would be allowed to crumble to dust cuz the Church didn’t think they were worthy. That’s a snuff on You, God, cuz You called me!
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Brat: And yet You let them.
Elizabeth Tiam-Fook: Sadly, through the years, many developed a narrowed and often distasteful perspective of the prophetic. At times people failed to use wisdom with the gifts and acted strange and out of order in the name of the prophetic. Some viewed the function of a prophet as only those who prophesied over individuals. In my Bible, I didn’t see that as the description of healthy prophetic ministry. I saw prophets who would be in the world systems giving strategies to kings and leaders of nations. The prophets were giving solutions for societal transformation. Let me state that I fully believe in personal prophecy. I prophesy over individuals as part of my ministry function. I am part of a ministry that is known for activating people in personal prophecy, but that is only a small part of the office of the prophet. If it stops there, we are limiting the full expression of who prophets are and what we are called to do for the Church and in the earth to bring Kingdom influence.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): It’s not supposed to be this hard. The Spirit flows. It’s being blocked and I didn’t do anything. I’ve been honest with God and man. I’m worn out by man’s manipulation and the Pharaohs in my orbit always keep changing the rules. We just keep repeating the cycles cuz the buck doesn’t stop anywhere.
Jennifer LeClaire (in “Gratitude” 24 Oct 18): 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.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): All we keep seeing are more firestorms burning up the land. I think that’s cuz the clergy refuse to do the right thing and bring closure on this chapter. They do what makes them look good.
Elizabeth Tiam-Fook: I have watched through the years pastors trying to “hand off the baton” to a younger-generation leader for them to carry on the work of the ministry. Often something would happen to disrupt the generational succession and they ended up, many times, not even able to stay in relationship with that person. It was so sad to see. This has been one of the reasons I have been traveling and teaching on generational reconciliation and encouraging leaders of both generations to be intentional about working together.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): But wait! Did You tell Jeremiah (or was it Ezekiel or one of the other prophets?) to let them have their words? You would use their words to fulfill Your WORD.
Show me, Jesus.
I can’t go on like this.
Candace Roberts: During recent years, there has been a growing movement back towards home birth. A desire to get back to the quiet, dark, intimate place without interruption that allows for the natural flow of hormones and birthing to take place. Studies show that light, noise, and people simply being present interfere with this process.
Matthew 24: 19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers!
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Yet as the Torah puts it so shockingly simple and profound: “And G-d saw that Leah was hated, so He opened her womb; but Rachel was barren.” It is often in that which are so afraid of that allows us to give birth to our deepest soul-powers. From surrounding yourself only with things and people that make you feel in control, you remain barren. By exposing yourself to the unknown, you can give birth to infinity.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm Journal: Forgive me for being gloomy and negative, Lord. My soul and spirit are very tired on some deep level and my body can’t sleep. Holy Spirit, please come in and rectify this situation. Come in and give me a deep tissue massage. Come in and heal my toe. Dad even prayed over my toe this morning and I still worked in pain all day. Part of this frustration and exhaustion is that I don’t feel heard and when You pull away like this, God, it’s even harder. My faith is taking a beating again! I lift it up to You!
Daniel 2:42 As the toes were partly iron and partly clay, so this kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle.
Shmuel-Simcha Treister: In a vision, the spiritual content of the lower world is revealed so that its higher source can be grasped.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Leah—oy my G-d!—represents the components of your spouse that challenge you, the aspects of your children that force you to reevaluate everything about yourself and your parenting, the dimensions of your identity that you have long ago repressed (or supressed) and they trigger deep fears. Leah embodies the aspects of yourself that you cannot make sense of.
Molly Baskette: “Nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” – Galatians 3:28b
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Brat: Seewhateyemean? Self-publishing is not an option for me and they know this! We are not saved by ourselves. Why else would we need Jesus if we could do it ourselves? Self-publishing does not reconcile the Churches. Self-publishing holds no one accountable.
Liza Neal: It is easy to see the waste throughout our society. It is much harder to see the renewal. Last year in Charlottesville many were shocked at the open display of hatred. Hadn’t we come farther than this?
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: Indeed Israel’s existence rests on unconditional and everlasting promises that God made to Abraham and His descendants. She is therefore evidence of these and a clear testimony to the Church—and the world at large—that the God of the Bible fulfills His promises. This is precisely why we can trust Him fully in all things.
Revelation 22: 16 “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches [!]. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: Jesus then gave a prophetic oracle that is known as the Olivet Discourse, which is recorded in all the synoptic Gospels (Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21). In this discourse He stated that the Jews would be dispersed into all the nations of the world and that Jerusalem would be “downtrodden by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled” (Luke 21:24). Here again the idea of fulfillment is brought into focus. Consequently, in 1967, by the Six Day War of June of that year, the gentile nations lost their grip on the holy city and it returned to Jewish sovereignty. This is amazing and once again, a testimony to the faithfulness of God to His covenant with Abraham.
Shmuel-Simcha Treister: [There is another type of revelation called “A reflection of prophecy” or] Mar’eh [, which is a vision seen as if in a mirror, in Hebrew, Mar’eh. This revelation] is through the level which is the Life Force that rules in the night. If you say [that this level is also associated with Gabriel, as Daniel says, “And I heard a man’s voice resounding between the banks of the river Ulai, and he called and said,]”Gabriel, make this man understand the vision” (Daniel 8:16), it is correct that Gabriel is associated with both these levels of dreams and visions, although more so with a Mar’eh because a vision is even harder to decipher. A dream is more readily understandable, and more clearly decipherable, than that which would be seen in a reflection of prophecy [a Mar’eh].
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Rev. Malcolm Hedding: In terms of the New Testament Scriptures, we are told that Jesus appointed 70 disciples to help Him fulfill the mission that God His Father had given Him (Luke 10:1, 17). Jesus told us that we are to forgive others who offend us “seventy times seven times” in order to fulfill the demands of God’s righteousness in us (Matthew 18:22). Also, in the end, we all have three score years and ten in order to fulfill God’s personal plan for each of us on earth (Psalm 90:10).
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7:07 pm Journal: I keep asking myself, “Did I TRY to reconcile with these guys?” Each time the immediate answer comes back: YES! They didn’t care. (And Pastor John quotes the disciples accusing Jesus that He didn’t care? – Mark 4:38) They saw no value in my calling. They were self-absorbed and couldn’t see how my calling could help them. Ironic. I lay myself at Your feet again, Lord. You are faithful. I fall short, but You are faithful to complete what You’ve started.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: In fact, Yaakov made sure to fill his children with Jewish knowledge, which he himself had previously received from his father and from his great-grandfathers, Shem and Ever. Yaakov succeeded in the two areas in which each of us wishes to attain success – in physical things, and in his more spiritual endeavors. What was his secret? His absolute faith in G d. Each of us has to look at our lives and realize that we have nothing and no one to rely upon but our Father in Heaven.
Shmuel-Simcha Treister: Gabriel is specifically appointed to explain the subject matter of the reflected prophecy because it is more hidden.
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Rev. Malcolm Hedding: There is no doubt that Israel’s greatest gift to the world is Jesus of Nazareth, God’s only begotten Son. He has saved millions of people of all colors, creeds, and nations from their sins and has become the most famous person of all time. He has no competitors since He towers above all the human icons of time and divides history itself by His existence. Moreover, He is alive at the right hand of God from where He will soon return to the Mount of Olives (Acts 1:11).
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): I’m seeing this as a gift. I don’t know what God is doing and once again I feel like I’m in a kryptonite box. I can’t feel God, the rabbis feel distant, the Funny Bunnies are manipulating, and on top of it all I fear I may have broken my middle toe on my left foot this morning when I accidentally rammed it into a chair while getting dressed. Before I went to take my shower and get dressed, I was making headway with the Holy Spirit and I was starting to catch a glimpse of understanding of what She was doing and saying. Since my toe injury, I’ve been in pain (and went to work anyway.) Pain blocks my connection with God.
Ezekiel 8: 3 He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood.
Steve Shultz (in “Merchant” 01 Nov 18): It seems like attacks from the enemy have been in full force lately…But GOD!
Lana Vawser: The Lord showed me that just as those moving into upgrades right now may come head to head with a spirit of jealousy, there is equal a warning for those moving into the upgrades to guard their hearts from offense and bitterness and to be ones who bless.
Ezekiel 8: 5 Then he said to me, “Son of man, look toward the north.” So I looked, and in the entrance north of the gate of the altar I saw this idol of jealousy.
Brat: Please don’t misinterpret my feelings as jealousy.
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Cornelius Quek (in “Merchant” 01 Nov 18): I believe God is ready to breathe the fires of revival that will sweep across the nations of the earth again. But I also believe the people of God more than ever before need to rise up from our spiritual apathy, plow the land and saturate it with prayer and intercession, and cry out to the Lord for a great move of His Spirit in our time!
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: For instance, the prophet Jeremiah speaks prophetically of a coming day when more Jews would return to the Land of Israel from the North Country than those who returned from Egypt under Moses, 1300 years before Christ (Jeremiah 23:7–8). This is an extraordinary prophetic oracle, as at no time up until the present day did this happen. The return from Babylon after 70 years of exile saw nothing like the number that Moses brought out of Egypt, since the numbers in this regard are clearly recorded in the pages of Scripture (Ezra 2). But in recent years, beginning with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989, more than a million Russian Jews have returned to Zion—and they are still coming. The God we serve is a God of fulfillment!
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: The Dubner Maggid (Preacher – Rabbi Yaakov ben Wolf Kranz, 1741-1804) was travelling around various towns in Israel. In one of the communities, he saw that the worshipers prayed with devotion and enthusiasm and were sincerely engrossed in their service of G-d. However, after the prayers concluded, a dispute arose between some of them about trade, and they quarreled among themselves, using derogatory terms.
1 Samuel 1:8 Her husband Elkanah said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?”
Revelation 17: 12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.
Sarah Yehudit Schneider (in “Serve” 8 Nov 18): In summary, Choice and Destiny are both true, each in its place. Yet in any given moment there is a chaotic mixture of these two forces. Higher mazal [Fate] includes all that is fated in our life; lower mazal includes what can change through effort, prayer and merit. Yet there’s no sure way to tell one from the other. For some folks an impoverished state could be fated. Perhaps their whole purpose in life is to proclaim their Creator’s goodness despite such hardship. Since that circumstance enables their raison d’etre, it cannot change for without it, they would lose their purpose. For another person that same impoverished state could be a test. Will they stay honest despite an opportunity to embezzle from their employer? Once they pass that test, the circumstance can change, because its purpose was temporary—it was lower mazal.
Ben Lim: “You Have Passed the Test!”
Brat: I’m not convinced that the merchandizers of God’s word have passed the test. The fruits of their labors have not trickled down to me yet.
Revelation 17: 13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: From all of this, we understand that in God’s economy, 70 designates fulfillment or evidence of His allotted purpose. So, in terms of Israel, the message is clear: her existence is no accident of history, but clear fulfillment of God’s plan and purpose for her and for the world. She is God’s vehicle of world redemption, and His actions in her modern-day restoration are a herald of great things to come.
Curt Landry: “I’m going to reposition and realign this government. I’m the only One who knows the hearts of the men and women who are serving. In this season, don’t speak against any of My children—right or left. For I will give salvation and a way out to each. They will either choose life or choose death. If they choose death, I will remove them from their position of authority.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): Lord, You put these guys in their positions and I must honor their clerical collars cuz they’re ordained by You. Whatever moves occur have to be done by You. They know they have Your power and authority. I have it, too. I’m Your bride and You are my Husband. But I choose to lay it down to make You look good. That doesn’t mean my calling is for nothing and have the ashes sprinkled over the ocean by the Neptune Society. I need something to work from. Even the scriptures are just parroted or wielded like swords instead of turning them into plows to till the soil, so that the seed can take root.
Shmuel-Simcha Treister: Self-reflection, provided by marriage, is a prerequisite to prophecy
Brat: So that gives them permission to spy on what I reflect in my quiet time?
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: To Israel, by Abraham, God promised land as an everlasting possession (Genesis 17:7–8). He promised that the blessings of eternal salvation would flow to the world from her by the coming of a “Seed Messiah” (Genesis 22:18; John 4:22), and that blessings and curses would fall upon many depending on how they related to her (Genesis 12:1–3).
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Jacob understood this. Slowly, he learnt to appreciate, respect and love Leah. We too must discover this ability within ourselves. Those aspects in your life that you run away from most—may contain the deepest “tikunim” (healing powers) for you; those aspects in your spouse that irk you most, may hold the secret to your recovery; those aspects in your relationships that challenge some deep emotions in you, may contain the key to ultimate self-discovery. Sometimes we hate things because they are bad for us. But not always. Some things we hate because we are scared of their truth; or because we are scared to open ourselves to unknown horizons. We hate them because they makes us feel ignorant and vulnerable. Or because they force us to go to places we have long repressed.
Shmuel-Simcha Treister: Gabriel constricts the burst of abundance received by the dreamer, or prophet, from the Infinite Light.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: The Shelah (Rabbi Isaiah Horowitz, 1560-1630) begins his weekly discussion commenting on the obligation of an employer to pay salaries – a commandment that we learn from Yaakov’s experience with his uncle Lavan, who constantly tried to cheat him of his fair wage. This also applies to each of us in our relationship with G d. If we do our job and fulfill what the Almighty requires of us, then G d, our employer (see Ethics of the Fathers 2:15-16), by His own command, is required to give us our due reward – not sometime in the future, but now.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): I see Eli blocking the gate but to Hannah,
1 Samuel 1:17 Then Eli answered, “Go in peace; the God of Israel grant the petition you have made to him.”
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): I write, pray, and look for how and where the Holy Spirit is leading this corporate conversation, and try to show that, and still nothing changes. Jesus, You were in the Word and were the Word in the beginning. And they keep manipulating Your Word at our expense, rather than to fulfill it.
Rev. Malcolm Hedding, ICEJ International Spokesman: Israel at 70: Days of Fulfillment
Verse of the Day (16 Nov 18): Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. ~ Psalm 119:18 NIV
Lana Vawser: The Lord is repositioning many. He is rearranging and there is a shift of direction and assignment taking place for many right now. It requires a deeper yielding to His promise, His direction, His positioning and timing.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Did Jacob Really Hate His Wife?
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): It’s been a rough week. I see no path towards reconciliation of the Churches. For years I’ve felt a connection with the rabbis, but this week I’ve felt manipulated and cut off from them, too. Pastor Steve Dittmar has decided to put on a Mediterranean luncheon at Jubilee Church on Sunday. I saw Arc Speak to Rabbi Tuly Weisz:
“Kathryn: Air-raid sirens are wailing from the Mediterranean to the Dead Sea.
A PERSONAL REQUEST”
I saw the potential for Laodicea to redeem
Revelation 3: 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Liza Neal: Finding Heart Again
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): Sorry, Potential, you’ll have to come through for me to have any confidence in you. It felt like more manipulation. I’d get a nice lamb dinner and then keep parking and praying in my car as we supposedly start the rainy season next week?
Lana Vawser: “Pay attention right now to where the favour and upgrade falls.”
Curt Landry: “Therefore, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior…” (1 Timothy 2:1-3)
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): The only prayer I have left inside of me is I WORSHIP YOU, GOD!
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: We should actually give ourselves to prayer and fasting for Israel as Daniel did when he discerned the times of fulfillment in Israel’s long historical journey (Daniel 9:1–3). The Psalmist—while speaking of a future day of the rebuilding of Zion—stated that this would happen because God has heard the prayers of His people (Psalm 102:15–17). Paul knew that his major contribution to the well-being and salvation of Israel would be that of prayer (Romans 10:1). We must not fail God now, but arise to take hold of the days of fulfillment, and this means that Jesus’ Church should be a “house of prayer.”
Lana Vawser: There are going to be major changes that will be seen in the prophetic ministry in this new era. God is realigning and reassigning. He is purifying, changing and reshaping. There is a clarion call to the prophets right now to yield and draw close and to embrace because things are rapidly shifting and changing in these divine upgrades.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): God has always been good to me. I don’t trust these guys and I see no break toward freedom and a loving tribe who wants me. If Dad takes Peggy to the play at the theater on Sunday, I can go to the luncheon, but I’m only going out of obedience. Lord, forgive me. My heart has hardened.
Liza Neal: Prayer
Lord, help us not to lose heart. Let hate and fear waste away, while hope is renewed. Amen.
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: Today, Israel stands strong at 70 because the nation is beloved “for the sake of the fathers” (Romans 11:28), meaning that the God of the Bible does not lie and will therefore not turn back on the undertakings that He made to Abraham. Abraham is forever God’s friend, and the God we serve does not turn His back on His friends— although many in the Church assert that He does! Israel’s modern-day restoration is a vexing contradiction to the wayward theological thinking of those who espouse replacement theology, and it exposes their inability to rightly understand the character of God.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): Why did You give me this assignment of the reconciliation of the Churches when they have no intention of reconciling? I get it that You give us impossible missions to make Yourself look good. But I don’t see where the Churches are making You look good. I see them manipulating You like a pawn. That’s not holy and good. You are holy and good! How do I stand up for You if You won’t stand up for Yourself?
Elizabeth Tiam-Fook: I started to research and ask seasoned prophets what that looked like to them. The movement that I was building was going to be from multi-streams, multi-national and multi-cultural. We would honor the mothers and fathers who had paid a price in the prophetic movement. I was told that many prophetic leaders stayed in their own streams and that it was a new thing for streams to come together, like what I was doing. We started to get prophetic words from different prophets that we would be one of the “healthiest prophetic movements.” As I was getting those words, I didn’t realize that God was going to let me see the things He wanted me to correct and bring honor and maturity back to some parts of the prophetic.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: We each have our “Rachel” and our “Leah,” within ourselves, within our spouses, within our children, within our parents, siblings, and friends, within our entire lives—and, of course, in our experience of G-d. Rachel symbolizes those dimensions of yourself that you can make “sense of;” those aspects of your spouse that you comprehend, grasp, appreciate, and can somewhat control; you can wrap your brain around them. Rachel represents those aspects of your children that you “get” and are comfortable with. Rachel reflects the parts of yourself that you can categorize, classify, and see their patterns and structures; those aspects of your psyche that you have come to terms with.
Brat (in “Crisis” 14 Nov 18): … You’ve been faithful in protecting the flashdrive and my handwritten journals that are not typed up (yet). I just need sanctuary with a tribe who would find them invaluable. I don’t have hope anymore that that even exists. Hannah bore Samuel whom she gave to Eli.
Liza Neal: Through that courage, Jesus’ promise is made incarnate now, the promise to bring good news to the poor, to let the oppressed go free. Through that love, our inner nature is renewed; we find hope again.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: Our portion, Vayeizei, opens with the dramatic journey of one Jew alone, who leaves his home for a strange land. By his own testimony, he arrived with nothing but his walking stick. Nevertheless, he was filled with optimism and confidence, because he trusted G d unconditionally. Even when the situation worsened, when his own relatives were ready to deceive him, his faith did not waiver. And we see the results. Through this faith and confidence Yaakov merited great wealth. More importantly, each of his children, the fathers of the twelve tribes, turned out to be exemplary – each one connected spiritually to G d.
Westley Roderick: The days of calling her a harlot and carrying a scarlett letter are done. I am giving her new garments and raising up voices who speak to her greatness.” These New Breed voices will embody Isaiah 63:7 and reminding the people of God’s lovingkindness and mercies to our nation. I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord And the praises of the Lord, According to all that the Lord has bestowed on us, And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He has bestowed on them according to His mercies, According to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses. – Isaiah 63:7
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: It is proper to understand [the following questions]:
First, what in this verse so troubled Rabbi Yehudah bar Simon that it forced him to interpret it as referring to making matches? The simple meaning of the text is that it refers to Egypt. The Israelites came to Egypt few in number, seventy souls, and G d made them into “the House of Israel”, i.e. he increased their number, as it is written, “and the Israelites were fruitful and swarmed…” (Ex. 1:8). The verse thus means, “G d made out of the few a multitude and a great House”. [The verse then describes what happened] afterwards, i.e. that “He brought them out in proper ways”, i.e. in a time fit for leaving, neither in the hot [summer] nor the cold [winter], but in the spring [season], the month of Nisan. This is the meaning of the word “in proper ways”.
Matthew 24: 20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath.
Brat: Please, I can’t wait until spring! I’m too exhausted from this birthing. When God asks if you want to be a yenta, run!
Steve Shultz: He [Rabbi Curt Landry] has a very important role in the Body of Christ because of his teachings about the Jewish roots and his desire to be a bridge of unity and restoration between Israel and the Church.
Elizabeth Tiam-Fook: The knowledge and experience of the seasoned prophets makes my job of building our ministry easier and quicker. I could be thinking of 10 ways to do something and toil for weeks over it and then decide to call Patricia King (who by the way is one of the greatest apostles and builders I have ever met) and in 15 minutes she gives me the solution. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to run the race without a seasoned leader standing by them. You avoid lots of pain, though God still has a process for you. By running together you can build more for the Kingdom of God as well as run faster.
Brat: So, bring me onboard. I welcome the opportunity.
Westley Roderick: I saw the Lord send an eagle from the Heaven. On its feathers and body were the flag…from stripes of red and white and its head was the stars. This is what the Lord said to me: “I am bringing forth a different kind of prophet to America. One who will speak of her beauty and strength, that will tell her of her destiny.
Liza Neal: “So we do not lose heart. Even though our outer nature is wasting away, our inner nature is being renewed day by day.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16
Elizabeth Tiam-Fook: When God asked me to start our ministry, International Young Prophets, I knew that He wanted me to use all that I had learned from these leaders. Prophets are unique types of people and I have had to learn how to work with them, even though I too am a prophet. When the Lord asked me to build “a company of global, next-gen prophets” I wasn’t even sure what that really meant.
Rev. Malcolm Hedding: Seventy, or derivatives of seven in the Bible, constitute the idea of rich fulfillment. For instance, Moses appointed 70 elders to help him fulfill the daunting mission that God gave him in terms of leading a million people out of Egypt (Numbers 11:16). The great exile of Judah to Babylon that took place in the sixth century before Christ would be fulfilled after 70 years (Jeremiah 25:12), and thus when the prophet Daniel read this in the book of Jeremiah, he fasted and prayed about the fulfillment of this promise (Daniel 9:2). Daniel also received an oracle from heaven that announced that Israel’s unique destiny on the earth would be fulfilled after 70 weeks of years (Daniel 9:24–27).
Israel 365: An Ancient Promise Fulfilled ✡ “To Your Offspring I Assign This Land”

Horatio Caine 12 Nov 18

12 Nov

Monday, November 12, 2018
[7 pages]
Rabbi Paul Kipnes: Our God and God of our fathers and mothers,
As the flames burn,
wreaking havoc upon our homes, our hills,
our fire fighters, our sense of security,
we turn to You for comfort and support.
Pastor John Tolle (11 Nov 18): Psalm 121
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot slip—
he who watches over you will not slumber;
4 indeed, he who watches over Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The LORD watches over you—
the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
6 the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
Rabbi Sarah Yehudit Schneider (in “Named” 11 Oct 18”): A metaphor clarifies: Just as a master chess player uses every move of his opponent to bring him (the master) closer to checkmate, so is HaShem with us. No matter what we chose, HaShem will use that choice to bring us closer to our final destiny—our last frame—our fully completed tikun.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: My dear Jacob—said his mother—one day, Esau will become your partner. One day, the Moshiach will come—and may it be speedily in our days—and you will return to your tents of spiritual ecstasy, as the “spirit of impurity will be removed from the world,” and the entire “earth will be filled with Divine consciousness as the waters cover the sea.” There will be a time when, in the words of Isaiah (2:4), “He [G-d] shall judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples, and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift the sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”
Breaking Israel News (11 Nov 18): Message From Autistic Child in Jerusalem: Messiah is About to be Revealed
Kaji Douša: Right about now, churches that claim Jesus are squabbling over tiny things, straining gnats of insignificance while swallowing the camels that allow for suffering in their own churches and in the surrounding community.
Ryan LeStrange: When you enter territories, you will often sense and feel the warfare connected to demonic powers in that territory. Don’t major on this, major on the promise of God and the heart of the Father for the region. The warfare lets you know what’s in the region and what needs to be dismantled, but it’s imperative that you don’t let it swallow you up and steal your joy!
Brat: Then I invite you to come here to bring closure on this wound.
Katie Barker: May we take up the Lord’s invitation to “come up higher” and to “walk” with Him. As the Lord prepares His Bride for His return, may we discern His times and seasons and release revelation we are given to advance His Kingdom.
Tony Robinson: But in these tribal times, some words of Jesus have been niggling at me. Making me wonder about this emotionally juicy clarity.
Revelation 22: 7 “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”
Katie Barker: “Heavenly Scrolls Are Being Released to Those Who ‘Walk With God'”
Rabbi YY Jacobson: We are the people of the book, not of the sword. Yet, there are moments in history, says Rebecca, when we will have no choice. David will need to stand up to a Goliath; in the Persia of old, during the edicts of Haman, Jews will need to engage in moral violence to fight off their blood thirsty foes. In the days of Chanukah, the Jews will once again need to take up arms to save their people and faith. Time and time again, Jews will need to learn how to fight back. In June of 1967, and numerous times before and after, Israel will need to wage war to save a beleaguered people from the enemy’s quest for our annihilation.
Tony Robinson: After all, there is little that is clearer than the moral maxim Jesus cited as the prevailing norm of his own time and place: “Love your friends, hate your enemies.”
Pastor John Tolle (in “Dialogue” 23 Sept 18): Do you process your life with the Word of God?
Katie Barker: God gave Enoch a message to deliver to the people of his day. We know of this because Enoch’s prophetic words are recorded in the book of Jude (Jude 1:14-15). Just as Enoch prophesied and released revelation he had been given, so too these people who walk with God will be a voice for God and release revelation with wisdom. They will proclaim the Word of the Lord and prepare the Body of Christ for the return of Jesus. They will walk in God’s will and according to His Word and the leading of the Spirit. They will obediently release what they have been given at the time the Lord has them release His message. They will walk in the fear of God instead of the fear of man. They will be like trumpets that herald God’s message and God will increase their area of influence so His message will be heard by many.
Tony Robinson: (Side note: you can apparently be a big-hearted loving person, loving your people and tribe extravagantly, and Jesus just might say, “I did not know you.”)
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “A significant portion of the Jews in the world are not Jews at all,” Daniel said. “We do not know exactly how many real Jews there are. Only God knows. Many Jews who think they are Jews are not Jewish at all. There are real Jews among the secular and there are unreal Jews among the ultra-Orthodox and the religious. So there will begin to be a clarification now – who belongs to what.”
Rabbi YY Jacobson: It is Rebecca, the Jewish mother, who understands the calling of the moment—and the calling of history. “Now my son, listen to my voice, to what I am commanding you. Go now to the flock, and take for me from there two choice kids, and I will make them tasty foods for your father, as he likes.” My dear Jacob! It is time to leave your tents of study and go out to the field (where the goats are.[9] ) It is time for you to learn how to garb yourself in Esau’s cloaks and gear—you can’t always remain sheltered in your sweet cocoon of spirituality. Sure, your tents of study and prayer will remain your eternal compass; they will guide your direction in the field and navigate your movements in the outside world, but you must not run from lifting up Esau’s sword to protect your children, you must not be afraid to stand up to your fierce enemies with unwavering resolve; you must never apologize for your right to exist and flourish in G-d’s world and in your homeland, and you must never allow your hyper sense of morality and ethics to turn you into the punching bag of the United Nations and the European and American Intelligentsia. You can’t allow your enemy to axe you with knives, gun you down with rifles, and you are always on the defensive. It is time for you to go on the offensive and let your enemy be frightened for his life.
Brat [with head down and eyes looking sideways, like Horatio Caine does on CSI – Miami]: The Catholic Church is still silent and will not budge.
Breaking Israel News (9 Nov 18): Is Catholic Churches’ Criticism of Israel’s Nation-State Law Blow to Jewish-Christian Relations?
Pope Francis: ‘A Christian cannot be an anti-Semite; we share the same roots’
Anna Blake: Is love an emotion horses feel, or do we just wish it was?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The tragedy, of course, was that Esau did not see himself as a partner of Jacob. His material prowess, his hunting skills, his field-maneuvers have become divorced from his spiritual, soulful core. His body was severed from his soul. “And Esau came from the field, and he was exhausted.” Esau was ambitious and skillful, but spent. He craved to conquer the entire “field,” to own the world, but he remained internally worn out, emotionally exhausted, detached from his own metaphysical roots. His internal universe was chaotic, distraught, and frenzied. Isaac yearned that Esau’s enormous strength be harnessed to facilitate the spiritual goals of his brother Jacob. He wants to bless, empower and sublimate Esau.
Kaji Douša: But they weren’t willing to apportion their privilege. They still wanted a singular grip on the means to justice. They wanted to be stingy in meting out mercy. Their faith was in themselves, their position in society, all the while patting themselves on the back for their “generosity.”
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: The Divrei Meir says that, in fact, Isaac was smarter than everyone, and the blessings as delivered were all part of his plan. The Talmud says that in the Future, Isaac will say to G d, “half on You and half on me”, telling us that Isaac will defend the Jewish people before G d. Isaac loved Esau – even with all of his failings – in order that he should be able to claim “even though Esau was filled with faults, I did not stop truly loving him as a father must. But you Almighty are not limited like flesh and blood. Your love is unlimited! How much more so must You love the Jewish people, who are your firstborn, even though they have sinned grievously.”
Tony Robinson: What does it mean to love our enemies in our time of brutal binaries?
Anna Blake: We don’t like to admit that our love is needy. It’s only that horses make us happy, that we like to be near them. We like to grab their halters and pull them close. We want to lean a shoulder into their neck, we want to feel their breath and smell their mane and we want, want, want.
Kaji Douša: I wonder if Jesus knew how enormous a gnat can feel. How a camel can slip by unnoticed.
[Clop. Clop. Clop.]
Genesis 31:34 Now Rachel [not Rebecca, who was Jacob’s mother] had taken the household gods and put them inside her camel’s saddle and was sitting on them. Laban searched through everything in the tent but found nothing.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: This is the meaning of the phrase, “tzayid in his mouth”. “Tzayid” can also be translated as “sustenance”. Isaac loved Esau so there would be sustenance, or a compelling argument in his mouth, to argue for the sake of Jewish people on our Day of Judgment. May we all take the commandment of loving our fellow Jew by judging one another favorably, and may G d always judge us positively, too.
Charisma: Have you ever wondered if there was more to worship?
Israel 365 (11 Nov 18): How To Emulate God ✡ “Worship None But Him, And Hold Fast To Him”
Rabbi Paul Kipnes: And help us remember that we can seek Your presence, even during the flames.
Pastor John Tolle (11 Nov 18): We must remember the God who’s met us before today.
Rabbi Paul Kipnes: We recall Your Loving Hand, guiding us in our infancy:
In a burning bush, You spoke to Moses, sending him to lead our people out of slavery,
In a pillar of fire, You led our people through the wilderness to the Promised Land,
With black fire on white fire, You wrote the Torah, our guide for living in this world.
Back then, we found our way through Your light.
Zach Williams: “Survivor” [https://youtu.be/8R4tdF2s42w]
1 Samuel 1:12 As she continued praying before the LORD, Eli observed her mouth.
Brat (in “Repair” 27 Sept 18): Esther ASKED when she wasn’t summoned. How does one rest with a mocking bird nesting outside one’s bedroom window? How does one repair a relationship with a Church institution hell-bent on making more exploits in the name of God while hurting and exploiting His children in the process? How does one reconcile a broken relationship when the other, indifferent party has historically shown no interest in previous attempts at reconciliation?
Pastor John Tolle: We do not make fun of those who are struggling.
1 Samuel 2:3 Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
Kaji Douša: “Hypocrites! You tithe mint, dill, and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. It is these you ought to have practiced without neglecting the others. You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel!” – Matthew 23: 23-24
Katie Barker: “Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who may stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart…” (Psalm 24:3-4 NKJV)
Pastor John Tolle: Which side will you choose? The complaint side or the thankful side?
1 Samuel 1:16 Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all this time.”
Katie Barker: Those who walk with God will have pure hearts and a desire to walk in His ways. We go higher in the things of God (we ascend) as we lay down our own agendas and take up God’s agenda and ways. Enoch comes from the Hebrew name חֲנוֹך (Chanokh) meaning “dedication.” Those who walk with God will be fully surrendered and dedicated to Him. If there are any areas of our lives that we have not surrendered to the Lord, these can be barriers to deeper intimacy, so we need to search our hearts and surrender any unforgiveness, bitterness, discouragement or areas that need healing. Those who walk with God will live in the world but will not conform to it as they will live to glorify God alone.
Tony Robinson: It does not mean indifference to evil. It does mean restraining our own, all too human, impulses to demonize those we oppose, to exaggerate their flaws, to engage in recrimination and ridicule, to get hooked into the unending cycle of revenge. It means remembering that God also loves those we can’t abide.
Brat (in “Serve” 8 Nov 18): Holy God, I am convinced that You are cleaning house of the Seven Churches. Otherwise, You would not have repeatedly commanded for us to “hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” I know it is on Your heart for them to reconcile with each other. I know it breaks Your heart to see our culture suffering, when the Churches could not do what You asked them to do.
Katie Barker: “God moved on Daniel’s intercession as Daniel took hold of the Word of the Lord and interceded for it to come to pass.”
Tony Robinson: Jesus, you are asking a lot.
Pastor John Tolle (11 Nov 18): May we not go backwards in this assignment!
Daniel 12:1 “At that time Michael, the great prince, the protector of your people, shall arise. There shall be a time of anguish, such as has never occurred since nations first came into existence. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book.
House of Destiny: We will also be learning about the spirits of Jezebel and Baal, as no attack can stop our mission. We will overcome.
Steve Shultz (11 Nov 18): Has the Enemy Tried to Kill You? He’s Failing Because…
Ryan LeStrange: One key is not to take the warfare personal! It is not about us. It is about the Kingdom of God. When the warfare breaks out, the enemy will try to make us feel insecure, overwhelmed, and disqualified. This is part of his tactics against us.
Jason Greenblatt Threatens: Israel will Make Compromises It Won’t Like for Peace
Tony Robinson: “You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” – Matthew 5: 43 – 44
Israel 365 (10 Nov 18): The City of David ✡ “But David Captured The Stronghold Of Tzion”
1 Samuel 1:18 And she said, “Let your servant find favor in your sight.” Then the woman went to her quarters, ate and drank with her husband, and her countenance was sad no longer.
Katie Barker: “The mature children of God are only those who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 8:14 TPT)
Rabbi Paul Kipnes: As we rush to meet the challenge of living in this
imperfect world of ours,
May we slow down enough to cherish those
who are truly valuable –
kadosh (holy) – to us.
Kaji Douša: Maybe it’s a matter of shifting our sense of proportion. Following Jesus means that what is ours is calculated in proportion to the possibility that others can thrive. For Jesus, this meant money. But money given that does not work to end suffering is, in Jesus’ construct, wasted.
Katie Barker: We are in a revelation 4:1 season and God will unfold the secrets of His Kingdom and the things to come to those who walk with Him. Those who walk with God will also have deeper revelation of Scriptures revealed to them through the spirit of wisdom and revelation. Enoch’s heart was focused on eternal treasures. His mind, his heart and his conversation were on heavenly realities. Likewise, those who walk with God will have heavenly perspective.
Charisma (11 Nov 18): You are missing the MOST important topic on your church’s website
Kaji Douša: Did Jesus Know?
Pastor John Tolle: How did Jesus summons His strength? He knew what they were doing to Him, as they put the crown of thorns on Him, beat Him, and nailed His flesh to the cross. Yet He said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they’re doing.”
Tony Robinson: You are also giving a lot. You never stopped loving me in all those times when I was your enemy.
Anna Blake: Instead, feel gratitude for the strength it takes to love them at a distance so they can make a choice to be a partner, not because of ropes and whips and insecure learned helplessness, but with true liberty.
Katie Barker: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3 NKJV)
Ryan LeStrange: Another key I have learned is that we must rest! I am not the best at this. My apostolic nature is to go, go, go, but when our minds and bodies get tired, we make foolish decisions and do things we would not normally do. When you have been going at a fast pace, its necessary to take time to rest and replenish.
Katie Barker: “It is the will of God that we learn to walk in a manner pleasing to the Lord, and such living can only be developed by faith.”
Rabbi Paul Kipnes: Baruch Ata Adonai, Hamavdil bein kodesh l’chol.
Blessed are You, O God, who differentiates
between the truly valuable
and everything else.
Pastor John Tolle: How did the Disciples get over the tragedy of His crucifixion?
House of Destiny: Join us as we talk from our vantage point on Ground zero and hear the raw, hard to hear stories.
Pastor John Tolle: They celebrated His resurrection.
Tony Robinson: Prayer
It is so easy, Lord, to follow the way of the world, loving only those who love us, loving our people. Sow your trouble among amid our certainties. Amen.
Ryan LeStrange: Being a prophetic person is a wonderful thing! Don’t let the ups and downs get you. Feel the burden and pray through it. All the victory belongs to Jesus! As long as we remain in Him we win.
Anna Blake: Love them, not for how they make us feel but for the freedom and confidence we share from letting go.
1 Samuel 1:17 Then Eli answered, “Go in peace; the God of Israel grant the petition you have made to him.”
Brat (in “Serve” 8 Nov 18): Okay, Lord of the Harvest, where do You want me to go?

Serve 8 Nov 18

12 Nov

Working Dates: Thursday, November 8, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018
[14 pages]
Christian Women For Israel: Your challenge if you choose to accept it…
Vicki Kemper: Not for Nothing
Ryan LeStrange (8 Nov 18): “One Night Only”
Shoshana Lewin: A mass shooting during College Night at Borderline Bar & Grill, a Country Western dance bar in Thousand Oaks, left 12 dead, including a Ventura County Sheriff Sergeant. The gunman, identified as Ian David Long, 28, a former Marine, was also killed. Authorities estimate there were hundreds of people inside at the time of the shooting, most of them under the age of 25.
Pastor John Tolle (11 Nov 18): We know how to quote things, but it’s an entirely different thing to INVITE God.
Verse of the Day (8 Nov 18): But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” ~ Joshua 24:15 NIV
Pastor John Tolle (11 Nov 18): Which side will you choose? The complaint side or the thankful side?
1 Samuel 1:16 Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation all this time.”
Anna Blake: Saddest of all, calming signals are visible signs of anxiety that we often confuse for affection.
Jo’s prayer (8 Nov 18): We must address the mental illness, isolation, and hopelessness in our culture. God be with all those who sit with this horror today.
Me: Amen!
Alice Stewart: Amen!
David Suissa: But mental health or not, I often wonder if there are life factors and circumstances that can turn a human being with “normal” brain wiring into a monster who can walk into a synagogue or a bar and start shooting.
Darlene Stilley: Lord, we lift up every family that has lost loved ones. Comfort them and surround them with your presence. Be with all those who have experienced such a horrible nightmare, even though they survived. Teach our country your love and not hate. Be with the shooter’s mom. I ask in your precious name.
Me: Amen!
David Suissa: How Do I Put Myself in the Shoes of a Mass Murderer?
Pastor John Tolle (in “Dialogue” 23 Sept 18): This is an important passage for us being people of influence. I take a risk by being in the public. I don’t take political sides. Judge Kavanaugh is a good man. But we’ve abandoned the rule of law. None of us know the history of that twosome. We have a dilemma when we don’t have a way to process accusations or denials. That’s why we have laws. We thought we could abandon the law so we would not be subject to this, but we are! They don’t align with the word of God. Our whole system of justice is based on Mosaic Law. When we abandon that we do what’s right in our own eyes.
Ryan LeStrange: Rebellion Webinar
David Suissa: I’m not sure; I hope not. All I know is that I have an incorrigible reflex to try to figure out why people do what they do.
Brat (29 Oct 18): I’m glad the Tree of Life synagogue put up armed guards to protect worshipers coming back for Sunday School the next day. We should guard and protect what we love. The public seemed to pick up the cry for gun control again, but they seemed to miss God’s basic message to mankind when He put us on this playground: Go and subdue the earth. (Gen 1:28)
David Suissa: Does having a gun make it all that much easier? And what kind of change in gun laws can make a real difference?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: May G-d bless the people of Pittsburgh, may G-d comfort the mourning in Pittsburgh; may G-d give us the resolve we need to stop ducking and start demonstrating authentic strength. And may G-d bring redemption to our people, our land, and our world, now, Amen!
Pastor John Tolle (in “Dialogue” 23 Sept 18): Do you process your life with the Word of God?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: We are the people of the book, not of the sword. Yet, there are moments in history, says Rebecca, when we will have no choice. David will need to stand up to a Goliath; in the Persia of old, during the edicts of Haman, Jews will need to engage in moral violence to fight off their blood thirsty foes. In the days of Chanukah, the Jews will once again need to take up arms to save their people and faith. Time and time again, Jews will need to learn how to fight back. In June of 1967, and numerous times before and after, Israel will need to wage war to save a beleaguered people from the enemy’s quest for our annihilation.
Anna Blake: Even when we know it, we avoid admitting it. It chafes our ego. With every affirmation the horse gives us that a bit of distance is good, we hang on tighter. We twist every calming signal they give us, every request for time and space, into a sign of love because we wish it was true. If we have a horse with so much anxiety that he rubs and mauls us with his nose, constantly agitated, we try to frame his insecurity as proof that it’s him wanting to be close to us, even as his heart rate climbs.
Brat (in “Repair” 27 Sept 18): Esther ASKED when she wasn’t summoned. How does one rest with a mocking bird nesting outside one’s bedroom window? How does one repair a relationship with a Church institution hell-bent on making more exploits in the name of God while hurting and exploiting His children in the process? How does one reconcile a broken relationship when the other, indifferent party has historically shown no interest in previous attempts at reconciliation?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: It is Rebecca, the Jewish mother, who understands the calling of the moment—and the calling of history. “Now my son, listen to my voice, to what I am commanding you. Go now to the flock, and take for me from there two choice kids, and I will make them tasty foods for your father, as he likes.” My dear Jacob! It is time to leave your tents of study and go out to the field (where the goats are.[9] ) It is time for you to learn how to garb yourself in Esau’s cloaks and gear—you can’t always remain sheltered in your sweet cocoon of spirituality. Sure, your tents of study and prayer will remain your eternal compass; they will guide your direction in the field and navigate your movements in the outside world, but you must not run from lifting up Esau’s sword to protect your children, you must not be afraid to stand up to your fierce enemies with unwavering resolve; you must never apologize for your right to exist and flourish in G-d’s world and in your homeland, and you must never allow your hyper sense of morality and ethics to turn you into the punching bag of the United Nations and the European and American Intelligentsia. You can’t allow your enemy to axe you with knives, gun you down with rifles, and you are always on the defensive. It is time for you to go on the offensive and let your enemy be frightened for his life.
Matthew Laney: Russia is well-practiced at whataboutism. During the Cold War, when the United States criticized Russia of human rights violations, Moscow would say, “This from a country that lynches negroes?”
Rabbi YY Jacobson: It was, at that moment when he lay on the altar, that Isaac understood the magnitude of sacrifice that Jewish existence would require.[3] He knew that to be a Jew would be far from a simple feat. His people will endure fire and water. “Fire will not burn us; water will not drown us,” goes a famous Russian Chassidic song. But fire and water it is! Jewish survival ought never to be taken for granted. “In each generation they rise up against us to annihilate us,” we say in the Passover Haggadah, “and G-d saves us from their hands.”
Molly Baskette (in “Why?” 21 Oct 18): 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.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Isaac was the first person to be born a Jew. At the most defining moment of his life, he lay on the altar, bound up, about to be sacrificed. He was moments away from death. Only in the eleventh hour did the angel command Abraham: “Do not lay your hand on the lad.”
Tony Robinson (in “Angel to Pittsburgh” 29 Oct 18): But there comes a time when blaming our own problems on our parents (or anyone else) is really a form of self-deception.
Brat: Just because I can’t get a pen pal with whom to process, let alone a tribe to celebrate with, doesn’t mean I don’t have something valuable to share.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: In Isaac’s mind, a partnership between the twins Esau and Jacob will guarantee an eternal people. Jacob will grant the people its soul, spirit, conscience, and moral GPS; but Esau will guarantee it survival in a material and harsh world and will become the facilitator of Jacob’s spiritual wisdom in our physical world.[8]
Mary Luti: Next time you take canned goods to the food bank, organize meals at the shelter, set a meal on your family’s table, pass out sandwiches to the homeless in the park, or lobby for food justice in the halls of power, remember going forward to be given bread. Remember the server at the rail. Remember trays of little glasses passed in pews.
Matthew Laney: Whataboutism
Brat to Pastor John Tolle (28 Oct 18): My PRAYER REQUEST: Hermeneutics is about biblical interpretation. God takes the small to reveal Himself great. I anchor in the comfort that God said to me that I don’t take scripture and make it say something beyond what it means. My writings show the process. The Institution of Church turns process into a stone of doctrine, which then invites a religious spirit, which forgets the altar of remembrance. Lord, help Ephesus remember. Help Ephesus break the religious stone of the Institution.
Anna Blake: Is love an emotion horses feel, or do we just wish it was?
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: The Divrei Meir says that, in fact, Isaac was smarter than everyone, and the blessings as delivered were all part of his plan. The Talmud says that in the Future, Isaac will say to G d, “half on You and half on me”, telling us that Isaac will defend the Jewish people before G d. Isaac loved Esau – even with all of his failings – in order that he should be able to claim “even though Esau was filled with faults, I did not stop truly loving him as a father must. But you Almighty are not limited like flesh and blood. Your love is unlimited! How much more so must You love the Jewish people, who are your firstborn, even though they have sinned grievously.”
Anna Blake: We don’t like to admit that our love is needy. It’s only that horses make us happy, that we like to be near them. We like to grab their halters and pull them close. We want to lean a shoulder into their neck, we want to feel their breath and smell their mane and we want, want, want.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: This is the meaning of the phrase, “tzayid in his mouth”. “Tzayid” can also be translated as “sustenance”. Isaac loved Esau so there would be sustenance, or a compelling argument in his mouth, to argue for the sake of Jewish people on our Day of Judgment. May we all take the commandment of loving our fellow Jew by judging one another favorably, and may G d always judge us positively, too.
Charisma: Have you ever wondered if there was more to worship?
Anna Blake: Then some damn loudmouth party-pooper, (it might be me) starts learning and teaching about calming signals. Calming signals give us a window of understanding communication deeper than before. We can read pain easier, understand what it means to be a stoic horse better. Calming signals are an undeniable language, the messages a horse gives us that we are loud predators, that they are no threat to us and we can be quieter.
Cameron King (29 Oct 18): “God Said: ‘Let Me Show You How My Acceleration Process Works'”
Brat: Hold on a sec! Did you notice that I shared that prayer request with Pastor John on Sunday and on Monday the next day the Elijah List posts this word on Process?
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The Fallen Sword of the Sultan
Pastor John Tolle (30 Sept 18): I’ve been pressing hard and some of you have not liked it, but don’t accuse me of doing wrong!
Matthew Laney: “Whataboutism” (also known as “whataboutery”) is the attempt to dodge an accusation by charging the accuser with wrongdoing. Whataboutism deflects one negative with another.
David Suissa: But what happens when the Other is a mass murderer—like the one from Pittsburgh and now the one from Thousand Oaks? Do I unwittingly honor a murderer by trying to understand what makes him reach such depths of evil and destruction?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: My dear Jacob! You are a good, sweet boy. You despise violence, loathe conflict, and believe that everyone wants peace; that negotiations and compromises will bring out the best in your former enemies. That is what makes you so wonderful and noble. You never give up on the dream of peace. But Jacob, your father is right. You will remain a sacrificial ram, unless you stand up for yourself in the battlefield of ideas and in the battlefields of life.
Simon Jacobson (in “Shovel” 6 Nov 18): More than three and a half millennia ago our grandfather Isaac shuddered a violent shudder. He shuddered over the misalignment of the universe. He shuddered for every painful experience that would take place over the ages. He shuddered when he saw the terrible consequences of the battles between Esau and Jacob: the wars that would be waged between these two global powers, two forces in history – Rome and Jerusalem.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: A Perfect Partnership
Brat [with head down and eyes looking sideways, like Horatio Caine does on CSI – Miami]: The Catholic Church is still silent and will not budge.
Breaking Israel News (9 Nov 18): Is Catholic Churches’ Criticism of Israel’s Nation-State Law Blow to Jewish-Christian Relations?
Casting Crowns: I start the day, the war begins
Endless reminding of my sin
And time and time again
Your truth is drowned out by the storm I’m in
Today I feel like I’m just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way
Hawk Nelson: They’ve made me feel like a prisoner
They’ve made me feel set free
They’ve made me feel like a criminal
Made me feel like a king
Charisma (10 Nov 18): If you are interested in songwriting open this email
1 Samuel 1:6 Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
John-Paul & Annie Deddens: “When we pay honor to the princely dignity of Christ, men will doubtless be reminded that the Church, founded by Christ as a perfect society, has a natural and inalienable right to perfect freedom and immunity from the power of the state; and that in fulfilling the task committed to her by God of teaching, ruling, and guiding to eternal bliss those who belong to the kingdom of Christ, she cannot be subject to any external power.” – Quas Primas, 31
Rev. Kate Pussehl (in “Angel to Pittsburgh” 29 Oct 18): We need a place to encounter Him, a place to intercede, a place of forgiveness, and a place to say, “I’m sorry.”
Kenneth L. Samuel: “He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm, and his justice sustained him.” – Isaiah 59:16 (NLT)
Cameron King : I would move and the enemy would make a counter move. It was a one to one ratio. I couldn’t make any progress in attacking the enemy’s king, but we were both exchanging pawns (the small insignificant pieces) so the game could progress. Then in the vision the Lord spoke to me and said, “Let Me show you how My acceleration process works.” At this point in the chess match, the kingdom of darkness moved its piece, and I would make a counter move. Then the Lord moved one of my pieces in addition to the move I made. In that cycle I got two moves to the enemy’s one move.
Ryan LeStrange: I was praying recently about a situation that had been grieving me. As I was considering what was going on and the people involved, I was weighing my own feelings, attempting to clearly hear the voice of the Lord. I recognized a pattern in the situation that was grievous and that I knew was out of alignment with the will of God.
Brat (29 Oct 18): I just heard yesterday that it is possible for the pawn to be elevated to the Queen’s position. I thought the king and company protects the queen. I don’t play, so I don’t know. God, I fall on my knees and worship You! I am so sick of these games! Kindness and hospitality should reign in Your kingdom, not position.
1 Samuel 1:7 So it went on year by year; as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat.
Rabbi Sarah Yehudit Schneider (in “Named” 11 Oct 18”): A metaphor clarifies: Just as a master chess player uses every move of his opponent to bring him (the master) closer to checkmate, so is HaShem with us. No matter what we chose, HaShem will use that choice to bring us closer to our final destiny—our last frame—our fully completed tikun.
Brat (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…
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?
1 Samuel 2:5 Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread, but those who were hungry are fat with spoil. The barren has borne seven, but she who has many children is forlorn.
Mary Luti: Remember that he ‘gave it to them.’ And be awed by what a holy thing it is to distribute food.
Sarah Yehudit Schneider : Like a master chess player, HaShem will open some options and close down others so that we are pressed through that portal. But how we get from one fixed point to the next…that is our choice. There are many paths from here to there. Depending upon our attractions and aversions, visual field and blind spots, values and character flaws, strengths and neuroses we pick a path which might be scenic or unsightly, straight or crooked…but, no matter what we choose, it will ultimately, eventually, providentially bring us to our next destined milestone.
Matthew Laney: Whataboutism is a logical fallacy. The legitimacy of an accusation has no bearing on whether or not the accuser is also guilty of something. Nevertheless, whataboutism is making a big comeback these days. The president is well-practiced in whataboutism. In defense of pardoning controversial Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, Trump pointed out the pardons of other shady characters by past presidents: “What about them?” Whataboutery flies both ways across the political aisle.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: Rebecca demonstrated the quality of loving-kindness, fitting for the legacy of Abraham
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Today Jacob must increase his voice and must don the gloves of Esau to eliminate through absolute strength and deterrence every vestige of terror in its midst.
John-Paul & Annie Deddens: It is particularly important to recognize the words of the encyclical in today’s climate of government intrusion on the Church.
Brat: Holy God, since we are on the borderline of choice, help us to choose to heal Your land that You have blessed us with. Help us to be hands and feet of mercy to the disenfranchised, the helpless, and the hopeless.
Pastor John Tolle (4 Nov 18): Does compassion move you?
Sarah Yehudit Schneider: Choice & Fate (part 2)–An Illustrated Video Teaching: https://youtu.be/AXl_F_1poRE
David Suissa: With the level of our national discourse reaching all-time lows, commentators with a bent for “bridge building” have been promoting the character trait of putting oneself in the shoes of the Other—whether that Other is a “deplorable” living in Wisconsin or a progressive living in Brooklyn.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Here are five of the most thundering questions. How did Isaac and Rebecca allow themselves to grow so far apart in their perception of their children, to the point that Isaac favored Esau, and Rebecca insisted that Jacob receive the blessings? Why would she deceive her husband rather than speak to him? Why did Jacob employ cunning and stealth to deceive an unsuspecting brother? When Isaac discovers the trick, he seems shocked and bewildered. Why did he never chastise his wife or son?
Anna Blake: Finally, there is a moment that can’t be unseen. It’s when we begin to see that beautiful horse, so inquisitive and alert, so sensitive and intelligent, shrouds his eyes a little more each step closer we get. He looks away because we’re quick and he’s trying to avoid the halter. He drops his head low to the ground to stress-graze when we want to move on.
Mary Luti: Prayer
Jesus, Bread of Life, with each communion given and received, makes us more skillful at distributing you.
Ryan LeStrange: God wants to take you to a new level of freedom!
Vicki Kemper: Prayer
May my work never be for nothing. May my work—and my rest—always glorify you.
Revelation 2: 19 I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.
Vicki Kemper: Asking for an overworked, under-slept friend.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The tragedy, of course, was that Esau did not see himself as a partner of Jacob. His material prowess, his hunting skills, his field-maneuvers have become divorced from his spiritual, soulful core. His body was severed from his soul. “And Esau came from the field, and he was exhausted.” Esau was ambitious and skillful, but spent. He craved to conquer the entire “field,” to own the world, but he remained internally worn out, emotionally exhausted, detached from his own metaphysical roots. His internal universe was chaotic, distraught, and frenzied. Isaac yearned that Esau’s enormous strength be harnessed to facilitate the spiritual goals of his brother Jacob. He wants to bless, empower and sublimate Esau.
David Suissa: Or whether people who were damaged psychologically as children are now exposed in our new world to a lot more triggers than earlier eras.
John-Paul & Annie Deddens: This feast day was instituted by Pope Pius XI on December 11th in 1925 within the encyclical letter Quas Primas. The Holy Father was responding to the fact that the world was becoming increasingly nationalistic and secular. Governments were claiming more and more allegiance from their citizens and attempting to replace God. “While nations insult the beloved name of our Redeemer by suppressing all mention of it in their conferences and parliaments, we must all the more loudly proclaim his kingly dignity and power, all the more universally affirm his rights.” – Quas Primas, 25
Ryan LeStrange: According to Webster’s online dictionary, the word rebellion means opposition to one in authority or dominance, open, armed, and usually unsuccessful defiance of or resistance to an established government, an instance of such defiance or resistance.
Anna Blake: Have I mentioned that I’m marginally sorry about what a loudmouth party-pooper I am? It’s just that I care about horses. It isn’t a crime to hug a horse but we need to listen more closely, beyond our needs, especially to the stoic ones. And by listen, I mean with our whole bodies.
Sarah Yehudit Schneider: And you will notice that some of those points of higher mazal [Fate] have overlapping shades of gray. This means that although we’ve got to touch that base, because it is a destined point on our journey…it does not necessarily need to play out on the physical plane. We could engage with that mazal in an emotional, mental or spiritual way instead, depending upon the choices we make in arriving to that point.
Darren Canning: In the desert the people began to speak against God. They complained about the food that they were eating and even wanted to go back into captivity in Egypt, because they felt that there they somehow had it better being slaves. Numbers 21:6 shows the consequence that took place because of such disobedience. This passage says that God Himself sent venomous snakes among the people, and many of them died. Then in the next verse we see the people repent. Moses interceded (vs.7) and he built a pole with a serpent on the top, so that anytime anyone got bit by a snake, they could run to it, look at it and be healed.
Revelation 15:3 and sang the song of God’s servant Moses and of the Lamb: “Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations.
John-Paul & Annie Deddens (8 Nov 18): The Next Novena: Who is Your King?
Brat: Holy God, I am convinced that You are cleaning house of the Seven Churches. Otherwise, You would not have repeatedly commanded for us to “hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” I know it is on Your heart for them to reconcile with each other. I know it breaks Your heart to see our culture suffering, when the Churches could not do what You asked them to do.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Rebecca’s Vision
Mary Luti: We approach the server, we’re given bread, we dip it in the cup. We kneel at a rail, and the server brings bread and cup to us. We sit in pews, passing plates and rattling trays of little glasses.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Jews, Wake Up!
1 Samuel 1:5 but to Hannah he gave a double portion, because he loved her, though the LORD had closed her womb.
Anna Blake: At first, it’s just hard. We force ourselves to keep our hands quiet. Train ourselves to care less about what we get from them and more about what they need from us. We learn to release their anxiety rather than make it worse. We let them pick the path sometimes, by leading from behind, and support their autonomy and confidence rather than insecurity.
Israel 365: Worldwide Serenity ✡ “Pray For The Well-Being Of Yerushalayim”
House of Destiny (9 Nov 18): These last 48 hours have been some of the most intense moments in the history of our area and your prayers are crucial.
Mary Luti: We imagine Jesus handing that loaf down the table, disciple to disciple. But scripture doesn’t say exactly how he ‘gave it to them,’ so we don’t really know. But we do know how we give out communion—in many different ways.
Charisma Media (8 Nov 18): Christian Art Gift: Journaling Bible for Girls
1 Samuel 1:6 Her rival used to provoke her severely, to irritate her, because the LORD had closed her womb.
Mary Luti: Distributing Jesus
Brat: Huh?
Anna Blake: Sure, there are some mares who let us know clearly that they don’t like us around their faces. There are horses better under saddle than on the ground, and it dawns slowly that when in the saddle, we are out of their space in some contrary way.
Genesis 31:34 Now Rachel [not Rebecca, who was Jacob’s mother] had taken the household gods and put them inside her camel’s saddle and was sitting on them. Laban searched through everything in the tent but found nothing.
Anna Blake: Instead, feel gratitude for the strength it takes to love them at a distance so they can make a choice to be a partner, not because of ropes and whips and insecure learned helplessness, but with true liberty.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: What is more, says Rebecca. Your duty as a Jew is to create a fragment of heaven on earth, to sanctify physical life, and to sublimate all aspects of the material world. Jacob, in the absence of a brother to assist you, you must learn to achieve this feat.
Revelation 12:14 The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.
Darren Canning: The eagle has many prophetic meanings in Scriptures. It is a warring bird that can come to destroy. It is a bird that protects its young (Deuteronomy 32:10-11). It is a bird that can signify the renewal of our spiritual and mental strength (Isaiah 40:31). It can represent the enlightenment, wisdom and understanding of Heaven (Daniel 7:3-4, Ezekiel 1:10, Revelation 4:6-7). These passages describe the beings that surround the throne. Each has a face of an eagle. These beings see things that the rest of us can’t see, unless our eyes are enlightened to see them.
Sarah Yehudit Schneider: For example, on our collective lifeline, the prophesies all predict an awful “War of Gog and Magog” that must proceed the messianic end of days. It is possible for that to be a physical war with guns, tanks, bombs and gore. But it could also play out on the inner planes as a media war, or a psychic war, or a spiritual war. Similarly for an individual. The Talmud brings the example of one who is born under the astrological sign of Mars which means he’s destined to be a “spiller of blood.” Yet, says the Talmud, he could be… a murderer, a butcher, or a mohel (circumciser). These are three (very different) lots-in-life that emerge at the interface between choice and destiny.
Brat (04 Nov 18): Last night I was watching the BBC News and they reported that thousands [!] of fish simultaneously died in Babylon on the Euphrates. The authorities could not figure out what caused it.
Revelation 8:10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
James 3:11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
David Suissa: When someone is miserable and feels he has nothing left to live for—and blames the world for much of his misery– does it make it more likely he will consider such an apocalyptic act, as a way perhaps of giving the world the middle finger and leaving with a “bang”?
Vince Viozzi (in “Pressure” 4 Nov 18): Breakthrough is the result that occurs after you have allowed God to change you. Your sins and iniquities are no longer holding you down and making you weak in your battle against the enemy. You are NOW able to take over new territory, having a more effective warfare against him, and giving you greater access and entry into the next level of your destiny.
1 Chronicles 14:11 (NKJV emphasis mine), “So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, ‘God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.’ Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim [meaning Master of Breakthrough].”
Mary Luti: Consider this: No matter how we do it, whenever we give out communion the Spirit is training us in a vital Christian competence—the skill of distribution. We’re gradually acquiring God’s own resourcefulness for giving food to every living thing.
Matthew Laney: Prayer
God, you are so good. Whatabout helping me be as good to others as Jesus has been to me?
Brat (04 Nov 18): For the record, I AM breaking away! I am not going to church today, because I have a birthday party to go to. I’m not being flippant. I’m doing the best I can and getting nowhere. My calling is real, and yet it is treated as if it has no value by the ones God sent me to. So, I should kick off the dust from my boots and leave? Go where?
John 6:68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
Pastor John Tolle (4 Nov 18): “Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out impure spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. … 11 Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave. 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting. 13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. 14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet.” (Matthew10:1, 11-14)
1 Samuel 1:7 (Echo) So it went on year by year; as often as she went up to the house of the LORD, she used to provoke her. Therefore Hannah wept and would not eat.
Brat: Okay, Lord of the Harvest, where do You want me to go?
Anna Blake (in “Pressure” 4 Nov 18): What if we have it backward? What if instead of pressure, we use release to train. Contrary to our instincts and training, what if we hold awareness of potential pressure, and don’t respond in like. In the rein example, when we feel an ounce of his weight on the rein, we release an inch or two. Can we teach horses we’re flexible about contact? Fluid rather than resistant? Conversational rather than dictatorial?
Ryan LeStrange: Rebellion is a spirit that every human being struggles with at some point. It will pop up at significant times of decision and advance in the life of a believer. It is the wrestling for control over one’s life and destiny. Yet we were never meant to be in control! As long as we are striving to dictate our own path and plan, we are not fully surrendered to the lordship of Jesus.
1 Samuel 1:8 Her husband Elkanah said to her, “Hannah, why do you weep? Why do you not eat? Why is your heart sad? Am I not more to you than ten sons?”
Revelation 17: 12 “The ten horns you saw are ten kings who have not yet received a kingdom, but who for one hour will receive authority as kings along with the beast.
Sarah Yehudit Schneider: In summary, Choice and Destiny are both true, each in its place. Yet in any given moment there is a chaotic mixture of these two forces. Higher mazal [Fate] includes all that is fated in our life; lower mazal includes what can change through effort, prayer and merit. Yet there’s no sure way to tell one from the other. For some folks an impoverished state could be fated. Perhaps their whole purpose in life is to proclaim their Creator’s goodness despite such hardship. Since that circumstance enables their raison d’etre, it cannot change for without it, they would lose their purpose. For another person that same impoverished state could be a test. Will they stay honest despite an opportunity to embezzle from their employer? Once they pass that test, the circumstance can change, because its purpose was temporary—it was lower mazal.
Ben Lim: “You Have Passed the Test!”
Brat: I’m not convinced that the merchandizers of God’s word have passed the test. The fruits of their labors have not trickled down to me yet.
Revelation 17: 13 They have one purpose and will give their power and authority to the beast.
Anna Blake: We love that snout to nose love-photo of the two of us but that same damn loudmouth party-pooper says that closed eyes can be a calming signal, him hiding inside himself, almost playing dead, as a way of mitigating the stress he feels when we intrude on his space. It’s the worst news, so we test it in a hundred ways.
Revelation 17: 14 “They will wage war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will triumph over them because he is Lord of lords and King of kings—and with him will be his called, chosen and faithful followers.”
Mary Luti: But we really don’t need to add meaning to our various ways of getting communion off the table and into people’s hands. They’re already meaningful just by being what they are—practicalities, efficiencies, delivery systems.
Anna Blake: We practice the least romantic ways to love horses.
1 Samuel 1:9 After they had eaten and drunk at Shiloh, Hannah rose and presented herself before the LORD. Now Eli the priest was sitting on the seat beside the doorpost of the temple of the LORD.
Brat: Yeah… Pastor John sits there with his computer, “the doorpost of the temple of the LORD”… He sees…
Anna Blake: Finally, we stop commiserating and whining about their rescue history. They live in the present and are waiting for us to catch up. And for all the years we have been imperfect, with bad hands and impatient cues, we must forgive ourselves because our horses have already and carrying our stale guilt around inside us puts out a stink horses can do without.
Darren Canning: There are many circumstances that come against us that should destroy us. In the natural when a snake bites us we could die, but Jesus is going to touch us in such a way that even the venom of the foulest demons will not hurt us, because we are lost underneath His wings and protected by His sight. He will give His angels charge over us (Psalm 91:11).
Brian Simmons: I hear His whisper…”The old order is quickly passing away.”
Brat: My friend Cynthia and I were also evacuated as we bore witness to the massive wall of fire raging through the darkness.
Rabbi Yitzchak Luria: “The righteous are caught in the sin of the generation.” (Challah 6)
House of Destiny: Mass Shooting And Wildfires Overtake Our Own Backyard
Rabbi YY Jacobson: My dear Jacob—said his mother—one day, Esau will become your partner. One day, the Moshiach will come—and may it be speedily in our days—and you will return to your tents of spiritual ecstasy, as the “spirit of impurity will be removed from the world,” and the entire “earth will be filled with Divine consciousness as the waters cover the sea.” There will be a time when, in the words of Isaiah (2:4), “He [G-d] shall judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples, and they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift the sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”
Darren Canning: In the desert we see a picture of the curse being nailed to the Cross. When Jesus died on the Cross He took our sins, sicknesses and infirmities. By His stripes we are healed. The curse that came upon us because of disobedience is destroyed. He who had no sin became sin and a curse for us on the Cross, so that even though we might have deserved death, we are freed from it because of what He did. The grace of God is so great that He allowed His pure, flawless Son to die in our place. The serpent nailed to the pole became a picture of grace and life in Christ. Because He was raised up the rest of us can have life.
Matthew Laney: Jesus said, “Wouldn’t you, on the sabbath, untie your ox or donkey from the manger, and lead it away to drink? Then why shouldn’t this woman be set free from bondage on the sabbath day?” – Luke 13:15-16
Shoshana Lewin: An email from Rabbi Bary Diamond at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks included a reminder:
Let the emotions, born of our pain, lead us away from hatred
Matthew Laney: Even Jesus engaged in whataboutism, with one significant difference in the scripture above. He deflected a negative accusation: “A good rabbi wouldn’t heal on the sabbath!” with a positive one: “Hey, you guys untie your animals on the sabbath so they can drink. Why shouldn’t I release a sister from bondage on the sabbath?” Instead of dropping to his opponents’ level, he lifted them up to his.
Rabbi Bary Diamond: Passions are a flame. If placed well, they can warm us and urge us to act; if allowed to roam free, our passions can destroy our surroundings and ourselves. The senseless hatred that led to the destruction of the Second Temple was also born out of passions. Let our passions urge us to act, but let that first act be one of compassion and understanding, and, only if necessary, of confrontation and combat. Let our passions burn, but let them burn wisely.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: But till that glorious day, my dear Jacob, you can’t allow Esau to own the marketplace of military power, technology, science, medicine, wealth, influence, and physical strength. You are not Esau, you are not a man of war and violence; you are a prince of G-d, a man of wisdom, integrity and faith. But you must dress like Esau, you must don his gear. For your enemy is brutal, ruthless, and bloodthirsty. He is promised 72 pies of pizza for becoming a “shahid,” a martyr, and as long as you duck, the international community somehow empathizes with his murderous plans. The world respects Jews who respect themselves; the world admires Jews who are not afraid of doing everything it takes to stop immoral violence and bloodshed.
Matthew Laney: Try that next time someone discredits you. When they go low, stand your ground, but instead of sinking to their level and firing back, take them in your arms and raise them up.
Anna Blake: We find a way to stand as equals in a partnership that doesn’t need to brag, that has nothing to prove. It isn’t that your horse compulsively needs to be by our side, it’s that the distance between us only strengthens the connection.
Mary Luti: We prefer some methods to others, yet still find devotional meaning in them all, attaching symbolism to going forward, kneeling, or sitting in the pews.
Anna Blake: And we begin to see calming signals that define a different horse, one more peaceful in the herd with softer eyes and a smoother muzzle. Fewer worry lines, nostrils easy and his poll relaxed. We work with smaller cues and the lighter we get, the more willing our partner chooses to be with us without coercion or obligation. Even nearly invisible anxiety melts away.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Do you want dead Jews who are seen as ethical, or living Jews whom the UN condemns as shylocks? Do you want Jews strewn in rivers of blood with the world condemning the atrocities against them, or do you want powerful, healthy and vibrant Jews who strike fear into the hearts of monstrous killers who have no qualms to butcher innocent humans whose only crime is that they woke in the morning and went to synagogue to pray to the G-d of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob?
David Suissa: It’s only by trying to understand one another, the theory goes, that national healing can start.
Anna Blake: We let go of the idea that they need us or that we can save them by loving them. We let them live for themselves, without the burden of healing us or making us whole. We get stronger within ourselves so that they can be free.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: But it’s not only about security. The mission of the Jew is to transform the physical and material world into a divine abode. To achieve this, he must enter into the real world and impact it. He must enter the open fields of society and live proudly as a Jew: His ambition coupled with integrity, courage coupled with sanctity, physical might permeated with spiritual vision. He must integrate heaven and earth.
Mary Luti: “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it he broke it, and gave it to them.” – Matthew 26:26-27
Moshe Yaakov Wisnefsky: By being a conduit of blessing, Rebecca rectified the sin of Eve, who had brought a curse upon the world.
Anna Blake: We choose the best lifestyle for our horses, even if it’s the inconvenient one. We keep a herd because a good life for a horse requires more horses and fewer people. We learn to stop fussing and fidgeting and micromanaging, and just let them be horses. Who we fell in love with in the first place.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Finally, when Jacob entered Isaac’s chamber, and his father felt him, Isaac declared: “The voice is the voice of Jacob, but the hands are the hands of Esau.” Clearly, Isaac identified this man as having Jacob’s voice. So why did he give him the blessings? Why did he not investigate who is the person standing before him?
Brat: May God bless you with wisdom from above, with compassion to see worthiness in our shortcomings, with eyes of forgiveness as you see through our vulnerabilities, with courage to be honest, with the capacity to be nurturing, with confidence to take risks in learning, with resourcefulness in caring for the less fortunate, with the facility to let go of control when necessary, with joy to celebrate the spontaneous miracles God shares with us, with lovingkindness in making intimate contact with others while respecting boundaries, with celebrating the Awe of God when He breaks the chains of impossible situations and shows it with proof. May God bless you with the presence of Himself.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The Ashes of Isaac
Anna Blake: Love them, not for how they make us feel but for the freedom and confidence we share from letting go.

Scent 7 Nov 18

8 Nov

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
[3 pages]
Dar Mikula: Prayer
Guiding Spirit, let me find surprises in my struggles that remind me that sometimes the best act is to soften my resistance and to trust You, the One whose Love works in ways perhaps not yet revealed.
Moshe Miller: Now look at the verses: First, it states, “He smelled the fragrance of his garments,” but then Isaac sensed something else and said, “see, the fragrance of my son,” for he became aware that the scent was because of Jacob, [not merely the scent of spices clinging to his clothes. Then Isaac declared, “the fragrance of my son] is like the fragrance of a field which G d has blessed,” [referring to the scent the Garden of Eden.] Now how was Isaac familiar with “the fragrance of a field that G d had blessed” [the scent of the Garden of Eden?]
Dar Mikula: Go Along Easily
Moshe Miller: However, there are two things being spoken about here, and in essence they are one: It is written, “Isaac went out to pray in the field towards evening” (Gen. 24:63). Didn’t he have a home in which to pray, or some other place? But this was the field adjacent to the cave that Abraham had bought [from Efron] (see Gen. 25). When Isaac prayed in that field, he perceived the Shechina and the lofty spiritual scents that were emitted. It was for that reason that he established that field as his place of worship.
Rev. Kate Pussehl (in “Angel to Pittsburgh” 29 Oct 18): We need a place to encounter Him, a place to intercede, a place of forgiveness, and a place to say, “I’m sorry.”
Israel 365: A Tremendous Miracle ✡ “I Will Bring Them To Their Own Land”
Moshe Miller: Why didn’t Abraham pray there? Because he had established an alternative spot as his place of worship, prior to his acquisition of the field; this was due to the scent he discovered at Mount Moriah. Why was it called ‘Moriah’? Because of the [scent of] myrrh [related to the word “Moriah”] present there. [This was the place where the Temple would later be erected, and where the Shechina would be revealed.]
Breaking Israel News (7 Nov 18): Snakes, Elections and the Messiah: Rabbi explains Biblical connection between recent Temple Mount phenomena and US elections
“In those days there was no king in Yisrael; everyone did as he pleased.” (Judges 21:25)
Russ and Kitty Walden: “My mercies that are renewed every morning. Man’s kindnesses die before the sun is set in the sky, but My mercies are renewed every day, afresh and anew. So rejoice in My loving kindness and delight in what I am bringing about, for this is a new time, and a new outcome for you is coming forth and coming forth in a speedy and expeditious manner,” says your God.
Verse of the Day (07 Nov 18): [ Instructions on Worship ] I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2
Ben Lim: “You Have Passed the Test!”
Moshe Miller: [Now we can explain] everything: the Garden of Eden entered with Jacob, and because of this, Isaac did not attribute the scent to his clothes, but rather to Jacob himself, for he sensed that the fragrance of the Garden of Eden was because of Jacob, and therefore he was worthy of the blessings. Because of his worthiness, the Garden of Eden [the Shechina] entered with him, and so, when Esau became angry [that Jacob had earned the blessings], Isaac told him, “He will indeed be blessed” (Gen. 27:33).
Ben Lim: Willingness: the Key to Promotions and Upgrades
Russ and Kitty Walden: “Those who have sought your hurt will turn and show favor where only animosity existed before. Those who have ignored you and mistreated you will suddenly turn and show support toward you and reward you for your faithful service and labor. Supply is increasing now,” says the Father. “Favor is coming up like a groundswell of blessing to lift you up and out of the way things have been to a new place of honor and opportunity. I am not just opening one door,” says God. “I am opening many doors and many opportunities that will completely reshape things for you in fundamental ways.”
Brat: Jesus, thy will be done.
Russ and Kitty Walden: “I am bringing forth peaceful, harmonious relationships, and benefits and blessing and supply. As you seek Me early, so you will find Me. As you seek Me early and set your face to turn to My throne, I will manifest in your life and as your now provision. Things are even shifting on the job and in the area of your vocation and calling.
Simon Jacobson (in “Shovel” 6 Nov 18): More than three and a half millennia ago our grandfather Isaac shuddered a violent shudder. He shuddered over the misalignment of the universe. He shuddered for every painful experience that would take place over the ages. He shuddered when he saw the terrible consequences of the battles between Esau and Jacob: the wars that would be waged between these two global powers, two forces in history – Rome and Jerusalem.
Brat [with head down and eyes looking sideways, like Horatio Caine does on CSI – Miami]: The Catholic Church is still silent and will not budge.
Charisma: Let’s Make This Personal
Compiled in A Year with C.S. Lewis (received on 07 Nov 18): An ordinary simple Christian kneels down to say his prayers. He is trying to get into touch with God. But if he is a Christian he knows that what is prompting him to pray is also God: God, so to speak, inside him. But he also knows that all his real knowledge of God comes through Christ, the Man who was God—that Christ is standing beside him, helping him to pray, praying for him. You see what is happening. God is the thing to which he is praying—the goal he is trying to reach. God is also the thing inside him which is pushing him on—the motive power. God is also the road or bridge along which he is being pushed to that goal. So that the whole threefold life of the three-personal Being is actually going on in that ordinary little bed- room where an ordinary man is saying his prayers. The man is being caught up into the higher kinds of life—what I called Zoe or spiritual life: he is being pulled into God, by God, while still remaining himself. [From Mere Christianity]
Russ and Kitty Walden: “Healing is coming to your home,” says God. “Just as the priests of old would cleanse the house and declare it free from its contamination, I am not just cleansing you, I am purging the environment around you from every unclean influence. No longer will you be wearied and weighed down with despair or desperation. My Kingdom is peace, and My Kingdom is joy. Joy unspeakable is your portion in this season,” says the Father.

Shovel 06 Nov 18

7 Nov

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
[13 pages]
Andy Sanders: Some of you have put down your shovels. It’s time to get them back out! (Perhaps you should make a statement this year, and place a shovel right at the front of the sanctuary as a sign that your building project is moving forward!)
Newsboys: “Born Again” [https://youtu.be/VHcCBtIcxhQ]
Brat (with a soft but firm voice): Some of us do not have sanctuary in which to place a shovel in front of. Please pray for us.
Tommy Walker: Let Us Pray [https://youtu.be/jLt3aO9X-Kg]
Rev. Kate Pussehl (in “Angel to Pittsburgh” 29 Oct 18): We need a place to encounter Him, a place to intercede, a place of forgiveness, and a place to say, “I’m sorry.”
Brat [crying]: I can’t stand the hypocrisy from the Church!
Matthew 7: 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Simon Jacobson: The battle between matter and spirit lies at the root of all existential despair.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The crowd gasped. The father continued.
Simon Jacobson: At Sinai, when the people in the camp shuddered (Ex. 19:16) – indeed, the entire mountain shuddered violently. (ibid. 19:18)
Newsboys: This is what it is
This is who I am
This is where I finally take my stand
I didn’t want to fall
But I don’t have to crawl
I met the One with two scarred hands
Giving him the best of everything that’s left of
The life inside this man
I’ve been born again (Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Charlie Shamp: This fourth, heavenly bird represents the heavenly Bride that carries the spirit of the overcomer. This heavenly bird is one that God wants the Church to give birth to in the earth, in this hour. It’s a heavenly bird of grace, glory, and power!
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “As many of you know, my wife and I have been to countless doctors who recommended every sort of treatment. We moved abroad for awhile to be near an ‘expert,’ but this proved to be fruitless. One last, extreme treatment was offered and after trying that, it too, turned out to be just a fantasy. We felt doomed to a life without the pleasure of raising a genuine Jewish family.
Casting Crowns: I know You’ve cast my sin as far
As the east is from the west
And I stand before You now
As though I’ve never sinned
But today I feel like I’m just one mistake away
From You leaving me this way
Andy Sanders: Here, in my vision, I watched two people come together, joining hands (forces). The Lord gently spoke, “I AM pairing up ‘repairing’ pastor and evangelist relationships.”
Casting Crowns: Here I am Lord and I’m drowning
In your sea of forgetfulness
The chains of yesterday surround me
I yearn for peace and rest
I don’t want to end up where you found me
And it echoes in my mind
Keeps me awake tonight
Simon Jacobson: Shudders from Ancient Times
Kenneth L. Samuel: According to philosopher Edmund Burke, the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good people do nothing. Corruption can thrive only in contexts of silent acquiescence.
Disturbed: “The Sound of Silence” [https://youtu.be/u9Dg-g7t2l4]
Simon Jacobson: Every shudder reflects a serious disturbance. When we become aware that things are not aligned we shudder. Our universe in general and each person individually is dichotomous in nature – comprised of matter and spirit, body and soul – two forces driven in opposite directions. The battle between matter and spirit creates serious turbulence, which lies at the root of all existential loneliness and despair – more than enough reason to shudder.
John 6:67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
Andy Sanders: “Calling the Twelve to Him, He began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.” (Mark 6:7 NIV)
John 6:70 Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!”
Kenneth L. Samuel: Exposing evil is risky business. But the greater threat is the deadly silence of those who consistently sacrifice moral conscience on the altar of social order.
Matthew 7: 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’
Hawk Nelson: “Words” [https://youtu.be/9Nb9ufYEWG0]
Lovesick Scribe: For the longest time, I fought wanting to receive the call as a prophet. I knew it carried great weight and responsibility, and even the mention of it made me tremble. There is a holy fear that possesses me, and I do not want to release a word in voice or in writing that is not God breathed and in alignment with His Word. We must resist the urge to be relevant in church circles. We are accountable for the words we release with God’s name co-signed to them. Reverence trumps relevance. Though I honor and respect great men and women of God, their names are not the ladder I want to climb. The way up in the Kingdom is down, and sometimes that means denying relevance in exchange for His timing and His ways. If God wants you heard, He will promote you in your faithfulness to the process.
Psalm 146:8 the LORD opens the eyes of the blind. The LORD lifts up those who are bowed down; the LORD loves the righteous.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: At the height of the celebration, the crowd quieted down as the father indicated that he would like to say a few words. “Thank you all for coming and sharing in our joyous occasion,” he began in a loud voice. “Although I have no more food to offer, let me at least tell a true story which I’m sure you’ll appreciate.”
Ruth 3:3 Now wash and anoint yourself, and put on your best clothes and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking.
Hawk Nelson: Words can build you up
Words can break you down
Start a fire in your heart or
Put it out
Kenneth L. Samuel: In the 1960’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was constantly accused of inciting violence with his Civil Rights marches. Dr. King responded that his aim was not to incite violence but to expose the violence imposed upon the oppressed daily through the physical repressions of racial segregation. King saw himself not as an inflictor of wounds but as an exposer of wounds that had already been inflicted upon the disenfranchised.
We Are Messengers: “Magnify” [https://youtu.be/Q06Y9X4_DsI]
Andy Sanders: The pursuit for unity in the Body of Christ will be a major theme this year. This is a special time for the five-fold offices; God is restoring splintered relationships that are within Church leadership. The pastor will discover the value in the evangelist; the evangelist (and prophet) will find shelter with the pastors.
We Are Messengers: I’ve been trying to make sense of the sorrow that I feel
Holding on for life to the only thing that’s real
I’ve only scratched the surface, I’ve barely had a taste
But just a glimpse draws my heart to change
And one sight of You lays my sin to waste
I don’t need to see everything just more of You
Rick Joyner: The Tree of Life is Jesus, and those who abide in Him do not have seasonal fruit, but rather they bear fruit continually (Revelation 22:2). Leaves are where photosynthesis takes place, which is the process of turning light into life. That is what we are each called to be, those who turn truth into life.
Simon Jacobson: More than three and a half millennia ago our grandfather Isaac shuddered a violent shudder. He shuddered over the misalignment of the universe. He shuddered for every painful experience that would take place over the ages. He shuddered when he saw the terrible consequences of the battles between Esau and Jacob: the wars that would be waged between these two global powers, two forces in history – Rome and Jerusalem.
Brat [with head down and eyes looking sideways, like Horatio Caine does on CSI – Miami]: The Catholic Church is still silent and will not budge.
Casting Crowns: I start the day, the war begins
Endless reminding of my sin
And time and time again
Your truth is drowned out by the storm I’m in
Today I feel like I’m just one mistake away
From you leaving me this way
Hawk Nelson: They’ve made me feel like a prisoner
They’ve made me feel set free
They’ve made me feel like a criminal
Made me feel like a king
Lovesick Scribe: It is tempting to release a word that appears air tight, but was not Spirit breathed. What I mean by that is the need to be relevant in a world where notoriety is crowned king instead of Jesus. Many words released sadly minister to our soulish realm. Our emotions engage, but does the Holy Spirit agree with it? We gauge the power of a word released on the response of the masses instead of the One we represented. Before I really understood what it meant to be a five fold prophet, I did not understand why the Lord would give me challenging words to release that cut but healed. I would ask God why I could not preach something “nice”. This sounds ignorant to the seasoned and even now, it sounds ignorant to me, but I did not understand why so many others got to release words that left people shouting and excited while the words entrusted to me left people jolted and in self introspection.
Andy Sanders: Church, get ready for some of the most life-changing worship moments! God is placing an uncommon worship mantle on worshipers and worship leaders this year. This will change the structure and format of how we do modern church. What I saw here was worship leaders actually getting caught up in a “vortex of worship.” It was like the sound of Heaven clothing them, to help elevate the Body of Christ to break through spiritual barriers.
Lovesick Scribe: I see so many words released into the spiritual ether, and I wonder sometimes if many of us are battling to be relevant instead of reverent. If we are truly prophets, what would we do if someone did as the Bible instructed and judged one another’s prophetic utterances (1 Corinthians 14:29)? Would we take offense or would we welcome inspection? As someone who is navigating the choppy waters of ministry, I want to share a few personal lessons learned as well as those things that deem me a perpetual student of the Word and an eternal lover of His Presence.
Rebecca Bratten Weiss (in “Multitudes” 14 Sept 18): It’s no surprise to me that, in a culture where such blind obedience is protected by fearful secrecy, victims have been silent and afraid. What is a surprise to me is that there are still so many priests – in parishes and religious houses, teaching in schools or ministering to the poor – who still present to us the example of Christ, who listen to the laity, amplify our voices, empathize with our struggles. And I am grateful to them.
Psalm 146:5 Happy are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD their God
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The ecstatic new father composed himself and continued. “When I was a youth learning in the Belzer Yeshiva, there was a cleaning lady who would come by every day to tidy up and scrub the Beis Medrash study hall and adjoining rooms. She was a fixture in the yeshiva and devoted her life to maintaining the building. She was, however, not a wealthy person by any stretch and as her own family grew, she was at a loss of options as far as taking care of her children. She decided to bring her kids with her to work, and as she cleaned and mopped in one area of the building, the young children would run amuck, screaming, crying and generally causing quite a commotion, in the rest of the yeshiva.
Pastor Steve Dittmar: Abiding begins as we allow His Word to take root in us. This is easier than it sounds, because we need to match the Word of God to who Jesus is for us right now, in our current moment of struggle or tribulation. In other words, I abide in Jesus, inside His love, as an antidote to the fear I might be currently experiencing. I will need His Word to hold my place. I know His love casts out fear, and I know when I am experiencing His love, I feel safe and secure. But at this moment, I might not. This is where His words abiding in me can shift my emotions and experience into His truth in His presence. There is a place in Jesus where His truth and presence becomes more real, tangible and bigger than any current experience I happen to be living on this earth.
Charlie Shamp: I heard the Lord say: “This is My Bridal company! Those who have an ear to hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church. If you will fly together as one, a new prophetic movement will come. A new bird will be released—one the enemy can’t stop nor hinder, one that carries grace, glory and splendor. This bird will rise to new heights, she will win every war, battle, and fight. Nothing will be withheld from My heavenly hands, for I’ve called My Bride to stand. The hosts of Heaven will be at her command! So unite and see My power come, for I’ve called My Bride to overcome!”
Hawk Nelson: Let the words I say
(Let the words I say)
Be the sound of Your grace
(Sound like Your grace)
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
Revelation 15: 4 Who will not fear you, Lord,
and bring glory to your name?
For you alone are holy.
All nations will come
and worship before you,
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”
We Are Messengers: (chorus)
Take it all, take it all away
Magnify no other name
Open up, open up my eyes
To You
Lovesick Scribe: “Why aren’t you writing more words to release?” This has been an unusual season for me as I go long intervals without writing what I sense the Holy Spirit is speaking to me and downloading to me. It is not that I have nothing to say, but rather I find myself not wanting to give in to the impulse to release an utterance for the sake of releasing an utterance.
Kenneth L. Samuel: But I’ve come to understand that there is a big difference between confidentiality and cover-up. One protects privacy . . . the other protects vice.
Casting Crowns: Jesus, can you show me just how far the east is from the west?
Cause I can’t bear to see the man I’ve been
Rising up in me again
In the arms of your mercy I find rest
You know just how far the east is from the west
From one scarred hand to the other
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “At first, we put up with it; we even thought it was cute for a time. But after a while, the kids really began to significantly disturb us in our learning and prayers. Try as we might to control them, they wouldn’t listen, but just continued on in their childish games and noise. A number of the younger students asked me, as one of the oldest in the yeshiva, to ask her not to bring her children anymore to work with her.
We Are Messengers: My sight is incomplete and I’ve made you look small
I’ve been staring at my problems for way too long
Re-align where my hope is set, until you’re all that’s left
But just a glimpse draws my heart to change
And one sight of you lays my sin to waste
I don’t need to see everything, just more of You
Andy Sanders: “The era of fire and the double-portion mantle (Elisha) has begun!”
Steve Porter (in “Pressure” 04 Nov 18): Pray with me: You are a God of recovery and restoration! You love to give second chances to those who truly repent. You will revive me, and I will reclaim all, for You are my refuge and strength, and by Your power my hair will grow again!
Brat: Not if you’re Steve Shultz.
2 Kings 2:23 [ Elisha Is Jeered ] From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!”
Brat: Maybe he was going to Bethel Church in Redding, CA?
Steve Shultz (06 Nov 18): I know many in the Body have really been going through it…and even feel “stalled” right now.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “I agreed. Brazenly I walked up to her and told her that her kids were constantly disturbing everyone in the yeshiva and she should find some sort of alternative method of child-care for them. I’ll never forget how she looked at me with tired eyes and said, ‘Young man, you should never have tzar gidul banim’ (the pain and anguish that one goes through when raising children.)”
Newsboys: I see you walking like you’re living in fear
Having trouble even looking at me
Wishin’ they would give you more than words
Sick of people telling how it should be (How it should be)
What’s your download, where’d you get your info,
You saw that I’m show, now you’re in the inload
Gonna tell you what I believe
Kenneth L. Samuel: Secrecy itself is quite seductive to individuals and institutions. Information is power and those who have it and control the access to it are powerful. Evil requires that power be limited to only a select few.
Verse of the Day (6 Nov 18): he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. ~ Ephesians 1:9-10
Kenneth L. Samuel: Exposed
Steve Shultz: The enemy might be trying to feed you doubt and fear…but whatever he is trying to throw your way…the exact opposite is what God will do and His plans WILL prevail.
Kenneth L. Samuel: “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.” – Ephesians 5:11-12
Rick Joyner: Neither should we be so presumptuous to think that we have the authority to order them about. When Jesus walked as a man, He did not even presume to do this. Rather, He said that if He asked His Father, would He not send twelve legions of angels? We are made lower than the angels at this time, and we should treat them with all the dignity and respect they deserve. However, we neither worship nor presume authority over them. We look to our Father for what we need, and only worship Him.
Matthew 7: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.
Andy Sanders: Here the Lord said to me: “The Church is entering a groundbreaking year in 2019. The ground breakers will emerge. An era of fire has begun!”
Lovesick Scribe: As I was thinking about relevance, the one thing that kept coming to me was the danger of prophecy without intimacy. With the fight for relevance, there can be this feeling that we must have a word all the time. There is this drive to prophesy, and if we are not Presence aware, we will prophesy without His Presence and without having been with Jesus. It is entirely possible to do this (Matthew 7:22). We cannot afford to settle for words that sound great, but lack the truth of His heart and His ways so that we can be relevant. Real prophetic utterances testify of Jesus Christ. They drip with passion that can only be cultivated in the secret place. We must choose relationship with Christ over relevance with man.
Pastor Steve Dittmar: In John 14: 2,3, Jesus made the promise to His disciples that He was going to prepare a place for them and in doing so, would return to receive them to Himself–so that where He was, they would be also. But today, Jesus is in heaven while we live on earth, so how can we possibly be where He is? Through the art of abiding. Abiding is the practice of entering into Christ, as He literally is the place prepared for us in righteousness, peace, and joy. By accepting His gift as complete and finished, we can dwell in His victory and loving presence at any time, all the time. We do this through faith, with time, and with plenty of practice! This is where prayer comes in, as we set ourselves apart from our daily life and enter into Christ and all He has accomplished.
Rick Joyner: Here we see again the emphasis on how it is His bondservants who are given the revelation of the things to take place. (Revelation 22:6) This creates an important question: Are we bondservants or are we still living for ourselves?
Verse of the Day (05 Nov 18): This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. ~ Romans 13:6 NIV
Brat: As if I don’t already serve full-time? Hmmm, Bible Barons … I see. No offense taken.
Mark 12:44 For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
Andy Sanders: Some of you had to leave your post—your field, the place you love—because of funding issues. I see the ground collapsing beneath the walls that have financially stopped you. Others had to leave because of sickness, and I hear the Lord say to you, “You will come up out of the sickbed that you lie in. You’re going back to raise the dead this time!”
Brat: [Blinking her eyes slowly; head tilted slightly; observing; chew lip; speechless]
Hawk Nelson: I wanna speak Your love
Not just another noise
Oh, I wanna be Your light
I wanna be Your voice
Brat (2 Feb 18): STOP MANIPULATING US! In the Name of Jesus our High Priest who was presented in the Temple, in the Name of God who rules the whole world and gives power even to this constellation of leaders echoing His praises at the expense of our sacrifices, and in the Name of the Holy Spirit who sees and knows and demands purity in His Church: Stop! Cease! And Desist! Even the oceans have limits! As Darlene Stilley said on Wednesday, “The sands on the shore are tiny, but together they make a barrier to limit the oceans.” Stop making a mockery of my Father’s House with your echoes! This is the very reason for the dysfunctional silence. If you really wanted the reconciliation of the Churches, then that would be the goal you’d be pressing toward. But that is not what I see. I see favoritism in your own ranks trying to manipulate us. God did not create us to be parrots echoing each other like children in the marketplace. (Matthew 11:16) We are to speak and do His message.
1 Corinthians 9:16 If I proclaim the gospel, this gives me no ground for boasting, for an obligation is laid on me, and woe to me if I do not proclaim the gospel!
Simon Jacobson: But the shudder of the righteous is not mere fear. It absorbs some of the shock and pain – making it easier for us to weave our way through the challenges.
Rick Joyner: The reason why the beast could not put his mark on these is because His bondservants have the name of The Lord on their foreheads, and Satan cannot put his mark over God’s mark. Those who have stood resolutely against the darkness will have eternal life and eternal light from The Lord Himself.
Kenneth L. Samuel: Prayer
God . . . there are so many areas where we find delight in the devices of darkness. Give me the courage to turn on the light, even when my eyes have adjusted to the dark.
Simon Jacobson: And weave we did. Through all the havoc, persecutions and expulsions, we stand today at the threshold of a new world: A world which will finally be “still” – at peace with itself, with its neighbors, and above all – with its divine purpose.
Mark 12:41 He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums.
Simon Jacobson: The tribes shuddered when they discovered the money planted in their sacks; (Gen. 42:28) “What is this that G d is doing to us?” they asked with sinking hearts, as they realized that they were being held accountable for the blood of their brother Joseph whom they sold into slavery.
Hawk Nelson: You can heal the heartache
Speak over the fear
(Speak over the fear)
God, Your voice is the only thing
We need to hear
(We need to hear)
Revelation 21: 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Hebrews 9:26 for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Andy Sanders: At the tail end of this open vision was America. I could see many states on a map with the borders marked out. As borders between certain states melted, “fiery messengers” crossed the borders from one state to the next. The prophet’s mouth was carrying the fire of God. This fire was residual and kept burning long after the prophets were gone. Many messengers (prophets) crossed back and forth from one state to the next, each time with increasing favor.
Lovesick Scribe: In our fight for relevance, there is a danger in becoming prideful and arrogant. The Word tells us that pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18). I posed the question earlier of judging one another’s prophetic words as true prophets are instructed to do in the Word. We do not do this because it is understood to be insulting and disrespectful when on the contrary, it is biblical. When we are willing to submit a word for testing and even correction, we are demonstrating who our Father is and that we are teachable.
Charlie Shamp: The Lord spoke to me and said that He is stitching together a prophetic mantle, reserved in Heaven, for the new company of prophets He wants to release on the earth. He called them the Bridal company. This garment is being stitched together by a three-cord strand through the spirit of unity and bonded together through the bond of peace.
Rick Joyner: This is a river, not a lake or a pond. (Revelation 22:1-2) As this water of life is God’s Word, this speaks of how His Word is always moving—it’s never stagnate. So also is the nature of all who are led by The Spirit.
Kenneth L. Samuel: I grew up with a rather unfavorable view of tattletales and snitches. “Keep your mouth shut,” I was told . . . “What goes on this house stays in this house” . . . “There are certain things that are not to be discussed.”
Psalm 127:4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the sons of one’s youth.
Lovesick Scribe: Several years ago, I received a prophetic word that the words God would give me to release would be like arrows, penetrating with great effect and impact. Yet these words would not be released with the frequency as others seem to release, and these words, these arrows would be fashioned in the secret place and time spent with the Lord. The promise of resistance was also released with that prophetic word with my refuge being the secret place with God in those times of testing and resistance after releasing a word. I think about that word years later, and I take it seriously even when I stand before individuals to pray for them. When you stamp God’s name on it as the sender, that is a big deal and should not be taken lightly.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “I spent hours on the phone until I came up with an address, which I ran over to immediately. She did not recognize me, of course, but when I told her over the story, a spark flickered in her eyes. I tearfully apologized for my harsh words and she graciously forgave me with her whole heart.”
Casting Crowns: I know You’ve washed me white
Turned my darkness into light
I need your peace to get me through
To get me through this night
Psalm 146:9 The LORD watches over the strangers; he upholds the orphan and the widow, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
Pastor Steve Dittmar: Let me give you an example of how I’ve learned to practice the art of abiding in Jesus. Let’s take the verse in the Bible that says “perfect love casts out fear”. Wonderful, but where does it say that? We need the anchor of the address. For example, if I have never been to your house before and you invite me, you would give me your address, right? I would put your address in my phone, and maps would immediately locate your house and give me directions. Today, our Bible apps can locate the “address” of scripture with a simple phrase we type in; even Google will find a scripture for us when we type in a few words we vaguely remember. I highly encourage you to do this any time the Holy Spirit brings a scripture to your heart.
Hawk Nelson: They’ve lifted my heart
To places I’d never been
And they’ve dragged me down
Back to where I began
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “After that last attempt, as we walked back into the apartment that we lived in for the past twenty-eight years, our entire sad situation hit us full force, like a ton of bricks. Together, we broke down crying, trying to figure out why G d was testing us this way.
Pastor Steve Dittmar: Now that we have the address, in this case, 1 John 4:18 (NKJV): “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”—now, we can go to it in our Bible or Bible app and read it out loud, slowly. We can listen to the words, see the words, even feel the words that we are reading. We may even be drawn to one or two words in the verse and have a desire to know the original meaning. Great; we can then refer to a concordance app to find its meaning. Yes, it can be a bit time-consuming to find the scriptures for ourselves and locate them in our Bible–then to read them to ourselves; meditate on them; mutter them out loud; or pause to feel and experience their richness, their cleansing, or their truth. This, however, is what abiding is: Allowing His Word to find a resting place inside of us, so that we can grow the sound of His Word and truly experience it inside of us, inside of Jesus. I have found, in 42 years of walking with Jesus and coming to know Him, that this practice of abiding is so, so worth the time.
Psalm 127:5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.
Casting Crowns: “East to West” [https://youtu.be/WyoVJfADlwo]
Rick Joyner: Here we again see John falling down to worship an angel. (Revelation 22:7-9). If he, the most mature of all the apostles as the only original one still alive, would have this tendency, how much more do we need to be careful to only worship God? Angels are not Gerber babies, and there can be a tendency when we see such awesome beings to fall down before them. We must resist this as they are ministering spirits sent to serve the heirs of salvation.
Angel [from “ReFocused” 03 Feb 18] …
Brat (in “What Is Your Gift Of Martyrdom?” 25 Jan 18): I’ve been feeling sooooo overexposed with my senses being hyper-amplified that it is a HUGE (and necessary) comfort to know that I have loving guardians protecting me. Never before have I drawn comfort from some mental image of a chubby cherub watching me. Having the Cloud of Witnesses watching my every move and keystroke and doing NOTHING while they watch has removed any sense of safety and comfort in the notion of having a guardian angel watch other me. Those kinds are flat and useless. They are one-dimensional.
Mark 1:37 When they found him, they said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.”
Brat: On the other hand with Jo’s description of my guardians, I could trace the energy she was talking about and knew these were real. These weren’t postcard cherubs waiting to get their wings on Hallmark greeting cards. These were real and I could feel them, too. As soon as she described them, I knew this was multi-dimensional truth. And there’s not just one guardian but at least three. They are guarding me (in a good sense). They are protecting what is precious to them – something I haven’t felt in years! Everybody needs to feel precious to somebody else.
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high and see: Who created these? He who brings out their host and numbers them, calling them all by name; because he is great in strength, mighty in power, not one is missing.
Bonnie Bayer (06 Nov 18): Will give you details later. Go to YouTube: ‘Let Us Pray’ by Tommy Walker. We have been singing it! Pass it forward for God’s Word never returns Void. ~Bonnie
Tommy Walker: Calling Out to You [https://youtu.be/1-b7Hgpd6a4]
Lovesick Scribe: Let me say again, resist the urge to be relevant. Remain teachable and pliable before the Lord. Let us draw others closer to Jesus Christ so that He is glorified while we embrace the call to reform and remain reverent.
Binyomin Adilman: Rebbe Brachya said that he left from the well of blessings. Jacob fled from Esau so that Esau would not corner him and contend that he took his blessings through deceit. “Then”, said Jacob, “all of the efforts of my mother would have been for nothing.”
Brat (in “Merchant” 01 Nov 18): I bless you with effervescent honey sparkles of radiant light from God’s hug and ask Him to give you safe travels with the angels. Please bless Rabbi YY Jacobson when you are in New York. I think he has a brother (?) who is a rabbi in Florida. May they (and you) succeed in advancing God’s kingdom, so that the “Well done” we will hear from God at the end of this chapter won’t be a reference to steak on the hibachi. Personally speaking, I’m over-done.
Simon Jacobson: The first [shudder] is in this week’s Torah portion when Isaac shuddered a great, very great, shudder when Esau approached Isaac to receive the blessing that Jacob had already “stolen”. (Gen. 27:33)
Binyomin Adilman: Understanding this, Jacob thought to himself, “How can I let my mother’s efforts go to waste? As always, she did what was proper and necessary. There should be no question in my mind as to whom the blessings of our father belong to.” So Jacob fled to Haran, with the blessings still intact.
Hawk Nelson: Let my words be life
Let my words be truth
I don’t wanna say a word
Unless it points the world back to You
Charlie Shamp: I again heard the Lord say, “I am offering to the sons of the prophets the same mantle that I gave Elisha, a heavenly legacy. This is a double portion of the prophetic and is the inheritance only given to the first born, but I will lay it upon those who catch this new wind that I am releasing from My throne. They will receive it and fly together in the unity of the Spirit.”
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: “All of a sudden, I remembered the episode with the cleaning lady and the “blessing” she had given me. It occurred to me to try and reach her and ask for forgiveness. But after all these years, who knows where she would be?
Casting Crowns: I can’t live by what I feel
About the truth your word reveals
And I’m not holding onto you
But you’re holding onto me
You’re holding onto me
Simon Jacobson: Some shudders have such power.
Rick Joyner: This living water comes from the very throne of God, or from His authority. It is in the middle of the street, which speaks of how the living water, or water that brings life, is usually found between the extremes on either side.
Danny Gokey: “Masterpiece” [https://youtu.be/OPFWlQtom_0]
Pastor Steve Dittmar: The first time I come to your house, I might get lost. The second time, I might forget how I got there, but after a while, I will know my way to your home by heart. That’s what Jesus has invited us to practice: Finding our way into the place He has prepared for us, learning our way to His Home, while we allow His words to rest in our hearts. Soon, we will know our way Home by heart. . .
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.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: Beaming from ear to ear, the father announced, “Friends, that took place exactly nine months ago!”

Pressure 04 Nov 18

5 Nov

Working Dates: Sunday, November 4, 2018 to Monday, November 5, 2018
[11 pages]
Lance Wallnau: Will this finally be YOUR time?
Anna Blake: I admit to being a little compulsive about word choice. Words are the door that our actions walk through. As I held my breath and pawed around for the answer to his question, I searched for a better way to say it. Better semantics. But back to the man’s question, yes, I train with pressure. I truly hate that word.
Richard L. Floyd: Just before the parable of the Good Samaritan, a lawyer tried to trick Jesus so he asked him, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus answered by the Book: love God and love your neighbor. But the lawyer sought a loophole: “And who is my neighbor?” What he really wanted to know was, “Who is not my neighbor?”
Lance Wallnau: Your story is your testimony and your testimony is anointed to breakthrough!
Anna Blake: Horses don’t naturally give to pressure. Their natural instinct is to lean into it. One example: Horses don’t pull on the reins by themselves, they do it in response to the pressure of our hands. Then, because humans don’t naturally give to pressure either, we respond by pulling back, reacting to their pull and now it doesn’t matter who started it. Some of us will pick a fight then, we might go to a stronger bit, or some might silently carry a grudge and just let our hands get heavier without really noticing. Resistance trains resistance.
James 3: 3 When we put bits into the mouths of horses to make them obey us, we can turn the whole animal.
Lance Wallnau: Think this through – a testimony is for someone else!
Anna Blake: It’s a tug of war, pressure on both sides, but it is also an instinct for both of our species. We’re too alike in our responses. That’s important to remember. Some of us want to dominate but most of us react before we know we have a choice. We grab before we think but expect horses to behave better.
Steve Shultz: When the devil is after you, don’t take “no” for an answer. Keep praying and praying and get more help from others praying. Pray until the enemy backs off and then pray some more! Of course, the devil is after every single Believer in Jesus, but some get hit really hard.
Brat: Boy, do I know that!
Jennifer Brownell: Prayer
Jesus, we do not nearly have this love-my-neighbor thing figured out. Please keep talking about it until we do. Amen.
Lance Wallnau: It was 18 years ago when I received a divine digital download on the 7 Mountains that shape culture. I KNEW I had to share this with the world but had no idea where to begin. In 2008, Annabelle and I left the church we had been pastoring for near 20 years as we set out on a whole new FAITH adventure. We packed up our belongings and moved 1500 miles away to Texas and started over. I was 50 years old at the time. Some people thought I was crazy. My strategy was simple – if I had an invitation and a free day I went. I’ve traveled to every continent sharing what God gave me with heads of State and in huts… In those days it felt like I was speaking on any stage and in any pulpit that would have me, ha! And I mean everywhere from jungles to underground churches.
Westley Roderick (in “Angel to Pittsburgh” 29 Oct 18): From San Diego to the most northern parts, I saw spiritual fires burning. These were not wild or uncontrollable fires by any means, but very much controlled. As I got closer to the fires, I saw that they were not fires at all, but actual homes. I asked the Lord why these homes looked like fires from above, to which He replied, “This is the firestorm I am sending to California. There will be groups of ‘burning ones’ that will gather in homes all across California and I will consume them because I am a consuming fire. These burning homes will shine bright and men will come to them in darkness for refuge.”
Ezekiel 7: 24 I will bring the most wicked of nations
to take possession of their houses.
I will put an end to the pride of the mighty,
and their sanctuaries will be desecrated.
SUISSA: Pittsburgh Has Shocked Us Because America is PRO-Semitic
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Yet the Torah and the Kabbalah address another facet to relationships — the one buried beneath the earth, in the inner caves of the souls relating to each other. This is the connection you have with a person not because you consciously experience a bond with them, but rather because you are inherently and intrinsically connected, regardless of your conscious feelings.
Richard L. Floyd: Jesus asked him, “Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” The lawyer said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”
Ché Ahn (in “Merchant” 01 Nov 18): “When God Calls, Go!”
Mark 12:33 and ‘to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,’ and ‘to love one’s neighbor as oneself,’ –this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.”
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: I will be in New York and Florida until November 20th. Please contact me
Brat: I bless you with effervescent honey sparkles of radiant light from God’s hug and ask Him to give you safe travels with the angels. Please bless Rabbi YY Jacobson when you are in New York. I think he has a brother (?) who is a rabbi in Florida. May they (and you) succeed in advancing God’s kingdom, so that the “Well done” we will hear from God at the end of this chapter won’t be a reference to steak on the hibachi. Personally speaking, I’m over-done.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: “How is your marriage?” Someone once asked a woman.
Her response: “Before I got married, I was incomplete. Now, that I married, I am finished.”
Steve Porter: “Give those dead things to Me and I will turn them into honey for you.”
Anna Blake: For the record, some horses are not more sensitive than others. Some shut down to escape pressure and some react, but beyond behavior, horses all have the same nervous system. They are beautifully sensitive animals.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: This layer of the relationship is not created through our conscious volition; on the contrary, our conscious feelings are born from this hidden and essential aspect of the relationship, binding us together in the subterranean chambers of our souls. And when the marriage does encounter strife and struggle, the soul-mates remember that they are essentially united and that the conflicts between them, though in need of attention and repair, ought not and cannot erode the essential connection between them.
Steve Shultz: I’m here to tell you that no matter what the enemy throws at you—he’s VERY AFRAID OF YOU—and while he has a measure of power, he has nothing even remotely close to the prayers of the saints of God.
Richard L. Floyd: The lawyer, listening to Jesus’s story, would have been well aware that the Samaritan was a despised heretic, no neighbor of his.
Psalm 146:3 Do not put your trust in princes, in mortals, in whom there is no help.
Pastor John Tolle (28 Oct 18): We take a scripture and make it say something beyond what it means. It’s taking a small thing and making a big doctrine about it. Hermeneutics is biblical interpretation. If you’re not grounded you grab the small. The entire Word is meant to show God is faithful.
Ezekiel 7:4 I will not look on you with pity;
I will not spare you.
I will surely repay you for your conduct
and for the detestable practices among you.
“‘Then you will know that I am the LORD.’
Revelation 18: 5 for her sins are piled up to heaven,
and God has remembered her crimes.
Brat to Pastor John Tolle: My PRAYER REQUEST: Hermeneutics is about biblical interpretation. God takes the small to reveal Himself great. I anchor in the comfort that God said to me that I don’t take scripture and make it say something beyond what it means. My writings show the process. The Institution of Church turns process into a stone of doctrine, which then invites a religious spirit, which forgets the altar of remembrance. Lord, help Ephesus remember. Help Ephesus break the religious stone of the Institution.
Faith Marie Baczko (in “Merchant” 01 Nov 18): Only the Great Shepherd, through the Holy Spirit, can navigate the Body of Christ through this volatile period of history and to our destination. Apostolic, prophetic leaders hear the word of the Lord and interpret the times for His people. They are given vision to see God’s expected end and work with Him in charting the course ahead for His people to breakthrough and crossover.
James 3:4 Or take ships as an example. Although they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are steered by a very small rudder wherever the pilot wants to go.
Vince Viozzi: Step #3: The Ability to “Breakout” Into New Victories
Micah 2:13 (NKJV), “The one who breaks open [breaks through] will come up before them; they will break out, pass through the gate, and go out by it [new found freedom—take new territory and accomplish great victories]; [because] their king will pass before them, with the Lord at their head” (emphasis mine).
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Marriage is one of those issues where the Biblical law is unclear and it requires interpretation.
Melania Trump (03 Nov 18): From the moment my husband, Donald, placed his hand on the bible and took the oath of office to serve as America’s President, he has worked nonstop to deliver on his promises.
Richard L. Floyd: Then a traveling Samaritan came upon the man and was “moved to pity.” He bandaged the man’s wounds and, placing him on his own animal, took him to an inn and took care of him.
Anna Blake: Horsemanship is usually based on the process of teaching horses to give to pressure; to lay down their instinct, or more likely lock it up inside, and then do what we want. We’re taught to hold steady pressure until they do the behavior, and then quit asking. Good boy.
Richard L. Floyd: How to be a Neighbor
Lance Wallnau: Over the past few weeks I have been telling you about Pete Vargas, a friend who has done just that – and his passion is to see you and thousands like you raised up in the 7 mountains as influencers!
James 3:5 Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.
Steve Porter: “Then the Philistines seized him and gouged out his eyes; and they brought him down to Gaza and bound him with bronze chains, and he was a grinder in the prison. However, the hair of his head began to grow again after it was shaved off…It so happened when they were in high spirits, that they said, ‘Call for Samson, that he may amuse us.’ So they called for Samson from the prison, and he entertained them. And they made him stand between the pillars…” (Judges 16:21-22, 25)
Brat: …between the pillars of the merchants and the clergy?
James 3:6 The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.
Jennifer Brownell: On Not Loving My Neighbor
Brat: Wait. Pray for our pastors. We are all heading into burn-out.
Anna Blake: Why am I such a killjoy about pressure?
Steve Shultz: I can tell you from experience:
When I was 4 years old, the neighbor who was watching me was very poor. We were all very poor back then. She saved money by using old bleach bottles to store her water in. I asked her for a drink of water, and you guessed it… Out of her refrigerator, she poured me a tall glass of “water.”
James 3:7 All kinds of animals, birds, reptiles and sea creatures are being tamed and have been tamed by mankind, 8 but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.
Vince Viozzi: Step #2: The Ability to “Breakthrough”
James 3:12 My brothers and sisters, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter (in “Merchant” 01 Nov 18): Once the Rebbe asked a young couple to go on shlichut (to work as Chabad emissaries). The husband wrote to the Rebbe that since he was ill and weak, he wanted the Rebbe to release him of this task.
Ezekiel 7:17 All hands shall be feeble, and all knees shall be weak as water.
David Suissa (in “Angel to Pittsburgh” 29 Oct 18): Tragedies like the one at the Tree of Life can shake our faith and weaken our resolve.
Brat (04 Nov 18): Last night I was watching the BBC News and they reported that thousands [!] of fish simultaneously died in Babylon on the Euphrates. The authorities could not figure out what caused it.
Revelation 8:10 The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water— 11 the name of the star is Wormwood. A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter.
James 3:11 Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?
Vince Viozzi: Breakthrough is the result that occurs after you have allowed God to change you. Your sins and iniquities are no longer holding you down and making you weak in your battle against the enemy. You are NOW able to take over new territory, having a more effective warfare against him, and giving you greater access and entry into the next level of your destiny.
1 Chronicles 14:11 (NKJV emphasis mine), “So they went up to Baal Perazim, and David defeated them there. Then David said, ‘God has broken through my enemies by my hand like a breakthrough of water.’ Therefore they called the name of that place Baal Perazim [meaning Master of Breakthrough].”
Steve Shultz: I drank two or three glugs of “bleach” before I went screaming out the door. I should not be able to even talk today, but now I have a TV show, ELIJAH STREAMS. When I was 5, I was in a small bus that was broadsided by a large car. The bus flipped over twice and landed on the roof. The bus driver was in the hospital for weeks. I crawled out the back using the emergency exit. I was back to school THE SAME DAY.
Lance Wallnau: I just want to let you know that today is the last day for you to enroll in Pete Vargas’ Stage to Scale Coaching Program… and get the power of the “One-Hour Launch.” The complete A-Z system for getting on the best stages, crafting your Signature Talk, and accelerating your business growth.
Anna Blake: Treading lightly, I say I train with encouragement, knowing that’s a kind of pressure, too.
Richard L. Floyd: “But wanting to justify himself, the lawyer asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?'” – Luke 10:29
Jennifer Brownell: Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one; you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” – Mark 12:29-31
Christian Harfouche (02 Nov 18): Kathryn, Claim Your Nation!
Ezekiel 8: 4 And there before me was the glory of the God of Israel, as in the vision I had seen in the plain.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter (in “Merchant” 01 Nov 18): May each of us merit to serve G d fully, acquiring as much spiritual merchandise as possible, and succeed in achieving even the higher level of teshuva. May all this bring us to the immediate revelation of Mashiach, when we will learn Torah with our forefathers and mothers.
Brat: I see that you are trying to redeem the merchants. I bless your efforts.
Revelation 17: 7 Then the angel said to me: “Why are you astonished? I will explain to you the mystery of the woman and of the beast she rides, which has the seven heads and ten horns.
Mark 12:34 When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” After that no one dared to ask him any question.
Lana Vawser: THE SEASON OF “I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT…”
Melania Trump (03 Nov 18): I never envisioned
Anna Blake: How much of the pressure that horses feel do we take for granted? How often do we minimize the pressure we feel emotionally about horses?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The first layer of the relationship is created by conscious thoughts, emotions and feelings. “I love you because I feel for you; I cherish you because I perceive you as my life’s partner.” What happens when these powerful feelings wane?
James 3:10 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
Lance Wallnau: With decades behind me, I have learned a lot of lessons about winning stages, how to speak and how to make a living so you don’t travel the world and end up broke and embarrassed when you’re done… I have thought about taking all that knowledge and putting it into a product… but that’s not what I am called to do.
Steve Shultz: Now, just for a moment, can I ask you a favor? Will you consider making a donation to this ministry as we enter the end of the year? This is when most people make donations, and this is the time we need it most. Will you help us broadcast the Word of the Lord throughout the earth?
Dana Jarvis: Breaking The Poverty Mindset!
Mark 12:44 For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Albeit on a different plane, the Torah ascribes this dimension of relationships to marriages as well. In addition to the conscious marriage, created by the rational and emotional choice of two adults, there is another layer to the marital union. This connection is buried “beneath the ground,” existing in the subconscious cellars of the man and woman’s psyches. A husband and a wife are, in the words of the Zohar [5] , “two halves of one soul.” Their bond is inherent, intrinsic and eternal, one that originated before birth and cannot be obliterated with death.
Steve Shultz: God has His angels watching over you right now. Pray for more angels. I pray for angels even when I don’t like the turbulence in an airplane. I’m not afraid of the plane crashing. I just don’t like turbulence. God hears your prayers ABOUT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING.
Steve Porter: “Later, when he returned to Timnah for the wedding, he turned off the path to look at the carcass of the lion. And he found that a swarm of bees had made some honey in the carcass.” (Judges 14:8 NLT)
Rabbi YY Jacobson: This might also be the symbolism behind the Jewish law comparing the betrothal of every bride and groom with Abraham’s purchase of the “cave.” Superficially, this comes across as very weird. Yet there is a profoundly moving message being communicated here. When a groom places the ring on the finger of his bride, the Torah is informing him, that he is not only marrying his spouse on a conscious level; he is also entering into an eternal relationship with her. In marriage, they are accessing together the “cave” buried in the deep chambers of their souls, where their relationship is timeless and permanent. The chupah (the wedding canopy) is not only a union of two people; it is also a reunion of two halves that were once one.
Hebrews 9:24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made by human hands, a mere copy of the true one, but he entered into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
Brat: Did you listen when He was knocking on the door of your heart?
Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.
Jennifer Brownell: Over a decade ago, on the first day we moved into The Little House in the Suburbs, the guy who lives across the street knocked on the front door. He had not, as I had presumed, stopped by to welcome us to the neighborhood, but to crankily warn us against parking in front of his house. As he walked away, I’m pretty certain that I uttered an unflattering oath. And, this being August and the windows being flung open, I’m totally certain he heard me.
Kim Potter: Year after year. Challenge after challenge. Attack after attack. The unrelenting disappointment would not let up. It seemed to go on and on. Yet, God remained faithful through it all. He never left me. He walked with me, all the way.
Hebrews 9:25 Nor was it to offer himself again and again, as the high priest enters the Holy Place year after year with blood that is not his own;
Ezekiel 8: 3 He stretched out what looked like a hand and took me by the hair of my head. The Spirit lifted me up between earth and heaven and in visions of God he took me to Jerusalem, to the entrance of the north gate of the inner court, where the idol that provokes to jealousy stood.
Jennifer Brownell: Because they poke, I know that Jesus is still speaking these words just for me. I trust he will keep speaking them as long as I need to keep hearing them. So, I’ll keep listening and trying and getting poked and trying again and trusting that one day these beautiful, irritating words will finally make it from my ear into my heart.
Steve Porter: Pray with me: You are a God of recovery and restoration! You love to give second chances to those who truly repent. You will revive me, and I will reclaim all, for You are my refuge and strength, and by Your power my hair will grow again!
Brat: Not if you’re Steve Shultz.
2 Kings 2:23 [ Elisha Is Jeered ] From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!”
Brat: Maybe he was going to Bethel Church in Redding, CA?
Richard L. Floyd: Jesus did what he so often did; he told a story. A man was robbed and beaten and left for dead on the Jericho Road, when first a priest and later a Levite came upon him and “passed by on the other side.” The lawyer would have recognized these men as men of authority, men like him.
Lance Wallnau: However… I’ve got your missing piece!
Rabbi YY Jacobson: And it was a cave that he purchased, alluding to the “subterranean relationship,” which does not cease after death.
Steve Porter: Honey in the Carcass
Vince Viozzi: I have been hearing and sensing a level of frustration in God’s people, because many have been declaring it’s a time of “breakthrough” and not seeing the end result! I find that many do not understand what breakthrough means. I want to help bring clarity to this area so that the enemy doesn’t have a foothold to keep us back from pursuing our destinies. Here’s an illustration I’d like use to help us understand this process, and bring more clarity to it so we can be released into our greater levels of God’s destiny for our lives.
Steve Shultz (in “Merchant” 01 Nov 18): It seems like attacks from the enemy have been in full force lately…But GOD!
Jennifer LeClaire (01 Nov 18): Just days ago, I had a startling dream about the squid spirit. I’m not the first one to talk about it, though many deny its existence.
Dana Jarvis: Time For The Devil To Cough It Up!
Brat: Lord, turn the tide. Use the squid’s ink as he tries to protect himself and turn it to the scribe’s favor. May the voice of the one crying in the wilderness be heard and valued for what it is: to lift You up.
James 3:9 With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse human beings, who have been made in God’s likeness.
Jennifer Brownell: We got off on a bad foot all those years ago. To this day, I’ve never been able to love my neighbor. But I keep coming back to these words from Jesus, running my non-love for my neighbor over this passage the way you run your tongue over a rough spot on a tooth. The words still poke.
Denys Cazet: Never Poke A Squid
Goodreads: Arnie wore a giant squid costume to school, and when the principal accidentally poked the ink bag, everything went wrong! This book tells a humorous tale through the eyes of two first-graders, complete with flashbacks to the chaotic classroom.
Dutch Sheets: Amid all the chaos, don’t lose heart. Don’t lose faith. Keep moving forward.
Verse of the Day (03 Nov 18): [ Submission to Governing Authorities ] Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. ~ Romans 13:1 NIV
Brat: Even principals.
John 6:67 “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve.
Verse of the Day (05 Nov 18): This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. ~ Romans 13:6 NIV
Brat: As if I don’t already serve full-time? Hmmm, Bible Barons, … I see. No offense taken.
Mark 12:41 He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums.
Revelation 21: 14 The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Hebrews 9:26 for then he would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to remove sin by the sacrifice of himself.
Vince Viozzi: “What Does is It Mean to ‘Breakthrough’?”
Richard L. Floyd: The Samaritan was “moved to pity,” showed mercy, and did what needed to be done. That is what makes him “good” and a true neighbor.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: These two, as the Bible relates, had plenty of arguments; some of these arguments had dramatic historical implications. But never did these differences of opinion manage to tear them apart. Never did Isaac and Rebecca lose their loyalty and trust to each other. Why? Because they never forgot the connection that defined their relationship “beneath the ground,” in the subconscious layers of their souls.
Steve Shultz: This is a VERY important letter for more reasons than one. I feel led to tell YOU a story that will help you in your life, but I also would like to ask you for a personal favor.
Lance Wallnau: Your story isn’t just for you – it’s the key to someone else’s breakthrough! In you is a story that has the power to unlock another person’s miracle and transform the quality of their life. Whether you are an entrepreneur, financial adviser, service provider, coach, non-profit owner, small business owner, or stay at home mom… YOU carry a message meant to be heard by others!
Steve Porter: “The enemy will try to declare that you are defenseless and useless to My Kingdom, but I say otherwise, so believe what I say. If you have a skeleton in your closet, repent and let me disarm the enemy with that sweet spirit of repentance, forgiveness, and restoration. The only thing that matters is what I declare.”
Brat (04 Nov 18): Oh, the skeletons are not in my closet anymore. Yesterday I was on a ladder in the library lobby taking down the skeletons on display for our Day of the Dead celebration. You can ask Mary Hope. She was there and talked to me. In fact, now that I think about it, God may be trying to use that experience to show me that He is answering a prayer I’d prayed for our library for cleansing and protection. No open doors for evil to sneak in.
Vince Viozzi: Step #1: God Starts With the Process of “Breaking Off”
Daniel 4:27 (NKJV), “Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.”
Hebrews 9:28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.
John 6:69 We have come to believe and to know that You are the Holy One of God.”
Brat (04 Nov 18): For the record, I AM breaking away! I am not going to church today, because I have a birthday party to go to. I’m not being flippant. I’m doing the best I can and getting nowhere. My calling is real, and yet it is treated as if it has no value by the ones God sent me to. So, I should kick off the dust from my boots and leave? Go where?
John 6:68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.
Anna Blake: What if we have it backward? What if instead of pressure, we use release to train. Contrary to our instincts and training, what if we hold awareness of potential pressure, and don’t respond in like. In the rein example, when we feel an ounce of his weight on the rein, we release an inch or two. Can we teach horses we’re flexible about contact? Fluid rather than resistant? Conversational rather than dictatorial?
Richard L. Floyd: Jesus’s story changed the focus. To ask “Who is my neighbor?” is to seek the limits of my responsibility to my neighbors. A better question is “Can I be a neighbor to those who need me?”
John 6:70 Then Jesus replied, “Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!”
Revelation 12: 7 Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The human marriage has always been a metaphor for the marriage between man and G-d. This marriage, too, operates on two levels [7]. At times your relationship with G-d is “above the ground,” exposed and revealed. It is conscious, exciting and enriching. But what do you do at a moment of a moral or spiritual “downer?” How do you react to a condition of shallowness, alienation and despair? What do you do when you feel that your marriage with G-d is soul-less and lifeless? When you are not even sure He exists?
Revelation 11:18 The nations were angry, and your wrath has come. The time has come for judging the dead, and for rewarding your servants the prophets and your people who revere your name, both great and small— and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”
Kim Potter: “Healing Your Heart in the Hope Deferred Seasons”
Steve Shultz: Have you dealt with deep disappointment and I mean DEEP disappointment?
Rabbi YY Jacobson: And why are we comparing the obtaining of a spouse to the purchase of a burial plot? (The cynic would recall Woody Allen’s quip: “Marriage is the death of hope.”) The comparison is so strange and bizarre that it compels us to look deeper, to gaze into the secret “caves” of our own relationships.
Revelation 6:15 Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb! 17 For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?”
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The Torah and the Kabbalah talk about two dimensions to every relationship: the disclosed element, situated “above the ground,” and the hidden component, buried “beneath the ground,” disguised and veiled. In our modern lexicon we may define them as the conscious relationships vs. the subconscious relationship.
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Rabbi YY Jacobson: This is classical Talmudic methodology well-known to any student of the Talmud. Yet it does seem tasteless, if not awful. Why are we deriving the laws of marriage from a story of death and burial? The death of Sarah terminated her marriage with Abraham; yet it is from a story which terminated a marriage that we deduce the laws of creating a marriage!
Steve Shultz: We are KINGDOM PEOPLE and our weapons of prayer pull down strongholds. There is lots of teaching on that, but suffice it to say—your prayers are precious in Heaven. DO NOT GIVE IN to the temptation to stop praying. The devil hates your prayers. So, pray all the more.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The relationship, naturally, suffers as well. When the cause is no more, its effects follow suit. We observe this phenomenon in many a marriage. When the passion rages high and the love towers the heavens, the union is splendid and vibrant. But when those passionate emotions and exhilarating inclinations dissipate, the bond falters, and the loyalty disappears. The couple may still be married on paper as far as the IRS is concerned; internally, though, they are divorced. And if you are already divorced internally, you may wonder, why not complete the process and sever your bonds officially as well? Who are you fooling?
Brat (in “Dancing” 04 Oct 18): I failed Puppy School twice, but I am paper trained.
Anna Blake: We can hate the lion tamer approach, prefer affirmative training, but it isn’t just about the method of training. It must be the constant exhausting awareness that our horses are incredibly sensitive, even the quiet ones. Rather than desensitizing them, we should be the ones wrestling with our instincts. Isn’t that what true “Less is More” means?
Richard L. Floyd: Prayer
Move us to help those who need us, O God, and to show mercy to them as you have shown mercy to us.
Steve Shultz: There is a reason you are still alive. The enemy has already tried to take you out too. But God loves you —and YOUR ASSIGNMENT IS NOT COMPLETE ON THIS EARTH YET!
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter (in “Merchant” 01 Nov 18): The Rebbe’s response – “I thought that you would write the opposite, since I must fulfill the mission, and since my weakness makes it difficult for me to do so, I request that I have the strength to fulfill my mission …”
Faith Marie Baczko: Jesus is one day returning to Jerusalem. All things will be brought to bear authentically with this reality. Heaven and Earth and all of history are divinely caught in the dynamic, toward this—all political realities, all economics, all mountains and spheres and all humanity. All things will bow, will align, will serve, will succumb, will give way to the procession of the King of kings up to His throne. All agendas and all resistance must give way to His supreme majesty.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: At such a moment you have to remember the “cave-like relationship,” the fact that you and G-d possesses a hidden relationship that may be invisible, but is always present. This is the hidden spark of G-dliness and inspiration etched within the deep caves of your soul that could never be extinguished. It is not as exciting and captivating as the relationship above ground, but it is eternal [8].
Rev. Kate Pussehl (in “Angel to Pittsburgh” 29 Oct 18): We need a place to encounter Him, a place to intercede, a place of forgiveness, and a place to say, “I’m sorry.”