Archive | January, 2019

Ka Boom? 27 Jan 19

27 Jan

Sunday, January 27, 2019
[3 pages]
Elijah List: “Need Help Activating Your Breakthrough?”
Revelation 3:13 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
Brat: I donno what they heard.
Mary Dorian: There is a Scripture in the Message Translation of the Bible from Ephesians 1:23, “The Church, you see, is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the Church.” WE are not on the outside of this world, noticing the darkness and what is wrong in the world but we, the Body of Christ, are insiders at the very center, like the heart inviting everyone to come in and join us. We must be inclusive.
Brat (in “Accountability” 26 Jan 19): …Accountability is the next step to making the wrongs right. As far as I can tell the Book of Revelation doesn’t go into detail as to how that’s done. It gives the punishment (ie, thrown into the lake of fire, etc), and in the end we enjoy the River of Life, but how do we get to life without accountability? Punishment is not accountability. The Churches just pimp faith and leave the rest up for God to do. (And then proclaim there will be more persecution…?)
[Sigh.]
I wonder if it is projection of their own fear of accountability (ergo, guilt?) that is setting itself up as “persecution.” Guilt makes a “lake of fire” all its own.
Pastor John Tolle (20 Jan 19): Our kids’ behaviors are hard to change. Knowledge won’t change you unless you let it speak to you. I don’t get away with preaching sermons, because of my knowledge or intellect. I like the fellowship I have with God. I can’t stand up here without answering to Him about what I say here. Are you willing to live what you preach?
Brat (in “Accountability” 26 Jan 19): It’s a consumer mentality that I cannot fight!
Kaji Douša: Does God want us at war?
Mary Dorian: As I began to seek the Lord for what He had in His heart for 2019, I got caught up in this vision. I saw the world – or the people of the world – looking at the Church with great hope. I realized how desperate people were. Even when they seem angry, the people of the world are so longing for love and identity and so hoping we are right in what we preach about God.
John Belt: His voice comes and faith is alive. Once faith is ignited in your heart what happens next? It is time to do something with it. This is where your breakthrough and the breakthrough for others comes. Faith is like a bomb that needs to be detonated – it needs to be released! Like a hand grenade, you have to pull the pin and throw it somewhere! Blow up that wall of resistance; breakthrough into that new place.
Brat (in “Captivity” 24 Jan 19): Lord, I lift this up to You and ask You to give us wisdom. It’s a reflection of the Church of Ephesus itself and is part of the invisible wall I keep hitting with them.
Matthew West: “Do Something” [https://youtu.be/b_RjndG0IX8]
Brat: Is praying and writing not doing something?
Revelation 10:4 And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.”
Brat: You didn’t hear my voice say that! The Jews said the Noahide tribe is keeping the commandments. That also includes keeping the Sabbath (on different days, but we’re keeping it.) We put our relationship with God first. The fathers have to fulfill their part of the covenantal agreement, and not just keep shoving it back on to us.
Mary Dorian: I heard a voice in the spirit say, “All roads lead to Tennessee.” It seems that many people will be moving to this state on assignment by God. I looked up the slogan for the state of Tennessee and it is, “America at its Best.”
Brat: To me this sounds like a coded message to James Goll. He lives in Tennessee.
Mary Dorian: California was also shown to me. I remember from studying about the Gold Rush days in California that when the miners found gold, they would say, “Eureka!” This word means, “I found it.” California will come to find what is most valuable. Jeremiah 15:19 (AMPC) says, “Therefore says the Lord [to Jeremiah]: if you return [and give up this mistaken tone of distrust and despair], then I will give you again a settled place of quiet and safety, and you will be My minister; and if your separate the precious from the vile [cleansing your own heart from unworthy suspicions concerning God’s faithfulness], you shall be My mouthpiece…” God will cause California to be His mouthpiece. The Word of the Lord will come from California and go across our whole nation.
Brat: Ya’know, I live in California, but I’m wondering if this is a coded message to Pastor John Tolle. I hear what you are saying, but we are also products of our churches, and I discern there is more to this message than rebuking my suspicion and invoking my trust. Trust is earned and not necessarily granted. There’s nothing mistaken. In fact God told Jeremiah not to trust any of them. (Jeremiah 7:1-8)
Revelation 3:15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!
Israel 365: Importance Of A Government ✡ Never Has Such A Thing Happened Or Been Seen
Mary Dorian: 2019 will also be the year of the witnesses. We will witness many things that we have never seen before. A change in the guard in Church leadership will be felt worldwide. Some ministry leaders will be promoted to Heaven for their years of faithful service, but what is unique is that we will see new leadership rise up, not necessarily the norm.
John Belt: The voice of the Lord is powerful. It has resident power to break all patterns that are contrary to His plans. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars (Psalm 29:5). The voice of the Lord is like the sound of many waters (Revelation 1:15). Those waters speak of the anointing of His Spirit that Jesus spoke of as rivers of living waters springing up to eternal life. His voice is captivating, stirring the waters of faith in our hearts.
Toby Mac: “Everything” [https://youtu.be/QurQEiOAQjA]
Kyle T. Miller: What does this mean in practical terms? As you endeavor to move forward in God’s purpose for your life this year, God wants you to understand that He is going to contend with anything that tries to oppose you, and if that opposition refuses to move out of the way for you, God will supernaturally move it out of your way.
Brat: If there is no accountability, then Ephesus will lose her lampstand. (Rev 2:5)
Israel 365: And everyone who saw it cried out, “Never has such a thing happened or been seen from the day the Israelites came out of the land of Egypt to this day! Put your mind to this; take counsel and decide.” ~ Judges 19:30 (The Israel Bible™)

Accountability 26 Jan 19

26 Jan

Saturday, January 26, 2019
[9 pages]
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Sixty-five years since Auschwitz and after one decade of incessant Islamic terrorism, the mountain is hanging over our heads once again. Shall we embrace the path of divine-based morality? Shall we never forget that religion must always be defined by “You shall not murder [7] ?”
Brat (in “Scriptures Fulfilled (Again)” 23 Jan 19): Now I’ve been talking to God some more. Immediately He took me back to the Seven Churches blueprint. If Pastor Jim Duran writes back, what should I say? I’m not supposed to plan what I’m going to say beforehand. (Lk 12:11)
So the Holy Spirit brought this to mind what I had just shared with Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz when he was talking about the blood super wolf moon being a sign of God’s judgment and the coming of the Messiah:
Luke 4:21 Then He began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
Brat: At that point I understood that God wanted me to outline how (and who) the Seven Churches had fulfilled the scriptures, but my heart groaned from the weight of having to walk down memory lane again. Then God showed me in a glimpse that Pastor Jim won’t know the word has already been fulfilled – at least not in the way I’ve experienced it. If I gave him a rat list (to rat out my perpetrators) then that would be just as the world does. But by going through Revelation 2 & 3 and listing names with verses, then that shows who fulfilled what word and that has heaven’s power behind it.
Kris Vallotton: The Lord is shouting for the fathers to come home!
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The Talmud cites a tradition that when Israel approached Sinai, G-d lifted up the mountain, held it over the people’s heads and declared: “Either you accept the Torah, or be crushed beneath the mountain.” (The Talmud bases this tradition on the verse in Exodus, “And they stood beneath the mountain [5] .”)
Revelation 6:14 The heavens receded like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was removed from its place.
Kris Vallotton: 5 ways society has gotten sick from a culture of fatherlessness
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): It’s been sickening and maddening to witness. And I don’t just witness it. I experience it. I’m physically and spiritually sick of it and there is nothing I can do to stop it. But You are God! And You say there is a Hallelujah roar of a great multitude in heaven that shouts out, coming up in Revelation Chapter 19. I join their voices and worship You, Jesus!
Revelation 19:2 for true and just are his judgments.
He has condemned the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth by her adulteries.
He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”
Brat: I don’t know what You mean by condemning the great prostitute, since You don’t condemn, other than I know how deeply it saddens You how the Church left her holy and righteous ways. You condemn behaviors, not people. If she were integral again it would please You greatly. I don’t know how to pray for her anymore. My heart aches for You, God. I bless You, Holy Spirit! Jesus, how may I encourage You?
Verse of the Day (18 Feb 19): No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. ~ 1 Corinthians 10:13 NIV
Brat: Lord? Don’t You find that odd, that the Funny Bunnies won’t engage directly with me, but after I post “Leadership” they shout out a warning to their constituents that “no temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind”? I find that ludicrous! Is it too much to write me back? And You and I were talking about the angel king? God, dethrone this beast!
Rabbi YY Jacobson: This seems ludicrous. What worth is there to a relationship and a covenant accepted through coercion [6] ?
Cameron King: My mind naturally gravitated toward Numbers 13 where the Lord told Moses to send spies into the Promised Land, and each tribe was to send one of their leaders to serve as a spy. Caleb was a leader within the tribe of Judah. It was only Caleb and Joshua who brought back a good report among the twelve spies. Caleb vocalized that now was the time to conquer and win.
Revelation 8:5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and hurled it on the earth; and there came peals of thunder, rumblings, flashes of lightning and an earthquake.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: When is there “a lot of noise”? When something new happens. An example of this is when you grasp a new idea that gives you a powerful new perspective, the heart wants to call out. You have to hold yourself back or you will start to sing and dance.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: The answer is profoundly simple. What G-d was telling the Jewish people is that the creation of societies that honor life and shun cruelty is dependent on education and on the value system inculcated within children of the society. The system of Torah, G-d was suggesting, was the guarantor for life and liberty. If you reject the morality of Torah, if you will lack the courage and conviction to teach the world that “I am the Lord your G-d” and that I have stated unequivocally “You shall not murder,” the result will be humanity crushed under a mountain of tyrants.
Pastor John Tolle (in “Gathered” 21 Jan 19): We will continue to see more Erosion of Values.
Kaji Douša: “Take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” – Ephesians 6:16b
Brat (in “Scriptures Fulfilled (Again)” 23 Jan 19): This is preparatory work and not just swatting deer flies off a mule’s back, or so I am trying to convince myself.
Anna Blake: Will you be my demo horse? People always make the best demo horses because we aren’t as stoic as the real thing. I’m just going to stand next to you and hold onto your ear. Hands in your pockets, please, and trot out! Go! Cluck-cluck. Not really pushing from behind, are you? Cluck-cluck. Not much over-step, old girl. Pick up the pace. Cluck, cluck, kick. Can-ter! Can-ter! (It could be worse, you could be carrying me on your back and I could have my hand in your mouth.)
Kaji Douša: Paul wants us to “put on the armor of God.”
Brat (in “Scriptures Fulfilled (Again)” 23 Jan 19): Okay, Lord. Since You are asking me to do this, then I ask for Your help so that I CAN do this! I don’t even know if Pastor Jim will write back again. But I’m doing this for You first. Shield me and protect me from memories that can’t help but resurface. Keep anchoring me in the goal that this is to show that Your Word has been fulfilled. Guard my body, mind, and spirit. I rebuke the neuropathy pain that has been trying to regain a stronghold. Jesus, You are my King and healer! I am sealed in the blood You shed for me on the cross. Jesus, I believe You are trying to use me to show the captives are being set free, because we’ve already fulfilled what You said to the Seven Churches.
Here goes…
Cameron King: Our moment of opportunity is on the way! However, we can’t just make things happen before the window of opportunity opens. We are to participate, watch, wait and act, and participate in what God is doing in the now. We can cross the Jordan, shout at Jericho, fight in the southern and northern campaigns, then receive our allotted portion.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2 pm Journal (in “Scriptures Fulfilled (Again)” 23 Jan 19): Jesus told John of Patmos to address the angels of each of the Seven Churches in writing. I ate the little scroll that the angel gave me (Rev 10) at Seacliff, so my very cells and DNA know what John experienced in his Revelation. I passed along what God revealed to me. No one sought friendship in the sharing. And now this is the third time God has asked me to review how the Seven Churches fulfilled their scriptures. If there’s no friendship then what’s to stop another cycle of repeating a fourth round of fulfilling these words, or a fifth, or sixth…
If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one to hear does it make a sound?
Kaji Douša: How does that feel to you?
Cameron King: Some of you have felt invisible to spiritual leaders around you. Others have had no leaders at all, while others have maintained healthy, friendly and close relationships with leaders. No matter your situation, your alignment with them is key, and being sent with their blessing will make the difference. There is a difference between going on your own and being sent with power and blessing.
Brat: We sing a song in church where the lyrics say, “…who can stop the Lord Almighty, what can stop the Lord?”
Yes, Jesus is the Lion of Judah. If He roars and the kingdom of Babylon doesn’t care and can’t hear cuz there’s no difference between the Churches and Babylon, then the roar just keeps going out to Pluto and beyond. There’s nothing to stop it. Without friends there’s nothing to bring the voice of the bride back to the bridegroom. If the words are just used and abused for sport and for profit, then there’s no place for the story to rest and find welcome.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 2:50 am Journal: I started the list with Laodicea, because “the last will be first.” Pastor Jim Duran is Foursquare. Ephesus was the first in God’s list of the Seven Churches. Will the first be the last to nip this looping in the bud? Will he be the first to overcome these deadly cycles and choose life to give Life?
Holy Spirit, bless Pastor Jim, talk to him, give him wisdom and courage to proceed. Give him divine understanding to cut through the do-gooder syndrome to placate and the politician’s syndrome to make nice when there could be a way to hold the rats accountable. Accountability doesn’t mean I haven’t forgiven them. Accountability is the next step to making the wrongs right. As far as I can tell the Book of Revelation doesn’t go into detail as to how that’s done. It gives the punishment (ie, thrown into the lake of fire, etc), and in the end we enjoy the River of Life, but how do we get to life without accountability? Punishment is not accountability. The Churches just pimp faith and leave the rest up for God to do. (And then proclaim there will be more persecution…?)
[Sigh.]
I wonder if it is projection of their own fear of accountability (ergo, guilt?) that is setting itself up as “persecution.” Guilt makes a “lake of fire” all its own.
Pastor John Tolle (20 Jan 19): Our kids’ behaviors are hard to change. Knowledge won’t change you unless you let it speak to you. I don’t get away with preaching sermons, because of my knowledge or intellect. I like the fellowship I have with God. I can’t stand up here without answering to Him about what I say here. Are you willing to live what you preach?
Brat (in “Captivity” 24 Jan 19): Lord, I lift this up to You and ask You to give us wisdom. It’s a reflection of the Church of Ephesus itself and is part of the invisible wall I keep hitting with them.
This ties in with a response I got from Pastor Jim Duran last night at 9:02 pm (and that I read this morning.) I had asked him what had impressed him about my writing, as no one really says anything and complains they are too busy and the pieces are too long, and yet they arc speak over my head in sermons, blogs, and daily words to what I write, so I know they read me.
Pastor Jim Duran responded: “Thanks for writing back…yes, your piece was long but very informative. I enjoyed reading your content and really enjoyed all your scripture references and the research you did. When the Holy Spirit is flowing, you must keep writing. Thank you for sharing.”
Brat (in “Captivity” 24 Jan 19): Lord Jesus! We’re back to square one! This is no different than what Yuka said when I was at St Patrick’s and what Alice has said on our walks through the years. I keep writing and sharing the journey and the word just keeps going out and out for others to enjoy all the work I put into it, but the word doesn’t come back. You PROMISED that Your word does NOT return VOID and yet it still remains stuck in the Holy VOID! I get no sanctuary where I can write and pray in peace so that they can continue to enjoy the content, scripture references, and research? I get no fellowship to discuss this research they so really enjoyed?
Jo (25 Jan 19 while driving): He wrote you back?
Me: Yes! And I wrote him back again. I said there was no accountability.
Jo: “Ah, my little prophet…”
(Brat: I did not nurture the conversation with Pastor Jim but had cut to the chase, and got to the heart of the matter. That is hard for people to take.)
Cameron King: Caleb kept asking for what the Lord had promised him, and you need to keep asking for what the Lord has promised you. Don’t grow weary in prayer! Keep contending.
Brat: Lord, You told us that Samuel’s words never fell to the ground (1 Sam 4:19), but how does a seed die and grow into a shade tree without bringing the words back so they have a home in some soil? Without bringing the words back, they just keep going out and out and out.
It’s a consumer mentality that I cannot fight!
Kaji Douša: Does God want us at war?
Revelation 13:1 The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.
Cameron King: “Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth, not one of those who saw My glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed Me and tested Me ten times—not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their ancestors. No one who has treated Me with contempt will ever see it. But because My servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows Me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.” (Numbers 14:21-24)
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 10:45 am Journal: The mighty angel in Revelation 10 planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land. (Rev 10:2) There is the beast that comes out of the sea (Rev 13:1) and the beast that comes out of the earth (Rev 13:11). Does this angel fight the beasts? It is the men who ask, “Who is like the beast? Who can make war against him?”
Kaji Douša: Does God need us to take on the role of aggressor, sacking our foes?
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: What did we need the thunder and lightning for?
Revelation 11:19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.
Cameron King: Giant killers raise up other giant killers. This was true for Caleb, and at a latter time it was true for David (2 Samuel 21:15-22 and 1 Chronicles 11:22-25). What Caleb did was attract son-in-laws for his daughters who had the courage to be giant killers and somehow equipped them for the daunting task at hand. This created a family culture of victory. They were a family of bold, courageous giant-killers. This gave them personal streams and access to the Holy Spirit from which other families didn’t have the opportunity to drink. This flow of the Holy Spirit gave rise to the first judge of Israel. Othniel, Caleb’s son-in-law, was Israel’s first judge (Judges 3:9).
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 11:35 am Journal: Lord? Why did You have me pray yesterday: “Jesus, I believe You are trying to use me to show the captives are being set free, because we’ve already fulfilled what You said to the Seven Churches”? But I see today that You are saying something different:
Revelation 13: 9He who has an ear, let him hear.
10If anyone is to go into captivity,
into captivity he will go.
If anyone is to be killed with the sword,
with the sword he will be killed. This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of the saints.
Brat: Why go through to trouble of announcing freedom to the captives in the lectionary readings (published by the mainline Churches) and then showing me this passage in Rev 13?
Toby Mac: “Everything” [https://youtu.be/QurQEiOAQjA]
Kyle T. Miller: What does this mean in practical terms? As you endeavor to move forward in God’s purpose for your life this year, God wants you to understand that He is going to contend with anything that tries to oppose you, and if that opposition refuses to move out of the way for you, God will supernaturally move it out of your way.
Brat: If there is no accountability, then Ephesus will lose her lampstand. (Rev 2:5)
(Echo): Revelation 13:10If anyone is to go into captivity,
into captivity he will go.
Brat: And to Pergamum You tell them if they don’t repent You will fight against them with the sword of Your mouth. (Rev 2:16)
Hmmmm…Ephesus and Pergamum; Pastor John Tolle (and tribes) and UCC.org.
Kaji Douša: Or: is Paul acknowledging that the battle already exists?
Brat: Lord? This has already been going on for some time. I may have caused it when I encouraged the two to get together. These scriptures, too, have already been fulfilled. You talk about patient endurance, but their games just draw out the story without closure. It’s sport for them.
Revelation 2:17 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give some of the hidden manna. I will also give that person a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to the one who receives it.
James Goll (24 Jan 19): 5 Prophetic Words for 2019: Fresh Bread from Heaven
Brat (in “Scriptures Fulfilled (Again)” 23 Jan 19): I donno what they heard. They siphon off the hidden manna through Arc Speak and the white stone at this point through all these years feels like the millstone in Revelation 18:22 that grinds to a halt never to be heard again.
I do not wish to stop their writing. Their team(s) write beautiful stuff. My beef is that they would not bring the Arc Speak to the personal level to engage with me directly. And Pastor John Tolle encouraged it.
Kaji Douša: Sometimes it is easy for me to forget that most people in this world are, in one way or another, experiencing war—many living directly on battlefields. For war to feel distant or strictly conceptual—as it has, at least, for me—is the height of privilege.
Casting Crowns: “Jesus, Friend of Sinners” [https://youtu.be/BY6VAy9y_iQ]
Cameron King: Then the Lord said to me, “The ones who have remained in faith, who have stayed positive, continued in prayer, remained in love and have kept a kind disposition toward those who have failed, will be given a second opportunity. These are the ones who have kept their faith in Me and in My redemptive power.”
Kris Vallotton: The presence of fathers in a home can make or break identity and destiny in the hearts of their children.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 12:33 pm Journal: Parked at work. I know that Foursquare Church is Ephesus, not because I have plugged them into that slot, but because THEY identified themselves as such. Darren Laws did when he was at Lighthouse Church in Newbury Park. Tammy Dunahoo reiterated, Dennis Easter confirmed, and Gary Dunahoo agreed. And then Pastor John Tolle reiterated it multiple times at Crosstown Church in Thousand Oaks, long after he was no longer part of Foursquare and resigned from his position as a pastor to pastors and left Foursquare altogether. He had nothing to gain and no favoritism to win by agreeing with them.
UCC.org never slated themselves in a church archetype, but their actions (and non-actions) spoke louder than their words, so I guess that’s why Jesus comes to sword it out with them.
Ephesus and Pergamum make quite a pair. They feed off each other at our expense?
Pergamum: Revelation 2:15 Likewise, you also have those who hold to the teaching of the Nicolaitans.
Ephesus: Revelation 2:6 But you have this in your favor: You hate the practices of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.
Kaji Douša: Paul is acknowledging to the community in Ephesus that he understands their intimacy with violence. His hope is that, when they have nothing else, their faith will shield them from ultimate harm. That gift of grace says God will shield the part of you that no one can reach. God will witness the violence you have known. God will bring you peace.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: This is the reason for the noise of the thunder and lightning at the giving of the Torah. It wasn’t something that was only heard by the physical ear. Rather it was a noise that came from a spiritual context. The perception that creation was something independent and had no intimate connection to G-d was totally overturned. it was revealed to everyone that the entire creation is renewed and established every instant by the Holy One Blessed Be He alone. The revelation of this amazing new idea deserved A LOT OF NOISE!
Revelation 4:5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, rumblings and peals of thunder. In front of the throne, seven lamps were blazing. These are the seven spirits of God.
Cameron King: Nevertheless, both Joshua and Caleb experienced profound delays in their destinies and callings. They wandered in the desert for 40 years, and it was not their fault! They suffered from the consequences of other people’s sin. They were denied opportunity and potential because of other people’s unbelief.
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): Lord, You told me to SHOW in the telling. I’ve been doing that!! Where are the real men?
1 Corinthians 12:14 Indeed, the body does not consist of one member but of many.
Kris Vallotton: The effects of absent fathers on a larger societal scale tower over our culture, casting shadows into morality that, if not stopped, will stretch until right and wrong become completely subjective and left to the whims of each individual!
Traci Blackmon (in “The Storyboard” 22 Jan 19): The story matters. And choosing to work toward liberation of any kind requires a commitment to support the narrative of the ones who own the story. The role of the ally is not to lead or to fix. The ally holds the story and amplifies the voice of the storyteller.
Brat: And when the story gets stolen by the beast? (As has already happened multiple times.)
A similar thing happened to Jeremiah, too, in Jeremiah Chapter 36. The king didn’t want to hear the message of repentance, so he had the scroll destroyed. Then Jeremiah and his scribe, Baruch, had to set about to write it all over again. They were the messengers of God’s message and the message did not want to be heard by the recipients. (Jer 36:31) Same thing with the Pharisees. And again in our world today. Selah.
1 Corinthians 12:21 The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): God, help! We need outside intervention. Help to dethrone this angel king sitting on the Abyss! [Rev 9:11] I sense this king is spiritual and not political, although I’m sure it is political in nature, even though it is spiritual at its core.
Kaji Douša: Prayer
O God, be my witness, my shield, my hope in times of trial. Amen.
Sharell Barrera: I know I am not alone when I say that this last year was very painful for many of us. We suffered great losses and hardships and we went through a lot of painful circumstances. This last year broke my heart for many reasons, but the year of 2018 also broke the mold around me. As the Father took us through trials that we didn’t plan for, we became stronger and grew in discernment, but we also learned to love even when it hurt.
Kris Vallotton: We can’t deny that there are great societal effects of human fatherlessness! When you remove fathers from the home, society gets very ill!
Jeremiah 36: 29 Also tell Jehoiakim king of Judah, ‘This is what the Lord says: You burned that scroll and said, “Why did you write on it that the king of Babylon would certainly come and destroy this land and wipe from it both man and beast?” 30 Therefore this is what the Lord says about Jehoiakim king of Judah: He will have no one to sit on the throne of David; his body will be thrown out and exposed to the heat by day and the frost by night.
Revelation 3:15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other!
Brat: Jesus now sits on the throne of David instead of a descendant of King Jehoiakim. The beasts in Revelation 13 also get the same message.
A real ally steps in.
Christy Johnston: “At the End of 2019, Pioneers will Say: Look What the Lord Has Done!”
Brat (26 Jan 19): [Sigh.] I received silence from Pastor Jim.
Kaji Douša: With Faith as My Shield & God as My Witness
Brat: But there’s still no accountability!
Pastor John Tolle (20 Jan 19): When Jesus walked this earth He loved everyone and He loves you. It’s hard to tell if He would have trouble with us. He will box us in, but we don’t have a right to box Him in.
Kris Vallotton: Please join me in praying over these prophetic words and asking God what your role in the solution is! I’m praying for a release of a spirit of fatherhood and motherhood over you…that God may cause you to be a revolutionary to our culture, just as Jesus was!
Brat: I wrote you, too, and you were too busy.
[Sigh.]
Matthew West: “Do Something” [https://youtu.be/b_RjndG0IX8]
Brat: Is praying and writing not doing something?
Revelation 10:4 And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down.”
Brat: You didn’t hear my voice say that! The Jews said the Noahide tribe is keeping the commandments. That also includes keeping the Sabbath (on different days, but we’re keeping it.) We put our relationship with God first. The fathers have to fulfill their part of the covenantal agreement, and not just keep shoving it back on to us.

Gathered 21 Jan 19

21 Jan

[5 pages]
Monday, January 21, 2019 Verse of the Day
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.
Galatians 6:7-8 NIV
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Arc Response to the conversation thread being controlled by the Religious Leaders:
Brat: You warn not to be deceived. You chant that God cannot be mocked. Are we not having a conversation, dammit? Jesus was the Word made flesh, but His own did not receive him. (John 1:11) Pastor John Tolle repeats that every Sunday nowadays. It’s been going on for weeks on end. Who’s the one doing the sowing here to please their own flesh? Leaders want engagement but won’t write me back?
Donna Schaper: On Sunday mornings the puzzle piece would be returned. There was a trickster, trying to connect to her about what was missing for them as well.
Pastor John Tolle (20 Jan 19): When Jesus walked this earth He loved everyone and He loves you. It’s hard to tell if He would have trouble with us. He will box us in, but we don’t have a right to box Him in.
Revelation 19:2 for true and just are his judgments.
He has condemned the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth by her adulteries.
He has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): Lord, I don’t know what You mean by condemning the great prostitute, since You don’t condemn, other than I know how deeply it saddens You how the Church left her holy and righteous ways. You condemn behaviors, not people. If she were integral again it would please You greatly. I don’t know how to pray for her anymore. My heart aches for You, God. I bless You, Holy Spirit! Jesus, how may I encourage You?
Pastor John Tolle (20 Jan 19): Our kids’ behaviors are hard to change. Knowledge won’t change you unless you let it speak to you. I don’t get away with preaching sermons, because of my knowledge or intellect. I like the fellowship I have with God. I can’t stand up here without answering to Him about what I say here. Are you willing to live what you preach?
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): Lord, You told me to SHOW in the telling. I’ve been doing that!! Where are the real men?
Ben Lim (in “The Goal” 13 Jan 19): “Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.” (John 8:8)
Revelation 16: 15 “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.
Brat: Take it from me; if it’s one thing my Pharaohs have taught me is that they cannot receive mercy. To them it is a sign of weakness. They’ll say their ‘Hail Mary’s’ and throw the pass, but to them it’s all a game.
Pastor John Tolle (20 Jan 19): A boy, who is now a Division One football coach, grew up on the plains of Wyoming. The houses did not have fences. There was a neighborhood dog that came over and grabbed his baseball mit. The seven-year-old boy ran after the dog. The dog would run ahead and look back to see if he was coming. He’d put the mit down and just as the boy came upon him, he’d pick up the mit and run farther.
One day the boy and his buddy wanted to camp out in the backyard. He borrowed a pup tent. He went inside the house and when he came out, the dog was about ten feet away. Suddenly the kid smells urine. The dog had peed all over the tent! The kid ran inside the house calling for his mom. The mom explains about the dog, but that doesn’t go very far. The mom washes up the tent. Later the kid goes in the house for his sleeping bag. The dog pees on it when he goes back inside. The kid is mad! He thinks, “What should I do?” The bb gun! But the mother comes out and washes up the sleeping bag. He then realizes he has no flashlight. He runs in the house and gets the flashlight. When he comes back out, the dog has peed on everything again!
He stops and thinks and goes into the house again. He gathers up scraps from the dinner Mom made. He woos the dog to him. He leashes the dog, unzips his zipper and pees all over the dog!
That’s the logic of a seven-year-old. That dog never bothered him again.
Revelation 22:15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.
Pastor John Tolle (20 Jan 19): You and I cannot arrogate if we do not deal with my life, but things are not right in you. I have to be honest about what’s not right.
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): I said that the ongoing Arc Speak over my head is as if I don’t exist and is also vampiric and demeaning. It is a type of spiritual rape.
Jo nodded her head in understanding.
Still, just as in physical rape there is nothing I can do or not do to prevent it or stop it. It is a power trip from the perpetrator. Outside intervention is needed from another party who recognizes the wrong and wants to make it right.
Pastor John Tolle (20 Jan 19): A man calls me on the phone and says, “I’m not going home. The “D” Word came up over dinner tonight.” He starts to weep.
Pastor John: “What’s God think?”
He’s quiet on the phone.
Man: “It’s wrong.”
Pastor John: Do you go into the unknown rather than go home?
Man: “I can’t go back to that.”
Pastor John: Following the Lord is NEVER easy. But it is filled with redemption. I was dealing with a flawed value. We’re challenging our own assumptions about our values.
Psalm 19:3 There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;
Nehemiah 8:1 all the people gathered together into the square before the Water Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had given to Israel.
Brat: Watergate? Where are my Bagel Boys?
Psalm 19:4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In the heavens he has set a tent for the sun,
Paul Baloche: [https://youtu.be/kUOgVl0KuFI]
In the name of the Father, in the name of the Son
In the name of the Spirit, Lord, we come
We’re gathered together to lift up Your Name
To call on our Savior to fall on Your grace
Psalm 19:5 which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy, and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Brat (in “Law of the Desert” 25 Dec 18): Who holds the beast accountable? Who preserves the story of the wilderness journey, so that our children and children’s children don’t have to repeat these Armageddon(s)?
Revelation 18: 23 The light of a lamp
will never shine in you again.
The voice of bridegroom and bride
will never be heard in you again.
Your merchants were the world’s important people.
By your magic spell all the nations were led astray.
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): And what does this have to do with the Wedding at Cana that is in the lectionary this week?
Donna Schaper: I couldn’t get the story out of my head. What is missing? For people like Sonja and sometimes me, it is the place of money in our world and in our hearts. There is no peace or economic security. Imagine that. In the richest country in the world. And we blame ourselves for not having enough money.
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): Lord? How is it that the voice of the bride and bridegroom will no longer be heard in Babylon when the sport of stinging zingers [Rev 9:10] is so much fun to them? Even if I were to shut up and not speak up for weeks, it would just pick up again. It would move sideways just to come back like a sidewinder snake.
Rick Joyner (in “Leadership” 16 Jan 19): In the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, both sides were fighting for parts of the divine mandate. It was the arrogance of the victors in both of these wars that blinded them to just and righteous issues for which the other side was fighting. Neither side was totally right or wrong, but the victors disregarded the consideration that the losers might have been right about some of the issues. Such is human politics. Since the victors always write the histories of such conflicts, the just issues on the losing side are often buried after the war. We can bury them as deep as we want, but when they are a divine mandate they will not go away. Rather, they will rise again and be in our face until they are resolved by our obeying them.
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): God, help! We need outside intervention. Help to dethrone this angel king sitting on the Abyss! [Rev 9:11] I sense this king is spiritual and not political, although I’m sure it is political in nature, even though it is spiritual at its core.
Psalm 19:6 Its rising is from the end of the heavens, and its circuit to the end of them; and nothing is hid from its heat.
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): Lord, I’m full of questions today. I lay them at Your feet.
Vince Amlin: I don’t mean to sound wiser than I am. I never think about this in the moment.
Revelation 16:16 Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.
Brat: We don’t talk about it.
Donna Schaper: Missing Peace
Pastor John Tolle (20 Jan 19): There are Six Destructive Trends in 2019
1. We want World Peace, but we have World Turmoil.
2. We will see greater Polarization and greater Division. There will be less middle ground.
3. We will see greater Exaltation of Individualism. Selfishness. It’s All About Me. Peter must have been getting down the road with that one. “How often do I have to forgive?” he asked Jesus. If you are self-centered, you have to forgive people just like you. When you’re ready, the people who need Jesus Christ will come to you.
4. We will see more Hostility and Anger
5. We will continue to see more Erosion of Values.
6. Persecution will increase.
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): What does this have to do with the angel king of the Abyss? The Great Silence is my Abyss. And that angel king has guarded its secrets since the Holy VOID at St Patrick’s. It creates a Pharaoh-like oppression from the outside crushing inwardly.
Revelation 9:11 They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): Could it be a redemption point for the Jews to break the Silence?
Psalm 105:1 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
Vince Amlin: “I always have the feeling I’ve said more than I intended to and less than they wanted me to. Too much and too little,” I tell my co-pastor.
Nehemiah 8:8 So they read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation. They gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading.
Brat (in “Pulse” 17 Jan 19): The angel king who sits over the Abyss doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, no matter how much noise the locusts stir up [Rev 9:7]. And I don’t know what to pray other than: Get him off!
Donna Schaper: Prayer
O God, at least free us from the blame. Show us the missing piece of the puzzle. Amen.
Vince Amlin: I’ve just finished meeting with a congregant who has theological questions. On one hand, this is my favorite kind of appointment. A chance to dig in deep to the things that really matter.
Brat (in “Amateur” 11 Jan 19): Said by someone who has their needs met. Tell that to refugees who have lost everything to their Pharaohs. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs are not egotistically derived. Spiritual enlightenment is at the top of the pyramid, the last of the needs to be fulfilled. Basic needs form the base of the pyramid. Hence God’s command to show hospitality to strangers, orphans and widows.
Vince Amlin: But in hindsight, a sense of confusion and a longing to understand are the best tools I could offer for the spiritual journey. And the only ones I have to give.
Brat: I’m asking for a leader to write me back, not toy with me like a pet, or ignore me as if I don’t exist. What does theology have to do with Sanctuary? Jesus said to take care of the widows and orphans. That’s a law of Moses.
Nehemiah 8:9 And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the LORD your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept when they heard the words of the law.

Leadership 16 Jan 19

17 Jan

Working Dates: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 to Thursday, January 17, 2019
[13 pages]
Rabbi David Sterne: Why does the Torah leave out Aaron (who certainly crossed with the Jews and played a leadership role)? And why does it divide the exodus into two episodes – first the leaving of Egypt and then the crossing of the sea?
Simcha-Shmuel Treister: Moses was the head of the nation; Shabbat leads in the aspect of time
Rabbi David Sterne: Shem miShmuel also points out that when the Torah describes the night journey out of Egypt, it refers to both Moses and his brother Aaron. However, when it comes to crossing the Red Sea, the Torah mentions only Moses.
Simcha-Shmuel Treister: The difference between the expectations of the Zohar regarding spiritual leadership and our expectations regarding secular leadership are made clear in the following piece.
Rabbi David Sterne: Finally, after the plague of the first-born, Pharaoh sends the Jews out of Egypt in the dead of night. We see later that once the Jews are in the desert, G d carries them “on the wings of eagles” and does other miracles to shorten their path. But here in the Exodus itself, we find that they are obligated to walk night and day in order to escape. Why?
Joel Yount: A few years ago while walking at a park an Eagle had flown right over me carrying what looked like a dead snake. The one thing that amazed me was how low the Eagle was flying as it flew above me. It was as if God was highlighting this occurrence that I had never experienced before. Before seeing the Eagle and the snake, I had been walking around the park praying and declaring scriptures for breakthrough regarding a situation. Leading up to this time, it seemed as if there was an escalated season of attack from the enemy as someone had attempted to shut the Spirit Fuel website down. However, God stepped in and the individual responsible for that attempt did not succeed. Praise God!
Revelation 18: 20 “Rejoice over her, you heavens!
Rejoice, you people of God!
Rejoice, apostles and prophets!
For God has judged her
with the judgment she imposed on you.”
Brat (in “Cough it up” 6 Jan 19): I did not go to church this morning. I don’t want to infect anyone else with this virus. Of course that’s the virtuous reason. The ulterior reason is that I don’t want to be confined in a room where I get to be abused by more Arc Speak, because they read me, but can’t admit that they do, because then the secret would get out that they knew and did nothing.
Cowards.
I suppose the saving grace is that God even used Gideon. (He was another holy coward. I mean, what else do you do with all those Bibles in hotel rooms?)
Rick Joyner: It’s been said that “Courage is the first principle of leadership, because without it nothing else will stand.” We have come to a time when courage is rare, and that makes it even more valuable. Perhaps this is why the cowards are the first to get thrown into the lake of fire at the end of the Book of Revelation. We may think that love and faith are more important, and they are, but courage is the evidence that one has love and faith.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: And we learn from this that the spiritual leader of the people is in fact the equivalent of the entire nation. If he is worthy, then all the people are [deemed] worthy. If he is not worthy, then the entire people are [judged as] unworthy and are punished because of him, as we have explained.
Patrick Duggan: God, is it Ever Going to Happen?
Simcha-Shmuel Treister: Rashi quotes the Midrash Tanchuma as a source for his commentary on Numbers (21:21): “the leader of the generation is like the entire generation because the leader is equivalent to all”.
Patrick Duggan: None of us like to admit it, but the struggle is real! We people of faith are rocked by the continuous onslaught of injustices. So much so that sometimes, we question our own faith in God. We love Jesus and believe deeply in him. We earnestly press toward Jesus’ promised restoration of justice, when all things will be made right. But for Christ’s sake, when we look at things today, we can’t help but wonder, “When, Lord Jesus, when? Is it ever going to happen?”
Psalm 137: 7 Remember, LORD, what the Edomites did
on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried,
“tear it down to its foundations!”
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: And Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, stand still, and see the salvation of G d.” (Ex. 14:13). Rebbe Shimon said: How happy is the lot of Israel that a shepherd such as Moses walked among them. It is written, Then He remembered the days of old, of Moses his people: (Is. 63:11) “He remembered the days of old…”, refers to the Holy One blessed be He [who recalled the Exodus]. “…Moses his people” [shows that] Moses was of equal weight as all Israel.
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.”
Israel 365: He has stripped His Booth like a garden, He has destroyed His Mishkan; Hashem has ended in Tzion Festival and Shabbat;
In His raging anger He has spurned King and Kohen.
Lamentations 2:6 (The Israel Bible™)
Rick Joyner: The Reformation was a major step forward in recovering biblical truth, but its emphasis was more on believing the right things than actually doing them. All nations have fallen short of their purpose, including Israel, as the Scriptures make clear. One reason the nations have fallen short is because there is so little demonstration of what actual obedience to the truth looks like by the church. This is why “judgment begins with the household of God” (see I Peter 4:17).
Brat (in “Wine and Mirrors” 14 Jan 19): My Pharaohs won’t listen to what I tell them, but they will listen to You, God. I don’t mean that in a whiney kind of way. It is a statement of fact. Just because I keep getting knocked down with every single step, doesn’t mean that You can’t see above the tempest. You see where things connect. You see where the collective story is going. You see the good You are trying to make out of our messes. You see a tribe for me where all I can see is tribalism.
Shifra Hendrie: But when you connect to the fundamental truth of this world – that you, and all of the events of your life, are part of the gigantic, ever-unfolding tapestry, you and your life become one. Your mind will be clear, your heart open and serene, and the choices you make will be the made with wisdom, purpose and power. And because your awareness and your choices are in harmony with your larger purpose, doors will open before you that you could not even see before.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: “Stand still and see the salvation of G d”. You need not fight for the Holy One blessed be He, [for He] will wage war for you, as the verse states: “G d will fight for you, and you shall remain silent”. (Ex. 14:14) Come and see, on that night [of the splitting of the Reed Sea] the Holy One blessed be He, gathered all His entourage together to pass judgment on Israel [as to whether they were worthy to be saved]. If it were not for the forefathers who had come first [to pray on behalf of their future children], they would not have been rescued from the judgment. Rebbe Yehuda said that it was the merit of Jacob that stood in favor of Israel as is written, “If it had not been G d who was on our side [to save us], let Israel now say.” (Ps. 124:1). That is [a reference to] Grandfather Israel [who prayed for the salvation of his children].
Patrick Duggan: “O Sovereign Lord, how can I be sure that I will actually possess it?” – Genesis 15:8
Rick Joyner: In the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, both sides were fighting for parts of the divine mandate. It was the arrogance of the victors in both of these wars that blinded them to just and righteous issues for which the other side was fighting. Neither side was totally right or wrong, but the victors disregarded the consideration that the losers might have been right about some of the issues. Such is human politics. Since the victors always write the histories of such conflicts, the just issues on the losing side are often buried after the war. We can bury them as deep as we want, but when they are a divine mandate they will not go away. Rather, they will rise again and be in our face until they are resolved by our obeying them.
Joe Joe Dawson (in “Doer” 7 Jan 19): 2019 is a James 1:22 year. James 1:22 says, “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only…” The Lord impressed on my heart to challenge people to look at their past prophetic words and to not just be encouraged by them, but be challenged to build upon those words. In 2019, we must all, as the Body of Christ, move forward with what God has said. True apostolic families will produce more in 2019 than in previous years combined. When people are surrounded by true, healthy families, they will start to flourish and begin to build!
Brat: God’s mandate to me with my calling was 1) Worship God and 2) Share the journey. I emailed you “Limits” ( ). That’s acting on what God told me to do. I’m still checking my inbox to see if you’ll reply. What will you say? Will you engage with me? What is our next step together, assuming that you really are open to partnership? Ours may be a collective conversation, but there was never any closure. There has never been any accountability for those who knew about the wrongs and did nothing. My pharaoh says all the right words but doesn’t follow through. There is no integrity.
Hanna Perlberger: In the Torah portion Beshalach, after the Jewish people left Egypt, Pharaoh sent his army of charioteers after them, cornering the Jewish people with Egypt at their back, the vast desert on both sides and the sea in front of them. Short of a new miracle, the Jewish people were facing imminent slaughter.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: The only remaining question is ethically, how can Pharaoh be punished if he has no free will – and even more, why does G d keep bothering to send Moses to warn and negotiate if the outcome is known?
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Simcha-Shmuel Treister: Note the importance of prayer, especially in time of war.
Rick Joyner: Most of us have witnessed spiritual battles that resulted in everything from church splits to divorces, and God was on both sides. God hates divorce, and He hates war. He usually has sons and daughters on both sides, and in many ways He can be on both sides. He’s not confused about the issues, but He is for people more than politics.
Brat (in “RE: Friends” 15 Jan 19): You said that what he said was simple, stayed on point, was effective and very revealing for you personally. How did his words touch you? It is my prayer to learn through your eyes and heart.
Patrick Duggan: In that moment of blessedness and insecurity, Abram proved that like walking and chewing gum, you can have faith and doubt at the same time. Faith in God is not a guarantee against human doubt. Doubt is not strong enough to break covenantal faith.
Rabbi David Sterne: And that is why the Torah tells us that the Jews had to walk both “day and night,” in order to teach us that in all situations – even those which we don’t understand – we must rely on G d.
Journal (in “Wine and Mirrors” 14 Jan 19): Father, forgive me for not being able to see. I am a seer, but I cannot see where You are leading right now. I’ll look for connections and I’ll share that when I see it. I just can’t see it, so I wait on You. You are always faithful to come through.
Demontae Edmonds: The Lord said to me, “This will be the season that even the most seasoned prophetic voice and seer proclaims 1 Corinthians 2:9, ‘Eye has not seen, nor ear has heard. Nor has it entered into the heart of men the things that God has prepared for those that love Him’ (emphasis added).
Rabbi David Sterne: Shem miShmuel answers that day and night represent two different aspects of serving G d. The day stands for a clear understanding of what we have to do – we know which path to take and why. But, there are times in life when we don’t know at all which path to take, nor do we sense where we are going. We are stumbling, trying to find our way through the darkness. At such times, when we don’t have our own internal compass to guide us, we have to proceed on faith alone, knowing that G d is guarding us from going astray. This kind of spiritual service is called “night.”
Demontae Edmonds: “There will be times that I will work miracles and wonders beyond the ability of My servants to see. It will be My sovereign hand and part of My sovereign plan. There are miracles of healing and miracles of deliverance, but these will be miracles of Me working all things together for the good of My people, for the good of My Kingdom, and for the good of those will inherit the promises of God.”
Hanna Perlberger: According to Midrashic commentary, some people wanted to surrender and go back to Egypt. Some were ready to commit suicide. Some were willing to fight the Egyptians. And another group started to pray. Moses cried out to G d, and G d replied (in essence): “Stop praying and journey forth. Do something!” It was at that point that the famous Nachshon ben Aminadav moved into the sea, and when the water reached his nostrils, the sea began to part. Was he an optimist or insane? Irrational or grounded?
Revelation 14: 20 They were trampled in the winepress outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press, rising as high as the horses’ bridles for a distance of 1,600 stadia.
Brat: That took courage!
Vicki Kemper: “Now when Simon saw that the Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he offered them money, saying, ‘Give me also this power so that anyone on whom I lay my hands may receive the Holy Spirit.'” – Acts 8:18-19
Christian Harfouche (17 Jan 19): Doctor Harfouche LIVE in 1 Hour!
Joel Yount: One important action I had taken before this event was sowing several seeds into different ministries. This act stretched my faith. When I saw what God did and how he turned the enemy’s plans upside down I was amazed. God is turning the enemy’s plans upside down in your own life today! Do something in the natural to activate the supernatural in your life today. Right now I encourage you to sow a seed of $50, $25, or $100, $500, or $1,000 into Spirit Fuel and name it “Breakthrough” as an act of faith that something will shift in your situation. By sowing a seed today into Spirit Fuel, you will be helping to reach more people on the internet for the Kingdom of God. It takes a dedicated team and resources to maintain the Spirit Fuel platform. Blessings, Joel Yount
Brat: If I wouldn’t send money to Robin, why would I send it to you? This is bullying.
Vicki Kemper: Will you chastise them for their unknowing? Or will you welcome them with joy, eager to see Jesus through their earnest eyes?
Monk: What makes you think they don’t know?
Me to Robin Harfouche (8 Jan 19): Dear Robin, This is the ax at the root of the tree. I will not send you money. If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound if there is no one around to hear? ~ Kathryn Hauser
Vicki Kemper: Say what you will about Simon and his power-buying ways: That he didn’t know a thing about the Spirit. That he knew way too much about money. That he seemed to care more about getting power than becoming a disciple. That his newly converted heart was not yet right with God.
Hanna Perlberger: But when it comes to causality, “Jewish optimism” would not regard events as external and impersonal. Just the opposite. In “Jewish optimism,” everything is “about me” (for my spiritual growth, that is). And this brings in the quality of faith—believing that the universe is not out to “get me,” but to “teach me.”
Charisma (15 Jan 19): Attention Leader – Armed With The Right Knowledge You Can Change Everything!
Brat (in “RE: Friends” 15 Jan 19): You were concerned that the next testimonies next time be much shorter and far more positive. But I did see yours as positive. And I did not find it too long. I know that one must remember the audience to whom one writes, but you did! This is a Catch-22. We want to accommodate the busy people in our lives who want things in a nutshell, talking points, and power sessions, but then we are mentoring, which is messy business, and which includes mentoring the mentors and pastoring the pastors. No one is immune. This is a cultural thaang, not a religious thaang.
Vicki Kemper: Prayer
Pearl of Great Price, what wouldn’t I give to buy your holy treasure? What wondrous love that you give it to me for free!
Rabbi David Sterne: And that’s why, says Shem miShmuel, both Moses and Aaron are mentioned regarding leaving Egypt. The slavery in Egypt was a slavery of both heart and mind. The slavery of the heart was meant to rectify the sin of illicit relations (transgressions of the heart). The slavery of the mind (when Pharaoh’s oppressive decrees left the Jews no time to think) was intended to rectify the transgressions of idol worship (a transgression of the intellect).
Brat (in “RE: Friends” 15 Jan 19): This vigilance just takes everything out of me. I don’t have to be here while he coughs up his lungs, but I can’t just let it slide that he not take the antibiotic at all. If he were allergic to the medication and that was giving him a reaction, then that would be one thing. Peggy and I would have something to work from. But this is an ego-pride issue that is at the spiritual core and that is what is exhausting.
Monk: Get behind me, Satan!
Vicki Kemper: Say what you will—and then put aside your projections and get to know more of his story: How this former magician followed the apostles around like a lovesick puppy. How Simon was an honest-to-goodness seeker still learning the ways of life in Christ.
Rick Joyner: It is also easy to see how these same principles might apply to all human relationships. We can win an argument because we are mostly right, but be wrong about some of it. Those issues will very likely surface again later, and often as a bigger problem. The revelation of the great conflict of our times includes principles that may illuminate the basis for our conflict in other more personal relationships, such as our families, jobs, or neighborhoods. We cannot expect to resolve the great national and international conflicts if we cannot solve them in ourselves, our families, or in the church.
Shifra Hendrie: The Blueprint teaches us to view the entire world as hanging perfectly balanced between good and bad, deserving or undeserving. That means that your one act, no matter how small, can tip the scales. It can literally make all the difference in the world.
Rick Joyner: As heaven’s perspective on history and current events can be very different from ours, our basic devotion must be to see with The Lord’s eyes, hear with His ears, and understand with His heart. This was what The Holy Spirit was given for, and this is how we are led into “all truth.”
Brat (in “Law of the Desert” 25 Dec 18): Who holds the beast accountable? Who preserves the story of the wilderness journey, so that our children and children’s children don’t have to repeat these Armageddon(s)?
Edie Bayer: Since I’d been hearing this so many times in my spirit, recently while driving, I decided to ask, “What is it about the river, Lord?” He responded immediately, saying, “The river is a most holy place.”
Brat (in “RE: Friends” 15 Jan 19): Dad, of all people, as an engineer’s daughter, has taught me that “you cannot push the river.”
Revelation 17:1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters.
Ben Lim (in “The Goal” 13 Jan 19): Let the Lord write a new beginning for you. As the Lord Jesus came in between the adulteress woman and the Pharisees and teachers of the law, and began writing in the ground, He is also writing off your debts and writing for you a new beginning!
Rabbi David Sterne: The exodus from Egypt – at midnight after the plague of the first-born—began when the emotional rectification of the Jews was complete. Both Moses and Aaron were mentioned regarding the exodus, since both the heart (Aaron) and the mind (Moses) were involved. However, the crossing of the sea took place, only as the intellectual transgression of the Jews (idol worship) met its rectification. This required the involvement of Moses, because the Jews had fallen so deeply into a state of spiritual impurity that they could not emerge of their own volition – they needed Moses to lead them out. It was only Moses (not Aaron) who could provide this level of intellectual leadership. It was only Moses who could instill in them the necessary faith to overcome their devotion to idols, and thereby lead them across the Red Sea. That’s why, unlike during the initial steps out of Egypt when Aaron was also mentioned, only Moses is mentioned when it comes to the crossing of the Red Sea.
Rick Joyner: Perhaps The Lord moved so mightily upon the Southern armies because “where sin abounds grace does that much more abound” (see Romans 5:20), and He was seeking to change their hearts on the issues. Perhaps it was because it is often true that those who can be right on issues are wrong in spirit, and God will always resist the proud and give His grace to the humble. It was likely a combination of both. The point is that we like to have all issues neatly in black and white, but human issues are far more complicated than that. We are in desperate need of heaven’s perspective. The higher the place that we can see from, the more sense it all makes.
Shifra Hendrie: When you live in a state of separateness, as if your life’s challenges are random and without purpose, you will inevitably be at odds with, resistant to what life brings. This state of resistance stops the flow; creates a stagnancy that makes things extremely difficult to change.
Demontae Edmonds: The Lord says, “This is the year that the spiritual fathers, who themselves have been wounded, discouraged and disappointed, will begin to be healed so that they can stand in their position.
Brat (in “RE: Friends” 15 Jan 19): That being said, what are Pastor John’s goals and his practical solutions to achieve those goals?
Rabbi David Sterne: A similar relationship, says Shem miShmuel, existed between Moses and Aaron. Moses was the mind, and Aaron was the heart. Aaron was known to “love peace, pursue peace, love his fellow men, and bring them closer to Torah.” But, it was Moses who communicated with G d, decided what to say to Pharaoh, and made leadership decisions. It was Moses who would ultimately bring the Torah to the Jews, from Above to below, while Aaron would inspire the Jews by lighting the candles of the Menorah in the Tabernacle, lifting them up from below to Above.
Brat: Both leadership positions required faith.
Patrick Duggan: Abram was 75, promised by God to be the “father of a nation,” yet he and Sarai had not one child of their own and were way too old to expect one. Undeterred by the evidence, Abram continued to believe God would grant him offspring. Impressed with this uncanny faith, God reminded Abram of God’s promise to give him new land. Abram’s question in Genesis 15:8 was like saying, “God, you’re late on one promise, and I still have faith in you. You want me to believe you for another one?”
Rick Joyner: God is not a Democrat or a Republican, a liberal or a conservative. We can be right in our political beliefs, but be wrong in spirit. We can likewise be wrong in our politics but have a right spirit of love, faith, and humility that pleases The Lord more than those who have right politics. This is why, to the confusion of many historians, there can be evidence of divine favor on both sides during a war. Abraham Lincoln discerned that our Civil War was God’s judgment on both sides. This might explain why the Union was obviously on the right side of some of the crucial issues being fought over, but the Southern armies experienced some of the greatest revivals in American history during the war.
Hanna Perlberger: Getting back to the scene at the banks of the Sea of Reeds, in facing Pharaoh’s army, the same G d that liberated the Jewish people through His Divine intervention was now telling them to go, to “do something.” And so Nachshon, the Jewish optimist, walked calmly into the sea, and in so doing, he also paved the way for the Jewish expression of faith.
Simcha-Shmuel Treister: The crossing of the Reed Sea by the People of Israel was preceded by an instruction from G d not to fight the advancing Egyptian Army. In Hebrew the word for fighter is “lochem” and shares the same root with the word for bread, “lechem”. In the following discourse a parallel is drawn between stopping to fight for our bread on the Shabbat, and the instruction that Israel were given not to fight on the banks of the Reed Sea.
Rabbi David Sterne: From here we learn the importance of cleaving to the leaders/rabbis of our generation. There is only so much that we can do ourselves – our yetzer hara (evil inclination) mires us in our own limitations (our own Egypt). We need the intellectual inspiration of the leaders of our generation to pull us out of the emotional and intellectual morass in which we find ourselves.
Brat (in “RE: Friends” 15 Jan 19): In the spirit realm it feels like it is working overtime in trying to separate me from my time with God. I have to work so much harder at concentrating and tracking. Normally I spend much of my time listening to where the Holy Spirit is leading. It’s much harder to “hear” when my ear is split between praying for Dad and listening to where the Lord is taking us beyond the mire, when I’m in the mire.
Micah 7:10 Then my enemy will see it and will be covered with shame, she who said to me, “Where is the LORD your God?” My eyes will see her downfall; even now she will be trampled underfoot like mire in the streets.
Rabbi David Sterne: In answering these questions, Shem miShmuel refers to an earlier Torah relationship – that of Joseph and his brothers. According to Shem miShmuel, Joseph represented the mind, and his brothers represented the heart. Joseph’s service of G d was an intellectual/meditative approach, while that of his brothers was an emotional/expressive approach. Since the heart and emotions must always be subservient to the mind and intellect, Joseph dreamt of his brothers bowing down to him.
Joel Yount: Pay Attention To Signs God Reveals To You
John 2:11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
Brat: I believe You, Jesus. I’m not so sure about my Funny Bunnies.
Pastor Steve Dittmar: But because of the Word spoken to us in Christ, tribulations and testings will come, too. These try to dislodge the Word from our hearts, lest it grows up and bears much fruit. The testings are to remove the Word (so the devil hopes) but in truth, it’s to prove the word as faithful and true as we learn to hear. Through the Word heard and the testing endured, we will find ourselves in the scriptures we have heard and believed. We will be able to find the place where it is written and declare today, “This scripture is fulfilled in Christ!” Christ in me, the hope of glory, is sitting down in the synagogue of my heart, explaining this is that which was spoken and is now being fulfilled.
Revelation 3: 9 I will make those who are of the synagogue of Satan, who claim to be Jews though they are not, but are liars—I will make them come and fall down at your feet and acknowledge that I have loved you.
Brat: Could this be a Joseph thaang?
Wayland Henderson: An entire new culture is coming with the King and we are about to transition in a way that we have not gone before in our generation. Therefore, we cannot afford to halt between two opinions. The King is coming, not just to have a revival and glory meetings (which we will experience), but to establish His people in the culture of the King.
Jeff Jansen: 63 years ago today, January 16th, 1956, during the height of the great white tent revival that swept the world with Oral Roberts, William Branham, A.A. Allen, Jack Coe and many others, William Branham stood up in the Church of Philadelphia in Chicago, Illinois and prophesied that, “America had turned down her opportunity with the Lord” to advance to the next level (I share about this in my book: Glory Rising).
Revelation 3:10 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.
Jeff Jansen: Because William Branham was the forerunning prophetic voice of the day, the tent revivals and the move of the Holy Spirit literally began to whither away and stop at this word. Branham stated that people were more interested in attending meetings with orators that spoke with eloquence than they were attending meetings where they could witness demonstrations of the Holy Spirit with power.
Joel Yount: God had stepped in in many ways in only he could do. The escalated attacks had ceased. The Lord revealed to me that the Eagle had represented His power and protection coming down and taking the enemy (the snake) out of his place. The Lord instructed me to send this testimony out today because He wants to remind many of you that nothing is hard for Him. He will send signs in the natural that relate to what is going on in the supernatural. The prayers and declarations of saying scripture out loud at the park had activated something in the Spirit realm I believe.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson (in “Edom” 15 Jan 19): In our material world we can convince ourselves that we are mobile – movers and shakers – even if our souls never budge an inch. There are people who chalk up millions of frequent flyer miles, others who move around in all the high circles, and yet others who are climbing the corporate ladder. But are they truly moving? Their bodies may be traveling places, but are their souls in flight? Then there are people who perhaps sit in the same place, praying or meditating, but spiritually they are moving millions of miles.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: “G d will fight for you, and you will be silent”. Rebbe Aba opened his discourse with the verse “If you restrain your traveling because of the Shabbat, from pursuing your business on My holy day, and call the Shabbat a delight, to sanctify the honor of G d, and honor it, not doing your usual things, nor pursuing your own desires or speaking of mundane things, then shall you delight yourself in the Lord.” (Isaiah 58:13-14). How happy is the lot of Israel, that the Holy One blessed be He chose them to bind to out of all of the other people’s of the earth, and out of the love for them brought them closer to Him and gave them the Torah and gave them the Shabbat which is the most holy of all the other days [of the week]. It has rest from everything and is the happiness of all [Israel].
Rick Joyner: As we are told in I Corinthians 13:8, “Love never fails.” This could have been interpreted as “Love never quits.” We will quit for any other reason but love. This is why the foundation of those who will be on the winning side will be love for their country and for their countrymen. However, most of all it will be love for God who has given us something so wonderful, even if it yet has flaws.
Jeff Jansen: The Lord is showing me 63 years ago is Isaiah 6:3: “And one cried to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of His glory!'”
Shifra Hendrie: It’s not only that this will change your own life for the better, although it certainly will. But because each of our actions are a part of the whole, the cosmic tapestry, as we move together toward our common destiny, each bit of goodness and G dliness you bring into your own life will help to bring us all safely home.
Hanna Perlberger: And this sets Judaism apart because Judaism calls for belief-driven behavior, and the expression of faith through deliberate action. Judaism teaches that the garments of the soul are for us to actualize our potential. The trick is knowing when the focus needs to be our thought, when it is about speech and when it must manifest through action.
Brat: I pray and write. You read what I write. Is not writing also taking action? While also being “silent” to let the Holy Spirit work through the words? Wouldn’t that be considered a type of Silent Witness?
Revelation 16: 7 And I heard the altar respond:
“Yes, Lord God Almighty,
true and just are your judgments.”
Hanna Perlberger: OK, now it’s a little chutzpadik, but I think there is another explanatory style, which I am calling “Jewish optimism,” and since I’m coining the phrase, I get to define it. “Jewish optimism” takes the best aspects of optimism, such as looking at events in their most favorable light and rising to the challenge with an “I can” or an “it can be done” attitude.
Rick Joyner: When I spoke to a number of senators and congressmen in Washington a few years ago, entreating them to show courage, one of them took me aside and said, “You would see a lot more courage in Washington if we saw any in the church.” He was right.
Pastor Steve Dittmar: To make this as simple as it really is: We do hear, and what we hear is then tested. This should not surprise us, but somehow, it still does. However, when we become convinced that what we have heard God promise to us, He is able to perform– without our performance– we have found ourselves in the scripture in Christ. Immovable forever, having been tested and found true, the Word abiding in us now bears much fruit.
Patrick Duggan: Prayer
Gracious One, thank you for your faithfulness toward us, your feeble creation. Thank you for Jesus, who despite our sin and doubt, gave his life for us. Thank you for ignoring our waywardness, accepting our tiny seeds of faith, taking it and growing it into sweet fruit.
Hanna Perlberger: So the next time you face a challenge, decide first whether grounded optimism is appropriate, and if so, try adding a little faith. Know that whatever test you are undergoing is the test you were meant to have—that you can pass it, and that you will emerge emotionally stronger, intellectually wiser and spiritually higher. Become a Jewish optimist, and there is no telling how many seas you will be able to part in your life.
Brat (in “Seeking Mercy” 4 Jan 19): The more I scream, “I CAN’T TAKE ANY MORE!” the more they persist. There is nothing more I can do. There is not one righteous person. No, not one. I acknowledge that. I’m asking for friendship, not perfection [and definitely not more tests without ever having resolution!] and I cannot find friendship or comfort. It’s been a rough Sabbath! YOU, JESUS, are the Lord of my Sabbath! Thank You for being with me. I also thank You for the Musinex. It seems to be drying up my sinuses and my sore throat is mostly gone. Thank You for that comfort. And I was able to move my bowels today. For these basic things I am grateful.
Simcha-Shmuel Treister: The commentary on the Zohar, Matok MiDvash, notes that the three expressions regarding Shabbat that are a reference to the three higher sefirot. Shabbat is called “Holy” which is rooted in the sefira of chochma; “rest” from all outside influences is sourced in keter, and “happiness” refers to the sefira of bina. This in turn hints that the soul, which dwells in these three highest sefirot, is rejuvenated by the Shabbat.
Jeff Jansen: The Seraphim’s cried, “Holy, holy, holy,” back and forth in the atmosphere of Heaven. “The whole earth is full of His glory!” These fiery, burning Seraphim are prophesying that the whole earth is already full of the glory of God, and that it’s time for the believing Church to step into a new season of Revival Reformation.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: The Shabbat balances against the whole Torah and one who keeps the Shabbat is considered as though he has kept the whole Torah.
Simcha-Shmuel Treister: Since the Shabbat rejuvenates the soul, and since the Torah is called a “tree of life”, one can be balanced against the other. This explains the secular world’s fight against the Shabbat – because once you “defeat Shabbat” you defeat the Torah. Indeed the pious waves of immigrants to America from Russia 100 years ago became estranged from the Torah as a direct result of being drawn into the desecration of Shabbat, feeling they had to “fight for their bread” also on that holy day.
Rick Joyner: What I was shown in my dream was specifically for “The American Republic,” but I was also shown that many of the same battles we will be fighting will also be common to many nations. Basically, these battles in the nations are for determining whether they will be a “sheep” or a “goat” nation. The Great Commission was to disciple nations, not just individuals, not just teaching them to believe all that He commanded, but also to obey all that He commanded.
Jeff Jansen: The Lord is offering a new season of outpouring to the Church—but we must embrace it.
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: “And you shall call to the Shabbat a delight” (Isaiah 58:13). [This means] delight in everything; delight of the spirit and of the body, enjoyment of the higher and lower worlds. And what is the meaning of the words “You shall call to [the Sabbath]”? This means that you have to invite it, as is written, “Called Holy” (Lev. 23:2). This means that you call to it or invite it, just as one would invite a guest into his house.
Daniel Silva (in The Black Widow): “It was precisely three minutes before sunset when the motorcade rumbled to a stop outside the entrance of the villa. Gilah Shamron was standing on the steps, tapping her wristwatch to indicate that time was running short if they were going to light the candles in time. Gabriel carried the children inside while Chiara saw to the food she had spent the afternoon preparing. Gilah, too, had spent the day cooking. There was enough to feed a multitude.
“Chiara’s description of Shamron’s failing health had left Gabriel expecting the worst, and he was deeply relieved to find Shamron looking rather well. Indeed, if anything, his appearance had improved since Gabriel saw him last. He was dressed, as usual, in a white oxford cloth shirt and pressed khaki trousers, though tonight he had added a navy cardigan against the November chill. Little remained of his hair and his skin was pale and translucent, but his blue eyes shone brightly behind his ugly steel spectacles when Gabriel entered with a child in each arm. Shamron raised his liver-spotted hands—hands that were far too large for so small a man—and without apprehension Gabriel entrusted them with Raphael. Shamron held the child as though he were a live grenade and whispered nonsense into his ear in his murderous Polish accent. When Raphael emitted a peal of laughter, Gabriel was instantly glad he had come.
“He had been raised in a home without religion, but as always, when Gilah drew the light of the Sabbath candles to her eyes while reciting the blessing, he thought it the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. Shamron then recited the blessings of the bread and the wine in the Yiddish intonations of his youth, and the meal commenced. Gabriel had yet to take his first bite when Shamron attempted to quiz him on the operation, but Gilah adroitly changed the subject to the children. Chiara briefed them on the latest developments—the dietary changes, the growth and weight gain, the attempts at speech and movement. Gabriel had caught only passing glimpses of the changes during the many months of the operation. In a few weeks’ time they would gather again in Tiberias to celebrate the children’s first birthday. He wondered whether Saladin would allow him to attend the party.”
Israel 365: More Than the Jews Have Kept Shabbat, Shabbat has Kept the Jews ✡ “Hashem has ended in Tzion Festival and Shabbat”
Simcha-Shmuel Treister: Here the Zohar tells us the mental attitude required to obtain the full delight of the Shabbat. It is a frame of mind where one is expecting a delightful guest, and then, once the guest arrives, to enjoy their company. This explains why the holy Ari would literally go out into the fields to greet the Shabbat. This was a physical manifestation of an inner state of mind that enables one to cling to the sanctity of the day. This is also the reason behind the other customs of greeting the Shabbat.
Rabbi David Sterne: May we merit to see the ultimate leader revealed in front of our own eyes, the Mashiach leading all the Jews to the Holy Land and building the Holy Temple very soon!
Jeff Jansen: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts. The whole earth is already filled with His glory!
Simcha-Shmuel Treister: [Therefore, one should greet the Shabbat] with the house in proper order, with food and drink worthy and fitting [a special guest], more than on other days.

Edom 15 Jan 19

15 Jan

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
[7 pages]
Ryan LeStrange (14 Jan 19): My Monday Word for You…The Rise of Building Prophets and Prophetic People!
Israel 365 (14 Jan 19): Strenghtening by Cutting Down ✡ “My Maker, Who Gives Strength in the Night”
Hanna Perlberger (in “Fall of the City of Knowledge” 22 Nov 18): Whatever the nature of a conflict, it is not the objective facts that drive it, but our thoughts that create the story around it.
Brat (in “Wine and Mirrors” 14 Jan 19): My Pharaohs won’t listen to what I tell them, but they will listen to You, God. I don’t mean that in a whiney kind of way. It is a statement of fact. Just because I keep getting knocked down with every single step, doesn’t mean that You can’t see above the tempest. You see where things connect. You see where the collective story is going. You see the good You are trying to make out of our messes. You see a tribe for me where all I can see is tribalism.
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.
Brat (in “RE: Friends” 15 Jan 19): In the spirit realm it feels like it is working overtime in trying to separate me from my time with God. I have to work so much harder at concentrating and tracking. Normally I spend much of my time listening to where the Holy Spirit is leading. It’s much harder to “hear” when my ear is split between praying for Dad and listening to where the Lord is taking us beyond the mire, when I’m in the mire.
Micah 7:10 Then my enemy will see it and will be covered with shame, she who said to me, “Where is the LORD your God?” My eyes will see her downfall; even now she will be trampled underfoot like mire in the streets.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: The only way a soul can move about is through a song. Without song, the soul remains stuck in one place.
Brat: I am reminded of the musicians who hung up their harps on trees when their captors demanded of them to play. (Psalm 137)
Pastor Steve Dittmar: Where in the Bible are you? What promise are you becoming? What tests are you enduring? Be encouraged that your responses to these questions are the very promises God is proving, testing, and bringing His glory to in and upon your life.
Psalm 137: 1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.
2 There on the poplars
we hung our harps,
3 for there our captors asked us for songs,
our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: What gives music its power? How does it have the ability to transport us to another time and place? To lift a broken spirit? To bring a tear to a happy soul? Why does a song have the capacity to reach the depths of our heart, bring old memories alive, awaken our deepest aspirations and naturally cause us to dance to its beat?
1 Corinthians 12:5 and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord;
Brat (in “Really?” 9 Jan 19): So, where’s this big door to Sanctuary where our collective story can be preserved for future generations and I can pray and write in peace? For ten years y’all have been skirting the answer to that question.
Anna Blake (in “Amateur” 11 Jan 19): Instead, we think it’s a training issue. It’s a flash of ego or some dark Neanderthal warning that we can’t let our horse win. He needs to respect us. Usually, we just want to ride, that’s all.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: In every experience we can either just ride through the experience, or we can learn to play the inner chords that release a song.
Psalm 137: 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD
while in a foreign land?
1 Corinthians 12:6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.
Bishop Bill Hamon: In 2019, we have already entered the second wave of the prophetic, which means we are commanded to prophesy again until resurrection life is activated. Don’t wait. Prophesy to the issue you already heard the Lord on, and see yourself rise up along with the global Church as an exceeding great army (Ezekiel 37:10).
Revelation 15: 2 And I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God
Brat (in “Wine and Mirrors” 14 Jan 19): Today, my soul aches because that Dad retreated back into his cave. I see a Dad I don’t really know (although I know this dad better than I want to), and he sees a version of me that he doesn’t really know (and wishes he didn’t know that side of his daughter better than he never wanted to know.) We see each other through darkly clouded mirrors, and we see the beast rather than the beauty.
Psalm 137: 5 If I forget you, Jerusalem,
may my right hand forget its skill.
6 May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
if I do not remember you,
if I do not consider Jerusalem
my highest joy.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: In the Holy Temple in Jerusalem there were fifteen steps corresponding to the fifteen Shir HaMaalos (“songs of ascents”) in the book of Psalms (120-134), which the Levites would sing as they stood on the 15 steps between the Women’s and the Men’s “courtyards.” In order to climb from one step to the next a song had to be sung.
1 Corinthians 12:4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit;
Tony Robinson: Everything else is pretty prescribed, but when it comes to shoes you get to choose.
Ben Lim (in “The Goal” 13 Jan 19): “Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.” (John 8:8)
Revelation 16: 15 “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.
Brat: Take it from me; if it’s one thing my Pharaohs have taught me is that they cannot receive mercy. To them it is a sign of weakness. They’ll say their ‘Hail Mary’s’ and throw the pass, but to them it’s all a game.
Tony Robinson: “As shoes for your feet put on whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.” – Ephesians 6:15
Brat (in “The Virus” 10 Jan 19): I tried to set aside my private journals and put them in chronological order. It was very hard skimming through some of the journals. The stuff I went through was unbearably painful. Made all the worse because the wounds inflicted were done by religious leaders, who are sworn to uphold righteousness and be God’s instruments of peace. I had to stop reading, because I didn’t want to reopen old wounds. There is no resolution. Until there is resolution and sanctuary and a tribe who values the work we’ve done, all of this will just sit here. We cannot proceed through a collective healing until we get that.
Mary Luti: Epiphany
1 Corinthians 12:7 To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.
Tony Robinson: But when it comes to shoes Paul says an odd thing: “Pick whatever works, whatever will make you ready to proclaim the gospel of peace.”
Brat (in “RE: Friends” 15 Jan 19): Saint Paul may have been able to be all things to all people (1 Cor 9:22), but that’s not my calling.
Tony Robinson: Well, if you’ve ever had shoes that were too small or too big—or no shoes at all on stony ground—you can see Paul’s point. It would be difficult to proclaim peace with shoes that don’t fit, that aren’t right for the job.
Steve Shultz (in “Alpha and Omega” 2 Jan 19): Ivan is one who I have come to know and appreciate the revelation he receives from the Lord. His “friendship with God” is one to highly glean from and inspires us to walk into our own unique and personal friendship with our Creator.
Brat: Those pieces of Arc Speak are still not personal! These are still manipulative responses to “Yellow Pages”! It is not at all reasonable to tell us to “Deactivate Discontentment” when those in power with the power to wield their power (in the name of ‘love’) are using their flock to maintain their position of power, and then they tell us to deactivate discontentment? From my boots you are not looking at this through eyes of compassion at all! If you felt with compassion, then you would know how cruel this was and you would see Jesus’ eyes as He protectively holds me and looks at you.
Psalm 72:12 For he delivers the needy when they call, the poor and those who have no helper.
Tony Robinson: Myself, I think I’d opt for some really good running shoes. Because proclaiming the gospel of peace is so urgent. This is not a message for big, heavy clod hoppers or stacked up, tipsy high heels.
Brat (27 Sept 2014): “The devil wears Prada!” I wear boots!
Pastor Steve Dittmar: Seriously, as I hand you the Bible, find the place where it is written in scripture, and is fulfilled (or being fulfilled) in you TODAY in Christ, and worship God there. Declare the decree that what you say, you will see!
The Israel Bible
Psalm 137:6 if I do not keep Yerushalayim in memory even at my happiest hour.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: “Sometimes life will be comfortable, too comfortable. Let man then sing to remember that there is more to life than instant gratification.
Rabbi Aryeh Levin (1885 – 1969) was considered one of the most righteous and pious Jews of the 20th century. He was known as the “Tzadik (saint) of Yerushalayim” for his devotion to the needy and downtrodden of the Holy City. His passion for seeing only the goodness of people and his zeal for Jerusalem were part of his very fiber. As is the Jewish custom, Rabbi Levin would place ashes on the forehead of a bridegroom under the wedding canopy in order to keep the destruction of Yerushalayim at the forefront of everyone’s mind “even at my happiest hour”. Fittingly, he had the privilege of personally experiencing the fulfillment of Rabbinic adage: “All who mourn Jerusalem, merit to witness its rebuilding (Taanit 30b).” After the liberation of Jerusalem in 1967, the “Tzadik of Yerushalayim” would visit the Western Wall weekly, until his death two years later.
John 2:2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding.
Brett Young: Mercy [https://youtu.be/Thvm6dADOms]
Bill Yount: God used Joseph’s hateful brothers, Potiphar’s wife’s false accusations and an unfair prison sentence to unwrap his dream. Then there was King Saul’s spirit of jealousy and rage, which was used to unwrap David’s crown for kingship. Also God used Judas’ betrayal to unwrap Jesus’ destiny to be King of kings and Lord of lords! Who is God using in your life to unwrap your destiny?
Brat: What did the Edomites do?
Psalm 137:7 Remember, Hashem, against the Edomites the day of Yerushalayim‘s fall; how they cried, “Strip her, strip her to her very foundations!”
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.
Brat (in “The Virus” 10 Jan 19): I tackled one of the stacks of years’ worth of Arc Speak papers piled on my desk. I’m going through them and systematically pulling out my penned journals. I’m putting the Arc Speak papers in the banker’s boxes I’ve been collecting. The Arc Speak papers are my proof that God and I have been listening and trying to move the conversation along, even without a real conversation from the constituents for ten years. Without the papers no one would believe me.
John 2:11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
Brat: I believe You, Jesus. I’m not so sure about my Funny Bunnies.
Pastor Steve Dittmar: But because of the Word spoken to us in Christ, tribulations and testings will come, too. These try to dislodge the Word from our hearts, lest it grows up and bears much fruit. The testings are to remove the Word (so the devil hopes) but in truth, it’s to prove the word as faithful and true as we learn to hear. Through the Word heard and the testing endured, we will find ourselves in the scriptures we have heard and believed. We will be able to find the place where it is written and declare today, “This scripture is fulfilled in Christ!” Christ in me, the hope of glory, is sitting down in the synagogue of my heart, explaining this is that which was spoken and is now being fulfilled.
Psalm 137: 7 Remember, LORD, what the Edomites did
on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down,” they cried,
“tear it down to its foundations!”
Rabbi Avraham Brandwein (in “Amateur” 11 Jan 19): The brain is the place of thought which plans how to bring into action those desires which come from the heart. When one works for physical, material needs, one’s will and thought are egotistically derived and he has become enslaved to the needs of his body.
Brat: Said by someone who has their needs met. Tell that to refugees who have lost everything to their Pharaohs. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs are not egotistically derived. Spiritual enlightenment is at the top of the pyramid, the last of the needs to be fulfilled. Basic needs form the base of the pyramid. Hence God’s command to show hospitality to strangers, orphans and widows.
Tony Robinson: Shoes
Psalm 137: 8 Daughter Babylon, doomed to destruction,
happy is the one who repays you
according to what you have done to us.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: In our material world we can convince ourselves that we are mobile – movers and shakers – even if our souls never budge an inch. There are people who chalk up millions of frequent flyer miles, others who move around in all the high circles, and yet others who are climbing the corporate ladder. But are they truly moving? Their bodies may be traveling places, but are their souls in flight? Then there are people who perhaps sit in the same place, praying or meditating, but spiritually they are moving millions of miles.
Psalm 137: 9 Happy is the one who seizes your infants
and dashes them against the rocks.
Brat (24 Oct 18): Of course when I tried to sleep last night it took me three hours to fall asleep. I hate it when that happens! My monkey mind wouldn’t stop and I worried over losing all my writings of this divine journey over the last ten years. All day long I hadn’t worried and when my head hit the pillow, it went to the worry spot anyway, even though I didn’t want to, even though I knew You were in control, God. The cyber-beast had hijacked my “children.” (Anyone who does any art form can probably understand that feeling of one’s artwork being like one’s “children.” We want to raise them in the way they should go, to the glory of God.) I worried, but You’d already said the fatal wound of the beast would be healed. (Rev 13)
Revelation 2: 23 I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearts and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: “Sometimes life will be difficult. In such times the pressures can be overbearing. Man can feel depressed and hopeless. I therefore want them to have song to remind them, that even you’re stuck in the dire straits of material existence, even when you are experiencing existential loneliness and “quiet desperation,” you can break out in song, which will lift your spirits.
Pastor Steve Dittmar: To make this as simple as it really is: We do hear, and what we hear is then tested. This should not surprise us, but somehow, it still does. However, when we become convinced that what we have heard God promise to us, He is able to perform– without our performance– we have found ourselves in the scripture in Christ. Immovable forever, having been tested and found true, the Word abiding in us now bears much fruit.
Me to Robin Harfouche (8 Jan 19): Dear Robin, This is the ax at the root of the tree. I will not send you money. If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound if there is no one around to hear? ~ Kathryn Hauser
Bishop Bill Hamon: This year the light, glory and power of the Kingdom of God are arising like a great tsunami, marked by miracles and extremely accurate prophecies, like never before.
Brat: Couldn’t you take a moment to confirm that through Pastor John Tolle? It’s isolating at the top.
Bill Yount: I sense many of God’s people are frustrated by not being able to unwrap their spiritual gifts and callings. I am discovering that it takes all kinds of people around us to unwrap the gifts that God has placed inside of us. Can a gift unwrap itself? Neither can we. When it comes to unwrapping your spiritual gifts, you don’t get to open them. God uses other people to do that, for your gift is not for you—it’s for others!
Brat (in “Friends” 12 Jan 19): Lord, I realize You have called us and because we didn’t ask for these callings, You must intervene on our behalf. We only made ourselves available to have You use us the way You need for Your kingdom advances. That being said, no one in their right mind would ever agree to these callings at the outset. You asked us! So please intervene!
Sandie Freed: And, He also speaks about His hand. All through Scripture God speaks about protecting His children with His mighty hand! His hand is there for you right now! Take His mighty hand. He is your protector. He is protecting you from your enemy!
Jermaine Francis: “I am releasing a wind against the lying prophecies of the enemy against My Church and My people. There will be a silencing of the mouth of the enemy. The prophetic words that I will release through My prophets this year will be like a hammer smashing through fortified structures. I will break down walls. I will open up that which has been locked up. I will make a way in the places where there is no way.
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.”
Bishop Bill Hamon: In 2019, the Holy Spirit is beginning an intensified work to purify and perfect us to Christ’s likeness and maturity. The final and most important thing to know is this: God’s highest calling and purpose for every saint and minister is for them to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ. This is why it is intense. Our responsibility is to choose to be conformed.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: “Yes indeed,” G d concluded, “I will give the human being My unique tongue – the language of music and song, so that he can use it to discover transcendence.”
Bishop Bill Hamon: God wants us to really know what era we are in and stop looking back at the old moves of God. It’s not in the First Reformation, nor the 1000-year Dark Age, nor the Second Reformation of the Church. We are in the Third Reformation where the finalizing of all things will take place. We have to catch up our theology to fit into the time of the Lord and be “established in the present truth” or we will not fulfill our role in this season (2 Peter 1:12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6; Ephesians 1:10).
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: Why do songs have this power? Because melody is the language of the Divine.
Bishop Bill Hamon: From now on, prophets who go to the nations will not just prophecy information but release a word that causes nations to become either sheep nations or goat nations, depending on their response. This is in preparation for Jesus, the Mighty Man of War, to come back and judge the nations according to Matthew 25:31 and Revelation 21:24.
Rabbi Simon Jacobson: But in the spiritually intact Holy Temple, where spirit met matter and the physical was seamlessly aligned with its inner purpose, you simply could not move from one step to the next unless your soul was lifted through song.
The Afters: “Well Done” [https://youtu.be/X29hPMgKUyM]

The Goal 13 Jan 19

14 Jan

Working Dates: Sunday, January 13, 2019 to Monday, January 14, 2019
[8 pages]
Brat (in “The Virus” 10 Jan 19): I tackled one of the stacks of years’ worth of Arc Speak papers piled on my desk. I’m going through them and systematically pulling out my penned journals. I’m putting the Arc Speak papers in the banker’s boxes I’ve been collecting. The Arc Speak papers are my proof that God and I have been listening and trying to move the conversation along, even without a real conversation from the constituents for ten years. Without the papers no one would believe me.
John 2:11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
Brat: I believe You, Jesus. I’m not so sure about my Funny Bunnies.
John 2:8 He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it.
Steve Shultz: We have been postings articles, as of late, about the power of our decrees…our spoken words.
Joe Joe Dawson: The Lord impressed on my heart that for years people have been sitting on prophetic words and dreams He has placed deep down inside of them. The Holy Spirit has been bringing these dreams, thoughts, purposes and prophetic words to remembrance. Now is the time when people will start moving forward and steward the things God has given them.
Brat (in “The Virus” 10 Jan 19): I tried to set aside my private journals and put them in chronological order. It was very hard skimming through some of the journals. The stuff I went through was unbearably painful. Made all the worse because the wounds inflicted were done by religious leaders, who are sworn to uphold righteousness and be God’s instruments of peace. I had to stop reading, because I didn’t want to reopen old wounds. There is no resolution. Until there is resolution and sanctuary and a tribe who values the work we’ve done, all of this will just sit here. We cannot proceed through a collective healing until we get that.
Verse of the Day (11 Jan 19): When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place. The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? ~ Psalm 118:5-6 NIV
James Goll (in “Move, Don’t Move” 25 Dec 18): In all that He does, the Holy Spirit never moves contrary to the written Word of God. He complements and does not compete with its instructions and doctrines. We would do well to store up the words of Scripture so we have a functioning plumb line in our own spirits. Then when we think the Spirit is telling us something, we can see if it aligns with the straight Word. We can verify or adjust our understanding of our visions and dreams. We can catch ourselves early on when we start to walk in an unbalanced way. We can activate our spiritual gifts confidently and capably. And we can enjoy the journey!
Brat (in “Law of the Desert” 25 Dec 18): Who holds the beast accountable? Who preserves the story of the wilderness journey, so that our children and children’s children don’t have to repeat these Armageddon(s)?
Edie Bayer: Since I’d been hearing this so many times in my spirit, recently while driving, I decided to ask, “What is it about the river, Lord?” He responded immediately, saying, “The river is a most holy place.”
Revelation 17:1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters.
Ben Lim: Let the Lord write a new beginning for you. As the Lord Jesus came in between the adulteress woman and the Pharisees and teachers of the law, and began writing in the ground, He is also writing off your debts and writing for you a new beginning!
Emily C. Heath: Barefoot on Holy Ground
Ben Lim: “Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.” (John 8:8)
Revelation 16: 15 “Look, I come like a thief! Blessed is the one who stays awake and remains clothed, so as not to go naked and be shamefully exposed.
Brat: Take it from me; if it’s one thing my Pharaohs have taught me is that they cannot receive mercy. To them it is a sign of weakness. They’ll say their ‘Hail Mary’s’ and throw the pass, but to them it’s all a game.
Ben Lim: A changing of the guard stands for a new position. Everybody knows that when you play a game or a sport, you must always be on the move. In fact, you must be comfortable with constantly changing your position. If one position doesn’t work then you must change it. If one strategy doesn’t work, then you must change it. If one play doesn’t work, then you must change it. The Lord is anointing His Church to be agile in His glory and to move freely in Jesus’ name.
Monk: Hmmmmmm…
Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 7:39 pm Journal: I wanted to make a note in my journal about ISIS. I’m reading Daniel Silva’s “The Black Widow.” (2016) Gabriel Allon and team have sent a French/Israeli woman doctor to infiltrate ISIS. I know that I’ve referenced the Church as being akin to ISIS, but this particularly stuck a nerve. I was amazed at Silva’s description of Islamic sensory deprivation (so like Baptist Old School!): no music, no talking, no phone, no Internet, no wine, no joy (except in death), and the only input was listening to sermons by the imam. I wish I could find the section again where he wrote about this. We call that brainwashing, but what got me was his description of the oppressive silence. It was the exact same thing I’ve experienced from the Christian Funny Bunnies. It struck me that this must be the dynamic of Exile, because it is not unique to ISIS or Islam. It’s not even about religion. It is choreographed and is a systemic form of cultural genocide.
Revelation 17: 11 The beast who once was, and now is not, is an eighth king. He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction.
Jennifer LeClaire (in “Amateur” 11 Jan 19): The Plumb Line: When Religious Spirits Masquerade as Prophets
Revelation 16:13 Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak.
Brat (in “Yellow Pages” 30 Dec 19): It’s one thing for me to be silent as I listen to what God is saying, and another thing for the recipients of what I share to remain in dysfunctional silence for ten years.
1 Corinthians 12:6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone.
Brat (in “Friends” 12 Jan 19): Lord, Your grace is in the little things and builds from there. If You want me to continue with my calling then I need a way to move forward with it.
Binyomin Adilman: The frogs voluntarily went into the glowing hot ovens even though they were not commanded concerning the sanctification of G-d’s name, nor were they promised any reward for being the agents of the plague. All the more so we, who this mitzvah is incumbent on us, are required to go to any necessary length to ensure the sanctification of G-d’s name in the world.
Edie Bayer: I have been hearing the word “RIVER” in my spirit a lot lately! In fact, to make sure I didn’t miss it, God had someone recently prophesy over me that I would soon have an Ezekiel 47 moment. Looking up Ezekiel 47, I found out that it is about a river – the one that Ezekiel walked through!
Revelation 16:12 The sixth angel poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the East.
Brat: Sophia Valentina Buller sent me a post describing four types of bullies.
Ben Lim: The four living creatures had eyes on and all around their bodies. They would constantly see new sides and facets of the Lord Jesus, His beauty and His glory. His majesty and His holiness would radiate and manifest in new ways all the time, and these four living creatures would be in constant awe and wonder. Whenever they saw something about Jesus, they would move in a new way. Their vision affected their mission. Their sight influenced their might.
Brat: It is the nature of grace to create space for another. It is the nature of bullies to devour grace space and find loopholes therein to crush it.
Verse of the Day (14 Jan 19): Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister. ~ 1 John 4:20-21 NIV
Brat: Exactly my point!
Emily C. Heath: Prayer
Holy God, give us places on the journey where we can take off our shoes and meet you on holy ground. And when we have our marching orders, give us the strength to put them back on, and continue the journey. Amen.
Rabbi Avraham Brandwein (in “Amateur” 11 Jan 19): The brain is the place of thought which plans how to bring into action those desires which come from the heart. When one works for physical, material needs, one’s will and thought are egotistically derived and he has become enslaved to the needs of his body.
Brat: Said by someone who has their needs met. Tell that to refugees who have lost everything to their Pharaohs. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs are not egotistically derived. Spiritual enlightenment is at the top of the pyramid, the last of the needs to be fulfilled. Basic needs form the base of the pyramid. Hence God’s command to show hospitality to strangers, orphans and widows.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Pharaoh cannot fathom this. For him, fate is blind, dictated by the semi-gods. Humans are inherent slaves who just fit into a predictable cycle. There is no human choice and creativity. We are all enslaved to an eternal routine. Pharaoh can’t appreciate the truth articulated by Moses that a small step—and act—by man can constitute a giant leap for mankind.
Jennifer Martin: “The Underground Shepherd”
Rabbi YY Jacobson: In Moses’ world, every sheep counts. Every act of service is meaningful. Life is about the celebration of our intimacy and partnership with G-d—minute by minute, act by act.
Ben Lim: Fresh revelation will always breed forth repentance, which will result in revival. Our apostolic application must always be a fruit of the seer vision! When the people see, the wings fly. When the people see, people will move. When there is clarity of sight, there will be a clarion call to action.
Charles Phillips: The Spirit spoke to me and said: “We are not a Body with a Spirit, we are a Spirit with a Body!” This is very important as we turn our perception to be able to engage, manifest and fulfill our Kingdom assignments. This is going to be a new era of supernatural/spiritual encounters and breakthroughs. This new time will push the bounds of human thinking and will cause many to seek a greater awakening to the SUPER-natural! We must be ready to show them the King of Glory!
Israel 365 (12 Jan 19): Spiritual And Physical Fortitude ✡ “Be Most Resolute To Observe Faithfully All That Is Written”
Isaiah 62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate; but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the LORD delights in you, and your land shall be married.
Emily C. Heath: It must have felt good to Moses to stand there with no barriers. But this isn’t the end of the story.
Ezekiel 47:1 The man brought me back to the entrance to the temple, and I saw water coming out from under the threshold of the temple toward the east (for the temple faced east). The water was coming down from under the south side of the temple, south of the altar.
Edie Bayer: When I got home, I started to study the river of Ezekiel 47 in Hebrew. I found that the word for “banks” means “lips” (Strong’s 8193)! Suddenly, I understood. Remember, the Lord had reminded me while I was driving that every river has banks. Since the banks of the river are our lips, then the Lord was saying that our words are the river!
Jennifer Eivaz (in “Really?” 9 Jan 19): What I heard later is this, “The Big Door will open to you, but can you overcome the threshold?” This kind of question from the Lord is not a statement of doubt toward you, but actually a challenge and an invitation. The reason for this is because you will need to cross over a thing before you can begin a thing. And usually that thing we need to cross over involves extreme surrender, extreme trust, and a miracle that we’ve not seen before.
Emily C. Heath: Beside our front door we have a basket full of shoes. We live in Vermont where, depending upon the season, our shoes carry us through snow, mud, salt, sand, and water. They often get so dirty that kicking them off as soon as we come through the front door has become second nature to us.
Israel 365 (22 Dec 18): To Be Holy ✡ “You Shall Be Holy, For I Am Holy”
Isaiah 62:2 The nations shall see your vindication, and all the kings your glory; and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the LORD will give.
Edie Bayer: His words have creative power, so our words must be HIS words. Incredibly, this is something we already know; however, the Lord is emphasizing how super important it is in this hour.
Brat: Isn’t reconciliation the goal?
Verse of the Day (13 Jan 19): that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 NIV
Israel 365 (13 Jan 19): A Gracious God ✡ “Rend Your Hearts Rather Than Your Garments”
Isaiah 62:1 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch.
Emily C. Heath: When Moses comes close to the burning bush God tells him to take off his sandals, because he is on holy ground. Part of me pictures a basket of shoes by God’s own front door, because God doesn’t want the mud and snow and salt tracked in the divine living room either.
Charles Phillips: We are on the precipice of a major shift that will transform everything around us. We must make room. We must accommodate, be inconvenienced, protect, steward and deal with ourselves to bring in the best new era. It’s time to make room for what’s coming.
Ezekiel 47:2 He then brought me out through the north gate and led me around the outside to the outer gate facing east, and the water was trickling from the south side.
Ben Lim: The Lord is taking out the deception of darkness and dullness from our eyesight. He is taking out the planks and splinters from our eyes! Anything that caused our prophetic eye to be blurred because of the fog of the world and the smog of Jezebel, is being cleared up in Jesus’ name. Any prickle of pride is being taken out.
Jennifer LeClaire (in “Amateur” 11 Jan 19): We don’t need to have opinions about prophetic words. We need to have God’s mind on what God is saying
Sharon Stone: Proverbs 28:1 tells us, “…the righteous are bold as a lion.” There is an excitement in my spirit as I hear the Lord say, “You will be called upon to break the silence and roar together with Me, the Lion of Judah.” This combined roar will fulfill Amos 3:8, “A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?”
Charles Phillips: It was through the body that the Spirit was able to manifest the dominion of Heaven—in first His body and then into the earth around Him. It is time to get this right. We are Spirit with a Body not a Body with a Spirit. This is important because we can mimic the prophetic like Eli’s sons, who brought the ark out to battle and rang the earth with their shouts (1 Samuel 4:5) but had no dominion or transformational power. Or, we can be like Joshua at Jericho where he prepared the people and had them spiritually positioned as they shouted “…with a great shout…” (Joshua 6:20) that rang both Heaven and the earth, causing Heaven to manifest in the earth realm. Be ready to shout with God in this new era!
Edie Bayer: Our mouths are superbly creative forces in the earth realm, but much, much more so in this season! In this double river season, our words have even more creative power! This means that when we speak in agreement with the Word of God, which is holy, we will create more of what He says, because everything that we say will LIVE. When we speak in agreement with the Word of God in this double river season, our words will release more from Heaven’s banks – more life, more health, more abundance, more joy, more peace; more of everything!
Brat (in “Friends” 12 Jan 19): …We need basic tools like vehicles, money, friendships, connections, and sanctuary to be able to continue in our callings. God, You said You would say to the north, “Give them up,” and to the south, “Do not withhold; bring My sons from far away and My daughters from the end of the earth –” (Isa 43:6). We can’t get to them. You must bring them to us somehow. You said that everyone who is called by Your name, whom You created for Your glory, whom You formed and made (v 7), that You would gather us. We/I need a tribe. We need people who welcome us, want us, cherish our contributions, value us, and need us. For Your own sake and reputation please help, God. Break the Pharaoh spirit’s stronghold. More words from the prophets (even in Los Angeles) are not helping. We need real help HERE!
Emily C. Heath: “Now when forty years had passed, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning bush. When Moses saw it, he was amazed at the sight; and as he approached to look, there came the voice of the Lord… ‘Take off the sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.'” – Acts 7:30-34
Edie Bayer: Pondering this phrase, it reverberated in my spirit, rolling around inside of me. I knew this phrase was a Scripture, or part of one; however, since I had just read Leviticus, I also thought I remembered it had to do with the burnt offering sacrifice. I felt in my spirit that what He was saying is that somehow the river is related to Aaron and the priests’ portion of the sacrifices. These were designated as “most holy” by God, to be partaken of in a “sacred place.”
Emily C. Heath: God tells Moses that God knows what is happening to Moses’ people, and that Moses has a job to do. And in the end, I’d guess that Moses put those sandals back on, and walked back down the road. That’s the thing about seeing God’s glory. It changes everything, and you don’t get to stay too comfortable for too long.
Edie Bayer: “And the bread shall be for Aaron and his sons, and they shall eat it in a sacred place, for it is for [Aaron] a most holy portion of the offerings to the Lord made by fire, a perpetual due [to the high priest].” (Leviticus 24:9 AMPC)
1 Corinthians 11: 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
Brat (in “Root” 8 Jan 19): They want me to do my part with them? Lord, they give me their words to eat like bread, but man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from You. Even so, I give You thanks. Use their words for Your glory!
Emily C. Heath: But every now and then, you get to stand there on holy ground. And nothing comes between you and God.
Brat (in “Friends” 12 Jan 19): I worship You, Lord! I bless You, Holy Spirit! I thank You for Your love and concern. I thank You that You are doing Your best. I thank You that You are always faithful in directing our steps.
Edie Bayer: Thinking that, as kings and priests, the river must be OUR “sacred place” in this season, “a most holy portion,” I was going to leave it at that. Yet, still hungry and desiring more revelation, I asked the Lord again, “Tell me about the river, Lord!” Immediately He responded, but this time visually. As I drove He took me high above the highway, showing me a vision of rivers from the air…many rivers, tributaries and convergences. He reminded me that rivers have banks, and that the river flows in between those banks.
Revelation 16:14 They are demonic spirits that perform signs, and they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle on the great day of God Almighty.
Emily C. Heath: But, really, I don’t think that’s why God wants Moses to take off his sandals. I mean, it is holy ground, but that doesn’t mean that when we come close to God we are required to check our mess or our imperfections at the door. Instead, God invites Moses to come closer. After walking with those shoes on all the rough roads of his journey, Moses winds up before a God who says, “Take off your shoes, because there’s nothing that’s going to hurt you here.”
Edie Bayer: You see, since God’s voice is the voice of many waters (see Revelation 14:2), He says many things at the same time using the same words. The “Double River” is not just what we are creating according to the Word of God. We are creating revival simply by speaking it into existence! The river flows from the temple into the Dead Sea – into the lifeless water, healing it (see Ezekiel 47:8). The river comes, bringing life, forcing it to overflow its banks, becoming a double portion! This is the water that brings life to everything in it. This sounds like revival to me – and the Lord says that we’re IN IT.
Israel 365 (26 Dec 18): Biblical Practices in Modern Israel ✡ “Blessings Are On The Head Of The One Who Dispenses It”
Isaiah 62:3 You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
Moshe Miller (in “Really?” 9 Jan 19): Revealed actions on our part generate revealed responses from the Creator.
John 2:9 When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom
Cindy Jacobs: We are moving into a season of amazing creativity. We are seated with Christ in heavenly places, and what does He do in heavenly places? He creates. He has never stopped being the creator – the same yesterday, today, and forever. Because we’re made in His image, He wants to release in us an amazing amount of creativity.
Brat (in “Mentor” 10 Jan 19): I’m not disputing that. I’m saying there must be a response from the teacher to the student and not always outbound creativity from the student for the teacher to get off on.
Isaiah 62:5 For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your builder marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.

Amateur 11 Jan 19

12 Jan

Friday, January 11, 2019
[5 pages]
Brat (in “Mentor” 10 Jan 19): It’s especially challenging when the teacher does not write the student back.
Isaiah 43:1 But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
Torah at Ascent (in “Mentor” 10 Jan 19): A personal request from Rabbi Leiter: We have discovered that many of our important donors are not receiving this Dvar Torah weekly. I would be grateful if you would simply click on “reply” to this email (& “send”!) so that we know who is on the receiving end. Much appreciated.
Brat: I hit reply and send.
Journal (11 Jan 19): Lord, years ago Rabbi Leiter had said, “Take me off your list.” I think I irritated him with all my sharing. Today he wants to know that I am on his list? Father, doesn’t that count as a redemption point? You said, “I have redeemed you.”
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Similarly, we often discredit our small actions and minor victories. We view them as insignificant and “news not fit to print.” We think that a significant action is one publicized on the websites, newspapers, Facebook and Twitter. We live in a society where greatness is measured by the appreciation and acknowledgments of others, where fame is both glamorous and desirable, and where deeds have to be reported by newspapers to be deemed noble.
Jennifer LeClaire: If you could look at my e-mail inbox, some of what you read would make you cry out in travail for the trauma good people in the body of Christ are suffering. Other messages would make you shout for joy as testimonies of breakthrough roll in. Still others would make you scratch your head and ask, “How can anyone who calls themselves a Christian behave this way?”
Anna Blake: Back to square one: The only way a horse has to tell us he’s in pain is through his behavior. We can misread that, decide the behavior needs to be corrected, and train him it’s not safe to show his vulnerability.
Jennifer LeClaire: I have had prophetic words from well-known, credible prophets about laboring for a great revival in my region. This religious doomsayer was sent by the devil in a feeble attempt to get me off the wall, just as false prophets were sent to Nehemiah to get him off the wall (Neh. 6:12-14).
Anna Blake: Fine. More bad advice from railbirds. Why do humans value suffering so much?
Verse of the Day (11 Jan 19): When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD; he brought me into a spacious place. The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? ~ Psalm 118:5-6 NIV
Jennifer LeClaire: The Plumb Line: When Religious Spirits Masquerade as Prophets
Revelation 16:13 Then I saw three impure spirits that looked like frogs; they came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.
Binyomin Adilman: The frogs voluntarily went into the glowing hot ovens even though they were not commanded concerning the sanctification of G-d’s name, nor were they promised any reward for being the agents of the plague. All the more so we, who this mitzvah is incumbent on us, are required to go to any necessary length to ensure the sanctification of G-d’s name in the world.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: But that is not always the case: what seems to us as trivial and small, may one day appear as awesome and incredibly impactful. “We do not know how we will worship G-d until we arrive there.” When “we arrive there,” the world to come, or the future world of Moshiach, we may see things very differently. What may have seemed to me as a futile struggle may turn out to be my deepest calling.[3] Service of G-d happens first in the intimate chambers of the human heart. When I control myself from cursing, or losing my temper and hollering, it may never be reported in the news, but nonetheless it is a true act of serving G-d.
Rabbi Avraham Brandwein: The brain is the place of thought which plans how to bring into action those desires which come from the heart. When one works for physical, material needs, one’s will and thought are egotistically derived and he has become enslaved to the needs of his body.
Brat: Said by someone who has their needs met. Tell that to refugees who have lost everything to their Pharaohs. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs are not egotistically derived. Spiritual enlightenment is at the top of the pyramid, the last of the needs to be fulfilled. Basic needs form the base of the pyramid. Hence God’s command to show hospitality to strangers, orphans and widows.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: Pharaoh cannot fathom this. For him, fate is blind, dictated by the semi-gods. Humans are inherent slaves who just fit into a predictable cycle. There is no human choice and creativity. We are all enslaved to an eternal routine. Pharaoh can’t appreciate the truth articulated by Moses that a small step—and act—by man can constitute a giant leap for mankind.
Jennifer Martin: “The Underground Shepherd”
Rabbi YY Jacobson: In Moses’ world, every sheep counts. Every act of service is meaningful. Life is about the celebration of our intimacy and partnership with G-d—minute by minute, act by act.

Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
Brat: Getting on his list will not necessarily open student/teacher lines of communication. It doesn’t mean I benefit in any way, but if it’ll help Your people then I lay it all down for Your sake, Jesus.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein: It is such a blessing that Jews and Christians can turn to the Bible to remember, amid all the noise, that we are admonished to listen, both to God and to each other, and to exercise kindness in our words and expression.
Rabbi Avraham Brandwein: Therefore, immediately after the children of Israel were delivered out of the land of Egypt, they were commanded the Mitzvah of tefilin which corresponds to the heart and brain. This is true redemption from slavery.
Anna Blake: About now, a cynic should chime in that they don’t feel great either. Pain is how you can tell you’re alive. “It’s a long way from his heart, get to work.” Maybe the ultimate insult, “You’re babying your horse!”
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein: How difficult it can be for us, besieged as we are by noise from all sides, to turn our ears to wisdom and apply our hearts to understanding! And yet, it is only then that we understand our proper place in the world, how to treat our fellow man, and how to truly please God. Thoughtfulness, humility, and kindness are truly counter-cultural values in today’s world.
Brat (in “Mentor” 10 Jan 19): I’m not disputing that. I’m saying there must be a response from the teacher to the student and not always outbound creativity from the student for the teacher to get off on.
Sharon Stone: In a vision, I watched as hard ground was suddenly being broken up. Prophets were like threshing instruments with teeth. They were more frequently releasing revelation, both publicly and privately, which was exposing, judging and redeeming. There was so much shaking because judgment must begin in the House of the Lord first. This purging and purifying released a new fear of the Lord. A Biblical fruit of the fear of the Lord is greater signs, wonders and miracles (Acts 5:11-12).
Matthew 3: 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.
Steve Shultz (in “Really?” 9 Jan 19): If you get revelation, you are called. But if you hold onto it and never give it out, you are not acting like one who is “chosen.”
Brat: I guess Newton had a point. Fruit doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Rabbi YY Jacobson: We too often assume the great are the only ones who make a decisive difference in the world. It takes a Lincoln, a Napoleon, an Alexander — or a Newton, an Einstein — to change the course of human events. But Citizen Drouet was a modest French provincial who, by dragging a cart across an arched gateway near the bridge at Varennes, foiled the attempt of Louis XVI to flee Paris. One of the frustrations and glories of action is that we cannot know the ripple effect of what we do. Exertions for good should never be seen as wasted; causality is complicated and a mitzvah may change the world for better in ways we cannot imagine.
Anna Blake: An example: A horse doesn’t want to canter because his back is sore. So, the rider canters the horse another ten minutes, to get him over his disobedience. Or we think girthiness is just normal. Or we don’t notice when his eyes go very still and dark.
Sharon Stone: Many of you will feel like God is pushing your buttons and all your issues are rising to the surface. He is and they are! Ephesians 4:13 says, “…till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ…”
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein (11 Jan 19): Watch Now – Katerina’s Deepest Prayer
Brat: Whoa! Time out! This is not GOD pushing my buttons! This is man wielding his power because he can. Do not push on to God what is not His!
Anna Blake: It doesn’t go well so we start by asking a barn friend or for online advice. It explodes and everyone has an opinion. Suddenly, it’s an information runaway. You have training techniques to get a horse forward coming out of your ears, and as you jump from one to another, the more confused you get, and the worse your horse is. It really feels like a training issue now.
Jennifer LeClaire: We don’t need to have opinions about prophetic words. We need to have God’s mind on what God is saying
Sharon Stone: Proverbs 28:1 tells us, “…the righteous are bold as a lion.” There is an excitement in my spirit as I hear the Lord say, “You will be called upon to break the silence and roar together with Me, the Lion of Judah.” This combined roar will fulfill Amos 3:8, “A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?”
Rabbi YY Jacobson: In Judaism, life is first and foremost about your own intimate relationship with G-d. And thus each act, word and thought contains profound value and generates deep results.
Sharon Stone: The Holy Spirit is presenting us with a challenge: “Are you willing to be an amateur in the new verses a professional in the old?” God wants to give you a new beginning, breaking addictive cycles in your life. This can look like exposure or judgment and feel like shame or condemnation. But it’s God’s mercy giving you a reset in purity, authority and destiny.
Anna Blake: When is a horse trainer an amateur veterinarian? Every day. Soundness must be the first question when we start anything with a horse. We all acknowledge it’s true, we love horses, after all. It’s an intellectual awareness that can be hard to remember in an emotional moment.
Charisma (11 Jan 19): Before Getting a Divorce, Check Your Hormones
Anna Blake: Wouldn’t it be great if hindsight could work in our favor for once?
James Goll (11 Jan 19): Webinar Replay Now Available – Let the Women Arise!
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein: My Resolve Is Strengthened, Kathryn – Now, I’d Like to Encourage You
Quinn G. Caldwell (in “Really?” 9 Jan 19): Prayer
God, I know my elders in the faith aren’t always right, but give me the grace to trust them once in a while anyway, and see how that goes. Amen.
Brat: So, where’s this big door to Sanctuary where our collective story can be preserved for future generations and I can pray and write in peace? For ten years y’all have been skirting the answer to that question.
Anna Blake: Instead, we think it’s a training issue. It’s a flash of ego or some dark Neanderthal warning that we can’t let our horse win. He needs to respect us. Usually, we just want to ride, that’s all.