Archive | October, 2019

Velvet Glove 29 Oct 19

29 Oct

Working Dates: Sunday, October 27, 2019 to Tuesday, October 29, 2019
[10 pages]
Jamie Tuttle: God is on the move and His work is not man’s idea.
John A. Nelson: “The writing’s on the wall”—an obscure hint that something unpleasant is about to happen.
Brat: It’s your choice.
Danielle Dixon: As people decreed the promises of God on Earth, it delivered answers from Heaven, and more light was released from Heaven into the battle, forcing the enemy lines back. This vision brought a reality to these words: “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” (John 1:5).
Brat (22 Oct 19): God, I worship You! Please direct our steps as You lead us into more questions. Amen.
Darren Canning: What is God saying to you today? Perhaps you are seeing a pattern emerge as you go about your life. Have you been hearing something but don’t have an understanding of what it means? Just continue to pursue Him. Continue to ask Him to give you revelation. I believe God wants to give you revelation. Revelation is really just God’s perspective and solution to your life’s questions. I not only believe that God has the answers to our questions, I also believe He plants the questions so that we will seek particular answers. He has done this to me many times.
Isaiah 28:9 “To whom will he teach knowledge,
and to whom will he explain the message?
Those who are weaned from the milk,
those taken from the breast?
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): EVERY SINGLE DOUBLE AGENT SENT AGAINST YOU HAS LEARNED AND IS CONTINUING TO LEARN THAT YOU ARE MY ANOINTED AND MESSING WITH YOU MY DARLING SOPHIA IS MESSING WITH ME YOUR ABBA SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Brat: That goes for me, too! Don’t mess with Abba’s anointed!
Jamie Tuttle: If you haven’t already, I urge you to sanctify yourself and enter a season of consecration, fasting, and prayer. The spiritual season we are in is laden with promise, but none of God’s promises will come forth without consecration, fasting, and prayer.
Brat: [Grrrr] … We, the holy Remnant have been! But y’all pretend like you don’t notice. Kitty Paw!
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): I saw many women who have been assaulted by this demonic spirit as they step into freedom being handed keys of revelation from the Word of God and in prophetic dreams that represent an anointing to unlock the revelation of God in different areas and spheres of influence to see breakthrough manifest, the Kingdom extended and a move of the Spirit of God explode. The enemy has fought hard to hide the strategies of God from many daughters of God in this season because God is raising up the ESTHER’S with the STRATEGY OF HEAVEN. That confusion, that fog, that swirly, heavy, despaired feeling is being broken off in the impartation He is releasing to position many daughters of God to receive and release revelation from heaven that will bring REFORMATION.
Danielle Dixon: We sing and talk about bringing Heaven to Earth but do we really understand that it is mankind’s mandate? The reason God created man’s spirit as multidimensional was to manifest His Kingdom on Earth. We are designed as spiritual beings to not only interact with Heaven, but to actually transport Heaven to Earth.
Sophia Valentina Buller (27 Oct 19): …The victory is here. I’m not Pentecostal or really any denomination…I feel like people are so quick to put labels on others as if a denomination has all the answers when Christ didn’t die for denominations. Being prophetic is misunderstood…living in heaven and Earth together is not of this world. I’m not a nut. I’m a prophetess who did not choose this calling.
Brat: Me either.
Isaiah 28:11 For by people of strange lips
and with a foreign tongue
the LORD will speak to this people
Sophia Valentina Buller (27 Oct 19): It’s about the pain of the consequences of false witness. It’s not just about the Truth.
Ephesians 1:13 In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit;
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): ENABLERS THAT WERE ONCE CAUGHT IN THE ENEMY’S WEB OF DECEPTION SEE VERY CLEARLY NOW IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Katie Barker (15 Oct 19): “I will increase their voice, and those called to release My word for regions and nations will see Me open doors to enable My word to go forth to those in key positions of authority, and to those who will partner with the word in intercession.”
Brat to Andrew Whalen (26 Oct 19): These are all divine connections in God’s network, just as you have a connection with Lou Engle. I think I also recently tried to share with you, when you posted “Launched From the Wilderness” on your blog. In my “wilderness” it is absurdly difficult to get through to anybody. In the cyberworld, the wilderness of the destructive and corrosive Silence is a stronghold that will require a five-fold network to break.
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): The enemy has been trying to knock you out in every way from being “established” in all God has for you, but these attempts are breaking off in the impartation God is releasing and not only will you be established in the promises of God and new territory and not removed (Amos 9:15) you will move forward commissioned by God as an ESTABLISHER. One who is known to decree the Word of God, take the Lord at His Word and not compromise and every where your feet tread, you speak and decree and there will be mighty demonstrations of the establishment of His Rhema Word and in many instances in SUDDEN ACCELERATION and momentum.
Brat to Andrew Whalen (26 Oct 19): I also shared my piece with Bill Yount.
Darren Canning: My ministry is a ministry of faith, so I expect the camels to come every week carrying provision to my tent. I believe the camels represent angelic breakthrough. I believe there are financial and provisional angels assigned to our lives. Abraham recognized this when he told his servant to go into his father’s homeland to find a bride for his son Isaac. He told him that God would send His angel to go before him to prosper his way.
Danielle Dixon: Prophetic seers gave us incredible details of what they saw: encounters with the angelic, spirit translations, the reality of stepping into other dimensions, and visions and dreams that revealed Heaven’s mandates. We prophesied what we saw, we wrote about it, and we communicated it through media to the best of our ability.
Rabbi Nathan Schapira: In each of those four kingdoms, sitting on the throne is one of the four concubines previously mentioned. The rest of the other countries and cities each have a portion of one of the seventy ministering angels. (Thus far the writings of Rav Chaim Vital.)
Brat: Hmmm…Four kingdoms of the realms of encounters, translations, shape-shifting, and revelations, as Danielle talked about? The seers give us details of what we see. That doesn’t always give us seers a good reputation. I have had ENOUGH of being lumped in with the concubines when I am a set-apart bride for Jesus. God, help us!
Marilyn Pagán-Banks: Hannah doesn’t receive her gift and run with it, going about her business. She shares the gift of a prayer answered by using her song to gift those around her with hope and possibility and renewed faith.
Mercy Me: “Even If” [https://youtu.be/B6fA35Ved-Y]
Brat: The Two Witnesses?
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: All we witness around us is an opportunity to learn about our own inner core
Brat: Are you deflecting attention off of yourself again? How political of you.
Revelation 11:6 They have the power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood and to strike the earth with every kind of plague, as often as they desire.
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): The same urgency that surrounded me a few days ago when I released a prophetic word for the body of Christ titled “STRIKE THE GROUND”, surrounded me again.
Danielle Dixon: In this decade, we are not only going to prophesy about the things we see, we are also going to make them reality, bringing what we see back into this earthly realm. That is what co-creating is. We are the sons of God, we have been given the creative power of God in our mouths.
Brat: Wait! Use respect and devotion and kindness as you wield that power out of your mouths! Put God FIRST! We’ve already gone through the shut sky, drought, blood waters (and blood moons!), and every kind of plague, as often as they desire.
John A. Nelson: Note to self: when I’m scared of signs and wonders, it’s time to pray for acceptance of the unknown.
Sophia: October is the month of “Responsibility.”
Nate and Christy Johnston: In my dream when I landed, I instantly went into travail and prayer, singing and worshiping, crying out and prophesying. I could sense a deep spiritual connection to the land and it felt like I was praying and waking up the words, prophecies, and destiny of the region and bringing remembrance to them. Many places and cities are pregnant with promise but there have been few “midwives” that are stewarding this call to CONTEND with Heaven over them.
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): BREAKTHROUGH IS HERE IN JESUS NAME THAT NO ONE CAN TOUCH OR STOP IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Revelation 2:23 and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works.
Tony Robinson: It is this kind of Death that Paul taunts saying, “O death where is thy sting?” This Death as a power and dominion is manifest in grinding poverty, in violence, in life-destroying addictions, in leaders that lie and mislead, in shepherds that fleece the flock.
Kris Vallotton (26 Oct 19): Consider that with 40 authors writing the Bible over a period of 1,450 years in several countries and multiple cultures, in various situations and in the Old and New Covenant, only one man seems to restrict women from leadership and teaching—the great apostle Paul.
Sirach 35:14 Do not offer him a bribe, for he will not accept it;
Lance Wallnau (27 Oct 19): [LAST CHANCE] To Harvest 40% Off Savings
Darren Canning: For example, several days ago I was watching an old movie, and in the film someone was wearing a sport coat that the main character in the movie admired. He asked him, “Why is this material so soft?” The man responded that it was “Camel’s wool”! My entire family is aware of the prophetic significance of the camel, so when we heard this, we laughed knowing that God was saying to expect financial breakthrough to come quickly, and it did. The next day, unexpected money began to come into our account of up to $1,000.
Lana Vawser (25 Oct 19): The Lord showed me that there is MAJOR financial breakthrough and provision that is being released to build with Him like never before. The Lord is going to release the provision for the vision that He has released. The provision He is releasing will enable the people of God to build the blueprints He has released and other Kingdom ventures that He is going to reveal and others that have been put on the back-burner because of lack of finances. The Lord is going to show Himself strong as provider to build what He is building to see His Kingdom extended like never before in the blueprints He has released.
Journal (25 Oct 19): I realized this morning that it was not only about those who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt (Lk 18:9), but also that those two intercessors could not hear each other in the temple, even though they were probably listening. This was so like Ephesus and Thyatira! The one who asked for mercy knows he is suffering. The Pharisee could only rub it in his face.
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): THEY ARE PAYING UP FOR EVERY LIE THEY TOLD IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The Arizal said to his host: “How can I repay you for the abundant kindness and affection you have showered on me while I was your guest? Ask me what you will, and I will bless you!”
Brat: Sanctuary.
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): THESE ARE SAFE PLACES FOR MY PEOPLE IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Danielle Dixon: A few months ago, I saw in a vision what looked like an intergalactic battle going on over the earth between the angelic army and demonic army. It looked like there were laser beams of light coming out of the angel’s swords as they battled.
Verse of the Day (27 Oct 19): For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. ~ Hebrews 4:12 ESV
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): In the past seasons you have contended and decreed, contended and decreed and for many, seen little to no manifestation of His Word being fulfilled yet. You’ve been in the deepest fight of faith over the promises of God. As this impartation is released upon you, you will not only see the manifestation of His promises fulfilled from long ago and present, but as you move into this new era knowing your authority in Christ like never before, you will decree what He is saying with such conviction, faith and boldness, you will see manifestations of His Word happen in SUCH acceleration it will astound you.
Matthew 23:1 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat, 3 so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. 4 They tie up heavy burdens, hard to bear, and lay them on people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to move them with their finger.
Rabbi Shaul Yosef Leiter: Is every occurrence that we experience a vessel for divinity, a ‘message’ from G d to us personally, or only the ‘major things”?
Danielle Dixon: We create the same way our Father creates, with words. Everything was created by God (Colossians 1:16), through the Spirit of God, and responds to the frequency of words. Frequency has the ability to change the molecular structure of things.
Revelation 3:1 “And to the angel of the church in Sardis write: ‘The words of him who has the seven spirits of God and the seven stars.
“‘I know your works. You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead. 2 Wake up, and strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your works complete in the sight of my God.
Brat: Lord God, get me out of this! Part the Red Seas! And do not hold it against them!
2 Timothy 4:16 At my first defense no one came to my support, but all deserted me. May it not be counted against them!
Clergy Coaching (26 Oct 19): Sometimes we need someone to simply be there. Not to fix anything, or to do anything in particular, but just to let us feel that we are cared for and supported. ~ Unknown
Matt Laney: Jesus said, “Woe to you, towns of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum! On the day of judgment it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you. You will be brought down to Hades.” – Matthew 11:21-23 (abridged)
Matthew 11:22 But I tell you, it will be more bearable on the day of judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you.
Rabbi Nathan Schapira: The four kingdoms are; 1) Damascus and Bait Rimon, 2) Tyre, which is in opposite Eretz Yisrael, 3) Malta (originally Rhodes), and 4) Granada. There are those who say that the fourth kingdom is Yishmael.
Darren Canning: As I was waking up the other morning, I kept hearing over and over, “Dromedary, Dromedary, Dromedary.” I honestly forgot what the word meant. I knew that it was referenced in the Bible but I couldn’t remember the meaning, so I looked it up. The dromedary is a particular breed of camel. It is the one-hump camel that originated from Arabia and was domesticated for use over 3,000 years ago. They are known for their ability to carry large cargo loads over long distances.
Sirach 35:12 Give to the Most High as he has given to you, and as generously as you can afford.
Danielle Dixon: As they command those things that be not as though they are, they will command the land to yield its increase, ungodly governments to fall, nations to open up, finances to be transferred from the wicked to build the Kingdom of God, and the manifestation of the one-billion-soul harvest on Earth. We were called to rule in the midst of our enemies (Psalm 110:2).
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): WHEN YOUR INHERITANCE COMES YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BUY MULTIPLE HOMES IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME…
Danielle Dixon (Echo): “…As they command those things that be not as though they are…”
Brat: Careful…! Touch not God’s anointed! And molest not His prophets!
Monk: 🙏
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): … 🔥🔥🔥THEY ARE SELF SUSTAINING LANDS IN DIFFERENT REGIONS WITH FERTILE SOIL AND THERE WILL BE MANY TO HELP TEND YOUR CROPS IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Danielle Dixon (Echo): “…they will command the land to yield its increase,”
Brat: Sophia did that and shared what the Lord had said to her.
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): …🔥🔥🔥THEY HAVE GOVERNMENT ACTION TAKEN AGAINST THEM IN JESUS NAME FOR THEFT OF GOVERNMENT RESOURCES AND JAIL TIME IS IN THE MIX SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Danielle Dixon (Echo): “…ungodly governments to fall,”
Brat: Confirmed.
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): …🔥🔥🔥THEY ARE PAYING FOR EMBEZZLEMENT AND FRAUD TOO, SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME…
Danielle Dixon (Echo): “…nations to open up,”
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): …🔥 🔥 🔥 THERE IS A FAMINE COMING AND YOU WILL HAVE ABUNDANCE OF BLESSINGS TO SHARE FREELY WITH ALL IN NEED IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Brat: Joseph and his brothers all over again. (Genesis 41)
John Veal: I perceive that your now is preparing you for your next. Your past wounds are healing and you’re getting ready for a comeback. Not only are you coming back, but you’re being payed back! There will be payback for all the Hell that satan put you through for the past eight to ten years. The ministry God has called you to will bankrupt Hell, set captives free and liberate the persecuted.
Nate and Christy Johnston: Now, in the natural, both culturally and politically, this doesn’t add up, but I need to prophesy what I heard and the destiny of this state. I also heard, “Hanging in the balance” and knew that what God wants to do in this state needs to be contended for, right now.
Jamie Tuttle: On the day when Elijah defeated the prophets of Baal, it wasn’t the rain that defeated them. It was the fire of God that caused Israel to cry out, “The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!” (1 Kings 18:39b). I don’t know about you, but I want fire that burns the altars of Baal. I want fire that destroys the agenda of Baal. Do you?
Sophia Valentina Buller (9th Oct 19): THOSE who have prayed evil against you from their wicked heart of coal are PAYING the PENALTY AS WE SPEAK IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥BY THEIR OWN WICKEDNESS THEY HAVE FALLEN SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS JESUS NAME FOR THEY REFUSED TO DO WHAT IS JUST BUT DID ABOMINATIONS INSTEAD IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥 🔥 THEY HAVE MADE THEIR OWN CHOICES IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥 🔥
Danielle Dixon (Echo): “…finances to be transferred from the wicked to build the Kingdom of God,”
Russ Walden: “I call you a ‘Field Marshall’ of the transfer of the wealth. I call you a ‘distributor of the transfer of the wealth.’ You are a governor of the vaults of the wicked that are now being opened, and their contents cast like seed to finance the work of My Kingdom through your hands.
Danielle Dixon (Echo): “…and the manifestation of the one-billion-soul harvest on Earth.”
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): … 🔥🔥🔥 DELIVERANCE IS PART OF YOUR MINISTRY IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Danielle Dixon (Echo): “…We were called to rule in the midst of our enemies (Psalm 110:2).”
(Echo) Matthew 23: 3 so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice.
Sirach 35:13 For the Lord is the one who repays, and he will repay you sevenfold [!].
Brat: And there are Seven Churches!
Yitzchak Ginsburgh: Jewish 7 reflects unity while non-Jewish 7 represents plurality
Jamie Tuttle: Even if we have to go look for the rain seven times, we still have to stay in that position of dependence on God. We can’t say that we’ve been planting seed for six months, six years or six days and then get tired and think that’s good enough. No, six is the number of man—but breakthrough came at SEVEN, the number of God. Remember: Breakthrough did not come at six!
Brat: And there are Seven (not Eight) Churches! Kitty Paw!
Isaiah 28:12 to whom he has said,
“This is rest;
give rest to the weary;
and this is repose”;
yet they would not hear.
Matthew 18:17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD (in “Shark Skin” 22 Oct 19): Tax collectors and sinners paradoxically go home full. All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. When we come into God’s presence not trying to puff ourselves up by putting everyone else down, but with an honest and humble acknowledgment of our emptiness, God fills us with his love and forgiveness.
Revelation 13: 10 If anyone is to be taken captive,
to captivity he goes;
if anyone is to be slain with the sword,
with the sword must he be slain.
Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.
Brat: Jesus stole my heart. I just have no sanctuary.
Sirach 35:17 He will not ignore the supplication of the orphan, or the widow when she pours out her complaint.
Rabbi Yerachmiel Tilles: The Ari said: “The trait of compassion is a mark of a Jew. A person must be extremely careful not to cause suffering to any living creature.”
Nate and Christy Johnston: Lastly, I knew when the Lord placed California in my dream it was significant. I felt the need to prophesy over this great state, but when I asked the Lord why it was California that I landed in, He said, “California shall be My forerunner!”
Danielle Dixon: We are called to manifest the harvest and change the direction of governments, nations, and economies. We are the light-bearers spoken of in Matthew 5:15. We were not created to be hidden, but to be the “lamp stand.”
Revelation 2:5 Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.
Danielle Dixon: We need Kingdom mindsets for this new era. Luke 15:31, “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours.'” Sons take dominion and take their position in the Kingdom as co-creators.
Ephesians 1:12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory.
Luke 6:24 “But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation.
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): The Lord began to show me many women that have been afflicted by this demonic spirit as the impartation of God falls and breaks off this assignment, they are moving into the deepest level of clarity of hearing the voice of God and seeing what He sees and carrying the wisdom of God that they have ever experienced.
Brat: You mean that you watch me and They watch you? That’s not new news. You should earn a commission from UCC.org.
John Veal: Your discernment has grown sharper and clearer. You’re seeing much now, in the spirit and the natural. What fooled you before cannot and will not fool you now.
Steve Shultz (29 Oct 19): Are Too Many People Prophesying? Not even close!
Lana Vawser (27 Oct 19): I was convicted, I was challenged, I was invited into a place of deeper ‘sight’, to SEE what happens when I pray and it opened up in me a hunger to understand in greater ways the POWER of prayer. It causes a repentance in my heart for any unbelief and doubt and a cry in me “God open my eyes to SEE like I have never seen before”
Brian Simmons (28 Oct 19): I Hear His Whisper…”Your brokenness is beautiful.”
Nate and Christy Johnston: Something is shifting but we need to put weight behind it in prayer and action. Church, rise up and pray! Rise up and GO! Seize the moment and partner with Heaven to see things align and come into place.
Jamie Tuttle: Elijah understood that in order for a spiritual manifestation to happen in the natural, there had to be consecration.
Danielle Dixon: Over the past decade, we’ve seen the future waves of glory hitting the earth for harvest. We’ve seen, in the spirit realm, glimpses of the one-billion-soul harvest becoming ripe, and many other amazing prophetic promises as the heavenly realms became more accessible.
Ephesians 1:14 this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory.
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Blueprint 27 Oct 19

29 Oct

Working Dates: Sunday, October 27, 2019 to Tuesday, October 29, 2019
[8 pages]
Isaiah 28:10 For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
line upon line, line upon line,
here a little, there a little.”
Daniel 7:2 — I, Daniel, saw in my vision by night the four winds of heaven stirring up the great sea
Moshe Miller: One Common, Evil Purpose
Brat: Evil doesn’t come from heaven.
Isaiah 28:14 Therefore hear the word of the LORD, you scoffers,
who rule this people in Jerusalem!
Rabbi Nathan Schapira: To describe the blemishes that are incurred by leaving Eretz Yisrael, we must categorize them. The concept is as follows: the kelipot have five basic transformations and the same is true for the kelipot of those who leave Eretz Yisrael. There are five varying levels. Yet he who merits dwelling in Eretz Yisrael on a permanent basis is freed and cleaned of any of these levels.
Jamie Tuttle: Similarly, we’re in a position right now as the Body of Christ where we have to make a very, very important decision and ask ourselves this: Are we okay with the status quo? Do we want dry religion or are we going to pray for rain? Are we willing to put our head between our knees and intercede?
Revelation 13: 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear:
Pastor John Tolle (in “Shark Skin” 22 Oct 19): You may not have thought about it before, but the devil tries to lure you into focusing on the problem rather than focusing upon the Lord who can help you overcome the problem. The devil wants to be the master of the thoughts of your mind. He wants you and I to forget the Word of God and to be consumed with our difficulties.
Brat: That’s a political move on a religious chessboard.
And look, there’s Rahab calling from the walls of Jericho, now!
[Jaws theme]
John A. Nelson: Ambiguity can be scary. Maybe that’s what caused terror in the king: when your power depends on having no surprises, it will take a huge effort to keep control.
Rabbi Nathan Schapira: The first level, are those who live in Syria outside of Damascus from the wall of the city and inwards which is the place of Beit Rimon. That area is one of the four kingdoms that is ruled by ‘Satan’.
Brat: And isn’t it amazing that the angel measures the New Jerusalem (by human measurement, which is also the angel’s measurement, I might add.)
Revelation 21:16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia. Its length and width and height are equal.
Rabbi Nathan Schapira: We know that each country has one ministering angel who is its representative in the heavens. Yet all seventy of those angels take commands from ‘Satan’ and [the female demon] Ra’a–. [In addition to commanding the other angels] Ra’a– is directly in charge of all the borders of Egypt as well, which is four hundred parsangs square. ‘Satan’, on the other hand, was given four kingdoms to rule over. In each of those kingdoms he has a maiden or concubine.
Brat: Square, you say? Looks to me like a mock-up of the New Jerusalem. Satan’s good at illusions.
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): THOSE WHO ONCE BELIEVED THE ILLUSION AND SUPPORTED ABUSERS, MALICIOUS PEOPLE, AND NARCISSISTIC WOLVES ARE NOW THE SLEDGEHAMMER TO DESTROY ALL STRONGHOLDS OF THE ENEMY IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Kris Vallotton (26 Oct 19): One of the main reasons is that many Christians have misunderstood the Bible with reference to women. Therefore, they don’t want to violate their understanding of the Scriptures to empower women or be empowered as a woman.
David Slavin: The fourth level is in the place under the rule of one of the four kingdoms of ‘Satan’. His soul’s source is from kingdom of Sandalf–. Upon his soul is one encasing from the kingdom of the world of Temurot. Upon that husk are another four shells that are rooted in the realm of ‘Satan’, these symbolize the four directions and are opposite the four legs of G d’s throne. Upon that is a sixth shell stemming from the world of Ra’a–.
Revelation 2:13 “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
Daniel 7:17 “As for these four great beasts, four kings shall arise out of the earth.
David Slavin: Know that there are three worlds of impurity: Temurot, ‘Satan’, and Ra’a–. The Kelipa of Temurot is called Kea, meaning “vomit”. The kelipa of ‘Satan’ is called Tzo’a, meaning “excrement”, as in the verse “Go out [in Hebrew, Tzay], and tell him” (Isaiah 30:22). Tzay should read as Tzo’a. (refer to Avoda Zara 47b, Shabbat 82a, Zohar part two 252a) These are also referred to as, “Vomit and excrement without place” (Isaiah 28:8). The kelipa of Ra’a– is called Dava, from the similar term referring to a menstruate woman.
Revelation 3:16 So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I am going to vomit you out of my mouth.
Brat: Sound familiar?
John A. Nelson: King Belshazzar certainly thought so. His advisors couldn’t figure out what the writing meant. Nor, apparently, did they have anything to say about the fingers that did the writing. (Nor where the rest of the hand was, which has always struck me as a whole other level of weirdness.) Too much ambiguity there. And they didn’t have Wikipedia to help out, which is not always reliable but does have lots of “disambiguation” pages.
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): The Lord showed me that there is a fierce battle that has been raging against many daughters of God right now. There is a demonic spirit that has been assigned to many daughters of God to hinder them and stop them from moving into all God has for them, especially in 2020.
Daniel 7:18 But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever–forever and ever.”
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): The enemy is attempting to steal the voice of many daughters of God because this is the season and new era for them to SPEAK UP and see MIGHTY DELIVERANCE take place in the nations.
Sophia Valentina Buller (27 Oct 19): I wish people understood how damaging it is to join in gossip for things which they are ignorant of…don’t they understand that gossip is murder over and over again and it spreads faster than a wildfire?
Jo text (27 Oct 19): Had to close up the house. It’s so bad! Smokey air! Ugh!
Brat: Where is it coming from? The sky and air are beautiful over here.
Jo: I don’t know why…There seem to be pockets.
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): MY WORD IS SERIOUS WHEN I SAY TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED AND DO MY PROPHETS NO HARM SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai: The Zohar teaches the Tower of Babel’s success was due to its builders speaking Hebrew.
John A. Nelson: Prayer
God, you who speak sometimes plainly and sometimes in ciphers, today I pray for grace to accept your Word however it appears, and entrust myself into your surprising, constant grace. Amen.
Darren Canning: God has a language that is very different than our language. As God’s people we spend our lives trying to understand the way God speaks. As we pursue Him it is very exciting when we hear Him. When God speaks He doesn’t lie to us or try to trick us. What He says to us He means, and so a joy rises in our hearts when He does. This joy and peace that comes from His voice is one of the ways I recognize His voice. God is good and His voice is wonderful.
Isaiah 28:13 And the word of the LORD will be to them
precept upon precept, precept upon precept,
line upon line, line upon line,
here a little, there a little,
that they may go, and fall backward,
and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Lana Vawser (15 Oct 19): I was surrounded by the sense as this wave of accelerated strategies that God was releasing into the United States came forth crashing upon His people that there are moments now and will continue in this new era where the Lord will release a strategy for you to build with Him that makes no sense in the natural. The blueprint He gives you, the wisdom He releases to you in the natural “seems impossible”, “doesn’t make earthly sense” but requires radical obedience to build with Him. Complete obedience in the building of the strategies God releases is crucial. God is downloading new strategies for new directions within assignments and mandates that the Lord has already had many build and they have been building for years. There are new directions and extensions and changes being revealed from the Lord within those places. Do not fight against the changes the Lord wants to make, even if it doesn’t make sense to you, for in your obedience to change, shift, and rearrange at His Word is making room and setting the stage for the greatest move of God in your midst that will affect and influence the nation.
Moshe Miller: Had they spoken a different language they could not have accomplished their objectives, because the ministering angels know only the Holy Tongue, so they would have had to resort to witchcraft, which has no permanence.
Charisma Media (28 Oct 19): Are You Tired of Mythical Christianity?
Rabbi YY Jacobson (25 Oct 19): Bible critics love using this as a proof that the text had multiple authors. They missed the point. The Bible was not meant to serve only as a factual chronicle of ancient tales, but as a blueprint for human living. If paradox, tension and contrasts are intrinsic to human existence, they must pervade the pages of the Bible, whose tales and stories are to be understood also as metaphors embodying the timeless journeys of the human spirit.
Ephesians 1:11 In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance, having been destined according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to his counsel and will,
David Slavin: Yet he who departs Eretz Yisrael with intentions to return quickly, leaving behind his wife and children in Eretz Yisrael, doesn’t lose his Nefesh of Yetzira. Nonetheless his soul is enclothed by one from Asiya. That is why he must observe the times of Yom Tov as the times are in Eretz Yisrael! This is true since he intends to return and that his Nefesh is from the realm of Yetzira. That is all for his benefit. For if it were not so then immediately upon his departure of Eretz Yisrael his Nefesh of Yetzira would be pounced upon by the kelipot, and they would defile his soul. Therefore G d has mercy upon him and enclothes his Nefesh of Yetzira with a Nefesh of Asiya before the kelipot have a chance to attach themselves to his core Nefesh and defile it. Rather, the kelipot attach themselves to the Nefesh of Asiya, which is like a protective barrier for his Nefesh of Yetzira.
Darren Canning: “He replied, ‘The LORD, before whom I have walked faithfully, will send His angel with you and make your journey a success, so that you can get a wife for my son from my own clan and from my father’s family.” (Genesis 24:40)
Charisma (27 Oct 19): Time to slay your dragons
Brat: Shut up.
Sandie Freed Paid Advertisement (27 Oct 19): Jezebel Mini-Course: It’s Not Too Late
Lana Vawser (27 Oct 19): The battle with the giants in their own personal lives and the call to NO MORE toleration is not only raising up the warrior within and seeing His people slay the giants and finally see them fall, this fire of “NO TOLERATION” will burn seven times stronger with them and will be the trajectory for a ROAR of JUSTICE, the JUSTICE OF GOD that will come out louder from within His people for families, for cities, for nations and the earth.
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): EVERY SINGLE CURSE AGAINST YOU FALLS 7 TIMES STRONGER ON THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Sirach 35:15 and do not rely on a dishonest sacrifice; for the Lord is the judge, and with him there is no partiality.
Text message from Sophia (27 Oct 19 at 8:49 am): I had a really weird dream last night. Reminds me of Rev 12. There was this dragon in a box that was trying to be free and people gave sacrifices to it. Some people were targeted to be a sacrifice to this dragon and I was one of them but I was hidden in the dream and the dragon was looking for me to kill me and devour me…there were times I was almost caught and there were many who tried to escape but got captured by the dragon, but I stayed safe and hidden. There was a part of the dream where the dragon in the box saw me and tried to get me to sacrifice myself but I escaped. The dragon killed many babies and other people because it couldn’t sacrifice me and it was trying to get me to give up. It didn’t work. The dragon at the end of the dream was exposed and couldn’t ever do any more harm to anyone. There is another part of the dream I remember…people wanted to hand me over to the dragon and one came close but someone stopped her from turning me in to be a sacrifice. There was a reward to bring me to be a sacrifice. It kind of reminds me of how so many people are quick to smear my name even though I’m innocent and they have the “reward” of being liked by my abuser. This dream reminds me of the attacks, anointing attacks, because the enemy is powerless against us in Christ so he wants to kill us, aka all the spiritual warfare going on right now that is backfiring on the enemy. This dream reminds me of Elijah’s desire to hide in the cave to escape evil when Jesus hides us in plain sight and keeps us safe in Him! This dream also reminds me of, “touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm,” because there was a punishment for the dragon who tried to kill God’s anointed.
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): I heard the Lord say “The Esther’s will decree My Word and nations will shake and be shaped”
Sirach 35:16 He will not show partiality to the poor; but he will listen to the prayer of one who is wronged.
Brat to Patricia King (26 Oct 19): What are the charges that have been brought against him?
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): The battle isn’t just over the impartation God is releasing for your family and household, it’s bigger than that. It’s for NATIONS. There’s a battle over the impartation because it is an anointing for nations.
Archbishop of Canterbury (27 Oct 19): This week I have been in the DR Congo, seeing the wonderful work being done to tackle Ebola. I thought I was going there to encourage people. But from the moment I arrived, I realised I was being encouraged.
Eveline Kaner: They are encouraging in their duties of services and love but you are to be commended for bringing this part of African suffering into the light – you never cease to amaze me … you live your Christianity my Father Archbishop xxx
Matthew 23:5 They do all their deeds to be seen by others. For they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long, 6 and they love the place of honor at feasts and the best seats in the synagogues 7 and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi by others. 8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers. 9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven. 10 Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ. 11 The greatest among you shall be your servant. 12 Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): I had a vision and I saw many women all across the world and they were in some of the fiercest battles that they have ever faced and they were crying out to Jesus “Lord, why is this happening? God, what is going on?”
Daniel 7:15 As for me, Daniel, my spirit was troubled within me, and the visions of my head terrified me.
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): A sense of urgency surrounded me in the spirit that now is the time for these daughters of God that are in these intense battles to not back down, do not lie down, do not sit down, do not back away. I heard the Lord say: “NOW, STRIKE THE GROUND”
Brat to Andrew Whalen (26 Oct 19): I posted my word “Shark Skin” yesterday and felt it tied in with humility and humor to “God Says: I Am About to Visit the Wilderness”
Monk: (That IS “striking the ground.”)
Rick Joyner: We have a national calling to do things in a different spirit. If we cannot yet see how to do this, then we have not yet risen to the place of vision and clarity we must rise to.
James 1:16 Make no mistake about this, my dear brothers:
Brat (in “Shark Skin” 22 Oct 19): Ephesus and Thyatira, why do you keep talking about the Tribulation? One is consumed with overcoming it in the hyper-extended seasons of suffering (…ad nauseum, and even then only preaching about it and thereby elevating suffering to idol status) and the other claims the war hasn’t even happened yet and it is still to come. You are two powerful forces at tug-o-war with each other on opposite coastlands and the rest of us are in the middle on your rope.
Isaiah 20:6 And the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, ‘Behold, this is what has happened to those in whom we hoped and to whom we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria! And we, how shall we escape?’”
David Slavin: Behold he who dwells in Syria (specifically Damascus) is under the rule of one of the concubines of ‘Satan’. Whereas in the rest of the cities of Syria, a person’s soul is rooted in the kingdom of Sandalf–. Upon his soul is one encasing from the kingdom of the “world of Temurot (meaning ‘oppositions’)”. Upon that husk is yet another that is rooted in the realm of ‘Satan’. Upon that is a third shell stemming from the world of Ra’a–.
Revelation 2:21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality.
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): FOR THE TIME TO REPENT AND ESCAPE TROUBLE HAS ENDED FOR THIS SEASON SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works,
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): THEIR OWN FALSE WITNESSES HAVE FALLEN ON THEIR OWN HEADS IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Lana Vawser (27 Oct 19): When the Lord spoke this, I felt a fire in my spirit so strongly of righteous indignation towards anything that opposes the promise of God in the lives of His people. The Lord showed me that because of battle weariness, disappointment, discouragement, and despair that there is a toleration that can creep into the heart. Tolerating the opposing circumstances to the promise, tolerating the things that stand against the promise of God out of deep discouragement or weariness when it feels like things are not going to change.
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): THEY ARE LEARNING THAT I AM NOT MOCKED IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Jamie Tuttle: The prophet Elijah could do a lot of things under the anointing, but he recognized that certain things wouldn’t happen without in-depth prayer. Elijah knew the condition of Israel. Israel was a mess. It had turned away from God and was worshiping idols. Nevertheless, God never lost His desire to pour out His blessing.
Jeremiah 14:22 Can any idols of the nations bring rain? Or can the heavens give showers? Is it not you, O LORD our God? We set our hope on you, for it is you who do all this.
David Slavin: In my impoverished opinion those seventy ministers together with ‘Satan’ and Ra’a– comprise the Ab (with the numerical value of 72) of the kelipot. They are known as “Av HeAnan”,”a thick cloud” (as in Ex. 19:9). They become a screen or veil through our sins between G d and us. This is the essence of the verse, “You have covered Yourself in a cloud that prayers cannot pierce”. (Lamentations 3:44) They are called the “Clouds without morning” (a play on the verse “Morning without clouds” from Samuel II 23:5). Yet G d has chosen the Jews from amongst all the nations to be his special inheritors. And the land of Israel was chosen above all the other lands.
Brat to Andrew Whalen (26 Oct 19): Yehudah Glick is standing watch with Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz.
Monk: (Like witnesses in the Cloud?)
Jamie Tuttle: Hear me well: The size of your cloud will never determine the abundance of your rain.
Journal (25 Oct 19): When I got on my emails this morning after not being on them for several days (cuz the computer keeps grinding and putting me in gridlock whenever I get on the Internet,) I noticed that UCC.org still continues to gaslight and bully me through the daily Arc Speak. On one hand I am grateful for the company for without it I would die from the isolation, but on the other hand there is never any closure or resolution no matter how much I confront.
Lana Vawser (27 Oct 19): The Lord spoke a word to me this morning that I felt so strongly in my spirit that I had to release today and I heard Him say “SAY NO!!!! DO NOT TOLERATE WHAT IS OPPOSING YOUR PROMISE!!! ROAR!!!”
Brat: Knock it off!
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): REPENTANCE WILL SAVE THEIR SOUL BUT THEY STILL HAVE A PENALTY TO PAY FOR THEIR WICKEDNESS AND MOCKING ME IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Tony Robinson: But there’s another way Scripture views death. Not so much a natural part of life, but as a terrible power, a ruling power which Jesus came to battle and defeat.
Isaiah 28:15 Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death,
and with Sheol we have an agreement,
when the overwhelming whip passes through
it will not come to us,
for we have made lies our refuge,
and in falsehood we have taken shelter”;
Lana Vawser (26 Oct 19): I began to see a confusion in the Spirit that has come against many women in the body of Christ recently and I saw an attack coming against many and it was like a deaf and dumb spirit. It had come to hinder hearing from God, it had come to steal voice. This demonic spirit had come on assignment because there is a major shift taking place over the daughters of God where the Lord spoke “My daughters will not only find their voice again, but they will find their voice in new arenas and areas.”
Sophia Valentina Buller (28 Oct 19): INSTEAD THE WEAPONS FORMED AGAINST YOU HAVE BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO CLEAR THE WAY FOR YOUR DESTINY I HAVE FOR YOU MY DARLING IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME …
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Shark Skin 22 Oct 19

25 Oct

Working Dates: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Thursday, October 24, 2019
[14 pages-script]
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): In the place of praise the Spirit of God will move upon hearts and an invitation will be released in greater ways to enter into a deeper place of yielding to Him and learning of Him and His ways in this new era.
Brat (22 Oct 19): God, I worship You! Please direct our steps as You lead us into more questions. Amen.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “Come, let us reach an understanding, —says Hashem. Be your sins like crimson, They can turn snow-white; Be they red as dyed wool, They can become like fleece.” ~Isaiah 1:18
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD: Here’s the story Jesus tells. Two men, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector, go up to the temple to pray. The Pharisee stands by himself and he really is quite impressive. The Pharisee is a man at home in the temple. He says his prayers. He gives more than he has to. Although the tithe on income was standard, he tithes on everything he has, and many people would have benefited from his generosity. He stands in the correct posture for prayer in the temple, arms raised and head lifted, and basically gives God a progress report. As far as he can tell, he’s got it all under control, and he’s happy about it. “God,” he says, “I thank you that I am not like other people: thieves, unrighteous folks, adulterers, or even like that tax collector over there.”
Pastor John Tolle: I’m praying or you…for us!!
Shark Tale: According to the latest Scallop Poll, fear of sharks is at an all-time high. Join us tonight for an in-depth report.
– How long must this reef live under siege?
– Is there no hero among us?
– Who can stop this shark menace?
Rick Joyner: Without revival, we can win the physical conflict but be back to the same level of corruption and debauchery very quickly. Thus, nothing would ultimately have been gained by the battles. As we see repeated in the history of Israel, a revival of their faith in The Lord sparked the great revivals in their history, but each of these also restored the nation to its inheritance and purpose.
Pastor John Tolle: The Word of God has been given to us to not succumb to these situations. This is what the Bible calls “overcoming.” Notice what 1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “The temptations (trials, tribulations, etc.) in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.”
[gulp]
Brat (20 Oct 19): God, I have no more prayers left to pray in this moment. I worship You anyway. We were not meant to save ourselves. Jesus, that’s why You came. I cannot move the unmovable mountain. I don’t feel any change in the spiritual atmosphere, but I am still trusting You that You will take down this bully. Someone bigger than him has to come in. Intervention! Just because nothing has helped stop this bullying in the past doesn’t mean You’re not working on it. I’ve been doing all I can. Now it’s in Your hands again.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: Marine biologists were baffled; a 12-foot-9-inch 1,164-pound great white shark, one of the most awesome predators in the ocean, was captured in the North Atlantic with huge bite marks on its head, indicating that something even more intimidating was out there, cruising the murky waters.
James 1:17 it is all that is good, everything that is perfect, which is given us from above; it comes down from the Father of all light; with him there is no such thing as alteration, no shadow of a change.
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): Praising the name of Jesus will bring forth a greater preparation in the body of Christ and in the earth for the King of Glory to step in. (Psalm 24:7-9)
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD: Meanwhile, standing off at a distance, is the tax collector. He has got nothing to show for himself, and he knows it. He earned his living by working for a foreign government collecting taxes from his own people. For years he has collected high taxes from his Jewish neighbors to give to the Roman government. He gives the Romans their flat rate on every head and makes his money by charging an excess and keeping it for himself. Basically, he is a crook, a traitor, and a lowlife. He is guilty and he knows it.
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): I heard the Holy Spirit whisper “In the place of praise I will cultivate hearts of humility”
Kiwanda Redner: In the NEW, there will be responsibilities and structure, but it will not be the same as the old because that mindset has been stripped away, as we establish ourselves in the mind of Christ. For we HAVE the mind of Christ!
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): “This is the era where the SOUND OF PRAISE will shake the nations. This is the era where the SOUND OF PRAISE WILL BRING ACCELERATED TRANSFORMATION”
Archbishop Justin Welby (in “Please” 20 Oct 19): “Reconciliation is not the ending of all difference, but the transformation of how we deal with difference.”
Brat: It’s not the differences that “get” me so much as the shark-like, leviathan stranglehold of dysfunctional Silence that does.
“Shark Tale” trailer (2004): [https://youtu.be/pOeGlPBKuno]
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): “This is the era where there will be a greater unlocking of My plans and purposes in the earth and in the lives of My people as they praise and all delay will be broken, all things that have refused to bow, all wrong alignments, misalignments, crooked places will be made straight. As My people praise and My manifest presence resides and abides an acceleration of My plans and purposes will take place as My Glory is revealed. There will be a great ‘bringing low’ of anything that opposes My Word and My ways and I will demonstrate My power to bring down impossibilities and strengthen a people in Me and in praise of My name who are not moved by anything they see in the natural.”
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “In that day Hashem will punish, With His great, cruel, mighty sword Leviathan the Elusive Serpent— Leviathan the Twisting Serpent; He will slay the Dragon of the sea.” ~Isaiah 27:1 (The Israel Bible™)
[Jaws theme: [https://youtu.be/A9QTSyLwd4w]
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): The Lord showed me that there are a few tidal waves that are going to crash into the body of Christ in this new era. I heard the whisper of His voice “There is about to be a tidal wave of revelation that will crash into the Church and the earth that will reveal again the POWER in My name.” I saw a MAJOR reintroduction taking place in the body of Christ and in the earth to the POWER in the name of Jesus. The Lord showed me that in the lifting high of His name, in the place of praise, familiarity and complacency with God and the name of Jesus is going to break off.
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD: At a recent church gathering, participants were told to come ready to answer the following question: Which ancient heresy do you think is most prevalent in the church today and why? These questions can be awful, maybe reminding us of those party games where you are asked things like: If you were a vegetable, which one would you be and why? Are you an onion? Cauliflower? An asparagus, because it’s an acquired taste? Regardless, the church event turned out to be okay, and one of the most interesting answers to the heresy question was “Donatism.”
Revelation 13:1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.
Shark Tale: – l’m coming, Frankie.
– [Frankie] Move it. Pop’s waiting.
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): As the sound of praise to the name of Jesus began to get louder and louder in the earth I began to hear a sound that sounded like the sound of something being unlocked all across the earth. What struck me was how LOUD the sound was and it wasn’t just the sound of “one” thing being unlocked, it sounded like thousands of locks being opened in rapid speed and momentum.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: Was it the Messianic Leviathan That Munched on an Oversize Great White Shark’s Head?
Clergy Coaching (21 Oct 19): Either you allow Holy Scriptures to change you, or you will normally try to use it to change-and-clobber other people. It is the height of idolatry to use the supposed Word of God so that my small self can be in control and right. But I am afraid this has been more the norm than the exception in the use of the Bible. ~Richard Rohr
Shark Tale: [muffled speech] Oh, little buddy, did l scare you?
– l’m sorry.
– Wake up.
– Okay, don’t worry about it, l’ll get you out in a jiffy.
– Keep holding your breath, little wormie.
Joe Joe Dawson: In the Hebrew calendar this is the year of 5780, which many are calling “The year of the ROAR” or the “The year where voices will be established.” When God originally spoke to my wife and me about starting our apostolic network and launching our church, the Lord told us to call it “ROAR.” ROAR stands for Revival, Outpouring, Awakening and Reformation. I believe this is a year for many authentic voices to be heard and established. This will be 15 months of accelerated glory in every area of Believers’ lives. This is a season where many will step into every thing they have been in fasting and prayer for for many years.
Shark Tale: – What are you doing?
– l was just… picking you some flowers.
Brat: St. Thérèse of Lisieux?
– Hey, Mom said it’s not okay to hit. [yelps]
– Mom’s not here.
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD: Which of course raises the question: What is Donatism? Bear with me in a little history. It’s actually quite interesting, and maybe knowing something about it will help us avoid making similar mistakes. Donatism affected the church in North Africa in the fourth century. Early in the century, the Roman Emperor Diocletian persecuted Christians. During the persecution, any Christians who renounced their faith, made offerings to the Roman gods, and turned over any sacred scriptures they had were spared. Those who refused — especially those caught with Christian texts they refused to hand over — were usually killed. While many Christians resisted and were martyred, many others did not. They renounced Christianity, allowed their books to be burned, and were spared.
Revelation 22: 10 And he said to me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near. 11 Let the evildoer still do evil, and the filthy still be filthy, and the righteous still do right, and the holy still be holy.”
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “But Christians are being targeted by Islamists and are the most ethnically endangered group today,” Rabbi Spiro said. “This should be a major concern to the West but it is not being treated that way.”
Candice Smithyman (in “Focus” 16 Oct 19): When God says, “I’m going to establish covenant with you in 5780,” He’s saying, “I’m expecting you to stand up and be who I’ve called you to be. I’m expecting you to know your identity as a circumcised citizen of the Kingdom and stop bowing down to the Goliath who’s coming to steal the covenant that I’ve established with you.
Brat (16 Oct 19): Goliath’s head has already been chopped off by us whistleblowers. Resurrecting his head is the tactic of a double agent. Ignoring God’s anointed is no different than letting the butchers of Islamic State rise in power again, as is happening now, BUT Jesus said that the eighth king belongs to the seventh and is going to his destruction. (Revelation 17:11)
Johnny Enlow: Justice in California is still being suppressed but it is forthcoming as well, and will soon be evidenced.
Revelation 13: 2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear’s, and its mouth was like a lion’s mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.
[shrieks]
[grunts]
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): In the lifting high of the name of Jesus across the earth there is a MAJOR alignment that is taking place and things opposed to the ways of God and the moves of God in the earth will be brought low. There is a mighty sound of rearranging taking place by the hand of God in the nations and in the lives of His people that is needed to prepare the way for the King of Glory (Psalm 24:7-9) and the unveiling of His Glory across the earth that will bring radical transformation.
Daniel 7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed. Then he wrote down the dream and told the sum of the matter. 2 Daniel declared, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. 3 And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another. 4 The first was like a lion [!] and had eagles’ wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man, and the mind of a man was given to it. 5 And behold, another beast, a second one, like a bear [!]. It was raised up on one side. It had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, ‘Arise, devour much flesh.’ 6 After this I looked, and behold, another, like a leopard [!], with four wings of a bird on its back. And the beast had four heads, and dominion was given to it. 7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, terrifying and dreadful and exceedingly strong. It had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces and stamped what was left with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. 8 I considered the horns, and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.
[muffled shriek]
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): “This era will see the greatest unlocking of places the enemy has held captive in jaw dropping ways. My power will UPROOT the enemy from the land as My people praise. No matter what their eyes see in the natural, I am raising up an army that lives with their eyes firmly fixed on who I am and live in a higher reality knowing how big I am and My power. A people that praise because of the revelation of who I am and an army who live in their seat (Ephesians 2:6)”
Rick Joyner: It is a practiced and basic war strategy for nations to demonize their enemies to mobilize their populations to fight. Yet, is this necessary? Is it right? There is a higher way. If we allow hatred to be sown in our hearts, even for enemies who seek to destroy us, then that poison will remain, even after we may have gained victory in the fight. That poison in our hearts is an even more deadly enemy and will ultimately destroy us.
Shark Tale: – Here we go.
– And gotcha.
– Okay, buddy, you’re free.
– Now escape.
– Just go.
– Cry freedom.
[shrieks]
Archbishop Justin Welby (22 Oct 19): The hardest command we have from Jesus, and one of the most revolutionary, is ‘Love your enemies’.
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): The Spirit of God is going to bring RADICAL and RAPID alignment and the most glorious miracles we have ever seen in the lives of His people and in the NATIONS in this new era through the praise of His name resounding in the earth.
Shark Tale: Pop, l can handle the reef. lt’s not a problem.
– No. We’re gonna do this as a family.
– Frankie, l want you to take Lenny out, show him the ropes.
– Come on, Pop.
– You’re gonna learn how to be a shark. Whether you like it or not.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: Another possible source of the wounds could be a leviathan. The leviathan is referenced in the Bible in Job 3:8, Job 40:15–41:26, Psalm 74:13–23, Psalm 104:26, and Isaiah 27:1.Though the word ‘leviathan’ in modern Hebrew refers to whales, marine mammals that subsist on plankton, the term originated as a formidable fish in Jewish mythology. A section of the Talmud (the Oral Law) describes the post-Messianic role of the Leviathan. In the Tractate of Baba Batra 75a, it is written that God originally produced a male and a female leviathan. God became concerned that in multiplying, the species would destroy the world. God killed the female leviathan, preserving her flesh for the special banquet that will be given to the righteous on the arrival of the Messiah. The banquet will be held inside a huge tent made from the Leviathan’s skin.
Revelation 19:9 And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
Rick Joyner: If we love God as we should, we will also love one another. The Lord loves the whole world, and He died for the whole world. So to love Him is also being committed to seeing that He receives the reward of His sacrifice. It is written that the nations are His inheritance. He died for the nations, not just one nation.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: A government decision to tax the smartphone app Whatsapp was the spark that set off civil unrest across Lebanon last Thursday. The nationwide protests led several high-ranking government officials to resign amid accusations of corruption. The Christian party Lebanese forces announced early Sunday that they were leaving the Saad Hariri government. The government also responded with sweeping reforms including a revised budget, slashing government salaries in an effort to curb corruption. All these changes failed to assuage the anger of protesters who took to the streets again on Tuesday.
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): In the place of intentional praise a MIGHTY preparation is taking place by the Spirit of God in the hearts of His people and in the earth for the exploding revelation of His Glory in unprecedented ways.
Shark Tale: [hums Jaws theme]
– Don’t.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: The bite marks were estimated to be less than one week old. Fischer suggested that the bites were the result of mating rites; either a violent mating attempt with a larger female or competition with a larger male. The scientist believed that the shark was not in pain, noting that sharks have the ability to heal quickly from such wounds.
Revelation 13: 3 One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast.
Shark Tale: [Lenny] Don’t.
– That song gives me the creeps.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “It was clear that something had just grabbed his entire head,” Chris Fischer, founding Chairman of OCEARCH, a data-centric non-governmental organization formed about ten years ago that helps scientists collect previously unattainable data in the ocean, told McClatchy newsgroup.
Shark Tale: – Whaddya mean? lt’s our theme song.
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): I then began to hear the sound of praise resounding louder than I had ever heard it. It was the sound of praise lifting up the name of Jesus all across the earth. I could hear the name of Jesus being lifted up high in different nations, different languages, different expressions of praise and as this was taking place I watched as these large mountains began to crumble. These mountains began to fall and become like dust and Isaiah 40:4-5 thundered around me:
“Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain. And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” (English Standard Version)
Kiwanda Redner: “Someone living on an entirely human level rejects the revelations of God’s Spirit, for they make no sense to him. He can’t understand the revelations of the Spirit because they are only discovered by the illumination of the Spirit. Those who live in the Spirit are able to carefully evaluate all things, and they are subject to the scrutiny of no one but God. For who has ever intimately known the mind of the Lord Yahweh well enough to become His counselor? Christ has, and we possess Christ’s perceptions.” (1 Corinthians 2:14-16 TPT)
James 1:14 Everyone who is tempted is attracted and seduced by his own wrong desire.
Jo shared: “Feeling the need to be busy all the time is a trauma response and fear-based distraction from what you’d be forced to acknowledge and feel if you slowed down.”
Shark Tale: Dude, you’re goin’ the wrong way.
– You happy?
– No. You?
– No.
– Deal.
James 1:15 Then the desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin is fully grown, it too has a child, and the child is death. (Jerusalem Bible)
Revelation 12:5 The woman brought a male child into the world, the son who was to rule all the nations with an iron scepter, and the child was taken straight up to God and to his throne.
Shark Tale: – Hi. l’m Lenny.
– Yo, Lenny.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: The shark, named Vimy by researchers, was captured, fitted with a satellite tag, and released off the coast of Nova Scotia on October 4. A few weeks ago, a 15 feet 5 inch long great white shark named Unama’ki weighing 2,076 pounds was pulled in for tagging. A 17-foot great white eluded tagging last year in the same area.
Brat: Do you think the satellite tag, or a chip, or even a Whatsapp, could all be kind of like a mouthpiece or a microphone? For decades (or more?) we’ve heard how we were all going to get tagged by the mark of the beast and get microchips implanted in us. But what if the chips and apps are just a mouthpiece for the beast and they only have the control that we give it? Just a talking point.
Revelation 13:4 And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?”
Rick Joyner: So what would our nation’s foreign policy be like if it were based on God’s love for the nations? How would we behave if we obeyed the command to love our enemies? Until the kingdom comes, we will have threats and nations that want to destroy us, so how do we respond to this in love? Of course, we must defend ourselves against our enemies, but how can we do this while loving them?
Revelation 13: 5 And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months.
Brat: [Sigh.] God, we’ve already gone through this. The report said the Lebanese were upset about a government tax put on the Whatsapp, not about the app itself. Doesn’t this remind you of taxation without representation and the Boston Tea Party?
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD: Now, fast forward a little bit. The persecutions die down and with Diocletian’s successor, Constantine, it gets a whole lot easier for Christians. So many of those who had denied their faith returned to the Church. But what really upsets people is that a number of clergy who had renounced their faith returned to the church and were functioning as priests and bishops. Many Christians in North Africa did not want to allow lapsed clergy to return. They considered it offensive to the memories of those who had the courage to become martyrs. They might return to the Church as laymen — after an appropriate penance — but not as clergy ever again. This issue split the church and a person named Donatus became the chief spokesman for the rival church. Donatus said lapsed clergy were ineligible to perform the sacraments, and that any which they may have performed were invalid. So, for example, if you were baptized by a lapsed priest, you weren’t really baptized. They thought the impurity of the clergy somehow infected the whole church. They wanted a pure church, led by pure clergy, composed of pure members. The opposing church, which became the mainstream church, responded by saying that lapsed clergy could be restored to full authority after having performed appropriate penance. They based this on the concept of forgiveness for all. They claimed that the holiness of the church is not based on the purity of its leaders or the purity of its members. All are sinners who have fallen short of the glory of God. The holiness of the Church rests entirely upon the holiness of God who in his graciousness forgives us our sins in Jesus Christ. This became the orthodox Christian position.
Rick Joyner: It’s understandable if you’re wondering how all of this talk about holiness and sanctification relates to the coming revolutionary/civil war. To really win, we must do it the right way and for the right reasons. Following such earthly wisdom as “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” will sidetrack us. It was that kind of thinking that caused the U.S. to arm Osama bin Laden. The end does not justify using evil means. Right will not win without the favor of God, and He cares very much about the hearts of those who fight for Him being right. We must win, but we must do it the right way and not choose questionable allies or policies because of their temporary benefit.
Kiwanda Redner: “I have set you in this large place. I have heard your cry. Why are you afraid? Why do you fear? You asked, and I responded! I have so much more for you than you have ever imagined or dreamed. You have not even been able to imagine and dream because of the attachments. Your world became limited as your focus was on what YOU could do, who is around YOU and what YOU know. Your security was found in YOU, not ME.
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): Intentional praise of the name of Jesus resounding louder than ever is going to bring forth a MAJOR demonstration and manifestation of the victory of God that will trump anything that attempts to oppose the purposes of God in the earth.
Brat: Ultimately, it was an anchor that dropped out of nowhere on Frankie the Shark and killed him, and not the sharkslayer of tales and rumors (even though those make a good romp and laugh to lighten the seriousness of it all). It is Truth that anchors us in Christ Jesus; truth as God’s word speaks to us. And God’s Word says, “Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!” (Psalm 105:15) And for those Pharisees (uhmmm…sharks) that have been splitting legalistic hairs (or fins) saying that technically you haven’t “touched” us because you have a politically correct hands-off policy, that includes witchy prayers where no man can go, and gaslighting and stonewalling us to make it look like we don’t exist and have not ever existed. Everything done in secret will be exposed! (Matthew 10:26)
Revelation 13: 6 It opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: The rabbi compared it to a game of musical chairs.
Shark Tale (2004): “Car Wash” [https://youtu.be/zHkf2_sqMTc]
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD: And this, my fellow Donatists, is good news. We have no purity or holiness apart from the grace, love, and mercy of God. Now, how we respond to this good news ought to make a difference in our lives. In gratitude for the free gift of God’s grace, we ought to lead better lives, good lives, indeed, holy lives. Now if that sounds like a paradox, it’s because it is. It is the paradox Martin Luther describes when he says we are simultaneously sinners and justified, sinful and righteous at the same time. It is the paradox that we are utterly dependent on the forgiveness and grace of God, and that we are also called to a devout and holy life. But the Church, in its wisdom, has said that the call to a holy life ought not to lead to Donatism, the tendency in flawed human beings to purge and purify, to cut others off, and to retreat into enclosed communities of the ideologically pure.
Shark Tale: Where do you live?
– Lenny, where l come from, fish don’t like to get grabbed by sharks.
– Sorry.
– Go home.
– There is no home for me now. Don’t you understand?
Brat (in “Please” 20 Oct 19): And surely you will quote:
1 Timothy 5:16 If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows.
Brat: And surely you will say that since Jesus is my Husband then I am no widow, since He is alive.
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): The Holy Spirit whispered to me that praise is the fruit of intimacy and a weapon of warfare and a mighty key for this new era in what He is going to do in the lives of His people and in the earth.
Revelation 13: 7 Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation,
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): The Lord began to show me the most outstanding miracles taking place in the lives of individuals, homes, families, cities and nations. The level of acceleration in the miracles we will see in this new era as praise flows from the hearts and lips of His people will catapult the people of God into a new realm of the fear of God and the wonder of who He is and His power. The Spirit of God Himself will tear down impossibilities in an INSTANT as praises to His name are lifted high.
Kiwanda Redner: God has an agenda for families, regions, and nations that require us to be aligned with His heart, ready to move, with NO ATTACHMENTS!
Shark Tale: [interference] Are they gone?
– Are they gone?
– You sure?
Revelation 13: 8 and all who dwell on earth will worship it, everyone whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who was slain.
Pastor John Tolle: Every person alive has to deal with hardships of one type or another. Whatever you may call them, trials, testings, temptations or tribulations, they are all meant to derail your life. Most of us, if not all of us have had hard times where we have felt like “throwing in the towel.” Some more than others. But we don’t need to feel embarrassed or defeated.
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD: He keeps his head lowered as he comes into the temple. We don’t know why his guilt has got the better of him today, but there he is in the temple, full of remorse, beating his breast and saying, “God be merciful to me a sinner.” He doesn’t even promise to shape up. All he does is ask for God’s mercy.
Shark Tale: [sighs] l’m not askin’ you anymore. l’m tellin’ you. Eat it!
– No. Have mercy. – Pop, please…
Revelation 13: 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear:
Pastor John Tolle: You may not have thought about it before, but the devil tries to lure you into focusing on the problem rather than focusing upon the Lord who can help you overcome the problem. The devil wants to be the master of the thoughts of your mind. He wants you and I to forget the Word of God and to be consumed with our difficulties.
Brat: That’s a political move on a religious chessboard.
And look, there’s Rahab calling from the walls of Jericho, now!
[Jaws theme]
Rick Joyner: We have a national calling to do things in a different spirit. If we cannot yet see how to do this, then we have not yet risen to the place of vision and clarity we must rise to.
James 1:16 Make no mistake about this, my dear brothers:
Brat: Ephesus and Thyatira, why do you keep talking about the Tribulation? One is consumed with overcoming it in the hyper-extended seasons of suffering (…ad nauseum, and even then only preaching about it and thereby elevating suffering to idol status) and the other claims the war hasn’t even happened yet and it is still to come. You are two powerful forces at tug-o-war with each other on opposite coastlands and the rest of us are in the middle on your rope.
Isaiah 20:6 And the inhabitants of this coastland will say in that day, ‘Behold, this is what has happened to those in whom we hoped and to whom we fled for help to be delivered from the king of Assyria! And we, how shall we escape?’”
Pastor John Tolle: That’s why it’s important that we learn how to control our thinking. If we can keep our minds under the control of the Holy Spirit, we will make it almost impossible for the devil to defeat us in any realm of our lives.
James 1:13 Never, when you have been tempted, say, “God sent the temptation”; God cannot be tempted to do anything wrong, and he does not tempt anybody.
Shark Tale: – Eat!
– No eat.
– Son, eat the shrimp!
– No, please.
– Lenny!
– Eat, eat, eat!
– Don’t! Pop!
– Put the shrimp down!
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD: Donatists always go home empty. They are so sure of their holiness and purity that they don’t think they need anything from God. Perhaps the only thing they might ask is if God could keep the tax collectors, the impure, at a safe distance so they don’t get infected.
Shark Tale: – You almost gave me a heart attack.
Brat: Where is the mercy?
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD: Remember, Jesus had to deal with a similar issue in his day. Some Pharisees complained, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” (Matthew 9:11, NRSV). To which, Jesus replied, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have come to call not the righteous but sinners” (Matthew 9:12-13). The Pharisees thought that Jesus and his followers would somehow catch cooties by eating with sinners and tax collectors. But Jesus says that you’ve got it upside down. Jesus doesn’t get corrupted by coming into contact with sinners. Rather, sinners get healed by coming into contact with Jesus.
Luke 4:23 And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘“Physician, heal yourself.” What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.’”
Rev. Joseph S. Pagano, PhD: Tax collectors and sinners paradoxically go home full. All of us have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. When we come into God’s presence not trying to puff ourselves up by putting everyone else down, but with an honest and humble acknowledgment of our emptiness, God fills us with his love and forgiveness.
Revelation 13: 10 If anyone is to be taken captive,
to captivity he goes;
if anyone is to be slain with the sword,
with the sword must he be slain.
Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.
Brat: Jesus stole my heart. I just have no sanctuary.
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): It’s time to position ourselves in intentional praise more than ever. To divorce the cares and worries of this world. To consecrate ourselves to the Lord (Joshua 3:5) and to raise our voices loud in praise to the name of Jesus as we have entered the era of seeing the greatest demonstration of “On earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10) like never before on the earth.
Shark Tale: – Go now. No one’s looking. Get out of here.
– You’re free, now go.
– Thank you. You’re a good person.
– Come on, fellas.
Lana Vawser (21 Oct 19): There will be a mighty realignment of the heart that will take place in the place of intentional praise of the name of Jesus. There is a divine healing, heart surgery and alignment of the heart that will take place that is needed to move into all God has for His people in this new era.
James 1:18 By his own choice he made us his children by the message of the truth so that we should be a sort of first fruits of all that he had created. (Jerusalem Bible)
Rabbi Pinchas Winston: “People are going to claim that it is unfair, that there was no warning before the Messiah. By the time it becomes clear that the Messiah is happening, it will be too late to do anything about it. Preparation, especially in the form of prayer, is necessary before you even see it happening. Even more, if you look for the signs you will see them in place already in everything that is happening. Even in political events like what is happening in Lebanon.”
Shark Tale: Good morning, Southside Reef.
– I’m Katie Current, keeping it current.
– We’ve received official confirmation the sharks are gone.
– I repeat: the sharks are gone.
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: “Spiritually, Lebanon’s role in the Temple was not coincidental,” Rabbi Winston explained. “The word ‘Lebanon’ comes from the word ‘lavan’ (white). Lebanon needed to play a role in the Temple in order for it to be a mechanism for whitening sins.”
Revelation 19:7 Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory,
for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his Bride has made herself ready;
8 it was granted her to clothe herself
with fine linen, bright and pure”—
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz: This midrash (homiletic teaching) is the source of an unusual blessing recited during the holiday of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), in which we recite upon leaving the sukkah (tabernacle): “May it be your will, Lord our God and God of our forefathers, that just as I have fulfilled and dwelt in this sukkah, so may I merit in the coming year to dwell in the sukkah of the skin of Leviathan. Next year in Jerusalem.”
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Please 20 Oct 19

21 Oct

Working Dates: Sunday, October 20, 2019 to Monday, October 21, 2019
[9 pages]
Archbishop Justin Welby: Life sometimes feels like one long to-do list. Work, housework, people to look after, to meet up with, to keep happy, exercise, hobbies… the list can be endless. And it always seems like someone else manages it better than we do. There is nothing new in frenetic activity, and the longing for space, for time to think and just catch our breath.
Ezekiel 22:25 The conspiracy of her prophets in her midst is like a roaring lion tearing the prey; they have devoured human lives; they have taken treasure and precious things; they have made many widows in her midst.
Quinn G. Caldwell: Maybe our prayers are annoying to God; maybe they’re not. But let’s keep praying, everybody. I think she’s going to crack any time now.
Isaiah 10:1 Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees,
and the writers who keep writing oppression,
Edie Bayer: So, what does a ruler do? They DECREE! They speak and their words make things happen. “You will also decide and decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and the light [of God’s favor] will shine upon your ways” (Job 22:28 AMP).
Isaiah 10:2 to turn aside the needy from justice
and to rob the poor of my people of their right,
that widows may be their spoil,
and that they may make the fatherless their prey!
Edie Bayer: The Lord impressed on me that He is requiring that we, the Body, come to Him from a different position as MATURE, KINGDOM RULERS – rulers with authority in the knowledge of Him – and decree from this angle, from a new perspective. We need to decree as the kings He has made us!
Joshua Mills: Prayers and decrees are important…but so is our willingness to discern the movement of His ministering spirits when they come.
Brat (20 Oct 19): God, I have no more prayers left to pray in this moment. I worship You anyway. We were not meant to save ourselves. Jesus, that’s why You came. I cannot move the unmovable mountain. I don’t feel any change in the spiritual atmosphere, but I am still trusting You that You will take down this bully. Someone bigger than him has to come in. Intervention! Just because nothing has helped stop this bullying in the past doesn’t mean You’re not working on it. I’ve been doing all I can. Now it’s in Your hands again.
Wade E. Taylor: The word “communion” has to do with communication – Jesus speaks and we listen, then we speak and He listens. Thus, when we enter into “communion” with Jesus and become “one” with Him, as being a “branch” that is properly attached to the “vine,” we are able to partake of His life.
Joshua Mills: Sending love and blessings to you from the Holy Land,
Shalomjerusalem.org: Rabbi Yehudah Glick would like to personally pray for you on his upcoming ascention to the Temple Mount. We will notify you by email once he has done so.
Joshua Mills: This Word is being released from Mount Zion to the ends of the earth and it deals with the increase of angelic involvement that God desires to bring into the lives of His people for His purposes to be accomplished.
Brat: Most Holy God, please honor the prayers that Rabbi Yehuda Glick is sharing with you in this special place. You promised to make Your house a house of prayer for all nations. Please keep Your promise. Thank You.
Joel 2:32 Then everyone who calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved; for in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the LORD has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the LORD calls.
Shalomjerusalem.org: Please pray for: Health, Marriage, Family, Prosperity, Other
Brat: God.
Shalomjerusalem.org: Thank you for submitting your prayer request.
Quinn G. Caldwell: Jesus told them a parable: “In that city there was a widow who kept coming to [the unjust judge] and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’ For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.’” – Luke 18:3-5 (NRSV)
Brat: And surely you will quote:
1 Timothy 5:16 If any believing woman has relatives who are widows, let her care for them. Let the church not be burdened, so that it may care for those who are truly widows.
Brat: And surely you will say that since Jesus is my Husband then I am no widow, since He is alive.
Wade E. Taylor: Therefore, each one of us was born attached to the tree of knowledge. Through the total victory that Jesus gained in our behalf on the Cross, we can detach ourselves from the tree of knowledge and re-attach ourselves to the Tree of Life. Then as we “partake of communion,” we receive the very life of Jesus flowing directly into us.
Luke 4:23 And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘“Physician, heal yourself.” What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.’”
Edie Bayer: Then the Lord jumped right into my thought processes. I heard Him clearly say, “Yes, (this person) IS successful. They are successful for who they USED to be. They keep on doing what they’ve always done, in the old format, doing what has always worked in the past. They aren’t who I want them to be NOW.”
Luke 4:24 And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown.
Quinn G. Caldwell: What if instead it’s all been just one centuries-long “PleeeEEEeeeEEEeeeaaase”? What if all this time God’s been muttering through clenched teeth, “Oh my Self, I wish they would just shut up”?
Wade E. Taylor: The Lord slew an animal and covered Adam and Eve with its skin, which through the shedding of blood, resulted in forgiveness. Adam and Eve were forgiven, but they still had within them that which they ate from the tree of knowledge, the right to choose for themselves – they lost their abiding state of dependence on the Lord and could no longer partake of the Tree of Life.
Luke 4:25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land
Anne Ballard: Through God’s shining light, however, we can perceive the Scriptures in a new way that reveals truth, hope, life, and joy. Take hold of the power to lay down your old lenses of shame and condemnation and receive the truth of God’s Word with hope and love.
Quinn G. Caldwell: The people came to Jesus to ask why their prayers for justice hadn’t been answered. He told them this parable: To get what you want, annoy God until she caves. Wear her down until she gives you what you want just to shut you up.
Nick Vujicic (18 Oct 19): Rise Above Bullying Tour. One step at a time!
Joshua Mills: “And even right now, during this season of My glory-covering, angels with supernatural abundance are being assigned upon the prayers that you have prayed. In the same way that I sent an angel to Daniel after he prayed, and I sent an angel to visit Cornelius after he prayed, and I sent My angel to deliver Peter when the early Church prayed, and I sent an angel to minister strength to Jesus while He prayed in the garden, so I AM sending angels to you now in response to your prayers.
Brat (in “Tues” 19 Oct 19): I looked up “The Little Soul and the Sun” and the notes say it is about Jung’s reconciliation of opposites. I just listened to the narration of the little book. It is quite something! I cried when it got to the part about pretending for a long time, and that in pretending we will have forgotten who we are, and if the Little Soul doesn’t remember the original light that was there in the pretender, then both souls will be lost until another comes along and remembers them both. This is the story of the Churches and me. I think I’m still riding the wave with you of “I know nothing and it’s all bullshit” because there is no other to come along and remember us both. The rabbis (who I thought carried the light to be the third party) vanished when they saw that I needed hands-on help and they couldn’t save me with just words that would empower me to save myself. They were doing the same thing as the Churches. It’s the American Ethic: pull yourself up by your own bootstraps to save yourself, contain yourself, put yourself in self-storage, preserve yourself, cryogenic yourself, then blame yourself, then shame yourself, only to see you rise to your Higher Self, because Jesus did it all for us anyway. But there is still no accountability. There’s still no sense of how our deeds follow us (other than the Church bullying, taunting, and haunting (wow, talk about how the art of thought is based in the psychic world!)). This goes beyond forgiveness. The forgiveness is already there. The love is already there. There might be reconciliation of opposites in Jung’s paradigm, but there is still no reconciliation between thought, word, and deed in the Land of Hypocrisy. No wonder it takes the Unjust Judge so long to send the widow on her way just to get her off his back. He can’t hear!!
Charisma (21 Oct 19): 7-Day Devotional: Is There Someone You Need To Forgive?
Bra: That’s a power play at this point in the story and has nothing to do with forgiveness. It is a bully tactic.
Archbishop Justin Welby: “Reconciliation is not the ending of all difference, but the transformation of how we deal with difference.”
Wade E. Taylor: As the “facets” in a diamond are viewed, some appear as being opposite to other facets. The beauty of a diamond is due to the fact that these “opposite” facets complement each other. So also, the partaking of “communion” with our Lord has many different ways in which it can be understood and experienced.
Steve Shultz: Wade originally got my attention when he told me that communion was the closest thing to having the TREE OF LIFE on earth that there is.
James 1:27 Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
Quinn G. Caldwell: On the other hand, it’s kind of nice to think we might have that kind of influence on God, that there is in fact a thing that will finally move the Unmoved Mover. Little kids whine because it’s often the only leverage they have; maybe the prayers of us insignificant humans work the same way on the Almighty.
Wade E. Taylor: “…Lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever” (Genesis 3:22). Adam came regularly and partook, and as a result, he continued to live, but when he transgressed, he was hindered from partaking of the Tree of Life (taking communion), and he began to die. When we take communion, we “put forth our hand and we take and eat.” Suddenly, I saw what was being said:
Isaiah 9:17 Therefore the Lord does not rejoice over their young men, and has no compassion on their fatherless and widows; for everyone is godless and an evildoer, and every mouth speaks folly. For all this his anger has not turned away, and his hand is stretched out still.
Quinn G. Caldwell: This is my nine-year-old’s primary strategy for achieving his goals, so I feel for God and the judge in this scenario. But it’s hard to know what to think about the possibility that God experiences our earnest prayers and regular worship as annoying. For so long, we’ve been telling ourselves that prayers rise to God like incense, unfurl before her like banners caught high in the morning breeze.
Wade E. Taylor: Jesus said that He is the “Vine” (Tree of Life), and that we, as being a branch, only have life as we partake of His life. Through Adam’s transgression, we were removed from our connection to the Tree of Life, and became attached to the tree of knowledge.
Luke 4:26 and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow.
Matt Laney: Jesus said, “Woe to you, towns of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum! On the day of judgment it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom than for you. You will be brought down to Hades.” – Matthew 11:21-23 (abridged)
Wade E. Taylor: Had Adam been able to continue to eat of the Tree of Life, he would have continued to live, but the judgment for transgression was death. All that the Lord needed to do to fulfill this judgment was to prevent Adam from taking communion (putting forth his hand…taking…eating, and living). Therefore, the Lord placed an angel with a flaming sword before the Tree of Life, to prevent Adam from partaking.
Quinn G. Caldwell: Prayer
Please…please…please…please? Please? PLEASE? PLEASE? Pleeeeeeeaaaase? Amen.
Romans 8:1-2, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus…For the law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.”
Wade E. Taylor: This “condemnation” is the judgment (death) that was imparted to Adam for his transgression. This judgment of death has been handed down to each of us. Through our identification with the shed Blood of Jesus on the Cross, we are set free from the “law of sin.” Through our identification with the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, we are set free from the “law of death.” We become a partaker of the “law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus” through our identification with Jesus as being a quickening, life-giving Spirit.
Francis Anfuso (20 Oct 19): “LAWS describe reality, but LOVE can sufficiently motivate us to embrace reality.” (2 Corinthians 5:14)
Exodus 22:21″Do not mistreat or oppress a foreigner, for you were foreigners in Egypt. 22″Do not take advantage of the widow or the fatherless. 23If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry. 24My anger will be aroused, and I will kill you with the sword; your wives will become widows and your children fatherless.
Edie Bayer: Then I realized that this was exactly what I was trying to do! I was trying to do the same thing, the same way, looking for the same results. But we are in a new season, in a new place and a new position of authority! Those old ways don’t work any longer.
Revelation 14: 13 And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”
Edie Bayer: The Lord went on to say, “Don’t come to Me in the old way. Come to Me in the new way, even if you don’t know what that is. Come to Me in honesty, and transparency. Come to Me and talk to Me as the success that you are NOW – not the success that you USED to be!”
Job 22:9 You have sent widows away empty, and the arms of the fatherless were crushed.
Anne Ballard: Right now, God is shining new light on the Scriptures. Many have only been made aware of how they fall short because they read the Bible through the lens of condemnation. The grace was there in Scripture, but there also existed a lack of understanding in the verses.
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): James 1: 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
Brat (in “Wall of Jasper” 17 Oct 19): Kitty paw! I’m not loyal to abuse. Ghosting, stonewalling, and gaslighting with scripture is wrong. It’s wrong anytime!
Psalm 78:64 Their priests fell by the sword, and their widows made no lamentation.
Ben Lim: The Lord is raising up mouthpieces of truth, justice, and righteousness. These sons of thunder will not be muzzled. The preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom will go forth and prepare the way of the Lord.
Revelation 21:18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
Brat: It’s crystal clear!
Job 27:15 Those who survive him the pestilence buries, and his widows do not weep.
Anne Ballard: Shame and condemnation have colored the way that many interact with the Bible, and it has kept them from a real relationship with Jesus. Condemnation allows satan to cripple us more and more because we are focused on ourselves and our own shortcomings.
Sylvia Neusch: Jesus later spoke about this very thing in Matthew 23:25, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.”
Brat: Seeking justice is not strictly about self-focus but doing the right thing. Ignoring the law puts everyone in jeopardy.
26 March 2010 [!] Fr David researched “Setting Apart for Special Vocation.” He wrote Cathy S. and said (to her not to me), “It’s in the national canons, Title III, Canon 30, section 3. Bottom line here: It’s up to the bishop to set the process, procedure, requirements, etc.”
Brat: Nine years of receiving dysfunctional Silence from near-daily outreach to God’s leaders cannot statistically be the result of discolored interaction with the Bible or exclusive self-focus from those …
Mark 12:40 who devour widows’ houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”
CANON 14: Sec. 1 (a) A Religious Order of this Church is a society of Christians (in communion with the See of Canterbury) who voluntarily commit themselves for life, or a term of years: to holding their possessions in common or in trust; to a celibate life in community; and obedience to their Rule and Constitution.
“…voluntarily commit themselves for life, or a term of years”
Brat: Jesus’ mandate with my calling was 1) worship God and 2) share the journey. This is a life commitment and I have been faithful since my mystical marriage on 14 May 2008.
“… to holding their possessions in common or in trust”
Brat: The rats ate what possessions I had. I did not hide that but openly shared that heartbreaking reality.
“…to a celibate life in community;”
Brat: I have been open about that gift, too. And it has been ignored and then abused.
“…and obedience to their Rule and Constitution.”
Brat: My obedience has been to Jesus Christ. He is my Ruler and my Constitution. I’m not seeking dispensation from my vows. I’m asking for acknowledgement of the vows I already made and shared. I’m not seeking to start my own religious order. God has already shown us His order. I don’t know what more you want.
Jo: One of the things that I am so grateful for about you is your love of words and the pictures they paint. That when I write to you I know I am sending something of value to someone who understands what is there, laid out in a tangle of words. My family loved words; we loved to communicate and play and mourn and scream into the night, all on paper. The irony is you, who gets it so, is stonewalled by an archaic church that seems unable to acknowledge your words or the words that carry the code. Bizarre really.
Wade E. Taylor: If a strip of bark is totally cut around a tree and removed, the process of death will begin. The tree can no longer receive the life that is drawn up from the root system, and will soon die. So also, the life of the “Vine” (Jesus) is to flow into us, as being a “branch” that is attached to the “Vine.” For this to take place, the branch (us) must be properly connected to the vine. Only then can the life of Jesus, as being the “power of an endless life,” flow into us.
Brat: I will not fight you. We are saying the same thing. The walls are thick all around. The angel used a golden measuring rod and measured according to human measurement, which is also an angel’s measurement. (Revelation 21:17)
Matt Laney: Grace and forgiveness were not invented by the church. Grace is all over Hebrew Scripture as chesed, God’s loving kindness. And there is no shortage of judgy, wrathful God-moments in the New Testament such as the one above. (Have you read the book of Revelation lately?)
Sylvia Neusch: We know the Pharisees and teachers of the law totally missed it. Heaven came down and was standing in their midst, and they couldn’t see or perceive it. Our perceiving is related to the health of our hearts. In preparation for Jesus’ coming, John the Baptist had come, offering a way of repentance that would open up their hearts to be able to see and perceive, yet they refused.
Archbishop of Canterbury (19 Oct 19): Amidst all the brokenness, Christ weeps with us. It’s my prayer that anyone who is walking in darkness knows this: you are not alone. You are truly valued and deeply loved. Reaching out and talking to someone can be the first step back into the light.
Brat (19 Oct 19): You said talk to someone and I am talking to you. I come in peace and not combat, but just saying that causes armor to go up to brace for more. In any case, I am talking to you. Christ weeps, and I also weep for you, my beloved Church, but not for the reasons you may possibly assume. In my compassion, my heart breaks that there is no way to really reach you. Religion and psychology are closely related. As my friend said, “The art of thought was based in the psychic world.” And I am not a mind-reader. We pray for God to restore our hearts, minds, souls, and bodies. If Psychology is the mind, Psychic is the soul, and Compassion is the heart, then Action would be the deeds done in the body. Our deeds follow us. (Rev 14:13) Jesus said the Churches would be held accountable for their deeds, but she has done nothing, because she lives in Babel. Land of Neglect. (Can that word be tasted if it is rushed over in the act of skimming comments for one’s own self-gratification?) This is not a judgment, but a heart cry. The Church can’t hear! There is no way to help (without a miracle) if the patient cannot hear, see, or speak like Helen Keller. No wonder it takes the Unjust Judge so long to grant the widow justice. (Luke 18:5)
Luke 4:22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph’s son?”
Joshua Mills: “There are angels of deliverance that are being released into the middle of your situation. Angels of healing are coming now to minister to areas of need. Many angels are being released, for I have commanded My angels concerning you, and they shall work with those who are open and ready to work with them.
Anne Ballard: Use your tools wisely; bless them, pray for them, renounce any agreement with what was coming against you (condemnation, rejection, offense, fear, etc.). Declare that you are choosing to tap into God’s wisdom and solutions for your situation. Choose peace instead of reacting and lashing back.
Brat: I did that. I got more Silence.
Psalm 68:5 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.
Matt Laney: Yes, we need God’s wrath as much as God’s grace. We need a God who is not impassive in the face of cruelty and injustice, a God who hears the cries of the oppressed and overturns the tables, as much as we celebrate a God who offers grace when we get it wrong.
Wade E. Taylor: On the day of Pentecost, this “flaming sword” was removed from being a hindrance, and became a means of access. This flaming sword descended and sat upon the head of each of the one-hundred-twenty who were present, and they were filled with the Holy Spirit. The veil had been rent, and a way of access made for us to enter the Lord’s presence.
Revelation 2:7, “…To him that overcomes will I give to eat of the Tree of Life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.”
Anna Blake: Spine
He repeats it all again, a little slower
and louder each time, enunciating
as if she cannot hear. Certain she
must be confused. If he explained
to her in simpler terms, she would
surely acquiesce, change her answer
to be compliant to his reason; her
lips would soften, docile with relief.
Instead, she presents a calm mask,
a deliberate spine. Minutes creep on
as she refuses to repeat herself. Let
him have the last word if he needs it.
Wade E. Taylor: As we partake of “communion,” the way of entrance to the Tree of Life is opened to us, and we can partake of the very life of Jesus, as He is the Tree of Life.
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Wall of Jasper 17 Oct 19

18 Oct

Working Dates: Thursday, October 17, 2019 to Friday, October 18, 2019
[10 pages]
Brat: You’re yelling.
Sophia Valentina Buller (17 Oct 19): NOTHING CAN STOP MY PLAN FOR YOUR LIFE IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Ben Lim: The principalities of this age will be mocking, taunting, terrorizing, and plotting wicked and evil plans to shut us up and to stomp us down, but the Lord will give us great victory in the face of all of His enemies. Nothing can come against the Lord’s appointed!
Brat: Sophia and I are among the Lord’s appointed.
Sophia Valentina Buller (17 Oct 19): I AM BURNING DOWN BRIDGES OF LIES TILL ONLY THE TRUTH REMAINS IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): Or we can surrender to the world and be bound and enslaved by it and thereby become its puppets. Such a surrender defeats our purpose of living for God.
Cindy Jacobs: Pray we stand firm for our religious freedom: “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1 NASB).
Sophia Valentina Buller (16 Oct 19): More spiritual birthing…I feel the witchcraft attacks all around me in this spiritual birthing and I feel like that woman in revelation that’s trying to stop this spiritual birth from being effective. Birthing blessings and Truth isn’t fun but it’s part of the prophetic. I was led to play Prov 20 & 21 during the pain of the spiritual birthing. Anyways thank You Jesus for confirmation.
Helen Calder: We are stalled in a waiting time we didn’t expect
Brat: God, show me how to redeem this.
Helen Calder: But He says, “Beloved one, you are still My arrow.
Brat (17 Oct 19): In the text message you [Sophia] sent me last night you’d said the woman in Rev [12] is trying to stop this spiritual birth from being effective.
Revelation 12:4 His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.
Francis Anfuso (18 Oct 19): You know what troubles the Devil? … someone who cares about what God cares about. (Nehemiah 2:17-18)
Brat (17 Oct 19): It’s been bugging me ever since I read that. I went back to Scripture. It is not the woman who is trying to stop the spiritual birth, but the dragon. The dragon stands before her just as she is about to give birth. I couldn’t let that slide and not clear the air on this.
Sophia Valentina Buller (17 Oct 19): Ya I knew it was the dragon trying to stop the birthing just like the enemy is trying to stop us from birthing blessings that’s what I meant and the message got lost in translation
Mary Luti: Prayer
Good Jesus, may my inescapable weakness give me the most tender regard for the weakness of others.
Revelation 12:5 She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne,
Ben Lim: This is a war of the kingdoms, and in the end, all the empires of the world will become the Kingdom of our God (Revelation 11:15)!
Monk: …and of His Christ.
Wanda Alger: The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob establishes His people through intergenerational relationships. The call of Abraham is to equip, empower, and encourage the coming generations of Isaac and Jacob so that the entire household can be established.
Cindy Jacobs: As we pray standing on the Word of God, He is faithful to hear our prayers. “And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of Him” (1 John 5:15).
Brat: Excuse me, but He says just before that oft-quoted verse that if we ask anything ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, He hears us. Our God does not bow to us, but we bow to Him.
Ben Lim: “And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, ‘It is written, “My house shall be called a house of prayer,” but you make it a den of robbers.'” (Matthew 21:12-13)
Sophia Valentina Buller (17 Oct 19): PEOPLE ARE CAUGHT IN THEIR OWN WEB OF DECIET IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Revelation 12:6 and the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, in which she is to be nourished for 1,260 days.
Brat (in “Poetic” 3 Oct 19): Jesus showed unconditional love. I confess mine had conditions. I don’t do well in the cold. That’s not an excuse or cop-out; it’s the naked truth. My limbs go numb when I’m cold. I tried to love them the way Jesus loved me first. But I’m also a hypocrite and I know it. Part of me is the Bride of Christ and part of me is the daughter of Babylon, a product of her environment. Even though I am set apart for God in my heart, my body has no sanctuary. Religious leaders in my orbit idealize “sanctuary” as something strictly spiritual. A consequence of that is having no resting place. That ties in with this week’s lectionary readings from Lamentations 1 & 3. I am telling the truth: I walked away from everything I formerly knew to follow Jesus. Then rats literally ate all my possessions and family heirlooms and photos while I was with Him. Cynthia Dawn Barr Fields was there. She even tried to chase away some of the rats with a broom. But the Apathetic Church doesn’t care because she has all her own needs met and she saw no value in my contribution.
Sophia Valentina Buller: THAT’S PROPHETIC!!
Judy Jacobs: “There is no need to be consumed with whether or not this battery will last through the heat or through the cold. I will comfort and strengthen you in the coldest of storms and winters that come through your life. I will gather you under My wings and hide you in My secret place.
Andrew Whalen: On a recent ‘prayer drive’, I heard in my heart the Holy Spirit say “wilderness”. I thought to myself, “oh no God, not more wilderness.” Thankfully I heard more. He said, “I am about to visit the wilderness.” In that moment I had a flash of understanding that the ‘proverbial wilderness’ is scheduled for a visitation from Heaven.
Wanda Alger: For the generation over fifty, the Lord wants to remind you that your age is your biggest asset and your journey has increased in such value that all of Heaven is now looking for you. Your age does not disqualify you from greatness. On the contrary, because of your faithful witness and consistent walk of faith, the Lord is now calling on you to help deliver nations.
Archbishop of Canterbury (18 Oct 19): It’s been really powerful to be joined by the Duke of Sussex at our ‘Faith and Mental Health’ conference today. Prince Harry’s work in this area is an inspiration – and I pray we reach a point where no one suffers in silence, and everyone gets the support they need.
Verse of the Day (17 Oct 19): The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant. My eyes are ever toward the LORD, for he will pluck my feet out of the net. ~ Psalm 25:14-15 ESV
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): Have you ever thought about how blessed we are to have the legacy of the Lord Jesus Christ? Consider the statement found in the Gospel of John: “I no longer call you servants…I call you friends…you did not choose me, but I chose you…” (John 15:15-16) Those few statements can be life transforming to each and everyone of us who follow Jesus.
Kenneth L. Samuel: Prayer
Lord you are watching me, so help me to watch and monitor my own biased inclinations. Amen.
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): However, it should not come as a surprise when He goes on to explain that His followers will encounter hardships. There will be persecutions and hatred!
Brat: When are you going to start supporting the good and wholesome view in our collective story instead of always systematically and deliberately tearing it down with news and attitudes of persecution?
Sophia Valentina Buller: Calamities will befall the wicked. Some will repent, others will persecute BUT those who persecute will find themselves in their own traps for I AM not okay with wickedness and I AM MAKING THINGS RESTORED!
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): Many people during Jesus time on earth actually loved Him…but many hated Him. As a result, they will hate His followers, as well. That means you and me.
Sophia Valentina Buller: My children ARE MINE and I burn for them. The wicked have been wicked long enough!
Cindy Jacobs: The result of our dishonoring Him as a culture is that He is now being forcibly pushed out of even our personal businesses. Recently, even churches are under open attack. There are godless men and women who desire to see God removed from society completely! They want God relegated to our private lives within our own homes. I say, “Enough is enough!”
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): As believers in Jesus Christ we have a variety of options. We can struggle futilely with the world on our own and live in a continuous state of exhaustion and discouragement.
Judy Jacobs: Because the enemy comes to wear us out, our spiritual battery can get run down. We get slow, tired, lethargic, sluggish, and burned-out! I believe the Lord has something to say to us about our spiritual battery and recharging us in His Holy Spirit.
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): But Jesus does not want to stop with the bad news. He goes on to make another life changing statement: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Francis Anfuso (17 Oct 19): INSULTING OUR CREATOR – How do you insult the Creator of the Universe? Ask Him to do something He’s done before. The God who doesn’t eat leftovers or watch re-runs has never had 2nd thoughts about you. His first thoughts were perfect. Therefore, everything He is, or does, concerning you, is original. We are His one-of-a-kind, limited editions, fashioned in the image and likeness of a generous God. When we embrace this sweet spot of our calling, then God can fill us with more of Himself. “How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!” (Psalm 139:17-18, NLT) Perhaps God is too busy thinking good thoughts about you to waste His time thinking bad ones.
Andrew Whalen: Many have been tempted to give up on the promises God had once spoken. The wilderness provides an environment where we often feel forgotten, and often assume that the words he gave us are forgotten too. Thankfully God watches over His word to perform it (Jeremiah 1:12).
Candice Smithyman (in “Focus” 16 Oct 19): Then the Holy Spirit said to me loudly in the dream, “My Word will not return void but accomplish the purposes for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). As I woke up and began to pray, I realized God was saying that when His voice goes out, it will continue to grow with fire until it accomplishes what He sent it to accomplish. This word will be carried even by His humble servants who go unnoticed by others but God notices them.
Brat: We’ve already shown you that God’s Word does not return void.
Helen Calder: “You show that you are a letter from Christ, delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.” (2 Cor 3:3, AMP)
Liz Woods: Any amount of history in a relationship should not bring someone back into a harmful environment. Jesus is the teacher.
Jennifer LeClaire (17 Oct 19): The Plumb Line: When Demons Dare to Manifest in Your Church
Sophia Valentina Buller (17 Oct 19): ALL FALSE WITNESSES HAVE BEEN FOUND OUT IN FULL AND EXPOSED IN THE ASSEMBLY IN FULL IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Andrew Whalen: I believe the last months of 2019 will mark a time of God’s ‘performance’ in the wilderness. The scripture says that Jesus was sent into the wilderness “full of the Holy Spirit” (Luke 4:1), but afterwards he came out “in the power of the Holy Spirit” (Luke 4:14). His transition from the wilderness, was rapid, explosive, and never slowed down until he fulfilled his mission to purchase with his blood men for God (Rev. 5:9).
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): Or we can manufacture our own fleshly, “god-purpose” to make us feel better about ourselves.
Mary Luti: Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) was a church reformer, writer, and contemplative, who was famously faithful to her friends. She was especially devoted to people who supported her mission and defended it from its many detractors. She was so grateful to them that she often overlooked their glaring faults and excused the harm they caused, letting them off the moral hook with embarrassing ease.
Genesis 32:29 Then Jacob asked him, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And there he blessed him.
Sophia Valentina Buller (17 Oct 19): WHAT ONCE WORKED FOR THEM NO LONGER WORKS IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): (Matthew 7:21-23 addresses this situation. Many Christians are confused by what Jesus is saying. If you are one of them, please ask…speak up. Jesus doesn’t want any of us confused about the Scriptures.)
John Belt: In this passage, Jesus not only doesn’t know them but is very upset with their “lawlessness.” What does the law do? It reveals sin – the sin in our hearts. It defines things. It creates boundaries. In Romans chapter 7 Paul shares that apart from the law he would not have an awareness of sin (Romans 7:7). Sin is defined by the law. Although the law does not bring salvation, it is good. In the inner man, Paul delighted in the law of God.
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): Matthew 7: 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’
John Belt (in “Shadow Boxing”13 Oct 19): In Matthew 7:21-23, for those who told the Lord all they had done in His name, it was not this random mishap or mistake that Jesus addresses in their lives – it was a practice of lawlessness and sin. In other words, sin was a normal routine and habit that had been embraced even though they had been out and about doing “the ministry.”
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): Or we can trust the unstoppable victory that Jesus Christ has won for us. After all, he conquered every enemy that we will ever face. Such is the exciting truth of overcoming through Jesus Christ. The world, the flesh and the devil cannot hold us back from the full experience of God’s good will.
Kenneth L. Samuel: Recognizing their shared penchant toward opportunism, Laban orders stones to be piled up. Laban then declares the stone heap to be a witness and a symbol of the covenant of mutual respect made between Jacob and himself. That stone heap is called mizpah.
Revelation 21:19 The foundations of the wall of the city were adorned with every kind of jewel…
Ben Lim: The Lord is building His House and He is putting all of the pieces together for this foundational move of God. We, the Church, are here to stay! The Bible, the full and inerrant Word of God, is here to stay. The Lord is establishing His Kingdom reign in all fifty states of America. The Lord wants to establish us in grace and truth so that we can bear great fruit and stand as testimonies of His glory.
Blake Shelton: “God’s Country” [https://youtu.be/ZEWGyyLiqY4]
Brat: Crank it up!
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): James 1: 2 Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.
Mary Luti: “I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” – Luke 15:7 (NRSV)
Wanda Alger: “So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, ‘After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?'” (Genesis 18:12)
Francis Anfuso (18 Oct 19): WE ARE ALL WEAK! – Did you ever notice God encourages us with Bible heroes who are as weak as we are? Moses felt disqualified because of his past failures. He said, “Who am I?” (Exodus 3:11) Gideon retorted, “How can I save Israel? My clan’s the weakest, and I’m the least in my family.” (Judges 6:15, NIV) When God told Sarah she would have a baby in her old age, she laughed in unbelief. (Genesis 18:12) The prophet Jeremiah complained, “I can’t speak for you! I’m too young!” (Jeremiah 1:6, NLT) God responded: Don’t be afraid! I will deliver you! I have put My words in your mouth.” (Jeremiah 1:8-9) Even Jesus struggled with the fact that, like David and Joseph, His brothers didn’t believe in His calling. (John 7:5) Yet, called He was, and so are you. Never forget, once given, God’s gifts and callings cannot be taken from you…by anyone. (Romans 11:29)
Judy Jacobs: The Bible says that the enemy comes to “wear out the saints” (Daniel 7:25 KJV). As the coming of the Lord draws closer and closer, there will continue to be onslaughts of the enemy’s tirades to wear us down more and more. However, I also believe the Lord has the answers to all that we are going through and will go through.
Andrew Whalen: One definition of wilderness is ‘empty and pathless’. I can speak for myself that I have had many seasons where I felt ‘empty and pathless.’ Yet biblically it is in this very place called wilderness, where we feel unseen, insignificant, lost in seeming darkness, confusion, uncertainty, and testing, that a coordinated invasion plan is sovereignly launched by Heaven into earth.
Kenneth L. Samuel: Of course, the mizpah [stone heap] itself could not monitor or enforce the covenant between Laban and Jacob. So a prayer was added: “May the Lord watch between us … when we are out of each other’s sight.”
Wanda Alger: Because of the cultural shifts that need to take place and the generational patterns that must be transformed across the earth, it’s going to take a three-fold generational partnership to see it happen.
Andrew Whalen: Many mothers and fathers who have carried a ‘different spirit’ in the wilderness just like Caleb (Numbers 14:24), are about to ‘inherit’ the privilege and responsibility of shepherding, leading and championing a younger emerging generation into never before conquered territory. This ‘Caleb’ type generation will share in the spoils of war.
Rev. Anne Marie Witchger (in “Widder Woman” 15 Oct 19): The promises of God in scripture are hard to grapple with. When societal justice comes so slowly and is often so limited, how can we believe that God is at work, providing us with unbounded love, mercy, and speedy vindication? Where do we see that? God’s vindication is not necessarily courtroom justice or even societal change, though God is with us in those struggles. We believe in a God who came to be with us and suffered alongside humanity. Jesus himself experienced injustice at the hands of a government that neither feared God nor regarded man. We believe in a God who is always at work, changing hearts and minds, transforming lives, bringing dead things to life, turning the normal systems and power structures on their head—making the weak strong and the vulnerable powerful and giving resounding voice to those who have been ignored for too long.
Brat: Would you act slowly if it was your own daughter who was faithfully and obediently doing her ministry from her car for thirteen years and the pastors ignored her? Would you act slowly if a monk was beaten and left for dead on your own cathedral steps?
Archbishop of Canterbury (18 Oct 19): Struggling with our mental health can be lonely – what we need is connection and community. We all have a part to play in that. Let’s tackle this together.
Ben Lim (18 Oct 19): The Lord is establishing a new Kingdom order in America. I believe that the year 5780, and this entire decade, will be one of Kingdom establishment and dominion. In the words of Jesus Christ, to the one who hears and overcomes, “The one who conquers, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God…” (Revelation 3:12 ESV).
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): James 1: 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.
Mary Luti: They say everyone has a price—even, apparently, the saints. We may aspire to be steadfast, like the ninety-nine who don’t need to repent, but we’re more likely to be wobbly, the one who wanders away. The world, after all, is messy and complicated. So are we all. An occasional bargain with the devil is almost inevitable. Sometimes the best we can do is put up a respectable fight before we give in.
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): James 1: 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.
Kenneth L. Samuel: In a world of lies and rumors, contractual loopholes and selective memory, we need more mizpah in our lives. The conviction of a righteous God, and the acknowledgement of a standard of justice, can move all of us toward the common ground of truth and fairness.
Mary Luti: And maybe that’s not so bad. Because there’s something a little terrifying about people who can’t be bought. You might momentarily admire a conscience with no “give” in it. But when the time comes to pour out your soul, confess your weakness, and find some kindness for your dithering heart, you don’t gravitate towards the perfect and the pure. There’s a whiff of judgment about them. When what you need is mercy, you look for someone reeking of sardines.
Brat: Whale bait?
Mary Luti: For a Sardine
Archbishop of Canterbury (18 Oct 19): Too many children are unhappy. As Christians, how do we make sure young people are welcomed into our communities, their stories honoured, and their feelings and experiences recognised?
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): James 1: 5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.
Steve Shultz: Please honor what she has written because it carries God’s wisdom and God’s authority, I PROMISE YOU!
Luke 18:6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.
Helen Calder: God’s promise to you holds power.
Louise Aspinall: I love the phrase ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ Instead of criticising parents and their children we all need to see how we can do our bit to support others.
Nicky Skipworth: An excellent response, Louise – thank you.
Wanda Alger: If you wonder why you don’t have the same passion or zeal you once did, there’s a reason. The grace on your life has changed and God is now asking you to mentor others who can carry the vision to completion. There are sons and daughters ready and willing to pick up the cause and run with it. They just need wisdom to guide the way and fathers and mothers to walk with.
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): James 1: 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.
Brat (in “Shadow Boxing”13 Oct 19): …I stand in the middle of these turbulent “seas” and wonder what strange harbor I’m “docked” at when it’s hard to even get a pen pal with whom to process all this, because (of course) we can’t talk about IT (and because evidently I offend everyone I reach out to.) There isn’t one pastor or rabbi out there to stand by my side?? Not one??
John Edgerton (15 Oct 19 in “Widder Woman”): Scripture tells us to pick a side, to struggle against the evil on the other side. But here’s the trick. There is no one on the “other side” of that great divide. Not one person.
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): James 1: 7 Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.
Brat: And who made you lord over me?
Sophia Valentina Buller: Promotion that NO man can steal. The old is washed away. Behold a new thing I AM doing! What was lost is already being restored! Fear has ZERO place! Unbelievers will get their share
Cindy Jacobs: Pray for unity and peace: “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).
Brat: Truth does bring unity and peace. And I am anchored in Jesus Christ. Closing a blind eye perpetuates the problem.
Molly Baskette (in “Widder Woman” 15 Oct 19): And what does God do? The opposite of ghosting them. God may fuss and fume, but God pursues the antiheroes with a devotion they don’t deserve, and receives them back with stubborn, unquestioning loyalty when they show up needy again.
Helen Calder: No twist or turn—not even abuse, slavery, slander or imprisonment—could hold back the fulfillment of God’s destiny for Joseph’s life. What people meant for evil, God used for good.
Pastor John Tolle (16 Oct 19): James 1: 8 Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.
Brat: Kitty paw! I’m not loyal to abuse. Ghosting, stonewalling, and gaslighting with scripture is wrong. It’s wrong anytime!
Ben Lim: The Lord is raising up mouthpieces of truth, justice, and righteousness. These sons of thunder will not be muzzled. The preaching of the Gospel of the Kingdom will go forth and prepare the way of the Lord.
Revelation 21:18 The wall was built of jasper, while the city was pure gold, like clear glass.
Brat: It’s crystal clear!
Cindy Jacobs: Pray we love one another: “Do not take revenge on others or continue to hate them, but love your neighbors as you love yourself. I am the Lord” (Leviticus 19:18 GNT).
Brat: It is not loving to myself, others, or the Lord to not call this bluff for what it is!
Sophia Valentina Buller: People that have used MY name in vain will be learning to FEAR ME because the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.
Mary Luti: Teresa was loyal to a fault. She knew it, wasn’t proud of it, but couldn’t help it. “I could be bought for a sardine,” she sighed.
Sophia Valentina Buller: I AM taking back what was stolen and making things right! Your future and hope is HERE and NOTHING will take it from you!
Andrew Whalen: I see many new emerging voices, and faces, coming into view. Many of these being launched from the wilderness will accelerate the changing wineskins. The Kingdom is going to continue to go forward, and it will require a shift from outdated traditions and forms that hinder the cause of Christ. The temptation for some in the church will be to see the change as rebellion, but God is bringing the change, even in the midst of certain immaturity.
Helen Calder: And He will use every detour and delay to fulfill his promise and bring Him glory.
Ben Lim: “Ayin” in Hebrew means “the eye.” I believe that this also describes the seer realm and the seer office. The Lord has been showing off many signs and wonders and has been exposing many false prophets, movements, and agendas in the last few years of this past decade. There’s been a showdown and the false prophets of Jezebel and Baal are being thrown down from the high places. The Lord has been cleaning house!
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Focus 16 Oct 19

16 Oct

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
[6 pages]
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): In this dream I was in a church, at the podium, speaking. There were only a few people in the sanctuary and they were working in the back. These were people who cared for the church, and they were talking and taking out garbage. They represent the servants no one notices as they serve God humbly.
Jeremiah 14:14 And the LORD said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds.
Sophia Valentina Buller (15 Oct 19 in “Widder Woman”): I AM NOT MOCKED AND THOSE WHO TRIED TO CHANGE/INTERFERE WITH THE BLESSINGS I HAVE FOR YOU ARE LEARNING WHAT IT MEANS TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD AND HOW I AM NOT MOCKED SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Lana Vawser (16 Oct 19): Why are the nations in an uproar [in turmoil against God],
And why do the people devise a vain and hopeless plot?
The kings of the earth take their stand;
And the rulers take counsel together
Against the Lord and His Anointed (the Davidic King, the Messiah, the Christ), saying,
“Let us break apart their [divine] bands [of restraint]
And cast away their cords [of control] from us.”
He who sits [enthroned] in the heavens laughs [at their rebellion];
The [Sovereign] Lord scoffs at them [and in supreme contempt He mocks them].” (Psalm 2:1-4 – Amplified Version)
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): Once the Word of God goes out, the enemy comes to steal the Word (Matthew 13:19). As you continue through this new year 5780, walk in faith knowing that this will be the year that God will establish His covenant promises with you, and that you will begin to see changes for your future that will benefit the Kingdom of God.
Revelation 3:7 “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): You’ll be able to say, “But you enemy, you Goliath, you liar, you devil, you uncircumcised, non-covenantal god; you cannot take the covenant that I’ve entered into with God, because I know who I am. I know that I’m circumcised and you are going down because God is establishing His covenant with me.”
John Edgerton (15 Oct 19 in “Widder Woman”): By all means, struggle against evil. Use the full armor of God. Just be sure it’s God’s Adversary you’re struggling against, and not God’s children.
Lana Vawser (16 Oct 19): I was struck by the sense of urgency in the atmosphere, it was like the sound of an alarm being sounded in the nation calling His people to attention. It wasn’t the sound of “not enough is being done” it was the sound of “get into position and FOCUS on Me in worship right now because you are about to receive nation changing KEYS”.
Brat (in “Shadow Boxing”13 Oct 19): The irony is that there are lots of DECREES from Evangelicals telling us to BE BOLD (as if we who have the gift of mercy are cowards) but they do not reach to the other side where those who pimp hyper-grace reside and “Love Is All You Need” (thank you, Beetles!) And I cannot touch either one. The rabbis are preoccupied in their week-long Festival of Booths where they celebrate their freedom from slavery in Egypt. They erect makeshift booths and sleep in them for a week, and meanwhile I’m still praying in my car without sanctuary after all these years. I’m not angry or jealous, just numb. I’m pretty sure when Jesus said there would be no more tears or death that He wasn’t talking about this. I stand in the middle of these turbulent “seas” and wonder what strange harbor I’m “docked” at when it’s hard to even get a pen pal with whom to process all this, because (of course) we can’t talk about IT (and because evidently I offend everyone I reach out to.) There isn’t one pastor or rabbi out there to stand by my side?? Not one??
John Edgerton (15 Oct 19 in “Widder Woman”): Scripture tells us to pick a side, to struggle against the evil on the other side. But here’s the trick. There is no one on the “other side” of that great divide. Not one person.
Brat: Nothin’ personal…
Clergy Coaching Network (16 Oct 19): Emotional intelligence is the “something” in each of us that is a bit intangible. It affects how we manage behavior, navigate social complexities, and make personal decisions to achieve positive results.
Johnny Enlow: Justice is not necessarily synonymous with vengeance, but is rather about crooked paths and results being made strait. It is still always about God’s grace, but justice is about God’s mercy and grace FOR VICTIMS—those who have been wronged are coming to the forefront and receiving His attention. People who say, “No, we want grace not justice,” are fundamentally misinformed on the place and value of justice. Justice is about wrongs being made right, and it is important to understand that this is a foundation of His throne. Justice is grace, but for the wronged.
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): Circumcision to the Israelites was their identity (Genesis 17:10). That’s what set them apart from every other tribe on the planet. As Believers in Jesus, we are set apart as circumcised members of the Kingdom, which means we have a power that every other god and enemy on the planet does not have.
Johnny Enlow: The president and first family [of Uganda] are absolutely amazing, God-fearing, and honoring individuals. Across the spectrum, at the top of government, Believers are in place and are now getting a better idea of how to receive the Kingdom of God at that level. I was in the very house where Idi Amin had underground tunnels for death and torture, and much innocent blood spilt. It is now a place where an altar to God has been intentionally raised and occupied by the first family.
Lana Vawser (16 Oct 19): I saw the ever increasing work of the Holy Spirit upon God’s people in the United States to AWAKEN them to take hold of the promises of God for their nation, like never before. A divine intolerance was arising in God’s people like never before to not allow the enemy to steal, kill and destroy in their nation.
Brat (14 Oct 19 in “Widder Woman”): What if pulling away was not about “voting with your feet” when you couldn’t get your own way, but more like a mom letting her kids decide for themselves to do the right thing? And mom’s love is stubborn loyalty. When all the words are spoken, the lessons taught, the corrections enforced; when the tantrums have moved beyond intolerable, the boredom, the flake-out, and the wandering in the opposite direction leads nowhere but to pacing the floor in Time-out; then pulling away is stubborn loyalty to wait with God for wisdom while the dust settles.
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): When God says, “I’m going to establish covenant with you in 5780,” He’s saying, “I’m expecting you to stand up and be who I’ve called you to be. I’m expecting you to know your identity as a circumcised citizen of the Kingdom and stop bowing down to the Goliath who’s coming to steal the covenant that I’ve established with you.
Brat: Goliath’s head has already been chopped off by us whistleblowers. Resurrecting his head is the tactic of a double agent. Ignoring God’s anointed is no different than letting the butchers of Islamic State rise in power again, as is happening now, BUT Jesus said that the eighth king belongs to the seventh and is going to his destruction. (Revelation 17:11)
Johnny Enlow: Justice in California is still being suppressed but it is forthcoming as well, and will soon be evidenced.
Brian Shankman, AIPAC (16 Oct 19): In an address to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) leaders, broadcasted by multiple news outlets in Iran, Gen. Salami said: “This sinister regime must be wiped off the map and this is no longer…a dream (but) it is an achievable goal”.
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): “I’m expecting you to stand up and to fight for the Kingdom, and to go forward and do what it is I’m calling you to do. I’m expecting you to repent. I’m expecting you to leave that sin. I’m expecting you to get yourself up every single time the devil knocks you down and keep on going. I’m expecting this of you.”
Brat: Knock it off!! Where’s the Church?
Clergy Coaching Network (14 Oct 19): “We aren’t reaching people because, well, we aren’t trying to reach people.”
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (16 Oct 19): 40,000 Attend Priestly Blessing at Western Wall
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): Why? Because you’re circumcised in your heart.
Brian Shankman, AIPAC (16 Oct 19): [General] Salami further added that Iran has “managed to obtain the capacity to destroy the impostor Zionist regime.”
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): The only way the giant’s going down is if you live by faith in knowing that it is God Himself who establishes the covenant. If God says He wants something done, it’s going to get done. If God says that He wants a victory in this area, there’s going to be a victory. God says it’s His covenant. God will bring it to pass when you are faithful to live by faith. He is always faithful and He is not a man that He should lie. Everything to Him is yes and amen; it’s “go forward,” it’s abundance, it’s increase, and it’s multiplication.
Sophia Valentina Buller (in “Shadow Boxing”13 Oct 19): YOU WERE NOT JUST GRAFTED IN BUT YOU ARE PART OF THE ORIGINAL COVENANT SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME AND YES THE LAND IN WHICH YOU WALK IS ISRAEL SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Genesis 32:28 Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.”
Brat: I stand with you in that blessing, Sophia!
Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (16 Oct 19): “Three times in the year, every one of your males shall appear before the Lord, your God, in the place He will choose: on the Festival of Matzot and on the Festival of Weeks, and on the Festival of Sukkoth, and he shall not appear before the Lord empty-handed.” Deuteronomy 16:16 (The Israel Bible™)
Katie Barker (in “Widder Woman” 15 Oct 19): “In the sifting there will be a clear division between those who will take up the call of greater partnership with Me and those who are content to walk in less than the fullness I desire. There will be a division between those who live to advance My Kingdom and those who advance their own agenda; those who are led by My Spirit and allow My Spirit to move with freedom and those who are influenced by the opinions and ways of man; those who stand for My truth and My ways and those who are conformed to the world; those who are surrendered to Me, hunger for more and are on fire for Me, and those who are lukewarm.
Archbishop of Canterbury (16 Oct 19): I will never stop being overwhelmed and overjoyed by how local churches bring life, love and hope to their communities.
From remote farms to urban estates, and refugee projects to hospices, I’ve seen so much of Christ’s love in action in Hereford Diocese over the last three days.
Thank you for the reminder of what the Church is all about – building community, caring for those in need, and sharing the life-changing love of Jesus Christ!
As always when I finish one of these visits around The Church of England, I’m grateful to God and filled with hope.
Brat (in “The Cold” 14 Oct 19): I realize I’m dancing on a cynical pinhead. But this is where I must dance until I see where the Holy Spirit is moving. And the Meathead Movers have not arrived yet. So I wait on the Lord…
Lana Vawser (16 Oct 19): As I watched in this vision, I saw the Spirit of God working deeply in the hearts of God’s people to bring forth a deep surrender with them that His Kingdom would come in the United States of America, WITHOUT agenda. It was the call from the heart of God to embrace Him on HIS terms, how He chooses to come, who He wants to use, where He wants to show up and how He wants to show up. As God’s people worshiped there was a greater alignment and a ‘dealing of the heart’ taking place to usher His people deeper into the place of beautiful surrender for the Lord to move and show up as He chooses.
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): Then the Holy Spirit said to me loudly in the dream, “My Word will not return void but accomplish the purposes for which I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11). As I woke up and began to pray, I realized God was saying that when His voice goes out, it will continue to grow with fire until it accomplishes what He sent it to accomplish. This word will be carried even by His humble servants who go unnoticed by others but God notices them.
Brat: We’ve already shown you that God’s Word does not return void.
Liz Woods: Any amount of history in a relationship should not bring someone back into a harmful environment. Jesus is the teacher.
Charisma (16 Oct 19): What’s going to fix this world?
Clergy Coaching Network (16 Oct 19): Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. ~Proverbs 31:8-9
Brat: JESUS, I WORSHIP YOU!!
Lana Vawser (16 Oct 19): As worship was increasing in the nation like never before I heard the sound of loud rumbling, it sounded like a loud earthquake and I heard the Lord say “What I am releasing is nation changing and history altering strategy”. Suddenly I saw a HUGE wave come crashing down from the throne, from the book upon the Lord’s lap onto the people of God. As I watched I saw it was a “WAVE of DIVINE STRATEGY”. What struck me was that it was not just “one strategy” it was a wave of SO many strategies and SO many answers to MANY issues within the United States of America. I heard the Lord say: “I am heralding the day of the greatest acceleration of divine strategy in the United States of America”
Charisma (16 Oct 19): Change the Conversation
Lana Vawser (16 Oct 19): I could see the whirlwinds of distractions thrashing through the United States, I could see the huge giants standing guarding places they had occupied for a long time. The giants stood there smug, looking as if they believed nothing could take them down.
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): The word “establish” in the Hebrew is the word “qum” which means “to rise.” You will rise in your faith and position in confidence to go forth because you know who you are in Him.
Lana Vawser (16 Oct 19): “How dare the nations plan a rebellion.
Their foolish plots are futile![a]
2 Look at how the power brokers of the world
rise up to hold their summit
as the rulers scheme and confer together
against Yahweh and his Anointed King, saying:
3 “Let’s come together and break away from the Creator.
Once and for all let’s cast off these controlling chains
of God and his Christ!”
“God-Enthroned[c] merely laughs at them;
the Sovereign One mocks their madness! (Psalm 2:1-4 – The Passion Translation)
Candice Smithyman (16 Oct 19): You serve a good, good Father. You serve one that knows your pain, knows your brokenness, and He will not break a broken reed. He will not stab you when you’re down. He’ll lift a hand to you and He’ll lift you up. He’ll look you in the eyes and He’ll say, “It’s okay, son. It’s okay, daughter, put it on. You just forgot who you are. The circumcision in Me took care of it. Get yourself dressed and let’s go establish the covenant promise in 5780.”
Nelson Mandela: “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”
Steve Shultz: Yes, it’s that good and will help you be empowered for God’s covenant promises for your life!
Lana Vawser (16 Oct 19): Suddenly, again I could hear the sound of worship getting louder and louder in the nation and I heard the Lord say: “As in the days of Jericho, the walls will come tumbling down. The guarded places will SUDDENLY be opened by My power as My people worship that will usher in My wind to accelerate and bring to life and My fire to purge and My fire to ignite and revive.”
Eliyahu Munk (in “Widder Woman” 15 Oct 19): The phrase “he causes the wind (ruach) to blow” uses the same word as the verse “The spirit (ruach) of G-d hovered on the surface of the waters,” and our Sages say “This is the spirit of King Mashiach.”
Steve Shultz: I thought, “Now this word will preach!”

Widder Woman 15 Oct 19

16 Oct

Working Dates: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 to Wednesday, October 16, 2019
[10 pages]
Rev. Anne Marie Witchger: When have we felt vulnerable? When have we noticed things in our lives or in the world around us that need to change? How have we found strength in a moment of desperation or great need? In what ways do we notice society beginning to respond to the cries or persistence of those who are bold enough to seek justice?
Molly Baskette: Have you ever joined a new community with all kinds of high ideals, say: a church, the PTA, a book group, a new parents’ support group? Things start strong, but soon the fault lines reveal themselves. Parking is beastly. Someone is a little too bossy or quirky or talkative. They get your name wrong. You didn’t feel heard, or seen, or fed.
Brat (in “The Cold” 14 Oct 19): Since we are both playing in the same sandbox, I don’t know how to stand up and waddle over to Mom without her getting mad that I’m getting sand from my diaper on Her shoes. I can’t throw sand in my playmate’s face. I can’t prevent Mom from getting angry. Even if she “liked” what we were doing, there is no way to really convey that, because her smile doesn’t match her eyes.
Molly Baskette: So is doubt something to be accepted or rejected?
Amanda Crabb: In times of war, armed forces have often set up tents that match the ground they are on; that way, if the enemy should fly over them, they won’t be seen from an aerial view point. Ephesians 2:2 refers to satan as the “ruler” and “prince of the air.”
Francis Anfuso (15 Oct 19): COMPLAINING CAUSES BRAIN DAMAGE – Do you ever feel that people who complain a lot are driving you crazy? Well, they are! A study was done which determined that complaining actually damages the neurons in the brains of the people forced to listen. Author Trevor Blake writes, “…if you’re pinned in a corner for too long listening to someone being negative, you’re more likely to behave that way as well.” The Bible says that complainers are actually “…walking according to their own lusts.” (Jude 1:16, NKJV) Various translations refer to them as “grumblers, fault-finders” (NET), mal-contents (ESV), even “bellyachers” (The Message). Paul the Apostle had a great recommendation, “…you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious-the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.” (Philippians 4:8, The Message)
Brat reply (15 Oct 19): Luke 18:2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people.
18:3 In that city there was a widow who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Grant me justice against my opponent.’
18:4 For a while he refused; but later he said to himself, ‘Though I have no fear of God and no respect for anyone,
18:5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will grant her justice, so that she may not wear me out by continually coming.'”
18:6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unjust judge says.
18:7 And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them?
Laura LeBrasseur (15 Oct 19): In Battleground of the Mind, Joyce Meyers teaches that self-pity is idolatry because we turn the compassion and sympathy He gave us to share with others inward to ourselves. I think chronic complaining instead of being thankful is the same principle
Brat (15 Oct 19): Laura LeBrasseur, I hear you. That being said, if we listen to the Unjust Judge (Lk 18:6), then maybe compassion and sympathy could be a by-product of being worn out from the drone of complaining. At the core, what is not being heard? Not all complaining is self-pity. And there is a difference between complaining and whining. The widow was persistent. I get no sense that she whined or was idolatrous in her cause. She wanted justice from her adversary. Maybe the Unjust Judge had damaged neurons cuz he had refused to listen with compassion to the widow all those years when he had the authority to do something and opted to do nothing and then blamed her for his discomfort. He had no respect for anyone and fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
[Francis Anfuso “liked.”]
Rev. Anne Marie Witchger: It isn’t always comfortable to keep advocating for what we need, and of course, it would be much easier if everyone with the authority or capability to do so would help, but at the end of the day, our constant reminders, our relentlessness, make a big difference in getting the job done. Like the persistent widow in the Gospel, if we keep making our case, we may eventually get a response—even if only because the people in charge are so annoyed that they just want to get us off their backs.
John Edgerton: Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. – Ephesians 6:11-12 (NIV)
Molly Baskette: My friend Rev. Lynice Pinkard champions the concept of stubborn loyalty, not just between God and people, but between people themselves. She writes: “Community is a collision of egos, a furnace for welding steel-hard opinions, a crucible for melting the hard ores of self-interest into common Love goals. It offers the pain of not getting our own way, the promise of finding a third way together.”
Brat (13 Oct 19): When I posted my last piece “Ceilings of Consciousness” to my blog [https://truthinus.wordpress.com/2019/10/11/ceilings-of-consciousness-10-oct-19/], I noticed that someone went through my blog and clicked “like” on every single post going back to “Narrow Way” on 05 Sept 19. WordPress doesn’t tell me who this person is (like Facebook does), but I’ve never gotten a response before. How do we have a conversation from “likes”? What does s/he like? What do we build upon to make a relationship? Where do we go with “likes”? It’s better than frowns, but it still lacks a way to move beyond opinion.
John Edgerton: Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised.
Revelation 17:7 But the angel said to me, “Why do you marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her.
John Belt (in “Shadow Boxing” 13 Oct 19): The first name of the Holy Spirit is “Holy.” This is clear, with no mysteries here. Holiness is beautiful. It is part of our life of worship to God. Just as the psalmist David wrote from the depths of His intimacy with God, our life of devotion must be just as real and vibrant, as we have the fullness of His Spirit in Christ.
John Edgerton: Ephesians tells us we are supposed to struggle, to be aware of evil in the world, and to choose God’s values instead. We are supposed to take sides. Easy-peasy—one might think—everybody has already taken a side. Everybody already thinks the other side is evil. Devotion over, achievement unlocked.
Revelation 3:8 “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have but little power, and yet you have kept my word and have not denied my name.
Katie Barker: Lastly the Lord said, “This decade will also be seen as the decade of the door, for a door stands before My people. The door is a door of invitation to greater partnership; a door to cross over into the fullness of all I purchased for My people and all I am calling them to steward.
Rev. Anne Marie Witchger: The unrighteous judge eventually does what is right, but only because this nagging woman has made him feel trapped. He does not respond out of a changed heart. Very often social change is like this, too. The Emancipation Proclamation did not immediately end slavery, nor did it heal centuries of racial division and violence. The Voting Rights Act promised equity, but it didn’t change the hearts and minds of all American citizens. The end of colonialism or apartheid was just the first step in finding true independence and equality. Achieving justice is sometimes easier than changing the heart of a society. There is hope in getting justice, but there’s always more work to do. We don’t know what kind of justice the widow in this parable sought, but we can imagine that whatever social circumstances led her to be treated unfairly did not immediately disappear at the judge’s ruling.
John Edgerton: Every single person on the “other side” of our polarized nation is a child of God, made only a little lower than an angel. They have a better nature to appeal to, love that buoys their hearts, shame to goad the conscience. They can choose to do good instead of evil and that makes them a potential ally.
Rev. Anne Marie Witchger: In the parable, the widow eventually gets what she wants even from this judge who, in his own words, had “no fear of God and no respect for anyone” (Luke 18:1-8, NRSV). To be a widow in the ancient Near East was to be among the most vulnerable of society. As a widow, this woman would have had no advocate, no social standing upon which to plead her case. She was helpless in the deepest sense of the term. All she had was her will to persist; to not give up; to demand that someone listen to her. Sometimes, when we are most vulnerable—when we have the least to lose—we are also most likely to be bold. Despite the widow’s marginalized status in society, she exhibited great strength.
Brat (in “Shadow Boxing”13 Oct 19): The irony is that there are lots of DECREES from Evangelicals telling us to BE BOLD (as if we who have the gift of mercy are cowards) but they do not reach to the other side where those who pimp hyper-grace reside and “Love Is All You Need” (thank you, Beetles!) And I cannot touch either one. The rabbis are preoccupied in their week-long Festival of Booths where they celebrate their freedom from slavery in Egypt. They erect makeshift booths and sleep in them for a week, and meanwhile I’m still praying in my car without sanctuary after all these years. I’m not angry or jealous, just numb. I’m pretty sure when Jesus said there would be no more tears or death that He wasn’t talking about this. I stand in the middle of these turbulent “seas” and wonder what strange harbor I’m “docked” at when it’s hard to even get a pen pal with whom to process all this, because (of course) we can’t talk about IT (and because evidently I offend everyone I reach out to.) There isn’t one pastor or rabbi out there to stand by my side?? Not one??
John Edgerton: Scripture tells us to pick a side, to struggle against the evil on the other side. But here’s the trick. There is no one on the “other side” of that great divide. Not one person.
Dr. Sandie Freed: Right now we are battling a vicious spirit of Jezebel in our churches, ministries, businesses and certainly in our nation. Remember, she comes against legitimate authority! But also, the spirit of Athaliah (Athaliah was the daughter of Jezebel) is aggressively attempting to destroy the generations.
John Edgerton: The “other side” that God calls us to struggle against is not flesh and blood. It is something…else. Something our grandparents remember and that our grandchildren will come to know.
Dr. Sandie Freed: Athaliah, Jezebel’s daughter, was twice as ruthless as her mother. To secure the throne for herself, she illegally seized the throne of Judah and destroyed all the royal heirs, accept one of her own grandsons who was hidden from her. Yes, she targeted the destinies of the generations and the same spirit is at work today to steal the future of the generations.
John Edgerton: By all means, struggle against evil. Use the full armor of God. Just be sure it’s God’s Adversary you’re struggling against, and not God’s children.
Matthew 5:5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Katie Barker: “I call these ones My ‘partners,’ as all they do, build and advance is in partnership with Me, for they operate in Zechariah 4:6. As they will walk in the miraculous and will boldly stand for My truth and ways others will try to discredit them, but they will not be moved by the opinions of others, but in radical obedience they will advance My Kingdom.
Rev. Anne Marie Witchger: The promises of God in scripture are hard to grapple with. When societal justice comes so slowly and is often so limited, how can we believe that God is at work, providing us with unbounded love, mercy, and speedy vindication? Where do we see that? God’s vindication is not necessarily courtroom justice or even societal change, though God is with us in those struggles. We believe in a God who came to be with us and suffered alongside humanity. Jesus himself experienced injustice at the hands of a government that neither feared God nor regarded man. We believe in a God who is always at work, changing hearts and minds, transforming lives, bringing dead things to life, turning the normal systems and power structures on their head—making the weak strong and the vulnerable powerful and giving resounding voice to those who have been ignored for too long.
Brat: Would you act slowly if it was your own daughter who was faithfully and obediently doing her ministry from her car for thirteen years and the pastors ignored her? Would you act slowly if a monk was beaten and left for dead on your own cathedral steps?
Eileen Hartman: In “Retrain Your Brain” it says that you actually rewire your brain to think negatively when you complain. Definitely not worth living there!
Donna Schaper: The ancient Israelites were immigrants. The land was not “their” land but God’s land, the gift of a place to dwell.
Brat: At the core, what is not being heard?
[Francis Anfuso “liked.”]
Katie Barker: “I am raising up intercessors and prophets who are called to stand for nations and I will use them to bring a course correction to regions. They will use their spiritual authority to stand against the plans of the enemy. They will shift governance on the earth through the ruling and seating they have in the spirit.”
Jeremiah 1:9b-10 (ESV), “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”
Rabbi Shaul Leiter: In the Chasidic text Beit Avraham it is explained why these are the last words of the Torah: Knowing there is a problem is the most important part of the solution. It is a tragedy if a person has fallen from the spiritual level he had attained previously and doesn’t know it. For this there is no cure. Alternatively, if a person feels his loss and shouts in despair about it, he has hope to resolve his problem in a positive way. If Moses had not broken the tablets, our people would not have felt the great blemish and loss. The verse hints to the awakening of the nation to the seriousness of their sin and opens their hearts to heaven.
Rev. Anne Marie Witchger: We all experience the micro-aggressions of bureaucracy, but sometimes our needs are serious and the experience of feeling unheard in the middle of an emotional or desperate situation can be devastating. We can feel like Sisyphus in the famous myth: struggling to lift a heavy weight up a tall mountain, and just when we think we’ve reached the top, it rolls all the way back down and we’re forced to start at the beginning again. More often than not, it is our persistence, our unwillingness to let things slide by, our unwillingness to lose hope, that eventually leads to success.
John Edgerton: Our country is greatly polarized, and with each news cycle, round and round the divisions drill deeper.
Sophia Valentina Buller (15 Oct 19): It’s not the devil that causes division. It’s man’s CHOICES!
Katie Barker: “I am bringing My Church full circle in so many areas, for I am breaking off mixture, incorrect doctrines and ways not of Me that have infiltrated My Body.
God (in “Portal” 6 Oct 19): “Francis, go and rebuild my church which, as you see, is falling down.”
[Francis Anfuso “liked.”]
Sophia Valentina Buller (15 Oct 19): There MUST be ACCOUNTABILITY!
Rev. Anne Marie Witchger: That’s our work. It’s our job to persist, to advocate for ourselves when we feel helpless; to advocate for others when they are the most vulnerable. God’s justice is much more comprehensive than what can be achieved through legislation or courts. The Gospel promises us that God will respond to our prayers much faster than the unjust systems of society. If even an unrighteous judge can be merciful in the face of a persistent woman, then how much more merciful is God who loves us and created us and knows every inch of our being?
Jesus (in “Shadow Boxing” 13 Oct 19): And yet, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”
Brat: I donno about faith, but I believe He is pleased with our obedience.
Katie Barker: The Lord said, “Individually, My people will see how past revelation and promises I have given them will be established as they partner with Me through decrees, faith and obedience. It will be a time where revelation received moves to a time of fulfillment or establishment.
Lana Vawser: This week the Lord spoke to me that He is now releasing the stakes in the ground for 2020. There is a major release of the vision and boundary lines of God for next year being released right now. God is through His divine strategy being released “marking out the new territories’ that He is leading His people into, in 2020.
Molly Baskette: The more you go, the more you see what is not working. You don’t always leave with the pure, peaceful good feelings you hoped for. The vote doesn’t go your way. You do the math, and decide you’re not getting a good enough return on investment, and you quit—or the 21st century equivalent: ghost. Who can blame you?
Dr. Sandie Freed: Most are familiar with the spirit of Jezebel. She was the evil queen who married King Ahab and is responsible for bringing idolatry into Israel. She had many of God’s prophets murdered, sought to silence and even kill Elijah, and is the one who caused Elijah to fear to the point that he took off running and wanted to quit. In Revelation 2:18-29, Jesus corrects the church of Thyatira for “tolerating” Jezebel. Now, this was not the same Jezebel mentioned in 1 Kings, after all she was dead, but He was addressing the evil spirit that was still active in the Church.
Brat: Jezebel has already been cast down. Resurrecting her again is a tactic of a double agent and the mark of a beast.
Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”
But Jesus said:
Luke 18:7 And will not God grant justice to his chosen ones who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long in helping them?
John Edgerton: We cannot treat people like they are the problem—demonize them, hate them, write them off. Because if we do, we will never even face the Adversary, much less struggle against them.
Molly Baskette: And what does God do? The opposite of ghosting them. God may fuss and fume, but God pursues the antiheroes with a devotion they don’t deserve, and receives them back with stubborn, unquestioning loyalty when they show up needy again.
Phiwa Langeni (in “Shadow Boxing” 13 Oct 19): The story of ten lepers [Luke 17] operates with multiple ingredients for healing. One is their faith as they rose up from the gate. Another is their obedience as they followed Jesus’ instructions to go to the priest to formalize their newly cured status. But the active ingredient of deepened healing is the gratitude daringly expressed by the double outsider, the Samaritan who had yet to be determined suitable for public interaction.
Jesus: I tell you, he will quickly grant justice to them.
Brat: Really? Why grant justice to them when I was the one that was ghosted, gaslighted, and stonewalled? Okay, whatever; Lord, I trust You.
Katie Barker: “In the sifting there will be a clear division between those who will take up the call of greater partnership with Me and those who are content to walk in less than the fullness I desire. There will be a division between those who live to advance My Kingdom and those who advance their own agenda; those who are led by My Spirit and allow My Spirit to move with freedom and those who are influenced by the opinions and ways of man; those who stand for My truth and My ways and those who are conformed to the world; those who are surrendered to Me, hunger for more and are on fire for Me, and those who are lukewarm.
Brat (in “The Cold” 14 Oct 19): I realize I’m dancing on a cynical pinhead. But this is where I must dance until I see where the Holy Spirit is moving. And the Meathead Movers have not arrived yet. So I wait on the Lord…
Katie Barker: “Much will be established in the earth, as it will be a time of culmination of promises and the unfolding of the next chapter in the destiny of My people. They will see the manifestation of long-awaited, prophetic promises, and they will see these come together in a way that shows how I work all things together and align the path before them.
Dr. Sandie Freed: Since we, today, are the Church, Jesus is addressing many of us as well. Are we also tolerating Jezebel? The word “tolerate” actually means “to allow, to accept and to endure.” If we “yield” to a Jezebel spirit, we are allowing it to distort God’s Word, falsely prophesy, promote idolatry, silence God’s prophets and more!
Amanda Crabb: Get ready to be a WITNESS for the greatest harvest of souls the Church has ever seen! In Isaiah chapter 6, Isaiah desired to have his mouth cleansed in order to be God’s mouthpiece. May we ask the Holy Spirit to do the cleansing work that only He can do, so we can come out of our secret place and declare effective truth in this “Now” season!
Chuck Pierce (in “Shadow Boxing” 13 Oct 19): You Have a Choice Today! The devil not only hates God, he hates God’s principle of Seedtime and Harvest.
Archbishop of Canterbury (15 Oct 19): Brilliant to spend time with farmers in Shropshire today and see how Hereford Diocese is helping build communities with creativity, love and joy!
UCC.org (in “Shadow Boxing” 13 Oct 19): You’re invited to share your reflections on this text in the comments below this post on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SermonSeeds.
Brat: Okay, I’ll make the effort with God as my witness. I’ve discovered that Facebook won’t always accept blog links.
Psalm 119:104 Through your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way.
Molly Baskette: What would it look like if the next time your community annoyed or failed you, instead of voting with your feet or your wallet, you leaned in? Thanking it for the collision of egos that might result in working off some of your own warts, and for the crucible that turns you into someone stronger and gentler than you could ever have imagined?
Katie Barker: “I am bringing them back to the power of love and what true discipleship looks like. I am calling them back to the place of repentance, surrender and consecration. I am bringing them back to the truth of who I am and who they are in Me. I am bringing them back to what I have commissioned them to do and all I have called them to be in the world. I am bringing them back to the full Gospel message and the power of the Gospel. I am bringing My people back to true worship and what it means to worship Me in spirit and truth. I am bringing My people back to the call to be ready and to prepare the way. I am igniting their first love and warning those who are lukewarm to return to Me and the path to which I have called them.”
Pastor Steve Dittmar: He is able to perform His promises! He is coming back as Faithful and True! He is the Word of God! He has a sword that comes out of His mouth to slay His enemies as they fall under the power of conviction like Saul of Tarsus, a mad man bent on destroying the Church; but who, instead, encountered the LIVING GOD and rose from the ground an apostle, sent to bring from the Gentiles a people for God! Out of every people, tongue, tribe and nation, we are redeemed and made kings and priests unto our God. And we get to reign on the earth.
Sophia Valentina Buller (15 Oct 19): I AM NOT MOCKED AND THOSE WHO TRIED TO CHANGE/INTERFERE WITH THE BLESSINGS I HAVE FOR YOU ARE LEARNING WHAT IT MEANS TO FALL INTO THE HANDS OF THE LIVING GOD AND HOW I AM NOT MOCKED SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME 🔥🔥🔥
Brat (16 Oct 19): Someone just called the cops on me again here in the park, because I had my head bent down. The cop came to check on me to see if I was okay. I “get” it that cop signs mean that God is cleansing justice in His Church, but where is the Church? There is no resolution in signs and Jesus said that the Unjust Judge would grant justice quickly to His chosen ones.
Eliyahu Munk: The phrase “he causes the wind (ruach) to blow” uses the same word as the verse “The spirit (ruach) of G-d hovered on the surface of the waters,” and our Sages say “This is the spirit of King Mashiach.”
Pastor Steve Dittmar: Sukkah (booths) were built to live in and palm branches cut to wave to the Lord. Likewise, in the Millennial reign of Christ to come, all the nations of the earth will come to Jerusalem each year to celebrate Sukkot (See Zechariah 14). I can’t imagine what the airport in Israel will be like—quite busy– although maybe we won’t need an airport by then; we’ll all just translate! However it will all transpire, it will be glorious.
Proverbs 18:5 It is not good to be partial to the wicked
or to deprive the righteous of justice.
Rabbi Shaul Leiter: In addition to the special Torah portions that we read each day of Sukkot, the portion that we must draw our inspiration at this time is the final portion of the Torah, Zot Habracha. It ends with the words, “All the signs and wonders that Moses did in sight of the Jewish people.” (Deut. 34:12) Rashi brings the traditional explanation that these words refer to Moses breaking the first set of the Tablets of the Law at the time of the sin of the Golden Calf.
Molly Baskette: God, maybe. One of the dominant themes of the Bible is of people who get bored, flake out, wander after hipper gods-du-jour, or when the going gets hard, get going—in the opposite direction.
Brat (14 Oct 19): What if pulling away was not about “voting with your feet” when you couldn’t get your own way, but more like a mom letting her kids decide for themselves to do the right thing? And mom’s love is stubborn loyalty. When all the words are spoken, the lessons taught, the corrections enforced; when the tantrums have moved beyond intolerable, the boredom, the flake-out, and the wandering in the opposite direction leads nowhere but to pacing the floor in Time-out; then pulling away is stubborn loyalty to wait with God for wisdom while the dust settles.
Sophia Valentina Buller (13 Oct 19): Situations HAVE made the TRUTH come forth and people already have gifts resembling blood money to appease what they have done for they let their tongues murder you with their speech BUT I HAVE KEPT ACCOUNT AND YOU HAVE REAPED BEAUTY FOR YOU HAVE SOWN BEAUTY AND NOW IT IS PAY BACK TIME IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME!!!! YOUR PAY DAY IS HUGE AND ABUNDANTLY BLESSED AND YOU HAVE NO DEBT ON YOUR RECORD IN JESUS NAME SEALED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT FIRE AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS IN JESUS NAME
Brat (in “The Cold” 14 Oct 19): If Mom represents the Church, and Jesus had said that if anyone will not listen to you shake off the dust from your juaraches (sandals), then what am I supposed to do about loyalty? God sent me TO the Churches, for God’s sake (and it was FOR God’s Sake)! For all her sermons on the Prodigal Son, there is no one standing there with open arms. Without a real connection, a real pen pal, a real relationship with someone on the inside, by my side, hearing my side, supporting my side, and giving me the benefit of the doubt, there is no way to really know when the smile in her eyes matches her heart. There is deception everywhere. And the Funny Bunnies know how to pull heart strings. They are showmen, first and foremost. They have charisma with which to flaunt and soothe the masses. I’m not immune. I’ve fallen for the trap of hope, too.
Molly Baskette: At least sometimes, it is a good thing to doubt our doubts. It is a good thing to take the risk of trusting wholly and of surrendering ourselves without reservation to God’s care.
Rev. Anne Marie Witchger: The hope that we have in God is not the same as the hope we have in society. Society will change; injustice will eventually end, but our hope in God is that God is with us through it all; that God hears us when we first cry out; that God’s love for us will give us the strength to persist; and that God’s justice will transform our lives and the hearts and minds of everyone in the whole world.
Lana Vawser: God is reintroducing His people to the POWER of His Word like never before. Many have lost their voice in this season because of disappointment and hope deferred but as this is broken off and healed once and for all and the mighty manifestations of His Word that are going to take place, the VOICES of God’s people will be RESTORED. Disappointment has stolen way too many voices, now we shall see BOLDNESS upon the lips of God’s people like never before to see the greatest explosions of the supernatural into the natural realm that we have ever seen.
Breaking Israel News (15 Oct 19): Lightning Strikes Mosque on Temple Mount
Revelation 16: 18 And there were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, and a great earthquake such as there had never been since man was on the earth, so great was that earthquake. 19 The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell, and God remembered Babylon the great, to make her drain the cup of the wine of the fury of his wrath. 20 And every island fled away, and no mountains were to be found.