Truth in Love 2 June 20

3 Jun

Working Dates: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to Wednesday, June 3, 2020

[8 pages]

Ephesians 4:15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.

The Rt. Rev. Frank Logue: In this time of physical distancing to stop the spread of the virus, we are discovering more about how deep our human longing is for community. Christian mystics affirm the essential oneness they see revealed running through all that is. Those same mystics describe the love that is shot through all creation. And that love brings a loving response from us if we open ourselves to it.[1]

Rick Joyner (2 June 20): For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance, he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries. ― Robert Jastrow[2]

Helen Calder: Do I use any methods or ‘formulas’ when I minister that my leaders do not use?[3]

The Rt. Rev. Frank Logue: We find that the first Christians were less concerned about doctrinal formulation than in following the way of Jesus. They patterned their daily lives in prayer and fasting, in service to others, and gathering for worship. Into that community, they baptized new followers using that same Trinitarian formula. In time, they came to think through what it meant to speak of a God who is both one and three.

Mordechai Siev, I Love You, Ascent! (01 June 20): Love your fellow like yourself!!!

Brat (02 June 20): I just read an amazing and insightful article by Wanda Alger where she reminded us how walking in Truth comes before love.  I share this out of utmost respect and a soft and prayerful heart.  I know it sounds tough, but it made a whole lot of sense.

Helen Calder: You may benefit by adjusting something in your ministry approach.

Wanda Alger (28 May 20): Right before Jesus went to the cross He prayed for His followers. John tells us that Jesus’s main priority was not for the world, but for His disciples. His prayer was that they would be sanctified, not by their love, but by the truth. What would ultimately set them apart from the world would be their understanding of truth, which would then direct their love. [4]

Helen Calder: Am I honouring my leaders in my conversation and actions?

Bishop Michael Curry: “We have to learn to live together”

Bishop Diane Bruce: Love this man.

Rick Joyner (2 June 20): Those devoted to pure science, and those devoted to pure Christianity, are compelled by a love for the truth. The deeper this love for the truth is, the more it will compel us to go beyond the superficial and therefore not judge others by what is superficial. When we get past the surface, we will often find that we agree on more than we disagree on. It has been one of the greatest tragedies in human history for people to agree on almost everything, but divide over the little they disagree on. However, the immature and insecure will often be threatened by those who do not absolutely agree with them on everything.

Helen Calder: The church is conservative and the leadership does not believe in—or make room for—prophetic ministry

When Light Came In (2 June 20): Yes: care for needs of the oppressed, AND care for the child within.

Lana Vawser (5 Jan 2020): The sense surrounded me that not only was the Lord about to demonstrate His power in an unprecedented way in the lives of believers and in the earth but there was also an invitation upon the Church right now to position themselves close to His heart to receive the divine intel of heaven in specific strategies to pray, to decree, to implement, to build that will partner with Him to see these injustices overturned.

Brat Prayer (03 June 20): Holy God, I acknowledge and confess before You that I am triggered by the “divine intel of heaven.”  To me it just feels like digital snooping and then calling it ‘divine’.  It’s a repeated pattern.  So many times, I have had pastors and intercessors declare a “word of knowledge” about me just from reading my body language after they’d preached by Arc Speak to what I’d written and shared (and often I’d even kept private and they still hijacked!).  Then they’d guilt-trip the crowd into compliance by scapegoating me.  And I couldn’t say anything because the preacher was beholden by his followers, a golden child.  But how is that energetically any different than following the golden calf?  It’s not all that different than an officer kneeling on George Floyd’s neck to shut him up and snuff his flame.  This is deeper than a racial issue.  It’s a human condition issue.  What is the condition of our condition?  Talking about putting God first and actually doing it are two different things.  I cannot change anyone else’s behaviors, but I can lay my struggle at Your feet.  I do ask You to go in and do what I cannot do, change mindsets that I cannot alter, set captives free where I cannot go, counsel those who cannot listen, heal those bent on injuring, and bring Mercy to those who only know violence.

Lana Vawser (1 June 20): I heard the Lord say “The birthing room is not for the crowds, be wise who you invite in”[5]

Steve Shultz and Will Ford (3 June 20): ‘Stay in the Room’ with Those Who Are Mourning”[6]

Brat Prayer (2 June 20): Jesus, where some would advise caution in regards to whom we share our “birthing room” experience, I choose to rest in Your embrace, Holy Trinity, as our testimony triumphs over accusers AND by the blood of the Lamb is how we overcome.

Madeline James (3 June 20): When we’re in communication with the Spirit of God, the Spirit will illuminate what’s hidden. Even as I was talking to the prophet on the phone, a greater impartation of discernment was being released. I believe the Lord is cautioning us and revealing that greater discernment is needed in this time to navigate and distinguish between people’s motives, intentions, ministries, doctrines, agendas, and so on. Witchcraft, new age, and divination continue to grow and manifest like never before. We must be willing to go deeper and see, even if we don’t like what we see. Discernment isn’t just about exposure, it’s about protecting His people from deception and those who have evil intent.[7]

Brat: Thank you for that confirmation!!

Jennifer Eivaz: She’s also highly pastoral, something we don’t always connect prophets to, meaning she cares for the sheep and is set on building the Church at large.

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers and sisters, farewell. Put things in order, listen to my appeal, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.

Helen Calder: Accountability is just one process that enables the Church community (body) to work together. Those who have prophetic gifts need to have alongside them, those with leadership gifts, as well as gifts of discernment and wisdom. (1 Cor 12)

Wanda Alger (28 May 20): “When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth, for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak, and He will declare to you the things that are to come.” (John 16:13)

Helen Calder: Accountability acts as a safety net to protect us from pitfalls.

When Light Came In (2 June 20): Children need us to be a safe place for them in crisis. Our inner child needs that too.

Brat (Pentecost Sunday 31 May 20 at 11:07 am): Children believe.  Jesus rebuked the Eleven for their lack of faith in Him while they were eating. (Mk 16:14) I went back to Mark 16 (NIV) and noticed the word believe was used six times in eleven verses, where faith was used only once. If the men had respected Mary they might have believed her testimony, but I suspect that is why they didn’t, because she had had seven demons cast out of her.  When children are believed they feel respected.  When they do not feel believed they feel condemned.  In this era the Holy Spirit is bringing us back to the fear of the Lord, and that is grounded in respect, which feeds belief, which is anchored to our First Love in Whom we put our faith.  And the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it. (Mk 16:20)

Rick Joyner (2 June 20): Jesus spoke of the time when the “wheat and tares” would be separated from one another. Tares look a lot like wheat but are noxious instead of nutritious. This seems to be a perfect metaphor for what is starting to happen in our time—an exposure and separation of the true from the false. As both the wheat and the tares become more apparent, we can expect more conflict between them, but that is just part of the process. We know that truth is stronger than any lie, and the truth will ultimately prevail.

Brat (in “He Breathed on Them” 29 May 20): For months I’ve been experiencing what feels like Roman candles and Molotov cocktails randomly firing inside my body.  We don’t know why.  Often they fire around various organs or glands.  It is painful.  I thought maybe this is all part of carrying the prophetic inside of me.

Revelation 12:3 Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads.

Helen Calder: Does the style of the way I use my gift fit with the culture of my church?

Brat Prayer (2 June 20): Lord, as we continue to seek new ways of expressing our relationship with You and with each other, please help us to find ways to bridge the gaps.  Thank You for hearing our collective Lament.  As You continue to separate the wheat from the tares, bring those relationships together which are meant to be and bring healing to those from which we are separated because they are toxic to us.

Madeline James (3 June 20): Language: It’s important to build and acquire a language for what you’re discerning. When you create a language for what you’re discerning through all your senses, it will enable you to articulate and bring understanding to spiritual matters to others.

Brat: In the light of the riots taking place all across America as people unite in protest of how George Floyd was treated, I’m beginning to see why my pain has been manifesting itself as a riot inside my body.  I speak Peace into the storm!

Helen Calder: Am I being self-centred, i.e. it’s about my gift and my ministry, or others-centred— “What can I do to help you?”

Lana Vawser (1 June 20): It is VERY IMPORTANT right now in what the Lord is birthing that there is not a “parading” of “look what God is doing in me” or even from the place of excitement of what God is doing, to tell the masses and invite just anyone in. This is not being in suspicion of people, this is not to withdraw in an unhealthy way, what the Lord was showing me is that the birthing that is taking place is SO DEEP, it must be protected, it must be treasured and inviting just anyone into the delivery suite or allowing others to ‘dictate’ what is has to look like, could hinder the birthing. This is not something to be taken lightly, or played around with.

Brat Prayer (2 June 20): Father, forge paths to connect the good and continue to build our confidence in You as we lean into You for our well-being.  We trust that You are making and restoring all things for Your good and Your purposes for unity as You see fit.

When Light Came In (2 June 20): The more whole we get, the stronger we are for the needs of others in our world.

Helen Calder: Do I use actions, gestures or manifestations, e.g. when I pray for people, which are not in keeping with the culture of my church?

Lance Wallnau (1 June 20): I’ve noticed something kind of interesting. When we are being critical in ministry, or pick on other people, it’s often not because of something they said —it’s because of envy.

Lana Vawser (5 Jan 2020): These giants of injustice in the lives of believers and in the earth have been making more noise than ever before and that is because the gavel of the Lord is coming down swiftly. The Lord showed me that this move of His Spirit bringing forth an unprecedented demonstration and manifestation of His justice is going with great acceleration.

Brat Prayer (2 June 20): Even when friends or groups of frenemies un-friend us or bully us, we know that You are greater than any of our experiences, snubs, stonewalling or gaslighting that are imposed upon us.  Where there is a void, You bring in substance to fill it, or scaffolding to bridge it, or redirection to go around it.  Truth will prevail.

Will Ford [with Steve Shultz] (3 June 20): “God’s gonna release a level of understanding, listen, IF we’ll just stay in the room. That’s my admonition to us all right now. I know some of your friends have said stuff on social media that you’re not proud of, you’re angry about or whatever. People are saying, I can’t believe he would say this, or she would say that, or whatever … Listen—STAY IN THE ROOM. Stay in the room with us, cause for the first time, we’re seeing on the outside what’s going on on the inside. Would you just listen to our hearts right now?”

Charlie Shamp: I also believe it speaks to those that receive the prophetic gift that they will be preserved and greatly blessed at the word that they receive. What is spoken over them will come to pass without fail!

Rick Joyner (2 June 20): Virtually every group has some extreme people in it. Some of the most devastating deceptions in history began with the tendency to judge people or groups by their most extreme elements. This is the deception that has caused increasing trouble in our own times. In perhaps every people group, most are not like the extremes that are found in them.

Helen Calder: Some ways in which we can experience disappointment include:

  • Our prophetic ministry has not been listened to, encouraged or appreciated
  • Leaders have not recognised our gift or they have not made room for us to exercise or grow in our prophetic ministry
  • Mentors or people dear to us in prophetic ministry let us down, are removed from our lives, or are themselves wounded in relation to their ministry
  • Ministry opportunities—for whatever reason—have been removed from us[8]

Lance Wallnau (1 June 20): Be on guard when envy creeps in. Start to watch where that comes from. The enemy wants to keep you focused on what you don’t have—on who you aren’t—instead of on who God made you to be and how far you’ve come.

2 Corinthians 13:12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. All the saints greet you.

Brat: We’ve got emojis for that.

When Light Came In (2 June 20): As we watch news unfold and fear creeps in, resilience is not about abandoning our healing work to fight injustice. We can’t save others with a leaky boat.

Thomas Griffin: Listen my friends satan doesn’t come to bother you or to irritate you, he comes to kill you. He comes to steal life from you, destroy your life and the lives of those around you. BUT GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN ME, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD.

When Light Came In (2 June 20): Yes: read and learn about entrenched inequalities, AND keep investing in the work to rebuild after trauma.

WILL FORD: “If something happened to your son, or one of your children, are you going to ask for stats and figures? No, you’re gonna weep for your son. The Bible says, ‘Weep with those who weep’—it’s a time to weep … what God is saying to all of us, especially Christians right now who have a little bit of privilege on our lives, it’s time for us to put our privilege at risk to see other people encouraged …

Quinn G. Caldwell (3 June 20): Prayer
For a love that is so much bigger than my comprehension, thank you. Amen.

Wanda Alger (28 May 20): Jesus’s commandment to love others as we love ourselves was not His greatest commandment. His first commandment was to love God – with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength (see Mark 12:30-31). Loving with our heart and soul seems to be our default mode. It’s easy to feel empathy and concern for the poor and weak. Loving with our mind and strength, however, is something else. It means we must use our brains and engage critical thinking if we are to love at our full God-given capacity. We must learn to ask questions and consider what is true before giving our heart and soul to something that might be built on a lie.

Helen Calder: They may simply need the opportunity to hear from us firsthand.

The Rt. Rev. Frank Logue: “…We also live in a society with great divisions and we all know of people who are alone in a time of despair and anxiety. The love we are created to show then must find expression in our reaching out to others in the ways available to us. This is not something we do to earn the favor of the Holy Trinity. Instead, staying in contact with others is part of how God blesses us, letting us be a conduit of grace to those we call, write, and meet with online.

Helen Calder: Am I willing to serve in small ways?

Brat (Pentecost Sunday 31 May 20): Sharing to the Australian Prophetic Council:

Table presence: https://truthinus.wordpress.com/

Alane Haynes (Pentecost Sunday 31 May 20): Thank you for sharing. Beautifully written!

Brat (Pentecost Sunday 31 May 20): Thank you for accepting my friend request on Facebook.  Also, thank you for reading my blog piece.  Your feedback meant the world to me.  You wrote about how the Iron Gate has been opened.  I am believing this is a step in the right direction.

Helen Calder: Prophetic ministry is not just about the revelation we receive. It also includes our interpretation of what the prophetic insight means, as well as where, when, how and to whom we communicate it.  Weighing up prophetic insights is a Biblical mandate. (1 Cor 14:29, 1 Thess 5:20-21) Having an accountable relationship can help us to process our prophetic insights, gain wisdom, sharpen our prophetic gifts and increase our accuracy. As it has been said, ‘Feedback is the breakfast of champions.’

Thomas Griffin: This isn’t some silly Facebook post to see who is really reading, it’s my heart. A heart wide open for you to read and for God to get His glory! And we overcome by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. The bible says “My soul will boast in the Lord, the righteous will hear and be blessed…”

Quinn G. Caldwell (3 June 20): I think I’ve decided I’m not yet ready for the mystery of whether God loves everything in the Creation as much as God loves humans. Because honestly, the mystery of how God loves me and the person next to me equally is more than enough to be getting on with.

Donald J. Trump (01 June 20): Enough is enough

Revelation 10:But in the days when the seventh angel is about to sound his trumpet, the mystery of God will be accomplished, just as he announced to his servants the prophets.”

Lana Vawser (5 Jan 2020): The urgency of the hour is loud. It is critical that we as God’s people are living close to His heart and listening to His voice and stewarding well that which He is asking of us because where He invites you and I to partner with Him to see these injustices personally and in the earth, overturned, is the place in this new era where HISTORY CHANGES and you get to be part of it.

Helen Calder: So long as we are nurturing our own desires for a different destination or culture of church life, our leaders will perceive this. They need to know we are pulling with them—not against them. Why not ask? You may benefit by approaching someone in leadership— perhaps sharing this article with him or her—and reviewing any possible reasons why you seem to be stuck in relation to your gift or ministry. This will only work if you take an open and humble approach and are willing to listen to suggestions without becoming hurt or offended. Often leaders do not address situations such as I’ve mentioned above because they know that their observations will not be well received. If you initiate the conversation, and are willing to make adjustments, you may be surprised at the results.

Bishop Michael Curry (01 June 20): We need our President, and all who hold office, to be moral leaders who help us to be a people and nation living these values. For the sake of George Floyd, for all who have wrongly suffered, and for the sake of us all, we need leaders to help us to be “one nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.”[9]

Will Ford [with Steve Shultz] (3 June 20): “But I wish, President Trump—I pray that you let somebody else look at your tweets before you release them. I know you’re angry, I know you’re a businessman and like to get things done in a certain kind of way. But right now, we need you to bring peace, we need you to bring calm, and you’re the man for the job. You’re the one who is in this position right now; you have the authority to do it. Your words, they matter so much! They brought so much hope in the beginning, but the last couple things you said, they could have been positioned and said better, so as not to inflame the situation.

Lana Vawser (5 Jan 2020): Some of the greatest injustices’ that have happened in the lives of believers and in the earth are going to be overturned in this new era. I heard the words “I am bringing down the GIANT OF INJUSTICE”[10]

Wanda Alger (28 May 20): Jesus’ demonstrations of love and compassion were never void of reality. He consistently challenged the public and their rulers on their perceptions of truth in the midst of His miracles (see Matthew 9:23-25, 12:25-28, Mark 3:3-4). His acts of love consistently revealed a higher reality and a greater truth in order to break man’s codependency with public opinion. He repeatedly told them to open their eyes and ears if they wanted to be participants in His unseen Kingdom.

Lana Vawser (5 Jan 2020): The Lord will not just be dealing with ‘one area’ of injustice, the Lord showed me the domino effect of injustice that has taken place in the lives of believers and in the earth, the Lord is now about to demonstrate His power on a scale we have never seen before where there will be an accelerated demonstration of the JUSTICE of the Lord overturning the injustices all at once.

The Rt. Rev. Frank Logue: Jesus would put it this way: Love God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength and love your neighbor as yourself. This is that for which we were created: love upward toward God and outward toward humankind. That web of relationships is very interconnected. When we come to love God more, we get that heart for other people God has, and so love of God draws us to other people. Loving other people fully means seeing them as God sees them, and so loving people can also draw us to God. It is the communion for which we were created.

Brat Prayer (3 June 20): Holy Jesus, I am still praying for sanctuary in (from?) the communion of saints, even though I am an overcomer and I am in the room with the mourners.

WILL FORD: …Jesus never used His privilege to protect Himself, He always put it at risk to see other people first. We’ve got to break our hearts for the things that break God’s [heart] … Sometimes we’re not emotionally intelligent enough to enter into moments, and be present, and just BE with people.

Madeline James (3 June 20): Practice leads to maturity: The more you’re willing to risk and step out on what you’re discerning, the more you will build a track record of accuracy. Find a couple of friends or leaders that you can process with, that will help you to navigate through what you’re sensing and discerning. Hebrews 5:14 (TPT) says, “But solid food is for the mature, whose spiritual senses perceive heavenly matters. And they have been adequately trained by what they’ve experienced to emerge with understanding of the difference between what is truly excellent and what is evil and harmful.”

Quinn G. Caldwell (3 June 20): The options are all grim enough to put you off God altogether. So maybe – bear with me here, you’re not going to like this – maybe these questions aren’t for us. Maybe they’re beyond our knowing, at least until we’ve mastered other mysteries first.

Simcha-Shmuel Treister: It is interesting to note that the name of the Torah reading also refers to the Menorah being lit in such a manner that the flame ascends on its own. Here too, the message is that a person has to make the initial effort, and then he is assisted from On High.

Wanda Alger (28 May 20): “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them (set them apart) in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified (set apart) in truth.” (John 17:15-19 ESV)

Thomas Griffin: It’s a grand symphony, this life… if you take and isolate just one circumstance it sounds weak and out of place. However in a divine perspective, outside of the confines of time, it’s a masterpiece. The violins need the cello’s and the drums need the cymbals, and it all needs conductor Jesus. It all works together for our good. It’s what we are!

2 Corinthians 13:13 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

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[1] Rt. Rev. Frank S. Logue: https://episcopalchurch.org/library/sermon/pandemic-and-holy-trinity-trinity-sunday-june-7-2020

[2] Rick Joyner (2 June 20): https://publications.morningstarministries.org/word-for-the-week/great-debate%E2%80%94heritage-brief-22

[3] Helen Calder: file:///C:/Users/18054/Downloads/Set_Your_Prophetic_Gift_Free_by_Helen_Calder.pdf

[4] Wanda Alger (28 May 20): https://wandaalger.me/2020/05/28/compassion-based-on-a-lie-isnt-gods-love/

[5] Lana Vawser (1 June 20): https://lanavawser.com/2020/06/01/i-heard-the-lord-say-the-birthing-room-is-not-for-the-crowds-be-wise-who-you-invite-in/

[6] Steve Shultz and Will Ford (3 June 20): https://www.elijahlist.com/words/textonly.html?ID=23760

[7] Madeline James (3 June 20): https://www.elijahlist.com/words/textonly.html?ID=23761

[8] Helen Calder: For more information about the Jezebellic or religious spirit in relation to prophetic ministry, read my e-book, ‘Prophetic People in a Changing Church.’ http://www.enlivenpublishing.com/blog/e-books/prophetic-people-e-book/

[9] Bishop Michael Curry (01 June 20): https://episcopalchurch.org/posts/publicaffairs/statement-presiding-bishop-michael-b-curry-president-donald-trumps-use-church?fbclid=IwAR1HDsBAAbOz9EUhAIjvMkKhVrL5FJObvVqQVNX9EaDARsps521ufUpLstc

[10] Lana Vawser (5 Jan 2020): https://lanavawser.com/2020/06/03/an-unprecedented-accelerated-demonstration-and-manifestation-of-the-lords-justice-2/

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