Temperament 18 Nov 20

19 Nov

Working Dates: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 to Thursday, November 19, 2020

[13 pages of conversation anchored in Matthew 25:31-46 from the lectionary readings for the feast day of Reign of Christ 22 Nov 20]

The Rev. Sean Ekberg (09 Nov 20): Reign of Christ (A): How Are You Doing?[1]

Matthew West: “Oh, I’m fine, yeah, I’m fine, oh, I’m fine, hey, I’m fine”…

Steve Shultz: Here’s how God sees it. He sends revelation to the Body of Christ. This is one of those “scrolls of revelation,” if you will, of God’s Word to the Church.

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): The Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 1:6, God, who began a good work in us will complete it. What He created mankind and the earth for will be accomplished. The greatest promise of all is that God Himself is coming to dwell on the earth among men! (see Revelation 21:3). However, like in most adventure stories, the biggest battle of all comes at the end, just before this glorious conclusion.[2] 

Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (17 Nov 20): Palestinians ‘Seal Their Fate in Final War’ After Rockets “Launched by Thunder”[3]

Anita Alexander (18 Nov 20): God says, “In this hour I’m releasing the lightning bolts of Heaven to come and change the course of history.” [4]

Luke 10:18 Jesus replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. 

Revelation 12:Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 

Nate Johnston (in “Mystery Fulfilled” 14 Nov 20): As I continued to prophesy I heard a line from the old 90’s song by Bittersweet Symphony: “But the airwaves are clean and there’s nobody singing to me now” and I knew that the Lord was speaking that the airwaves needed to be cleared and cleaned by the SOUND and SONG of the David generation, the worshippers, intercessors, and watchmen who would dare to RISE UP OUT of the 2nd heaven warfare and into the place of speaking into what God was doing. The media of the world literally operates in the same spiritual realm as the place where angels and demons war – the second heavens. The word media comes from the word “medium” which means “middle layer” or “middle place” which is the second heavens, but we as the body of Christ cannot operate from the same realm but instead, we must come up higher and release the word of the Lord from our jurisdiction and position “In heavenly places”. That is the place where God is calling us as the church to and WE MUST ASCEND right now if we are going to see the shift we have been wanting to see.[5]

Vince Amlin (16 Nov 20): When he had gone, I took a closer look at the angels – two figures that I see often enough to completely ignore them. I studied them with renewed interest. I had been wrong.

Matthew 25:31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.

Verse of the Day (18 Nov 20): John 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.

Matthew West: ‘Truth Be Told’ [https://youtu.be/j4wYkS8Z3Io]

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): However, it takes more than courage to stand for truth—it takes the discernment to know the truth. Charles Spurgeon once said that he could find ten men who would die for The Bible for every one that would read it! As we proceed into these times, we must keep in mind what both Jesus and the apostles said would be a hallmark of these times—deception. What good will it do us to courageously die for the lie, for the agenda of the evil one? 

Matthew West: Lie number one: You’re supposed to have it all together
And when they ask how you’re doin’, just smile and tell them, “Never better”
Lie number two: Everybody’s life is perfect except yours
So keep your messes and your wounds and your secrets safe with you behind closed doors

Pastor Steve Dittmar (17 Nov 20): Jesus said we are to abide in Him, and His words abide in us. As a result, we have answered prayer and bring glory to our Father, as we bear much fruit. Daily prayer establishes us in “Vital Union.” Life flows from Jesus, just as life flows from the vine to the branch. His words abiding in us are the words (Rhema; John 8:31) He has spoken to us that have come through our dwelling in His word (Logos; John 15:7). Now we can discern His voice, know His will, and pray His prayers. Fruitfulness brings our Father glory.[6]

Steve Shultz: When it’s time for God to intervene, whether it’s with light or lighting, at the split second He reveals Himself in LIGHT and POWER, nothing will ever be the same. Not EVER.

David Suissa Podcast (17 Nov 20): An Idea to Secure the Jewish Future

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): If we look at the history of mankind from the Christian perspective it is more than just a journey; it is a magnificent adventure. Like most adventures, there have been setbacks, failures, and dangers everywhere, along with advances and victories. Because the end of the story has already been written, we know that an ultimate, glorious victory to our present struggle is both certain and near. Then there will be healing for every evil deed done and mankind’s future is even brighter than we can imagine. 

Molly Crabbe (13 Nov 20): Do you look for ways to bless others (Prov. 11:25)? [7]

Marchaé Grair (18 Nov 20): Prayer
How good it is to belong, O God! How glad I am to offer my support and love so that others know they belong, too.

Pastor Tom Demaree (18 Nov 20): This is our third trip to Pennsylvania in the last month.

Matthew 25:32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats,

The Rev. Sean Ekberg (09 Nov 20): People are scared, right now. All people. We’re scared of COVID, we’re scared of the election season [that was] coming up, we’re scared about the economic crisis which already exists for many and looms for some, and we’re scared to be alone. It might be opportune for preachers to stand up and be a bit vulnerable in this time, with this Gospel; our people may need to hear that they’re not the only ones struggling. What if we held a conversation with our folks, allowing them to be vulnerable once we had, instead of preaching a ‘sheep and goats’ sermon? It might just be time for a wellness check.

Pastor Tom Demaree (18 Nov 20): No complaints–but my MLA has been an issue. Plus, all the pastors on the core team are old guys like me. Pray our Covid-physiques hold up.

Matthew West: And when they ask how you’re doin’, just smile and tell them, “Never better”

Judy Jacobs (18 Nov 20): No, don’t be like one of those people. YOU get God’s word in your mouth and speak it out. You get into it. You say: “Let’s go forth. Let’s just go in faith. Let’s go out, even if like Abraham we don’t know where we’re going.

Jonathan Sacks: “The Test of Faith is whether I can make space for Difference.”

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): Yet, in our time the darkness looms ever greater and our ultimate doom seems probable. Isn’t that just like almost every adventure story ever written? When doom seems inevitable, the ultimate victory is near. That this script is in virtually every adventure story ever written indicates that this has been written in our hearts—because it is the truth, a promise from our God who cannot lie.

Ezekiel 34:21 Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and wide,

Matthew 25:33 and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the left.

Judy Jacobs (18 Nov 20): I believe that God is setting apart a remnant at this point, time, season, and hour. He is setting aside prophets, and He is appointing you to stand up against nations and kingdoms. The Lord is calling some of you to root out, tear down, destroy, and overthrow evil; but He is setting others of you apart to build up and to plant.

Pastor Tom Demaree (18 Nov 20):

That said, let’s get down to business.

Matthew 25:34 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): Our American fathers and mothers, from the founders of our Republic to the present, may have made many mistakes and had plenty of flaws, but one thing as a nation we have not lacked is courage. It was courage to stand in the face of impossible odds that founded our country, and has since then stood up to every threat to our continued existence, and this will now be required of us. It is now our time. Courage is our American heritage. Will we preserve it?

Pastor Tom Demaree (18 Nov 20): We’ve been putting our feet where our faith is. And it ain’t cheap.

Matthew 25:35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,

Jewish Journal (16 Nov 20): Bagel Report Podcast: Bagels Go Rogue

Prism Ministries (18 Nov 20): A “people person” loves to hang out with others. They are the “life of the party”. Sometimes though, they can care too much about what others think — to the point of defining their standards by what helps them gain acceptance. They may be really sensitive. This person with God’s perspective in mind will know that they can uphold God’s standards for their lives and still bring the fun to any environment.[8]

Matthew 25:36 I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’

RevelationMedia (16 Nov 20): Christian remembers the man locked in a cage, the man he was shown earlier in his journey with the Interpreter. “No hope!” The old man yelled. “Nooo hope!” The lesson finally made sense. Christian realizes the old man in the cage was him!

Matthew 25:37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?

Anita Alexander (18 Nov 20): On Sunday, the 8th of November, while in worship, I saw a vision of a turtle on its back. It made me think of the hare and tortoise race, where the hare had a fast start and looked like he was going to win, and the turtle was lagging behind. I knew the turtle had been sabotaged and flipped onto its back.

Prism Ministries (18 Nov 20): A laid-back or happy-go-lucky person may not be very organized, but can have a great ability to bring ease and resolution to tense situations. This person may be more predisposed to being lazy or lethargic. But when they recognize this and “go against the grain”, they are able to successfully balance their lives with work and play.

Marchaé Grair (18 Nov 20): When I was in high school, I was selected to go on a leadership trip in Washington, D.C. My mom couldn’t afford to send me. She was a single parent, and it was too expensive for her to buy me a roundtrip plane ticket and pay a hefty tuition.

Matthew 25:38 And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?

Matthew West: But truth be told, the truth is rarely told
Oh, am I the only one who says…

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): If we love the truth, we must cast off the frivolous pursuits and distractions that waste of our life and time to seek the truth so as to find it. The ability to recognize the truth is the result of loving the truth with an unrelenting devotion to seek it until we have found it. God promised that if we seek it we will find it. Therefore, if we are deceived it is evidence that we did not care enough to seek it. 

Molly Crabbe (13 Nov 20): How do you start and end your day? “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness” (Matt. 6:33).

Prism Ministries (18 Nov 20): Do you know your strengths and weaknesses? Knowing them is a great tool for knowing how to relate and interact with others. This allows us to develop to the fullest potential, letting God’s power shine through.

Matthew 25:39 And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’

RevelationMedia (16 Nov 20): Applying the lesson from the interpreter, Christian asks, “What is the opposite of despair?” Hopeful’s eyes lit up, “Hope!” Then, a shining key appears on Christian’s breastplate. Hope was the key to their cage, and they had it all along! 

Marchaé Grair (18 Nov 20): The Sunday after I received the invitation, our small but mighty church passed a collection plate and collected enough money to send me on the trip. This was not a group of wealthy people for whom a donation meant no sacrifice. But they saw a person they loved in need and knew that, collectively, they could do something about it.

Pastor Tom Demaree (18 Nov 20): You are going to be receiving a very simple, plainspoken and unashamed appeal for your sacrificial help in these unprecedented days.

Matthew West: Can I really stand here unashamed
Knowin’ that Your love for me won’t change?
Oh God, if that’s really true
Then let the truth be told

Marchaé Grair (18 Nov 20): I have channeled the memory of that collection plate often, especially when I’m broke and feel as if my offering is too small. There have been times when a couple of dollars was all I could give, and I almost let the embarrassment about the amount of the gift stop me from giving at all.

Matthew 25:40 And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’

Brat (in “Covering” 16 Nov 20): How else would the prophets get their reward in Revelation 11:18?

Steve Shultz: The LORD is looking to see who will read this and say, “THIS WORD IS FOR ME! I CLAIM THIS WORD FOR MYSELF. THANK YOU, LORD, FOR THIS WORD.”

Anita Alexander (18 Nov 20): This vision seemed like it lingered in the position of “nothing happening,” like a movie screen on pause. I was waiting to proceed with the strategy of the Lord; by way of a decree, a prayer, a declaration, a Scripture or an intercessory gesture…but nothing came. So I continued to worship and behold this vision before me and place a demand upon Heaven for the solution.

The Rev. Sean Ekberg (09 Nov 20): In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus isn’t necessarily giving us a checklist…a ‘If you do this, then you get that’, kind of thing. It’s more of a, “Have you checked on your fellow humans, lately?” question. What if we were to change the words of his lesson, to fit our current context? Let’s try it:

34 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 for I was shut out from the world and you gave me a phone call; I was walking through the store and you greeted me—not knowing that I was on the verge of a breakdown because I was so alone; I was a stranger and you didn’t avoid me; 36 I posted a political preference and you didn’t attack me; I was afraid of getting sick and you were, too, so we shared that burden by talking; I felt like I was in prison and you sent me a note to let me know that I was still loved.’” 

Marchaé Grair (18 Nov 20): They decided I belonged to them and they belonged to me. They decided that because they were my village, they would do what they could, and they had faith that it would be enough.

Wanda Alger (in “Covering” 16 Nov 20): It’s time we press in to take back the territory that has been hijacked by the enemy. The airwaves and lines of communication belong to the Lord. Let’s take our posts, secure the territory, and be watchmen who are faithful to our charge.

Matthew 25:41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, ‘You that are accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels;

The Rev. Anna Tew: These days, extremists with various pet causes have used “taking the red pill” or “red pilling” to describe “waking up” to a vast conspiracy to deceive them their whole lives by some target: the news media, the larger culture, whatever. Those who “take the red pill” feel liberated to spew their unfiltered anger all over the internet and even into the streets in violence. Frankly, I believe it to be quite childlike. It’s inventing a story, or imagining yourself in someone else’s invented story, in order to make yourself the hero.[9]

Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (17 Nov 20): Color Red sirens went off in southern Israel on Sunday morning as two rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel. One rocket, headed toward Ashdod, is believed to have flown into the sea. The second was engaged by the Iron Dome system. No one was injured and no damage was caused in either of the attacks. Three people were treated for shock.

Wanda Alger (17 Nov 20): In the coming days, many Christians who have been skeptical of the supernatural realities of the Spirit are going to be shocked out of their unbelief – not by signs, wonders, and miracles, but by the exposure of witchcraft and deep occultic operations in high places.

Pastor Tom Demaree (18 Nov 20): In these tragically polarized days, with mud and venom spewing everywhere, we better remember who our real enemy is–regardless of how we vote. And if there’s EVER been a time to strive to be UNOFFENDABLE, now is that time.

Matthew West: “I’m fine, yeah, I’m fine, oh, I’m fine, hey, I’m fine”
But I’m not, I’m broken
And when it’s out of control I say it’s under control
But it’s not and You know it
I don’t know why it’s so hard to admit it
When bein’ honest is the only way to fix it
There’s no failure, no fall
There’s no sin You don’t already know
So let the truth be told

Molly Crabbe (13 Nov 20): I encourage you to take time to reflect and be honest about how you are really doing right now. We do not have to have it all figured out. Ask the Lord to show you where you need to hand over the things you have been trying to carry alone.

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): Since we began publishing these Heritage Briefs to remember and honor our fathers and mothers, as well as the great heritage we have, the “Cancel Culture” has risen to an unprecedented level of dishonoring them and disparaging our heritage. If we let this happen, then we have neglected and failed at one of our most basic callings as Christians to stand for the truth. We cannot stand on the sidelines while evil prevails. God promises His favor to those who stand for Him and His truth, and the favor of God is worth far more than the approval of men. 

Pastor Tom Demaree (18 Nov 20): Are you and I just gonna sit back and watch, or are we gonna get in the fight? It ain’t over till it’s over. (Say it again.)

Wanda Alger (in “Covering” 16 Nov 20): This is now happening. Not only are Facebook and Twitter in a free fall due to a mass exodus of users, mainstream networks that have been hostile to President Trump are also losing favor, finances, and followers. More and more conservative voices are being forced to take their messages to their own websites to avoid the ongoing censorship and shadow banning of their posts.

Nate Johnston (16 Nov 20): THE MUZZLE ON YOUR VOICE IS BREAKING OFF IN JESUS NAME! 

Brat (in “Covering” 16 Nov 20): Excuse me.  Like clockwork, every single time I make a bold statement in one of my pieces or online, the next piece you come out with tells me to speak up, slay more giants, unmuzzle our voices, or confront the fear of man, but if I speak to the man, then I’m rebuked for caring about what man thinks. 

“Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?” (Rev 13:4)

The timing is demeaning, as it negates the word I’d just said, as if I’d never said it, but the Arc Speak is so loud that I know you’ve read me.  It’s a set up for failure even though the words sound sure, because there’s never closure, and so it keeps you in power and leaves me standing under the gaslight.

Charisma (17 Nov 20): Are You Tired of Failing?

Judy Jacobs (18 Nov 20): You MUST Speak Your Word from the Lord LOUDLY in This Hour[10]

Brat: Seewhateyemean?

Adriana Bucci (in “Mystery Fulfilled” 14 Nov 20): “You should never have to teach an adult what basic respect is. Begging someone to stop yelling at you, stop lying to you, stop messing with your mind and emotions, stop confusing you, stop switching the story every time, etc., is not normal.”

Matthew West: But truth be told
The truth is rarely told, no…

Steve Shultz: When you see a word like this, some of you may ask, “How do I know if this word is for ME or if this word is really for someone else?”

Judy Jacobs (18 Nov 20): God is watching what you say. If you’re not saying it, you won’t see it. And if you’re not seeing it, it’s because you’re not saying what God is saying.

Anita Alexander (18 Nov 20): We all know when a turtle is flipped onto its back the show is over, so to speak, as it cannot get back onto its legs without help. I felt like the Lord was showing me situations that may be saying, “The show is over,” where the enemy has sabotaged the circumstances to gain an advantage. This picture was clearly revealing situations that seem impossible, where it looks like the race is done, or a circumstance that is saying it’s over.

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): A concern of many who study the biblical prophecies of the end of this age is about “the mark of the beast.” This is a mark that the evil one wants everyone to take if they are going to be able to “buy, sell, or trade” in the short time when evil is prevailing before The Lord and His kingdom come. For centuries Christians have tried to perceive the form in which this mark would come so that they would know not to take it, but by this they miss the point. The sin is not taking the mark, but worshipping the beast. The mark is just evidence that this is what one has done.

Pastor Tom Demaree (18 Nov 20): Even before our “pitch” (which the Holy Spirit doesn’t need), we are believing for a SIGNIFICANT down-payment on our needs before we reach Independence Hall Saturday afternoon.

Marchaé Grair (18 Nov 20): Giving isn’t about who has the most money or who can give the biggest offering. We give so that people can feel a tangible impact of our love for God and for one another. Giving is a concrete declaration that we belong to each other.

Anita Alexander (18 Nov 20): As I began to worship in the spirit over this vision, I asked the Lord in my heart, “OK, Lord, how do we get this turtle on its feet?” I waited and watched the vision as I continued to worship in the spirit. Nothing was happening, but I continued to push into worship and press into this vision.

Molly Crabbe (13 Nov 20): Is thankfulness overflowing from your lips (Col. 2:6-7)?

Charisma (17 Nov 20): A gift to bless you

Molly Crabbe (13 Nov 20): This year has brought an extreme amount of heaviness and a loss of control as we have navigated both a pandemic and a contentious election.

Matthew West: I say, “I’m fine, yeah, I’m fine, oh, I’m fine, hey, I’m fine”
But I’m not, I’m broken
And when it’s out of control I say it’s under control
But it’s not and You know it
I don’t know why it’s so hard to admit it
When bein’ honest is the only way to fix it
There’s no failure, no fall
There’s no sin You don’t already know
So let the truth be told

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): How do we worship the beast? We obey it. As we are told in Romans 6:16, we are slaves of the one we obey. As is written, those who take this mark are thrown into the lake of fire with the beast when The Lord comes. What will keep us from taking this mark is more than just knowing what form it will come in, but rather living by the courage that true faith in God will always be demonstrated by—the faith that would rather die to this life than compromise our trust in God alone by bowing to any other.

David Suissa: On Sunday, I Witnessed An Actual Jewish Event

Marchaé Grair (18 Nov 20): And belonging to each other means that we give what we can, when we can, to support the collective good of the church.

Prism Ministries (18 Nov 20): Turning Weaknesses Into Strengths

Matthew 25:42 for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink,

The Rev. Sean Ekberg (09 Nov 20): And, to use one of the wisdom sayings of my geographic context, “That ain’t right, y’all.”

Matthew West: There’s a sign on the door, says, “Come as you are” but I doubt it
‘Cause if we lived like that was true, every Sunday mornin’ pew would be crowded
But didn’t You say church should look more like a hospital?
A safe place for the sick, the sinner and the scarred, and the prodigals, like me

When Light Came In (15 Nov 20): Intimacy

What drove us in that toxic relationship. And drives the healing.

Drove us to try,

to try more,

to ask, to plead,

to learn, to hope,

to exhaust ourselves,

to weep, to pray,

to despair.

To leave the one who can’t see.

And drives us to heal,

to risk, to wonder,

to invest, to breathe,

to lean in, to believe,

to open, to receive,

to reveal.

To love the one who truly sees us.

RevelationMedia (16 Nov 20): Many people appear to be free, but are held captive in the cage of despair. Bunyan, though captive in his body, was completely free with his hope in Christ. Freedom from despair relies on hope, and we have hope by the grace of God. 

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): As it has been said, “All that is necessary for evil to succeed is that good men do nothing.” As one of the greatest Christian lights to face the evils of the Nazis, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, said, “To not speak is to speak. To do nothing is to do something.” There will be no neutrality in the ultimate battle between good and evil, so we must resolve now that we will not be silent, and we will do something. So, what can we do?

Molly Crabbe (13 Nov 20): Fall usually means gray skies and rain in the Pacific Northwest. The physical darkness that this season brings makes me physically and mentally tired. At times, it feels as if I have no control over my own ability to move forward on the things I love to do.

Prism Ministries (18 Nov 20): A “type A” person can be more domineering, but without this direction or initiative, nothing would get done. A person like this who has been hurt will likely try to control outcomes and people. This person with resolved offense will view leadership as management of all that is God’s.

Pastor Tom Demaree (18 Nov 20):

That “unoffendable” door swings both ways.

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): First, we must resolve that we will live by faith in God and faith in His truth to prevail. For this reason, we will not be controlled by fear, but by faith in Him. We do this by standing for truth, and standing against lies and deception. Faith is the opposite of fear, and fear leads to cowardice. As we see in Revelation 21:8, the cowardly are the first to be thrown into the lake of fire, even before the murderers, sorcerers, idolaters, and the immoral. There is no place in Christianity for cowardice.

Matthew 25:43 I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’

The Rev. Sean Ekberg (09 Nov 20): That isn’t me. It isn’t the way I typically interact with the world. My spouse laughingly points out that when we’re in public, I ‘run for Mayor’—I’m in the middle of as many conversations as possible, and I try and meet everyone in the room. Extroverts, you feel me… Introverts, you usually run from me, and I don’t blame you. But nowadays, I’ve become a specter of that person; I don’t want to invite conversation, I don’t want to engage. I am scared of my neighbor. I love them, but I selfishly choose to avoid them if I can.

Prism Ministries (18 Nov 20): Consider this: An introverted person can be afraid to speak, but because of their thoughtfulness and perception, can have a lot of great things to say. A shy person who has been shut down in the past by stronger personalities needs to recognize that they too have worth and value.

Marchaé Grair (18 Nov 20): And then I remember how that collection plate changed my life. And it wasn’t because of how much each person gave, it was because of the spirit with which they gave it.

Pastor Tom Demaree (18 Nov 20): Please do not allocate year-end giving until you hear back from us!

Matthew 25:44 Then they also will answer, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not take care of you?’

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): The point is that we must never lose our faith in the ultimate victory of the truth over every lie, of light over darkness. Many have fought in this “good fight” from the beginning. They may have stumbled at times, failed and fallen, but they also kept getting back up and fighting on. It is for this reason as well that we seek to obey the commandment to “honor your fathers and mothers” (see Exodus 20:12) by defending and preserving the truth about them. We honor our heritage by fighting for the truth about it, and not letting those with evil intent distort or corrupt it. 

Brat to Dutch Sheets (in “Covering” 16 Nov 20): My friend called today and said she got the feeling that people think I’m not going anywhere in my calling [https://truthinus.wordpress.com/] because I don’t have a covering.  In her orbit “not having a covering” means that I don’t belong to a church.  I got upset when I heard that, because that’s a Catch 22.  I don’t have a covering by any church, because God sent me to all Seven Churches and all of them treated me cruelly.  How do you get a covering when the people who are supposed to cover you have stripped you naked and left you for dead, but then are the same ones saying that you need to be covered?

She said, “I feel like very few churches can actually provide a covering because Abba’s Spirit has left many churches.  I see Jesus with his whip in the temple calling it a den of thieves.”

Speaking the truth is neither for them nor against them.  There were listeners, but who was actually hearing on the watch?

Prism Ministries (18 Nov 20): “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” -2 Corinthians 12:9

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): Because we love the truth, we must also fight to preserve the truth about failures and mistakes by our predecessors. This is not in any way to dishonor them, or to think we are better than them, but with humility, considering our own weaknesses and failures, knowing that we will continue to make the same mistakes as those who went before us if we do not learn from theirs. 

Prism Ministries (18 Nov 20): Each of us has a different personality, complete with its own set of weaknesses and strengths. Some of our weaknesses are natural or physiological weaknesses, such as being either more introverted or extroverted, while other weaknesses are the result of offenses from the past.

Brat (17 Nov 20): Courage is relative from the outside looking in.  A toddler tackling stairs for the first time or those same stairs after knee replacement surgery, is still courage, but it is relative to experience.  Confronting a dark basement or a bully’s gang is still courage.  Cowardice may be the first to be thrown into the lake of fire, but it is wisdom that is called for in the calculation (Rev 13:18).  The measuring stick is not Courage but the love of the one who acknowledges the bravery. 

James Blunt: “No Bravery”: [https://youtu.be/gh41Wxez9PE]

Anita Alexander (18 Nov 20): The Lord says, “It’s not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit” (see Zechariah 4:6). Wherever the race seems like it is over, God says, “NO. Press in, wait, keep placing a demand on My strategy, on My response, on My breakthrough. I’m going to release My resurrection power through My lightning strikes from Heaven, and it’s going to flip it over.”

Prism Ministries (18 Nov 20): It’s crucial for us to recognize the difference between these two types of weaknesses; whether it’s because it’s the way we’re naturally wired or the result of wounding. The one can hold us captive in our hearts, (Hebrews 12:15) while the other is simply a matter of growth. Both can limit our potential. But both, with either forgiveness or openness to change can be overcome.

Brat: An introvert sharing the journey with probably a thousand religious leaders is still courageous in the face of the immense wall of Silence she receives, and this has been going for thirteen years with me.  Just because I share, doesn’t mean it doesn’t require great courage every single time I reach out.  Statistically it is impossible in the natural world to have that long of a void; therefore, this is unnatural.  Either they are all bewitched under the same spell or they all made a pact to enforce this unnatural barrier.  What “beast” are the religious leaders worshiping that they cannot come to me personally to engage and be civil?  What beast are they obeying as slaves, as Rick Joyner talked about?

Isaiah 57:11 “Whom have you so dreaded and feared
    that you have not been true to Me,
and have neither remembered Me
    nor taken this to heart?
Is it not because I have long been silent
    that you do not fear Me?
12 I will expose your righteousness and your works,
    and they will not benefit you.

Wanda Alger (17 Nov 20): The previously unbelievable dark practices of the underworld that are about to be exposed will serve to awaken a slumbering Church and stir many hearts for the power of the Holy Spirit. Even as God’s enemies try to advance and encroach upon our territory, the true demonic source of their power will be revealed and lift the veil of deception for all to see. The darkness itself will point to the truth of realms unseen and provoke a holy passion in the hearts of the true sons and daughters of the King to rise up and take the land!

Mary Dorian (19 Nov 20): Now, the Holy Spirit will send a sign beforehand to announce this revolution. There will be a time of reconciliation and refreshment for Christianity around the world. He will touch the various denominations, removing offense and bringing unity and forgiveness. Strife, gossip and false judgments will be removed as leaders and ministers wash each other’s feet, preparing one another to move into their destiny.[11]

Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (17 Nov 20): Rabbi Batzri noted, however, that heavenly intervention in firing rockets has a Biblical precedent. He compared the rocket fire to the stars which fought against Sisera. 

The stars fought from heaven, From their courses they fought against Sisera. Judges 5:20

Revelation 12:The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): So, the judgment of the cowards and the deceived is just. “The next step” for us is to resolve today that we will live with courage, we will love the truth so as to seek it, and that we will not quit until we have found it. Today, if you have heard His voice, resolve that you will respond because tomorrow is not promised to any of us. 

Matthew 25:45 Then he will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’

Matthew West: “I’m fine, yeah, I’m fine, oh, I’m fine, hey, I’m fine”
But I’m not, I’m broken …

Steve Shultz (19 Nov 20): I love the Church, and by that I mean the worldwide Body of Christ—plus the local expression of your own gathering, in your own small town or large city.

The Rev. Sean Ekberg (09 Nov 20): “How are you?” It’s a commonly-used filler for passers-by on the street, in supermarkets, or generally any public place. We also say it in different demographical iterations: “How y’all doin?” “How’s it goin?” (Silent nod), etc. The interesting part is that we rarely expect an answer, or really even want one. With this pandemic, these statements are even less inviting. When I’m walking down the aisle in all my masked glory, I don’t really want to stop and talk to anyone these days, so I’ve all but ceased the empty greetings extended to my fellow human. Venturing out into the world takes courage—at least for me—and the last thing I want to do, once I’ve mustered the strength to leave my house, is stop and talk to a stranger.

Marchaé Grair (18 Nov 20): We Belong to Each Other

Matthew 25:46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

The Rev. Sean Ekberg (09 Nov 20): Then the ending line of that which we substituted words for, earlier, remains the same: ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me’.

Anita Alexander (18 Nov 20): Then suddenly, out of nowhere, I saw a lightning bolt from Heaven strike the ground near the turtle and flip it on its legs!

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[1] The Rev. Sean Ekberg (09 Nov 20): https://modernmetanoia.org/2020/11/09/reign-of-christa-how-are-you-doing/

[2] Rick Joyner (17 Nov 20): https://publications.morningstarministries.org/word-for-the-week/next-step%E2%80%94heritage-brief-46

[3] Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz (17 Nov 20): https://www.israel365news.com/160972/palestinians-seal-their-fate-in-final-war-after-rockets-launched-by-thunder

[4] Anita Alexander (18 Nov 20): https://www.elijahlist.com/words/textonly.html?ID=24618

[5] Nate Johnston (13 Nov 20): https://nateandchristy.co/prophesying-the-breaking-of-chatter-clearing-of-the-airwaves-the-wave-of-victory/

[6] Pastor Steve Dittmar (17 Nov 20): Secret Place – Three Disciplines of a Disciple; Vol. 16 – Issue 49 – 11/17/20

[7] Molly Crabbe (13 Nov 20): https://resources.foursquare.org/loss-of-control/

[8] Prism Ministries (18 Nov 20): https://www.prismministries.org/single-post/turning-weaknesses-into-strengths

[9] The Rev. Anna Tew: http://modernmetanoia.org/2020/11/16/advent-1b-keep-awake/

[10] Judy Jacobs (18 Nov 20): https://www.elijahlist.com/words/textonly.html?ID=24617

[11] Mary Dorian (19 Nov 20): https://www.elijahlist.com/words/textonly.html?ID=24625

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