Rolling Barley Loaf 29 June 21

3 Jul

Working Dates: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 to Friday, July 2, 2021

[12 pages]

Dear Dr. Luisa,

Thank you for your feedback.  I am processing your comments through the lens of the lectionary readings for this Sunday.  The Lectionary Barons of the Churches select these readings in their three-year cycles.  They were already established long before I started praying through them this week.  I find it amazing how they speak to our current discussion.

It may seem odd and possibly uncomfortable, but I took the note you wrote and laid it out as I would a word I am trying to listen deeply to and through.  The scriptures have their own voice, rather than being used as a persuasive club (as others have so often used on me).  This is my listening process…

[Anchored in the lectionary readings for this week from 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 and Mark 6:1-13 for 6 Pentecost]

2 Corinthians 12:2-10

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): Hello Kathryn,

2 Corinthians 12:2 I know a person in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven–whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows.

Me (in “O Mortal” 27 June 21): God called me in 2007.  That was fourteen years ago.  He asked me to be His bride in 2008 in a “mystical marriage.”

2 Corinthians 12:3 And I know that such a person–whether in the body or out of the body I do not know; God knows—

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (30 June 21): We do not know.[1]

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): Yes, I see the pattern.  What makes it hard is these comments from others tend to be vague, out of whatever context, and show no flow of conversation. 

Me (29 June 21): That is the issue.  The religious are still politicians in their skill set.  They have to be vague to reach their greater audience.  God told the Seven Churches to hear (and we have to listen in order to hear.  Even deaf people listen.) 

Joe Joe Dawson (27 June 21): Each of us must be willing to reroute different things in our lives to get into alignment with what God has for us in this season. In order to do this we must lean in and hear what the Holy Spirit is saying to each of us![2]

Wanda Alger (30 June 21): We need to remain steadfast in prayer as more and more demonic agendas over our nation come into the light. We need to pray for those on the frontlines of this battle who go into literal doors of darkness and underground caverns of death. With God on our side and heaven backing us up, there’s nothing that can withstand the victories to come![3]

Sophia Buller (29 June 21): Why do leaders protect the demons, but don’t protect the flock from those demons?

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): O soften our hearts of stone, soften them for Your suffering and for the suffering of Your people!

Rev. Phil Hooper (in “The Interview” 06 June 21): Where are you? It is the question God has been asking every day since that breezy evening in Eden, since that point in time, for reasons we may never fully understand, when it became possible for us to estrange ourselves from God’s loving embrace. It is the question that underlies the record all of God’s fierce and wild emotions in the Old Testament—[4]

Me (29 June 21): Each one is listening to their own tune, yet God sent me into the pack to find His symphony through the cacophony. (Can you hear the wolf pack howl?) They talk about going back for the one, leaving no one behind, and remembering the least of these, but it’s just lip service. Showing no flow of conversation out of rare contact with me for fourteen years, – but still trying to stay in the race anyway, – is an act of God.  It is statistically impossible for Silence from leadership with me to be enforced for this long if it were simply an act of nature.  Nature abhors a vacuum, so therefore it must be supernatural. 

Steve Porter (29 June 21): They sing songs about the Lord instead of becoming themselves “a new song.” There is no spontaneous prophetic flow, no move of God. They have substituted the tickling of the ears – misleading information and inadequate, inappropriate encouragement – for the true, divine, deeper revelation. The emphasis is on intellectualism (the rationale of reasoning), rather than purity of heart and mind – doing rather than being. [5]

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (30 June 21): But then came a time when there were no prophets to provide due warning. And rare was the man who had the power of mind to intentionally sin. The suffering that occurred then, since the time of the Second Temple, cannot be called punishment. Instead it is called “tikun”—healing, repair. Souls of past generations returned to this world to be repaired by standing firm despite great challenge and tribulation.

Fr. Richard Rohr (in “The Offering” 19 June 20): No matter the religion or denomination in which we are raised, our spirituality still comes through the first filter of our own life experience. We must begin to be honest about this instead of pretending that any of us are formed exclusively by the Scriptures or our church Tradition. There is no such thing as an entirely unbiased position. The best we can do is own and be honest about our own filters. God allows us to trust our own experience. Then Scripture and Tradition hopefully keep our personal experiences both critical and compassionate. These three components—Scripture, Tradition, and experience—make up the three wheels of what we at the CAC call the learning “tricycle” of spiritual growth.

Me: Excluding Reason?

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (30 June 21): But simply because the human mind cannot know a thing, does that mean this thing cannot exist? Because we cannot give a reason, is there then no reason?

Me (29 June 21): God and I were talking this morning and I realized that KLOVE Christian radio station makes a motto out of Arc Speak in that they encourage listeners to call in and let them know when a song they play touches someone’s heart and changes their day: “The right song at the right time!”  I, myself, am encouraged by their songs.  That is blessed because it is encouraging.  However, when I try and draw in words from others and scripture into a collective dialogue because the elect treat me like I don’t exist, then it’s considered “demonic”?  To me, that sounds no different than Balaam only blessing Israel, which Jesus brings up to Pergamum of the Seven Churches!  Prophecy is supposed to be a balance of truth and love, justice and mercy, but instead of seeing the balance, I see each part compartmentalized in the Church rather than being integrated.  Is it even possible to experience balance outside of community in a holistic sense?

Anthony Robinson (28 June 21): The people to whom the prophet spoke had plenty of reason for discouragement, for giving up. They dwelt in exile in a foreign land — strangers in a strange land. Their beloved homeland was now a waste land.

Me: The same can be said for this proverbial written landscape.

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): Perhaps you have more background to sustain their meaning, but to me it seems like the musings of a fortune teller… “you are going to meet a tall, dark, stranger…”


Me (29 June 21): And this came into my inbox last night…

Lana Vawser (28 June 21): For the Lord showed me that many have been distracted in this season by heavy weights of the heart, pain, grief, trauma and disappointment, but at the feet of Jesus, He is untangling the heart from these things, bringing deep healing and deep refreshing deliverance. … [6]

Daniel 5:27 Tekel: You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting.

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): Forgive the blindness of our deep self-righteousness. We are guilty that the ancient words chiseled in stone still have the power to insult.

Rev. Patrick Faulhaber: As it turns out, no one really forgets who you were. Our identities are a unique combination of who we were, who we are, and who we might be. Each decision we make, each interaction we have continues to shape the people that we will be. The best people can hold each of those aspects of us lightly. They can see the past, the present, and the potential together without judging who you might be based on who you once were.[7]

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): Dear Lord, triumphant Jesus, have mercy on us all and help us discern our individual Calling/path in order to follow You.

Me (29 June 21): I believe part of the problem is that the prophetic community doesn’t recognize that my type of prophetic gift belongs in the caboose.  I’m not often out in front with the forerunner breaking brush.  I’m usually with my writing pad; waiting and listening to see where the amoeba is maneuvering under the winds of the Holy Spirit; much like a reporter catches an event (although deeper than that analogy).  And a reporter doesn’t (usually) create the event in order to have something to report.  If I were operating under the sanctuary of a bishop, then this perspective would be understood and protected.

Bishop Bill Hamon (27 June 21): Jesus declared that the world would not believe and be one to Christ until the saints are one with one another in Christ (John 17:20-23). The greatest harvest ever recorded in Church history will happen when this unity takes place. Apostle Paul declared by divine revelation that all fivefold ministers must continue ministering to the saints until every member of the Body of Christ is fully functioning in their membership ministry (Eph. 4:13).[8]

Me: Nice words if they were implemented, but nothing’s been personal, even with you.

Lana Vawser (28 June 21): This time, when the Lord spoke the word “EXPAND”, it came with a stronger weight, it came with a greater sense of imminency of increase. I heard the Holy Spirit say “It’s time to REARRANGE for the NEW PAGE”. God is about to “write something new” within your midst. I saw the revealing of a greater clarity of the WRITTEN VISION of His heart into your midst, starting this week. It is imperative that you make room for what God is writing and releasing. There is a “new page” that God is leading many of you onto, and if you do not partner with the Holy Spirit in the decluttering, rearranging process, it will hinder the process and the flow.

Me (29 June 21): And when I emphasized that the Arc Speak also comes in over PRIVATE communiqués like the snooping of the spies sheltered by Rahab in Jericho (Joshua 2), then that point is ignored and dismissed as insignificant and not worthy of mentioning.  So, I …

2 Corinthians 12:4 was caught up into Paradise and heard things that are not to be told, that no mortal is permitted to repeat.

Me (30 June 21): Which was precisely what happened!!  It’s one thing for Arc Speak to come over the radio, advertisements, sermons, and poetry, but when it targets private letters and writings, then there is nowhere to turn because of reprisals and labels of mental illness swimming in conspiracy theories.  It’s enough to piss off a saint!

Elijah List (29 June 21): Help us give the church its voice

Me (30 June 21): And when we inevitably cycle around again to reach that apex one more time, someone usually whips out the novena of ‘Mary, the Untier of Knots’ [Prayer to Our Lady Undoer of Knots | Untie the Knots of the Family (].  No disrespect to Mary intended.  The knots only get loosened but not undone, because God enforces His provisional will when people choose to ignore His perfect will to be done.

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (30 June 21): There were people who understood what they were doing and did it anyways—for there is no punishment without conscious intent.

Me (29 June 21): And while we’re on the topic, I didn’t realize “mortal” was in this current reading, and it was part of the title of my last piece, “O, Mortal,” which I am still working on. (I don’t usually have two pieces going at once.) “Mortal” and “son of man” seem to be favorite phrases of late that keep coming up.  Needless to say, I have heard things from heaven that are not to be told and am not permitted to repeat, even if I had the ability and capacity to describe them.

Wanda Alger (30 June 21): In a recent dream I, along with some others, were led into a huge dark mansion filled with many wicked secrets. The Man in Charge had invited us there to go explore and uncover what had been hidden for many years. We knew this was dangerous and that there were dark forces aligned against us. …

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (29 June 21): The sages taught that all our exile is due to the sin of senseless, unwarranted hatred.

Rev. Patrick Faulhaber: …And, of course, those expectations can be really limiting and isolating: the “crazy” bastard son of Mary will always be “crazy” and unworthy of any reverence. 

Wanda Alger (30 June 21): … But, we knew it was time to bring the light to this darkness and expose hidden agendas from generations past. We were even shown how the angelic host were waiting and watching to join us in this massive assignment.

Fr. Richard Rohr (29 June 21): Like the Israelites, we will find that the desert is not all desert. The way to the Promised Land leads to life even in the midst of the desert. When we least expect it, there is an oasis. As the Scriptures promise, God will make the desert bloom (Isaiah 35:1).

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): Yeshua once said to a Samaritian woman in the Gospel of John, chapter 4, “salvation is of the Jews.” If salvation was of the Jews back then, has something suddenly changed? I had a friend who was once told by a mutual Jewish friend something along the lines of, “Jesus is the best thing that ever happened for the nations.” The message of Yeshua has literally brought the entire world into the knowledge of the God of Israel.

2 Corinthians 12:5 On behalf of such a one I will boast, but on my own behalf I will not boast, except of my weaknesses.

Fr. Richard Rohr (29 June 21): The journey of Exodus, the journey that Israel walked, is an image of the journey made by every person who sets out to seek the Divine Presence. Israel is, as it were, humanity personified, and so what happened to Israel is what happens to everyone who sets out on the journey of faith. Christianity must recognize itself as an inclusive religion from the very beginning, and honor its roots in Judaism.

Nations 9th of Av (27 June 21): We also confess and repent of our own spiritual ignorance and arrogance that has led us into any thoughts of Replacement Theology or antisemitism.

Steve Porter (29 June 21): As the spirit of Laodicea attempts to “blind” the eyes of the Body of Christ, Abba Father is busy preparing a Bride for His Son. The Bride is “buying gold tried by fire” – His divine nature. As we allow the “fire” to burn away our sin, we are conformed into the image of His Son. His nature changes our nature and others will say, “Who is this that comes out of the wilderness, leaning on her lover?” (Song of Solomon 8:5).

2 Corinthians 12:6 But if I wish to boast, I will not be a fool, for I will be speaking the truth. But I refrain from it, so that no one may think better of me than what is seen in me or heard from me,

Job 31:6 let God weigh me with honest scales, that He may know my integrity.

Israel365 (28 June 21): Returning to God Physically and Spiritually

Steve Shultz: We will never be saved, nor can we be saved by righteous acts…nevertheless, God desires that we become fruitful and full of many righteous acts that are performed as worship to God.

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): I read what you have compiled and their words seem so disjointed (to me).

2 Corinthians 12:7 even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated.

Me (30 June 21): And that would be to treat me as if I don’t exist, but using me covertly anyway.

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): Forgive us, for while our mouth says “Never again”, at the same time our passivity and indifference allows the identical sin to continue on and on.

Israel365 (28 June 21): Hashem, help us to see if any of our actions lead us to repeatedly contradict Your Word and help us to turn our hearts back to You once and for all!

2 Corinthians 12:8 Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me,

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): Examen one’s own heart in light of the Truth of the Holy Spirit. (Absolutely and in an on-going way…)

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): Our love for You is so often only like a smoldering wick, and only Your grace keeps the little flame alive.

2 Corinthians 12:9 but he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.” So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): I too am looking forward to seeing what God’s barley loaf may do rolling into the camp of the Midianites.

Donna Schaper (26 June 21): O God, when action threatens to get in the way of grace, permit us conscientious objection to joining its military. Amen.

Steve Porter (29 June 21): Being Spirit-led has given way to a controlling religious structure that “denies the power.” Bereft of God’s transformative power, it substitutes only a shallow form of religion, dispensing a creature-developed mindset.

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): How often we pray “Hallowed be Your Name”, and pray a formal prayer only, while our hearts are divided. Your law warns about misusing Your Name, but we can so easily take it lightly.

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (30 June 21): There were prophets who warned the people—for there is no punishment without warning.

Jamie Rohrbaugh (30 June 21): Prophetic Word: Your Harvest Will Drop from the Air[9]

Stefani McDade (21 June 21): And to be candid, he [Jeremiah Johnson] says, “Whether you want to call it a temptation” or not, “that’s what sells.” [10]

Rev. Patrick Faulhaber: And, of course, Jesus breaks each of those expectations. This isn’t even the first time. The last interaction Jesus had with his family was only three chapters earlier. They came to bring him home because he had stepped so far out of his expected role that the people were calling him crazy, and the religious folks were equating him with the embodiment of temptation itself. 

Wanda Alger (30 June 21): The Lord showed me this House of Secrets as containing the dark agendas of the enemy over our nation. Not only did Holy Spirit reveal some specific clues as to the enemy’s schemes and plots throughout the dream, He gave the assurance that HE was the one who had drawn us there giving us both ACCESS and AUTHORITY over these works of darkness. Where the workers of darkness want us to believe we have no control or power over their plans, the Lord assures us that He has given us the needed authority to defeat and overcome the witchcraft that is at work in high places.

Stefani McDade (21 June 21): ‘How Could All the Prophets Be Wrong About Trump?’

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): Salvation is of the Jews

2 Corinthians 12:10 Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

Israel365 (30 June 21): What Must Be Done?

Mark 6:1-13

Mark 6:1 He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (29 June 21): From a letter:

Kenneth Samuel (29 June 21): I really don’t need to write to you about this ministry of giving for the believers in Jerusalem. I know how eager you are to help. … But I am sending these brothers to be sure you really are ready, and that your money is all collected. – 2 Corinthians 9:1-3 excerpts (NLT)

Me: What was that about fortune tellers?

Stefani McDade (21 June 21): [Jeremiah] Johnson also worries many believers have lost sight of the primary role prophetic ministry is meant to have: not to predict the future or forecast elections, but to point people to Christ.

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): Have mercy on us who have lost our fear of God and have forgotten that You are a consuming Flame.

Revelation 6:6 Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “Two pounds of wheat for a day’s wages, and six pounds of barley for a day’s wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!”

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): I spent some time looking up references to barley in Scripture…

Me: If the four living creatures are archetypes of prophetic celebrities, then could this be talking about their daily wage?

Bishop Bill Hamon (27 June 21): Preach More on the Truths That Produce God’s Purpose

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): Barley – the bread of life.  Something to sustain us.  Something common and not seen as “powerful”.  Yet, in God’s hands it is multiplied and vital to God’s purpose.

Me: Then in that context, I could be wrong.

Ruth 1:22 So Naomi returned from Moab accompanied by Ruth the Moabite, her daughter-in-law, arriving in Bethlehem as the barley harvest was beginning.

Rabbi YY Jacobson (01 July 21): When Structures Are Crumbling, What’s the Message?

Mark 6:2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been given to him? What deeds of power are being done by his hands!

Wade E. Taylor (in “The Offering” 19 June 21): As we sing and worship in harmony, we are lifted into a manifestation of the Lord’s presence. As the Lord releases His presence in our midst and quickens us, our faith will build and we will be brought up into a higher order of divine purpose and function.

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon, and are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.

Me (29 June 21): There seems to be offense that I cannot make the conversation flow.  But the miracle is not noticed that there has rarely been any reciprocal contact between me and the constituents and yet the Holy Spirit is still leading the pack.  The ordinary is so sacred it’s not noticed.

Mark 6:4 Then Jesus said to them, “Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown, and among their own kin, and in their own house.”

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (29 June 21): Even if all your complaints about your spouse are well-founded and valid—show her your love, nevertheless. Show her unconditional love.[11]

Me (29 June 21): You could be talking about the Bride of Christ.  The process of listening for the conversation IS an act of love, even if the conversation is disjointed or non-existent.  God is still true to His word. Is listening through the ruckus all that different than listening to an autistic child filtered through a loving heart?

Rev. Patrick Faulhaber: That is a gift. It is a rare gift. 

Nations 9th of Av (27 June 21): In the name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!
The Time to Favor Zion has come! Blessed be The Name of The Lord!

Matthew 21:The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Me: I bless others who come in the name of the Lord.  I have yet to experience that reciprocated to myself in any real way. God’s mandate to me to “Share the journey” did not come with reciprocal instructions.  I have no control over how others receive the word.

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (29 June 21): When each one of us will start with unwarranted, unconditional love in our own domain, from there it will spread to all else that we do, and from there to the entire world, speedily in our days, amen.

Matthew 23:39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

Lana Vawser (28 June 21): I heard the Lord say “beware of the bait” and I saw a fishing rod with a hook on the end. On the end of this hook were things that “sparkled” and “shined”, they were things that weren’t necessarily “bad” things, but I knew in my spirit they were ‘good’ things that the enemy was using to bring before the eyes of many to distract them from the pathway of the Lord in this season. They “sparkled” and “shined” with a voice of an “easier way” because many that are walking are pioneering trails that are against the ‘grain’ and the temptation to leave this pathway and follow the things that were “sparkling” and “shiny” to an “easier way”, but it was not the way of the Lord for this season. As I watched this taking place in the vision I heard the words “Just because it’s good, doesn’t mean it’s GOD”. Again, I was surrounded by the importance of this season to make sure alignments, assignments and where we place our YES is in the places directed by the Lord.

Steve Porter (29 June 21): Laodicean Christian, awake! Let your heart be stirred. Today is the hour of your visitation. Don’t be enamored of the seemingly religious Fool’s Gold that passes for spiritual nourishment. The risk of being left standing outside the wedding chamber with no oil in your lamp is too great!

Mark 6:5 And he could do no deed of power there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and cured them.

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): Forgive our indifference against the wounds these ongoing insults cut into the hearts of Your people.

Matthew West: Do something! []

Me (01 July 21): I had already been “doing something” for seven years when Matthew West published that song in 2014.  I had taken those words to heart.  And I shared the journey.  Every outreach is in my daily log that I’ve kept from 30 January 2012 to today.  That’s ten years!

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): In Judges 7 (and in Mark 8) barley has the power to transform.

Me: According to one article[12], barley signifies truth, which does have the power to transform.

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): We do not see how serious Your judgment is, and that we are responsible to warn our neighbor.

Exodus 9:31 (The flax and barley were destroyed, since the barley had headed and the flax was in bloom. 32 The wheat and spelt, however, were not destroyed, because they ripen later.)

Me: Rahab hid the spies under the flax [exterior truth[13]] (Joshua 2:6), and the kingsmen ran off; the barley of (interior) Truth was flattened by thunder and hail from the prophets calling down heaven.  But they did not damage the oil (anointing) or the wine (covenant[14]).

Steve Shultz (27 June 21): Jesus declared that the world would not believe and be won to Christ until the saints are one with one another in Christ (John 17:20-23). The greatest harvest ever recorded in Church history will happen when this unity takes place.

Mark 6:6 And he was amazed at their unbelief. Then he went about among the villages teaching.

Nations 9th of Av (28 June 21): Holy, eternal, almighty God,
Please forgive us when we are unwilling to fight for Your Honor, which in fact our privilege.

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): Chewing on that loaf…and avoiding the leaven of the Pharisees (I hope!) I am here to be a conduit of God’s sustenance, although certainly below God and the Scripture.  Yes, we need a community of fellow humans.  Glad to be in it with you, dear Kathryn.

Me: Prayers for community mean little if there is no community who sees value in the work.  It’s a matter of respect.

Verse of the Day (29 June 21): Psalm 138:The Lord will vindicate me;
    your love, Lord, endures forever—
    do not abandon the works of your hands.

Steve Shultz (29 June 21): We must NEVER do works to seek God’s love. He pours His love out to us constantly, whether we do good works or not. But as we revel in His love…we should be growing in love and serving others in need.

Me: Who needs our testimony?

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (30 June 21): One thing we do know: We know that we are witnessing something beyond our ability at present to understand.

Mark 6:7 He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.

Rev. Patrick Faulhaber: The only people who seem to be left out of this work are the people who let their assumptions get in the way of God’s work. Whether they are relatives, friends, neighbors, scholars, pastors or leaders, they are left out of the redemptive story of God’s Kingdom when they try to relegate God to the narrow confines of their expectations.  

Brat (in “O Mortal” 27 June 21): Father David suffered terribly from Expectations.  I acknowledged, blessed, and released that even when I was still at St. Patrick’s.

Mark 6:8 He ordered them to take nothing for their journey except a staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belts;

Me: And that’s what I did when God told me it was time to leave there.

Steve Porter (29 June 21): We’ll not be frantically searching for something to wear, but rather, through our “faithful acts” of “supping with Him,” and by answering His “knocks” on the door of our spirit, we will be “ready” and waiting as His stunningly-adorned, mature Bride.

Mark 6:9 but to wear sandals and not to put on two tunics.

Rev. Patrick Faulhaber: I wonder how God is calling you to hold your expectations lightly in order to see transformation in your own life. I wonder what expectations you have for your life that might need to be let go of in order to live a new life. I wonder how your congregation might hold expectations, assumptions, traditions, and customs lightly enough to witness Christ walking just beyond our sight. 

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (30 June 21): Only then, once we leave behind forever these dark clouds, will we fathom and truly see that all the darkness was truly a profound form of light.

Mark 6:10 He said to them, “Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave the place.

Kay Lindahl: First, take a few breaths before responding to a situation, question, or comment. In those few seconds, ask yourself what wants to happen next. Then wait for your inner voice to respond. Remember that you are not listening for the answer; you are listening for a response, for your true wisdom to reveal itself.[15]

Stefani McDade (21 June 21): “We’ve talked about idolatry in politics, [but] there’s idolatry to prophets,” [Jeremiah] Johnson says. “Nobody talks about that.” He says he believes “prophets became an idol in the body of Christ,” and while “they obviously have been humbled, the people themselves need to repent of worshiping prophets.”

Me: I don’t disagree with Jeremiah Johnson.  The people DO need to repent of worshiping prophets.  I also need to be heard and understood that God sent me into the viper’s nest to confront the lot of prophets and priests and was treated like I don’t exist; just a gnat on the rat’s ass.

Mark 6:11 If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”

Rev. Patrick Faulhaber: May Christ never have to wipe the dirt from his feet in your presence.

Dr. Luisa Johnson (28 June 21): Leadership needs to repent.  (Yes, of course!)

Mark 6:12 So they went out and proclaimed that all should repent.

Wanda Alger (30 June 21): Now, more than ever, we need to stay humble before the Lord and rid our hearts and minds against any rebellion. Because rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft (1 Samuel 15:23) we will have no authority over the devil if we harbor bitterness or unforgiveness towards others. But, for those who surrender and submit to the authority of the Lord, there is supernatural protection and power to overcome any and every scheme of the devil.

Fr. Richard Rohr (29 June 21): We all have to turn to God and let ourselves be led on this faith journey. We have to be willing to experience the Exodus in our own lives, to let God take us from captivity to freedom, from Egypt to Canaan, not fully knowing how to cross the huge desert between the two.

Israel365 (28 June 21): “But if you search there for Hashem your God, you will find Him.”, “In the end, you will return to Hashem your God and obey Him.”, “He will not forget the covenant which He made on oath with your fathers.”, “It has been clearly demonstrated to you that Hashem alone is God; there is none beside Him.”

Mark 6:13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them.

Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (30 June 21): Or perhaps it simply means that we should be a little more humble, since we are not the ones who made this world. We must wait, and when all the drama is done, then we will know with the knowledge of the Author Himself.

Stefani McDade (21 June 21): And as more leaders join this growing remnant, [Jeremiah] Johnson believes the charismatic community will regain its vision. “The Spirit of God is humbling the prophetic movement across the board,” Johnson says. “And clearly, God is calling on his people to turn back to him.”


[1] Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (30 June 21): Beyond Punishment & Repair – Daily Dose of Wisdom (

[2] Joe Joe Dawson (27 June 21): The ElijahList – Prophetic Words and Prophecies (#25722)

[3] Wanda Alger (30 June 21): PROPHETIC DREAM: THE HOUSE OF SECRETS –

[4] Rev. Phil Hooper (06 June 21): Where are you?: A Sermon – By Another Road

[5] Steve Porter (29 June 21): The ElijahList – Prophetic Words and Prophecies (#25729)

[6] Lana Vawser (28 June 21): I HEARD THE LORD SAY “EXPAND, FOCUS, HONE” – Lana Vawser Ministries

[7] Rev. Patrick Faulhaber: Proper 9(B): Expectations Get in the Way – Modern μετανοια (

[8] Bishop Bill Hamon (27 June 21): The ElijahList – Prophetic Words and Prophecies (#25721)

[9] Jamie Rohrbaugh (30 June 21): Prophetic Word: Your Harvest Will Drop from the Air – A Word by Jamie Rohrbaugh – Spirit Fuel

[10] Stefani McDade (21 June 21):

[11] Rabbi Tzvi Freeman (29 June 21): Unconditional Love – Daily Dose of Wisdom (

[12] Spiritual Meaning of Barley (

[13] Spiritual Meaning of Flax (

[14] What the Bible says about Wine , Symbolism of (

[15] Kay Lindahl, The Sacred Art of Listening: Forty Reflections for Cultivating a Spiritual Practice (Skylight Paths Publishing: 2002), 110, 112. 

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