Friday, April 4, 2008

And Another Thing...

Hey beautiful bloggers!

Thanks for all the great messages...everything here is going amazingly well...never experienced anything quite like it...had the best birthday ever!

I want you to know that I'm not trying to be vague or mysterious about my trip here. I know you want more details, but I'm relaying all that I can right now. I really didn't know what I wanted to say about the trip before I left because part of the reason for coming was sort of a "wait 'til you get there and see" kind of thing. And even now, it's very challenging on several levels to try to articulate it all to you. I'm on the other side of the planet in a different day without my computer (mine isn't working here so I'm having to use Debye's), and the schedule really doesn't allow for any down time in which to write. I probably shouldn't have even tried to communicate at all because of the circumstances, but I missed you and wanted to connect, so I figured something was better than nothing.

And even when I get back for Sunday, I will still have to wait to see how much I want to say once I get in the flow of the service. There's a reason why Mary pondered some things in her heart...some things just can't be discussed until the proper time. I want to minister to you Sunday, not just give you a report on the trip. Pastor Ben from Uganda e-mailed a Happy Birthday message to me yesterday that said 50 is about the coming of the Holy Spirit...so I don't know what I will or won't say about my experience in Korea, and what it means for the future on Sunday, but I can assure you that I'll be ministering in the power of the Holy Ghost!

The theme of DREAMING and the realization of DREAMS has been so much on my mind the past few days..."When the Lord turned the captivity of Zion we were as them that dream..."...on that note, remember that today is the 40th anniversary of Dr. King's assassination...his "I Have a Dream" speech changed the world. You have a dream in your heart, too...don't ever give up on it.

I've got to go, but I want you to know that I feel your prayers and your faith and your prophetic words...many of you write how important this blog is to you, and you need to know that it's equally important to me.

Peace....

29 comments:

el ojo y la luz said...

Thank you, thank you, and thank you!!! I have had visions and dreams that have come true. I have seen things in my mind and created them. The realization of dreams is fulfilling in more ways that one. I mean of course, if you see what you have been hoping (dreaming, praying) for, there is a sense of accomplishment. But there is this whole other thing that is quite overwhelming and hard to put into words. It feels like joy, pride, satisfaction, warmth, and happiness, like your heart is full and swelling. Man, I wish I could say it better. I am only one person. But in agreement and in fellowship with this body, I imagine what we can do. The fulfillment of dreams multiplied; the fullness of joy multiplied. What a message we will speak and all those around us will see and hear and know.

I knew this blog was important to you already. You give so much of yourself to it if it wasn't. "Hearing" you state its importance to you and the fact that you have missed the connection between all of us was very comforting. I really appreciate how real you are. I pray traveling mercies over you and P. Debye. Can't wait to see you both on Sunday!

Iris said...

All I can say is…

Praise Him every nation… Earth and Heaven praise Him... Praise Him all creation…

From the north, the south, the east and west… Give glory and honor and power to Him… All the earth belongs to God… Let every race… red… brown… yellow… black and white… Every being great and small… Praise Him… For He is King…He is Lord of all…

From the hidden jungles tribe… to the ghettos crowed streets… From the penthouse to the shack… Praise Him far and wide… He is King over every thing…

From the dry white desert sand… to the islands of the sea… On the icy mountain tops...See His glory fill the earth… Hear the magnificent ocean roar… While the thunder clouds applaud... Watch the lightning blots explode… He's majestic… He is God…

From Seoul to Lisbon … Lima to Rio …Cairo to Cape Town… Montreal to Panama… From Perth down to Sydney… Calcutta to Bombay… St. Petersburg to Saigon… New York to L.A…. Let every nation… Let all creation… Praise Him…

Iris

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?
Oscar Hammerstein

famman87 said...

Good morn Bish, P Debye, and my fellow bloggers...

Only a simple snippet this morning...

This is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it.

Have a great day, all. Be back later.

I feel that someone out there has the REAL good stuff, hit me with it...

Much Love

Anonymous said...

Bishop, we wait for poooweer..this reminds me of Ron Connolly entreating the Holy Ghost! I fully expect a awesome day on Sunday! WE feel you in the spirit and the watchers are praying!

Peace and blessings..

peacemaker said...

Mystic...
The beauty of this blog is the variations in articulation. Everyone translates their thoughts and insights with such depth and grace. This Wisdom outlet is second to none.
Your post, especially, spoke to me. I not only read it, I felt it as well.
Your revelation of "alethea" is very timely. We are entering a time when the Truth is no longer be concealed behind the false wall of organized religion but revealed in and through the
Interconnectedness of the same body it seeks to divide. Individual truth changes constantly, but the collective alethea remains constant. That truth is...there are no "others".
You are right; we are collectively embarking on a journey. Discovering on that journey what the great Sages, Mystics, and spiritual teachers past and present have spoken about and even science is confirming; we are one. One with all creation and one with all's Creator.

This Korea visit is integral to our oneness and evolution as a body.

“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything.”
Swami Vivekananda

Visualize World Peace...
PM

Izumi/JOY said...

Hey Bish & Pastor Debye,

Hope your (actual birthday) evening was spectacular. Yesterday was kinda overcast & chilly, here. More like a day in autumn than cheery spring.

My slow-cooker did a great job with warming things up, though. Brunswick Stew and big chunks of crusty bread for dinner. (Doesn't compare to Dave Speedwalker's - but still good.)

Again, this must be that. When I awoke yesterday, the words, "preconceived ideas" were my first thoughts. Even before prayer.

I considered posting that & got the impression I should wait. It wasn't yet time to share. But, since you mentioned your experience, ("wait 'til you get there and see") maybe now is when.

Specifically, what I heard was "preconceived ideas/preconceived fears."

Ironically, this is based on truth, being that mankind has been on God's mind from before the foundation of the world. And, preconceived fear is a good thing when applied as spiritual reverence for God the Father; Creator of everything.

I guess where it applies to my journey is your Scriptural admonition not to judge a matter before its time.

Don't know if it's just me, but, here's what's been in my spirit a little over a week: Beauty

When I watched the painting pachyderm (on Utube, also) present another facet of creativity, that changed the portrait from my preconceived idea of the animal.

Formerly, all I saw was a beast of burden. Now, an artist. By dictionary.com that equates to a painter, sculptor, or writer, who is able by virtue of imagination and talent or skill to create works of aesthetic value, especially in the fine arts.

I'd heard before, but it never really settled in me, until I re-read it just now on Wikipedia.

Elephants communicate over long distances by producing and receiving low frequency sound (via rumbling) that travels through the ground farther than sound travels through the air.

So... regarding Sunday's birthday celebration, it personally offers more dimension to Taps dancing to "Now, behold the Lamb" and the children's dance troupe. That expands my understanding about different forms of worship (bowing, kneeling, standing, dancing, twirling, jumping, stomping).

An elephant's feet are highly sensitive. Ditto for its trunk. It picks up vibrations like the flat skin on the drum top. ("He lives in you! He lives in me! He watches over...") and again, illuminates Palm Sunday's service (to me) when Chandra sang the wordless "Silent Storm" song.

I've shared all that to remind you of something Bish often offers, when we don't know exactly what to say: "It is well."

And God is!

A well of living water!

Anonymous said...

Dreamin'...dreamin' is free.
So sang Deborah Harry of Blondie.

Agreement with El ojo- and IRIS, wow, that was awesome and anointed. I was strengthened and inspired. How great is our God, PRAISE HIM!
-Karl

Anonymous said...

my cup runnith over. If God blesses me any more, Im may explode. I can feel the singing and dancing of heaven. I can feel it inside of me. Can't wait til Sunday.

Scribe38 said...

Hello Family:

These are the two scriptures GOD spoke to me today and instructed me to post. Hopefully, they speak life and liberty into someone spirit.

1 JOHN 2:7-11 (NIV)

"Dear Friends, I am not writing you a new command but an old one, which you have had since the beginning. This old command is the message you have heard. Yet, I am writing you a new command; its TRUTH is seen in him and you, BECAUSE THE DARKNESS IS PASSING AND THE TRUE LIGHT IS ALREADY SHINING." !!!!
Anyone who claims to be in the LIGHT but hates his brother is still in the darkness. Whoever loves his brother lives in the light and there is nothing in him to make him stumble. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness;he does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded him."


1 JOHN 3:16-24

"This is how we know what LOVE is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity (mercy) on him, how can the love of GOD be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with ACTIONS and in TRUTH. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For GOD is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything."
"Dear Friends, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before GOD and receive from him anything we ask, because we OBEY HIS COMMANDS and do what pleases Him. And this is his command: to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, AND TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER as he commanded us. Those who obey his commands live IN HIM, and he IN THEM. And this is how we know that HE LIVES IN US: We know it by the Spirit HE GAVE US."

Hallelujah! AMEN.

Scribe38 said...

Bishop and BITN Family:

Again, I am posting, not because there are not pressing matters in my life require attention, but because the Holy Spirit is pressing upon me more heavily to post this word RIGHT NOW... So, the Holy Spirit wins out over all else hands down.

Written: Monday Afternoon /
05 APRIL 2004! @ 1244 Hours

"Glory Hallelujah! For the Spirit of the Most High God reigns, rules, and abides in this place. there is no time such as the present time, decalres the Lord of Hosts, that I shall weed out the strong from the weak, the men of God form the boys of the world, and Kingdom Warrior virtuous women of God from wayward, obstinate, and undisciplined girls of darkness, says GOD. The time has arrived for all to STAND UP and choose if they are for mine Kingdom- The Kingdom of GOD, or against me and all that I represent. There is no middle ground, therefore, all are made subject unto me. I am the Alpha and Omega, the Start and Finish, the beginning and end, says GOD. Therefore, choose ye' this day which master you shall serve and whose report you shall believe! If they know not exactly what and whom they stand for, they are surely not in right standing with me. I am that I AM and no assignment of hell is able to overtake those which I have placed my hands upon, says GOD. I am the Master and Creator of all the universe and there is nothing that has or ever will exist that is greater than me- the AWESOME JEHOVAH GOD! I AM GOD and I change not. Let everything that have breath praise ye' the Lord, decalres GOD. No matter what is said and done, more shall always be aid than ever done, EXCEPT BY ME! Everything that precedes the mouth of the the great Jehovah God shall be established exactly as it has been decreed. Choose ye' this day whose report you shall believe and what master you shall serve. Let not my admonishment and encouragment fall upon deaf ears, says GOD. For I have sent forth the Holy Spirit to set the captives free. Furthermore, they whom the Son of God have set free are free indeed and no stone shall be left untured!

Behold! I am the God Of Israel, and the people which I call by my name are hereby required to boldly step up, step out, and proclaim my word, doing my works MY WAY without hesitation. For a single moment can make such a drastic difference in another's lifetime because of obedience in adhering to my commands and instructions, says GOD. I SHALL ALWAYS speak clearly to my people who diligently seek my presence and will not give up even after they hear my voice. My voice is clear and distinct to the listening ear that awaits and anticipates hearing me, but my instructions may seem a bit off the beaten path and definitely out of the ordinary, says GOD. they who continuously seek to do my will and obey my commands and listen to my voice shall be rewarded immeasurably, says GOD. I- Lord God Almighty over the great and the small am about to blow the lids off of all ideological boxes of those pious, self-centered, half-witted, uncommited "church folk" whom only come into mine house for the purposes of "show and tell". They come to shwo their face and to tell others about their own slef-imposed form of godliness, while backbiting and maligning others, saith the Lord God of jacob, Isaac, and Abraham, whom was decreed as the "Father of Many Nations", for I establed covenant with him. I AM kicking down the doors of those religious mindsets and using whomever desire, will, and purpose for the edifying of the body of Christ, says GOD. Pay not attention to the looks on their faces, says GOD, for this mission is outlined and SHALL GO FORTH to establish and erect Divine Order in mine houses and temples of the Most High God, as the Holy Spirit rushes forward to set the records straight.

From this point forwards, everything that has attempted to bind my people and keep them bound, must loose the hold and deathgrip off the righteousness of GOD so that they may prosper and be in good health, even as thy soul propsers. At all times, my people are required to tell the truth and shame the enemy. There is no place, says God for any of my anointed to pacify / enable others to continue in lifestyles of filth, rebellion, idolatry, debauchery, emothion, spiritual, and mental manipulation, abuse, sexual immoratlity, chaos, and wickedness of every kind. My people are not to pass judgment, but dare not be a crutch in the foolishness. Though all have fallen short of the glory of GOD, repentance and deliverance comes about through a renewing of the mind and transformation in the glory of God.

In all things, allow thy yes to be yes, and no's to be emphatic no's. there is no middle ground in the kingdom. Jesus was hung suspended between heaven and Earth, went to the throes of darkness and conquered the enemy providing freedom from the curse and sin, making liberty available to all. Direct link to the throne of God was secured through the Power of the Blood of Christ. Let everything that have breath praise ye' the Lord! Hallelujah!

Anticipate tokens of appreciation, heartfelt notions of repentance, love offerings, blessings released, and manifestions of miracles / breakthroughs NOW tangible. Expect the unexpected as Favor abounds your household and the strongholds / attacks of the enemy are rendered null and void!

Selah... AMEN.

Laura said...

Thank You Bishop
It always helps to hear that your dreams do matter from your spiritual leader.
It's so easy to give up on dreams living in a fast paced lifestyle as we all do.
Encouragement helps keep us on track.
Have a safe trip back
See Ya Sunday

Avatar said...

Today's blog gives me great peace. I feel protected hearing "I'm relaying all I am able to," "some things Mary pondered in her heart", "some things have a proper time to be discussed". And above all, I feel loved hearing "In the POWER of the Spirit, I want to minister to you, Sunday." I feel like a kid in a big family--Mom and Dad are coming home with pockets full of presents for everyone--and one of them will be for me!

From our perspective [if I may be bold enough to speak for all]--"something" DEFINITELY was better--both to receive and to be able to give. Sharing in the steps of your/our destiny. Especially for such a time as this. It's bedtime in Korea--Supernatural rest to you Bishop, Pastor Debye, John-boy, Mary Ellen, ALL.

Dreaming. Dreaming Big. Dreaming Free. Give us faith so we'll be safe. Then it was said among the nations, "The LORD has done great things for them."

The Prayer (with translation)

Sognamo un mondo senza piu violenza
un mondo di giustizia e di speranza
Ognuno dia la mano al suo vicino
Simbolo di pace, di fraternita

(We dream a world without violence
a world of justice and faith.
Everyone gives the hand to his neighbours
Symbol of peace, of fraternity)

La forza che ci da
We ask that life be kind
e il desiderio che
and watch us from above
ognuno trovi amor
We hope each soul will find
intorno e dentro se
another soul to love

(The force his gives us)
…...We ask that life be kind
(is wish that)
…….and watch us from above
(everyone finds love)
…….We hope each soul will find
(around and inside)
……another soul to love

Let this be our prayer
Let this be our prayer, just like every child

Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe
Need to find a place, guide us with your grace
Give us faith so we'll be safe

E la fede che
hai acceso in noi,
sento che ci salvera

(It's the faith
you light in us
I feel it will save us)

DoubleBack Alley said...

Sahib,

You’re a Seoul Man. I think it is interesting that there is great unrest in the Korean peninsula as we speak. It reminds me of the angels at war for Daniel. Peace that flows like a river where you are, but international tensions just a few degrees north.

The Parallels are obvious. The number 38 in scripture is synonymous with physical infirmity, ills, or trouble. Isn’t it interesting that the two countries seem to teeter back and forth between reconciliation and nuclear annihilation and in very close proximity spiritual awakening is being evidenced?

The 38 Parallel was a dividing line long before 1953. They have fought over this pinstripe many times before. Interestingly enough, the imaginary line roughly corresponds to the Mason Dixon line. Another line that divides another nation. Korea has been a feared place to fight for millennia because if you are caught on the peninsula, there is no way out. The hook is this, maybe, just maybe, the tide is changing. Doesn’t the answer always seem to come from the abyss?

It just takes one person, or one people, or one idea, or one new paradigm. Whatever part you play Sahib, know that I am with you on point. Thank you for going into the situation with eyes wide shut. Ignoring the obvious and expecting the sublime. You have changed because of this teleporting. I can sense it in the nuance of your reporting. Can't wait to dovetail this in the blog.

You are Seoul Brother # 1.

Ain't God Good?

Anonymous said...

Hello, Bishop Swilley & CITN bloggers.

Reading the post about elephants reminded me of Gen. 4:10. The story could have conveyed that Abel's soul cried out to God, his creator. Instead, it says that God heard the sound of Abel's blood crying from the ground.

Could it be that the same Feet that strolled the Garden with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day, picked up Abel's vibrations through the earth? That seems to confirm why blood and water gushed out of Jesus at His crucifixion.

Is that what you meant, Iz/JOY when you wrote, "Bless the water. Bless the bread." "Heal the land"?

debbiel said...

wishing you and debye the best. listening to the inner voice. looking forward to Sunday service.

Mystic said...

Peacemaker...thank you for that. It just had to come out...funny how it began with another word in my spirit that I began researching: chrysalis (from Greek, from chrysos gold, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew ḥārūṣ gold--as in pure, transparent gold) which all ended in THE TRUTH, THE ONE, and ALL IS ONE from the philosopher--whom I am still studying because I believe dude had it goin' on; at least part of it anyway.

I just know that there are more blurkers out there who have words to share with the class and I was just hoping that my overzealousness might make them realize they couldn't possibly be any more strange than I...for I AM A UNIQUE and SPECIAL SANCTIFIED Member of the BELOVED--as are all of us! So come on in, blurkers, and enjoy this time and this place that was so graciously created for us by our Shepherd. Come share with us...we don't bite...at least not right away.

Bishop, you are the reason I began that whole chrysalis/golden journey because I felt that word when you blogged that day. What an awesome thing to have your past, present, and future come together in such a moment...it was indeed "for such a time as this".

El...I get it...exponential dreams and joy...an explosion of spirit! WooHoo!

Iris...I couldn't have said it any better myself.

Izi...keep layin' it on us!

Avatar...Thanks for the song...I'm in line for the presents too! So hit me one more time, Daddy!

Scribe, Laura, Fanman, Karl, and all you Anons...keep it coming...let's rock this house today and keep it going right up through Sunday and the whole week!

Mystic said...

Amd PM...I am visualizing with you...WORLD PEACE!!

Avatar said...

famman87, cool feather. Can you share the significance?

Cool, anonymous--sensing the singing and dancing in heaven, and (anon2)elephants sensing. I just invested an hour searching Elephant Painting. According to the sites, it is only the Asian elephants that can/want to do this and not all want to. Many just eat the paint sticks.

Whales communicating through water. Hear the sounds? Sounds of creation calling...

I'm also reminded of Bishop's analogies for dream manifestation and elephant gestation (22 months)! Which strangely leads me back[forward?] to "the Art of the Word" and "the Lord is My Shepherd". I'm understanding how someone can sit in an art gallery, in front of one painting for hours. That gift had eluded me.

I wonder (tracy) how many others will "suddenly" appear from the well of living water (izjoy).

How Great is Our God is on the playlist. C u ITB, Dr. King? CITN will be singing and dancing this anniversary weekend, holding on tight to your dream, and Jesus'!

famman87 said...

Avatar,

The feather is a picture from the cover of my favorite work of fiction(??).I said yesterday that I had been quoting Richard Bach alot lately, probably because I have just reread "Illusions:The Adventures of A Reluctant Messiah".(My Dad gave me my first copy when I was 15,before he began reverting back toward "religion") In a nutshell, it's about a guy who actually grasps the concept that the "IS"(hmmmm.)has actually enabled we humans with all of His power and ability. The world begins to label him as Messiah and Savior, but when he can't get them to believe what he knows himself about being fully enabled by GOD, he quits. Disappears. Meets another guy flying bi-planes from town to town giving aiprplane rides and decides to take him as a "student".

One lesson involves our ability to create/magnetize anything we want to into our lives by simply deciding what we want, visualing it clearly in our mind,believing in it, and creating/drawing it to ourselves.(Richard, our hero, at first wants to create his perfect woman, Don tells him to start smaller. Richard visualizes a blue feather in his mind.It took a few hours for the feather to find Richard, but it did, in an unexpected way.)

After all that, the feather represents the creative ability and power that God has given to us all if we only accept and believe it.

Sorry if the reply is too long-winded.

Great book, full of little truisms, about how the world we live in is simply illusions we create for ourselves,and how:

"We are ALL.
FREE.
To do.
Whatever.
We want.
To do."
~Richard Bach~

Alot of folks consider it too "New Age-y", but I think I hear alot of this stuff from somewhere else these days...

One more for y'all:

"Imagine the universe beautiful and just and perfect,

Then be sure of one thing:

The IS has imagined it quite a bit better than you have."

One more, makes me think of all of you:

"Every person, all the events of your life are there because you have drawn them there.

What you choose to do with them is up to you."

Hope I haven't worn out my welcome...LOL

Much Love...

Izumi/JOY said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for your post. Honestly? I don't have the full understanding of why I wrote, "Bless the water. Bless the bread. Heal the land."

When I typed it, it seemed the right thing to convey, so I just went with it. Maybe it was a reference to Jesus. Then, I thought it might mean, "bless the communion" (Bish & Pastor Debye's conferences ; unity of faith amongst believers)

Maybe it has something to do with the role of being peace ambassadors and having authority to bless from wherever we are. Location-wise and spiritually. Maybe it's all of that & more that I haven't yet seen. Anyway, thank you for asking.

After I read your post, I considered God's feet walking in the Garden. It reminded me of how butterflies taste with theirs. Later, I had to laugh after discovering Mystic's post (researching the word chrysalis).

Again, that leads me to Jesus in the manger, wrapped in swaddling clothes. Then, to the tomb in grave clothes. And of course, now in GLORY.

Wherever you are, I pray peace, safety, fellowship with visionaries of excellence, the presence of God's glory cloud around you from this day forward (and a continuation upon your entire lineage) the Lord's perpetual joy in your journey, favor's shield-like surrounding; favor with God, men, women, children, environment, circumstances, nature, weather & time.

Walk in divine health. Never grow weary. Run! Don't faint! God says that in the natural realm, you've waited a long time. But, that was HIS plan all along. There were areas in your life that needed healing and restoration.

You've been obedient & He's seen all your tears. Tears are for cleansing and your well is full of His living waters. He kept all of your tears in His remembrance book of you.

You are NOT alone. There are more for you than against you. I pray that God opens your spirit to see this. He's heard you say in your secret time with Him, "I don't have anybody to tell these things." He says, "You have ME. Tell ME. And, of course, I'll believe you. I showed you these things for a reason. For My purpose."

This morning, the hands on one of the clocks in my home were turned back to 11:55, while the clock was still ticking! (In actuality, it was close to 6 A.M.)

It reminded me of an earlier post about, "in the midnight hour, God's gonna turn it around. It's gonna work in your favor - turn it around and around and around."

Only believe.

When I noticed that the time was ("technically") incorrect, I began interceding for the household of faith, God's mercy and grace and His kingdom.

I pray for a tangible impartation for you and your household. Know that He has already perfected those things that concern you. God says that you are highly favored in His eyes (doesn't matter what you or anyone else suggests to the contrary - keep going). Your words are like His aromatic spikenard blended with myrrh.

Keep moving forward, friend!

Amen and amen.

fairydust said...

The world is a better place with you in it Bishop. Your path is direct and anointed. We miss you here and look forward to your return. I get that you may, you may not, be able to express to us your experience on Sunday. But I do know that as it does come to us it will be full of the spirit and life changing for us all. God speed. I pray a hedge of white light around you and Pastor Debye as you return safely home.

Anonymous said...

famman87 mentioned that the feather represents the creative ability and power that God has given to us all if we only accept and believe it.

I was browsing in borders same day and "so happened" to open a book by Bishop Jordan called The Laws of Thinking. Some of what was written said "I am (god-awareness) FREES your creative power to shape this reality"

Also that "writing is the key to manifestation", and that writing down your dream makes it 5x (five times) more likely that it will happen".

So keep dreaming guys and especially get them written down and move forward in their direction!
Love you all! Karl

ps. Bishop, I think there is a talking Mona Lisa at one of the art museums there, not sure which one.

Avatar said...

mystic, cool purple hyacinth! Spring is here!

famman87, you got the book at 15 before your Dad reverted to religion. There's those mustard seed moments again. You didn't wear out your welcome for me [but I get your drift, have thought the same thing myself a couple of times!]

I've been enjoying a Clarence-like review of the blogs wonderful life. Re-reading blogs and posts, pondering revelations. Staring at art [those Mercy and Grace guys are a big time blessing! "Christina's World"--amazing! (side note: while pondering that pic, Hold On Tight to Your Dreams shuffles way too many times for it to be coincidence.]

But mostly I'm remembering the FUN! Come Saturday Morning was a definite highlight!

I overheard a quote from the Memphis coach Calipari today. Housing his team in the middle of all the hoopla of the Final Four, wanting them to take it all in and enjoy the fun, he said "its the team that has the most fun that wins!" Amen. Amen.

Kettly said...

Grace and Peace Be Unto You Both My Spiritual Father and Mother.And to all of My Spirituals Brothers and Siters bloggers!

Dear Bish,

One or two months ago. You've posted one statement on"One on One"
saying: I have one life and one chance to make it count for something... I'm free to choose what that something is and the something I've chosen is my faith.
Now,my faith goes beyong theology and relgion,and requires considerable work and effort. My faith demands-this is not optional -my faith that I do whatever I can,
wherever I am,wherever I can for as long I as can.With whatever I have
to make a difference.
BRAVO! BRAVO!
He(Jesus) stood up and said to them,"The one without sin among you should be the first to throw a
stone at her.(John 8:7).
To me that's statement: Daring to Be Unpopular. Boldly standing up for what's right may often mean going against friends,colleagues,
and even other Christians.When presented with a woman caught in the act of adultery,Jesus went against the crowd,and instead of condemning the woman who had been literally caught in the act,to death by stoning,He mercifully stood up for her.He challenged the Pharisees that"the one without sin
among you should be the first to throw a stone at her"(John 8:7).
when we truly grasp our own sinfulness, our hearts tend to soften toward those whose mistakes have found them out. While we are not called to excuse wrong behavior,there are times when
God nudges us to stand as an example of His mercy and grace,
even if is costly for us. we may even lose a friend.But what might we and others gain in the process? What you are gaining now is,the choice you choose. To make a difference to this Community Rockdale, Newtom County,and the world.
When we stop to look you're making the choice Jesus made some years ago not to be POPULAR in the eyes of man. But, only in the eyes of His Heavenly Father. Yours is not for man to see,but to set the example Jesus have asked you to do.

Welcome Back! Can't wait to see you
and Pastor Debye.Yes, Take your time with the Revelation to be unfolded to you before you shared it with us.
God bless,
Kettly

Mystic said...

Izumi/Joy...AWESOME!!! Thank You!! I felt that from somewhere deep inside (deep calling to deep) and then had it roll out in waves from my center to the tips of my toes and through each hair on my head! WOW! It's ALL good! It's ALL One! It's ALL dreams and joy multiplied! It's ALL Visualized World Peace! It's All for Our Bishop, and for US! I'm most definitely IN! Thanks BE TO GOD for ALL of you and for ALL of this! Bishop...our expectations are high! You Gon Be Rockin' Da Ghost Again and this Be one Mystic who can't wait, mon! LET THE RIVER RUN!!! It may have begun at the ankles, then rose to the waist, but now we are treading in this wild and wonderful River of God! Hal El To Jah!!

PS...Glad you like the pic of the hyacinths...it's called "His Majesty"...I thought it appropriate here.

Erik said...

Hey Beautiful Bishop!!

You have been connecting the whole time. Everyone on the blog is fully connected. Of course, you know we are all pulling from you for the max Sunday (tomorrow/today).

I know it can be kind of a pain, but you know us… we got to do it. The service is revealing all that needs to be out, we are opening the full throttle, making the most clear opening we can to prompt the flow, to siphon what you have into the body. It would be nice to apologize, but we really aren’t sorry. Yeah, I know, it probably is a strain, but we just can’t help it.

All the most excellent love, but hey, we are who we are, the heathen, very now focused, you know that whole immediate gratification thing. We don’t know what it is, but we want it.

‘Lucky you’, you get to be our focus. Couldn’t happen to a better Bishop.

Love.

Kettly said...

Acts 9:17 said: Then Ananias went to the house and entered it.Placing
his hand on Saul,he said,"Brother Saul, the Lord -Jesus,who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here-has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

When Paul received his sight,he received spiritually an insight into the Person of Jesus Christ,
and the whole of his subsequent life and preaching was nothing but
Jesus Christ.He said:"I determined not to know anything among you,save
Jesus Christ,and Him cruxified."No
attraction was ever allowed to hold
the mind and soul of Paul save the
face of Jesus Christ.

The abiding characteristic of a spiritual man is the terpretation of the LORD Jesus Christ to himself
and the interpretation to others of the purpose of God.The one concentrated passion of the life is Jesus of the life is Jesus Christ.Whenever you meet this reputation in a man,you feel he is
a man after God's own heart.

Bishop never allow anything to deflect you from insight into Jesus
Christ.The fact that you leave your own comfort zone to brings sight to another part of the world is the test of whether you are the spiritual man that set an example to the others or not.Because of your faith and obedient to the Holy Spirit,I believe you are removed mountains form this trip. I
know God our Father must be wishpering into your ears and say well done my son,my servant.Greatness on your service.
Bishop,may the Lord continues to used you more and for the Gospel to be Preached,the way He desires for us to spread the word,with LOVE and ACCEPTANCE from one and another.
Blessing,Blessing To You All.
Kettly.
Thank you Daddy for bringing present for us all.Thanks.

Ebony said...

I was thinking about this today in church. You know how you said that for the World to know Jesus he had to be rejected by Israel. You have a heart for the nations more than any pastor that I've ever been under, so for you to be embraced by the World as you are, it may have to come at the expense of "mainstream American Christendom". So what if the local yokels here don't get you, to be able to speak with international dignitaries is being "seated in heavenly places". God has blessed you with an ability to meld in wherever you go, and I know he's going to use you to bring in a harvest of souls that others can't. Simply because they aren't wired for it. God bless them because they have a use in the body. But, just like CITN members are "big city" people. You are a GLOBAL minister who happens to have a church in a local community. "We Speak to Nations, the Kingdom is coming near to you, we speak to you, BE FREE!!"

Avatar said...

((((((Bishop))))))
((((((Pastor Debye))))))

i am awed.
by God.
his ways astound.
making words reveal their limitations.
so we seek the knowing of the hum.

no personal gift could have been better than knowing that you were both received, honored, celebrated and recognized [in all of its meanings] by the leaders of many nations, tribes, faiths and tongues.

i am on-my-knees full of joy.