Friday, May 2, 2008

Blessings from Buffalo!

Hey beautiful bloggers!

I found a computer and a minute to write a little something, so I want to make contact with you. I've been reading your comments...the timing of some of them is really interesting, and some of them are just interesting any time. There is so so so much to tell you, and I will share more when I can have some real alone time and can get my thoughts together. Everything here is...I don't know what words to use anymore...I would say "incredible", but I don't want to say that because I have the faith to believe that what is happening in the Spirit-realm is, indeed, eniterely credible. It's a temptation to use "awesome", but that word is overused..."cool" doesn't quite get it...I'll just say it's all good and it's all God!

I've been to Washington twice this week, and both times were...amazing (there's a good word). The hotel we stay in is right next to the Pentagon and Arlington...our room had a great view of the Capitol and the Washington Monument...prayer began at 5:00 AM (well, it's not technically prayer...there's a Korean word for it that I don't know how to spell) but it was really something to watch the sun come up over the the Capitol dome while it was going on. That lasted a couple of hours and then we were invited to have breakfast with Rev. Moon and his wife (they call them Father and Mother Moon or the "True Parents"...I'll tell you more about that later). We had a lovely time and they asked me to sing something so I stood up right there at the table and sang How Great is Our God. It was incredible, awesome, cool, good, God and amazing all rolled into one).

There was another session where I met and talked with the president of the Washington Times who expressed interest in doing a story on CITN. After that we had a little meeting with some leaders to establish some understanding about the future of my relatiosnhip with these organizations and to discuss the Israel trip (apparently I will be preaching in Ramallah!)

Then we flew to Buffalo for the ICCC conference...had a little mix up on the flight so we missed the service last night, but I spoke this morning...had a wonderful time...and then the College of Bishops and some of the other ICCC Bishops drove up to Niagara Falls and were met by the Mayor who gave us a proclamation and then we took a little trip on the Maid of the Mist (my hair is still wet even as I write this)...I had been to the falls before but I had never taken the boat, and all I can say is OH MY GOD!

Tonight in the service we will be installing some new Bishops, so it should be a beautiful service, then we have a session in the morning and then we fly home...

That's just some highlights...I'll share some more Sunday...

And listen...everything's cool with the blog and the church and the way home people celebrate me...everybody relax...I'll be home soon and will get back on schedule, and you'll be fine. I love you all, and appreciate your passion and your insights, but be cool, my babies...I'm in a really good place.

I speak a blessing over you, and say that, because you are connected to me in the Spirit, you are receving the benefits of what I'm receiving right now. Put your hand on your monitor screen, and as you do, realize that I am speaking life and peace to you...this may sound too cosmic for some, but I'm giving you a big cyber-hug whenever you read this (like when your computer says "You've got mail", when you click on this I am saying "You've got blessing!")

I feel your prayers and I love you all very, very much.

36 comments:

Larry Usher said...

Cool Bishop- yah we used the tar out of "cool" growing up, not so much "totally awesome" or "gnarly". Ha!
Have visited Niagara numerous times but after seeing the Grand Canyon it kind of paled in comparison. The gardens are gorgeous up there on the Canadian side!
Another glorious day here in Atl!
Times of cleansing are followed by days of Glory.
Just thought of a movie quote from "Miracle"(on ice) where Herb Brooks says, "Prepare to grow through pain, gentlemen."
There's plenty of heat in the refiner's fire, the pot is being stirred and the dross is rising to the top to be discarded. The pure gold is starting to appear in the midst and is near pouring out into forms of outrageous beauty that only the Lord can fashion.
Blessings to all and down to the mountain!

Larry

linda said...

Hey Bishop,
I am so glad that everything is going great up there for you all.
It is wonderful to be a part of something this big. Keep doing what you do, we all cool back home
Love ya
Linda

Avatar said...

O-o-o, o-o-o! I will not fill this post with o's, but I want to (smile).

The falls,
wet hair,
I imagine a sense of the drenching blessings of our over the top God!
Oh, what's in His heart!

And oh, how sweet to hear what is in yours, Bishop. Way cool to imagine (even sense!) what is in Pastor Debye's!!! I see scarves flying all over the stage--woo hoo!

nancy said...

Let the river run..
Let all the dreamers wake the nations!!
NEW BEGINNINGS
HE MAKES ALL THINGS NEW and it's spilling over just like NIAGRA FALLS
Just like Jeremiah!!!!-
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.
"Ah Sovereign Lord,"I said, "I do not know how to speak. I am only a child
But the Lord said to me, "Do not say, "I am only a child "You must go to everyone I send to and say whatever I command you. Do not be afraid of them for I am with you and will rescue you' declares the Lord.
Get yourself ready! Stand up and say to them whatever I command you...I will rescue you.

Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow...just like the Niagra river....

tracy said...

We take that blessing and raise it 100 fold. Ya'll have a blast! Sounds like you are experiencing things we all get to experience thru you. So, bring it home...in detail.

sissiedo said...

Bishop, yesterday morning as I was praying I asked God to give you an opportunity to sing. You bless us with your singing and I wanted them to experience the same blessing.
I am looking forward to Sunday with anticipation. Thank you for the blessing.

Iris said...

Hey Guys,

Tears seem to flow very easy these days. Bishop, when I read your post, and even as I write this, I am crying. The Holy Spirit was all over me as I read. God is moving… and I am so blessed to be apart of it all. This thing is so huge… My spirit leaps with joy… When I see the enormity of this move… It makes everything in my life look so small… It puts everything into perspective…. WOW we have an awesome God…. I stand in awe of Him… I don’t know how to express how wonderful all of this is… There are no earthly words to articulate the way may spirit feels at this very moment… Knowing that He is moving across the land and His Spirit is falling on all flesh… If I could I would start typing in tongues if that would help… but on the internet I don’t know if that would translate very well… So all I can say is...
OH... OH...OH...From the depths of my being... To worship you I live... to worship You I live... I live to worship You... OH.... OH...

Love you and Pastor Debye…
Love all of my internet BITN family
Today is a good day to be alive.
Iris.


You said, ask and you will receive,
what ever you need…
You said, pray and I’ll hear from heaven,
and I’ll heal your land…

You said, Your glory will fill the earth
like water the sea…
You said, lift up your eyes
the harvest is here…
the kingdom is near…

You said, ask and I’ll give the nations to you…
Oh Lord, that’s the cry of my heart…
Distant shores and the islands will see
Your light as it rises on us…

Oh Lord, we ask for the nations…
Oh Lord, we ask for the nations…
Oh Lord, we ask for the nations…

Send the rain Lord… touch this earth once again… Show Your power… let Your presence be known… fill this earth… Holy Spirit come flood this earth with Your presence…

"elle" said...

Bish & Debye,
Try these on for size...
PHENOMENAL
REMARKABLE
EXCEPTIONAL
EXTRAORDINARY
I think they all fit!
I'm guessing on this one, since I wasn't there ITB to tangibly experience it with you... but don't the 'current events' make your previous encounters with all of those firebrands(agitators/troublemakers) seem like a million years ago?!? No one is flameproof, but what glory there is in making it through without the smell of smoke! And what a privilege for the two of you to be so beautifully chosen of God!
Mercy, grace & favor in doing what you were chosen to do! Godspeed...

Friend4Life said...

Hey Every-1!! Just wanted to say how neat your at the place I was born today..on my B-day!! I didn't get to see Buffalo until I was 25yrs old.

Weds. Blog about being whole..I'll tell you thats a word I have been pondering in my heart. I know I am whole...I am working on some things here.(flesh stuff)

I was up there at Niagara in Feb. I changed my picture to show you that the water stills flows when its frozen on the bottom.

C-Every-1 Sunday!!
Love you all,
L.W.

Friend4Life said...

Here's another shot of the falls. You can see that the water still flows underneath.

I want to share with you why I was up there...but not now. My birth is a mystery...and I am solving it one piece at a time.(im adopted) I know everything is going to come together very soon.

Thanks again, Bishop for everything you do.

dgm2007 said...

so funny how i think language for good stuff is totally exhausted. i just feel kinda weird when I continually say its awesome. im like do ppl really get what i mean when I say that. But language is our only form of communication and we wish to communicate experiences. words are simply placeholders. I was so glad to see the post today.... I check it so often i was like time to scroll down. then I was like "Blessings from Buffalo!" What :) Love the be cool my babies i totally lol-ed with that. I quote you entirely too much :).. Cant wait for sunday.

its so great how much your doing. Its so fun to exist with God outside of time. He's just so ready to go and once you start you forget how much you've done and never really think wait how am I going to do this.. he does it all
. love the Blog.. Sunday... im preparing.. ;)

famman87 said...

Bish,

Glad everything is going so well and can't wait to hear more...

Particularly nice that you are enjoying Buffalo. this is usually a really good time of year to be there, but I hear your in some rain... go figure, it seems to be reigning whereever you are these days.

I know exactly what you mean about the Falls. I have been there at least 100 times, and I am always awestruck by the power that is generated by that water. Don't know if you got to take the tour that takes you behind the falls, but it too is an incredible experience. You literally can feel the power from the water vibrating through the earth as the waters rush over the falls.

Neat how alot of our converations over the last couple of weeks have involved rain and water and the like, and now you have seen and felt another instance involving rivers and water and AWESOME power.

Something coming to mind about "streaming"... another water reference... HMMMMMM... must meditate on that one for a bit.

Thanks for the hug. Can feel the love and peace radiating from my screen and accept it with arms, heart, and spirit wide open...

Can't wait for Sunday

Tom said...

Bishop Swilley,I receive it I've got blessing and I need it!

I'm glad your trip is going great and will continue to be go great.Sometimes all you can say to describe the incredible is just to say,God.It's just God being God.

Peace and Saftey,God bless everyone!

Laura said...

So Cool Bishop - I can only guess how awesome the Falls must have been.
Have a safe trip home and keep moving & shaking the foundation.
And as the reporter said Bishop Swilley speaks to all Nations
All his dreamers are waking the nations
Their calling for the new Jerusalem.

Anonymous said...

I am so blessed to be a part of this ministry. The "energy" felt through your blog is powerful. I immediately began to cry. What an exciting time in our lives. Many, Many, Many, thanks to you and Pastor Debye for moving forward and taking our vision to the next level. Enjoy every single minute.

Live-Love, Holly T.

Dennis Caldwell said...

Good evening friends,
Still hung-up on “THE VOICE” of God. Thanks Avatar and famman87 for connecting with me on this.

I got a little free time this evening and did some more prayer study and meditation on the VOICE of God. I knew that God was trying to get something through to me. Then when I read your post Bishop it all started to come together. It was amazing how what I had come up with connected with your post.

I see it all now as a confirmation that “I am” hearing the VOICE of GOD in THIS FELLOWSHIP! And that God is speaking through our bishop in a powerful way to the NATIONS!

I know that God can speak to me through trees, rocks or people. Pretty much any way He wants to; but he is very much acquainted with each of our personalities. So He knows that on spiritual matters I mostly think in scriptures; so that is how He usually speaks to me. As I was praying, studying and meditating on these things. Here is what I came across. In other word, to answer my own question in my earlier post. Here is WHAT GOD IS SAYING TO ME “TODAY’.

Bishop you have been speaking to leaders of the peoples of the world by the Holy Spirit. To reveal the True Spirit of the one and only God of all. You’re right on time, in tune and in step with the Spirit. Praise God! The God of ALL THE EARTH AND ALL THE PEOPLE IN IT!

Then you said you went to Niagara Falls today. That was not by accident, it was a prophetic divine appointment. I know God spoke to you there and I can’t wait to HEAR HIS VOICE, when you tell us what He said!

Here are a few of the things that God showed me today about all this:

Ezekiel 1:24 (NJB)
24 I also heard the noise of their wings; when they moved, it was like THE NOICE OF FLOOD-WATERS, like the voice of Shaddai, like the noise of A STORM,

Bishop, you have been speaking to us lately about the Holy Spirit being POURED OUT like A FLOOD and A STORM on ALL PEOPLES!

Ezekiel 1:24 (The Message)
When they moved I heard their wings—it was like THE ROAR OF A GREAT WATERFALL!

(Eze 43:2 ESV) And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming “from the east.” AND THE SOUND OF HIS COMING WAS LIKE THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS, and THE EARTH shone WITH HIS GLORY.

THE RAIN IS COMING ON THE EARTH!!!!!


(Rev 1:15 ESV) his feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and HIS VOICE WAS LIKE THE ROAR OF MANY WATERS.

(Rev 14:2 ESV) And I heard a voice from heaven LIKE THE ROAR OF MANY WATERS and like the sound of LOUD THUNDER. The voice I heard was like the sound of harpists playing on their harps,

(Rev 14:2 GNB) And I heard a voice from heaven that sounded like A ROARING WATERFALL,

It is interesting to note here that the first word study I did this morning on the underlying Hebrew word for VOICE also revealed that the word could mean “THUNDER” it makes me think about when God spoke to Paul and some thought it thundered.

(Rev 17:15 AMP) And [the angel further] said to me, THE WATERS that you observed, where the harlot is seated, ARE RACES AND MULTITUDES AND NATIONS AND DIALECTS (languages).

All nations will remember the LORD. FROM EVERY PART OF THE WORLD THEY WILL TURN TO HIM; ALL RACES WILL WORSHIP HIM.
(Psa 22:27 GNB)

(Rev 19:6 ESV) Then I heard what seemed to be THE VOICE OF A GREAT MULTITUDE, LIKE THE ROAR OF MANY WATERS and like the sound of MIGHTY PEALS OF THUNDER, crying out, "HALLELUJAH! FOR THE LORD OUR GOD THE ALMIGHTY REIGNS.

The rain is coming, the flood is coming, we are hearing the VOICE OF GOD confirming this. We are hearing the VOICE OF THE BODY OF CHRIST LIKE THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS, MANY PEOPLE, NATIONS, RACES, SPEAKING FORTH IN THE SPIRIT OF OUR GOD. WE CAN HEAR THE SOUND OF THE VOICE OF MANY PEOPLE, NATIONS, RACES, AND TONGUES PRAISE THE GOD OF ALL THE EARTH AND IT SOUNDS LIKE A STORM WITH GREAT PEALS OF THUNDER!!!

Yes we are hearing His voice today in the now at church in the now and blog in the now. It’s the sound of real people expressing the real God to the real world; and they are hearing; and they are coming and they will come like a flood.

We are greatly privileged to be called to be a part of this great move of God in the earth. Oh God help us to recognize and hear and obey your voice “today” in the now. Empower us to join you in what you are doing in our lives, communities, states, nations, and our world. Fill us with your Spirit, give us a constant flow of the Spirit of Christ welling up within us and flowing out from us to all those around us and with whom we have to do. That we would BE CHRIST to a world that is ready to see you as you really are and in the seeing we would know who we really are. Your children, all looking to you with eyes filled with love and trust; because NOW we know you and NOW we HEAR Your VOICE!

Heb 3:6-8 AMP
(6) But Christ (the Messiah) was faithful over His [own Father's] house as a Son [and Master of it]. AND IT IS WE WHO ARE [NOW MEMBERS] OF THIS HOUSE, IF WE HOLD FAST AND FIRM TO THE END OUR JOYFUL AND EXULTANT CONFIDENCE AND SENSE OF TRIUMPH IN OUR HOPE [IN CHRIST].
(7) THEREFORE, AS THE HOLY SPIRIT SAYS: TODAY, IF YOU WILL HEAR HIS VOICE,
(8) Do not harden your hearts,…..

Peace,
Dennis

karl cobos said...

Thank you Bishop for taking the time to keep in touch, we know things are quite busy. Great to hear from you.
I'm glad you had an opportunity to sing and did so...neat how sissiedo had prayed for that!

-incredawecoodoGamazing!
that's incredible, awesome, cool, good, God and amazing all rolled into one).

It's interesting that the word "Niagara" is said to originate from an Iroquois word "Onguiaahra" meaning "Thunder of Waters".
...think Rev. 14:2...And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder.
...so many cool spiritual parallels on this journey and while you've been preaching on the Holy Spirit, water, and sounds of rushing winds.

The "Cave of the winds" leads you also to a place behind Bridal Veil Falls.
...interesting that one of the falls is called BRIDAL VEIL FALLS!
We are Christ's bride and you were on the "Maid(bridesmaid) of the mist."...and everybody's getting wet!
The wind is the Holy Ghost in us and we go through the water to get to the other side, like when we were born...hmmm...or maybe baptized...hmmm...through a glass(veil)darkly but now face to face.
-other points of interest there around the place-Rainbow bridge and Goat Island which separates the 2 falls.
Also Luna(Moon) island.

Add my agreement with Nancy and Iris...prophet to the nations...this thing is BIG.

friend4life made me think of something...about when the water is frozen. In the beginning, the sun wasn't made until the 4th day, so maybe a lot of the "waters" were frozen? There was light it says on the 1st day, but the sun(heat and warmth)didn't come until the 4th. I'm wondering, how did the earth bring forth vegetation on the 3rd?...just thinkin'.

famman87 and laura made me think this...about receiving with "open arms, and new Jerusalem...
"so here I am with open arms
nothing to hide, believe what I say
here I am with open arms
hoping you'll see what your love means to me, open arms-the band Journey. (I'm thinkin' the Father/Prodigal welcome), and by the band Creed...
"can you take me higher
to a place where blind men see
can you take me higher
to a place with golden streets
so let's go there...

Heard the song "Laughter in the Rain" today by Neil Sedaka.
"ooh I hear laughter in the rain
walkin' hand in hand with the one I love...ooh how I love the rainy day and that happy way I feel inside."
Did you know his mom took a job as a waitress I believe for 6 months so there would be money for him to take piano lessons as a kid?

Now something to tie in with last Wednesday...from Robert Kiyosaki who wrote Rich Dad, Poor Dad...
My rich dad gave lots of money away...he knew that to receive money, you had to give money. Giving money is the secret to most great wealthy families.
My educated dad always said, "When I have some extra money, I'll give it." The problem was, there was never any extra. So he worked harder to draw more money in rather than focus on the most important law of money: "Give and you shall receive." Instead, he believed in "Receive and then you give."

Thank you for the blessing, I received it-touched the screen and "click",
"I've got blessing, I've got blessing!"

Dennis Caldwell said...

Good Saturday Morning,
I have got to add something else about what the Lord was SAYING to me yesterday. I Didnt realize the similarities till this morning. I am not one to watch movies to often but I watched an old movie yesterday called "Dragon Fly" a movie about SPIRITUAL COMMUNICATION and WATER FALLS!
Had "rainbow" in it too - Promise from God.
Peace,
Dennis

Avatar said...

that's really cool, Sissiedo

"Today is a good day to be alive." amen, Iris

Holly T., I enjoy your L-L-L! Sometimes its a rhema for me.

I'm enjoying checking out pics from the last few days this morning. It's been a challenge figuring out what they all are on a tiny screen. Blew them up to get a good look.

Friend4life, cool [uh, literally--(smile)] pics.

Tom, the joker!

Michelle, spanish moss. I miss it. Vacation pic or you live south of us?

Linda, are those shrimpboats? I’m sure there’s a story in there somewhere!

DONALD! Did you put up that sign????

Fairydust, ooooo, I wanna take more risks, too!

G8trgrl, Washington Cathedral, Oct 07?

PM, peace, love and noodles?

DBA, your slideshow inspired me to put on Ray Lynch’s Sky of Mind today

Rain or shine, its an awesome day today. Love to ALL.

fairydust said...

Something really BIG is comming. There's a storm in the heavens. We are all so blessed to be a part. Hold on be ready.God is real. God is good. God is REAL GOOD.(sorry couldnt help myself) But, I cant wait to see where he is taking us.
Rock on Bishop. I celebrate God in you and Pastor Debye. See ya Sunday. I can smell Niagara. Your words made me cry.Because SOMETHING BIG IS COMMING.

Living the vision

Dennis Caldwell said...

WOW!..... karl cobos,

Are we hearing the same thing OR WHAT! Definitely IN THE SPIRIT. Do I hear Unity, Harmony, one accord! OMG!

Peace,
Dennis

Lisa said...

Wonderful news that your trip is going so well Bish and P Debye. I was checking out Kim Clement website yesterday and he gave a prphetic word about Washington and the people about to stand there. This is all comming together for God to raise a mighty change. I am so excited and am in awe that our Bish is a part of this mighty mighty Victory. It is stupendous to see what God is doing for all of us in a mighty way we have never seen before. I recieve it and expect it.

Erik said...

In the vastness of the macro creation through the microcosm of each decision of how many times to chew each bite, all are necessary. Each decision of the wind and each life is integral for the whole creation. Every grain of sand and every Supernova is necessarily connected. The expression of all that is, accommodates and grows with every decision, with every choice, of every one. There is no periphery, -- the center is in every place, in every mind. How peaceful and exciting it is for we the created. In the design we did not initiate, but form with each breath.

Donald said...

Avatar, I wish I could take credit for putting up that sign, but I can't. But I think that it is so cool that I am tempted to lie and say that I did it.

peacemaker said...

Donald...I just saw your sign up close. So incredibley insensitve...I love it! I'm sorry to all you animal lovers out there but that just funny...I don't care who you are.

Erik...Dude, what ever mind expanding substance you were using when you wrote that; I want some! "Every grain of sand and every Supernova is necessarily connected." OMG!! "There is no periphery...the center is in every place; in every mind." Talk about entanglement. Man you tapped into the "center" of a universal truth that is at the "center" of all that's happening now. We have to talk sometime.

Avatar..."Peace, love, and Noodles?" I believe in peace and love and I like noodles...especially when together. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a picture WITH words must be infinite. What can I say?

Not trying to stir anything up but DBA did have a point yesterday and I understand it.
Without mentioning any particular comment,overzealousness about anything, even with good intentions, can come across as harsh and abrasive.
DBA's wit and wisdom is an asset to this blog community...I sincerely hope we haven't lost him.


Peace, Love, and an Open Mind,
PM

Anonymous said...

BISHOP..THANKS FOR THE UPDATE ON YOUR TRIP...YOU MADE US FEEL LIKE WE WERE RIGHT THERE BESIDE OF YOU EXPERIENCING IT FOR OURSELVES..THE RAINING DAYS ARE BEHIND US.. WE ARE GETTING DRENCED WITH THE SPIRIT THAT IS MOVING & GLAD TO BE A PART OF IT...CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE YOU & PASTOR DEBYE BACK ITB..BUT KEEP YOUR BAGS PACKED, THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING!

P.Deb & Jim

Holly Mills said...

Wow! Bishop, I am touched with emotion right now. God is great and greatly to be praised. This thing that God is doing through you and Pastor Debye is marvelous. I see two worlds colliding, the natural and the supernatural, two clouds, man and God in a solid impact causing the latter and the former rain. "I will show wonders in the heaven above and signs in the earth below". I see a parallell with the gathering on the day of pentacost in Jerusalem and the gathering that will take place at our nations capitol in August. What a perfect place. "And when the day of pentacost has fully come, they were with one accord in one place." Bishop and Pastor Debye when you open your mouth -"OH MY GOD" , what the spirit is saying Now and "what's happening now." "Come new Jerusalem". Dreamers, (witnesses) Go and wake the nations!
"Peace in Jesus name"
Holly

Avatar said...

Okay, Donald, I admit I laughed. Still, I’m also wanting to see a random act of kindness. I’m hoping the picture taker took the time to ALSO dig a hole. Contradictions abound.

PM, pondering the noodle sign-maker, it seems the pic is from the 60s. The humor of the sign fits more in the new millennium. Maybe I was too young, but there didn’t seem to be that much humor floating around then. Unless it wasn’t humorous then and was along the lines of what today would be “peace, love and rice”. Hmmmm.

Surely DBA meant it when he said he could take it and that he appreciated our open minds, too!
I wholeheartedly agree that we are enlarged by the presence of anyone’s wit and wisdom, and enthusiasm.

I’m reminded of Famman87’s comment on the comparison of new love and 25th anniversary love and Erik’s “peaceful and exciting [and I add, sometimes messy, when we seek the metal detector like blessing that an offense has hidden in it]…for we the created. In the design we did not initiate, but form with each breath.”

So a horse walks into a bar and the bartender says "why the long face?"

No answer. So he turns to the rope with a knot on the stool next to him and asks "You know what's up with him?" Rope says, "frayed knot!"

Love y'ALL.
shout out to HollyT. - Live, Love, Laugh!

Donald said...

Peacemaker I sort of agreed with or at least related to some of the things DBA had to say. Some of the other things I wasn't totally sure where he/she was coming from. It's sort of like listening to a good preacher or a good inspirational speaker. They say some things that you can't live without hearing and some of the other stuff they say is merely flushable matter.

"elle" said...

Donald & PM...

One COULD call you names, but I won't! Truth be told, as long as it's a cat... I don't care ;O
I'm more of a dog lover. More specifically, I'm a lover of MY dogs. But I'll admit, I'd hate to see a FREE DOG sign like that on the interstate... uncool!

PM, regarding your comment about overzealousness... thank you for what you wrote! I agree 100%. The tightrope between positive/supportive and negative/harsh requires skill and agility. And even if intentions are good, not everyone will read things the same way. Personally, I think harshness rarely helps a situation.

DBA, you make me laugh AND you make me think. I wouldn't in a million years claim to understand everything you write, but I hope I'll have the opportunity to read much more. So, don't move out on us, OK?

Love & peace to all!
Bish & Debye, I hope you're home safe and sound!

lhollow27 said...

Oh Bishop, this is the just a really great time. Words can't really describe how you are serving as a living testament of how blessings and favor pour over his people. To read about your experiences makes my heart filled with JOY! I have been on the "Maid of the Mist" and it is amazing to just see the natural power of our Father. When I was there an amazing rainbow formed over the brides veil....it was cool. Almost gave you chills...until you got a wiff of the raincoat.lol
I can feel the stir of something monumental happening in my spirit and its almost like an electric anxiety everytime I come to read the blog. What ever "it" may be, I know that it will be the Perfect Will of God. How cool is it that during this Political perplexing season, you got to pray over the White House. Well as they say in the Airforce...God Speed or in civilan slang, have a safe flight home.:)
Much love and prayers.
lhollow

Bishop Jim Swilley said...

Hey bloggers...just got home...everything's great...can't wait to see everyone tomorrow...after I unpack and take care of a few things I'll try to post an article for tomorrow...

peace, and thanks for all the great comments...I've been reading them on my Blackberry for the last three days, but just now, after reading them on my computer, I was thanking God for how blessed I am to have such a great support system...love you all...

Anonymous said...

Bishop,
I'm soooo cited for church tomorrow! We will b streaming
,we are in Destin celebrating our anniver! I haven't been able to get online since my last post, Weds night.I'm sorry about my analogy
:( I'm a lover. I'm just very passionate and I had just streamed and I was in the heat of the moment. I luv u guys so much. I luv our church, bitn,luv,luv,luv this ministry. So please forgive me if I offended anyone.
xoxo
Creme Bruille
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Ebony said...

Thanks, I needed that.

Laura said...

Welcome Back Bishop & Pastor Debye

Avatar said...

Glad you're both home!
Love you too.

I've been checking out Ramallah this evening, "all over the map" so to speak.

Interesting perspective in an Al-Jazeera documentary on YouTube titled "Two Schools in Nablus", shows a girls school and boys school over a month long period. Strong emphasis on the importance of education.

Israel's 60th anniversary is May 8.

Holy Spirit come and fill this place.