Rain SongIt is the springtime of my loving.The second season I am to know.You are the sunlight in my growing. So little warmth I've felt before.It isn't hard to feel me glowing. I watched the fire that grew so low.It is the summer of my smiles.Flee from me keepers of the gloom.Speak to me only with your eyes. It is to you I give this tune.Ain't so hard to recognize.These things are clear to all fromtime to time.I've felt the coldness of my winter.I never thought it would ever go. I cursed the gloom that set upon us...But I know that I love you so.These are the seasons of emotion. And like the winds they rise and fall.This is the wonder of devotion. I seek the torch we all must hold.This is the mystery of the quotient. Upon us all a little rain must fall...It's just a little rain...-Robert PlantHe will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death shall be no more; nor sorrow, nor wail of woe, nor pain; for the first things have passed away.Rev 21:4I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.Rev 22:13
I needed to hear that so very much this morning. Thanks
Watching and expecting, listening and checking in.2nd Wordver:sordeth, "sort of like a death?" hmmm, ok. It' all good...and especially good to "get" that it' all good!Tracy and SOZ, good to see you yesterday. Very good!
3rd wordver: dungs.Especially funny since I'm posting on my phone and it's usually irritating to not be able to control the cursor to add that missing "s"!Bless-ed day to ALL, and especially to bloggers and Blogmaster.
Bishop, you must know that reading the words on today's posting was powerful and thought provoking. However, to see these words on every blog including NOW ministries, aword4winners, AYITN/I realized you are saying...If it is not okay, it is not over...wow! There is something very powerful about repeating a truth and then publishing it is something out of the ordinary.God has read the back of the book and WE WIN! It is not over until He Says so.Let there be...LoveHealingFaithLoveFavorTransparencyGraceMercyGoodnessLoveFaithfulnessPeaceJoyLong-SufferingLoveTemperanceGood seedsGood groundLoveMiraclesHealingsRevelationUnderstandingCompassionKnowledgeWisdomLoveCounselingLoveRestituionPraise ReportsHarvestUnspeakable JOYReconciliationSalvationLovePropheciesDreamsFulfillmentGreat EnergyJobsNew BusinessesSuccess of old businessesLoveDivine ConnectionsSweet FellowshipTithesOfferingsLovePositive AttractionsMind of ChristUnityWidth, Breadth and Height of God's LoveIntercessionPlayingLearningLoveLet there be...Church in the NowSpeaking Spirit
Yes! SpeakingSpirit!I tried to post this on 20/20:Finally, a comment box is showing on my phone!I LOVE THE UNITY of all the rooms today! It implies the manifestation of the impossible. We ALL have eyes to see it...Lord, help our unseeing!
Wednesday Morning25 February 2004 @ 1200 Hours.Hallelujah! Glory be unto the the Most High God: (El-Elyon)whom exceeds and surpasses all circumstances and situations. For it si by the Holy Spirit that dwells within the righteousness of God that leads, prompts, and guides into ALL TRUTH, Knowledge, and Understanding, as the people grow in their faith walk with God.Verily I say unto my people, declares God, In a Voice of THUNDER, I AM JEHOVAH GOD and there is none like Me. So let all of they who are of Me and dwell in Me stand up to be heard. It is not within yourself that others will hear, but the voice of Almighty God that speaks through you. It matters not if they scoff at you, says God, for I AM LORD God Almighty and I shall use whomever I choose and desire based on my purpose, Divine Will, and their availability and heart towards to Me. Should the people mock, ridicule, or shun my prophets for speaking that which I have commanded them to speak, then those naysayers must now contend with Me, for I make no mistakes in whom I choose to us.I do not consult with religious societies, church folk, or theological committees when I choose to move or secure their approval as to what vessel I desire to work through. Selah...The people that I have called according to My Name are to make a conscious choice to either believe and TRUST ME at My Word or not. And whatsoever they do to the least of my servants, they have also done unto Me. I AM LORD God Almighty and surely I shall have My way whenever and however I desire, while the opinions of others shall not ever move Me, exclaims GOD! For I AM GOD and there is no other GOD before or after Me. Therefore, in all things and at all times, the people whom I call according to My Name are required to TELL THE TRUTH and bring shame upon the enemy. In no shape, form, or fashion are they to ever be apologetic for that which I have spoken through them. For there is no time left for wimpy and ear tingling messages. the TRUTH is sent forth to heal the afflicted and set the captives free. They who reject the TRUTH will be dealt with through grave consequences brought on by foolishness, rebellion. I- Lord Almighty make no apologies for hurting their feelings, for I am NOT concerned about their comforts, but extremely interested in the conditions of the hearts and states of mind. Those who choose to follow Me are required and commanded to put aside Self, Self-Indulgence, Arrogance, Self-Denial, Self-Hatred, Selfishness, and Self-Serving doctrines, says God. For i have come at this very hour to SHAKE UP the pious, religious, and Stubborn. Let all who Worship ME in Spirit and TRUTH stand up and shout AMEN!There is no other TRUTH that the Absolute Divine TRUTH which i decree, for I alone am JEHOVAH GOD SOVEREIGN AND SUPREME. My people shall no longer attest to those "comfortable truths" as they see fit. As they seek me diligently, passionately, and earnestly, I shall impart WISDOM and Revelation into the areas where they having been hiding out in darkness. Even through My Prophets, I do not give ALL KNOWLEDGE or details on certain things, but only provide insight into that which I desire them to speak forth. Many times, I give part to one and yet another part to a different vessel. For it is not My Will for any one vessel to know all things. I provide them only with the capacity that they are able to handle. Those whom can be trust with much, much more shall be given. I GIVE MORE to those whom I can TRUST with pertinent and sensitive information in regards to others lives. Those whom are untrustworthy and roam about spilling out everything that they know, they actually know and receive very little, for they are but foolish to the core. I foolish person speaks all that is in / on his mind, but a WISE person keeps silent and only speaks at the right time and with discretion.The carnal person seeks out the prophets instead of seeking Me- God Almighty whom feeds and nourishes, and imparts the prophets! Therefore, be of sound mind and a cheerful heart, for they who are of and in Me are exactly where I desire them to be at any given time, for they have fully surrendered their entire will, being, and livelihoods unto Me. I AM GOD and I determine what is best for my Prized Sons and Daughters, as they walk in obedience to Me without hesitation. Then they are rewarded for their faithfulness and humility, says God.Let any / all who have ears HEAR and LISTEN with DISCERNMENT. Whatsoever they lack clarity or revelation in, I shall open up to them in depth as they are able to receive the impartation. Balking at the TRUTH is not advisable or permissible. I grant unto thee this day: POWER, GRACE, Extensions of Love, Rivers of Living Water, and Favorable Gifts in abundance. You shall be amazed at the overflow pouring in and no good or necessary thing is withheld from those whom worship Me- Lord Almighty in Spirit and in TRUTH. Rejoice! for I AM COME to bring Life and Refreshing in the Here and Now, says GOD.Selah...Amen.
What just happened to me was definitely not okay, so apparently it is not the end.It has been months since I have worked out and I have lost about 25 or 30 pounds since I stopped working out and realize that I am not nearly as big as I once was, but I went to the gym this morning and had been working out with the dumbbells.I was taking a break between sets when a woman who appeared to be older than me stepped over to the 5 pound dumbbells and before picking them up asked me if I was "fixin' to use these?"I wanted to use profanity and ask her if I really looked that pitiful but instead gave the gentlemanly "no, no go right ahead".So it looks like I still have a ways to go.
Bishop,I fully & wholly claim this one today ! I know it to be true, 'cause something's not okay and I know it's because IT AIN'T OVER !Donald, if there was a site for "humor in the now", I'd sign in several times a day. I get a chuckle every time........I pray "Her Majesty" is humored on a daily basis with you, what a blessing to live with such a treat as laughter and smiles and humor.Peace,Northern Light
Hi Bishop...I am a bit late at posting this now but...I must say that KITN rocked on Sunday. Pastor Jim Jaros' message on Sunday was... wow!!! I can't seem to get it out of my head. I thought it was pretty interesting the way he described 'The Insect Realm' (his sermon title) and the way the insects (praying mantis, stink bug, ant, butterly and spiders) teach us things that we need in our everyday life. Like praying, remaining in a positive state, working hard and team effort, keep an eye out for the web of temptation and transforming into a new creature in Christ.Most of all I think that 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 will sit in my mind a whole new way. The part that stood out to me the most is "love doesn't revel when others grovel" and he talked about when you ask someone for a favor your head almost automatically bow. I have been thinking about this all week and I can't seem to get enough of it. Our heads automatically bow because it's like you are at someone else's mercy at that moment. You are vunerable and open to insult and rejection. I don't mean to go on and on it's just that I must of heard that scripture a thousand times and I don't think that it has ever affected me the way it has this time around.I just needed to share that...thanks. Peace,Nicola
I just want to celebrate another day of living.In a strange kind of way the annonymous quote appeals to me. I've been through some situations that at the time made me think that my life was about to end and when it didn't everything seemed to be alright but it really is the situation that verifies life because when everything is not okay, you know that you are still alive. That consequently makes everything okay.I've put my trust in the people and the people let me down but I just turned the other way and carried on anyhow, yea, yea.I've had a dollar bill and the dollar bill blew away but I looked and saw the sun was shinin on me anyway, yea, yea.I know that I probably didn't get the lyrics just right but that was playing when I logged on and it reminded me of how much I once dearly loved that song when a venture in trust had left me practically penniless.Celebrating just the basic element of life itself completely frees the soul of its struggle to gain or lament over loss. And then there is for those of a like mind with me the sure hope of life carrying on beyond this present realm. There is way too much attention being given to the possibility of the world coming to an end at the close of 2012 by those who claim to believe in an afterlife. The truth is that life is eternally present regardless of what happens in this particular place of its consciousness.The word that comes to me is believe.I believe that come December 22, 2012 that we are going to still be conscious and breathing just fine and that everything is going to be OK in a not okay kind of way. We will be carrying on anyway. So I set my prophetic word against all the so called prophets that say the world will end on December 21, 2012 and I strongly encourage all who truly believe in an all powerful God to do the same. Even if we are wrong and it does come to and end for everyone, well who is going to be around to call us false prophets.JB
Hi Bishop,I guess I am kinda playing catch up today. Sunday before last, I think the title was 'Finally Him, Finally me'. First of all, I don't mean to be repetitive in saying this but I am always challenged your messages. I also thought that whole random things about me activity was refreshing. I admit I have a FB page and I think that I have always wanted to tell people things about me that I know they don't know. I think that because they don't know they assume a lot. Sometimes it almost feels like I am bursting inside because you want to let people in so badly but in some aspect you can't because of what people will do with that information or the fear of what you think they will do anyway.That day during your sermon I think I was asked some hard questions and questions that I have thought about before briefly but somehow that day it highlighted how important I need to answer those questions for the benefit of me and everyone that is around me. Face your fears was a confirmation in some ways because my biggest fear of all is public speaking. Now I think that I do fearly well when I do speak so I guess I need to find what it is about public speaking that I fear the most. I have made a decision I think half way and I say that because I am yet to act on it. But I have decided to join toastmasters but I am yet to go...but I know I really need to.In discerning your desires...I am not sure that I know what it is that I really want or do I?See your strengths and welcome your weaknesses are the biggest two of all. These were valuable lessons learned because I think I need to change my strategy in the way that I strive to achieve these things. I believe that this will never leave me as it came in a time when I needed to hear this. Thank you for taking the time to do what you do to teach us how we can be for the glory of God.Peace,Nicola
"Everything will be ok in the end..." This automatically takes me to that God won in the end. Things are tough these days is true and we can complain all we want but the thing about that is complaining will never make it alright. I always say that my situation could be worse and someone is getting through something a lot worse than I am going through.I am hopeful and while worrying in some ways come easy we don't have to worry because in the end it will be ok.My Lord is still on the throne and once He is there then I will always be hopeful for a brighter day, a better chance, a better day, less worrying or none at all, love in the world, peace in the world. Bad things happen but good things are happening too. I think about the flight that went down in NY where all the people lost their lives but I also then about the plane in Amsterdam that broke in three and crashed and all the people survived. I think about my mother dying and never having a chance to see my children but I think about her not suffering anymore and if she were still alive and I had children it would have been harder to take care of them and her. Sometimes the situation can seem hopeless but it always hopeful when you really think about it. Thank You, Lord ...Thank You, Lord..I just want to Thank You, I just want to Thank You Lord!!!
RHEMA! AWESOME! I GET IT! God has spoken to my situation this morning!Thank you Bishop for speaking to us in the NOW moment!
Is there ever really an end? It seems that it may end but it tends to come back again. Good or bad it shows up never ending. The place may change the situation may be somewhat different but all in all it repeats. We choose how to handle the situations. We choose to change it. In doing so the situation loses it's situation power. Prayer is the key. Life is never ending the scene just keeps changing. It's up to you to make life great. Living in the moment.
JB On the odometer on your car, when there are nines all the way across, they then all go to zero, and it all starts over again. The same will happen on Dec. 22, 2012.
Looking through the site again, and Keith Green singing "He'll take Care of the Rest".........yepTHEN it will be the end and THEN it will be okay !Love the songs on the different playlists........all day long ~How many more hours until LifeSkills tonight..........man !Peace,Northern Light
We have been struggling with “change” for a long time. We have tried to make it work - on our own merits and by recruiting help to “make it happen” - to continue on as-is. Are we not willing to let it go when the time comes?The following transcribed word-of- knowledge is likely where my ticket to disembark was actually punched as "void" - I am to discontinue this path. Since this was delivered to the church as a whole, is this a word to us all?It will be very exciting to see what God has planned for us. Find your peace!Prophetic wordBishop Jim Swilley, CITNWednesday, April 18, 2007Don't you see that was why there was a change of plans? That individual that you thought changed the plans did not have that kind of power. I changed those plans. Open your eyes and see that what you thought was a disappointment was actually deliverance from something that was not going to benefit you.Look beyond this thing and learn you've been called to a higher level than just going from disappointment to disappointment. Haven't you noticed that this thing happened to you two or three times now? It's time for you to change the way that you look at it.Only because you told me to direct your steps, that's what I'm doing. I've answered your prayer. So let this thing go. That sore that's in your heart can't heal until you begin to see this thing differently.I'm the one that brought that curve in the road. And when you turn that corner, you'll see that something better has been waiting for you anyway.I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. I am your Way. Don't second-guess the route that you've taken. I AM your Way, I AM your truth, I Am your life.Thanks for your words of Life! I am eternally grateful.
Everything is always all right. That is why Jesus said "It is finished." We have to allow ourselves to think outside the parameters and divisions that exist in time. Now is the beginning and Now is the end. It is all right right Now.
"Openhanded"- giving freelyDictionary.com "word of the day"River- your last post was very insightful! The situational wheel keeps on rotating-how we have evolved determines each response to it.Bro Larword ver: FLARVEL- "For Loss And Recovery Vent Everything to the Lord."
OUCH, Donald :) There's 'fixin' to be a SMACKDOWN way down there in M-i-s-s-i-s-s-i-p-p-i... lookout! That's just too funny! What a gentleman you are.Had an amazing workout, myself, today. A little with weights, but mostly treadmill. I've been channeling my 'inner Jillian.' She's so mean. I'd SOOOOO love to be her for just one day. I mean, ya can't hate her, ya know? She's mean with a purpose! Anyway, trying to push myself a tad harder. Used to set the treadmill at 4 mph and gradually max out the incline, which is a great workout (no lie), but I've been ditching the incline and jogging intermittently. Back and forth with the brisk walk, then jog. Challenging for me, since I really don't like jogging, but I'm looking toward the day that I find out just how fast 10mph on a treadmill feels. YIKES! I'm only up to 6. But I'll get there... eventually ;OOkay, gotta go. Just don't have anything notable or profound to say today.Later, bloggers!
Word ver: PIZESSIB- God is very pizessib over His children. ;)
Go outside tonight(weather permitting!) and see Comet Lulin. From a dark location, you should need only a good star map and admirable perseverance -- although wide-field binoculars might help. Yesterday, Comet Lulin passed its closest to Earth, so that the comet will remain near its brightest over the next few days. The comet is currently almost 180 degrees around from the Sun and so visible nearly all night long, but will appear to move on the sky about 10 full moons a night. Pictured above, Comet Lulin was captured in spectacular form two nights ago from New Mexico, USA. The central coma of the comet is appearing quite green, a color likely indicating glowing molecular carbon gasses. Bright stars and a distant spiral galaxy are clearly visible in the image background. The yellow dust tail, reflecting sunlight, is visible sprawling to the coma's left trailing behind the comet, while the textured bluish-glowing ion tail is visible to the coma's right, pointing away from the Sun. Over the past few weeks, from the current vantage point of Earth, these two tails appeared to point in opposite directions. Comet Lulin is expected to slowly fade over the next few weeks.Cool Beans! From Astronomy Picture of the Day
Hello Everyone,This too shall pass!(Whatever it is)If it does not pass, then it’s not the end!!!
thanks Bishop, I needed that.
Dear Bishop,Thank you, so much for the Word tonight. When I hear you said tonight: the life-skills lesson is about Decision Making. I was choked, but not surprised because I realized for quit sometimes now that we are walking in the spirit, and somehow our spirit are connected. Because, on my offering envelope I just finish writing a thank you note to the Lord for giving us (Fritz and Me) Wisdom to help us make the right Decision towards something that we are on the verge of purchased. When you said go back “DO A REALITY CHECK,” picture what the outcome of those alternatives will look like. Well, I am happy to say we go back and we do a good reality check toward our Decision; and realize indeed we have made the right Decision with the gift of Wisdom God has giving to us. Since, Fritz and I did go back to the Decision we previously made and DO A REALITY CHECK we are sticking with it and we’ll go further with it.Thank you for you’re obedient to the Holy Spirit. And May God blesses you now and alwaysPeace and Love,Kettly
Dear Pastor Jimmy,Fritz and Me want to extend our Regrets and our Sympathy to you and your family, in your times of grief.We hope this prayer brings strength and comfort to you and also to your family. Precious Father, Precious Lord Jesus, Wonderful Holy Spirit, O Precious All in All, for those who are grieving…Comfort them now.Be with them now.Soothe the terrible hurt.Give hope for a new tomorrow in your heaven.Give a clear vision of your heaven.For those who are grieving…Bring joy where there is despair.Dash anger to pieces.Bring companionship where there is no other person.Bring a sense of normalcy in the abnormal.Bring fullness where there is emptiness.Bring sunshine where there is only rain.For those who are grieving…Bring your mighty hand down and touch the hurting heart and mend the broken life.Thank you, Lord Jesus.I love you, O Lord.I adore you, Precious One.All these things I humbly pray.In the name of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and the Holy Spirit who lives within me and touches me, Amen.May He do the same for you and your family.God bless you all.Fritz and Kettly
JB, AKA Anon 932 AM , 022509. OK Dude, the first line, ‘”I just want to celebrate another day of livin’” from Raw Earth sing , I woke up to this AM. Then 2012, remember Rush, 2012 Overture following a writing of Ayn Rand ? You are soooooooooo on it. Whatever Dec. 22, 2012 is about, you clearly trash that, wherever it is coming from. There is no end to what we know together… , nor is there an ‘end’ to this world, at the ‘end’ it is crossover transformation, no ‘end’ to what we know, but expansion, transformation in excellence. I agree with you. Amen.
From Isaiah 41:17-20 Message:"The poor and homeless are desperate for water, their tongues parched and no water to be found. But I'm there to be found, I'm there for them, and I, God of Israel, will not leave them thirsty. I'll open up rivers for them on the barren hills, spout fountains in the valleys. I'll turn the baked-clay badlands into a cool pond, the waterless waste into splashing creeks. I'll plant the red cedar in that treeless wasteland, also acacia, myrtle, and olive. I'll place the cypress in the desert, with plenty of oaks and pines. Everyone will see this. No one can miss it— unavoidable, indisputable evidence That I, God, personally did this. It's created and signed by The Holy of Israel.Jumped off the page today!Bro Larword ver: BABRA as in Babra Wawltas! :)
word ver: SYNCH that's all!
Funny thing.......how every day's persepective matters is so clear today. As I check in, I keep thinking "when is he going to change the day's topic, lose yesterday's saying, give us something fresh?"Then just now, this time, I SAW this as fresh.......today I see these same words as it's not the end, it's not okay , UNTIL I say it is so, in agreement with what I believe HE is doing for me.So, it gives me power of some control in every situation, how I see it. Then it is.AHHH>.............fresh !Peace,Northern Light
I wondered what the deal was. I'm okay now.
Erik, Hey Bro.,I agree..."I Just Want to Celebrate" is a great song and I have it as a ring-back on my cell phone. I loved how JB used the lyrics in his comment. It may have been just a typo but the group that did it was 'Rare' Earth. As far as Dec. 21, 2012, everyone is right: it is not the end of the world. The sun has at least 4-5 billion years of energy left which means the Earth has that much more time as well. Metaphysically and spiritually speaking, however, there may be some significance. I think it would behoove everyone to look into the meaning of that date with an open mind and not just listen to the self-proclaimed prophets or doomsday naysayers saying God said this or that about it. I've seen books in the "Christian" section of bookstores that are already claiming the date for the return. I have also seen books in the "New Age" philosophy section predicting a time of "first contact" with who knows what. There are extremes both ways. There is a collective awakening underway outside of organized religion and quite a lot of information concerning this. I don't know if 2012 has any bearing on what is happening, but maybe the Mayans, who created the 5000+ year old calendar that ends on Dec. 21 of that year, saw the emergence of a "Golden Age" of humanity. Science also posits that date for rare and astonishing events, ie…polar shifts, solar storms, weakening of Earth’s electromagnetic field, etc.Only time will tell if anything significant changes physically, but only we will know if anything changes in us …internally. And that can happen anytime. But, in interested and open minded enough to not rule it out as another Y2K event. Peace,PM
Hey PM, Erik and others.We are already into that beautiful day of a golden age. It is just that our memory of what was once thought to be evil has not yet learned to recieve, believe and operate in our new day.I am very familiar with the mathmetical calculations that are done that show the possibilities of the gravity effect on our solar system when it aligns with the center of our galaxy around that time. Those effects were thought to have already manifested in some way by now but have not as we can observe. The complete alignment is set for between November 12 and January 13. Too bad we don't have a thirteenth month then we could predict some scary stuff 13/13/13.Some of this is worth being open about and the rest we will just have to wait and see but the greater part of it is in the Creator/Lifegiver's hands. I will rest in whatever can be done by all to give love to the One who is Love and in doing that will also embrace every sunrise and sunset that this part of my life is made aware of.blessings only and no curses to anyone or anything,JB
Thanks for the encouragement.Good (God) always wins over evil (twisted, dysfunctional, still bruised, not healed)!Love wins over anger (fear)!So I'll take a breath and love the ones who may tempt me to anger (fear)!So I’ll take a breath and receive the Love (Peace) of God (Good)!Trust this day that God (Good) is in control!Let His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven, today, and let it begin with me, now.Anonymous in North GA
2012Possibly the the biggest hoax of all time. Bigger even than the global warming hoax.
Hey every-1!! Just wanted to say hey love 2 read every-1's comments.Just wanted to add about 2012.My husband is looking forward 2 it, b/c his birthday is 12/12. So, he is excited about the future!Blessing 2 all,L.W.
I've read through the comments a couple of times, wondering when somebody would say, "OK!". (so, I just did)* Thank you Crown Jewel (from your recent post).Blessings, beloved Universe.
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