Today's AYITN speaks volumes to me today...Treasure Hunt - I will live in the now because I know that there is great treasure buried in the field of my life experiences, and the Word of God is my treasure map that will lead me to it and will enable me to unearth it! Understanding the mysteries of my life...already this morning God has revealed to me an amazing "connection of dots"...I am in an amazing season of revelation for which I have no precedence in my life...Today is my best day ever!Today I will live in the NOW!
I guess this is why a better word is educate instead of teach...From Abraham-Hicks this morning:Words do not teach at all. It is life experience that brings you your knowing. But when you hear words that are a vibrational match to the knowing that you have accumulated, then sometimes it's easier for you to sort it all out.
What did it mean when God said "Who told you you were naked?"It says prior to that THEY opened their eyes and saw that they were naked.I believe the nakedness they saw, the separation that they perceived was their awareness of being male and female...We were created in the image of God (male and female)...so why do we define ourselves as one or the other and is this not at the root of all our struggles and a basis for shame in our lives...our misunderstanding this concept?How do we reunite into our original likeness...how do we operate in a system that requires us to believe we are defined by one or the other...how do we embrace our God nature that encompasses both and creates something beautiful from that paradigm...How do we recognize those among us that refuse to live in the traditional male/female system as being the true nature of God...From someone who has bore shame based on my own struggle with reconciling this concept...from someone who has always felt very gender neutral...I am looking for education in this area.Just as Mary "outed" Jesus into his miracle ministry...taking Him out of His comfort zone...I release you Bishop to dig deeper into your anointing and connect these dots for us...Help us to understand our true intimate nature and how this will launch a platform for the restoration of all things...
Here's what I like about this post, Bish: Yesterday, I distinctly heard in my spirit, "Some trust in chariots, and some, horses." I was doing housework at the time. So, the announcement seemed kinda like... huh? And the point is... what, exactly?I continued with my routine, when another Spirit text bubbled up: "Extol Him Who rides on the clouds." A stomachache hindered my alertness. Too slow to savor those wisdom nuggets. Wondered what that had to do with routines or chores, anyway. Thank you - the poem's like patio fiesta lights. Reminds me of 2 Co. 4:18.
Cheri Lindhe said...Yes yes yes....LOVE IT! thanks Bishop
Tammy Tucker said... Luuuuvvvvv It!
Kim Gordon said... I like that!!!!
Nonnie Lemmon said... Here's what I like about this post, Bish: Yesterday, I distinctly heard in my spirit, "Some trust in chariots, and some, horses." I was doing housework at the time. So, the announcement seemed kinda like... huh? And the point is... what, exactly?I continued with my routine, when another Spirit text bubbled up: "Extol Him Who rides on the clouds." A stomachache hindered my alertness; too slow to savor those wisdom nuggets. Wondered what that had to do with routines or chores, anyway. Thank you - the poem's like patio fiesta lights. Reminds me of 2 Co. 4:18.
Nancy Courter said... LOVE it!
Interesting questions, Anon. I'm looking forward to that exploration also. It's intrigued me for quite a long time."Dance in the rain"...thank you. I shall.
Amen - laugh, Dance, Cherish, forgive, forget, as all is thrown into the sea of forgetfullness, as far as the east is from the west. Live, Love, Laugh - that will take all of our time, leaving no time for regrets, Live is too short to drink spoiled wine. The pain is present, and joy, peace, righteousness is more. So it goes....
I love communion! It goes back to my catholic roots but it has sooo much more meaning today because of you Bishop. I want to thank you. So many chains have been broken and I am forever grateful. I do not want to return to the bondage that kept me from the unconditional love of God because I never measured up and never felt worthy....but as of late, I have been heart broken. I hate to think that I who have been given mercy would withhold mercy from another...and yet..I am torn. I remember you often saying that some things you wish you didn't know about people because it changed the way you looked at them...ditto..I am torn now becuaw I have too much information that I honestly wish I didn't have. I don't want to be judgmental or have a religious spirit because I am fully aware of my own nakedness and need for mercy....but still, my feelings run deep and I am confused and tormented. I *do* believe that all are welcome and God loves all...I also believe that to whom much has been given, much is requried...I need peace...running faster than ever these days and it is affecting my business and my sleep.Just being real.Overcomer
I learned many years ago not to look to man (Jimmy Swaggart and others), but to look to God. Man will fail bacuse man is man (the flesh is weak and the spirit is willing)...sigh. But still, I *do* look to God's annointed to help me see clearly through the clouds and darkened veil...ohhhh...Maybe I should have the faith and insight to look to Holy Spirit to reveal to me those things that pertain to me and not focus on those things that pertain to others?Help me Holy Spirit to work out my own salvation and to do The Will of the Father in My Life.
Hearin' Wet Willie and their response to this post: "Keep On Smilin'"Well you say you got the blues, Got holes in both of your shoes, Feelin alone and confused, You got to keep on smilin, keep on smilin Yeah, you're about to go insane, Cause your womans playing games And she says that you're to blame, You got to keep on smilin, keep on smilin Keep on smilin through the rain, laughin at the pain Rollin with the changes til the sun comes out again Keep on smilin through the rain, laughin at the pain Rollin with the changes, singin this refrain
In this space where we are free to be God as us, we laugh, dance, and cherish the moment. Again, we celebrate ALL, welcoming God as ALL and each one of ALL of us. The whole and each singular part, both in entirety. As the One and each part of the One, and each of ALL of us is the part, and the whole. The grape and the vine. No regrets, Live, Laugh, Love, Enjoy again. Yayyy !
Bishop, really liked what you said at the end of the meeting Wednesday about proclaiming who you are.Also, when Jesus was in the "wilderness", he quoted to the "devil" from Deuteronomy 8:3 about living on bread AND every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. I looked at the context of that in Deut.8In v.2 it says the Lord led you on the entire journey these 40 years in the wilderness...parallel this to Christ's 40 days, it was the Spirit who led Him on this journey....then it says "SO THAT", He might humble you and test you to know what was in your heart...A question comes to mind..."Did Jesus also need to be humbled and tested"?I'm thinking, well, He was still "son of man" too...imagine all the adulation...and then the heavens opening, a dove lighting on you in front of everyone and God's voice speaking about being pleased IN YOU.It's just fascinating that He would be led by the Spirit into the wilderness right after His baptism. That's also what happened to the Israelites at the Red Sea!Deut.8:3..."He humbled you by letting you go hungry..."Hmm...verse 7: Not sure of any parallels here but it begins by saying "For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land, a land with streams of water, springs, and deep water sources, flowing in both valleys and hills..."They were brought into a good land...I believe Jesus was brought into a "good land" of His kingdom and Spirit power...and we are also brought into this good land with Him...a land that is flowing...
Things that make you go hmmm..........In keeping with today's AYITN of "Love Learning"...Karl's questions about the parallels of 40 years in the wilderness and Jesus' (Christ's) 40 days (both times as Son of Man and Son of God) leads me to other questions...The 40 days of the flood in Noah's time...the 40 weeks that is the gestational period of human babies...our current proximity to week 40 of 2010 that occurs the 1st week of October...your 40 year ministry anniversary that will arrive on Valentine's Day 2011 (a day where American tradition celebrates LOVE)...I believe a great birth is in the works as this covenant community traverses these next few weeks and months...CITN will be perceived very differently after this process is complete...enjoy the journey...Hallelujah!
Today's communion in service is the best, most pure communion celebration I have experienced so far. The Spirit, the words the point of communing together without buffers, fig leaf tunics, or sterile space. Thank you Bishop for being the MC today, spectacular.
I ditto what Erik says about the communion experience today.September's theme is The True Gospel...Real People Dealing With Real Emotions(“…Love the Lord your God with all your soul…”)For those of you not at the 9 o'clock service, the Word that was ministered was titled: The High Praises of God/Feeling His Presence: “My Soul Does Magnify the Lord!”In the 11 o'clock God chose to minister this Word in a totally unique and eloquent way through communion and Bishop's afterthoughts - but the message was the same.Bishop, your anointing came through completely even in your pain (or maybe because of your transparency through this process). Remember, you owe no one an explanation...You are perfect just the way you are...thank you for your impartation into my healing on an emotional level...peace to you and a heartfelt namaste to you as well.I love you, Maurine.
Through the fire To the limit To The Wall For a chance to be with Him I'd gladly risk it allThrough the fireThrough whatever come what mayFor a chance at loving HimI'd take it all the wayRight down to the wireEven through the fireBy Chaka Khan
Maurine and River, Amen. Love is sublime, unconditional. Truth is what it is. \Amen.
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