Tabla rasa. I'm reminded of the day the blog died which, for those who may not have been visiting here then, was followed by a very cool day and season of resurrection...
btw...that would be tabula rasa in the sense of "new day" and not all the other philosophical "schtuff" that might be seen in those words......have a good one, blog fam.
This place is like sacred ground..Peace~Northern Light
I was able to watch most of the service online tonight. I am very proud to be a part of CITN. We are a people who see God in each other, and all others, as we see God in ourselves. Real. Today, I know even more why God connected me here. The freeing, knowing Spirit of God, embracing ALL people is celebrated here. I know and love people in several groups who are persecuted and harmed by religion. I have never had a fondness for religion, always loved God, and saw the separation religion actively pursued from God. There is value in religion with it used to benefit the world by some leaders and lay people. Many lay people and leaders have used religion for natural power and control out of their own fear, lack of love for themselves. CITN has been different from the sanitized, manipulated God. There are other communities that do the same, a small percentage across the world and paradigms. The Spirit fills CITN. I am honored to be a part of it. This is part of a promise God told me about when I was very young, still in Detroit when I was 5 or 6 years old. Piece by piece it has manifest. The promise was to see complete freedom from religion and complete enthrallment with God. The dogmas and religious doctrines across the world are made by people to vainly manipulate God. God understands, and allows. As we wake, religion becomes obsolete, irrelevant, while God is realized more by ALL in the midst of each reality. The Word is made flesh, and we are the flesh the Word is.
Are y’all as excited as I am?! I await the manifestation of the thousands who are on their way to CITN...Bishop, your sharing your heart with us and your being able to be who you are is the spiritual confirmation and the call to those whom God is bringing home to CITN. They have heard His Spirit say, "COME," and now they have heard the Bride say, "COME," so that they know in which direction to move. This amazing manifestation includes a lot of people who have never been received by religion, includes those who have been beaten, robbed, and left for dead by religious spirits, includes atheists, agnostics, and those considered "dogs" by the church. They will have lived with great pain, anger, and an attitude that disconnection has been the only way to survive; the scars caused by these horrendous crimes may be seen or unseen, but they will need to be loved and accepted completely by CITN...and CITN will receive them with open arms and invest in them. They may need a healing, a hand up, and hope to help them to become whole; they may be high or drunk, they may be homeless, or be living a life of prostitution. They may have committed crimes or may use and/or sell narcotics, they may be gang members, or murderers or mobsters. They may be school teachers, dock workers, red necks, or from Boston’s Back Bay—or even from San Francisco’s Bay—they may be any color, creed, and nationality, they may be Christian, Jewish, or Muslim; they may be Buddhists, Hindus, or Scientologists or any kind of religious background or from non-religious backgrounds; they may be members of the LGBT community; they may also be scared, but they all need ACCEPTANCE, LOVE & RESTORATION. The CITN Body IS doing our part with joy and thanksgiving. We LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY...not through words alone but also through action...we will be Doers of the Word.Our Love for all IS so complete that as they become educated (have God drawn out of them) they carry the message to the streets where friends and family see the differences in their countenance and are also compelled to come…and even more will heed the call.In each situation, there will be a CITNer who can truly empathize with the person having experienced similar pain in their own lives (it is part of your calling and will be needed); therefore, the understanding and trust that develops may manifest quickly or may take more time…but it matters not…we’re in this for the Long Haul! Miracles will manifest even more frequently and quickly just as Bish has said, it will be strange when someone does NOT see or receive one or more miracles during the week. (con't next post...)
The key to becoming all that we can become is to do for others. As we totally focus on demonstrating God and His Love, and we become lost in praise, worship, and service to others, wonderful things happen. So wonderful in fact that when the full glory of the Lord becomes visible to/IN us, those tongues of fire on the Day of Pentecost might look like an MST3000 movie with bad special effects. Just try to Imagine the scene…we are IN the Spirit when we walk in, Pastor Scott leads us into Corporate Worship and we come into One mind and One accord. We feel the Lord moving in a massive and unusual way…his glory cloud is so thick and so great that it is literally visible to us all. It is bright, warm, and colorful and filled with His Love, Grace, and Mercy. We have entered the Secret Place of the Most High and come boldly to the throne…where there is contagious Love, Peace, and Joy which spreads even further among and IN us (perhaps such a glowing cloud would even be visible to those driving down I-20). Those who are ill are immediately made whole, those who have need of freedom are immediately delivered, and the dead guy a family has rolled in on a stretcher sits up and begins to join in the praise and worship of the Lord!This is IT CITN! This is Our Calling. They are coming because they have heard the call in the Spirit and are searching for God…whether they know it or not. The prophecies that have been spoken over our Bishop and over CITN are amazing and all of them are being made manifest NOW! They are coming…I’ve seen it as I’m sure many of you have. We are definitely about to break new spiritual ground and change the way the world sees us. Though religious spirits may take offense with our Bishop and with us, the TRUTH prevails! We will contend for our FAITH by showing so much LOVE that the naysayers will be silenced just as God said through His Prophet Isaiah: And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. In righteousness shalt thou be established : thou shalt be far from oppression; for thou shalt not fear : and from terror; for it shall not come near thee. Behold, they shall surely gather together , but not by me: whosoever shall gather together against thee shall fall for thy sake. Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper ; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn . This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.(Isaiah 54:13-17 YLT)“Arise , shine ; for thy light is come , and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”(Isaiah 60:1-2 KJV)We sing many wonderful worship songs but the one part of a song which I love that comes to mind most frequently when considering CITN because we ARE A HOUSE OF RESTORATION!This house shall be called a place of restoration,a place where the broken are made whole. Healing water flows and mercy abounds here, My Spirit abides here saith the Lord. (con't in next post...)
Are you ready CITN? Let’s all spend time in our prayer closets (or cars or La-Z-Boys) and make sure that we are prepared to see their arrival both individually and en masse. Our courageous Bishop has called out to the Universe that it is time…time for the hurting of the world to COME HOME to CITN. I’ve never been more excited about being a part of CITN and of this awesome Body of Believers. I say to you just as TD Jakes has said, “Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready! Get Ready!” If it seems to be too overwhelming to imagine…read this one by the guy who KNEW how to encourage himself and others in the Lord!“LORD, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah. I laid me down and slept ; I awaked ; for the LORD sustained me. I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about…”(Psalm 6:1-3 KJV)We were all led here for SUCH A TIME AS THIS! If you’ve ever wondered what your purpose might be, or where you fit in, or why something awful happened in your life, I believe you are about to receive the understanding you seek. I also believe that the integrity and courage Bishop showed in sharing with us has done much more than we may have thought. The entire Universe was awaiting this call and the Fullness of Time has most definitely come to pass!Bishop, I just want to add that I love, trust, admire, and respect you even more than I did yesterday. Your heart is pure and beautiful and I thank God for you and for CITN. Hallelujah!!! Glory to God in the Highest! Let’s ROCK & ROLL CITN!!!Blessings Blog & CITN Fam!
Independence Day!These truths are self evident. We ALL are One with God. The Creator has endowed us ALL , every culture and person, with unalienable rights of Life, Liberty, and Happiness with Jah. In the course of natural events, we are reminded that religion has long ago been overcome and finished, dead. God, Allah, The Creator, The Universe is beyond all of it and evident in every single person expressed. Separate experiences and equally valid experiences, incomparable and uncontainable in ANY religion, doctrine, or dogma. ALL of them fail in singular and in combination to express the totality of Yaweh. To express this, awareness is indwelled in each individual singularly, so that The One lives with each free and complete expression of every single part, in this portion of the tapestry, connected with ALL others, in every reality. It is the ordained right of ALL people to throw off religion and experience Elohim, as ALL and One. Religion has refused The Spirit of God and made laws (Doctrines, Dogma, Rites) to impotently imprison Ja . Religion has plundered the Spirit of humans, and persecuted ALL of Us. Therefore, as representatives of Us ALL, We declare that ALL of Us are rightfully free of religion and any authority in our minds it has. We declare freedom in God, Allah, The Creator to live fully in awareness of Ourselves as The Creator Lives as each one of Us. We are outside ANY doctrine, dogma, or ANY other separation of The One. This is The Spirit America remembered at our beginning and reminds ALL our current world of - And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.Amen.
Preach it, Brother Blondie! Amen!
The service this Sunday is simultaneously light and breezy and deep to our most authentic, raw selves. Peaceful while awaking our whole selves to the moment. Another day in paradise. Thank You God!
These comments ( and CITN ) confirm why I have hopethat the world is coming into a new area of truth and light, as in the Reformation, 500 years ago.Anon in North GA
I have watched this so many times! It's now stuck in my head, which is a good thing!! Thank youLeary from Tampa, FL
God Bless you. Ignore the homophobes and continue to minister to God's people.
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