Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hurt


Hurt
Because He Cared




For this cause, I, Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,   If ye have heard of the dispensation of the Grace of God which is given me to you-ward: How by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words,  

Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ),   which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;” - Ephesians 3:1-5

I love the book of Ephesians.  In this book of the Bible, Paul talks intimately with the apostles about his tribulations for them, and “to make all men see what  is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God . . .

What is the “mystery”

Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.   For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ,   of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.   That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in Love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and heighth;

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:13-17…..

What is the “mystery”?

To “know the love of Christ”: That “greater love, hath no man” than to “lay down his life for his friends.

It is the “one word” for which “all the law is fulfilled”; because “his name is called the Word of God”.  It is the “Word” which was “in the beginning with God, and is God”; “of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named”.

Israel is “a people called by my name” said the Lord, God. We know this by 2 Chronicles 7:14, Jeremiah 15:16 and Daniel 9:19.  Israel is not about genealogy at all.  It is a spiritual seal, and that seal is His Name.  We know this through and Revelation 7:3 and 14:1.

I have been in battle.  I have been their target but I was also protected.

There were times when my faith had been kicked around,  but I clung to His Word. 

I have been haughty and impatient, but I was corrected and tried.

By revelation knowledge was revealed to me, and I saw it become a stumblingblock before the veil. Knowledge is a seductive thing:  It can persuade you that is your reward; but it is by grace we are saved, through faith.  And I remember my childhood, and the wonder of those first days and weeks after he was revealed to me through the Word of God.



Taking the Hurt



There are some things that are going to be exposed in the next few topics.  And I know those that are waiting for this.

Since the previous day, I was reminded of some older articles posted here.  We’re going to touch on those.  But more recently, one of the most powerful songs I have ever heard from the singer Johnny Cash was posted, and I want to repost that here:

“Going By the Book”

It is crazy out there.  It’s crazy where I sit.  I feel like I’ve just come back from a war on a personal level.  Out in the world, the worst of “that wicked” has not even yet been revealed.

In Ephesians, where Paul wrote about rejoicing in partaking of the sufferings of Christ, God showed me another message in this context:

Hurt

What have I become, my sweetest friend, everyone I know goes away, in the end.  And you can have it all, my empire of dirt; I will let you down, I will make you hurt.

If you continue to watch the video, and listen to the lyrics, you will learn who “my sweetest friend” is.  When we “hurt him”, we “hurt ourselves”.

I wear this crown of thorns upon my liars chair, full of broken thoughts, I cannot repair” . . .

At the end of this song the stanza stings the heart.  He sings, “If I could start again, a million miles away, I will keep myself, I would find a way.”

Do all artists sell their souls for money and fame?  What happens to the ones who walk this road to get the message out to those trapped within it?

What happens to saints who have been seduced?  Where does a labor leave it’s fruit?  And how does a Word discern the thoughts and intent of the heart if the adversary profits from the work?

Peter said:

For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:  By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.” – 1 Peter 3:18-20

As In The Days of . . . Noah’s Ark
What do they know?
Source, USNews.com

Jesus was “quickened by the Spirit” Peter says, “by which also he went and preached to the spirits in prison;” –

The “spirits in prison which sometime were disobedient”:  What is meant by this saying?  Which “spirits” did Jesus preach unto, being “quickened by the Spirit” after being put to death in the flesh?

Did Jesus go back and preach to those who were in the “days of Noah, while the ark was preparing”?  What “spirits” are in prison?

What did the “preacher” see in Ecclesiastes?  Does not the Greek word Ecclesiastes come from the Hebrew word for “the Gatherer”?

Who can understand this saying from Paul to the Hebrews?  That it “became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of our salvation perfect, through sufferings.” 

The Preacher said “So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.

Jesus is “The Preacher”.  He is “The Gatherer”:  And he was Moses, and he was Joshua, and he was David, and he was Elijah, and he was Isaiah, and he was Jeremiah and Ezekiel; and he was Micah, and he was Paul and he was . . . Michael.  And Jesus was “all and in all” because Jesus is “The Word” and the “Word is God”: and His Name is the Word and it is the Name by which the “whole family in heaven and earth is Named”.

And Michael is Jesus.  They were one before Jesus came in the flesh; and they are one again even after iniquity is consumed.

Michael is the Archangel by which the Lord yells when he descends with a shout, and with the trump of God.  The Archangel withholds for the Word; for the Ark is a protecting vessel.

The word “Omnipotent” means “all (Omni) + powerful (potent).  God is omnipotent, and God is “omnipresent”: “all” (Omni) + Present (everywhere  at once): without him was not anything made, that was made.

How did Jesus preach to the spirits in prison by the Spirit, being quickened by the Spirit, all the way back to the days of Noah?

By the same way by which Elias became John the Baptist.

By the same way by which Saul was “turned into another man”.

By the same way in which the “Gatherer” could consider all the oppressions that are done under the sun every time he “returned”.

By the same way that many sons were brought to glory, so that the captain of our salvation is made perfect through sufferings.

What he has seen through the eyes of the sons of men he inhabited by the very Spirit that quickened him: What iniquities he has born at once, before the nail falls from its sure place in the “round” of time.

That “book of remembrance” is written within the sealed.  This is how the elect will awaken; they have “been here before”.



The Devil’s Sieve



And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted,  strengthen thy brethren.” – Luke 22:31-32

Strengthen thy brethren. 

Sometimes, I just don’t get it.  Should the hatred of truth still leave scars when those whips are swung by those contemptuous of the love of our fellow man?  What shield can keep you from becoming callous yourself during the course of these wars?

Faith:  It’s a hard fight for a powerful love.

I listen to Johnny Cash sing “hurt”, and I feel him.  It’s the same song David sung in Psalm 51.  It’s the same song Michael Jackson sang in “You Are Not Alone”.  It’s the same song U2 sang in “With or Without You”; and the same song sung by R.E.M. in “Everybody Hurts”.

Are these among the souls that Jesus preached to by a quickened spirit? 

I pray that they missed not the Spirit when they cried out for him. 

What fear can exist in the knowledge that faith is the bridge between condemnation and salvation, and between two tabernacles?

Be careful not to mistake the fear of God for fear of the darts of the adversary.


"I got quiet and I felt this fear come into me, and that's one thing about our faith, when you feel that, that's not Jesus." . . . "and That's how it is you know, you make a committment to Christ, that you're going to do that, and then the devil comes in and sifts you out.  Then all of a sudden you're "oh, I shouldn’t have had this meeting, I shouldn't have done this, I've done all these things and people will find out eventually that this is the kind of person I am" . . . Jim Caveziel, on deciding to accept the role of Jesus in “Passion of the Christ”.

The devil may sift you as wheat:  I know what my role is.  Yes, there have been many who have worked to dissuade me from it.  Yes, I have been hindered, halted, let: I have been discouraged, but the Word puts me back on my feet every single time.  I am full of fears but I go anyway.  These things were written to happen as part of our trials.  These trials are our refining.  Even while others belittle you or seek to discredit you for the things they cannot see.

Over the past two weeks, we have battled an illness with one of our pets.  Considering the angel I believed him to be, it was hard to lose him: much harder than I expected.  I have been battling a breach in personal trust as well.  And a dilemma:

Does forgiving someone who wronged you include automatic re-establishment of trust?  How often can someone tell you the same lie and how often do you have to forget that it happened?

What if this pattern of betrayal was something God previously warned you about?  Do you forgive and then move on?  Did Judas get another chance?

How many times did she fall for his lies, maybe she’ll be the last one to know” – Lyrics to Silence is Golden, The Tremalones.

For those that know what is happening in this situation, I am biding His time.  Even as it is written:

Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that often times I have purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles.” – Romans 1:13

For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side.  Report, they say, and we will report it.  All my familiars watched for my halting, saying, Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.” – Jeremiah 20:10.

In that day, sayeth the Lord, I will assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;   And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast off a strong nation: and the Lord shall reign over them in Mount Zion from henceforth, even forever.” – Micah 4:6-7.

Woe unto you, Lawyers!  For ye have taken away the key of knowledge: Ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.” – Luke 11:52.

None of this is strange:  Not anymore.  The oppression has become commonplace: but those walls they use to close you in God uses to narrow your path.  For the Love of God, I am no longer afraid.  I’ve been given my promise and only await the time of fulfillment.

This affliction began over the revealing of the injustice done to a man.  It evolved into the truth of what they have done to God’s language within us.  It was physically manifested in him before the world.  When I began writing about this evidence in the Bible is when the affliction began.

The Word was revealed to me in August of 2009 in the Spirit:  It was revealed to me in letter in June of 2013: “Contending Over the Body of an Angel”, and “Slowly Killing The Light” where God revealed to me the “Name” by which I was called. 

That is when the affliction began to breach this household, no longer through “virtual” medium; and took on a solid form.  This “obstacle” I was warned about in two dreams which I shared with you in June of 2012 Here, which came true Here: another dream one year later in 2013 the same month, Here, which manifested and I shared with you Here.

This was not about me, just about what I would be facing; and God in His loving wisdom showed me so I would be prepared.  I didn’t always understand it, and sometimes even fought against it.  Even so, it can knock you backward for a moment.  What was given me even before that, before the affliction came for me, it came for he in whom the Lord showed me the Word of the God.

In April of 2011, the Lord showed me why the Holy Ghost gave me the prayer I said in August of 2009 in this: Michael is starting to scare me.

I look back over my older entries and marvel at the difference in the focus.  In the silence, you are not sure if you are to wait or just continue on the road as you were.

When I read back through the entries though, things I didn’t see back then suddenly come floating to the surface of the messages.



One Week – In the Midst of the Seven



In the book of Daniel, the word “weeks” or “week” refers to both the “seven” sabbatical years, and the 7x7 weeks which is the Jubilee (49 years or the fiftieth year).  This is referenced in the book of Daniel chapter nine.

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon the holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and the prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks:  The street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.” – Daniel 9:24-25.

Verse 24: “To anoint the most Holy”:  God does not need anointed, so of whom are they speaking?

Prepare the table, watch in the watchtower, eat, drink: arise, ye princes, and anoint the shield.” – Isaiah 21:5

What/who is the “shield”?  It is part of the “whole armor of God”:

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.   And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.” – Ephesians 6:13-17.

The “shield”, along with the “helmet”, the “walls”, “towers” as well as the “sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God” are within you – Ezekiel 27:9-11; Hebrews 4:12; and Isaiah 44:9-13.

These presented themselves to me in a strong dream in the summer of 1980, which I shared with you “here”.  The “Shield” was WITH Christ in the Dream (who is the Word, and so he appeared first as the Sword); and the Shield was WITH Christ, and one with him.

Verse 25, the instruction to “know therefore and understand is stringently reiterated by Jesus himself in Matthew 24:15 and Mark 13:14: “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place (whoso readeth, let him understand).”

Note that the “going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks:”, the “seven weeks” and the “threescore and two weeks” is mentioned separately – leaving only “one week” of the seventy weeks, or the “seven”: A “combination lock” of time, in a way to explain it.

The prophecy of Daniel continues in relation to that “one week”:

After threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” – Daniel 9:26:27

Speculations abound as to what “weeks” means, whether it is the Jubilee, the Sabbatical (seven years) or the seven days of the week (Sabbath): either way, you add the seven weeks to the threescore and two weeks, and there is a “week” still missing from the total of 70.  The “midst” of the week would then either be “3.5 years” or “24.5 years” (in the midst of the 70th Jubilee).

In the story of Jacob’s labors for his uncle Laban, this dilemma is cleared up:

And Laban said, It must not be done so in our country, to give the younger before the firstborn.  Fufil her week, and we will give thee this also for the service which thou shalt serve with me yet seven other years.   And Jacob did so, and fulfilled her week: and he gave him Rachel his daughter to wife also.” – Genesis 29:26-28

Jacob ended up working three of those “sevens” for Laban: 1 “week” for Leah, One “week” for Rachel whom he loved, and one “week” to strengthen his herds and divide them from Laban’s herds:  Three sevens.

The “week” is related to “seven years” – the “sabbatical”; and we are given these words that we watch.  Do you remember when we talked about Joash?  In 2 Kings 11:1-4 and 2 Chronicles 22:10-12, Joash was hidden away for six years to avoid being killed; and appeared in the seventh to reign as king of Judah.

He was hidden until the seventh year: in a bedchamber: the missing “seven”.

In June of 2015, I had the dream of hiding in a bedchamber, in a secret place, laying upon a ladder (on its side) stretched out between two filing cabinets, knowing in this place filled with light that they would not see me as long as I remained on the ladder.  I didn’t understand the dream when I had it, only portions of it: but I understand it now.

This same “week” showed up in one of the older articles I mentioned that I re-read recently: "We've Been Given Enough Clues, Mr. Michael Jackson - So What Happens Now . . ."  Back in 2012, I had quoted an article showing that according to two different tabloids, Michael and the three children were in two different places at one time.  Yet the words they used this time stood out for me – the “week”:

"RECLUSIVE Michael Jackson enjoyed a bizarre secret break at a remote Cotswolds hotel – and kept the curtains shut all week for fear of being spotted.

Jackson and his three kids booked into Buckland Manor, near Broadway, and didn’t leave their luxury suites for a week." - Source, “TheSunday Mercury Online

They mentioned “week” twice: and “curtains”:

The king said unto Nathan the prophet, See now, I dwell in an house of cedar, But the Ark of God dwelleth within curtains” – 2 Samuel 7:2.

The “archangel” is named Michael in Jude 1:9.  The “king” in this passage is David, who was “looking for a suitable tabernacle” for the Ark (Acts 7:46).

God moved “from tent to tent” and tabernacle to tabernacle:

Go and tell my David my servant, Thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not build me an house to dwell in:   For I have not dwelt in an house since the day that I brought up Israel unto this day; but have gone from tent to tent, and from one tabernacle to another.” – 1 Chronicles 17:4-5.

From “tent to tent” and “from one tabernacle to another”:  Do you remember what Paul taught us about the tabernacles?

For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.” – 2 Corinthians 5:1.

Paul also taught the Romans on the difference between the worldly tabernacle (called the sanctuary), and the heavenly tabernacle (called the Holiest of All) beyond the second veil in Hebrews 9:2-3 before he revealed this:

The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the Holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing.” – Hebrews 9:8.

And Peter, describing “the tabernacle”:

Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance;  knowing that shortly I must put off this my tabernacle, even as our Lord Jesus Christ hath shewed me.” – 2 Peter 1:13-14.

The “tabernacle” is within us. 

Seems to be a pandemic misconception as to what we as believers are actually taking part in.  Is God limited by the house, tabernacle or sanctuary?  Can he not be anywhere and everywhere at once?

Jesus was the Word made flesh and the Word is God:  His name is called the Word of God” and Jesus has chosen he to who he will give the morning star when he overcomes.  

On that same January 2012 article was an email from a friend that I shared with you.  I won’t share the whole thing again, but portions of it that also brought to remembrance why I labor with this:

~~~~~~~~~  Email  ~~~~~~~~~~

“u asked about my thought about Michael being groomed to be the beast.  If I recall, that thought had hit me about a week before you brought it up on your blog.  Who could be more perfect?  Lovable, cute and talented little boy.  Charms millions.  Grows up in the public eye exuding nothing but goodness and love (until he doesn't go along with "things" then they try to toss him into a "class with a bad name".)  Watching "Thriller" at the end, the horror is suddenly ended and Michael is all smiles with "what's wrong?  Come on, I'll take you home."  He then turns back to the camera smiling and his eyes are back to catlike.  Leaves you wondering about smiling innocent faces setting traps like you were talking about in last nights blog. Yep - the thought about made me throw up! . . .”

Remember, this conversation took place over six years ago.  This was after the posting of that three part dream which I linked above.  A dream strong enough to pull you back into it after waking twice is something you pay attention to. 

The rest of the email she revealed that she also dreamed a dream telling her whose side Michael is was really on.  She also mentioned  knowing that Michael was “within her”.  This reminded me of the line in his song “JAM” (“I just want you to recognize me in the temple”), and going through the turmoil that I did during prayers of what this all meant, and what God was trying to tell me. 

Why do they call it a “temple”?



Temp-el


Then this at the end of her email:

“I've rambled on enough here, but I do want to share one more thing.  I bought another booklet at Wallmart on clearance - I hate to see anything Michael on clearance!    It is "A unique archive of photographs taken during the final rehearsals" of This is It.    They are quoting Kenny Ortega here:  "The show remained a work in progress," Kenny points out.  "We never got to the point where everything was fully completed.  The day Michael LEFT US there was a truck delivering SCENIC ELEMENTS.  There were still NEW ACTORS BEING ADDED TO THE SHOW WHO HADN'T EVEN STEPPED ON STAGE. (What did they need actors for anyway?)  This film is a peek at the WORK IN PROGRESS.  This was Michael's creative process with us.  He was so looking forward to WHAT WAS COMING NEXT.  Michael kept saying, 'We have to open so big.  We have to be so BRAVE when we open, the audience has to wonder "How are they going to top that?' And somewhere in the middle of the show, when they least expect it, we have to come racing around the corner like a roller coaster and hit them hard again.  I don't care if they're even applauding.  They have to have their jaws on the floor."

~~~~~~~~~  End  ~~~~~~~~

That was the last paragraph of the email.

I know it’s going to be okay.  I heard and I am waiting.

 “I went down Virginia, seeking shelter from the storm
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow
Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains
And I wonder, still I wonder, Who’ll Stop The Rain”

What is the “mystery”

Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.   For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord, Jesus Christ,   of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.   That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in Love, may be able to comprehend



This is the Heritage of the Servants
Of The Lord



God Has Chosen You


Now that He has shown me the nature of that for which I asked, I am reiterating my offering.  Take it all . . . take everything.  There is nothing of this world worth losing what You have shown me.  I love you . . . no matter what happens.  I will take up my cross and follow you.  For no other reason than I love you, and you first loved me.