Jacinda Ardern On being chosen

Background

During hard times we sometimes wonder what God sees and thinks.

 

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern an elected politician knows a bit about been chosen.  I found out about her through 60 Minutes Australia.

Coverage of her and other areas is available here.

Images

Jacinda Ardern.20190319.0309PM

Words

He is

“He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist, but he will, when I speak, be nameless, and to others I implore you: Speak the names of those who were lost rather than the name of the man who took them. He may have sought notoriety but we in New Zealand will give him nothing – not even his name.” 

I am not doing everything

“I don’t want to ever give the impression that I’m some kind of wonder woman,” Ardern said around that time as interest in her intensified, adding: “Or that women should be expected to do everything because I am. I’m not doing everything.”

Scarf

“The prime minister, when she came wearing her scarf, that was big for us,” Dalia Mohamed, who was mourning Hussein Mustafa, her daughter’s father-in-law, killed alongside more than 40 people at Christchurch’s central Al Noor mosque, told media in New Zealand. Ardern met with families at the mosque over the weekend.

Videos

  1. On Being Chosen

 

Reflection

My take is that God sees people who get it wrong much more often than right.

 

Penitent Thief

Link
The Penitent Thief, also known as the Good Thief or the Thief on the Cross, is one of two unnamed persons mentioned in a version of the Crucifixion of Jesus in the New Testament. The Gospel of Luke describes one asking Jesus to “remember him” when Jesus will have “come into” his kingdom. The other, as the impenitent thief, challenges Jesus to save himself to prove that he is the Messiah.

“My word will not return to me void” ( Isaiah 55:11 )

Background

Each morning upon waking up, I tend to check email and activity on our blog.

One of the links clicked on is :-

Pastor Paul LeBoutillier
Calvary Chapel Ontario (Oregon)
Matthew 7 (Part 2) :6 Casting Pearls Before Swine

Word Management

I really like the way Pastor Paul handles our title verse, Isaiah 55:11.

I am not sure how Judaism exegesis it.

But, I think missionaries might handle it with and within a bit of self.

Always placing ourselves in the message.

 

Pastor Paul LeBoutillier

Pastor’s Paul main point is that this is God speaking in the first person.

It is his word and he is the one doing the doing.

Here are links :-

  1. Return Void
    • Videos
  2. Matthew 7 (Part 2) :6 Casting Pearls Before Swine
    • Videos

Context

Link
Invitation to the Needy

…For just as rain and snow fall from heaven and do not return without watering the earth, making it bud and sprout, and providing seed to sow and food to eat,

so My word that proceeds from My mouth will not return to Me empty, but it will accomplish what I please, and it will prosper where I send it. 

My quick take

Isaiah 55:10

  1. We often forget it is an invitation to the needy
  2. Heaven
    • Rain and Snow come from heaven
  3. Earth
    • Watering the earth
    • Making it bud and sprout
    • Seed to sow
    • Food to eat

Isaiah 55:11

  1. My
    • My word
    • My mouth
  2. Me
    • Me empty
  3. I
    • I please
    • I send

My, Me, and I.

It seems to be all about God.

Cup of Cold Water

Background

I tuned in to a pastor the other day.

He tried to explain his position through scripture.

 

Cup of Cold Water

And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.
( Matthew 10:42 )

Indeed, if anyone gives you even a cup of water because you bear the name of Christ, truly I tell you, he will never lose his reward.
( Mark 9:41 )

Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will repay the lender.
( Proverbs 19:17 )

Cast your bread upon the waters, for after many days you will find it again.
( Ecclesiastes 11:1 )

For God is not unjust. He will not forget your work and the love you have shown for His name as you have ministered to the saints and continue to do so.
( Hebrews 6:10 )

It is a Shame

It is a shame that we start off with a position and look for scripture to back it up.

 

Thanks Goodness

Thanks goodness, Jesus never started with a position and defended it through scripture legalism.

 

Personal To me

May be it is just me.

But, there are some positions that are not worth looking for scripture to defend.

Many have been led astray in that endeavor.

I will leave it as that.

Gospel

It seems pleasant that the inspired word should have the last breath :-

Galatians 2:6-10

Link

6 But of these who seemed to be somewhat, (whatsoever they were, it maketh no matter to me: God accepteth no man’s person:) for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:

7 But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;

8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles)

9 And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision.

10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

SQL Server – Undocumented – Function Calls / Day 01

Background

Profiling our database system and noticed a call to sp_MSreset_synctran_bit.

Wanted to review a bit.

sp_MSreset_synctran_bit

Code


 BEGIN TRANSACTION
    -- Unmark synctran bit
    select @tabid = object_id(@qualified_name)
    if not (@tabid is null)
    begin
        IF ISNULL(OBJECTPROPERTY(@tabid, 'TableIsMemoryOptimized'), 0)  1
        Begin
            EXEC %%Object(MultiName = @qualified_name).LockMatchID(ID = @tabid, Exclusive = 1, BindInternal = 0)
            --EXEC %%Object(MultiName = @qualified_name).LockExclusiveMatchID(ID = @tabid)
            if @@error = 0
                EXEC %%Relation(ID = @tabid).SetSyncTranSubscribe(Value = 0)
        End
    end
    COMMIT TRANSACTION
    return(0)

Dissect

  1. EXEC %%Object(MultiName = @qualified_name).LockMatchID(ID = @tabid, Exclusive = 1, BindInternal = 0)
    • A Lock semaphore/mutex
      • passes along the Object ID
  2. EXEC %%Relation(ID = @tabid).SetSyncTranSubscribe(Value = 0)
    • Set Sync Transaction Subscriber
      • Reset value to 0
      • Likely means not synched

Not Familiar

Not familiar with the %% syntax.

Summary

Still undocumented.  Still unfamiliar.

But, like them men, women, and children standing in line this afternoon to get their citizenship the day started out one way.

But, prayerfully and graciously is ending on the other side.

Here is to all those who stood with and among them on this glorious journey.

SQL Server – Installation/Upgrade – Extract package files

Background

Here I am struggling to install Microsoft SQL Server.

It just will not install.

And, stubborness is not bailing me out.

Take a look at the files

Googled till I bled.

One of things I was asked to do was to take a look at the installation package.

Artifacts

RTM

For the RTM, which is delivered as an ISO, we are able to do the following :-

  1. Mount ISO
  2. Extract using 7-Zip

Service Packs ( SP ) and Cumulative patch ( CU )

Service Packs ( SP ) and Cumulative patches ( CU ) are delivered as an executable.

To uncompress them, please use the executable file itself and pass along the -extract argument.

Command Line

Syntax

[package] -extract:[target-folder]

Sample

SQLServer2017-KB4466404-x64.exe -extract:extract

Output

extract.20190313.1108AM.PNG

Graham Cooke / 2019

 

Videos

  1. Why Wounded & Betrayed Believers Are so Useful to God
    • Declaration, Distress, Development & Demonstration
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Graham Cooke – Topic
        Published On :- 2017-August-13th
        Link
    • Kingdom Progression
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Graham Cooke – Topic
        Published On :- 2017-August-13th
        Link
    • A Wine Tale
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Graham Cooke – Topic
        Published On :- 2017-August-13th
        Link

 

Indepth

Why Wounded & Betrayed Believers Are so Useful to God

Declaration, Distress, Development & Demonstration

  1. Psalm 105:16
    • Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him ( KJV )
    • till what he foretold came to pass,
          till the word of the Lord proved him true. ( NIV )
  2. Forerunner Spirit
  3. Looking for people who are ahead of their time
  4. Visual Aid to the earth
    1. As to what is coming next
  5. Pay a price for that
  6. Understand how God works and thinks
  7. Understand process
  8. Personally transformed
  9. There is a cycle
  10. Deeper level
  11. process
    • Declaration ( prophetic)
    • Distress ( Season of distress )
    • Development
      • Potential
      • Actual
      • Blesses the Lord himself
    • Demonstration
      • Inherit your destiny

Kingdom Progression

  1. First prophetic word
    • Had my first prophetic word in 1974
    • Came to America in 1991
      • 1991-1974 = 17 years
  2. 17 years of training
  3. God has to make his life fit the word that he has received

 

A wine tale

  1. 1 Timothy 18-20
    • Amplified
      • 18 This command I entrust to you, Timothy, my son, in accordance with the prophecies previously made concerning you, so that [inspired and aided] by them you may fight the good fight [in contending with false teachers],
        19 keeping your faith [leaning completely on God with absolute trust and confidence in His guidance] and having a good conscience; for some [people] have rejected [their moral compass] and have made a shipwreck of their faith.
        ( Link )