Fratrice and Hearing from God

 

Phoenix, Arizona

It is with sadness that I read the account of the young man that took the life of his wife and two daughters over the weekend.

He let the third live as she reminds him more of himself than the older two; whose ways were more reminiscent of his wife.

 

Abrahamic Religion

Interestingly enough killing one own’s family member is the first account of murder accounted for in Abrahamic religion.

Documented in Wikipedia :-
Link

The Abrahamic religions recognizes the biblical account of Cain and Abel, this fratricide was the first type of murder to be committed.

In the mythology of ancient Rome, the city is founded as the result of a fratricide, when the twins Romulus and Remus quarrel over who has the favor of the gods and over each other’s plans to build Rome, and Romulus becomes Rome’s first king and namesake after killing his brother.

Hearing from God

He told detectives during an interview that he believed “in God’s eyes it was all right for him to deal with someone in this manner who had been involved in adultery or an extramarital affair,” Sgt. Tommy Thompson said.

 

Better Job

I think within the faith community we have to do a far better job of separating physiological self from God.

Lord is patient ( 2nd Peter 3:9 )

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
( Link )

Lord Longs to be Gracious

Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you;
( Isaiah 30:18 )

The NIV says that he is more than gracious. He longs for it.
He rises up to extend graciousness.

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you;
    therefore he will rise up to show you compassion.
For the Lord is a God of justice.
    Blessed are all who wait for him!

NKJV talks about him waiting to ensure graciousness….

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation admonishes to stay upon him :-

And the Lord will again wait, that he may pity you, and will therefore be exalted that he may have mercy upon you: because the Lord your God is a judge: blessed are they that stay themselves upon him.

Waitingness

Ezekiah

Then I came to them of the captivity at Telabib, that dwelt by the river of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished among them seven days.
( Ezekiel 3:15 )

Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
( Ezekiel 3:19 )

Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling block before him, because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
( Ezekiel 3:20 )

Then the spirit entered into me, and set me upon my feet, and spake with me, and said unto me, Go, shut thyself within thine house.
( Ezekiel 3:24 )

Jeremiah

Then Jeremiah the prophet said unto them, I have heard you; behold, I will pray unto the LORD your God according to your words; and it shall come to pass, that whatsoever thing the LORD shall answer you, I will declare it unto you; I will keep nothing back from you.
( Jeremiah 42:4 )

And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah.
( Jeremiah 42:7 )

And said unto them, Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me to present your supplication before him;
( Jeremiah 42:9 )

If ye will still abide in this land, then will I build you, and not pull you down, and I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.
( Jeremiah 42:10 )

 

Nipsey Hussle

Background

Days of listening to Rap is way behind me.

No radio and no mixtapes counting on years now.

And, so it is no surprise never heard of Nipsey.

Videos

Man Himself

  1. Nipsey Hussle – Crenshaw and Slauson (True Story)
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Nipsey Hussle
        Published On :- 2017-Oct-15th
        Link

Memorize

  1. Daylyt
    • Videos
      • Daylyt on Nipsey Hussle
        Published On :- 2019-April-5th
        Link
  2. DL Hughley: RIP Nipsey Hussle
    • Videos
      • DL Hughley: RIP Nipsey Hussle
        Published On :- 2019-April-2nd
        Link
  3. Lebron James
    • Videos
      • LeBron James Opens Up About Nipsey Hussle
      • Profile
        • CBSLA Sports Director Jim Hill had a chance to speak to LeBron James earlier today and LeBron got pretty emotional when talking about Nipsey Hussle and their relationship.
      • Published On :- 2019-April-5th
        Link

Community

  1. Kerry Lathan
    • Videos
      • Kerry Lathan on Getting Shot Next to Nipsey Hussle, Police Violating Parole & Facing Life
      • Profile
        • In this VladTV exclusive, Vlad spoke to Kerry Lathan – the man who was shot alongside Nipsey Hussle and ultimately arrested for a parole violation. Kerry Lathan noted that he just got out of prison after doing a 26 year-to-life sentence. Lathan also expressed frustration at why he was placed in jail in the first place and noted that he was put back into jail for coming in contact with a gang member (Nipsey Hussle). Lathan also spoke on his condition in jail and broke down his original conviction, saying he only served 24 years. Lathan detailed the moment he came in contact with Nipsey in the parking lot of the Marathon Store, and described how Nipsey, himself, and his nephew were shot. Lathan pointed out that Nipsey looked out for him when he came home, despite them only meeting a few times prior. Listen to the full interview above.
      • Published On :- 2019-April-5th
        Link

Lyrics

Nipsey Hussle – Crenshaw and Slauson (True Story)

Link

Rap niggas, they just wanna double date with you
Twitpic and show these hoes that they affiliate with you
Labels used to treatin’ rappers like a slave, nigga
Starvin’ artist, “Just be happy with your fame, nigga”
Shit changed, now it’s such a different game
All the niggas like myself is controlling everything

Was a charismatic nigga, I don’t play as much
Cause life is real when you live it in a place like us

Speaking to they soul, so they tell me I’m they favorite
Been through it myself, yeah, I know how it make you
Never let ’em judge you cuz they ain’t you
I could tell a long story or just say I’m grateful
I could tell a gang of reasons or just say I’m faithful

I’m not a rapper or a poet, I’m a poem, nigga
Always pull up in foreign that’s never loaned, nigga
Always speaking my music straight from my soul, nigga
My business partners Jewish but I’m all nigga

I been that nigga before the fame happened
That tell them hoes go get my name tatted
I love my life, y’all could hate that shit
All the smart money got they bets on me
And all them real niggas wish the best for me
All these bad bitches got some sex for me
Shout out them bad bitches getting dressed for me
They down to stand in line ’cause it’s well worth it
Pull up to my shows in Chanel purses
They jeans fit the worst but they smell perfect
Never argue with they niggas but they yell verses

 

In depth

  1. Nipsey Hussle – Crenshaw and Slauson (True Story)
    • Without having to take a chance and get some money
  2. D.L. Hughley
    • Everybody who is doing something seems to meet an unfortunate end
    • The beautiful thing about people is that when they get it, they take off
    • They are here for such a brief time, yet so impactful
    • Young men and women are losing their lives to situations
      • Documentary
      • Meeting with the Police
    • Deconstruct the value of our lives to one another
      • Start mattering more than the issues
    • Church
      • The only reason that church exists is that black mothers are there praying for these young people
      • Praying it gets better
      • I promise you it does get better
      • You take the best of us
      • The very thing you need, you take it

 

My Quick Take

You want to be disliked.  You want to be hated?

Reach for that empty middle seat.

Misunderstanding of the misunderstood.

It is always a good thing that in your memorial, they don’t talk about your talent, whom you were, but who you are.

How you got them closer to their best self; to their better ego.

He took my heart, when he said don’t worry I got you.

Having someone who is in a better place is noble.

I remember the words of  a man that I met at the laundry room a year or so ago.

Wisdom of a retiree.

Something about some people are Christians, they just don’t know it.

Always confusing the matter, didn’t know we was on the same team.

Here is to taking the time to meet and know the people here to raise and hold you.

They might not be here much longer once they are shown.

Of all the letting go, it is having to pour soil on laid down souls that breaks me.

People like to say that you never miss what you never had; but that is not all the way true.

Some people keep their light sheltered and speak in ways that is hard to understood.

Missing out on good sense; cause of what it is clothed in.

Here is to the cost they pay to steady and strengthen my feet.

Prayer

Let us continue to let the young lives live.

There is always a spot held for each of God’s creation.

It hurts to see it sit empty.

 

Dedicated

I heard Nipsey grandma in an interview talk about hoping some good come out of it; having faith.

And, so I am not out of school here.

To God be the Glory.

As always, taking without permission.

But, Daylyt I couldn’t let sit still.

Verses

  1. Stood by me in my trials
    • And I bestow on you a kingdom, just as My Father has bestowed on Me, so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones
      ( Luke 22:29 )
  2. Light
    • But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
      ( Ephesians 5:13 )

 

In Closing

In closing when you are a friend of God, you give him maximum room to work in people’s lives.

You do not think too deeply into little things.

You introspectively look back at how he is working in your life; all the slow downs and put backs.

And, you think and say let him take his time; especially when he is working with young people.

 

Michael Ramsden – Evidential Spirituality

Background Text

Teaching

  1. Jesus Before the High Priest
    • John
      • Jesus answered him, “I have spoken openly to the world; I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all the Jews come together; and I spoke nothing in secret.
        “Why do you question Me? Question those who have heard what I spoke to them; they know what I said.”
        When He had said this, one of the officers standing nearby struck Jesus, saying, “Is that the way You answer the high priest?”
        Jesus answered him, “If I have spoken wrongly, testify of the wrong; but if rightly, why do you strike Me?” So Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
        ( John 18:20-24 )
      • If I am not doing the works of My Father, then do not believe Me.
        But if I am doing them, even though you do not believe Me, believe the works themselves, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I am in the Father.”
        ( John 10:38 )

 

Truth

  1. John
    • “I have much to say and much to judge. But the One who sent Me is truthful, and what I have heard from Him, I tell the world.”
      ( John 8:26 )

 

Good Work

  1. 2nd Timothy
    • All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
      ( 2 Timothy 3:16-17 )

 

Denying

  1. Will and Wisdom of God
    • 2nd Timothy
      • having a form of godliness but denying its power. Turn away from such as these!
        They are the kind who worm their way into household
        ( 2nd Timothy 3:5 )

Videos

  1. Michael Ramsden – Evidential Spirituality
    Link

Juanita Bynum – The Spirit of Jezebel

 

Videos

  1. Juanita Bynum -Exposing The Spirit of Jezebel
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- Babatunde Aramide
        Published On :- 2015-Dec-29th
        Link

In depth

Juanita Bynum -Exposing The Spirit of Jezebel

  1. Do not be deceived
    • Do not be deceived when you see they can get up and worship
    • But, you see something else in their character
  2. Demons
    • Demon has to camouflage itself
    • Demons speak in tongues and they tremble
    • But, they do not know righteousness
    • It is my righteousness that reveals whether the Spirit that I have in me, is real or not
  3. Jesus & Samaria  ( Segment 40 )
    • The woman soon realized that Jesus did not go to Samaria for water
    • He went to Samaria to restore the Power of Worship
    • Taken worship “out of a place” and placing “worship in a Spirit
  4. If you want to help us
    • Start living right
    • Jezebel is a descendant  out of Asherah off Spirit
    • Multi-dimensional
      • Originator is a male
      • But, usually operates out of a woman flesh
    • Spirit of Balaam
    • In the Temple
      • Enlarged
  5. Prophetess
    • Baal was of the sun Goddess
    • Asherah was a moon Goddess
    • Reach into the Second Heaven to get information
    • Second Heaven can get you the right information
    • But, not destiny
  6. Promotion
    • He offers up information to you what you think you already have
    • That becomes your confirmation
    • And, that strengthens that daemon in you
  7. Age to Age
    • Age to Age all the way to Ahab
  8. Idleness
    • When you do not do God’s will, you open yourself up that Spirit
    • Jezebel did not take over anything, it is relinquished authority
    • Ahab gave up that authority
    • When God says pray, and you choose not to
  9. Preach
    • When God says preach
    • And, you say No
    • The spirit of Baal is obligated to give you a new assignment
  10. Church
    • The Church is chaotic
    • Pick up the desire of the man of God
      • Checks out every person in the Church
      • And, places them in position
    • Discredit everybody that you have placed trust in
  11. Spirit of Jezebel
    • The Spirit of Jezebel will keep you going after stuff
    • Ahab Kingdom came down because of stuff
    • When Spirit picks up that you do not wait on God
      • You want that land
      • I will get it for you
    • Will only serve what it can completely take over
    • A lying Spirit
  12. Hide yourself in God
  13. Lying Spirit
    • A Spirit that knows how to lie
    • It does not want to be found out
    • It plays the middle
    • Answer in the grey area
      • If you catch it in the truth, it will say that is not what I meant
      • If you catch it in a lie, it will say that is not what I meant
    • It does not repent even when confronted with the truth
    • Preferences
      • Refined Qualities
      • Deceiver
  14. Prophetic
    • God is not going to send somebody to come prophecy for you
    • It is to confirm what God has already given you
  15. Prophetic Words
    • Words
      • Your brother
        • No, I don’t have a brother
      • Your Sister
        • The Lord said he is going to get her off of crack
        • Oh No, she died last year
    • If you come to me again, I am going to tell the Pastor
  16. Put them out of Church
    • The Bible said if you got someone unruly and is trying to usurp authority in the church, to mock him
    • I heard you put someone out of Church
      • The bible said to put him out

 

The Bus Lady, That is just the way that I am

 

Wet

Monday evening turned wet on us.

And, as always I was without my umbrella.

Made it on the train and got off at my stop.

Only a bus ride stood between me and home.

But, missed the previous by 10 minutes.

The next one was 50 minutes away.

Holding still is not me and so walked to a waiting bus.

The Bus Conductor was not manning the bus.

So got on and waited for her.

 

Bus Lady

A few later someone asked me where I was going and I gladly replied.

She said it was good and that we will be leaving shortly.

It was only a small smoke break and we left shortly thereafter.

She did not even ask me to pay.

She asked if I had to walk upon getting off her bus, and I said Yes I do.

She said you can have the umbrella sitting on the stand between she and her passengers.

Continued that someone left it, forget it.

 

You can use it

I looked at her and wondered, are you kidding me.

Knowing she was not not going to drive that bus home and eventually she will need an umbrella too.

But, she replied she is good.

And, that giving is just the way she is.

 

SMH

It is my SMH moment.

One of my best friends came to visit about a year and half ago.

I had made an appointment, but I decided I was not going to keep it.

As fate will have it, his GPS system took him to the city square and I ended up making that appointment nonetheless.

He told me, that appointment I had made was not really for my benefit, but for his.

We ended up spending the whole day on that one appointment.

 

His Words

His words has stayed with me.

The umbrella was not for my benefit, but for her benefit.

Through the evening she will likely offer others that same umbrella.

Eventually there will be someone that really needs it.

 

Pray

As I got off the bus, I said I will pray for you.

And, that has an expectant mother, she should wait with conviction on a promise.

 

Bible Verses

NT

  1. In Pisidian Antioch ( Acts 13:15 ) ( Link )
    • After the reading from the Law and the Prophets, the synagogue leaders sent word to them: “Brothers, if you have a word of encouragement for the people, please speak.”
  2. Living Sacrifices ( Romans 12:8 ) ( Link )
    • …if it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach;
    • if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is giving, let him give generously; if it is leading, let him lead with diligence; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
    • Love must be sincere. Detest what is evil; cling to what is good.…
  3. James 4:5 ( Link )
    • Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”?
    • But he gives more grace.

 

OT

  1. Zephaniah 1:12
    • Search with lamps, who are stagnant in spirit

 

Taking Shots

I know Antiochian model is so long ago.

We no longer need to preface our call to speak to those that have words of encouragement.

All the prompting one needs these days are :-

  1. Political motive
  2. Bones to pick with someone else ministry
  3. A lifestyle that we disagree with and the bible has given us enough cover
  4. Saw something on TV
  5. Not enough sleep

When we preach on the things mentioned above, we are already receiving our just reward.

Preaching for and to men.

Sometimes

Sometimes I think the reasons why our churches are empty is that we have locked people in.

We have counted who we will like counted and made sure the iffies are not let in.

Somewhere out there the good Lord is out there offering umbrellas to those who need it.

And, searching for lost souls.

While we get on TV and preach against Social Gospel.

SMH wondering which spirit gave us authority to preach against feeding the needy.

As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

 

In Closing

Two thousand years later, Jesus’ words continue to confound us

beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod (Mark 8:14–15)

“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.