Fiction Prompt, Using My Son's Vocab Words From Spelling Class

I was mowing my lawn when I heard the brazen crack of a Roman Candle report.  My dog, TeeJay, had told me he was wanting to play with some of my choicest toys, in the interest of exploration with matters of inertia and velocity.  I took it to understand that he was referring to my Nerf Guns, but did not think he meant my fireworks.
Leaving the lawnmower in the front yard, I raced around to the back yard, and saw TeeJay and Samantha playing with my Zippo and fireworks.  There was a partial length of 3/4′ EMT conduit which they had negotiated into the ground about six inches.
TeeJay had assured me there would be no harm in he and Samantha’s time together, though I had some reservations, and so I reluctantly agreed, against any misgivings or reservations.
The problem is, I was not sure if canines playing with explosives were insured under my Homeowner’s Policy with State Farm.  I further did not know the potential of dogs left to their own devices.  Of course, given my desires to set everyone I know up to succeed and not fail, I was not aware of the magnitude of the canine mischief quotient.
“TEEJAY!” I exlaimed. “WHAT IN THE NAME OF ALL THAT IS GOOD ABOUT PROPER PRINCIPLES ARE YOU DOING?!”
The interrobang was my idea at the end of that exclamatory remark.
“Ummmm…..call it a new invention of mine, master. I was hoping you would appreciate my thinking outside of the box of what can be done with gunpowder.”
Samantha’s face was mildly charred from the ash that blew back from the explosion.
“I can see that, sir,” I replied, “but you nearly gave your sister a full facial with your new invention.”
Noticing a hint of color underneath him, I reached to pick it up, and pulled out a full brochure for the Fort Mill Canine Pytrotechnic Association’s Annual Barn-Burner.  Smelling hints of patchouli and sulphur, I realized that he and Samantha had snuck out that night from the new dog houses we had built them a few days ago.  TeeJay had begun to grow adept at working with all forms of machinery since he and Samantha had just completed obedience school in Miami with our friend, Emma Golden-Benjamin.  The information on the brochure had mentioned Emma’s name, and things her organization had done to empower dogkind to provide a greater social presence, and also contained a great deal of language on how the sundry canine species could garner further appreciation from humanity while also negotiating the culture of shame that has traditionally marked the relationship between man and beast.
Given TeeJay’s and Samantha’s curiosities had been sufficiently nourished by this aspiring and dubiously-reputable organization, with much chagrin, I graciously communicated to them how we could best create a win/win to engage their newfound affinity in a safe manner.
To this judgment of mine they politely averred and covenanted to no more carry on pyrotechnic hobbies behind my back.
I concluded my lecture of my dogs by congratulating them on such a noble thing which they accomplished.
 

Names of G-d #16 G-d of Heaven/G-d of THE Heavens

G-d of not just one heaven, gang, but G-d of THE heavens.
The heaven that is the dome, the canopy, the firmament, the expanse of the skies called heaven.
The heavens that are above our atmosphere.
The heavens that number more than three (this charismatic nonsense about first/second/third heaven needs to die a quick and painless death).  There are more than just three heavens.  Oh, yes, more than just the second heaven which is the spirit realm (not that you have a bible verse for that) more than just the third heaven as the place where G-d dwells.  G-d plays on a 27-dimension chess board.  Therefore, He is deeper than our piddly little theology calling first, second, and third heavens.
How many different heavens are there?  Well, the heavens where the weather patterns occur, the heavens against which the birds fly, the heavens that were created on the Second Day, and the heavens that were created on the Fourth Day, the heavens where the Prince of the Authority (not Power) of the Air and his host dwells, the abode of G-d called heaven, and various other spaces.
And what it there are something like seven or ten heavens in the spirit realm that G-d created just for the sake of creating.  I mean, He did design 35,000 variations on spiders, and that is just the spiders, to say nothing of ticks and other variations on eight legs.
To think G-d created just three heavens, or four types of angels, is foolishness.
Paul was only caught up in the third heaven.
Gang, there is MORE. He creates and creates just for the sake of creating.
Further up, further in.
#itsbiggerontheinside
 

Prophet/Teacher Combos, When They Care For the People Who Are With Them

Wright Flyer 1
Orville Wright flying Flyer 1 from a prone position as Wilbur Wright looks on. December 17, 1903 @ 10:35 AM. Kitty Hawk, NC. Photograph by John T. Daniels, “who had never operated a camera until now, snapped the shutter to take what would be one of the most historic photographs of the century”.

Caring for people is critical when Prophets are at work, and thus a healthy Teacher can help them in that need.

I am reading David McCoullough (Teacher)’s biography of the Wrights and it is astoundingly engaging.  I found it at Books-A-Million on the clearance table, for roughly 8 dollars.

I wanted to reproduce one of the vignettes here and then draw a principle, this one from Chapter 5: December 17, 1903.  It describes what had happened after they had made their first four flights on Flyer 1.  John T. Daniels, a Kitty Kawk native helping the Wrights at the time, was holding their light prototype still while they were standing on the beach, discussing what to do after the fourth flight:

There was talk of going angain, of even attempting a flight down the beach to the weather station.  But a sudden gust caught the flyer and tossed it along the sand “just like you’ve seen an umbrella turned inside-out and loose in the wind,” remembered John T. Daniels.

Daniels had been standing holding an upright of one of the wings and suddenly found himself caught in the wires and the machine “blowing across the beach, heading for the ocean, landing first on one end and and then the other, rolling over and over, and me getting more tangled up in it all the time’–all 600-plus pounds of the machine, plus Daniels, who weigned over 200 pounds, swept up by the wind as though they weighed nothing at all.

When the machine stopped momentarily, Daniels succeeded in breaking loose. (His escape was miraculous,” Orville later wrote, “as he was in the engine and chains.”) “I wasn’t hurt much. I got a good many bruises and scratches and was so scared I couldn’t walk strainght for a few mintues,” Daniels would say.  The brothers “ran up to me, pulled my legs and arms, felt of my ribs and told me there were no bones broken.  They looked scared, too.”  From that day on Daniels could proudly claim to have survived the first ever airplain wreck.

The Flyer was a total wreck…

Here is the kicker, gang.  Instead of being concerned with their plane, which was certainly something to consider, which they probably also considered, at the inception of their work, they demonstrated a choice to make the lives of those that helped them a priority.  They didn’t pull him loose carelessly, and then barrel through with another test.  Instead, they showed a priority to Daniels.

When a Teacher/Prophet Combo shows a greater value for the dignity of human life than for the work that pertains to their birthright, they unknowingly come into a great portion of their birthright as well: Responsibility for fellow man.

Bill and Dave of Hewlett-Packard (Teacher/Exhorter) understood this concept well, which is why HP took a major leap forward in the early days.  They created a safe enviornment for their employees to fail and to excel, and because they cared for thier employees, they were rewarded with something most companies can only dream about these days: loyalty.

Gang, when a Prophet embraces the second level of principles, dealing with interpersonal relationships, in his or her business dealings, he will be rewarded with a greater outflow of success.  And when he or she and a Teacher work together, not only weaving principles together from the start, but also helping other people out along the way of their journey into their destiny, then a flood of resources and/or revelation and flow will come to them.

This concern for Daniels’ life over the life of their aircraft sowed a huge intangible into their future success, and because of that concern, aviation has at its core foundation, a concern for the well-being of others as well as the destination.  If we violate that principle of aviation, a principle the Wrights laid, then we stand to reap incredible devastation in this industry.

Names of G-d 38

The G-d Who Has a Person Ready For the Job

And the L-rd G-d planted a Garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.
Genesis 2:8

He doesn’t just sit idly by while me make things happen, with detacthed disinterest.
Rather, when we see a job that needs doing, we need to ask G-d who His man or woman is for the job that needs doing.
He has prepared a job for you, and He has or pared you for a specific, satisfying job and problem that you were made to solve.
He made Adam and Eve for the Garden, and made the Garden for them.
He always has a man or a woman that He wants to get ready for the job that needs doing.
The question is, are we looking for a person to fill a slot with no more interest than a widget, or are we looking for THE RIGHT person, either permanently or for a season?
We can let dead-end happen, or we can let transition and movement toward destiny happen.

The Fractal of Two On Day Three

DATA FOR THE THIRD DAY
The number two shows up a lot in the third day. Some data to consider, gang.
There are two types of roots among the multiplicity of plants from the third day: taproot and fibrous.
There are two types of stems: woody and herbaceous.
There are two types of trees: deciduous and coniferous.
There two types of broad leaves: opposite and alternate.
There are two types of both opposite and alternate leaves: simple and compound.
Beyond the needles/scalelike/broad leaves, there are two types of other trees: palms and cacti.
There are fruits and vegetables.
There are seeds and stones.
There are monocotyledons and dicotyledons.
There are lemons and limes.
There are annuals and nonannuals, and the nonannuals divide into biennials and perennials.
There are clusters and singles.
There are running root systems and single-rooted individuals.
SO WHAT?
The purpose for this is that we need to articulate the concept of the pattern of two in order to see that the Teacher is designed to deal with a whole host of issues that come in pairs.
For example, the first articulation of male and female also came on the third day. The plants themselves, have male and female parts, and the idea of sexuality came into being on the third day.
Dealing with the binary of male and female and for dealing with issues of human sexuality.
This is part of the domain of the Teacher: to deal with providing a solid response to the homosexuality argument and to bring reconciliation between the gay community and their identity and their G-d.
Thoughts?

Leviathan and the Ancient of Days

I think I know now why Leviathan responds strongly to the Ancient of Days in the context of warfare and deliverance when it comes to his response to the strength of our will.
I was listening to Sixth Head of Leviathan by Arthur Burk, and Arthur said he had no idea why Leviathan doesn’t respond the way standard demons do, to authority, but rather responds to the Ancient of Days.
Leviathan backs down in response, not to our authority and to legal disputes of how the King beat the Prince of the Authority of the Air, but more to the strength of our will, as we bring the name and reality of the Ancient of Days to bear on dealing with Leviathan.
The Ancient of Days is tied with G-d the Father. That is, G-d the Father is the G-d of Time.
G-d the Father is the the Giver of every good and perfect gift. He gives life. Furthermore, it is he who gives life and vitality to our will.
To the degree that we are refusing to walk with, (not to the level that we have bound or cast out) or to the degree that we have actively made a lifestyle of rejecting influence of Spirit of Poverty…

Definition of the Spirit of Poverty: the spirit that causes us to believe that G-d has not given us gifts. This has nothing to do with how much money we have, but rather is more tied to our ability to see and utilize the resources that we do have. He walks in deep fellowship with the Spirit of Slavery. Slaves demand finished products. Sons see and transform raw materials into finished products. Sons create. Those with a SOP do not see raw materials and are therefore in the mindset of the Older Brother (Parable of the Prodigal Son).

…we can then embrace the Ancient of Days, receive the Life that will strengthen our Will and the root of our spirits as gifts of G-d, and can then more forcefully bring the reality of the Ancient of Days to bear in resisting Leviathan.
So, let’s take it from the top. See resources. Relate to the Giver of Life. Receive life and vitality. Reject the Spirit or Poverty, which has NOTHING TO DO WITH MONEY. Receive deeply the Anicent of Days. Walk in the gifts that the principles are. Resist Leviathan.
Happy resisting, gang.

Concerning Working in Deliverance and Warfare and a Plug For a Good Teaching on the Topic

CONCERNING WHOSE AGENDA

If the devil is allowed to set the agenda for warfare…

If you leave the door open for him to set the time, schedule, and timing for warfare, he will.

Too many believers do spiritual warfare as a reaction to the devil rather than a response to the L-rd.  Too many believers hear of a bad situation happening and instead of checking in with the L-rd, they “bind the devil in Jesus’ name”, when they should be asking Dad if He wants them to fight, or if He wants them to be restrained because the bad situation is meant to be a trigger from the L-rd to transition the person away from a chronically bad situation into one that is better.  We too often address the devil while simultaneously neglecting to consider either the open doors or the other options.

CONSIDERING RIGHT TIME OF DAY AND TIMING

If the devil cannot decrease your effectiveness, he will be content with your exhaustion.

If you are effective as an exorcist but you insist on leaving time for ministering exorcism from 10:30 PM and finishing around 2:00 AM, the devil will be content with you chronically getting 4 hours of sleep, which will ultimately decrease your effectiveness in the long run.

Timing and schedule your ministry of exorcism ought to be reserved for a more appropriate hour of the day fall for this trap.

Devils are like the Kardashians.  Good press, bad press, any kind of press, they just want press.

Arthur Burk

If you want demons to perform in a deliverance because that is what you look for regularly, so you can have a good fight, they will perform for you, and they will give you a full three-ring circus.  But I despise demons performing.  “The only good deliverance is a boring deliverance”.

Deliverance does not necessarily have to be a messy affair all the time.  Their job, once the legal right has been addressed for their being there, is to just go with a word (Matthew 8:16).  Period.

For a good and extensive treatment of many issues in warfare, consider the following record by Arthur Burk.  It will be well worth your time, and he is exceptionally even-handed and non-drama when it comes to deliverance.

https://theslg.com/content/spiritual-warfare