Gang, below are Arthur’s posts from the Land Dynamics Live Event/ Motion Bible Study/ and Sudries from the Previous week in Innsbruck.
There seem to be some pieces from there and nuggets that are worth testing, refining, and developing.
Eat the meat and spit out the bones, and go with what resonates with you
Day 0: 4-20-192k @ 3:35 PM EST
SATURDAY NIGHT IN INNSBRUCK
Tomorrow morning the Motion Bible Study Intensive gets underway in Innsbruck.
We have a dozen people from eight countries, so it should be rather dynamic.
They have each had a portion of the Bible to study in terms of motion in the last six months, and we arrive at the event with spreadsheets with literally thousands of verses with data about motion.
That is the hardest part of such a study. Sorting through the mass of data until we have some focus is tough.
This week Serina and I have spent huge blocks of time in prep for the Saturday and Sunday events.
We now have formed 24 teams, the most ever for a day of field work.
There will be 12 on the Antichrist spirit leyline, and 12 on the Queen of Heaven leyline.
We have pushed hard and gotten all the logistical stuff done, so we are feeling really great about the weekend. There has been good flow.
Day 1: 4-21-192k @ 12:22 PM EST
DAY 1: INNSBRUCK INTENSIVE
Today we began our week long pursuit of a theology of motion for use in Innsbruck.
We had 14 people in the room and decided they were from 10 nations since two of them were expats. Serina gleefully counted them twice.
We began with a get acquainted round where I asked each person to share something they have learned about God and it was a fun worship experience to begin our Sunday time together.
After a break, we spent some time on logistics, getting computers interconnected and files shared. It took some workarounds, but we managed.
Then the four teams were sent out to pull from their previous homework six examples per person of God moving something.
It was a bit awkward as the teams were learning how to flow together, and there turned out to be a lot of ambiguity.
I had to wrestle with the issue of their being creative vs. getting it right, and slowly they loosened up.
We combined their reports and glanced at them before lunch, then took some time to eat and decompress.
After lunch I gave each team a different binary assignment to apply to the verses.
Did God’s motion make or break?
Did God’s motion impact people or creation?
Was God’s motion final or part of a process?
Did God’s motion originate with anger or joy?
The teams worked diligently, each taking all the 70-some verses through their one question, then they wrestled with the question of “so what?”
The results from that exercises were broadly uninspiring. Truth we already knew was bandied about but there was no “explosion of cognition.”
Somewhere (I can’t recreate the process) during the last report, we went down a rabbit trail and found an immense treasure that electrified the room.
After the final break, I opted to spend the rest of the day just exploring and applying that one concept.
Four of the people now have a deep new insight into the “so what” of their ministries calls, and also have the confidence of how to go forward with more strategic impact.
So at the end of the day, I pointed out that we have learned basically nothing about the theology of motion today, but that it was a superlative Resurrection Sunday, and there was a resounding “YES” from the group.
Now we walk in stewardship of body and soul, so that we can do it again tomorrow.
The goal is still elusive, but the week is young and the Spirit is old.
Day 2: 4-22-192k @ 12:53 PM EST
DAY 2: INNSBRUCK INTENSIVE
The morning began with a lot of laughter. The students were much more relaxed about the issue of “accuracy” and they knew each other somewhat.
From there, the morning went downhill in a hurry. Nothing flowed and we stopped at 11:30 for lunch to assess the damage and figure out where to go.
I decided that at least half of the problem was failure of my leadership. The project I assigned was unrealistic given the parameters I defined.
The other half was the Antichrist spirit.
This critter destroys in four ways.
1) Physical death, or robbing the vitality of life.
2) Social death — the break down of community often through strange disconnects (silence) not from major offenses.
3) Economic death and devouring.
4) Disconnect from God.
The team felt strongly that part of the problem this morning was #4. Everyone was operating sub-par. The Scripture was not alive and their spirit was not able to engage.
So, we changed plans. I did a mini-teaching on the Antichrist spirit (the long teaching will come Saturday at the seminar) then spent a long time on a group deliverance.
Manifestations were modest. We took a break and then reconvened to discuss whether to stop for the day and let God continue the work in our brains, or to push on.
There was a definite division, but we decided to push on.
I tossed the morning project and designed a new assignment. The energy level in the room was immense compared to the morning, as was the joy.
That was some initial evidence that we had done good in pushing back the spirit that was blocking the insight into the Word.
Then when the reports came in, we found an unexpected vein of ore, only lightly related to motion and camped there.
It was rich and alive. We only got half way through, before the day was over.
I gave some homework for the evening, and we will pick up on that assignment tomorrow morning, probably.
Renee made a very insightful observation.
Yesterday God ambushed us in the afternoon with that special revelation. Today we chose to stay and work, and we were rewarded for our diligence.
Good catch, Renee.
One other interesting note is that our relationship with the staff during the morning was uniformly sour. In the afternoon, we bounced back significantly and had good connections across the board.
So that would suggest that the Antichrist spirit was messing with community too, not just the spiritual connections.
It will be very interesting to see what people report tomorrow as any impact from the ministry time.
The guinea pigs I have practice on were all substantially messed up, so the “bounce” from the deliverance prayer was immediate and observable.
Here we have a dozen people who are well seasoned war horses, most of them with some significant ministry experience. I wonder what the long term “measurable, verifiable, sustained change” will look like.
Meanwhile, I am looking forward to Saturday when we record the teaching about both the Queen of Heaven and the Antichrist spirit, and then do a group deliverance.
As ubiquitous as they are in the world, I think a LOT of people will find a measure of freedom from those teachings and the deliverance prayers.
Day 3: 4-23-192k
DAY 3: INNSBRUCK INTENSIVE
Last night half of the team had some meddling from the Antichrist spirit, mostly with physical issues. We debriefed in the morning, noted the issue and decided to press on and not address it collectively.
The morning flowed the best of all three mornings so far. We worked as a whole group and focused on extracting language for the character of God from the acts of God. It was hard work to step back from the granular to see the bigger picture of God’s character, but the end result was very good.
We brainstormed what it would look like for an individual to spend a year or two focusing on developing the skill of seeing God’s character.
We find that when we know God’s character, it is simple to extrapolate what actions He would take in any given situation. It is much less natural for us, as Western Christians, to reason from action to character. Therefore, it would take some fierce intentionality and wise strategy to develop that skill.
After a lunch break, we tackled some new veins of ore from the Psalms of Korah. The emotional energy in the room was delightful. Time flew by.
Early afternoon a few people commented on their reduced capacity to see truth in the Word. We stopped and did some warfare against the Antichrist spirit and his attempt to block us from truth. Then it was back to work.
In spite of the immense energy invested in the process, at the end of the session the three groups working on the Sons of Korah Psalms reported that it was pretty dry and pointless.
That caught me off guard.
I have the spreadsheet with their granular data and will pore over it tonight for a while, looking to see if there is gold yet to be mined. I am quite unobjective here, since I am pretty passionate about the story line of the Sons of Korah.
We shall see whether I can find a genuine track to run on.
Meanwhile, we are rather tired and have three more days of hard work to go.
We don’t have anything that even remotely represents a theology of motion. There have been a lot of gems and jewels along the way for the group as a whole and for various individuals.
We will focus on getting good rest tonight, if possible, since last night was so interrupted by the Antichrist spirit’s harassment, and we WILL show up again tomorrow with anticipation.
Day 4: 4-24-192k @ 2:06 PM EST
Day 4: INNSBRUCK INTENSIVE
Today was intense but highly productive. We broke up the four teams and had each one work on a different concept.
On a hunch, I decided to have one team keep working on the Sons of Korah Psalms from a different perspective than we had used before to see if something would surface that was productive.
But yesterday, the Holy Spirit directed me to focus the rest of the week on tsedaqah, as the antidote to the Queen of Heaven, and mishpat as the antidote to the Antichrist spirit.
I announced that we were officially abandoning the dream of developing a theology of motion for the city, and were going to downgrade our expectations and try to show up Saturday with a new big tool for the two leylines.
I spent a while explaining the meaning of the two terms, then gave the three teams a list of the verses in Scripture that used both, and they went to work in different ways. We cycled through a series of exercises during the day, seeking to understand the two words in a highly functional way.
Along the way, one of the participants came to me with frustration over not being able to perform. Some investigation revealed that she was a kinesthetic learner in a visual/auditory context.
I pulled her out of her group and designed a project on the fly where she could study with some activity. We shall see how it goes.
She knows more than all the rest of us about motion and God, and might possibly deliver the missing theology all by herself. We shall see.
The big challenge of the day was for people to see Biblical individuals outside the frame of the traditional Sunday School story.
When I pointed out bigger frames, people could easily see it and see the impact of the things I had shared, but getting there on their own seems challenging. Not sure we will be able to put much of a dent in that problem in six days.
Somewhere during the day, the Sons of Korah team discovered that their study fit perfectly within the grid of tsedaqah and mishpat so that was a lovely surprise.
I think the two streams will merge nicely tomorrow sometime.
So over all, there is more joy at the end of the day than any other day. There were a great number of tidbits today that landed with one person or another.
I think a number of people will own one or another of the Bible study tools I have shared and will continue using it when they go home.
Lots of treasures along the way.
Hopefully by Friday afternoon when we wind down, we will have a consolidated bit of treasure, not just a bucket full of loose ingredients.
Prayer About Wind
PRAYER ABOUT WIND
Innsbruck is a windy city which is why the airport is deemed one of the more dangerous in the world. The city is set in a valley, and there is only one runway, so when the wind is blowing sideways it can be too dangerous for the small planes to land.
When that happens, planes have to abort the landing and are redirected to Munich, where the passengers have to ride a bus or train back to Innsbruck. That is a weary end to a 10 to 20 hour international trip!
In our dealing with the Antichrist spirit over the city, we have found a very high correlation between the critter and the wind. In other words, we have a calm day for hours, and within 20 seconds of my starting to deal with the issue in a person, the wind can go from 2mph to 40 mph.
Since yesterday, the wind has been blowing hard, with intermittent sustained gusts.
And today and tomorrow are when most of the international contingent are flying in for the Saturday event.
For those of you have have authority and experience with weather, I invite you to ask the Lord whether this is a battle you should engage in.
Sounds like it is going to be a vigorous rumble this weekend!
P.S. That paragraph just netted me a huge spike in local wind. Guess this critter is feeling just a bit vulnerable today.
Awwww . . .
DAY 5: 4-25-192k
DAY 5: INNSBRUCK INTENSIVE
Well, we got whacked.
We started the day with the windstorm and the accompanying disruption of the spiritual realm. I did some prayer at the beginning of the day, then we determined to push through.
Our focus was on how God developed tsedaqah and mishpat (otherwise known as T & M).
The Sons of Korah team finished up and I told them that this was just the warm up exercise and turned them loose on Asaph who had an immense grasp of the government of God.
Then on the T & M front, I built a case with the threesome that had a formidable healer on their team, that King Hezekiah was DID. I had them look at his life from childhood to the end, studying where he switched from the highly competent core to the parts, and how God built T & M in him in spite of the DID.
The second team took on Moses.
The third, David.
At lunch we had a debrief. Obviously there was a generous measure of disagreement along the way over how to interpret skimpy data.
The robust level of argumentation during the morning was one of the high points of the week. It meant that people had gotten past obedience and accuracy and had finally availed themselves of the permission I gave them to be learners.
They had leaned in and dug hard, vigorously exploring with their groups what the different options might be. I left for lunch with my heart singing. If the students have received THAT permission, they will be changed for the rest of their life.
After lunch, we worked on abandonment. One cannot have faith and trust with the abandonment wounds (spirit and soul) unhealed. And the Queen of Heaven is the MASTER of fabricating the feeling of abandonment and exaggerating the real abandonment we experience.
We worked some on martyrdom and the fact that God is quite willing to suffer the loss of all the stuff we as Christians have built, as long as we don’t crumble under the lie of abandonment.
We identified from the team some of the many ways that we feel abandonment. The triggers will vary according to our history.
People worked on languaging their individual abandonment issues then we took the afternoon break. Half the group tumbled out the door to enjoy the very fresh air and sunshine while the other half hit the bar to order their sundry forms of coffee.
We regrouped and began to work on the Biblical parallels to our personal abandonment. And it did not fly. Some people did not participate and the enthusiasm was muted at best.
I missed the clues and we went into small group discussions about how God healed abandonment in the Biblical people, and whether there was any parallel in our lives.
I pushed hard, but it really never got airborne. There were some individual nuggets here and there, but no momentum.
After class, in debriefing with individuals, it became clear that the devil sucked the life out of the room during the afternoon break. No one’s spirit was significantly in the game, and the souls were pretty iffy most of the last session, as well as some of the brains that took the rest of the afternoon off!
So I badly missed a call. When things got tough, I played harder and I should have played smarter. We lost the value of one of the prime teaching/transforming sessions of the week.
We will show up again tomorrow for a truncated day and see if we can end on a really high note.
Pragmatically, God has done a LOT in many people’s lives this week. And most people could use a big block of down time to just digest and let their souls catch up with where their spirit has been.
Some of the best transactions with heaven this week were simply expressed in tears. There were no words possible for what happened.
AND, spirit aside, the souls are admittedly measurably weary of my unrelenting pushing, pushing, pushing.
Plus some of the bodies have about had it with sitting still.
So I will have a big leadership decision to make tomorrow morning as I feel my way along. Do we make one more heroic big push for a large lurch, or spend the day fingerweaving the new truths into the old fabric of our lives.
It is 8:00 a.m. in Innsbruck, Austria on Friday morning April 26th.
I woke up this morning to high pain emails from two of my peeps who have a tumultuous walk. I contacted both, and God has done two amazing healing miracles in areas where we have worked hard before, without success.
In both cases, God did something very new and unexpected.
This is how God works with me — showing me early in the morning when there is something special embedded in time that He wants me to deal with.
The clear message to ME is that there is healing available today, but it is through unusual means. God wants to reveal new colors of His wisdom today.
I have no idea whether this is specific to me, or localized to Innsbruck or available to the Tribe.
But just in case it is the later, I am giving a shout out. If you are a practitioner, I suggest you sit with the Lord and ask Him about each of your people who are either in high physical pain or high emotional pain, and see if He will give you a picture of how He wants to proceed.
This might just be an EPIC day for the eradication of some old, wicked, twisted pain.
Day 6: 4-26-192k @ 11:53 AM EST
DAY 6: INNSBRUCK INTENSIVE
Many in the group had a rough night. We addressed it briefly and then dug in.
The objective for the day was for the participants to explore what T & M looked like in the life of Christ, then with God healing them, and finally through them in their various walks.
It was a very personal day with a lot of people getting insight into who they are and how God interfaces with them.
Working hard to language the abstracts and the concrete things was hard work, but beneficial.
Now we shift gears to Saturday and Sunday.
Then each person will have to decide when they get home whether they will implement any changes.
Thanks much for your prayers for this time. We valued them.
Land Dynamics Part 2
LAND DYNAMICS PART 2
Well, the seminar is over.
It was a tough one. Teaching ON the Antichrist leyline was one of life’s lesser pleasures and teaching this much new material all at once was rough.
Last night I figured out that I had not factored in translation when working on my notes, so I had to go back and whack out about five hours worth of content. Grrr . . .
Serina received a high compliment that she was the most poised and competent in translation that Agatha had ever seen her.
Dr. Dietrich was her standby vocabulary coach, as always, when I waxed eloquent and used words she didn’t know YET. Their teamwork is smooth.
The first session in the morning was designed to frame the whole dynamic of simplifying all spiritual warfare into two very broad categories: deception and destruction.
The we explored the Queen of Heaven in some detail and did a group deliverance. After lunch, we did the same with the Antichrist spirit.
Then I closed with some discussion on leylines, how the teams tomorrow will cleanse them, and what we see in the spiritual realm in Innsbruck.
The seminar ended on a high note.
Most of the people will be back tomorrow for our field work. Serina and I will need to readjust some of the teams because of a few no shows, but that should not be too tough.
SUNDAY IN INNSBRUCK
I don’t know what happened but the spiritual climate in the room at the Congress was vastly better this morning than yesterday.
For sure, there was a lot of camaraderie building and a sense of anticipation and mystery about the day, but I think there was more.
A number of people had reported via private means that the deliverance work yesterday had been beneficial.
I spent about an hour framing the worship/warfare around the history of Innsbruck, Andreas Hofer’s covenant, and the current spiritual climate.
We broke briefly then I focused in on the heart of the day.
1. Get on location, check in with Serina via WhatsApp and wait for the rest.
2. When the signal comes from Serina, everyone starts simultaneously.
3. Call the demonic to attention inform them of your right to be there.
4. Do the three proclamations about either tsedaqah or mishpat.
5. File a court case about those who may have touched the glory of God in the city.
6. Have Communion.
7. Check in with Serina to say they have closure.
After that, they were free to do any additional prophetic acts they wanted, as long as they were positive and not calling down hell fire and brimstone. Today we war with worship, except for the one court case.
We had a system of each team picking up their Communion supplies, and their map and their transportation directions, then heading out the door. First teams left a bit before 11:00.
The final team reported being on location at 11:38. We rolled the warfare simultaneously at 11:42.
The Queen of Heaven team finished in a bit more than an hour with the official portion.
The last team on the Antichrist spirit leyline checked in as finished at 12:55.
Everyone should be back here by 2:30 for debrief.
Celebrating the exceptional logistics.
The afternoon debrief was an intense time. Lots of tears and lots of laughter and a very significant dose of awe over what God has done.
The first obvious shift was in terms of the teams. When forming the teams, we took into consideration many factors and discussed long who to put where in the equation.
In the end, we can say the Holy Spirit did an amazing job of matching up people.
There were highly unexpected positive results in many people who came into the weekend with bumps and bruises.
But beyond that, the amount of bonding between teammates and commitments to keep in touch long term was unprecedented.
In a city that has produced many broken, or simply formal relationships, God has done an amazing work in our group.
The most consistent pattern in the reports was that God released specific sounds to punctuate their worship and warfare.
We will be pondering how to pray into the timing of sound in Innsbruck, going forward.
After a general debrief (where we only had time for about a quarter of those who had something bubbling up in them) we paused a bit because I felt the Spirit moving.
He asked us to celebrate some of the ways our hearts were changed by being in the city doing those things. It was a very tender time.
Then I had some other people share about the beauty they saw. One was the leader of the team who went to the most defiled, ugly spot. Another was someone who used to work on the other side and knew “the beautiful face of evil.” It was fun to hear their perspectives.
I concluded by talking briefly about transition, and asked one of the elders to bless the city, and one of the Romanians to bless Serina.
Then I officially ended the event and enjoined the group to go be dangerous and come back next year.
And THAT was the beginning of the REAL debrief, as groups formed, melded, dissolved and reformed, as words and three minutes long hugs proliferated until the porter came and informed us we needed to leave.