What Colossians 3:8 REALLY Means, and Why I Disagree Strongly with Religious Spirits That Have Blanket Moratoria Without Exceptions On Certain Words

TRIGGER WARNING: Victims of abuse and sensitive or wounded minds may be offended here.

Some people have already decided in their minds what they want this post to say, and so they might be doing the usual exercise of listening in order to construct a strawman based on what they think I am going to say, in order to knock it down.

So, for those who have made up their mind, you may move from this post to the next, or if you want to skip the offensive segment, then skip the following segment and move to the third segment.

Passages That Will Trigger Some

So, for a contextual overlay, let me requote a couple of passages.

Then I said, “woe is me, for I am undone.”

Isaiah 6:5

Possible way of translating this

Then I said “Holy shit! I am going to die!”

Or Ezekiel 23

“The word of the LORD came to me: “Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother. They played the whore in Egypt; they played the whore in their youth; there their breasts were pressed and their virgin bosoms handled. Oholah was the name of the elder and Oholibah the name of her sister. They became mine, and they bore sons and daughters. As for their names, Oholah is Samaria, and Oholibah is Jerusalem.
“Oholah played the whore while she was mine, and she lusted after her lovers the Assyrians, warriors clothed in purple, governors and commanders, all of them desirable young men, horsemen riding on horses. She bestowed her whoring upon them, the choicest men of Assyria all of them, and she defiled herself with all the idols of everyone after whom she lusted. She did not give up her whoring that she had begun in Egypt; for in her youth men had lain with her and handled her virgin bosom and poured out their whoring lust upon her. Therefore I delivered her into the hands of her lovers, into the hands of the Assyrians, after whom she lusted. These uncovered her nakedness; they seized her sons and her daughters; and as for her, they killed her with the sword; and she became a byword among women, when judgment had been executed on her.
“Her sister Oholibah saw this, and she became more corrupt than her sister in her lust and in her whoring, which was worse than that of her sister. She lusted after the Assyrians, governors and commanders, warriors clothed in full armor, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men. And I saw that she was defiled; they both took the same way. But she carried her whoring further. She saw men portrayed on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed in vermilion, wearing belts on their waists, with flowing turbans on their heads, all of them having the appearance of officers, a likeness of Babylonians whose native land was Chaldea. When she saw them, she lusted after them and sent messengers to them in Chaldea. And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled her with their whoring lust. And after she was defiled by them, she turned from them in disgust. When she carried on her whoring so openly and flaunted her nakedness, I turned in disgust from her, as I had turned in disgust from her sister. Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her lovers there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses.”

Ezekiel 23:1-20 ESV

Verse 20, to say nothing about the profane way the rest of chapter 23 was written

Who were hung like horses and who ejaculated the same way…

And Paul, this time without the first transation

As for those who are agitating you, I wish they would cut their penises off

Galatians 5;12

And in another place

“For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as shit, in order that I may gain Christ”

Philippians 3:8 ESV

And let’s not forget that Baal was in the words of Elijah might have been taking a shit (1 Kings 18 can actually read like that), among other places, and Redemptive Gift Prophets like Elijah, and Exhorters were not know for their flowery, G-rated, sarcasm-free speech).

What the Song of Solomon Is Really Saying And How It May Set the Tone For Some Marriages

To say nothing about how raw the Song of Solomon actually reads, for all you allegorical types. Dew and dripping with myrrh and liquids in the Song are references to sexual fluids. And while the types and analogies of Scripture are at play in Song of Solomon, due to Ephesians 5, that does not supecede that the Song is a picture of the heights of intimacy between husband and wife, and it is really graphic. The “mountain of myrrh” is something the woman is saying about the man, and I will leave it at that.

The Real Point of Colossians 3:8

Paul was not saying get rid of the four-letter words from your mouth.

Paul was saying get rid of speech that abuses others.

That will be different for different people.

Our job, when we connect with others, is not to inauthentically put on a front to them, but rather is to be authentic. If that means some do not speak with four-letter words, then that is fine, and no I will absolutely not entertain a debate about whether or not that can be done.

The fact is that people need to learn how to be real and honest and sincere, because this generation can point out a fake believer 35 miles away. I do not care if you can clean up your language one whit, if you are still coming home drunk off your ass, and lying about everything else, and gaslighting everyone that you live with.

The problem is not our mouths, but the problem is our mouths, and it is not “keep away from this list of words that are contraband”.

We have enough issues with Christians trying to protect their reputations by avoiding certain words while also running in the direction of deception, abuse, gaslighting, and covering up rape, mistreatment, offense, and every other foul tarpit.

Our capacity to execute in the kingdom will be proven by the fruit of what we preserve.

If my sons or daughter tell the truth and they happen to voice their frustration by occasionally using a word, not to abuse but because they are frustrated or angry or dealing with injustice, but they never stops protecting the widow and the orphan and the fatherless boy who does not have a man in his life to show him what it means to be a kingdom man, then I sure better have the balls to coach them to a better place in all things and bless them for doing the right thing.

Now, where this turns troublesome is where the language turns abusive, and me and 100% of my friends and colleagues know when the language has turned the corner from frustration to abuse.

But voicing frustration and abusing people are two different things.

Paul and the balance of Scripture were vastly more concerned with the abuse factor than they were about whether one had successfully managed to avoid every bad word on the checklist.

Gang, it is time we do the same.

If we avoid the cuss words but run headlong into telling lies, weaving webs of deceit projecting an inauthentic image, and gaslighting others, we have royally screwed up.

So, as you are working with your kids, make sure you keep the holy checklist to a minimum and coach them to a place of being a whole man or a whole woman.

We need more of those whole people running around.

And we need more authenticity.

And we need fewer legitimacy crutches of “I am legitimate because I avoided all the bad words.”

You can walk around with a hundred gold-plated crutches, but that does not make you any less of a cripple.

Just some raw and open thoughts as I work at making my speech more fathering and less abusive myself.

And for Christ’s sake, let’s lay off the sanitizing of Scripture because we are embarrased in its portrayal of all things messy.

When the Holy Spirit touches human flesh, things are bound to get messy.

Praying for you, gang.

Blessing of the December Window of Reconciliation #8: Destiny Aspect, Right Light

Beloved, I would like to invite your spirit forward to treat with me in the name of Yeshua.

Spirit, listen to the word of G-d for you for today.

And G-d said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

Genesis 1:3 ESV

Spirit, one of the first things that the L-rd created was light, preceded only by time, matter, the laws of science, and sound. Light is necessary to see, and not just to see partially, but to see in fullness. In order for us to possess birthrights, we must be able to see rightly, see really, and see fully.

G-d is the light, and we are the light, whether or not we acknowledge it. Spirit, you may have felt like a failure or a faulty, reprobate sinner, but sinner you most certainly are not. Father does not look at us with such a lens as to only see junk and garbage. Rather, he sees the glorious light of His that He desposited into human vessels and He sighs a sigh of relief and says, “Yeah!”.

It is good, and you, the whole person, are good. As I write this blessing in Block format, I remind you, spirit, incessantly that you are a chip off the Old Block, not the block that is the Father of Lies, but the Block that is the Father of Lights.

The Sons of G-d are Heavenly Hosts, and they are made of light, and spirit, you are made of light.

Bioluminescent, spirit. You were made to be life-giving light.

And in a zillion facets, hues, tones, expressions, and manners, you, spirit, and your compatriots, fellow sons of the L-rd of the Lights, were each made to contribute several threads of the fiberoptic tapestry that is the Kingdom of Love.

You, spirit, and your compatriots are the fiber optic equivalent of the Bayeaux Tapestry. You are fullness of workmanship and a full expression of His love, even when you think you are most broken.

So, I bless you, spirit, to SHINE HIS LIGHT, not merely through effort of your own, but through cause and effect, and through allowing Him a place to shine through you and in you. I bless you with the stubborn persistence to shine and be who you are even when you are broken. A light shines because it is light. It does not have to work to shine or make light. It is light.

Spirit, you are also light, and you are a light in the world. You don’t have to manufacture something that you think is fake. If you will be who you are, then shining will be the most natural thing for you. Just as these lights on my LED keyboard were designed to shine as I press the keys and they engage, because they do not know how not to shine, so you also do not know how not to shine. Trying to teach yourself not to shine, spirit, is absolutely foreign to you and it does not feel right.

I bless you to shine always, and shine everywhere, and shine like bronze.

I bless you with the capacity to shine even when you are feeling hopeless.

“Let your light so shine before men” means “allow or permit your light to shine”. It takes no effort to allow you to shine because shine is what light does. But it takes all sorts of effort to block a light from shining.

I bless you spirit, with a deep and far-reaching shine, a shine that pushes back the demonic darkness that is a twisting of G-d’s purpose for the darkenes He brings.

I bless others to see truth more clearly because you shone, spirit.

I bless you with the revelation that your Father is not the Father of Darkness, but the Father of Lights, and because He is Your Father, you are therefore by definition, light.

I bless you with all these things, spirit, in the name of Yeshua.

Blessing of the December Window of Reconciliation #7: Destiny Aspect, Right Product, Right Lane, Right Path

Beloved, I would like to invite your spirit forward, this time to attention, and though I am not a drill sergeant, this blessing might be a bit more on the proactive side of things. And that is okay.

Spirit, I would like for you to join me for a few minutes. Spirit, if you will, listen to the word of G-d for you for today. As much as what I am about to say might sound like home to you, it’s not about home. It is about the journey.

G-d said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and dwell there. Make an altar there to the G-d who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.”

Genesis 35:1 ESV

Arise and Go

Spirit, Qum, lechu. That’s Hebrew for “get up,” or “arise,” and “walk”. We have an excursion. Jacob’s life at this point was not about sitting on his keister and duff and allowing G-d’s purposes to come to him, because there were plenty of enemies surrounding him. His sons Simeon and Levi (the Prophet and the Teacher) had just gotten done making a mess of his relationships with the land of Shechem, after what Shechem had done to their sister. Jacob’s apparent refusal to deal in justice on behalf of his daughter led to the circumstances where his sons had to fix things, and it cost them.

Spirit, arise. Kum. Your perspective in this season is about to change, as is your geography, but only if you want them to change. G-d can give you the vision, but you have to move. Lechu. It is time to get the blood flowing into your legs as you see out the new thing Father is about to do in you.

It is not about sitting and letting life happen to you, letting it pass you by. It is, in this season about minding the gap and jumping aboard the train whereever the L-rd is going to see it.

Spirit I bless your reaction time to be speedy and full of vitality.

To Bethel

Spirit, you need vision, and open access to heaven and to see what the King is doing on your behalf.

In order to accomplish that, you MUST be seated in the right place in order to receive. You must go to the right piece of land, buy it, no matter if that land is in the People’s Republic of California (which is severely hurting after the gang-raping of the 1840’s), or if that land is on Manhattan Island, or the mountains of Bethel. It might mean that you have a journey to a land that is not in alignment with the current nature of your current set of resources. You might have to liquidate your current set of assets and change them out to a diferent set of resources.

I bless you with the willingness to go where you need to go, and I bless you with the skill to initiate trades into the resources that will suit your location.

Dwell There

Spirit, Jacob was not sent to Bethel to merely have a worship service and move on, but rather to live on and get used to the flow of the land, which was radically different than Aram Naharaim. The land was designed to become his home. And, spirit, the land of Bethel was made to feed Jacob’s spirit repeatedly, just as it had fed him in Genesis 28:11-22). He was made for that land to unpack vision and a purpose for the remainder of his life.

Spirit, I bless you to move to and dwell in the land Father wants for you in this season, and I bless you to receive from and give to the land the things Father has in that exchange. I bless you to expand and your vitality to grow.

I bless you to have the depth of well to draw from as you begin to dwell on that land where you belong, and to find in the Father’s presence, your belongingness, and in the presence of Jesus, your worth, and in the Holy Spirit, your competency.

Make An Altar

Spirit, when you get home to the piece of land where you belong, I bless you to make an altar to the L-rd. And I bless you to celebrate the L-rd’s purpose in creating you and hardwiring you for greatness. I bless your competency and your dominion. And I bless you to know that you have a place along each season of your journey where you belong.

I bless you to not neglect the gift of G-d that is in you from conception, from the new birth, and from the laying on of hands. I bless your altar and place of dedication to the King to not be corrupted or disrupted by any scheme of the enemy, and that when the enemy attempts to assault you at the altar, that the L-rd would thunder against him and all of his schemes.

I bless you with a deep revelation of the Holy Trinity and the Divine Council as you spend time meditiating in His presence.

Escape From Esau

Spirit, you cannot pursue your path fully, nor produce your G-d-ordained product for the kingdom, so long as you are allowing yourself to be subject to the spirit of jealousy. The lane, dear heart, will not be straight so long as you jealousy is permitted a place at your table. I give you permission to rout jealousy completely, spirit.

Truly, truly, I bless you to remember the L-rd’s former deliverances from the hand of those who have flowed against you in the spirit of jealousy. I bless you, spirit with comprehensive protection from Adonai Tsevaot, the L-rd of Hosts, and from Adonai Echad, the L-rd who is One, and the Father of the Heavenly Lights, which are the Hosts of Heaven, and the Father of the L-rd of Hosts, Yeshua ha-Mashiach.

Spirit, I bless you with deep peace, and I bless you with a strong and well-callibrated plumbline that helps you not take the bait of deception.

I bless you not to succumb to the temptation to
throw a wet towel on yourself,
limit yourself,
corral yourself,
edit yourself,
emasculate yourself,
or engage in the abominable practice of pharonic circumcision to your vitality and your fullness just because others cannot handle you, spirit.

Father can handle you, and your shipmates can handle you. The junk theology cannot handle you though. So I bless you with your hands being taught to war and your fingers to battle.

Zero Tolerance For the Deception That Takes Advantage of the Open Door Created By Jealousy


It. Is. Written.


Every single good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights, the Father Who Does Not Change, in the way shifting shadows ever change.

In Brilliant, real-white, opalescent light, sitting on the infinitely-colored-and-yet-Agean-Azure-Sapphire Throne between the infinitely-eye-laden wheels-within-wheels with sight in all direction. He is the Kaleidoscope Superior. And He provides the right, multi-faceted lenses, cut perfectly so you can see exactly what you need to see in sequence, as the colored chips of His polyvareigated wisdom and glory fall right into place right into sequence, in perfect alignment without a violation of your free will, as in the mystery of the syncronization between his sovereignty and your free will, there is an perfect enmeshment of light and truth.

Spirit, I bless you with the revelation that,
even thought He is sovereign…
He is not in control…
And does not always get what He wants in the culture…

But, spirit, with you, as you partner with Him and hear what He wants to do, and it blesses you and you partner with it, and walk in agreement with it, may the light fall into place where He wants it, and may you be enlivened to action and to causes that will leave the kingdom effects in place, so that, at least with you He does get what He wants.

I bless you, spirit, to value everything that He values, and that fully includes the good things He has placed in you.

And I bless you to refrain from damning yourself in ways and areas where He has not.

And above all of this, I bless you spirit with the revelation that He is happy and pleased with how He made you, even when the Calvinists who demand a whipping boy for all of their junk doctrine of the condition of believers do not. I bless you to receive Father’s approval ESPECIALLY when dour-faced, piss-and-bleach-guzzling, jealous believers do not approve.

I bless you spirit, with the revelation that Father loves what He sees when He looks at you, and He laughs with you and helps you to ascend to the place where His blueprints are. I bless you with an enjoyment rather than a self-flagellation of your identity, because spirit, He made you, designed you, and hardwired you as you are, whether Prophet with your high-strung emotion and cranky attitude toward unrighteousness, or Servant with your knack for helping everyone, or Teacher with your Anchor truth, slow gait, and FREAKING AWESOME PLACE OF SAFETY, or Exhorter with your breathtaking revelation and breathless pace of horizontal human relationships, or Giver with your wealth of gathering resources and being able to discern the pith of a situation, or Ruler/Judge/Deliverer, with your capacity to build an empire with a skeleton crew and do much with few imperfect resources, or Mercy with your touchy-feely Ethereal affection and intimacy and erstwhile whimsy and bouts of meloncholy.

Every gift that comes from the Father of Lights is both good and perfect, even those gifts that seem hard and come with a high responsiblity, and even those gifts that may seem like they are causing pain. I bless you with the skill to parse out between the pain that comes from the clowns and the enemy, and the pain that comes as a gift from the Father to refine you.

I bless you with His light, love, and pleasure in your hunting for your right path, your right lane, and your right adventure. I bless you will all of these revelations in the name of Yeshua ha-Mashiach.

Blessing of the December Window of Reconciliation #6: Destiny Aspect, Right Adventure With Right Friends

Beloved, I would like to invite your spirit forward in the name of Yeshua.

Spirit, Listen to the word of G-d for you for today.

Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters;
they saw the deeds of the L-RD, his wondrous works in the deep.
For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea.
They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight;
they reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits’ end. Then they cried to the L-RD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.
He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed.
Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.
Let them thank the L-RD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!”

Psalm 107:23–31 ESV

Spirit, not only do we need the right home, and not only do we need the right relationship with the right Father, but we also need the right cadre of friends to engage our destiny with us.

We were made to become people of destiny in the context of community.

Now, some of you in isolation might say “why is that?”.

In order to answer that, I have to tell you a story.

Spirit, I have a sailor friend whose name is Bryan. He is a sailor’s sailor and has always made a home or found a place at sea. From stints in the Navy and the Army Corps of Engineers to tours near Nigeria, he has gone down to the sea repeatedly in ships and done business on the water. He has seen the works of the King on the waters.

And he has shared with me that sailors frequently have inked on their knuckles the words “Hold Fast”. if you wash overboard, that rope to which you are tied may be the last thing keeping you from physical death. In so many contexts, holding onto a lifeline is all that stands between us an eternity.

Likewise, at least four of Jesus’ Twelve fished on Lake Galilee: Simon Peter, Andrew, James, and John. And they would have understood in squalls the dangers inherent with sailing.

Unlike a cruise-ship, which is the ultimate form of mothering, military and other sailing and fishing vessels are solid expressions of fathering. The need on a boat is to develop the tools necessary to survive and thrive and return home safely. And often times, in order to thrive on a ship or a boat, you have to take calculated risks relative to your environment. And in all of that, whatever you do, spirit, do not let go of the rope. Hold fast.

And have a crew of mates that you can connect with that will work with you and help you learn the ropes and will have your back and keep you safe.

And it takes a group of people each weaving together their unique set of principles together, and bringing those sets together that helps us move into destiny. One man or woman cannot pilot a vessel alone to do a task alone. Destiny is a community skill. And Several sets of eyes that can see the various aspects are so desperately needed.

And love which flows between brothers and sisters is needed.

So spirit, I bless you for the seasons when you will be abroad. I bless you no matter the nature of the water or the location of the water. I bless you when you must be on the open ocean, or on the lakes or rivers, or in the waters underneath the earth. I bless you when the waters are calm, and I bless you when the waters are boiling out of control. I bless you when there is a red sky at night and at morning. I bless you when you are surrounded by sharks and when the waters are pure sapphire. I bless you to have the right mates. I bless your friendships to be rejuvenating and life-giving, and importantly, life-PRESERVING.

I bless you to find THE RIGHT BERTH ON THE RIGHT VESSEL, and to link up with THE RIGHT CREW. For whatever reason, the following poem feels appropriate here.

I must down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking. 

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying. 

I must down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.

Sea Fever by John Masefield

I bless your business and I bless your vision to see the works of G-d in the depths of the deep.

I bless you to be aware of the dynamics of Leviathan, whereever you are, in seven heads. I bless your compass, chronometer, sextant, pelorus, and maps to be true and accurate. I bless your skill in using them.

Spirit, I bless you with a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover. I bless you with lads who will keep you aboard and welcome you into their cabal as they accomplish great exploits in the name of the Captain of Our Salvation.

I bless you, mariners, to hear the voice of your ship and crew. I bless you when the storm is getting worse. I bless you with adventure and safe passage, no matter where the map and route take you. I bless you to know when your ship needs rest, and your mates need a hand, or a look, or a smile, or a heart.

I bless you to sleep aboard your ship when the Captain sleeps, and I bless you to wake when the Captain awakens. I bless you with love to keep your ship in its right alignment. And I bless you to be fathered in the wholeness of cause-and-effect that is critical to the operation of a fathering vessel that carries sons of the kingdom. I bless your reins to provide you counsel in the night seasons. I bless your capacity to see the usefulness of everyone else around you whose gifts are nothing like yours. And, importantly, I bless your capacity and skill at meshing your skills together with theirs, and no matter the conditions, to sail effectively. And to reach not only your destiny, but the desired haven of your home, having accomplished what the L-rd intended you to accomplish.

I bless you with wholeness in your community, as you seek for your place among your tribe. Be at peace, spirit, in the name of Yeshua.

Blessing of the December Window of Reconciliation #5: Destiny Aspect, Right Father

“Safe?” said Mr Beaver …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good.

from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Beloved, I would like to engage with your spirit in the name of Yeshua, if they are willing.

Spirit, listen to the word of G-d for you for today.

αὶ εἷς ἐκ τῶν πρεσβυτέρων λέγει μοι· μὴ κλαῖε, ἰδοὺ ἐνίκησεν ὁ λέων ὁ ἐκ τῆς φυλῆς Ἰούδα, ἡ ῥίζα Δαυίδ, ἀνοῖξαι τὸ βιβλίον καὶ τὰς ἑπτὰ σφραγῖδας αὐτοῦ.

And one of the elders said to me, “Weep no more; behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judas, the Root of David, has conquered, so that he can open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Revelation 5:5

Spirit, there is a line of thinking that came into being with the writings of Jack Lewis that the L-rd is not safe. Indeed, in the Chronicles of Narnia, Mr. Beaver said he was not safe.

And truly, when someone is wounded or bruised or smoldering, a bruised reed Messiah will not break, and a smoldering wick He will not extinguish.

But, when the time comes for us to grow into kingdom sons, He is not going to lead us merely or only into the safe place of home, but into the risk-laden context of the wilderness. Spirit, Father did not bring us home to leave us home, but to have a safe harbor from which to do exploits on behalf of the King. And when we travel, Father goes with us, and He allows good things to come into our lives as well as testing and difficult things.

The issue is not whether or not Jesus is safe in that we can control Him, but whether or not He is good, meaning “consistent and trustworthy, free from corruption, and incorruptible”.

In the first blessing, I reminded you of the anchor that was the most trustworthy. Our best anchor is in G-d’s nature. And because everything He created was good, it follows that He who is the Source of all is also good.

Goodness is so lacking in our culture. Alienation in many places prevails.

And the masculine, fathering antidote for the brokenness is not the mothering attribute of safety, but rather goodness.

Goodness is brought about by execution, by a G-d who executes. By a good Father of Lights Who gives us every good and perfect gift. Goodness is seen EVERYWHERE, including in what He has put into you.

Father is going to challenge you, spirit. Father will spend some time working to heal you, but after a season of healing, He will take you out on an adventure with him. You might have to climb mountains, or swim oceans, or work with people who are occasionally ungrateful. You might have to run a marathon, or embrace some pain.

But, spirit, I bless you to rest in your Father’s goodness. I bless you with not just an anchoring place in home, but also a place of rest in Father’s affection as He is doing the grueling work of training you and refining you and giving you sometimes more than you can handle.

I bless you not to rely on Father’s safety when you are questing about, but on His goodness, which is central to His nature.

And that you can praise Him even when He sends you an unlikely messenger to correct you. I bless you spirit to hear Father speak in the Prophet language of Greek and in the Giver language of Hebrew.

Both Prophets and Givers are CRITICAL to your life, spirit, and I bless you to hear what Father is doing as He does it. I bless you to see, hear, smell, touch, taste, and experience the full range of Father’s good pleasure and His good gifts, even if they come in the form of fiery trials.

I bless you, in those season when you are laying on the pavement with a bleeding artery to savor the flavor of grace Father brings to you, whether it is repairing a transected artery, or eating a bowl of your favorite ice cream.

I bless you to lean hard into Him and the strength of His goodness when everything is going up in flames.

I bless you with hyperendurant resolve.

I bless you, spirit, to be galvanized against all the plans of the evil one and the clowns.

I bless you radiantly, affectionately, and zealously, in the name of Yeshua.

I bless you to find the silver lining when the clouds have gathered. I bless you with chops and strength and massive resolve and life and peace and understanding and PLENTY OF FIGHT.

Even in the dark night of the soul….

Spiritual Labels Attached to Names: The Lion of the Tribe of Judas

It may jar some to read the passage from Revelation 5:5 this way, but I would encourage y’all to read it thus.

The Lion of the Tribe of Judas, has the authority to open the scroll and break the seals.

The Greek form of Judah is Judas.

I dare same some would be offended at this idea, because we have grown so used (the freaking status quo that NEVER gets challenged from generation to generation) to attaching labels to names, and one label we attach to Judas is “traitor”. His name may have, in the eyes of many, come to mean “traitor”, but it and its root do not mean “traitor”. Rather, its root means “praise”.

And the reality for Judas Iscariot is that yes, he was a traitor to Jesus.

But I would hazard to say that G-d knew the NT was going to be written in Greek originally, and G-d was there first and the name Judas, which as the Greek form of Judah, means “praise”, must be recovered by the church because the name belongs to the L-rd himself, and it is the Greek name for his tribe, and for all who are labeled Jews.

The devil owns nothing and is a thief and a faithless and accursed labeller of many things, and those labels are designed to incur shame on the object in question.

And I am done with ceding this name to the kingdom of darkness when he is nothing more than a petty thief.

The label needs to be removed and dealt with, because all names from Adam and Cain to Jesus and Judas and Zerubbabel and Esther, a Babylonian name, And all of those names belong to the L-rd.

The same goes for any list we secretly have of things, days, holidays, events, occasions, names, states, cities, countries, peoples, and tribes that belong to Satan.

He is an owner of nothing (Psalm 24:1). The earth is the L-rd’s and the fullness thereof. The Earth and all who dwell therein.

The Lion and His Tribe are synonymous with the Judas action of praising the L-rd, and praise constipates the mind of the enemy and throws the enemies of the L-rd, who is worthy of praise in the Greek tongues as much as the Hewbrew tongues, into abject confusion and disarray.

Be at peace, oh tribe of Judas, and reject that label foisted on you by the religious spirit.

Blessing of the December Window of Reconciliation #4: Destiny Aspect: Right Home


I would like to invite your spirit forward to encamp with me about a specific truth.

Spirit, you were made for a right home that is a place from which you proceed to the adventures Father has for you.

Listen to the word of G-d for you for today.

And the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed.

Genesis 2:8 ESV

Spirit, when G-d made Adam, and provided him his spirit, it was not in the context of the garden. It was in the context of a wilderness place away from the garden. We are not told where specifically in Scripture, but we are told it was not the garden.

We are however told that sons are creators based on the illustrations of what sons like David, Solomon, Josiah, Nehemiah, Moses, Deborah, Mary the mother of Jesus, Martha, Peter, John, Andrew, and Paul did. In order for a person to become a son, they must first be unpacked. And because Adam was the son of G-d, I would imagine G-d created him strategically far from the garden so as to help Adam unpack his abilities along the way by introducing him gradually in the wilderness to sundry aspects of the Father’s creation. And for Mercies to be adequately unpacked (Adam was indeed a Mercy), given they are by nature a bit slower than the other gifts in some ways, they need a longer process that is more marked by gentleness than others.

And I imagine Adam longed for a place to call home. A place to call his own. A place without property taxes and fees to rent and a place where Father dwelled.

For Adam, that home was with Father and Eve in the garden.

Spirit, in order for you to walk into you destiny, you need a place to call home.

And that place, whereever it is, is characterized by at least a couple of things: The presence of a loving and good Father, and a place of safety where you can learn how to be you as you step into the office of person.

I will cover the dynamic of the safe home in this post and the presence of a good Father in one of the two next.

When you have a place you can truly be you, you can branch out and decide what you like and what you do not like. You can allocate your likes and dislikes and grow into the person you were made to become.

So spirit, without stifling you, I would like to offer you the following blessing.

I bless you with a place to call home. I bless you with a place you can lay your head down and sleep in peace, whatever that is supposed to look like.

Whether your pleasure is coffee or tea; black, extra light, or bulletproof; hot or iced; cakes, cookies, muffins or biscuits (southern biscuits or English biscuits); chips or crisps; ketchup, tartar sauce, malt vinegar, aioli, or none of the above; ranch or italian; cookies or brownies; math or science; carpet or hardwood; and sunny, snowing, or rainy; I bless you with a place that is appointed in keeping with the preferences Father placed into you, spirit.

I bless you with a place that has soft grass, or sandy desert, or Carolina clay, or forests, or ocean surfs, or mountains (“mountains, Gandalf! And find a quiet place where I can finish my book.”) as those are each life-giving in unique ways to different people, depending of where we grew up and what our spirits each like.

I bless you with a home that appeals to you, whether city or country.

I bless you with being surrounded with the animals you enjoy, or the absence of animals if you prefer that.

For those that bend toward the arts, I bless you with the resources needed to own those sorts of art media that give life, whether that medium or expression is digital, or canvas, or Procreate, or a piano, or a some other musical instrument, or a throwing wheel, or drawing pencils, or oils, or acrylics, or sheet metal, or leather, or woodworking, or sewing implements, or crochet hooks, or needles and cross stich.

For those that move, I bless you with the means to exercise, whether that is a place that has free-weights, or treadmills, or a road or track on which to run, or a bike, a pool, a sparring partner, a 24-form, a football, a tennis racquet, a lacrosse field, leaves to rake, lawns to mow, the colors of fall leaves and the sounds of the crunch beneath your feet as you do the yardwork, loamy or clay-like soil in which you place compost and plants. I bless you, spirit, to move as you process the riddles and problems that you are working at solving.

For those that read, research, and write, I bless you with the books, tomes, inks, quills, parchments, and a desk of your chosen size, shape, and material.

I bless you with a home that above all, is a place of rejuvenation and restoration. I bless you with a place that enables you to level set from any potential disjointings of the world that you have worked in and lived in during the day.

I bless you spirit with a safe place complete with “the cool of the day” whatever that looks like to you. I bless you with a safe harbor and a home in which to anchor.

I bless you in the name of Yeshua ha-Mashiach.

Blessing of the December Window of Reconciliation #3: Destiny Aspect: Right Time, Rightly Sanctified

Beloved, I would like to invite your spirit forward for a connection.

Spirit, listen to the word of G-d for you for today.

“And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”

Genesis 2:2–3 ESV

“And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath.”

Mark 2:27 ESV

Spirit, before you can sally forth to do exploits for the king, your timeline must be rightly set, and rightly aligned. Note, even G-d rested and was refreshed (Exodus 31:17). G-d needs seasons where He is refreshed. It’s not that He needs things the way we account needs. But there are needs that G-d has, as He accounts needs. He needs–or maybe a better word is “desires”– to have regular times of connection with us, times of refreshing, times of rest, times to ruminate while listening to and observing various aspects of His creation humming along.

Spirit, whether or not the soul and body with whom you reside understand it, rest is part of your design. It is inbred into you because it is part of G-d’s design. Being refreshed is something for which you were made. A right timeline that is sanctified is also a real and deep need.

So, spirit, I bless you with the right timestream. You are made for time. You were made to not waste time, or to curse time, as Python has choked the life out of this year. You were made to war in time, for time rightly set up and rightly alighned.

Lord Jesus, I bless and beseech you to war for the right timestream flow for each of these who will read this long after it has been written. I ask You to interfere with the plans of your ancient enemy to befoul and screw up the timeline of these Your family.

Father G-d, I ask that you come and I appeal to you as the Ancient of Days to bring Your righteous chronometer with its ever-flowing pendulum and constant sweep-hand. Father I ask you to set the Chronometer you intend in these your children and remove the vestiges of any counterfeit chronometers, broken clocks, busted wristwatches, and false or disoriented chronometers, and those perverted by Daylight Saving Time.

I ask that You would set things as far as the time flow you have for this your child in array against the befouling works of Leviathan, and to move, oh lovely Ancient of Days, against the twisting and coiling nonsense of Leviathan’s machinations against Your time line of Your children. Every day, untwisted and perfectly aligned and sanctified, that You have ordained for this, your child, was written in Your book for them before one of them came to be.

And as a member of Your royal priesthood and a Mercy who is designed to bring the flow of time into alignment and see it sanctified, I ask You to sanctify each of these days, setting them apart unto Your specific purposes for each.

And spirit, I bless you to receive the resources of sanctified days, even the days that remain unto 2020, and I bless you to skillfully weave together the principles of declaration as it pertains to this year, and to war with violence against the mindset that 2020 is a byword to be cursed.

Spirit, be refreshed with the right time, at the right time, and know that, you were made for this year, which is why G-d trusts you with the hardy gift that is this year.

And be at peace to rest deeply as you garner the spiritual, emotional, and physical capital needed to proceed to your destiny.

Apart from adequate rest and and sanctified timeline, your capacity to possess your birthright will be drastically taxed.

I bless you with the tenacity to work with your timeline and to sanctify it and see it rightly set up, in the name of Yeshua ha-Mashiach

Blessing of the December Window of Reconciliation #2: Destiny Aspect: Right Ideology

Beloved, I would like to invite your spirit to be present here as I bless them. Spirit, listen to the word of G-d for you for today.

Then Moses said to G-d, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The G-d of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” G-d said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

Exodus 3:13–14 ESV

“Then you shall say to Pharaoh, ‘Thus says the L-RD, Israel is my firstborn son, and I say to you, “Let my son go that he may serve me.” If you refuse to let him go, behold, I will kill your firstborn son.’”

Exodus 4:22–23 ESV

Spirit, the L-rd did not send Moses to Mizraim until after he anchored him several ways. One of those ways in which Moses was anchored was in the right ideology. The best anchor point that we can have is in G-d’s character. Not in our relationship with Him because sometimes, as David wrote repeatedly in the Psalms, our relationship is not always the way we want it (ideal), not in ourselves or our own ideas (sometimes our ideas don’t mesh well with G-d’s ideas, especially when we are so convinced we are unlovely, not even in statements of Scripture by themselves (because we have a breadth of statements in Scripture that believers use to assault us as miserable, wretched, worm, bastard sinners), not in emotional connection (because those connections ebb and flow), not in family (dysfunctional as they get).

G-d’s nature.

That is a specific body of unchanging reality. And yes, some of it is embodied in Scripture. But the reason, as above, I didn’t say Scripture is our anchor point, is precisely because people have used portions of the body of Scripture to say some pretty destabilizing things to us or about us.

So, spirit, consider that above passage. Moses went to Mizraim after He understood the nature of G-d. And the above passages tell us two things about the nature of G-d. One, that He IS. There is the IS-ness and the BEING-ness about G-d where G-d is outside of time and within time and everywhere and that communicates AVAILABILITY of G-d, NEARNESS of G-d, and CONSTANCY of G-d.

Second, the second passage says something about G-d’s nature.

And Imma just say this because some of y’all need to hear this with your spirits, deeply and affectionately.

G-d’s first self-revelation outside of his beingness and His constancy to Moses, and HIS FIRST REVELATION OF HIMSELF TO A PAGAN RULER, was the picture of a loving, affectionate, tender, and jealously-protective FATHER.

Spirit, there was a time when G-d was not Creator, and Maker of Heaven and Earth.

But there was NEVER a time when G-d was not Father.

Jesus, Eternally-and-forever-begotten of G-d, defined the Father as Father.

So, spirit, I bless you with the deep revelation of the eternality of G-d as Father and as the CONSTANT-across-all-time-unchanging-G-d Who is I AM.

And in the strength of that truth, I bless you spirit to pursue your destiny in fullness. That not a shred of your destiny would go unexplored.

I bless you with the revelation that the fullness of your destiny is in the soft-and-tender, affectionate hand of the Father of Lights, who is keenly interested and invested in your success. Father has skin in the game, such that He will deal with the fruit of wickedness that belongs to His ancient enemy.

I bless you with that deep understanding, in the name of Yeshua ha-Mashiach.

And His name shall be called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty G-d, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace…

From Isaiah 9:6

Blessing of the December Window of Reconciliation #1: Destiny Aspect: Pain and Suffering and Our Response To It

Beloved, I would like to invite your spirit to attend to the text of Scripture below. Spirit, hear the word of the L-rd for you for today.

Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty warrior, but he was the son of a prostitute. Gilead was the father of Jephthah. And Gilead’s wife also bore him sons. And when his wife’s sons grew up, they drove Jephthah out and said to him, “You shall not have an inheritance in our father’s house, for you are the son of another woman.” Then Jephthah fled from his brothers and lived in the land of Tob, and worthless fellows collected around Jephthah and went out with him.
After a time the Ammonites made war against Israel. And when the Ammonites made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to bring Jephthah from the land of Tob. And they said to Jephthah, “Come and be our leader, that we may fight against the Ammonites.” But Jephthah said to the elders of Gilead, “Did you not hate me and drive me out of my father’s house? Why have you come to me now when you are in distress?”

Judges 11:1-7 ESV

Spirit, it is possible to possess your birthright in isolation, but we cannot become people of destiny apart from community.

And in order to have the destiny that belongs to us in fullness, we need not just any community, but the right community.

Spirit, I would encourage you to remember, that G-d wastes nothing, even our mistakes and our selections of the wrong communities. He was here first, He allows and orders our steps, and though He is sovereign, He is not in control as with a marionette. Unlike Panem, He does not dangle your reality out of reach like a carrot to a donkey.

He does not reap you in order to terrorize you and keep you grasping for something unreachable.

He may use you to thwart a wicked system or wicked systems, and He may allow you painful passages for a season because He is hunting for true social justice, not the place where one political party overthrows another so that the oppressed can become the oppressors, but the L-rd’s destruction of unjust power structures so that HE CAN RADIATE HIS GLORY IN INTEGRITY and so the government can be placed more firmly upon His shoulder (Isaiah 9:6). In order to accomplish this, He may allow you to come to some level of harm in order to accomplish an end against his enemy from which they will never recover. You may end up putting some real skin in the game, and enduring some real pain, so the enemy thinks you are out because of despair. Friends may appear to turn against you, but this is all to the working of the L-rd.

Spirit, the question is, how will you respond when you are placed in painful situations, not situations of abundant comfort, but of abundant discomfort, pressed in on every side?

Jephthah faced three problems as I see it.

  1. He forgot who the real enemy was. He was focused on the people who had made fun of him, ran him out of town, probably gaslit him, not remembering that the L-rd’s enemies throughout the book of Judges were the Baalim which His people stubbornly worshipped. He focused on their hatred and so backed himself into a corner that was not the L-rd’s focus for him.
  2. He did not realize the L-rd was allowing pain into his life in order to build a greater victory against the L-rd’s enemies. G-d allows pain to bring us up to a higher place of earned authority.
  3. Most importantly, Jephthah responded to the pain in many horrid ways, wrong ways, and this wrong response to pain, instead of bringing a blessing, brings a skewed perspective and violated boundaries.

So spirit, when bad things happen to you, I bless you to slow down, stop, pause, and reflect.

I bless you to Selah.

I bless you to purposefully ascertain and discern any potential reasons the L-rd may be allowing painful situations.

I bless you to stop and connect as deeply as you can with the L-rd and to learn His plan for you in this season of pain. Jephthah was a warrior and designed to war, not to lead politically. The L-rd intentionally created a vacuum in military leadership so He could bring His children to accept His appointed general for that season.

I bless you not to engage in rash vows or hasty decisions.

I bless you to hear His voice.

I bless you to enshroud yourself in Father’s-wisdom-baptized decisions, and not go beyond and sacrifice things He never told you to sacrifice, unlike Jephthah.

I bless you to rest and allow the L-rd to unfold His plans in fullness so you can have not just your birthright, but also your destiny in the context of the series of communities He has for you.

Be at peace and rest in His love for you, spirit.

In the name of Yeshua ha-Mashaiach.