A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son.
O L-rd, how many are my foes!
Many are rising against me;
Many are saying of my soul,
“There is no salvation for him in G-d.”
But you, O L-rd, are a shield about me,
My glory, and the lifter of my head.
I cried aloud to the L-rd,
And He answered me from His holy hill.
I lay down and slept;
I woke again, for the L-rd sustained me.
I will not be afraid of many thousands of people
Who have set themselves against me all around.
Psalm 3:1-6 ESV
It was exceptionally appropriate and a touch ironic for me that Arthur led off New Strategies for DID, Part 3, with the first three verses of this passage.
Appropriate because this passage deals with dynamics (rest, sustainment, answers from the L-rd, identifying Him with our glory, and the one who brings us dignity,
Ironic because the first time I heard this psalm preached, it came from someone who ultimately became an adversary and who was originally the picture of safety.
The second time I heard this passage taught and broken down, was at this live event, 17 years later. Arthur did not know it, but when he began the live event by framing it with this passage, he was ministering a great deal of life and healing to my spirit and soul.
He focused on verse 3, and told us that one of the shades of meaning for the phrase that is translated “the lifter of my head” is “the one who brings us dignity”.
And then from there, he discussed that part of our job and focus as we minister to clients is to bring dignity to not just the people to whom we minister, but also to the parts with whom we interact. No matter how damaged, or mangled, or raw, or beaten, or bruised, or angry, or vengeful a part is, our job as followers of the L-rd, counselors, and clinicians is to bring dignity to-and spare further harm of-parts.
The lion’s share of the live event covered live demonstrations with individuals who had parts, and each of these was followed by Q and A segments, where we got to pick his brain and interact with each of the demos.
INDIVIDUAL WITH AN ANGRY PART
He then modeled this dignity with an individual who had han angry part. And, get this: he blessed the anger of the angry part, specifically given the fact that anger is a sign of two things:
- A sense of justice
- An objective.
And when he came to the issue of blessing the angry part, I felt a specific sense of release when it came to my own issues with anger, which are many and varied. I spent a great deal of my own life being angered at people passively accepting garbage that was not G-d’s purpose or plan, and just acting exceptionally conciliatory to situations that they did not need to accept.
INDIVIDUAL WITH A LILLITH
From there, Arthur moved to another few individuals that had varying degrees of sensitivity in their spirit. He had variously covered some stuff to do with the spirit of Lillith, which, when present, often negatively affects relationships between women and either other women or other men. In some of the mystic writings, Lillith is associated with feminism and control, and the old legends say that Lillith was Adam’s first wife. Now, we as followers of Christ know that is a farce, but there is a spirit associated with that legend that has sought to create a name and press for “herself” that looks to infiltrate and damage marriages, close friendships, familial relationships, and relationships within churches. There is a livestream from the SLG website that I would also recommend on this topic for those that want to dive further in.
As Arthur worked with that issue with his client, I felt a jump in my own spirit, and a grip on that issue. During this second client, I worked with the L-rd from my spirit, to work through some of those issues that were cited in the work on Lillith. I have dealt with a number of personal issues that pertain to negative relationships with other women and men, in terms of control, and while I am not a woman myself, there are dynamics of giving and receiving that affect both men and women, and the dynamic of receiving is more of a feminine trait, strange as that sounds, and my receiver had been broken in some ways for quite a while. I began to feel a sense of relief as I worked through the issues, some which my wife and I have begun working on ourselves together with each other. The payoff has been pretty substantial.
Following this, there were a couple of other clients that Arthur worked with, but what really landed with me, beyond these first couple, was the level of camaraderie among the group. There was that certain intangible quality of new friendship-building in a conference on Dissociative Identity Disorder that one does not typically encounter. Typically, this is an atmosphere that I would have expected at a marriage and family conference. This day was so life-altering in terms of the communion and strength of community that happened, that 20 of us went out to dinner at the end, and many new relationships were forged. I began the process of risking in a way I did not know I was capable of. And I was able to take part in the beauty of a new expression of G-d the Father’s love of Community.
Certainly, we need to have DID and SRA in the mainstream conversation, and we need fewer people who are intimidated to work with it, and along with ministry to survivors, we need competent people who are trustworthy and gentle to work with those who are divided and surviving, not merely well-meaning and loving ignoramuses, nor competent jerks.
Principle-wise, another facet of this series that was so critical is the way in which Arthur built out the concept of trust and taking our time when it comes to working with those that are hurting and need us to maintain a spirit of gentleness and humility.
Also, another aspect of the value in this teaching is the way in which Arthur worked with a client who had a number of Alien Human Spirits that affected that client’s journey IN THE CONTEXT OF WORKING WITH PARTS.
Seriously, gang, this series was veritable potpourri, mixed in with some solid anchor points that would benefit any believer who works in the healing/deliverance/counseling/pastoral/friend-of-survivors-and-parts professions and wants to experiment with some different, nimble modalities. This series will be well worth your time and purchase, if for nothing else than it will carry the fragrance of intimacy and touch on some topics that need convering desperately in the body of Christ.
CRIBBED COMMENTS FROM MY FB-LIVE TWEETS:
“Today is a high-risk day. I enjoy watching G-d pick people and not knowing where He is going.
“Just gonna follow the elbows from the Holy Spirit.”
“In the midst of the failures and the risks there is the opportunity for success.”
Reading from Psalm 3
“A PSALM OF DAVID, WHEN HE FLED FROM ABSALOM HIS SON.
O L-RD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; many are saying of my soul, “There is no salvation for him in G-d.” Selah
THAT IS, YOU ARE THE ONE WHO BRINGS ME DIGNITY!!(Psalms 3:1-3 ESV)
“We are trying to bring closure to the issue, not document it for the whole world to see.”
“We care about the healing AND the reputation.”
Respect the person who wants to share their story AND the person who does not want to share.
Against the toxic situations where people stand against you, G-d brings dignity, and He designs us to have an easy flow in the realm of bringing others dignity.
We cannot fix the toxic communities, but we can fix the lack of dignity, because G-d will bring it.
I walked as a plumber carrying the stigma of my trade. That is the baggage. I knock on the door carrying the stigma of 10,000 other plumbers before me.
The choice between repair and replace a faucet it is a constant choice.
The choice between the low price and high price is a function of time.
Can we build trust in the plumber, the trademan?
“White, male, religious authority figure” is a hard stigma to get around.
Anger and depression both happen when we are trapped.
We can dissapate anger and depression if we bring the RIGHT truth to bear.
There are no inferior gifts.
Hear that Prophet?
Hear that Giver?
Hear that RJD?
Hear that Mercy?
Just my own perspective.
Fill in your own blanks in your own realm.
A part is often caused by a trauma that is too big to bear.
A little kid goes down to use bathroom and gets a one second picture of a light on in parents’ bedroom of Daddy trying to kill Mommy. Causes division.
Could be parents having sex, doesn’t matter. It looked like death was taking place.
Speak in the direction of the angry part as if a person with wills, and emotions, and viewpoints.
“Anger is an asset. IN order to have anger, you need two things. 1) A sense of justice, and 2) An objective.”
Dignify the person. Dignify. Dignify. Dignify the part. Depth, put in the right place.
Mother, Daughter, daughter is sexually violated.
Daughter has anger toward the perp.
Nothing compared to anger of Momma bear toward the perp.
Prayer for the angry part
Jesus has the sword that can separate anything.
I ask the L-rd to visit the place of your harm, and separate the angry one in all of their humanity, and separate them from the various places on the property from the spirit of abandonment, and restore them to original design.
I ask You would extract from the angry one the demonic presence that the part thinks is part of its essence. Remove every unholy spirit form the presence of the angry part.
Enoch was furious as a Prophet and Father loved that angry prophet so much that He absorbed him back into His home.
Quit qualifying it with the religious term “righteous indignation”.
“Righteous indignation” is a 20 letter word for “anger”.
G-d made anger.
Let me repeat that for those with a religious mindset with respect to anger.
G-d made anger.
Ephesians 4:27 does not qualify anger with the adjective “righteous”
Knock it off with the religious crap, caca, garbage, foolishness, unwisdom, which creates and multiplies a lack of understanding.
In order to have anger, or an angry part.
1) you need a strong sense of justice.
2) Also, you need a sense of an objective.
Enoch’s angry story of judgment:
It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the L-rd comes with ten thousands of his holy ones,
to execute judgment on all and to convict all the ungodly of all their deeds of ungodliness that they have committed in such an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things that ungodly sinners have spoken against him.”
That is anger and judgment, and G-d can handle and love our anger. Now, we cleanse the angry parts and we equip and release them and they work with Father to deal with the stuff. And do we need jumper cables.
We have a whole dynamic of psychology of wounded healers that know all, and dispense all the knowledge to the “stupid” know-little clients, and they are better classed in their discipline as “welfare psychology”. Rather we should give our clients an enviornment of collaboration, treat them as wise and capable, and give them the dignity to do their own work.
It is not my job or the job of any clinician to fix someone. It is our job to work with the clients and their assets.
Stop being a know-it-all, or even a know-it-most.
Discern what the time and lands were used for, and deal with some of that junk.
The land where the people lived may have some trauma bonds.
A specific span of time may also have a trauma bond to it.
“So often, therapists get their dopamine reward from being the all-knowing teacher.”
Collaborate, bless, foster trust, build, collaborate, equip, and then release.
Equip them to help them own their healing journey. Do not engage them by doing their work for them. Do not fall into the trap of welfare Christianity.
Allow the parts the opportunity to pick integration, but do not force them to integrate or keep them from integrating.
“I am pretty laid-back if a part does not want to be integrated.”
“I don’t have the [discussions about when is the timing for integration].”
My argument is not to have the discussion about to integrate or not to integrate.
To integrate or not to integrate: That is not our circus, and not our monkeys, and not our discussion.
If our job is to build, and we have a strength in building, then we need to play to our strength, and not necessarily run as healing.
Seven flavors of abandonment parallel the seven Redemptive Gifts.
Hope to develop this teaching on the spirit of abandonment.
Whenever a therapist goes towards a spirit and there is a shutdown, that is not an unusual problem. We need to find what the shutdown is.
-religious institution traumabond
Crap can get done by religion.
When a demonination or church embraces religion, then one of the evidences of that is people dying before their time. Including premature death through cancer.
One of the fruits is that we are battering people with religion and garbage and formulas only. Also, an OBSSESSION WITH CALLING PEOPLE HERETICS.
There are demoninations that are dying a slow death because of widespread premature death through cancer.
If there are people dying of cancer widespread in your group of institution, you need to ask G-d what is wrong with the context, and you need to look at bringing clarity so the group can repent and work through the issue.
The spirit of jealousy can breed predators. Predators can breed even in Spirit-led institutions that are Bible-believing. These predators need to be squelched. Your place needs you to be cleansed, healed, delivered so you can bring clarity so we can all sit before the L-rd, deal with our junk, and bring safety and wholeness to each of our individuals and our peeps.
Do not damage your tribe.
Some of this stuff that I am writing is going to move between stuff that Arthur says and stuff that I say.
Lillith has built out her brand to mar womanhood and mess up relationships between women with women, and women with men. More common to first-born women.
No believer is too damaged to get left behind by Yeshua.
Lillith typically manifests underneath the sternum and T5 and T6 and the marrow of the flatbones.
Jesus Christ had the bandwidth to minister to the daughters of Jerusalem in their weeping on the Via Dolarosa, DURING HIS SUFFERING. He BROUGHT DIGNITY TO WOMEN AND WOMANHOOD IN THE MIDST OF HIS SUFFERING. That is how audacious he was in His championing womanhood and women.
Spend time, ladies, to engage deeply with the theme in Scripture of Jesus Himself and womanhood.
Baptize yourself, ladies and gentlemen, in the dynamic of the Bridal mode of the Church Age.
-Arthur Burk/David MacNelley-
NT stories with dealing with the Antichrist Spirit:
The Rich Young Ruler got sent away, busted by Jesus for not coming the whole way.
The Woman Caught In Adultery was sent away with a rebuke, but much gentler.
Exhorters are sensitive to rejection. They must come to terms with understanding and engaging deeply with Reality, Sowing and Reaping, and Pain and Suffering first in order to have a right framework. Period. If you are an Exhorter and refuse to hunt for Reality, Sowing and Reaping, and Pain and Suffering, you will not understand how to work with others well.
Secondly, other gifts need be able to determine if an Exhorter has a grip on this threefold principle or not, and if they do have a grip on this principle, the other gifts need to walk gently with Exhorters.
Exhorters that are operating non-Reality are going to have a hard time interacting with others in the areas of their non-Reality.
Exhorters that are operating in Reality, parts or no, that are being harshly treated by others who have shelved the Fruit of the spirit, especially Prophets, can flee from the interaction.
If they have desired to embrace the pain, then we need to be willing to walk with them deeply, and even if we say “what are you talking about”, we need to be willing to work with them affectionately.
Jesus Christ is an Exhorter. He lived the best of the Gift, period. He was one gift, not all seven.
The Antichrist exhibited the WORST of the Exhorter, as an Exhorter.
46)) Noteworthy that Nero was also the worst of the Exhorter.
Exhorter portions of the spirit that leave,
will leave a space open in the community of the human spirit
that an Antichrist spirit will only be to happy to take up.
As far as cancer goes, I am not being metaphorical here.
Further, those cancers that are obtained in toxic environments may also not be getting healed when we visit various churches because they will still return to their cancer cluster, and the cancer is the fruit of a toxic environment, where betrayal or hidden iniquity or other nastiness is allowed to fester while believers walk in denial and lack of discernment when it comes to dealing the the garbage of a defiled portal or defiled time and land.
You can go to Bethel for healing and revival all you want, but if you live in a community with a hidden well of poison and people don’t flow in discernment, and they shut you down and stone you for being a Prophet, then the cancer will remain.
Just gonna say it this way, there are denominations that are dying and their missionaries have gotten loaded up with cancer on their first term out.
Cancer is not the fruit of life, but the fragrance of a culture of betrayal.
Kill the betrayal, and repent, or else your church or denomination will continue to reap destruction.
Trust is an emotion. It enters unbidden relative to dependability.
Trust/distrust varies based on the world around us.
Every encounter increases/decreases our trust level.
Low risk yields small people.
Exhaustion impacts our ability to accurately meter our risk in a situation.
Trusting G-d is an issue of focus.
What are you savoring?
Psalm 131:2 shows the principle of trust at work, and how to apply it to our lives.
Stories where G-d did not make sense.
All were barren, and were building a boat.
Go here to look at this issue of cognitive dissonance as it pertains to your calling versus reality.
You have to plan now for where your emotions are going to be a year from now.
It’s pretty hard to con an angel when he is trying it get you lost.
Modeling how to deal the spirit into the game in working with the parts.
The more work we can offload as builders, the work to the human spirit, the better off we will be.
With a mature spirit, I want to ramp up the human spirit and the connection with the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the one who sets each of the seven portions of the human spirit into the Seat of Dominion.
A beginning place for working with parts, is dealing with pain. But we move beyond pain to something else.
Looking at the situation in terms of the pain vs. the situation in terms of design.
Design is the kicker over pain and pain management. Pain management is a smaller goal. Alignment with design is a better goal.
Design is the priority.
Each of the seven portions has a role contribution in the ecosystem of healing an individual.
Teacher portion regularly telling a story to the parts, the littles, about a member of the Trinity and what that member did, helps introduce them to someone and explains them so the parts can know that member, and subsequently trust that member.
You cannot trust what you do not know.
PROVOCATIVE THOUGHTS IN THE MIDST OF THE LIVE EVENT:
Gang, don’t just slow down and read my rants about church, or just my work teaching a dynamic. Rather get to know the whole of what I have to say, a broad bevy of David, and then you can move into understanding fullness. Then you can see a balance and not merely one dynamic.
Our capacity to call out heretics or our capacity to be gentle or our capacity to teach or our capacity to correct a problem, each taken alone apart from the rest, will provide an incomplete picture. We want a whole picture.
A main idea is hunting for design.
You can call out liberal Christians, Evangelical Christians, Catholic Christians, Jewish believers, or Republicans, or Democrats, or, or, or, and completely miss out on the whole.
You can repeat how cursed our President is, or how cursed people are who speak out against the President, or this or that.
I am sorry, I won’t respond much to those who yell about politics on this forum, because none of you who “know the truth” about politics are changing anyone’s mind. Besides, the politics of this season flows from a very small-minded, didactic mentality, both on the left and on the right. I do not know many deep-spirited, large-spirited people who defend or criticize one of the more than two facets of the political reality in the United States.
It is time to move from the shallow end of the kiddie pool to the depths of Wakulla Spring in all arenas. What we have been bantering back and forth the last 18 years have been cups of water, because we have been mesmerized by the majority of the Prophetic Movement, which by and large FLOWS in a mesmerizing spirit and an open psychic door. We need to concern ourselves not with cups of water, but the deeps beyond Leviathan’s realm.
Deepen, widen, broaden, lengthen. This is broader than a demented Exhorter, and the small potatoes of heresy-hunting.
The depths of G-d.
Q, the big five networks, and the rest are the muck on the surface.
The depths are there to discern.
Why are you satisfied with so little?
Jesus did not die for a shallow church.
A lot of times, the authority that we use that we have earned in the church can lead to others becoming divided, especially if there is a controlling or abusive flavor to the behavior. Our authority should be used to love, and often times, in light of the truth that “the gifts and callings of G-d are irrevocable”, we can, walking in our authority, mistreat others.
This sort of unwise behavior must stop, and it contributes to our people becoming less and less integrated and willing to walk with and trust us.
Do not get to know merely a part of a person and think you know the whole. #mesmerizingspirit. Rather attempt to seek out and dig around and get to know the whole person, even if getting to know the whole person makes you uncomfortable in terms of reality.
Mothering is always followed by fathering. Mothering, then fathering is the sequence.
Are we to create a safe place, or are we to challenge?
Some people drop out of high school, some graduate, some undergraduate, some graduate from grad school, some get a Ph.D, some get a Nobel Prize.
It is a matter, not of credential, but of design.
TO sin, rebellion, and iniquity, we add abomination.
As with the Druids.
Using hallucanogenic nuts, they violated the boundaries with impunity.
Going to hidden places and getting hidden knowledge, is beyond wrong.
Abominations are beyond wrong. Beyond perverse.
Gehazi was healed of leprosy and found in the king’s court, somehow.
We can walk under a curse from ancestral generational abominations, but here is the kicker for our deliverance from them and their consequence.
Following repentance, we can form our legal case based on Gehazai, and based on the fact that we were willed into existence by G-d, even with the liability of us being sons of abomination.
His love for us will will us into existence because He yearns to redeem our family line. He loves to bring things back from death, from Sheol, and out of the grave.
-David MacNelley/Arthur Burk-
His judgment is just, but His capacity for redemption is greater than the judgment against our ancestors and generations.
He wants us to understand His judgment and His mercy, for they are both aspects of His Chanukah affection.
Chanukah is about dedication and consecration and setting things apart, or setting things back apart to the L-rd and His purposes.
You [G-d] rasied up Korah’s seed to do leadership after a season, and redeemed them.
Great and marvelous are Your deeds, L-rd G-d Almighty.
Just and true are Your ways, O King of the Ages.
Who shall not fear, O L-rd, and glorify your name?