As an Arrow in the Hand of the Lord...
In this new month, conflict and confrontation are scriptural anchors: Light and dark collide - sparks fly. Some altercations are without – some within. In this month Jesus goes nose-to-nose with code-quoting, stone-toting religious rulers. (John 10) In Jer. 36, a king bisects and burns the Word of God, then seeks to light up the writer. As the ‘ravenous wolf tribe’ (Gen 49) Ben-Jamin incarnates this conflict. Yet intensity and fire are not the problem: They need to be dangero
The Bride At The Crossroads - Two Voices Speak
This is a tale of two women and the voices and choices that followed. One was untainted by anything 'worldly' - the other, street smart and hardened. Both had their eyes opened. Both represent us, as The Bride, standing at the crossroads. Neither understood the supernatural nature of the speaker, nor the design behind the dialogue. The first voice sought to seduce and separate - the Other, to court and connect. Both succeeded. To snare Eve, the enemy engaged her ignorance or
Gold Calves: Divided Nation
In scripture, God time-stamps this month with the divide in the nation of Israel/Judah and how that division was intentionally maintained by manipulating religion. Jeroboam set two golden calves in order to draw the people away from returning to the Lord and so sabotaged potential reunification of the nation. It wasn't all that hard. He simply compromised the Truth to make it convenient. He was a leader who devised and revised the national faith so it would align 'with his o