The Heart-Bath Video: Forgiveness and the Freedom of Letting Go

[youtube=]Forgiveness and the Freedom of Letting go

Forgiveness is the mental, emotional and/or spiritual process of ceasing to feel resentment, indignation or anger against another person for a perceived offense, difference or mistake, or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution

Most 'Christians' are in THE MATRIX! G. Edward Griffin's description applies to 'Christians' also. Let's take the red pill and get free from the trance!

G. Edward Griffin describes the Matrix that most ‘Christians’ are in too, because of our sin. The all-to-common parallel with Rick Joyner’s vision follows. (From Unfiltered News)

The Matrix is one of the most talked about movies of recent time. The first episode was released in March of 1999, quickly followed by several sequels, animated cartoons, comic books, and video games. One of the reasons for the film’s popularity is it surreal action, but even more important is the story line, which many viewers perceive as a metaphor of real life.

The film portrays a future in which the world has been taken over by computers and machines that cultivate human bodies to plug their brains into a global network where they serve as computing assets. They are unaware of their true state because they are programmed to experience a virtual reality in which they believe they are living a pleasant and normal life while, in truth, they are immersed in liquid pods wired up to the Matrix.* Their pleasant experiences are just in their minds.

The story centers on a small band of humans who have avoided the Matrix and who are attempting to help others break free. The first step is to get them unplugged, which is no easy task, but the second step is even more difficult. It is to convince them to stay unplugged. The problem is that reality is harsh and dangerous, whereas the Matrix offers a sense of serenity and comfort.

Once they are unplugged, humans must choose between reality and fantasy, and to do so they are offered two pills. The red pill will bring them all the way into reality. Once it is taken, they can never return to the comfort of delusion. The blue pill will put them back to sleep where they can be reconnected to the Matrix. Many choose the blue pill.

The parallels to modern life are obvious. There are those among us who know there are forces and agendas behind the scenes that are not acknowledged by our leaders and media gatekeepers, but they really would rather not know, because it would be upsetting. Since they feel there is nothing they can do about it anyway, they would rather continue their lives unperturbed by reality. In other words, the Matrix is real.


*Compare to the James-4 partysville, “I’m okay; you’re okay” ‘Christians’ in Rick Joyner’s Final Quest vision:

The most shocking part of this vision was that this horde [demons – ed.] was not riding on horses, but on Christians! Most of them were well-dressed, respectable, and had the appearance of being refined and educated. These were Christians who had opened themselves to the powers of darkness to such a degree that the enemy could use them and they would think that they were being used by God. …

Even worse than the vomit from the vultures was a repulsive slime that these demons were urinating and defecating upon the Christians they rode. This slime was the pride, selfish ambition, etc., that was the nature of the division they were a part of. However, this slime made the Christians feel so much better than the condemnation** that they easily believed that the demons were messengers of God, and they actually thought this slime was the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

** I think I disagree with Rick a bit here. The way I read it, the condemnation is rightly felt in their heart because of willfully sinning destructive sins, as in Heb. 10:26-39. No condemnation only applies to those who are truly “in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
Rom. 8:1-4

1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who don’t walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and of death. 3 For what the law couldn’t do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God did, sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh; 4 that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

It’s Biblically right to believe the condemnation if we’re walking according to the flesh instead of according to the Spirit.
Pastors deceive when they say we can only feel conviction, never condemnation — or that if a Christian feels condemnation, it must be from the Devil. Is that what the word of God says, faux pastor, pastors who keep humans in THE MATRIX???
Doctrines of demons have put the majority of the church in the MATRIX!!
The formula to get out:
We must admit our willful, disqualifying sins*** (own up to it; take the red pill. “I want to see the truth, Lord. Help me see, and admit when I’m wrong. I want to live in reality no matter what!” No excuses. No lies, agreeing with the demons that will stay within unless we 100% take the red pill!); repent (get right with God and our neighbors, actually) — and then live FREEeeeeeeeeeeee — resting — as a really-going-to-heaven child of God!!!
*** To see what excludes us from heaven and what qualifies us, see: Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way.
The Remedy for James-3 Cursing & Partysville in Today’s Church is James 4
G. Edward Griffin’s Project Red Pill. For the continuation of Griffin’s piece, above. How to get free from the mental straitjackets that the Rush Limbaughs and Glenn Becks (or the liberal left) have put so many into — so America is flailing.

Chuck Colson concluded from his own White House experience: There was no group that was easier to control than 'Christians,' because 'Christians' are terribly seduced by power

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske
David Kuo talking to Bill Maher:

“You know the name, Chuck Colson. He wrote about his experience in the Nixon White House, and he said exactly what you’re talking about.

There was no group that was easier to control than Christians. And he said – he reached the frightful conclusion that it’s because Christians are terribly seduced by power.”

In regards to David’s suggestion that Christians take a fast from politics, Pastor Chuck Baldwin says this in WERE EVANGELICALS PLAYED FOR SUCKERS?:

“It’s not a “fast” from politics that Christians need, it’s a rededication to constitutional government.”

[youtube=]Kuo on Maher

“Tempting Faith” author David Kuo appears on Maher.

My response to: have any of you researched about the “reptilian bloodline” or the “illuminati” or the U.F.O. “illusion”…?

A reader wrote this as part of his comment here:

Reptilians just SO HAPPEN to be in a book about HELL…..have any of you researched about the “reptilian bloodline” or the “illuminati” or the U.F.O. “illusion” satan is planning through a government program called ” Project Blue Beam”?

I have studied these issues in depth, and I think there are many reasons to believe that the UFO phenomenon (including the abductions) are at least in part real. I’m not among those who explain it off as being merely demonic.
Have you seen this? NASA Space Shuttle Footage: UFO Missed by Ground Based Energy Pulse Weapon. This is even more amazing when seen on TV, which I have. The YouTube video is so fuzzy in comparison.
And I have a number of posts on this subject at ToBeFree:
A very interesting book on this is: The THREAT: Revealing the Secret Alien Agenda, by David Jacobs. And I find Stan Deyo’s interviews interesting.
I also go into the illuminati, secret society thing at ToBeFree, which can be found through the categories or the search engine.
This is the main thing that I think happened regarding the polluting of the bloodline. See the totally bolded paragraph in this: Fenske on Chuck Norris’ “Would Jesus Support War?” – ‘A God of War’ & ‘*a* Prince of Peace’. I think this is a big deal, and explains a lot. But I don’t dwell on it as much as I once did. The ramifications are just so huge, and the subject is just so ugly. It affects all of us. But to totally ignore this is to not fully be a problem solver, a successful revivalist.
For example: why do certain people have such a propensity for evil and their consciences don’t seem to bother them as much as it would us — if we did what they did? And these people often gravitate towards positions of power, including church leadership — or they become professors in seminaries.
“They’re cunning.” And they wouldn’t James-3 curse those who would threaten their power, would they — and James-3 curse those who are supposed to lead?? Nor would they pray (James-3 curse) that people would believe their doctrines of demons??? Of course, they teach a lot of truth too. But their hearts are not right, and it doesn’t seem to bother them as much as those who aren’t born with a compromised bloodline — because the Israelites wouldn’t kill the Nephilim after the flood, as God said to???? Hmmm. So the bloodlines got all compromised.
And I hesitate to say this (but who I’m talking about probably wouldn’t be reading this blog much, except maybe to attack it), but why do certain people not even look fully human? Because….
We think that everyone is like us. But what if they aren’t? And what happens if we let these people that have a higher propensity for evil lead us? We should be leading them.
This is where the church has blown it. The non-pushy people have let the pushy people lead, and we have this mess. And so goes the church, so goes America. We haven’t stood up for what’s right. We let them take us down, while deep down, knowing better, falling into Satan’s trap.
Do you speak in tongues? Everybody can, and really should. How can we fight the unseen enemy otherwise? If so, have you ever directed your prayer language, especially praying for those who curse us? See: I’ve finally shared much of what I know about and what can be done through the TREMENDOUS and mostly misunderstood and underused gift of tongues
Demons don’t curse people (though they carry out the curses), people (or part-people = the nephilim) do. It’s interesting where those who are cursing some of us sometimes are. Check it out. It’s not just demonic; though, some experiences can be.
When Christians learn to speak in tongues and use their gift, it’s amazing how easy it is to sort things out.
I also think it’s likely that some people we actually know personally have been actually abducted, and many are having difficulty coping with their partial memories. From: Chuck Missler: The Return of the Nephilim

“Somewhere between 1 and 3% (various polls agree) of Americans claim that they have had an abduction experience. That’s over 5 million people—or in that neighborhood.”

– Chuck Missler

Regarding the coming UFO illusion, I don’t know; though, I’ve listened to some of the theories. I have L.A. Marzulli’s blog listed at ToBeFree. I don’t see a lot of evidence for it yet, but will keep an open eye for it as a strong possibility. The phoenix lights is also very interesting in this regard.

Having intentionally lied to the public about the Phoenix Lights, saying the mystery had been solved, Arizona governor says what he really thinks: “…it was probably some form of an alien spacecraft”

The Phoenix Lights Documentary Trailer

Phoenix Lights Documentary: In March 1997 a gigantic unidentified flying object flew slowly over the entire city of Phoenix. Approximately 10,000 people witnessed the incident…

For the record, I have never seen a UFO, nor do I have any evidence at all of myself being abducted. I don’t focus on this subject, as my blogs show.

What is Anchorage’s new statue sitting there thinking? “Why does Alaska still support Sarah Palin, the OPPOSITE OF RON PAUL on foreign interventionism?” — & — “Why did ‘Christians’ in this town vote for George W. Bush, the OPPOSITE OF JESUS on foreign interventionism, TWICE?”

From: ONEcanhappen

Why does Alaska still support Sarah Palin,
the opposite of Ron Paul
on foreign interventionism?


Why did ‘Christians’ in this town
vote for George W. Bush,
the opposite of Jesus
on foreign interventionism,

What are they thinking?
Who are they following?
Is Jesus their Lord?

ADN photo

It’s almost as if this statue is Jesus,
for us to draw near
and let go of authoritarian power,
to forgive and be free
to love!

“Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God.”

– Jesus

From: adn

Anchorage statue personifies the world’s watchman
‘HABITAT’: Artist sees work as a geometric view of man being sentinel to the world

Love it or loathe it, Antony Gormley’s “Habitat” puts Anchorage on the international arts map in an unprecedented way.

The giant metal sculpture — 24 feet tall, 13 feet wide and 17 feet from toe to tailbone — prominently situated on the grounds of the Anchorage Museum, cannot be idly encountered. The viewer is compelled to react the instant he or she encounters the stylized human sitting on his haunches, apparently waiting or contemplating.

We can expect this Percent for Art piece to draw serious out-of-state attention. Gormley, of England, is one of the world’s most famous living artists and “Habitat” is his first permanent artwork in America.

The squatting pose has led some wags to suggest that the man is answering the call of nature. But its crossed arms and straight-ahead stare seem more legitimately suggestive of a watchman patiently waiting for a signal or a hunter silently scoping for game. …

Whether one chooses to interpret “Habitat” as monitoring global warming, keeping an eye on big government or something else, it supplies a unique and conceptually new symbol with which Anchorage will be identified.

Entire Article Here
Pat Buchanan: “On foreign policy … Ron Paul and Sarah Palin are on opposite sides completely.” What would Jesus do?
Photo of ‘Habitat,’ sitting in the road in front of the Anchorage Museum
Jesus’ Heart-Cry: “Let Us Be ONE”
Exalted *Not* Above Each Other—But Above Our Sin—Where We Can Be FREE!
When Will the American ‘Church’ Repent Like These Brave and Tenderhearted Soldiers Are? An Open Letter of Reconciliation and Responsibility to the Iraqi People (Written with Ethan McCord, who pulled injured children from van in Wikileaks ‘Collateral Murder’ video) — “We did unto you what we would not want done to us.” “…carried out in the name of ‘god and country.’”
All of my Sarah Palin posts at ToBeFree
Greg Boyd: In the kingdom of God, we are not allowed to have any enemies
MacArthur: The Prostitution of Christianity–”My kingdom is not of this world”
[Video] Greg Boyd on ‘Charlie Rose’: How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church

When false doctrines reign: "Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time…. Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side."

Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude.

In the Press and Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Goeth: "Truth … lies in the depth where few are willing to search for it.”

“It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.”

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Baruch: “Not only is DECEPTION of the church possible, it WAS PROPHESIED TO HAPPEN!” — Jesus said “IN THE LAST DAYS THE MAJORITY WILL BE DECEIVED, take heed that it doesn’t happen to you” — “FALSE TEACHERS are actually SPEAKING SPELLS with the words of their FALSE DOCTRINES!”
Willful Ignorance: Actively Resisting the Truth & Truth-tellers
[WordPOWER!] 2 Peter 3: BEWARE, in the LAST DAYS People Will Be WILLINGLY IGNORANT
From Willful Ignorance through Cognitive Dissonance to “Could I Be Wrong?”
[Willfully ignorant] Dr. Doug Rokke: People won’t acknowledge what the US has really done because the foundation for everything they’ve believed and what they’ve trusted literally collapses…
[FreedomQuote] ‎”I Would Rather Know The Ugly Truth Than A Beautiful Lie”
[FreedomQuote] “It’s hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.”
[FreedomQuote] Patrick Henry: “For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” — I’ll take the red pill, thank you, to totally live in reality no matter what! FREEeeeeeeeeeeeeee——————DOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Psychologists Explain 911 Denial: Fear, Pride, Exceptionalism… (Why aren’t most people willing to even look at what the Bible really says about who goes to heaven — the most important issue?!)
Gandhi: Widespread Belief Doesn’t Make an Error True
HeartQuotes: Truth — “A thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many” – Spinoza
“Truth … lies in the depth where few are willing to search for it.”

My third "getting right with those we've hurt" dream – 4/23/10

Dear friends,
I had a dream, this morning, in which I was speaking to apparently a fairly well known rock musician who was severely ill and expected to die. I should have grabbed the recorder right away. I did, but I waited a number of minutes (wanting so much just to go back to sleep but knowing I shouldn’t), too long to be able to retain all of the details. But I think I remember the main points.
I haven’t posted the previous “getting right with another” dream, so perhaps I’ll mention those first. In one, I saw this former church leader while he was getting food in what seemed like a wedding reception or something similar. I said right to him: “when are you going to get right with the people you’ve hurt?”
The second dream was of the same man. We were sitting across from each other at a small table in a fairly open room. My right hand was holding his right hand, earnestly, as I asked: “when are you going to get right with the people that you’ve hurt?”
In the dream this morning, I was in the bleacher area of an indoor arena which holds large public events. I was introduced to two people, one of whom was this apparently fairly famous rock musician; though, I didn’t recognize him.
We were laughing about something, and then he and I stood, looking at each other. I said, “you look happy. You look like a real Christian.” And then I said, “if I were you, I’d get right with everybody I’ve hurt.” He said, “Wow,” like this was something he needed to hear.
And that’s it. It’s crucial that we have reconciled with everyone we can. We need to be right with each other so we can be right with God in order to have faith to enter heaven when we see Jesus face to face — so our consciences won’t condemn us. So we can smile BIG!

1 John 2:28 Now, little children, remain in him, that when he appears, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
1 John 4:16 We know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and he who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him. 17 In this[,] love has been made perfect among us, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment, because as he is, even so are we in this world.

And when we all live this way: ONE can happen — Jesus’ prayer for us in John 17 — that we would be ONE with each other in Christ. Then the world will know.
And when we confess our sins to one another and then ask for prayer from the right-with-God-and-people elders, then we’ll be healed physically too.

James 5: 14 Is any among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the assembly, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord, 15 and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess your offenses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.

The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective.

So by getting right with those this musician has hurt, he’s making his calling and election sure, and he could get physically healed so he wouldn’t prematurely die.
When we’re all right with one another, then the prayers can be offered in faith. Then we’re righteous people.

God bless!

Jeff : )


The Didache (70-100 AD): Reconciliation was required to attend early church meetings! “How upside-down the ‘church’ is today.”

Charisma Editor: An Asbury-like Spiritual Awakening is the “Only Thing That Will Save Us”

“The Perfect Storm” by John Paul Jackson. What to expect in the next 10 years. To overcome, we must be right with each other: “You must have clean hands and not harmed others. And if you have, you must repent so that you can be clean” | My experience at Trinity

Asbury Revival, 1970: “Dr. Kinlaw, I am a liar. Now what do I do?”

Exalted *Not* Above Each Other—But Above Our Sin—Where We Can Be FREE!

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way

The Contagious Love Experiment: Two soldiers who have returned from Iraq to speak about their personal transformation into a more compassionate being — Tremendous forgiving example!

Josh Stieber is the soldier who wrote:
An Open Letter of Reconciliation and Responsibility to the Iraqi People

And Conor Curran discusses one of the experiences that helped him see.
An Iraqi offered them tea as they were destroying his beautiful yard —
doing what Jesus said when we weren’t.

[youtube=]Contagious Love Experiment

The Contagious Love Experiment is two soldiers who have returned from Iraq to speak about their personal transformation into a more compassionate being. Love is the driving the force, and these 2 have riding around the country on bikes to talk about it.

They recently came to the Sonoma County Peace and Justice Center to do just that, and Nor Cal Truth was there to film the event. We have tried to grab 10 minutes which we felt got their message across. It was not easy, and we are not professionals. Enjoy

Corrie ten Boom remembered: Katherine Albrecht interviews Pam Moore, Corrie's caretaker. Corrie would say, today: "Are you ready? Are you at peace with God? Have you received the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior? Is He your Lord?" "Have you forgiven? Is there anybody you've not forgiven. God can help you forgive."

“She had never lied before in her life.”

* * *

From: Katherine Albrecht Show Archives

Thu., April 15, 2010

Full show ( Listen as streaming MP3 | Listen as streaming RealAudio )

Hour 2 ( Download the MP3 )

Corrie ten Boom remembered //

Twenty-seven years ago today Corrie ten Boom joined her Father in heaven after living a heroic life here on earth.  In honor of her memory, Corrie’s good friend and companion, Pam Moore, joins Katherine for a conversation about the stories surrounding the ten Booms’ dedication to saving the lives of the persecuted during WWII.  A truly heartening interview.

Corrie ten Boom (Wikipedia)

The Corrie ten Boom Museum

Corrie ten Boom (Bookshop)

Pam Rosewell Moore (bio)

“We Are Not Alone” by the Sharon Singers (via Anabaptist Books)

Why Forgive? by Johann Christoph Arnold (free e-book)

Corey Smith (music) on MySpace

From: pamrosewellmoore

Pam Rosewell Moore was born near London, becoming a committed Christian at age 21. She served as a short-term missionary volunteer for the Church of the Province of East Africa from 1966-1967 and in 1968 joined the mission of Brother Andrew, “God’s Smuggler,” a Dutchman who transported Bibles into communist Eastern Europe. In 1976 Pam became companion to Corrie ten Boom, the Dutch Christian who was incarcerated in a Nazi prison camp and became known through her book The Hiding Place and film of the same name. Pam worked with Miss ten Boom until her death in 1983. In 1986, the same year as her marriage to Carey Moore, she published her first book, The Five Silent Years of Corrie ten Boom. A second book was Safer than a Known Way, the story of her surrender to the will of God. Together, Pam and Carey wrote: What Happens When Husbands and Wives Pray Together? She has also written Finding Your Way through Depression and Life Lessons from the Hiding Place: Discovering the Heart of Corrie ten Boom. From 1988 – 2003 Pam served Dallas Baptist University as director of intercessory prayer and spiritual life. A noted author and speaker, Pam shares her heart of faith over America and the world

CORRIE TEN BOOM: PREPARED For The COMING TRIBULATION — “Daddy, I am afraid that I will never be STRONG ENOUGH TO BE A MARTYR for Jesus Christ.” My father said, “OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN KNOWS when you will need the strength…. HE WILL SUPPLY ALL YOU NEED – JUST IN TIME.“
(video) Corrie Ten Boom interviewed by Kathryn Kuhlman — How she OVERCAME HATRED to FORGIVE her ENEMIES to have JOY in her heart during the worst suffering! — “Hatred is murder in God’s eyes.” “You cannot have compromise with Jesus. You have to surrender all.” “The light of Jesus Christ is stronger than the deepest darkness.”
[full movie] ‘THE ROBE’ (1953) — The GOD of ALL COMFORT! “As the SUFFERINGS of Christ ABOUND to us, OUR COMFORT also ABOUNDS through Christ!!!” (2 Cor. 1)
Richard Wurmbrand (1909 – 2001): TORTURED FOR CHRIST in Atheist Romania — Shows his scars; but THE GLORY!: “We were beaten; we were tortured, but JUST AS SAINT STEPHEN, while they threw stones at him DID NOT SEE his murderers, did not see the stones, but saw heaven open…, so WE DIDN’T SEE anymore the communist torturers. We didn’t see that we are in prison. We were SURROUNDED BY ANGELS. We were with God.”
[6-minute video] Richard Wurmbrand (1909 – 2001): Solitary Confinement & Tortured for Christ for 14 Years — “You wonder why I smile. … I remember it as a glorious time. The bride was in the embraces of the Heavenly Bridegroom. We received His Holy Kiss. We knew His caresses. It has been one of the most beautiful times of my life!”

When Will the American 'Church' Repent Like These Brave and Tenderhearted Soldiers Are? An Open Letter of Reconciliation and Responsibility to the Iraqi People (Written with Ethan McCord, who pulled injured children from van in Wikileaks 'Collateral Murder' video) — "We did unto you what we would not want done to us." "…carried out in the name of 'god and country.'"

How can we expect revival when we won’t get right with those we’ve hurt?
Let’s repent and be clean!
I signed the petition; will you?
Jesus in Matthew 5:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.


An Open Letter of Reconciliation and Responsibility to the Iraqi People

From Current and Former Members of the U.S. Military

By Josh Stieber

(Written with Ethan McCord, who pulled injured children from van in Wikileaks ‘Collateral Murder’ video)

Peace be with you.

To all of those who were injured or lost loved ones during the July 2007 Baghdad shootings depicted in the “Collateral Murder” Wikileaks video:

We write to you, your family, and your community with awareness that our words and actions can never restore your losses.

We are both soldiers who occupied your neighborhood for 14 months. Ethan McCord pulled your daughter and son from the van, and when doing so, saw the faces of his own children back home. Josh Stieber was in the same company but was not there that day, though he contributed to the your pain, and the pain of your community on many other occasions.

There is no bringing back all that was lost. What we seek is to learn from our mistakes and do everything we can to tell others of our experiences and how the people of the United States need to realize what have done and are doing to you and the people of your country. We humbly ask you what we can do to begin to repair the damage we caused.

We have been speaking to whoever will listen, telling them that what was shown in the Wikileaks video only begins to depict the suffering we have created. From our own experiences, and the experiences of other veterans we have talked to, we know that the acts depicted in this video are everyday occurrences of this war: this is the nature of how U.S.-led wars are carried out in this region.

We acknowledge our part in the deaths and injuries of your loved ones as we tell Americans what we were trained to do and carried out in the name of “god and country”. The soldier in video said that your husband shouldn’t have brought your children to battle, but we are acknowledging our responsibility for bringing the battle to your neighborhood, and to your family. We did unto you what we would not want done to us.

More and more Americans are taking responsibility for what was done in our name. Though we have acted with cold hearts far too many times, we have not forgotten our actions towards you. Our heavy hearts still hold hope that we can restore inside our country the acknowledgment of your humanity, that we were taught to deny.

Our government may ignore you, concerned more with its public image. It has also ignored many veterans who have returned physically injured or mentally troubled by what they saw and did in your country. But the time is long overdue that we say that the value of our nation’s leaders no longer represent us. Our secretary of defense may say the U.S. won’t lose its reputation over this, but we stand and say that our reputation’s importance pales in comparison to our common humanity.

With such pain, friendship might be too much to ask. Please accept our apology, our sorrow, our care, and our dedication to change from the inside out. We are doing what we can to speak out against the wars and military policies responsible for what happened to you and your loved ones. Our hearts are open to hearing how we can take any steps to support you through the pain that we have caused.

Solemnly and Sincerely,

Josh Stieber, former specialist, U.S. Army
Ethan McCord, former specialist, U.S. Army

Sign the petition here.

See the author speak here: The Contagious Love Experiment: Two soldiers who have returned from Iraq to speak about their personal transformation into a more compassionate being — Tremendous forgiving example!
Why does the world hate US? We say we’re ‘Christians’ while too many Americans are heartless, reverse-Christian, human being haters! Consequently, much of the world will cheer when we go down. In this video, released by WikiLeaks, hear our servicemen calling Iraqis reprehensible things and laughing — as we gun down photographers and children from the sky.
Glenn Greenwald discusses the WikiLinks tape on Democracy Now: “This is something that takes place on a virtually daily basis in Iraq and Afghanistan…. This is what war is. This is what the United States does in these countries”
Glenn Greenwald: Iraq slaughter not an aberration
Pastor Chuck Baldwin: Not Your Father’s Army — “Our military today is quickly morphing into the TIP OF THE SPEAR for a burgeoning, global NEW WORLD ORDER.” “American forces have been used to both put people in power and take people out of power all over the world. And as often as not, the people we put in power were counted among the ‘bad guys,’ while the people we removed from power were ‘good guys.’”
Lose your empathy, and you’ve lost your soul: “Republicans still support Bush’s torture and murder of about two million innocents, and Democrats overlook Obama’s expanded war and torture.” “Once a combat soldier kills a defenseless non-combatant…”
Boot camp kills the conscience so soldiers can do evil without being convicted in their hearts
The Boot-Camp Factor: The Hate & Anger Factory Where Men are Programmed to Kill and Then Become Our Dads?!! Our Pastors?!!!

The Didache (70-100 AD): Reconciliation was required to attend early church meetings! "Let no one who is at odds with his fellow come together with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be profaned."

[updated 4/11/10; originally posted on 12/20/09]

This is one of the writings of “the early Christian fathers” that I especially liked. It’s big on unity!

It’s interesting to compare what it says to what is practiced in today’s ‘churches.’ I’m not aware of even one ‘church’ that requires reconciliation…. And how many pastors, themselves, have fully reconciled…?

The Didache also has a “way of death” list that is similar to Paul’s who-does-not-go-to-heaven list in Galatians 5.

It also interesting that it falls within the biblical teaching of appointing elders in 1 Timothy and Titus. This contradicts Catholic apostolic succession and papal supremacy teaching, which I’m currently studying.

I also include their 2-day fasting standard to challenge especially myself, again.

Good stuff here. The The Didache didn’t make the canon, the cut to be in the Bible, but it clearly deserves a careful look.

Continue reading “The Didache (70-100 AD): Reconciliation was required to attend early church meetings! "Let no one who is at odds with his fellow come together with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be profaned."”

Mike Bickle: The most miserable people in the whole earth = TOO MUCH GOD TO ENJOY SIN; TOO MUCH SIN TO ENJOY GOD. WholeHEARTedness: it's the only way we can function right.

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from IHOP’s Passion for Jesus webcast, part 4, 4/9/10, Friday afternoon

“There’s so many believers trying to have just enough God to get into the kingdom, but just enough sin so they can stay in their same social circle.

Too much God to enjoy sin; too much sin to enjoy God.

It’s really true. The most miserable people in the earth are people with false doctrines of grace, where they see grace as permission to keep compromising — instead of grace as God’s forgiveness when we repent, and then empowering us to wholeheartedness.

Wholeheartedness: it’s the only way we can function right. We were made by God to be wholehearted. If we don’t have something to do for we have nothing to live for.

We can’t live half-hearted. We’ll die of boredom. And many are dying spiritually of boredom. They won’t go all the way.”

– Mike Bickle

[WordPOWER!] James: Demons WITHIN drive ‘Christians’ to curse people. "If you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition IN YOUR HEART" you’re probably a James-3 curser. If so, "don’t lie against the truth." Instead, be a PEACEMAKER, "for they shall be called children of God" – Jesus

My comments on the left and in the text, within brackets

James 3 [WEB]:

1 Let not many of you be teachers, my brothers, knowing that we will receive heavier judgment. 2 For in many things we all stumble. If anyone doesn’t stumble in word, the same is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body also. 3 Indeed, we put bits into the horses’ mouths so that they may obey us, and we guide their whole body. 4 Behold, the ships also, though they are so big and are driven by fierce winds, are yet guided by a very small rudder, wherever the pilot desires.

According to James, when ‘Christians’ wish evil on people they’re clearly driven by Hell, itself.

5 So the tongue is also a little member, and boasts great things. See how a small fire can spread to a large forest! 6 And the tongue is a fire. The world of iniquity among our members is the tongue, which defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature, and is set on fire by Gehenna [HELL – KJV]. 7 For every kind of animal, bird, creeping thing, and thing in the sea, is tamed, and has been tamed by mankind. 8 But nobody can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison.

A spring can either produce fresh or bitter water — not both. ‘Christians’ can’t curse people and also bless God in Spirit and in truth. Such ‘Christians’ are hypocrites (v. 17).

9 With it we [‘Christians’ – ed.] bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who are made in the image of God. 10 Out of the same mouth comes forth blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11 Does a spring send out from the same opening fresh and bitter water? 12 Can a fig tree, my brothers, yield olives, or a vine figs? Thus no spring yields both salt water and fresh water.

When ‘Christians’ have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in their hearts, this isn’t from the Holy Spirit, but demons.

13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show by his good conduct that his deeds are done in gentleness of wisdom. 14 But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition IN YOUR HEART, don’t boast and don’t lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom is NOT that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and DEMONIC. 16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed.

17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Jesus in Matthew 5:

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.


It’s also interesting how jealousy is in Paul’s who-does-NOT-go-to-heaven list in Galatians 5. James calls it bitter jealousy, which is probably also the case in Paul’s list.
And hatred is a key component to James-3-cursing.

19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious, which are: adultery, sexual immorality, uncleanness, lustfulness, 20 idolatry, sorcery, hatred, strife, jealousies, outbursts of anger, rivalries, divisions, heresies, 21 envyings, murders, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these; of which I forewarn you, even as I also forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the Kingdom of God.

And Paul’s who-goes-to-heaven list, that follows, is very similar in terminology to what James says in verses 17 and 18 of James 3.

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts.


(prophecy) MANY CURSE Others From Their HURTS DEEP WITHIN — “Hate and anger breed impatience. This hurt destroys My body, giving death to many members … Let respect overrule impatience … Tell him you’re sorry. See him repent if he did you harm too”

(prophesy) A Gift that Will Set Many Free! (A Death Warrant is Out for Your Souls) — “I’ve given you the gift of tongues from My heart to you”
The Remedy for James-3 Cursing & Partysville in Today’s Church is James 4

Paul’s Elders’ qualifications revisited: What does ‘BLAMELESS’ mean? — Most pastors are biblically disqualified

Can a Christian Have a Demon? Absolutely! Most Have Many!

I’ve finally shared much of what I know about and what can be done through the TREMENDOUS and mostly misunderstood and underused gift of tongues.

Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way | Who are the Children of God? — “There is therefore now *no condemnation* to those who are IN CHRIST Jesus, who don’t WALK according to the flesh, but ACCORDING TO THE SPIRIT.”

WordPOWER: Repay No One Evil for Evil — Don’t Curse — Give Place to God’s Wrath

‘Pastor’: You can pray AGAINST people too. “It’s well worth it!” – Vs – God: “Bless and don’t curse;” “This wisdom is…DEMONIC;” “Overcome evil with good,” “that you may be children of your Father”

Martin Luther Cursed from His Heart Catholic Leaders, ‘Every Day’

[WordPOWER!] David in Psalm 38: “…neither is there any HEALTH in my bones because of my sin. … Those who SEEK MY HURT…meditate deceits ALL DAY LONG. … Those who HATE ME WITHOUT REASON…render evil for good…BECAUSE I FOLLOW WHAT IS GOOD.” — Check your HEART. Are you one of the James-3 cursers?

[WordPOWER!] Romans 12: Repay No One Evil for Evil — Don’t Curse — Give Place to God’s Wrath

Holiness Will Excise Darkness — Many will follow and run from iniquity when you are holy, when your sights are set on Me, up, where they belong.

Nightline: Speaking in tongues medical study PROVES Holy Spirit praying

How to speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit leads you

How to speak in tongues as the Holy Spirit enables you

Jim Feeney: Why Speak in Tongues? (Is Speaking in Tongues of God? Is It for Today?)

The SCIENCE of Divine Healing – by John G. Lake: “At one time I submitted myself to a series of experiments. It was not sufficient to know that God healed; I had to know how God healed.”

Pastor Chuck Baldwin: Saving Souls, Losing Freedom — "America is already in the process of becoming an oppressive and tyrannical state. And it's the preachers' fault!"

These timid trumpeters piously extol the ancient example of Daniel’s courage in rebelling against the unlawful command of his king; praise the Three Hebrew Children who would not bow to the image of Nebuchadnezzar; and commend Simon Peter for defiantly telling Jewish authorities, “We ought to obey God rather than men”–while, at the same time, quoting Romans 13 to justify their own cowardice and indifference.

From: News with Views

One would have to be a blind man to not see that America is fast losing the fundamental principles of liberty upon which our once-great country was established. And, without a doubt, the single biggest reason for this decline is the lack of concern and effort on the part of today’s Christians and pastors to resist it.

All over America, when one approaches our pastors and church leaders with the obvious decay and ruination of constitutional government and Declaration principles taking place in our land today, the response flippantly comes back: “God hasn’t called me to do that; I’m supposed to win souls and that’s it.” (Or words to that effect.) As if the call to Gospel preaching, evangelism, and missionary endeavor negates our responsibility as citizens of a free land.

Of course, this call to “win souls” doesn’t interfere with these preachers’ golf games; it doesn’t interfere with their family vacations; it doesn’t interfere with their active membership in whatever local civil organization they happen to belong to; it doesn’t interfere with their hiring of a lawyer if they are falsely accused or defrauded; it doesn’t interfere with their invitations to celebrity politicians for special church recognition on patriotic holidays; it doesn’t interfere with them going to the polls to vote; it only seems to interfere when they are personally asked to take a stand in the gap for our country’s liberties. Then, all of a sudden, they haven’t been “called,” or “God will take care of it,” or “Jesus is coming soon,” or “Religion and politics don’t mix,” ad infinitum, ad nauseam.

As a result of America’s preachers’ indifference (and that of the Christians they influence), our country is on the brink of becoming an oppressive and tyrannical state. No, let me rephrase that. America is already in the process of becoming an oppressive and tyrannical state. And it’s the preachers’ fault!

For some, it is a matter of ignorance (I think “willful ignorance” is more appropriate). For some, it is a matter of convenience. For some, it is comfort. For some, it is ambition. Whatever the reason, America’s preachers are contributing to the collapse of the greatest free country the world has ever known–all in the name of saving souls.

Entire Article Here

Jeff Fenske: Update — On being single all of my life; The Third Great Awakening (‘ONE’) can happen in Alaska; etc.

I’ve been dragging my feet on this update, because of the second topic. But first:

Cargo’s Last Stand

(Click on photo to see larger)

I’m finally almost finished with my Cargo’s Last Stand photo project at what is supposed to be my personal blog: I still have a bunch of Red Wall photos to post, and then I’ll be mostly done. I’d like to post more personal updates there if I can figure out how to tell those just interested in seeing the photos how they can access just them.
On all three of my sites, I have categories listed on the top/right of each page. And at, I have a Cargo’s Last Stand category, but I don’t think many people access this feature.
About 300 photos are posted, some taking up to 3 hours to process. Here is a good example: Captain’s View. I’m a stickler on getting the colors right, and so many of these photos have a mixture of natural and artificial lights. And the mercury vapor outside lights, and those in our warehouse paint everything in various shades of yellow. And I’m finally understanding how to compensate for fluorescent lighting. But when there are two types of lighting it’s often a tough compromise.
I realize that most people’s monitors don’t accurately show color, but at least I can try to get the source photos right. And I’m learning a ton about so many aspects of processing photos!
I’m the opposite of a “quick, get ‘er done” person — too precise to work in volume, efficiently — when makes me more suited for fine-art photography (my dream job) and technical analysis, which I do in my Bible studies, etc.
Cargo’s Last Stand has been also wonderful in that it feels really good to see coworkers being blessed! And The Red Wall photos will be the icing on the cake. Only one is up so far (right now on the main page). Lots, lots more to come.

On Being Single All of My Life

This is what I’ve been mainly dragging my feet on. About a month ago, I felt like God was prompting me to share more about this d-i-f-f-i-c-u-l-t subject. There are probably people wondering ‘what’s up?’ I’ve shared some things, but mostly in comments that most will never read. I think this will help people understand more of where I’m coming from.

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IHOP's Archives Player Has Disappeared [updated 4/5]

4/5 update:
A beta version of the new archives player is up, which isn’t working very well in both Safari and Firefox on my Mac. Hopefully, they’ll get things worked out.
So far, it looks like there will be some drawbacks and advantages to this new player.


IHOP’s archives player is missing from their website.
I’m hoping this isn’t permanent. My preferred way (by far) to watch and listen to IHOP’s prayer room and the awakening services The Prayer Room at IHOP: How to navigate the Archives player to watch different sessions or to pause, repeat, … isn’t currently available.
I wrote IHOP to see if this will be permanent, and if so, will be a way to still access the player by paid subscription.
Personally, I try to find the most inspirational moments in the prayer room, and listen only to them. The live, streaming options they have now are like stepping back into the dark ages for me. I hope there is a way out, and I don’t mind paying for it.
Wes Hall has been saying that only about half of the webstream expenses are being covered, so they may have cut the archives player as part of the cost saving.