I was looking at a picture of ducks who were facing one way, and in the second picture they had done an 180 degree turn, meaning that the first was last and last would be first. They did a repentance, a Metatonia in Greek. It’s really hard to make a spiritual turn. Sometimes we get stuck or backslide. But this is a process that God is working on with us. We are like a potter’s wheel, we get mashed around and cry and laugh. Today I was caught crying because I was forced to eat. I didn’t like it but I ate because of my love for Joey.
Have you ever done laundry? It’s hard to get out stains. Well in one translation of the Bible – I don’t know which it said that Jesus’ clothes were whiter than anyone’s clothes once they are laundered. Now I am not talking about money laundering which is what Sonny Corinthos is famous for. I am talkling about the Transfiguration of Jesus.
17 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. 3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.
Communal Laundry can be difficult because you have to share and you don’t want to air your dirty laundry, pun intended. It feels nice to have your clothes clean and women have it even harder. So wouldn’t it be cool to have your laundry fresh every day. So I recommend Tide detergent, but it cannot match Elohim, who is my God, the Creator.
I was asked to do a an analysis on self esteem – Old English self, seolf, sylf “one’s own person, -self; own, same,” from Proto-Germanic *selbaz (cognates: Old Norse sjalfr, Old Frisian self, Dutch zelf, Old High German selb, German selb, selbst, Gothic silba), Proto-Germanic *selbaz “self,” from PIE *sel-bho-, suffixed form of root *s(w)e-, pronoun of the third person and reflexive (referring back to the subject of a sentence), also used in forms denoting the speaker’s social group, “(we our-)selves” (see idiom).
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. [Alan Watts]
Its use in compounds to form reflexive pronouns grew out of independent use in Old English. As a noun from early 14c.
Another definition to self is – word forming element indicating “oneself,” also “automatic,” from Old English use of self (pron.) in compounds, such as selfbana “suicide,” selflice “self-love, pride, vanity, egotism,” selfwill “free will.”
Basically self esteem is how you feel about yourself. I know that when I put make up on I feel better. It pertains to what you feel about yourself. Growing up I had poor self esteem and was a victim of racial discrimination. Also not having many friends you can talk can bring you down. Rejection is painful, but the only remedy is fellowshipping with God and how much He loves. His love pours out like a river.
The Bible says love God, love your neighbor as you love yourself. Well I love God for sure. I love my neighbors and fellow brothers and sisters. I have an issue with neighbors and their pets. Whenever I feel antagonism I start writing IFY – I forgive you. One time I actually wrote it 490 times. I love to talk and I will go up to anyone and start talking. I begin by asking what their name is.
I love myself as much as I love my neighbor. I see myself as the bride of Christ, and that brings me worth. I feel loved and appreciated. I encourage people to make goals about what reasonable improvements to make. But the best you can do is take it day by day, and realize how much you are loved.
Selfishness is gratifying your flesh and not having a generous spirit. I have given away so many things and some of which I could give back. My relative says I used to be selfish, and I didn’t even realize that. What I tend to do is put other people higher than myself so that I don’t get an over inflated ego. I am sure we may become selfish at times. But don’t fret, God still loves. you.
I like the way Joey and the gang prayed before going to do their thing
Here’s a melody
, represents octaves
Now the commas represent octaves you can use numbers for fun math
Yo ya folks,
My momma is a ho
My momma is a ho
My momma is a ho
She walks the streets and puts up the signs and says call me and call me and call me
She walks the streets and puts up the signs and says call me and call me and call me
Yo my momma is a ho, my mamma is a ho, my momma is a ho!!!!
In case you’re wondering what I am going to preach on today it’s Ezekiel 16.
The Church is the Bride of Jesus – and Israel – and this only applies to Israel, DO NOT TAKE A PERSONAL APPLICATION TO THIS!!!!
15 “But you trusted in your own beauty, played the harlot because of your fame, and poured out your harlotry on everyone passing by who would have it. 16 You took some of your garments and adorned multicolored high places for yourself, and played the harlot on them. Such things should not happen, nor be. 17 You have also taken your beautiful jewelry from My gold and My silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself male images and played the harlot with them. 18 You took your embroidered garments and covered them, and you set My oil and My incense before them. 19 Also My food which I gave you—the pastry of fine flour, oil, and honey which I fed you—you set it before them as sweet incense; and so it was,” says the Lord God.
20 “Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your acts of harlotry a small matter, 21 that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through the fire? 22 And in all your abominations and acts of harlotry you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, struggling in your blood.
23 “Then it was so, after all your wickedness—‘Woe, woe to you!’ says the Lord God— 24 that you also built for yourself a shrine, and made a high place for yourself in every street. 25 You built your high places at the head of every road, and made your beauty to be abhorred. You offered yourself to everyone who passed by, and multiplied your acts of harlotry. 26 You also committed harlotry with the Egyptians, your very fleshly neighbors, and increased your acts of harlotry to provoke Me to anger.
27 “Behold, therefore, I stretched out My hand against you, diminished your allotment, and gave you up to the will of those who hate you, the daughters of the Philistines, who were ashamed of your lewd behavior. 28 You also played the harlot with the Assyrians, because you were insatiable; indeed you played the harlot with them and still were not satisfied. 29 Moreover you multiplied your acts of harlotry as far as the land of the trader, Chaldea; and even then you were not satisfied.
30 “How degenerate is your heart!” says the Lord God, “seeing you do all these things, the deeds of a brazen harlot.
The reason why God was so mad at Israel was because she prostituted herself instead of seeking after her husband, the LORD JEHOVAH!!!
Man, this is the same guy that makes the volcano’s errupt and they are seeking after other lovers, what a shame!!!! What a shame, what a shame.
Israel had her true love in the Lord Jesus Christ, so when God was writing this book of Ezekiel, He was stepping forward into time, and seeing His Son on the Cross, and remembering the pain associated with His Son being on the Cross, so then He stepped back into the past and consumed His wrath upon them. He was so Jealous, and Jesus was so hurt, and then Jesus in the book of Revelation 2 goes into the future about the Church of Ephesus, and recalls Himself being crucified, and then goes to Ezekiel 16, and says –
My Jerusalem – my one and only Jerusalem – My bride my one and only bride the Church, how can you forget me, the One who loves you. Then it is like Isaiah 54. For this is like the waters of Noah to Me;
For as I have sworn
That the waters of Noah would no longer cover the earth,
So have I sworn
That I would not be angry with you, nor rebuke you.
10 For the mountains shall depart
And the hills be removed,
But My kindness shall not depart from you,
Nor shall My covenant of peace be removed,”
Says the Lord, who has mercy on you.
Remember the movie Pretty Woman, with Julia Roberts? Well this is what this is like. In the movie, Julia Roberts is a prositute who goes after a rich man, but in this context, the prostitute, already had a husband who she loved, and she really loved and was pretty much just selling herself short, she was beautiful, but she left him for another man, and He hated it, – “Jesus was asking His Father?” Why doesn’t she love me? Why doesn’t she love me? Why doesn’t she love me? So then the Father had to answer back in Ezekiel 16 and say that it is because they have left their true love.
31 “You erected your shrine at the head of every road, and built your high place in every street. Yet you were not like a harlot, because you scorned payment. 32 You are an adulterous wife, who takes strangers instead of her husband. 33 Men make payment to all harlots, but you made your payments to all your lovers, and hired them to come to you from all around for your harlotry. 34 You are the opposite of other women in your harlotry, because no one solicited you to be a harlot. In that you gave payment but no payment was given you, therefore you are the opposite.”
The Bride is going to be exact like her mother. It even says so in verse 44.
But let me tell you why He’s saying all this. He won’t let it go that far, but you know when we all get mad, we say things we don’t mean, and we get really furious and we yell and scream, imagine if a husband who loves his wife caught him cheating on her with another man, and this man was his worst enemy. Wouldn’t he be furious? He would absolutely be furious!!! He would be so mad, that He would yell and say – imagine this scenario –
He’s got sweat coming out of his brow, and he’s got liquid coming out of his poors, and his face is red and he feels like he’s going to erupt and with his firm strong hands with abrupt forceful movement yanked out the precious strong pearls delicately thrown around the neck. He had Jealous fury like a husband that had been wronged. His eyes were a flame with passion like a Lamb that is roasting on the fire, and the heat bubbled like a volcano, and was fierce as an earthquake, He was in love with this woman, and she cheated on him and he still managed to forgive her. Filled with the dynamic forces of contempt and love waging war at the same time, burning and yearning to be with her, yet despising her because she left him alone. She left him alone. He wanted to leave her to the very ones for her filthiness, and the same time, this was his bride, a bride whose beautiful gown, he would like to see drenched in blood, but at the same time, would like to see renewed much like Jerry MacGuire, and then there comes the song – “She’ll lead you down that path, she’ll lead you down that road, that secret garden….don’t think twice.” So then He forgives and forgets. He rushes by her side in an embrace, and kisses her and takes her into the Garden in Song of Solomon, and makes sweet love to her in the bedchamber of heaven.
Jerusalem’s Lovers Will Abuse Her
35 ‘Now then, O harlot, hear the word of the Lord! 36 Thus says the Lord God: “Because your filthiness was poured out and your nakedness uncovered in your harlotry with your lovers, and with all your abominable idols, and because of the blood of your children which you gave to them, 37 surely, therefore, I will gather all your lovers with whom you took pleasure, all those you loved, and all those you hated; I will gather them from all around against you and will uncover your nakedness to them, that they may see all your nakedness. 38 And I will judge you as women who break wedlock or shed blood are judged; I will bring blood upon you in fury and jealousy. 39 I will also give you into their hand, and they shall throw down your shrines and break down your high places. They shall also strip you of your clothes, take your beautiful jewelry, and leave you naked and bare.
40 “They shall also bring up an assembly against you, and they shall stone you with stones and thrust you through with their swords. 41 They shall burn your houses with fire, and execute judgments on you in the sight of many women; and I will make you cease playing the harlot, and you shall no longer hire lovers. 42 So I will lay to rest My fury toward you, and My jealousy shall depart from you. I will be quiet, and be angry no more. 43 Because you did not remember the days of your youth, but agitated Me[a] with all these things, surely I will also recompense your deeds on your own head,” says the Lord God. “And you shall not commit lewdness in addition to all your abominations.
Imagine this poor woman, who because of her naivity, and her deceptive heart, who took after so many lovers because of her dicotomy of personality, where her brain just is an intense momentum of ups and downs and very much like a rollar coaster, that doesn’t go upside down, she takes this guy for a spin. She’s the typical slut, so what can He do for her? But she doesn’t want to be a slut anymore? She doesn’t want to be the one in the spotlight anymore, like Britney Spears’ “Lucky” song. She wants to be be a princess now, and a queen, like Danielle DeBarberac in Ever After Cinderella Story, but now she wants to be loved. He was so mad that He said, they would throw up stones and abuse her, it would take more than the Knights of the Round Table, to go and rescue this princess. It would take a King and the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Who is both Prince and hero over the wrath of a God who King Triton (The Little Mermaid) is only a shadow of. Types and shadows – Types and shadows are things that resemble Christ. A type is something like a noun, and a shadow is like an analogy or comparison.
Will this hero get His bride in the end? To know that you have to say the sinner’s prayer:
I know I am a sinner, I want to know You more and I want to learn more about You and Your Son, teach me about your Son Jesus Christ because He seems like an awesome person, and I want to get to know this person, and I have a feeling we can be really cool buds. I want to get to know a guy who’s been through the school of hard knocks like me like that.
In Jesus Mighty name I pray,
If you have the Holy Spirit I suspect you would like to use it at some time. It has been scientifically proven that babies that listen to music, have a more compassionate nature then babies that don’t listen to music – this is prophetic so take that into consideration.
So Angels were singing and there’s proof of that in Luke 2:13 – 14 to praise, extol, to sing praises in honour to God or the word – aineo (think Artificial Intelligence and Matrix) – but there was singing and angels. There was singing everywhere. There was a heavenly angelic chorus singing when He was born, and in that singing that He received, He was able to give out peace to the world because He absorbed it and churned it into peace creating the perfect Sabbath rest for man kind. He was the Ultimate Transformer, the more than meets the eye!!! He is the everlasting King and Judge Bridegroom and Author and Finisher of our faith. He finishes with an Exclamation point!!!!
Now one thing that wasn’t probably happening was fireworks.
In the book of 1 Kings 18 –
It says beginning at verse 1-
1 Kings 18
Amplified Bible (AMP)
18 After many days, the word of the Lord came to Elijah in the third year, saying, Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth.
2 So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.
3 And Ahab called Obadiah, who was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly;
4 For when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water.)
5 And Ahab said to Obadiah, Go into the land to all the fountains of water and to all the brooks; perhaps we may find grass to keep the horses and mules alive, that we lose none of the beasts.
6 So they divided the land between them to pass through it. Ahab went one way and Obadiah went another way, each by himself.
7 As Obadiah was on the way, behold, Elijah met him. He recognized him and fell on his face and said, Are you my lord Elijah?
8 He answered him, It is I. Go tell your lord, Behold, Elijah is here.
9 And he said, What sin have I committed, that you would deliver your servant into the hands of Ahab to be slain?
10 As the Lord your God lives, there is no nation or kingdom where my lord has not sent to seek you. And when they said, He is not here, he took an oath from the kingdom or nation that they had not found you.
11 And now you say, Go tell your lord, Behold, Elijah is here.
12 And as soon as I have gone out from you, the Spirit of the Lord will carry you I know not where; so when I come and tell Ahab and he cannot find you, he will kill me. But I your servant have feared and revered the Lord from my youth.
13 Was it not told my lord what I did when Jezebel slew the prophets of the Lord, how I hid a hundred men of the Lord’s prophets by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water?
14 And now you say, Go tell your lord, Behold, Elijah is here; and he will kill me.
15 Elijah said, As the Lord of hosts lives, before Whom I stand, I will surely show myself to Ahab today.
16 So Obadiah went to meet Ahab and told him, and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
17 When Ahab saw Elijah, Ahab said to him, Are you he who troubles Israel?
18 Elijah replied, I have not troubled Israel, but you have, and your father’s house, by forsaking the commandments of the Lord and by following the Baals.
19 Therefore send and gather to me all Israel at Mount Carmel, and the 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 prophets of [the goddess] Asherah, who eat at [Queen] Jezebel’s table.
20 So Ahab sent to all the Israelites and assembled the prophets at Mount Carmel.
21 Elijah came near to all the people and said, How long will you halt and limp between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him! But if Baal, then follow him. And the people did not answer him a word.
22 Then Elijah said to the people, I, I only, remain a prophet of the Lord, but Baal’s prophets are 450 men.
23 Let two bulls be given us; let them choose one bull for themselves and cut it in pieces and lay it on the wood but put no fire to it. I will dress the other bull, lay it on the wood, and put no fire to it.
24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the One Who answers by fire, let Him be God. And all the people answered, It is well spoken.
25 Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, Choose one bull for yourselves and dress it first, for you are many; and call on the name of your god, but put no fire under it.
26 So they took the bull given them, dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, O Baal, hear and answer us! But there was no voice; no one answered. And they leaped upon or limped about the altar they had made.
27 At noon Elijah mocked them, saying, Cry aloud, for he is a god; either he is musing, or he has gone aside, or he is on a journey, or perhaps he is asleep and must be awakened.
28 And they cried aloud and cut themselves after their custom with knives and lances until the blood gushed out upon them.
29 Midday passed, and they played the part of prophets until the time for offering the evening sacrifice, but there was no voice, no answer, no one who paid attention.
30 Then Elijah said to all the people, Come near to me. And all the people came near him. And he repaired the [old] altar of the Lord that had been broken down [by Jezebel].
31 Then Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be your name.
32 And with the stones Elijah built an altar in the name [and self-revelation] of the Lord. He made a trench about the altar as great as would contain two measures of seed.
33 He put the wood in order and cut the bull in pieces and laid it on the wood and said, Fill four jars with water and pour it on the burnt offering and the wood.
34 And he said, Do it the second time. And they did it the second time. And he said, Do it the third time. And they did it the third time.
35 The water ran round about the altar, and he filled the trench also with water.
36 At the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, Elijah the prophet came near and said, O Lord, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, let it be known this day that You are God in Israel and that I am Your servant and that I have done all these things at Your word.
37 Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that You, the Lord, are God, and have turned their hearts back [to You].
38 Then the fire of the Lord fell and consumed the burnt sacrifice and the wood and the stones and the dust, and also licked up the water that was in the trench.
39 When all the people saw it, they fell on their faces and they said, The Lord, He is God! The Lord, He is God!
40 And Elijah said, Seize the prophets of Baal; let not one escape. They seized them, and Elijah brought them down to the brook Kishon, and [as God’s law required] slew them there.
41 And Elijah said to Ahab, Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of abundance of rain.
42 So Ahab went up to eat and to drink. And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he bowed himself down upon the earth and put his face between his knees
43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went up and looked and said, There is nothing. Elijah said, Go again seven times.
44 And at the seventh time the servant said, A cloud as small as a man’s hand is arising out of the sea. And Elijah said, Go up, say to Ahab, Hitch your chariot and go down, lest the rain stop you.
45 In a little while, the heavens were black with wind-swept clouds, and there was a great rain. And Ahab went to Jezreel.
46 The hand of the Lord was on Elijah. He girded up his loins and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel [nearly twenty miles].
I want you to take a good look at the characters of Elijah and the characters of King Ahab. Jezebel was a key woman in the two of these men’s lives, and the woman Jezebel was making it very hard for Elijah to fulfill His calling to do miracles, as he was called to do miracles. If men that are called to do miracles listen to the wrong women, someone with an Elijah anointing can turn into a King Ahab.
You can read about King Ahab yourself, and he wasn’t all that bad, but he led the nation of Israel toward destruction and Israel is a type and shadow of the Church.
When we let that woman Jezebel – who according to I believe it was “End of the Age by Irvin Baxter” but I could be mistaken. There was the woman Jezebel who is much different than the one in the end of the Book of Revelation. It takes a very unChrist-like attitude to blanket anyone who seems to commit fornication into a blanket label as that “Jezebel spirit” because they are two different people, and I am talking about the one in the Old Testament – who was with King Ahab. This woman had so much control over her husband that she would not let him do anything. Come on we all know women like that. They may feel insecure about their womenhood so they become ultrapossessive, but they don’t believe that God has the best plan for their lives. In essence they rip friendships apart. The thing is that King Ahab should have known better, he should have known better than to believe Jezebel. She was not good for him. Maybe if you were to pick another woman for King Ahab and go back and forth through time and pick out the best woman for King Ahab, not that he needed the best one, but maybe Mary Magdalene, or the woman at the well would have been better. We really don’t know.
Tyre is the throne where – the enemy dwells. NOT to be confused with McIntyre or MacIntyre
- ^ a b Harrison, Henry (1969). Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary. 2. Genealogical Publishing Company. p. 5.
If you really want to read about Gaelic culture I would recommend “Scarlet” by Alexandra Ripley – the book was ok, I didn’t like it as much as the first one, and looking back I don’t like either one of those books. Compared to them – Hinds Feet in High Places by Hannah Hurnard, Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, and the Mark of the Lion series by Francine Rivers were awesome, but not as good as the Osiris Rex Complex, which is the subject I am going to delve into today.
There is the role of men in particular – you can watch out for this in the TV hit series “Do No Harm.” – the doctor has a “multiple personality disorder” – but in this case it is the man who has been taken control of by his wife. She dominates him, and won’t let him be free to explore the part of him that is a man and is able to have attractive female friends, that may or may not imagine them when they go use the restroom.
It’s not Jezebel’s job to micromanage everything that King Ahab does. Jezebel was so strong, that Elijah, ran scared. Imagine you being a friend of King Ahab or Elijah, and talking to Jezebel on the phone, let’s say King Ahab –
“Why do you want to talk to my husband?”
Her intimidating tone just sends you in the opposite direction. You’ve had one too many altercations with this Jezebel woman. You want to just throw her under the bus. You want to tell her that he being Elijah, that you made the Ezekiel cake, and now she’s just furious that you want to speak to Elijah/King Ahab. If that makes sense.
So what do you do – you cut the conversation short. But something has to be done to free King Ahab from Jezebel. She’s going to ruin the Church. Plus she’s got the purse strings, she controls the money, and she’s got the power. She’s very controlling and manipulative. Which makes you very controlling and manipulative and you are trying to wipe Jesus feet with your tears, and here comes this woman Jezebel trying to make your friend Elijah/King Ahab. King Ahab was blinded. He was selfish and ignorant. If Mary Magdalene had come to Elijah would he have turned her away no, he would have done the right thing. But King Ahab because he was under control of Jezebel. He suffered, and his fall was great. There is a nursery rhyme that goes. –
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
All the king’s horse’s
All the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.
So that is a warning for King Ahab not to trust Jezebel. Plus Mary Magdalene should never have let Jezebel read her blog. !!!!!!