~The In-Between(S)~

May 21, 2019

The joy of The Lord IS MY Strength
Title: Strength
Medium: Colored Pencils
Artist: Alicia R. Shipe

Exodus 20:22-26 – Then the Lord said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the Israelites, ‘You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven. 23 You shall not make other gods [to worship] besides Me; gods of silver or gods of gold, you shall not make [these lifeless idols] for yourselves. 24 You shall make an altar of earth for Me, and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I cause My Name to be recorded and remembered [through revelation of My divine nature] I will come to you and bless you. 25 If you make an altar of stone for Me, you shall not build it of cut stones, for if you use a chisel on it, you will profane it. 26 Nor shall you go up to My altar on steps, so that your nakedness will not be exposed on it.’ [AMP]

In this season I am embarking upon yet another refreshing of Holy Spirit’s intense Quality Assurance for Us. One of my favourite things about myself is my unique ability (at least to and for myself) to associate words. As I was returning through my journals, I stumbled across a past thought that is a start for me (many many). I looked up the Bible passage and, as most of us do or should, made another connection that I did not recognize before. Continue reading

Lemme: Stop Commanding – Church

“Visible Invisibility”: Digital Art by Alicia R. Shipe

{Read Luke 8-9}

Original Journal Entry: Monday 03/09/2013 @ 2151

A few days ago – Friday night – I had a dream that I was on a tour. It was of rooms like apartments. These rooms were underground deep in the earth. They looked liked they were decorated in the 70’s  with shag carpeting and walls. The color scheme was purple/lavender and a light shade of red. The rooms all had floor model TVs with the knobs instead of being the remote controlled TVs we have today. To go to the next room you had to go down deeper in the ground. All I know is I was with others fascinated yet confused by the decor and knowing I didn’t belong there.

After the above dream (either the same night or the night after) I dreamt I was back at my high school in the gym. First, I was at the doorway of the secondary gym watching a basketball game. I had a sense that I was an authority figure or a well-known person. Then I went to the main gym. I stood at the doorway watching that game then I looked to see where I could sit. I decided to sit with the opposite team fans rather than who I was rooting for. Everyone stared at me while I took my seat. I remember I had a book bag on my back through this whole dream and I ended up with some type of cloth (blanket or jacket) and had to lay it out to sit on.

-> Don’t know what any of this means but I continue to have dreams that take place in my high school gym.

Following is another journal entry but with descriptive images which is the main way God has me see what HE chooses me to come to know.

Original Journal Entry: Saturday 03/16/2013 @ 2119

(Visions I experienced during a time of corporate worship)

->A big diamond with a small flag on top

->Image of ‘Iwo Jima’ Statue at the Marine Corps War Memorial building  but in shadow: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Corps_War_Memorial

->A sword piercing through layers (I drew a sketch of it in my journal)

->Then I saw balloons

-> I had a few visions of wings – some on angels, some on birds, and some just floating where I couldn’t see the figure with the wings

-> an uncertain vision of the 70’s and received the year 1973 – “generation dieing in the wilderness”

. . .

-> Saw seeds on my left side then through whole vision saw three horses (they were for me); a white one, a black one of fire, and a dark blue one [Bronco colors]

Tuesday night I dreamt of my Great Grandmother Roseanne Sloane. She was sitting on a porch in Winchester and I was at a house diagonal and across the street. I saw her a few times but never spoke to her. Then, while a festival was in town, I waved to her from the porch I was on then went to talk to her, hug her, and spend time with her. As others walked by, I spoke to them but didn’t want to do anything else except be with my Great Grandmother.

Thursday night I dreamt I was sitting at a lunch table outside (sunny skies) like a high school across from two other people. A man walked up to me wearing a brown raincoat (not long but medium length). I looked up and was a little stunned. I said in a questioning voice, “Jesus”? Then I immediately moved to the next seat to make room for Him to sit and join.

Some of these are self-explanatory. Some are more detailed. The reason I share these is because I know I am not the only one Whom Holy Spirit has cascaded upon in a newer way. As I work, my way, through the intimacy of The Ancient of Days, I am noticing/testing/recognizing ideas I have lost, tossed away, forgot, or been too timid/lonely to truly sort through. When someone changes (positively OR negatively) it is always a struggle/hassle/endeavor to make it to the next mark on the road. Life appears to be falling apart in ways (as before and always) but I’m still Me: fake smile, real smile, hearty laugh, weeping willows, tear stained face, and ALL. Because there IS ONLY One Me!!!

Journal Entry: Wednesday 03/20/2013 @ 0904

Sunday night/Monday morning, just before I woke up, I dreamt I woke up and the ground was covered with snow so school was closed. When I actually woke up, without any expectation of this happening, the ground was covered with snow and school was closed. My dream came to pass. The shocker for me at that time was not that the dream came to pass but that for once in recent memory at that time, it came to pass more than immediately and without any pre-notions from myself in any form.

Church: When will the corporate definition of Prophecy be recognized? How much longer will we deny God’s Order? There is whole new generation pushing forward with the propulsion of the angst of My Generation (The 90s from the 80s not the babies of the 90s) who respect those Who came B4 Us and those coming Up behind, for, AND With Us.

We can talk about those of old that were kicked out of the church. That makes no one feel worthy of themselves or of the benefits God Almighty bestows upon each of us in an individual manner. Life sucks. End of story. How each of us deal with it is our personal business.

Church: You’ve pushed and ignored FAR TOO LONG! I can’t and I won’t sugar coat this. Shit is coming down. We all know it and feel it. Telling a non-believer OR a believer to have hope is something that is not carrying ANY weight. Watch Holy Spirit work. How much are we paying for our attention and our children’s attention to continue to be manipulated by only God knows who? Not a revival; not this time . . . #FAM

BTW: Sorry – not SORRY/;

~Alicia R. Shipe~

I stumbled upon this group a few days ago and this song seems to fit my current mind set which is why ‘Music is Life’ and ‘Dance is Love’ for me. If ya don’t know me, ya don’t know me. DO NOT try to convince me that you do. Those that do know me. . . well . . . know me. If anyone has to ask then ya just can’t because I’m guarding my heart like never before.  I have to leave it at that. Life is precious but how we live it is . . . Cold hearts and heated tempers are what’s left after.

Crosses of Extension – ARS

May 09, 2019

Prepare (copyright): ARS
“Joan of Arc” in mind
Colored Pencils

Original Journal Writing 05/04/2009 @ 0845

The crosses have been claimed and marked for their proper station
As His Eye Gazes to and fro from Nation to Nation
The trumpets are being placed into position
When they sound will you be on the road to redemption or perdition?

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Luke 10:30-37 – Then Jesus answered and said: “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 On the next day, when he departed, he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, ‘Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.’ 36 So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?” 37 And he said, “He who showed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

The pattern of the above passage is just as amazing as anything else Our Lord God Holy Spirit has imagined or created. Before the “Good Samaritan” came along we can view the pattern of the lost soul. I choose not to go into it in this writing because . . . well “Give a man a meal, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he can come to learn how to feed {prepare} himself”.

Along with the writing from my journal, I drew the images I saw that day. The message Holy Spirit began to fill me with then, in order to prepare me for this hour and these moments, IS regarding my personal and individual carnal judgments. What does that mean? We always displace our energies especially when we are burned out, over worked, and overwhelmed. However, the greatest succubus is being under appreciated. This takes a toll on everyone at one point or another. I believe we are in a season where this toll is now too expensive to pay or give anything else to. It has caused me to shut down multiple times throughout my life. All I desire to do is have my children and this following generation learn how to make the world for future generations as it was originally designed to be. This requires all of us to communicate as well as learn from one another. There are many individuals taking advantage of circumstances and situations. How much more are we ABLE to take? How much more CAN we wait?

Original Journal Entry Friday 07/17/2009 @ 1211

This is all I remember of my dream upon waking up yesterday morning.

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2 Kings 6:1-7 – And the sons of the prophets said to Elisha, “See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us. Please, let us go to the Jordan, and let every man take a beam from there, and let us make there a place where we may dwell.” So he answered, “Go.” Then one said, “Please consent to go with your servants.” And he answered, “I will go.” So he went with them. And when they came to the Jordan, they cut down trees. But as one was cutting down a tree, the iron ax head fell into the water; and he cried out and said, “Alas, master! For it was borrowed.” So the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” And he showed him the place. So he cut off a stick, and threw it in there; and he made the iron float. Therefore he said, “Pick it up for yourself.” So he reached out his hand and took it.

I was floating, again, and there was a man with me. Face was unseen. We were floating above the ocean that was very blue. There was an island in the ocean and no other land anywhere as far as I could see. I said it was Florida. We swooped down and hovered over it. I picked the island up in one hand, looked at it, then put it back down. We were then over California. We started walking. We passed a life guard that was along a path. He had a gray sweatshirt and the hood was covering his face. Across the front read the name “Gordon”. We waved at him and gave one thumb’s up. We continued walking.

The next part of the dream, I was at a work site. I was a temp employee and I was wearing the badge of a permanent employee that was an Asian Man. A few of the other employees who were also Asian Men said I don’t belong there. The person in charge explained that I was a replacement. On the back of the badge were words written, in cursive, by the one I was replacing. It said I was a good employee, a good fit, and could handle the job well. Then I was in a room and my dos was my old site-manager Jackie. It was a room that looked like a lab. There was  awake pan (like when you buy cakes @ a grocery store) full of donuts and topped with donuts. The job was flattening a donut, curving the edges like a bowl, and filling it with what looked like honey. I did one and was working on the second when someone (face unseen) came and talked to Jackie. Jackie came to me and said it was time for me to go. I said, “Always when I get the hang of something.” I walked out with the unknown person.

The other part I remember is getting lunch for Shay (present daycare teacher for Justin) and Jessica (former daycare teacher who Shay replaced). Jessica gave me some nickels and Shay gave me $20. I told her it was too much and she said take it. I got her a hotdog with ketchup, mustard, and potato salad on the dog. I believe it rained in this part of the dream and I found a place to wait it out but fell asleep. Then I forgot about it. When I remembered, it was night-time. I went to her and gave her the hotdog which was still in perfect shape (the same as when I bought it). I started to walk away when I remembered the change in my pocket. I turned back and said, “Sorry, Shay. I almost forgot to give you your change.” She smiled and took her change. I don’t remember if Justin was in this part of the dream or not. After Jessica gave me the nickels, she was no longer in my dream. I only bought lunch for Shay.

Original Journal Entry 07/14/2009 @ 1642

This is what I remember before waking up this morning:

A red background behind a woman with frizzy, curly brunette-red hair. All I saw was the left side (her right) of her face. Then there was a window. My point of view was like I was floating backwards. Then I was outside the window looking at it (floating but I was still). I saw rain falling in front of the window and to the right was a man in a white robe. All I saw was his arms stretched in front of the window. His body was towards me but I didn’t see his face or his feet ; just his arm and the immediate vicinity around his arm. He seemed larger than life.

Jeremiah 38:23-27 – But Jeremiah said, “They shall not deliver you. Please, obey the voice of the Lord which I speak to you. So it shall be well with you, and your soul shall live. 21 But if you refuse to surrender, this is the word that the Lord has shown me: 22 ‘Now behold, all the women who are left in the king of Judah’s house shall be surrendered to the king of Babylon’s princes, and those women shall say: “Your close friends have set upon you, And prevailed against you; Your feet have sunk in the mire, And they have turned away again.” 23 ‘So they shall surrender all your wives and children to the Chaldeans. You shall not escape from their hand, but shall be taken by the hand of the king of Babylon. And you shall cause this city to be burned with fire.’ ”

Brotherly LOVE