Blood and Water

May 30, 2019

Worthy to be Praised 7 (copyright)

I am watching Game 1 of the NBA Finals and feeling the adrenaline of the event (I have no doubt I’m not the only one). I have family and friends from and in Canada so I can only imagine the intense excitement (BTW: I’m rooting for the Warriors; sorry – teeheehee). I was led by Holy Spirit to look up John 13 (it’s what I do). The Wisdom of the Spirit hit me. No matter how we may feel at any given moment, there are a multitude of elemental themes that occur and recur through the Living Word of God; blood and water was my focal point tonight. That’s what we are, right?! . . . and then some more.

John 13:1-5 – Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that His hour had come that He should depart from this world to the Father, having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end. And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.

Watch the order of the passage as I currently see it:

  1. Jesus knew
  2. Jesus loved
  3. The Devil was already there
  4. Jesus rose from supper
  5. laid aside His garments
  6. girded Himself
  7. Then . . . He prepared the basins to wash the disciples feet [even I will have to unpack all this later] .
  8. After He did He dried them with the towel covering Him.

What captured me with this is a remembrance of God’s Shekinah Glory. There is much in just that title so here is one reference <http://hope-of-israel.org.nz/glory.htm>.

The simplest way I have heard of God’s Shekinah Glory is as His manifested Presence/Covering. The above Bible verse caused me to pause because I immediately thought of two other related courses.

Genesis 3:21-24 – Also for Adam and his wife the Lord God made tunics of skin, and clothed them. 22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”— 23 therefore the Lord God sent him out of the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he was taken. 24 So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.

I heard a great teaching where I realized this fact; God covered Adam and Eve under blood BEFORE He removed them from Eden. Throughout the Bible, we see Him and His Presence covering His people in various ways and forms especially for their/our protection. [We can unpack later]

When Jesus hung upon the Cross as the storm began to roll in, the spear was lunged into His side to assure He was dead. His blood and water spilled out of Him and covered the Roman Soldier who stuck the spear in. We can never forget the many times He bled before this moment also.

With just these passages we know and see God’s unfailing Love for us though we can easily forget through the hustle and bustle of our busy days (I know I do).

I have no idea what God Almighty through Holy Spirit by Jesus Christ has in His plans for me or where He is leading me. I am finding a different kind of relationship in Him. There is much we know and much more He chooses for us to gain in “such a time as this”. If this is your first time to my page: Be sure to hit the Welcome page to view a partiality of my core. God Bless!

Bloodline
Digital Art: 11×14: ARS

Feasting On The Word of God

Wonder Fall
Digital: 14×11: ARS

I woke up this morning with this on my mind. I am sensing Holy Spirit is pouring Oils From Heaven in a magnitudinal way. I am seeking God’s Timing.

Luke 10:1-8 – After these things the Lord appointed [a]seventy others also, and sent them two by two before His face into every city and place where He Himself was about to go. Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road. But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you.

Matthew 12:10-14 – And behold, there was a man who had a withered hand. And they asked Him, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?”—that they might accuse Him. 11 Then He said to them, “What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? 12 Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath.” 13 Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other. 14 Then the Pharisees went out and plotted against Him, how they might destroy Him.

The Next Civil War
written in high school (JHHS)

Driving across the country
Bodies are on the ground
Everywhere people are panicking
Despair is the only sound

How did this event come about?
What caused this great disaster?
Our country has been torn apart
Because all wish to be the master

The master of what you ask me
The master race I tell you
They wish to be the majority rule
But do not realize that which is true

The war of all wars is coming along
Believe me and all that I say
All races fighting instead of working
Will cause America’s doomsday

“Sunset On Glass”: ARS
Words Over Art

B4 AND ForeVer Again

Classics never die. Legendary!

B4 AND ForeVer Again

Sang it B4
“No Time”
Society Fright TyKes
Fear of Truth and Destiny
IN SiGHT
Neu roDs unCoVeRinG
For the recess and
The NeCeSSaRY GoD-DeSiGNeD
WRIT 2 SiNG
———————-+
Hmm…1st, GOnNA FiND
Then Re-CoNNeCT
ThrouGH The WE oF WHoM
I BELieVe

-Alicia R. Shipe-

(selfie taken on Mac with “comic-book” filter; #coloryourworld #2019)

No Time