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
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#120: Memories

It’s funny how you can’t remember certain things
But certain things you just can’t forget
Sometimes, those things that you can’t forget
Control your life
They can determine if you’ll have a good day
A tearful day
Or even a bad day
Memories is what I’m talking about

You may not think of them everyday
My memories lately have been my good memories
They put me in a good mood
Nature is what triggers these memories
Whether it is a crystal blue sky
Leaves falling off a tree by a gentle wind
Or just the sun setting in the distance
Nature is a big part of my life
So naturally it would be the trigger of my happy memories
When I’m down, I think of playing on a beach
With Sunset Strip behind me and all the Palm Trees
With my family there with me
The weather is so sweet, springtime
It’s not bright but it’s not dark either
The sky is beautiful with a mixture of oranges
It is a lovely memory
Each memory is different like each Sunset
But most keep me happy in a sad time
~written as Alicia Polston: 09/25/1997~

#109: Prescious Life

Any day or any night
No one knows but God
Our lives could disappear at any time
A stray bullet or a panicked burglar
No one knows when or how we’ll die
Sometimes God may not even know
A prisoner hanging from a rope
A teen that made blood run from their wrists
An eight year old that shot his best friend
(Not knowing the pain that was to be caused)
At any time, day or night
Our souls could leave our bodies
An old woman whose heart burst in her chest
An old man with a growth in his brain
Making him blind and killing him in the end
When and where?
No one knows when Death will strike
A building being blown up
With thousands of people (parents and children)
An unexpected mass murder
Death lingers above us all
Only God has a clue
Of when it will seize us
My plan is to try to enjoy life
Sure it’s hard with Death calling my name
But Life is short and precious
Make ties that can’t be broken
Even in Death
Death can strike any time, anywhere
And in any way
Before it decides to reach it’s hand to you
Keep your head up and remember you’re alive
Remember that God gave you life
And keeps you alive for some reason
Sometimes Death comes before our time
Because God needs us with Him
Until that day, when everything is black,
Remember how precious Life can BE
~written as Alicia Polston: 04/20/1997~

#121: LivE in EviL

Evil is what I face everyday
I see it, I feel it within me, and strangely, I love it
Evil comes in different forms
It comes in different forms
It comes in hatred and mockery
Disobedience and lust
It’s present within the foaming gold
It’s face can be seen in all the smoke
It’s presence is felt within every leaf
I like Evil in all these forms
But I’m starting to like life
Life does suck, don’t get me wrong
I now realize that I can help change it
Evil will always be present
It will always remain in me
But something or some soul other than my own
Is pulling me away from the outside Evil
The Evil in Me may end other lives
But it will not end mine
Because my Will is strong
And nothing can destroy me unless I let it
This inside Evil keeps me going
Evil spelled backwards is live
Evil will let me live
~written in a semi-trance as Alicia Polston: 10/01/1997

Serenity

Clouds are rolling across the sky with openings to let you know the sun is still there
Even though the sun is setting, you can see the patterns it leaves
All the colors are separated like a box of crayola
The clouds sweep by slowly so you can enjoy the moment
The air is calm with only a slight breeze touching your face
All the creatures of Nature are taking in this moment
Peace is all you can feel
Time is of no importance, like it’s standing still
All I can see is happiness at this point
All I know is Love
Serene is what I am
~06/29/1999~

Revelation 22:1-5 – And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him. They shall see His face, and His name shall be on their foreheads. There shall be no night there: They need no lamp nor light of the sun, for the Lord God gives them light. And they shall reign forever and ever.

Nehemiah 9:32-38 – “Now therefore, our God, The great, the mighty, and awesome God, Who keeps covenant and mercy: Do not let all the trouble seem small before You That has come upon us, Our kings and our princes, Our priests and our prophets, Our fathers and on all Your people, From the days of the kings of Assyria until this day. 33 However You are just in all that has befallen us; For You have dealt faithfully, But we have done wickedly. 34 Neither our kings nor our princes, Our priests nor our fathers, Have kept Your law, Nor heeded Your commandments and Your testimonies, With which You testified against them. 35 For they have not served You in their kingdom, Or in the many good things that You gave them, Or in the large and rich land which You set before them; Nor did they turn from their wicked works. 36 “Here we are, servants today! And the land that You gave to our fathers, To eat its fruit and its bounty, Here we are, servants in it! 37 And it yields much increase to the kings You have set over us, Because of our sins; Also they have dominion over our bodies and our cattle At their pleasure; And we are in great distress. 38 “And because of all this, We make a sure covenant and write it; Our leaders, our Levites, and our priests seal it.

Luke 18:9-17 – Also He spoke this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: 10 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ 13 And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ 14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

Jesus Blesses Little Children

15 Then they also brought infants to Him that He might touch them; but when the disciples saw it, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them to Him and said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of God. 17 Assuredly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will by no means enter it.”

-Alicia R. Shipe-

Wild AND Out

February 05, 2019

“Wild Flowers”: 9 x 12: Colored Pencils: Alicia R. Shipe

I have personally had an impressive and exhausting couple of weeks because of Virginia living. Through it I have grown more than I ever thought I would spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and soulishly. Yup! You read that right.

I have been in a wilderness (like, forever 🧠☺️🌈👁👀) and didn’t realize God had me there for my own protection and for purposes He designed me for. It WAS NOT and will not be easy but it is worth it for even just one glimpse of The King’s Face.

As I am spreading, sowing, and planting the seeds He gives me, He is using me (and a multitude of others as He always has and always will) to call forth for the dead things to be cut down and for life to be restored among His Garden. His Word is a double edged sword just as His Word is sweet AND bitter. The path may be crooked but it’s not obliterated. He is shaking us up again. We can all feel it. May we all gain a deeper unsterstanding.

Now: There are a few times I have bared all of me in these writings. Most of the time Holy Spirit has me focus on one area. This is not that. This is another full release of ALL HE made me to BE. The straightening will come but right now I am walking and bowing before the King as I do His work as I see The Father doing (you know: like David who was seen as and called a fool? 🤔👣❣️) . ☺️🌈🕯💯 If you become offended, that is your cross and burden to bare; not mine. I am co-laboring to re-stake my own posts that have been knocked down in various ways while also re-gaining my foothold on and IN His Mountain.

Tonight, the President of the United States of America will give his either long awaited or long dreaded State of the Union address. Here’s the “snark” bite and bait of Alicia R. Shipe.

There will always be the pigeons on the stoop waiting to be fed instead of gathering their own food. Those who have their id (“Id: Freud” or identification) in what they think others can’t see cannot concern any of us. Play on words: STOOP-ID. (Each one reading this has the other in their mind: think on just that for a moment.) 😉😇😊

There is a big mess here in my beloved country of America but that’s all around the world throughout history. I have not stated my political beliefs because it’s not necessary…my life. Here is what I will make clear by and through The Spirit of The Living God: Any person in any office or walk of life is a person. If we are true believers in The One that IS Faithful AND True; where is our trust and faith in Him, by Him, through Him, and for Him?

!“I AM raising many peoples to declare My Word to the masses. No longer will you take the food from the ‘children’s’ mouths. No longer will you stand in My Dwellings to steal the waters I have placed in them. No more shall you say, ‘He’s not coming yet so we have to figure this out and fix it.’ Who has made the soul of man? Who fashioned the branches within each tree of My Garden? When have I said to you that none shall be able to BE in ME? A little while longer before ALL shall know: I am neither positive nor negative but The Equalizer! I AM THE Equalization AND Fulfillment of ALL things. Did I not already warn:

Matthew 16:1-4 – Then the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and testing Him asked that He would show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said to them, “When it is evening you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red’; 3 and in the morning, ‘It will be foul weather today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ Hypocrites! You know how to discern the face of the sky, but you cannot discern the signs of the times. 4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.” And He left them and departed.

Your spiritual control I will tolerate no longer. Each one find his tent and seek My Shelter. My Reign falls on the just and unjust alike. How will you choose to receive it? Prepare yourselves and ‘watch’. Vengeance, Vindication, Virtue, Value, and even the Vultures are Mine!”!

Our offenses we choose are ours and ours alone to either keep or give to The Righteous One. However, EVERYthing the devil means for evil, God turns around for our good. He is the Author and Finisher of our Faith standing at each door within us individually and each heart door collectively. Whether someone says yes or no to Him is for them and them alone. Stop charging the gates where you don’t have the authority to charge.

“Who is she talking to?” Not my concern. My command was to be unleashed in freedom. Any kind of Peace costs. How much more until we fly under His Arms ONLY if only for the sake of our unknowing brothers and sisters? How long? Live and let live! Selah!

-Alicia R. Shipe-

[There is no copyright infringement intent. Only the sharing of truth, knowledge, and encounters as I am allowed to and able to understand by The Most High.]