Sunday, April 13, 2008

...separate by unweaving or the like, as threads; fig., to free from complication or difficulty; to undo or unnul; ...

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The pictures above are taken from the collection for the (my) book "Manifesto - Before The Cock Crows".

The subject depicted, is the current status of our nation; "unraveling"!

How long can we continue to "divest" ourselves from the very things that made us who we have been, and not end up identifying (comprehending) and/or identifying (being attached to) the sufferings thereof?

Identify: To make, represent to be, or regard or treat as, the same or identical; also, to recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing; attest or prove to be as purported or asserted; determine who (a person) is or what or whose (a thing) is; establish the identity of; also, to associate in feeling, interest, action, etc.; link or connect inseparably.

I can easily "identify" who we've been as a nation in the past. It's easy for me to recall a recognizable, proven, determined sort/fashion, referred to as: the United States of America. Who we were was linked inseparably to our forefathers and their way of doing things. It was established and carried out. It was a good carrying out!

I find it disturbing (to say the very least), to recognize more and more with each passing day, that my children along with their children, do not have the same recollections as I from which to draw for the future! All of the redefining lines that are so "not" from my era, are the very lines that they so identify with today! They have no memories of a different day for comparison; as do I.

That frightens me! This day, to them, is the "norm". They miss much of the wrong taking place around them. What they have always known as right has begun to wane, due to a very strong and contrary tide! The fact is too, that there are no enormous visuals being upheld before them, to demonstrate or to remind them of principles that prevailed in my day; or to urge or to forewarn them of what a place from whence they've come and/or to what a place to which they go should they continue down the present pathways. We do have many a prospering ministry out there today, vigorously endeavoring to hold up warning signs, but the winds that oppose (I sense) are severe in their blinding and powerfully effective persistence today.

What will happen if somehow, someway, someday - never comes - for a generation to return to the days that we've walked away from? Those days, days of having families that aren't separated by divorce; days where marriage partners could naturally produce their own offspring; days of children not being aborted; days without such wickedness and such twisted thinking all around? What if there be no ENSIGN along the way, to draw generations back to those ways that made for health, peace and prosperity; at least far more of it than we see now! What will the end be?

Identity: The state of being the same one; also, the state or fact of remaining the same one, as under varying aspects or condition; the condition of being one's self or itself, and not another; condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is; also, sameness in nature or qualities; exact likeness; an instance or point of sameness or likeness.

We're creating a new identity for ourselves in the world today. All new fibers are being woven and those that were, are now unraveling! It's not all exclusive to this nation, I don't think. But this nation has always had such liberties and privilege that other nations have not. In our "whimsy" to exchange what has previously defined us, have we looked at the correlating fruit that will accompany that change? Every action, always without exception, produces a certain fruit. I don't know if we're seeing down the pike as far as we need to on that one!

Identification: The act of identifying, or the state of being identified.

Will we come to understand this new destiny(that we press on to create for ourselves, to be an identifiable monstrosity; by the which time we do, will perchance have already become something from which we're incapable of separating ourselves? This is a destiny which we may be, someday, truly repentant of!

Repent: In bot., creeping; growing along the ground, or horizontally beneath the surface, and rooting progressively; in zool., repentant.

Repent: To remember or regard with self-reproach, compunction, or contrition (as, to repent one's injustice to another; to repent one's wrong-doing or sin); feel sorry for, or regret; (to repent one's choice). To feel self-reproach, compunction, or contrition for past conduct; feel regret, or change one's mind, with regard to past action in consequence of dissatisfaction with it or its results; specif., to feel such sorrow for sin or fault as disposes one to amendment of life.

Interestingly enough, the first definition of "repent" stated, is a repetitive vision of mine, experienced over the past five years. I had no idea until now that this vision was a part of this word "repent"! It makes perfect sense.

This portion of the definition speaks of a vine growing under ground and rooting progressively:

The Lord began in 2004, to reveal to me a "corrosion" through numerous visions, followed by bits and pieces of divine utterances and revelations; none of which collectively or individually, connected for me at that time. It would take an entire year (2004) for Him to finally pull it all together for me. The conclusion became the content of the book that I authored (by Him) at the close of that mysterious, eye opening year.

Along with all impartation for the book, came visions of ground; as if something enormous were just beneat the surface, moving about secretly, and billowing great cracks and mounding at the surface. As I said, I didn't have the insight for it all, initially. As the Lord poured out the book to me, a page at a time, the understanding poured in as well. What a powerful God we serve!

In summary, there is much going on where eye cannot see - currently. However, as I've stated in many of our sites, God has the Bird's Eye View on ALL things; nothing is hidden from Him who knows and sees all. The truly marvelous thing about God is that He earnestly desires to make known unto us those things hidden. We must have an ear for that, though. Do you? Do you hear Him sharing "secrets" with you, in these days? It's vitally important that we do ... hear!

Allow me to share this with you as a means of imparting a point deeper:

Importance: Of great consequence or significance; an influential or weighty matter; import; meaning. Signification, consequence, significance, moment, avail, gravity, weight.

Important: Of much import or significance, momentous.

Importation: The act of importing.

Everything that I'm trying to convey in these sites, through pictures, words, a book, song - can be found in these two above words - and their definitions. And it has all come to me via an "importing".

There are important messages which the Heavenly Father is trying to divinely "import" into our ears, our eyes and our understanding, today. He is adamant to keep us from that place where the word repent will be take on the one meaning mentioned, that we're not so familiar with.

Our nation is undergoing an UNRAVELING and the consequences thereof, realistically, are immensely weighty in nature! (as in the definition of "important".)

Freedom, defined by some, does not materialize and/or actualize itself in freedom - in the end.

I am of the persuasion that more know what makes for true freedom than desire to admit it.

I believe that there is a rebellion of sorts taking place in the earth today. There are uprisings on a global scale, all stemming from various conceptions of freedom; accompanied by "warring" - in an attempt to secure the longevity - and the establishing of each one's individual beliefs.

I believe in the fruit. What is the fruit, of doing things according to the Word of God, or otherwise?

Sometimes we don't want to know truth and at such time we create truths of our own. We would help ourselves by focusing and studying rather, the outcomes of those chosen supposed truths! It would save us to go a step further and to acknowledge those outcomes and agree with them; should we be mature and humble enough to take such steps.

Won't you take these words, these pictures, and begin to do some searching of your own regarding these issues that we face today?

Every person can make a difference. Take the time to actually examine things that are going on around you.

We must be knowledgeable concerning the facts, firstly. Secondly, we must stop, and meditate long enough to realize our position. And thirdly, we must be moved enough to seek out and learn what influence we may possibly be able to have, in bringing about a step in the right direction.

Repentance could just be an experience, that, some holding out to the end to resist; may in the end find themselves overcome by. I know too that, unfortunately, there will be those who war against it till there's not a breath left with which to war anymore.

Izzy Herriette & Co

Another crafty unction

Another crafty unction
The steps of the elders take on a domino affect.

Not those behind the pulpit, alone...

1 Peter 5: 1 - 5 - The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed; feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind; neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away. Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject to one another, and be clothed with humility; for God resists the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

Elders - men and women - anyone older than the next...

Proverbs 22: 6 - Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.