America like the world is something none of us recognize any longer from the place of our fore-bearers who rose from tyranny to dream of Shining Cities on Hills, where people could think, worship and live by a moral compass which would bring them peace, joy, love and life.
All of us are locked into planet gulag, no matter the borders in this physical world, but each of us has a liberty in Christ by Spirit, to be set free from all of this, to not be weighed down by worries, by poverty, by illness or anything else which satan arrays against us.
If some of you could say a prayer for Christ's restorative and healing energies would come to a sister of yours named Karen, it would be appreciated, as all of us are in this together, and that is something the agents of satan can not destroy.
I was thinking of Joan of Arc as of late. Pondering how I get Bible readings of Nebuchadnezzar throwing people into fiery furnaces in what that portends for what is being plotted about for me, and how this little girl of France was raised up by God to deliver an entire nation. For which her nation burned her at the stake, and abandoned her to the fires. There was no Vatican help, no French help, no help from her generals, no deliverance from God. There was just a greater crown of glory in God's Heaven which is forever.
I do not want people to think that all of this evil which we are caught up in, is something which great things for each of you will not have come out of it for you. You are learning to not trust your regimes. You are learning to be gleaned from this world in every way, in not trusting the remedies which are promised, but preparing for a higher place to which you are called to.
I do not want this to sound like giving up, because Joan never gave up to the last moment, she held the cross and sang to God. I simply counsel to view these burdens which assault us from evil wills of others and satan exploiting them, as a victory you have already secured in Christ eternally.
Every day is something. Today I saw the birds ate my oats I was testing. I laughed, because it taught me something and satan will not win. The nerve in my back is burning, which means it is healing and I am grateful the ibuprofen is at least now making things so I can not feel the pain. I am not going to stop. I am going to keep going every day as that is what God put me here for, no matter how in the crapper the day is. There is always something to enjoy.........as I type this, I am by the furnace pipe which attaches to the chimney and every few minutes there is this very raucous chatter of chimney swift fledglings being fed by their parents. This is one way I mark time.........heat of summer is the babies, and by mid August they are gone, and I am sad about their moving on, not about the pile of poop I get to clean out of the chimney.
Most people would put on some screen, but I like the rewards more than screening out the world.
Each of you is special. Each of you is not alone. Yes most people are dicks in this world, but there are always people who care. It is why I wrote to the family of that kid I knew in school who died earlier this year, because that family needed to know that they had a son who meant something to someone and he was not forgotten. Each of you have people who love you, that you never dreamed, and have people who pray for you that you never knew, and have people who will never forget you, as you are the person who made a difference in their life.
You are popular girls, every one of you. You have touched people's lives and you have brought life and light into this world. The love you are continues on as God is Love, and that is eternal. We are all in the children of Light, simply learning that we are more than this world, and we are growing out of it.
In the Name of Christ, the healing Power and Authority of Jesus, be released unto each of you in need, no matter the reason, for your restoration as you are God's and illness, sorrows and pain have no place in you. May you be a more ready vessel in which God's Spirit to work through, in Jesus Name Amen and Amen
Saturday, November 9, 2013
See the account of the banner at Orleans, which is believed to bear an authentic portrait of the Maid, in Murray's Handbook for France, p. 175.]
Her head was unhelmeted; so that all could behold her fair and expressive features, her deep-set and earnest eyes, and her long black hair, which was parted across her forehead, and bound by a ribbon behind her back.
She wore at her side a small battle-axe, and the consecrated sword, blade with five crosses, which had at her bidding been taken for her from the shrine of St. Catherine at Fierbois.
A page carried her banner, which she had caused to be made and embroidered as her Voices enjoined. It was white satin [Proces de Jeanne d'Arc, vol. i. p. 238.] strewn with fleur-de-lis; and on it were the words "JHESUS MARIA," and the representation of the Saviour in His glory.
Joan afterwards generally bore her banner herself in battle; she said that though she loved her sword much, she loved her banner forty times as much; and she loved to carry it because it could not kill any one.
Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo (Kindle Locations 3673-3680).
An old prophecy, which told that a damsel from Lorraine was to save France, had long been current; and it was known and applied to Joan by foreigners as well as by the natives.
Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo (Kindle Locations 3707-3708).
She determined before she shed the blood of the besiegers, to repeat the warning with her own voice; and accordingly she mounted one of the boulevards of the town, which was within hearing of the Tourelles; and thence she spoke to the English, and bade them depart, otherwise they would meet with shame and woe. Sir William Gladsdale (whom the French call GLACIDAS) commanded the English post at the Tourelles, and he and another English officer replied by bidding her go home and keep her cows,
Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo (Kindle Locations 3713-3717).
The faintness caused by her wound had now passed off, and she headed the French in another rush against the bulwark . The English , who had thought her slain, were alarmed at her reappearance; while the French pressed furiously and fanatically forward.
Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo (Kindle Locations 3757-3759).
Even Talbot now counselled retreat. On the following morning, the Orleannais, from their walls, saw the great forts called "London " and "St. Lawrence," in flames; and witnessed their invaders busy in destroying the stores and munitions which had been relied on for the destruction of Orleans.
Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo (Kindle Locations 3772-3774).
There is extant a fragment of a letter from the Regent Bedford to his royal nephew, Henry VI., in which he bewails the turn that the war had taken, and especially attributes it to the raising of the siege of Orleans by Joan. Bedford's own words, which are preserved in Rymer, [Vol. x. p. 403.] are as follows:—
"AND ALLE THING THERE PROSPERED FOR YOU TIL THE TYME OF THE SIEGE OF ORLEANS, TAKEN IN HAND, GOD KNOWETH BY WHAT ADVIS. "AT THE WHICHE TYME, AFTER THE ADVENTURE FALLEN TO THE PERSONE OF MY COUSIN OF SALISBURY, WHOM GOD ASSOILLE, THERE FELLE, BY THE HAND OF GOD AS IT SEEMETH, A GREAT STROOK UPON YOUR PEUPLE THAT WAS ASSEMBLED THERE IN GRETE NOMBRE, CAUSED IN GRETE PARTIE, AS Y TROWE, OF LAKKE OF SADDE BELEVE, AND OF UNLEVEFULLE DOUBTE, THAT THEI HADDE OF A DISCIPLE AND LYME OF THE FEENDE, CALLED THE PUCELLE, THAT USED FALS ENCHANTMENTS AND SORCERIE. "THE WHICHE STROOKE AND DISCOMFITURE NOT OONLY LESSED IN GRETE PARTIE THE NOMBRE OF YOUR PEUPLE THERE, BUT AS WELL WITHDREWE THE COURAGE OF THE REMENANT IN MERVEILLOUS WYSE, AND COURAIGED YOUR ADVERSE PARTIE AND ENNEMYS TO ASSEMBLE THEM FORTHWITH IN GRETE NOMBRE."
Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo (Kindle Locations 3783-3791).
Let him read of the Heavenly Voice, by which Socrates believed himself to be constantly attended; which cautioned him on his way from the field of battle at Delium, and which from his boyhood to the time of his death visited him with unearthly warnings. [See Cicero, de Divinatione , lib. i. sec. 41; and see the words of Socrates himself , in Plato, Apol. Soc.] Let the modern reader reflect upon this; and then, unless he is prepared to term Socrates either fool or impostor, let him not dare to deride or vilify Joan
Sir Edward Shepherd Creasy. The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World: from Marathon to Waterloo (Kindle Locations 3828-3832).
From 1429 in the coming of Joan of Arc to 1517 in the dispute between Luther and Tetzel respecting the sale of indulgences, which is the immediate cause of the Reformation, the world changed for Christianity in less than 100 years for the founding of her children by her French in these United States of America.