Mass Eviction


No Jesus, definitely no

Not gonna leave this wretch.

Saw a little window

Of opportunity

Took it, and soon

Had license for

Many more of us

To occupy and mis-direct.

He howls and wanders

Frighteningly strong

Turned away by townsfolk

Living so alone.

But he has us

Whispers and images

All from darkness.

He sees you coming now

In your little boat

Rough crossing wasn’t it?

Probably short on sleep.

Wait a minute!

Who let this wretch bend his knees?

Bow down right there in the sand?

Can we have a little dis-order here?


Jesus, come on now

Staring in at us, are you?

Any idea how many here inside?

Oh, Holy Man


You are trumped.

That herd of swine over there

Almost far as the eye can see.

Two thousand of ‘em.

They would have to be our next residence.

So, Son of the most high God

Are you up to that?

What’s that you say?


Mark 5: 13

Note: When you light a candle darkness flees. When you act in Godly compassion torment flees. Read Mark 5: 19.

David Bowden…Today’s Jeremiah?

David Bowden’s verse recitations are huge. They come out of intense burden for opportunity yet unrealized through the churches. They are not simply keen memory work. The timing and the emphasis are just too spirited and precise. They are a fascinating example of manifestation of the compassion and anointing of the Holy Ghost.

We need to exercise ourselves toward such anointing, earnestly beseeching the Spirit to arrive and to put us to redeeming use. Clearly that anointing was in Jesus and is made available as more of the life-flow of the Saviour comes to the sincere believer. It is an impartation; not an imitation. It will illumine, heal and steel for single-minded life and service in Christ. It is the essence of Jesus Himself.

Acts 10:

37That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached;
 38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.
 39And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they slew and hanged on a tree:
 40Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly;
A word of warning to the Bard: Illumination and anointing can go missing. Robert Murray M’Cheyne of Dundee, Scotland always cautioned about the erosive effect of the praises, fawning and comfort of mere men. (See our Label on M’Cheyne)

A Time Of Heightened Arousal

Originally posted on Salvoes in Faith:


The waters are being stirred

The call is being heard

Finding one another across expanses

Mysteries unfolding

Visions ethereal

solidifying into substance

Locking in on passing glances

A fragrant aroma…is nice

A taste of honey…will suffice

A warm touch…of healing hands

A faith brokered through hearing

And the see…ever increasing

The Word

Is searing


But nothing whatsoever to do

with these wonderful gifted senses

Nothing at all

When the Holy spirit speaks in us

It transcends all known natural senses


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Trials Can Make Us Stronger

Originally posted on Unshakable Hope:

makes us stronger
I never thought that I would be using a quote from the atheist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in one of my blog posts, but…

This quote came to my mind the other day and I began thinking about it and the man that wrote it. I spent most of February sick or recovering from the flu and other health issues. What little strength and energy I had before the illness has finally returned in the last few days. I’m definitely not physically stronger than I was before the illness. But I do feel spiritually stronger than I was before my battle with “that which did not kill me.”

As an atheist, Nietzsche only believed in the physical world so I can only assume that this quote was referring to trials making people (himself) physically and/or emotionally stronger. I wonder if he still believed those words while lying helpless and suffering…

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