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sapphire-connect, Issue #020 discovering a bigger view of GOD
September 08, 2016
Welcome to the sapphire-connect newsletter to help you discover a bigger view of GOD.
It is spring here in Australia. Although one could hardly call the winter here harsh. It sometimes felt colder than when I was living in New York! Central heating my friends, was a wonderful luxury. My version here was fingerless gloves, a beanie, a scarf and a warm cuppa tea while working away at the keyboard.
now, on to the newsletter...
in this issue:• upcoming events
• new product
• sapphire connection online study group
• among the gum trees
• window of reconciliation
Identifying the Trends - LIVE STREAM, September 10, Anaheim,CA
Developing A Prayer Strategy- September 17, Innsbruck, Austria
Deliverance and Healing Diagnostics- September 24th, Vienna, Austria
Healing from Abandonment Practicum- October 1, Anaheim, CA
Life After Church - LIVE STREAM, October 2, Anaheim, CA
Discerning the Spiritual Root- October 15, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Strategies for Midwives Part 2 – Spiritual Warfare in the Womb- October 22, St. Gallen, Switzerland
Life After Church - LIVE STREAM, October 30, Anaheim, CA
Life After Church - LIVE STREAM, November 13, Anaheim, CA
Deliverance Practicum - Canada, May 6, 2017, Calgary, Alberta
Deliverance Practicum - Anaheim, CA, August 5, 2017, Anaheim, CA
Life After Church
Life After Church was recorded at the Denver event and the production process was completed in record time. What a team!
The millions who have left the institutional church lack the dignity of an identifying name, but do have a specific task designed by God. This album gives language to the new calling. God has initiated a lot of people movements. He called Abram out of Ur; Jacob out of Paddan Aram; Israel out of Egypt; David out of Moab; Elijah out of the brook; and Amos out of the farm.
Each person who left one place had another place to go, and the new place had an assignment and a different lifestyle. For the past 15 years, the attention has been focused on the exodus from the institutional church. This exodus is a reality. It is a painful reality for many, but it is not the point. The objective of God's massive restructuring is to advance the Kingdom. This album is a tightly focused discussion of where God is going, not how much pain the current exodus has caused.
The first three sessions give the big picture of how we got here and some of where God is going with this new movement. The last three sessions looking at what we do with what we have as we partner with God.
On the soul level, many people reported huge dignity and peace from the perspective given about where God is going. On the level of the spirit, there was deliverance and spirit-healing for various individuals at the event. We expect that to carry over to the larger community as well. This message has been 20 years in the making. It is well-aged wine, which indicates to me that it will merit being listened to more than once.
Don't forget to check out the Live Stream on LAC listed in upcoming events.
Please note: 'Down Under' is still awaiting the arrival of this amazing album. Pre-orders are being taken.
Sapphire Connection Study Group
We have started our eighth week of studying the Redemptive Gifts of Individual together over at Sapphire Connection. I certainly have been enriched. There are weekly study notes available on the site for those of us that are more visual and added bonuses which include blessings for each of the gifts and even a guessing game from the characters of Winnie the Pooh.
Thank you to those who are participating. Glad for the dialogue, the insights, the laughs and pats on the back in a myriad of different ways.
I feel blessed ~
p.s. Feel free to leave feedback, suggestions and your ideas on 'where to from here?'
Among the Gum Trees
Please give a warm welcome to MJ, a special visitor to sit and chat with us 'among the gum trees'.
HEY MJ, CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?
I was born in the 1950's. Currently, I am a semi-retired university lecturer who lives with my wife (Teacher RG) in a retirement community in the West.
HOW DID YOU INITIALLY CONNECT WITH SLG?
I read and successfully went through the "release from Free Masonry" material on the website of the Late Dr Tom Hawkins. He referenced the material of Arthur and SLG.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR REDEMPTIVE GIFT AND IF SO CAN YOU GIVE US A GLIMPSE OF HOW THAT PLAYS OUT ON ANY GIVEN DAY?
No doubt about it, I am Servant RG. Knowing one's RG and by implication where one's "free money" is makes all of the difference in the world. I could probably spend hours talking about this, but not today. A teaser: the teachings on being a "porcupine-hugger", having the free-money of obedience, and experiencing increased authority in spiritual warfare are very real.
WHAT TEACHING HAS MADE THE MOST IMPACT IN YOUR LIFE AND HOW?
The RG series (basic and advanced) since it is the basis for many advanced teachings. It also led to the very important RG teaching about the Servant-Teacher relationship which is profoundly evident in our marriage and in our ministries.
I LOVE TO DISCOVER A BIGGER VIEW OF GOD. CAN YOU SHARE A GOD-SIGHTING OR STORY TO HELP US ALL DO THAT?
It is very hard to talk about just only one "God-Sighting". In this year, 2016, I can talk about 2-3 on most days, but talking about just one is almost impossible. Still, I will try...
This is the land that I have prayed over for many years. I took this photo right after I had communion in the mountains looking down into the valley.
Window of ReconciliationReconciled to What? Remember the most important theological question of all time?
It is “so what?”
If truth does not have application to our daily life, even though it is profound truth, it is pointless. Today we have a fresh understanding of what the windows of reconciliation look like “on Monday morning.”
A few years ago, God highlighted the fact that the four change-of-season dates were intense occult festivals because He had imprinted some uncommon righteous dynamics on that time, and the dark side was only perverting what He had placed there.
We mulled over that for a while, poked and prodded, looked for patterns and field tested our hypothesis. At this point we feel that all four days were designed for reconciliation and that there is a window of time, extending ten days before and after THE date where there is an uncommon grace of God.
Each window has a different flavor of reconciliation.
•March 10th-30th is for Reconciliation with Community. •June 10th-30th is for Reconciliation with Land. •September 10th-30th is for Reconciliation with God. •December 10th-30th is for Reconciliation with Our Destiny.
So what about this window which we will be in for twenty days? What do we do differently in this season so as to appropriate the spiritual potential of time?
We are now heading into the season where reconciliation with God is the focus.
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Ways To ConnectThere are a variety of ways to contribute to this newsletter.
Do you have an encouraging story, something to celebrate? A comment or perhaps would like to get on the 'Among the Gum Trees' interview list?
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A big thank you to all contributions for this newsletter. Honored to include you here.
Especially to you, MJ, for taking the time to be counted!
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Until next time...
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