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sapphire-connect, Issue #016 discovering a bigger view of GOD
May 09, 2016
Welcome to the sapphire-connect newsletter to help you discover a bigger view of GOD.
Gotta love feedback! I made a doozy of a mistake and it is now corrected (hint-wrong interview posted from 'among the gum trees')
No tomatoes thrown? yet..thank you.
now, on to the newsletter...
in this issue:• upcoming events
• prayer support
⦁ new releases
⦁ among the gum trees
• new post
Practicum on Deliverance from AHS- June 18, Anaheim, CA
Life After Church- August 13th, Burlington,Ontario
Life After Church-August 27th, Anaheim, CA
One of the greatest strengths and one of the greatest weaknesses of the Prophet is his propensity to act on ideas that are less than five minutes old.
I did that with the theme of power. Looking at the AHS Practicum on June 18th, one of my biggest objectives is to help people get over their perception of powerlessness. So I decided to use Twitter to ramp up prayer support for the issue of power before hand.
That meant finding 52 different faces of powerlessness that God overcomes -- one a day until the event.
The first 15 just jumped onto the page. The next 15 were more work but much more fascinating. I think I will grow a lot getting the last 22 out of Scripture.
I release a new one every day and it is an education all the different ways the devil tries to tell us we are powerless and God shows us that we are not.
Join us there if this topic interests you. @SLGArthur
STRATEGIES FOR MIDWIVES PART 1
This album introduces some spiritual dynamics to conception, pregnancy and childbirth that will contribute to a better outcome for mother and child.
Scripture is largely the story of transitions. Whether speaking of individuals or people groups, very few of the stories in Scripture are about a stable experience. For the most part, either God or the devil are starting a transition or finishing it.
In spite of the plethora of information, we rarely have a decent theology of transition. We should have hundreds of books about the spiritual principles of a good transition. Tragically, we don’t.
This album is the beginning of a series of teachings about the first and second great transition every human goes through: the transition from heaven to earth, and from the womb to mother’s arms.
We lay the foundation of understanding the child’s spirit and his or her relationship to the spirit of the parents and of God. Among other topics, we discuss healing genetic defects in the womb, turning breech babies and preparing the baby’s spirit for the intensity of the birth experience.
This album mostly explores a normal gestation. Issues of aberrations and the birth dynamics will be explored in future teachings.
While this is specifically focused on midwives, it is for any mother or father wanting a better experience for their children.
This album is in English with German translation.
Yesterday's tools for transformation no longer work in this culture. However, the King has provided new tools for this season for those who are committed to seeing the Kingdom established.
TOOLS FOR BUILDERS
Among the Gum Trees
Please give a warm welcome to Arianne, a special visitor to sit and chat with us 'among the gum trees'.
HEY ARIANNE, CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF?
My name is Arianne de Man, I am 56 years old, mother of four adult children, married to Henk Paul van der Veer. I am working full time for the Dutch regional government. As volunteer I skipper a tourist vessel. Not in a large city (most people know that kind of tourist vessels), but through the beautiful Dutch Lowlands.
My hobbies are sailing, the dogs, and everything with fiber (knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, quilting…..you name it…..)
I have a severe hearing loss and also tinnitus. This is in fact an energy drain. Because the extra effort I have to make to understand what people say, but also because it makes sleeping difficult. Therefore I carefully have to manage the things I do that involve communicating with other people.
HOW DID YOU INITIALLY CONNECT WITH SLG?
In February 2009 I was in the USA for some education on pastoral work. One of the instruction was to bless each other with a very personal blessing. The blessing I received was mind blowing. We got to talk about it, and she gave me the name of Arthur Burk, then Plumbline Ministries.
I started to listen to some free MP3’s and quickly discovered I was probably a Prophet. So being a prophet I started to read and listen what I could find about it.
In May 2009 Arthur would be in St Gallen, Switzerland, for a three days meeting with a small group of prophets. So, it being in Europe, I really wanted to join. We had a great time, BTW, and some people I’m still in contact with.
DO YOU KNOW YOUR REDEMPTIVE GIFT AND IF SO CAN YOU GIVE US A GLIMPSE OF HOW THAT PLAYS OUT ON ANY GIVEN DAY?
Yes, it is Prophet. Knowing this, and, more specific, knowing that this is truly how I am meant to be, has made a lot of difference. No longer I try to change, and be like other people. It doesn’t mean I always speak my mind. I am in fact rather shy. But I know when and why to stop. I know when and why people are not going to understand, so it is much easier for me to wait and speak some later time.
Also it has been very good in the relation with my husband. This was always good, but knowing our redemptive gifts has also given our relationship an extra dimension. As a couple it makes us more strong, because we value and honor the way the other is wired.
WHAT TEACHING HAS MADE THE MOST IMPACT IN YOUR LIFE AND HOW?
Actually, I have most of Arthur’s teachings on my laptop. It is difficult for me to say which has influenced me most.
Obviously it is about the redemptive gifts, because that started it all. But also the personal blessings (I use it all the time, also when people are not around). The seven curses, with the impact of freemasonry in your history. Walking in Sonship has healed me. Adrenals and kidneys. Very important is, that it is always truly biblical!
I LOVE TO DISCOVER A BIGGER VIEW OF GOD. CAN YOU SHARE A GOD-SIGHTING OR STORY TO HELP US ALL DO THAT?
OK, here follows a glory-story... read more of Arianne's interview by clicking here
How a Green T-shirt Turned My Life Around
As a teen I remember walking down Main Street. I was on a lunch break. I was suicidal with no place to go, with no help in sight. My thoughts were dark and I my breathing was keeping rhythm with that darkness. In and out. Internally and externally, no way out.
A kid on a skateboard whizzed by me. But for me it was like time stood still. It was his t-shirt I remember, not his face. A green t-shirt, possibly worn by a very good skate boarding angel? It read:
no guts? no glory. go for it…
Looking back, I am sure it was my spirit that resonated with this message and it spoke to me in a deep place. It was a life changing day. It was a day when my spirit knew I was made for the glory and it was going to take a lot of guts for my soul to see that.
As Eugene Peterson so brilliantly coined, it was going to be a long obedience in the same direction. It would become a thousand little steps that would bring me to where I am today.
We are all on a journey. I cannot thank God enough for meeting me the way he did and for giving me such a plethora of amazing tools to help along the way.
I bless your journey as I do mine. Even if it full of pain and it is not exactly where you want to be. I say this especially to those perhaps like myself who hated the journey and for so long and just wanted to get it over with so I can begin to live!
It seems like eons ago now that I was given a nick-name by someone very dear to me. She very sadly took her own life, (in one respect it was taken from her.) She called me, ‘lotus blossom.’ I loved the word picture ever since but even more precious was my discovery of it in Song of Songs 2:2 in the Message Version which says:
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?
Just reply to this email.
We value your time and input.
A big thank you to all contributions for this newsletter. Honored to include you here.
Especially to you, Arianne, for taking the time to be counted!
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Until next time...
it will take you a thousand little steps to get you where you want to go ~
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