Driven

A short comment on one sentence in the Front Page – “the Holy Spirit in a steady stream of Communion-of-communications that gives birth and orders, driven to outward service …”

We don’t like the experience and reality of ‘driven.’  We already feel driven too much,   Driven crazy.  Driven by bills, obligations, endless empty trivia, the eternal loudness of all voices around selling everything that can be sold, and selling some stuff that can’t be sold because it doesn’t even exist, and selling endless war after war that we cannot pay, except in another round of taxes.

The world is driven.

We crave the Holy Spirit to give us Rest.   And we get it.   Sometimes.

Truth is – when the Spirit first Anointed Jesus to start his public ministry, and the Holy Spirit came, and the Holy Spirit stayed on Jesus, then, “immediately the Spirit drove him out into the desert” (Mark 1:12,  Douay-Rheims Bible).  Or pick any other favorite version, and we will not get away from the driven – “The Spirit then compelled,” or, “the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the wilderness.,” or, “the [Holy] Spirit forced Him out into the wilderness.”  The Holy Spirit drove, forced, compelled, impelled Jesus into the wilderness – to face tests by the devil.

What a way to start a new Anointed Ministry.

Truth is – the other part of the Truth – is this part, that during the exorcism of the demon possessed man in the Gergesenes cemetery, “the unclean spirits went out and entered the swine (there were about two thousand); and the herd ran violently down the steep place into the sea, and drowned in the sea” (Mark 5:13). 

In this life, we are driven by One Spirit or by other spirits.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matthew 6:13)

Purpose ~ Mission Impossible

Welcome

“In the last days, God says, ‘I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.'”  (Acts 2:17-18, NIV, and through whole book).  ..  a crowd came together, each one heard .. in his own language, Parthians, Medes, Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt .. Libya .. visitors from Rome .. Jews ..  Cretans, Arabs .. we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” (Acts 2:6ff).

Note:  this forum is under revision – both content and links, Admin PLB Accountant, R. Roma, January 28, 2023.

Our purpose is to receive and obey the Holy Spirit moving in us to train full-time corps of trustworthy, disciplined, skilled, effective workers, joined together in God’s Love to multiply and reproduce God’s good and eliminate evil in God’s daily creation of the Government-Kingdom of God (Isaiah 9:6Matthew 6:10).

We live in this purpose continually by experiencing daily amazement, awe, recurring returns of child-like joy and wonder, growing in Relentless Fullness because of the abundant good fruit and outpouring of good results that we see accomplished on earth daily, despite hostile circumstances otherwise – “And the disciples were continually filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 13:52).  See other links below for the physical, practical, tangible good fruits on-earth that keep our amazement, awe, childlike joy, and Relentless Fullness flowing – continually.

We are not a public forum.  More than ninety-nine percent of our work happens offline in the real world:  in businesses, clinics, construction sites, government and non-government offices, in homes, hospitals, secular institutions, shelters, on the streets, and in off-the-radar mission locations in urban and real jungles, in locations dark, very dark, violent, sometimes fatal (see, “Justice, Judgment, War, Violence“).  More than ninety-nine percent of our online communications across multiple parallel forums are protected by, 1) anonymity, 2) confidentiality, 3) privacy (HIPPA, GDPR) and, 4) secure-direct communications (SDC) on encrypted private back pages, and in some cases protected by, 5) clergy-penitent privilege.  More on these protections here.  And see also, Armies of Davids ~ in Revolution Commitments for additional reasons why more than ninety-nine percent of our online communications across multiple, parallel online fora are protected in private, hidden, encrypted back-pages, never available to the public

We hope that our few public pages inspire readers who are considering full-time training and full-time service in the world.  Our few public pages take hard work. They are not milk for babies.  They are not easy, short, 30-second drive-through “spiritual junk food.” The public pages are not feel-good devotional readings for religious hobbyists.  Our few public pages are not adolescent or young adult intermediate level teachings, with meat mixed in with milk.  Our few public pages require patient work, slow chewing, and disagreeably difficult work and time to digest and comprehend – “But solid food is for the mature, who because of constant practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil” (Hebrews 5:14).  For just one example, study the skillful vocational attention, the technical hard work, the sustained discipline under master-skilled mentors in Exodus chapter 31.  This passage describes the trained skills, careful technical attention, and mandatory vocational oversight by long-seasoned, full-time master-trainers, mixed in with the army of serious students willing – craving to be trained.  It’s exactly the kind of training that cannot be gotten on YouTube, by reading of feel-good materials, or even by listening in person to teaching and preaching, without hands-on constant practice under mature training-mentorship by long-seasoned, master-trainers (Hebrews 5:14, above). All the master-trainers and willing students (Exodus 30-31) were made willing to work together, face to face, hands-on, in specific practices, in Spirit-commanded details, in order to craft, to create in skill and in beauty, to engineer, and to produce effective, sturdy, durable, elegant service – in the form of the mobile sanctuary, well-built to be sent forth, not into a fancy church museum, but sent out into service in a dark world that is hostile, rough, rugged, turbulent, and is often violent-unto-death – sent out into outside world.  We today are that mobile sanctuary – sent out into the world.  God invests – and expects – no less Master Craftmanship in us.  Our few public pages may inspire a few public readers.  This will take work.  Some will take hard work.

We do not take online applications for full-time training. 

Entrance into full-time training is by personal relationships, sponsorship-support, by invitation only, in Divine Choice. “You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that you should go and bring forth fruit” (John 15:16).  This is not boot camp for newbies.  This is master-level, specialty training.  In God’s choice – in His time.

We are not training for service in churches

We are training for full-time service, sent out into the world, where we will face tribulation. 

Our common core for outward service requires the most secure, confidential, and Secret communication on the planet, namely, a life of full-time prayer that starts daily, everyday, day in and day out, inside the Secret Place, and with the door of privacy closed to all external, outward, competing distractions by humans and outward events, and in militant inner private discipline to be all alone with the Holy Spirit in a steady stream of Communion – a Communion-of-communications – that gives inward births to outward services.  This Communion of communications gives specific marching orders to obey in precise details for outward service in the world.  The discipline of Secret Place prayer daily is a Communion-of-communications in which we are driven to outward service to the world –  “But as for you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:6, New American Standard, NKJ, and Douay-Rheims Bible).  The Greek word for “secret” is kryptos (κρυπτός) from which today we get “encrypted.”  This discipline of secret service all alone with God in prayer in this daily Communion is the most secret, private, confidential Communion of sacred communications on the planet.  This prayer is all alone with God and not grandstanding prayer before other people.  There are no impressive titles in the Secret Place. In service sent out into the world, “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed” (Luke 5:16, NIV).  

Full-time trainers and full-time students come daily out of the Secret Place (Matthew 6:6, above) voluntarily to share with each other what we receive. We receive first, then join up, and we pool our marching orders for outward service.  We get further refinement as we keep praying together in corps.  One result is that full-time means 40-80+ hour work weeks in service, on-site, hands-on, in all the public venues listed in detail above.  Sample requirements are here, “Requirements for Full-time Trainers and Students.”  The daily discipline of prayer that starts in Matthew 6:6 requires continual – listening. Persistent listening (“Speak, for Your servant is listening,1 Samuel 3:10) is continual, ongoing, vocational-listening, as marching orders for missions change through time, even mid-mission.  Vocational-listening mid-mission is constant refinement in practical obedience to the Holy Spirit  (Acts 2:17-18, above) in daily service,  doing practical missions (see more,  Examples and Testimonies ~ Instructions Given in Listening-Prayer ~ Matt 6:6“).   

The various faith-families represented across our multiple forums (charitable groups, faith-based businesses, lay orders, religious traditions, service teams) all share this common core conviction, namely, that service in the world starts, progresses, and ends in daily, continual, vocational-listening-prayer, followed by teaming up in corps for more refinement, to obey.  This is a group process through and through – but is impossible, not just difficult, but impossible for freeloaders, clingers. and hangers-on, who skip, avoid, neglect the daily Secret Place of Matt 6:6, and who seek out groups to make up for their daily lack of Matt 6:6, and their inner wastelands of heart-mind-soul emptiness. 

We join together for service in corps for the discipline of seeking the10-fold increase in spiritual blessings and the 10-fold increase in practical, physical, on-earth results that are promised for working together in teams instead of working alone as individuals (Luke 10:1, Matthew 18:19,  Leviticus 26:8)  Models for training in anonymous, covert, unnoticed, unpublicized teams instead of work alone as solo lone-ranger superheros  and superheroines are the models introduced here,  “Three Main Models for Full-Time Training – 1. Master Skill-Vocational – 2. Healing-Medical – 3. Warfare-Military.”  For more about 10-fold increases in results for work in corps see here and here.  Examples of practical, physical, on-earth effects at the locations listed above – the practical manifestations of care as the ‘languages’ understandable to all (Acts 2:6, above) – are here

We do not micro-manage which business groups, churches, lay orders, service groups, or dedicated religious orders (for formal ordinations) our trainers and students are otherwise free to attend.  We do not argue theology, except seasons of argument (Ecclesiastes 3), as friends-sharpening-friends (Proverbs 27:17). for the limited, deliberate purpose of learning how to translate beliefs into concrete, practical services   We are enriched by a variety of backgrounds dedicated to practical services, unified in personal relationships – not joined by mere legal structures – joined together as corps in companionship for service, agreeing with a special, working definition of friends – Jesus said, “You are my friends if you do what I command” (John 15:14).   

These commitments to “do what I command” are rigorous.   Because, “everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever” (1 Corinthians 9:25).  This training is not about games.  Training in obedience – strict training – requires “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength” (Mark 12:30).  It costs all – “we have left everything to follow you!” (Mark 10:28).   Our strict training in obedience overflows from hearts sold-out in our first love – We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).   

We do, thank God!, get seasons of R & R.  And fun.   And simply Loved.  Chronic burn-out, and persistent, long-term PTSD are not to the glory of God. 

These commitments to obey as friends cannot be kept without the Holy Spirit daily, in Intimate Indwelling – “because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” (Romans 5:5).   Service that is sent out into the world by the Holy Spirit is still often under Pressure.   Imperfect.  Partial,  Sometimes marred by our own sin.  Redeemed and started anew by humbled repentance, blood-bought Forgiveness, and daily renewed outpourings of God’s Love (Romans 5:5). 

The statements above about walking in flows of amazement, awe, recurring, daily returns of child-like joy and wonder, and growing in Relentless Fullness are all true.  On the other hand, service is sometimes fatal.  Some students, trainers, and teams have died in war-torn lands of oppression, corruption, civil war, in regions making money on human slavery – demonic economies of hell.  Dark Satanic mills. Where sorrow and suffering in Communion with others are Full manifestations – signs and wonders – of God’s Longsuffering Love.  

Service in impossible missions

Made possible by the Holy Spirit advancing the Government of God.

 

For more introduction see, Mission Impossible (continued).
Details about missions, Definition of Impossible Missions ~ Why We Do Them.
For more on Pressure, see here.  More reasons why teamwork is mandatory are here.
For more on the reality, truth, Presence of God, and our limited agency, see Kingdom of God.

by Michael (M.D.),  Celie∞Hilbert/CRH, T.J. Jurist, group contributions, 20231A16.odt
original credits G. Amorth, (Italian Resistance Vet), H. Behr (Brown Navy Vet), ‘Jedburgh/SOESM
revised, Admin PLB Accountant, R. Roma, T.J. Jurist, and Jedburgh/SOESM, December 29, 2022
mission revisions for 5D2A549A-4880-466B-868A-888C84C9CAE1 @ Shombolo River, October 13, 2022

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