Look Up! Look UP! Strikes the enemy's CAMP! collaboration anointed to cause repentance in the hearts of men
Can I know what YHVH has planned for this world? Yes. Redemption. Do I know all his plans he has at work in the lives of everyone in this world? No. He is sovereign and I a slave in his house. Can I know what he is doing in my life? Partially yes, because he has so many surprises that I don't fully understand and so many victories he won on my behalf that I never knew he fought. However I can testify to the miracle that this collaboration represents: a strike into the heart of the enemies camp to cause repentance.
This song struck the enemies camp in the heart of a cousin of Steven's just a few days ago and caused instantaneous repentance. For a moment the man listening saw into the heart of YHVH through the words of two of his ministers and he released the dam inside his heart that had kept him from growing. It is only YHVH who can change the hearts of men, and the spontaneous effect witnessed by Steven testifies to the anointing placed upon the song "Look Up! Look Up!". Blessed be the name of YHVH and we will continue to push hard and go deep into the enemies camp and bring the light of salvation to those who have been trapped in chains. He's a chain breaker, and we ask to be the two arms of his holy bolt cutters!
Hannah and I brought the 6 children out to visit with our spiritual family down at Kahal Schacha in Waynesville, Ga. I had the pleasure to play with Scott Riggs and his family band. The harmony of this husband, wife, and mother-in-law is a regular and beautiful gift given in worship at Kahal Schacha. They Riggs blessed me with the opportunity to join that beautiful offering to YHVH.
Kahal focuses on studying the Torah, Haftara, and the Brit Hadesha (New Testament). It's always a pleasure to sit in the company of people who read the Torah together, and then discuss the different conclusions we draw as we learn about our spiritual parents and the journey with YHVH in the wilderness. YHVH is a jealous God and he gets really "fired up" about his bride. (That's a pun, because the Torah portion this week is Beha'alotcha which mean "when you kindle" or "when you fire it up".)
My beloved Hannah and I traveled to Atlanta GA on the 15th. We had just returned from the United in Worship Conference, but she had business with her company Concerted Services. We decided to turn her work trip into a short husband and wife vacation. Our 5 foster children were placed into respite care, our daughter stayed with a family friend, and we spent the week enjoying peace and quiet we haven't experienced in months. The congregation at the House of Scriptures in Jasper GA opened their doors to us and to celebrate the Sabbath and invited "The Singing Tallit" to come and lead worship. By sundown after the sabbath we had made dozens of new friends and had been bathed in the loving presence of the family of YHVH. Thanks again to Thom and the congregation in Jasper GA.