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TO MY HURTING DAUGHTERS MY NAME IS IMMANUEL by Olivia Reitz Long

PROPHETIC VOICES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

TO MY HURTING DAUGHTERS MY NAME IS IMMANUEL

To My hurting daughters… I have seen your frustrations and I know your questions. My eyes have gone to and fro, looking for someone who was willing to put aside all things and you said “here am I” and then found yourself going through the fire and it’s been much hotter than you ever expected. You have known what it is to be in need and you know the hurts of the outcasts for so many times you feel like an outcast yourself.

You have brought to My remembrance My many words and promises to you. My Beloved, I have heard your cries. Know that I have not gone back on My Word, I cannot because I Am bound by My Word. My hands have not been idle. I have been with you through every frustration and pain that has been inflicted…

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He will not break a bruised reed / and HE won’t put out a dimly burning light

He will not break a bruised reed / and HE won’t put out a dimly burning light
May 15, 2010 at 1:22am
“A bruised reed He will not break, and smoking flax He will not quench; He will bring forth justice for truth.”

http://www.bruisedreed.org/ar_bruise2.html
http://bible.cc/matthew/12-20.htm

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Matthew 12
1AT THAT particular time Jesus went through the fields of standing grain on the Sabbath; and His disciples were hungry, and they began to pick off the spikes of grain and to eat.
2And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to Him, See there! Your disciples are doing what is unlawful and not permitted on the Sabbath.
3He said to them, Have you not even read what David did when he was hungry, and those who accompanied him–
4How he went into the house of God and ate the loaves of the showbread–which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for the men who accompanied him, but for the priests only?
5Or have you never read in the Law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple violate the sanctity of the Sabbath [breaking it] and yet are guiltless?
6But I tell you, Something greater and more exalted and more majestic than the temple is here!
7And if you had only known what this saying means, I desire mercy [readiness to help, to spare, to forgive] rather than sacrifice and sacrificial victims, you would not have condemned the guiltless.
8For the Son of Man is Lord [even] of the Sabbath.
9And going on from there, He went into their synagogue.
10And behold, a man was there with one withered hand. And they said to Him, Is it lawful or allowable to cure people on the Sabbath days?–that they might accuse Him.
11But He said to them, What man is there among you, if he has only one sheep and it falls into a pit or ditch on the Sabbath, will not take hold of it and lift it out?
12How much better and of more value is a man than a sheep! So it is lawful and allowable to do good on the Sabbath days.
13Then He said to the man, Reach out your hand. And the man reached it out and it was restored, as sound as the other one.
14But the Pharisees went out and held a consultation against Him, how they might do away with Him.
15But being aware of this, Jesus went away from there. And many people joined and accompanied Him, and He cured all of them,
16And strictly charged them and sharply warned them not to make Him publicly known.
17This was in fulfillment of what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah,
18Behold, My Servant Whom I have chosen, My Beloved in and with Whom My soul is well pleased and has found its delight. I will put My Spirit upon Him, and He shall proclaim and show forth justice to the nations.
19He will not strive or wrangle or cry out loudly; nor will anyone hear His voice in the streets;
20A bruised reed He will not break, and a smoldering (dimly burning) wick He will not quench, till He brings justice and a just cause to victory.
21And in and on His name will the Gentiles (the peoples outside of Israel) set their hopes.
22Then a blind and dumb man under the power of a demon was brought to Jesus, and He cured him, so that the blind and dumb man both spoke and saw.
23And all the [crowds of] people were stunned with bewildered wonder and said, This cannot be the Son of David, can it?
24But the Pharisees, hearing it, said, This Man drives out demons only by and with the help of Beelzebub, the prince of demons.
25And knowing their thoughts, He said to them, Any kingdom that is divided against itself is being brought to desolation and laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will last or continue to stand.
26And if Satan drives out Satan, he has become divided against himself and disunified; how then will his kingdom last or continue to stand?
27And if I drive out the demons by [help of] Beelzebub, by whose [help] do your sons drive them out? For this reason they shall be your judges.
28But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out the demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you [before you expected it].
29Or how can a person go into a strong man’s house and carry off his goods (the entire equipment of his house) without first binding the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house.
30He who is not with Me [definitely on My side] is against Me, and he who does not [definitely] gather with Me and for My side scatters.
31Therefore I tell you, every sin and blasphemy (every evil, abusive, injurious speaking, or indignity against sacred things) can be forgiven men, but blasphemy against the [Holy] Spirit shall not and cannot be forgiven.
32And whoever speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but whoever speaks against the Spirit, the Holy One, will not be forgiven, either in this world and age or in the world and age to come.
33Either make the tree sound (healthy and good), and its fruit sound (healthy and good), or make the tree rotten (diseased and bad), and its fruit rotten (diseased and bad); for the tree is known and recognized and judged by its fruit.
34You offspring of vipers! How can you speak good things when you are evil (wicked)? For out of the fullness (the overflow, the superabundance) of the heart the mouth speaks.
35The good man from his inner good treasure flings forth good things, and the evil man out of his inner evil storehouse flings forth evil things.
36But I tell you, on the day of judgment men will have to give account for every idle (inoperative, nonworking) word they speak.
37For by your words you will be justified and acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced.
38Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, Teacher, we desire to see a sign or miracle from You [proving that You are what You claim to be].
39But He replied to them, An evil and adulterous generation (a generation morally unfaithful to God) seeks and demands a sign; but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.
40For even as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
41The men of Nineveh will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, Someone more and greater than Jonah is here!
42The queen of the South will stand up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it; for she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and behold, Someone more and greater than Solomon is here. [I Kings 10:1; II Chron. 9:1.]
43But when the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it roams through dry [arid] places in search of rest, but it does not find any.
44Then it says, I will go back to my house from which I came out. And when it arrives, it finds the place unoccupied, swept, put in order, and decorated.
45Then it goes and brings with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and make their home there. And the last condition of that man becomes worse than the first. So also shall it be with this wicked generation.
46Jesus was still speaking to the people when behold, His mother and brothers stood outside, seeking to speak to Him.
47Someone said to Him, Listen! Your mother and Your brothers are standing outside, seeking to speak to You.
48But He replied to the man who told Him, Who is My mother, and who are My brothers?
49And stretching out His hand toward [not only the twelve disciples but all] His adherents, He said, Here are My mother and My brothers.
50For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother!

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Isaiah 42 The Lord’s Special Servant

1 “Here is my servant, the one I support.
He is the one I chose, and I am pleased with him.
I have put my Spirit upon him,
and he will bring justice to all nations.
2 He will not cry out or yell
or speak loudly in the streets.
3 He will not break a crushed blade of grass
or put out even a weak flame.
He will truly bring justice;
4 he will not lose hope or give up
until he brings justice to the world.
And people far away will trust his teachings.”
5 God, the Lord, said these things.
He created the skies and stretched them out.
He spread out the earth and everything on it.
He gives life to all people on earth,
to everyone who walks on the earth.
6 The Lord says, “I, the Lord, called you to do right,
and I will hold your hand
and protect you.
You will be the sign of my agreement with the people,
a light to shine for all people.
7 You will help the blind to see.
You will free those who are in prison,
and you will lead those who live in darkness out of their prison.
8 “I am the Lord. That is my name.
I will not give my glory to another;
I will not let idols take the praise that should be mine.
9 The things I said would happen have happened,
and now I tell you about new things.
Before those things happen,
I tell you about them.”
A Song of Praise to the Lord
10 Sing a new song to the Lord;
sing his praise everywhere on the earth.
Praise him, you people who sail on the seas and you animals who live in them.
Praise him, you people living in faraway places.
11 The deserts and their cities should praise him.
The settlements of Kedar should praise him.
The people living in Sela should sing for joy;
they should shout from the mountaintops.
12 They should give glory to the Lord.
People in faraway lands should praise him.
13 The Lord will march out like a strong soldier;
he will be excited like a man ready to fight a war.
He will shout out the battle cry
and defeat his enemies.
14 The Lord says, “For a long time I have said nothing;
I have been quiet and held myself back.
But now I will cry out
and strain like a woman giving birth to a child.
15 I will destroy the hills and mountains
and dry up all their plants.
I will make the rivers become dry land
and dry up the pools of water.
16 Then I will lead the blind along a way they never knew;
I will guide them along paths they have not known.
I will make the darkness become light for them,
and the rough ground smooth.
These are the things I will do;
I will not leave my people.
17 But those who trust in idols,
who say to their statues,
‘You are our gods’
will be rejected in disgrace.
Israel Refused to Listen to the Lord
18 “You who are deaf, hear me.
You who are blind, look and see.
19 No one is more blind than my servant Israel
or more deaf than the messenger I send.
No one is more blind than the person I own
or more blind than the servant of the Lord.
20 Israel, you have seen much, but you have not obeyed.
You hear, but you refuse to listen.”
21 The Lord made his teachings wonderful,
because he is good.
22 These people have been defeated and robbed.
They are trapped in pits
or locked up in prison.
Like robbers, enemies have taken them away,
and there is no one to save them.
Enemies carried them off,
and no one said, “Bring them back.”
23 Will any of you listen to this?
Will you listen carefully in the future?
24 Who let the people of Jacob be carried off?
Who let robbers take Israel away?
The Lord allowed this to happen,
because we sinned against him.
We did not live the way he wanted us to live
and did not obey his teaching.
25 So he became very angry with us
and brought terrible wars against us.
It was as if the people of Israel had fire all around them,
but they didn’t know what was happening.
It was as if they were burning,
but they didn’t pay any attention.

http://savedbyhisblood.wordpress.com/2010/01/31/a-study-of-matthew-chapter-12-verse-20/
http://freedomkeys.com/vigil.htm
http://actsclass.blogspot.com/2008/10/all-christians-struggle-with-sin-romans.html
http://www.usingenglish.com/reference/idioms/broken+reed.html
http://www.hungry4you.org/reed.html
http://www.crossref-it.info/repository/sayings/Bruised-reed
http://users.netnitco.net/~legend01/reed.htm
http://www.bridgesforpeace.com/pics/_tlDec2003.pdf

Something Andrew and I were kinda talking about a few weeks ago:

http://www.ehow.com/about_6318287_do-wind-instruments-produce-sounds_.html

This was one of the later-bloomer tulips just drinking in the dew ~ “late bloomers” ~ they have been so beautiful. I haven’t taken pictures because my picture-taker-Allysia has been so busy, but we’ve been enjoying them for awhile … this is our photoThis was one of the later-bloomer tulips just drinking in the dew ~ “late bloomers” ~ they have been so beautiful. I haven’t taken pictures because my picture-taker-Allysia has been so busy, but we’ve been enjoying them for awhile … this is our photo(not my photo)(not my photo)just a beautiful picture entitled “prayer”
not my photojust a beautiful picture entitled “prayer” not my photonot my photonot my photomade of reeds
(not my photo)made of reeds (not my photo)there’s a whole study on reeds I did years ago, it was really neat – something the Lord ministered to me years ago has ministered to me again throughout this season
(not my photo)there’s a whole study on reeds I did years ago, it was really neat – something the Lord ministered to me years ago has ministered to me again throughout this season (not my photo)’been reminded of the “Eternal Flame” at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC we visited years back. “You are my Witnesses” … an eternal “vigil”–God will not forget.

There was a bomb threat while we were there and the kids and I were separated—I was so worried–Yet Anthony & Allysia were safely in the Kids’ exhibit: “Daniel’s Story” …

http://en.allexperts.com/e/e/et/eternal_flame.htm
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Engraved in the wall outside the museum: “We who did not go their way owe them this. We must make sure that their deaths have posthumous meaning. We must make sure that from now until the end of days all humankind stares this evil in the face…and only then can we be sure it will never arise again”.

Source: Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, Remarks at the Site of the Future United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, October 5, 1988.’been reminded of the “Eternal Flame” at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC we visited years back. “You are my Witnesses” … an eternal “vigil”–God will not forget. There was a bomb threat while we were there and the kids and I were separated—I was so worried–Yet Anthony & Allysia were safely in the Kids’ exhibit: “Daniel’s Story” … http://en.allexperts.com/e/e/et/eternal_flame.htm *************** Engraved in the wall outside the museum: “We who did not go their way owe them this. We must make sure that their deaths have posthumous meaning. We must make sure that from now until the end of days all humankind stares this evil in the face…and only then can we be sure it will never arise again”. Source: Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States, Remarks at the Site of the Future United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, October 5, 1988.

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