In a previous blog I reported that Julie felt the city was split in half and the male side of the city, on the east, had been rotated slightly so there was an uncovered pie shaped wedge at the bottom and a double covered wedge at the top.
She drove around both sections, giving me some detailed information. When I zoom out from her details and reword them, I find disorder in both places. In the south, where there is no coverage by the spiritual structure of the gift of the city, there is the disorder of lack of direction. The hodgepodge of roads, structures and enterprises were suffering from benign neglect.
In the north, where the male portion rotated over the top of the female side of the dividing line, there was just as much confusion, but there was a deliberate complexity and lack of fluidity zoned into the area. The intentional nature of the economically vibrant confusion was undeniable.
This much is a report with the eyes of the soul — what anyone could see driving through the two pie shaped wedges.
On the spiritual discernment side, the sense was that this section where the male has overlapped the female is the key that locks down the demonic agenda for the city and causes it to be so confident of being untouchable.
At this point, it would be helpful to zoom out and re-examine the data to see how much weight we can put on each point before building a strategy.
-The city is toxic. Very solid. Across a lot of time, with a lot of different people, with data that can be measured and verified by soul methods, the portrait is consistent: a city with a well entrenched demonic structure that is swift to punish the followers of Christ who dare to look outside their own small existence.
-The redemptive gift is Teacher. Very solid.
-The spiritual division of the city is east and west. Very solid, but with a caveat. The culture has divided the city along K Street. Discernment suggests that the center line is actually roughly parallel to K Street but a bit further away. There is no way to test that spiritual center line location at this time. So we say the division of the city into two parts along a north south axis is very solid. Where God sees the center line is moderately solid.
-The east is male and the west is female. Moderately solid. The surface evidence suggests that, and I don’t see any reason to doubt it. However, the Teacher strongholds are full of tricks, and I leave open the possibility that K Street is just a cultural scam designed to throw us off, and there could be a different division from God’s point of view – perhaps north and south or angular. We will proceed with the assumption that the east is male, but I would never build my core strategy around that bit of data until we have tested it more thoroughly.
-The key to the stronghold lies in the overlap in the north. Possible. On the one hand, that is based on Julie’s discernment alone. I have never seen that anywhere else in a Teacher land mass, but neither have I looked for it. On the other hand, gender is a monumental issue in any Teacher community, and the male dominance of the female is hardly a shocking picture! AND Julie has had to deal with dominant leadership in sundry religious – and some secular – contexts in her life, which could be argued is preparation for this. So we might act on that to see what kind of movement we get, but at this stage, I would not build an entire strategy around that one point of discernment.
-Julie was sent there for this. Very solid. Let me be quick to say that we have no indication that this is her battle for the rest of her life. We can say that she has tried to leave Chaim many different times and the doors have always been closed by the Lord. Many things have shifted and the indication at the moment is that this is her next assignment. Whether it is a twenty day assignment or a twenty year assignment, we have no clue, but it is hers for now.
-She is in this alone. Soft. For now, she is an army of one. She is not advertising for help, and God has not sent anyone to her supernaturally. In the Mercy season, God is often sending an army of one or two, so this is not surprising at this stage. However, it is quite common for God to have ten armies of one working in the city, all reporting to Him, and we never want to assume we are THE one. Furthermore, God could bring her other specialists at any time. So we avoid any self-pity from warring alone and avoid all judgments that there is no one else that cares. For now, she puts her hand to the plow without looking back, but leaves the door open for God to do anything else at any time.
-Our strategy should be based on her strengths. Moderately soft. Broadly speaking, I assume that God matches design to problem. However, the soft spot in that reasoning is that it could be design that is unpacked or it could be design that she does not know about yet. So we gently go forward with the known unpacked design we noted in a previous blog, but leave open the option of having to learn some other skills. Jesus began in THE Teacher city with His already-unpacked skills of teaching the Word. Father sent Him back to the carpenter’s shop to unpack a lot more before the real ministry began. So, she may need to unpack an unknown treasure or grow in authority, but until the Lord directs otherwise, I will design a strategy around her strengths.
-The principle for the Teacher is responsibility. The curse that defaults to Teacher is the Philistine countered by the Blessing of Daniel. The head of Leviathan is life. All very solid.
I am still awaiting word from Julie whether she will be able to access a bed count in the mental health sector. But in the next blog, I will float an idea for a first skirmish.
Copyright November 2015 by Arthur Burk
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