Change of Strategy for War

I am pondering the mother/daughter warfare from yesterday.  I am still getting emails reporting a broad cross section of “stuff.”  It is too soon to make any claims of significant impact, but there certainly was an overt effort by the enemy to disrupt, and there was a LOT of connection between the Holy Spirit and your spirit, and from you to each other and to me.

Technology and communication in the natural didn’t work so well, but that is common with our tribe.  By the time we have run things two or three times, people get the hang of a new methodology and the administrative cost goes down.  We can then do what we came to do without the glitchy stuff.

And, as we go forward, we will grow in corporate authority.

On the table today is a discussion of mechanics.  Here are three different configurations.

First:  The blog is central.

We go forward with the current package.  I announce a topic, date and time in the blog a week in advance.  I war in private from the office.  You war from there without any electronic interface.

Two points on the upside:  we have the highest participation; I have the lowest administrative/technical cost.  A blog I can do!

The downside is rather large.  I may not be at my best when something is scheduled in advance.  When you schedule anything ahead of time — like a routine Sunday sermon or Thursday Bible study or seminar on a given date — you are guaranteed to have some days when the people show up but it isn’t God’s best time.

I so know what it is to have a message burn hot within me on the 12th, but when I deliver it on the 23rd, it is a pale relative of the flaming fire from before.  Yesterday was a variation on that theme.  You were all out there, primed and ready to go, some getting up at 2:00 a.m.  I was a mess.

We went forward anyway.  God honored the tenacity.  Lives were changed.

But what if I was at white hot passion when we did it?  Wouldn’t it be so much better?

That leads to option two.

Second:  Unscheduled calls, announced by Twitter

I have a Twitter account that I use very sparingly for serious stuff.  The address is @SLGArthur.  What if I used that to announce to the tribe that I was going to war in 15 minutes?

The positive is that I would have the best of me at the table.  The negative is that a lot of our tribe can’t roll on 15 minutes notice, so we would lose a lot of agreement.

Another negative is that a lot of people don’t use Twitter, and I hate to make anyone embrace any new platform in social media.  There is negligible risk since you can sign up to follow just one person and you won’t get spammed by presidents and movie actors, but still . . .

Third:  Scheduled calls with video on Facebook

These events could be either scheduled long in advance on the blog and Facebook, or be a fast response to a big burn announced on Twitter.

My team assures me that with “only two clicks” and no wires, plugs, dials, batteries or settings, I can sit in front of my trusty little laptop and broadcast to the world a video of the warfare that I do.  If I understand correctly, it can be done for free, and the video can be archived for future access by the people whose time zones preclude their participating live.

The major downside is that I am my most authentic and most dangerous when I do my rants in private.  Broadcasting to a whole world of Noble Subjects, Not-So-Noble Boo Birds and highly intentional witches causes me to edit myself on occasion.

The offsetting upside is that many of you can engage more deeply when you have a visual, so perhaps the higher engagement from the field would offset the curbing of my fire.

Another negative is that a lot of our tribe shares my loathing for Facebook and would not feel comfortable doing warfare on that platform.  I highly respect that and would never want to be the cause of a single person opening a Facebook account.

So those are my thoughts.  No perfect fit.  A lot of trade-offs.  Any of them is possible.

What are your thoughts?

And before you comment, may I suggest you shift gears out of consumer mode?  A comment that starts out, “What I want is . . .” might just go straight to the trash depending on my mood when I am approving the comments.  Right this minute, I am not feeling very tolerant of self-absorption.  Can you tell?

So let’s have an adult conversation about how to advance the Kingdom of God, knowing that whichever approach we take, someone will be inconvenienced.  Maybe you.  How can we set the most people free, and equip the most people to war on their own in the future, at the lowest spiritual and emotional cost for all?

(This is your tightly focused businessman speaking).

Copyright January 2017 by Arthur Burk

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Report on Warfare #1 for Mother/Daughter Conflict

Our first attempt at this new project is in the books.  The plan was for the team in the office to do warfare and for the Tribe around the world to support us in prayer, without having any direct electronic connection.

We prayed for every single woman in the tribe. They may or may not have a daughter and they may or may not have conflict, but every one of them had or has a mother.

My observations are as follows:

-Our tribe is pretty lame at following directions.  So many people wrote and called wanting to know where the connection was for the live stream.  Sigh.  We explained in detail in a blog ahead of time and it was an exercise in futility for many.  For those of you who read and followed instructions and joined us in spirit, THANK YOU.  You are a balm to my soul.

-It was so important for there to be support from the Body.  I have been in very rough shape since a ministry I did a few days ago went weird and I got badly hurt.  Still trying to dig out from that.  What I brought to the table was my will, but I was really not well yesterday.  I am grateful that the well being of the Tribe does not depend on me.   Bringing our combined authority to the table matters a lot.  Your agreement yesterday put a hurt on the enemy.

-The enemy ran a lot of interference.  Several people have written of having put all kinds of reminders in place, and they did not work.  The most dedicated, well meaning individuals were effectively distracted at the hour and failed to consciously participate.

-God moved anyway.  Even though individuals were not engaged with the call on the soul level, several reported either a sudden awareness of healing or a sudden awareness of demonic manifestations during that time.  So God made the devil look foolish.

-We have lots of reports of manifestations and emotional warm fuzzies.  That is good.  It indicates that we achieved something, somewhere.  BUT, our metric is “measurable, verifiable, sustained change” which means the reconciliation of mothers and daughters in a substantial way.  That will take some time as all the soul stuff still needs to be overcome, BUT now it can happen since the critters are out of the way.  Time to press in with some face to face engagement to take back the lost ground.

So, as messy as it was, we put a scratch or two on the enemy with our first attempt.  We can do better.  I will be releasing a blog later today with our next strategy and date.

Hopefully someone will actually read it.

Copyright January 2017 by Arthur Burk

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1. Warfare: Mother/Daughter Conflict

There is a lot of friction between mothers and daughters that is due to poor circumstances or poor social skills.

That said, there is another group of people where one or the other has really solid social skills, deep connection with the Lord and His principles, but no matter what, they can’t get resolution to the conflict.

Our experience is that there is usually a pair of critters in one or the other that is sabotaging the relationship.  Almost always, it is Leviathan in the cerebellum.  Then there is a demon or an AHS in the parietal lobe.  The combination of these two will block all the soul and spirit work that either or both do.

On Monday, January 23rd at 8:00 a.m. Pacific time, I will be doing deliverance prayer for all the women in the SLG tribe and their extended family, seeking to free them from those critters so they have a reasonable chance to rebuild a relationship.

I invite you to join me with your authority and passion at that time.

Copyright January 21, 2017 by Arthur Burk

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How Much Can the Tribe Do?

The Sapphire Tribe has been transitioning from individuals with a common focus to a community with significant collective, focused engagement.

The first major milestone was the first live stream we had.  For the first time, I felt the emotional connection with the Tribe globally for hours before the stream.  It was mostly a feeling of giddy excitement colored with some nervousness.  There was a new bright sparkly toy on the shelf and people were looking forward to playing with it.

As we got into the presentation, the engagement shifted away from the medium onto the message and you tracked closely with your spirit through the spiritual ebb and flow of the ideas.  Communion was very special that night.

Last week, when we had our quarterly week of Worship and Warfare around the theme of Defiance, you engaged with me in a new way, joining your authority with mine, intensely. It made a big difference to have a global agreement as we were doing global deliverance.

The results have been dramatic. Lots of people experienced significant freedom on the spot.  But what was really exciting is that we extended the deliverance to everyone in the Tribe, whether they were there or not.  And we have reports of people who experienced the deliverance when we were doing it, but didn’t listen to the archived teaching until days later.  Clearly God honored our petition.

AND we include our extended families in the warfare.  Here too we are getting reports of transformation in those who have no particular interest in Sapphire, but are related to those who do track with us.

On Wednesday, I was celebrating what God was doing and proposed that we test the waters and see what was available to us.  I referenced some Noble Subjects on the coast of New Zealand who did not have good enough Internet reception to watch the live stream. We asked God politely if He would be interested in connecting a lot of people who are in rural areas or with old infrastructure.

And He did.  Fantastic stories of technological impossibilities came back, as God honored our request.

So clearly, we bring something to the table with our collective authority.  We have no idea what the limits of our authority is, so we must test them by reaching for more freedom.

Here is the current plan.  Most mornings, I meet with one or more of our intercessors for a time of warfare.  We are going to start including the Tribe some days in specific deliverance prayers.

We began today.

We warred against the Moabite curse which is expressed by leaders exploiting their followers instead of building a platform under them.  We cried out for perspective to those who thought they had to endure it, and for freedom from demonic and human bondage.

It will be interesting to see what kind of measurable, verifiable, sustained change that prayer had with just three people against the critters in the whole Tribe!

Going forward, I invite you to join us.  We are not going to broadcast, but one or two days a week, I will send out a two paragraph blog, announcing what the topic will be for the following day.  Our prayer times are at 8:00 a.m.  I would love to have you join us in bringing your authority to bear on the deliverance effort for the whole Tribe.

This is very new territory for me.  It is so much more natural to work one on one where I can see the individual and tailor my presentation to the situation.

But, if God is making grace available for a larger, group deliverance, let’s do it.  I do absolutely believe that it will make a world of difference if you are agreeing with me from around the world.  This is a Tribe, not one person.   We got results last week, because it was a shared investment of all our earned authority, focusing on an issue around the world.

For now, if anyone felt a release from the prayers about the Moabite on Friday the 20th, I would love to hear.

Meanwhile, figure out what time it is in your neighborhood when it is 8:00 a.m. in California and watch for the next blog that announces a theme.  lac08-noble-subject-blog

Copyright January 2017 by Arthur Burk



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When You Feel Disconnected

Take the test.

-Have you ever been in a crowd of familiar people but felt utterly disconnected from that community?

-Have you ever had a profound experience with God, but when you looked back on it months later, it was just data lying flat and there was not a particle of a sense of connection to it?

-Have you ever felt disconnected from yourself?

These are just a few faces of disconnect caused by Death.  Death is an entity, a spiritual power (See Revelation 6:8).  This is distinct from the event where our body stops living.

The Spirit of Death creates a pseudo time line for us which causes us to feel disconnected from everything God designed us to be connected to.

This audio clip is an extended warfare prayer you can use to separate yourself and our tribe from this false time line so we are only on the time line God designed for us before the foundation of the world.

When we are on God’s time line, we can embrace a sense of destiny.  When Death and Sheol are able to intrude a virus into our spirit, we feel disconnected at best, and struggle with futility at worst.   noble-subject-blog-unleash-power-of-your-story

From Disconnect to Destiny 

Copyright December 21, 2016 by Arthur Burk

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Noble Subjects at War with the Culture

Did Tom Brady order the footballs deflated?

No one knows because the legal case was not about the footballs.  Very swiftly the legal debate became about some very different issues and the only thing that was established by the entire court case is that the NFL has better lawyers than Tom Brady.

This is normative for our current culture.  Real issues are swiftly obfuscated by a smog of words about peripheral or irrelevant issues.

The Washington Post complained bitterly about this recently.   They did some investigative reporting showing that since Mr. Trump’s election, foreign power players are heavily booking rooms at his hotels, whether they use them or not, as a way to curry favor.

In other words, it is the same pay-t0-play scam as the Clinton Foundation, only the hotels are for profit.  In both cases, people who wish to influence the US government are finding a way to channel money toward the personal wealth of a government official.  Admittedly, renting hotel rooms you don’t use is utterly legal, but the motive behind the game is still suspect.

The Washington Post story was broadly ignored by the other press.  But the Internet was alive with commentary on the fuss between “Hamilton” and Mr. Pence.  This story had little substance and much emotion and bias, but it was carried by many news sources around the world while the substantive story was ignored.

President Obama bitterly complained that this last campaign was highly distorted. In the past, there were agreed upon facts which served as a basis for vigorous and even hostile debate about what should be done about that state of affairs.

In the last election cycle, there was so much false news and distortion of information that much of the debate was about what the facts of the matter were, not what should be done about it.

His point is very well taken, although he hardly has any high moral ground in terms of the accuracy and completeness of the information his government has made available to the general public.

All that to say, in the midst of a broad collapse of intelligent discussion of real issues, the Noble Subjects at SLG have an opportunity to differentiate from the culture and build a brand as people who are worth listening to.  That will require vigorous discipline to avoid getting sucked into the prevailing distorted discussions and a habit of diligence to find the actual facts of a matter before speaking AND the ability to reason from principle to stimulate valuable discussion around volatile issues.

Against that backdrop, consider the narrative in I Chronicles 12.

Israel was in crisis.  The king that God had publicly selected through the prophet Samuel had been killed in battle.  So had the crown prince.  Those loyal to the deceased king had crowned one of his other sons king, as was culturally proper in the dynastic traditions of that day and time.

But it was not as simple as the succession of kings.  There was also in the picture an illegitimate child from the wife of the Ammonite king, Nahash, who had been in and out of the court of King Saul, always surrounded by controversy.  Lately he had been operating a terrorist group in the wilderness.

Meanwhile, because the terrorist was highly charismatic, and because the former king had been quite inept and capricious in certain facets of his administration, some of the populace backed the terrorist as the new king.

This, of course, was at the very least an act of treason and most likely would precipitate a civil war.

All of this was happening in the aftermath of crushing defeat by a chronically hostile neighboring country, leaving Israel with a shattered army and a moribund economy.

On the one hand, there was little reason to think the new king would be able to defeat the foreign invader with any more ease than the previous king.  The outlaw was quite brilliant with his guerrilla warfare and had achieved some storied victories against the neighboring barbarians back in the day.

On the other hand, starting a civil war when you have barbarians at the gate is hardly an inspiring political move.

Furthermore, the charismatic terrorist had an unsavory reputation with women, and tended to gather around himself some very rough characters.  If he was promoted to king, he would undoubtedly fill his administration with the riffraff who were loyal to him but who had no political experience whatsoever.

The nation’s first experience with the emerging oligarchy was sufficiently distressing that the tide of public opinion swung in the direction of the populist who had charmed his way into the hearts of many.

So there was an illegitimate gathering of the movers and shakers from the various tribes who were willing to back him in a civil war.  Each tribe’s contribution was measured in numbers of bodies.  The disparities were remarkable.

The tribe of Zebulon, which historically avoided the lime light, sent 50,000 warriors.

The tribe of Benjamin which had backed the former king had 3,000 people come unofficially since the tribe was officially with the dynasty of Saul.  Still, that was an impressive break from precedence, since it meant those 3,000 could not go home for the duration of the civil war, lest they be killed for treason.  Their families were at risk, and their lands were surely expropriated for this courageous act of independent thinking.

The claimant’s own tribe, the largest in land and population, sent a paltry 6,800.  He had some powerful enemies in his home turf.

Interestingly the tribe of Issachar was listed as follows:  “Men of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what Israel should do— 200 chiefs, with all their relatives under their command.”

The body count did not matter.  All that mattered were the numbers of leaders, and they were leaders not because of military expertise, but because they could assess the messy situation and know the right way forward, through all the smog of propaganda.


I neither know nor care how many people consider themselves part of the SLG tribe.  But I sure would love to contribute 200 thinkers to this current culture of opinionated twisted thinkers.

With that in mind, I will be posting concept articles from time to time.  I will deliberately frame them so that there is not an easy “right” answer.  My objective is to equip you to ponder, discuss in depth without rancor and to learn the art of leadership through making hard decisions that will earn the respect of those closest to you.

Copyright November 2016 by Arthur Burk





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LAC Blessings for Revelation Feedback

First, a caveat.  In my interim reports on Facebook, I think I mixed up some of the names and reports.  I obviously used all fictitious names in the blog and may have gotten something backwards.  But for this blog, I have checked carefully

Jeb:  At the time, we thought we had an insight that would help.  The reality is that it produced a violent negative reaction.  We tried twice and only made things worse.  Yesterday I had a new idea to try.  His team prayed with him today.  It was one of those where the seer on the team saw a great deal, but Jeb saw and felt nothing.  Time will certainly tell whether there was any movement.

Jeannie:  We did get a big insight that brought immediate change for her.  It doesn’t seem to be the key to the whole project though, so we keep on pounding.

Jackie:   Not a flicker of a new idea for her.  I talked to her today, reviewing what I knew of her story line.  I felt like God brought my attention to the redemptive gift of her beloved grandmother.  We are all in agreement that the grandmother was a saint, but how that relates to the health problems is beyond me.  We are at quite the impasse.

Mindy and Cindy:  I didn’t get a new idea about heart issues, but I talked to Mindy and found a significant data point from her past that had not yet been addressed in her cleansing work.  We dealt with that, and she has gotten significant relief in the last few days, but not a sense of a stable situation.  I have not had a chance to talk to Cindy.

Sharon and Marjorie:  I had an opportunity to explore with Sharon my idea for healing a back.  We did not do anything, because the idea was so far outside the familiar territory, that her inside world needed to ponder it.  No chance to explore with Marjorie yet.

Sooo . . . it was not a slam dunk, magnificent, over-the-top success.

On the bright side, we had thousands of readers across the five days plus many this week.  That kind of excitement about the project is very encouraging.  Our tribe is maturing wonderfully.

Failure to get more revelation is a surprise.  I wonder if some of it is because I was in pretty intense mode, getting ready for the Texas event.  Would the results have been different if I had spent an hour or two each day, just listening?  Quite possibly.

Or is it simply that we need a greater concentration of firepower to get critical mass?  We will certainly do something different this coming week as we return to our model of one issue for the whole week.

One other angle is the fact that there is obviously still room for research!  Revelation alone is not carrying us as far as we need to go.

We fail a lot in SLG, but we do our best to fail forward.  No one was hurt in this experiment  – just significantly disappointed.  But we tried, and we will keep carrying these hurting people on our hearts.

And we will hit it again on Sunday with a new project.

Copyright November 2016 by Arthur Burk


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