More Than Mantles

Scripture often says, ‘Moses and the prophets.’ Jesus often said Moses..and the prophets; He would never gang him up with the (other) Prophets.

Moses was from the tribe of Levi and according to Priesthood , he was not supposed to marry outside his tribe yet he goes and gets an Ethiopian woman. What he has done is indeed wrong and his siblings rise against him in ‘Righteousness’ for they are indeed right but God comes and says, ‘With you I speak in dreams and visions and parables but with him it is not so.’ Then He says, ‘I speak with him face to face …and he has seen my form.’ Then God–Jehovah, King of Heaven says Why did you not fear to speak against him?! There are people who have things….you JUST DON’T BOTHER!
The same is true of Abraham who lies about his wife and God is willing to kill a King because of that. That man is not just representing himself. There are people that are more than Mantles… much MORE.

In Exodus Chapter 32, the Bible says that God wants to destroy the Israelites because they are giving him headache and so what happens? Moses standing before God, gives Him a lecture…the God of Heaven! and he says, ‘How can you do such a thing, Repent! and scripture says and God repented.

Exodus 32:11-12, 14 (KJV) And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?
Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.
And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

He is not your normal man. There is a place that he has entered in with God to such an extent that when God looks at him, He sees Himself. That is true of you because this is an Old Testament thing. The Bible says, ‘Beholding with an open face, we are changed into his image from glory to glory.
When God would ask people like Moses and Abraham that, ‘What shall we do?’ He knows that because you are intimate with Him, you will give HIS answer.
That’s a person who has entered God so his influence is beyond his lineage ..the world whether they want to or not , the World benefits from his presence on Earth.

*from a teaching on Gifts, Anointings and Mantles by Rabbi Daniel Malinga

MANTLES

There is a difference between an Anointing and a Mantle. There are many definitions of a Mantle in the Bible; among others, a Mantle can be a Covering, it can be a sign of rank in the spirit…but what you need to understand is that when a man/woman of God says that there are mantles being released in the spirit–mantles of the prophetic, mantles of healing, mantles of finances. There are that category of mantles but what they really are, are higher levels of Anointing that if you don’t have, you can receive. 

That in itself is not the definition of a Mantle because there is what is called the Mantle of a Man.

When an Anointing comes upon a person…say, am anointed to see in the Spirit, from the Anointing level-even at various degrees-that element of the Anointing is not 24-7…I don’t see 24-7. I would have to trigger it.  

The Mantle is much more than an Anointing. It’s almost like getting a cloak and soaking it in something. When someone has a Mantle, it configures their DNA; it GELS with them so they are one with it. With the Anointing, you have something but you are not one with it; that’s why it can be taken but with a Mantle, you gel…it changes your DNA.

It’s possible –in my opinion- to have new anointings…for example, Smith Wigglesworth, when he came into the scene, was punching demons out of people; the end result is an Anointing that has always existed: Healing, even though the process was new. So it is possible for an anointing to land upon you and it’s process is brand new/never seen before BUT there are no new Mantles. 

Every Mantle is traced back to Scripture, and mantles are passed on. The moment a Mantle lands on someone, instantly the idea of FATHER-SON must exist. There cannot be Spiritual Fatherhood without Mantles because mantles are supposed to be inherited. There are many men and women of God who claim- knowingly or unknowingly- that they have a Mantle. There are very few people who have mantles. There are many anointed people but there are very few people with mantles. 

But where did this thing of Mantles come from? I went back all the way to Genesis Chapter 1, 2 and 3. Before Adam sinned, he was made in the image and likeness of God, and in him was the potential to portray all the dimensions of God…I say ‘potential’ because he did not eat from the Tree of Life. 

So God has many dimensions. The Bible talks about the manifold Grace of God, the manifold wisdom of God, the manifold power of God. When people are talking about the dimensions, they talk about the seven spirits of the Lord, some talk about the four angels that are before God that have different faces…there are many dimensions of God, some that have never even been seen. 

Adam, before he fell– created in the image and likeness of God–was supposed to host God when he ate of the tree of life. Adam, before he ate of the tree of life, was made by God with a spirit breathed in him–a Spirit he did not host. He did not host God but you do! If you look through Scripture, you will understand the Jesus was the tree of life. 

God has many dimensions. When Adam fell…because man sinned, he became incapable of hosting all the dimensions of God and so God in His divine wisdom that He would choose men to host His dimensions. The only man in the Bible who actually hosted all the dimensions of God was Jesus. 

That’s why when you look through the Bible, when He asks who do men say that I am, someone would look at Him and see Jeremiah, another Elijah…because all these were inside him.

When it comes to us as individuals..as men, as children of God, a person can host a dimension of God–this is different from being anointed. 

These Mantles or Dimensions existed in the spirit because they were part of God long before men were created. So man sins and God throughout Scripture is choosing men who would show certain aspects of Him. I believe that the people we see in the Bible are not the only people that walked in dimensions of God but specific people are picked out to show certain aspects of God. God picked out individuals for the sake of teaching us something. 

So people were hosting dimensions of God; those dimensions are what we call Mantles. 

When a Mantle is on someone, it’s supposed to be passed on; they outlive their hosts. They are not always transferred. There are places where a man can die, his mantle remains and he is waiting for someone to pick it. There is a place in the spirit where certain mantles are then there are certain mantles that exist here on Earth and there are on specific people. The ideal is that if a man has something on him and he is hosting a dimension, he is supposed to pass it on. 

The treasures of the house are not supposed to be given to visitors. If am anointed …if you are a visitor, I can Impart. 

Mantles are not for visitors but there are certain exceptions. There are situations where people in the house are not serious enough. You don’t pursue a man, you pursue WHAT HE CARRIES. You need to differentiate these two things. You don’t pursue a man, you pursue what he carries, and if what he carries is invisible, you don’t need to pursue him physically. Impartation or Transfer can happen from a distance. 

When a person has a ‘heavy’ Mantle on them and it is resting on them, they can’t marry anyone. When you are anointed, there is a little leeway but it is not so for when you have a Mantle. Imagine being married to Elijah! In such instances, God is directly involved in choosing a spouse or you would rather be single; that’s where you see men like Paul..

It’s not because they don’t want, it’s because there are very few people that can handle Mantles.

When Mantles are upon a person, they are unusual, they work in unorthodox ways because Mantles register things like Authority, Power…

Every Mantle has a specific assignment attached to it. You not only need to know what triggers you but you need to learn what triggers your man of God.

A person can have a Prophetic Anointing  that is triggered by shouting. That means if he picks you out and you don’t shout, you frustrate him. Some try to make this a formula and they shout but it’s not felt but for one who knows their Anointing intimately, they know how to do it. When you go before a Prophetic Anointing that is triggered by shouting and you just stay mute, you do not get all that was meant for you. You need to learn to read Anointings; Watch them. Study them. See what frustrates them.

There are situations where the people in the house are not serious enough to pursue what a man carries. In such situations, someone from the outside can come and take it. Elisha was not among the sons of the prophet. He comes from the outside and the Mantle lands on him. The Bible says in the book of Numbers, that Moses was on the mountain and the Lord removed his spirit and put it upon 70 elders and they began to prophesy. Moses’ spirit was removed and put amongst 70 but where was Joshua??

Years later, Joshua is anointed but where were the 70???

You can get an aspect of a man with a Mantle and be very busy and someone who doesn’t seem to be among you gets IT because your perception of sonship is what you can see/what is manifested. Joshua was never among the elders that were speaking but when you track his life you will find that whenever Moses was in the tent (communing with God), Joshua was outside… where were the 70??

You can be busssyyy and in your mind you are serving and indeed you are…but the greatest service you can give an Anointing is by heeding their instructions and honoring them. 

There are people in the Bible that are Mantles and when you track them (their lineages) in the Bible, you track the spirit that is on them. 

The Bible says when Elijah is leaving, his Mantle falls off him and unto the ground and Elisha picks it. You need to understand that just because he had the physical Mantle, it does not mean that he had the Mantle. A mantle is spiritual; this was just symbolic. And so when a man of God put on a physical Mantle, it was a sign that you were dealing with deadly people. When the Bible says touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm, that scripture does not mean that when you touch an anointed, God is coming for you. God is actually warning that when you touch, the Anointing is the one that deals with you. When a person has a gu-thing on them (heavy anointing), God does not need to fight for them.

A mantle can be so gelled with someone that while an Anointing needs to be triggered, when someone has a Mantle, even when they are unconscious, it is working. 

When someone has a Prophetic Mantle, he is not trying to see in the spirit, he just sees. Someone has a Healing Mantle and people are just getting healed unconsciously because It has a life of its own; it’s been so fused with his DNA such that it is ALIVE. Not everyone has a Mantle.

In the Bible, men like Abraham were men who were more than Mantles. When a man is more than a Mantle, it means that what is on them is more than just for a lineage; the whole world is supposed to benefit from what they have. Moses was more than your normal prophet that’s why scripture often says, ‘Moses and the prophets.’ Jesus often said Moses..and the prophets; He would never gang him up with the prophets. 

Moses was from the tribe of Levi and according to Priesthood , he was not supposed to marry outside his tribe yet he goes and gets an Ethiopian woman. What he has done is indeed wrong and his siblings rise against him in ‘Righteousness’ for they are indeed right but God comes and says, ‘With you I speak in dreams and visions and parables but with him it is not so.’ Then He says, ‘I speak with him face to face …and he has seen my form.’ Then God–Jehovah, King of Heaven says Why did you not fear to speak against him?! There are people who have things….you JUST DON’T BOTHER!

The same is true of Abraham who lies about his wife and God is willing to kill a King because of that. That man is not just representing himself. There are people that are more than Mantles… much MORE.

In Exodus Chapter 32, the Bible says that God wants to destroy the Israelites because they are giving him headache and so what happens? Moses standing before God, gives Him a lecture…the God of Heaven! and he says, ‘How can you do such a thing, Repent! and scripture says and God repented. 

Exodus 32:11-12, 14 (KJV)  And Moses besought the LORD his God, and said, LORD, why doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people, which thou hast brought forth out of the land of Egypt with great power, and with a mighty hand?

Wherefore should the Egyptians speak, and say, For mischief did he bring them out, to slay them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth? Turn from thy fierce wrath, and repent of this evil against thy people.

And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.’

He is not your normal man. There is a place that he has entered in with God to such an extent that when God looks at him, He sees Himself. That is true of you because this is an Old Testament thing. The Bible says ‘Beholding with an open face, we are changed into his image from glory to glory. 

When God would ask people like Moses and Abraham that, ‘What shall we do?’ He  knows that because you are intimate with Him, you will give HIS answer.

That’s a person who has entered God so his influence is beyond his lineage ..the world whether they want to or not , the World benefits from his presence on Earth.

*from a teaching by #RabbiDanielMalinga

Wish Me Well

Expression. What moves us to Expression? The thoughts that we entertain that rage in our heads or the simple stories that we see unfold before our eyes? One thing is for sure: words are expression and Godwin Matsiko has done just that with Wish Me Well Reflections in Verse. His poems tease, convict, delight and entice; words jumping off the pages to cause reflections in our minds. The use of local lingua augurs well especially when only that word will do. The serving is as diverse as life itself and the style light and cheeky in places yet serious and even severe in others: isn’t that what life is anyway?
A good read it is…One you can’t read just once.

Stretch

This picture speaks to me. In it are three Galacticos with the world unfolding before them; just fresh out of Campus with our first jobs and their heavy salaries that we mainly splashed in places like this…Wagadugu, near Kisementi where the music never slept, and TLC on George Street where soccer memories were made, Steak Out with it’s huge samosas, KAOS where Alex raged and roared!, DV8 where many a musicians career was made…I could go on…

We were young, wild and free and the hormones raged. We lived life on the edge and that edge was often shaking with booming sounds that we could barely hear when we zigzagged into Ange-Noir after consuming copious amounts of courage from the convenient Wandegeya with its somersaulting chickens and tasty chips and liver from Tipsy…If you were feeling like you had veered off course, there was the deadly Bermuda Triangle that sucked you in and kept your feet firmly on the brown earth.

When you woke in time (midnight) to jump onto that matutu that ferried the frenzied to Club, everyone was friendly and if the breeze had removed your courage, there was Corner Pocket waiting to push you on.
The parties lasted for days and the beaches were open for all, even those who came up with ingenious ways of cooling drinks by burying them under water by the shore to be cooled by the waves.

The main mode of transport was the boda boda with some known to emerge from as far as Ggaba, across that swamp in the day only to return blanketed by cold towards the next morning with the rider’s body the only shield. I vividly remember racing with Kapie on our route via Meat Packers, beckoning my boda to overtake his as he shot to Mbuya and me, to Bugos.

When we recovered from many a late night, the only remedy for the throbbing head was more of the same poison the next day…and that led into another round of binge and blast; how we were able to survive that curve is only by the Grace. Some even ventured into church feeling overcome by their excesses or just to follow a damsel they had their eye on. I remember after a very liquid graduation party that I hosted in our Bugos flat..my good friend now sadly passed- Rola finding himself in the pews at KPC Central the next morning trying not to open his mouth-even though he was singing-to avoid his neighbors catching his breath 😂…only for the Pastor to call for everyone to huddle in groups of three to pray…and who was his neighbor but my sis who been doing the serving the previous night…they just smiled and said grace.

But what was I saying….yes! the picture tells of a life we were living that was faster than the bodas we rode on, bottles we gulped that were bigger than our body mass index, edges we sat on that were sharper than our collective brains but still we are here…isn’t it amazing? I talked with one of the two in the pic yesterday and we reminisced on the tightness of the stitches of friendship and the stretches of life and while the type of hats worn may have changed, the hearts are still in the right place…the heads thankfully wiser; we both acknowledged Ebenezer….thus far has the Lord brought us…

If you see me go…

There are people-especially women and men of God-who are forged by God within the confines of a church. There are those forged by God under a specific Anointing; they are not necessarily in church but under a specific Anointing. Then there are those who are forged in the wilderness (not in church/submitted under someone) but God dealt with them personally. This third category are usually the most unconventional, unorthodox, rough around the edges, and people often have a problem with them. While God can get the other two categories and start something fresh like he did with Samuel who was under the confines of church, He can get a John the Baptist or an Elijah, put him in the wilderness to start something new/never seen before.

You can have an Anointing for your church; you can have an Anointing for the nation or one for the world but you can have an Anointing for your generation. When God raises up a man for a generation, he is relevant to everyone in that generation whether they sit under him or not. Elijah tells his spiritual son, Elisha that God is taking him away. There are other Prophets in the land who can tell him this and indeed they tell him the same (2 Kings 6 1-2). The Bible refers to these as ‘sons of the Prophets not of ‘The Prophet’. So there were other prophets in the land.

Elijah turns to his spiritual son who I believe was not the only one and says ‘Stay here….and they move from City to City with Elisha insisting and persisting until he asks for a double portion of what his father has. Elijah replies saying you have asked is not easy but but ‘if you see me go…’
Elisha goes through the three stages until he sees Elijah go.
The sons of the prophet are also in the vicinity but at a distance, and they can see that something has come for Elijah ..the Bible says they see a whirlwind. Elisha, who is closer sees horses and a chariot and when the mantle falls to him, he says, ‘My father My father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof…’

When he saw Elijah go, he saw him in a way that the other people hadn’t. These other prophets acknowledge Elijah as a prophet but they were sons of other prophets so they were not submitted to him. Elisha went through these three stages (https://davethewriterart.wordpress.com/2022/07/03/alignment-to-purpose/) till he ‘saw’ Elijah. They view him as just another prophet but Elisha sees him go and calls him the Chariot of Israel meaning Elijah was a prophet for the whole of Israel. He was Israel’s prophet and their horsemen thereof’ – that means he was guarding the nation.

There were other prophets in Israel but Elijah’s Anointing was guarding the nation. Elisha in seeing this comes to the realization that this is no ordinary man. What that means is at the point when he makes that conclusion- that he was the chariot of Israel, it was important for those other prophets whether they were submitted to him or not to follow along to receive what the chariot of Israel had to give.

There are Anointings on this Earth that irrespective of whether you are submitted to them or not, they are for the GENERATION.
Submission is a spiritual lineage thing.
You can submit to someone’s word and you can submit to the person. When people of such stature release a word, it is possible for people that don’t even attend their Fellowship to hear that word and submit to it (the word) but it is different when you submit to the person.
Inheritance is only possible when you submit to the person, not to the word.

When you submit to the person, like Elisha did, you receive an inheritance; you don’t just receive what that person has, you receive a spirit of that person. When you receive their spirit, what you have done is replicated them. When Jesus removed the spirit of Moses and put it in 70 men, they received his spirit..they replicated him; they would respond like him and receive the same results that he had had. In essence, they are many Moses’s..

If I submit under a person…if he is married, there is no reason I should remain single if I want to get married; if he is loaded, there is no reason I should remain broke if I want to get money….the idea is that the same person is being replicated. That Spiritual Lineage is very important because there are things you will take a hundred years to try to figure out and you can get from a man by simply seeing him a certain way. Don’t see like the sons of the prophets.

***from a teaching on Realms of Empowerment by Rabbi Daniel Malinga

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Alignment to Purpose

atthew 19:12 (KJV) For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

There are people who are made something from deep within their mother’s womb. Everyone has something upon them-from God-from the time they are born. God plants Giftings inside and He places things upon them such that when you come out, they are natural to you. That means there is no one on the face of this Earth who comes into the world absent of a grace- Grace meaning there is nothing that you did to get these gifts-they were just bestowed in you because God saw in you, His child.

Because there are so many people in the world born at a certain time, in different places, God bestows gifts that will make each person unique. These gifts fall into two categories: there are those that will be clear to each and everyone around you: it will be clear that this child can sing/draw/dance..
Then there are Giftings that remain asleep until they encounter things which awaken them. Those are the eunuchs born from the womb; they are inside you.

You can be born a eunuch. At a certain stage, you reach a point where you are made a eunuch by men. There are things about you that need to be added to you; they were not there- they were added; this can either be Carnal or Spiritual. Many gain from interactions with certain people or looking up to certain figures that can add something to them. God Himself can bring certain men- born again or not- your way to ensure that certain things in your life are unlocked in order for you to be effective and efficient in life. In the realm of the spirit, it’s at this level that you encounter Impartation, Inheritance, and where Legacies are created. This is also where Spiritual Fatherhood and Sonship are created.

People will encounter Mentors and Spiritual Father’s and get things added to them based on what they are looking to and think that that’s all there is but there is a higher level; the place of Intimacy and deeply searching God because no matter who your Spiritual father is , you might never know if his ceiling becomes yours or he becomes your limit in terms of your Call. It is important for you to personally have an intimate dive into God to tap into things that you might never have got had you just stayed at level 2.

You will go through these three stages in order to be effective and efficient in your Call and Purpose.
Some people get stuck in Part 1. You can be so perfect in what God has planted in you from the time you were born; you can become number 1…ran like Usain Bolt and the world applauds you for being fast but you are not aligned to Purpose. This is because the deposits that we have inside us allow us to sharpen them so much that it can look like we have made it in life without God. It is possible to be no.1 without God but there is alignment to Purpose that is lacking. Someone can be no.1–they were born with something, they sharpened it so much, the world applauds them but they are not fully aligned to Purpose.

To be aligned in Purpose is these three stages living in your life: you were born, you have found men and women that have added to you and lastly- you have sought God and something is imparted. Those three is what we call Alignment to Purpose.

1 Corinthians 15:41 (KJV) There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.

There is no one on the face of the Earth not born a star. When you are born, you are a Star. The stage of men adding to you is the Moon because it reflects light from the Sun. The stage of the Sun is that final stage when you see God. In Scripture, Jesus is referred to as the Sun of righteousness, He is also referred to as the morning Star but never as the Moon because He doesn’t reflect (He is the light).

***from a teaching on The Realms of Empowerment, Podcast by Rabbi Daniel Malinga. (Pictures added by me)

No Seminary

It’s interesting that in finding Purpose you discover that you are not called to everyone; there is a particular people that the Lord has called you to; a certain territory you are meant to occupy. So it’s no wonder that like moth to light, a certain kind of people will be drawn to you…this rans across all spheres of influence.
I have noticed for instance that the #RDM vision bearer, Rabbi Daniel Malinga draws Creatives.

If it is not that Animator breaking out, the Rapper dropping bars, that Artist creating beautiful form or that Writer making everything a story…you will find them all congregated; drawn by a collective and shared hunger-to CREATE. Isn’t it that the Spirit we have in us from the Creator is always eager to burst forth?

Derrick the Priest is one such Creative–a teacher by Calling, you would never guess he is also a rapper, a visual artist, painter and many other things. By far his biggest feat is that he is able to hide all this talent in a coat of humility…his persona- one of The Insouciant but that’s just his style… isn’t that how he casually entered an Art Competition organized by the Italian Embassy – the O amor que move o mundo‘, for love stories told on film which he nailed, winning an all expenses trip to Italy! Don’t let his name fool you, this boy is going places and his skills weren’t taught in no school…like he constantly ryhmes–No Seminary!

Come see his latest…an event to showcase some of this talent..the first of many to come..don’t say I didn’t tell ya! 31 July y’ol✊🏿!

Grab your ticket here: https://qkt.io/MP8tbV

Holiday Coaching

I see kids today off to one or the other ‘Coaching’ session during the holidays and I am reminded about our Primary School experience.
There were a series of flats adjacent to the school that housed some of the teachers that taught us which were as foreboding as they were promising. I will explain.
The Buganda Road flats occupied most of the school side of the road and stretched from the school to where KPC Church- now Watoto Central sat. The brown structures with their dark staircases were where we did most of our coaching if we did anyway. I remember the rather compact living rooms where we squeezed in at tables and completed tasks. That’s all I remember of the inside. All the fan was done outside…on the rooftop to be precise. We grew up in an age where helicopter parenting was not a thing and teachers didn’t stop anyone from accessing the roof; maybe it was because of the high barrier walls that surrounded the roofs-most of us would barely peep over them.
Anyway, we spent the long break times atop the flats, eating our packed snacks then playing cowboys and Indians using guns made from the asbestos scaffolding we peeled off sections of the roof. I remember how the surface felt warm and soft under our feet as we ran; the sun seemed to heat and melt the tarred carpeting all morning as we studied so that it was just warm enough when we emerged after. I remember the different games we played- the scaling of mini outcroppings of structures that housed the domestics quarters on top of every flat and the delicious pancakes made by those women that we bought by the dozen and ate till our stomachs complained. Coaching then was about play…it would later graduate into experimenting in Secondary school with Lugujjos the popular hangout on Campus-there it was mainly about plot and trying out smokes and drink at the guild canteen and hooking up with girls you dared to talk to….memories ..memories…
What are yours?

The flats…

Rich Unto God

It is possible for a man to accumulate so much in various degrees and keep it but God says he is not rich towards Him. (ref Luke 12 15-21)
But what then is being rich towards God?

Luke 16:19 (KJV) There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day:..’

So life was good for this man…he had all he needed…he didn’t lack..

This is a story of Lazarus and the rich man; a story not a parable like in Luke 12 above. This is an event that actually happened.

Luke 16:20-21 (KJV) And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores…’ (So these men lived within the same vicinity)

This is interesting because the rich man is not named yet Lazarus is known by name. The reason for that is because of the stature of the different men or their posture towards God. That means you can be of high rank here on earth but God does not know your name or if He does, He chooses not to know them.

Luke 16:22 (KJV) And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;..’

When people die, they have different accesses to the spirit realm; when you are out of your body, you don’t have the limitations of the body: they’re people who will fly, others who will find themselves in the presence of the Lord and yet others who saints come and pick them.
This man (the beggar) here was carried by angels meaning his spirit was weak…
The Bible talks of strong spirits and weak spirits. On earth if your spirit is weak, the experience is similar when you leave.
So he was carried to Abraham’s bosom. Abraham’s bosom is a realm; it doesn’t say he is taken to heaven; it’s a story about hell and Abraham’s bosom.

Luke 16:22 (KJV) And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;..’

The rich man also dies, and he is buried…you notice no one buried Lazarus?

Luke 16:23 (KJV) And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom…’

When you get out of your body, you look exactly how you look on earth so if someone saw you, they would recognize you even without a body.
The rich man finds himself in hell. The strange thing is he has no body but he’s being tormented; the Bible says he lifted up his eyes (so your spirit has eyes..) and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom.

There are people in the spirit who have realms because of their stature while on earth. When a man leaves this place having rank in the spirit, he has a realm and it’s HIS realm.
So the man being tormented can tell this is Abraham and that is Lazarus. Alot of the experiences of people who go to the dark world are centered around people you know…people you have been around .
When a person is in a certain compartment of darkness, the regret is greatest based on seeing people that were around them ‘not being in the same place’.

Luke 16:24 (KJV) And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame…

He cries out and says ‘Father’ Abraham…
There is rank in the spirit; he doesn’t cease to be father here. This is a very key principle of Spiritual fatherhood. When a man is a father in the spirit, when he transfers there (in the spirit), he remains that.
…and he says, “have mercy on me”…Is he talking to God…Jesus? [No, he is pleading with Abraham; he doesn’t say Father God…and moreso it’s the Son of God telling this story.] That means that from the place he was at, he was able to recognize that Abraham had the capacity to have mercy on him because this is HIS realm. It’s easy to undermine men of God or other men here on Earth but when you reach the other side, there will be a clear distinction: you will see RANK.

What you need to understand is that this man was a rich man..he had wealth but it’s not the wealth that took him to hell because Abraham was wealthier and he is in a better place so the issue then is not that rich people go to hell! Also Lazarus did not go to Abraham’s bosom because of his poverty because I can assure you, there are poor people in hell.

When you have a certain status here on Earth…when you have people bowing to you and respecting you, when you go to the other side, you maintain… You notice he addresses Abraham, a similar rich man/man of stature..he looks for his rank here on earth. He doesn’t even once address Lazarus even if he sees him; infact he undermines him later saying, ‘send Lazarus…’

Lazarus had a status on earth and he carried it when he died into the other realm but as much as Lazarus had no money or wealth, what probably took him to Abraham’s bosom is that he had some form of relationship with God. In that other world, you will not be struggling so much to get things like you did here on earth -the reason for that is that your status there is dependent on what you have done here on earth. This Earth is how men build status for the spirit; you don’t enter the spirit and try to build status.

This is the reason why you need to use your time here efficiently and effectively because while they are all believing the same God, someone else got something and you enter ‘their’ realm. Lazarus did not go to Lazarus’ bosom!

Luke 16:24-25 (KJV) And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.

Abraham says ‘Son’ acknowledging his rank-that he is a Father..
He says REMEMBER…meaning there’s a memory you will have-a memory of your mind and a memory of your soul. Infact one of the deepest regrets you will remember is what you could have done but didn’t. He tells him that he received good things–from God because the Bible says every good and perfect gift comes from God. So this man received good things. Similarly, Lazarus received evil things. The implication here is that the status that he (Lazarus) had was not destined for him…he RECEIVED it. God never destined anyone to go through that… something about him accepted it.

We have two categories of men speaking. Lazarus never says a thing; his opinion is not deemed important. somehow he received Poverty- as many people can-such that even though he is in Abraham’s bosom, on earth he was not of any earthly good; he just sat begging at a gate day in day out…..and died. So even though he is in Abraham’s bosom, he has no rank.

When Jesus went to a rich man (Mathew 19 21) and told him to sell all he had and give to the poor and you will have treasure in heaven, what He was saying is that there is actually a form of transaction. There is a transaction where a person can give something and at that moment it builds for him something in the spirit. The issue is not having money; it is what you do with it. The Bible says you can’t serve two masters: God and Mammon. So Mammon is a master. The issue is not having money but detaching yourself from it.

****from a teaching by #RabbiDanielMalinga

Hot Comb

Before all these fancy treatments and dryers, before the hair softeners and conditioners, there was this: the hot comb. That’s just what it was: a comb with metallic teeth and a wooden handle that mums used to singe, sorry- straighten their daughter’s hair.
The ritual involved the poor lass sitting with a forlorn look-often on that three legged stool with her mum standing by her. The activity happened in the compound under the tree that provided the best shade. The Sigiri (charcoal stove)-with red coals sparking-was placed by them and the comb placed across its top. The mum would first attempt a comb through the erratic hair with the lass whining her disapproval as they tried to pull their head away; this was just for fun…merely done to buy time as the comb got heated enough. There was a small wet square of a cloth that the now ‘hot’ comb was cooled on for abit, the hissing sound alerting the girl to stiffen her neck in trepidation. When the comb reached her afro and was threaded through, there was often a yelp-either from the teeth catching an exposed ear or the strands of hair being pulled against their will. If I remember correctly, the only oil applied then was out of that white, square Vaseline plastic container with the blue seal label across its face. This was extravagantly applied in the hair before the hot comb singed through releasing a smell of burning-not burnt-hair. The lass would position her head often away from the comb with her mum pulling it back often accompanied by some harsh words to steady her head or she would get burnt. After this Urgy Burgy, the now straightened hair was combed out and tied with a tight bow at the back and the smart girl could hold her head proudly high. Some Vaseline was applied on the parts of the ear that had been brushed and the salonist would sit down and rest her back as her charge cleared up all the equipment.
That preparation often preceded a party, Church Service or just a visit. The white ‘going’ dress was worn…long stockings pulled knee-high and tucked into the black low heels, and a ribbon attached in the neat hair to complete the ensemble. This preparation would have played out back then but today it’s the conditioners and dryers…the girls have to look exrtra nice for an event in Lweza at 6pm. See you then😉

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