Month: January 2011

The Container is Completed at ‘ONE’canhappen

Read about the container here:

My Dream of ‘ONE’ Happening at Abbott Loop CC!

I had a dream a number of years ago in which I was closing up an LD3 container (an airline freight container that we use at work) in the middle-back of Abbott Loop Community Church (ALCC).

It was a very complicated container . . . .

This does NOT mean I won’t be writing and posting more articles at ONEcanhappen.

It means that the articles I’ve felt necessary for me to post for revival to come have all been posted — with 6 minutes to spare. I wanted to have it done by the end of January.

I posted 78 posts at ONEcanhappen in January, far more than any previous month, much of it original.

January posts that made it into Jeff’s Writings (I mostly kept Jeff’s Writings list updated too in January):

MAJOR WRITINGS

How does 2 Thess. 2:10,11 work? Does God actively deceive people who willfully reject truth?

Can ‘Christians’ use Paul’s “Forgetting the things which are behind…I press on” statement as an excuse to not get right with those they’ve hurt? Paul also said: “I also practice ALWAYS having a conscience void of offense toward God and men.” What if you don’t repent? And what will happen when you do? The Third Great Awakening can start with us!!! We can all be happy — ‘ONE’!

NIV alterations that greatly affect Christian doctrine — including my pet peeves. The NIV is destroying the church! Here’s proof.

My Dream of ‘ONE’ Happening at Abbott Loop CC!

How CLEAN do our HEARTS have to be from the Hebrews-12 root of bitterness that defiles many so they lose their reward? Where is the place of SAFETY — RESTING, KNOWING for SURE we’re going to heaven? Selah …

Can a Christian Have a Demon? Absolutely! Most Have Many!

Paul’s Elders’ qualifications revisited: What does ‘BLAMELESS’ mean? — Most pastors are biblically disqualified
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SELECT SHORT STUFF & TRANSCRIPTIONS

John Wimber Signs and Wonders: Westernized Churches — The pursuit of study has become an end in itself. But to study it without acting upon it is incomplete. We need the Word and the works.

Francis Frangipane: Holiness Precedes Power | More of my experiences at Trinity and in the Vineyard Movement | Why did John and Chris Whimber die?

D. A. Carson: The Problem of the Canon Within the Canon — A subset of scriptures taught in exclusion of those that would result in true doctrine

The Azusa Street Revival (1906-15): The biggest move of miracles in the history of America — The fire of God’s glory on the roof! “Even the fingernails grew back!” In 1909, Seymour prophesied the next revival will come in about 100 years! We’re due!!!

Azusa Street Revival — I was there (in the studio audience)

Daniel Rodes: A Man Dedicated to God

All of My Rhydian Roberts posts

The Welsh Revival of 1904-05 by J. Edwin Orr: A Countrywide Asbury-like REVIVAL! The 4 Points: #1 Confess any known sin, and put any wrong done to man right again. #2 Put away any doubtful habit. #3 Obey the Spirit promptly. #4 Confess your faith publicly.

Francis Chan left his 1600 member church to reassess. “There’s a LACK OF PEACE in so many people … WE PRETEND.” “There is this NARROW ROAD … FEW will find it.” “Let’s go back to what THE TRUTH has always been…and has NEVER BEEN POPULAR.”

THIRD ANNIVERSARY of “Who-Goes-To-Heaven Scriptures — Narrow is the Way”

Westcott and Hort Magic Marker Binge! Would you take a magic marker to your Bible and cross out words from passages? Do you read the NIV?

Bruce Springsteen & Neil Young: All Along The Watchtower — “No reason to get excited,” the thief [through all-smiles pastors] he kindly spoke. … Let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late!”
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WordPOWER! SERIES (Key Scriptures)

ALCC Cups

Can ONE happen at ALCC in 2011?!!!!
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[WordPOWER!] Psalm 37: “Don’t fret because of evildoers…. The perfect, their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be disappointed in the time of evil. In the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish.”

[WordPOWER!] Jesus in Matthew 10:34-38 — Don’t let relatives keep you from taking up your cross and following Christ — ”A man’s foes will be those of his own household. He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more….”

[WordPOWER!] David in Psalm 38: “…neither is there any HEALTH in my bones because of my sin. … Those who SEEK MY HURT…meditate deceits ALL DAY LONG. … Those who HATE ME WITHOUT REASON…render evil for good…BECAUSE I FOLLOW WHAT IS GOOD.” — Check your HEART. Are you one of the James-3 cursers?

[WordPOWER!] 1 John 4 “Perfect Love Casts Out Fear” means us perfectly loving, not us perfectly accepting His love for us (as is commonly taught). Let’s love perfectly!

[WordPOWER!] Jesus Ups the Ante – Matthew 5:21-22: “YOU HAVE HEARD that it was said…, ‘You shall not murder’…. BUT I TELL YOU, that everyone who is ANGRY with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment”

[WordPOWER!] Jesus Ups the Ante – Matthew 5:27-30: “YOU HAVE HEARD that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery;’ BUT I TELL YOU that everyone who GAZES at a woman to LUST after her has committed ADULTERY with her already in his heart. …your whole body to be CAST INTO GEHENNA.”

[WordPOWER!] Acts 17:30-31 God Upped the Ante when He Sent the Holy Spirit — “The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked. But now he commands that all people everywhere should repent…”

[WordPOWER!] 1 Peter 1:22 — “Seeing you have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth through the Spirit in sincere brotherly affection, love one another from the heart fervently”

[WordPOWER!] Jesus on reconciliation in Matthew 5: If you remember that your brother has anything against you, reconcile quickly or . . .

[WordPower!] Jesus on forgiving to be free from demons in Matthew 18: “So my heavenly Father will also do to you, if you don’t each forgive your brother from your HEARTS for his misdeeds.”

[WordPOWER!] Acts 9:31: Where ‘ONE’ Happened Throughout the Land! The Key Ingredient Missing Today = The Fear of the Lord!

[WordPOWER!] Acts 5: Great FEAR came on the whole assembly, many signs and wonders were done. They were all with ‘ONE’ accord. None of the rest (the unrepentant) DARED to join them, however the people honored them. More believers were added.

I still posted 123 posts at ToBeFree, but not as many original as I have been. This was in part to major on ONEcanhappen. But also, I think people are finally getting it that we’re in big trouble, which is a major reason why I do ToBeFree. I’m also very interested in timing, to see when things will happen.

I’ll keep posting at all three sites, but I plan on being more in coast mode starting now to get ready for my March photography exhibit at Jitters.

Power to the peaceful!

Jeff : )

Knowing Before I Fully Knew

This is a good example of knowing the music is from a pure, almost certainly Christian heart without even knowing the man at all.

I first heard this song on Pandora’s Ryan Stewart channel, and wow! I knew I needed to post it on my spiritual site, not just ToBeFree, before finding out that John Fluker’s background is Christian.

Some people say “don’t listen to New Age music,” because of the New Age spiritual connotations. But it mainly means ambient music, some of which is performed by some of the purest hearts in the business. Music like this can’t be created and performed by someone who isn’t resting inside.

Conversely, just because music says it’s Christian doesn’t mean the musicians performing the music are following Christ at all. Many ‘Christian’ musicians aren’t abiding in Christ, which is why they have no anointing. They’re luke warm, among those whom Jesus will spew out of their mouths. And this is the kind of stuff they mostly play on ‘Christian’ radio stations.

Anyone can call themselves a Christian, but only those with pure hearts can create and play music like this.

I also knew that Rhydian had something going on besides just good pipes before I heard him talk about Christ.

I actually wanted to have a low-power FM radio station here in Anchorage, many years ago when they said they were going to offer licenses to regular people. I was going to mainly play music from many different genres that I would personally select mainly from my heart. But the powers that be wouldn’t allow the proposal to go through; even though, we have all of this empty space on our FM dials in Anchorage.

So go ahead and use your spiritual senses to discern what you’re listening to. Just because they say they’re a ‘Christian’ doesn’t mean much. Test the spirits. Only those with peace in their hearts can do this, and this doesn’t have the word ‘Christian’ written all over it.

And some albums from the same musician may be more peaceful and/or anointed by the Holy Spirit as their other ones, mainly because of what is going on in them spiritually.

Enjoy!

Jeff : )

The Sound of Peace notes from inside the CD. Transcribed by ToBeFree.

I’m forever grateful to my Heavenly Father for His eternal love and mercy. Many times I’ve felt the presence of the Holy Spirit leading me through this project and cried tears of joy. Thank you for blessing me with a loving family….

May God bless you all,

Sincerely, John Fluker


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JOHN FLUKER~Asleep Beneath the Moon (Part 1)
LORDV8R1 | January 21, 2010 | 30 likes, 0 dislikes

One of the most beautiful and enchanting songs by a truly blessed genius, John Fluker.

Asleep Beneath the Moon (Part 2) John Fluker

Presenting the man, himself (1 minute)

John Fluker and Gladys Knight Sing Duet
keysboyee | May 18, 2007 | 5 likes, 1 dislikes

Gladys Knight and music director John Fluker perform the duet “Did You Know” written by BeBe Winans on Good Morning Utah

$20 HiFi Computer Speakers: More Expensive Not Necessarily Better? | Interesting Pandora Channel: Ryan Stewart

If you site at a desk and like listening to the intricacies of sounds and don’t need to be hit with bass thump, read on.

I thought I’d put in a plug for some really great yet really inexpensive desktop computer speakers: Logitech Z130 — $20 (qualifying for Super Saver Shipping) at Amazon. I got mine at Best Buy, locally about 6 months ago for a tad more.

These little babies throw a great soundstage. Soundstage is a hifi term indicating how clearly the sounds are placed in the air. Some audiophiles spend many thousands of dollars to get seamless soundstage for their he-man rigs. The main goal is go have each instrument in its own place (for CDs that are recorded with this in mind), and for there not to be any audio gaps.

The reason it’s even possible for $20 speakers to throw a good soundstage is because they only have 1 speaker in the cabinet, so there is no need for an electronic crossover, of which the cheap ones kill the soundstage. When there are different size speakers in the cabinet, or if it’s attached to a subwoofer, crossovers split the freequencies, so the subwoofer just gets the lows and the cabinets get the mid-to-highs, for example. Or if there is more than one speaker in each cabinet, the crossover will send the lows to the woofer and the highs to the midrange/tweeter.

Many people think that Bose would have the best sound, because of their clever marketing. They can do some amazing things with ports to get bass out of small boxes, but they have no soundstage, of those I’ve tried, anyway.

Because the Logitech Z130s are so small, maybe 5 inches high, they actually don’t have bass, which is a big drawback. We’ll be missing the full timbre of the larger instruments. But there is no way to avoid this tradeoff without spending many hundreds of dollars more.  But if you can live without bass (reggae especially takes a hit) in order to treat your mind and soul to spacial sound delights, the $20 may be worth it. The only way that I know to get full range audio with a single speaker is via the close proximity of headphones.

These aren’t going to fill a room with great volume either. They’re for placing on either side of the computer (the wider the better until you lose soundstage). We have to sit in the sweet spot. But they’re plenty loud if you’re working on your computer. I turn the volume up fairly high on the speaker (even all of the way — there is no noise), and then adjust the volume from the computer’s keyboard.

I also toe the speakers in a bit — an audiophile trick. Point the speakers directly at you — they’re not going to soundstage well pointing forward — and then angle them even further toward each other. Experiment.

The better the source material the better the soundstage. CDs will soundstage far better than MP3s. And “high quality” 192 kbps Pandora (requires subscription — worth it!) is going to do much better than “Normal quality” that the free Pandora app puts out.

And the recordings, themselves vary GREATLY too. Some recordings won’t have any soundstage at all. I listen to a variety of music, and have always liked what is called “New Age;” though, I don’t like the term, because much of it isn’t about the new age religion at all. Some is though. I avoid the weird stuff and go by feel.

Recently, I found a very interesting Pandora channel: Ryan Stewart radio. Type in Ryan Stewart into Pandora and be amazed! Almost every one of the artists’ songs are melodically deep, full of drama. It’s music that will move you while you’re working on whatever.

Pandora sometimes picks songs that really are similar to the artist we typed in, and sometimes the songs they choose aren’t even close.

if you’ve followed my blogs lately, you’ll see that I instantly became a big Rhydian fan. I love how he sings! But type Rhydian into Pandora, and they’ll only include his songs from his second CD, along with mostly big-voice Christian songs from other artists — though his first CD is pretty much secular, and his second is quite a bit too.

Here is to listening to some great music before it’s all over. And once revival hits (when ONE happens) it should then be again easier to find real Christian music. It’s slim pickins, currently. When people get close to God the music will get anointed again.

I miss when Vineyard music was hot in the late ’80s/early ’90s. Typing in Kent Henry into Pandora pulls up some good songs like “More Love, More Power.”

God bless!

Jeff : )

DPReview compares Canon’s G12 to its predecessor and the competition | And updates the Nikon P7000 test results after firmware 1.1’s release

From: dpreview.com

Just Posted: An update to our recent group test of the the Canon Powershot S95, Panasonic Lumix LX5 and Nikon Coolpix P7000. Following the release of firmware V1.1 for the Nikon P7000, claimed to reduce RAW write times, we have retested the P7000 and updated the review accordingly. Is the increase in operational speed enough to make the P7000 score higher against the Canon Powershot S95 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5? Read our updated review to find out.

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Just Posted: Our quick review of the Canon PowerShot G12 enthusiast compact. As the G12 didn’t arrive in time to be included in the high-end compact camera group test, we’ve now had a chance to put together in our quick review format that looks at the differences between its predecessor as well as competitors. Inheriting most of the core features of the G11, The G12 sees the addition of an EOS-style front control dial, Hybrid IS, multi-aspect ratio shooting and 720p HD video recording.

Fine Art Photographer Mark Dubovoy — In Pursuit of Excellence!

“Craftsmanship
should be used to enhance the work of art,
but not to show itself off.”

– Mark Dubovoy

Every once in awhile someone comes along who helps our hearts settle — who gives us an inner knowing, confirming that something we have felt strongly about really is worthwhile to pursue.

Have you felt the forces in this world that try to keep you from being as special as you were meant to be? You feel inside you should push for greatness, but the pressure is so strong and constant to not go higher, which would rattle the mediocre-is-plenty-good-enough atmosphere that tries to keep our standards just medium.

I thought I’d share this interview on my personal blog since Mark Dubovoy has been a breath-of-fresh-air inspiration to me that having a high standard of excellence is beautiful and is right! His love for precision … details … details … is the correct standard that feels so right to me. Excellence is the right goal — and it really is so satisfying and really is fun!

There is joy in a high standard. If peoples’ hearts don’t leap, why do it? Why be just another photographer? But that’s where the pressure wants to keep us.

Mark’s smile confirms that excellence is exciting! There’s joy in this journey. We need to protect our high standard — to not let dark forces make us feel badly at all about pursuing high goals.

Let’s live higher, to inspire others to live higher too!

We’re all special!

To be what we are called to be!

Jeff : )

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An important tip from Peter (at minute-42):

The official recommendation is that you can leave the modern image stabilization/vibration reduction on a tripod, because it senses the tripod. It’s not true. Any longer exposure than 1/16th of a second, you get blur in the image because it pings.”

– Peter Urban

Fine Art Photography Weekly -Episode15 – Technical Cameras with Mark Dubovoy

SmibsTV | January 14, 2011 | 0 likes, 0 dislikes

Peter visits Mark Dubovoy in Palo Alto to talk about his photography and the use of technical cameras for his landscape work.