"When InI meet a One... do we welcome them and wait for them to prove themselves as X? Which often results in my case of blazing some serious fire... which does the trick and actually my gates is nice and clear and I give thanks for that... but the high spirited of us will know that although we sight the power in the ability and give thanks for the protection it always provides, the fire that InI must summon still can cause some burn injury at the source... and often one must re-enter the chamber to soothe... which takes away time, which InI know is not for waste. Or do InI reserve welcome for the proven, and hold out new welcomes until the new person proves themselves as R?"
Empress,to i,this question is very similar to askin
Should we expect the worst in people until they prove themselves to be good, or vice versa, should we expect the good until they prove themselves to be heathen.
To this question, personally, i have no doubt, i would rather look for the good in people first.
I would rather welcome with open arms.
Am i ignorant to the dangers of this? No, not in the least. i know the drawbacks of this from isperience.
But i still wont change my mind becaue i feel that it is worth it.
I know precisely what you mean when you say "the fire that InI must summon still can cause some burn injury at the source", but i would gladly suffer that injury.
Why? For the simple reason that I Father taught i to seek Christ Livity.
Same time, i know, Woe be unto those who are welcomed by the righteous and betray that trust. Like Peter say, I wouldnt want to be a flee on their collar on THAT day.
So i might suffer a little for welcoming them with an open heart, but that is nothing compared to what they will suffer for spiting the Lordīs chosen ones.
Considering the "cutting the rope" metaphor
, ini should rememeber that sometimes, when you feel someone is hanging on the rope that is tied to you, and you feel like its pulling you down, it doesnt necessarily mean that it is the heathen.
It could just as well be a one who is just trying to hang on to dear life,and he/she is just trying to hold on to your rope trying rise their levels.
Sometimes, this can be dangerous even for you, but it is worth it.
This can waste a lot of time, but it is worth it, for what is time when you consider salvation.
There is a video on BoboShanti on the net that i rarely pass a week without watching,where this priest is reasoning on the Prophet Priest and King, and when he talks about Emmanuel I he says
"the Man say, if 99 were in the fold, and one did gone astray,He would risk his life and go through anything just to rescue that one there"
Call i a softee, but those words almost bring tears to mine eyes.
So yes, i would go through the negativity,to find that positive one.Gladly
Lol, Israel, easy to gather but hard to lead
Love the words of the incients
Give thanks Ark I, Empress Yaa
Give thanks to the Mighty Life Giver
I dont know yet, but i feel as if,since this sabbath and the Crownation,i feel as if something has shifted,something has changed,perhaps a step forward,perhaps a higher height
Do the i them feel it, or is it just i
Holy I Selassie I JAH RASTAFARI
King Alpha Queen Omega Liveth