Barbara Kankowske
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 My most recent blog was published: May 08 2017 02:03:39pm

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  Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel

Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel

Part fact - Part allegory

Realities of the Spiritual Realm


Controlled Clara, Do-or-Die Dora, Blind Betty, and Fearful Franny all love the Lord and want more of God. In that pursuit, they have chosen the elective of discipline.

We see the unexpected, sometimes surreal journey that this 'elective' takes them on through the eyes of Clara. Join Clara as she trains to work and war in the spirit.

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Warfare guide for cosmic travel
Barbara Kankowske
published . 4 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm THINK! Can we see spiritual reality at all except we believe what God has told us? Can we surrender our lives without letting go of control? Can we understand redemption without seeing the destruction of the fall? Can we see clearly without starting and ending with the eternal? Can we see God's eternal plan without backing out of time? The Frame Time is framed in eternity, or you might say that time exists in the midst of the eternal. If you separate time from its frame, you have only a life. That life is then left vulnerable. Its resources are limited greatly and dependent largely on human strength. A believer has the hope of eternal life, but he often sees that as something yet to come, not......
Dreams and visions
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Dreams and visions are the language of the Spirit. They can instruct, direct, and bring insight. The guidance conveyed may be momentary, needed in the immediate, or instructive for the future. There are dreams and visions that remain before us. Etched in our memory, they provoke us to action. Three such etchings have deeply influenced my course. The first etching was a vision of mountain paths. Each path ascended, but only one went to heights that afforded panoramic views. That solitary path was very narrow. I saw this vision during a time spent seeking direction. I was feeling the weight of responsibility for correct teaching and leadership. God assured me that I was on the correct path. This steep......
The sound of discipline
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm « «... (Hooh! aah!)... (hooh! aah!) ... That's the sound of the men working on the chain ga-a-ang ... « « i Although that song may describe how you feel about the word discipline, the truth is that without the liberty of the Holy Spirit, we are forever bound to the chain gang through the control of the spirit of this world. Control from outside, pushing us in one direction or another, keeps us under the influence of unholy spirits. The spirit of the world, for our purposes, is composed of a compilation of things. It is a complex web also known as the cosmos. Therein are spirits that usurp authority over man and oversee the systems that men have created. There are cultural......
The great room
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm DISCIPLINE The word chiseled over the doorway stands like a drill sergeant. It commands your attention! The Great Room is where we begin. Every new discipline the Holy Spirit requires brings us here. He directs and then we determine with our will to obey, despite the obstacles. Obstacles are actually good things. It is in the midst of the obstacles that we gain insight into the nature of our natural man. Picture a starting line right inside the doorway. Here you stand with an assignment, a goal. Ahead, like a mirage, is The Great Room through which you must journey. It is the way into the Stone Archway, and the space beyond. That space, that Vast Horizon, beckons you. The room appears shadowy,......
The stone archway
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm « «... To dream the impossible dream... To fight the unbeatable foe... To bear the unbearable sorrow... To run where the brave dare not go ... «i Massive stone covers the expanse above you. Surely, this must be like unto the mighty fortress of our God. Solid, sure and safe are adjectives that come to your mind when you contemplate your surroundings. What a destination! Here you are in control. The former temptations, assaults, and traps overcome. In your world, you are the king of the mountain. What a wonderful feeling this evokes. Applause, a bow, an award, or at least a time to bask in your accomplishments is expected. . . “What is this?” “What do I hear?”......
The vast horizon
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm « «... Zoom! Off we go into the wild blue yonder ... « « i Ah, the expression walking on air takes on a completely new meaning! Stepping out of the Stone Archway requires letting go. From the place that seemed so solid and secure, it may feel like stepping off the planet and into space. To each, the experience will probably be as different as the individual who takes the journey. When the Holy Spirit presented this place to me, it looked and felt much like that. In a clear vision, I saw a fenced roadway. I had come to the end of the road with its secure fencing. I was faced with a choice. If I wanted to go farther, I would have to step out into the road-less sky. This place......
The undercover operative
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Fictitious controlled Clara has got a problem, but she may not know it. She is being controlled on the outside and controlled on the inside. She loves the Lord and wants more of God. In that pursuit, she has chosen this elective of discipline. We meet her at the entrance to The Great Room. As we dissect her problems, take note if there might be any of this in you. Clara is a Southern belle. She has embraced the cultural expectations of the South. She waits on her husband's every desire. She is at church whenever the doors are open and serves whenever asked. She idolizes family and desires to make them perfect. If it is up to her, her husband will indeed sit at the city gates. Clara is careful to......
The theology conundrum
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm God is about to bring Clara into conflict with her ideology! As Clara's preparation for The Great Room, she sought God for the area of discipline He required of her. Claire is being controlled by her upbringing and the culture around her. Because of this, God has directed Clara's steps to bring her into conflict with the teachings and culture she has adopted. Remember, many of the things around us are not inherently wrong in themselves. The problem comes when we are controlled by those things. Clara has spent much time focused on the love of God. She has a paradigm as to what that should look like. It fits well with her perfect world. Love covers, doesn't it? Love turns the other cheek,......
I will succeed... well maybe
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Fictitious do or die Dora has a problem, but she may not know it. She loves the Lord and wants more of God. In that pursuit, she has chosen this elective of discipline, and has arrived at the entrance to The Great Room. Dora is more of a Martha than a Mary. She measures success by what she accomplishes each day. If she does not meet her own internal standard, she struggles with frustration, condemnation, and sometimes torment. Has she done enough for God? Has she read her Bible and prayed enough? Has she taken time for others? She's tried setting goals to get things accomplished. She's prayed and asked God what she is to do. He only shows her a few things. In Dora's mind that can't......
Surprised by sight
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Fictitious blind Betty has a problem, but she may not know it. She loves the Lord and wants more of God. In that pursuit, she has chosen this elective of discipline, and has arrived at the entrance to The Great Room. Betty reads the Bible and acknowledges that demons exist. She believes in deliverance ministry. Despite these beliefs, she fails to recognize that demons can influence and affect her life. Nevertheless, God is about to provide Blind Betty with night vision goggles. The fateful day came when Betty joined others on a ministry trip. At one of the home meetings, the woman of the house asked for discernment. She was suspicious of demonic activity in her home. She asked if anyone present......
Fear - fret - freakout
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Fictitious Fearful Franny has a problem, but she may not know it. She loves the Lord and wants more of God. In that pursuit, she has chosen this elective of discipline, and has arrived at the entrance to The Great Room. Fearful Franny lives in a world of contradiction, fear, and torment. Fear rules in Franny's life. It often goes to extremes. For example, she read in a Christian magazine about a man who pleaded with God for more love. Later, he lost his only daughter to sudden death. He recounted how through this tragedy God's love was released into his heart. The story was good, but it gripped Franny with fear. Now she finds she is afraid to pray for love, fearing what may happen. Reason......
Power dressing to camouflage in one not-so-easy-step
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Clara has arrived at The Stone Archway. It has not been without struggles, failures, bruised emotions, ranting fits, arguments, and finally, surrender. Periods of pouting and withdrawal aside, she has made it with her discipline. She will later have to return with new assignments. We have to applaud Clara because she didn't choose an exit door when things got difficult or try to find a short cut around the cross when things took too long getting to the Vast Horizon. Clara has come a long way on the new path with God. She is excited about the journey. It has been scary at times, confusing, upsetting, and overwhelming, but she has come through to the Stone Archway victoriously. As Clara stands in......
What not to wear
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Clara is a bit shocked! She had a totally wrong impression of what this elective of discipline involved. Clara realizes fancy clothes, perfect makeup and dainty shoes are definitely part of what not to wear. Clara feels like she is in the middle of Survivor, the reality television show. Like it or not, here she is. Surrendering to this reality, she scouts out her surroundings for supplies and directions. As she opens the first bundle, she finds directions that shock and appall her. Are they serious? The instruction is that she has to undress, layer by layer, and there seems to be nothing to put on in place of those garments. Layer by layer is what the instructions say. The first layer is the belief......
Rumblings in the distance
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm It is a dream, a bad dream, wake up, just wake up! As Clara awakes, she thinks the movie she saw the night before was just a bad dream. As the grogginess clears, she realizes it was not a dream after all. She considers the possibility of it being just a trick of her overtired mind. Certainly, there is some explanation. No matter she thinks, wherever that movie came from it was definitely wrong! Whoever orchestrated it certainly did not have the facts, well at least not all the facts. She was raised to be responsible, dependable, and assertive. The qualities looked for in those who would excel in life. She was raised to care about others and their needs. Certainly, nothing is wrong with such good......
The mysterious journal
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm All that is gold does not glitter. Not all those who wander are lost i There is something on the path. It is glowing! Relieved that the path is no longer blocked, Clara picks up her pace. She is determined to cooperate and perhaps, if possible, shorten this journey. In the distance, Clara sees the book. It's a journal, someone must have left it behind. She opens it and begins reading. This is how God ended my life ... “My life was going along just as planned. My career was progressing nicely, my family was prospering and life was good. Like the flashes of lightening announcing an approaching thunderstorm, my physical life began to change. Debilitating arthritis took hold of my body and it......
I surrender all... really
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm I surrender God. I will do anything to get out of this place... anything! Clara desperately wanted the pages of that journal to open up. Finally, they did. Now here it was, a way out. All she needed to do was follow the directions. Surrender “After my confession to do anything, I surrendered everything. It became clear to me that all that was happening to me was the hand of God on my life. As part of my surrender, I resolved to release everything. I wrote a list of everything and everyone I held precious. I determined not pick up anything on that list unless God told me I could. I was His and so everything I had was His also and He could do as He wished. I realized I needed to share my sin with......
Re-entry is a real trip
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Did I just pass through a Stargate? If so, it is really a mind trip! Clara shakes her head to clear it. It has been a trip all right. Thankfully it appears she had a round trip ticket! Clara finds it amazing how quickly she returns to life as usual. There are so many things to be done. Even without adding the list of extras she has scheduled to do before winter. Aside from all the things on her list, there are the expected social events, church meetings, and the holidays. Life has been good to her and she certainly can't complain. Her relationship with God has been close. In times of crisis, His guidance is a true comfort. She lives by the principles she has been taught. She is a good person and is very well......
The good, the bad, and the ugly . . .
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Freedom! Clara is marching to the beat of a different drummer. Clara no longer feels she has to take charge of the whole world. At least not her small part of that world and all that is in it. She has discovered that true freedom is the freedom to follow the Spirit. He knows what is and what will be. She just needs to follow Him. How sweet that is . . . and what a battle will rage to prevent it! The more Clara learns to hold all things loosely, the more interesting life becomes. The good, the bad, and the ugly of it, that is. The good ... seeing it Clara groaned as she looked at her house. "I get so tired of trying to keep up with this. As soon as it is done, it is undone." The Holy......
Choose your weapons
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm As in the natural, so too in the spiritual. Resistance training builds muscle. Just about the time Clara starts to feel confident, a series of events thunder down like an avalanche. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. The women's ministry has planned a glorious event. Clara looked forward to being a part of it from beginning to end. The local newspaper would spotlight the event because of its impact on the community. The whole town was buzzing with excitement and expectation. The committee, of which she is a part, had been such a joy due to the team spirit. Now however, the atmosphere has changed. Clara hears bickering, backbiting and gossip. It was never......
Falling down the rabbit hole
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Starry heaven to starry heaven, where am I? Clara can hardly believe what she has been through since she found herself back at home. The training has been coming fast and furious. She has at times felt totally overwhelmed. She was sure she would ring the bell to opt out. Then she would find herself encouraging others to take the course. Although she must admit she felt a little guilty when she saw their enthusiasm. When she encouraged them, she was reflecting on how it had changed her life. She didn't tell them what was involved in the process. She also failed to tell them how many times she questioned her sanity for signing up! Over all though, she wouldn't change a thing. At least that is......
Dressed to kill
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Good grief, this isn't a nightmare. I'm back!What am I wearing now? Clara had no idea that through the past months she has been shedding her old garments.It happened so naturally. Her motto has been -when the going gets tough, the tough get going. Being tough included:Not fearing the neighbors seeing her without makeup.Not fretting about proper protocol.Not attending every social event.Not doing everything she thinks is expected of her. Fear of man was one of the early garments she took off! Now where is that Sunday bonnet she was sporting?There have been many challenges to her doctrines and ideas of who God is and how He works.The bonnet seems to have gone the way of those many other ideas......
Mighty strange weaponry. . .
Barbara Kankowske
published . 4 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm What in the world . . . or is this otherworldly? UFO weaponry? Bonk-goes her head as Clara crawls low to avoid an infestation.It looks like it could be head lice! Bonk, bonk, bonk.What is she running into?Where has that pack gone?As Clara looks up she sees what appears to be a large plow.What is it doing in this landscape?Doesn't that belong to farm work? Perimeter Plow is written on the side.What in the heck is a perimeter plow? Crawling to avoid any incoming flack, Clara falls into a bath! What is a bath doing out here?The title on this nifty little tub is judgment bath, whatever that means.She had better be more careful, who knows what else is out there. Ah ha, she sees a pack just ahead.It......
Enter the zone
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm “Pioneer, I'm no pioneer!” In all the intrigue of strange attire, sinister invasions, and confusing terrain, Clara failed to notice the barracks off in the woods.Truly tired, she heads straight for it.It looks as if it has been lived in, but no one is here. There is a schedule posted on the back of the door with days checked off.The last line reads: Training ended.Pioneering work to begin tomorrow. Off to war! If only she had arrived earlier she thinks, company sure would be nice about now. In the morning, much to Clara's surprise, there is a new schedule posted on the door.How did it get there?Was she so sound asleep that she didn't hear someone enter? Perhaps so, as gym......
The point of no return . . .
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Thunder rumbles, lightning ignites the sky, and the earth shakes. Then it starts! It seems to come from nowhere and everywhere all at once. From above, below, and some other dimension. The wind turns into a multitude of voices. It is hard to distinguish one voice from another. The effects are different with each tone. The clouds rain down a gooey substance, then something fiery. The merciless wind blows Clara to the edge of one of those awful pits! With no small measure of resistance, Clara manages to back off from the pit. Now she needs to put her training gear on. Why did she ever take it off! She tries to zip up the vest. No chance. She's covered with something so thick the vest wouldn't......
The trailblazer motto
Barbara Kankowske
published . 4 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Trailblazers do or die! This motto scrawled at the top of the map is the first thing Clara sees. It's not hard for her to believe that whoever cut paths through this thicket needed that motto. The wide red line looks like the main path. Then there are smaller green lines coming from different directions and converging with the main path. That is a good idea Clara thinks, others certainly need to get to this place. It looks pretty well pioneered and she wonders what she will need to do. As if out of nowhere, the journal appears. The book opens to a rich history of the original path and the pioneers who went before her. It records the diversity of things they had to work through to get this way......
Friend or enemy . . .
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm To dream the impossible dream . . . Clara is exhausted from thinking! Who would have ever imagined prayer and waiting time could cause exhaustion like this. Just a quick catnap, she thinks, and perhaps God will answer my questions in a dream. Clara sighs with contentment as she feels the warmth of the fire and smells the wonderful sent of food wafting through the air. There are soft low voices, barely above a whisper, punctuated by an occasional chuckle. Strategies are being discussed and plans worked out, strengthened by the comradeship. What a wonderful dream, if only she didn't have to wake up. Clara jumps to her feet with a start when she realizes there are real people, not far from where......
The enemy arsenal
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Satan has in fact a plan against the saints of the Most High, which is to wear them out.i "Help! Help! Can anyone hear me?" Clara cries out repeatedly. Exhausted, she slumps to the ground with a weary oomph! How long has she been here anyway? As the corps gathers for food and debriefing, they notice Clara is not present. "Has anyone heard from Clara? When was the last time she checked in?" They all looked at each other and then down at the ground. Surely somebody was keeping an eye on Clara, weren't they? Finally comes the voice of authority, “What does it matter, send out a search team!” When they finally found her, it took several of them to dig her out. Poor......
Stand up and fight
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Men ablaze are invincible. Hell trembles when men kindle. The strongholds of Satan are invincible against everything but fire.i Attention it is time for action! “Soldier ... your assignment is to scout out the path ahead of us. Look out especially for any snipers.” “Next in line ... your assignment is to look for land traps, find them, and expose them. Beware of traps and land mines.” “Next ... take up the rear. Watch, listen, and sound an alarm if something is creeping up behind us. Make sure no one is fallen, trapped, or lagging behind.” “We may be a small corps, but let it be known that although small, we are mighty in Him!” Clara is back in shape now and......
Sir yes sir
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm “Move over GI Jane, here we come!” Clara declares this with more than a little attitude. This as she looks at the pile of enemy weapons and traps they have confiscated. Not to mention the paths they have cut. “I don't mind saying that it's a fine job well done!” and everyone seconds the motion with a cheer and a salute to their warrior King. The training has been hard, the work even harder, but the fruit of their labor is evident. Tonight is officially declared an evening of celebration! What comes tomorrow? Perhaps they will receive a new assignment or a new location. No one seems to know. As with everything they have been through, when the next thing comes, the Holy......
Shazam, bang, disappear
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Poof! Watch out for that first step It's a doozy. “Where did everyone go?” Clara turned around and around and her comrades were nowhere to be seen! All she could see, if you call this seeing, is the direction her thoughts will take her. If she thinks faith thoughts, she sees a path ahead of her. If she worries, she circles round and round, spiraling downward. Fear creates a downward pull into the dark shadows. She wonders if this is what it means to walk by faith and not by sight. Meantime, back on the mountain everyone is perplexed. What happened to Clara? She chose to be the first to step out on the nonexistent path and then she just disappeared! “Clara can you hear us?”......
The quiet before the storm
Barbara Kankowske
published . 4 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Rules of engagement - In the heat of the battle, never question your orders! The orders are precise. Nevertheless, easier said than done Clara thinks, as she shifts uneasily from foot to foot. Infiltrate the Vast Horizon Remain undercover Gather information Plant bombs with the uncertain Rescue the uninitiated Move to the next assignment before detection The corps is camped on the outer perimeter of the Vast Horizon, set apart from the center of activity. From their vantage point, it is like looking down on a metropolis from a descending airplane. Assess, define, plan, and infiltrate. Each of these things will take time and wisdom from God. For now at least they feel safe, sheltered as they plan......
The gates of hell
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Tis far sweeter to ponder heaven than hell . . . The corps finds themselves standing in front of a massive, ominous looking black iron gate. It is the entrance to the grounds of the planning and distribution plants of hell. The plants pulse with rage and murderous intent; indeed the structures themselves grow and form out of all the malevolence emanating from the hordes of demons. Demons are the structures! Gaseous billowing cloud-like substances belch from a multitude of chimneys and swiftly descend earthward. The pulsing, deafening sounds are at once audible and inaudible. Like missiles large and small, the bottled up sound rockets earthward exploding over strategic targets. The sound makes Clara......
Beam me up scottie
Barbara Kankowske
published . 4 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Intergalactic travel never interested Clara. Perhaps it is time to reconsider . . . Clara was never a 'Treckie', a serious fan of Star Trek movies, but now she wishes she had been. Perhaps then she would know how to navigate her starting and ending locations. “OK” she says, “calm down and get your bearings” . She felt like she needed a spiritual dusting off. Something seemed dirty here, and yet the building was gleaming from top to bottom. Clara was in the middle of a very large, very expensive church. It appeared she was free to go from meeting room to meeting room to join in and listen. There were planning meetings for the finance committee, the deacon board, the......
Present to the lord
Barbara Kankowske
published . 3 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm In the night I dreamed that I sought for the one whom I love. I looked for him, but could not find him.i Clara loves the Lord and she wanted more of Him. That is when she chose to take the elective on discipline. She had no idea that it would change her entire world-view! She must not have read the small print. She longingly remembers how His presence was her center. Everything she did and taught revolved around it. She was a person of His presence. Now, beamed up, beamed down, and bounced around in between. Having to traverse zones, find barracks, and cut paths. Watched, guided, and slam-dunked, Clara wonders where His presence has gone. Again she thinks, have I missed the path? “Stop it”......
Secret agent man . . .
Barbara Kankowske
published . 1 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Sometimes the return is just the beginning . . . Clara gathers the morning mail and finds an envelope addressed to her. It looks very official. To her surprise it is a certificate of completion for an elective she attended on discipline. There is a note of apology enclosed regarding the delay in the issuance of the certificate. It seems there was an error in the attendance records. They did not realize that she was present for all of the classroom training. Clara pauses, classroom training? That course had classroom training? Indeed she was not present and accounted for in anything like that. She was being trained in the field! It is curious though. She sees nothing of field training in the flyer......
The end . or the true beginning
Barbara Kankowske
published . 4 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm Epilogue God is intent on achieving His purpose. When we understand what He is after, what He is focused on, we can align ourselves with that. It is the plum line that keeps everything else straight. If you have ever hung wallpaper, or built anything, you realize there must me be a line, a mark to align with to keep everything straight. God has a plum line for us too. In today's world, and indeed the Christian world, there are many venues and teachings, activities and issues that we can get involved with, causes we can crusade for, and even spend our life advancing. How do we gauge whether those issues, however true and noble, are worth the focus of our time and effort? God's eternal purpose......
The end . or the true beginning - part 2
Barbara Kankowske
published . 2 min read
Warfare Guide for Cosmic Travel Part fact - Part allegory Realities of the Spiritual Realm The corporate manifestation of Christ God's first concern is that Christ be formed in us, as our very life, so that we are together an ever increasing measure and expression of Him. It is through the Church that God will manifest His wisdom to the principalities and powers.i God's life is manifested in an individual and then God brings those individuals into fellowship with our own company of God's children. Indeed here iron sharpens iron as we are brought into the fires of life together. The end purpose is to produce in us the brokenness of the Lamb, who is meek and lowly in heart. Corporately, we are to manifest Christ's life and function together as He has placed us in the body,......