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   Readings for Adoration and Praise   Week of May 19, 2019

“A New Leaven” Ministry of the Fellowship of the Holy Name

Weekly Tulsa Area Prayer Ministries of the Fellowship of the Holy Name

Monday at Fellowship Lutheran Church Library 8:45 AM   lectio and quiet prayers

Thursday at 4:45 at Fellowship Lutheran Library  --FHN community prayer

 

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The Name of Jesus brings Pentecost, Inside and Out -- Motto of FHN

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Pentecostal  Tracts  for  the  Times

 

AT THE CENTER OF THE JESUS MOVEMENT IS THE CHARISMATIC CHRIST

 

The selections are provided by Clyde Glandon, co-founder of the Fellowship of the Holy Name, who has chosen Theophan the Recluse as a teacher of Christian Discipleship.

 

Sunday  I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision….  Acts 11:4

 

St Isacc the Syrian mentions a second degree of prayer which is given or descends upon a man. He calls it ecstasy or ravishment, higher than prayer which man makes himself. St Paul the Apostle was in this state when he was carried up into Paradise. And the Holy Prophets also were in the same state of ecstasy when the Spirit bore them away….Rightly may we say to those who labor: Work on, for what you seek is of true value. Theophan the Reclsue, The Art of Prayer

 

Monday  And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them just as it had upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said, ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ If then God gave them the same gift that he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could hinder God?

Acts 11: 15-17

 

The denominational differences haven’t made any difference for years. The question is how well do you know Jesus, or don’t you? The Holy Spirit and His baptism, the Father, or don’t you?

Abbot David Garaets, “Scripture and the Charismatic Renewal,” 2nd Talk, Pecos Benedictine Monastery School for Charismatic Spiritual Directors, 1981

 

Tuesday  But a second time the voice answered from heaven, ‘What God has made clean, you must not call profane. Acts 11: 9

 

In my prayer I imagined turning around and going into the kitchen, and I looked and there at the head of the table was Himself, Jesus. I said, ‘Oh, so you’ve decided to come in.’ And He said, ‘No, I live here.’ The union of the opposites. It filled my whole being that He lives in my mess. The One who has conquered sin and death and woundedness and all darkness: He lives in my darkness, He lives in my place of opposites. He lives there. I have the Lord who has taken the opposites and put them into oneness. And I follow Him and He lives with me.

Sr. Miriam Randall, “The Healing of the Feminine,” Pecos Benedictine School of Charismatic Spiritual Directors, 1981

 

Wednesday  Kings of the earth and all peoples, princes and all the rulers of the world; young men and maidens, old and young together. Psalm 148: 11-12

 

The real and true importance of globalization is the New Creation of Pentecost.   “Identity politics” in Christianity and in human society is transformed by Pentecost. “Diversity” is fulfilled in the social realization of Pentecost

Clyde Glandon, “Biblical Truths,” The Fellowship of the Holy Name Website

 

Thursday  I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first haven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God…  Revelations to John 21: 1-2

 

Pentecost is larger than Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Unitarian Universalism, pre-modern religions and the perennial philosophy. Because what we are talking about is the New Heaven and the New Earth which is the ministry and vision of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, which Christians and their churches are grafted into by being grafted into the Body of Christ. It is God’s plan for the fullness of time, the breadth and length and height and depth, to all generations, gathered up in Christ, things in heaven and things on earth.

Clyde Glandon, The Divine Vision of Pentecost

 

Friday  And the one who was seated on the throne said, ‘See, I am making all things new.’

Revelations to John 21: 5

 

There is a day of light and the divine wind of the Holy Spirit, breathing through and refreshing souls who live in the day of the divine light. It passes through the whole nature of the soul, the thoughts and the entire substance of the soul and all the members of the body, as it recreates and refreshes them with a divine and ineffable tranquility. Pseudo-Macarius, The Fifty Spiritual Homilies, 2:4

 

Saturday  Just as I have loved you, you should also love one another. John 13:35

 

Finally he becomes as a child, as he is commanded in the Gospel, and is made a fool for Christ’s sake, that is, he loses the false wisdom of the world, and receives from God a spiritual understanding… The love of God fills him with the gifts of the Spirit, whose temple his is. 

Theophan the Recluse, The Art of Prayer

 

Responsive Psalm:  Psalm 67  Let your ways be known upon earth, your saving health among all nations.

Song:   In Christ now meet both East and West, in Him meet South and North, all Christly souls are one in Him, throughout the whole wide earth.

Inviting the bell to sound:  Listen, listen, this wonderful sound calls us to the New Creation of Pentecost

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