Fake News & Apostle Paul

How Apostles Defend Themselves Against “FAKE NEWS!”

FAKE NEWS APOSTLE PAUL

How Apostles Defend Themselves Against “FAKE NEWS!”

DR. KLUANE SPAKE

We hear a lot about Fake News these days!

I’m sure most of you have been accused wrongfully of things… I know I have!!! And it is difficult to know how to respond against the FAKE NEWS. Let’s look at how Apostle Paul defended himself against so many wrong accusations.

In Acts 21, the Apostle Paul was accused of teaching things contrary to the Scripture.

The Jews saw Paul at the temple. “They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, shouting, Men of Israel help us! This man teaches all men everywhere against our people and our law and this place…” (27-28).
They accused Paul of defiling the temple with non-Jews. ” READ MORE HERE

Why Christian Patriarchy Is Wrong!

What is wrong with Christian Patriarchy?

Why Christian Patriarchy Is Wrong!

Dr. Kluane Spake http://Kluane.com

Because of embedded prejudices, discussing patriarchy is often not a subject for honest and considerate dialogue.

FIRST, WE NEED TO STATE THE PROBLEM. The problem of gender and racial in-equality affects most of the Church, every day. (Maybe not in your place, but most places.)

Patriarch looms everywhere — it hides beneath the foundation of much of what is commonly accepted. We must study to discover God’s creational intention for all humanity — and stop repeating the confining rhetoric that pious men have said for Centuries.

A long time ago, when I first started pastoring a church, I asked the Lord, “Why? Why did you give me Gifts of the Spirit, and then these pastors say I am not supposed to use them?” “Why do You show up when I have a meeting?” “Why are people healed when I pray for them, if it isn’t okay with You?”

The further I went along in ministry, the worse the opposition became. Churches preached against me — often. Pastor’s wrote articles against me in the newspaper. The Pastor’s association wouldn’t let me join! All because I was a female. All because my husband was not in Church Leadership.

One time, the president of the Pastor’s association said, “Either she goes or I go!!” He didn’t believe in women at the pulpit. Well… let me tell you, I didn’t leave! So, guess what? He did! For years, I was regularly picketed by other churches and pastors!!

Of course, I was devastated. But… the opposition turned out to be great advertising – and people kept finding our church and loving it. Thankfully, God approves of women in governmental leadership.

They Are Really Nice Men

[Patriarchy] implies a social system of male power exercised not only through domination but also through benevolence and protection, even love.”

Many conservative Bible-believing Church leaders now honestly believe they are teaching Biblical truth when then teach about hierarchy, separatism, and patriarchy. Many of these guys are really nice people who aren’t trying to be “the big gun in charge” — the reality is, our society and our church automatically give leadership to men.

PATRIARCHY STARTED IN THE CHURCH!

Most informed men are not purposefully trying to “dominate women” — it is just their long-standing mindset to assume certain behaviors — and it often happens unconsciously. Usually men don’t intentionally plot and plan to overstep and ignore women — it just happens — all the time!

From childhood, gender prejudice is deeply embedded into their daily interactions… and people hardly notice!

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Why Patriarchy Is Wrong!

For sure, today’s patriarchial church leaders are firmly closed minded about any possible future adjustment or change in their beliefs. They claim that the problem is that men need to position themselves more strongly as loving leaders.

They want to “KEEP” her safe.

Some even say they “LET” their wives do anything they want! Seriously? A grown woman needs permission?

Patriarchy is NOT SAFE! It is control and dominion over another person.

Patriarchy has serious negative effects on the Church community and women in general.

These “really nice” patriarchal men rationalize their actions to be an act of sacrifice and love. And, generally, they confirm that it is the woman’s rightful place in Christianity to be UNDER male leadership — so that women can partner together with them in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Christian patriarchy (sometimes called complementarianism) teaches the oddly contradictory idea that both men and women are created for the Glory of God, but when it comes to family life and government of the church, men hold unspoken authority.

It also often allows the subservience of other races and ethnicities.

Patriarchy is wrong because it takes the Lordship of Jesus Christ away from the woman.

Singing Gives You Memory

Sing to the Lord

Resolution: SING!

Dr. Kluane Spake

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Music, at its essence, is what gives us memory. Stevie Wonder

In the past, I sang every single day. Now, like many others, it seems that my harp has been hung on the willow tree (Ps. 137:2) … only singing at a worship services, but not alone.

For this new year, I hear the Lord say, “SING!”

You are created as an instrument that can sing. Music holds the power of creation. The stars sang at creation and the angels sang at the birth of Christ.

Think about how when you breathe to sing, it moves breath circularly inside your body. Your breath fills your lungs and presses against your heart. “Sing and make music FROM YOUR HEART to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19).

Imagine how singing touches your mind and your heart at the same time. It also expands your lungs and causes inspiration to increase.

As you sing, visualize how sound resonates in your sinus cavities and fills your head with energetic reverberations. Feel how your mind ignites with new passion and zeal. REALIZE THAT EVERY NOTE MOVES THROUGH YOU FROM THE KINDOM WITHIN — and then, OUT OF YOU TO THE KINGDOM WITHOUT.

Sing when you are barren – when things don’t go your way, when people disappoint you. Sing when you are in trouble (Acts 16:25). Sing as you rejoice (Ps. 132:9). You can sing a new song never heard before (Is. 42:10). Fresh original singing comes from inspiration and moves into your conscious thoughts — and then out from you.

There is a song of freedom (Ps. 68:6). A song about God’s love (Ps. 89:1).

Perhaps every leader should learn to harmonize in tune with others. We can learn how to illustrate the meaning of “how to fit in” and not be out of sync or out of tune with what others sins. Singing harmony is a demonstrate unity – which is defined as “a symphony” — where believers resonate together with the Lord — and come into alignment with one another. (Also see: Ex. 15:1, 2 Chron. 5:13, Ps. 40:3, 57:7, 71:23, 95:1, 98:1-7, 110:1, 105:2, 135:3, 150:1-5, Col. 3:16, Heb. 2:12, Rev. 14:3-4,

Singing anchors us to memories like nothing else. We can remember more and learn better when we sing. Each of us has our own song… out of our soul. We don’t have to sing well to be filled with thanksgiving.

I will sing (my choice) to the Lord ALL MY LIFE; I will sing praise to my God as LONG AS I LIVE” Ps. 104;33).

Lord we lift up our eyes to you and give you thanks.”

My friend, let us rejoice together.

 

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WAIT

WAIT

WAIT!

Dr. Kluane Spake

Lately, I haven’t wanted to be around a lot of my “old” friends anymore. I confess that I’ve avoided several conferences just because hearing their narrow-minded opinions (not mine of course) one more time is tooooo much! My friends are divided. We don’t have the closeness we once had. Differing opinions escalate our discomfort with one another.

WAIT! This disconnection is an ILLUSION.

JESUS SAID WE ARE ALREADY ONE… In His high priestly prayer, He prayed that we might be ONE as He and the Father are ONE, that the world might know that He was sent to the world (Jn. 17). Inside this prayer are Divine words with the power to come true within themselves. This prayer is finished — it is not ongoing. We are ONE because Jesus decreed it, right before He was crucified. It was his last will and testament to give us unity.

Within our individual humanity, it is difficult to see eternal Truth. Let us inquire of the Lord… one more time.

We don’t have to agree on worldly subjects. The imperative reality is ONENESS that already exists. We must apprehend and become aware of this Biblical Truth. Undifferentiated awareness shows us that love conquers all.

The only thing that can stop us is to remain divided – Let us lay down our narrow opinions and move together once again. Let us stop labeling others or assuming that we know their heart. The only way to have impact and to show Christ to the world is for us to STOP being divided by secular problems.

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No matter what others may say or do, awaken to the Truth that they are (already) one with you.  Allow them to be whoever they are – let the Holy Spirit speak to them about change. Ask the Lord to show you the Love that He has for them.

The “Lego – Batman” movie tells us that Lego pieces are built to CONNECT! So are we! We can’t build alone.

You can have opinions – but opinions should not own you.

Opinions should not dictate who you love or who you minister to with kindness. “Beloved, let us run together.”

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THE STORM OF HOLINESS (Part 3)

THE STORM OF "HOLINESS" (Part 3)

Storm of Holiness

THE STORM OF HOLINESS (Part 3)

Dr. Kluane Spake

REVIEW The Storm of Holiness: Numerous times, we stood on the shore and commanded the fierce storms to turn away. But, one day, the Lord clearly said to us that this next storm would not turn away. And a super-storm came into our midst. We named it, “Typhoon Holiness.”

So convincing was the Word, that many of our congregation bought generators, expecting a super-typhoon in the natural and as it came we began to understand what this spiritual typhoon would mean. This was a wind of personal purification.

There would be no way to escape, because it blew into every hidden place — even into our attics fixed with dust and into our hidden boxes of rummage and clandestine secrets. Many died in the merciless gale — never to be seen again. Only the survivors knew how to brace themselves — standing with outstretched arms and facing straight into the blasting winds.

We remember the story about the apostles being in a boat with Jesus when the tempestuous storm came. Jesus slept.

Along our journey, there’s always another storm to cross over with unchanging purpose. But, we ride in His boat — the vehicle of form provided for our safety.

Remember too, that all the disciples climbed into that one boat together. Peter didn’t have his little boat, and John another. We must cross over to the other side in a corporate boat, and in the process, our individual agendas meld into one.

He leads us from where we are to where He wants us to go; from the known to the wonderfully unfamiliar places of the unknown. Like the exhausted followers upon that stormy lake, we wearied of contending with the dark waves of adversity.

The One Who calms every storm teaches us to persevere. The waves may be over our head, but as with the ebb and flow of good times and bad, storms eventually end. Wind and waves can’t move us from our course. Through it all, His authority perfects itself as we yield to His dealings.

Keep in mind, there is always something bigger waiting on the other side. Even the disciples were ill prepared for what they found in the morning light. The exhausted travelers were finally able to SEE — and it was a steep cliff… You can almost hear their complaints, “Well, it’s too high, too cold, too far!” Oh it sounds so familiar.

What’s that? You’re getting the picture? It’s not tranquil over here either. Yes, AT THE OTHER END OF THE STORM, the GADERENE WAITS — the worst growler-packing, demonically depressed person that had ever been described. The whole city feared this lunatic with a legion of demons.

Suddenly, that violent storm brought Jesus to intersect and heal that hopelessly insane man. And more difficult still, the once terrified townspeople furiously demanded that Jesus leave town.

It didn’t make any sense, but they didn’t like the results. Why? This region raised pigs (even though Jews didn’t eat pig). Their livelihood just ran over the cliff! The destruction of their whole economic base caused them to forget the miracle — this was serious.

The result of that great miracle was that once again, the apostles were hated — and we should expect the same dislike. God’s game plan often opposes what others want.

Are you ready to withstand storms of ostracism and rejection, especially from other Christians? Are you willing to be of no reputation?

But the final realization is the real shocker. I’m the disciple in the boat AND I’m the Gadarene. The hopeless Gadarene, the chained person living in the tomb is me!

Somehow, I thought I was okay, but the habits of the spirit of death lingered, causing me to want to keep on dying. Inside that mausoleum, long held and mistaken philosophies silently breathe as nearby worms and spiders creep around my face. Within my un-dealt with carnal soul clings the spirit of death, crawling with legions of fear that entrap me in webs.

The ghosts of religious ideas and long held superstitions hauntingly hold me transfixed. But suddenly, He journeys with me through the storm and out from that isolated cemetery to a place of greater self-discovery.

How did He know how much I needed that Him to bring me though that storm? He brought me here to set me free from old mentalities. I’m not dead anymore. He rolled away my tomb stone of ineffectiveness! I knew about the resurrection but was not fully living IN IT. The storm brings me to the Third day — a place of LIFE. The typhoon called “Holiness” completes its work.

And I, stepping into the brightest daylight, watch as the veils of blindness drop from my eyelids, like the weighty cob-webs once strewn in the musty corners of my shrine, they detach and fall forever. Understanding of the finished work pulses a new strong cadence, and I can hear the bride now sing, “Winter is past and gone.”

Extending His hand, the Lord says, “Come away with me into the dawn of the NEW DAY.” The reasons are clear now; I went through the storms in order to fully be delivered from the narrow minded crypt of my own making. I walk out to find that the road winds up from here among the hills to that great city. Without regret, I leave the known script of yesterday and advance into the vibrant yellow-green day. Life explodes with fulfillment, moving full-tilt into divine destiny.

Storms bring me to an encounter with dying things that need to change in me.

REST IN THE EYE OF THE STORM

REST in THE EYE OF THE STORM.

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Resting in the EYE of the STORMS Part # 2

Dr. Kluane Spake

You can rest in the eye of the storm.

The Bible tells about a lot of different storms: The Lord has His way in the whirlwind (Nah. 1:3), Elijah went into heaven in a whirlwind (2 Kings 2:11), God spoke to Job in a whirlwind (Job 38:1).

Are you listening?

Peace centers within the storm where God dwells. God lives in storms.

If/when the cyclone of life intensifies, we must go deeper into the tranquil center of Him. Ezekiel describes the appearance and the likeness of the Glory of the Lord (1:28). He speaks of wind, clouds, and fire. Prophets compared the day of the Lord to a storm.

Meteorologists refer to the center of the storm as the “eye.” Jesus told us to be single-eyed, “If the eye is clear, the whole body will be full of light” (Matt. 6:22-23).

No matter what turbulence surrounds them, vanguard believers race to the center, where all roads converge and focus. Without focus everything blurs and we lose direction. When we become single-eyed, we move into clarity. Get into the center of the storm, to the place of calm. Find that REST.

THE ONLY PLACE OF REST IS IN THE EYE OF THE STORM.

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Ezekiel depicts a whirlwind ( Ruwach the Spirit) where the wheel within the wheel enfolds inwardly into itself, while moving forward. This represents the cooperative church moving together as one (Ezekiel 1:12). This living creature (the church), “Went straight forward; they went wherever the spirit wanted to go, and they did not turn when they went.” Each part joined as one and moved straight forward.

  • The word Straight (#2266 Strongs) comes from the root word “to cross over” which can also be rendered “crossing with straight and unchanging purpose.”

Reading further, the indescribable storm-like creature wondrously shimmers as amber electrons flash-forth in greatest splendor.

Psalms 29:3 says that in stormy conditions, God’s voice thunders over turbulent water, shaking the wilderness, and causing the deer to give birth (vs.6-9). His voice commissions you to give birth to the Word, and in response your heart leaps in expectation.

Along the way, there’s always another storm to cross over with unchanging purpose. He leads us upon His holy waters — from where we are to where He wants us to go; from the known to the unfamiliar places of the unknown. Like the exhausted followers upon that stormy lake, we wearied of contending with the dark waves of adversity.

The One Who calms every storm teaches us to persevere. The waves may be over our head, but as with the ebb and flow of good times and bad, storms eventually end. Wind and waves can’t move us from our finishing our course.

Through it all, His authority perfects itself as we yield to His dealings. Keep in mind, the worst storms always come just before the biggest opposition. There’s always something bigger waiting on the other side. Even the disciples were ill prepared for what they found in the morning light.

What’s that? You’re getting the picture? It’s not tranquil over here either.

Storms of Life

Crossing Over In Storms

Crossing Over in Storms of Life

by Dr. Kluane Spake

The LORD has his way in the whirlwind and in the storm. Nahum 1:3

Storms of life… There seem to be too many — and so we ask to understand, why are there storms? I hope to write a few thoughts about OVERCOMING and Crossing Over IN THE WORST KINDS OF STORMS…

Storms of Life

I know what it is like. Devastation and loss. Many years ago, we had a flood of over 5.5 feet in our new Alaska home where we had moved less than a month before. Many unpacked boxes were still in the garage… the garage door floated open. I was 7 months pregnant with our third child when we lost every personal belonging inside and out. Then, again in Guam we experienced many many super typhoons with great loss particularly to our Church.

The Lord sends His word to those who may be hurting right now — may the vision of God beat in your heart today. You’ve heard it before but let it become reality at this moment. Surely, you “Can do all things through Christ which strengthens” you (Phil. 4:13).

You can OVERCOME. You can rebuild. You can learn a lot from the experience. You can help others.

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Leaders are Decision Makers

Best decisions

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Dr. Kluane Spake

Can you say this out loud with me? “Most of my life is the direct result of my decisions.”

The Bible calls indecisiveness being “double minded and unstable in all your ways” (Jms. 1:8).
Psychiatrists call this condition of internal vacillating war of indecision, “ambivalence,” which is when two feelings about the same objective coexist in one person.

Ambivalence means that you have given away your power of Free Will and choice. You can’t move forward until a decision is made.

Well, you don’t need to be a psychiatrist or even go to a fortune teller, to realize that you could often be ambivalent.

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Wrong Decisions

What to do next?

Wrong Decisions

Dr. Kluane Spake

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go .” Dr. Seuss

Decisions are the revolving door that creates everything that follows. The route you choose will determines everything that follows.

Think about it… Decisions could take you down an incredible pathway to success, or determine even who your grand-children will marry, or decide the health of your body and mind. Everything in your life is dependent upon the choices you make – that’s the way God made it. Yes… choose life and not death! (Deut. 30:19).

Probably nobody taught you how to make decisions while growing up. Me either!

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Making Right Decisions

Making Right Decisions

Decisions

Making Right Decisions

Dr. Kluane

When Lee Iacocca was asked what single “quality” he looked for in the people he chose as his top, key associates, he instantly said: the ability to make a decision.

Decisions are what change your life! Many of us have bought piles of self-help books, DVDs, and CDs – hoping to “Get that breakthrough” on how to be happy or find fulfillment. But, God has already given you EVERYTHING that pertains to what you need right now.

At this moment, it is up to you to create your path and activate that internal power.

You may already have the very best hopes and dreams in the world… but YOU still have to decide to walk them out. What you believe determines what you can receive. It still is… according to the power that works IN YOU (Eph. 3:20).

Do you remember how great wisdom came through the character Yoda in the Star Wars movie?image

Luke asks Yoda, “How do I know the right decision to make? Among all the many decisions, how do I know the one that will be with the Force?”

Yoda looked at him and replies, ” You will know you’re on the right track when you’re not feeling frantic, when you’re not feeling anxious, when you’re not struggling with different parts of yourself.

When you get to the right answer and the right decision that is yours, there will be a peace and calm that will come within you and radiate from you.

As you make decisions, follow your inner GPS – senses, dreams, insights, hunches and gut feelings, always remember to look for that peace and calm!

Decisions are the Gateway of your future

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