LET FREEDOM RING

 

BELL # 14

THE
CHILDREN RISE UP

TO CONQUER
THAT FOR WHICH
THE
ADULTS FEAR

THE
CHILDREN RISE UP

IN
GREAT POWER
IN
MY STRENGTH
ALONE
TO
BEAR WITNESS
TO
MY SOVEREIGNTY

THE
CHILDREN RISE UP

AND
I
WILL BE THEIR GOD
AND
THEY WILL BE
MY PEOPLE
UNASHAMED
UNAPOLOGETIC
UNCOMPROMISING
UNCHANGING IN PASSION
MINE - MINE - MINE


HEAR THIS, WORLD:

I
DECREE

WARS AND CONSTANT AGGRESSION
BY THE EVIL ONES
TO BRING FORTH A PEOPLE
SURRENDERED
A PEOPLE
ON THEIR KNEES
BEFORE
ME

NO LONGER
SHOUTING OUT OBSCENITIES
FOR ENTERTAINMENT

OR BARING THEIR
NAKEDNESS
FOR ALL TO SEE

NO LONGER
TEMPTED TO THROW THEIR MONEY AWAY
ON MACHINES AND DICE AND SEX

NO LONGER
WAVING FLAGS OF RIGHTS
WHILE BABIES DIE IN THE WOMB

NO LONGER
SHOUTING SLOGANS OF INTOXICATION

NO LONGER
ABUSING CHILDREN AND DESTROYING
THEIR HEARTS AND SOULS

NO
PEOPLE OF THIS EARTH
I
WILL ALLOW THE EVIL
TO
RISE UP
IN
DIRECT PROPORTION
TO
THE SIN
AND
REBELLION
IN
YOUR HEART

ASK ME
TO
COME
TO
YOUR DEFENSE

GET ON YOUR KNEES
AND THINK OF SOMEONE BESIDES
YOUR SINFUL SELF

COME
AND WE WILL TALK
I
WILL TAKE
YOUR TRAGEDIES AWAY
IF
YOU WILL COME NEAR
AND
ASK
TO BE
CLEANSED
COME
TIME IS SHORT
THE
EVIL
IS
SURELY
RELEASED IN FULL
100%
THIS DAY
2/2/03

THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL

CALL TO WORSHIP --- BELL # 8

As the
evil is released
worship
true worship
will become difficult

The
oppression will surge
against your soul
even unto
the
RIGHTEOUS

For in this day and time
we have turned against
GOD
and
committed
every abomination
for our
own pleasure

This month
there is no call to worship
but a call to
REPENTANCE
deep, deep
REPENTANCE
so that we
may become
WORTHY
to worship
A
HOLY GOD

***

7 STEPS TO FREEDOM
FOR THE

REVOLUTIONARIES

I
INSTRUCTED
MY SERVANT
TO
READ VARIOUS BOOKS
OF
TRUE-TO-LIFE ADVENTURES
IN FREEDOM
FOR THIS MONTH'S PAGE

FROM THESE
BOOKS AND LIVES
I
WILL
SPEAK AND TEACH
ON FREEDOM
FOR
THE
REVOLUTIONARY

I
WILL TAKE
THE
FIRST THREE POINTS
FROM THE LIFE
OF
RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER

HE WAS BORN
A POOR MAN
BUT
A MAN
WITH
TREMENDOUS PRIDE
AND
DESIRE
TO
CONQUER
TO
BE THE BEST
TO
NEVER "DIE"
TO
SURVIVE
BUT
NOT ONLY
SURVIVE
TO LIVE
WITH GREAT PASSION
AND
FORTITUDE

PEOPLE TRIED TO STEAL
THIS
MAN'S DESTINY
WITH
THEIR LIES
THEY SPOKE FALSELY
AND
ACCUSED HIM OF MURDER
FOR WHICH
HE
WAS SENTENCED
TO
3 LIFE TERMS
IN JAIL

"HURRICANE,"
THE BOOK
BY JAMES S. HIRSH
DESCRIBES HIS IMPRISONMENT
AND
FINAL EMANCIPATION
RUBIN CARTER
WAS A MAN
IMPRISONED
FOR THE
SINS OF ANOTHER
HE SERVED
HIS TIME AND WAS CHANGED
IN THE
PROCESS

ANYONE
BORN INTO THIS WORLD
WILL BE
AT ONE POINT OR ANOTHER
PUNISHED
FOR THE SINS
OF ANOTHER
BUT
VERY RARELY
AS EXTREMELY
AS IN
RUBIN'S CASE

HE FOUGHT
FOR HIS FREEDOM
WITHIN
THE
CONFINES OF THE JAIL
AND WON
AFTER
MANY YEARS OF STRUGGLE
DURING THIS STRUGGLE
THERE WERE MANY
WHO HELPED AND SOME
WHO BETRAYED
THERE WERE MANY
WHO HOPED
AND PRAYED
FOR HIS RELEASE
BUT
DID NOTHING
TO HELP IN THE NATURAL
THERE WERE MANY
WHO JUST SIMPLY IGNORED
THEIR CONSCIENCE
WHEN THEY HEARD
OF HIS PLIGHT

IT TOOK
THE EFFORTS OF A YOUNG MAN
THE AGE OF 16
LESRA MARTIN
TO TAKE THE
CHALLENGE HEAD ON
HE RALLIED
SUPPORT FOR RUBIN
A STRANGER TO HIM
AND WON

THE FIRST LESSON
I
WANT TO SPEAK OF
THIS DAY
IS
THE
CONCEPT
OF
FREEDOM
FROM
OTHER'S PASSION
OF
ANGER

YOU ARE ALL
PUT UPON THIS EARTH
IN A WAY
IN WHICH
NO ONE
IS
TRULY ISOLATED
YOU MUST
LIVE AND BREATHE AND FIGHT
TO
STAY SANE
IN A
WORLD
WHICH
WANTS YOU TO THINK THAT
YOU ARE WORTHLESS

OF COURSE
SOME HAVE PARENTS
TEACHERS AND FRIENDS
WHO SPEAK OFTEN
OF LOVE
AND
ENCOURAGEMENT
AND
DESIRE FOR THE BEST
BUT KNOW
THAT IS
NOT
THE TRUTH
FOR
MANY OTHERS
LIFE IS HELL
FROM
THE VERY BEGINNING

IF
YOU CAN
STUDY MY PERSPECTIVE
OF WHO
YOU ARE
AND
WHY
I
BROUGHT YOU FORTH

I
BROUGHT YOU
INTO
THIS WORLD
TO
SHOW YOU
MY LOVE

I
BROUGHT YOU
FORTH
TO
BECOME MINE
TO
COME
AND LIVE
WITH
ME
SOMEDAY
IN A
PLACE
OF
PEACE AND REST

FREEDOM COMES
TO
THOSE
WHO FIGHT
THE
PRISON OF OTHERS' LIES
TO
FIND
ME
IN THE
TOTALITY
OF
WHO

I AM

FIGHT THE LIES
PEOPLE
YOU CAN KNOW
ME
INTIMATELY

ONLY
I
CAN SET YOU
FREE
FROM
THIS WORLD'S
FALSE VIEW
OF
YOU

ONLY
I

LESSON NUMBER TWO
COMES
WITH
THE REALITY
THAT ONCE
YOU
ARE SET
FREE
FROM
THE
PRISON OF OTHERS' MAKING
FOR YOU
YOU MUST STILL BATTLE
YOUR OWN PRISON
OF
THOUGHTS AND WAYS

RUBIN CARTER
WAS FINALLY RELEASED
AFTER 22 YEARS
NOW
HE HAD TO FIGHT
HIS
OWN "DEMONS"

THIS TRIAL
FOR A TRUE CHRISTIAN
REMAINS
NOT
A
PASSIVE AGREEMENT
TO A
SET OF RULES
AND
REGULATIONS
OF
RIGHTEOUSNESS
BUT A
FULL AND FLOWING
VIBRANT RELATIONSHIP
WITH
ME

IF
YOU
"HANG OUT
WITH" SOMEONE
WHO HONORS YOU
AND
ENCOURAGES YOU
YOU
CAN WALK OUT
OF ANY PRISON

EVEN
OF
YOUR OWN MAKING

YOUR SENSE
OF
PURPOSE AND WORTH
SHOULD COME
DIRECTLY
FROM
ME

THE
MORE

THAT YOU LOOK
AT
YOURSELF
THE
MORE

YOU WILL BECOME
DISAPPOINTED
AND
IMPRISONED
BY
YOUR OWN THOUGHTS

SET YOURSELF FREE
COMMUNE
WITH
ME
AND
YOU WILL BECOME
MORE AND MORE
LIKE
ME

UNTO
A

TRUE RESURRECTION
AND
FREEDOM
OF
YOUR SOUL
TO
BECOME

ALL
THAT
YOU WERE BORN
TO
BECOME

LESSON NUMBER THREE
IS A
"TIGHT LESSON"
OF
EPIC PROPORTION

AS RUBIN CARTER
WORKS THIS DAY
TO SET OTHERS
FREE
FROM THE BONDAGE
WHICH TOOK
SO MUCH OF HIS LIFE
HE HAS
SUCCESSES AND FAILURES
HE HAS
UPS AND DOWNS
HE HAS
CONSOLATION AND HOPELESSNESS
HE HAS
POWER TO SET FREE
AND
SOMETIMES
NO POWER
AT ALL

ONCE
FREEDOM COMES
TO AN
INDIVIDUAL
THEY BECOME CONVICTED
OF ALL THOSE
WHO ARE
FALSELY IMPRISONED
IN LIFE

RUBIN
FIGHTS A FIGHT
FOR OTHERS
WHICH
A
FEW PEOPLE FINALLY
ROSE UP
AND
FOUGHT FOR HIM
THIS IS
HIS
DESTINY
TO
SET FREE
TO
MAKE THINGS
RIGHT

BUT HOW
CAN
A
TRUE CHRISTIAN
SET THE PEOPLE
FREE
WHO SURROUND
THEM?

FREEDOM
COMES WITH A PRICE
AS RUBIN CARTER
LEARNED
THERE WAS MUCH
SACRIFICE
AND
STUDY
AND
FIGHTING
AND
HOPING
AND
PERSEVERING
ONLY
THE
TRULY STRONG
BECOME
FREE
OR
IS IT SIMPLY
THAT IN THE
ATTEMPT
TO BECOME FREE
ONE
BECOMES
STRONG?

RUBIN CARTER
WAS A MAN
OF
GREAT STRENGTH
WHEN
HE WAS IMPRISONED
A BOXER
WITH
MANY WINS
 A BOXER
WHO COULD
EASILY KNOCK OUT
THE
OPPONENTS
A BOXER
WHOSE STRENGTH
WAS NOT JUST
IN HIS HANDS
BUT
IN HIS HEART
BUT
TO SURVIVE PRISON
HE HAD TO ACQUIRE
A
DIFFERENT KIND
OF STRENGTH

AS YOU STRUGGLE
TO HELP THOSE
ABOUT YOU
BECOME FREE
REMEMBER
THAT THEIR STRUGGLE
IS NOT
TRULY
AGAINST
FLESH AND BLOOD
BUT
AGAINST
THE
ACCUSER OF THEIR SOUL

STAND
IN
THE GAP
AND
REBUKE SATAN
AND
HIS HOLD
UPON THE PEOPLE
STAND AND CALL
FOR
MY BLOOD
TO BE SHED UPON THOSE
WHO YOU
CLAIM THEIR FREEDOM

STAND AND CALL
FOR
TRUTH
TO SET THEM
FREE

AFTER RUBIN
WAS SET FREE FROM PRISON
HE MADE
THE
STATEMENT
"I'm home, but I'm not free.
You don't know the enemy."


TRUE
HIS ENEMY
IMPRISONED HIM
AGAIN
AFTER THIS TASTE
OF
FREEDOM
THE
FIGHT FOR FREEDOM
FOR YOURSELF
AND FOR
THOSE AROUND YOU
IS
CONSTANT

ASK
FOR
THE TRUTH

LISTEN
TO
MY WORDS
TO YOU

ABIDE
IN
ME
AND YOU
WILL REMAIN
FREE
WHATEVER
MAN DOES
TO YOU
YOU WILL BE
FREE


TO RUBIN
I
SPEAK A SHORT CRY
OF
FREEDOM:

TO JAIL
YOU DID GO
TO LAY IN WAIT
FOR THE CRIMES OF ANOTHER
TO JAIL
YOU DID GO
TO FIND
THE ESSENCE OF A MAN
BOUND AND UNBOUND
TO JAIL
YOU DID GO
BUT
YOU NEVER FULLY
SURRENDERED
TO
THEIR PUNISHMENT
OF
THE SOUL
TO JAIL
YOU DID GO
BUT
WHERE IN JAIL
IS THERE
A
REMEMBRANCE
OF
YOUR TIME?

YOU WAITED
FOR FREEDOM
YOU HOPED
FOR FREEDOM
YOU FOUGHT
FOR FREEDOM
BUT
FREEDOM WAS ELUSIVE
IT RAN
FROM YOU
AS
THE TRUTH
RAN
FROM THE COURTS
UNTIL
THE
TIME WAS RIGHT
UNTIL
THERE WAS A MAN
WITHIN
RUBIN CARTER
THAT WAS A MAN
OF
GREAT WISDOM AND PASSION
FOR RIGHT

I
FORMED
THAT MAN
I
MADE
THAT MAN

PROUD
HE WAS BORN
PROUD AND SECURE
IN
HIS OWN
FORM AND PROWESS
BUT
I
BROUGHT FORTH
A
TREASURE
FROM
A
STRONG MAN
DESTROYED
I
BROUGHT FORTH
GOLD
I
CREATED
AN EAGLE
TO FLY AND SOAR
ABOVE
THE CRIMES
AND
EVIL OF MANKIND
I
BROUGHT FORTH
A
TRUE TREASURE

YOUNG MAN
ALTHOUGH
LATE IN YEARS
NOW
YOU HAVE NOT
CHANGED ALTOGETHER
YOU HAVE NOT
LOST YOUR PASSION FOR LIFE
YOU HAVE NOT
TRULY LOST
ONE FIGHT
BUT
I
TELL YOU
THE TRUTH
THE
FIGHT
FOR FREEDOM

IS STILL
AT YOUR DOORSTEP
THERE IS STILL
MORE FREEDOM
TO BE HAD
THERE IS STILL
A
GREATER LIGHT

A
MORE
MAGNIFICENT FIGHT
TO WIN

WILL YOU
JOIN FORCES
WITH
ME
TO FIGHT
THIS LAST FIGHT?

I AM
ALWAYS
IN
YOUR CORNER

BUT
SOMETIMES YOU LOOK
AND
DO NOT
SEE
ME

YOU
DO NOT
KNOW THAT
I
FIGHT
FOR YOUR FREEDOM
IN WAYS
WHICH
HAS BROUGHT
YOUR IMPRISONMENT
WHY?

BECAUSE
TRUE FREEDOM
COMES FROM A SOUL
BOUND BY MAN
AND
THEN
SET FREE
BY
GOD

WE'RE NOT QUITE
THERE
YET
FRIEND
BUT
I
WILL
TAKE YOUR HAND
AND
TAKE YOU
THE
REST OF THE WAY
WHY?

YOU
STILL ACCOMPLISH
MUCH
AND
YOU SAVE
SO MANY
FROM
PRISON WALLS
BUT
THERE ARE WORSE THINGS
THAN THE
IMPRISONMENT OF MAN
THERE ARE WORSE THINGS
THAN
INCARCERATION
THERE ARE WORSE THINGS
THAN SHAME
THERE ARE WORSE THINGS
THAN
LIFE WITHOUT HOPE

WHAT COULD POSSIBLY BE WORSE?

AN ETERNITY
WITHOUT
LOVE OR HOPE OR FREEDOM

THIS
TIME ON EARTH
IS FLEETING
ALTHOUGH
IT DRAGS BY
SLOWLY
WITHIN
PRISON WALLS
BUT
IT IS SIMPLY
A TEST OF STRENGTH
FOR
ETERNITY

DON'T
SETTLE FOR SIMPLY
THE
FREEDOM FROM BARS
OR
THE
FREEDOM OF YOUR MIND
FROM
CONDEMNING THOSE
WHO WRONGED
YOU

YOU
WERE MEANT
TO KNOW
AN ALL-OUT FREEDOM
THAT MANY HAVE
NEVER KNOWN

FROM THE DRAGS
OF
COMPLETE INCARCERATION
AND
DEATH
OF
SOUL AND SPIRIT
TO
SOAR AS AN EAGLE
INTO
THE HEIGHTS
AND
DEPTHS
OF
TRUE FREEDOM

COME
WITH ME?

I
WANT
TO TAKE YOU
WHERE YOU HAVE
NEVER BEEN
AND ONCE
YOU
HAVE ARRIVED
YOU
CAN TEACH
THE MANY OTHERS
TO
"FLY!"

ONE
SHORT STORY
FOR
THIS MAN
SO BRAVE:

THERE WAS
A "HOLE" IN THE WALL
WHICH YOU WENT THROUGH
ONE DAY
TO FREEDOM

YOU
CAME OUT
THE
OTHER SIDE
AND
KNEW
THAT YOU WOULD
NEVER
PASS THROUGH
THIS "HOLE"
AGAIN

YOU
PASSED THROUGH
TO
FREEDOM
AND
LIGHT
AND
LOVE
AND
HOPE
NOW
THAT
YOU HAVE BEEN
ON
THE
OTHER SIDE
OF
THE
"HOLE'

LOOK
ONCE MORE
SON

FOR THERE IS
ONE MORE
"HOLE"

IN THE
"WALL"
TO PASS THROUGH
YOU
CANNOT
TRULY SEE
THE OTHER SIDE
YET
YOU
DO NOT
TRULY KNOW
WHAT THIS OTHER LIFE
MAY HOLD

BUT
I
TELL YOU
THE TRUTH
FREEDOM IN ALL ITS GLORY
AWAITS YOU
ON THE
OTHER SIDE
OF
THIS "HOLE"

COME
AND ASK
ME
HOW
TO
PASS THROUGH
AND
I
WILL TELL YOU
OF THIS
"OTHER LAND"
AND THE
"FRUIT OF THE LAND"
AND THE
PEOPLE WHICH LIVE
IN THIS LAND
COME AND KNOW
ANOTHER DEPTH
OF
FREEDOM AND PEACE

COME

I
MADE
THE "HOLE"
JUST FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU
WHO CONTINUE THEIR SEARCH
FOR
MORE FREEDOM
MORE LIFE
UNENDING
LIFE
MORE LOVE
EVER INCREASING
LOVE
MORE . . .

I AM
THAT "MORE"




BELL # 14 CONTINUED