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A Priest Lives Waiting in the Moment – Episode #777

October 23, 2021

A Priest Lives Waiting in the Moment
Episode #777
10/24/2021

With Martha Kilpatrick and hosted by John Enslow
With special guest Kyle Smith, Sue Casey, LaDonna Spears, Joan Wentzel

This the continuation of a series of podcasts started in Episode #771
I never knew priestliness is simply waiting.

Kyle:
All and Only has changed my life in so many different ways. It’s like the second time of reading it but I told you in Joseph, when you talked about Joseph, that’s what happened to Joseph. He had to be stripped of everything to just a raw, humbling need of “I only need You.” And it completely changed everything in his life. And that’s what we are all being brought to is just a simple, simplicity, just the need, all capital NEED…

Martha:
Yes, amen.

Kyle:
…and so for Him to be the fulfillment of that need.

Martha:
The only fulfillment.

Art Katz takes the priestly office of all the blood that I told you about; all the blood. And it’s shocking. When we brought that man in our Bible Study to really see what He done.

The next thing after they did all the slaughter was that they were silent day and night for a week.

At the doorway of the tent of meeting, moreover, you shall remain day and night for seven days and keep the charge of the Lord, so that you will not die, for so I have been commanded.” So Aaron and his sons did all the things.

I never knew that that they were required to be silent for seven days and nights so that they would not die.

Sue:
When the priest went into the Holy of Holies because they only got to go one time.

Martha:
One time in a year.

Kyle:
I believe if they were required seven days, I think grace is what put them; the grace of God whatever He’s asking of you is that you don’t even have to…It’s just your yes. That’s all He’s waiting for is your yes.

Martha:
Exactly, exactly…

Kyle:
When you say yes to Him, everything else falls into place. It’s just like you have a checklist. I believe if you go to Him and say, “Father, I say yes to You in spending my time” I think it will just hit you like a ton of bricks. And it will just happen for you and you get to experience what Christ experienced when He spent time with the Father; like when He knew He was going to be crucified, He spent time in prayer. But that grace came to Jesus in knowing what was coming; but grace carried Him through all of that. And I think the same thing in what you are asking it will be the same thing that will happen to you. I think the checklist will just disappear and you won’t even think about it anymore.

Martha:
I was just going to go back to Art. He says it is on this kind of situation that the outlandish phenomena of God’s presence is going to be on us; miracles, manifestations, clouds. It is this waiting that will call that forth. It’s not so much that I will get what I need automatically but He will get what He needs just by our availability and that’s incredible because Art says and apparently, he experienced it because he didn’t write about anything he didn’t know. But it’s these phenomenal meetings that come upon us if we will wait like that.

LaDonna:
What happens is we become a vessel.

Martha:
Right.

LaDonna:
If our flesh is so…

Martha:
Dead…

LaDonna:
…dead.

Martha:
…and gone.

LaDonna:
We can be occupied with something other than ourselves.

Martha:
The thing I am on is the bridal, the marriage that Jesus…About the pots that they filled the pots with water and when they pour them out it was wine. That speaks to me of the nothingness and the quietness and we don’t make anything but when we let Him have that He pours it in.

Joan:
I remember Martha saying to me early on, I could not understand it for the longest time, she said, “Just have a cup of coffee with Him. He’s just happy, you will sit with Him and have a cup of coffee.” I thought, “Really.” I couldn’t fathom that. But it’s Him being a person. He’s not a to-do list. He’s a person. And when you realize He’s a person and not your to-do list, it just…For me, I just put it in my terms, that’s how I see it. It changes everything.

You have to become a little child. A little child just simply wants to be held. They don’t necessarily want you to do anything for them. They want you to just hold them.

John:
Be present.

Joan:
Be present.

John:
I think that right now everything in our world is trying to dissuade us from that very place.

Joan:
Pull us.

John:
Pull us. I can be pulled just by the sheer work, by the sheer experience, just by everything that’s going on; all these things are like pick, pick, pick, pick, pick… And it’s pull, pull, pull. And I have a real hard time doing that presence. I’ve made the choice; I’ve made the yes like Kyle said.

Joan:
He has to work out the yes.

John:
Yeah, He did. Because all this new situation came in I had yes but all these new situations and He had to come and grab my face, grab my ears and say, “I want your face.” “Oh, you do?”

Joan:
And I think from day to day I don’t know where I am from day to day. I don’t have a clue when I get up.

Kyle:
That’s the beautiful thing about facing Him just in the moment. I was such a person that would stress about weeks out, months out, the year out, two years from now. I always told myself and it’s the lie, there’s lies about yourself that you tell yourself, I used to tell myself I was nothing; I would be nobody because that’s what the world told me and I would do nothing. And I would always look when I’m thirty years old I’m just going to be nothing. And He had to transform that and even be that to me to just see Him for whatever that moment; when you wake up whatever you feel, that’s the moment. Just face Him in the moment, just one day at a time and even if you have to break it down to just hour at a time. He’s willing to, He’s willing to be with you every minute, every second; whatever it is it’s just the moment. And that completely changed how I saw things and was even able for my yes to even be yes. Because if I looked at this situation and I tried to use my brain to figure out “Well, what am I going to do there, how am going to affect these other people that I’m around, am I going to be a burden on them?” That’s not my responsibility. My responsibility is just to face Him in the moment. The opportunity came and He was the yes. He became the yes. He’s worked out the yes. It’s just moment to moment with Him.

Martha:
You will appreciate this John and y’all will too, probably. Katz says,  “There seems to be a conspiracy, a calculated campaign to drive the consciousness of priesthood from the church.”

John:
That’s it exactly!

Martha:
“We are inundated with sound and noise, multimedia, displays, concerts. The sensual ear and eye thing that not only has to be heard, it has to be first. God is yet calling us to be the priest of the holy place. If our speaking has anything to do with releasing the word of God from heaven, then it can only come from heaven, what He commanded us to bring to the holiest place of all which is the place of silence.” That’s what you, John, have been saying.

And I have been praying for a prophetic word for…I’ve said it into your ear. I hugged him and I heard the Lord say, “This is a great man.”

But I never knew priestliness is simply waiting.

John:
That’s beautiful.

Martha:
Of course, of course.

Joan:
Because we can do nothing.

Martha:
Right, we really can’t.

John:
We have to bring heaven down to earth by waiting.

Martha:
That’s what He taught me as an early young believer. There’s nothing to do until you wait. You get it, you find it if you just wait. Some people I would have a wait for six months to hear one thing about them. He taught me to live you do nothing but that you don’t wait for it.

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One comment

  1. Andrea says:

    the sacrament of waiting

    Slowly
    she celebrated the sacrament of letting go.
    First she surrendered her green,
    then the orange, yellow, and red
    finally she let go of her brown.
    Shedding her last leaf
    she stood empty and silent, stripped bare.
    Leaning against the winter sky
    she began her vigil of trust.

    Shedding her last leaf
    she watched its journey to the ground.
    She stood in silence
    wearing the color of emptiness,
    her branches wondering;
    How do you give shade with so much gone?

    And then,
    the sacrament of waiting began.
    The sunrise and sunset watched with tenderness.
    Clothing her with silhouettes
    they kept her hope alive.

    They helped her understand that
    her vulnerability,
    her dependence and need,
    her emptiness,
    her readiness to receive
    were giving her a new kind of beauty.
    Every morning and every evening they stood in silence
    and celebrated together
    the sacrament of waiting.

    Macrina Wiedekehr

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