Seabbatical | Va'era

In this week’s Torah portion we see the first few words are “va’era” in Hebrew, which means “and I appeared”. When God appears to Moses commissioning him to be the vessel God wants to use to rescue the children of Israel from relentless cruel bondage, Moses eventually summons all courage to do the task at hand. Just as Moses gets over his fears and musters the strength to actually confront Pharaoh, the Israelites help realize Moses’ concerns and biggest fears by failing to believe in Moses being used by God to deliver them from Pharaoh (Exodus 6:9). Poor Moses can’t catch a break! Consequently, the Israelites’ lack of faith messes with Moses’ head and he goes back to God saying if these oppressed children of Israel don’t even believe You sent me, surely Pharaoh will not listen either (Exodus 6:12). Regardless of the Israelites or Moses’ floundering faith, God speaks – once again repeating His instructions. Not too much later, Moses yet again lacks the faith to courageously confront Pharaoh as God expected of him so he returns to God perhaps hoping He would have chosen someone else to do the job (Exodus 6:30). This time, however, God provides more details to Moses and a partner to help him accomplish this daunting responsibility (Exodus 7:1-5). As history goes, Moses and Aaron confront Pharaoh numerous times and each time, Pharaoh refuses to heed the voice of the LORD coming through His brave servants, Moses and Aaron. Now that God specifically outlined what would manifest as well as instructed Moses and Aaron to work together to convey God’s message to Pharaoh, or put another way, to work together to accomplish God’s will, Moses’ perspective changed. No longer was Moses fearful and insecure in who he was, in who God made him to be, and who God was, but now, armed with more information and an accountability partner, Moses and Aaron chose to respond in obedient faith instead of reluctant submission (Exodus 7:6). As history goes, Pharaoh indeed did not heed the LORD’s voice numerous times causing God to bring judgment on the people of Egypt while the Israelites were repeatedly uneffected. Instead of being fearful or reluctant to participate in God’s plan though, Moses and Aaron developed a pattern of immediately responding in obedience to God’s Voice. As you probably know, God’s will was eventually fulfilled and the children of Israel were delivered from their captors.

I know when I started to hear God’s Voice giving me instructions on what to do or say in various church services to His people or in various settings whether it be on the beach, at a gas station, or even a bar, I was in the beginning reluctant and doubtful, but the more I responded in obedience, the more I could see fruit or what He whispered deep within me actually manifest and bless His people.

Perhaps the scariest and most uncomfortable experience I encountered was while sitting in an evening church service, us congregants were corporately worshipping, and the atmosphere transitioned to just one man, who stood up near the back of the sanctuary solely speaking in tongues. A hush came over the congregation while the man spoke in this supernatural language. To my surprise and utter horror, I could somehow understand internally what this man was saying. At the time, I had never spoken in tongues and yet was sitting there mystified that somehow I could understand what was being said. Nevertheless, due to my fear, I did not stand up to interpret as Scripture teaches (1 Corinthians 14). Honestly, speaking in tongues and being able to interpret, as well as many other gifts provided by God were all so new to me. In fact, in my conservative Baptist background, I was essentially taught such manifestations ceased to exist and no longer happen today. Imagine my surprise when I discovered not only was that a fallacy, but I personally experienced such gifts!

The next evening, I attended a Bible Study I had been participating in weekly. In that intimate group setting I confessed what I heard and my failure to speak the interpretation as no one else interpreted and so the church was not blessed by the word given through the man. My fellow friends in the Bible Study encouraged me to not fear in the event something like that occurs again. The following Sunday, the same man who spoke in tongues the previous Sunday, was preaching at the evening service, to my surprise. I was utterly shocked by the message he presented as it was the same message he spoke in tongues a week prior unbeknownst to him and others. After he was finished preaching, I felt the Holy Spirit instruct me to now stand up and confirm the message the LORD was speaking through this man, not once, but twice. So like Moses, I mustered up all the courage I possibly could and stood up in front of the church to confess my fearful failure last week while confirming this important message from God – so important God spoke it not once, but twice. Consequently, it impacted the man, our Pastor, and the entire congregation. In addition to learning to have faith, I also learned God can use it all – even our fearful failures to fulfill His will.

Too many peculiar promptings have manifested over the years in my life to ignore or coware down in doubt or fear. Each time I acknowledge what the LORD is saying or instructing me to do or say, I choose to respond in obedience. In doing so, I marvel at how God blesses and delivers His people still today through willing vessels like you and me.

I encourage you, dear reader, that upon God “appearing” to you (and you know it does not contradict His written voice/instructions for life), that you get over your doubts, fears, and insecurities, but rather bravely participate in God’s will for you and those around you. Like Moses, you might just be setting captives free.

Shabbat Shalom,

Carrie Renee Turner 1/23/2020

Urgent Prophetic Warning for California!

Note: This video can also be seen on SteveMac88 youtube channel. Feel free to share if you feel so led.

(Recorded July 2, 2018) In this episode, Carrie shares an important and urgent warning for those living in and around or visiting Rockaway Beach, CA (San Franciso, Menlo Park areas) in the near future.

Here are the details of how God kept sharing such secrets…

*November 14-15,2016: Had bizarre dream of three events to come: 1) Assassination Attempt on Politician (fulfilled in June 2017) 2)Influx of Church Shootings (Fulfilled in major Texas Church shooting & others). 3) “Great Shaking” (earthquake presumably)

*November 2017: Heard 3 separate times in my spirit in the same month (time frame): Earthquake, Earthquake, Earthquake indicating something about 3 back to back earthquakes.

*In Feb 2018 during my regular reading of the Bible, I came across “earthquakes” on 3 different times when reading just a few days apart.

1) Amos 1:1, “The words of Amos…. two years before the earthquake.”

2) 1 Samuel 4:5, “And when the ark of the covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all Israel shouted so loudly that the earth shook.”

3) 1 Samuel 14:15, “And there was trembling in the camp, in the field, and among all the people. The garrison and the raiders also trembled; and the earth quaked, so that it was a very great trembling.”

I found it alarming that without even trying, the Spirit led me to 3 different verses all indicating an earthquake on 3 separate occasions. Equally quickening, was how Amos 1:1 jumped off the page highlighting to me 2 years before the earthquake. Initially, the first time earthquake was brought to my attention was November 2016 nearly 2 years ago. Also fascinating is the fact that the great shaking or “great trembling” verse of 14:15 matches the dates of my first prophetic warning dream of the upcoming “great shaking” I had on Nov 14-15th, 2016. Coincidence? Or Confirmation?

*February 26-27,2018: Dreamt “Rita” from Sun Microsystems called me inviting me to come back to Sun Microsystems to help with a recovery clean up and to teach and fellowship with others at a workshop (at the clean up site). She said I urgently needed to catch a plane and that I would be there for 11 days. The plane went from Ocean City, Maryland and possibly connected in Colorado (Colorado was somehow involved) to Rockaway Beach. “Rita” means “pearl” – we know a pearl is not generated without irritation,chaos. The number 11 means “chaos,destruction, judgment, prophecy”. Or so I discovered when researching these peculiar clues. Sun Microsystems is no longer in business, but it’s headquarters is now the headquarters for Facebook and is located in Menlo Park, CA just 28 miles from Rockaway Beach, California. Despite all these clues, I still was not sure about which Rockaway Beach the dream was indicating as there are a few in the United States and 2 specifically in the west (Oregon and California). The Sun Microsystems being headquartered in California should have been a huge clue, but I didn’t pick up on it. Instead, I asked the Father to reveal to me which state: Oregon or California. In June, on Father’s Day, The Father clarified for me.

*June 16-17,2018 (Father’s Day): Dreamt I was at my family’s home in Maryland. In the dream, I woke up to use the bathroom and was surprised to find my parents watching the news in the middle of the night horrified by what was on their tv screen. California suffered 3 major earthquakes back to back in the same area…like 3 in 1. The smallest of the 3 earthquakes was a 6.0. When I looked at the TV it was dark in California, as in at night, and there was what at first glance looked like a fire with debris on fire flowing in the river, but then it was as if the dream clarified it to be flowing dark lava with fiery spots. It was something about the earthquakes triggered volcano(s) to erupt..super volcano? These earthquakes had everyone’s attention and it was truly terrible. I remember thinking in the dream these quakes would trigger more across the USA and the Carolina earthquake would soon follow.

See my previous video: https://flipflopfellowship.com/2018/0…

Eventhough I live in Myrtle Beach, SC, it is especially interesting to me that when I had the dream about flying out to RockawayBeach I was flying out from Maryland (where my family is located) and then later in a different dream, my dream’s location of where I was when the California earthquakes manifested I was in Maryland. Another coincidence? Or confirmation?

Go to God to learn if you should stay in California or relocate. Some will be called to stay while others will be encouraged to relocate. Seek the Spirit…

Don’t be afraid, but be aware and as prepared as one could be for such perilous times. Have an earthquake plan if you are staying in that area.

Music featured in the video is Extravagant by Bethel Music. Sometimes God has to do things extravagantly to get our attention, to discipline us, or to get us where we need to be.

Shalom!