Tuesday, June 19, 2018

#ScraptainsLog, #Coupon-lemental: #CouponCode for #FiveDollarsOff your first @McDonalds @UberEats Order @McDeliveryOffic

The 'coupon' I'm looking at is actually 'the printed take-out bag,' and the "McDeliveryOffic" Twitter-account only has about-20 followers (right this minute—6/19/2018 10:17 am CST), though I saw a lot of 'international' McDelivery accounts ... I guess I'm saying 'check & make sure your local McDonald's is one of "the participating McDonald'ses"' ...

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

#ScraptainsLog, Brochurental: @KCBibleCollege @CopelandNetwork

PICTURE YOURSELF A graduate


Equipping generations to use their faith for a victorious life and ministry

Fall 2018 Schedule: Aug. 27 - Dec. 14


Our Foundation and Mission
For more than 50 years, Kenneth Copeland Ministries has been teaching believers worldwide how to apply the principles of faith found in God's Word to their everyday lives. Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have passionately followed the leading of the Spirit in putting this uncompromised message of faith and love on every available voice.

God's direction to begin Kenneth Copeland Bible College (KCBC) may well be the most impactful to date. Why? Because KCBC's purpose is to perpetuate-the knowledge of the Word and -the understanding of the Spirit that 50-plus years of walking-by-faith has produced. Since every believer is called to ministry, either from the pulpit or from a position in any of the other vocations, KCBC will be a place of equipping. We are committed to empowering the next generation with these same principles, so students can live a victorious life of faith and ministry.


Our Program
Associate of Biblical Studies
Our Associate of Biblical Studies degree is a two-year (60 credit hour) program of biblical study that embodies the foundational teachings of Kenneth Copeland Ministries, with electives offered to further students' development in their unique ministry-callings. Our program is designed to deepen the knowledge, understanding and application of the Word and the Spirit for the work of the ministry. Our curriculum includes practical application along with a strong biblical education that will prepare students planning to pursue ministry or further education in any field of study.


Frequently Asked Questions
Where is KCBC located?
All classes will be held exclusively on property at Kenneth Copeland Ministries in Newark, Texas. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Can students who don't live in the area attend the college online?
Our program is offered exclusively on campus to provide an immersive experience at the Revival Capital of the World. Because the curriculum is experiential, combining both classroom learning and learning opportunities outside the traditional academic setting, no online classroom will be offered at this time.

Is KCBC accredited?
Yes, KCBC is an accredited member with Transworld Accrediting Commission International (which has served the Christian community for more than 30 years.

How much does KCBC cost per semester?
The cost is $1800 per semester. We are committed to making KCBC affordable. That's why we subsidize tuition costs, making them comparable to local community college fees.

Who can attend KCBC?
Anyone who desires to learn more about walking with God, living a victorious life-by-faith, and becoming equipped to serve with excellence in ministry is welcome at KCBC. Whether you've just graduated from high school, or you simply want to further your education, we have a place for you.


Curriculum Emphasis


Our Instructors
At KCBC, our instructors are skilled in teaching the whole Word of God from a foundation of faith. From decades of Bible study and practical experience, they bring in-depth understanding of the powerful integrity of the uncompromised Word of God, and life-changing revelation of the authority of the believer and the covenant of his love. Students can expect to receive impartation from instructors who live what they teach. Guest instructors will include well-known Word of Faith ministers, like Jerry Savelle, Jesse Duplantis, Keith Moore, Bill Winston, Rick Renner and more!


GOT QUESTIONS OR WANT TO TOUR THE KCBC CAMPUS?

CALL US AT 1-817-420-8100

We invite you to learn more about Kenneth Copeland Bible College and prayerfully consider if this is your next step in God's plan for your life.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Law-Abiding Citizens should be Frustrated with the Insufficient Performance of the Lazy Liars who Claim to Serve Us!

That's the general message I get from the first minute-or-two of the 4-or-5-minute speech below. I'll 'obsess' a little and give further conclusions, but first watch and listen for yourself ...


Mark Robinson is there speaking to the people who have just had a large discussion about 'how "minority groups" are such a threat to peoples' safety' (or something).

... he says they want to 'restrict the rights of law-abiding citizens (who have never committed any mass-shootings etc.)'—I'm reminded that (I've heard) the weapons used in the mass-shootings were owned by law-abiding citizens and -were stolen from them by the person who then went on to commit the crime.

As much as I may not like it (i.e. it might hurt me, if I owned a gun that got stolen and used for a crime), gun-ownership carries with it 'responsibility for anything anyone does with that gun.' Maybe not 'full responsibility,' but "keeping that gun somewhere where someone else knows they can get it" is equivalent to 'trusting that person with the firearm.'

That leads to Mark's point ... 'the ineffectiveness of laws.' If the government manages to pass a law that requires citizens to turn in their guns, law-abiding citizens will turn in their guns without complaint (well, probably complaining a little; but they'll begrudgingly obey). But "The Crips & The Bloods" (and other various outlaws ... the 'minority groups' who commit the crimes) will have very-little trouble-keeping their guns and -more easily using their guns to make law-abiding citizens suffer!

(Oh, the police will stop them and make sure they don't inflict more suffering; just that 'We the People' will have a harder time protecting ourselves! (oh, we will be able to protect ourselves; but ... we'll be "bringing a knife to a gun-fight!))

So ... I guess my conclusion here is not 'that the legislators are doing a bad job,' it's just that–to keep this "Land of the Free and Home of the Brave" a truly Democratic Republic–we can't just 'vote for people we think will "represent" us, and then ignore them as we go about our daily lives!' We have to keep an eye on them and make sure they are 'representing our best-interests!'

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

#ScraptainsLog, Recovery-mental: Notes from Support-Group @tbi_hope @bigsupportgroup @CopelandNetwork @biaok

At support-group last night, an upperclassman Psych. major introduced us to the following acronym:
I don't know what this is ... I searched Bing Images for 'survivalism metamorphosis' ... the address says something about 'Kafka's Metamorphosis'

  • Suffer no more.
  • Understand the new you
  • Remember your triumphs.
  • Vanish the fear of tomorrow
  • Inspire hope in others.
  • Venture into new experiences.
  • Overcome obstacles
  • Restore your belief in yourself.
And she encouraged each of us to review how any of these words stuck out for us.
 A few stuck out for me.
  • "Suffer" - I know we want to focus on 'NOT suffering,' but–before I think about that–I remember Lord Jesus' "Suffer the children (to come unto Me)." Obviously, He means, 'Let the children hear/believe-in/follow-after Me'; but He says (a word that is translated) 'Suffer'—indicating that the parents/guardians 'feel a loss' as the children leave the protection of "blind obedience" and start to learn "why their guardians tell them to do things (including reasons-why they might want to disobey)!"

    The word is also translated "Send Away, Release, Remit, Let Go, Permit to Depart." This reminds me of a crucial element that a support-group leader (sometimes myself) usually manages to bring up during the meetings: Grief ... it's not just 'feeling the pain of the loss'—it's acknowledging the loss, accepting the loss, and 'letting go.'

    (I think of 'losing a limb.' I never have & hope I never do, but–if I do–it's not coming back ... if I grow another one, it'll be 'my new arm' and not 'the old arm again.')

    Maybe that's what He meant by 'suffer': let go of the children for a while, but keep 'their place at your side' open for them to return! But–with we who want to stop suffering–we want to fill up the place where the loss was felt!

    We do that by Grieving our loss. E.g. I was 'a virtuoso-violinist & -percussionist' and a lightning-fast runner. Now my "chops" are back to elementary-school levels, and I can barely even 'walk fast!' I grieved that loss, and I'm sure I could become a 'jackrabbit fiddle-player' someday; but it won't be 'because I used-to-could,' and the former 'fiddling jackrabbit' is a being whom I suffer no more!

  • "Understand" - basically, shift your focus from 'the "you" that you used to be' to 'the "you" that you have to be today.

  • "Remember your Triumphs"

  • "Vanish Tomorrow's Fear" - When I saw this one, I started thinking 'How does one "vanish something"?' And I immediately thought of 'stage magic'—when the magician hides something behind a curtain & 'makes it Vanish!'

    And I remembered that ... SPOILER ALERT! for any of you who've never seen a stage-magician (David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, etc.) perform such a trick ...

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    ... the 'something that Vanishes!' was probably gone from the moment you couldn't see it! Meaning that the magician was 'hiding' absolutely nothing most of that time, and so (after some slight-of-hand and other 'distract & conceal'-action) 'the object that vanishes' was never actually there!

    The point is that 'what you fear about tomorrow' is about as "not even there" as 'the object the stage-magician wants you to think they're "still holding" beyond the veil.'

  • "Inspire Hope" - inspire, expire; just keep breathin` ...

  • "Venture"

  • "Overcome" - I just got a letter from Kenneth Copeland Ministries, reminding 'us' (me & all the KCM-partners) that we've "overcome the world!" 'What stood out to me in that letter' was the re-identification it demanded–we're no longer 'humans hoping the spirit helps us'; but we're 'The Spirit of Jesus inhabiting all of our bodies (as parts of one body)'–but Brother Copeland seems to think we should focus not on our role as 'parts of The Body' but -as 'World-Overcomers.'

  • "Restore"

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

#ScraptainsLog, Epistle-mental: 'Faithdentity' Crisis @CopelandNetwork @UCGia @FOXnews

Another "Letter to the 'Partners' of Kenneth Copeland Ministries" (i.e. to 'the people who get on the KCM mailing-list & who might send back some "faith-seed"'), but this one is more than just the usual 'reminder that God wants us to prosper in God's glory'-etc. 

It describes 'faith' the same way Americans describe 'freedom'—like it's some sort of 'genetic abnormality' that gives its mutants some "special power" (for Americans, 'freedom' means we have "life, liberty, and happiness-pursuit" that somehow outweighs our need to "do unto others as we'd have others do unto us"; in Christianity, 'faith' means ... well, let's see how Brother Copeland puts it (summarized in this 'bookmarcyclical')):

KENNETH COPELAND MINISTRIES
June 2018
I AM A Nᴇᴡ Cʀᴇᴀᴛᴜʀᴇ
maybe we don't SPECIFICALLY 'change from Brad Pitt to Orlando Bloom,' but ...

I Am a World Overcomer

June 2018

Dear Partner,


          Let’s begin today by looking at 1 John 5:4:
4 For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
          Are you born of God? You are if Jesus is your LORD. If He’s your LORD, you are a world overcomer. Whether you’re overcoming or not is another matter, and that’s what we’re going to talk about in this letter.
          The words victory and overcome let us know there is a struggle involved with faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God. Why? Well, for one reason, without faith the world will always overcome and claim victory over us. That means the devil will be lording it over us instead of us walking in the victory that Jesus bought and paid for in His death, burial and resurrection. Remember
Romans 6:14?
14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
          Sin and satan are synonymous...satan shall not have dominion over you!
          Let’s look at 1 Timothy 6:12:
12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
          Fight the good fight of FAITH! We’re not fighting sin. We just read where grace has defeated sin. No, it’s a faith fight. That struggle is very simply laid out in 2 Corinthians 5:7:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight.)
          Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11 and Hebrews 10:38 all say, “The just shall live by faith.” That settles that. Living by faith is not optional. So we will fight the good fight of faith and walk in victory over the world! Shout amen, somebody! 
          One of the major hindrances, or enemies, to faith is lack of knowledge of what it means to be a new creature in Christ.
Let’s look at 2 Corinthians 5:17:
17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
          To get more insight into what’s being said here, let’s go back up to chapter 4, verse 16:
16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
          What we read in chapter 5:17 is referring to the inward man—the real you. Your physical body, or outward man, will die. But the inward man never dies. When you received Jesus as your LORD and Savior, you did all the dying you’ll ever do.
Romans 6:6-8 says:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him.
          At that moment, you were created in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:10 says:
10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Can you see it? You are not just forgiven. You actually, really, were born again. I was born of my mother Dec. 6, 1936. I was born from above Nov. 2, 1962. Everything in my spirit passed away, became new, and all things were of God. I was born of my Father, the Most High God!
          No true believer should ever say, “After all, I’m only human.” No! You are not only human. You are a new creature. God is your Father, and you have His spiritual DNA. That’s His faith inside you, the new creature. Love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness and temperance are in you right now because you’re born of GodHe is living in you 24 hours a day. Say it: “I’m a new creature. I’m just like my twin Brother, Jesus. He is inside me, and I am inside Him. Thank God, the old me is gone forever! The new me is alive to Him forever!” I know what’s happening to you as you’re saying this. Your faith is rising. I know because my faith is roaring inside me reading the scriptures and writing these things to you!
          Now let’s find out what this new creature is. We were in 2 Corinthians 5:17.
          Let’s read verse 21:
21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
          For He who knew NO SIN was MADE TO BE SIN so that we might be MADE the righteousness of God IN HIM. The new creature has been invited to come boldly to the throne of grace. You and I, and all other new creatures, are robed in Jesus’ righteousness! We can, by faith, stand in His holy presence without any sense of guilt or shame. In Hebrews 10:1-2, guilt and shame are called sin consciousness. Victory-producing faith comes from renewing the mind with a righteousness consciousness. So say out loud: “I have been made, or created, the righteousness of God in Him. He committed no sin. I committed no righteousness. He was made sin with my sin. I was made righteous with His righteousness. Praise God forevermore! Thank You, Jesus, for what You’ve done to give me the victory. You’ve given me victory over death and victory over the world. By faith, I am the victor. I will never be the victim again!
          As you sow your BLESSING seed this month, declare over it: “Thank God, I have strong faith! I have the victory. Jesus has provided it for me. It’s in me now. I have the victory over my life—spirit, soul, body, financially and socially. I am an overcoming, world overcomer. I am strong in The LORD and in the power of His might. Greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world. This is an overcoming seed sown into overcoming ground. I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. I’m supposed to prosper. I’m supposed to be in good health. Therefore, I take it by faith, NOW. I have it. I thank You for it, Jesus, and I forgive if I have aught against any, according to Your WORD in Mark 11:23-25.”
          Now, shout like David shouted, and dance like David danced. We’re all shouting the victory with you! Gloria and I love you so very much. We pray for you every day!
Love,
See? 'Being a Christian' is more like "Being 'a Meta'" than -like 'being a Jesus-fan!' Sure, Christians are all 'big fans of Jesus'; but more than that, they are 'empowered' (amplified? strengthened? mutated?) by the process of 'belief without true witness' (which is 'what "faith" is' to the objective observer).

I don't see 'that connection' ... I think that's "one o` those questions asked to Jesus that He 'responded to' (without 'answering the question') with a distraction": How can you be 'born again' unless you 'emerge from The Womb' another time?

... I 'pray about it,' and God answers* by reminding me that Jesus is frequently described as Our Redeemer. What does it mean to be 'Our Redeemer'? Not very much (at least not 'most of the stuff Christians say about Him').

I hear Bible-study talk about 'how King Boaz was Ruth's redeemer,' but I forget exactly what that means—something like 'he took the Samaritan widow & made her a Hebrew Judge.' But what I think 'the role of Our Redeemer' is ... He 'lets us in' or 'grants us position in the Kingdom hierarchy.'

God also reminds me that Jesus said He wouldn't remember 'that we preach & teach & volunteer & pray & praise (and eat & breathe & live) in His Name!' How then is He to be 'our Redeemer'?
(I'm sorry, I'm still stuck in 'the old Catholic translation'—where all our prayers-etc. were given 'as a group of representatives of the Church-body' rather than 'as individual "children-of-God" who hang-out in the cathedral.')
Possibly because we
are each-of-us 'dead-bodies inhabited by His living Spirit'—essentially "clones" of Him ... not 'identical repetition'-clones ... but more like 'different host-bodies for the same symbiote!'


*"How can you 'pray to God,'" you might ask me, "if you don't 'believe what you have not personally witnessed'?" Well, I don't claim to 'completely understand' why- or how- or even when-or-where-this works; but "Prayer doesn't change God's plans," all it does is 'aid the pray-er in seeing "God's plan"'—sort of like 'watching the Most Watched, Most Trusted News-media' can show you what the powerful people's plans are (so you know how best to survive/profit-from them).

... "Wait a minute, Uncle Jay! Did you just equate 'praying to God' with 'watching FOX NEWS'?" Well, 'the former' is 'more powerful in truly seeing righteousness-etc. coming from The Kingdom'; but the latter ... might be 'the earthly parallel'—think about it! they both involve 'happenings over-which you have no real power' ... ... ... 

#ScraptainsLog, Bookmarcyclical: I Am a World Overcomer! @CopelandNetwork @BibleHub


I AM A WORLD OVERCOMER!



Declaration of My New Creation!
I AM A WORLD OVERCOMER!

THANK GOD, I HAVE STRONG FAITH! I have the victory. Jesus has provided it for me. It's in me now 
I HAVE THE VICTORY OVER MY LIFE—spirit, soul, body, financially and socially. 
I AM AN OVERCOMING WORLD OVERCOMER. I am strong in The LORD and in the power of His might. 
GREATER IS HE WHO IS IN ME than he who is in the world. 
I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD IN CHRIST JESUS. I'm supposed to prosper. I'm supposed to be in good health. Therefore, I take it by faith, NOW. I have it! 
I THANK YOU FOR IT, JESUS, and I forgive if I have aught against any, according to Your WORD in Mark 11:23-25!
FORT WORTH, TX 76192 // 1-800-600-7395 (U.S. only) or +1-817-852-6000 // KCM.ORG 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

#ScraptainsLog, Beggingcyclical @CopelandNetwork

People say Kenneth Copeland Ministries is a scam. Looking for 'some of these people,' I surfed to one of those website-checkers (sorta like Snopes); and one user made a comment to the 'rumor' that "Kenneth & Gloria Copeland have never called to ask for money."

And I'm sure that there are ways you can say they never technically asked for money, but ...

Many years ago, I 'got it in my head' that I could send a few cents to KCM & then just sit back and let the massive harvest roll in. Well, I'm still waiting for that; but in the meantime–EVERY MONTH–Brother Kenneth attaches 'a donation-card' (like a ministry-bill) and a little note telling us that they're expecting us to 'sow our blessing seed' (pray over some money and send it to the ministry) ...

And that's not begging? They could say it's not (as we "Partners" have already sent in money, so ... it's not "begging" if you're just 'asking for a gift from people who've already given one to you,' right? Or is that why grandparents get worried about "spoiling" their grandchildren by too-often giving them 'the gifts they ask for'?

      Tell me if 'this "encyclical"' doesn't count as "begging":
I Am Sowing in BOLD Faith 
I take my seed into my hand and name it a hundredfold! 
I stand boldly in faith, and I receive the hundredfold measure! 
"And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred."
Mark 4:20 
(Please indicate your measure on the specified section of this response sheet!)


... 🔲 Heavenly Father, I sow my blessing seed of     ,       .      ... or my MONTHLY RECURRING CHARGE of     ,       .    
Brother Copeland's (current? former?) son-in-law talks with Gloria, and says that 'the tithe' (a commonly-donated fraction-of-one's-income) is not the sown seed! the tithe is 'profit that ALREADY belongs to God!' (sort of like a franchisee pays either a flat-fee or a percentage to the franchising company). 

Interesting that KCM does not remind us of this technicality when telling us that 'the seed' we send in will bring for 30- or 60- or 100-fold fruits—does not remind us that 'the fruits are not "valid" unless we're current on our "tithes".' ... Hmm ...