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A Ludicrous Tale.
Shenstone, in merry vein, hath told
They fed on Homer, Pindar too
Tho' Shenstone's rats were rats of taste,
Know then, that in an upper room,
One night they ran across the floor,
This rat, in eager search of pelf,
The rest ascended from the floor,
Addresses, pamphlets, fell a prey,
Such havoc mark'd their steps until
Its glass was broken by the fall,
This was an emblem of the tree
But when they back return'd again,
"Prints, pamphlets, Paine's true Rights of Men,
Ten sharp spring-traps were then prepar'd,
Next night the vermin trotted out
Had they not meddled with Tom Paine,
Thus perish'd both, the writings first,
Christleton, Dec. 20.
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Las quejas sobre Q12 han volado en redes y foros durante los últimos meses. El pasado enero se publicaba un artículo en Menéame llamado "La estafa de Q12". En él se hablaba de cómo varias personas que han ganado de forma sostenida eran baneadas sin ningún tipo de explicación por parte de la plataforma.
Si no conocías el juego, Q12 es una app en la que desde tu móvil puedes jugar en directo respondiendo doce preguntas en menos de diez segundos cada una, como si se tratara de un programa de televisión. Si consigues responder todas correctamente el premio es de 500 euros (2.000 los domingos), a repartir entre todos los ganadores de ese día.
Algunas voces en redes y foros aseguran que son expulsadas del juego en cuanto ganan, o en cuanto ganan más de una vez. Visitamos las oficinas de Q12 para que su fundador nos dé su versión.
Ganador múltiple = sospechoso
El artículo de Menéame al que nos referíamos no es la única queja pública que ha recibido Q12. Podemos encontrar desde hilos en Forocoches hasta tuits dirigidos a la cuenta de Twitter del juego.
La respuesta que suele dar Q12 (cuando da una respuesta) es que el bloqueo se produce porque sospechan que han cometido irregularidades. Nos hemos puesto en contacto con algunos de los usuarios que han protestado públicamente para que nos cuenten qué versión les dio la plataforma sobre su expulsión.
Uno de ellos nos explica que fue uno de las eliminados junto a otros usuarios en diciembre: "Tardaron mucho en responderme, pusimos mensajes en público en Facebook y Twitter... y finalmente nos escribieron a todos los afectados un 'copiapega' donde nos decían que sospechaban que hacíamos trampas".
Algunos usuarios han sido expulsados de la plataforma porque desde Q12 se ha detectado que participan organizados en grupos de Telegram o Discord, que tienen monitorizados
"No he llegado a saber en qué consistía mi supuesta trampa, aunque parece claro que se refiere a gente que ha ganado varias veces. Habré ganado como mucho diez veces, quizás menos, tras cinco meses jugando casi todos los días, ni siquiera era tan buena. Aunque estaba en el Top 9 porque un día gané 333,33 euros".
Otro jugador, baneado en septiembre, nos explica que sí recibió una llamada por parte del responsable de comunicación de Q12, cuya grabación nos ha facilitado. En ella le comunicaron su expulsión porque habían detectado que jugaba simultáneamente con dos móviles distintos. Él les respondió: "La otra cuenta es de mi madre, que juega conmigo en la misma habitación, hay gente que juega con varias cuentas y les habéis dicho que no pasa nada mientras sean cuentas de PayPal distintas".
El emisor de la llamada le respondió que "usted ha dicho públicamente que juega con dos móviles, [...] no solo es una clara ventaja respecto a otros usuarios, sino que usted es usuario activo de varios foros junto a cientos de personas, y esta forma de actuar va en contra de los principios de Q12. Esta llamada es simplemente para comunicarle, no para discutir, porque es una decisión que está tomada y era para avisarle que está vetado del juego, que tenga buenas tardes".
Con lo de los "foros junto a cientos de personas" se refiere a plataformas que usan algunos jugadores de Q12 para organizarse de cara a acertar más respuestas. En este caso, se refería a un un grupo de Discord en el que este usuario hablaba con otros jugadores y en el que mencionó que jugaba con dos móviles a la vez. Alguien de Q12 también estaba allí y así fue detectado: el juego tiene monitorizados los canales y grupos de Discord o Telegram en los que se organizan algunos jugadores.
"Si revisando nuestros datos vemos a alguien se sale de la media y sospechamos que hace trampas, lo baneamos"
Hasta ahora Q12 no ha monetizado su aplicación -razón por la que hay usuarios, como hemos visto antes, que sospechaban que los baneos se producían para ahorrar una parte del dinero de los premios-, pero Carlos nos explica que actualmente tienen "varias campañas cerradas con empresas de distintas índoles". Así que la llegada de ingresos de Q12 está al caer.
"Analizamos constantemente nuestra base de datos, vemos quién gana y quién no", nos cuenta Carlos cuando le preguntamos por los baneos dentro de Q12, "tenemos muchos datos para analizar y gracias a ello podemos detectar a los jugadores que se salen del patrón".
"Si en promedio los usuarios suelen ganar una vez, si acaso, ¿cómo es posible que alguien gane en cinco ocasiones? No hacemos preguntas imposibles, pero la mayoría son preguntas blindadas, que no pueden ser detectadas por sistemas automatizados, es sospechoso", dice Carlos. Su base de datos registra cualquier movimiento en la plataforma: si un usuario tiene un sistema automatizado, scripts, bots, patrones de conexión, tiempo de respuesta, un determinado porcentaje de respuestas correctas e incorrectas… Todo son factores que influyen para determinar si un usuario está incumpliendo las normas.
"Si revisando estas tablas alguien se sale de la media, lo revisamos. Si sospechamos y creemos de buena fe que esta persona tiene algo que le proporciona alguna ventaja según nuestro punto de vista, la baneamos", afirma.
Su sistema se encarga de destacar a este tipo de usuarios. Luego el equipo revisa el caso, y "si creemos de buena fe que tiene algo que le proporciona alguna ventaja según nuestro punto de vista, la baneamos" dice Carlos. Si Q12 tiene la sospecha de que un usuario hace trampas, le expulsarán del juego sin que pueda replicar.
Definición de "trampa"
"Si cumples ciertos patrones, el sistema te saca y luego hace el baneo", explica Carlos. "El sistema se puede equivocar, pero es porque le ponemos unos pesos a ciertos patrones: cuántas veces has ganado, cuántas has respondido bien, ratios... Es imposible que el 90% de las preguntas las hayas respondido correctamente". Incluso aunque el usuario no gane en el juego, automáticamente el patrón lo puede destacar como sospechoso si cumple ciertos parámetros como los antes mencionados.
"Estamos regalando dinero, es normal que nos encontremos con gente que intenta tomarnos el pelo, y por eso lo tenemos monitorizado, y si ganas dos veces ya te vamos a flaguear"
Aparte de eso, tienen monitorizados los grupos de chat sobre Q12 para evitar que haya usuarios que jueguen "de forma fraudulenta", grupos en los que puede haber cientos de usuarios organizados durante cada sesión de juego. "Evidentemente hay personas que usan sistemas automatizados, porque curiosamente siempre ganan los de Telegram", dice el fundador del juego.
Nos explica también que los términos y condiciones de uso se van a actualizar pronto para "añadir restricciones a los grupos de chats, rechazando los grupos de más de un número determinado de personas a la hora de jugar Q12". Norma no figuraba originalmente en el juego.
"Esto es nuestro día a día, pero ocurre con un porcentaje muy bajo de usuarios, del millón y pico de las personas que se han descargado la aplicación habremos baneado a unas doscientas; la cuestión es que estamos regalando dinero, es normal que nos encontremos con gente que intenta tomarnos el pelo, por eso lo tenemos monitorizado. Y si ganas dos veces ya te vamos a flaguear. Es poca gente haciendo mucho ruido".
Términos que podrían considerarse abusivos
Carlos nos explica que al igual que un local privado se reserva su derecho de admisión, ellos también: "Esto es una aplicación privada, has incumplido nuestras normas, ¿por qué? Porque nosotros lo sospechamos, lo vemos claramente, por lo tanto estás baneado, nos reservamos nuestro derecho de acceso".
Este tipo de términos, "aunque sea en un juego gratuito, han de ser claros y transparentes con el usuario, no pudiendo contener cláusulas que puedan considerarse abusivas", según nos explica Joaquín Muñoz, abogado especializado en juego y nuevas tecnologías, que nos cuenta también que a este concurso no le corresponde ser regulado por la Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego, el ente que regula juegos de azar como casinos o bingos, ya que el usuario no realiza un desembolso económico para jugar.
Q12 no entra dentro del ámbito de aplicación de la Ley de Regulación del Juego, ya que la participación se realiza de forma gratuita, y no se le considera concurso como tal
Por ello, Q12 no entra dentro del ámbito de aplicación de la Ley de Regulación del Juego, ya que la participación es gratuita, no está regulada como concurso, aunque haya un premio monetario final. Q12 argumenta esa gratuidad para justificar que "no puede haber lugar a queja por parte de los usuarios".
Joaquín lo ve de otra forma: "Un usuario puede ser también un cliente o consumidor aunque no haga un desembolso como tal. La cuestión es que Q12 no está sujeto a ninguna administración, pero eso no significa que no se le pueda denunciar o reclamar como consumidor".
Este juego está inspirado por la estadounidense HQ, quien también tiene estas cláusulas de no responsabilidad, las cuales se replican aquí. No obstante, "en España no funciona así, porque aunque el patrocinador indica en las cláusulas que el premio no está garantizado, se puede considerar publicidad engañosa a la hora de promocionar el juego", nos explica el abogado.
"Aunque el patrocinador en las cláusulas indica que el premio no está garantizado se puede considerar publicidad engañosa"
Sin embargo, Carlos Alcántara cree que "los usuarios no tienen sustancia legal para denunciarnos, es un juego gratuito donde nos reservamos el derecho de admisión, al registrarse en la aplicación uno firma estar de acuerdo con que tenemos el derecho de banear a alguien que no cumple las reglas o del que sospechamos de buena fe".
También afirma que ellos sí que tienen la potestad de denunciar a usuarios que usen métodos fraudulentos si lo saben a ciencia cierta: "Lo hemos pensado, pero sin llegar a hacerlo. Los americanos lo han hecho muchas veces. Cuando HQ llegó a su pico viral salieron muchos bots, plataformas de voz, etc. Y los abogados de HQ les mandaron una carta de cese y desista. De no hacerlo, se iban a emprender acciones legales, porque es un delito, y todos pararon de inmediato".
En cambio, Joaquín afirma que "por mucho que el usuario haya leído ese término, se puede considerar abusivo contra los derechos del mismo". Aconseja que a la hora de reclamar el baneo, o en caso de denunciarlo, lo mejor es presentar pruebas claras de que uno no ha hecho trampas a la hora de ganar.
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Gaming-centric online chat app Discord has a lot of uses, but to get the most out of your server, you might want to think about automation. Discord bots can help, taking care of minor functions like listing the rules of your server.
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by Tom Sullivan
A January 4, 2017 tweet from Sen. Bernie Sanders about the incoming Donald Trump administration resurfaced on Monday. Sanders reminded Trump voters he promised not to cut their Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
The Trump administration’s annual budget proposal on Monday envisioned a series of cuts that contrasted with the president’s own words of support for both programs and people — including some groups that make up his political base. To help make way for more military and border spending, it would slash programs large and small, from Medicaid and Medicare — which President Trump as a candidate promised to protect — to safety nets for farmers.Trump's proposal cuts $845 billion in “waste, fraud and abuse” from Medicare for older Americans, cuts the sitting president deems necessary to offset the climbing deficits generated by two years of his tax cut for wealthier ones. Sanders responded with a series of tweets condemning "Trump’s budget cuts $1.5 trillion from Medicaid, $845 billion from Medicare and $25 billion from Social Security."
With Democrats now in control of the House, Trump's proposal is going nowhere. (Not that his budgets were less dead on arrival when the GOP held the majority.)
Naturally, the proposal includes another $8.6 billion for the president’s border wall/fence/barrier.
Slate's Jim Newell wonders if the White House is not in on the joke. Presidents' budget proposals are typical “statements of priorities” rather than direct guidance to Congress. Trump's cuts to safety net programs to pay for increases in defense spending could be setting up the next government shutdown:
The White House’s only priority, though, is boosting military spending—and it would be more than pleased to see non-defense spending fall off of a cliff. In its new budget, defense spending would increase from $716 billion to $750 billion next year, while non-defense spending would fall from $620 billion to $567 billion. The cuts would come from food stamps, health care, the Environmental Protection Agency, and education, to name just a few.The Senate’s 60-vote threshold has meant, even with Mitch McConnell as the Republicans' majority leader, to pass budgets Republicans have had to balance boosts to defense spending against Democrats' demand for safety net program increases. With Nancy Pelosi as speaker, Newell suggests, Republicans will have to engage again in bipartisan wrangling of the sort that sets Trump's dentures on edge.
"If Trump proclaims that he won’t sign such a deal," Newell concludes, "he’ll have cornered himself, and the country will again careen toward a government shutdown. In other words, it sounds exactly like the move that would appeal to him most."
Trump loves sowing chaos to keep allies and opponents off balance. In question is whether he has the bandwidth to put energy behind it in the middle of a whirlwind of ongoing special counsel and House investigations into his campaign and his family business, plus just-announced investigations by the New York attorney general's office into Trump Organization projects. Trump could be close to reacting like the Enterprise computer when asked to compute "to the last digit the value of pi."
In the meantime, Democrats sick of years of Republican hectoring about Hillary Clinton's email may have the chance to fire back with But his Medicare cuts.
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|Comment on Colonial Gothic: Grim & Perilous RPG by Peter R. Cache Translate Page||I have been hanging out on the Grim & Perilous Studios Discord server so I have seen the Colonial Gothic project unfold.
Like you have found the setting is not massively popular in the UK. I guess our school days history doesn't dwell too much on the times the british lost.
The most exciting thing is the potential here for Zweihänder powered games. We have the original Zweihänder, now we have Colonial Gothic. In the pipeline are Dark Astral, another 600+ page book and Tetsubo.
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, job design, and work stress. (Robbins, 1996, p. 10) b) The definition goes on to explain that OB “investigates the impact of individuals, groups, and structure..” This means that three distinct factors—the individuals, the groups, and the structure—impact behavior within organizations. c) Finally, as stated in our definition of OB, we apply the knowledge gained about the individuals, groups, and structure to study its effect on the organizational behavior in order to make organizations work more effectively. Making the...
|March 13 - Characteristics of Peacemakers, Part 1 Cache Translate Page|
“‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God’” (Matthew 5:9).
The apostle tells us that “God has called us to peace” (1 Cor. 7:15), that He “reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Cor. 5:18). The ministry of reconciliation is peacemaking. Those whom God has called to peace He also calls to make peace.
Today and tomorrow we’re going to look at four things that characterize a peacemaker. First, he is one who has made peace with God. Before we came to Christ, God was at war with us. Whatever we may have thought consciously about God, our hearts were against Him. But “while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son” (Rom. 5:10). God reconciled us to Himself through the work of Christ on the cross. Our battle with God ended and our peace with Him began. And because we have been given God’s peace, we are called to share God’s peace with others (Eph. 6:15).
Second, a peacemaker leads others to make peace with God. Christians are a body of sinners cleansed by Jesus Christ and commissioned to carry His gospel to the rest of the world. Once freed from the shackles of sin, a Christian doesn’t look down on his fellow sinners; he or she realizes they are beggars who have been fed and are now called to help feed others. Our purpose is to preach “peace through Jesus Christ” (Acts 10:36). To lead a sinner to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ is the most peacemaking act a believer can perform. That’s your ministry as an ambassador of Christ.
Have you ever thought about this before—that you are “called” to the ministry of peacemaking? How does that change your responsibilities as you go through the day? How does it affect the obligation you feel when others continue in stirring up discord and disharmony?
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Author: Baal Bunny
Description: A violent series of twitches propels Pinkie toward Fluttershy's cottage just as Discord is complaining about how regularized his chaos has seemed lately.
Ponyville might want to batten down its hatches.
Out of an Orange-Colored Sky
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Most of my friends were on the same kick. Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Shea, Kerry Thornley, Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, Malaclypse the Younger, even old Gruad the Greyface had amazing things to teach us. Phil Hine, Hakim Bey, and Fenwick, with his Fotamecus time bending daimon who was last seen ascending the heavens yelling, "CHRONOS YOUR TIME HAS COME!"
We ate it up, found quarters, did LSD, misquoted William Blake, and painted our Air Jordans neon pink and yellow because fuck you. We listened to Use Your Illusion I & II, and laughed at Axel's attempts to pretend he got it. We read Austin Osman Spare, and Aleister Crowley, and while the OTO was busy figuring out how to treat women like people, we were figuring out "that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves."
And then I spent about 18 years in the region of Thud, and forgot a lot of things, and then I came back to the occult thinking all of y'all understood this fundamental truth.
So Imma teach you.
Starting as soon as I get enough people signed on, I'm going to be teaching 5 classes on the fundamentals of Erisianism, which is condensed chaos, which is loosely outlined in the Principia Discordia.
If you want to join up, it will be $115 total for all five classes ($23 each). You will learn and understand the fundamental truths that make all magick possible, plausible, and effective, including but not limited to:
So yea, I'm going there. All those places. I'm inviting you to join me, because there's a thing about me that people don't get, and that means there's a thing about you that you don't get.
Let's fix this shit.
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Blake Healy, director of the Bethel Atlanta School of Supernatural Ministry, has a spiritual gift so incredible it's almost hard to believe. Healy can see in the Spirit. Or as he puts it, "Since I was a kid, I've seen angels, demons and other spiritual things the same way I would see you if you were standing in front of me."
Whenever he shares his gift with others, he's greeted by a litany of questions. Some are curious: "What do you see in this room right now?" Some are skeptical: "Are you sure you're not a paranoid schizophrenic?" Some are even personal: "Is it hard for you to witness all that demonic activity?"
That last query generates the most surprising reply. Healy says the demons used to scare him when he was a kid. From ages 9 to 12, he remembers experiencing tremendous fear every single night because he could see demons enter his room. He was tormented by them. The nightly attacks only ended when Healy and his family began attending a Spirit-filled church that recognized and validated his gifting.
Now, Healy says, he's tormented by something far more common than demons.
"The truth is, I'm usually not all that bothered by the demonic things that I see, because I've seen a lot of the plans of the enemy, and he only has so many of them," Healy says. "It's also not too hard to see spiritual wounds, because I can feel the plan God has to heal every single one of those. The most challenging thing to see in the Spirit is when I see just how much of God's goodness He pours out on His people, and how much of that goodness goes unclaimed either because we don't know it's there or we don't know it belongs to us."
That tragic reality prompted Healy to write his second book, Profound Good, released in February by Charisma House. He says all of his supernatural experiences deepened but ultimately simplified his understanding of God's character. His book is based on a simple idea, devoid of any frills, dramatic twists or prophetic revelations: "God wants to know you, and God wants to be known by you."
"That's it," he laughs. "That's the 'profound good.' That's the secret ending. But for me, and hopefully my readers as well, the journey of what that actually means and how that manifests in our life can be transformative."
Today he's using his gifts and insights to help both his Bethel family and the broader body of Christ. Chuck Pierce, president of Glory of Zion International, says Healy's teachings have helped many prophetic seers in his own ministry.
"A major portion of our ministry has to do with releasing prophetic insight and intercessory revelation," Pierce says. "Blake Healy's [first] book, The Veil, came into our path last year, and upon giving this to several of our intercessors, I saw the fruit of it. They were greatly touched by what Blake shared, and it gave verbiage to what they experienced. We've hosted two large gatherings here where he has ministered, and both times, he was a favorite of the entire congregation. I found he had such a credible way of presenting his testimony and then ministering his gift. I found him very authentic and not pretentious or showy at all. Blake has a very genuine seer gift, which is one of the prophetic dimensions that God activates within us."
Through Heaven's Eyes
Healy has been able to see in the Spirit for his entire life. He says his first memory involves sitting in the car while his mom chatted with a teller at the bank's drive-through window. Worship music played over the car radio. Healy says he saw "a half-dozen baseballs of light just kind of drifting back and forth with the music." He says they were angels.
Though Healy was raised in the church, his church did not believe in the ongoing gifts of the Spirit, so he kept his visions to himself. He says his parents didn't think much of the unusual things he'd say, branding him as "imaginative." Healy was 12 before his family began attending a charismatic church that trained people in the prophetic and the gifts of the Spirit.
"It was the first time I ever heard anything that gave context to these things I was seeing," Healy says. "And when I did, it finally gave me the courage to fully share what was going on with my parents and the church leaders there. Because up until that point, I had just told them I was scared. I was scared of what would happen if I told them I was actually seeing things. The amazing thing was that as soon as I shared with my parents and learned that what I had was a gift, all the nighttime terror stuff completely stopped over the course of a week."
Healy has since come to meet others with the gift of seeing in the Spirit. When he first told the elders at his church about his gift, none of them could relate. Even though they believed him and knew secondhand of some people who had similar experiences, no one could relate to what he was going through. He felt alone.
That changed when he attended the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California, where he met six other similarly gifted people. Then, after he self-published his first book, The Veil, he received thousands of emails from people who had seen in the Spirit or had children with similar experiences. Now, Healy believes seeing in the Spirit is a relatively common gift, but one many recipients shut down because they feared or didn't understand it.
"I believe the gift of seeing in the Spirit is meant to be available for every Christian, because I believe every gift is available to every Christian," he says. "I believe that because of how much God wants us to know Him and how much He wants to reveal His nature to us. For me, the answer to the question of 'Why can I see in the Spirit?' is because God wants me to know Him. That's why I can see in the Spirit. That's why you can see in the Spirit."
But will those same two people see the same thing? Not always, according to Healy. Sometimes he and another seer will witness the same thing—which Healy calls "a fun validation experience." But other times they may see dramatically different things. Healy says that's not because one of them is a fraud or mistaken—it's because their perspective is limited.
"Take any room," he says. "Cup your hands and put them over one eye. If you look around the room, you could notice something and go into a lot of detail about how that light switch works, what kind of lighting fixture that is or what kind of door handle that is. But you could totally miss this window that has all this crazy nature outside of it or this intricate thing on the floor. All this to say that because there's so much going on in the Spirit realm, it's very understandable that two people who have similar gifts might just be, if you will, zooming in on completely different things."
So how does that "zooming in" process work? Healy says it's difficult to explain exactly, hesitating to describe it as either fully automatic or fully intentional. He instead compares it to his morning commute.
"It's not so different from when you're driving," he says. "You can look through the windshield and see the road, cars and signs, or you can focus on the windshield glass itself. And when you do that, you can see maybe some water spots, some small cracks, little particles of dust—things that are always there but if you're not focusing on them, you don't really see or think about them at all."
God's Good Invitation
Today, Healy is comfortable talking and sharing his giftings with the church. His supernatural anointing and gifting has been lauded by major charismatic leaders, including Bill Johnson, senior pastor of Bethel Church in Redding, California.
"In past generations, the Lord poured out His anointing on individuals so that His goodness and power would be displayed to His people," Johnson says. "Entire generations were impacted by the likes of Smith Wigglesworth, John G. Lake, Kathryn Kuhlman and countless others. People came from around the world to receive from their ministries and to experience the presence and works of God for themselves. These heroes of the faith were amazing gifts to the church.
"But in recent days, there has been a shift. It's not that God has withheld His anointing from individuals. It's that He is now pouring out His anointing on individuals who are positioned to equip a generation. God's desire is for His entire body to manifest His power and love, reaching the whole world through the beauty of the gospel. Blake Healy is one of these empowering individuals. His focus is not only on what God has for him individually. It is also on the awakening of the body of Christ, that it might reach its full potential."
Yet despite that powerful anointing, as a child, Healy hesitated to share his gift with his friends or family because he couldn't articulate it. He would see angels dancing in worship or standing guard at a certain door, but those visions would fill him with feeling far surpassing what he'd actually seen. He occasionally fumbled at words, coming closest with his description of these visions as "rich and nutritious," but mostly stayed quiet.
Now he has the words for what he sees.
"In every single thing that I saw—every single angel, every single move in God's presence—I was seeing how every single thing in the Spirit points back to God," Healy says. "Even the negative stuff—if you stood at the right angle and looked at the right place, from God's perspective—would actually reveal more of His glory. Every single one of those things was an invitation to know Him more and to know His goodness and His kindness."
Healy believes that invitation extends to every son and daughter of the King. He says every gift—including seeing in the Spirit—is available to every believer because of their role as a child of the King.
"If I'm only a servant, then I just need the gifts and the abilities that are necessary for me to accomplish my job," Healy says. "If, however, I'm not only a servant but I'm also a son or daughter, then all of a sudden, it shifts. I don't just need to know my job, but I need to know how my Father's kingdom works. I need to know how my Father works and how He thinks. And in that context, the idea of every spiritual gift being available makes a lot more sense. Rather than just asking, 'Why would I need that if I don't need to do anything with it?' or thinking, The Lord isn't assigning me to do something specific with that, those giftings will make a lot more sense if part of my assignment is to know Him and the way He works."
Beyond the Veil
One more question people frequently ask Healy: "Because you see in the Spirit, is it really easy to have faith? To make all the right decisions?"
"Definitely not," Healy says. But as he elaborates, it becomes clear he is less interested in results than the process. To borrow the expression, he'd rather God teach him to fish than give him a fish.
When he was dating April, now his wife, Healy says he specifically avoided asking God, "Should I or should I not marry April?" Instead, he asked God what to ask Him.
"Instead of talking to me about the answer for my relationship with April, He started talking to me about the nature of someone who loves," Healy says. "Out of that, step by step, I learned what my answer with April was. Not only in whether I should marry her or not, but also how I should continue to engage in my relationship with her and how I can keep growing in connection with her."
That unconventional, holistic approach—learning how to be a person who knows the answer rather than learning the answer—informs his own teaching style at Bethel Atlanta's School of Supernatural Ministry. Healy says he likes to teach the same way God teaches him. That means he's more comfortable than the average Christian with a level of mystery and mysticism, though he strives to avoid vagueness for vagueness' sake. He hopes his answers spark rather than end conversation.
"I kind of start broad and go narrow, when [training people to] use these gifts," Healy says. "We're trying to use them out of the character and nature of who God is. So we're using them in a way that's kind, that's just, that points people back to Him and doesn't point people back to us. We are first making these gifts about connection with our Father, and then out of the overflow of connection, it pours out on other people."
But that doesn't mean the interpersonal aspect of spiritual gifts is an afterthought. Rather, Healy says, "every spiritual gift is meant to function in the context of community." A gift properly used should not bring discord between people or cause dissent. When that arises, Healy says, correction is necessary, but that correction is never an order to stop operating in the gifts.
"We want to create a culture where it's OK to give feedback, where it's OK to hear from other people about how the way that we're prophesying and operating affects other people," he says. "We don't want to get too defensive or too precious about the way we deliver things, so much so that we don't hear about how it's impacting other people."
Most of all, Healy wants fellow believers to learn the same reality he's learning—that the supernatural and the natural exist in one unified ecosystem, and we cannot ignore one world in favor of the other. He says his ability to see both worlds lets him see how truly united they are and how physical events often mirror or act in response to spiritual events.
"For example, I've seen situations—on the negative side—where you see a demon trying to [mess with] someone," Healy says. "Maybe a friend of theirs was rude to them. So the enemy's trying to enhance the offense and the hurt that can come from that kind of thing. Maybe I'll see that demon creep up and poke that person in the eye or jab a finger in their ear. I watch as the person physically responds to that spiritual stimuli, and they'll flinch or cringe or rub their eye. What do I imagine happening in that moment? I imagine a memory of what that person said kind of spiked for a second, or you just heard a lie about what that person believes about you or what they think about you. It's normal to have some kind of physical response, and it's interesting to me how tied those two things can be."
So how can the church become more attuned and attentive to this parallel spiritual reality, which is impacting our physical world every minute of the day? Healy says it starts by destigmatizing the supernatural, especially among children.
"I think a lot of kids see in the Spirit but—simply culturally—we learn to dismiss spiritual things that we're starting to see," he says. "Whether it's telling your kid, 'Oh, stop being silly,' or 'Stop telling lies,' or 'Oh, that's just a story.' Obviously, kids have imagination, and it's possible for them to imagine things. But kids learn, 'Focus on the physical world—this is real, and this is what you need to pay attention to.'"
Healy says others shut down or never develop their gifts because of this cultural stigma. He's heard from many people who have never fully seen in the Spirit, but remember a couple of weird phenomena in their lives—a time they saw the outline of a man at their church or an amorphous figure in their bedroom for a split second—that they dismissed because it was confusing or weird.
Healy says the best way to develop the gift of seeing in the Spirit is to not simply brush off these encounters. Instead, lean in. Pay closer attention. Be attentive to what the Holy Spirit may be doing and saying around you. And whether you see the supernatural realm or not, remember that the real point is intimacy with God and understanding His character.
"This stuff isn't cool and crazy for the sake of being cool and crazy," Healy says. "You know, it's fun seeing angels. It's fun hearing stories of spiritual warfare, where angels are fighting demons and cool stuff like that. But that's not the point. The point is we're being invited to understand who our loving Father is and that all these things point back to connection with Him.
"Without that, they're just fun 'cool stories.' But when we focus on our relationship with Him, they're an invitation into the gospel."
Taylor Berglund is the associate editor of Charisma magazine and host of several podcasts on the Charisma Podcast Network.
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|Lapse of Civility Cache Translate Page||The current Common Council, under the leadership of Tom DePietro, takes pride in the civil manner in which it conducts its business. All of that seemed out the window last night, in a meeting that lasted for more than an hour and a half and included many a feisty moment.|
The discord started with a resolution forwarded to the full Council by the Housing and Transportation Committee, chaired by Tiffany Garriga (Second Ward). The resolution calls for extending New York State's Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA) of 1974, the law that created rent stabilization, to the entire state. The resolution also expresses support for the following bills now before the state legislature--S2845/A4349, S185/A2351, S2591/A1198, and S2892/A5030--all of which relate to tenants' rights.
Eileen Halloran (Fifth Ward) had concerns about the potential cost to the city of adopting rent stabilization, suggesting it might discourage investment, and protested, "This is an awful lot to ask us to understand and then vote on next week." When DePietro assured her, "This doesn't commit us to anything," Halloran opined, "I don't see Hudson as a place that needs rent stabilization." After several other aldermen reiterated that the resolution simply declared support for legislation, DePietro called for an introduction and a second to introduce the resolution.
That was the last of the resolutions to be introduced, and it was then that audience member Annette Perry rose to deliver an emotional indictment of the Common Council, the main themes of which seemed to be that she was born and raised in Hudson, and it was her town; the members of the Council (or some other undefined you) were taking over her town and wrecking it; and she was not going to let them ignore the kids and the elderly. She accused the Council of "taking from the kids" and "meeting in secret" and complained about the condition of the Youth Center. It is not clear if there was any particular incident that inspired her outrage.
DePietro tried to placate Perry by saying the Council was looking into moving the Youth Center to the former John L. Edwards school and announced that the proposals to do a feasibility study of the potential adaptive reuse of the building would be received and opened today, Tuesday, March 12, at 4:00 p.m., in City Hall.
Alderman Shershah Mizan (Third Ward) then brought up the issue of assessments, stating that some of his constituents saw the assessed value of their property double or triple, and wanted the Common Council to pass a resolution to have those properties reassessed. Mizan was told that's not how the process worked, and city assessor Justin Maxwell explained that the property owners needed to challenge their assessments. Advice was offered about the process by other aldermen, and Mizan was assured that all information needed was available online, but he protested that many homeowners don't have a good command of English, and Alderman Dewan Sarowar (Second Ward) noted that many did not know how to use a computer. Maxwell promised to work on getting interpreters and setting up a meeting with GAR on the weekend expressly for Bangladeshi homeowners. The possibility of extending the deadlines for challenging assessments was also raised, but no decision was made regarding an extension, and it may not be possible since the assessment rolls need to be finalized by July 1.
When DePietro asked if any other aldermen had issues to bring before the Council, Halloran stood, which is not typical for aldermen when they have the floor, and declared that the environment of the Council Chamber was getting "more confrontational" and called for a return of civility. DePietro said he was not allowing anyone to "go over the line," which he defined, in part, as questioning someone's motives. Garriga took Halloran's complaint to be specifically about Perry's tirade and accused Halloran of judging her (Garriga's) constituents who come to City Hall. The exchange devolved into intimations of racism and then segued into aldermen taking turns declaring what they have done, individually and collectively, to help the youth of the city. Audience member Claudia Bruce took the opportunity to bring up the revenue from the lodging tax controlled by the Tourism Board, which now amounts to about $140,000, and express the opinion that the money should not be used for branding and marketing the city but for other things--namely, the Youth Center and sidewalks. DePietro encouraged people concerned about how the funds were spent to attend the next Tourism Board meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m. at 1 North Front Street.
When DePietro invited comments from the public, a woman who identified herself only as Gloria from CCSM (Columbia County Sanctuary Movement) wanted to know whom to hold accountable for the police "violating the executive order." When DePietro said the Common Council had no jurisdiction over the police and referred her complaint to the mayor, she said, "The mayor is not getting my anger and frustration." Bryan MacCormack, executive director of CCSM, then said, "If our only access is the mayor, it's a closed door meeting. The public has to be involved." Mayor Rick Rector, who was present at the Council meeting, responded, reiterating many of the points made in a statement released on Friday. He avowed that he had supported the "Welcoming and Inclusive City" resolution when he was on the Council and continued to support it and stressed that he just wanted to get to the facts. "If the police did something wrong, we will correct it. If I did something wrong, I want to know." The woman from CCSM told Rector that his statements "don't sound like they are coming from a sincere place."
After DePietro asked MacCormack to provide more evidence that the HPD is violating the the "Welcoming and Inclusive City" resolution, and MacCormack alleged the police were present at the incident last Tuesday "to protect the safety of ICE not anyone else," it was decided that the mayor's next meeting with CCSM would be a public meeting, to take place on Friday, March 15, at 6:00 p.m. in City Hall.
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