Witch of Endor Part 3

Oh Jared, I am aware of both sides of the narrative, and am starting to enjoy this exercise. I would very much like to see more of these discussions as more participate as well. :P

My clarifications and following reflections are my response to dialogue, express, share my perspectives as iron sharpens iron. I know you were not intentionally linking purgatory to my example of the “waiting [room]”.

Now, with regards to Balaam, the witch of En-dor, and the three ladies mentioned in the Genealogy found in Matthew’s Gospel. Those are happy exceptions, in my view, where we may be able to catch a glimpse of God’s Hand in spite of the will & sin of man. (I would not dare to box God in and/or assume what God can or cannot do.) However, I still view Balaam is an exception, since God does not regularly use false prophets to prophesy, therefore it is not a norm. and by definition, an exception. Maybe this is semantics, but it matters.

While acknowledging that microcosms do exist in the Bible, and they do reveal how God operates, … without taking away from how God is Sovereign, I have to say that Balaam is not the best example of Biblical Prophecies, nor the Blessings & Covenants of God. … Obviously the way the Old Testament should be parsed, interpreted and understood is vastly different from how to handle the New Testament. It is a good reminder of the author’s intent when reading the Old Testament. … Jared, why did you bring up Balaam? lol.

If we were to look at Balaam as a (arche)type, and the Witch of Endor as a type of Balaam. Perhaps, … the spirit summoned would be the Prophet Samuel’s just as the prophecies of old Balaam were true?

What about in 1 Sam 28:12, when the witch cried out in a loud voice, … is that a parallel to the demon-possessed slave girl, following Paul in Acts 16, … and the Demon-Possessed Man with Legion in Mark 5? Either Saul has a horrible disguise or the demon recognized Saul and exclaimed!

Either way… moving on. Yes, God can and does use unbelieving nations as instruments of his judgement, as we can see today, and if God is using the witch of En-dor to discourage Saul and demoralize him and his army, we’ll find out one day. That said, … the fact that God would not communicate to Saul via one of his prophets may be evidence enough that perhaps God would still remain silent even if he went to a demon-possessed witch. Oh, on the other hand, … .

Opening too many Pandora boxes can be dangerous. So I’ll just rest here and ponder why I currently tend to focus on the principles instead of the exceptions. You are right, the author left it open in the case of the witch of En-dor and while I just happen to take the other side, the author was not concerned to answer these questions in this text, and yet it is questions like these which prompt us to venture deeper into God’s revelation. I hoped we have answered the original questions, and discovered a few good ones along the way. Happy Thanksgiving!



Moiety… Word of the day. A word ... in the way? (Guess i was not paying attention in Chem Class. Safe to say, other forms of Chem. was underway. Fond memories of reactions to follow.)

Looking for a picture was not easy, this was the best picture i could find:

Moiety’s the Word of the day: Moiety …an amount of new words my world had not yet known, never known, never known, yet to know and yet to be, yet still more awaiting to be more, to be an a-moiety amongst others, whilst, must like the sore difference between “will” and “shall”, an insult i have kissed recent, a frog forged forgotten. hissing disquieted contempt.

Disclaimer, … if you are still reading this, you have an option to stop now, for most of these will make no sense to you, these are my mental explosions in verbal form, captured in lyrics, prose and cons. if you do read to the end, i would love to hear what you think of it. If you give up, … you shall lack one of the portions unto which I’ve divided.

Reflections need we stand before a greedy green screen… laced with words of works in progress… we ponder Moiety. Black and White… in contrast, in contract, in contact and in contra!!

Often, a Mind Blown upon a noble bent, seldom of once betrayed, upon a wintery sorrow. we seat in grace.

Gazing again across a frozen lake. from a broken conquest, we feast on nuts, and my berries. On one hand, death, and the other breathe.

Moiety Forged

Strike true, once more, with what words, spoken falsefully. Times indeed has changed and yet the fire burns and continues to bear the true condition of a misty battle upon my brown brow, words, unending, left with words and passing silence. A simple life you palm, but even trees sway in the wind or break in too.

If I am vexed and yet not I, as deep call to deep, let’s find a beacon, much like one who makes a clicking noise by overreaching, so that even the hind shoe hits a fore shoe, forget me not, fore or hind.

Would you cry over spilled ink? or sail across a twice upon a time, upon your imagination. Nonetheless. Please use your imagination, the absence of which equally without excuses.

In heat, multiples of a forge, beating or hammering into shape moiety, we find no counterfeit affection here. of Venus and Adonis, or Tarquin and Lucrece, I am of old and too young to know. Adieu me before it’s due, and i remain your humble servant. Or call me an inhuman wretch,

A star, a soul of the age… enter west and wept softly. Shall i attempt now to be promised. Feeling i was there, with thee, tho apart, ever apart. your simile knows no distance and happily knits all who embraces your warmth.

How could they not vext me and now, i ask how may i not. otherwise, how may they not. so upon a life’s work to know of something and do i know now or perhaps sometimes in the future, now?

The question of ruin and rhyme, reasons that whilst… and again, with nothing more to gain, i give as i am for i have found much ink and lead of late to prescribe my woes, pouring and teeming via a crack which now leaks as a results of a pent up treasure of wit to be found, i consume.

Devotion meets Moiety

All i have done… and all i have, be voted, devoted, and there depress. how can i love the moon after first having seen Your Son?

Until adew, or adewe to you, adue to me, to God we entrust, in God together, a shortening of a Dieu vous comant, I too in kind wish in heart to depart and wave you on as I commend you to God. Godspeed young one. untile the old and renew the older.

Father, you alone can make all this go away. as i stay along in the ill-erected tower of the late Julius Caesar’s.

Devotional Moiety

Moiety, but but a noun, pronounced. who’s function is to office as a mere noun, inflected forms, of pluralities, purely in additions to other -eties, edoms, doms, domes and -ologies, lilies and -allies.

As defined as one of two equal or approximately equal parts, a HALF is not a whole without the other, exactly in order of domains without subs. One of the parts making up something, hopefully something holy.

How ought we stay true to sure of a monument, a moment and status made not of stone, but of verse. on hearts instead of on stone & lime.

No, not on stones… if i may say so myself, a Daniel come to judgment! yea, a Daniel! O wise young judge, how I do honour thee! do not be shy, give me a pounding, for a pound i own now.

Liquid Moiety

To be remembered as long as words are made of breath and breathe of life, till then. Adieu & till the candles melt and the flame becomes dust. Upon a crescent, mistook for a ring, the curtains falls and the music ushers you onward, for since the light still echos, as fires … once hid crackled chuckles. Next of for much to little, without oxy, the muse of fire rightly rings another’s tell.

Ascend now to the heavens of inventions and ideations with me. Would you find more humour in the missing of the skies of rolling clouds, for shame we call out in the night, and yet it maybe duty which beholds and beseeches us unto. for shame, i do know your name, and this heart full of love leaks and needs mercy.

Superfluous Moiety

Maybe tomorrow… we can examine superfluous moiety, hahaha, just half joking. See you on the bridge!

The superfluous bridge, in detail, su·per·flu·ous aka so͞oˈpər-fləəs … an adjective, Unnecessary, esp. through being more than enough, synonymous with redundant, unnecessary, needless and odd surpluses.

But enough for now. Thanks for reading!

PS., this was not inspired by Niels Henrik David Bohr, if you thought that, please guess again!

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
Saturday – March 31, 2012 – 8:00pm

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
Arnie Roth, Conductor
Nobuo Uematsu in attendance

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Featuring Nobuo Uematsu, organ soloist, and Arnie Roth, violin soloist

Back by popular demand! Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY returns to Toronto and the Sony Centre! With special guests: composer, Nobuo Uematsu and conductor, Arnie Roth. Performed live by the 71-member Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony along with state of the art HD videos and stills shown on a massive screen highlighting the games most memorable sequences.

PLUS – A limited number of tickets are available for a special meet and greet reception with Nobuo Uematsu, legendary composer of the FINAL FANTASY series, immediately after the show.


FINAL FANTASY VI: Dark World, featuring Nobuo Uematsu, organ soloist, and Arnie Roth, violin soloist



FINAL FANTASY VI: Opera “Maria and Draco”


FINAL FANTASY VIII: Fisherman’s Horizon


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