WE ARE A DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY
Dear Pastor Sheila,
I am sorry to learn of your injured arm and very grateful to hear that you are on the mend. I am reaching out to express my support and to (if necessary) make myself available to clarify any unanswered questions about myself.
If you remember our phone conversation, we had a very friendly, respectful, open and honest discussion. I was very clear about my intentions of 1) Introducing myself (as a nobody) and 2) to make you aware of Rabbi Portnaar and his teachings of Yeshua in Lurian Kabbalah.
I am deeply sorry that my subsequent emails were inappropriate. I assure you my misplaced zeal was rooted in the many years of walking this path alone and not having the opportunity to openly share. In my Church life, I have invested many years as a unifier, a builder of His Kingdom in all its facets. My reaching out to you was and is in this same spirit of connection. As we left things on our phone call, I was and am open to hear and learn what God would have us do (not to do) in order to foster His plan for the days in which we live on earth.
My intent in writing you today is to make sure that I do not become an unnecessary distraction. If there is anything that I need to do to clear the spiritual air, I'm open.
I pray for you and the success of your ministry, ministry team, and your efforts to turn both Jew and Gentile toward the Lord.
Response from Pastor Vitale:
How are you? Thank you so much for your kind email and offer of assistance.
You have never been a distraction. Neither is there any unclear air between us on my part. I fully understand what you say about walking this path alone. I will try to explain my position to you:
I too, find myself alone, in a place that is unusual for the Christian world, but not unusual for the Jewish, Hindu or Buddhist world. This is because, as far as I know, at this time, LEM/CCK is the only Christian ministry of its kind. Accordingly, Christians, in general, do not know how to relate to me, so it is up to me to try to teach them. I never know how one will react, so it is my practice to preach my position as a message as I did with you.
We are a discipleship ministry. I am a teacher and the members of LEM/CCK are my students. I teach on several levels, including, Scriptural messages, spirituality and the spiritual life in Christ Jesus, and the practical application of the spiritual life in Christ Jesus. I have a school, similar to Rabbi Portnaar and other teachers.
I require a Godly submission from my students and non-student visitors to my websites and channels that communicate with me, but the only way I know how to explain the practical application of that submission is to correct attitudes and behavior that are its opposite - as they occur.
So, we have had one encounter so far which has resulted in me letting you know that it is inappropriate for you to try to teach me or to try to direct my studies in any way. That is because the Lord alone directs my studies. I am sure my saying this must be confusing because I was interested in looking at Rabbi Portnaar's material.
The bottom line, however, was your attitude, which indicated that you wanted "to share study material with me." In view of me saying that the Lord teaches me directly (which must make him my only teacher because there is no equal), can you see how it is the sin of pride to offer me study material? Now, if it is the Lord, which it was with Rabbi P, that is another story.
Pride is the very nature of the natural man. His exposure and absorption into the New Man, Christ Jesus, through the Spirit of Truth, which is death to him, is required for the spiritual growth that will catapult us into longevity, the supernatural extension of the life of our physical bodies until the end of this age, at which time return to the immortality of innocence will be available to all.
This is the basis of our relationship: I teach and you learn.
God bless you D. and your fine wife and family. May you all attain to everything that the Lord makes available to you.
Pastor Sheila R. Vitale
LEM Message #7
JUDAH, THE CHURCH TODAY
Thus saith the Lord, unto the powers and principalities that rule across this land today, Your time is short, saith the Lord. Be not lifted up in pride, and be not exalted, for I say unto you this day, that you have received the freedom that you have received, for I have permitted it for my purposes, saith God. Get not carried away with thy pride, thinking truly thou hast taken this land, for I say unto thee, Indeed I, the Holy One of Israel, have ordained and am proclaiming, that I shall deliver this nation. Yea, you shall not swallow her up, and she shall not go any deeper into captivity than she is, for this is My land, saith God, where I am bringing forth this glorious gospel, and you shall not prevail.
Look not upon the circumstances, but hear the word of the Lord, for I have indeed ordained in My Word, that through the Church the powers and principalities shall receive a revealed knowledge of Me, and I speak to you today through My servant, Be thou cast down, you foul wickedness that preys upon the children of the land: child molestation, pornography, drugs and alcoholism, and every wickedness across the face of the earth! I curse you right where you are, and may the rulers, that the Lord God has ordained to place over this land, come forth! May you indeed be manifested in the natural realm, in every elected and appointed official.
Yea, saith God, I have tolerated all that I shall tolerate. Yea, this wickedness, it is indeed a stench in My nose, saith the living God, and I have already defeated you, and My judgments shall come forth in the natural realm, in the form of men and women submitted to My Spirit, whether they know it or not, saith God. I shall not tolerate this wickedness any longer. May the children be set free, saith the Lord. Hallelujah! Glory to God.
Sheila R. Vitale
Pastor, Teacher, Founder
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