Submitting to Your Man

I love to hear stories about how couples met and the going-ons that came with it. Recently, I watched a couple of mini documentaries on how Prince and Denise Matthews (the artist formerly known as Vanity) met. Did y’all know that they met behind stage of one (I’m not sure which one) of those musical award shows? It was love at first sight. I also did not know that they lived together in the early 80s, for two and a half years! Prince had a lot of girlfriends but he was serious about Denise Matthews. He wanted to marry her. Their break-up was explained in the documentary. See, Vanity had a drug problem. She use to fuss and carry on in the house about wanting more money…for her habit. At that time, Prince had all three members of Vanity 6 on a stipend (or allowance). They also said in the documentary that she, Denise Matthew helped write the movie script for Purple Rain. The scene where Prince’s dad back-hand slaps him to the floor was a scene from her life. Her father did that to her in real life among the other physical, sexual and mental abuse she suffered because of dad. Prince wanted her to play herself in the movie but she turned him down. By that time they had broken up.

There are so many people suffering out here and they don’t know how to go to Yah about their problems. They may tell someone about their problems, like she told Prince about her dad…however…Prince did not know how to pray for her or take her to Yah. He did not know how to cast the demon(s) off her and/or himself. Purple Rain was a good movie back in the day but the story of Prince and Vanity (in my opinion) would have made a better movie. She also said in her book “Blame it on Vanity” that Prince was the only man that she ever had a deep love for (but she would not submit to him when they lived together) and years later she wanted to get back together and he turned her down…

 

Water Dream

Earlier this afternoon, I saw something that upset me greatly. It upset me so much that it made me cry. After I stopped crying, I took a nap. I have always had this re-occurring dream. I’m on a VERY long bridge and I’m lost. It always seems as though I’m about to drown on this bridge-water dream, sometimes the water rises very high and I wake up startled or sometimes the bridge runs out and I wake up startled because I’m about to plunge into the water. I’m surrounded by water (the ocean) and there is never another car on the road. Oh yeah, I was driving in the dream and always get lost. Just when I thought I was about to drown in the dream, I see this building ahead and I stop and ask three Gentile men in the building, who seemed to be maintaining the bridge, on how to turn around. They tell me how to turn around to get where I am going then I wake up.

Y’all know that water, oceans or the sea represents people and I do think that bridge…and I’m always on this bridge, represents a journey, a very long journey…but I still have not figured this dream out completely. Why does Yah keep sending me this dream?

Praise Yah

Iyob said….I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food (or more than my daily bread). HalleluYah. Iyob 23:12.

*Thanks for pointing out that this is one of the beatitudes (orĀ  8 blessings, characteristics) that a righteous person will display. Yah’s Set-apart Spirit is awesome and is working in all of us! HalleluYah!

Checking In

Hey y’all. I have been M.I.A for a few weeks but I have been thinking about y’all. I heard Kendrick Lamar has a song out called “YAH” and that he knows that he is an Israylite however I have not heard the song yet. Speaking of Israylites, I saw on the internet that some Israylite congregations don’t want to be called “HEBREW Israylites” just “Israylites” because they don’t want to be associated with those that hang on the corner that hate the Gentiles. Do you have any thoughts about that?

Did you know that there is a translation of the bible called “Cepher”? Cepher means divine in Hebrew. From what I read…this translation uses Yahshua but for the Most High’s name it uses Yahuwah, which we know is not correct. Just wondered if any of you knew that. Yesterday, I bought a new book (insert studious smiley with the glasses here). Study y’all.

Love,

Ashantiyah