Atlas Judged 2021

“Anyone who blasphemes the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven,” Matthew 12:31-32

And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your people drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I drive out demons, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.  “Or again, how can anyone enter a strong man’s house and carry off his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man? Then he can plunder his house.  “Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.  And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.  Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come.

Matthew 12:27-32

The problem we face in living free and authoritative lives in Christ is that Christians have stopped ministering the Holy Spirit to people; and those who do, do it for money. 

The blasphemy of teaching that there is no baptism of the Holy Spirit is only matched by saying a few people have a monopoly on it. 

We are both saved and sanctified by faith. 

My salvation is only now because it will be. The Holy Spirit is an advance on a future reward. He is “the guarantee” of what we’ve been promised in Christ. 

We have been freed. However, that doesn’t mean that the enemy doesn’t push back on that freedom to see if it’s real. This is what James calls: faith being proven and perfected by trials.

If you have been under a generational curse and now you’re not anymore by faith, you will still come toe to toe with that curse from time to time. You must face it down in Jesus’ name, because you’re under the banner of the Name and the Blood that breaks every curse and has given you new spiritual DNA. But you see, being free does not mean that the strength of that freedom won’t be tested. The strength of your freedom is faith. Your faith will be tested for perfection every time the old man, the curse, or the past tries to knock on your door and see if you’ll let them in.

Our lives are characterized by facing the world and overcoming. In Revelation, Jesus calls His own “those who overcome.” We overcome false teaching, offense, persecution, loss, poverty, rejection, abuse, demonic opposition, temptation, apathy, injustice; we overcome unto a victor’s crown. We share in everything Christ accomplished on the cross. 

It is all ours now as the Holy Spirit ministers it to us. 

However, there are at least two ways today that people are deprived of the Holy Spirit by teachers of the law. Teachers of the law propagate:

1) Teachings that the Holy Spirit doesn’t actively operate in and through us. People are misled into believing that they should not ask continually for the Holy Spirit, even though Jesus explicitly instructs us to (Luke 11:13).

2) Teachings that you can only be ministered to by the Holy Spirit through a select few, special individuals; who should be compensated royally for it. 

There is a real problem I see— and it isn’t reckless abandon in pursuing the manifestation of sign and wonder giftings! It is that charismatic false teachings separate out a priestly class who have ultimate authority over others. In some cases that authority and class is even considered heritable. They commodify people’s sins, shame, and oppression rather than leading them to freedom and a one time endowment of Living Water. And that endowment is through, not water immersion, but by laying on of hands. There has been a propensity to lead people into situations where they are afraid to operate without a leader’s covering.

This constricts the freedom of individuals to follow God’s authority– or husbands’ leadership– directly in their lives. There is an explicit chain of command: God, man, wife. Notice denomination isn’t in there. Neither is pastor, prophet, apostle, author, thought leader, or YouTube sensation. We are told that Christ is the head of the church, and man the head of his wife. We are also told that there is no mediator between God and man except the man, Jesus Christ.

We honor our elders and deacons as decision makers and guardians of our communities. Church laypeople must not disrupt the functioning of the church by trying to usurp the organizational authority vested in church leaders. The Book of Acts is explicit in explaining that elders were appointed to oversee the organizational duties of the church– in the text’s scenario, the position of elder was created to ensure impartiality in food distribution to Jewish and Gentile widows.

Church leaders do not replace the Holy Spirit in our lives, nor the responsibility of men to lead their households spiritually. We are warned in the letters written by Paul that false teachers seduce vulnerable widows away from the true gospel. For this reason, Paul instructed Timothy to gather older widows under the covering of the church, and to encourage young widows to remarry. Paul’s recommendation to Timothy insinuates that false teachers always seek to avoid, interrupt or dismantle godly order, and the remedy to their schemes is maintaining a chain of command that protects people from imposters. Specifically, Paul was trying to protect women who do not have the benefit of a husband.

False teachers propagate an alternative covenant to the New Covenant. It is Oholah, as Ezekiel pejoratively names the Northern Kingdom of Israel. It’s a name that means “a tent.” This is in contrast to Oholibah meaning “my tent is in her.” In other words, when we convince people that the only way to operate in the Spirit is under the confines of specific people’s ministries, we end up worshipping God in a temple but not the Temple. And the alternate temple is for some reason very expensive to maintain…

We are in a Covenant body of complete equity and merit, submission and honor, orderliness and freedom— and it’s free; costly to Jesus but free to me; and it comes with the riches of His glory. 

The reputation of the operative gifts of the Holy Spirit is very important right now. We are calling and crying for revival, so we need to repair the nets. “The nets” are those things that have empowered the evangelist to spread the gospel and rebuke unbelief in revivals of the past. People have come to attribute these nets to Beelzebub: speaking in tongues, word of faith, sowing finances, submission, covenant, and Sabbath.

We blaspheme the Holy Spirit when we denigrate these operations, which non-charismatic false teachers do with enthusiasm. We blaspheme the Holy Spirit when we abuse and misuse these operations of the Spirit, just the same as when we dismiss them.

  1. Do not speak against things you don’t understand (Jude 1:10)
  2. Do not exploit the principles of heaven for filthy gain (Numbers 22-24; Titus 1:11; Revelation 2:12-17)

Purify your desires in this season, because where your heart is will determine your harvest. When there is a harvest, everyone harvests– the godly a godly reward, and the wicked the reward of the wicked, the blasphemous the reward of blasphemy.

UPDATED: February 27, 2021

Atlas Judged 2021

“Beware the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod,” Mark 8:15.

Some people fast and pray. I clean and pray.

For the past three years, I have noticed that during times of preparation for a new spiritual season, some series of events unfold that uncovers a hidden source of yeast in our home. Yes, by yeast, I also mean mold as they are one and the same, ya know.

In one instance it was the yeast in my daughter’s diet that was affecting her sleep; enter probiotics, enter sleep! In another, it was just a generally motivated cleaning frenzy preparing for COVID; where we did a Passover-style hunt for yeasts and molds and all other germs! Most recently it was uncovering a little overlooked seam in our bathtub that needed to be bleached. It was one of those, “Definitely would have been cleaning this if I knew this little gap was here, and I’m so grossed out that now everything gets bleach” kind of things! The timing of these gross finds always lines up with God showing me how I need to clean up things in my heart to be ready for what’s coming next.

It’s kind of embarrassing to talk about yeast spores and mold in your house, but I heard something great from Tomi Arayomi this week: “Embarrass your sin before it embarrasses you.”

The Bible talks a lot about clearing the leaven (yeast) from our lives. Leaven most generally symbolizes sin. More specifically pride. In the synoptic gospels, Jesus gives us an even more surgical description of what leaven is and how it rots our faith.

You have heard, “Beware the leaven of the Pharisees,” Luke 12:1.

You have heard, “Beware the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadduces” Matthew 16:6.

Have you heard, “Beware the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod?” (Mark 8:15)

I first “heard” Mark 8:15 (I put “heard” in quotations to mean that I first processed what it was saying) a few days ago, in a prophetic word about the religious, anti-Christ spirits operating on the two sides of the political divide in the church today. I’d never noticed the nuanced phrase “and Herod” in Mark 8:15 before.

Since the 1970’s, the non-denominational American church has tried to shuck off the reputation of the Mainstream churches’ religiosity that has historically paraded itself in the form of stiffness and moralism. The non-denominational church embraced a way of being that has been more accessible to our culture. The non-denominational church has leaned into the ethos of Paul, rejecting mainstream traditionalism for an evangelistic style of church life that “is all things to all men,” while also rejecting most of the practices of the charismatic and Pentecostal movements that are deemed confusing to the unbelieving church visitor.

As a self-deprecating battle cry, we have preached, and taught, and finger-wagged concerning the leaven of the Pharisees by grouping all three of these verses into being a warning of just one thing: religiosity.

We’ve made it so that religiosity can mean whatever we want it to mean to suit the homiletic. A warning to the wise: whenever you make a word’s meaning over-reach its bounds, you can manipulate it to be a pejorative against anyone you don’t like or agree with. The same is true for defining a term too narrowly. Christians love denouncing and de-platforming other Christians as “religious” according to a standard of the accuser’s own devising.

We’ve pushed a culturally crafted definition of religiosity onto the conservative camp. However, religiosity has a biblical definition that applies to everyone in all camps– religious and irreligious alike, conservative and liberal alike. I don’t know about you, but when I think of Herod, his religiosity doesn’t really jump out at me. Yet, he had the same leaven as the Pharisees. How does Herod’s inclusion in a trifecta of verses on the leaven of the Pharisees inform us about what that leaven is?

In the synoptic gospels, Jesus turned a conversation about forgetting to pack bread into an operative doctrine to help his disciples discern when their faith was becoming polluted by the religious spirits of that day. What we’ll find is that “religiosity” is not a one-to-one synonym for religious practice or holiness. Ok, let’s turn it over to Matthew for a second:

“The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah.” Jesus then left them and went away. When they went across the lake, the disciples forgot to take bread. “Be careful,” Jesus said to them. “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” They discussed this among themselves and said, “It is because we didn’t bring any bread.” Aware of their discussion, Jesus asked, “You of little faith, why are you talking among yourselves about having no bread? Do you still not understand? Don’t you remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? Or the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered? How is it you don’t understand that I was not talking to you about bread? But be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.”

Matthew 16:12 specifies, “Then they understood that he was not telling them to guard against the yeast used in bread, but against the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

So the leaven of the Pharisees is false teaching. In the context of the bread conversation, Jesus was rebuking the disciples for forgetting about the miracle of the loaves and fishes. Therefore, I’d color this warning against the Pharisees false teaching with three specific components: forgetting your testimony, forgetting Jesus’ God nature, and forgetting about the miraculous.

When you forget what you’ve seen, who Jesus is, and how Jesus operates, you become a prime target for the leaven of the Pharisees– false teaching from within the church that burdens rather than frees people.

At the root is unbelief. Why couldn’t Jesus do many miracles in Nazareth? Because of their unbelief. Those in Jesus’ hometown couldn’t accept his God nature because they were overly familiar with the mundane aspect of Jesus’ person.

The Sadducees inclusion in this phrase also emphasizes the false teaching of rejecting the resurrection. The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection of the dead. The Book of Revelation says that anyone that adds or takes away from the prophecies recorded in Revelation will have no share in the tree of life and will be afflicted with all the judgments of the tribulation. In Revelation, two resurrections are described– the believers’ resurrection to assess what rewards will be given to the faithful servants based on the degree to which they sought to invest their lives into the Kingdom of Heaven, and the general resurrection for all to stand judgment for sin. Only those who stand behind Jesus, their sins washed by his blood and hidden under his grace, are deemed innocent.

Luke 12 gives a different dimension of the leaven of the Pharisees. Jesus does not include the Sadducees in this rebuke, but he adds a defining phrase. Luke 12:1: “Beware the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.”

We just established that the leaven of the Pharisees is a teaching style rooted in unbelief, and it is also hypocrisy.

In Luke 12:1-2, Jesus alludes to a day of reckoning saying: “Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed on the housetops.”

I think this day of reckoning is two fold. One, it is the White Throne of Judgement I described above. None of us, not even Christians, gets off without giving a full account of how we spent our terrestrial lives. But, I think it is possible that Jesus was talking about how his death and resurrection was going to blow open the religious oppression that the Pharisees had laden the Jewish people with; and it was going to unmask them as people in complete opposition to God. In so doing, a spiritual highway would be cleared for the gospel to stream forth from Jerusalem.

Since we have allowed 13 yr. old’s to define the word hypocrisy based on how they feel about their parents, an important feature of the meaning of hypocrisy has been lost. The full official denotation of hypocrisy is that you don’t actually believe what you say you believe. It’s not just, “you’re such a hypocrite because you fail at your own standards” or “you set standards for me that you don’t or can’t keep.” It’s that “you’re a hypocrite, and I know you are, because your actions reveal that you do not believe what you profess to believe.”

The leaven of the Pharisees is unbelief and feigned belief.

Suddenly, Christian hypocrisy isn’t just about parents and pastors, it is about anyone whose actions reveal that they are touting an allegiance to the Kingdom of Heaven that they do not have. The Pharisees touted a severe allegiance to Torah and God. Their actions weren’t just missing the mark. Their actions were the fruit of being imposters parading as faithful men in order to attain the easiest access road to power, prestige, and social visibility.

Now there is a definition of hypocrisy that applies to both sides of the political aisle, people young and old, people in church and outside of it. Most people today jockey their “beliefs” for the sake of social standing and moral authority. On the right it’s called “truth” and on the left its called “narrative.”

We presume to be in possession of righteousness that we do not have in order to lord it over other people.

You see, hypocrisy is not just about failing the standards you set up for other people. It’s about not even being serious regarding the standards you set for yourself. It is less about “imposing” and more about being an imposter.

The biggest imposter of Jesus’ day is the target of our final verse, Mark 8:15. “Beware the leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod.”

King Herod was not the King of the Jews. Obviously, because Jesus was. But also, because he wasn’t a Jew. He was an Edomite.

In 2 Chronicles 21:8 we find out that the Edomites, who were descendants of Esau and consequently Ishmael, rebelled against the Kingdom of Judah and set up their own state. This was allowed to happen as a judgment against the king of Judah, Jehoram who was wicked. It was also really sad because it is the first time you become really aware of the “balkanization” of the Kingdom of Israel. First, split in two by the Tribes of Israel, now falling to groups without the right of inheritance to the Promised Land.

King Herod was installed as king of Judea by Rome as a mockery of the Jews. And that was his entire spirit– mockery.

Christians have largely come to believe that as long as you are relaxed, can take a joke, and don’t get too involved with holiness that you aren’t a hypocrite. But the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod includes mockery.

Right before the warning against the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod, we see what’s happening backstage after the miracle of the loaves and fishes. After Jesus feeds the masses with a miracle, the Pharisees approach Jesus and start pestering him for a sign. Jesus says, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? None will be given to it.”

Immediately afterward, in the boat, Jesus’ disciples realize they only brought one loaf of bread. Jesus asks, “Do you still not understand?”

He had just done a miracle multiplying bread and they are still hung up on the amount of bread they had with them. They missed the sign! And so did the Pharisees. They asked for a sign because they were ignoring all the signs given. They wanted to dictate what sign would be good enough for them and therefore ignored every sign God gave them.

That is what mockers do. They rail against authorities. Trying to set the bar themselves, they become a law unto themselves.

Jesus uses two opposite personality profiles to encompass the breadth of this kind of leaven. First, the Pharisees with their unbelief and pride. Then, Herod with his lasciviousness and illegitimacy. Both, a law unto themselves mocking the supernatural and spiritual authority of Jesus.

Jesus asks the disciples in Mark 8:17-19: Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear? And don’t you remember? When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many basketfuls of pieces did you pick up?

The questioning regarding hardness of heart and failing to understand what you see and hear should sound very familiar. In Matthew 13, Jesus explains that he speaks in parables about the Kingdom of Heaven so that those who are not inheritors of it won’t understand it. He said, “it is for you, but not them.” After each kingdom parable, Jesus says “let those who have ears to hear let them hear.”

When Jesus questions the disciples in Mark 8:17-19, he is asking them, “Are you like them? Are you not inheritors of the kingdom? Do you not have the spiritual faculties to sense the activity in the heavenlies?” In other words, “are you unfeeling?”

The leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod is a disregard for what God is working in the spirit. More than a lack of discernment, it is an unfeelingness. The leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod is a mold, a rot. It does what leprosy does– it is a rot that deadens your sense of touch.

Don’t store up treasure where things rust and get infested. Don’t cling to yesterday’s move of God, as even manna molds.

Have you become deadened in your ability to feel? Are you able to feel what is happening in the spirit while you mull over what you see in the flesh?

I heard a great quote from Jeremiah Johnson. I’m not sure if he originated it, but he said “Where are you getting your news from? Does the media tell you what’s happening in the world?” This insinuates that we know there is no such thing as an unbiased, unvested opinion, and nothing coming from the news networks is godly, so what is the source of true insight into our world? It’s your senses being sensitive to feel the spiritual consequence of what is happening.

The leaven of the Pharisees and of Herod is not two different kinds of leaven. It is one kind with two profiles. In the one, the leaven foments a passion that cries out, “Bring me the head of John the Baptist!” In the other, the leaven rises up and screams, “Crucify him!”

Both heads on the leaven coin are anti-Christ and anti-prophetic. Jesus was the Word of God. His entire being was prophecy. Jesus told the disciples that he said nothing unless he heard it from the Father. The leaven of the Pharisees and Herod says– “kill the prophetic.”

Let me tell you how the prophetic was killed in America. It was imitated, exaggerated, monetized, sensationalized, and then discredited. Imposters feigning belief for power and money silenced the prophetic in America.

This leaves us in a situation today, where God’s people are sitting in a boat full of miracles asking, “What about the bread?” We are worried about bread just like everyone else, when Jesus told us to go do all the miracles he did and more. But, we’re afraid to approach the prophetic and the power of God because when we look at it, all we see is leaven.

Discern what the leaven of the Pharisees, Sadducees and Herod is, what hypocrisy is; so that you don’t pass on a portion of the Bread of Life because you think “all bread has leaven so all bread is bad.”

Our sense of touch is the prophetic. It is time for the American church TO FEEL again.

Atlas Judged 2021

What Prophets Are Missing About the Missing Revival in California

The modern droughts in California have two culprits other than a lack of rain: salt water intrusion and insufficient water infrastructure.

Yes, over the last 15 years we did have a seven year period where it just didn’t rain. In fact, scientists said that because of global warming it would never rain again. Because of this calculation, the state made budget decisions that redirected billions of dollars of earmarked money away from improving water infrastructure into other initiatives. Which meant that in 2015, when it did start raining again, all the water ran straight into the ocean.

My three favorite places on the Monterey Coastline are Andrew Molera Park, Salinas River State Beach, and the Elkhorn Slough. At each of these locations you can see, or even wade through, the place where fresh water meets the sea– an estuary.

There is something poignant about estuaries for me; they are unlike any other parts of the Bay and Coast. Only specific birds, fish, and plants inhabit estuaries. In the place where the water is not fresh anymore but not salty enough, there is expectation and loss. Places in between are exciting but they are also inhospitable to nearly every kind of life that lives in the atmospheres on either side of them.

Californian farmers, like my dad who is a winegrower, are in a constant battle against the government, the Pacific Ocean, and each other over how to press out of the earth enough water to sustain the largest food crop producer in America and the fifth largest in the world.

When I was little, my mom would shew the four of us kids out of the house and into Dad’s white pickup truck on Saturday mornings. We’d pack in and drive a length of HWY 101 southward between our home in Salinas and San Ardo to check on the vineyards. In season, we’d venture even further south to Fort Hunter Liggett to go quail hunting, or to find a quiet spot on the Salinas River where we could cast off into little rapids and pull up rainbow trout for dinner.

Along the road, you see tall shepherd’s staffs hung with patinaed bells. The bells mark El Camino Real. Having driven this stretch of HWY 101 ad nauseam (literally until I was nauseated) I commented to my dad once that all the towns in South Monterey County are just about 20 minutes apart driving. He said, “Well, that’s how many miles you could ride on horseback in one day back in the mission days. The Spanish built a mission every day’s ride.” Along “the King’s Highway” there is a bell, a mission, and town every day’s ride.

There is no lack of religion in California, or spirituality. In fact, once I was able to spend three days up in Big Sur on a property that our friend’s dad was caretaker of. No one really gets to experience Big Sur. The state parks don’t even hint at what it really is. You meet people from Big Sur and there is a look on their faces like they have a secret. They do. It’s Big Sur.

I came home from camping on this pristine private property that had an IMAX view of the ocean, and I felt physically altered. No, I was not actually in a physically altered state, though there’s plenty of that available in Big Sur too. There is a spiritual presence in that place so potent that I came home feeling like I needed to check into Betty Ford. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Big Sur Land Trust exists less to protect the natural beauty of Big Sur and more to protect its spirituality.

The Salina, Ohlone, and Esselen, the native peoples that populated Monterey’s coastline and arterial valley, had no lack of metaphysical fervor. The Spanish padres had equal measure of religious conviction. Even now, this same dynamic plays out from the southern-most CA pitstop on HWY 101 to the northern-most.

There have been plenty of revivals in California. Moves and movements are the norm here not the exception. Just like the 20 minute intervals of towns along El Camino Real, revivals dovetail one to another. When Azusa Street Revival began to calm in 1915, Aimee Semple McPherson exploded on the scene in 1918. Sister Aimee’s life was cut short in 1944, but not before she established a new denomination, expansive charities for the Great Depression’s poor, and a colossal radio ministry not to mention a mega church in Los Angeles. Five years after Sister Aimee’s death, Billy Graham held 8 weeks of big tent revival meetings in Los Angeles where he had only prepared for three weeks.

When the Billy Graham Crusade came to Los Angeles, William Randolph Hearst sent a telegram to his reporters, “Puff Graham.” It meant to cover the story. The newspapers ran the story and Angelenos responded by pouring into the crusade that launched Billy Graham’s worldwide ministry. Billy Graham preached to more people in his 50 year career as an evangelist than any other person in history. He legitimized evangelicalism as a religious movement. The 1949 revival meeting wasn’t Graham’s first; his first was held the year before in New York City. But no one makes people famous like California does. Thank you, Hearst.

The 1950s are called “The Powerful Years for Religion.” Yet, when the 60s started to shake the hold of Christian conservatism that had settled into the West, the Jesus Movement seemed to just appear from the sea. The Jesus Movement did what the California climate has always done best, from the padres to America’s Pastor, it built a monument, sparked a movement, and made people famous. In this case, it was Chuck Smith and Calvary Chapel along with John Wimber and the Vineyard.

By the time Calvary Chapel’s network of churches were packing in 1,000s over multiple services, Rick Warren was starting a bible study that would become Saddleback Church. The year was 1980. Up to date 20,000 people attend Warren’s church weekly and he has become an influencer of epic proportions having written books that, I don’t know, share what’s in the secret sauce?

To the best of my knowledge, being that this was the California Christian environment I grew up in, Christian revivalism did pretty well in the ’90s. The New Prophetic Movement had my family at revival meetings, hearing visiting evangelists almost every night of the week. Christianity commercialized and Spirit West Coast music festival moved into Monterey County every summer for over a week. We could hear the music playing from its host location, Laguna Seca Raceway from our house but we camped for the week anyway. My mom does not miss a moment when revival comes to town.

When I graduated from high school in 2004, I kinda left church in my rear view mirror for awhile, but as far as I can tell, there has never not been revival in California. There has always been some new movement, some new method of reaching youth, some new church that is bursting at the seams.

So why do the prophets talk about “the missing revival in California”? Why do churches feel so dry and empty? Pastors yearn for an outpouring. Yet, history seems to say that California’s pastors are chest deep in a flood already.

It’s missing because the water is brackish and the cisterns are broken.

Beware of the buzz of “LOOK, REVIVAL!”

We are coming into a revival of the quiet place, such as is transforming the nations where Christians would die if they became famous. California doesn’t need a new, big move so much as it needs to be transformed by a still small voice.