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The Chosen Creative Community & Podcast
Get caught up in His plan!
Welcome creatives! We invite you to listen to The Chosen Creative Podcast (formerly Netcast) episodes below where we get caught up in His "net" or plan for us! We explore topics about Biblical creative identity, life, and purpose. Are you an actor, artist, dancer, director, producer, writer, videographer, other type of artist, or even an uber huphenate of more than one, who feels chosen and stirred to grow in your relationship with the Creator, learn more, be encouraged and inspired to serve for His glory. Share this with a creative friend or a few!
Want to jump in His net? Connect with us using our contact form for more on the Podcast, classes, events, and programs!
Exodus 3:1-2 Tree of Life Version
36 “So Bezalel and Oholiab are to work, along with every wise-hearted man in whom Adonai has placed insight and understanding to know how to perform all the labor for the service of the Sanctuary, according to everything Adonai has commanded.” 2 Then Moses called Bezalel, Oholiab and all the wise-hearted men in whose minds Adonai had set wisdom, along with everyone whose heart stirred him up to come do the work.
1 Peter 2:9 Tree of Life Version
9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.
Welcome Aboard The Chosen Creative Podcast
The Launch Episode: Your Net Worth? He Caught You and Called You by Name July 7 2021
What does it mean to be chosen as a creative for His purposes? How do we get past our past, get in His boat, stay involved, then navigate the smooth waters or storms as we fix our eyes on the Captain? The Chosen, a streaming series on Jesus and His followers, is receiving a lot of attention in media. Dallas Jenkins, the director, the cast, crew and entire team have woven together excellently produced storylines as they humbly lean on the Master Producer to bring each episode to life. Yeshua (Jesus in Hebrew) is our Anchor, our Rudder, our Compass, and Creator. Connect with us via a contact form with your comments and questions on the topic, and we will do our best to include them.
The Chosen Creative Launch Episode: Your Net Worth? He Caught and Called You by Name
Episode 2 The I AM in the Impossible: Get Real So He Can Heal July 23 2021
How do we let Him comfort us in and get us through seemingly unsurmountable grief in its various forms?
The Chosen Creative Podcast Episode 2 I AM in the Impossible: Get Real So He Can Heal
Isaiah 61:1-3 TLV
The Ruach (Spirit)of Adonai Elohim is on me,
because Adonai has anointed me
to proclaim Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound,
to proclaim the year of Adonai’s favor
and the day of our G-d’s vengeance,
to comfort all who mourn
to console those who mourn in Zion,
to give them beauty for ashes,
the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise
for the spirit of heaviness,
that they might be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of Adonai,
that He may be glorified.
Episode 3 - The Divine in the Doubt August 23 2021
Do you struggle with doubt in your life as a creative or life in general? The disiciples battled with it in The Chosen. How did they and can we navigate the storm of doubt and move the mountains of unbelief as we walk with our Rabbi?
The Chosen Creative Podcast Episode 3 - The Divine in the Doubt
11 Trustworthy is the saying:
If we died with Him,
we will also live with Him;
12 if we endure, we will also reign with Him;
if we deny Him, He will also deny us;
13 if we are faithless, He remains faithful,
for He cannot deny Himself.
6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.8 Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God,
Episode 4 - Zealous Release October 26 2021
Are we trusting in our own celebrity or His capability? Nathanael and Simon the Zealot struggled when Jesus (Yeshua) redefined their fervor for Him. Do you? Join us for this unpolished, unedited, and honest message by Selah about how losing spiritual fervor during test seasons can allow Him to rer-route our definition of ministry success.
Scripture References: Psalm 91 (not 90), John 14:26-28, Zechariah 4:6 (not Zephaniah), Leviticus 10:1-3, Romans 12 (central verses 11-12), Matthew 11:29-30, 1 Peter 1:2-4, John 16:33, 2 Corinthians 6:15-17, Luke 6:44
The Chosen Creative Podcast Episode 4 - Zealous Release
Episode 5 - His Light Shines in Our Darkness, Thanksgiving and Chanukah 2021
The days are getting shorter and the nights longer literally, and it can appear that way spiritually. Spiritual blindness is pervasive, the dark increasingly oppressive, the need for the light of hope is intensifying. Yet our eyesight can sometimes deceive us. Yeshua embodied Chanukah, The Festival of Lights or Feast of Dedication, for all souls. And we need, and can be thankful for, His miracle of Light now more than ever. How can we walk in His Light through the darkness with gratitude and joy this winter?
The Chosen Creative Podcast Episode 5 His Light Shines in Our Darkness - Thanksgiving and Chanukah 2021
Episode 6 - Person Not Platform: In Spirit and in Truth January 25 2021
Join Selah to unpack how to focus on His Person and Plan, not Performance or Platform using examples like the woman at the well in John chapter 4. We pray this episode will help you discover new dimensions in your walk with your Creator.
The Chosen Creative Podcast Episode 6 - Person Not Platform: In Spirit and in Truth
In this episode I reference some thoughts from Rabbi Aharon Mendez on the fall of Lucifer as seen from one lens.
Psalm 29:25 Tree of Life Version reads Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but one who trusts in Adonai will be kept safe.
3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the [a]simplicity that is in Christ. 2 Corinthians 11:3 New King James Version
12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O [a]Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the [b]lowest depths of the Pit.
Isaiah 14:12-16 New King James Version
Jesus said, “I know. I saw Satan fall, a bolt of lightning out of the sky. … No one can put a hand on you. All the same, the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God’s authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you—that’s the agenda for rejoicing.”
Luke 10: 18-20 MSG (Which I believe is an adaptation-paraphrase, not a literal translation.)
There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.
2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him,
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord
Isaiah 11:1-2 English Standard Version
“It’s who you are and the way you live that count before God. Your worship must engage your spirit in the pursuit of truth. That’s the kind of people the Father is out looking for: those who are simply and honestly themselves before him in their worship… Those who worship him must do it out of their very being, their spirits, their true selves, in adoration.” John 4:23-24 MSG
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Proverbs 4:23 Complete Jewish Bible
Above everything else, guard your heart; for it is the source of life’s consequences
Romans 12:1-3 Tree of Life Version
12 I urge you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice—holy, acceptable to God—which is your spiritual service. 2 Do not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. 3 For through the grace given me, I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of yourself than you ought to think—but to use sound judgment, as God has assigned to each person a measure of faith.
Philippians 4:6-8 Tree of Life Version
6 Do not be anxious about anything—but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the shalom of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Messiah Yeshua. 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable—if there is any virtue and if there is anything worthy of praise—dwell on these things.
The Power of the Witness by Rabbi Aharon Mendez: https://www.bethammessiah.org/messages
Shabbat Service September 10 2021 Gateway Church Jewish Ministries, Days of Awe by Pastor Greg Stone: https://gatewaypeople.com/sermons/september-2021-shabbat-service
Please enjoy these previous Sensory Bible Experiences Podcasts:
Legacy Vision Podcast Unmasked: Before the King for Such a Time as This
Image Caption: Tiara with title and Image and Text Purim 2021 Legacy Vision Podcast www.SensoryBibleExperiences.com The last episode in the Legacy Vision series. Please request to joinour community for in-depth chats on these and other topics.
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Our Well-Blended Panel Joyce and Rich Swingle Actors, Ministers, and Producers, Greg "Torah Chef" Cornelius, Award Winning Nationally Published Author and Producer, and Chelsea Landsee, Founder Reflexion Theater Company, Actor, Director, Producer & Playwright
Stirred Not Shaken: Focus and Influence in Crisis was about how to stay rooted in Him, focused and influential during the pandemic. To receive event and general updates or to send a relevant question for an upcoming topic, please reach out to us with a contact form.
Request to join The Chosen Creative Community:
- Submit a contact form to tell us a bit about your faith background, artistic journey and why you'd like to take part in the community.
- Once added, you'll get invites to online events so you can get to know other modern-day creative Levites.
- Share and enjoy encouraging Scripture verses, contribute thoughts, and share general prayer requests.
- Receive invitations to learn more about topics relating to Kingdom creativity.
- Give and receive connection, encouragement and inspiration
Image Caption: Torah Chef sounds the shofar to encourage us as His creatives to share life and love through our craft.
I also believe He will crumble the barriers we've encountered as people's hearts yield to His power!
Bless you, creative, keep on pressing on for Him! - Selah
A Flame of Hope for the W(e)ary Podcast
Image Caption: Tea light candles reflected on wet surface with dark background, title, Winter 2020 Legacy Vision Podcast and www.SensoryBibleExperiences.com
Welcome creatives! Whether you're an actor, artist, dancer, director, producer, writer, other or practice any creativeor artistic endeavors and have a heart to grow in your faith, pour yourself a beverage and pull up a chair - let's chat about how we need, can cultivate or can be A Flame for the W(e)ary in the member area. Look below for instructions on how to join. -Selah
We invite you to request to join the Stirred community for in-depth discussions on these and other topics. Please see below.
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(The post and modified transcript are on the SBE site Podcast page.)
Gratitude Starter List
He told us about the trials in advance, gave us Hope through His written Word, the Bible, and the Living Word, Yeshua (Jesus) even though we turned from Him.
He promised to walk through it with us, He won’t disown us. He might bring others to walk with us if needed, or not if He is enough.
If we can breathe, feel, hear, see, taste, walk, etc., we can praise Him in our actions and thoughts and help someone who can't do any number of them on their own.
He told us to converse with Him in prayer - the G-d of the universe said this to you!
He will supply all our needs if we have the right heart. Needs, not wants. Father knows best.
He fills our cup through various means so we can give hope to others. If this blessed you, please share it.
We can reach out to those we care about and spend quality quarantine time with them or prayer time for those more difficult relationships.
More podcasts in this series are on www.SensoryBibleExperiences.com and on our Previous Podcasts and Posts Page.
In immediate physical danger, call 911.
(Image above of a Sukah roof, etrog and lulav.)
A couple of posts you might find interesting:
His Chosen Outdoor Feast!
We get to gather into another Chosen Time, Sukkot (Booths/Tabernacles/Ingathering) to rest, to feast and to be grateful, to remember how He protected the nation of Israel as we lived in booths after the Exodus, and that He tabernacles with all believers - all great reasons to celebrate Him even during, or more importantly, especially during difficult times.
From Leviticus 23 Tree of Life Version (Also see verses 33-38):
39 “So on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruits of the land, you are to keep the Feast of Adonai for seven days. The first day is to be a Shabbat rest, and the eighth day will also be a Shabbat rest. 40 On the first day you are to take choice fruit of trees, branches of palm trees,[b] boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook, and rejoice before Adonai your God for seven days. 41 You are to celebrate it as a festival to Adonai for seven days in the year. It is a statute forever throughout your generations—you are to celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You are to live in sukkot for seven days. All the native-born in Israel are to live in sukkot, 43 so that your generations may know that I had Bnei-Yisrael to dwell in sukkot when I brought them out of the land of Egypt. I am Adonai your God.”
Download our free for personal use SBE 2021-2022 DIVE Guide and Planner to help you plan for His Chosen Times - go to the Resources Page!
Chag Sukkot Sameach! Have a good (and blessed) Sukkot Feast!
Important September 15th Announcement!
We interrupt this challenging and overwhelming life with a message of divine hope for His Chosen Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) and atoning work you can receive any day of the year! Tell Him you are sorry for the bad things you've done, that you believe is the Creator and that He died for you, ask Him to forgive you and receive Him into your heart as you decide to live for Him. Please let us know about your decision through a contact form so we can guide and pray for you.
In a hurting world, He made the way…
He is the Way, The Truth and the Life.
Now more than ever…
reverent repentance to begin healing.
Our Passover Lamb, the Ultimate Sacrifice.
Our High Priest tore the veil.
Now more than ever…
This day, His way
Will pave the way
to a new day.
Ask Him to set your heart right.
Appear before Him, his Bride in white.
*Feast not on food, but on release from the evil one’s bite.
Fall into peace and joy, not the plight.
Find forgiveness, find rest and light.
In your blindness, find new sight.
The holiest Biblical day of the year, Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), begins September 15h 2021 at sundown. It’s His Chosen Day for introspection, reflection, repentance, and prayer.
We’re tuning into Him, and pray you will, too.
He will then return you to His divinely scheduled plan for your life.
- Selah, Founder and Director, Sensory Bible Experiences and Living Arts Tabernacle
*Follow your doctor's advice about total fasting. You can choose to only fast from certain foods, social media, negative speech, etc.
Learn more from an insightful Yom Kippur teaching by Pastor Greg Stone.
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His Joy in the Word Party Starts Soon!
Joy seems hard to find these days, but few things can bring lasting joy like His Spirit working through His Word can. Simchat Torah isn’t a social media platform to talk about Torah, it is an invitation to rejoice in the Torah (the first five books of the Bible: Genesis through Deuteronomy). On this holiday, most synagogues parade their Torah scrolls, and start the portion reading cycle anew. This year Simchat Torah begins at sundown tomorrow, Tuesday September 28th outside of Israel.
The Torah is the strong foundation for the rest of the Scriptures, and the Scarlet Cord of Yeshua’s (Jesus’) Person is woven through them from beginning to end, tying it and His plan for mankind together in Divine perfection. In Genesis He, the Living Word who transcends time, was in the beginning, the Covenant Maker, and is present now- He created the heavens and the earth and created you to have a relationship with Him by accepting His atonement as the Passover Lamb in the Gospels, all for salvation and a future together with you described in Revelation.
In Exodus, Leviticus (including His Chosen Times in Chapter 23 and 24) and Deuteronomy He gave His Commandments as loving guidelines for that relationship with Israel and any who want to be grafted into that relationship (Romans 11). Epic accounts, poems, narratives, prophecies, songs, wisdom, warnings and more spring to life off the page to bring us encouragement, hope, revelation, peace for the challenging times and wisdom to those who truly seek Him for it. May you receive and explore this in His Word, His precious gift and treasure, this year!
“1 In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 All things were made through Him, and apart from Him nothing was made that has come into being. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overpowered it.” (1 John 1:1-5 TLV)
The ultimate reason to rejoice: the Living Word created us to have a relationship with Him- now that is an amazing sensory Bible experience!! If you haven’t yet, leave behind what doesn’t fulfill you, and invite Him into your heart to begin that relationship and receive His best for you. Please let us know of your decision with a contact form on www.SensoryBibleExperiences.com so we can suggest next steps and pray for you.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this little break from The Chosen Creative Netcast to learn a about His Fall Holidays. We now return you to your regularly scheduled series, hopefully with a fresh new interest to learn more about His Appointed Times so you can celebrate as the disciples did. Download our free gift to you of the SBE 2021-2022 DIVE Guide and Planner by going to the Resources page.
Blessings to you and yours!
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