The Ministry of Occupy Wall Street

It’s the 3 year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Micah Bales talks with QuakerSpeak about the spiritual element of the movement.

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Jon Watts launched and directed the QuakerSpeak project for its first 6 seasons. Keep up to date with Jon’s work at his website.

5 thoughts on “The Ministry of Occupy Wall Street

  1. I appreciate Michael Bales imagery of the apocalypse and the golden calf as ways of relating to our culture of greed and endless consumption. I agree that it is first of all the inward war we must fight in order to take on the other powers and principalities that surround us.

  2. This is idol worship and results in the materialization of the whole. When the intellect is the center of consciousness, and all the jewels of the mind are poured into it, many golden calves, or material mental structures, are built up and worshiped. Around these the people eat and drink and play, often proclaiming, “These are thy gods, O Israel, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.” There is a very widespread idea that it is through the power of money that man is developed from ignorance to wisdom. On every hand we hear people talking of the great good they could do to the race if they only had money to carry out their plans . This is worshipping the golden calf-making material things greater than spiritual. This idea must be ground to powder, as Moses ground the golden calf, before the true method will be put into action. God is your sufficiency, and if you are willing to obey His law the way will open to you and all your plans will be worked out in just the right way; money will come to you as servant instead of master. People who are striving to get money and then go into the Lord’s work are worshipping the golden calf. They are doubting God’s providing capacity, and their ideas along that line will be ground to powder. The great work of the Lord has always been done by those who were willing in the beginning to serve , as did Jesus, Paul, and the long line of reformers, whose only capital was the Spirit of God. gold, gold represents spiritual gifts; the riches of Spirit. The gold that the Wise Men brought to the Christ child was a consciousness of the omnipresent richness of substance. To follow Jesus in the demonstration of prosperity, we must charge our mind with wise and rich ideas.

  3. Thank you to Micah and FJ for this inspiring message.

    The first Friends were indeed greatly influenced by Daniel ansd Revelation. And Babylon was also chaos besides the corruption of empire.

    How great it us that Micah and friends continue their ministry in the present. Bless you!

  4. Michael calls us to the message and life of John Woolman whose spiritual journey with God and fellow Quakers led him to deeply and sincerely understand and value human life unfettered by chains and selfish wealth. David Fletcher

  5. Yes to many differnts habits we can spread the gospel and winning the sinners to heavenly life in Christ and we will be blessing more that last time to up awaking first from sleaping in long darkness time whole the world in to living very ungodliness life to way into fire of hell and let us be steadfat in deed to win people into Christ ,thanks and bless and pray,keijosweden

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