Husband of murdered Amanda Blackburn announced to the public that he has been sent on a mission by divine authority.
Where he said this divine revelation happened is something not lost by criminal psychologists.
He was "in the shower" where 'God' spoke to him, in question and answer format, told him that Amanda died so his church could live, and then sent Blackburn out to do a 'mighty' work so great that history books have not ever recorded something of this magnitude.
The shower is a place where one is cleansed.
The reference to "water" is often found in statements (and the language) where sexual abuse, sexual assaults, and sexual homicides are noted. This is consistent with behavioral analysis where both victims and perpetrators sometimes go to wash more than normal. I have seen victims of sexual abuse shower 6 times a day and refuse to leave home, while others become obsessive hand washers. The damage done within sexual abuse is not only deep, but far reaching. One child sexually abused developed an extreme fear of water. Another scrubbed her skin raw.
'Water' and sexual abuse go together, both behaviorally, and linguistically.
The shower is a place of "washing" and in this place, 'God', the one who can wash, was present, and once washed, he then is sent out to do this work of historical proportion. The crowd applauded him.
First note, that he has plagiarized the theme from scripture where Isaiah, a prophet, who was in chapter 6, brought into the presence of the Almighty which resulting in giving Isaiah a strong self awareness as his reference point in life was forever changed. Isaiah now saw himself as distinctly unworthy with a need to be cleansed. The symbolic language next uses fire or heat as cleansing from transgression. Once the cleansing took place, the question went out, "Who will go out for Me?" of which the now cleansed, humble and most grateful servant, Isaiah said, "Send me! I'll go!"
Isaiah was brought into the presence of the Almighty which gave him powerful self awareness which showed him how "undone" he really was. What was the result of Blackburn's 'revelation'?
Blackburn's wife was murdered, and he appeared utterly unaware of how mercenary-like, uncaring and distant his language revealed him to be, including after 'corrections' and subsequent statements.
Blackburn has his own spin on Isaiah, but even within the narcissistic self imputation, he reveals that, as his mentor said, "something is very wrong "with him; a description that is sometimes heard when someone has a severe personality disorder.
In Blackburn's 'vision', he comes out of it narcissistic and the center of attention, not "undone" but 'worthy!' of great historic things.
A sad side note is that the educated pastor of the church did not recognize the twisted plagiarizing of the Biblical account, and how Blackburn used it to make "Davey front and center" in the upcoming historical, nation- shaking event.
Does Davey Blackburn delude himself into believing he is a prophet on a mission, like Isaiah? This would be difficult enough to deal with, but...
Does Davey Blackburn see himself more as equal with God?
Is this the reason he uses the pronoun "we" as often as he does?
Q. Does Blackburn suffer a form of delusion where he has equated himself with God in a way that makes him unique not only in the world, but in history?
A. His language gives us the answer.
Next note, the "Mission" of the man of Isaiah's vision.
Isaiah came out so humbled and grateful, that he was willing to be a servant.
Davey came out, and at age 30, not only arrogantly rebuked his father-in-law's entire congregation (who are a reflection of his work) but called his own congregation "my children." He is now the chosen one to re-write the history books and the arrogance was immediate in his short speech. He went from "I don't know if I can even talk" feigning of grieving to announcing that he, through Amanda's death, will give "life" to the "dead" church.
The progression of this "mission" has been clear from the moment this story broke.
From her own words and video, Amanda appeared to be a very loving, quiet, Christian mother who took her faith seriously. She was publicly humiliated by her husband while alive, and now dead, she is having her private diary read, like a movie trailer, whetting the appetite of the intended audience for the big release.
Amanda may have 'hindered' his 'career ambitions' in life, but in death she is now tasked with bringing the nation's churches back to life, and we don't have to guess who will carry this message.
When the horrible news of the murder took place, Blackburn released a statement that said, in effect,
"But my career goes on!"
This was what caused the Fox News commentator to point out the narcissism of the statement, as well as the blaring omission of love for Amanda or his slain child, as well as fear of the killer.
Blackburn continued this "mission" theme, recognizing how this death has been the bonanza of free national advertising. While he should have been grieving, or in the least, scared out of his mind that the killers were coming back for him or his son, instead, he had the wherewithal to tell his church,
'the nation is watching, if media tries to talk to you, here is what I want you to tell them, and oh, by the way, wear jeans and come laugh...'
He would orchestrate, choreograph, and control every detail, down to flashing a gun, wearing tight shirts, and telling people what to say and wear. The arrogance is extreme but matches the language and if you thought he was arrogant before, what is to come of him now, that he has conversed with the Almighty in the shower?
This, from a man who's wife and unborn child were murdered and the killer on the loose who refused to say "I love Amanda" or demand justice, or even express concern for the killers "out there" who could kill his neighbors.
"Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.'
What would you say if your wife had just been sexually assaulted and brutally murdered? Remember, the killer had removed her clothing.
If you could even speak after losing your better half, would you have the presence of mind that he had?
Once on TV, he gave the 'yeah, yeah, the family is grieving but guess what? 6,500 customers tuned in online alone and...'
People were shocked.
At the memorial, his mentor spoke. You may have thought it would be about the Resurrection of Christ, or about Amanda.
It was about Davey Blackburn and the language was that of first warning that something was very wrong with him,
something that only a woman could fix, and then it was how "beautiful" or sexy Davey is.
What does this mean?
It means that while speaking of Amanda's death, he was thinking about Davey and sex.
If you think this was not 'sexy' language, take note of Perry Noble's own defensive qualifier. He knew it was when he said the unnecessary: "If you're a man, you know what I am talking about."
What is it here that men would understand, but not women?
It is an alarming statement and the context, again, is key.
Remember: everyone takes showers. Showers can be relaxing and people like to be cleansed, and like to think, or even sing in the shower.
Few people, however, feel the need to tell the public about being in the shower.
Statement Analysis recognizes the linguistic need of water, not water itself, in statements where sexual abuse or sexual homicide are indicated.
The key is context: the need to say where he was when visited and conversing with the Almighty. No one asked him, "Where were you when God talked to you?"
It is an unnecessary part of the sentence and that which is unnecessary is deemed "doubly important" in analysis.
Blackburn's best friend told the public what they "needed" to hear during the memorial. What did the public need to hear? Was it about the resurrection from the dead? Was it about how kind, thoughtful and loving Amanda was?
No, they needed to hear something else.
They "needed" to hear about Davy's alibi.
He and Davey talked every week for one hour.
Why would the public need to hear this?
It reveals his own doubts about "Crazy Davey" but it also raises a question by what he did not say:
He did not mention if this talking for one hour, at the same time, included Davey staying outside in the driveway for 40 minutes every week, or this was just the week that he not only forgot to lock the door, but stayed outside on the phone instead of continuing in doors where, his wife was still alive, but bled out. Consider this when you read his own father's comment about brain activity and the loss of blood.
Would she have survived had he not sat outside for 40 minutes on this one particular week?
It was Blackburn, himself, who felt the need to tell the congregation that he was in the shower, naked.
Amanda was found murdered, with her clothing off.
It is Blackburn, himself, who hears 'God' talking.
What did 'God" tell him?
Amanda died so his church could live.
This certainly justifies Amanda's death for one who's ambition for his career was enough to make his own wife want to leave him, but wrapped in enough religious language and people applauded.
Previously, Amanda had complained that her husband's work in his church was so much that she wanted to move back home with her parents.
Blackburn, previously, had said that a wife could "slingshot" or harm a man's career in a church. It was quite a warning.
Blackburn had publicly complained about Amanda and pregnancy making for a bad marriage.
What was his specific and public complaint about her?
It was sex.
Where did his 'God" have this Q & A session?
In the place where one is cleansed, in the language of those who are victims of sexual abuse, perpetrators of sexual abuse, or work in the field of sexual abuse: the language of water.
What did his mentor talk about at Amanda's memorial?
Does the mentor have his own doubts about Blackburn?
Blackburn, even before the killer was caught, spoke of "Amanda's Story" and had family selling t shirts to raise money, though his career seems to be uninterrupted financially, and life insurance may be in the waiting.
The obsession with career is more than just an obsession, it appears to be a frightening justification of Amanda's death.
Why the need to justify the death?
"Amanda died to give life to the church' is blasphemous to Christians who hold that God gave His Son, Christ, to die so that His church would live.
Is he equating himself with God?
The father-in-law, as pastor, gave affirmation with silence and then the audience showed its approval.
His "vision" and his "Q&A" with 'God', has signaled that he is no longer bound by Scripture, (own authority as a cultist) and he is off on a mission. Since he went beyond Scripture, even any claim of "extra Biblical revelation" itself, being "of Scripture" is now null and void since it is in plain contradiction of Scripture. Those of the faith will understand why this is so important. The authority now is no longer a written standard; it is Davey and whatever 'God' tells him is now authoritative.
How far is he going to take this?
His ambition is limitless; so much so that the murder of his own wife is but a yawn compared to the commercial opportunities. His followers are impressed by his non reaction, as if, as one detective put it, he was already perfected in heaven, while yet being here on earth.
If it is a show, it is one talented showman. The lack of emotion and absence of fear of the killers, however, is more consistent with guilty knowledge than any sales technique connected to 'higher life' or stoic living.
His language has signaled an obsession that, since first written, has shown neither filter nor ability to contain himself, and appears to have become either unhinged, or 'set free' to do any and everything he can to promote himself.
He now believes himself to be directed by 'God' to be thrust into history. This could prove to be something almost impossible to talk one out of. He and 'God' both gave their loved ones to give life to the church. I use 'God' due to the conflict of definition and respect to readers. This man's delusional guilty language is an affront to many people of faith. Think of the men who predicted the end of the world only to, once the date passed, feign a mea culpa and go back and set yet another date. This form of ego is near impossible to reason with and the results can be tragic.
His plagiarism of Isaiah may be readily seen by us, though not the pastor where he spoke, nor his followers, but what is not seen by his followers is what he is plainly stating:
His need to be cleansed.
I am not sure, for even victims of childhood sexual abuse, as adults, express 'guilt' and a need to be cleansed from it, often evidenced through self loathing and self destructive behavior.
Again, I return to context.
Davey Blackburn is telling us of his need to be cleansed and it comes in context of his wife's murder.
"For us, we have nothing to hide."
This is a statement of guilt by one who has ascribed himself both prophet like status, and Divine like status and he is on a mission.
Is it a guilt from capitalizing so blatantly on her death, including the deliberate misuse of Scripture?
Is it a guilt from having done some other things wrong, in relation to his bad marriage? Is this what is behind all the sex language from both him and his mentor? Does his mentor signal concern about Davey Blackburn and sex?
Or, is the guilt far worse, as in one who, somewhere along the line, met criminal elements, even in 'counseling' sessions, and told them of his bad marriage, and how she did not satisfy him sexually and how much she is hurting his career...
Even now, they are plainly stating that money sales are going straight to "Davey and Weston", which in using the child's name, is a form of emotional manipulation. It is unnecessary to include the name, therefore, the inclusion, itself, is "sensitive" to whoever wrote it or had it written.
Did he lose his salary?
Was Amanda supporting them?
Why the need for money now, since even some weekly expenditures have just gone down?
Go back to that which is central; the context.
All of this comes from the murder of Amanda Blackburn.
The obvious hamming for the camera, the 'working of the room,' the marketing and exploitation of his wife's death, all are tangents away from that which brought him into prominence in the first place and gave him his national audience.
The central issue and the point of all comes from this: Amanda's murder is not just the "lucky" odds-breaker of someone who openly complained about his marriage, but her murder is the "marching orders" of which a man now claims to have heard from the Almighty that he is called to "breathe life" into his church (whom he calls his "children") but to an entire nation.
We should not lose focus as we see the bizarre ego-centric cult beginnings: .
It is a murder investigation with coincidences that need to be thoroughly known.
Blackburn is a man on a mission.
When one sees himself as having a personal conversation with 'God' it is near impossible to reason with him.
He is "special" above and beyond all others.
By the fact that he has a talent for performance, a good intellect and can perform as he does, makes it very challenging to reason with him. It often takes a "comeuppance" to bring someone "down to earth", like a tragedy.
Instead, the tragedy of Amanda's murder has thrust him further from reality, not closer, and has vaunted him to this incredible personal status with 'God', where he is so special, and so wonderful, and so very different than everyone else, that he, himself, is chosen to do a work that history has not yet written about, placing him above the greats of American history, who accomplished things, but were not sent of 'God' like he was.
He will not be bound by reason.
He will not be bound by criticism.
And he has now told us:
He will not be bound, nor limited even by Scripture, itself.
If he has had no connection to the shooters, completely, and the source of his guilt not known, what becomes of him when he does not "rewrite" history books with his life? Beyond reason, what happens when, in a sense, the 'date setting' fails?
What, in effect, does the equating himself with God actually tell us about his future plans of glory?
Listen to him.
Listen carefully to what he has told us when he supplanted Christ with Amanda.
He is a man on a mission to use books, television, movies, internet, and whatever it takes to spread the word:
'...for 'Davey so loved the world, that he gave Amanda life to make the church live..."