Dear Brethren of the Philadelphia Dispersion, Greetings.
Below is a writing that was in response to comments made on a site called Shinning Blog, debating the changes to ucg doctrines; some may be familiar with this site. The situation was quite disturbing and the environment toxic. Disrespect and bickering was on the menu, In a time when we should be gathering and regrouping and returning to the Faith once delivered, yet the opposite seems to be the case. I’m not taking sides, for there is no side to take but God’s. I thus rebuke all concerned because of the state of affairs among the people of God, caused by misled and deceived men, who are deceived and are deceiving; yet I know that the Almighty God, the Lord Eternal is in charge and He will and is sorting things out; for there is little time left.
Your brother in Christ
Greetings brethren. Reading the above statements and comments only brings sadness to the cause and not enlightenment. So it seemed good to me also to make a contribution in this affair for an appeal to unity; though I try and refrain from such fruitless discourses. I have much to say, but will refrain so as not to offend, for this is not my intention, as my only aim and goal has always been to bring God’s Elect back to the Trunk Of The Tree. Indeed, those of the true Elect of God have done just that, returned to the trunk, and are unassuming and not presumptuous, understanding what the Word of God means, what is clearly stated in Eph 4. Brethren, the plead for unity is strongly needed, as the body needs healing and the restoring of peace and harmony among its members. I for one abhor and detest the present state of bickering, arguing, divisions and confusion caused by the self appointed shepherds, apostles, prophets etc, with these I have much spiritual discourse and are scripturally held responsible for much of this embroilment among God’s people.
Ephesians 4:1: I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,
2: With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
3: Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4: There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5: One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6: One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
7: But unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ.
Truly Ps. 133 has been forgotten among many who call themselves God’s people:
1 Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! 2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard: that went down to the skirts of his garments; 3 As the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.
I also took a hard-line (hot headed approach) at the beginning of all this apostate intrusions, starting soon after the falling asleep of God’s faithful to the end, END TIME APOSTLE Mr. Herbert W Armstrong, when the fifth columnist began to show their hand, and the apostates came out of the closet, and the blasphemers began to open their mouth; all Satan’s stooges. Yet, justified as I was in this approach, I found this not to be too profitable nor constructive and even harmful to my own family, causing even little ones to sin against me. But, I learned over time that the way Christ showed us is the only way! I also realised that there was to be 40 years of testing for the Church of God since the sleep, for revealing, exposing, enduring, holding fast, purifying, refining, removing the dross and preparing a people and perfecting the Bride as God has been doing for nearly 2000 years. Hear Oh Mount Zion, hear Oh Jerusalem from above and understand, these are not light matters but involve the salvation of our souls and our transformation to meet our Lord in the clouds.
The statement is true, there is no legitimacy in any cog leader or committees or councils of cogs whatsoever, due to the fact that they are all self appointed and no leader or successor was chosen by God, and that for a reason! Also most of these had supported the heresy and apostasy that was introduced in the Church of GOD. Therefore, no man’s cog worldly registered entity or institution is the Church of GOD brethren, for as we all should know the biblical teaching of God’s end time apostle, that God’s true Church is composed of those individuals who have the indwelling of God’s Holy Spirit and obey His Commandments, seeking God’s kingdom and His righteousness before and move all things, and loving one another as Jesus Christ and His Father love us, as Christ our Lord Commanded us. This is how we know we love GOD, if we love one another. And this is how they are in us. Brethren, these are indisputable facts.
Have you not heard, nor yet after all this time in the last 32 years understood nor perceived that it was foretold by the Apostle Paul <<<(II Thessalonians 2:3: Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed( the situation that happened in our beloved Worldwide COG after the death of God’s beloved(Rev 3:9) Apostle, was only a forerunner to the world wide event) the son of perdition;) and the prophet Ezekiel(ch34, read again verses 16 – 20; Ezekiel 34:16: I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
17: And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.
18: Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?
19: And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.
20: Therefore thus saith the Lord God unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.),
>>> of the great falling away; falling away from what? From God’s Commandments, His laws, True meaning of God’s Holy days, the trunk of the tree, the revealed truths of God as He revealed them through Mr. Herbert W Armstrong, God’s Apostle. Brethren, I besiege you, do not forget nor deny the above scriptures; One Faith, One Spirit, One Baptism …..For there is no other name by which we may be saved, Jesus Christ, The WORD of GOD, who IS GOD and with GOD; and Christ is NOT divided!! Dear brethren, do you still not see nor hear! Do you still not understand what has and is happening?! Stop leaning on your own understanding, nor wisdom nor be presumptuous that God is using YOU, or him or her! For the aftermath of this Satan’s spiritual weapon of mass destruction is very obvious; disarray, division, hatred, animosity, derision, ridicule, criticism, accusations, brethren against brethren, minister against minister, pastor against pastor and shepherd against shepherd; this is not from God, the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ but from Satan the devil who is laughing us to scorn. Every man and his dog has contributed to this, and quite often the dogs are much louder. Dear Brethren, Rekindle the fire in the belly, remember your first love and stock the fires of God’s love, peace and unity in us for one another, which will also be a place of security, strength, comfort and Faith for babes in Christ whom God is still calling.
Understand this fact brethren, God only worked through One man (as He has always worked through specific chosen individuals through the ages) in these end times for the express purpose of fulfilling HIS prophetic Word, to preach the gospel and restore the truths and law of God and to magnify it; and this was also prophesied! Isaiah 42( notice verse 19):
13: The Lord shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea, roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
14: I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
15: I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and I will dry up the pools.
16: And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
17: They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods.
18: Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
19: Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and blind as the Lord’s servant?
20: Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the ears, but he heareth not.
21: The Lord is well pleased for his righteousness’ sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
22: But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a spoil, and none saith, Restore.
23: Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken and hear for the time to come?
Brethren, you once understood this! What has happened since? Who told you you were naked and void of God’s truth? Was it not Satan! Have you lost faith because it has been 32 years since the death of God’s Apostle? Or the fact that you relied on the Apostle for your salvation and he died on you and prophesy failed in your sight, according to your perceptions? Yet, the Holy scriptures gives us a strong insight as to the time lapse that would occur before the Christ, who is our Lord and GOD, without beginning or ending, would return. Did Jude in vain say, “ Jude 1:3: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
4: For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
5: I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.
6: And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
Brethren, BRETHREN! Do you still not understand, the fire is burning hot, the dross is being removed, the weeds and tares exposed for the fire, the fifth columnist revealed for perditions end, and the Bride of Christ being prepared, white and clean, for where the corpse lies the vultures shall be gathered, but the Bride of Christ shall stand on mount Zion and joined to the Rock of our salvation.
Do you hear brethren? Do you hear; listen, Alas, alas, rumors upon rumors, lies upon lies, Christ having carnal nature, Christ not being God, Christ was created, Christ not being the God of the Old Testament, Christ returning on Pentecost, God’s Calendar is wrong; lies upon lies, rumors upon rumours research upon research, study upon study, follow me, follow me, his wrong, they are wrong, thus says the lord to me. Yet, The Eternal God Thunders from on high, ” Who is this who speaks without knowledge and whom I have not sent (study Ezek 13 and stand in fear or man of dust! For in your pride, vanity, arrogance and presumptuousness you say, “ Thus says the Lord”, in the machinations of your heart and delusions of your mind, yet you do not fear the anger of the Lord.); Woe, woe unto the prophets of Baal and shepherds of division and their disciples, devouring the my sheep and casting aside my little ones, vengeance is mine says the LORD, I surely will repay! Dear brethren, should not this strike fear into our hearts, especially knowing that the our Lord the redeemer and our salvation is near at hand! I besiege us all brethren to humble ourselves in all meekness before God and put aside the SELF! Let us all return to the Faith once delivered, according to God’s calling into the One Body and Rock of our Salvation Jesus the Christ, putting aside the self and doing away with all malice against one another. For brethren, look at the consequences of our ways! We have become shameful and a laughing stock and full of derision in the eyes of men and our ways an abhorrence before God and a stench in His nostrils. This is what our Lord and God has shown me these last 32 years, from experience and observation, and from hearing and listening, and from reading the Word of God. Understand this Oh little man, God’s truth come from revelation to His chosen one, and not to you or me, and His chosen one teaches us. The student is not greater than his master, it is enough that the student is as his master, Luke 6:39-40, : And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch?
40: The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master; and Matth 10:24-25, The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.
25: It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
“Let it be known Oh Israel and understand Oh Jacob and let it be proclaimed in Judah, and let My Elect hear and understand My Word, that in the very last days I will Commission the purifying of My Temple and bring Judgment on the House of Israel and Judah and bring righteous punishment on the gentiles. And I will commission and give power unto my two witnesses, the two olive branches who stand before me, to prophesy against Babylon. They shall be filled with my Spirit says the Lord and they shall go forth with the Testimony of Jesus, which is the spirit of prophesy, and they shall prophesy for 1260 days.”
Brethren, these are the only two men who will have legitimacy under God’s Hand after Mr. Herbert W Armstrong to complete this phase of God’s Last days Work. Will they be recognized and accepted by the cogs and the Lay member? In and under the present circumstances I strongly doubt it, as it appears they go about their commission alone; shame on us!
Brethren, Stop this bickering among yourselves as you are not serving God but men and Satan’s will and agendas. Those who say, has not God spoken through us also, has He only spoken through you? Have you forgotten the lesson of Miriam and Aaron when they apposed Moses (Num 12)? It seems many women and men obviously have. For certain, God has only spoken through HIS end time Apostle, this cannot be denied, it was prophesied, as is the last two prophet/witnesses.
Brethren, we are living in the very last days, the prophesied end time events have already started and they will occur just as God has said, and revealed it to the Church of God through His end time Apostle, therefore stop trying to rewrite the truth about events and entities and redefining the Testimony of Jesus which is the spirit of prophesy and therefore opening up new doors with false keys to false understanding of God’s truths and prophetic last days, thereby leading many of God’s Elect little ones astray. God warns,” Woe unto them that lead my little ones astray”. Let it also be known, that there is no King of the South in the very last days. This is contrary to our teaching based on the Word of GOD! There is clearly no mention in revelations nor other prophesies about this entity for the last days, except in Dan 11: 40, which was fulfilled between the 1880 to the 1930 between Italy and Ethiopia. This was it’s last appearance. The Word of God clearly reveals there shall be the Beast/Military Babylon/king of the North(these are one and the same) and the ten kings who join this Beast, Gog and the Hordes, The second beast of Rev 13(false prophet/Vaticanus/mystery Babylon the great, Mother of Harlots), Gentiles, Israel and Judah, but no King of the South brethren. Watch brethren, watch Europe redefine herself and find her destined role, watch as the ME begins to burn, watch as Gog and the Hordes ride the high horse and sharpen her spears, watch as Israel is brought to her knees and her lovers abandon her and finally turn, watch as Judah finds herself surrounded by her enemies and Jerusalem the jewel desired by many, and there’s no one to rescue her, watch as the Beast rises out of the abyss and marches forth to redeem its own, watch as the false prophet man of sin stand where he ought not to, watch and pray always, to escape these things to come.
Brethren, we are told to be ONE, just as Jesus Christ and the Father are ONE, we are told to be one also with each other and with our GOD. Just look at us! We are a disgrace! divided we stand, is Christ divided? Bickering is the fruit of our works, is the Word and the Father bickering? Christ and the Father are everything we are not, and yet we are to be their reflection, their image and likeness as a unified Body of Christ! Shame, shame, we should be disgusted with ourselves brethren. So busy bickering, so busy changing doctrine, so busy rejecting God’s revealed truths, so busy arguing about who is right or wrong or whom God is using to feed His flock.
This is not profitable brethren, this is not honourable before God or man, this is not glorifying our God whom we say we serve, this is not being a light on a mental for all to see, and this is not a light for a guide and a beacon for God’s nearly called out ones. When the world looks on us, what do they see? Not God, but a worldly carnal institution. Brethren, today the world is filled with false religious leaders, evangelicals preaching falsehoods of God, prophesy, the Kingdom of God, Jesus Christ, Grace etc, yet they are speaking loud; wrong and divided they are but loud and are not fighting each other.
It is time we gather together again dear brethren and put aside this foolishness that has weakened the hand of God’s people(Dan 12: 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.) and pray “ Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done here on Earth as it is in Heaven”, with one voice, one heart, one mind, one Faith and one spirit. For we must awaken brethren, as all the signs of this last days age spoken by God’s Word in various places are with us. Brethren, we are Commanded to watch and pray always, so that we can be counted worthy to escape these things to come, for the time is at hand, Luke 21: 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.
We are past the end times era, and are now approaching the last days, we are just before the Great Affliction(Tribulation). The dynamics of this present world are all leading towards the final grand slam climax of this age of man under Satan, just as God’s Apostle taught us, as God revealed it to him. It doesn’t matter how one perceives the world condition, events and entities on the world’s political, financial, economic and military stage. If they are contrary to what our Church taught about these last days events and dynamics, that person will be shown to be wrong, for GOD is in charge, and HIS WILL will stand, and HIS prophetic WORD will come about just as HE has proclaimed long ago, for our Lord IS GOD and will bring it about,
Isaiah 43: 7-14,
7: Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
8: Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf that have ears.
9: Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
10: Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
11: I, even I, am the Lord; and beside me there is no saviour.
12: I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed, when there was no strange god among you: therefore ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God.
13: Yea, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand: I will work, and who shall let it?
1 Hear ye this, O house of Jacob, which are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, which swear by the name of the Lord, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
2 For they call themselves of the holy city, and stay themselves upon the God of Israel; The Lord of hosts is his name.
3 I have declared the former things from the beginning; and they went forth out of my mouth, and I shewed them; I did them suddenly, and they came to pass.
4 Because I knew that thou art obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;
5 I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them.
6 Thou hast heard, see all this; and will not ye declare it? I have shewed thee new things from this time, even hidden things, and thou didst not know them.
7 They are created now, and not from the beginning; even before the day when thou heardest them not; lest thou shouldest say, Behold, I knew them.
8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear was not opened: for I knew that thou wouldest deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.
9 For my name’s sake will I defer mine anger, and for my praise will I refrain for thee, that I cut thee not off.
10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
11 For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
12 Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last.
13 Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together.
14 All ye, assemble yourselves, and hear; which among them hath declared these things? The Lord hath loved him: he will do his pleasure on Babylon, and his arm shall be on the Chaldeans.
22 There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked.
Therefore dearly beloved brethren, it is GOD who brings these things about, it is GOD who prevails and conquers by His own arm and not men, and we as God’s people know, or should know why these things are coming about!
So, I besiege all who claim to have God’s indwelling of the Holy Spirit to be of one mind that is Christ like in every way, fear God and come near to the Thrown Of Grace, and to love one another putting aside all malice and bickering, building up the Temple for the Spirit to dwell in peacefully and prepare the Bride for Christ’s soon coming. Therefore brethren, revere these words spoken by Jesus Christ in Luke 21:
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.
20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
21 Then let them which are in Judæa flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
27 And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.