Why a need for this Web site?

A synopsis of the last 24 years.
For over 55 years Mr. Armstrong through the inspiration of the Holy spirit proclaimed the coming kingdom of God, fulfilled his Elijah commission and gave the Ezekiel warning message to Israel and the world in general; he said so himself. He was a trumpet blast, loud and clear, the Voice in a spiritual wilderness for all to hear; and the world and its leaders did hear brethren! But they turned their back, plugged their ears and placed Horses Eye guides on their heads and said;

“Full steam ahead and steady as she goes, the nice old man is dead and so are his words and things are as they were”.

Through Mr. Armstrong God raised up the Philadelphia Era of His church to fulfill the end time prophetic commission of Matthew 24:14 and to raise for Himself a faithful God fearing people full of faith with the spirit of love for Him, with a submissive attitude and love for one another, obedient and faithful to His Laws and the commission through their tithes and offerings etc, and who would not deny His name and endure to the end. Of course we all understand that with the faithful stood the weeds and the tares on the ministerial and lay members platform, who in many cases had even performed great works; but they were not of us, the Faith and the Way, of those in whom dwells the Holy Spirit and who belonged to Jesus Christ Himself. Unfortunately, many who were called and part of the body just fell away and were swallowed up by the world again.

As the bible reveals, the weeds and the tares were in the main planted by Satan the devil from the earliest of days, and some just stumbled into something they liked, enjoyed the fruits for a season for they were easy pickings until there was no more fruit to pick and then moved on. However, some became bitter because the fruit ran out and what was left dried up and they felt cheated and whose ambition now is to destroy what is left of the tree from the trunk upwards. Some have attempted to graft their own cuttings on the trunk to try and drain the trunk of nutrients damaging the tree.

Some are still trying to hack away with axes at the trunk to topple the tree; these are vicious ex_members who want to destroy and devour the trunk in the flames of perdition. Others are using hand saws to cut down the tree and use its branches and pull out the trunk and clear the land so as to replant their own trees using their own water and fertilizer shaping the tree in their own image; I think you all get the point. All these directly or indirectly are instruments of Satan in his attempt to devour the trunk of the tree and destroy the church of God, the Temple that Jesus built.

Twenty three year later we are nearly at the pivotal point in time where the prophetic event mentioned in Daniel 12: is about to be realized;
Dan 12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
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 (this has been in progress for a while now), all these things shall be finished .

One must remember that Matth 24:14 explicitly says that; “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come”. Implying that it will not come immediately at the completion of the Philadelphia work, but over a definite period of time that is required for the end time prophetic events to occur and the Laodicean attitude to take hold; and we do know that there are still major end time prophesies to unfold. We are now at the time of Ezek 34 and the sheep of God are being scattered more and more and therefore Daniel 12:7 is taking its toll on the effectiveness of God’s people. Only a remnant of the Philadelphians remain.

{God always finishes the work or commission He gives to any servant He chooses; the servant is then martyred, dies of old age or goes into obscurity. Rev 3 talks about opening and closing doors; Mr. HW Armstrong’s commission was completed at his death, but the work of God continues;
Rev 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
Rev 3:8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
These scriptures are not repeated or implied to show that there will be a revival of the work or commission as per the Philadelphia Era some time later on, and Rev 3:8 is in the present tense referring to Mr. H.W. Armstrong’s commission.
An example where God repeats a statement or phrase to show a repeat or follow on of events is found in Jeremiah one and Ezekiel 21:
Jerem 1:10, “See, I have this day set thee over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant”, when Jeremiah was told he would pull down and replant King David’s throne two times.
Ezek 21:27, “I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him. }

Not criticizing the corporate cog groups but, they are not doing the so called work or continuing the personal work of Mr. H.W. Armstrong or his commission as given by God for reasons mentioned above; and they are the ones helping to fulfill Dan 12:7 after the apostate leaders of wwcog began their decimation of God‘s revealed truths and His people.

It was not and never was their commission and God always finishes or completes His purpose with the man He originally chooses while he is alive, and no one can decide for themselves to pick up the baton off the ground which has finished its race, and begin to run the same race again. God has sounded forth some strong warnings about presumptuous persons:
Psa 19:13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be perfect, and I shall be clear from great transgression.

Again not criticizing but, unfortunately the corporate groups are only helping to scatter the flock and are not feeding the flock or helping to get the bride ready; it is crystal clear that there is only one church of God and it is not divided. Some are stuck on old rhetoric and have their eyes shut to the events of the world and cannot relate it to biblical prophesy; some sadly to say are just out right abusive and threatening and feeding on the flock as wolfs in sheep’s clothing; some have just fallen asleep taking the sheep with them to slumber land; some smaller groups are just way over the top and extreme and lost in nebulous ideas and rhetoric; and there are still many other groups in all sorts of categories; so, so said. What inspires their agendas and what feeds their motivation is not apparent or clear to them, what drives their desire to rule and dominate not according to the Word of God and without Godly love is as yet not understood by them, except that they are fooling themselves if they think no one is watching. Just what do they think they are doing? scattering and dividing and calling it the work of God! scattering and dividing and calling themselves, “the church of God”?

But, grapple they do and struggle they must to find a reasonable basis and a probable but plausible justification for their futile quest to reignite the glorious days of Worldwide for the purpose of receiving support from God’s people and gaining scattered brethren; it seems many are riding the gravy train and some are there for the pickings while it last, sad but true as evidenced by the reality of the fruits. To justify their actions they must use human reasoning, and they must resurrect an image of Mr. H.W. Armstrong to draw brethren to them. Whatever scripture they use, whatever prophesy they site, it has already been used by him to whom it was given to fulfill them. The same scriptures cannot be used to justify two or more men or groups to do the same identical work or commission of God in succession. The power of those scriptures was utilized by the one for whom they were meant. If one is the reality then the other is found to be a liar and a counterfeit. Mr. H.W. Armstrong had said on many occasions just before he died that he was the one chosen for the end time commission Work and that he had done or completed the Work(commission), and that the church (God’s called out people) was there to support him and at the same time to learn and grow to become teaches in the world tomorrow at the resurrection of the just. Therefore, those who are claiming to be doing a work of Matth 24:14 are implying that Mr. Armstrong lied and God as one who is confused and incapable of working through one man; in reality saying that God ultimately is not God! And that scripture is nebulous and can be broken and can therefore also apply to them. Let every man who thus says such be found to be a liar for only God is Truth, and let every man be false and God alone be true. The Lord Our Lord is truly God and woe to anyone who doubts His Word and presumes to be the one or to be doing the work that was only given to Mr. Armstrong to do while he was alive.
The Holy Scriptures do not support their agenda and the Holy Spirit their cause, nor does God support their works and their action for only division, hatred, pain, suffering, lies upon lies and even cruelty rides the leaders hearts with selfish gain, as the fruits speak for themselves. They are supported by many taskmasters and their subordinates with similar attributes, where no rains restrain the hand of spiritual aggression and the tongue of oppression resulting in spiritual regression in many of God’s little ones, because of fear as they are made to believe their salvation lies in the hands of men. And so, Christ their savior finds himself outside their heart of stone and locked out from their conscious mind because of their seared conscience, and is even now knocking on the door.

Should not the shepherds be awake and watching world events very closely and carefully to understand what is happening and relating it to biblical prophesy, to know the season and the signs and the times, and to be watering and feeding the flock keeping them awake and guarding their own salvation; feeding on solid food as one mature in Christ. Should not the shepherds with care and compassion be gathering the flock, should not the shepherds be protecting the flock in love from all sorts of evil threatening their salvation, and should not the shepherds be preparing the flock unified as a Bride without spot and blemish, ready for the groom who is the chief Shepherd ? Should not the shepherds LOVE the sheep in like manner as the chief Shepherd loves the Bride and gave Himself for her? Instead we see the opposite and many sheep left to fend for themselves. Woe, woe to the shepherds for they feed themselves off the sheep while the sheep slumber and sleep and drained of strength many are dying from hunger and thirst; even unaware of their decaying spiritual state, for they trust in man. Woe to the shepherds for they divide the sheep and the spoil and let the families be plundered, splintered and spoil till their spirits are faint and their strength is no more. Woe indeed my brethren, and woe unto us if we’re found doing the same and void of the spirit and Godly love for His people. Therefore, let us have love and the fruits of the spirit as evidence of this love. The attitude of the corporate leaders is incomprehensible and inexcusable as they seem to lack the fear of God as shown by their fruits; something is seriously wrong. There is great fear for them, and a warning to us all.

However my brethren, all have fallen into the attitude of the Laodiceans thinking each one knows better than the other and are spiritually rich, and not one listening to Christ who is at this very time, this very moment knocking on the door. Instead of gathering the people in a unified faith once delivered they are feeding off them in controlled corals or militarized camps (cog corporate bodies) with draconian policies. Our Almighty Christ said to the Apostles, “The gentles lord it over themselves, but it shall not be among you, whoever would be the greatest among you must be your servant.

Matth 20:25, ” But Jesus called them and said, You know that the rulers of the nations exercise dominion over them, and they who are great exercise authority, 26 However, it shall not be so among you. But whoever desires to be great among you, let him be your servant”.

The corporate groups are not bringing the brethren together, they are not breaking down divisions, they are not speaking the same thing, they are not watching the strong signs of the times, these serious times, these dynamic times, these frightening times, these times of the very end where the last days (the Lord’s Day) are upon us as the world is spiraling into the abyss of darkness and oppression, cruelty and injustice coupled with greed for money and power where mans lives are worth little more than the cost of a burial to the powerful and elite of this world. They are not getting the people ready and prepared; watching and praying to be found worthy to escape the things to come; the Great Tribulation. They are not protecting the sheep from wolves and wolves in sheep’s clothing and from sheep in wolves clothing. Except for a very few, they are not understanding the signs of the times and the dynamical interface between biblical prophesy and national and international events and activities. They are not teaching and feeding the brethren with informed insight to protect them from the world and its Babylonian pagan system that dates as far back as Nimrod; Who lived a few generations after the Great Flood and then perpetrated by the pagan nations that followed, finally immortalized in symbolic form and in a physical reality by the first world Empower, Great Babylon and permeating down through the millennia of time to the last days when Jesus Christ will finally crush her to dust under the feet of the saints.
Brethren, it is not the intention to criticize nor condemn but to face reality and encourage all groups and individuals who claim to be keeping the, ‘Faith once delivered and are led by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit and who are doing their best to endure’, to start communicating and come together in the unity of the spirit of Christ and the Love of God to prepare the Bride of Christ to full maturity, to face and deal with the coming troubles ahead in full knowledge, understanding and discernment of the time we live in.

Why should there be divisions amongst God’s people! Why should there be divisive differences personal or otherwise; why should there be different doctrines, ideas and beliefs on various issues and doctrines? Why should past grievances between the ministry at all levels be major and deciding factors in dividing ministry, brethren and lay members alike? Why should the ministry decide for themselves what the ‘work’ is and deny the teachings, instructions and admonition of the Apostles (including the end time Apostle who now sleeps) and above all Jesus Christ Himself? Why should the Laodicean attitude be allowed to overshadow the majority of God’s people? And why should the extreme elements in the ministry of cog groups take charge of brethrens salvation with lies, deceit and spiritual threats? Do any of us have the answers to the above questions? Maybe we do, but it will change little the direction we are heading unless we follow the instructions in the Holy scriptures, the teachings of Jesus (The Word) Himself and stop fearing man. The answers are in the scriptures brethren, lets don’t be afraid to follow and obey them.  All the leaders and the ministry themselves should know the answers to the above questions and it will condemn them unless changes are made. One cannot believe that the ministry do not perceive the errors and the damage and the wrong been done to the brethren and their faith; so one has to ask himself, “Why then do they continue in this path knowingly, willingly and willfully in disassembling the faith once delivered and scattering the power of the Holy people of God, feeding of their innocence”. God’s condemnation of the ministry in not unfounded brethren, together with some lay members who join them and partake of this conduct.

The author of this article has no answers or a solution for the current situation in the COGs. Nevertheless, even if he has no one would listen to his cries or others and therefore at this stage has a solution only for himself and his families salvation; trust in God and keep the faith once delivered, growing in the knowledge and Grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, watching and praying to escape the terrible things to come and overcoming and enduring to the end, until something further develops or is revealed.  Also doing what we can to serve others in God’s Church and making contact and communicating with scattered brethren who are in the same position as ourselves and feel as we do and are serious about the faith and the way, whether they are literally scattered or still attending cog groups. For there is a need for such faithful brethren to commune together for edification and for strengthening each other spiritually and keeping abreast of world events at all levels and not burying our heads in the sand.

The world we once knew has gone brethren! And the dawning of the dark and evil last days has already begun; they began I believe the same night Mr. H.W. Armstrong fell asleep. We all went to sleep one night and woke up in a nightmarish world, a world where our church leaders found themselves paralyzed, ill-equipped and unable to deal with this new and darkened world which is different to what they expected and would linger on, and so became fearful. And in their fear used the brethren to build a cocoon around themselves to protect themselves by promising to show the little ones the way to salvation which they only understood and knew the way; but instead are keeping them in the dark and dividing them among themselves, and the rest they scattered for the wolves, and many sheep became carnivorous and many shepherds became devouring lions.

We all woke up to a different climate, to a different light a dark light, to a different timeline then the one we expected, and yet the same outcome is for certain as God is indeed in charge. These days are dark and cruel and dimly lit, a world where evil rules in broad daylight and Satan’s wrath is forming stormy clouds of war and the winds of change carrying the noise of thunder knocking on the door. Satan knows his time is short for he knew the man of God who fulfilled Matth 24:14 had finished his commission and fell asleep for he deserved his rest, and now the End is Nigh.

The world today is run by evil and evil man at all levels of commerce, industry, agriculture, politics, science, education, the military and governments in Satan’s system; Great Babylon the mother of evil and harlots, the instrument of Satan. How is this known? Look around you brethren; law upon law, rules upon rules, dishonesty, greed and the lust for power prevail along with every other kind of sin imaginable under the sun, with open warfare against God’s rule, God’s ways and His Laws. At every point and in every way world leaders, the powerful and the elite, the mighty man , the strong man and men of war, the so called freed men and bond men and the poor man; all men ( all are spiritually corrupt) confront God as though they His equal and openly practice pagan worship of all forms and at all levels, directly and or indirectly: spiritualism, Scientology, witchcraft, Astrology, idol worship and demon worship, Satanism, Luciferism, nature worship, creature worship and self worship, and the list goes on. Israel has pagan temples and worship grounds scattered throughout her territory.

Brethren repeating again, the reason for this web site is to try and build bridges and bring together scattered Philadelphian brethren through trust, communication, information, understanding, compassion, tolerance, through one faith, one hope, one spirit and one baptism saturated with a common salvation, common prophesy, all joined as one in Christ our Savior by and through the love of the Eternal God our Father the most High God. This web site is exclusively for the Church of God brethren who are holding fast to the faith once delivered and who have come out of the Worldwide Church of Church which now no longer is and for the few brethren who have been called since if any and can be verified. This web site is not a corporate body nor a church group or affiliated to any church group. This web site can only be accessed with a username and password which can be obtained once the request to join the fellowship is received and approved. This is a web site of watching and informing, of brethren interacting together and contributing to one another as iron sharpens iron, all for the edification of God’s people and to have them prepared and alert and not to be caught unawares with the events in the world correlated to biblical prophesy and be in tune with the signs of the time as Christ instructed.

This is a friendly web site promoting unity and Godly love and sends a friendly and warm invitation to sincere and faithful scattered brethren where ever they may be.

Many may ask, “ and who are you“; I am a nobody in a spiritual end time wilderness searching for answers and seeking my brethren in Christ Jesus our LORD, to fellowship and support one another until the call. At least I care enough to try. I invite you all brethren, join me and others in this effort to regain the faith once delivered and continue the Philadelphia spirit till Christ returns, enduring and overcoming to the end, for the Day of the Lord (last days) has come like a thief in the night. Please feel welcomed and apply to be part of the fellowship and serve your brethren. This is not a church, nor are the 500 or so of cog groups, the people of God is the church; mount Zion from above, the New Jerusalem and bride of Christ.