This book was written and enclosed in a letter to my brother in 1994, later used in my conversation with Wm. F. Buckley Jr. It is a mystical work that I am hesitant to publish because of its accuracy as a prophetic document of things hard to imagine in 1994.
March 4, 2006
I think you and I are about to make a connection through your kind letter of September 4, 1994 and your offering of Ron Mehl's book, God Works the Night Shift. The book is a fine Sermon and, a House Call of God as it were, which is a wonderful aid by which I can explain what I have been communicating in my books and letters. The difference between Ron's work and my books is rather insignificant, once you see what I have been doing. Ron ministers to the flock; I minister to the ministers and you have been ministering to me. God works in strange ways.
I did not open your package for about three days, as I confess I had misgivings that the book you sent might be another unenlightened work I've seen so often on all modern bookshelvesreligious or not.
If you know Ron and he is what he claims to be, then I think he might appreciate the set of my "Buckley" series enclosed. Some copies you have; others you don't have. I only print about seven copies at a time (for lack of interest).
I ask your attention, as I am going to use Ron's work to explain your own brother's work. I'll try to limit it to no more than forty pages, if I can, since Ron has been dancing with some wonderful precepts which are at the core of my work. First we'll talk about your brother.
At the end of this letter, as Appendix A, is a letter to an Indian from Bombay, India, who was visiting my neighbor, The Old Man of the Sea [Brick]who serves as my counselor in my Buckley Series last week. The Old Man of the Sea has been a comfort to me in my handling of Mr. Buckley and also one to hold my hand in the darkness. For except for The Old Man of the Sea and Mr. Buckley I have been completely alone in my work. My cause is for the salvation of a multitude of the poor waiting at the gates of despair. It's a lonely cause when one turns against the wicked to fight for the dignity of the poor.
Well, I have always had God with me, and in that respect I have never ever felt completely alone. I mean to say being completely abandoned.
I don't know if you can remember some of my paintings from years ago. One series, a triad, had a panel of a young boy in shorts and soiled tennis shoes leaning against a ruined building. Anyone can see in that painting that he was completely alone. Another panel was of a young woman with a small child clasping the hem of her dressas Saint Veronica reached for Christ's hem. Behind her was a city in ruins and a nuclear cloud on the horizon. The look in her eyes is as if to say, Who did this? She also is completely alone. The third panel in the series is a soldier gripping the robe of a priest before a similar scene, but with a church in ruins at the end of the street where they were located. The priest has his back to the church facing you, and he, with the soldier, is also alone. Completely alone. What is on his mind I leave to the eyes of the beholder.
I did these paintings just before you visited me in Brentwood, California. Remember the corvette? When we were racing around in my corvette, and I was living somewhat in the fast-lane, I knew one day I would become those things I had painted. Yet, good things came my way and I prospered materially until 1981. Thenyou know the details of my divorcemy world turned upside down. My material body fell into the pit but my spiritual body began to soar. The more I fell the higher I soared! I began to feel passion for lost souls.
When you were living with me in Lafayette, I was already struggling through the chrysalis which held me in (I am still not quite out). I was writing and painting, but all of the works pointed in the same direction to save lives. As Ron Mehl said:
Mehl, p. 214 He will give us one or two things to apply to our lives, before showing us something else to work on.
Now the way God showed me things is through humbling me, on the one hand, and through my hand on the other hand [sound's redundant]. I think I told you this, that my hand begins to write and I write things often I had never considered and frequently do not understand. This began in 1970 after having visited Avila, Spain, where St. Theresa of Avila was. After visiting her shrine, as I drove the car down the road heading to our next stop, I could see around the turns ahead, whether a car was coming, etc. Upon returning home, sitting in my office one day in San Francisco (right after my corvette was stolen) I began to doodle on a piece of paper, and then the doodles changed into words. What I wrote amazed me, as it was a prophesy of sorts. I contacted a priest down the hill from our apartment on Union Street in San Francisco, with the hope that he would read the twenty-page writing and counsel me. He asked me to leave the writing in the rectory, which I did, but I never heard from him again. This was my first disappointment with the ministry. I knew something [in my mind marvellous] was taking place through me, and I had no one to talk to about it. Because my writings from the beginning had to do with spiritual affairs, I could not speak of them to anyone except a pastor, and even then I was shy about it.
Working to a Blueprint. I knew from the beginning that my work has specific operating instructions, or a blueprint, to use Mehl's words. The blueprint I will defer 'till later. But part of it had the provision that I could not toot my own horn. Specifically I could not cause my voice to be heard in the streets. This restriction prevents me from saying much more on the matter. But this provision was laid upon me for a good reason: The message I carry is precisely of the same nature as Ron Mehl (referring to hypocrisy pp. 207-211) reminds us to be attentive, which comes from the chastisement by Christ of those who return love only to those who love them. Christ explained His mission that he had come to minister to sinners, not to those who already love Him. Pastors easily neglect this commandment, and any lost sheep, as I have been, they ignore. My work Hidden Pavilions relates this experience, with the bulk of the work being letters to pastors inquiring of them specific points of their doctrine which are out of sync with the Holy Scriptures. In the work are letters to you, Jocelyne, and Anais, with my Last Will and Testament which leaves everything I have to Anais. Now among the things which Anais owns is the Bishop's Chair I had made in the Philippines, which is a copy of a one-of a-kind Bishop's Chair in the Presidential Palace of the Philippines. This chair, whose arms are curved and carved like wingswhich you saw in Lafayette, my manuscripts, and all the royalties and distinction which they draw, belong to Anais. Any property I own, such as the boat and car, also belongs to her. Within the books is a drawing of the Tabernacle of Mosesscattered throughout my books, beginning with Hidden Pavilions which also belongs to Anais. To those who wish to restore the Tabernacle and discover that it can only be built the way I have drawn it, the drawing is an important piece of work and inheritance for Anais, particularly since it has been copyrighted in the name of Heaven. I explain how it will be used and why in Philistia Triumph Thou because of me.
Among the things which came out of my hand since 1970my hand wrote and I had no idea what would turn outwere first the parables of Goat's Milk, the Ball of String, Hope, and, in the String of Pearls, the parable of the Innocents. All of these came to me as straight dictation. Then came the drawing of the Tabernacle, and then came letters to the ministry, Hidden Pavilions, and other works. At first it was a pencil moving on plain paper, but then the typewriter and later the computer took the pencil's place. In most of my writings, including those I have sent you, the words flow through my hand as one pouring water into a glass. I am on most occasions not much more than a secretary taking dictation.
This dictation I have been taking over the years became more and more disturbing to me. One of the first books which came out of meor through my handwas a 200 page manuscript on the Koran which I threw in my fireplace in Lafayette. The book was too sharp for me to handle. Most of its contents came out later in bits and pieces in my other works, however.
While writing my books I would now and then turn back to the pencil and paper for reassurance that I was still on the right path. The pastors refused to confront me or guide me as it were, so I was becoming more and more alone in the work in my hands. I could not speak to even youthe closest in my family about it. Now I can.
Like the writing on the wall. When I let the pencil flow as it were, it would first draw an angelic lady, as you can see in the sample enclosed. The writing would be fast and hard to read afterwards. First the Lady would appear and then she would say that the Father has a word for thee, or the like, as in the sample. The Word he would usually have for me was never in line with my expectations but always what best fit the assignment at hand.
Before I read the Bible these writings began. The Father began his entry by writing, "I am, I am, I am" and sometimes closed again with the same words. But usually the writings ended abruptly and more often than not seemed cryptic as in the example.
Remember how Ron Mehl noted (as many pastors before him) that God works in mysterious and wonderful ways? Well, the person who had been driving the pencil on the paper before I ever read the Bible had been signing with the name, Jehovah (meaning "I am"). My first shock in this writing phenomenon, then, was to subsequently find out that He, my source of direction, had earlier identified Himself as "I am" in the Bible! My hand was writing messages by a character called I am, and I had no idea that that character had signed His Name in the Bible the same way. What caused me to discover this is the Pat Robertson 700 Club show, when Pat Robertson leaned over and asked the viewer to open the Bible and read it. I opened the Bible and there before my eyes was the passage where YHVH answers Moses that he is to tell the Children of Israel that I am hath sent me. After that came the dictation on the Tabernacle. I began writing a series of letters to Pat Robertson concerning this and related matters, but never received a reply, except a card to fill out for purposes of donation. I also contacted at the time two priests on the matter, to no avail. After this came the letters to the ministry in Hidden Pavilions.
Wheels. On another occasion Ben-Kinchlow, co-host of the 700 Club, said he had a Word of Knowledge for someone who had problems with tires. He said that the tire problem would go away. I believe it was in 1983. At the time I was going through my separation and in a financial pit. I had left a $60,000-$100,00 per year job to become an independent representative, but the company I took on went bankrupt. I soon was driving around in my porche destined to make $9,000 for the entire year. Towards the end of the year I had a break. A company who had interviewed me months before, called me and hired me. They were based in New York City. Part of the job involved travel to the Furniture Market in January in Highpoint North Carolina. At that time my porche lease had run out, I was being dinged for an extra $2,500 against the lease (which was eventually refunded because the surcharge turned out to be illegal), and forced to drive my old and tired ford pick-up. After having to endure the ignominy of greeting my new employer in my old pick-up, I a few months later suffered a terrible experience and let-down. I was on my way to the airport to attend the High-Point North Carolina show and a wheel on my pickup spun off and sailed down the freeway, jumped the center guard rail, and dove through an oncoming car window. Fortunately no one was hurt. I obviously missed the market, but my employer was tolerant and I began to realize success. My divorce came through and in the division of the property I received $30,000 cash plus the vacant lot. I used the cash to buy the Datsun 280 Zx. This was about 1983. By then I had been sailing with Bob Hull (where my belongings are stored), and after a sail on the bay one day, driving along a waterfront road I hit a bump and the car bounded into the railroad tracks which paralleled the road. The tracks ripped up both front tires on the Z. About a day later, as I often monitorthen and now Christian broadcasts, Ben Kinchlow expressed his Word of Knowledge on the Tires. He was right. My tire problems did end then (so far).
At the same time, referring back to my spiritual progress, I was realizing the significance of the word, wheel, in the scriptures. The tire problem merely impressed the matter more in my mind. God works in mysterious ways.
I, of course, could never give Mr. Kinchlow his credit by claiming that Word of Knowledge, because of my previous correspondence with Pat Robertson whose destination was the trash can.
I kept writing and writing. As you know it is a compulsion with me. I am being driven to write. Much of what I write is not within my control. Much of it I would not write if given the opportunity to judge the matter. For what I write is wordy and sharp.
Learning Justice from above. One day I read the Koran a second time and realized that Mohammed complained of the same kind of experience. The Koran was dictated to him, he says, except that he claims that he never was taught how to write. I know how to write. But there is a difference between writing and the just use of words. Here, you can see, there can be several ways of reading what I just said. My mission is to apply the just use of the Word. That is to say, I deal with Truth with a capitol"T," which I can explain later. He, who calls Himself "I am," who writes through my hand, is concerned about justice. And justice is best described by him in Psalm 12 and Appendix A.
Now a pastor who missions to the flock must continually remind them to be just. To be merciful and charitable and to be honest in all their dealings. This again is explained in Psalm 12.
You assumed that I do not like pastors. In On The Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church you will see quite the contrary. Ancient pastors I admirewith some reservations on the Apostle Paul's distortionsbut modern pastors I loathe. For I have yet to meet an honest pastor.
Now you do not like to hear these words, that a living witness is before you who claims that he has yet to meet an honest pastor. And he has tested the watersin many ways for many an honest pastor and has yet to find one.
This has furthered my aloneness.
On Secrets Dishonest Men Bury. You might have been offended by, or glossed over, those passages in my works which show that the Apostle Paul lied to King Agrippa, as pertaining to the accusation that he had been teaching against the Jews and the Law [re; an example of such cited on p. 104 of Ron Mehl's work]. He was chastised for teaching against the Law of Moses and the Jews by Saint Peter and Saint James and the other of the eleven remaining apostles of Christ in Jerusalem. Their charter to the Apostle Paul was to minister to the Gentile but not to teach against the Law of Moses [Old Testament] to the Jews. In defiance of his commission the Apostle Paul went into the synagogues and taught that the Law of Moses was obsolete and replaced by Paul's Gospel. Paul's Gospelreflected in his epistles is lacking. It lacks the teachings of Jesus, which he should have known. If he did not know the teachings of Jesus, his call to make you one in the body of Christ Jesus would be a head-scratcher. I mean to say, shouldn't one be reminded of what Jesus taught as a foundation for being like Jesus? How can the verse:
The Lord is my light and my Salvation;
Whom shall I fear? [Psalm 27.1]
apply among the faithful to Jesus when his teachings are ignored? How can Jesus be a light when his teachings are ignored? This is the question I have been asking Mr. Buckley and the Ministry. My argument is that one cannot take Paul at his word, that he is the apostle of Christ, when he neglects to honor the Word of Christ.
Part of my mission is to point out the Hidden and the need to be bold and straightforward in counsel [re: Mehl's work, p. 187] and:
Mehl, p. 189 ..God has worked my missteps and stuttering right into His perfect script..
What pastors fail to understand is that the script belongs to YHVH. Pastors quote scripture as if it belongs to Paul who is at odds on many points with the Holy Scriptures [re: On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church]. Ron Mehl's book, in fact, is heavy in quoting Paul, and sayings from Jesus are almost nonexistent in his book. What Ron Mehl should be asking himself as a result of this is what he will answer when Jesus asks him the question I just asked him:
Where am I in your work?
Now dealing with this kind of structure puts me in a lonely position, doesn't it? But I am sensitive to this issue because the teachings in the Christian Church are consistent world wide: Paul has replaced Jesus in the church. Now Jesus was a Jew, who worshipped at the Temple and was obedient to the Law of Moses, as exemplified in what he passed on to Saints Peter and James. What Jesus was and taught, Paul and his disciples turned into contempt. The ministry must respond to this.
So your brother is an accuser, or prosecutor, as you may wish to look at it. Remember when I was living in Brookwood and working as a Contracts Administrator? I was trained in Contracts. How is it, you must one day ask yourself, that your brother was trained in Law, educated in college in Political Science and Economics, but turned by God to enter the field of writing on religion? And when he writes in the same breath he quotes Scriptures condemning those who have been economically and spiritually destroying this nation through their greed.
The Holy Scriptures represent a Holy Contract between God and man. As in all contracts there is need from time to time for someone to assess whether the terms are being fulfilled. In my case I have been given through the hand of the LORD certain concerns where the provisions of his Holy Contract are not being honored. Those who are violating them the most are the disciples of the apostle Paul. See On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church on this.
The argument on the Contract Terms fortuitously or by God is in the discussion between Mr. Buckley and myself. Mr. Buckley has taken a position in defense of Paul and I a position with the Old Testament and the Teachings of Jesus, Saints James, and Peter. I added many others to my side of the troop, including St. Ambrose whom Ron Mehl mentions.
Now all this has further isolated me and separated me unto the LORD. For no matter how many sages and prophets (including Jesus) I gather into my troop, the fact remains that the disciples of Paul will be offended in me and avoid me like the plague. My guess is that Ron Mehl would do the same. Not answer me, I mean, though he says:
Mehl, p. 200 But if, on the other hand, you refuse to admit your inadequacies, thenin his loveHe'll have to expose you. He'll expose you for what you are. He'll expose your weakness for what it is. Frightening thought!
I could be Ron's worst fear or a blessing. For just as he claims that he was commissioned to do certain things at certain times, so has it been with me.
Now the subject of his book has to do with my mission, which is to mission in darknessnot by choice but by the nature of the burden I carry.
The first part of the burden has to do with the Last Days, a day of darkness and gloominess, etc.
The second part of the burden has to do with ministering in the day of darkness things which will expose false pastors [to the gospel of Jesus]. So these things have made me feel even more alone. But as pertaining to being a lost sheep, the parable now is that I am not lost (nor ever was) but have been knocking at the door and no one has answered. No one, except Mr. Buckley. And he has reservations as to what extent he could answer [to the Truth].
Who inherits a desolate Heritage. While I am being sent through this wasteland (a term which relates to Quests) aloneone is sent on Quests alone my material world is collapsing around me. I mean to say both the nation's and my fortunes are declining. My despair is the same as the nation's. But I knew this all along (through my writing), that what happens to me will happen to this nation, as in the case of Jeremiah. I would live through the things laid upon us.
Target of Wrath. In my writings I show the United States as the target of God's Wrath. This is based upon many directions, scriptural and otherwise, which boil down to the fact that:
to whom much is given much is required
This becomes the law of judgment under which my writings focus. This judgment has little to do with dropping donations into a basket passed around for the preacher in a church. Rather, it has to do with a nation. If you are among the most blessed nations on the earth you are expected to be the most virtuous. But the opposite is true in the case of the United States, as I illustrate in my satire, Quest for Human Dignity. If America is the least virtuous of the nations, it is the pastors' fault. This indictment furthers my isolation from the Christian Ministry, for I doubt there are any who will come forward and blame our nation's ills on their own failings. Their first failing has to do with the teaching by Jesus and the prophets of Israel that you are judged by your works. Faith without works is death. In my work (and you should worry where it came from) this nation is consigned to death. How this conclusion came about is first in Against Leviathan and follows in the conversations in the Buckley Series. It has to do with the responsibility of the Watchman, which begins with one question which Pastor Mehl didn't mention [re Mehl, p. 139]:
Watchman, what of the night?
I may be going a bit over your head here, but keep in mind that I have been given certain information [ how is up to speculation if you so desire] which is being confirmedfor the most part shortly after I write it.Thus I am sharp in my writings. Let us again quote Mehl:
Mehl, p. 179 ..Nor am I saying we'll never feel the sword of God's Word cutting away the spiritual cancers in our innermost being. What I am saying is that in the darkest of times, on the blackest of nights, God may be preparing us to receive the very thing we need.
Well, this has been happening to both Ron Mehl and me (and many others). What the ministry may not realize is that God can speak to whom He wills (which was Mohammed's argument).
Scavaging among the desolate. In Hidden Pavilions I compared my life (or debacle however you wish to view it) to that of a Scavenger Hunt. My job was only to go around and gather what had already been laid before me. The signposts were clear and the instructions where to proceed on each pass were clear. Now dear brother, I must let you in on a small secret. What if a sign-post said?:
Pick up evidence of those fallen away from the Scriptures
Would you make the stop? If you stopped and saw the information, what would you do with it?
The first thing you would do is not publish the information for yourself. This has to do with the original criteria I was given, that I could not cause my voice to be heard in the street.
Now those fallen away from the scriptures are mentioned in John 6.66 which should cause goosebumps to grow on your skin. Those who have fallen away are known by that number. This, by the way, illustrates how the author of Revelation and the Gospel of John are the same.
Now even touching upon this area can make you feel very, very alone with regard to those against whom you are picking up the information.
The other part of this problem has to do with conventional ideas as to what Christ looks likea question I repeatedly ask Mr. Buckley. Most pastors like to think that Christ looks like one who will endorse their works and teachings, saying:
Well done, O faithful and obedient servant
But standing against them am I who have complained to my LORD that there is no one who doeth good, no not one; that I have yet to find an honest pastor [for my eyes are on the leaders, as seen in my argument with Mr. Buckley]. So here again you have another reason for me to feel lonely. For one of the criteria of my mission turns out to have been to prosecute those who have fallen away from Christthe evidence of which is in my books.
Default. Hey! If you make a contract with me to do somethinglike paying the rentand then default on the contract using someone else's advise as to your excuse to default, then we have a problem, don't we? This is what the pastors have been doing, using Paul to default on the basic contract in the Holy Scriptures. In my writings I have been reminding the pastors of the default. This makes me even more alone.
Climbing higher and higher. I think this sketches the background of my aloneness. Then came one day writings which repeatedly asked:
Come to my mountain
Now I had no idea what mountain He was asking me to come to. I sat below a mountain ( I hesitate to mention its devilish name), and our mother was located at another mountain where Hearst Castle is. Days and days passed, and one day a friend named Margie invited me to attend a company (Ma Bell) picnic at San Simeon. We visited Mom in Cambria, went to the castle, and in the Cambria Shores Inn, room 12, I was given the shock of my life. I was woken early in the morning, told by a voice which was everywhere around me, to tell Margaret certain things, was confused as to which Margaret, and then proceeded to talk for about three hours to my friend, of what I had been told. Margie listened courteously and attentively. What I told her is basically in my works. It has to do with judgment. In the conversation with Margie I explained why and how the judgments had been derived.
So your brother's hand writes spontaneously of things of which he may not agree nor has control and these things are of judgment. And judgment comes as a result of darkness coming over the land.
We all tend to equate darkness to our material well beingwhich I will discuss laterbut there is a spiritual darkness which must be overcome as well. As for the spiritual darkness problems, in my prayers often at night I tell my LORD that He has a serious problem. For if you mention the truth to anyone they avoid you. Like Paul lied for instance?
Thus, I am more and more alone. Because my mission is to expose the Truth. I have no investment in what the Truth says except that it is exposed. If you, for instance, have an employee who has been stealing from the till, would you expose the theft? Of course you would. Now, then, if you are asked by God to expose someone who has been robbing God, would you expose him?
Robbing the Truthwhich is deceit and lyingis the same as robbing God. God's Word is eternal. His Truth is eternal. Now who is this who has been teaching that the Old Testament is old and therefore passed away? The Old Testament created Christ, and Christ created the apostles and the apostles created Paul. How is it that Paul denied the very thing which created him by calling the Holy Scriptures the Old Testament [sic. and passed away]?
You relate to Truth one way. I have but one way to relate to it, and that is to expose it. I put light on the table, not under it; and through the light we obtain healing [re: Mehl p. 178]. Once you proceed into the light, however, you must continue (otherwise you would be a hypocrite, a 6.66). One truth always leads to another, like light into light, mirror to mirror.
This, in turn, led me further and further into the lonely reaches of God. Most men do not want to hear the Truth. They want to hear what they already believe.
In a conversation we once had over the Homeless situation in America you objected to my complaint, that the jailors over the Homeless are the average person walking down the street. I repeated this position to my horrified friends at dinner a week ago, so you are not alone in your concern. My position is that all of the Homeless are a result of the wicked, uncharitable nature of our society (which is self-evident), that I stand on the assessment of Psalm 12. To pursue this, which is the righteous position, one must needfully get into the Scriptures which explain why God decides to raise himself up on the earth (see Appendix A). There are very few today who labor on behalf of the poor and receive nothing in return. I mean nothing in return. There are a few soup kitchens and a few shelterswhich serve perhaps 1% of the homelessbut the people offering those services receive something back. A thanks, a paycheck perhaps, a pat on the back. I have worked on behalf of the poor for nothing.
I am in my own Hands. One of the concerns I had all along, while I was writing, is that what I wrote would occur. This also applied to my own life. One day, after the revelation of the Tabernacle, my hand wrote:
Everything I said is in this room, is you, and in your hands
In the room was my Bishop's Chair, a Morro Chest as a coffee table, a wicker high-backed chair, a statue of Don Quixote, a crying duck, and other artifacts from my travels.
I had just finished writing a letter to Pat Robertson about a Crying Duck, who circled the marsh because he was afraid to land, as a parable of how Christ would be hesitant to contact the ministry this day. I had been writing about how the blue-print of the Tabernacle resembles two diamonds and an infinity sign from above, and about a Crying Duck. The diamonds and infinity sign were everywhere in my furniture and accessories. And the Crying Duck was sitting on top of my right hand stereo speaker. I bought it in central Mexico and had never noticed the tears under its eyes before. The Don Quixote is easy. I have been tilting at windmills, as evidenced in my letters to the ministry and with Mr. Buckley.
My hands? The diamonds and infinity signs are the design of my life-lines.
After I wrote the above, I looked around the room, was amazed, and then looked at the palms of my hands, since He had said everything is in my hands. The same marks on my furnishings are on my palms.
God speaks in mysterious ways.
I am now continuously reminded by the marks on my palms of what I had been writing, and the furnishings I collected around me, and I had been told many other things, among which were the criteria to collect what had been laid out before me [see p 12. of Hidden Pavilions].
Now this Quest upon which I had been sent never interfered with my well-being. It never interfered with my work, I mean. Then, after three years with a magazine I complained to my LORD that the writing was preventing me from sleeping, and I must either work for a living or write. Within a few days I was laid off and have had trouble sustaining myself ever since.
After I was told about the Crying Duck, etc., which was about October 1984, I had a compulsion to find that mountain to which He had been calling me. After San Simeon He continued to call me to His Mountain. One day I sat down with pencil and paper and asked whether He wanted me to go to Israel, as I then had a very strong compulsion to go to Israel. My business was declining, as was everyone's in 1984, I still had about $20,000 from my divorce, plus the property. The answer written on the paper was not what I expected:
If you go to Israel I will provide for you.
This is what Ron Mehl talks about, isn't it? So I took the LORD at His Word and left for Israel and points unknown. A friend who was concerned at my departure asked me, "What will you do? What will happen to you?" I answered then ( it was July '85), "I don't know for sure but I do know that it will be sad but beautiful."
Promised children. When I left I knew that I was going to meet someone. Quite frankly I thought it would be Zechariah. Zechariah 4.14 speaks of Two Anointed Oneswhich the Ministry are unwilling to truthfully answerand I was drawn to his tomb near Jerusalem's Golden Gate. I didn't meet Zechariah but rather a man who called himself Elijah, who was drawn to Jerusalem in November 84, when I first had the compulsion to go there (to go to His Mountain). I delayed my trip until July 1985. Elijah, myself, and another man were compelled to visit Jerusalem on precisely the same month and year. Elijah knew of the Two Anointed Ones [Christs]. But he was not Elijah in my estimation, so I suggested that he attend to the children and their fathers and mothers, after which the people of Jerusalem began to respond to him quite favorably. Children would go over to him to kiss his hand and kneel before him. He was very much loved by the people (all of the Moslems and Jews included) of Jerusalem while I was there. Elijah and I only on a few occasions talked religion. I was there for a different purpose.
I hadn't met whom I thought I would meet. So I went on in my travels (Quest) to Egypt and finally to Turkey. In Turkey I realized a pattern to my travels. From Israel to Egypt to Cyprus and Rhodes to Turkey there was a tried track of pilgrimage. In Epheseus I was told about the Virgin Mary's marking out of the stations of the cross near her house there where she spent the final years of her life.
Now when I left on this pilgrimage to Israel, at the time I was told that He would provide for me (no days limitation) if I go to Israel, He also told me that I would be given a daughter and a son. I laughed, as I was forty years old or thereabouts, and, though I have always wanted a family, I knew my Quest would prevent a family. I was concerned about how I would support myself on my return from the Quest. Will I be able to get a job? Will I have any money left? He answered that he would provide for me if I go to Israel. He said that I would have a daughter and a son. Further, He said that when I see my son, then I would know that everything He told me is true.
The person I was sent to meet was not Zechariah, or Elijah, but Jocelyne, it appears. How I met Jocelyne in Bodrum, Turkey is amazing, bordering on the unimaginable. Bodrum is laid out much like Marina Bay except on the one side of the bay in Bodrum is a Castle, in the center is a Mosque, and on the other side is a modern yacht marina. I was not of a mind to strike any amorous affiliations and was like most others on the trails of the Middle East a loner. If you want to know where I will be tomorrow, ask me tomorrow, was the standard reply among us loners.
In my several stays in Bodrum, at a place like Sam's Cafe in the movie Casablanca, but of a smaller scale, which was called, The American Cafe, I one day met a Turkish lady who introduced me to her girlfriend through whom I met Jocelyne. Now Jocelyne comes from a heritage of both Southern and Northern (Norman) blood.
Meeting Jocelyne changed my original plan of going back to Israel and on into Africa. I followed her to Paris, France. From this marriage came Anais. I say marriage, because I was concerned that Jocelyne did not wish to marry and that Anais would, like the individual mentioned in Isaiah 7.14, appear, as it were, a bastard. But recently I came across a Scriptural definition of a bastard, who is one who is born as a result of an adulterous relationship. One could be born out of wedlock, per se, and still not be a bastard. Judah's twins were conceived after such a manner, for instance; and these set the blood-line of David and Jesus. In any event, having been corrected on my perceptions on what is a bastard and what is not [see my concerns in Hidden Pavilions], it is apparent at this late date that I was drawn to Jerusalem for the sake of a little girl who waited to be born for reasons I cannot mention. Except for our lifelines, the physical appearance of Jocelyne's and my hands is identical, and this caused me to wonder if she and I had a common ancestor.
Often when we pray for something, as Ron Mehl notes, the answer comes in a strange package. I wanted a wife and family, I received what I always cherished, but was separated from them. This brings us back to Job.
Stripped of a family. Job was stripped of everything all at once. I too was stripped, first of my material possessions except those needed to maintain me in the present profileand then of my family. Well, let's address your concern. I was first stripped of my father's family, then my material gifts, and then my own family. So I have received a double hit as it were. You've lost one family; I've lost many.
Well, you need someone sensitive to families in order to defend the poor, don't you? For the Psalm says, and he shall put the lost in families, etc. [re: Appendix A]. What are the odds if one brings up a child, removes his family, gives him grace and the promise of a new family, and then removes the new family? Think he might feel passion for those who have no families? You see your friends with their families pass through your life and lament that your family is not close...What is a family? And what is it that you lose when you lose it?
When we think of our family we often go through our photo albums (in our mind). My albums are stored away. What is visible in my home on the sea is the photo you sent me, a photo of Anais when she was five years old, and another of her at the same age with me. Underneath those photos in the same frames are pictures of her when she and I earlier saw each other, on her first birthday. And below them there are the photos of when I first saw her, when she was born and when I left when she was three weeks old. When you were writing to me she was just turning eight. All of the family of whom I have discussed I think I could recognize on the street. I think I would recognize my own daughter. But I'm not sure.
...Works like God Works the Night Shift try to keep us all in balance. No matter how dark things are, God is working on your side. Most people already want to believe this, except those who have already condemned themselves to Hell. My relationship, as noted above, is not suppositional but more direct. I know that He is working some very remarkable things. Part of that work involves my working the night shift. It's about 11:00 P.M. Much of my writing has been when most people are sleeping. This relates to the introductory comments I made, about my conflict of working for a living and writing for nothing. The rabbis, by the way, have a word describing God which means nothing.
There is a story in Job which has been repeated in your brother. That's all. You feel part of it and this is good. You translate your feeling into a concern for me. This is also good. Now this is how the Job Principle works. Your Pastor is moved by Job through Christ, he moves you, and you are prompted to move me. Independent of your pastor I have been moved by God to do certain things, but the movement causes me to lose everything I hold dear (except those things spiritual which I cannot lose). Sensing my loss you comfort your brother. The comfort you send, in this case, confirms what your brother has applied. Your brother is lifted spiritually and is prompted by Ron Mehl to write this work (which he would not otherwise have written).
There is a second blessing to this work, since my books deal with the eternal. Pastor Mehl's works are to help you and your family get through the immediate darkness. Mine is the same. He works with families I work with nations. What is immediate to a family, being of days or hours, is but a moment to a nation, which translates into hundreds, and sometimes, thousands of years. In my case, where I have ostensibly lost everything like Job, I have gained something which can only be realized in the march of nations. In this sense when I write I refer to the Heirs as my nation. They are defined in Scripture and part of the We, in the phrase, "let us go down..", which I build upon in Quest for Human Dignity.
Heirs. This part of my letter was dedicated to explain what it is like to be alone and yet not alone. By all things which you referred to in your letter, I am alone. But if you look at your son, your Heir, and see me beside him, then you will not see me alone. I have scuttled this generation and it is the Heirs with whom I have a relationship. Most pastors have no idea what I am talking about here. They, like everyone else in America, are interested in what they can get out of America todayto Hell with tomorrow seems to be the prevailing message which comes out of their sermons. This, of course, is the prevailing attitude of most of the people in the United States as well. You said that I don't like pastors. It's the modern ones who are not to my taste. I simply cannot differentiate them from those who are committing the heinous crimes of our society. How many pastors walk by beggars in our streets? Is this what Jesus was? A passer-by.
It is fortunate in his time that there was a Law which required charitable and merciful conduct. Actually that law was still working quite well in Jerusalem when I was there. Then there were only a couple of beggars and momentary at that, and the people were quite forthcoming in their help. Tossing a quarter into a styrofoam cup never cleared anyone's conscience in Jerusalem. But our pastors seem to feed on itthrowing quarters here and there that is. I don't count blessing or praying for a homeless person and passing them by a blessing. You have to conduct yourself as the Good Samaritan. There are no options. How this relates to the conversation at hand refers back to Psalm 12, why God chooses to raise up, which cause is furthered in Appendix A.
Villians. An uncharitable and unmerciful nation is vile. This is a reflection on all of its pastors. There are many pastors who will lead you through the darkness whilst kicking aside beggars to make their way. Was Jesus this sort of person? Would He tolerate a nation which kicks seven million people onto the street? YHVH did all kinds of miracles for only six hundred thousand Jews. Are our seven million homeless less beloved? Now the question here, to save six hundred thousand or six million, leads to the obvious position in Heaven: Whom shall I send? [re: Isaiah 6.8]. It has nothing to do with how to save or when. The question has to do with Who. The how and the when have already been laid out in the Blueprint of Heaven. With regard to our discussion we refer to the Old Testament, and it supplies not only the how and when but also a description of the Who. What Heaven has supplied is a Who most peopleand I include most pastors would take as nothing. The thing of which I am speaking was designed to be ignoredwhich modern pastors are very good at doing. For He is like another Job.
To conclude this part I must wrap up with the Indian friend of my neighbor, The Old Man of the Sea. The Old Man of the Sea was anxious to introduce him to me and had given me some books he and his associates were marketing. The books talked about Liberation Technology, which is a fancy way of expressing, going back to the Traditional Way of doing things. I am a traditional sort of person and agree with most of the principles of those books and wrote of such in my works in the early 60's.
Lighting the way [truth]. In a conversation The Old Man of the Sea had expressed his concern that I put a capitol "T" on Truth. He asked me to define an eternal truth. I began to build upon a concept well expressed by Schopenhauer which has to do with the idea that:
On Philosophy and the Intellect 12..Life is known to be a process of combustion; intellect is the light produced by this process, which brings us to the realization that God's intellect manifests itself through the combustion which is in man. Intellect, he goes on to say, is a magnitude of intensity, not a magnitude of extension, which is why in this respect one man can confidently take on ten thousand and a thousand fools do not make one wise man. This is a very good thought. How to recognize the fool is the problem which scripture addresses. We speak of magnitudes of intensity.
When we deal with man we must always keep in mind that what distinguishes him from all other forms which we know is his ability to reason. In this way He is like God and the only thing we know with which God can reason. Within this spectrum of reason we can ask, what is eternal. When we ask this we are given certain truths which within the spectrum of Human Reason, have been eternal and will continue to be so, so long as there are reasoning beings communicating between each other. The Words I use are eternal after this manner. Your pastor Mehl got it right. We crank up the intensity of our Light by lowering the mighty and raising the humble. There is nothing worse to the proud than to see those whom they have scorned suddenly raised above them. Let's apply the issue to Psalm 12's point of view: the seven million plus victims of our nation, who are homeless, will soon feed on those who victimized them. We explain this process in our satire, Quest for Human Dignity. Now this Indian friend who was a Quaker and a Gandhian who believed that there is no real thing as truth but things can be grey, knowing of my plight, walked by my boat the other day to say his good-by. He had a word of advise for me which was:
God works in many ways. Be always on the watch...
At first I took this as an insult, since he showed more evasiveness when it came to addressing matters of truth than forthrightness (He was more concerned about justifying himself and his cause than exploring the Truth).
His message to me was to not concentrate so much on writing (where I am a burden to those who must read me) and be open to other directions from God. I have not picked up the pencil and paper for some time and immediately went to my counselor for advise. Here's what He said:
I am your eyes and your ears. I shall continue to be your eyes and your ears...
He told me to keep my course. What I see He sees, or visa versa. We don't always see things the way you see them, for instance. Then you called and then sent the book, how God works in the darkness.
Well, dear brother, anyone working in the darkness is bound to be alone. Who would join him? Ron Mehl hit upon a parable which you should consider much more deeply than the surface presentation he made. For the greatest darkness is Hell and then Purgatory to those of the Catholic persuasion. One passes through Hell to get to the Light. One is humbled to see the light.
The thesis I have been working has to do with precisely this, that God works in the darkness to magnify His light. It's the light in the cave idea. But here we twist it a bit: God creates fools to produce Wisdom. Now when Darkness comes to the earth there is nothing but foolishness. We have many wise-men showing their credentials and pretending at knowledge, but the quality of Wisdom is lacking.
In the scenario between Mr. Buckley and me there is a potential fool. One will win the argument and the other will lose. The argument extends to Ron Mehl, who can participate in the argument and reflect his Wisdom or play the part of a fool. What he has been discussing is the easy philosophical stuff. Abraham, then Jacob and then Joseph, Job and David, in his Psalms, already covered this territory. The prophets expanded upon them: how to endure suffering whilst the wicked prosper.
For my own part I don't agree with the Biblical agenda which provided for leading the sheep of the Jews to the slaughter; but then, the plan provided for putting the shoe on the other foot, as it were, where those who persecuted the Jews would suffer the same consequences. Thus you see how in the end the nations are angry and thy wrath is come.. I am speaking of those events which concern our Heirs. I have listed this nation as the target of Wrath, which is where pastor Mehl's and my family's Heirs reside. Remember the verse, brother shall fight against brother? Remember the Civil War? Brother against brother? Americans have stored in them a great capacity for rage. Terrible days are ahead. Your inward desire to preserve your family, or lamenting that you could restore it, is a positive force for the nation. If all of the nation could feel as you, then the discharge of God's Wrath could be avoided.
It's like the situation with Jonah and Nineveh, which Mehl discusses (somewhat in error). God had spoken to Jonah to go to Nineveh and warn them of God's Wrath to come if they don't change. Jonah, after a somewhat circuitous and meandering path, finally reached Nineveh and warned that city of God's coming wrath. He then went up to a hill to watch the city. Nothing happened. He began to feel ashamed. God had pulled one over on him. Now he looked like a fool. Feeling shamed, suddenly a bush grew up over him and shaded him from the heat of the day of his watch. Finally God came to him and asked him, What's the matter Jonah? Jonah muttered something about having been told to warn the city but God didn't follow through on his part. God answered Jonah that Nineveh heard him and changed. This is how Mr. Buckley and I began Against Leviathan, concluding that the American people are so far gone they would never respond to a Jonah.
Now this is the entire thesis of the Bible, that whosoever repents of their wickedness God will take back to himself. This is an unconditional promise which is part of the Word of God, which is eternal. It existed before Jesus offered absolution, and before Paul put his peculiar twist to it, and it still applies today.
Working with blueprints. You should make a connection with me here. Now Jesus said that except by me you cannot see the Father. James put it in a plainer point of view: that Jesus is the door to everything. In my writings to you I pointed out that Isaiah 7.14-24 is the door through which we must all go. Immanuel, which means God with us, carries the Blueprint of Salvation. It is the first part, or cornerstone if you like, which is listed on the blueprint, and must first be installed. Or better yet it is like the System Software which must be installed for a Computer to function.
The word, Immanuel, is a technical term; it is as spiritual term, and it is a man in the flesh. It is technical because there is a list of parts which go with it, some of which Ron Mehl listed in his book. As a Spiritual term it is suffice to simply call it the Word of God. And the Word of God is known by a technical term called the Son of Truth, among many titles.
It is important that you follow me on this. In the last chapters of Isaiah the panorama of his message comes to fruition in the following verse:
Isaiah 65.16 That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of Truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of Truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
I am blessed in the God of Truth and I have sworn by the God of Truth that I shall not lie in the matters relating to His Creation. So we begin with my parameter which permeates the Scriptures and my writings which is:
God is Truth and His Messiah is His Son; that is, the Son of Truth.
Anyone who understands what we just said should review my writings for the Truth. If they see something odd and not fitting the parameters they believed, then they should discuss it with me. Not because of me, but because of what God and his servant, the Son of Truth, stand for. The Truth.
Supporting Eternal Truths. Now Asiz and The Old Man of the Sea objected to the idea that there is anything such as an eternal Truth, for in their mind all things are subject to change. So they asked me to describe one eternal truth. I answered in their terms that so far as we know chemical elements have been eternally combining throughout the universe and where they combine there is often light produced. From there I was going to proceed to the idea how the light becomes the Word of God who is the Son of Truth. But I was cut off by Asiz the Quaker-Gandhian, who complained that I was getting too metaphysical. He said that in India we believe that there are always grey areas. Sometimes it is fitting to tell a white lie.
All of the Scriptures of the world (as I have demonstrated in the Tapestry of One and my other writings) admit that one thing the ineffable God who is all in all cannot do is to lie. With regard to the Old Testament scriptures this is particularly true, because the first Truth in the scriptures is that God recognizes that men prefer vain things which have nothing to do with His Cause (see Appendix A). So the scriptures reason that God must show man that He is the Truth and the way. Now the last scene in the Garden of Eden ends this way:
Genesis 3.24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims and a flaming sword, which turned every way, to keep the way of the Tree of Life.
Now the Way of the Tree of Life has to do with keeping the Creation; and the key to keeping the Creation is to keep man on the path of Truth. To lead man on the path of Truth, it follows that God Himself must demonstrate that he is the Highest of the Highest, that He is eternal Truth. That He alone knows the Way.
Now Adam (meaning Adam and Eve) was thrown out of the garden because they violated God's covenant: God would provide for them in the garden provided they obey his one commandment not to eat of a certain fruit in the garden. The serpent, as you may recall, persuaded Eve that there is nothing wrong with violating God's Covenant.
Compare yourself now to Adam who had but one commandment to obey and fell short of that. This is where Paul picks up on his thesis, saying that no man is without sin, because of Adam's sin, and therefore the only way you can achieve salvation is through faith and God's Grace. This boils down in Paul's Gospel to the criteria that only Paul's Gospel must be obeyed and the Gospel of Jesus taught by Saints Peter and James, which required Jews to obey the Law of Moses, must not be obeyed.
Of all the commandments given to the Jews there was one principal commandment following the one to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul [re: Deut. 6.5]. Before we reach for the follow-up to the first commandment, remember that Jesus made an addition to this commandment:
Matthew 22.37..and with all your mind.
Applying your intellect for life. Now the Lord wants your heart, your soul, and your mind totally focused on Him. Benny Hinn several weeks ago preached to the contrary on the Praise the Lord TV program, where he warned that Christians must avoid anyone that persuades you that you must love God with your mind. I wrote a letter reminding him of Jesus's first commandment and asked him to publicly correct his error, but I have not heard, nor do I expect to hear, from him.
I write from the Scriptural point of view. Remember I noted how YHVH reminded me that He is my eyes and my ears? Everything I have said (scripturally) is covered by His Scriptures. In Hidden Pavilions I made a standing request for anyone seeing any error in me to let me know so that I can correct it. Never has anyone ever pointed out any error in my writings except Mr. Buckley who argues against me the issue that Saints Peter and James argued with Paul, concerning the idea that faith without works is death. The reason why these Saints were arguing this position with Paul is as a result of the following commandment specifically applying to the Jews:
Deut. 30.17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
30.18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish...[see also Deut. 28.15-28.68].
How contempt for the Holy Scriptures brings death. We know that Jesus honored this firstly, because you cannot love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, soul, and mind without honoring his scriptures; and secondly by means of the argument of Saints Peter and James with Paul, where Paul claimed that the Old Testament is old and therefore passed away. The Jerusalem Church replied:
James 2.14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works, can faith save him?
2.20 Wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
2.24 Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only.
2.26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
Now Saints James and Peter were using technical terms which were Paul's, where Paul used "works" to refer to obedience to the Law of Moses, including Deuteronomy of course. The apostles, led by Saint James, on two occasions made a special dispensation towards the Gentile Church, shown particularly as follows:
Acts 15.19 Wherefore my sentence is that we trouble not them, which form among the Gentiles are turned to God:
15.20 But that we write unto them, that they abstain from pollutions of idols, and from fornication, and from things strangled, and from blood.
15.21 For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day.
Paul took the commission but then violated it by going into the synagogues and preaching his gospel to consider the Law of Moses old and passed away, that it no longer applies to the Jews. This is precisely the argument the Serpent used with Adam when he beguiled them to eat of the forbidden fruit. For in the Law of Moses the Jews are forbidden to eat certain meats, such as pork, and they must continue the practice of circumcision. The word, sentence, is a technical term relating to judgment. It is a final word expressed by a court of justice. After the sentence the case is closed.
Now Christ is the Son of Truth. He confirms the word of his servants, first among them being the prophets, and then his saints. Truth, as with all matters relating to Human Reason, involves an act of reasoning. In the matter I put before you and the ministry long ago, I set forth a matter of Truth, that Paul had violated his commission (surreptitiously we add) and then lied about it when he was brought before King Agrippa. The scenario follows thusly:
Acts. 18.12 And when Gallio was the deputy of Achaia, the Jews made insurrection with one accord against Paul, and brought him to the judgment seat,
18.13 Saying this fellow persuadeth men to worship God contrary to the law.
We know that he was persuading the Jews to turn away from the law, because Paul is later brought before the Apostolic Court in Jerusalem where this charge was laid against him:
Acts 21.21 And they are informed of thee, that thou teachest all the Jews which are among the Gentiles to forsake Moses, saying that they ought not to circumcise their children, neither to walk after the customs.
21.23 Do therefore this that we say to thee: We have four men which have a vow on them;
21.24 Them take, and purify thyself with them, and be at charges with them, that they may shave their heads: and all may know that those things, whereof they were informed concerning thee, are nothing; but that thou thyself also walkest orderly, and keepest the law.
Paul was given seven days to purify himself. But then he took a man who was uncircumcised, who was probably his son Titus, into the Circumcised Court of the Temple and the Jews became offended:
Acts 21.28 Crying out, Men of Israel, help: This is the man, that teacheth all men everywhere against the people, and the law, and this place: and further brought Greeks also into the temple, and hath polluted this holy place.
21.31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.
Holy, Holy, Holy. Dear brother, the Jews were told by YHVH to be Holy because I am Holy. The burden of being Holy was defined through the Law of Moses and its prophets. In the precept of being Holy unto God we have the idea of being wholly unto God; that is to say, separated unto God, which concept originally comes from the terms placed in the book of Numbers upon a Nazarite. The apostles of Jerusalem, being Jews, fell under this commandment, to obey the Law of Moses and thereby be Holy unto God. Paul also was a Jew and was required to obey the law. The gentiles, as you saw in James' sentence above, were not to be burdened with the requirements of the Law but only taught the Gospel of Jesus, recognizing that imposed upon them is the judgment that Jesus taught obedience to His Commandments, that faith in Him cannot be achieved without works backing them up. For a Tree is known by its fruit, etc.
Now connected with the Temple of Jerusalem is the idea of God's Holy Sanctuary. It was designed as a place of refuge for all men. And it was divided into essentially four segments. The first segment was reserved to the Ark of the Covenant and its Mercy Seat which could be approached only by the High Priest on specific occasions. The outer segment could be approached by the priests, and outside, in the Court of the Circumcised [Jews], was a place for all the Jews and their converts to worship. This is where Jesus and his Apostles worshipped.
Outside this court was another segment called the Court of the Uncircumcised[Gentile]. The entire Temple compound was called a House of Prayer for all people. It had but one peculiarity apart from your house of prayer, for it specified certain rites for the Jews alone. One of the rites included the taboo of bringing an uncircumcised person into the court of the Jews. This was an abomination to the Law of Moses, because the worst thing concerning being separated unto God would be to contaminate the criteria of separation with persons who abandon the criteria. The act of entering the Court of Circumcision without being circumcised was therefore the same as polluting the Temple. Once this is allowed the next abomination which would utterly desolate the doctrine of Separation unto God would be one, like Antiochus Epiphanes and later the Caesar Caligula, who attempted to put their own images in the Temple, to be worshipped as gods. Thus, breaking a part of the Law of the Temple was the same as straying over to the worship of a different god.
Now the Jews, being separated unto God, were entrusted with maintaining the separation so that the Word behind the Separation could become manifest as a Truth to man.
Within the body of the Scriptures was a Curse and a Blessing to the Jews first and through them to the Gentile. The blessing was that of bringing forth the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven through a character called the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the Messiah or, as you know Him, the Christ. Through him you will see God face to face as it were, that everything the Holy Scriptures contained of God is true.
This brings us back to the starting line of Isaiah 7.14, the door which I mentioned. To see Immanuel, the Jews experienced all the curses laid against them in Deuteronomy 28 mentioned above. The reason for this is due to the fact that Isaiah 7.14-24 anticipates that the Jews will at that time have fallen away from God and thereby come under the Curse which is summed in Isaiah 7.24, that Israel would be scattered midst the nations because I called and no one answered.
The job of the Messiah, considering the forgoing, is to bring back the strays, which is how Jesus described his mission. But seeing that He would not be heard, the Scriptures asked, What will you do in the day of Visitation? That day is a day of great Wrath, etc., which again is demonstrated in Isaiah 7.24:
Isaiah 7.23 And it shall come to pass in that day..
7.24 With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because all the land shall become briers and thorns.
Immanuel is the sign of Israel's Scattering. Now to the ministry who minister the Gospel of Christ to the Jews, such as Pastor Ron Mehl, this should be the most important part of their gospel. Why? Because the diaspora of 7.24 has been fulfilled (you might review the list in Deuteronomy 28 noted above, for the Curse for turning away from God at the time of Immanuel involved many terrible things, all of which appear to have been accomplished).
This revelation is a shocking revelation to those who love God with their minds, etc. For reason dictates that Immanuel cannot appear again as listed in Isaiah 7.14. If you ask any Jew if he is waiting for Immanuel, if he has a mind, he will have to confess that Immanuel has already come before the temple was destroyed in 70 A.D. and the nation disbursed midst all the Gentile. Otherwise he would have to admit that Israel is about to be scattered again, and no Jew would like to put that to the test!
Bringing lots of Jews to Jesus.You were rubbing shoulders with Ron Mehl. Did you ever think to ask him about this Truth? Dear brother, just think of all the Jews he could have reached years ago by simply asking them whether they were still waiting for Immanuel! Wouldn't it have been a nice gesture for Jesus to know that someone had actually persuaded the Jews that Immanuel had already come and that Jesus is their only candidate? For this reasoning is Jesus's proof that He is Immanuel. This is proof everyone can measure and surely is stronger than the disparate reports in the gospels on his resurrection. For once the Jews have admitted that Immanuel has already come, then they must answer another question which has to do with the Second Coming to the Gentile which Jesus described in terms of Daniel:
Daniel 7.13 I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
7.14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Now listen when that Kingdom shall come [read also p. 162, 163 of Mehl's work]:
Daniel 12.1 ..and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
12.2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
12.3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
12.7 ..and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the Holy People, all these things shall be finished.
Zephaniah 3.20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the Lord.
For Immanuel to be seen the Holy People whom God had separated unto him must first have had been scattered to all the nations. Then the Second Coming is seen and in it Immanuel, who is the first and the last, Alpha and Omega. If Israel has been gathered, then the prophesy is fulfilled and you should be watching for that thing mentioned in Daniel 12 above. I speak of the Kingdom and its King. According to Christ's own criteria that Kingdom is formed on earth as it is in Heaven [re: the Lord's prayer]. Now this is called reasoning between God and man. He told you what to look for, how, when, why, and where. All of these criteria are best identified under the title, the Messiah and his times. Search the scriptures which Paul told you were obsolete and passed away and you will find details which will astonish you which have been accomplished and are now near at hand.
Reasoning with God. We saw above the appeal to those with Wisdom. This comes from the idea that God is wiser than man and most certainly can fulfill everything he says. Witness His complaint:
Jeremiah 15.18..Wilt thou altogether unto me as a liar, and as waters that fail?
Have you read?:
Isaiah 28.9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine?..
Habakkuk: For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
Isaiah 33.6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the LORD is his treasure.
Isaiah 48.6 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.
43.10 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.
Dear brother, read Ron Mehl's word, p 207, on how God quietly reasons with us, searching His Word, reminding you of His Word and your commitment to follow Him. I have been reminding you and the ministry what God has said, why it is important, and what should be done about it.
The Watchman. Much of Ron Mehl's thesis is founded upon the idea of the watchman [Read Mehl, pp. 138,139 ; then Isaiah 1.18 and Mehl p. 102]. Let us begin:
Isaiah 21.11 Watchman, what of the night?
Now read Ron Mehl's statement:
Mehl p. 178,179 Is it possible that in the times of apparent darkness God is wanting to communicate something of healing to you and me? I'm not saying that God's "anesthesia" will leave our lives pain-free. Nor am I saying we'll never feel the sword of God's Word cutting away the spiritual cancers in our innermost being. What I am saying is that in the darkest of times on the blackest of nights, God may be preparing us to receive the very thing we need.
Recognizing that the time Israel is restored is the time of God's Visitation and Kingdom, which we can call the Second Coming, which is based upon wisdom and knowledge as above; and recognizing the terms of Daniel 12 mentioned above, we now must add these terms:
Amos 5.18 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! To what end is it for you? The day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
Zephaniah 1.14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall cry there bitterly.
1.15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness.
1.17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
Isaiah 10.3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation and in the desolation which shall come from far?
Hidden Pavilions, of course, pivots on the issue of darkness, hoping to lighten the way as it were to the Bible's thoughts on the Kingdom of God. I concluded in 1985 when I began writing it that the world simply was not dark enough for mankind for them to understand the idea behind the Kingdom of God. For I looked around to see if there were any who understood, and I received no answer. I concluded at that time, even if there were a nuclear war as called for in Ezekiel 38 and Malachi 4, if there were but two men left, they probably would be seen arguing whether it had been God who caused the war to be released or man alone. I didn't see then any progress towards understanding His Desire to place His Kingdom on earth according to the Scriptural terms which we later consolidated in Philistia Triumph thou because of me. Looking upon the desolation of the planet and the haughty way pastors dealt with me, I concluded that man's escapist plans ought to be brought to a halt. In Hidden Pavilions I stated that if man were allowed to colonize another planetawe, let's go for broke, even Heavenmost likely he would pollute those places also. So to protect the Universe, as it were, I concluded that it might be best to keep man right here. There is scriptural confirmation of this shown in Appendix A, that the nations shall be turned into hell and all those who forget God; and, as in Revelation 11.18, He shall destroy them who destroy the earth.
Now in my argument with Mr. Buckley this is where we begin, acknowledging who is destroying the earth. Now behind this scripture is the scripture in the book of Enoch which is on the back cover of Hidden Pavilions and says:
Enoch 52.8 Cursed is he who brings the Lord's creation into contempt.
The fact that Revelation perceives them who destroy the earth and Enoch perceives those who bring the LORD's Creation into contempt [for all the earth is the LORD's and the Heaven's thereof, etc.], then we can target the United States as being the leader of the pack who have brought the greatest darkness to the earth. Now because of the darkness and the ruins about, it is clear that any watchmen who have been on the walls are not awake. I began my conversation with Mr. Buckley in Against Leviathan on the subject of the watchman, calling him a watchman, and asking him the question [so to save our nation]:
Watchman, what of the night?
All of my works, as you should see by now are of one mind. That mind is from the Scriptures. I don't make this stuff up myself.
Now the times have grown much darker since 1985 when I was writing Hidden Pavilions, and I noted there that they would grow much darker. I have told you verbally and in writing that times in the United States will get worse. This is not owing to my having said it but owing to the fact that the people of the United States are people who quite frankly are much worse than the Jews, much more hardened of heart (at least the Jews cared for the poor), and pervasively a nation of liars, cheats, and murderers. I discuss this in my Satires, Works and Days among the Hyperboreans [Hyperborean means, cold] and my latest, Quest for Human Dignity. In my argument in the Quest I complain that the American people are far more debased than the lowest sink-hole to which Rome fell, which was during the time of Nero.
Works and Days.. is a take-off from Hesiod's work, "Works and Days." In the Quest we combine a rather complicated theme exposing Mr. Buckley as one like Dr. Panglos assuring, in Voltair's work, Candide, the naive Candide that all is well and for the best whilst Candide's world is falling around him. The other part of the Quest draws upon an analog from the Divine Comedy (part I Inferno and Part II Purgatory), by Dante. In the Quest I drag the reader down to look at a tower at the absolute bottom of Hell which is in the form of a giant called Nimrod. It is Nimrod who caused God to scatter the children of Noah across the earth. Why? Because Nimrod and his people in Babel thought to raise themselves above God and God perceived now nothing will be restrained from them. We point out to Mr. Buckley, our Watchman, that that Nimrod is this very nation, and following the thesis that to whom much is given much is required, we, in the Quest, condemned this nation.
In actual fact, if you were ever to read Dante's Inferno and Purgatory, the trek to view the Nimrod in my Quest is far more terrifying and horrible than Dante imagined.
Now in the pit of the Inferno, much higher above are those who are suffering from boiling oil, etc. and down at the bottom where all evil sinks, is a frozen lake called the Cocytus, where Nimrod is half buried in the frozen sludge and the most vile have been thrown with their heads barely sticking above the frozen muck, and whose eyes are frozen so badly that their tears freeze their faces to the lake.
Not hearing a reply from Mr. Buckley to the Quest, I sent him this letter the other day:
Dear Mr. Buckley,
Our cast, of late in Quest for Human Dignity, lodging in your [and your bishop's] jaw, though uncomfortable, should not have clipped your lips, nor left you in the cold. I fear hobblingwith your back to the wall as it wereby Dante's giant, Nimrod, where the cold grips Cocytus at the foot of purgatory, may have numbed your soul. Have you guys down there succumbed or are you just resting?
See our light? Come up hither to our golden gate, where all are bathed by the fullness of the sun and the view is untainted. Each step into the light gets easier! Hoping, as always, to see your ascending rely, I remain,
In my prologue in On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church, I point out that I am on the stairs of Heaven, at the gate in fact, and call him up hither to show him something.
Now the breakage of the Church has to do with the destruction of a broken vessel. Jars which had a crack in them in ancient times were smashed, because they leaked. From this came paintings of virgins holding cracked water pitchers. The paintings symbolized that the virgin had lost her virginity. She had been violated. In On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church I show how it and the Christian Community as a whole have been violated and that the source of the violation is the apostle Paul. I asked Mr. Buckley first and then all who see the book and my other writings, even this, whether this charge is true.
Now the ones lowest in the pit of the Inferno are those who lie or hide the truth when it is known to them. Where Nimrod stands, for instance, it is the coldest and darkest place in Dante's pit. The thing which makes the pit so cold is the continuing flapping of Satan's frozen wings as he tries to raise himself out of the frozen muck. He, of course, is indifferent to the suffering in the pit.
How one recognizes the pit and its Nimrod is by the suffering one sees in the pit. Since I base my perspective on the righteousness of Psalm 12, it follows that viewing our nation through Psalm 12 we would conclude that the multitudes of Homeless in our nation will first attract our eye, and then with it the violence, since homelessness is always a product of violent beings. And the most violent being on earth is an American for reasons stated in the Quest. Again, to whom much is given more is required. For American pastors who believe that they and their congregations are among the electto hell with everyone elseI reply that their self-righteous election may leave them where they fear not to be. In the pit that is. From the view through Psalm 12 and Revelation 11.18 the pastors in this nation are not clean. For they have been pastoring in the darkness and for some reason their nation has gotten darker.
God Monitors our attitudes as well as our actions. This is a good point Mehl makes on page 153. He, seeing all and hearing all, Ron concludes will warn us so that we don't go blundering off some steep cliff [p. 214]. My writings have been warning Americans that they have already stumbled and fallen off a very steep cliff. On page 214 Ron also says, We'll be reading a chapter in the Bible, and we'll say, "That's right. He does say that". My works have asked people who read the Bible to answer, whether the scripture says what I listed. From no one have I received any answer to the issues I raisedexcept Mr. Buckley answered in part.
..be with me where I am, p. 218. Mr. Mehl's assessment of Jesus's statement on Many Mansions is substantially correct, but he could shed more light on it if he were to quote the verse in the Book of Enoch which Jesus was referring to. The many mansions include rooms for both the wicked and the good. See Hidden Pavilions, p. 163 on this. The Holy Scriptures noted above provide for the Messiah to return and establish His Kingdom on earth. The place prepared for you is the Kingdom and where that Kingdom is centered is Jerusalem. So your eyes should be turned towards Jerusalem and the Temple which the Messiah, the Branch, must build in this day. In On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church we introduce itself with the note that the Christian Church does not support Christ's responsibility to restore the House of Prayer for all people in Jerusalem. These, as we also show in Philistia Triumph thou because of me, are the principal opposition to Christ. We mention these things again and again, but there is no pastor nor Mr. Buckley who has ventured to answer whether the scriptures are true, such as:
Zechariah 6.12 ..Behold the man whose name is The Branch and he shall grow up out of his place, and He shall build the Temple of the Lord.
6.13 Even he shall build the Temple of the Lord; and He shall be the glory, and shall sit and rule upon the throne; and He shall be a priest upon his throne..
This is one of the clearest scriptures in the Bible. The Temple was standing when Jesus came, and Jesus prophesied that that temple would come down, which happened and would have been obvious to anyone who would read the consequences of the visitation of Immanuel in Isaiah 7.14.
Now Mr. Mehl, on page 185, quotes Zechariah 11.12 concerning the thirty pieces of silver which was considered standard ransom money. No doubt then, if He understood this as having reference to Jesus, then the earlier chapter quoted above concerning the Branch and His Temple should be at least equally clear. On page 208 Mr. Mehl says God may allow us to be exposed and embarrassed if we shut our ears to his quiet reprimands.
Concerning my letters. My letters are books, but they are always addressed to someone, and they interface with the perceptions of real living souls. I don't write in the clouds, as it were, but actually interact with our leaders through my writing. Every name in my works must then account to the questions I pose to them. For the questions are Scriptures and the Scriptures are asking them why they don't support them. Get the picture?
When I explained to The Old Man of the Sea that Quest for Human Dignity draws not only on my base of scriptures but also Dante's Inferno, he answered that he had not realized I had put that much thought into the work.
He would like to get our attention. Mr. Mehl points out on page 208 that God will motion us over to a quiet corner and tactfully point out that we've been stomping around in muddy shoes, leaving messy footprints on the carpet. This is what Hidden Pavilions and all of the works which branched from it are about. I have not sent my works to publishers to be broadcasted, but rather printed only a few copies at a time following the criteria Mr. Mehl just mentioned. Far West Publishing is a company I have never registered, since it has never earned one dime; and Mel West, I think I already mentioned to you, is after the Hebrew word Aravot, which is the Highest Heaven. Although I have marked all of my works with a copyright notice, I have not sent one book to the copyright office for registration. This, I understand, is against the law. My reason for failing to register the works is due to the fact that they are all proof copies, not broadcasted, and all really one work. They link into each other.
The Old Man of the Sea complains often that I am too wordy. He thinks I am writing letters. What I am doing is setting up a legal complaint. As all court complaints require detail, and those accused in complaints often deny the complaint, what becomes apparent is that the judgment noted in the complaint is based upon the fact of the self-denial. So the presentation of our case took quite a few wordsand still continuesbeginning with Hidden Pavilions. Now as noted in Appendix A there are those who will always try to note a deficiency in the prosecution of the claim, that I should have contacted so and so. Actually, I have contacted such a multitude of pastors and leaders, when the facts of the case are known, every name should be embarrassed because I called and they did not answer. My wordiness was owing to the fact that they didn't answer, forcing me to go precept upon precept, here a little and there a little, etc. A short word, which could have been two sentences at most in a letter to one righteous person, bulged, because of the lack of righteousness, into a great volume which now entails so many books I doubt anyone will ever get through them. You, dear brother, are part of them.
Happy to admit my shortcomings. This statement is made in Mr. Mehl's book, page 200. Let's see if this is true.
He places broken things into our hands that we couldn't fix in a millennium, p. 196. In your's and other's hands has been an argument which complains that the pastors have broken faith with the Lord which created them. The final indictment is in the Quest. The remedy or fix is easy in the case at hand and is reflected in Part II of On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church and Philistia Triumph thou because of me.
Mr. Mehl's book fell perfectly into my script and his thoughts on page 189 reflect my sentiments exactly. He is passionate about it, p. 184. Hopefully Mr. Mehl recognizes that God is passionate over all of His Holy Scriptures. He is passionate about people witnessing what he hath done. You are my witnesses, so saith the Lord. All those names at the head of my letters and books are our witnesses. Again, the passion to which I was called is to call for those cited in my works to judge the evidencethrough the Holy Scriptures I put before them. My works cut deeper than you think.
But as I noted in my works to Mr. Buckley, I am a nice guy compared to the guy he has yet to meet. Are you guys down there succumbed or just resting? In the Quest, as indicated in my comment to Mr. Buckley, I call him up the stairs (re: Jacob's Ladder) into the light, where it is warmer. See Mr. Mehl's comment on page 173, about God who works the night shift sometimes brings numbing darkness into our lives before he begins.
Multiplied Sorrows, p. 171. Jeremiah lived during a time when Judah was carried off in captivity to Babylon. He pointed out that his prophesy concerns things far off and immediate. The people did not take him seriously. But because his prophesies were of an immediate nature, he had to live through the things which he himself had pronounced against Judah. My case has been similar.
God who works the switchboard Himself, p. 167. This is true. His servants, the angels and the prophets and the saints, are all of one mind. His Mind. When He says, Let us go down and see, though you may see Two Angels as in Sodom, it is His Mind that is seeing and hearing and, in the case of Sodom, speaking, as pronounced to Lot:
Get thee and thy family into the mountains and do not look back.
God doesn't mind partnering with us, p. 165. Wonderful! Mr. Mehl. That's the entire idea behind the Scriptures. Elohim looked down from Heaven upon his Creation on earth and saw that there was no man to dress it and keep it. So he created a partner in His Image to dress and keep it [Gen. 2.15]. What could be the worst thing Adam could do to offend God? Answer: fail to dress and keep the garden. Thus we have the pronouncements: Now nothing will be restrained from them so I will scatter them, to Cursed are those who bring the Lord's Creation into contempt, to I will destroy those who destroy the earth.
None of the above include what if considerations. Always in God's judgment the punishment fits the crime. Such is the judgment in Dante's Inferno. If one is caught in the act of bringing the Lord's Creationwe speak also of His Holy Scripturesinto contempt or destroying the earth, then the punishment is obvious and its nearness is as close as the findings.
House of Refuge, p 165. Mr. Mehl recites the Psalm how God is our refuge. In my letter to Anais in Hidden Pavilions I tell her to fear no man nor no thing based upon Psalm 46. If you take refuge in God you have nothing to fear. God's refuge is defined in His Holy Scriptures. The Refuge I am concerned about is the original, the Tabernacle, and also the building of the House of Prayer for all people. Here is the first thing which isolated me from the Church. The Church, following Paul, has been preaching that God would not restore his places of Refuge. It seems to me that the gathering of the Children of Israel out of Egypt, being the dress rehearsal to the ingathering of them back to Israel in the Dark and Gloomy days, is an obvious comparison most pastors ought to be ashamed to overlook. For the Curses placed upon the pharaoh at the time of the Exodus, then applied to Israel in the diaspora in Deut. 28, are then conveyed against the nations who persecuted God's Holy Scriptures and Israel, according to the Holy Scriptures. Now if all the curses apply to the nations at the time Israel is ingatheredin that time of great darknessisn't it probable that the original Tent of Refuge, the Tabernacle, would also be restored? And also the Temple? See Philistia Triumph thou because of me on this. Well, the Dark and Gloomy Days do require a symbol of refuge around which all people can gather. What God does do is make the offering; all He asks is that you trust in him day-by-day. Pastors have over-ruled God's solution, which we have adequately established in our works.
Living strong and true for Jesus in a hostile, fallen world, p. 145. It seems here Mr. Mehl has arrived at the same assessment as that of our Quest. Some of the minimum things Jesus asked are in Appendix C of the Quest. It is an unspeakable privilege to stand on the wall with Jesus Christ and keep watch over His people, p. 144. Christ's watch is defined in the Holy Scriptures. They include the task identified above under the Branch. Which Jesus is Mr. Mehl speaking about and which wall? The walls are in shambles and the people are in despair. There is violence everywhere on the streets. There is a parable Jesus related about a Lord come to audit his estate. I modified the parable in Hidden Pavilions to relate how the servant of the estate complained that he had not been given a fair share. The Lord told him that he need not worry about not getting his fair share anymore and sent an army which removed him from the estate. This is the scenario of my works. The first to see that army is this nation for the reasons already noted.
Privilege of participating in the divine activity, p. 143. Christ's divine activity is identified in the Holy Scriptures. For my part I took the time to go through the Holy Scriptures to determine just what Christ must do, and the results are shown in Hidden Pavilions and subsequent works. Let's start with restoring the Tent of Refuge as listed in Philistia Triumph thou because of me. In my work on Camelot I gave you a long list of the divine activities, as I have also transcribed into my other works. We need to find out which divine activities the pastors are willing to support, as the past activity hasn't been bringing forth much light (which is proven by the darkness).
Do you want to take part in a real spiritual contest with eternal implications? p. 143. Yes, there is a spiritual contest between God and man. Listen to Jeremiah:
Jeremiah 25.32 A noise shall come even to the ends of the earth; for the LORD hath a controversy with the nations, He will plead with all flesh; He will give them that are wicked to the sword, saith the LORD.
Here you have it. Help the LORD plead. He uses two tools: first the rod of his mouth (reason), and failing this, the sword. The Holy Scriptures I have cited in my works include the reasonable plea. My complaint is that there is no pastor who will answer the plea.
What happens if the Lord brings a name and face to you in the night and you choose to roll over and go back to sleep? p. 142. Mr. Mehl has noted what has happened to me. Through the Scriptures I have been showing names and faces in the night and everyone I have touched has rolled over in the night and continued sleeping. I've stirred Mr. Buckley but he isn't waking up.
Since you and I can't see in the darkness, we really have no idea of all that the Lord is doing for us, p. 132. The Holy Scriptures lay out the work in considerable detail. The Lord is true to His Word, so it is obvious that He must be at work fulfilling the Scriptures He set out to fulfill. It is the pastor's job to cast light on that work so that others can see it, no matter how dark it is.
Those who scramble around trying to manufacture their own light and comfort, apart from God, will only find hurt and sorrow at the end of the trail, p. 130. This idea relates to the fact that the wicked shall be caught in the very same snare they set for others. Listen to this:
Isaiah 50.11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand: ye shall lie down in sorrow.
But God is ever present and sends his servants to light the way:
Isaiah 42.16 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 I will do unto them, and not forsake them.
I think a thoughtful pastor would admit that the scriptures I carry in my works are a fair representation of what God can do. Now listen how the Servant which straightens the crooked ways is seen:
Isaiah 42.1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: He shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.
42.2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street.
42.3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.
42.4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
42.6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;
42.7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sin in darkness out of the prison house.
Recalling Pastor Mehl's pride in guarding the walls, he should know that the one who is the Light of the Gentiles is pretty much of a recluse, as he does not cause his voice to be heard in the street. How does he reach His Pastors with God's Light when Iusing the same light have demonstrated there is no pastor who is willing to lower himself to greet me, for instance? Perhaps Pastor Mehl is of a different breed. We'll see.
The farther and father we descended into the cold, black cavern, the more nervous they became, p 125. This is precisely the reaction my writings receive. Mr. Buckley has been a gem, trudging through the deep as it were, with nary a complaint until now. But I am leading shepherds into a place they have never been before, though the place is well lighted and laid out as in an architect's blueprint. In the depths of my writings is a brilliant light if someone would just look (I speak not of my light but the natural light in the Holy Scriptures which is wonderful). The Lord is my light and my salvation (Psalm 27.1). The Holy Scriptures I quote, they are the light. Just trust in them and apply them.
He does some of His best work in the dark, p. 121. In Hidden Pavilions I said that God creates fools to display His Wisdom. The darker the place or the more abundant the fools the more astounded you will be in his Light. He keeps watch over those He loves. Actually God chastises whom he loves is how the Scripture actually plays. If you are following his Light there is no chastisement. But He loves to go after strays.
He uncovers deep things out of darkness, p. 119. He knows the secrets of men, etc. Examine, for instance, what Paul did to the early church, as pertaining to the charges that I levied against him, following Saint Peter's and James's charge. That the world might see that Paul lied and betrayed the trust of the eleven apostles in Jerusalemwhich in turn reflects upon his attitude towards Christmay be a numbing prospect to most pastors, since they have been passing Paul off as the Word of God. One day the pastors are going to have to go back to the congregation and explain that there were certain passages in Paul's epistles which were fundamentally out of line with the Old Testament and his creator. Among these things, as shown in On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church, the pastors will have to confess that Paul is the source of antiSemitism. His stand against the Law of Moses and the Jews perpetrated a terrible holocaust. The holocaust could have been prevented had Paul honored his commission from the apostles and avoided degrading remarks about the law and the Jews.
These kinds of things are easy to spot. What the pastors refuse to account today will be an eternal condemnation to them. Because of the nature of the charge. Now the Jews were run through the shadow of death on a scale far worse than anyone would have accounted. It was Paul who cast that shadow of death and Martin Luther and others before him laid it upon the Jews.
We sin against the Lord when we lose that alert sense of His nearness. We go our own way and please ourselves and follow the desires of our flesh when we forget His unblinking, never-wavering gaze upon our life, p. 111. God never sleeps and is One Spirit and One Mind. Pastors might ask whether they are offending Him by casting His Holy Scriptures behind their back. Which scriptures? they ask. Let's start with the Branch in Zechariah 6.12 shown above, we reply. Then we can add more when they get over this stumbling stone.
When God forgives the sin is gone, p. 104. This is quite true. I think we are at a point now, however, that because the sins are heaping up one on top of another it must be hard for God to take any Christian seriously.
Come now and let us reason together, p. 102. This is what we are trying to do in our writings. For whatever it is worth, the Scriptures have a Witness in me, that trying to reason with pastors is like pissing into the wind.
Thou has laid thine hand upon me, Psalm 139.5. All of the prophets note that the Spirit of the Lord was upon them. The Hebrew phrase describing this event is as if the Lord took them by the hand and led them somewhere to show them what He would have them do for Him.
I began this work explaining how I have had that experience. But beyond the input to the writing, I have literally been compelled to go some particular place to locate a particular thing. Sometimes I am walked directly to a bookstore and a book pops out at me. I open it and see a passage which describes what YHVH has been telling me, sometimes I buy the work and other times just note the passage. This is how the works have been compiled. Now each revelation was like a Word and behind each Word was a library. Because of these eternally flowing waters of information, I never lack something to write about. Often something comes my way, as a little message, which prompts me to leave my calling card.
One of the reasons God prospers certain people is because He knows they will in turn prosper His people, p. 78. I prosper in His Holy Scriptures. As you can see they cover me like a garment. Few are willing to pick it up, however.
God has inclined himself towards me for whatever reason He may yet have in mind. What He has inclined towards me I have passed on in as gentle a way as possible, as evidenced in my writings.
When God said He would provide for me, I took Him at his word. Now when you hold onto God [re. p. 63 of Mehl's work] you are given knowledge and Wisdom in return. And soon you find yourself working in areas others are too obstinate to see. This is what happened to Job and how we began this letter.
Both Asiz (see Appendix A) and The Old Man of the Sea knew of my despair, and both were quick to counsel me to look through other eyes. Like the uninformed counselors to Job, who chastised him, Job knew that He was righteous before the Lord and that He had done nothing wrong to deserve his calamity. He was in the hands of God. He had been given much wisdom. Keep in mind:
Eccles.1.18 For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Every time I write I increase in knowledge. Long ago I passed the point where I saw multitudes waiting at the gates of despair, and seeing that for the lack of knowledge the people suffer, I realized what the burden of the LORD finally means. It means to carry the burdens mean men will not carry. And you must carry the load (re: the parable of the burro) until someone comes along and offers to take a portion off your back. In the mean time, because of the embrace of the LORD more and more gets piled upon your back.
You said that you wished you could move to Oregon and hire me. That will not solve my dilemma. One day The Old Man of the Sea passed by, asking how things were going, and I said, not so well (referring to my job hunting). He said you have a job [the writing]. I answered that job does not pay my rent. Now I don't mind complaining to the LORD over this. And seeing that now I am operating on my savings, I often remind Him that it seems that His Providing for me is running down to the last chance once again. It's wearing me down.
Mind you, however, I had planned for this Monday to put my application in at Circuit City, which always has a turn-over and no doubt will be an unfit job for me. Desperation causes one to lower one's sights however. But the reality of my situation is that God will supply the job. You don't have to worry about it.
The job I have is the message I carry. That message has its own peculiar characteristics which not only shape the form of my spirit but also my life whose direction is to save multitudes.
I mentioned to The Old Man of the Sea that it would be nice to be able to go back to Jerusalem to work with an old monastery in translating its oldest scriptures into English and publish the work much after the manner of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other treasuries of Scriptures. I wrote the Orthodox Patriarch in Jerusalem about this, but I doubt I will receive a reply.
Dear brother. I've written my allotment of pages in less that twelve hours. What a wonderful talent I have been blessed with, that I can write and publish so much in such a short time. Pulling up scriptures takes time, yet they are all waiting upon me, for my call.
I have an affinity with the ancients and not much respect for modern sages and pastors. For modern men accommodate the darkness as if it were light. The ancients would never have made such concessions, as bad as they were. Thus, I hope that one day (soon) I might be sent back to Israel to help preserve manuscripts dissolving in time.
One of the processes that operates within me is the assurance that whatever I write will be confirmed in one way or another (except for typos and such mistakes, which I generally have to catch myself). Often I write about things and then later find (in the Library etc.) that what I had written is true. This is the taking me by the hand scenario I was mentioning. An example of this is clearly laid in Hidden Pavilions, where I already knew that there were Two Messiahs as per Zechariah 4.14. It turns out, as will be seen in Hidden Pavilions, that the Jews of Jesus's day (we include the Dead Sea Scrolls) and still today understand that there are Two Messiahs prophesied in the Holy Scriptures. Hidden Pavilions is a testimony that I wrote about something which I knew existed but was alone in its knowledge (no pastor would answer me) until I was taken by the hand and shown the rabbis' Oral Torah and Dead Sea Scrolls which confirmed me. I knew the Bible even before I read it. As noted in Hidden Pavilions, you would be shocked at what I am about to uncover. I know things which are Hidden and still buried in the sand, as it were. I have just touched the surface.
Dear brother, your heart is in the right place, and your soul needs a bit more work, because your mind has yet to accustom itself to the idea that God speaks to whomsoever He wills. To understand God all you have to do is read; or if you don't know how to read, listen. You are God's creation, not your pastors'. I have returned the book with my marks, so you can see another point of view under Mehl's own words.
encl. 1) Against Leviathan
2) Philistia Triumph Thou..
3) On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church
4) Works and days among the Hyperboreans
5) Planks of Freedom
6) Quest for Human Dignity
7) God Works in the Night
I don't know whether you have taken the time to digest the letter I sent concerning the Mehl Commentary of 9/12/94, but, regardless, I have composed this part to further explain what was in that commentary. The commentary had to do with seeing through the darkness, and since there is so much to the subject it is necessary that I cast a bit more light on it.
My work dwells upon Truth, which is light, and the Truth upon which I dwell does not involve grey areas as it were, as you may have been inclined or taught to believe.The Seat of Christianity, of course, is based upon this message. Witness:
John 3.33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
4.24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 8.32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Now these words connect with another thing comprehended first in the Old Testament and then in Jesus Christ which is called Eternal Life. Witness:
John 5.39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
5.40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.
This is the message of St. John, as he apprehended it directly from Jesus Christ, that God cannot lie and neither can His Christ, since the Christ and God are one, and if you believe His Word you will be of one Spirit in them and have eternal life. For Jesus says:
John 6.38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
Now the Will of God is to fulfill His Holy Scriptures. That is to say the Desire He expressed through the Holy Scriptures and Christ. At the foundation of His Will is the idea that faith in God without works is death. There are those who are spiritually deadas can now be illustrated in the average Americanand like them others who are dead in their tombs. At the root of the Holy Scriptures is the precept that on the Last Day the dead will be judged. That day, as we saw in my Mehl Commentary of 9/12/94, is a Day of Darkness. And I illustrated that day through my work, Quest for Human Dignity.
Beginning with the Quest, together with this Commentary on Mehl's work, we unveil details of what has been known in scriptural parlance as the Apocalypse. At the time of the Apocalypse the dead are raised and judged, together with the living. Speaking of that dayfollowing Daniel 7 and 12 on page 26 of my 9/12/94 portion Jesus said:
John 5.28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
5.29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
This judgment is further explained in Revelation 19 and 20, to wit:
Rev. 20.12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the Book of Life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
The precept of judgment by opening the books comes from Isaiah, the Book of Enoch, and is also mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls which were recorded during and before the time of Jesus. Jesus mentioned the foundation of that judgment to his disciples and Nicodemus, concluding with the admonition:
Luke 16.31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
Thus, judgment begins at the House of God where the books are opened and all the works which men have done are recorded. The foundation books which are opened are, of course the books of Moses and their prophets. These are things you should have been taught by all the pastors in your life and in the readings which you have done in the Bible. Few understand this message, however. Men tend to be vain, being the Children of Pride, which we have already described in our work, Against Leviathan, and form their own opinions on how judgment works; and they really doubt God's ability to judge using His criteria. As I noted in my Quest to Mr. Buckley, it was apparent in his conversation with me that he was above judgment and need not respond to the Truths which I put before him. He was never able to get the connection between honoring Jesus and honoring the Truth, that you cannot honor one without the other. The word, honor, also means in Hebrew, to worship.
Now the Truth is something of the Spirit in which God is manifest. When we use the word manifest, we mean to say a revelation of something hidden. In these terms the Book of Revelation presents itself as a manifestation of the Truth, to which nothing can be added nor anything taken away. This is, of course, a foundation of God, that when He manifests Himself to man what he manifests can neither be added to nor taken away. We played with this word in Against Leviathan, relating manifest to the contents of our ship of state which is sinking. I asked Captain Buckley whether he ought to warn the passengers. In the exchange between him and me, we concluded that even if a Jonah came to them they would not answer. I continued pressing him, that nevertheless he should warn the passengers, calling him a Watchman. He replied that I should warn them; I responded that no one would believe me, but since he is a leader they would believe him. He replied that he could do nothing, because Prudential calls. Prudential is a major financial interest on Wall Street, so he confessed that Mammon is his priority regardless of the lives now in jeopardy which he might save. Thus, Captain Buckley and I knew something which will devastate this nation, and he left that problem in another's hands to resolve. The Bible has the contrary point of view, that God is the creator and nurturer of life, and everywhere in His Message we are reminded to not only dress and keep the garden he created for us but also love one anotheras Jesus put itas Jesus loved you. Jesus, knowing that a ship and all of its manifest were about to sink, would not see eye to eye with Mr. Buckley's perception of the situation, that when lives are at stake it is permissible to let another handle the matter. To the contrary, Jesus required that we attend to the matter the moment we have knowledge of it, as in the Good Samaritan story.
God manifests Himself in our Spirit through a thing called Light which is His Word and a thing you should understand perfectly and thereby understand me. When you see that Light you see a manifestation of God. I have not written to you because you know not the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth [1 John 2.21]. This is what I meant in my letter when I said I think you and I are about to make a connection, that I carry certain light which is of the Truth. Its message is clear and better explained by the following:
Rev. 19.10 I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy.
We see, therefore, that if the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy, then this is that same Spirit who came unto the prophets, whom they described as the Word of the Lord, usually opening their books with the words:
Jer. 1.2 To whom the Word of the LORD came..
Ezek. 1.3 The Word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest..
Hosea 1.1 The Word of the LORD that came unto Hosea...
Joel 1.1 The Word of the LORD that came to Joel..
Jonah 1.1 Now the Word of the LORD came unto Jonah..
Micah 1.1 The Word of the LORD that came to Micah..
Zeph. The Word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah..
Haggai 1.3 Then came the Word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet..
Zech. 1.1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the Word of the LORD unto Zechariah..
Among the other prophets the contact between them and the LORD is expressed in terms of a vision or the Burden of the LORD. The Burden is a substitute expression meaning the same thing as The Word. This thing called The Word is the usual way God's manifestation is expressed among the prophets and a wonderful simile of it is reflected in the Books of Adam and Eve and Enoch beginning on page 155 of Hidden Pavilions. If you can understand what I mean so far by this manifestation of God called The Word, which pastors have yet to understandbecause they assimilate portions of it but toss the main course over their back then follow me through the opening verses of the Gospel of John:
John 1.1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1.2 The same was in the beginning with God.
1.3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.
1.4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
1.5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
You toss your hard earned money into an offering basket every Sunday. The men carrying the offering baskets compel you to toss your tithe into the baskets on behalf of the Bible. In the Bible is light and life. The tithes that you pass to your pastor's baskets are in your belief that by observing the Sabbath and tithing you will receive the light and obtain eternal life.
Except for certain anomalies in the Epistles of Paul, all of the Scriptures in the Bible are One Word. They all convey One Message. To understand the Light of the One Message one must be open to receive all of it. Most pastors are not open to all of itas seen in Hidden Pavilions and my exchange with Buckley and others.
I use all of the Light of the Bible. I referred to that which is behind me as a great troop of prophets. To understand me and what I am doing, you must understand that your worship of the Bible has to do with One Word which we have seen is the Light of God, which is an army of God's Messengers the prophets whose combined light is extraordinary. The enemy of the Word of God is ignorance, where pastors attempt to use part of God's army and hide from the other. They prefer to live in what we call the Darkness of Spirit. Listen to the preacher:
Eccl. 2.13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
2.14 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness..
5.1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.
Most people attending church today offer sacrifices without knowing what it is that is consuming their sacrifices. Our work is to call into remembrance what it is that they are being called to sacrifice for. In doing this we remove the distortions you are being taught. And doing so we expose how your offerings, being done without knowledge, become the offerings of fools. When Saint Peter said
I Peter 4.17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the House of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God?
he referred to an established precept of the Holy Scriptures, that judgment first begins among the Jews and then the Gentile ( a precept explained on page 34 of my letter and in many other places), that Biblical History is divided between two events:
The Scattering of Israel and the manifestation of Immanuel;
The Deliverance of Israel and the Judgment of the Gentile who persecuted them.
In my letter to you I pointed out Isaiah 7.14, having to do with the scattering of Israel and the fact that that event is passed.
Being Seated at Judgment time. The event having to do with the gathering of Israel began circa. 1930 and the restored state of Israel became manifest in 1948. In about 3 1/2 years Israel will be celebrating its 50th anniversary/Jubilee as a restored nationafter having been in exile these past two thousand years and also, as explained in my previous letters, they will be celebrating their 70th Jubilee since coming under the Covenant of God in Sinai about May 15, 1491/1492 B.C. Because 1998 is doubly important in the eschatological (Biblical) perspective of history, you should keep your ears to the ground as it were. The formula for the 70th Jubilee is arrived at by subtracting the number of years from 1492 B.C. to 1998 A.D. and dividing that by 260 days (a Jewish year). The total number of Jewish years divided by a Jubilee (every fiftieth year) equals 70 Jubilee years. Thus, as said before, Israel's 50th Anniversary (1st Jubilee as a state) in 1998 becomes doubly important because it is most likely also the 70th Jubilee since the bringing forth of the Law of Moses and its Tabernacle. It is no coincidence that Israel's day of Independence of 1948 is the same day Moses delivered them the Ten Commandments and the Tabernacle from Mt. Sinai (which is also the Christian Day of Pentecost, from which the Pentecostal Churches derive their speaking in tongues tradition).
Now all of this, the Bible and current events, came through The Word of the LORD. First the Law, then the scattering of the Jews and the manifestation of Immanuel, and now the restoration of the Jews in 1948; all of this came about because of the prophesies in the Bible. God caused Israel's scattering and their restoration. You should marvel at this, since in Philistia Triumph Thou because of me we show how the UN Law which created Israel came about through the invocation of certain promises in the Holy Scriptures! Without those Scriptures Israel would not exist! By the same token, because of ignorance of the Holy Scriptures there is much bloodshed over Jerusalem, and this bloodshed will continue until the ignorance is consumed. We have mentioned in our previous letters and works that there will be no Peace in Jerusalem until certain points of Light in the Bible are honored. We also said with reference to our conversation with Buckley and others that their children's blood will be spilled before Jerusalem because of their ignorance of those points of light. See Philistia Triumph thou because of me on this. This Apocalypse does not concern Jerusalem in an abstract concept which is far from you, but to the contrary it strikes every nation and, to those who disbelieve us, it will strike those most dear to them. We explain this later in this work.
So the Word of the LORD manifested Himself through Moses to the Children of Israel, made a covenant with them, then manifested Himself as Immanuel at the time Israel was scattered to all the nations, and then He manifested Himself to the United Nations such that the United Nations [sic. Gentile] delivered the surviving Jews back to their Promised Land. God restored a remnant to the Holy Land as promised.
The restoration of the Jews was only part of the Promise of the Last Days. Our work has to do with the delivery of the other part of that Promise and covenant. And it is in these terms that I described to you in my letterseven my 60 page letter of March 1992that I am compelled to labor in darknessbecause there is so much ignorance of the work. I have explained to you fully why this is so, that wheresoever I inquired I received no answer. For I have been writing to the spiritually dead, as I complained in the Quest.
Just as the pharisees in Jesus's time, men today go through the motions of the worship of God but in reality fear His light. Otherwise they would answer me.
To your pastors and Buckley's I have laid the light on the table in very certain terms. But they cower from it and therefore cannot see its brilliance. Come up hither, I say to them. I assume that you have understood Mehl, and therefore you should have no problem whatsoever in either understanding me or taking an interest in what I say.
I told Buckley that you are judged by what you know and that it is God's job, as it were, to assure that you know. He lets you know by means of His prophets. In other words, He lets you know by His Word. Here we show that the Word revealed through His Prophets is no different than that Word revealed through Christ. Christ is as it were the Spirit of Prophesy or, in other terms, the Head of a Great Troop of Prophets. He is shown in this manifestation in Chapter 19 and 20 of Revelation. In the latter chapter He is identified with an event called the First Resurrection and with Him a great troop, as explained in Hidden Pavilions and elsewhere. The First Resurrection is the beginning of the Judgment of the Gentile. In the center of that episodethat is, at the center of the Judgment of the Gentilewe placed this nation. Our reason, as said, was based upon the premise that to whom much is given much is required. The Quest, with this commentary on Mehl, explains this. Central to our judgment is the exposure of false pastors. If you will turn to page 8 of my last letter, you will see that I spoke of my burden in two parts, and the second part having to do with exposing false pastors. There are scriptural foundations behind this, which I shall now cite. I recite scriptures, by the way, because I know that by merely referencing them most people are too lazy to look them up and read them. Hence we write against the Lazy Reader who is ignorance:
Ezek. 34.2..Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
34.3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
34.4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
34.5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
34.7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the Word of the LORD;
34.8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves , and fed not my flock;
34.9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
34.10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
34.11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
34.12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the Cloudy and Dark Day.
34.13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
34.15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
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.
The scriptures above have to do with the period of time in which you and I live. The point of view reflects the point of view of my works. The Word of God forecasted that when He brings again His People to the Holy Land there will be many false shepherds among the nations and He will take out his wrath against those false shepherds and their nations. Christ knew this scripture, as well as others, and described Himself as that shepherd who will seek out his flock in His Second Coming. He described that event as the Good Shepherd, which is another epithet of the Word of God. To understand the Word of God, then, you must understand the perspective of the event of the Good Shepherd:
He complains about the shepherds (pastors) who are feeding on his flock and not feeding his flock, causing the flock (Israel) to be scattered;
He gathers back His Flock and feeds them upon the mountains He promised them;
He takes His wrath out on all the shepherds among the nations who did not feed His Flock.
Now you believe that you are part of Christ's flock because of your particular worship of Christ. But the scripture above has to do with those false shepherds who spoiled God's flock Israel. Through Christ you are joined to that flockprovided you keep his commandments, but if you are found in alliance with those who spoiled the flock, then you become party to the crime and subject to that judgment against the nations who persecute Israel. I noted that the Pauline Church, including all pastors who teach Paul's Epistles, which includes your own pastor, have contributed to the persecution of Israel and their Law. On a fundamental basis, your tithing has been used to persecute My People the Jews. See On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church and its remedy on this. We continue our expression against the shepherds of the nations:
Zech. 11.16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
11.17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock!
We have complained that the pastors of this nation are doing those things listed above, that they are fattening themselves at the expense of the flock and abandoning the flock. They have abandoned me, for instance. This brings us to Christ's perception of the matter:
Matt. 18.11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
18.12 How think ye? If a man have an hundred sheep and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
18.13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
18.14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish [see also Luke 15.3-6; ed. note].
We quoted the scripture, for the lack of knowledge the people perish. Now if you will turn to the back of my commentary on Mehl you will see my final comment referring to Matthew 18.14, to wit:
I can confirm that the little ones so denied are more than Jesus allowed.
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