Ronald Weinland spoke this weekend from the Australian Capital Territory. Less than two weeks ago, his published itinerary showed him in Los Angeles this coming weekend, probably on his way “down under” for the following weekend. Could Ron have changed his itinerary because the IRS is closing in? We’ll have to wait and see.
Despite the fact that “severe storms of destruction” are “coming down quickly upon us” beginning “harshly upon the United States, first and foremost”, planning is under way for a full 8 days of organized feast observance this fall. Reading between the lines of Weinland’s last post, the implication is that the first 5 trumpets will blow over the next 40 weeks ending January 7th and the 6th trumpet will take care of the final 20 weeks before Christ doesn’t return. Maybe they’ll be squeezed into the 80 days following the Last Great Day on October 20. If the second trumpet blows before then, PKG’s feast site in the port city Los Angeles might be nuked.
And here is the topic of Ron’s Last Great Day sermon: that there are two 40-day periods of judgment between the Last Great Day and the last half-a-time. Oops, guess I spoiled that one for you, Ron. No matter, you have several more months to come up with your LGD sermon. Maybe a few new truths? Let’s see, you have 57 now — how many “truths” would you have to invent to make a perfect number?
Ron went back through some of his awesome old sermons beginning on December 13, 2008 which was given from Jerusalem the day before the beginning of the 1260 days of Great Tribulation. He went on to review the sermon of December 20, 2008 but did not review the part when he reissued the death curse against me and all the other mockers. Instead he mentioned his sliding of the statement on the last page of his book about the US no longer existing as an independent nation by the summer of 2009. Then he continued on to the buildup in January 2009 for the 2-day fast at the end of the month, taking an aside to reveal that he watches Faux News and has decided to be a birther as it suits his prophecies that no new president would take office in January, 2009. The prophecy which at some point he stated wasn’t a prophecy. He also made much of the lack of rebuilding of the World Trade Center after 9/11, that it wouldn’t happen before Christ returns.
Ron reviewed part of the sermon given on January 31, 2009 during the 2-day fast. He read the following statement from that sermon:
So … what is the purpose of our prayers, petitions and fasting before God? It is in like manner that Elijah prayed that God would bring many more to receive a special calling from him. That many more be brought to repentance and acceptance of the truth through the timing, repetition, and power from unleashing far mightier thunders. And as well the trumpets that are before us. And all these now ready to be delivered in great awe and might.
He did not read this other statement from the sermon.
Pray about this, that there be more conflict. Pray that God stir things up with the first thunder, a terror of war. Because only when people fear they can come to repentance they won’t fear otherwise . They’ve been so spaced out, it’s easy to slough them off with human reasoning “Oh well it’s just time and chance” You want to pray that things be such that people quick saying that. That people be brought to such realization, that they realize that no, this isn’t normal, and these things haven’t happened like this before. Not this way. …Are you comfortable about praying for massive earthquakes? You need to think about this because you’re asking for the death of others. Because that’s what happens with a massive earthquake. That’s what happens with a massive tsunami. Or when a volcano goes off. People die.
Perhaps one of Weinland’s apologists can explain how it was that PKG prayed for the deaths of some to terrorize the rest of us into repentance by an increase in the thunders. And that God responded by holding back the thunders for two years to show us mercy and no one repented. How it is that Ron is God’s most formidable prophet, yet God has to tell PKG what’s going on sabbath by sabbath? Hey, just read the newspaper. Or watch cable news networks. That way you’ll know what’s going on at the same time that God reveals it to Ron.
PKG members were warned not to tell others what they were praying about. That people would think that they are evil. Ya think??? Along those lines, I was listening to the end of the Big Sandy CoG’s services for reasons unrelated to my blogging about Weinland which I won’t discuss. The individual giving the closing prayer made a statement that struck me:
…asking Father for your blessing upon all those that labor and struggle …for the poor people over in Japan, Father, that struggle to rebuild their lives. We ask, Father, that you use this occasion over there, that some might come to know you and the truth of your word
The Big Sandy CoG is one of the mildest splinters of Armstrongism (one which certain of my family belong to). Even so, it crossed the line as far as I’m concerned. Not quite up to Spanky Meredith’s statements about prior disasters being God’s spanking us. Nowhere near what Ron is calling for. But still over the line.
Ron revealed more about the upcoming Passover in two weeks, the most special Passover in 6000 years and the last organized observance before Christ returns. On Sunday, April 17th, PKG members are to have a full meal just before sundown right before passover. Then from sundown to sundown on Passover, the only food and drink they are to have is the bread and wine of the Passover service. The sermon that weekend is to reveal the significance.