Archive for February, 2013

Ron the Baptist

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

On the 23rd day of False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s imprisonment for disobeying Jesus and not rendering to Caesar that which is his, Johnny Harrell traveled to Dallas to recycle the last two sermons he gave.   Senior Elder Jimmy Carlisle from the Dallas area gave the opening prayer, and Terry Wrozek traveled from Michigan to give the closing.  Prophetess Laura and Senior Elder Audra were there as well, according to Ron’s blog, but did not speak.  Maybe they were involved in scrambling the recording and including a “DING!” which wasn’t in the original sermon.

Johnny asked how it could be that their prophet could be imprisoned. Ron has compared himself to Moses, Jesus, and a few other biblical characters.  Johnny is comparing him to John the Baptist, who announced the coming of Jesus and then was thrown in prison.  Just like PKG’s grand ayatollah and prophet. Johnny continued to discuss how the Sanhedrin conspired to influence the Roman government to kill Jesus.  Ron is being persecuted by the civil authority because they hate his message. Just as civil authorities have oppressed God’s people throughout history. But somehow Ron’s spiritual powers have enabled him to post not once but twice on his blog.  Awesome to understand.

And we on this blog are fulfilling the prophetic duality by continuing to mock Ron.  I feel so special.  (No, Johnny didn’t mention us particularly, but still…)

Here we are, a scant 12 weeks remaining of the 51-week Great and Terrible Day of the Lord.  Unless things get Great and Terrible soon, Ron may be washing Bubba’s feet and driving unfermented grape juice.

More on God’s Witness

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

It appears that False Prophet Ronald Weinland is going to try to use his blog to mesmerize his followers while vacationing in Club Fed and far away from streaming audio connections on the Internet.  This is his second blog posting since reporting to the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institution.

——  Weinland’s Blog Posting of February 21, 2013 ————

It was stated recently that there would be no more need for any end-time “warnings” to be posted. When past warnings have been written, they have been directed primarily toward the world and the Church that was scattered. Yet we know the outcome of such warnings, as with all warnings God has given through time. Nearly all people have simply ignored them, and they most certainly have not believed they came from the Eternal God. That is the true witness–the testimony for judgment–of mankind’s 6,000 year history.

The only ones who have truly benefited from warnings are those who are “in” the Body of Christ and who have not been separated from it because of unrepentant sin. There are also those through time who have benefitted from God’s warnings such as those whom He has drawn. There are yet others as well, with whom God was working out some greater purpose to be accomplished in His plan. This also is the true witness of those who have actually profited from God’s warnings.

Since we are in the prophetic Day of the Eternal, which is the time in which God will execute His final judgment that ends 6,000 years of man’s self-rule and refusal to hear God, there is no need to any longer warn anyone of what is to come. God’s final prophetic day is about His execution of judgment, with no more endless unheeded warnings. As final end-time judgment has come upon this world to chasten and humble it, God’s Church would be wise to remember that we continue to be under God’s judgment as well.

The judgment upon God’s Church is not to chasten as it now will be with the world, but to save, as we willingly enter into God’s judgment by examining and proving ourselves before God (2 Cor. 13:5 & 1 Cor. 11:28-32). Therefore, we are to continue seeking God’s guidance, correction, admonition, and inspiration in the “way” He leads and directs us. This defines much about how we enter into God’s judgment willingly. It is for this reason that posts are now directed more fully to God’s people and those being drawn by Him–those who have ears to hear.

1260 Days of Witness:
Over the past four years, God’s Church has learned much more about God’s definition and purpose of a “witness.” It is good to be reminded of the second book God gave to be written in this end-time and the title He inspired it should have: 2008-God’s Final Witness.

Many have mocked, misunderstood, and misrepresented that title. As time moved forward from December 14, 2008, and further into the prophetic 1260 days for God’s two witnesses, even some in God’s Church began to think the title was not appropriate. There is a great lesson to be learned from this concerning prophetic writing God inspires. Prophetic writings are prophetic up unto the time they actually come to pass. Some stumbling has occurred when individuals have believed that this book was a complete and thorough explanation of end-time prophecy. It was not! It largely contains much prophetic writing that is still prophetic, but clearer and more extensive than any time in the past.

God has shown His people that His word is progressively revealed. The entire Bible is written in such a manner. Abraham was given prophetic promises and very basic understanding about God’s plan. By the time Moses came on the scene, God began to reveal much more than what was given to Abraham. Then in the time of the kings of Judah and Israel, God continued to reveal more and more through the prophets, although little of it was understood because most was written for this end-time.

When Jesus Christ began to teach and give even more detail concerning prophecy and God’s purpose, a giant leap forward was made in all the revelations of God. This was quickly followed by the writings of the apostles with even more detailed prophetic writings and extensive revelation of God’s spiritual way of life for His Church.

This process of God revealing His will and plan has always been progressive through time. When a person begins to grasp and “see” this process at work, God’s word becomes so much more exciting and fulfilling. This provides an added dimension to the beauty and inspiration of God’s work.

A Final Witness:
This brings us up to the period of the end-time. When God brought Herbert W. Armstrong onto the scene in the era of Philadelphia, He revealed yet far more of His purpose and plan through him. Toward the end of his life, Mr. Armstrong wrote his final book, Mystery of the Ages. That book outlined and expounded upon the plan and purpose of God far more concisely than ever before.

When it came time for the prophecy of Christ in Matthew 24:14 to be fulfilled, God mightily clarified and simplified His message (the good news, the gospel) that was to go out into all the world. God’s purpose at that time was to more fully reveal His plain truth to the world. Though that message was made plain, the result was still the same for how God’s truth was received. The work God did through Mr. Armstrong (and the Worldwide Church of God) served to magnify the witness and reason for God’s fast approaching judgment that would be executed just prior to His Son being sent to become King of kings.

It was from the ruins of a prophesied apostasy in God’s Church that God raised up His final witness against mankind. That apostasy came in a manner that no one could remotely foresee, even though the Church was taught that it would come before Christ’s return. In like manner, the Church was also taught that God would raise up witness (two witnesses) just before Christ’s coming. That too did not come in a way that any could remotely foresee. As a matter of fact, it came in a way that most rejected.

The “way” God leads can never be foreseen by mankind until God reveals it. God has purposed it to be that way for the very purpose of revealing who follows Him in spirit and in truth and who does not. Only God can reveal “His way,” and all must then choose whether they will follow.

So God raised up an end-time witness in a small remnant from the apostasy. It was one that had no real preeminence in the Church. God did not work with that which was “recognized in stature” that had existed in the Church prior to the apostasy, but with that which was not well known and that was low in stature. Not only that, but God even raised up a woman to be one of His final witnesses. This proved to be too much for others who were scattered. To such people it was absurd and ludicrous that God would raise up two lowly people to be His end-time witnesses, let alone that one should be a woman and that both would be husband and wife. It is truly amazing when this is seen for what it is, that people can so presumptuously decide what God can and cannot do, rather than to seek why He does as He wills.

Judgment Follows the Final Witness:
For 1260 days in this end-time, God gave his final witness against mankind that fully revealed and magnified the righteousness of His final judgment that would be executed before His Son returns. Over this period of time, God condensed a final witness that fully reflects the past 6,000 years of man’s true spirit toward God.

The primary work to establish a “final witness” through two end-time prophets, whom God set up to produce that witness against mankind, was also reflected in the lives of those who have shared in it in the Church of God – PKG. A question that should be asked once that witness was completed by May 27, 2012, is: “What follows the witness God established during that 1260 days?”

It should move you to the core of your being to grasp a further revelation God has given concerning how He is fulfilling His prophetic word through this final end-time. The witness God established during the 1260 days led directly into God’s last prophetic day which is from Pentecost of 2012 to Pentecost of 2013 as the Day of the Eternal, the “day” of God’s end-time judgment upon mankind. How incredibly awesome this is in structure, meaning, and fulfillment. God has meticulously planned for how He will usher in His Kingdom to govern this earth at the return of His Son.

One More Great Lesson:
For those who were newly called during this period of witness in that 1260 days, there is a sobering lesson to be learned. Though the Church of God whom God awakened after the apostasy was small, God has now clearly revealed that what He added in larger numbers to His Church during that prophetic period was for an additional great purpose. Certainly those whom God calls are for His greatest purpose which is to share in His begotten Family until they can be born into it. But there is an additional purpose that God is now giving understanding of.

It is no small thing that over a period of one year toward the beginning of the prophetic 1260 days of witness that God called a large number to such a small body that had continued since the apostasy. In that short period of time, God called more people to baptism than what all three of the largest scattered groups combined had themselves baptized.

There is no purpose of addressing the validity of the latter baptisms, but to simply show the incredible contrast of what God did with His small Church. With the three groups combined, the contrast in size was a hundred to one–the “one” which is what God magnified. Yet God drew more than what those organizations had seemingly grown by. Add to that the reality that a large number of those in these three groups were from within their organizations and not new as with those whom God drew to Himself out of the world.

God is now revealing that the additional purpose of those called during this prophetic period is also a “witness” concerning God’s Church. As the witness during this prophetic period was about the true witness of this world over the past 6,000 years, so is this period a witness of the Church over the past 2,000 years. That which has happened to those whom God has called over the past 2,000 years has also happened to those whom God has called during the 1260 days of witness.

Just as Christ described would happen to those whom God called, the wicked one has snatched away what had been sown in the heart (the mind) of some. Others received the word of God as if it were sown in a strong place and were excited at first, yet did not become rooted in the truth as they should have, and as soon as difficult trials came to them they stumbled. Then some received God’s word as those among thorns, and after a while the cares of the world pulled them away. Thankfully to this point in time, the greater majority has taken root and has been growing and producing fruit.

This latter group God has called has had the benefit of much more progressive revelation given to them whereby they have had far greater opportunity to “see” more clearly than any of their predecessors. The “way” has been made easier for them because of those who have struggled and paved the way before them, though the battle is still great in this world in this end-time. In all this, there is the witness of what Christ said would happen to those whom God called.

If you are new in God’s Church because you were called after the apostasy, then there is a great lesson to learn in all this. You are living as a witness of the past 2,000 years of God’s Church. That which has been experienced in all seven eras has been experienced in God’s Church over the past four years.

Indeed this is a magnified moment in time that is clearly defining who you are. All should cry out to God for the help to always receive His guidance and correction, and seek determination to continue to the end, as well as growing in spiritual strength in order to be a faithful and true witness to the coming of Jesus Christ.

A Crowd of Deluded

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

This is the 16th day of False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s sentence for tax evasion.  His long-time flunky and evangelist Terry Wrozek gave a pre-recorded sermon, with no announcements or mention of his spiritual idol’s status in prison.

Terry had a perhaps Freudian slip about the Days of Unleavened Sin.  Ronnie complained in this week’s blog post about not being able to keep the Passover.  But then many of his members have to keep Passover by themselves and wash their own feet.  So Ron, maybe you can get Bubba to wash your feet and maybe your prison guards will allow you to have some grape juice which you can spiritualize into being wine.  Or maybe Bubba has a hooch.

Terry described how he was recruited into Armstrongism at the age of 24 after watching Herbie on TV.  Terry didn’t understand the Bible until Herbie explained it to him.  Only those called by God are in PKG.  The thinning crowd of true believers have the confidence to not murmur and complain about their their treatment by a false prophet who leads them on to one Present Truth(TM) after another as he thins their wallets.

 

Time Has Run Out

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

A new post showed up tonight on Weinland’s blog. Thanks to Dill Weed for pointing it out. I wonder if Ron wrote this while in prison or had it ready before making the drive to Terre Haute FCI.

—————– Weinland’s Post —————————

As I was considering how little time remains for this world, I was struck by words God spoke to Jeremiah. Although his work would prepare for the demise and captivity of Judah, his work would continue on in the preservation of the throne of David. The prophecies God inspired through him covered the entire gamut of Israel’s history and His judgment upon them. That history itself also proved prophetic in nature because the nations of Israel have never changed, as they consistently repeated their same old sins.

God’s judgment upon his people, given through Jeremiah, was largely about the end-time. The consequences of that judgment are severe and far greater than most can grasp. As it has often been stated and needs to be repeated here, it is only through such suffering that the nations of Israel can be humbled and brought to repentance.

Though the nations of Israel have suffered through various wars and natural disasters, they have never experienced it to the magnitude of what is now rapidly approaching. Although it has been generally short lived, there have been large numbers of people who were humbled by such events. As God said, they were ever backsliding. Humility does not long endure in the heart of man.

It is an awesome thing to grasp what will make everything different for them this time. Though man can be brought to humility, only God’s spirit can transform him. We live at a most unique time in all human history, for when the nations of Israel begin to be humbled, God will begin to pour out His spirit upon them to “call” them to Himself and to His Son. This same process will then be followed and magnified as God does the same for the rest of the nations.

All of what will come to pass is God’s “perfect way” to quickly bring all nations under one worldwide government–His government. This is when the true healing of the nations can begin as the whole world is finally freed from bondage. God’s “calling” and God’s spirit will soon flood this earth.

Real Tribulation:
The result of this world being humbled by great tribulation is far more beautiful and glorious than any can imagine, yet it will not come easy. Prophecies given through the prophets reveal a horrifying time of judgment that must come upon this earth. Thankfully, in His great mercy, God has mightily condensed the time for such suffering.

As was stated in a previous post, God’s Church believes we are in the final prophetic day in which God’s end-time judgment will be executed. But when will it begin in earnest? We watch and seek to be on guard spiritually, just as God’s Church has always been admonished to do. As each day passes all should strive to draw closer to God, as some of the greatest “spirit” battles are yet to be waged. Those battles have already been intensifying since we entered this prophetic day. Satan knows his time is quickly running out.

For all practical purposes, time has run out for the nations of Israel. Their governments wallow in confusion and there is no soundness in judgment. There is no ability to address their economies, which even much of the rest of the world sees as coming to an end.

Admonition to God’s Church:
God’s Church foresees the quick beginning of the end for the nations of Israel once the Second Trumpet sounds. Prophets, apostles, and all of God’s people have always desired to know more specifics concerning the timing of final events. Now that we are so close and time remaining is so short, our desire to know more is still just as great. That is good if we “act” upon that knowledge God has given concerning just how fast time is closing in.

Indeed at some point soon, this world is going to be cast into great chaos. In the past few years, many have made plans with this final timing in mind. The example of making travel plans helps to magnify that point of concern about the timing of the Second Trumpet. Most have desired to be close to home when that event happens. That concern is greater now than ever before in all our planning as we seek to be as prepared as we believe we can. The bottom line is that our lives are in God’s care no matter where we are and how much planning we do. There is no better place to be! All prayers should reflect such desire and gratitude, for the Second Trumpet is closing in.

Truly, truly, now is the time to be on guard, far more than ever. These are not just words because the time before us is most urgent. This is strong admonition to those who have ears to hear.

So, going back to the beginning, I stated that I was struck by words that God spoke to Jeremiah. Speaking of preparing war to come upon Israel, it was stated that it should come up at noon and that “woe” would follow as the shadows continue to lengthen to the end of the day.

I was struck by this timing and could not help but consider how we must ever be so diligent all the way up until God’s Kingdom is established. Next week we will already be at noon in this Day of the Lord. From that point, the shadows of the day will grow longer until this day is fulfilled. We are to ever be on guard and ready spiritually and so much more as time continues to close in.

As several prophets and some apostles before me, I am imprisoned, but soon will be freed, as will all of mankind, and that is all by God’s purpose and power. It is with that in mind that I realize that if the sounding of the trumpets does not resume until after Passover that I likely will not be allowed to observe it in the manner Christ prescribed; however, my thoughts have not been about my inability to do so, but of yours, for the Second Trumpet could easily sound soon.

Such considerations are sobering and indeed they should be. So all should be moved by such soberness of mind and “act” more fully and more zealously upon the knowledge God has entrusted to you.

Blog Child

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

It was one year ago today that I had the pleasure of writing this post.  And today I get to follow up.  Kirrily’s son Corey is one year old today.  Kirrily was kind enough to share this photo in celebration of the occasion.  If he’s like my son was, he’s enjoying the boxes his birthday presents came in more than the toys themselves. 😉

I’m happy for Kirrily and her husband and their son. Who would not exist had Kirrily not recognized Ron for the false prophet he is and replaced his nonsense with a clear-eyed view of the world. Unlike some who have delayed having children due to following Ron and now no longer have that option.

Happy birthday, Corey.

The Ninth Day

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Today is the ninth day of False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s imprisonment for criminal tax evasion.  Although untitled Laura Weinland and (senior elder) Audra Weinland were in Detroit, Terry Wrozek did not deliver the sermon.  Neither did Laura or Audra, as their plumbing precludes them from giving sermons.

Instead, Wayne Matthews (or you might think he spells it “Mathews” from the PKG website) was the one to deliver the sermon.  It was a review of Genesis, the definition of days of the week, and Weinlandism 101 on the sabbath.  In the Millennium, sabbath breakers will be put out of their misery by putting them to death.  Personally, I plan to continue to suffer the remainder of the sabbath in a living state.

Wayne promises a second parter on this riveting subject.  Probably the next topic will be on the importance of tithing.

The Bureau of Prisons has not yet calculated Ronnie’s release date, hopefully it will not be accomplished based on a court filing earlier this week.

Weinlands Moving Forward

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Yesterday was False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s sixth day in prison.  And the day PKG signalled that it is moving forward.  The “Trips” page was removed from Ron’s blog right after his conviction, but it reappeared yesterday with the following.

Upcoming Trips

In this end-time, Laura Weinland, Audra Little (senior elder), Johnny Harrell (senior evangelist) & Myrtle Harrell (senior elder) will continue to visit God’s Churches in the various areas of the world where His people are scattered. We will continue to focus on serving those whom God is calling as long as we are able to accomplish such work.
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February 9 Detroit, MI – Laura and Audra Little (senior elder)

February 23 Dallas, TX – Laura Weinland, Audra Little (senior elder), Johnny Harrell (senior evangelist) & Myrtle Harrell (senior elder)

March 23 Cincinnati, OH – Johnny Harrell (senior evangelist) & Myrtle Harrell (senior elder)

March 25 PASSOVER – Cincinnati, OH – Johnny Harrell (senior evangelist) & Myrtle Harrell (senior elder)

March 26 FIRST DAY OF UNLEAVENED BREAD – Cincinnati, OH – Johnny Harrell (senior evangelist) & Myrtle Harrell (senior elder)

No mention of Jeremy.  Nor of Laura’s religious title.

Ron’s New Address

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

False Prophet Ronald Weinland should be settling into his new digs after moving in on Frday.  They’re are not as nice as the basement of a mansion on a golf course. But they’ll have to do for the next three years or so.

Since entertainment options are limited (probably not all the cable TV channels he likes) he might appreciate having some reading material. Let him know how much you appreciate what he’s done for people.  His postal address is:

RONALD E WEINLAND 15344-032
FCI TERRE HAUTE
SATELLITE CAMP
P.O. BOX 33
TERRE HAUTE, IN  47808