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Power, Signs, and Lying Wonders

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Recently I  received a file which appears to have been distributed to the PKG membership.  It is a chart that attempts to show Ron’s latest timeline nonsense, but is full of inconsistencies within itself and shows a lack of understanding of Ron’s statements (to the extent that Ron’s statements are understandable).  Below is a copy of the chart which I have annotated with the red and yellow graphics to show most of these errors.  With all the errors, it’s rather busy.

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One thing the chart points out is that Laura’s birthday (on the Roman calendar) is the same day that Ron is scheduled to be released from prison.  I was able to verify both of these event occur next February 17.  Perhaps Ron will explain in a future blog post the prophetic significance of that coincidence.

From Ron’s blog post “Measuring the Temple PT 2“:

1) From the Apostasy on December 17, 1994, the man of sin, the son of perdition, Joseph W. Tkach, Sr., died exactly “280 days” after he initiated it – to the hour – which signified “God’s Judgment” upon him.

This is shown correctly on the chart.  However, the “to the hour” claim has previously been disproved.  Yet PKG still puts that lie out.

2) From the Apostasy up to Pentecost of 1998, the first prophetic cycle of 1260 days was fulfilled.

Counting 1260 days from Dec 17, 1994 is 5/30/1998.  That date is shown correctly on the chart. However, Pentecost of 1998 was on May 31, not May 30 as labeled on the chart.

3) From the Apostasy up to Pentecost 2012 there are 6,370 days. This consists of three prophetic numerical combinations of 7 x 70 x 13.

Counting 6370 days from Dec 17, 1994 is 5/26/2012.  Yet if you look at the chart, it has day 6370 on 5/27/2012.  How did that happen?

4) The final period for the completion of the sealing of the 144,000 was from Trumpets of 2008 (Sept. 30) to Pentecost of 2012 (May 27).

This part is about the only part that’s consistent on the chart.

5) The first phase of God’s work following the Apostasy covers 6,370 days, which includes a total of five equivalent periods of 1260 days that equals 6,300 days, with a remainder of 70 days.

The chart maker shows this 70-day period as 10/6/2008 through 12/14/2008.  However, the chart maker puts 10/5/2008 off on its own, not part of any 1260-day or 70-day period.  This may have something to do with the confusion.

6) Beginning with Pentecost 2012, the combined period of 42 months along with the final seventh cycle of 1260 days ends during the Days of Unleavened Bread in 2019. Not only that, but more importantly, it ends on the day of the “wave-sheaf offering” from when the count for Pentecost begins.

“Beginning with Pentecost of 2012” would put day 1 of the 6th cycle or period on 5/27/2012, and day 1260 of the 6th period on 11/7/2015.  The 7th period would begin on 11/8/2015 and end on 4/20/2019.  But the wave sheaf offering is on 4/21/2019.

7) The time from Pentecost 2012 to the wave-sheaf offering in 2019 is 2,520 days (1260 plus 1260). There are 2,570 days from Pentecost 2012 to the Day of Pentecost in 2019. This leaves exactly “50 days” that God has established as a final numerical sign of His work to establish His Son as King of kings.

The first sentence of this statement is actually correct: from 5/27/2012 to 4/21/2019 is 2520 days.  However, the second statement is incorrect: from 5/27/2012 to 6/9/2019 is 2569 days.  From the day before Pentecost of 2012 to Pentecost of 2019 is 2570 days.  Ron got shifted by a day.

From Ron’s blog post “Year of Dedication“:

The last year of the “sixth period” of 1,260 days in the measuring of the temple begins on the 6th of November 2014, and it will end on the 7th of November 2015. Then, on the following day, the “seventh period” and the primary work of God’s two witnesses will begin.

First you have to wonder how Ron came up with a year that’s a year and two days long on the Roman calendar.  But the calendar is pretty flexible for Ron.

The chart has the 6th period ending on November 8, not on November 7.  And has the seventh period beginning on November 9, 2015 instead of November 8.    However the count of 1260 for 4/20/2019 is consistent with day 1 being November 8.  How did that happen?

God also revealed that the Seventh Seal of Revelation was opened on November 14th of 2008 and that 30 days later, the First Trumpet sounded (Dec. 14, 2008), and “God’s final witness” began.

One quick check that can be done on the chart is to see what the what days of the week the starting and ending days of each period are.  The starting day should always be a Sunday, and the ending day should be a Saturday (except for the last 50-day period).  Periods of length 70 days and 1260 days are evenly divisible by 7 and are therefore a multiple number of weeks.  If your computer is Windows, then you have handy a calendar covering all these dates.  Just click on the date on the right side of the lower bar and navigate the calendar as though you were going to to change the computer’s time setting.

The chart appears to have been generated as a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel.  I believe it quite probable that Ron has gone overtime using that program over the years.  Excel has a feature that will calculate the number of days between any two dates.  It can also be used to take a starting date and calculate a date a given number of days away.  I think Ron has put together most of his timelines using Excel.

However, I doubt that Ron is the one who put the chart together.  The Bureau of Prisons probably does not provide a computer with expensive Microsoft Office software to its inmates.  The chart was probably put together by one of his minions, my likely candidate is Wayne Matthews. Another suspect is Audra. But then maybe Ron did put it together — during the time between his sentencing and reporting to prison while wearing the GPS ankle bracelet of humility.

I also know how to use Microsoft Excel to calculate dates.  I am not motivated to use this tool to come up with signs and lying wonders like Ron does, but I can use it to check things out.  Here is an image of the spreadsheet I generated from Ron’s nonsense, to the extent that it can be understood.  The day counts are generated by Excel formulas that calculate the number of days between the date to the left of the cell and the date preceding the block which is outline with the darker border.  For example the count of 1260 for 5/30/1998 is calculated by the number of days from 12/17/1994 to 5/30/1998.  I used it to stack up periods of 70, 1260, and 50 days following 12/17/1994.

chart_regenIt shows that there are indeed seven 1260-day periods with an extra 70 days and 50 days from “the apostasy” to Pentecost of 2019.

While it is possible to make honest errors when putting an Excel spreadsheet together and I think our unknown chart maker made quite a few, I also suspect some deliberate adjustments in the formulas given the counts that would shift by a day in the middle of different periods.

The best that can be made of this is that the chart maker did make honest errors.  But the chart maker is a bumbling incompetent trying to make a chart from Ron’s poor explanations.  For a timeline based on speculation in the first place.

Power, signs, and lying wonders.  While God is not the author of confusion, Ron and his minions are.  I wonder if the chart confused any PKG members enough to get them to leave.

I challenge anyone to find a Biblical basis for these timelines. Ron’s blog post “Measuring the Temple PT 2” that outlined these timelines had no scriptural reference.  Where is it stated in the Bible that these date relationships prove that Christ is going to return?  Sad that so many are destroying their futures following those who are at best incompetent speculators.

Power, signs, and lying wonders.

A Final Stretch

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Ron has a new posting up.  “A Final Stretch” is more appropriate than “The Final Stretch”.  Because with Ron there will be a string of “Final Stretches” until he’s no longer able to declare them.

———————— Weinland’s Posting —————–

As of this post, there are about three months remaining until this year’s Feast of Tabernacles begins. Before you know it, we will be observing the Last Great Day of the Feast. Every year we are blessed to observe the Feast of Tabernacles, but to our knowledge there has only been one time EVER that the Church has been blessed to observe a special Year of Dedication as we are doing now.

We are near the three-quarter mark in this very unique observance. In this post, I am going to use a “race” as an analogy to this year because there are some comparable lessons that can benefit us mightily. It is often near this three-quarter marker in a race that one can begin to tire to the point that the battle in the mind becomes the greatest. In a real race the battle is on a physical plane concerning how the mind reacts. In this unique year the battle is one that is on a spiritual plane concerning how the mind reacts to what we are currently doing and how this year will be completed. It is at this point in a race that choices are often made that determine the final outcome for the rest of the race, just as it is in this special year we are observing.

At this marker in a race, a person can begin to let up, give in, and slow down by starting to exercise less effort. It is even here that some actually just quit and give up entirely. It is somewhat like fasting itself where a person simply quits at some point in the fast and decides to do it at some other time or not at all. Fasting also can indeed be likened to a race because of the battle against self – against one’s own mind – is very similar in nature.

So whether or not one begins to let down, or ceases to focus and fight as one should, is a matter that is solely in each individual’s hands, and in no one else’s. Instead of letting our human nature begin to take control by allowing less of an effort to be put into the time that is remaining, now is the time to actually fight against our human nature even more. This has much to do with a genuine exercise of humility and the practice of fasting itself.

It is at this very marker that a person should fight against self more than at any other previous point in the race. This is the time when one can actually dig deeper and become more resolved to actually put greater effort and determination into a far more successful and meaningful completion. This is now the place in the race that becomes more important than any other.

So it is often at this very juncture in a race that the real battle begins, concerning how we are going to fare in the remainder of what is yet before us. The distance or time that is yet before us in this Year of Dedication will largely determine the actual true success and overall spiritual benefit that will come from this entire year. It is not how we began this year or how we have fought up to this point, but it is far more about how we continue on and finish what we started!

This is not the time to let up, but a time to press forward to the end for a potentially great spiritual year for each of us. It is not the time to begin becoming complacent, weary, or lukewarm in spirit. Instead, this is the time to focus even more on our quest to more fully dedicate the time that is remaining to that of growing more spiritually and to developing a far closer relationship with God Almighty, Jesus Christ, and with one another.

This post is rather short, but it is very much to the point and it truly says a great deal. This message is vitally important to every member of the body as to how each person continues in this very important year that will also conclude the sixth cycle of 1,260 days, which is the conclusion of what this sixth cycle has been all about – the measuring of the Temple of God.

Health Update

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

It’s 3 weeks and 2 days since False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s last posting.  Here’s another one, but it’s not about prophecy but rather a personal one from God’s most formidable prophet.

————— Ron’s posting ———————————————————

This post is to inform everyone about my heart attack and the recovery process since then. Although some of this information may have gone out when this first happened, I will go over the events in the order in which they occurred.

For about three months, I had known that I was experiencing something new that I had never experienced before. On the job I have been working at in carpentry (working inside the shop and in outside construction), we handle a fairly hard workload most of the time. We do a lot of remodeling work, but often, before we are able to get to that point, we have to tear out old areas first. That can require a lot of heavy work when it comes to some of the older homes here that we work on from time to time, so this often involves tearing down sections of a house and then rebuilding them. We have also been involved in tearing off old siding and putting on new, as well as re-shingling (roofing) some buildings.

There is a lot of variety in other projects that we get involved in as well, such as cutting down some fairly good-sized trees and then taking them to a sawmill where we cut the logs into usable lumber. Much of that is with some higher quality wood such as black walnut, cherry, Kentucky coffee bean, and some others that are a little more common. Some of that work requires a lot more exertion.

Over the past few months, there have been times when I felt a kind of burning sensation in my upper chest when I’ve been working more strenuously, but I thought it may have something to do with allergies and that it may also be some kind of asthma type of condition. Since I really have never experienced asthma, I thought that possibly things from this area of the country could be affecting me differently from where we live. Whenever I felt this burning, I would simply tell the others what was happening and that I needed to rest a little bit until it would go away, which would generally last only a few minutes.

Since I did have a heart attack ten years ago, I also wanted to rule out the possibility of it having to do with my heart, so I stopped by the medical unit here at the prison to talk to them about it. It was my intent to go to them whenever this burning was occurring and have them check me out. We agreed that when this happened that this would be the best time to do so, as otherwise, nothing would probably show up. But we generally worked too far away from the medical unit and by the time I would get there, the burning would be over.

However, on the 28th of May, we were working on some things right here in the units where we live, which was only about 100 feet away from the medical offices. After exerting myself quite a bit physically by removing metal attachments to some walls with the use of crowbars, I began to have a burning sensation, but this time it got a lot worse and I knew what it was because it was the same as what I had experienced nearly ten years earlier with my first heart attack. This time, however, it was much worse and many times more painful. They took me into the medical office right away and began giving me some nitro tablets under my tongue. I think they gave me four tablets over the course of a half hour from the initial attack to when the ambulance finally came. Once I got to the hospital, the pain of the attack became far greater. They didn’t waste much time and gave me a couple of tests where they determined that I had some blocked arteries. They continued to give me some nitro when the pain became so intense and reoccurring so rapidly. It was the only thing that seemed to lessen the pain I was experiencing.

The last thing I remember was when they were getting ready to transfer me from the portable bed to the operating table. However, after I woke up in the intensive care unit of the hospital, several nurses and some doctors who came around began to fill me in on what had taken place. One of the first that I talked to was a cardiac nurse who asked me what I remembered and if I remembered what I had said when, at one point, I sat up and spoke to them. I explained that the last thing I remembered was when they were getting ready to transfer me from the portable bed to the operating table, but I did not actually remember them doing the actual transfer.

This nurse informed me that on the operating table (but at what specific point, I am not sure) I sat up and said that I was going to die. Then I laid down and immediately flatlined (my heart stopped). They told me that at that point they announced over the hospital system a “code blue,” which was to notify all those who had anything to do with giving me defibrillation (electric shock therapy to start the heart) to get to their station and do so. They gave me the jolt I needed to get my heart going again. I have no idea how much time passed, but I think I understood them to say it took a couple of times to do this to get my heart started again. I’m not sure I have explained all this in a correct manner medically, but in my understanding, this is the best that I can relay what I was told.

They inserted a stent in order to open up one of the main arteries which they told me is referred to as the “widow maker,” since there are not many who survive such an attack. That primary artery was 100 percent blocked. They also said I have two other arteries that need to be opened. One is 100 percent blocked and the other is 85 percent blocked. They did not try to open those two at that time because of the stress that my body and heart had just experienced. They want me to have a little more time in order for me to regain strength before opening those two arteries. Hopefully, it doesn’t take a long time to get this taken care of, but knowing what I do, it might be a long time, or not at all while I’m here.

Nevertheless, God gave me the strength and ability to do some pretty hard work for quite a while, even with three highly blocked arteries. It rather dumbfounds me that I was able to work to the degree that I was.

Yet in all this, as everyone should strongly know, my life is fully in God’s hands, just as with everyone who has been called, begotten, and is then yielding to God’s purpose in their life. This has happened to me as a part of God’s purpose in what He intends to accomplish and produce through it, as well as it occurring precisely in His timing of those things He is working out. There has already been some incredible good that has come out of this, which will be revealed more fully at a later time. Although it was a pretty rough and difficult thing to experience (as my pain tolerance is not high, and this was extremely painful), it is truly nothing compared to the good that it has already produced. We should all keep that in mind and realize that in those things we experience of hardships, trials, and pain, that often others can be helped and/or strengthened by our experience. Then of course, we too can learn personally and become more fully perfected through such things we may go through in life, and especially in how we go through them.

It is a very true and inspiring thing that Paul wrote when he basically stated in Romans that when our lives are in God’s hands, everything will work together for that which is good. That includes the trials, hardships and pain we experience in this human life. That “good” may be, and often is, to the benefit of others, and often it is to our benefit for what it can mold and fashion in our being – in our thinking and in our mind.

After the heart attack, on that following Monday, I was released to return to this prison camp. This Thursday, it will be two weeks since the heart attack and I am doing quite well at this point in my recovery. On occasion, I get a little light-headed and must rest when that occurs. I’ve had one occasion where I broke out in a sweat and felt that my heart was acting up somewhat, but by the time someone in the medical unit hooked me up for an EKG it had stopped and probably lasted only about twenty minutes total. I’m walking short distances each day and getting a lot of rest as I recover. There is a great work ahead and I know I will be fully ready when that time comes. Our lives are in God’s great care, and regardless of what might happen to any of us, even if it is death, the Church of God continues on and our future is still in God’s great care and timing.

For so many of you who have done so (those whom we know of and those whom we do not), thank you for your concern, love, and prayers that you have shown toward me and my family.

Heart Attack Redux

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

According to sources including a comment left on the blog, False Prophet Ronald Weinland suffered a heart attack last Thursday, May 28.  This was not his first heart attack, as he had one on or about August 4, 2005 and was out of commission for 5 weeks recovering from triple bypass heart surgery.  Word is that he returned to prison yesterday and is to have stents put in after he gets stronger.  Some skepticism on that from some quarters.  Perhaps he had urgently needed angioplasty in one area of the heart and they see some other areas that are marginal but not urgent.

Other speculation is that he died already.  And yet other speculation that he will get an early release in 2015.  In answer to both of those, the Bureau of Prisons inmate locator shows him to be incarcerated at Terre Haute FCI with a release date next February 17.  I personally doubt that he will leave the prison system before that date unless it is feet first.  Which I don’t expect.

What I consider more likely is that he would be transferred to a prison hospital, such as the Lexington FMC which is only a couple of hours commute for the Silent Witness from their home on the golf course.

Looking for prophetic significance, August 4, 2005 to May 28, 2015 is exactly 512 weeks.  Which is 2-to-the-ninth-power weeks.  Must be some significance in that.

While some are looking to this as a sign of God punishing Weinland, I don’t see that.  It’s just Weinland with a bad heart.  Herbert Armstrong was a bigger false prophet than Weinland and abused more people.  Weinland never told people to avoid medical care and never a whiff of sexual improprieties.  Armstrong probably evaded more in taxes than Weinland.  Yet Herbert Armstrong died in his own bedroom in his 90’s without having all the plagues of Revelation visited on him.

A few months after Ron’s heart attack in 2005, he announced that he is a biblical character.  Wonder if there will be a redux of that too.  Perhaps Jesus.  Rather doubt it, but if he did I think many of his remaining followers would believe it.

———previously posted ———–

JD left a comment:

People are upset in pkg.  Ron had a massive heart attack last Thursday and people are just finding out and are upset because it has been keep under wraps.  maybe the big wigs think people will start running for the doors if their mighty leader has fallen yet again.    Hmmmmmm maybe Ron is one of the ones who is scheduled to die for not repenting.  Has to start somewhere.

I’ll try to have more information later.