Measuring the Temple Part 1

Ron sharpened his #2 pencils and is throwing out a carrot.  Seems that we are now in the 42-month period of something-or-other that began on Pentecost of 2012 when Christ didn’t return.

—— False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s carrot —————–

Ever since the Apostasy, God’s Church has been fulfilling and experiencing a large portion of prophecy, and we are now being shown by Christ that we are living through another very specific period. We have already experienced more prophetic events recorded in scripture than any other age of mankind, yet many more dramatic events are still in front of us.

We are now experiencing a specific period in time which carries great meaning for God’s Church. This is awesomely unique within all our history. Let’s understand why. As we do so, there are two verses that will need to be examined a little more closely.

“Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood, saying, ‘Rise and measure the temple of God, the alter, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months’” (Rev. 11:1-2).

Although these scriptures on measuring the temple have been instructive and a “type” for other times of judgment upon God’s Church, the specific fulfillment of these verses is right now.

When we fully grasp that chapters 10 and 11 are not about something John was to fulfill in his time, but for his counterpart in the end-time, then we can better grasp what is currently being revealed. That which was spoken to, and recorded by, the only other apostle who was also a prophet, is first and foremost directed to God’s end-time prophet and apostle. The angel’s message to John is for me, the two witnesses, and the Church. It is about the “work” God is concluding at the end of this age.

At this point, it is needful to review some of what was covered in the recent inset post, “Christ’s Coming.” However, even all of this is being more deeply clarified by Christ as he continues to build upon what he has established in us.

In Revelation 10, an angel revealed the Seven Thunders to John, but told him he could not write what they were. The angel held in his hand the “little book” that was open and then he exclaimed with a mighty voice those Seven Thunders (spoken of in verses 2 – 3). Although it was always right in front of us, we did not piece those events together, since the time for it to be revealed had not yet come. God chose that what is contained in these two chapters and was shown to John while he was imprisoned on the Isle of Patmos was to be revealed to his counterpart while he was imprisoned on “high ground” (in Terra Haute), so that nothing would remain hidden, but that all would be able to come to clearly “see” what God does through him and His two witnesses. These things cannot be hidden, but will be revealed in God’s great power. This is the time that God has chosen to reveal the final events and timing that will indeed finally lead up to Christ’s very coming.

The “little book” is the smaller portion of the book, 2008 – God’s Final Witness, which is specifically and only about the Seven Thunders. The eating of this little book that was sweet in the mouth was the period covered during that time of “witness” that led up to the Pentecost of 2012. The excitement and anticipation of where we believed this was leading – the coming of Christ and God’s Kingdom – was sweet. The Church was tasting (eating) this message through living it by faith that this evil age of mankind’s self-rule was about to end and that the age of God’s rule was about to begin. Then the foul reality of bitterness set in as we began to digest that there was more time before us and that this had opened us up to great ridicule, scorn, and contempt from the world around us – a time for learning to wear sackcloth.

I believe God is now showing us the Pentecost of Christ’s return, which will begin to be addressed in this post in an orderly manner. The first aspect to address will be the final transition in time that occurred on Pentecost of 2012 which leads up to Christ’s return. The importance of that transition will be partially addressed and then we will focus on events within the first 42 months that began on that Pentecost of 2012, which was a transition from one important phase into this phase that has now begun. Although we are going to focus on the timing of Christ’s coming, this will likely not be proclaimed until the final 1260 days of this “work,” this final commission given to us.

42 Months
This time period of bitterness corresponds to the time of becoming comfortable with wearing sackcloth, which corresponds to this 42-month period of the holy city being trodden under foot. This is also the time of the “spiritual type” of fulfillment of the two witnesses (and Church) being considered dead (as defeated, conquered, and of no relevance) for 3 1/2 days, which is prophetic for 3 1/2 actual years. That condition exists until God raises them up to stand in power in order to begin fulfilling the actual physical phase of their final 1260 days of work.

This specifically stated period of 42 months is quantified in this manner as a “number given in months” so that it stands alone in design and purpose and is not confused with other similar expressions of this same period of time like the 1260 days, the period of time, times, and half-a-time, or simply 3 1/2 years. It is also astonishing to “see” how this period began. Its first year was revealed to be the “spiritual type” for the fulfillment of the Day of the Lord. There is also a “physical type” for the Day of the Lord that will be fulfilled in the final year leading up to Christ’s return ¬– the last year of this entire final period.

So the beginning of this unique period for the final phase for God’s end-time events involves this 42 months and the ending is then the final 1260 days that lead up to the very last “count” for Christ’s return. This final phase began with, and will also end in, the “Day of the Lord.” One Day of the Lord is a spiritual fulfillment and the other Day of the Lord is a physical fulfillment. This timing is awesomely exacting, unique, and perfectly ordered for its fulfillment.

Often times, things are revealed to us and we do not fully grasp all that is being shown in the beginning, but in time, God explains (clarifies) and reveals even deeper meaning. There are two immediate examples of this that we have encountered in recent time. One is in the knowledge of a spiritual fulfillment for the Day of the Lord. The other is in the final sealing of the remaining final portion of the 144,000 that occurred during the period that actually began on Trumpets 2008 and went up to Pentecost 2012 (1335 day period).

Before proceeding, it needs to be stated that you do not have to grasp and see every detail of what God is revealing, but often, you only begin by seeing an overview similar to seeing the picture that a puzzle is to become, and then by putting the pieces together through time, you actually come to see the true finished product. Some have written and commented on how they often reread a post several times in order to try to grasp and understand everything. This is often stated in a context of concern toward themselves of getting older, of not being able to retain things, or that they may be lacking spiritually.

It is obviously good to reread posts in order to more fully digest them, and it is also good to always be on guard as to our spiritual state, as well as being humbled by the fact that we can’t get everything in reading a post once, twice, or even more; yet a person does not have to carry guilt or bad feelings that something is wrong because they cannot immediately see everything or are able to keep everything in perfect order.

Indeed, everything that God has given since Pentecost of 2012 takes a lot of time to thoroughly digest, even with the power of God’s spirit working in us. There is actually more in these writings that will continue to be clarified and revealed more deeply even into the Millennium.

Who of us can fully see and understand all that is written in scripture? None of us! But God continues to reveal more and more. Much of what God is revealing now involves intricacy and order, precise timing, and masterful building that only God and His Son can perform. That which we can see is only a minute portion of an overview of that which is far, far greater and immensely more profound than we could ever imagine.

A physical analogy for helping us to better understand this is in our small capacity to view and grasp the vastness of the universe or the intricacy in the world of atoms. We can only grasp and understand an overview and simply be in awe of such things. On occasion, we have been told about aspects of such a creation and of the size, distances, beauty, space, variety, magnitude, time, power and so much more that is involved in it all. Indeed, we cannot grasp the depth of such a physical creation, but we can only capture a minimal overview. The rest will take millennia to come to know and understand.

Although we can see the sun in the sky and how it effects and controls so many conditions of physical life on earth, we cannot begin to grasp the complexities of its existence. As mentioned in past sermons and posts, how can we begin to grasp its composition, function, or its size alone, which would take over 100 earths placed side by side just to reach through its diameter? Or how could we ever grasp the massiveness of VY Canis Majoris, which would take over 235,000 earths placed side by side to reach through it?

Also consider the factor of “time” that our minds have absolutely no ability to grasp concerning the size of this universe that God Almighty created and sustains. Of the estimated number of stars in the universe, how long do you think it would take to visit them all if you could do so at the rate of one million per second? It would take you over 8 trillion years!

So if you have difficulty in grasping all that is written in these posts, please know that it is normal. It takes time to digest all that God is now bringing together at this end-time as He prepares to usher in His Kingdom, which is far, far more complex than what He did to create this physical universe.

If we can grasp what has just been stated about such complexity, then we should be in even greater awe of what God is revealing about His precision, timing, and process whereby He and His Son are bringing about a perfectly ordered and meaningful fulfillment of very specific events that lead up to Christ’s literal coming in His Kingdom.

Spiritual Day of the Lord
So what happened in that first year of the 42 months that was a spiritual fulfillment of the Day of the Lord that was from Pentecost of 2012 to Pentecost 2013? Several things of awesome importance came to pass, however, as that prophetic “Day” was about to begin, a mightily important final transition in timing and final fulfillment had just taken place. The way for the coming of Jesus Christ had just been completed, as the work of transforming all 144,000 who will be resurrected at his coming in His Kingdom was then finished.

Most within the Church will not be in that resurrection, and although they are not part of the 144,000, they are incredibly unique and important to God’s plan. These are the last to be called, tried and tested, molded, and trained while still in the age of Satan’s reign during this final age of man’s self-rule. Those in the Millennium and final 100-years will not experience being transformed under such conditions. Those now yielding to that process have a special opportunity to serve and be uniquely blessed as they continue into a new age.

By the time the spiritual Day of the Lord came, God’s Kingdom of 144,000 (those dead in Christ, and those few who are living now) were fully delivered up to Christ to be resurrected at the time of his coming. The “way” for Christ to return had now been fully prepared and completed.

There have been numerous and meaningful transitions in time, yet this specific transition is one of the most important and awesome to date in the fulfilling of God’s great plan. This transition in time on Pentecost 2012 established the coming of Christ.

The First Seal of Revelation was opened on December 17, 1994, and the Apostasy was initiated. This was the “sign” to God’s Church that a very specific countdown to Christ’s return had begun, yet the amount of time from the opening of this First Seal to Christ’s actual coming was not known. God is now revealing a complete picture for His timing and final fulfilling purpose that is to lead up to the coming of His Son to reign in His Kingdom. God actually began revealing the process for this timing and purpose beginning after Pentecost of this year (2014), and has since continued revealing much, much more.

There are various posts, as in the Extraordinary 4 1/2 Years, which give more detail about important events that occurred in that first year of that 42-month period of the spiritual Day of the Lord. These events were established in a time that is known as the “cause” or “controversy” of Zion. In that “Day,” the Church stood firm in God’s truth after experiencing the most profound and shortened period (the 3 1/2 years of witness) of being transformed and strengthened in faith and truth, more than any other period of time. God’s process for creating such strength, conviction, and living faith had now been brought to its most matured and structured state ever within the Church. The way this was accomplished was through 6,000 years of continued progressive building and revelation being given to those whom God was calling and preparing for His ruling Kingdom. That “Day” proved and testified of God’s profound work and exercise of spiritual power within the Church in the “cause” (controversy) for Zion.

God had fully prepared the Church to stand through that year as it experienced victory over Satan’s powerful attacks upon it. Indeed, the time of vengeance for Zion was fulfilled as 144,000 had now been sealed, and also, the Church that was to continue on was made to stand. Although God’s quest was fulfilled by fully establishing His government that will reign in His Kingdom, Satan still pursued and tried to destroy God’s Church that is to continue on into the Millennium. By doing so, Satan’s judgment was established for him to be bound for 1,100 years, just as it had been prophesied long ago.

Rather than being destroyed, the Church was made even stronger with exception to the cleansing and refining of the temple that has been taking place ever since Pentecost 2012 when we entered the “42 months” of Revelation 11. In this period of time, that which has been “outside” (in the “court”) and not “in the temple” is being cleansed from any connection to the temple and “cast out.” These have had the appearance of being “in the temple” by their presence “in the court,” but they have not been serving in spirit and truth within the temple.

In addition, in this prophetic “Day” a final judgment became set upon mankind that will be executed during the physical manifestation of all Seven Trumpets and the greater fulfillment of the Seven Thunders. This judgment became firmly established after the response of this world to God’s final witness. It is the same response that has carried through the entirety of 6,000 years of human history.

In all of this, the period of 42 months is still primarily about God’s Church. It is about those who are receiving their final training and preparation for the last prophetic period and final “count” that then leads to the establishment of the Kingdom of God to rule on earth. It is about the measuring of the temple.

As we continue on into this series, it will become incredibly exciting to understand the “complete count” from when the First Seal was opened to the time when the 7th Trumpet is made manifest at Christ’s coming. Through this period, seven periods of 1260 days will have been accomplished, as well as identifying numbered signs that reveal more fully God’s complete design in what He has been orchestrating in this age of the final end-time.

[The next post will contain some of the most profound and inspiring material that I have ever been blessed to share.]

Deuteronomy 18:20-22; Jeffery’s Story

We have break from False Prophet Ronald Weinlands #2 nonsense,……

Well, Ron’s break was shorter than he promised.  New posting of his reposted July 9, but this post is pinned.  So the repost of Ron’s latest appears below this one.  And this ends my “inset” comment.

…..with a guest post written by Jeffery, a former PKG elder over the Florida area.  Jeffery has participated in the comment section on this blog since late last year.  His resignation email was republished here

Here is Jeffery’s story:

First, I would like to take this moment to thank Mike for this opportunity to present my experience with the notorious Ronald Weinland and “his” church known as CoG-PKG. I also want to thank Mike for his website and all the information he has incorporated into his blog which was a great benefit to me in making my decision to leave CoG-PKG.

I have a history with the Worldwide Church of God that began in 1973. I was a devoted member up to the moment when WCG changed the doctrine of keeping the Sabbath and Holy Days. The year was 1994. It was not until 2001 that I had a growing desire to find the church that I once knew. Of course, this was all done through the Internet. However, I did not make a choice until 2007. My first encounter was with the Restored Church of God led by David Pack. This lasted only a few months. I rejected this church because I found it to be too demanding on one’s life. This frustrated me so I continue my search on the Internet.

I came across Ronald Weinland’s website just after my experience with David Pack.  At first, I was not impressed with Ron’s website. I just wrote it off as being one of those nutty doomsday preachers, not realizing I was correct in my assumption. But eventually I decided to read both of his books.

You have to understand that I was desperate and looking for anything that resembled Mr. Armstrong’s teachings. Because of this desire to be a part of the church again, there was enough of what I recognized of Mr. Armstrong’s teachings that led me to CoG-PKG. I was then hooked and proceeded to become more involved.

Eventually I was able to attend with the Florida group. There were many problems with this group. Such as excessive drinking on the Sabbath and an elder who was a hard core controlling individual and encouraged the excessive drinking as a means to control the younger members who knew no better. I took issue with this and confronted Ron and Johnny about this matter. The next thing I knew I was ordained an elder and took over the affairs of the Florida group. Did this affect me? Yes it did! I become enthralled with the idea of being an elder in God’s Church! To clarify, I always had the desire to be a minister and now, in my pride, I was one!! So, for a period of five years I ran the affairs of the Florida group. Also, I met and had several social engagements with Ron, Laura, Johnny and Myrtle in Florida and Ohio. They knew me and I knew them.

So what led to my departure from CoG-PKG?

Let me interject this first. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management and Organizational Structure and Behavior. The majority of my career has been in senior management in municipal government. What is the purpose of this information?

To begin, I started to take notice of the lack of qualified individuals in leadership positions. I am referring to individuals who were handpicked (favoritism) by Ron Weinland for leadership positions without having the qualifications or proper training for the position. It became obvious that Ron was the sole authority figure as he did not allow any ordained individuals to have any decisive authority regarding local matters without his prior approval.

That was the first red flag, in that, I had to question why was I an elder and for what purpose? Actually there was a purpose and that was to report to Ron of any bad behavior of a member — in other words, a tattletale! This went against the grain of all my education and experience in government along with my experience in church structure that I was accustomed to in Worldwide Church of God. I came to the conclusion that I was dealing with a micromanaging dictator! This did not set well with me to say the least. This was the beginning of my taking a different view of what CoG-PKG was all about.

However, let me say this: some may think that I was out of line because this was Ron Weinland’s church and I was overstepping my bounds. Not so. I understand government and I know how it functions. CoG-PKG, in my opinion, had all the trappings of a cult! This was the moment when the rose colored glasses hit the ground and shattered!!

But the real failure of Ron Weinland was his second failure of Christ’s return in 2012. I can remember clearly sitting on my patio wondering “why” this event did not happen! Well, to make a long story short, I gave it another year. However, the thrill was gone and I started looking deeper into all the doctrinal changes from what I learned in WCG that Ron claimed to have authority to change.

Let’s start with the proclaiming of being a prophet.  I need to interject here that the questioning of the claim of being a prophet started when I was looking up something in the OT that I came across the eighteenth chapter of Deuteronomy verses 20-22. Let me tell you this! Those verses were burned into my mind and ended the influence of Ron Weinland immediately! Do I think this was an intervention of God? Absolutely!! For me, it was the absolute end of CoG-PKG!! Also, I scrutinized this matter of claiming to be the two witnesses and I was appalled at myself for believing such heresy! At this point, I was done!

Another element in the decision to leave CoG-PKG was the court transcripts of Ron Weinland’s trial. The only two transcripts that I read were the government’s opening statement and the memorandum of sentencing and that was all it took!! Case closed!! It is over and done with!! However, I had a bigger problem to deal with and that was on how to make my exit.

My exit was very trying for me, in that, I knew the effect it would have on the Florida group and my wife Diane. This was very difficult for me to deal with and I knew I had to go. But, as fate would have it, my wife noticed that I no longer read the postings and was very inattentive during sermons and basically ignored everything about CoG-PKG. So, the day came when my wife sat down with me and asked me if I still believed Ron and Laura were who they claimed to be. My answer to her was NO! We had a very long discussion and I told her I would be resigning after Pentecost. Well, my wife did not agree with that and simply stated, “you need to go now”. I jumped at the opportunity and composed my resignation letter and emailed it out to Johnny without any hesitation!!  Do I think that this was God’s intervention again? Absolutely! I was freed to leave CoG-PKG with my wife’s blessings!! BAM, I was out and gone!!!!

In closing, I am sure some of you who knew me or of me are asking yourselves, why is Jeffery posting at this site? This is a fair question to ask. I will tell you this, I strongly believe I am to do this for the reason that a voice must be heard from a source that is credible to some members of CoG-PKG. Is there an element of anger from me? Yes there is, to a point. I speak for myself and from my experience, the Weinlands are charlatans and are heartless to the highest degree! As I see myself, it is my duty to speak out against them and I will do so! Why? Because if the voices are silent then they (Weinlands) will continue in their deceitful activities destroying spiritual lives and marriages for their own selfish gains unchecked!

Jeffery, thank you for sharing your story here on my blog.

I would like to add my own emphasis to what I feel is the main reason for Jeffery’s departure from PKG — a simple read of Deuteronomy 18:20-22 and a reality check.  Ron prophesied, it didn’t happen, he’s a false prophet and you shouldn’t listen to him.  That alone should be enough to choose your exit.  One should not need a website like this with court transcripts from his criminal trial or evidence that he falsified government documents even more than his tax returns (Audra’s marriage certificate).  That stuff is icing on the cake.

It’s not easy to digesting that what you believed is not true.  Grappling with the decision to leave may be slow.  It took Jeffery well over a year to transition out of PKG.  This website is here to whatever extent it can smooth that transition.  But the decision to leave needs to be yours.

Planning and Miscellaneous Matters

About two weeks since his last posting, False Prophet Ronald Weinland says it will be a few more weeks.  Seems he’s too busy crafting his next timeline.

——————- Ron’s post : Planning and Miscellaneous Matters ———————-

This post was originally going to be a letter sent out to the ministry and then distributed to the Church as I have done in the past on things of a more personal note to the Church. However, after more consideration, it is becoming clear that the things being covered here should be made available to anyone who reads this post site.

Currently, I am beginning to work on a new post that I hope all of you will take deeply to heart and seek to grasp the seriousness of what will be covered in it. The post will address a matter that is first directed toward the ministry in the Church (in sequence of timing) and then to everyone else within the Church. God is charging His leadership (His government for Church administration) to weigh the spiritual condition of His Church (that will be explained more fully in the next post). Before His Son returns, His Church will be HIS Church – submitted to God in spirit and in truth. This process must be completed before the final phase of the work of His two witnesses begins.

The post I am working on may take two to three weeks beyond the time this post is sent out. Right now I am also trying to get the new book “off the ground.” The book is not going to come out quickly, so please understand that it is only in the beginning stage of development at this time. Writing a book does not just “happen.” It takes a lot of work and time. In this environment, it is even far more difficult to focus and work on it, especially with the antiquated tools at my disposal (mostly just pencil and paper).

If this book is half-written by the time of my release, I will be deeply pleased and excited. It will likely take six months to a year to finish once I am home again. The next post may help everyone to “see” that more clearly, as far as timing is concerned.

Much of the production of this book and additional work that must go into the final writing cannot fully take place until I am outside of this environment and I have the actual use of my own computer with access to programs needed to accomplish a finished product. The timing is fully in God’s hands. It could be sooner or it could take longer, as I simply do not know at this time. Having said all this, there probably won’t be as many posts coming out and they will likely have less content in them than what everyone has become accustomed to.

God has already inspired an enormous amount of material since I have been in prison. It is material that cannot be completely absorbed (received) on a spiritual plane by one or two readings. There is much depth to what Christ has given us. Many have commented on how the posts strengthen them, giving them a spiritual boost in the midst of the week, and they still can! As you have had a period of absence since first going through them, you will find that if you choose to do so again, in an orderly and progressive manner, seeking greater understanding through prayer, that you will be able to build far more upon what has been framed within you to this time.

So there is much to potentially review and grow in over the next many months ahead. If you do go through these posts again, do not rush it, but rather build upon them in the same manner they were delivered, to be utilized as a great tool through the midst of the week, week by week, and not all at one time. The reality is that some things like this simply need to be reviewed in smaller sections and then digested over the following week before taking more in. It is a building and absorbing process that cannot be rushed.

Proper Sabbath Attire
On another note, there is a subject that would be good to address at this time. It concerns how we come before God and Jesus Christ on the Sabbath. This has been something that I have considered addressing many times before over the past several years, but have resisted as I realize it can potentially lead to some who might let down in their attitude of respect and honor being shown to God and Christ. This concerns how we dress for the Sabbath.

Before going into this, it needs to be understood that respect and honor cannot be legislated, as either it is in a person or it is not. Yet this can be a fine line as well, since respect and honor shown to others, especially toward God, can be learned. But right now, we are in a unique “period of time” for the Church, as the next post will focus on more fully.

This matter of respect and honor shown where it needs to be shown is similar to something addressed early-on in the Church of God – PKG. God revealed that it was no longer necessary to address the ministry by saying “Mister” before a person’s last name, but that the ministry could simply be referred to by one’s first name. Using “Mister” before a name was more readily expected within society throughout most of the last century, but towards the end that was changing. The Church has always “stood out” as strange enough to others simply because of how God’s truth is so different from what the world knows and believes. Adding an unbiblical (not commanded) requirement of formality was not helpful in how the Church was perceived. We are to be moderate in most things and are not to be ultra conservative or ultra liberal.

As a Church, respect cannot be legislated within the mind by how someone in the ministry is addressed. Just addressing a minister by “Mister” does not mean that a person saying it has respect or is showing an attitude of honor toward one of God’s ministers. So the Church made the decision that we would simply address a minister by their first name, just as in the beginning of the Church when people simply addressed Peter, Paul, John, etc., by their name.

This brings us back to addressing how we come before God on the Sabbath. If we are in the privacy of our own home, perhaps with even a handful of people joining us for Sabbath services, it is not good to go into a private home “over-dressed.” Again, this is about a balanced and moderate example we are seeking to set for our neighbors. So there is a “balance” in this. We should not “dress-down” either, as with wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt, or other exceptionally casual clothing. In such instances, nicer casual clothing is fine and proper to be worn before God in such a meeting location. However, a suit and tie for a man or a dress or pant suit for a woman can be too much for such a private home meeting. In a “more formal gathering” of a special meeting location for the Sabbath, such as a hotel meeting room or other rental location, a suit (or sports jacket) and tie for a man is proper, as is a dress or type of dress suit (nicer dress pants and blouse) is proper for a woman.

The exception to this formal attire for a more formal gathering (not at a persons home) on the Sabbath is when temperatures outside are reaching the mid 70′s (Fahrenheit) or around 23 degrees Celsius and above. At such times, jackets need not be worn at all on the Sabbath. This also includes wearing a tie. There is no requirement for a tie on the Sabbath when temperatures reach such levels. The physical body does not function well under such conditions and at such times less will be able to be gleaned from sermons when people are so uncomfortable. It is far more important that we receive all the spiritual food we potentially can on a Sabbath without such encumbrances.

There is balance in all this and either we have great respect and honor (and want to reflect that) toward God and Christ or we do not. By this time within the Church, such a right attitude and spirit is in us or it is not. If it is not, then such a person will be “weighed and found lacking.” That is not a state anyone wants to be in at this specific time, or any time for that matter, but it is very crucial now.

Supporting the Work
In the inset post, “Christ’s Coming,” it was mentioned how there is a great work that is ahead of us. We are still being prepared for that work. There will be planning and more organization and that planning will continue as we draw closer to the period when that greater work is to begin. As in the example of the Church being like a body, we are all placed in it in different locations for different functions, but we are one body and we need each other.

In addition to each of us yielding to the transformation (change and spiritual growth) that God offers us and of continually coming into greater unity and oneness with the teachings God has given His Church, there is an often overlooked participation (role) and vitally important area of service to God and His work. An important aspect of the calling given to many is that of more directly supporting God’s work. Far too often, people tend to elevate the importance of service in the ministry as something that is the most important. That is a great mistake! It is part of a necessary function within the body, yet to do a “great work” God has been calling people into the body to SUPPORT that work. That more direct participation comes in the form of tithes and offerings. Such focus, hard work, and time placed into such effort of employment or personal business should not be underestimated.

God could call multi-millionaires or billionaires, but then the tendency of too many would be to elevate such individuals in a manner that would not be spiritually healthy for either the one being called or the one who elevates them and esteems them in a false prejudicial manner (exercising wrong judgment of favoritism or awe). In addition, God could call thousands to help support the work that is ahead of us, however, that is not God’s purpose either, as God is going to clearly show that what is humanly impossible to achieve is being fully accomplished by Him and we are of humble stature to be so blessed to be able to participate in what He is performing and bringing to pass.

Over the past year alone, many of our young people have “stepped up to the plate” and made greater changes in their life as they seek to become far more productive and stable financially. This in turn yields more fruit that God will use in His work. The point is that this understanding and mindset needs to become an even greater focus and goal of those who are capable of accomplishing such service to God’s work. Such an individual’s drive should be to accomplish more through more work, promotion at work, or by other means that will be adding greater financial increase to their lives. God actually seeks to bless those who are striving to yield themselves to such purpose. Go to God and share with Him your conviction in helping support His great work. If you have your own business, seek God’s favor and ask that doors might be opened for you to produce more so that you can give more. If you are employed, seek to grow and increase in that job, knowing that above everything else we work for God and Christ.

I’ve known of many over the years who have been awesomely blessed when this has been their motivation that God is “first” and supporting His work has much to do with putting Him first. I’ve also known of some of these who were so blessed that they began to take their advancement and increased productivity to themselves. Be on guard against such a mindset and ask that God help you keep properly focused and to not be lifted up in pride when increase is given. There are many of you whom God will bless so that you can serve His work in a powerful manner that far too often is not recognized or esteemed for the importance contained in it. We have gone through a period where many financial lessons of budgeting and planning ahead have been magnified to us. Those skills that have been planted in many, because of such an adverse experience, can now be used more powerfully as blessings that have prepared us for what is ahead.

Ministerial Structure
Finally, there is one last area of planning that I want to share with you and that concerns how some of our structure within the ministry is going to be expanded. However, the implementation of this may not take affect for several months or even a year or so from now. It is the addition of another area of ordination. Currently, there is a structure of associate elders, elders, and then senior elders. In this category, there is only the need of a single ordination and then a verbal elevation as God leads us to raise some to more responsibility. Most of this is primarily for the future and not for right now, however, the training that is taking place now is in the little things. If faithful in the little, we can be faithful in much. The level of faithfulness to the “little things” reveals much as to what the faithfulness will be to the greater things to come – to the “much.”

After this structure of associate elders, elders, and senior elders, there will be a new level of ministry. Although the title of that new level in the ministry has not been fully settled at this time, we are going to institute an ordination that can be given to a man or woman that will include greater responsibility within the ministry and Church. Such ordination may carry the description of a “ministerial director” or a “ministerial pastor.” There will be more given about the duties and responsibilities of such individuals in the future when this begins to be implemented. Of course, after this, is the ordination of evangelist and sr. evangelist that again only requires a single ordination when first raised to an evangelist. It is highly unlikely that we will have any more evangelists in God’s work before Christ’s return.

God Blessing His People
As the last thought to mention in this post, I want to say how inspired and excited I am that God is revealing His will to intervene, strengthen, and bless His people. This is in a far greater way than when we were going through the time of witness during that 3 ½-year period that tried and tested us as His people, which was the purpose of that period. God’s Church has been rapidly made ready for where we now find ourselves and God is making us stand more firmly and powerfully. As I have already mentioned, this process has already begun where several are being blessed in their jobs or occupation. In addition, I am in awe of what God has been showing concerning His desire to grant far more healing within His Church at this time. We now have numerous accounts of people being healed quickly, mightily, and miraculously of different things. One area alone that stands out concerns the numerous and complete healing of cancer, even with several cases where cancer was in the final stages. We need to truly give God and Christ thanks for such intervention and strengthening of His people.

Hopefully, this post has contained information and news that is exciting, inspiring, and motivating to you. God is giving us a focus for completing His work – a great work that is before us!

True Fellowship Part 14

After a nearly two-month interlude, False Prophet Ronald Weinland continues his epic series of mind numbing posts on True Fellowship.

Reposted here for your commenting pleasure.  Have at it, heinous vultures!!!

—– Ron’s posting ————————–

Summary: In writing this series, True Fellowship, God has been revealing much to us that we have not known or understood in the past.

From the time the writing on this subject first began, I believed that this would be a short series of two or three parts. As I continued writing, I consistently believed we were near the completion, but God kept revealing more and more. This has continued in that same manner until we have finally come to this ending summary of “Part 14” in this series.

In addition, this series had begun with the primary focus being on the subject of “disfellowshipment.” As I began writing, it quickly became clear that the way God was going to address this negative, unpleasant, and often very hurtful subject of those who become disfellowshipped, was to instead address this in the context of the positive, exciting, inspiring, and incredibly awesome focus of what it means to have “true fellowship” with God, His Son, and His Church. Once a person “sees” more fully the magnitude of what a blessing it is to have such fellowship, then the purpose (need) and deeper shame of disfellowshipment can become clearer.

As we have progressed through this series, it is important to grasp just how much God has been revealing that we have not known or fully understood in the past. If we are not careful, we can begin to take for granted what God is giving us and then fail to be deeply moved, inspired, and truly thankful for the riches He is pouring out upon us in order to more fully strengthen and encourage (give courage to) us. If we are not watchful and alert, we can begin to drift, become spiritually sluggish, and blind to the power of God that is at work right before our eyes, right in front of us.

It is only the Church of God – PKG that is experiencing such a fast pace of revelation (or any revelation) of truth being given, which is for the very purpose of more rapidly preparing (for those who will receive it) His people for the Millennium, which is still fast approaching. Now is the time to wisely use this opportunity to grow and prepare, because as the inset post, “Christ’s Coming,” indicates, we will not have the same continuing process of truth being revealed (as it is now) once this world is plunged into the time in which the Trumpets will become manifest.

Newly Revealed Knowledge
It is good to pause here and more sharply focus on what has been given in this series alone. Even as new knowledge and understanding is going to be reviewed, the large volume of clarifications that have been given will not be mentioned, as it would require far, far too much quoting from the previous 13 parts of this series.

1. First Commandment
God magnified understanding of the First Commandment by showing that when the commandment is quoted, often a phrase from those verses is omitted. That missing phrase speaks of the Lord your God “who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” The importance and deeper meaning of the term “house of bondage” has been shown to mean “household” or “family” of bondage. God’s plan and purpose for mankind is to deliver people from the “family of bondage” into His Family – Elohim.

Greater understanding was also given about this commandment in that we are not to place a value on any other human relationship, fellowship, friendship at a level of “god” (elohim), when such a relationship takes precedent over a relationship (fellowship) in God’s Family (Elohim). As it is stated, “You shall have no other gods (elohim) before me” (Ex. 20:3).

2. Antichrist – Working Against Christ
More understanding was given concerning why John made the kind of statement he did in 1 John 2:18. “Little children (speaking to the Church), it is the last time, and as you have heard that antichrist (singular) shall come, even now are there many antichrists, whereby we know it is the last time.”

After the death of the other apostles, John continued leading the Church as both an apostle and prophet of God. Even in his time, the Church was looking for the return of Jesus Christ. In this verse, John makes a statement that hasn’t been fully understood, as he stated that the Church had heard (had been taught) that in “the last time” (in reference to the end-time just preceding Christ’s coming) that “antichrist shall come.” We had not seen the obvious in this statement even though the Church has come to understand that antichrist is a term that describes anyone in the Church who turns against the truth, against God, and works in opposition to the very purpose Christ died for them – they become antichrist.

John was referring to an event that had to first occur in the Church that would reveal that Christ’s coming was now eminent. It was the coming of “the antichrist” (singular) which was a reference to Paul’s revelation in 2 Thessalonians 2 about the “man of sin” who would also be known as the “son of perdition” who would sit in authority over the Church and betray Christ by leading the Body of Christ into an apostasy – thus becoming the ultimate antichrist.

3. Spirit Saved In the Day of the Lord Jesus
One of the most important reasons God has revealed about the purpose of disfellowshipment is recorded in 1 Corinthians 5:5. It is “to deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh (to suffer again in the world without God’s help), so that the spirit might be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”

God has a future purpose concerning many who become spiritually weak and as a result become doctrinally deceived, pulled into sin without repentance, and/or simply give up the battle against self and thereby go by the wayside. That future purpose is to resurrect these people (if they have not committed the unpardonable sin) into the final hundred years for salvation – in the day of the Lord Jesus, so that they might be saved in that final age of salvation for mankind.

The reason for disfellowshipment, of being cut off from the continuing flow of God’s spirit, is because once a person begins working against (contrary to) the flow of God’s spirit, they can become more quickly “set against” God’s ways permanently so (commit the unpardonable sin). Once a person has become impregnated with the holy spirit and then they cease to yield to God’s spirit coming into them, it is better that they enter a kind of spiritual sleep (totally cut off from the holy spirit). Otherwise, if they actively “continue resisting” the holy spirit when it is available to them, their mind will more quickly become “spiritually hardened” against God – set against God so that they cannot be saved.

4. Spirit in Man Set Against God
The human mind can become “set against” God even when it has never been begotten of God. Spiritual begettal will not be granted to every human being. There will be people even when shown what God has done with the earth and mankind after the 1,000 year of the reign of His Kingdom and after seeing the actual manifestation of the God Family, who still will not want to live God’s ways. Even once they are given ability to see what is true in God’s purpose and the truth of His one way of life to be lived, they will not want it. Their minds became “set against” God in their first lifetime. Such people have so perverted their thinking and have chosen such evil in life that they are “set” in that choice of life, and that kind of set mind cannot be transformed, for it is set in the evil, pride, and lust of life.

5. Judgment Beyond the Final Hundred Years
God has revealed that there is a period of time for a final execution of judgment that is beyond the period of the Great White Throne. There will be those at the end of the 100 years who will live on into that “little season.” There will also be others who have committed the unpardonable sin, who died during the 7,000 years of mankind, who will be resurrected to live in this “little season.” Their minds are “set against” God and they have no desire to repent of their ways.

These people comprise Gog and Magog who are the great army Satan gathers together once he and the demons are released after the final 1,100 years of salvation for mankind. Gog and Magog are not about a particular race or nation of people, but it describes those who have a spiritual mindset that is set against God. There are other such racial or national terms that we understand reveal a spiritual meaning, as with Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, and even Israel.

Gog is simply a reference on a spiritual plane of those in the world who became “set against” God in their first physical life. Magog is simply a reference to those who are “of” Gog, who had been called out of the world then begotten of God, but who then became “set against” God – they then became Magog.

6. Physical Sanctification
We now understand that when one person in a marriage and/or a parent is called into the Church, the other mate and/or children of the begotten parent are sanctified to participate in a “physical relationship” within the Church, and that they have not been called into a spiritual relationship. Such individuals do not simply have an automatic choice of a calling at any time they so choose. In addition, if only one mate has been called and baptized into the Church, then the other unbelieving mate and any children can only be sanctified if they are not against God.

There is a “physical sanctification,” as the sanctification of ancient Israel, which allows such individuals to come into God’s presence within the environs of the Church. There is a separate “spiritual sanctification” that is given to those who are in the Body of Christ. Those sanctified spiritually are able to come before God on a spiritual plane and have a spiritual fellowship with Him, His Son, and His Church.

7. Most Never Called to Be In the 144,000
The Church has been given greater understanding of Christ’s words that “many are called, but few are chosen.” We more clearly see that the result of “free choice” following a calling has resulted in only a “few” who have been chosen to be in God’s government of the 144,000. The “many” are among those who were described in the Parable of the Tares, and the larger group who comprised those of the Parable of the Sower where seed fell by the wayside, upon stony areas, and amongst thorns (weeds).

There are many from the seven eras of the Church who will be resurrected in the Great White Throne who will help comprise the beginning foundation of the Church from the very beginning of that 100-year period.

Fellowship and the 63,000
There are yet two primary areas of concern and importance that need to be addressed about fellowship as this subject of true fellowship is brought to a close.

The first area involves the eventual awakening and gathering of the 63,000 who were once part of the Worldwide Church of God although, we don’t know exactly who will be chosen to be part of that group.

So how do you judge whether or not you have any fellowship with them? First, no one should seek out such individuals. If there is any purpose in their coming into contact with you, then God will see to it – He will work it out. If any such individual contacts you or you come across them in some chance manner, then there are certain criteria for judgment.

If the conversation is one of friendship based upon the past, then fellowship may certainly be good, but always understand that it will only be on a physical plane until they are fully awakened by God. They should be treated with a spirit of acceptance and genuine kindness, with the inner hope of their potentially becoming one who is part of this great group, being soon awakened just as we were.

However, if they were a minister (ordained) in the past, they should be acknowledged with kindness, but not with any purpose of continuing fellowship. They should be considered as those disfellowshipped, as they largely have a judgment upon them as spoken of in the Thunders.

In addition, one last area for judgment where some would also be seen as disfellowshipped is if an individual is against the Church of God – PKG, and also if they are teaching and pushing their own ideas or that of some other group.

Those Against God
The other area of concern and importance to be addressed here at this conclusion on true fellowship is one that carries the strongest warning and precaution of all. This concerns those who are actively engaged in a pursuit to hurt God’s Church, the Church of God – PKG. Such people fit into one of the most heinous groups of all. This is a great betrayal to God as many of these experienced being mercifully awakened from a spiritual stupor and given far greater truth than when they were first called, yet they have turned against all those truths and against God’s Church as they live as “active” antichrists.

These are those who after disfellowshipment do not simply “get on with their lives.” They do not simply leave behind that which they say they no longer are in agreement with. Instead, they become consumed with evil thoughts, hatred, disdain, and even torment concerning the activities of God’s Church (of His people).

These are those who feed upon God’s Church and who as vultures seek to pick at anything they can tear away in order to consume in a perverted, foul, and stinking manner. “For where ever the carcass (Gk.- corpse or body, as they see it) is, there will the birds of prey (as vultures) be gathered together” (Mat. 24:28). Such seek to perversely “feed” upon anything they can in order to pass it along to others in a twisted, slanderous, and negative manner. Through such actions and practice, these have unwittingly joined together to give support to the great slanderer and accuser of the brethren.

In Closing
With all that has been covered in this series on true fellowship, it bears repeating what was stated in the very beginning. It would now be good to focus more fully on what is actually stated, and not just read over it quickly.

Relationships reveal what is the heart, desire, and true convictions of one who has entered the Body of Christ. Jesus Christ plainly stated how important it is that God be FIRST in a person’s life, above all other relationships, if a person desires to remain “in” true fellowship with Him (Lk. 14:26).

Not This Year

This posting is timed to publish at the same minute as sundown in Jerusalem, which is the beginning of Pentecost and the moment that False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s elder brother Jesus is scheduled to return in UFO-like fashion.  That is the moment of the Pentecost which Christ actually returns.

Trouble is that we don’t know which year, and won’t know until Ronnie tells us.  Probably not before he gets out of prison in 2016.  How many followers will he still have then?  If greater than zero, too many.  I expect he will have too many followers who will stay with him, Pentecost to Pentecost.

Laura and Her Band of Merry Women

The Trips page on False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s blog has been update with a schedule of trips this summer.  These are:

June 14   Detroit, MI – Laura Weinland & Audra Weinland Van Horne

June 28  Columbia, MO – Laura Weinland

July 19 Lubbock, TX- Laura Weinland, Lori Williams (senior elder)

July 26  Dallas, TX- Laura Weinland, Johnny & Myrtle Harrell, Lori Williams (senior elder), Anne Wrozek (senior elder)

August 9 Minneapolis, MN – Laura Weinland, Johnny & Myrtle Harrell

August 30 Spokane, WA – Laura Weinland, Johnny & Myrtle Harrell, Audra Weinland Van Horne (senior elder)

In addition, the Trips page has some travel for Wayne next weekend, which is yet another Pentecost during which Jesus Christ will be AWOL and then to the US in late November.  Other than that the only male name on the trip schedule is Johnny.  Laura is traveling with her twice-married daughter and her friend Lori.  Also on the schedule is Anne Wrozek, whose legal name is Angela.  Laura and her band of merry women.

With recent developments, Angela/Anne is freed up to travel more.  Found on the online calendar for her local courthouse.

Here is the docket from yesterday’s activities:

The Wrozeks have two adult sons and two adult daughters. I don’t know what are the specific issues that led to the termination of their long marriage, but I imagine that Rotten Ronnie’s false prophecies played no small role.

Two New Topics

A new post up, still an interruption of his epic series on “True Fellowship” which is another term for agreeing with Ron totally.  This post is to issue a couple of religious rulings.

—– Here are Ron’s fatwas ————–

Due to some recent questions concerning eating out on the Sabbath and about wearing makeup, I have written two new topics for the “Topics” section of the Church website.

These are being included in this post, as it is good for all of you to know the new topics that have been added. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back to Pt. 14 of the series, True Fellowship.

Sabbath: Eating Out
God set aside the Sabbath day and made it holy. We are commanded to sanctify it – to set it aside as holy and separate from other days. If God says something is holy, it is holy. The Sabbath is for holy use and purpose, therefore, a person should strive to honor God on that day.

The 7th day (Saturday) is the weekly Sabbath. Over the past few decades, many regions of the world have changed calendars to reflect that Sunday is the 7th day of the week, instead of the 1st. This is not the true cycle of the week that God established, the one that most nations have recognized for centuries. The correct 7th day Sabbath is to be observed from sunset on Friday (6th day) to sunset on Saturday (7th day).

We are to treat God’s Sabbath differently than the rest of the week. We are not to do any work for our job nor do any work for our employer or work in a personal business – ever. Neither are we to do labor related work and time-consuming tasks, such as shopping, household chores, home maintenance, or similar types of work that should be done on the other 6 days of the week.

There are certain things we should do on the Sabbath, such as taking care of personal hygiene, preparing and eating of food, clean up and washing of dishes after a meal, making our bed, etc. However, we should not do laundry (washing of clothes), upkeep on the house (as in mowing lawns, doing yard work, or home maintenance – except in an emergency), or similar types of activities on the Sabbath. In addition, God’s Sabbath is not a time for pursing entertainment and recreation, such as watching movies, attending (watching) or participating in sports activities, playing golf, etc.

There are certain light-work routines that God has set apart as separate and distinct from other work-related activities, which are fitting, proper, and right practices on His Sabbath. Some of these were already mentioned. These perfectly permissible activities include such things as maintaining good personal hygiene and appearance, keeping the home neat and clean (such as making beds, picking up clothes, washing dishes, etc.), traveling to and from Sabbath service locations and places for fellowship. Also included in this is the preparation of meals or purchase of them in a restaurant, the consuming of those meals, and any clean up related to this.

Some people have questioned whether or not it would be permissible to eat out in a restaurant on the Sabbath. Family togetherness and fellowship, especially when centered around meals shared together on the Sabbath, enhance the spiritual intent of fulfilling much of the purpose of God sanctifying the Sabbath. This includes eating out on the Sabbath at a restaurant. Any work related to such occasions is neither pertinent nor related to God’s purpose of forbidding work done on that day. This purpose is more closely related to how the Sabbath was often one of the busiest days of work for a Levite, just as it can be one of the busiest for someone serving in God’s ministry. Such areas of work that involve serving God’s purpose and His spiritual intent are separate and distinct from other personal activities not related to direct service or participation in God’s reason for sanctification.

The primary purpose of why God gives us the Sabbath day is so that we can meet in fellowship before Him (in a holy convocation) and learn what He wants us to receive at that time. God inspires His ministers, through the power of His spirit, to preach those things that are timely and necessary for our edification, training, guidance, profitable correction, and spiritual growth. In addition, the Sabbath provides special opportunity for strengthening family and fellowship with others.

Makeup and Clothing Styles
The Church of God teaches the need to exercise balance and moderation in life. This often becomes an issue when discussing clothing styles, as well as questions concerning the wearing of makeup.

Some religious groups teach that wearing makeup is a sin and they then distort the interpretation of some scriptures in order to lend support to “their” belief. This is similar to how some religions claim that God forbids the consumption of any type of alcoholic drink.

Without going into all the places where this subject of alcohol is mentioned in scripture, it will just be summarized here. Scripture only forbids the excessive use of alcohol that leads to drunkenness. God’s Church simply teaches that it is to be used in moderation and never to excess. It is not to be used to the impairment of speech, thinking, and alertness as in reactions and motor skills. This should be obvious when considering the importance of such a thing when driving a motor vehicle.

The principle of moderation and balance should be applied to the use of makeup. It should not be used to excess, but more as a highlight or enhancement of one’s natural appearance. However, society highly misuses makeup with a sexual or provocative “intent.” Yet most people who use makeup are unaware of this spirit that underlies such promotion of its excessive use. This is so much so that many women would feel somewhat naked if they were not to use it at all. This reveals the need for more balance in one’s thinking concerning their “view” of the subject.

Clothing styles should also be viewed in the light of moderation. Biblical moderation is not a matter of a judgment that falls somewhere between a conservative and liberal mindset. True moderation is an avoidance of extremes, but even more so, it is a matter of the use and intent of it. Discerning such moderation is based more on an avoidance of many of this world’s standards, fads, and trends, coupled with the desire to more fully adhere to qualities that are reflective of a good representation of God’s people. As Paul stated, “We are ambassadors for Christ” (2 Cor. 5:20).

A good means for measurement within oneself is to ask if we are more concerned with how God sees us or of how those around us in the world see us.

There can be issues with clothing styles that the world promotes and “sells” to women. This is more of an issue affecting women because they tend to be exploited in a distorted sexual manner. This kind of thing has become more intense in this modern age of technology through the wrong use of massive forms of advertising, entertainment, music videos, misuse of the Internet, etc.

There is a continual push to highlight the sexuality of clothing in the sense of shorter dress styles, higher slits in skirts or dresses, lower or more revealing bust lines, tighter fitting clothing, and often, just less clothing. As women tend to think differently than men, due to the effect of different hormones that work on the mind, they do not always fully grasp the mind of men being lustful by nature. However, this knowledge can eventually begin to be misused in a seductive manner by women toward men. Provocative styled clothing can then tend to exploit the carnal nature of men.

The exploiting of women through clothing styles then shifts to the exploitation of men. It is a distorted cycle of life that tends to feed upon itself and fuels an ever-degenerating moral lifestyle in this present world.

Because of modern technology, this trend cannot be stopped from becoming increasingly worse in this world. Only God’s soon coming millennial reign can change this distorted course for mankind and its evil influence that is attacking and altering the mind of innocent youth at increasingly younger ages in life.

Christ’s Coming (But Not This Year)

Ron’s “inset” post is up on his blog, and now reposted here:
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Pentecost of 2014 is not the day that Christ will return to begin his role as King of kings, yet that day will prove to be one of immense importance and timing in his coming. God is now revealing some understanding about this pivotal moment in time.

Since Pentecost of 2013, the Church has not been experiencing the manifestation of the “physical fulfillment” of the Day of the Lord. God’s Church was given to know that from Pentecost of 2012 to Pentecost of 2013 the manifestation of the “spiritual fulfillment” of the Day of the Lord did occur.

As we have continued to move forward from Pentecost to Pentecost, God has continued to lead us more fully into truth and understanding concerning the time in which we are living and what we are presently experiencing.

From its 2,000 years of history, God’s Church has experienced one of its most unique periods of trying with testing, refining with cleansing, and revelation of truth with spiritual growth, during these past 5 ½ years. Some of this was addressed in the series, An Extraordinary 4 ½ Years, and now, more understanding is being given concerning another year that has now passed and of what is yet ahead.

As the Church has been rapidly approaching the Millennial period, God has poured out an ever vastly increasing amount of truth and understanding, especially since the manifestation of the Apostasy that occurred on December 17, 1994. Much of that truth had been given after actual specific events had occurred. After those events took place, God revealed their connection, fulfillment, and meaning.

For example, it was after the Apostasy, and because of it, that God began revealing much to the Church that it had not previously known. It was revealed that the “Apostasy” spoken of in 2 Thessalonians had occurred and this was the “primary sign” that a countdown to Christ’s coming had begun. Additionally, God revealed that this is when the First Seal of Revelation was opened. Yet, how many actually accepted that this prophesied Apostasy had occurred and that God was plainly revealing this to His Church? What other remote possibility was there for how this kind of devastation and mass scattering could occur, AND did take place, in God’s very own Church?

Yet there are some scattered organizations that believe the Apostasy has not yet happened. Instead, they believe that “their” church must become much larger than Worldwide was (with about 96,000 baptized members) before an apostasy can even take place. This is based on the belief that there must be 144,000 faithful baptized members who are living that will be resurrected into God’s government at Christ’s return. This would mean that the Church would have to be much larger than that, by many tens of thousands, so that after an apostasy there would still be 144,000 faithful remaining. These scattered groups do not understand that this number is a total of all with whom God has been working to prepare for that government over the past 6,000 years.

So who has accepted that there was an Apostasy and that it was headed by the man who did “sit” (Gk. – to “sit” in authority in government) in the temple of God (as though he was God) and who became this prophesied “man of sin” and “son of perdition”? This man did make himself “as God,” who alone establishes law, but this man changed the laws of God to those of his own liking. Who has plainly believed, understood, and acknowledged that it was the man Joseph W. Tkach, Sr. who perpetrated and fulfilled these things against God and Christ – who became the “principal antichrist” of all antichrists?

As God began to reveal what happened to His Church, He also began to reveal how and why it had happened. God revealed that the entire Church was fully Laodicean and had become so lukewarm that it had fallen asleep, so it was spewed out entirely from Himself, just as He said it would be. However, who among the scattered have acknowledged they were among those Laodiceans? The answer to all these questions is: only God’s true Church! Only those who are spiritually awake and alert, and remain that way, can hear Christ’s voice, acknowledge truth, and follow him.

We Want To Know
We are living what all others who have faithfully gone before us have lived. We too want to know when the Messiah will establish the Kingdom of God. The more we grow spiritually, with a world that is rapidly becoming more corrupt and evil, we are becoming ever more eager to see this age come to a close and for Christ to begin his reign. This is intensified mightily by the fact that we know we are now living in a period where the final seal of Revelation has already been opened and we are only waiting upon the physical manifestation of the Second Trumpet.

All this reminds me of a card that was sent to me by a senior elder as she expressed some of this anticipation and sentiment in a comical manner by making a statement that is something that most parents have experienced when traveling with young children. They often ask, as she stated in her card to me, “Are we there yet?” We too, as God’s children can be very much like that as we want to complete this journey as soon as possible, and we really don’t want to have to go much farther to get there, because the ride isn’t all that comfortable. We are not there and we do have farther to go.

Everyone knows the example of Daniel and how he asked God about the end (fulfillment) of what he had written concerning the coming of the Messiah and the establishment of His Kingdom on earth. Daniel was simply told to seal the book (that he was not to know the meaning, nor the timing) because it was to remain closed (sealed, unrevealed) “until the time of the end” (Dan. 12:9).

Over the past few years, God has been opening (unsealing, revealing) the meaning of those very things – not all at once, but progressively so. To better understand what we have lived (experienced) over the period of the 1335 days from Trumpets of 2008 (Sept. 30) to Pentecost of 2012, the year that followed, then the present year that is now coming to a close, and finally the time which is now before us, there is a need to address the varying manner and means through which God has revealed much truth to His Church. There are numerous “variables” in which God’s word is written in order to reveal truth, meaning, and purpose concerning how His plan is becoming fulfilled in the creation of Elohim – the Kingdom of God. Examples of these “variables” are replete throughout scripture, which include such things as the use of duality, types, physical/spiritual parallels and duality, repetitious fulfillment, progressive fulfillment, present truth, and more.

Examples include the comparison of such things like the church in the wilderness (physical Israel in the wilderness) with God’s Church in this world, in a spiritual wilderness: Egypt that is likened to spiritual slavery (bondage), sin, and pride; Pharaoh is a type for Satan; leaven is a type for sin; sackcloth is a type for humility; physical circumcision is a type for spiritual circumcision of the heart, etc.

There is duality in the desolation of the physical temple by Antiochus Epiphanes (an abomination of desolation) with the desolation of the temple, the Church, by the man of sin, the son of perdition. There is a type of the spiritual Eden of God (in the spirit realm) with the physical Garden of Eden of Adam and Eve.

Then there are matters of repetitive fulfillment as with the many generations (and eras) of the Church experiencing the fulfillment of the parable of the seed that is sown and that of the tares. Many scriptures refer to the repeated treatment and fulfillment of cruelty and injustice (imprisonments, beatings, and executions) exercised by governments upon God’s prophets, apostles, and people through time – repeated generation after generation.

There is a great deal of progressive fulfillment of prophecy that is especially directed toward things to be fulfilled during this end-time. The prophecy of Joel that is quoted by Peter on the first Pentecost experienced by the Church is an excellent example of such a process. Because of their inability to grasp the miracle of speaking (and hearing) in different languages, there were those who had concluded that the disciples were drunk, so Peter quoted what the prophet Joel had written concerning this event.

“For these (the disciples) are not drunk as you suppose (have concluded), seeing it is but the third hour of the day (9 am in the morning). But this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel, that it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh (this was the beginning of that fulfillment). Your sons and your daughters shall prophecy (experience the ability through inspired speech to converse about God’s prophetic plan), and your young men shall see visions (able to see and experience what God has prophesied through visions to others), and your old men shall dream dreams (those who were old and died, resurrected to life again and able to live their original hearts’ dreams for life that they could not attain in their first life). On my servants and handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my spirit (God giving of His spirit to all whom He calls), and they shall prophesy (speak God’s word with inspiration, truth, and understanding). I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath of blood, fire, vapor, and smoke (actual end-time events that will usher in the greater fulfillment of God pouring out His spirit on all flesh). The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon into blood before the great and notable Day of the Lord comes” (Acts 2:15-20).

This is a “progressive fulfillment,” as not all of Joel’s prophecy was at that moment being fulfilled, but only a portion – a beginning portion. He referred to what would come to pass in the last days. Joel’s prophecy was not only referring to the very end-time in which we are now living, but also of what was just beginning at that specific time to be fulfilled, starting then in those “last days” that would continue for the next 2,000 years plus. This was indeed the beginning of the latter days of God’s 7,000-year plan (at that time, 4,000 years had now passed).

There is also abundant use of a combination of these variables that are used in God’s word, as in the example of the use of both progressive and repetitive fulfillment in prophecies concerning the “Elijah to come.” These variables are seemingly endless in scripture, as God has chosen many means through which He has revealed Himself and His plan, purpose, and truth to those whom He calls. It is through these same type of variables and combinations that God is now revealing more to His Church about where we have been, where we are now, and where we are going.

Change and Following God
There is so much that God has suddenly begun to reveal that it will be difficult to capture, summarize, and adequately explain much of it in a single post such as this. This could be written in a series with greater depth, but as Pentecost is rapidly approaching, it is best to get this written now.

God is not yet revealing specific timing of all that is now going to be covered, but He is giving us a clearer outline of events in what we have been living since Trumpets 2008 and of what is now before us. In all this, it is important to remember that there are great reasons why everything is not fully revealed to us all at one time. Some of that is for the purpose of trying and testing, some for creating stronger faith and character in those who yield to God, some for the development of truer and stronger humility, and some because of spiritual warfare and strategies. In all of this, it is good to remember that much of the warring that has occurred through time in the angelic realm is nearing it crescendo and completion, with Satan and the demons being fully restrained without power for the next 1,100 years.

To better understand where God is now leading us, we must first have a firm understanding of our recent history and of how He has been working with us. The decisions and choices we make in our life concerning how we follow God are always based on “present truth” (truth that God has revealed to us in that moment of time). Within this variable, we are generally confronted with change when God reveals more truth and gives more revelation in prophecy in the progressive manner that He does. Our decisions and choices must also change accordingly when that happens, as this is when we must determine to follow God in the direction He leads us. This is always because we are to live by the present truth (in response to it, according to it) and change our lives to be in unity with it.

Such decisions are easily understood by many recent examples. Many of these have been covered before, but one example of great importance that stands out needs to be repeated concerning events in 2008.

God had inspired the second book I was to write and directed me to give it a specific title: 2008 – God’s Final Witness. God had revealed that 2008 was the year for the two-witnesses to begin their witness, in which God would “establish” them as His two witnesses. A specific countdown was to begin from 2008, which would include the prophetic periods of 1335, 1290, and 1260 days. As God revealed that present truth, I made decisions and choices based on that revelation.

Looking back on all this, I can now understand that as an apostle, I first concluded from these things that had just been revealed, combined with the additional beliefs we held at that time, that these prophetic dates all ended at Christ’s literal return. God could have revealed otherwise, but it was within His purpose to establish His witnesses that this should be their focus and obedient belief. Therefore, it was concluded that Christ’s return would have to be on Trumpets of 2011. However, as already covered in the post of May 2013 (Extraordinary 4 ½ Years), this date of 2011 was changed in order to follow God in a new truth He revealed at that time. It would be good to quote some of that here.

“Starting on Pentecost in 2008, God began revealing more. The timing of everything was about to change as God began to reveal the importance of the timing of the wave loaves being of the same kind of importance as the timing of the Wave Sheaf that Jesus Christ fulfilled perfectly according to God’s time.”

“…So in that sermon, God revealed that Christ was not going to return on a Feast of Trumpets, but on a Pentecost. This timing was critical to God’s plan concerning the fulfillment of the wave loaves being offered up before God that pictured His acceptance of the 144,000. This was of the same importance as the acceptance of the wave sheaf during the Days of Unleavened Bread that Jesus Christ fulfilled. We then changed the dates of our previous understanding of timing as soon as God revealed the truth of this matter of Christ returning on a Pentecost. As a result of this understanding, the beginning of the 3 ½ years of witness was pushed back by nearly 8 months, to the end, rather than at the beginning, of 2008.”

After God revealed this truth to the Church, that Jesus Christ would return on a Pentecost, everything then tied together in a very inspiring manner as the 1335 days from Trumpets of 2008 (concerning the final sealing of the 144,000) came to Pentecost of 2012. This was our present truth and we acted (responded) and prepared accordingly – with great conviction. Since most of this has already been covered in that series, I won’t be repeating more of it here. Although Pentecost 2012 was not the date of Christ’s return, it was the date that fulfilled these prophecies that ultimately completed the sealing of those remaining to be added in order to finalize the full count of 144,000. That day also concluded a period to establish a prophesied “final judgment.”

In what we experienced at that time, God was leading us through a combination of “progressive revelation” and “new truth” that He added to His Church. Whenever such a thing happens, we adjust our course accordingly and change whatever we must in order to continue following God in the way He leads us.

Yet, not all changed “their” course in order to continue following God. During that 4 ½ year period following Trumpets of 2008, most in the Church yielded themselves to being refined and were made much stronger “in” God. However, there were those who chose to quit following God and the incredible 57 Truths He gave to His Church. The exact same thing will be repeated and continue to happen as we move further into the period now before us.

Before proceeding into the next section concerning what God is now revealing, certain facts need to be stated up front so that no one is confused by the reality and truth of these statements. We did experience 3 ½ years of a “final witness” that did fulfill the prophetic 1335, 1290, and 1260 days of Daniel. In addition, we also lived and experienced the year that followed, which was the spiritual manifestation of the “Day of the Lord,” which pertained to God’s Church. God is now blessing us to build upon that knowledge and experience.

Now, also, as a clarification (since there are a few who seem to misunderstand some of what has been taught), there is the period of a time, times, and half-a-time that consists of 1260 days – 3 ½ years – (where a “time” is 360 days). However, that period also had a “spiritual” intent concerning the “revelation of God’s judgment.” This was revealed through setting aside that first 280 days, which established a period of “judgment” in which a final counting of a time, times, and half-a-time followed, where a “time” was now established as 280 days. This count pertained to God’s “judgment,” with witness (testimony), during that full period.

That which God is now revealing is being done so, through the variables (and combinations of them) that were covered earlier.

Revelation 11
In this chapter of the bible, God reveals two end-time witnesses and a work He had predetermined that they were to fulfill. That work has only partially been fulfilled and a far greater work is yet to come. God Almighty is orderly, exacting, and precise in making sure those things He had before ordained throughout all the prophecy He has inspired to be written should come to pass. The calling, training, and preparing of the two witnesses includes such a process. It becomes awesomely exciting once we can “see” His work and what He is methodically bringing to pass in this matter.

Clarification
So as not to disrupt the focus of the subject matter that is about to be written, there is a need to first mention something about a statement that will be made in the second paragraph following this one. That statement is, “Toward the end of that 3 ½ year period following December 14 of 2008, which was the beginning work of the two witnesses and when the First Trumpet was blown, a final phase began in a countdown to the return of Christ…” It should be stated that at that time we believed that Christ’s return would be Pentecost of 2012. However, we learned that was clearly not the case, but it needs to be stated that December 14 of 2008 was a major marker in a precise final phase for a countdown to Christ’s coming. It was when the First Seal was opened on December 17, 1994, that the actual countdown to Christ’s return began. God is now beginning to reveal more about the final phase of that countdown to Christ’s coming.

Revelation 11 (continued)
As with the Apostasy, we did not grasp what was happening until well after it had occurred. Then God opened up (revealed) His word so that we could see how it applied to that time and what had happened to His Church. In a similar manner, God is revealing more in Revelation 10 and 11 that is about the work of the two witnesses.

We did not even grasp the deep significance of the title of the book, 2008 – God’s Final Witness, until well after it had been written. Toward the end of that 3 ½ year period following December 14 of 2008, which was the beginning work of the two witnesses and when the First Trumpet was blown, a final phase began in a countdown to the return of Christ, and especially in the year that followed, we came to “see” that a powerful “final witness” had been established against this world, as it would not listen to God now, just as it has not listened for the past 6,000 years. Such a “witness” had to be established within this “present generation” of mankind in order for God’s righteous judgment to be established for what He is now about to bring upon this earth.

God also established a “final witness” against Satan so that His righteous judgment could be firmly established in this generation for what must now be carried out against Satan and the demons.

We have also come to understand how God established a “final witness” within the environs of the Church. As a matter of fact, we came to “see” how the job (work) of the two witnesses during that 3 ½ years was on a spiritual plane, as a matter of a “witness” they established. That spiritual phase concerned the Church. It also concerned those who were largely once a part of God’s Church, including some in the world, who hate God’s final witness and who hate His two-witnesses. God revealed to us the spiritual interpretation of Revelation 11 as it applied to these matters.

However, God is now revealing that everything that has been written previously concerning the fulfillment of the work of these two witnesses is also going to be fulfilled on a “physical plane,” just as it was written of them in 2008 – God’s Final Witness. It is “dual fulfillment,” with the first phase being on a “spiritual plane” and the second and last phase to be fulfilled on a “physical plane.”

In all of this, there are timelines that God will precisely fulfill, but He is not yet “fully revealing” to the Church when this final period of a final work of these two witnesses is to be accomplished, which will be a work God does over a 1260-day period (3 ½ years). God is not yet fully revealing to the Church a specific timing as to when this physical phase of the work of his two witnesses begins.

There is important duality that needs to be noted in the following verse: “I will give unto my two witnesses that they may prophesy a thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth” (Rev. 11:3). This will be addressed more fully later in this post; however, it is important to first know that this is dual. This period applied to the first spiritual phase where God established His “final witness” and also established His two witnesses. Establishing these witnesses was, and still is, a matter of establishing (creating) a level of humility (wearing of sackcloth) that is needed to carry out the kind of work that will be accomplished through them.

As all this is now being revealed, there may be feelings of disappointment that Christ isn’t returning as soon as we had hoped, for we do deeply long for His coming and a new world to be established. But we have been called to fulfill and spearhead some of the most dramatic and purpose-filled events in God’s plan through time. We still have a “great work” before us and God is revealing that vision to us.

This is a time to seek greater courage and of being stronger in spirit. God is calling upon us to do more, much more! All this will become too much for some, and as it has always been, they will not choose to continue following and living the truth God delivered to them. However, such a choice will not change the struggles and battles in life that are before us, nor of what is coming, as conditions in this world are going to become much worse!

Pentecost to Pentecost
Over the past year, God gave us a direction to follow that was from “Pentecost to Pentecost” so that we would keep moving forward in a unified, and more spiritually focused manner. That is now changing somewhat, as we have made it to the Pentecost God desired for us to attain (reach in a spiritually strong fashion). It is as we are approaching this Pentecost that God is clarifying what our vision needs to be concerning Christ’s coming. Yet in all of this, we will still anticipate the Pentecost of Christ’s coming.

That which is now before us concerns a “work” that must be accomplished by God’s two witnesses and the Church. This is not a witness (testimony) that is being established, as we have already lived that! So what is before us now is not a witness, but a “great work!” For the Church, it is a work of supporting and lifting up the arms of God’s two witnesses. For the two witnesses, it will be a work of declaring why end-time events have come upon this world and it will also be a work of directly participating in some to the execution of judgment from a final witness that has now been firmly established.

At this time, we are no longer simply going to be focused on moving ahead one year at a time. After what has now been stated about a “great work” before us and the duality in the 1,260 days of God’s witnesses, it should be obvious that God is revealing a minimum period of 3 ½ years that is before us in order to fulfill the duality of the “physical phase” of the work of His two witnesses.

In all this, it is wise to remember that we willingly gave our life to God at baptism to serve Him as He wills. Our life is not our own to live in selfishness – in selfish pursuits in this life. Such pursuits would be short-lived anyway since this world will be plunged into the worst times of its history. Only the flood in Noah’s day saw more death (percentage-wise) in mankind’s history, but it happened over a much shorter period than what is about to come. Prayerfully, we will enthusiastically embrace this great work God is showing that is yet before us. We have been preparing (PKG – Preparing for the Kingdom of God) for this time and what it will usher into this world.

In addition to this final phase of the two witnesses, God is also revealing that there is another period of time that is to be fulfilled. As we go through some of these verses in Revelation, we will cover that as well. The time that is yet before us, before the final phase of this great work begins, is a period where the Church will have the finishing touches of refinement and preparation given to it for what is ahead of us to complete. We are in this to the end – the very end of this age and the beginning of a new one. So let’s consider more of what God is giving us.

As I am writing this, I cannot help but be struck that even as John was imprisoned on the Isle of Patmos by the government in his time, it was at that time that God gave him the words of Revelation to be written. Now, myself being imprisoned by our own government, God is giving me some of the most revealing understanding of what was written about this great work that is yet before us (all of us in the Church) that is so timely, and that which is specifically about the two witnesses.

Revelation 10
There is an account written in the bible that leads up to God revealing two witnesses who will come on the scene in world events, which begins in Revelation 10. Only the Church has seen and received them (the witnesses), but their “primary work” has not yet been revealed in world events.

Men inserted chapters and verses into scripture. For what God is now showing us, we need to see Revelation 10 and 11 as a continual story flow that unfolds before us.

This all begins by John seeing an angel who held a little book in his hand. The two words, “little” and “book,” are from one Greek word that would be better translated as “booklet” (or as a small section of scroll). Yet even the word “booklet” does not fully capture the meaning, or intent, of what is being spoken.

Within the context of this occurrence, the angel with the “opened” booklet (or small section of scroll) began to cry aloud. What did he say? He cried out the Seven Thunders, and once these had been declared, John was going to write what was stated about those thunders. However, John was told not to write them, but to seal what was declared. It is similar to what Daniel experienced when he was told that what he had written was “closed up and sealed until the time of the end” (Dan. 12:9). In John’s case, he was not even to write what had been clearly “opened up” and declared to him.

Until now, God had not revealed the connection between the “opened booklet” and the Seven Thunders that were declared by the angel, although it was always right in front of us. The angel simply declared aloud what was “temporarily opened” about the Seven Thunders. John could only record that he “heard” what was said about these thunders, but he was to “seal” them (close what had been opened), and he was not to write what they were. They were to be opened (unsealed) and written about in another period of time – this end-time. “Seal up (close) those things which the Seven Thunders declared, and do not write them” (Rev. 10:4).

Then the voice he had heard from heaven spoke again to John and said, “Go take the booklet (small section of scroll) which is open in the hand of the angel which stands upon the sea and upon the earth” (Rev. 10:8). This is then followed by John doing as he was told and of what the angel then instructed him to do with that small section of scroll that was open.

“Then I went unto the angel and said to him, give me the booklet. He said unto me, Take it and eat it up, for it shall make your stomach bitter, but it shall be as sweet as honey in your mouth” (Rev. 10:9). John took the booklet and ate it. He then said, “It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but as soon as I had eaten it my stomach was bitter” (Rev. 10:10).

These Seven Thunders have once again been opened by God through Jesus Christ and recorded in 2008 – God’s Final Witness. This book is not what John ate, but the small section in the book that states (summarizes) what these thunders are is what he ate. It was not that large book, but only a specific little section of it.

Indeed, when God revealed those thunders and even granted certain latitude to add more specifics to them, it was an exciting experience to consume such a thing given from the hand of God. It was also exciting to know that these events are those that would have much to do with thrusting a final great work forward so that an end to a selfish and unruly age of man could be finally brought to a close. It was even far greater to grasp that this would be followed by a very great revelation of God to all mankind.

However, as the message of these thunders was tied directly into God’s “final witness” in this world, especially as 2012 drew to a close, then the experience became bitter to digest (to experience the result of directly partaking, eating of, the message). The “witness” of this world, the scattered Church, and even a few within the environs of the Church was that the message (along with the entire book) was rejected, ridiculed, and slandered. To most in the world and the scattered Church, this became their evidence, supposedly so, that we were not God’s two witnesses, and that most assuredly I was no prophet of God. Instead, I was mocked as a “profit” from God, even by our own government.

All of this was for a greater purpose that God has been working out and some of that had to do with our learning to wear sackcloth – of becoming stronger in humility. The more we become at-one with God, the more we will be clothed in humility. The greater a task – “work” – God gives to any person to fulfill in His service, the greater the need for closer unity and of being more at-one with God, and also for an ever deepening and growing spirit of humility. This is exactly the process God is using to prepare His two witnesses (and the Church) for what yet lies ahead. The things they have experienced and continue to experience are the very things that prepare them to carry out the kind of work (task) that those final 1,260 days must accomplish.

Prophesy Again
After the angel instructed John to eat the message of the Seven Thunders, the angel continued with more instruction. “You must prophesy again before many peoples, nations, languages, and kings (leaders, rulers)” (Rev. 10:11). This instruction followed directly after those things that concerned the Seven Thunders and John’s experience of the sweetness in his mouth and the bitterness in his stomach from eating the message. That message has now gone out into the world, as a witness. It is a declaration of prophesied events that will work “against” unrepentant people, nations, and leaders.

The message from this angel is about prophecy that will be given “again.” That Greek word, “again,” carries the idea of oscillatory repetition, and when used in the context of time it literally means “once more.” The entire prophetic message of 2008 – God’s Final Witness was written and sent out into the world in seven languages. It has gone out to many people, nations (into nearly all), languages, and leaders, but when it goes out “once more,” it will be in a far more massive manner.

The angel said this prophecy must once again go out “before” many people, nations, languages, and leaders. The Greek word translated as “before” is most often translated as “against,” but often carries the additional thought of being “before someone,” as “in their presence.” This part of the verse is simply stating what must be accomplished “once more” by what was written in the book of prophesied events that will come “against” people, nations, and leaders – just as it is recorded in the Seven Thunders and the rest of 2008 – God’s Final Witness.

The first time this message went out (in that published book), which was a message that was “against” this world, it was a matter of a “witness against the world” that had to first be established. The next time (“once more”), it will be a matter of the active fulfillment of those events, as the actual execution of judgment is carried out against this world. It will be the actual manifestation of all those physical events.

In addition, more events that are against some people, nations, and leaders will be pronounced and quickly manifested as these two witnesses so choose and determine they should happen. Those events will occur only within the final phase of the 1,260 days of the two witnesses. “These have power to shut the heavens so that it will not rain in the days of their prophecy, and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with all plagues, as often as they will” (Rev. 11:6).

Another Period of Time
This interaction between the angel and John is then followed by one last instruction given to John. There have been repetitious types of this that have seen partial fulfillment of such an event many times throughout the history of the Church, but there is one literal, final, and complete fulfillment that God is revealing, which is occupying the “present time” we are now living.

“There was given to me a reed like unto a rod, and the angel stood up and said, Rise and measure the temple of God, the alter, and those who worship therein” (Rev. 11:1).

The temple of God is the Church and during this period of time it must go through a final phase of cleansing, purification, growth, and preparation for “participation” in the great work before it. This is about an execution of manifested judgment – by God and Christ – that results in the true measurement of those who are truly yielded to God. This is about those who practice going before the alter of God by utilizing the sacrifice of Christ as their Passover (actively and continually seeking forgiveness of sin). These are those who seek mercy and genuine change (transformation) in order to “remain in” (to continue in, abide in) the temple to “worship” God in spirit and in truth.

“But the court which is outside the temple, cast out, and do not measure it, for it is given to the gentiles, and they shall tread under foot the holy city for forty-two months” (Rev. 11:2).

This has already begun! Some have been in the environs of the Church and not really “in” (dwelling spiritually within) the Church (in the temple of God), but they are in the courtyard with an “appearance” of being among those who worship “in” the Church. Although it applies to his counterpart for the end-time, John was instructed to “cast out” (disfellowship) such individuals and count them (measure them) as gentiles – fully as non-believers.

This verse then concludes by saying, “they” shall tread under foot the holy city (spiritual Jerusalem – the Church) for forty-two months. The “they” who do this is largely made up of those who have been “cast out” of the presence of a pseudo-association with God’s people. They are clearly exposed for who they are – those who are against God, against Christ, and against His Church.

Most of these individuals who are “cast out” are those who choose to walk over (stamp under foot) everything that God has made holy – spiritually sanctified. This includes the practice of lying, slander, half-truth mixed with false stories, accusation, distortion of God’s truth, mockery, ridicule and much more that is exercised by these individuals upon God’s Church.

As it was just stated, “This has already begun.” God has not fully revealed when it began, as it may have begun on Pentecost of 2012 or 2013. I speak this as an apostle from interpretation of “present truth” God has now given. Therefore the exact year has not yet been fully revealed. In addition, God can alter His execution of timing, but He will not change the actual prophesied events that He has revealed to His prophets.

Three Clarifications
1. Seven Thunders: In all that has been covered to this point, the manifestation of the Seven Thunders needs to be understood. Once the Sixth Seal was opened, some of these thunders began to sound, and then in 2008, these began to increase. Throughout most of the time since then, that process has continued with an increase in repetition, intensity, and with some multiples of them sounding at the same time. Most of this has been for the purpose of God working to keep the Church focused and watchful during the difficult stage that was a more intense period of trying and testing.

As it has been stated many times in the past, the thunders will continue to increase in magnitude, closeness of repetition, and even with multiple thunders occurring simultaneously. This is a process that will actually become much stronger as we proceed forward from this Pentecost. The greatest power from these thunders will be poured out during the physical fulfillment of the 1,260 days of God’s witnesses.

2. First Trumpet Blown: God will not reveal the full scope of understanding in the blowing of each trumpet until after the major manifestation of each one occurs. On December 14, 2008, the First Trumpet was blown.

As it has been stated in the past, this was not the time for the physical manifestation of this trumpet blast. This trumpet sound carries a literal, physical manifestation that in itself is prophetic in nature, and it carries a “prophetically symbolic” manifestation. This is akin to the prophetic nature of the First Seal, in that once it was opened (concerning the Apostasy), its effect and continuing destruction has carried on and grown throughout the rest of the seals that have been opened.

With this First Trumpet, the result of its physical effect will build and continue to increase in its destructive power throughout the time for the manifestation of each of the following trumpets. This is a process that will continue to unfold until that which has been stated concerning this trumpet is completely fulfilled.

The “prophetic, symbolic” destruction from this trumpet was manifested beginning in 2008. It primarily concerns the destruction of the “green back” – the U.S. Dollar – and the complete economic collapse, along with the destruction of productivity of the United States. The reality is that it has already collapsed, but is presently being sustained (supported) by false (deceitful) economic policy, monetary creation, and willing complicity in the participation of these devious practices within large business (industry), banking, government, as well as by commodity and stock market participants.

This prophetic, symbolic destruction of the First Trumpet will not carry-on through all the remaining trumpets, but it will become an actual physically fulfilled reality before the manifestation of the Fifth Trumpet.

3. Fifth Trumpet: As it has been stated in the past, this is the only trumpet blast that carries a spiritual fulfillment and a physical one. This trumpet carries some duality on both a physical and spiritual plane. The spiritual fulfillment of some of the verses pertaining to this trumpet were about the Church, and these have already been fulfilled. The physical manifestation of this trumpet blast will occur in its natural order after the Fourth Trumpet blast has been fulfilled.

LGD – 2011
Lastly, in this final section of this post, I’m going to address part of what was covered in a sermon on the Last Great Day in 2011. It concerned thoughts conveyed to me deep into the night of Atonement (2011) that I shared with the Church in that LGD sermon.

Although this account could be covered a little more fully, I am simply going to quote some of what was stated in that sermon and give some basic clarification on what was involved. Looking back at what was stated throughout that sermon and the incredible timing in which God inspired it to be given, it is even far more deeply inspiring now!

That sermon was entitled, “A Time to be Sobered.” It primarily addressed the commitment of God’s people to live His way of life – His truth – with deep and genuine conviction, regardless of what happens in life.

God was both preparing us for what was to come that would bring us all the way to this Pentecost and inspiring us to complete the “witness” that was to be established by May 27, 2012.

Now I’ll give some quotes from that sermon:

“Now! Now is a time to look at yourself, to be sobered, to take a deep look at yourself and what you believe. On Atonement we were fasting in Melbourne and deep into the night of fasting, I was awakened with different thoughts. I received different thoughts that I am now going to share with you. (These) thoughts were somewhat unsettling but thoughts concerning matters that have led me to understanding what God wanted me to address here today so that I could speak to you about them. Remember, going back in history I’ve mentioned at different times, it’s been at times like that, deep into the night – that I’ve awakened and God has given me a lot of things (that have) to do with the Church, and where the Church is going, and where He is leading it. Incredible! Probably that’s when I have my clearest thoughts and calm environment and no stress and can listen a little more carefully in mind.”

“First, the though that I received: ‘May 27, 2012, is not the day of Jesus Christ’s return.’”

A couple of paragraphs later, the second part was stated:

“Second, the thought that I received after awakening that night of Atonement: ‘You have not yet started your job as a witness as you have supposed, but you will begin to do so once fully clothed in sackcloth. And Christ not returning on May 27th will be used to facilitate that reality, and people are going to hate you far more than they do at this time, in the world.’”

A thought conveyed to me in the midst of this was that there is another 3 ½ years that must be fulfilled. As many of the major things that have been conveyed to me have been given deep into the night, this occasion was different in that it “didn’t seem” the same as other occasions. Instead, in my thinking, it carried a sense of uneasiness because it didn’t seem to be conveyed in the same spirit as before, but was as if it seemed to be (by my feeling) conveyed in somewhat of a “pleased spirit,” as though the delivery of the message was being done in a self-satisfying manner. God does not convey in that manner, but in one of patience, love, clarity, and inspiration.

It was my perception that this was not communicated directly from God, but from Satan. However, I have carried some confusion over all this because I had not understood why it was allowed. One day I will learn even more fully the truth in all this, as my perception may have been my own personal response to the possibility of Christ not coming in 2012, but I don’t think that is the case.

Indeed, perhaps Satan was allowed to convey this message, as it was not a complete message. It was only partially true concerning the additional 3 ½ years to be fulfilled, as we now know the period following 2012 should be close to double that (or even somewhat more). There are more quotes concerning this coverage in the sermon:

“When Jesus was fasting, God allowed Satan to come to Him with an attempt to dissuade him from the task before him, to lead Christ away from the job he was to fulfill. Yet Christ answered Satan with God’s own words, with the answers that were the matter of truth that God gives to us to live by. That’s what he did, powerfully so. Sometimes we’re attacked and God allows some broadcasting, as we heard even in the earlier sermon.”

“Yes, I deeply believe that this was a matter of Satan’s attempt to stir up doubt, turmoil, uncertainty, weakness and anything else he could do to distract, to discourage, to torment, and so forth.”

A couple of paragraphs later it was stated: “And so Jesus Christ is far, far greater than Satan. There is no comparison in there whatsoever! …He easily outwits and uses Satan’s own devices against him to strengthen His own Body. It’s a powerful thing. Satan thinks he gets at God; he causes a disruption, a bump in the road. Never!”

Then there is this final quote to be given from that sermon:

“And so that thought that came in – what a bunch of bull! That’s what I call it, a bunch of bull! 3 ½ more years? …That leads up to November of 2015? Well, that doesn’t take much brilliance to figure out a great truth that I am so deeply convicted of in the 50th Truth; Jesus Christ returns on a Pentecost.”

So that paragraph just quoted was my answer that was based on the 50th Truth as a response to those thoughts at that time, which was a “correct response” (based on truth) to any thought concerning the possibility that Christ would return in November of 2015. This then helped us to focus more zealously on fulfilling a “great witness” that had to be established by what we were to “live,” up until May 27th, 2012.

However, God was indeed beginning to give to us and to prepare us for more truth that was to be revealed in His time, which is what this very post has covered. We will now move forward with our greatest focus (vision) yet.

In concluding, there is one more thing to tell you. A couple of weeks ago, late into the night once more, I was awakened with clear thoughts concerning much of the content of this post. In addition, it was conveyed to me that a third book is to be written, and even a title was given to me. This was just as clear and in the same manner as other names and titles that have been given to me over the years. These include: “News Watch” (for the scattered Church of God), “Time Is Running Out,” “Time Has Run Out,” Church of God – PKG, The Prophesied End-Time, and 2008 – God’s Final Witness.

[Pt. 14 on the series of "True Fellowship" will resume in a couple of weeks.]