20 Keeping a close watch on him, they sent spies, who pretended to be sincere. They hoped to catch Jesus in something he said, so that they might hand him over to the power and authority of the governor.  (Luke 20 NIV)

Pikes Peak Library District (8-17-12)

Is there any place I have not been thrown out of?  Somehow I have heretofore more or less successfully navigated the minefield at the library.  A swarm of security guards and police officers, all of them zealous for the law, assiduously patrol the stacks, assuring no one has an eye closed or a shoe off or is in possession of contraband paraphenalia such as a water bottle, empty or full, or a bag.  I have written about my dream where I was not allowed on the library property; it came to pass on Tuesday morning, July 31 and fortunately not in the middle of the winter when the fact that there is nowhere else for the homeless to go is exigent.  Now I know why they call it a LIE-bury.  I tried to sign in to a computer and was not permitted to do so.  A security guard said they wanted to talk to me.  I turned myself in to the PPLD police substation and was informed that somebody said that somebody said that somebody saw me pry open a plastic case and remove the DVD rather than check it out.  In fact, on Monday afternoon I had checked out “The Woman in Black”, then checked out a DVD player to watch it on.  After duly checking it out, I swiped the plastic case in the swiper and it turned green and I opened it in the usual way.  This has been routine for me over the years and I have never had to find an alternative to the standard operating procedure.  The only anomaly was that the machine did not give me a receipt, which is not unusual.  And as often as not, I must then take movies to a checkout clerk because the cases remain red, or locked, after swiping.

The security guard seemed confused, saying they had found the movie properly returned in the drop box after I had viewed it and there was no evidence of tampering.  But he insisted that I had not checked it out and that he had me dead to rights.  He filled in the blanks on the form letter but had to do so three times and even then he spelled my name wrong.  The letter cited me for disruptive behavior and was supposed to be supported by an inclosure with my bad behavior highlighted, but there was no attachment, only the aforementioned cover letter.  I said I could probably afford two weeks out.

The movie exploited every gimmick in the book: creaky doors, faces in the window, footsteps in the hallway, the hostile locals; I didn’t really want to see it anyway.  The scariest part was when D-cubed showed up to pester me*.  I know I told him to tell his handlers to tell him to stop that.  He sat next to me and began examining the movie case.  I told him he was making me nervous and asked him if he were doing anything which would cost me money.  He ignored me but was careful to ensure that I was fully aware of his exaggerated investigation.

What did he know and when did he know it?  My sister, who works there at the Kafka branch, was hovering around at the same time with another employee.  Only on Tuesday morning did I understand that they all knew what was going on the day before I did.  Shortly afterward, his minivan was rammed by a cement truck.  Maybe it’s nothing.

I came back after my hiatus just in time to see the movie they show every second Tuesday at noon, Sherlock Holmes.  But now I am on record with the library as a criminal; the security guard followed me into the movie and announced to all of us senior citizens that he was keeping his eye on us, ha ha.  Are they setting me up for winter?

*the Holy Spirit corrects me: …to challenge me.

Footnote: Sunday evening, the 26th of August, I went to “dinner” at the Lord of Glory.  A brat served me a hotdog, or something like that.  I sat down.  A random Mexican standing in the long line looked at me, pointed to his eye and said, “I’m keeping my eye on you!”  Very few people read my blog, so it must be a coincidence.  Right?

Four Bible witnesses about homelessness

Will America be homeless among the nations?  Only if she reaps what she has sown.

There is an obscure verse in Amos, 6:9, the meaning of which is not immediately obvious to the casual reader: And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one house, that they shall die.  God clearly had in mind the incident in Genesis 18:32,33 when Abraham jewed Him down regarding the destruction of Sodom:

32 And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.  33 And the Lord went his way, as soon as he had left communing with Abraham: and Abraham returned unto his place.

The message being, that Samaria’s destruction would be total, none would survive.  Jesus said, “I know what they do to people who live on the street” and I infer from the Bible that even Lot and his family would have been lost in the wrath against Sodom were it not for his insistence that the angels not sleep in the street but come into his house for the night; one might say that he was saved by his works:

19 The qtwo angels came to Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed himself with his face to the earth 2 and said, “My lords, rplease turn aside to your servant’s house and spend the night sand wash your feet. Then you may rise up early and go on your way.” They said, t“No; we will spend the night in the town square.” 3 But he pressed them strongly; so they turned aside to him and entered his house. And he made them a feast and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.  (Gen 19 ESV)

Job was known far and wide for his rectitude; listen to his self justification before God:

31 Haven’t the members of my household said, “Who is there who has not had enough to eat at Job’s table?”  32 No stranger had to spend the night on the street, for I opened my door to the traveler. (Job 31 Holman Christian Standard Bible)

This leads to Isaiah 58 and Matthew 25, a pair of chapters in which our Lord by the Holy Spirit says the same thing in both the Old and New Testaments.  A list of works are presented which, if obeyed will unlock the blessings of God, will untie his hands in the lives of his people.

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness,
to undo the straps of the yoke,
to let the oppressed[b] go free,
and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry
and bring the homeless poor into your house;
when you see the naked, to cover him,
and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then shall your light break forth like the dawn,
and your healing shall spring up speedily;
your righteousness shall go before you;
the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.
Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;
you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’ (Isaiah 58 ESV)

Jesus, in 25 of Matthew, says of the sheep and goats, it’s the difference between heaven and hell.

31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
44 “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?
45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”

I have been living on the street here in the Bible Belt for more than ten years, and I can tell you that no one has come close to meeting these criteria, these prerequisites for blessing.  The Lord said, “Why is my son (still) living on the street?”  I got a nervous laugh at a homeless service when the pastor asked if we were living under the law or living under grace and I replied that I was  living under the bridge.  Many say to me that they are saved by faith–I think they mean grace as we are justified by faith and saved by grace–and not by works as an excuse to do nothing, aside from a few palliatives, because they “believe in Jesus”, but they conveniently forget that while the Bible is clear that we are not justified by the works of the law, works of obedience to the faith are mandatory.   The first thing Jesus said to each of the seven churches of Revelation was “I know thy works.”  For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (Matt 16:27)  This is why the city and nation are in danger of a goat judgment.  I got this word in the spirit: “I’m donating this to the poor, just don’t get any on me.”   The world would be a different place if Christians were obedient, as righteous Lot was.  There is an important distinction between Abram and Abraham which is not made in the new testament, but an understanding of which helps me reconcile the apparent discrepancy between Romans 4 and James 2, salvation by faith and salvation by works.  Nobody wants to hear about their covenant responsibilities, and that’s fine with me.  I have short coattails; as Jesus said, Where I am going, they cannot come.

God repeats himself about the importance of loving our neighbors in Jeremiah 17:10, Revelation 2:21-23 and Romans 2:, as follows:

10 “I the Lord search the heart
    and test the mind,[a]
to give every man according to his ways,
    according to the fruit of his deeds.” (ESV)

He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking[a] and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.There will be tribulation and distress for every human being who does evil, the Jew first and also the Greek, 10 but glory and honor and peace for everyone who does good, the Jew first and also the Greek. 11 For God shows no partiality. ESV

21 I gave her time to repent, but she refuses to repent of her sexual immorality. 22 Behold, I will throw her onto a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her I will throw into great tribulation, unless they repent of her works, 23 and I will strike her children dead. And all the churches will know that I am he who searches mind and heart, and I will give to each of you according to your works. (ESV)

We know about God’s purpose in destroying Sodom from 2 Peter 2:6:

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;

But Jeremiah, among others, points out the sinfulness of God’s covenant people as being worse than the surrounding nations, and the punishment was commensurately worse, because they were held to a higher standard.  They were violating the Sabbath and refusing to release their slaves, in violation of God’s law.  Jeremiah 21 and 19 foretold what would happen if there was no repentance, but 18:18 indicates the people would not listen but rather persecuted the man of God.  I have noticed the tendency of people to take clear words of warning as personal affronts.  I understand why they rise up against me, because if what I say is true, then everything they believe is wrong.  It is interesting to compare the siege of the city with the former siege in Isaiah 36 and 37.  18:18 hints there had grown up, in the intervening years, an elaborate religious system which the prophet came in conflict with:

Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.

In Lamentations, Jeremiah said “I told you so,” comparing the judgment on “the streets of Jerusalem and the cities of Judah,” a worst-case scenario from Dt. 28 and Lev.26, unfavorably with Sodom’s, a posteriori,

For the chastisement[a] of the daughter of my people has been greater
than the punishment[b] of Sodom,
which was overthrown in a moment,
and no hands were wrung for her.[c]

Jesus Christ said, “The garden of Rome is hanging from New York.”  The book of Hebrews applies this progressive revelation to the complete Sodom-Jerusalem-Vatican axis, as contradistinct from the heavenly Zion in chapter 12, by posting severe warnings against violating the Great Heavenly Covenant.  Christians are held to the highest standard of all.  To whom much is given, much is required.

Here’s the latest from Taco Bell.  As I mentioned in Crystal Cruse, I often walk to the fast food establishment on south Nevada Ave. to “feed the warden”, in prison parlance, before retiring to camp for the evening.  Few people are employed and even fewer dine there; the young workers are usually to be found sitting around smoking and gabbing, a far cry from when I was similarly exploited.  For some time now, after sitting on the can, there has been an obligatory rude knock on the door and jiggle of the door handle.  I always answer with a hearty “hello”.  Last night, the attack was escalated: after the usual routine, a key was inserted in the lock and the door was opened to expose me.  The girl with the key was shocked, shocked to see an elderly patron sitting there with his pants down and rebuked me, saying that I should have answered to her knock, which I had been sure to do as usual, while the older gal looked on approvingly.  Given my enemies’ obvious determination to portray me as a sex pervert and all around good guy, and I defend their right to believe that, this incident may not bode well for my future at Taco Bell and I may do my business elsewhere from now on.  At the Wendy’s downtown, the girl asked me if I wanted a receipt when I left.  What would Dave say?

New Life Church

I have written elsewhere about the church of Sodom and will follow up with a couple brief testimonies about New Life Church.  A gunman opened fire on a Sunday morning and two sisters were killed, Rachel and Stephanie Works.  The message was clear: there were dead works at New Life Church.

Again, I attended a service and when the music started I was looking at the speakers and the Lord said, “Doom box.”  In a vision I saw Ted Haggard’s face in extreme close-up on a TV screen and he said, “From now on, the news will be broadcast from New Life Church.”

Again, when I was praying at the World Prayer Center, which is associated with New Life Church, I said by the Spirit, “How did I guess; how did I know; how did I Wes; how did I woe?”  Wes Tullis was in charge up there and the next Sunday I attended the evening service at the Church, which was not my habit, and the first announcement was about Wes’ son, born with Down’s Syndrome, who had been rushed to the hospital with seizures.

Back in the ’80s, I received this word of knowledge from the Holy Spirit: “I am a long straight shaft.  God has taken me from his quiver, positioned me on his bow, pulled back the string, and whoever gets in my way, it will be his own choice.”  A night or two later, I was taken to a church I had never attended before.  We walked in early; few were there at the time.  The pastor was crying out over the pa system, “You are a weapon, you are a weapon, you are a weapon in the hands of God!”  Much like Jeremiah being a battle ax.  In his sermon, he called himself an arrow, as opposed to some who are daggers for in close fighting.  Afterwards, I went forward and told him I was an arrow, also.

In a vision, I saw New Lifeless Church on fire.  There was a look of anguish on a woman’s face, perhaps his wife, Gail.  I later asked Ted if he’d had any confirmation from the prophets and he said “No”.

Again, after I went homeless, I threw some clothes in the as yet unimpounded car and drove up to the World Prayer Center where there is a laundry facility for the guest rooms.  WPC is associated with NLC and is located on the same property.  I routinely prayed at this location and attended the church over the years.  I washed a load and was rudely told by security that I was not welcome there for that.  It was open 24/7 and I was not the only person who found it the only place to stay at night.  When I left, I told the macho antagonist that God would judge between us before he threw me out and then I told a prophetic brother, who was living in his car on the parking lot, that dirty laundry would bring the church down.

Thirty days after I was kicked in the face and had my nose broken by a couple of gang stalker bat boy thugs while I was sleeping in the outhouse at America the Beautiful park, Ted Haggard was exposed and disgraced and defrocked from the ministry for sexual impropriety and drug use.  (Jesus had said, in a different context, that judgment would come in 30 days.  Maybe it’s nothing.)  Ted founded the megachurch and was also president of the 80 million member National Association of Evangelicals.  Mikey knew him personally; they sang Just as I Am together back when the church met in Ted’s basement.

So I took the load to Couture’s laundry on Tejon and when I prepared to insert my last dollar into the change machine, Jesus said, “You don’t have to do that.”  Since then, I have not had to do laundry because the Lord has provided me a lot of nice clothing in lieu thereof, which is one reason everyone says I am a thief.  Again, free laundry was provided when I dredged my sleeping bags out of the silt from the archaeological dig that my camp became after the flood and I put them to good use until the CSPD Hit Team raid in late September 2012 when they stole everything, including my crystal cruze, and I moved into Carsophagus.

Carsophagus

When I have time, I will write here about Carsophagus, the old abandoned car I have slept in since the raid.  Preview: Somebody asked me if I have running water and I said, “Only when the radiator leaks.”  Curiously, D-Cubed suddenly and dramatically appeared at the soup kitchen the day of the CSPD raid, lent me a sleeping bag and set me up in his second minivan to “car sit”.  Maybe it’s nothing.  The Holy Spirit said, “Anyone who’s true to Christ is going to wander as a beggar.”  The parking lot where I am located now is infested with police and tow trucks parading through.  God said the police are endemic, like bedbugs at the Salvation Army’s R.J. Montgomery New Hope homeless shelter.  I told D-Cubed, “We know how to deal with tow truck drivers.” Click here.  He barked off the tragic facts of the case without pause, about the tow truck driver who got caught in his own contraption and was dragged to death here in Where-else.  “That’s right,” I replied.  The Lord said, “I’d like to see how that shows up in the police report!”  12 words.  Another time, as I lay in the back in the parking lot, I addressed someone in the spirit, saying: “You don’t like it?  Fuck you.”  Then I addressed the Father, saying, “Thank you, Father.”  He winked at me; actually, it was a reverse wink: I saw His left eye lid open and then close.

Yet another coincidence

14 There is a vanity which is done upon the earth: that there be just men, unto whom it happeneth according to the works of the wicked; again, there be wicked men, to whom it happeneth according to the works of the righteous. I said that this also is vanity. (Eccl 8:14)

Jesus said, “The righteous will be given over, too; it won’t just be the wicked.”  In an exposé of COINTELPRO (click here), one of the tactics used by shadow-government gang stalkers is this:

Third, there was harassment through the legal system, used to harass dissidents and make them appear to be criminals. Officers gave perjured testimony and presented fabricated evidence as a pretext for false arrests and wrongful imprisonment. They discriminatorily enforced tax laws and other government regulations and used conspicuous surveillance, “investigative” interviews, and grand jury subpoenas in an effort to intimidate activists and silence their supporters.

(I have linked this persecution to the Inquisition elsewhere; perhaps it is no coincidence that the recent pope, Pope Benedict, was Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.)

My public defender informed me in jail that the word on the street was that I am crazy.  As it is written, The days of punishment have come; the days of recompense have come; Israel shall know it. The prophet is a fool; the man of the spirit is mad, because of your great iniquity and great hatred.  (Hosea 9:7)   Jesus said, “People will go to any length to make the man of God look like a fool.”  “Crucify them lengthwise.”  One of the burly young deputies was accompanied by a pretty young woman from the mental health department the day they brought a battery of questions for me to answer.  I knew from my several arrests before that this was standard procedure; the questions were nosey and nobody’s business and I always refused to answer any of them.  This time they were ready.  The dep took this routine exercise of my constitutional rights as a personal affront to his dubious authority.  He could barely constrain his contempt and was virtually frothing at the mouth.  He forced me into a room with mirrored windows and cameras and commanded me to take my clothes off and demanded that if I did not answer the questions he would PERSONALLY escort me to the psych ward as a suicide.

When we arrived, I in my green “turtle suit”, Jesus said, “What they’re doing is against the law.”  Maybe that is why he said the Criminal Justice Center (CJC), or Cookie Cutter Justice as he calls it, will owe me a lot of money.  I suspect it will cost them more than that.  This was a psy ops designed to push me over the edge mentally: my sentence within a sentence spanned from Christmas Eve until New Years Day when they suddenly decided I was no longer “suicidal” and released me back into general population.  Home for the holidays.  The Holy Spirit says, El Paso County, it’s your jail.

Why is this important?  Jesus told me “there are no coincidences.  They’re all connected; all you have to do is prove it.”  But coincidentally, the library sent me an email saying my account would be terminated on November 22 if I could not produce proof of residence.  I wonder if anyone else will be similarly honored on his birthday which is also Thanksgiving Day and the runup to the jubilee of Kennedy’s assassination this year.  Another Tet Offensive.  They meant it for evil but God means it for good, I’m sure.

Yet another contradiction…

In past entries I have tried to convey a little of the flavor of the spirit at Restoring Hope Church where I was thrown out.  Pastor Doug Anderson.  They have now completed their move into a larger building but wait! what’s this?  Early in the morning one day before their scheduled grand opening, the building caught fire. (click here and here.)  This is the church where, for example, I brought a word from Jesus that “There are no contradictions in the Bible.”  Later I saw Mike McCartney, now deceased, with his laptop computer compiling a list of contradictions in the Bible.  The Bible calls this the “contradiction of sinners.”  He said “rebuked by sinners.”  A few days before the fire, I told a little birdie I had been thrown out of First Christian Church and he asked me if I wanted him to firebomb it, ha ha.  Maybe it’s nothing.  And Stefon did all that work painting the interior for the burnt offering.  Now it’s boarded up, desolate and ready for demolition like the old Express Inn itself and the doppelganger Abandon Hope Nazarene church formerly under Castor Pooper.  Some of us were discussing the cause of the fire last night and I heard the Lord say, “We know the truth.”  Remember his words: “God will burn you with fire if you withhold justice from me.  Let’s see how long it takes them to figure it out.  At some point, they’ll add all of this up and count the cost.  And if they still refuse to believe?  Trust your neighbors to get too close to the place of the fire; they’ll burn up instantly.”  The upshot of all this, for those who like to connect dots, is that back on that cold, rainy night when Jimmy Gilpin excommunicated me for as yet undisclosed reasons, I told them I would return the favor as Jesus Christ lives, everything was always a big favor, you know, and as of Saturday morning, Doug is effectively thrown out of his own church, like Pastor Jim Singleton before him.   Saturday November 3, one week before the fire, the Holy Spirit said, “We’re going to make it hell for them.”  For it is time for judgment to begin at the household of God; and if it begins with us, what will be the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God?  (1 Peter 4:17 ESV)  They moved to the Lon Chaney theater in the city auditorium but got locked out in mid January when the venue flooded.

1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. 2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away , and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD.  Jer 23

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?  1 Peter 4:17

Tuesday Nov. 14 at Bible study Corey asked me to read from the apostolic protocols in Matt 10:9-15, the Holy Spirit thereby corroborating what I had just told them about RHC; I received an icy reception with that remark:

“Do not get any gold or silver or copper to take with you in your belts— 10 no bag for the journey or extra shirt or sandals or a staff, for the worker is worth his keep. 11 Whatever town or village you enter, search there for some worthy person and stay at their house until you leave. 12 As you enter the home, give it your greeting. 13 If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. 14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. 15 Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.

Saturday Nov. 17, one week after the fire, this message: “The other word I got was: I’m parlaying the evidence over to you.”  Also, Russell Meyer, which is probably code for a prophet’s name, like Jerry Meyer.  Apostolic protocols.  Nov 20: He violated the rules of the protocol; could really hit you hard.  November 21: D-cubed showed up late at Bible study, had never attended before, tail flamboyantly wagging the dog, rebuking me and asking impertinent questions about alcohol consumption, twice warning me I had to be careful before leaving a few minutes later.  I asked him if he were going to similarly entertain us at the next meeting.  The others in the group, not surprisingly, sat there like sandbags to watch.  But I am sleeping in his car and there is no alternative to that.  November 27: Obviously, we are moving into a different era.  On or about December 10, Matt Reece came back into town and told me that Russell had told him that, shortly after the fire, Doug had a heart attack.  Next Tuesday night at Springs of Life church, I immediately asked Russell and Stefon about the truth of the rumor and both told me emphatically that it was not so, but that Doug was alive and well.

Immanuel Baptist, which previously met there, handed out gift cards to Denny’s every month, but they always came up with some new excuse not to give me one until it became onerous for me to go so far out of my way for nothing.

Fool Stamps

7-Eleven management put a big sign on the door at Pikes Peak and Tejon downtown reminding everyone that it is against the law to sell hot food to food stamp recipients.

SSPX0017There is posted a similar sign at the Bijou and Spruce location, I am told.  But the Department of Human Services will not issue food stamps unless the payee is enrolled in the cumbersome “Employment First” Goodwill program for “workfare” training.  Being enrolled means the client must do community service work at minimum wage rates to offset the cost of the food stamps, and meet various other punitive obligations which the pretty young minority women who run the office deem necessary, or the client will be “sanctioned” and lose the “benefit” for many months.  A Hobson’s choice, a contract of adhesion.  We are the engine that drives this economy and we should be treated with more respect.  Most of us receive $200 per month, which works out to 25 hours of community service.  But why work a minimum wage job to earn what Jesus calls fool stamps which cannot be used to purchase a cup of coffee, let alone do a load of laundry?  (As I write this, an announcement came over the speaker that no personal property, bags or camping gear or bike trailers, may be “stored” on the Library property and all must be removed immediately one way or the other, including the “garbage bag” by the front door.)  I checked the Code of Federal Regulations about food stamps and Colorado is in compliance with federal law in mandating this red tape, but states have the option not to require it which I understand most do not.  Reminds me of a dream I had when I was wrongfully jailed: a young woman was sentenced to two years as a secretary.  Jesus told me the righteous will be given over, too; it won’t just be the wicked.

Mat 27:23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

Truly we are on the slippery slope to slavery on the globalist plantation.  The strategy to keep it all legal can be seen in the 13th Amendment to the Constitution:

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Never mind.  I must complete 25 hours by Feb 25.  I’d better get busy but I do not feel it is the Lord’s will for me at this time.  Maybe I should tell Matt I can’t buy drinks for my friends anymore.  Plus, I have been sick for a good month since late January.  Ironically, I have the opportunity to work for Dee Cunningham at KGSB (Keep Colorado Springs Beautiful).  Op. cit.  Maybe I can be a mole and raid the camps of them who always raided mine!  Or I could work at the First Christian Church of Sodom, which you have read about above, as a custodian.  More than a Meal feeds a breakfast to the homeless on Saturday mornings, but they are located far beyond the reach of any bus; Care and Share would require me to lift far more than the doctor will allow; he says my hernia is technically an emergency.  I begged for some hours at the Marian House soup kitchen and was sternly warned by the volunteer coordinator that regular clients are not allowed to work off their debt to society at that location.  I signed up for food stamps three years ago because I heard I was deferred from the work requirement; I would not have done so otherwise.  At the time, there were too many “workers” and not enough “workfare sites” to accommodate them so those between the ages of 50 and 60 were deferred; they recently deferred the deferment, anyone over 60 is already exempt, dumping more workers in the saturated market and those of us in that age group got snared.  See proof text Numbers 4:23 where work age range is stipulated at 30 to 50.  (2/15/2013)  As of mid-March, I have been sanctioned as of the end of the month.  I accrued a record $830 on March 7 and we’ll see how much remains on April Fool’s Day which is the same day my sister ostensibly closed me out of my parents bank account with her power of attorney back in 2004.

Today is April 9, 2013 and I can report a total food stamp balance as of now of $666 which will keep me going for 100 days.  In other words, I was sanctioned at the end of March.  The Lord said, “We’ll make them last” and “You are exempt”.  I walked by the former DHS building at 105 N. Spruce on April Fools Day and saw the empty hulk as it has been since they vacated and relocated, concrete and steel waiting to be demolished, I guess.  No visitor to our fair city can fail to miss it from I-25.  Add it to the list.

Poor Aaron thinks he is the high priest!  He has been attending the Springs of Life church of late but has bought into the mindset there.  He scoffed at the idea that God would gamble when told of my call to win the Powerball back in 2001.  I told them again about the Waldo Canyon fire prophecy and he withstood me, saying that if I thought I were a prophet, I should prophesy and let him hear it.  I said, I just did.  He proceeded to ask me who was in attendance when I heard these words and tried to nullify my testimony by tacitly quoting Scripture: “Let the prophets speak two or three and let the other judge.” As if I cannot hear God for myself.  The Jews did the same to Jesus saying His testimony about Himself was not valid because there were no corroborating witnesses.  And so he used the law to judge me and I called him on it saying, as he stormed out, “Out of your own mouth you will be condemned.”  He turned on his heels, stomping and shaking the building, flailing his cane in the air and screaming “You will not mock my God! You will not mock my God! You will not mock my God!  You will not mock my God!” over and over.  Reminded me of Stefon the Stiff-necked when he raised his voice like a trumpet and cried aloud in the midst of the congregation:  “An apostle you are not! An apostle you are not! An apostle you are not! An apostle you are not!”  I said he could crucify me when the time comes, but I will speak the word until then (the Holy Spirit says, Good Job!).  The last two weeks he has been unable to speak having been afflicted with a painful abscess in his tooth and was perplexed about the necessity of taking antibiotics for it.

The same thing happened to Jason Newell at Restoring Hope Church.  I don’t think he has forged a link between the two events inasmuch as he regards the general consensus about my station as a pariah to the church.   How this devout friend of Doug’s could say in one breath that I was not stark raving mad, as was the consensus, but rather have a high calling in the church, and that the Bible promises me victory over my enemies, and in the next, scorn me with the utmost contempt, I cannot understand.  Maybe the meth addled his brain.  I cut Stefon a similar indulgence because of the heroin.  It occurred to me that Satan relies on consensus just as God relies on credibility; having lost his own, he has created a counterfeit, and he is very influential.  As Pastor Corey, who spent 17 years in prison for armed robbery, proclaimed about me at Springs of Life Ministries: “We know what kind of “man” you are!”

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Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.  Jeremiah 18:18

Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?”  John 10:20 ESV

But they mocked the messengers of God, and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the LORD arose against his people, till [there was] no remedy.   2 Chronicles 36:16

They glory in their shame

Stefon has been stalking me for some time now and has “attended” the Tuesday night services at Springs of Life Church for the last few weeks.  Russell was the guide who brought him into my Gethsemane and drives him back to his abode, RHC, after service.  Russell and Corey camped together on the creek the winter of 2009-2010 and shared an adjacent room at the Express Inn when I was there that spring.  Both left Restoring Hope Church about the same time last year and haven’t been back.  Springs of Life Church ministers to us homeless with a service and dinner and they raffle off free night stays to a few congregants at the motel every week.  Last fall, I started winning every week and I didn’t question it but was thankful to my Father for his sabbath provision through the winter.  Then Russell started coming to the church and the two of us started sharing the weekly accommodation.  Stefon has also won a room the last two weeks.  This morning I awoke to see Russell making a cup of coffee for his friend.  What’s he doing here? I asked.  Oh, he won a room last night, too.  What about the demonic onslaught when he exercised the Jimmy option and attacked me relentlessly during the service with every curse, lie, slander and false accusation his father could think of in a murderous rage as everyone in attendance pretended nothing was happening?  He called me a madman, bringing madness into the church, and revealed his own fixations in the process.  [20] Many of them said, “He has a demon, and is insane; why listen to him?”  (John 10:20 ESV)   He misquoted and contradicted many of the words God has given me.  He said I told him he would have his throat ripped out with a corresponding gesture.  He said I claimed to be King David reincarnated and had previously accused me of claiming to be Jesus Christ himself.  What kind of fool would make that claim?  An unstable fool.  Again and again, it was, An apostle you are not.  That’s your opinion, I countered.  When he said I was not allowed in the church, I said we ought to obey God rather than men.  He asked me if I thought he was God and I replied, No, I don’t think you are God, but a man.  I suppose I can give him that.  If I weren’t careful, he warned, he would get in the flesh.  I could feel the love.  Then he played to the crowd, saying I love you and how much he wanted God’s best for me and that I should do well.  I almost choked.  Let no man take me for a fool.  At no time did he ask, Why am I doing this?  I thought, Well, he’s part of the church; the Lord replied, He’s part of this church.  The Bible says, They hate me without cause.  Jesus told me, David showed his enemies no mercy.  [14] A king’s wrath is a messenger of death, and a wise man will appease it.  (Proverbs 16:14 ESV)  But David behaved himself wisely in all he did.  We remember King Saul and the demon he received when the Holy Spirit passed to David, a man after God’s own heart.  I believe Jason may have such a problem.  Stefon barely touched his dinner, but at least he arrived on time and was there for the singing, the message and the meal and not just because, and he didn’t try to lead me in the sinner’s prayer.   Jesus doesn’t want me to let them get to me.  Ignore it; don’t worry about it; I’ll take care of it.   Nobody seemed to notice anything, so I guess it’s OK.

[10] His watchmen are blind;
they are all without knowledge;
they are all silent dogs;
they cannot bark,
dreaming, lying down,
loving to slumber.
(Isaiah 56:10 ESV)

But I did rebuke Satan in the name of the Lord.  Jesus said, I  heard you say it.  May the Lord reward him as his deeds deserve.  But unlike King Saul,  Shimei outlived David, who left him for Solomon to deal with, so we can’t assume he will deal with all our enemies the same way in all instances.  He, you recall, was the guy who cursed and threw stones at David and they wanted to kill him on the spot but David interceded on his behalf.  Look at “Saul” of Tarsus, who [13] … persecuted the church of God violently and tried to destroy it.*  (Galatians 1:13 ESV)  Now he is our favorite apostle, author of the Love Chapter.  When I told my earthly father**, The Lord rebuke you Satan, he fell to a ruptured aorta only a few hours later.  I thought it was just religious rhetoric, but I saw Jesus standing behind him when I said it.  He told me, The pain was terrible.  The point is, we just never know with God, but we have to trust him in all things.  I told the Lord one time, “It all seems so contrived.”  He replied, “The damage is real.”  Nor can I assume, as my numerous enemies do, that I am always right at all times.  I hope to accede to Christ, the son of David, as all in all.

[49] Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,’  [50] so that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be charged against this generation,  (Luke 11:49,50 ESV)  Jesus says that leadership is coming from all over the world to pray for me as (declare me) an apostle.

Jesus said, To find the man of God, look for the persecution.  He said, We’re gonna rumble.  Again, It’s a faith walk now.  In the book of Acts, we notice that a large part of the persecution which came against Paul was due to the “plottings of the Jews”.  The same is true today.  It bothers me when the churches coddle these people.

*[4] His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it.
(Revelation 12:4 ESV)

** Dad’s name was Raymond Lynn Tone, which anagrams out to No Demon Tyranny.  The Lord told me he feels sorriest for my Dad.  May God richly bless him, wherever he is.

for background to Like Lord of the Flies, read here.

Always question everyone’s motives

Hopefully by now you have read my desultory account of happenings at Restoring Hope Church because I feel it is time to add an update on the web of deceit.  You have read about dour, unctuous Jason the Magnificent, whom I brought to the church a year and a half ago from the homeless shelter and who has managed to actually live at the church ever since while many other homeless have come and gone who were anointed by pastor Doug Anderson to live there, too.  I am the outlier and have been subject to their whims, like excommunication, and sleep on the front porch behind the church, or under the bridge, as the Lord leads.  Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured.  (Hebrews 13:13 ESV)  The Lord said, Rub their faces in it.  Slick is smooth with Scripture and has come to lead the Bible study which runs five mornings per week.  But I still sense something isn’t right with him and I’m waiting on the Lord to show me how to proceed.  I guess the toothache wasn’t convincing; he had it the very day I was scheduled to teach, the day after I corrected Doug when he told us all that he wanted Jason to teach, and he was unable to speak because of the pain.  His attitude toward me is very weird, but not unique, but this is the kingdom of God and I keep my shoes off when on holy ground.  The church of God is the house of God.  … if I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.  (1 Timothy 3:15 ESV)  He’s just part of the tag team.

Many use my Name

Stefon the Stiffnecked was brought in to replace Jimmy Gilpin, who I knew by revelation to be a federal agent and from experience, a provocateur, who left Restoring Hope Church several months ago from sheer embarrassment after I also had introduced him to the church from the homeless shelter and has been hiding out at the Church of the Lord of Glory ever since; pastor Jerry Kintz thinks he is a real man of God, that God is all over him, I am told.  Stefon told me he was going over to the Lord of Glory to visit Jimmy.  I never knew Stefon to visit there and I didn’t know they kept in touch after all this time.  Like Jimmy before, he sits at Doug’s right hand and represents the pastor’s secret first line of defense against me.  He and Jason live together at the church and bulldog me whenever possible.  Jesus said, People will go to any length to make the man of God look like a fool but they laugh at me when I say I am persecuted even though the Bible says, All who would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.  I have been accused of having a “persecution complex”; in other words, there is something wrong with me.  A few more strangers have moved in over the last week or so, too.  I told him his insolence to the man of God would be punished and when he said three times, An apostle you are not, I told him that the last guy who said that got his throat cut out, but he said that won’t happen to him.  Funny how the self-righteous can take a word of warning as a challenge.  This morning I had a vision of him and got the word Any time.  Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall.  (1 Corinthians 10:12 ESV)  I think it no coincidence that Doug has been at death’s door for weeks for he, in a symbiotic way, has been their support system.  Doug preached at the church this Mother’s Day morning; I looked at one of his sons and the Lord indicated that he is keeping him alive for his family’s sake.  He will gently lead those that are with young.  (Isaiah 40:11)

They hate me without cause

I remember one incident in the spring of 2010.  Some of the homeless were sleeping at the church and homeless Corey stood up to Doug on my behalf.  He said, “You know he’s homeless; why don’t you let him stay here?  If anything is missing, just trust God to replace it.”  Whatever that meant.  Maybe Satan told them I was a thief.  The devil loves to demonize me and he’s very influential here.  Corey did 17 years in prison for armed robbery, but that was OK; he was accepted in the Beloved.  I, on the other hand, am the best man Jesus ever met, but I’m despised and rejected and sleep on the front porch out back.  I watched Pastor Doug slap on that goofy grin and stare off into space.  End of discussion.  I believe that occurred before Computer Mike dropped me off at the mission and when I reached into the back of his truck for my bags, he gunned it, intending to run over my left foot.  Click here for possible follow-on.  He never came back to the church after that, but God did drive him out of his apartment with fumigation.  I walked in one day and Doug and Jimmy confronted me and demanded, Where is your camp?  I declined to answer, for security reasons, I said.  But I owe them an apology.  Jesus said, Why does everyone hate him so much?  If they hate me, they will hate you also.

Obama sin Laden

Here’s where it gets kinky.  Both Jason and Stefon are black.  A month ago, Pastor Garrett, who is also black, started preaching on Fridays and now, Mondays.  Black Larry, whose name is Randolph at the shelter, has been there the last week or so.  In Romans 12 we have gifts of grace and in 1 Corinthians 12 we have gifts of the Spirit.  Larry has a gift of gab and a kindred spirit.  There are no white ministers apart from Doug, though some have come and gone.  Last Friday, I was the only white person among a half-dozen blacks.  I wonder how much of this is known to Doug, who has been convalescing at home for a while.  In the past, I have reviewed for you the undercurrent of hostility I have felt there all along.  They say I am cursing Doug and the church when I state the facts (we prophesy by faith) and are tight-lipped when I explain from the scripture, which they claim to love, about the “sin unto death” in 1 John 5:16.  Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.  (Mic 6:13 KJV)  And the LORD your God will put all these curses on your foes and enemies who persecuted you.  (Deuteronomy 30:7 ESV)  The Lord says, What part of this don’t you understand?  They zealously watch me like hawks and jealously play Keep Away, or Monkey in the Middle, with my Father’s provisions which come from Care and Share etc.  The church is their own private snack bar.  When the last bag of Combos is gone, they will panic.  Jason told Stefon, Don’t let David go down to the basement; Doug won’t like it.  He rudely rebuked me for drinking my own tea,  because I took it from the kitchen, where, apparently, neither I nor the tea were supposed to be, and he mistakenly assumed it was his.  I only left it in there because one of the squirrels on the front porch chewed through the top of the can.  I swear it.  I have seen them rudely turn someone away from the food pantry and I told them that was a test, her coming in.

But, of course, I was wrong.  Everything I think, do or say is called into question and refuted with a condescending lecture about the Bible.  I could tell them Hesperus is the Evening Star and they would ask, Where is that in the Bible?  But if I tell them that the Bible says women are not to speak in the church, well!  that is heresy.  They believe the Bible, after all.  And who am I anyway to call that into question?  Jesus told me, I want people to know I’m bigger than the Bible.  I remember when pompous Fred (NLN) was conspicuously present.  He was an overbearing Bible expert brought in from First Presbyterian to lead our humble group for a while after Mike McCartney was kicked out of the church and kept me in my place, too.   Jesus said, In every movement there are winners and losers.   In class I said, Jesus gives us the glory which the Father gave him.  He said that wasn’t in the Bible.  I humbly corrected him: It is written, The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, (John 17:22 ESV)  Again, he pontificated that Jesus never referred to himself as the Son of God (!) but that John 3:16 should be in black not red.  I humbly corrected him:

This was why the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the Sabbath, but he was even calling God his own Father, making himself equal with God.
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel. For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. The Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.
“Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself.  (John 5:18-26 ESV)

35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be abroken—36 do you say of him whom bthe Father consecrated and csent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because dI said, ‘I am the Son of God’?  (John 10 ESV)

He claimed that the great sufferings of Paul for Christ’s name’s sake were not a consequence of the sufferings he had inflicted on the church.  I humbly corrected him:

But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on your name.” But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”
(Acts 9:13-16 ESV).

But I held out hope for him one last time.  I told the group that the wickedness we were discussing was manifesting in the group at that very moment because I brought them the word of the Lord and no one believed it.  Nothing changed even with that rebuke.  I answered Jason that each man chooses blessing or cursing for himself; I can’t choose for him.  After pastor Doug got sick, he never came back.

They cop this attitude, like, we know the truth about you, but we’re not telling.  Jesus said, We lie by not telling the truth.  And then, They don’t want to tell you the truth.  Many people seem to believe that God put me here to eat their shit, but I feel that both of them have to go as they are a stronghold in the church, which they claim to serve.  They will put you out of the synagogues.  Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.  (John 16:2 ESV)  But Stefon seems more cordial toward me now that the balance of power has shifted.  He gave me a tea bag for coming to church last Sunday.

Several years ago I had a dream without the mention of which this post would not be possible.  Some may consider it racist, but it is from the Lord.  I saw a black man with a silver platter in his hands and he was admiring his reflection in it.  His lips were protruding forward to kiss his image.  Jesus said, If they didn’t give it all to the monkeys, I would not have reconsidered.   I never really knew what it meant and have been reluctant to recount such things for obvious reasons.  Jesus called me the son of Jesse Jackson, after all.  But now I see it playing out before my eyes at RHC.  The Obama Zeitgeist may be involved.  In another vision I saw a black man in a suit dancing and on his back were the letters “FBI”.  One day, Jesus promises, niggers won’t have to be afraid.

There is a wall hanging in the foyer of Jesus’ face looking down, disgusted, hurt and sad.  More accurately, it looks like he smelled something bad.

who say, “Keep to yourself,
do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.”
These are a smoke in my nostrils,
a fire that burns all the day.

(Isaiah 65:5 ESV)

The Lord says, They all piste me off and the word “epistemology” became “epistemol-off-ogy“.  I am grateful to God for his imprimatur.

Herd shot round the world

When I brought Eddie over from the homeless shelter, I warned him: I have never seen so many weirdos in one place as I have at this church.  The problem with many Christians is that they want to play the game but they don’t know the rules, being undisciplined and lawless.  [4] Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, [5] but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him:  (1 John 2:4-5 ESV)  Why is this important?  Because of the influence we have on society as a whole, as leaven, as salt and light.  As an example.  This pastor resembles king Saul, tall, young, handsome, from special forces, Christian leader, family man, everything Americans admire.  But Saul was an old testament type of the church in the pentecostal age.  His heart was not right with God.  He devoted himself and his followers to destroying David, a type of the overcomer, who had repeatedly proved himself a tremendous asset to king Saul.  In the end, he fell on his own sword in the heat of battle lest the Philistines capture and abuse him.  And where was David then?  He was busy with other things and Saul got “left behind”.  Specifically, he was engaged in a defensive war against the Amalekites whom God had commanded Saul to eliminate some time before.  We kill our wounded, eat our children, make them pass through the fire, kill the prophets.  The church is responsible to disseminate the word of the prophets.  God says, ignore me and I will ignore you.  Jimmy Gilpin viciously slandered me publicly at one of our meetings with every insult his stony heart could produce and accused me of eating donuts, but he was the master of the church, so it was OK.  This is the same Jimmy who I heard in the Spirit say he was a federal agent and who another heard admit that he was not a Christian.  The Lord says, Beautiful.  So I’ll quit while I’m ahead.

[9] I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. [10] So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church.
[11] Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.
(3 John 1:9-11 ESV)

[18] Some are arrogant, as though I were not coming to you. [19] But I will come to you soon, if the Lord wills, and I will find out not the talk of these arrogant people but their power. [20] For the kingdom of God does not consist in talk but in power. [21] What do you wish? Shall I come to you with a rod, or with love in a spirit of gentleness?
(1 Corinthians 4:18-21 ESV)

[23] When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them.
(Acts 4:23 ESV)

This appeared on Infowars.com 1-7-2012

They were undefeated through May

I don’t know where to begin, yesterday or today, when I actually got thrown out of Restoring Hope Church.  Let’s begin with yesterday, May 31.

Jason started us off with a topic, examining ourselves.  It went very well, many had much of worth to say and we stuck closely to the Bible.  After an hour or so, I brought up the inevitable, I Corinthians 11:

[27] Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. [28] Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. [29] For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. [30] That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. [31] But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. [32] But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.

(1 Corinthians 11:27-32 ESV)

Jason bites my heel

Yes, we are to judge ourselves with regard to the body of Christ in communion.  As we opened our Bibles to that page, Jason did something strange.  He may not have if someone else mentioned it; we’ll never know.  But it was never a problem before.  He got very defensive and told us that communion was Doug’s ministry and it was not our place to discuss it.  Only Pastor Doug, brother Newell continued, could teach or comment on that subject or quote from the Bible.  I said, We don’t have any popes here.  All of us are free to read the Bible for ourselves.  I mean, how many good men have paid the ultimate price to get us this far?  He was angry and said, If this gets back to Doug, what’s happening here, it will be on you.  I said, Fine.  It’s on me and proceeded to read the verses.

Jason claims he is the prophet over the church and the head of the Worldwide Church of God.  Maybe so.  But he also has good reason to suck up to Doug.  I have written about that.  I think what happened is that Slick was trying to “defend” Doug by hiding behind his skirt, so to speak, and he knew craftily that Doug was implicated by this passage, as he knows I also believe, that he has come under this very judgment for this very reason.  As I reminded them, [21] The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  (1 Corinthians 12:21 ESV)   Our bibliolater feared I would take it there and thus tried to make the Holy Bible taboo.  I didn’t go there or there.  Personally, I don’t think Jason is doing him any favors.  As you know, Doug has been convalescing at home for more than a month.

Meanwhile, over Monday and Tuesday, I had a great surge in readership on my blog…which brings us to today’s inquisition.

The Shunning

I came into the study late, as I have far to walk, unlike the others, to get to the church.  I sat down next to Jason so he moved and sat next to his friend.  When I started to speak about his topic, glorification, he got up and left.  He knows more than God so he didn’t miss anything.  When I sat down across from him at the soup kitchen, he did the same: he quietly got up and left and the guy who took his place vomited all over me.   When he came back in, as if on cue, Stefon confronted me about his belief that Jesus would never use the word “motherfucker” or “shit”.  I don’t either, by the way, unless it’s absolutely necessary, but I cannot speak for another in that regard.

1] who by a word make a man out to be an offender,
and lay a snare for him who reproves in the gate,
and with an empty plea turn aside him who is in the right.
(Isaiah 29:21 ESV)

The King James Bible says, You make a man an offender for a word.  And I said so.

For the record, God Himself promised to flush Israel’s first king, Jeroboam I, down the toilet:

10 Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel, and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man taketh away dung, till it be all gone. (1 Kings 14 KJV)

But, unlike the house of Jeroboam, dung is to be given a decent burial:

“You shall have a place outside the camp, and you shall go out to it. 13 And you shall have a trowel with your tools, and when you sit down outside, you shall dig a hole with it and turn back and cover up your excrement. 14 Because uthe Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you and to give up your enemies before you, therefore your camp must be holy, so that he may not see anything indecent among you and turn away from you. (Deut 23)

Jesus promises the same for Christians who compromise the Great Heavenly Covenant:

34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?  35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. (Luke 14 KJV)

The Book of Hebrews is a further warning against violating the New Covenant:

29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? (Heb 10)

So we have two proof texts as witnesses.

The New Roman Inquisition

Jason put Stefon in charge, who ended the study and started lecturing us about testing the spirits and false prophets and the role of ministers in the church.  Brother Cobb is Aaron to Jason’s Moses.  It’s always a lecture with these guys.  Pious platitudes.  He asked if everyone at the table had accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, because he is the only way to the Father.  We dutifully said yes, to his apparent satisfaction.  After some time of this, I said, Look, if you can’t tell that I am from God, then you need discernment.  It’s always innuendos with these clowns; never the truth.

Jason baited me by playing the race card.  He said how in the last four years, he never sensed any racial hatred from me, to which I replied, that’s because there is none.  Stefon said he asked Doug to come and confront me, but for some reason, he did not show up.  I said, That’s not surprising.  I said what I got from the Lord, Did you really think I would not fight back?  They told me I was insolent and slanderous and was cursing the church and them.  The only reason Stefon used those big words was because I once told him his insolence to the man of God would be punished, and I had told Jimmy when he publicly attacked me at the church and accused me of eating donuts that I could sue him for slander and that the burden of proof was on him.  The Lord backed me up; in the ensuing weeks, we must have read every verse in the Bible about not slandering or bearing false witness, whether we wanted to or not.  But how better for him to even the score?  I told them last week, I am not cursing anyone; I’m only bearing witness to the facts.  I said, each of us must choose life or death, blessing or cursing for himself; I cannot choose for him.  The curse causeless shall not come.  To no avail.  Stefon said I have to forgive Doug.  I said, No I don’t.  He said, Why not?  I said, Because he didn’t ask me to.  Stefon accused me of saying he would get cancer and have his throat cut out; I corrected him: I said, the last guy who said what you said had his throat cut out.  Funny how a clear word of warning can be taken as a challenge.  He tried to say, correctly, that I called Jason “unctuous”, but he could not pronounce it.  If it makes him feel any better, I don’t know what it means, either.  Stefon insisted I am satanic and demonic and they have always felt I am an insane heretic.  In short, I am the personification of evil incarnate and therefore, apropos the ad hominem abusive argument, which is a logical fallacy, nothing I say can be true. I said, I know that Jason thinks I am beneath contempt and, as I looked him in the eye, just between us, he knows he has always treated me with the utmost hatred and disrespect, which none of you guys know about.  And even if they did, it was not on the table.  These issues have been hanging fire for two years, I said, and no one will address them.  Jason said I owe them an apology.  I said, Apologies go both ways and I have an open door policy.  I said, God would have to judge between us and left.  There were many lies posturing as truths.  There is nothing new under the sun.

[23] Jesus answered him, “If what I said is wrong, bear witness about the wrong; but if what I said is right, why do you strike me?”  (John 18:23 ESV)  On or about the Fifth of June, I got the word, Another slap in the face from the Lord.

I remember, I told them recently, obviously to no avail, about a dream I had in the mid ’90s when I was attending Maranatha Assembly of God in Hampton New Hampshire.  I was in front of a board of elders and the pastor’s wife told me, We don’t want you sounding the trumpet every day.  Then I saw a cesspool outside the church and the pastor’s wife fell in, dissolving in the middle.  I tried to take off my shoes to jump in to save her and there was a pole on the ground so I picked it up and started fishing around for her, but she was gone and all I could feel were the turds.  She said, I hear you, David.  She got cancer and died a grievous death.

As of Thursday, June 2, I have not been back to the church.  It is amazing to see how people who claim to be Christians can be so obtuse.  God raised up the Jews so he would have a people set apart to receive the Son of God when he came to his own.  His own received him not.  The Holy Spirit says, He will not come back to his own.  I have always said, Americans would crucify Christ at a sunrise service and give ten percent to the church.  When he returns, will he find faith on the earth?

Footnote: I hit the Big Red Button

Stefon sent a lengthy comment for me to moderate, but when I clicked on “approve”, the whole blog went bonkers and turned in to something like a core dump.  I do not know HTML and there is no way to contact WordPress, so I had to cut, copy and paste and rejigger the thing the best I could and in the process, the comment was lost.  I can only conclude that it was not God’s will for it to be published.