Transcript of Gerald Flurryís Sermon, ĎProphesying Again Part 4í

 

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Sermon: Gerald Flurry††††††††††††††††† November 1, 2003†††††

 

 

 

SERMON TRANSCRIPT: Personal Comments

 

 

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Readers Digest Oxford Dictionary††††††††

 

Definition of the word íAbnormalí

 

Abnormal1a Deviating from what is normal or usual; exceptional. 2aRelating to or deviating from what is abnormal (abnormal psychology).

1. peculiar, unusual, weird, odd, strange, curious, perverse, deviant, irregular, offbeat, bizarre, quirky, unnatural, singular, eccentric, unconventional, divergent, wayward, anomalous, aberrant, queer, freakish, deformed, way-out, bent.

 

 

THE SERMON TAPE TRANSCRIPT

 

 

(The introductory speech is not all on the transcript,e.g. quality of special music, etc.)

 

 

ďMy head is a little clogged this afternoon, as you can probably tell, and, so I came late and Iíll plan on leaving early, just in case, this might be contagious, Iím not sure what it is, but thereís a lot in the air, and so I guess it is going around somewhat.Ē

 

(Discusses more about Key of David broadcasts and growing statistics in countries where it is aired and the rise in audiences and potential audiences, new call center being prepared, etc.)

 

ďThere is much excitement in the air as Godís warning returns to TV, and weíve just had a wonderful Feast of Tabernacles.Mr. Harrison said the people over in his area were more urgent and unified than heíd ever seen them before in his life! And he said theyíd had quite a few HQ people that came down to South Africa and over to the U.K. and he thought they were a marvellous example so weíre always happy to hear that.Ē

 

SERMON

ďIím planning to write a book on Revelation. And combine it with the Royal Book of Revelation, that will include those messages I gave at the Feast of Tabernacles. Itís a hope to expand on that some even as I write it, but I did bel-, I do believe Christ led me to speak about that subject íProphesy Againí at the Feast, but I do have one more Ö segment that Iíd like to add under that same subject, about prophesying again. From the conference, I did send out those tapes on hope, as was mentioned I believe in the sermonette and so it is ... and even that was a good FOT series of messages, I think, and so I believe Christ wanted me to focus a little more on the, uh Ö Commission itself, and uh, I uh, uh I think though even in those messages I gave, that almost every time, it was tied directly to the return of Jesus Christ, which is always, of course, something that should be inspiring to all of us, but to see that ... connection to whatís happening in the world right now, leading into ... or ... to the return of Jesus Christ is just something that really stirs your imagination and gets all of us excited.Ē

 

ďStill, of course, we want the ministers to be focusing on that FOT message, like for example if they speak on trials, well they usually show you why you need those trials to enter into the millennium and the world tomorrow. And so we do check those and try to keep our focus at the FOT and make sure that we do concentrate on that message. But letís get back to that subject of prophesying again, if youíll turn with me over to Revelation 10, verse 4 ďAnd when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things, which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.Ē ďNow weíve talked about this before, but perhaps, here in this end time, weíre seeing the worst falling away of Godís people ever in the history of the Church; 95% of Godís people, and can you imagine what that would have done to Mr Armstrongís mind. (Really draws out the word ĎmindĎ) if he had seen what was going to happen at the end of his work? I think you can see he would have been grossly discouraged. Because, well, he might have said ďWhy even work so hard?Ē and so Iím sure God kept that from him for a very good reason.Ē

 

ďBut now God knows who loves His truth and who doesnít. Heís let this play itself out and He has chosen not to know, until it does and now He knows who loves His truth and who does not. Verse 6 talks about the last sentence there, that there should be Ďtime no longerí or Ďno more delayí, so there is a fierce acceleration of Godís work and the prophecies in this end time, Satan has been cast down and weíre in the last hour.Ē

 

And so, we really have to gear things up for this time weíre living in. Itís not a normal time. Itís not even like it was in Mr Armstrongís time. This is truly an abnormal time in this last hour, that this earth has never, ever seen before. And so our work has to be geared to that. Our message has to be geared to that. Verses 9 and 9 and 10 of Rev 10 ďAnd I went unto the angel, and said unto him, give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. 10 And I took the little book out of the angelís hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. So we have this work here, the little book and Mystery of the Ages as well, and then if you look on down to Revelation 11 and Verse 15, we can see what this is a transition to. ďAnd the seventh angel sounded: and there were great voices in heaven, saying THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD ARE BECOME THE KINGDOMS OF OUR LORD, AND OF HIS CHRIST, AND HE SHALL REIGN FOREVER AND EVER.Ē

 

So here we are in this transition. Thereís a little a little book talked about and MOA in Verse 7 thatís talked about, that leads right into the second coming of Jesus Christ. And thatís really the most exciting transition that weíve ever had and at that same time, God says weíre really going to see a great acceleration of the events in this world, you see it already, all around. We can see that very clearly. So God lets us work in this most exciting time ever in this world, and be in this transition period right to the very return of Jesus Christ, but notice,

we have a different commission.

 

ďVerse 11, and he said unto me prophesy again ... prophesy again, before many peoples and nations and tongues and kings, so we have to prophesy again. Now Rev 11; 1 ďAnd there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying Rise, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein.Ē

 

ďNow, I talked about this Revelation 11, Verse one, to the Editorial Department the other day and I want, uh, to discuss that briefly again and add some thoughts to it, but here we are, where God says Rise up (words become very fast now and jumbled together in a rush) now weíre getting it actually, this is like the second commission, after prophesying again is the first, and he says ďI want you to rise up and measure the templeí but I also want you to measure the alter.ĒAnd so, if we are going to prophesy again, it basically means weíre going to have the same message, weíre going to have the same Government, weíre going to have the same law, and so you and I have to submit to that law and Government that Mr Armstrong was taught through Jesus Christ and we, we so we couldnít prophesy again really unless we knew what that Government and law was. We already knew that and thatís why God said well you can rise up and measure because you have this background and you know what that means to prophesy again. You know what that means. And it all originated with Christ, through Mr Herbert Armstrong.Ē

 

ďAnd now brethren, God does say, and I donít know how you can read this any other way, but he does say there is a ... (edited?) must rise up and measure not only the temple and alter, but ... actually, itís Christ doing the measuring, obviously!, through the law and the government that Christ gave to Mr Armstrong, but he says now youíve got to rise up and measure the temple, or the people, and the altar; one man is responsible for directing that under Jesus Christ

 

ďAnd as I told the editorial department ... Mr Armstrong, in his ... (pause) ... era almost never worked directly with the Regional Directors. Now, what he did, was place one man over the ministers and I can name some of them; Rod Meredith, Wayne Cole, I believe Dennis Luker for awhile, and Joe Tkach and Garner Ted Armstrong (Laughs) Ö I think was in there as well, and you know something? That never, ever worked! Now Iím not saying the government didnít work to the extent that Mr Armstrong could preach the Gospel round the world; it certainly did but that one man over the ministry never did work, and Mr Armstrong said it didnít. And you know why it didnít work? Because that man would ... well, overstep himself and he, actually was, ended up running the Church. Now Jesus Christ didnít call that man to run the Church! And so everything went haywire ... er, not everything, but a lot of problems developed as a result of that. That man would always try to take Mr Armstrongís job. And you see, if you try to take a job that God doesnít give you, you never, ever succeed. You never succeed if you try to put yourself into a job ... let God put you in, and then it will work, because God backs you.

 

Those jobs never did work. Now, the main reason being is ... I believe, I think itís pretty obvious, that they didnít support Mr Armstrong. And I donít really know what the solution to that was, I frankly donít and Iím not trying to say Mr Armstrong made a great mistake at all, Iím just saying how do you rule over 150,000 people if you donít have anybody under you that is loyal? And thatís essentially what he did. So how do you do that? But he still got the message out to the world and it was a system of Government, BUT ITíS NOT LIKE WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WE HAVE TODAY.

Itís different today.Itís different in quite a few ways. Why were, do we have all those breakdowns? Well, we had that Synagogue of Satan.Ē (Chuckles) ďIt was there(Cheerful statement) ďDoesnít say there was a synagogue of Satan in this era. I mean, that synagogue of Satan became the Laodicean era. So that caused Mr Armstrong a lot of trouble. (Tinge of sarcasm present and Holier than thou attitude?) Mr Armstrong went to world leaders! What do you do when you have to go to world leaders? (How do you run the Church if you donít have anybody that will do what you want them to do? And of course they didnít, and almost every time he came back he had problems to deal with and he even said (Whining) near the end of his life that, that system never did work. ďHe knew that something was wrong. Maybe the work was too large to do it like weíre doing it and, Iíll talk to you about that in a moment, maybe Mr Armstrongís age also had something to do with it as well, but maybe we also had to learn how NOT TO DO IT!I donít know. Iím not sure.Ē

 

ďBut ... to me ... See, I feel itís critical that I stay in touch with the Regional directorís, UNLIKE what Mr Armstrong did and I believe thatís ... (unfinished sentence) ... itís more I look at Revelation 11, verse 1, thatís what it says do. Did you rise up and you measure the ministers or you work with the ministers and Godís law, and Godís Government, and all of that, (tone sounds accusing and angry) ... you work with the ministers AND the people and so when I work with the regional directors, the regional directors keep me in touch with the rest of the ministers and if there are serious problems, then I always get in on that. But Iím Ďin on ití ALL THE TIME.Ē

ďAnd I think thatís exactly what Christ means here. Now you rise up and measure the temple and the altar; youíre going to have to work directly with the ministers as well, because theyíre working directly with the people. And itís a different situation than what we had in the past.Ē

 

ďSo I think, in essence, God is saying ... this is not something, that, uh is, is unimportant. I think God is saying alright, NOW LETíS CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT TO FIT THE TIMES!Ē Here we are in a time of no more delay. Weíre in the last hour, and I think Christ is saying ĎNOW I WANT YOU TO RISE UP AND I WANT YOU TO RUN THIS THING DIFFERENT THAN THE WAY IT WAS DONE IN THE PAST

(Laughs uncontrollably before gaining control) ďhehehe after all, (chuckling) we donít have the greatest track record there ... (Gains control) ... in that sense.Ē ... ďNow again, Mr Armstrong did the greatest work ever on this earth. So it did work to that extent. But when you got into (blank) specific area, Mr Armstrong himself said ... (In a soft voice) it didnít work. And I think essentially the reason it didnít was because these men didnít really look to him as Godís Elijah.And so it broke down every time.Ē

 

ďNow it seems to me it could have worked. But it didnít!Ē But, I want to read to you something that Churchill said that I read to the Editorial Department the other day. He (Unsure whom) was talking about a professor that worked with him, a professor of science and technology, a man by the name of Lindeman, F.A. Lindeman, and he said when they met, Winston Churchill expressed anxiety about whether the speed of advance of RDF was as great as could be attained. I replied that it most, almost certainly was not and I went on to give my diagnosis of the prime cause of avoidable delays; it was attempting to force its normal machinery to revolve at an abnormal rate. Here we were leading into and actually now getting into WWII and the people were trying to go ahead with that normal production and Churchill and this professor said ďHey, it wonít work! You canít take that normal machinery and use it in abnormal times and win this war! You canít make it work that way! And thatís what they saw very quickly. It was attempting to force its normal machinery to revolve at an abnormal rate ... instead of setting up abnormal machinery, which Revelation 11, Verse 1 does!

 

THIS IS ABNORMAL(Taps something twice, presumably the bible, and chuckles).

ďREVELATION, 11, VERSE ONE IS ABNORMALĒ

 

(Sniffs, voice changes) ďNot that youíre abnormal! but this is abnormal administration of Godís Government

 

ďInstead of setting up abnormal machinery to meet the highly abnormal need, the normal standards were not good enough at such a critical time. So they had to change the way they administered the Government. And so we enter into this time, brethren, and let me tell you, itís getting to be pretty, pretty, fiercely bad. We enter into this time and Jesus Christ is showing me that there really is a change in the administration of our Government. There really is a change in that.

 

Satan has been cast down. Now thatís a different situation. I mean thatís like Hitler attacking, only itís worse. And so we have that to contend with. And itís, as I said, in the last hour, and no more delay, so Mr Armstrongís structure of Government really will not work ... to get this job done. And I think thatís one reason, well I think you can see itís entirely different if you have a smaller group, but we canít afford and weíre not going to have a Synagogue of Satan, thereís no mention of that in these verses here; thereís not gonna be a synagogue of Satan in this Church because we are a little group and Iím very much tuned in and I hope Iím not, I donít want to say that in a vain way, but I try very much to be tuned in to whatís going on in the ministry because, I mean things are moving so fast that we have to make decisions that are very, very, uh, quick decisions sometimes, certainly uh, decisions that I know about, that I can pray about, that I can take into my prayer closet and ask God to give me an answer QUICKLY.

 

ďAnd I know exactly whatís going on, because the ministers tell me so. And thatís different. ďItís different brethren, but again, you see, itís the same government, the same law that Mr Armstrong had!Ē And so I submit to it, you submit to it, but we do have to administer it in a different way. Now the ministers have to go on then, and they work with Godís people and they keep me tuned in with Godís people and so I actually have a, a, I measure the temple as well ... I get to meet a lot of our people, and the ministers talk to me about those people and how I can help and all of that and so I do have to keep myself informed brethren, and I think itís because of the accelerated pace of the times in which weíre living.

 

Now you just ... weíre in a fierce, fierce battle, just before the Great Tribulation and weíre going to have to do things differently; we already are doing them differently ... you are, I am, we ALL are and WE LIKE IT THAT WAY ... because thatís the way Christ leads us.Ē But if you see something like a synagogue of Satan, well what does God say about that? I mean, really ... now, the times are changing, so here He says in Verse Two, well let me just read that: ďBut the court which is without the temple, leave it out, ďor cast it out!Ē and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.Ē ďSo He says look, I mean you just cast them all out!, that sounds, I guess rather humorous to people in the†† (blank silence, edited?, probably Worldwide) Church of God and some of those laodicean Churches, BUT THAT IS IN FACT WHAT GOD HAS DONE, HEíS SAID ĎNOW YOU GET THEM OUT OF HEREí AND DONíT WORRY ABOUT THEM!.†††

 

Weíve got a different work, and it IS a work thatís going to qualify you to be in Headquarters forever, so letís get busy and do it and DONíT WORRY ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE! ... BECAUSE IíM PUTTING THEM ASIDE! You cannot do this work in this last hour, especially with all those laodicean attitudes.Ē

 

ďAnd so weíre ALL having to grow more, God is challenging us, isnít He? (voice lowers gently, becomes encouraging) And thatís wonderful, thereís nothing discouraging about that. He gives us this Philadelphia spirit, and when I go around to the people, I SEE that unity and that urgency in our people and I see it in the ministers, and Iíll tell ya, itís the greatest time ever, I think, to be leading the Church of God, as a physical leader or being a minister in the Church of God because the people see what weíre doing, they see what this is about, and they want to be this little Gideonís army and they want to do it the way God wants it to be done. So they want to make the Government work, and it IS working ... otherwise we wouldnít be prophesying again, and we ... we would not be going on TV. tomorrow, and having access to 350 MILLION PEOPLE! So we can prophesy again to this world! Prophesy Again. Thatís what God wants us to do. Churchill said this, or writing about Churchill, this is uh, the book is Churchill and the proph? By Thomas, I believe. Churchill did what the safely unimpetuous members of the wide all establishment could not have done; he provided a driving leadership which went far beyond his oratory. Now we have ministers that, you know do a very good job of speaking. But our job of leadership goes far beyond oratory. We really DO have to DRIVE THIS THING THROUGH!

We have to get out there and do ... and ESTABLISH REALLY A STRUCTURE, and I donít mean this in ANY WAY TO ABUSE GODíS PEOPLE!

GOD FORBID WE SHOULD DO THAT! ... weíre to be helpers of their joy,but we DO have an accelerated pace, in which we have to WORK --- itís much more intense and we have to get this job done, uh ... in a, with a, in a ... (titters) you know, in abnormal times ... and at an abnormal rate or we just simply couldnít do what weíre doing, brethren. And I think you understand that.

 

ďSO thereís a change, in this, in these extremely urgent times. And as you know, if we had, have a BAD APPLE out there, WE HAVE TO GET THEM OUT!

 

We DO have to get them OUT because they HINDER THE MACHINERY and God, I donít believe is about to allow a Synagogue of Satan in THIS CHURCH! Unless WE break down some-where. Unless We fail God.

 

So we all have a responsibility. Notice, letís read Hebrews 11, and Verse 1 again; ďAnd there was given me a reed like unto a rod: and the angel stood, saying (Huge Sniff) Rise, and measure the temple of God, or the Church, the people, with Godís law and government and the alter, and them that worship therein.Ē So, I, I think again, brethren, this has always been a pattern of Satanís, but why, why would God put so much emphasis on this abnormal kind of Government?

 

 

Well you know what has happened in the past, if Satan is gonna attack the Church He always attacks the Government; He always attacks the government.

ďNOW LET ME TELL YOU, I CAN PROPHESY THIS WITHOUT HESITATION AND ABSOLUTELY KNOW THAT IíM RIGHT: YOUíRE GONNA SEE THAT AS WE GO ALONG, THE GOVERNMENT OF THIS CHURCH IS GOING TO BE ATTACKED LIKE NOTHING ELSE EVER HAS IN THIS CHURCH!

 

TRUST ME(IMMEDIATELY CHUCKLES TO HIMSELF)

 

ďThatís why God says ďlook, donít you worry about thatĒ ... you, He, Heís cleared out, Heís cleaned the Church out. And he says ďNow you just go ahead and you do this JOB, you do it the way I direct you and donít tryda be influenced by people whoíve LOST THEIR HEAD!Ē Spiritually! Colossians 2, and Verse 19. (WASNíT READ BY MR FLURRY)ďAnd not withholding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.Ē ďYou go right ahead and you listen to your head, and heís telling us here that there is a different way weíll have to do it, and itís kind of ay, uh system of government to meet the abnormal times weíre living in. So God had to raise up a man. Now brethren, again, (blank) something weíll just have to talk about from time to time,but there was ... did God raise up a man? Did He raise up a man and actually start the PCG through a man? Well, I think we ... if you know anything about this Church, you know it ... thatĎs true. Thatís not ... thatís not ... uh, phoney baloney - thatís true! That God did, in fact start this Church through a man, and He always does that. And so, the Head, Christ, says ĎNow this is the way weíre gonna be able to prophesy again, and if you donít do it like I say, weíre not gonna get the job done. We wonít prophesy again. This is a God Family Government. Iíll show you more about that if I have time to get into this material here I have. If I donít, I might have one more uh, sermon (giggles) on this subject, Iím not sure.Ē

 

ďBut what is the Gospel? What is it. Well, itís the Good News of the coming Family of God, which is, administers the Government of God; the very same Government we have today, thatís what the Gospel is! And so weíre learning to administer that Government. In Verse 2 He says there now, ďYou just cast those people out!Ē

ďBut you see its Christ doing that! ... I didnít put those people out.Ē

(Chuckles heartily)

 

I Ö I didnít go and put them out ... Christ worked it out! (Tone is accusatory, but alsosounds buoyant) ... where he did THAT HIMSELF! He just CAST THEM OUT! (Shouts)

And he raised up a new work, a new lamp, or excuse me -- changed the lamp and now, we can uh, we can have a Government that its, a, is acclimated to the times that weíre living in. So I see depth in this verse that Iíve never seen before, and I hope youíll think hard about it and see what Christ is teaching us.Ē Christ really is teaching us that weíre going to have to be somewhat different in the way we administer Godís Government; itís just like being in a fierce battle. And a fierce war, right down maybe to the most intense part of it. And you donít have time to do a lot of negotiating when youíre fighting there for your life. And fighting for the life of other people in a way that we never have before! Satan is full of wrath. And weíre gonna see that as we go through this sermon, I think, even more.Ē

 

ďBut this is a Government where the top man has contact with the ministers, through the Regional Directors, and I think more contact with the members than Mr. Armstrong was ever able to have. This is the last Hour. And we have to move fast, and this is the only kind of Government God says that will work in this crisis at the close, in this last hour. It wonít work any other way. Why arenít the laodiceans here? What is wrong? Why are 95 of those, 95% of those people not here? Because theyíre not submitting to their head! Theyíll submit to a man of sin in many cases, or theyíll submit to another evil man but they wonít submit to their head! The Head of This Church! (tone is angry) And thatís their big problem. And so they canít prophesy again. But we can simply because weíre able to do that. So we have to prophesy again to this world, to all of this world, and Iíll tell you, tomorrow is a big day.

 

And so God CASTS OUT ALL THOSE PEOPLE who would dare interfere with His Government in this end time. So it really does make you much more elite when you think about it brethren, and what God is doing in your life ... I mean youíre Special people.You are the remnant of the Church of God and the only remnant, and the only people on this earth who will prophesy again. Now thatís quite an Honour to be here, and to be a part of this. And we canít do that the way things have done, been done in the past. Too many emergencies come up and so we have to be ready to go, but hereís the point Iím getting at brethren is you and I need to as we go along, to learn more deeply about our head, and about how He rules, so YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW where the Head is! There isnít ANY reason ON THIS EARTH, I mean the Laodiceans are the most shallow people you could imagine thatís have ever known Godís Church, or truth, I think. (Pause) They donít know their Head. Theyíve LOST their Head. Thatís the way itís expressed in Colossians 2 and verse 19.

 

And so God has Gotten them ALL out of the way and they donít even have the (blank) anymore, and Heís given us a much more submissive group of people. And we all have to be that way brethren, I do too. We ALL have to submit to that law, that Government; and here we are, Gideonís little army...EVERY ONE OF US SHOULD BE EAGER TO TAKE ON THE BATTLE! Just like Gideonís Army weíre not just ĎHangerís oní, because if we are, weíre not going to hang on! But weíre going to have to be like Gideonís army where these men just went over, scooped up a little water and off they went...they wanted to get into the battle! They wanted to fight for God! And the rest of them, well ... they, they, they drank and they got ready, but they didnít really wanna get in that war. (Is stated sarcastically)

 

And so God says ďOK, Get Rid Of EmĒ (Is laughing throughout now, before continuing) Ö he he he, I think he got Rid of about 95% of Em! ... GET THEM OUT OF THE WAY! ... and Iíll take this little {?} that trusts me; that holds onto their head -- and Iíll WIN IT FOR YOU!

And so He does. And so He is. And Heís definitely going to win these battles for us and this war for us.

 

But this is a more direct command here. I donít wanna try to beat that to death, but uh, again, brethren, it really is uh (Pause) and Iím uh ... and there is a MAN responsible to Christ, to get this work done, with Godís law, and Godís Government, taught by Mr Armstrong. The other day, I spoke I think about an hour to Mr Russell Williams. He had tried to get me before the Feast and couldnít and so we, he had quite a few things that he wanted to talk to me about and so we talked about an hour. Now I didnít call an Evangelist, or a pastor, or a preaching elder to talk to him, I talked to him myself. Because I think thatís exactly what God commands. Now, you, you measure, you keep, you keep measuring right there with the ministers; you work with the ministers and you get as close as you can to the people, because itís going to take that to get this job done, and of course, itís going to take that to keep everybody in sync. Now, if one of Ďourí ministers begins to try the approach they used in the Worldwide under Mr Armstrong, then they have a history of whatís going to happen to their lives. Jesus Christ is going to see absolutely that they fail. Thereís no way they can succeed. Because theyíre not doing what Christ tells them to do. So, this Verse 1 is about this Number Two Commission of feeding the flock and that physical leader has to stay in contact with the ministers and the people as much as possible and do everything he can to measure the way we measured in the past only the administration is much better, and getting directly to the problem. And that is required brethren, if weíre going to prophesy again. If we donít do it that way, weíre not.

 

Now if somebody doesnít like that, then of course itís good that they leave. They really shouldnít be here. If we donít love the Government of God, all we are is a laodicean. Thatís ALL we are. We must love the Government of God mostof all!

You look at 2nd Thessalonians; 2 and weíll turn there in a moment, but they are where they are because they didnít love Godís truth. So the ministers, and all the ministers are on the front line and helping the people to back that first commission, and of course, even Headquarters here is on that front line, as I told the editorial department, and if people donít, you see if the ministers donít help the people get into this number one commission, and make that their number one commission to this world, and put their heart in that, then theyíre gonna fall by the wayside. Now really brethren, thereís gonna be some of them that ARE! Theyíre gonna fall by the wayside.

 

Jesus Christ is making it pretty explicit here I think what He wants us to do and if we donít get in sync and really understand the Government of God, we wonít be around(pause) when Godís people are taken to a place of safety. And you see, thatís why I go around and I talk to the young people and try to tell them ďlook, youíd better look at what is happening in this world. If you think youíre gonnajust somehow get to the place of safety on youíre parentís coat tails, youíd better rethink that...it isnít going to happen!ĒBecause the people that go there are going to have to love Godís Government, or at least, uh be letís say,

passive members that God would allow to go, but theyíre not part of the spiritual organism. But you better think about that, you young people. Youíd better think about it and youíd better think about learning about this government in a very deep fashion (a one sentence silence, edited?) that you KNOW! itís the Government of God (Almost yelling) and it is the HEAD! The head ... thatís directing this Church. Surely, brethren, you know that I couldnít go through that Court Case and then get back out there on, and have access to 350 million people - I couldnít even BEGIN to do that! THE HEAD makes that possible! And we ALL had better get familiar with our Head. And learn this Government, because let me tell you, it is going to be tested! Itís going to be challenged, like nothing else in this Church! You can be sure.

 

ďWell, w, w ... Who was that guy? Who does he think he isThey would say about me. Well, WHO IS THAT GUY? NOBODY EVER wants anybody, to follow ANYBODY but their Head! (A long silence) But God does use a man to say rise up, apply that government and that law and lets get the job done ... letís get the job done.

 

Why do you suppose that Satan is so wrathful? Well we know, he knows he has but a short time, but also he knows ... I mean, heís really been so successful; 95%! of the people of God, and now ALL HE HAS TO GET is this other little remnant, and (if?) that other, that little remnant is not on their knees, praying to that God and submitting to that Head and submitting to the Government in the family then thereís going, theyíre going to have serious problems! And I tell you; I see it time and time and time again. That when it breaks down, that government is not implemented the way God says do it. It just simply wonít work. But these are terrifying times. Theyíre NOT normal times. And as I said, brethren, theyíre not even times like Mr., er ... Armstrong had to do the work. Notice Colossians 2, and Verse 19. (Long pause) Colossians 2, and Verse 19.Where it talks about that, IĎd just like to read it to you quickly, IĎve mentioned it several times. ďAnd not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together increases with the increase of God.ĒDo you feel brethren, that you are nourished by God? Well, if any people that ever should feel nourished, I think we should, with all this revelation that God has given us. Now, letís go to 2nd Thessalonians 2.

 

Now you, you, if youíre not, I mean if we looked at this in kind of a shallow way, just sort of a shallow way, we can think well, ďyeah, I know why the problem is here ... I know what the problem is here, this guy is NO DOUBT SATAN POSSESSED, and heís causing all the problemsĒ

 

BUT HE ISNíT BRETHREN, HE ISNíT. AND FRANKLY, (Quietly laughs)

 

NOT EVEN THE DEVIL IS, if you understand this spiritually.

 

But notice, Verse 3, ďlet no man deceive you by any means. For that day, the second coming shall not come except their come a falling away first., and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.Ē So the big problem here is the falling away. FIRST!Ē

ďAnd then of course, that man of sin REALLY DOES HIS THING!

Why, WHAT could that man of sin DOif, if you didnít have this great falling away first? He could do nothing. Heíd be disfellowshipped. Probably never get in the office in the first place.Ē (Begins to lower his voice and talk very calmly and slowly)

 

ďHeís not the problem there brethren.††† The PEOPLE are the problem!Ē

They fell away from their head. Their head is no longer leading them. But theyíll go now, theyíll let this man of sin be their head! Theyíll let a man directed by the devil be their head! Or theyíll let some other evil man be their head but they wonít SUBMIT to their spiritual head. They will not do it! And so, you see where they are today. Verses 8 and 9; ďAnd then shall that wicked (that is the devil) be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of itís mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.Ē Even Him whose coming is AFTER the working of Satan WITH ALL POWER, and SIGNS AND LYING WONDERS, SO SATAN IS THE PROBLEM Ö ďNO HE ISNíT!Ē Ö (Chuckling)

 

ďNO HE ISNíT! HEíS NOT THE BIG PROBLEM. THE PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM!Ē Ö (Yelling now)

 

Notice Verse 10; ďAnd with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish or ARE perishing, they are DYING because they received not the love of the truth that they might be SAVED, they didnít receive the love of Godís government first of all! They didnít LOVE IT, brethren! They donít LOVE GOD'S GOVERNMENT! And so we have this great, massive falling away and of all things, they would follow a MAN that is so EVIL that heís called the MAN of SIN ... the son of perdition in the bible. Thatís like being called the Devil!

 

ITíS NOT THE MAN OF SIN THAT IS THE PROBLEM.

 

AND ITíS NOT THE DEVIL!

 

AFTER ALL, WEíVE DEALT WITH HIM ... AND BOTH OFTHEM ... HAVENíT WE?††††††††††††

 

WEíVE DEALT WITH THE DEVIL AND OVERCOME HIM AS CHRIST DID.

 

AND WEíVE OVERCOME THIS MAN OF SIN.††††††† AND WEíVE FOUGHT HIM.

 

See but first of all, these people wanted a new government. They wanted a new government ... you know why brethren? Well, because theyíre followers, theyíre not leaders. Theyíre followers. Christ, if you follow your head, heís going to make you a leader. Thatís why youíre here! You're going to be a leader! And youíre going to teach in the world tomorrow. And youíre going to be a king and a priest, and youíre going to lead this world...thatís why weíre here! What is it going to do, really, brethren, what is it going to do if we went to the Feast of Tabernacles and we received ALL of those wonderful messages, so many of them! What is it going to do to help us if we donít prophesy again? Thatís what itís ALL FOR! I mean, thatís really what all that truth is for ... itís to come back now and see what God wants you to do and get out there and prophesy again, and if you love Godís truth, thatís what you will do! Thatís the work! Thatís the purpose of all of this! We have a work to do, thatís why weíre here today. The laodiceans have gotten away from that ... they donít understand that anymore. But if you love the truth, youíll prophesy again!

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Did you know that brethren ... youíll prophesy again? It means giving that truth to the world, isnít that what God, uh, Jesus Christ did? Weíre not here to get. We want to give. What is the point of us see, being here if we donít give all this truth like our husband did? And even give His life ... if we have to. Loving Godís truth means loving the world, and giving that truth to them, and we do it by prophesying again. Did you know, brethren, of course this is pretty basic (laughs and laughs) the truth you received at the Feast of Tabernacles is of no value, none! unless you prophesy again. You can just ex it all out and say itís of no value, those wonderful Feast messages, God says ĎIím giving them to you to DO SOMETHING (huge pause) to GIVE this to this the world. Look how they NEED this ... as you heard in the sermonette, they have no hope! and they donít know how to solve their problems, and they just muddle around! (Yelling) hoping that somehow it will work out okay, and it doesnít, something will never just make it work out Okay unless we make it work out, and if we submit to our head it WILL work, whether itís a marriage or a family or a Church or WHATEVER! But if you try to do it different than what God says, IT WONíT WORK! And thatís the way the laodiceans are. If you love Godís truth, you love God, and you love prophesying again.Ē

 

Itís NOT the revelation that we have THAT MATTERS brethren, really, you know that ... donít you? I think you all know that! Itís not the revelation that matters ... LOOK AT ALL THE REVELATION THE WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD HAD! And they, now, they have lost it all. They have ALL this revelation that God has EVER GIVEN TO ANY CHURCH and they LOST IT and they would rather have things than Godís precious, precious truth. Isnít that amazing? If you donít love Godís truth and want to get it out to the world, youíre going to lose it. Satanís gonna take it away! Itís given to us for a purpose. Give it to the world, or lose it. Itís not winning in court that matters (laughs and laughs) itís not winning in court that matter AT ALL!

Itís WHAT WE DO WITH WHAT WE WIN THAT MATTERS!Ē

As I said, course I said that...what about a half a dozen times at the feast? ITíS GETTING IT OUT THERE LIKE WEíRE DOING TOMORROW, GETTING IT OUT TO THE WORLD. THATíS WHAT MATTERS. ďBUT ITíS A FUNDAMENTAL TRUTH, THAT SO MANY PEOPLE CAN LOSE TRACK OF. IT MAY BE GET HUNG UP ON THE WAY SOMETHING THATíS DONE AT HEADQUARTERS itís insignificant OR WHATEVER ... ITíS INSIGNIFICANT.Ē

 

What is important? What do you have your minds on? What do you think about and pray about? Itís really not having uh.. Imperial college that matters! Itís getting that message out to the world! We give it to the young people and tell them ĎlookĎ, if we donít get this out to the world, we have failed!

 

Love is the deepest subject in the bible because God is love and God is giving ... and God is, IS (laughs) prophesying again, if you look at it that way! But we have to be doers and we have to bear fruits. Whatís the point of proving whatís in here brethren, whatís the point? (Sarcastically) ... ďI say aaahhh, man; I really proved that ... isnít that exciting?Ē Well itís not if you donít do something with it!

 

WE ARE ABNORMAL PEOPLE IN THAT WAY! Weíre not here just to relax and have a church, weíre here to do a job and God gives us this building and blesses us with ALL these blessings because we ARE prophesying AGAIN! And when we cease to do that, you can be sure everythingís going to go downhill, and I mean itíll go downhill in a hurry. Here we are to ... God is love, and weíre supposed to become love, because weíre becoming god, and you young people think about that, weíre here to become god.

I mean, here, weíre special people. Itís so wonderful to be a part of this and to know what God is doing, and to have Jesus Christ as your head, and the father over the family, what a wonderful blessing that is, there just isnít anything to compare with that and the more, more we keep looking into this book, the more God keeps revealing to us and giving us, itís just, just amazing to me, because itís all about the mind of God.

 

Let me read to you what Joe Tkachís words are, wrote in September 2003, he ended his letter, he said; (dark red Italics)

ďFriends, please remember that your donations (See they donít tithe; they gotten rid of that law) Those donations are vital to our denomination ... (now theyíre a denomination - they shouldnít be) As we await the sale of the Pasadena Campus and the full implementation of the new financial model ... (And theyíve been waiting for that campus to sell for what, 6 or 7 years?) ... itĎs dragging on, I know it is tempting, uhh, to think primarily locally, but if we value our ability to remain a cohesive Worldwide fellowship, but if we just have a little more patience (laughs) ... (what 7 more years, 6 more years, WHAT?)(Hehehe ... reads next section sarcastically) Your donations are so important and so critical to this transition period, please pray for Godís help as we move towards these milestones. In other words, theyíre gonna keep their money, (Ha,ha,ha,ha,haha) ... or at least most of it, theyíre gonna keep it and theyíve decided,I guess some of them have decided they did go ahead and keep it before they sold the property ... and thatís creating some problems. Well, they should have problems! Iím not sorry theyíre having problems! I mean we all pray, I think that God will bless them, and this is some heir of some of the correction theyíre gonna to have to uh, be blessed. He said again ďI ask that you please give serious thought to the urgent denominational need for your financial support during..........tape cuts off.

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