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THE LAST END Vision of the Prophet Daniel (Part 2)

From the Philadelphia News, on page 1 of the May 2011 issue Mr. Gerald Flurry gave a sobering warning to all the ministers and members of the Philadelphia Church of God:

1150 days: God’s warning to the PCG!

On March 11 of this year (2011) – the anniversary of the end of the 1150 days – a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan. I BELIEVE GOD IS SPECIFICALLY WARNING THE PCG – AND REMINDING US OF WHAT WE HAVE TO DO!…

March 11 this year was a critical day. I think it reinforced the importance of the end of that 1150 days, and reminded us – as we are prone to forget…

That 1150 days was a nightmare: people turning from God and the truth being cast to the ground. Then God supplied the ANSWER – in the form of an URGENT MESSAGE!

THESE MARCH 11 EVENTS ARE LIKE FLASHING RED LIGHT FOR THIS CHURCH! They are a warning… God is warning you in these events! He’s warning me! We must get our minds on this message, or we’re going no place spiritually. (p. 1, Vol. 21, No. 4)

We have already discussed the vision of the prophet Daniel in chapter 8 concerning the LAST END that involved the RAM and the HE-GOAT – Garner Ted Armstrong and Joseph W. Tkach Sr. The whole vision in chapter 8 is actually just an overview of the history of God’s Church in this end time that covers the latter years of the Philadelphia era and the transition going to the Laodicean era.

2300 DAYS: THE VISION OF THE EVENING AND THE MORNING

Now let’s continue with the LAST END vision of the evening and the morning that covers “many days”

And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be… And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. (Daniel 8:19, 26)

If you will notice that Jesus Christ appeared as a man before the prophet Daniel as he was along the river of Ulai (verse 2)

And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. (Daniel 8:15-16)

Jesus Christ commanded the angel Gabriel to make Daniel to understand the vision concerning the LAST END. And what is it that Daniel saw?

Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. (Daniel 8:13-14)

The vision that Daniel saw was about the sanctuary or God’s Church being cleansed. These verses have already been explained in the Book of Remembrance:

Since the sacrifices are done twice daily, so the 2,300 evenings and mornings is equal to 1,150 days. And according to Mr. Flurry in his Daniel booklet, this prophecy has come to pass and it did refer to a 1,150 day period after Mr. Armstrong’s death on January 16, 1986 – before Malachi’s Message was revealed to him on March 11, 1989. The daily was stopped for 1,150 days, and at the end of it, the sanctuary was cleansed starting initially with Mr. Flurry.

But notice very carefully: Ancient Israel was commanded by God to offer sacrifices on the altar on a daily basis, TWO LAMBS that are a year old – one in the morning and another one in the evening. This account is written in Exodus 29:38-42;

“Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually. The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even: And with the one lamb a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil; and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering. And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, and shalt do thereto according to the meat offering of the morning, and according to the drink offering thereof, for a sweet savour, an offering made by fire unto the LORD. This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the LORD: where I will meet you, to speak there unto thee.”

These verses suggest that the fulfillment of the 1,150 day period is DUAL – which is indeed 2,300 evenings and mornings!–1,150 EVENINGS and 1,150 MORNINGS: “AND THE OTHER LAMB THOU SHALT OFFER AT EVEN, AND SHALT DO THERETO ACCORDING TO THE MEAT OFFERING OF THE MORNING.”…

(Mr. Armstrong and Mr. Flurry) are more like a type of the two lambs that were offered in the continual in God’s temple – “The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even.”

So as already proven from the Book of Remembrance, there will have to be a SECOND FULFILLMENT of the 1,150 days:

Notice also that it is not only the daily that is concerned in this vision but also “the transgression of desolation” – “How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, AND the transgression of desolation…?” This relates to verse 23; “when the transgressors are come to the full.”

So the 2,300 evenings and mornings could most probably be referring to a TWO-1,150 day time period. The fulfillment of the 1,150 day prophecy could be DUAL, which amounts to a total of 2,300 evenings and mornings…

When shall this second 1,150 day period begin? It began when the house of God(Armstrong Auditorium) was COMPLETED and inaugurated on September 5, 2010 – which coincided with the 6th year death anniversary of the wife of That Prophet. The construction and completion of the Armstrong Auditorium in Edmond, Oklahoma is to be a specific sign for the SECOND fulfillment of 1,150 days– the evening sacrifice…

Mr. Flurry explained the vision God gave the prophet Daniel about the evening and the morning – which comprise the last end:

Daniel didn’t understand this vision God was giving him. God sent the archangel Gabriel to Daniel to explain (verses 15-16). “Understand, O son of man,” Gabriel said, “for at the time of the end shall be the vision” (verse 17)…

In verse 26 of chapter 8, Daniel writes, “And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.” Today we are right in the midst of it. This is happening in God’s temple. This whole vision is about God’s Church right now—the last end. Daniel is trying to get us to see the kind of warfare going on behind the scenes.

This is the only time of salvation for those members called into the Church of God today. Judgment is now on us. If we fail this time, there is no second chance.

God gets very specific with this prophecy. It’s carefully planned to the very day!… (Daniel Unsealed At Last!, p. 30)

For emphasis, Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote that “This whole vision is about God’s Church right now—the last end” and we are right in the midst of it as it happens in God ‘s Church. 

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This second 1,150 day fulfillment was from September 5, 2010 to October 29, 2013. And this date October 29, 2013 was the day when the LAST END website was launched which coincided with the annual celebration of Cyrus the Great day!

Cyrus the Great Day or Cyrus Day, October 29 (7th of Aban) is the anniversary of the entrance of Cyrus into Babylon. It is named the day of Cyrus The Great by “Save Pasargard” Institute, but is not registered in any national or international calendar. Cyrus the Great was the first King of Persia, who declared the first charter of human rights in the world, also known as the Cyrus Cylinder. In October 539 BCE, the Persian king Cyrus took Babylon, the ancient capital of an oriental empire covering modern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. Several texts describe this event. In the Nabonidus Chronicle, for instance, is written that in the month of Arahsamna, the third day (29 October), Cyrus entered Babylon.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrus_the_Great_Day

Well what’s with Cyrus the Great? Would there be any kind of connection to the work God gave to Mr. Gerald Flurry? Actually there is, on September 4, 2004, Mr. Gerald Flurry gave a sermon entitled, “The Tree of Life and God’s House” in which he said,

“God’s gonna use, I believe, there’s certain symbolism there to tell us, He’s gonna use carnal minded men to help this work done. If that’s what we need, we’ll get the help. If it’s like building God’s house or doing this work, God will give us the help, even if He has to take a carnal minded man and anoint him – He’ll do it because He already said He’s gonna do it, ‘I will raise up the ruins as in the days of old’. God forbid that we should not believe that! God forbid.”

Do we believe what God’s prophet said? Do we believe that God will use and anoint Gentiles to help His work done? Mr. Flurry gave that sermon a day before his wife died on September 5, 2004 of a CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE. What does that mean? It means that early on, God has already been planning to use Gentiles to help finish His work in this last end because the Philadelphia Church of God being pictured by the condition of Mrs. Barbara Flurry is sick unto death that it cannot continue doing so.

The context of this Gentile work which is directly connected to Cyrus the Great will have to be helping God to build His spiritual house. This Gentile work has also been commissioned by God to raise up the ruins as in the days of old. This is being fulfilled primarily through the Book of Remembrance in which we can read from its very first pages:

This book is dedicated to the memory of Gerald Flurry’s wife, Barbara Jeanne Flurry, who died on September 5, 2004.

Noticed the connection of the two 1,150 days prophecy? Let’s go back to Daniel’s LAST END vision:

Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the DAILY sacrifice, and the TRANSGRESSION OF DESOLATION, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed. (Daniel 8:13-14)

The FIRST 1,150 days concerns the DAILY while SECOND 1,150 days concerns the TRANSGRESSION OF DESOLATION, yet BOTH the sanctuary (God’s Church) and the host (ministers) are to be trodden under foot.

The DAILY or God’s work has been taken away after Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong died on January 16, 1986. The Tkaches

Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary was cast downAnd an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. (Daniel 8:11-12)

Then 1,150 days later, on March 11, 1989 God began the cleansing process in His Church through the revelation in the book of Malachi that He gave to Mr. Gerald Flurry.

How about this “transgression of desolation”? What is this really all about? Let’s understand. The word “transgression” can also mean “rebellion”; while “desolation” can also mean “to destroy self”

So “transgression of desolation” would mean REBELLION TO DESTROY SELF. This  would be the context of the SECOND fulfillment of the 1,150 days.

REBELLION TO DESTROY SELF

What is this REBELLION TO DESTROY SELF mean? Do the PCG members not even wonder why the wife of That Prophet became sick unto death with a CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE even it was only a few months after the six year court battle against the Worldwide Church of God? God used her ailment to picture the spiritual condition of the PCG. What could the problem be? Remember that the six year court battle was concluded on January 16, 2003 but sometime on December 2003, it was announced that Mrs. Barbara Flurry was in a critical condition.

What could have happened between January to December 2003? To answer that, let’s consider first the prophetic significance of what happened to Mrs. Barbara Flurry:

In the Daniel – Unsealed at Last booklet, Mr. Flurry wrote:

“Now as he was speaking with me,” Daniel wrote, “I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright. And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be” (vv. 18-19). This all unfolds in the “last end” – end of the end time, as we have often said. We are in that time! Notice it says, ‘for at the time appointed the end shall be.’ The time appointed at the ‘last end’ means the 1,150 days” (p. 30-31).

Read that again! THE TIME APPOINTED AT THE “LAST END” MEANS THE 1,150 DAYS! There is indeed a dual fulfillment of the 1,150 days! We cannot fully understand the last end of the indignation until the other part of the 1,150 days is fulfilled. And we are in the midst of it!

To reinforce our understanding regarding the fulfillment of the duality of the 1,150 days, let’s consider the vision in Zechariah 5:

“Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a flying roll. And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits.” (vv. 1-2)

According to Mr. Flurry, in Zechariah: The Sign of Christ’s Imminent Return; this flying scroll pertains to the little book, Malachi’s Message (revealed to Mr. Flurry after 1,150 days from Mr. Armstrong’s death). While in the latter part of the chapter it discusses yet another vision – that of building a house for God in the land of Shinar, (i.e. to say, in Edmond, Oklahoma)

“Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.” (Zech. 5:5-8)

The “talent of lead,” according to Clarke’s Commentary, means GOD’S DISPLEASURE WITH WICKEDNESS, which is the same terminology with that found in Daniel 8:19’s word “indignation”: GOD’S DISPLEASURE WITH SIN. And notice very carefully, that this “talent of lead” is connected to “a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah” – the Church (symbolized by the woman) is being measured.

Let’s look at how God measured the woman. ‘And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof’ (Zechariah 5:8). God finds wickedness in this church. God is very displeased with this measurement.” (p.52, op. cit.)

Have we seen a woman in this end-time that was emphatically used by God to show His views about His Church being measured, even after only about 20 months from the court case victory on January 16, 2003? From the Philadelphia News, Nov/Dec 2004, we read:

September 5 marked a dramatic day in the history of God’s Church. On that day – 40 months after the beginning of the ‘last hour’ – Barbara Jeanne Flurry died. …I believe my wife was, in a sense, a MARTYR. Five years ago, God revealed more to me about the book of Ezekiel, now contained in Ezekiel – The End-Time Prophet. This booklet explained how Ezekiel’s prophecies are specifically about OUR WORK TODAY… Ezekiel 24:16 reads, ‘Son of man, behold, I take away from thee the desire of thine eyes with a stroke: yet neither shalt thou mourn nor weep, neither shall thy tears run down’…

In verse 19, the people asked Ezekiel what it all meant. He responded with God’s message: ‘Then I answered them, The word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Speak unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will profane my sanctuary, the excellency of your strength, the desire of your eyes, and that which your soul pitieth; and your sons and your daughters whom ye have left shall FALL BY THE SWORD (verses 20-21)…

My wife GLORIFIED God in her death. She witnessed for Him. (pp. 1, 8;)

Source: The Last End – A Book of Remembrance pages 59-60

Notice the first vision in Zechariah chapter 5 (verse 1) involved the flying scroll or Malachi’s Message – that’s the FIRST 1,150 days; while the conclusion of this same chapter (verse 11) is about a house being built in Shinar which Mr. Flurry wrote as pertaining to Armstrong Auditorium that was inaugurated on September 5, 2010 – the beginning of the SECOND 1,150 days.

And remember this physical construction is in the context of GOD’S DISPLEASURE WITH WICKEDNESS inside His own Church as prophesied in Zechariah chapter 5! This is the same vision concerning the “transgression of desolation” or REBELLION TO DESTROY SELF that the prophet Daniel saw in chapter 8.

This REBELLION TO DESTROY SELF is actually the same prophesied Ezekiel 4 siege or better known as the NO CONTACT POLICY. We have already proven how the death of Mrs. Flurry is directly connected to the Ezekiel 4 siege which is still happening right now inside the PCG.

For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. (Ezekiel 4:5)

We already know the explanation of the first fulfillment of this 390 day prophecy in the Book of Remembrance in terms of days being years when Jeroboam CAUSED ISRAEL TO SIN through his DECISION. And what DECISION was that?

And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan. And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi. (1 Kings 12:30-31)

Jeroboam “made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi” – he changed the ADMINISTRATION or MANAGEMENT OF GOD’S GOVERNMENT! He inducted into the office of a priest those which God has not approved to become priests unto Him. That DECISION of Jeroboam as explained in the Book of Remembrance in 975 BC led to the 585 BC siege of Jerusalem 390 years later.

The significance of that DECISION eventually led to the first fulfillment of the 70 weeks prophecy as explained in the Book of Remembrance:

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Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. (Daniel 9:24-25)

This was how the street has been built which is 49 years from the 457 B.C. decree given by King Artaxerxes on his seventh year reign in the year 457 B.C. as written in Ezra 7:7-28.

From the Book of Remembrance:

In 408 B.C, Nehemiah’s visit to Jerusalem the SECOND TIME corresponded exactly with the prophecy written by the prophet Malachi.

The abuses which Malachi mentions in his writings correspond so exactly with those which Nehemiah found on his 2nd visit to Jerusalem.

(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malachi)

While in Lange’s Commentary, here’s what is written:

(W)e find Malachi condemning the very same abuses, which Nehemiah found existing in his second visit to Jerusalem, we may reasonably conclude, that they were contemporaries, and sustain the same relations to each other.

Read the rest in the Book of Remembrance. This is the fulfillment of “THE STREET SHALL BE BUILT AGAIN” or it can be rendered as, “THE STREET SHALL BE REBUILT.” The STREET then is pertaining to the PRIESTHOOD. This can be further proven during King Hezekiah’s reign:

Hezekiah began to reign when he was five and twenty years old, and he reigned nine and twenty years in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Abijah, the daughter of Zechariah. And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father had done. He in the first year of his reign, in the first month, opened the doors of the house of the Lord, and repaired them. And he brought in the priests and the Levites, and gathered them together into the east STREETAnd said unto them, Hear me, ye Levites, sanctify now yourselves, and sanctify the house of the Lord God of your fathers, and carry forth the filthiness out of the holy place. (2 Chronicles 29:1-5)

The STREET has been associated with the PRIESTHOOD. And the message God gave to the prophet Malachi on 408 BC during Nehemiah’s second visit was to RESTORE or REBUILD them, the same way when King Hezekiah admonished the priests to sanctify themselves. That same priesthood later developed through time into a group called the Sadducees. Let’s read about them from the Book of Remembrance:

Now, let us include the group of the Sadducees because this group as it appears were the same chief priests who influenced Judas to betray Jesus Christ. Let’s consider the Jewish Enclopedia again and you will be utterly shocked:

SADDUCEES:

Name from High Priest Zadok.

Name given to the party representing views and practises of the Law and interests of Temple and priesthood directly opposite to those of the Pharisees. The singular form, “Ẓadduḳi”, is an adjective denoting “an adherent of the Bene Ẓadoḳ,” the descendants of Zadok, the high priests who, tracing their pedigree back to Zadok, the chief of the priesthood in the days of David and Solomon, formed the Temple hierarchy all through the time of the First and Second Temples down to the days of Ben Sira but who degenerated under the influence of Hellenism, especially during the rule of the Seleucidæ, when to be a follower of the priestly aristocracy was tantamount to being a worldly-minded Epicurean

(Source: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12989-sadducees)

From another source we could read:

The Sadducees take their name from the priest Zadok who supported Solomon against Adonijah when he attempted to appoint himself King of Israel. (See the 1st chapter of 1st Chronicles.) …While the Sadducees were few in number, their control of the Temple, along with their wealth, gave them an important position of authority within… the Sanhedrin. 

The word Sanhedrin refers to a religious court…

At the trial of Jesus before the elders of Israel … (t)he outcome was inevitable, especially because of the threat Jesus posed to the Sadducees.

In their view, this man was an unparalleled danger standing in direct contradiction to their theology across the board. …Thus, in their own self-interest, the Sadducees, more so than the Pharisees (some of whom certainly did want Jesus dead), forced the issue of trying and slaying Jesus.

Evidence of this can be seen in the fact that the Sadducees, and not the Pharisees…

  • Arranged with Judas to betray Christ (Matt. 26)
  • Set a guard at the tomb (Matt. 27)
  • Arrested the apostles (Acts 5)
  • Gave letters to Paul authorizing the persecution of the church in Damascus (Acts 9)

(Source: http://www.centralcal.com/crist2.htm)

…And which group claims to be the SONS OF ZADOK?

Sons of Zadok is just another way of saying the Philadelphians today. Like Zadok, these individuals stay with the key of David. They hold on to the understanding about David’s throne. (The Key of David, p. 57)

Source: The Last End – A Book of Remembrance

As for the fulfillment of the WALL in Daniel’s 70 week prophecy, it has already been explained in the Book of Remembrance who those people are:

Let’s consider the Jewish Encyclopedia for more information about the Pharisees:

PHARISEES (Aramaic, “Perishaya”; Hebr. “Perushim”):

“Perisha” (the singular of “Perishaya”) denotes “one who separates himself,” or keeps away from persons or things impure, in order to attain the degree of holiness and righteousness required in those who would commune with God

On the whole, however, they added new restrictions to the Biblical law in order to keep the people at a safe distance from forbidden ground; as they termed it, THEY MADE A FENCE AROUND THE LAW.

(Source: http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/12087-pharisees)

Did you see that? The Pharisees during Christ’s earthly ministry “MADE A FENCE AROUND THE LAW!” Is this not the specific fulfillment of the prophesied IRON WALLof Ezekiel 4? Let’s continue from the previous source to see one of the characteristics of that IRON WALL:

The Pharisees also favored the rich over the poor because of the prevailing attitude that poverty was a sign of the curse of God, while prosperity was believed to show the approval of God on one’s life

The attitude sometimes carried over into the Sanhedrin’s legislative abilities, and so the Pharisees were known on occasion to abuse the right given them under the Law of Moses to enact laws clarifying points that the greater Law did not directly address. This had the effect, in some cases, of subverting the principles of the Law to favor those of wealth and power, something Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for. (op. cit.)

Can we find a similar situation in this last end which portrays a scenario wherein the ministers in God’s Church favor the rich over the poor and even brand those in poverty as under a curse from God? So many poor people in the Philadelphia Church of God around the world could relate to that and have so many stories to tell of their own experiences in the hands of these spiritual Pharisees.

Apparently, the Sadducees and the Pharisees made up the priesthood in Jerusalem during Christ’s ministry (emphasis mine in bold):

Many priests belonged to the Sadducees according to Josephus,11 but not all priests were Sadducees. The New Testament shows a close association between the Priests and the Sadducees (Acts 4:1 and 5:17). According to Josephus, Ananus, a Sadducee, had five sons who all became High Priests. While it is probable that the members of the priestly aristocracy were Sadducees, many priests were Pharisees. It was the priests of the Pharisees who were sent to question John (Jn. 1:19-24). And according to Acts 23, both Sadducees and Pharisees made up the Sanhedrin because Paul rallied the members who were Pharisees to his side.

Source: https://bible.org/seriespage/3-sadducees

So the STREET and the WALL in Daniel chapter 9’s prophecy are actually referring to the PRIESTHOOD which were composed of the SADDUCEES and the PHARISEES! The prophet Daniel prophesied of them in his famous and least understood 70 week prophecy. These groups of people are a prophecy in this Laodicean era specifically being fulfilled by the Philadelphia Church of God ministry.

These last end Sadducees and Pharisees in the PCG were the ones who set up the REBELLION TO DESTROY THEMSELVES through the NO CONTACT POLICY.

THAT DETERMINED

Now let’s go back to the prophecy in Daniel  chapter 9:

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. (Daniel 9:25)

There’s another perspective for the word “wall” which can precisely describe what the Sadducees had done to the Messiah, Jesus Christ. In the original Hebrew is transliterated as “charuts” (read as khaw-roots)

  • A trench (as dug), gold (as mined), a threshing sledge (having sharp teeth);
  • (Figuratively) DETERMINATION; also EAGER: -DECISION, wall

The word “determination” in the dictionary;

  • The act of making or arriving at a decision 
  • The decision or pronouncement made.
  • the act or an instance of ending an argument by the opinion or decision of an authority
  • the decision reached by a court of justice on a disputed matter
  • the act of coming to a decision or of resolving something.
  • the settlement of a dispute, question, etc., as by authoritative or judicial decision.
  • the decision or settlement arrived at or pronounced.
  • an authoritative or official decision, especially one made by a court
  • something worked out to explain, resolve, or provide a method for dealing with and settling a problem:

So this WALL in verse 25 has got to do with A DETERMINATION or A DECISION. As defined, it has got to do with “a decision reached by a court of justice on a disputed matter.” It can also mean “something worked out to explain, resolve, or provide a method for dealing with and settling a problem.” During the final years of Christ’s ministry there was a DETERMINATION or A DECISION that has been made over a disputed matter. Let’s read it from the Book of Remembrance:

In the final year in Christ’s ministry prior to the Passover of 31 AD, the chief priests (Sadducees) and the Pharisees have gathered together in a council for a plot to destroy and kill Christ.

John 11:47-53 – “Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation. And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest THAT SAME YEAR, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest THAT YEAR, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.

Notice carefully that it is very important to take note of what happened on THAT SAME YEAR, THAT YEAR – when the high priest Caiaphas uttered the specific prophetic fulfillment of Daniel 9:26;

“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.”

Source: The Last End – A Book of Remembrance

Notice the word “DETERMINED” that is connected to the original Hebrew of the word WALL in verse 25 which means DETERMINATION. From that 30 A.D. DETERMINATION made by Caiaphas, the 40 years fulfillment of the Ezekiel 4 siege began.

This Jewish High Priest Caiaphas, played a prominent role in Jesus’ crucifixion. It was Caiaphas who wanted to sacrifice Christ in the interests of “expediency.” He declared “it’s expedient …that one man [Jesus] die …and NOT the whole [Jewish] nation perish”(John 11:50).

His words were prophetic, but prophecy wasn’t Caiaphas’ intention.  This was how Caiaphas want to settle the problem. This was how he wanted to resolve the dispute. This was his determination as the word “wall” implies.

Jesus’ soaring popularity risked heavy-handed Roman military intervention. So in Caiaphas’ mind, he thought of eliminating Jesus Christ to maintain the status quo. As a leading Sadducee in that status quo, Caiaphas’ family enjoyed the wealth, power, position and prestige.

Caiaphas married the daughter of Annas, another high priest (John 18:13). The match was probably arranged years before the wedding, as both families would have wanted to be sure that they were making a good alliance. Both Annas and Caiaphas belonged to the powerful sect of the Sadducees (Acts 5:17).

Caiaphas and the other chief priests who dominated the Sanhedrin of the time were depicted to have interrogated Jesus Christ (Matthew 26:57-67).

The Roman governor, Pontius Pilate was pressured into doing the council’s “dirty work” to crucify Jesus Christ. Later, Caiaphas led the campaign to stamp out the infant church in Jerusalem. (Acts 4:6)

The Bible’s portrait of Caiaphas is quite clear – he was the foremost antagonist against Jesus Christ and the fledgling Christian Church. As written in Wikipedia:

Joseph Caiaphas, known simply as Caiaphas (Hebrew: יהוסף בר קיפא);(Greek: Καϊάφας) in the New Testament, was the Jewish high priest who is said to have organized the plot to kill Jesus. Caiaphas is also said to have been involved in the Sanhedrin trial of Jesus.[1] According to the Gospel accounts, Caiaphas was the most hostile enemy of Jesus.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caiaphas

Caiaphas viewed Jesus as a dangerous mob rouser. One instance can be found written by Luke:

Jesus went into the temple [enclosure] and began driving out those who were selling, saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer’; but you have made it a robbers’ den (or ROBBER’S CAVE).” (Luke 19:45-46, Amplified Bible Translation)

We know already for a fact who associate themselves with ROBBERS CAVE. The PCG even made ROBBERS CAVE its landmark. So this is another connection who the last end Sadducees are, just like Caiaphas.

Some historians believe that those temple markets were owned by the house of Annas which would be another reason why Caiaphas tried to silence Jesus Christ.

Jewish chief priests and older men gathered at Caiaphas’ home to discuss how to seize and kill the Messiah. Caiaphas had a hand in determining with Judas Iscariot the price for Jesus’ betrayal (Matthew 26:3, 4, 14, 15). Executions had to be approved by the Romans. As intermediary between them and the Jews, Caiaphas was the one who presented the case to Pilate. When Pilate sought to free Jesus, Caiaphas was among the chief priests who shouted: “Crucify him, crucify him!” (John 19:4-6)

Caiaphas even urged the crowds to clamor for the release of a murderer instead of Jesus and was among those chief priests who hypocritically proclaimed: “We have no king but Caesar.” (John 19:15; Mark 15:7-11). This was the actual fulfillment of Daniel 9:26

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. (Daniel 9:26)

Take note of the phrase “the people of the prince” and let’s focus on this PRINCE. Who is this PRINCE? It was actually Caiaphas! For a more clear rendition of verse 26, let’s read from the Book of Remembrance:

Paraphrasing what the prophet Daniel wrote in verse 26: “And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the chief priests (i.e., Caiaphas) and the Pharisees that shall come shall pervert and contaminate the city with lies and false accusations against Him which shall corrupt, weaken, and disintegrate the saints; and the end result shall be a tumultuous overwhelming outrage of the people to destroy the Messiah, and unto the end of the controversy and conflict about the Messiahship of Jesus Christ, an overwhelming grief, shock, wonder and astonishment are determined.”

The prophecy about the WALL in verse 25 which actually means the DECISION as prophesied in John 11:47-53 was the fulfillment of the prophecy in Ezekiel 4 as explained in the Book of Remembrance.

Caiaphas was comparable to an impregnable wall that his determination and decision would always revolve around rejecting anything and everything about the work of God through Jesus. He even rejected the evidence of Jesus’ resurrection. He opposed Peter and John and then Stephen. Caiaphas also authorized Saul (who later became Paul) to arrest any Christians whom he might find in Damascus including Stephen. (Matthew 28:11-13; Acts 4:1-17; 6:8–7:60; 9:1, 2)

Caiaphas was right there during the consummation of the 70 week prophecy in 34 AD since his reign started on 18 AD up to 36 AD.

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people… And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council, And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel. (Acts 6:8, 12, 15)

Then said the high priest, Are these things so? (Acts 7:1)

Again, this HIGH PRIEST is NONE OTHER THAN CAIAPHAS. He was the PRINCE mentioned in Daniel 9:26

With that story being told, is it just a coincidence that God brought the Remembrancers to the Priestly quarters of Jerusalem in Mount Zion? Of course NOT! God has put the Remembrancers in that exact spot for a purpose.

From Haaretz:

Archaeologists Uncover Life of Luxury in 2,000-year-old Priestly Quarters of Jerusalem

Luxuries, like a bathtub, signal that the 2000-year old house being dug up in Mt. Zion, near Caiaphas’ home, belonged to a member of the ruling class.

Philippe Bohstrom Jul 12, 2016 4:55 PM

Archaeologists excavating in the heart of ancient Jerusalem have begun to uncover the neighborhood that housed the elite 2,000 years ago – most probably the priestly ruling class.

One of the houses had its own cistern, a mikveh (a Jewish ritual bathing pool), a barrel-vaulted ceiling and a chamber with three bread ovens.

Inside a room found with its ceiling intact was a bathtub – an extremely rare luxury that commoners of the time could not afford.

Bathtubs, as opposed to ritual dipping pools, have so far only been found at King Herod’s palaces in Masada and Jericho, and in the so-called “Priestly Mansion” in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.

“It’s clear from the finds that the people living here were wealthy, aristocrats or perhaps even priests,” Prof. Shimon Gibson, co-director of the excavations, told Haaretz.

A ritual stone cup with a priestly inscription, used for purification rituals, also found there supports the archaeologist’s theory that this area was the Priestly Quarter of ancient Jerusalem.

“Caiaphas’ house has been located. It’s up on the hill not far from our site,” Gibson points out in additional support of the thesis.

“We know from pilgrim reports that Caiaphas’s house was in this area. The Armenian site is just up the hill from our site, the Roman Catholic site Peter Gallicanu is just below,” Prof. James Tabor of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte told Haaretz. “Caiaphas was the son-in-law of Annas, who had six sons who were high priests. He ran the show for about 60 years putting his sons in one after the other, and his  son-in-law, Caiaphas along the way. So perhaps these are the homes of that extended priestly dynasty,” Tabor said.

The high priests at that time were notorious, with a reputation for being corrupt, brutal and greedy. We learn this not only from the Gospel accounts but from Talmudic texts telling how the high priest used to beat the people with sticks (Pesachim 57a, Pp.284-285). Josephus gives us a similarly grim account, coining the high priest a “hoarder of money” (Josephus – Antiquities of the Jews 20.9.2-4: “But as for the high priest, Ananias, he increased in glory every day, and this to a great degree, and had obtained the favor and esteem of the citizens in a signal manner; for he was a great hoarder up of money”)

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.730486

Why did God allow His Remembrancers to participate in an archaeological dig that uncovers the priestly house of Caiaphas and Annas’ family? Aside from exposing this evil family of high priests for all the world to see, another reason is that, God is showing us that a duality is being fulfilled in this last end – there’s another high priest leading other priests or ministers who is likened to Caiaphas being comparable to an impregnable wall. Consider one comment from a PCG member which was registered in a blog site that revealed the PCG ministers’ DETERMINATION and DECISION to reject anything and everything about the work of God through the Book of Remembrance. How? By instructing their members to BURN it.

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Let’s go back to the prophecy of that impregnable wall in Ezekiel chapter 4 to see who this Caiaphas-like high priest who makes critical DECISIONS in this last end:

Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be a sign to the house of Israel… For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. (Ezekiel 4:3, 5)

The first fulfillment of this 390 day prophecy has already been explained in the Book of Remembrance in terms of days being years when Jeroboam CAUSED ISRAEL TO SIN through his DECISION. And what was his DECISION?

And this thing became a sin: for the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan. And he made an house of high places, and made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi. (1 Kings 12:30-31)

Jeroboam “made priests of the lowest of the people, which were not of the sons of Levi” – he changed the ADMINISTRATION or MANAGEMENT OF GOD’S GOVERNMENT! He inducted into the office of a priest those which God has not approved to become priests unto Him. That DECISION of Jeroboam as explained in the Book of Remembrance in 975 BC led to the 585 BC siege of Jerusalem 390 years later.

The duality of this 390 days began on August 12, 2003 when Stephen Flurry MADE A DECISION to make some changes on the Mystery of the Ages book. The same way as Jeroboam did, he also changed the ADMINISTRATION or MANAGEMENT OF GOD’S GOVERNMENT! Here’s a excerpt from the Book of Remembrance concerning this decision:

Reading some excerpts from that same PGR under the CHURCH ADMINISTRATIONsection, will give us an overview of how the Ezekiel 4 siege was set up:

CHANGES TO MYSTERY OF THE AGES

by Stephen Flurry

The sentence we removed from our 2003 version is found on page 245 of the older one, where it said, “No prophets are mentioned as having either ADMINISTRATIVE, executive or preaching functions in the New Testament Church.”

We removed that sentence from the 2003 version, not because we are doing away with Mr. Armstrong’s teachings, but because of what God has added to the Church since Mr. Armstrong died—the revealed truth that there is, in fact, a prophet guiding the Church today who also serves an ADMINISTRATIVE and executive position within the Church. God did not reveal this to Mr. Armstrong before he died, just as He didn’t reveal the specifics about the Laodicean rebellion—for obvious reasons…

Now we could have attempted to write another section to be included in Mystery of the Ages that would reflect this new revelation, but we felt it best to preserve the text as closely as possible to the original and simply strike that sentence and then let our other literature, like That Prophet, reflect the Church’s new teaching on the subject.

In fact, the next time we print Mystery of the Ages, we will also cut a parenthetical phrase found on page 350 —one that we overlooked last year. Again, in reference to the position of prophet, Mr. Armstrong wrote, “of which there are none in God’s Church today since the Bible for our time is complete.” (ibid., pp. 3-4)

Source: The Last End – A Book of Remembrance

Remember when the changes in Mystery of the Ages happened. It happened sometime in 2003. We have already explained how the Book of Remembrance was dedicated to the memory of Mrs. Barbara Flurry and how her death is connected to the Ezekiel 4 siege. Stephen Flurry got his hands to make the changes on Mystery of the Ages on August 12, 2003. This is SEVEN MONTHS from the time the PCG got the rights to print Mystery of the Ages on January 16, 2003, and three hundred ninety days later from August 12, 2003, her mother died of a congestive heart failure on September 5, 2004.

Ten years later from that time when he made changes to Mystery of the Ages, on August 10, 2013, Stephen made another critical DECISION which he posted in his own Twitter account. He was DETERMINED to leave the Jerusalem work and his DECISION was to go instead to Edstone in Warwickshire, England. Thus, Stephen fulfilled the prophesied Joshua the high priest who was bound by Satan the devil in the context of Jerusalem which the Eternal has chosen (Zechariah 3:1-2).

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BECOMING CULTURED OR BECOMING PERFECT, WHICH?

God allowed Satan to bound this last end Joshua because of that DECISION to leave the Jerusalem work. In his Trumpet Daily Radio Show, aired on August 18, 2016, entitled, “Become You Therefore Cultured,” Stephen Flurry has made some very shocking statements that further prove of Satan’s influence on him:

When we moved to England 19 months ago one of my personal goals was to become more of a cultured individual. I mean we were leaving behind a pretty cultural center as far as God’s Church is concerned there in Edmond Oklahoma you have God’s house and they got the beautiful concert series really bringing in some of the more culturally sophisticated performers in the world. But going from there to Britain of course there was an exciting change in itself thinking about Britain of course and all of this rich illustrious history, the British empire, the greatest empire in world history. And the city of London of course the home of David’s throne.

And then right down the road on Edstone we have Stratford Upon Avon, which is the birthplace of William Shakespeare. When you talk about a very royal and culturally enlightened land, we are certainly right here in the midst of it. So, when we got here 19 months ago I really had the passion to read up on more of the British history and of course I wanted to see as many museums and castles and palaces and over this past many months, we’ve definitely done that.

We saw the British museum again for the second time just the last week with all the campers that were here and the British library we’ve been to a couple of castles and palaces. I certainly wanted to see the jewels, see the throne, see the abbey, see the stone. I wanted to see some Shakespeare plays live if at all possible. I just wanted to absorb British culture to further my education, to become more refined, to become more a cultured individual

Stephen does not want any of the Jewish culture in Jerusalem, that’s why he left the work there and instead went to Edstone in Warwickshire, England to absorb more of the British culture to further his education, i.e., “to become more a cultured individual” by seeing “some Shakespeare plays live if at all possible.” Further on, he uttered a very shocking statement:

What is the meaning, the purpose of life? What are the true values? What is the right way to live? The way to peace happiness, prosperity, security, the comfortable introspect, enjoyable and abundant life. Just what is the way? And where is the balance? As he said there you have one extreme or the other typically. And yet the more cultured and refined we are or we become, the more we’ll find that perfect balance. God is the example.

Is being cultured really the same as being perfect? Let us define those two words:

Culture in the dictionary means:

  • Mental refinement and sophisticated taste resulting from the appreciation of the arts and sciences
  • the artistic and social pursuits, expression, and tastes valued by a society or class, as in the arts, manners, dress, etc
  • a quality of enlightenment or refinement arising from an acquaintance with and concern for what is regarded as excellent in the arts, letters, manners, etc.
  • enlightenment and excellent taste resulting from intellectual development:
  • having or showing good education, tastes and manners
  • grown or made under controlled condition
  • produced under artificial conditions
  • the TOTAL PRODUCT of human creativity and intellect:

How does God define PERFECTION?

But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. (Hebrews 2:9-10)

Character means to do that which is RIGHT. Yet that DECISION of Stephen Flurry is a CLEAR CONTRAST to what he believed before – he did not do that which is right in God’s eyes. Look at what he wrote in the Royal Vision – March/April 2005 contrary to what he is saying now:

Perfect Through Suffering

Why did God feel it was necessary that His Son endure all that agony? Well, look at what it accomplished. “For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the pioneer of their salvation perfect through suffering” (Hebrews 2:10, RSV). That’s an AMAZING statement: Christ became perfect through SUFFERING! He would not be the God He is — He would not be able to fulfill the responsibilities the Father has given Him — had He not suffered as He did.  (Comment: Again, being cultured is made or produced under controlled or artificial conditions, while becoming perfect is made through sufferings!)

Christ suffered as God in the flesh. This was a new experience for Him and for the Father. This trial was required of them in order to build a family. What a sacrifice THEY had to make! (Notice that word, “THEY” meaning God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ both suffered and not only Jesus Christ, they both became perfect in that process.)

Hebrews 5 elaborates on this point. “So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec” (verses 5-6). God the Father is the one who placed Christ in the role of High Priest.

Look what Christ had to endure in order to fully qualify for that position: “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared” (verse 7). Did Christ suffer? He was on the edge! He was right against the wall! He was afraid of failure, clinging to His Father for the strength to survive! 

But look at the FRUITS of that suffering: “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered” (verse 8). That experience changed Him. He came to a much deeper level of submission and obedience to His Father.He was always obedient, but we can easily imagine that at the end of it all — after going through it, and then sitting down at His Father’s side, fully realizing what He accomplished because He had done just what His Father said — He would have grown to have a much deeper, more profound respect for His Father’s master plan.

Christ was already God — He already had impeccable character. But in suffering as a human being, HE BUILT EVEN MORE CHARACTER-He was “being made perfect”! (verse 9, first part). Like coal put under intense pressure, His character was transformed into a diamond! Like raw ore heated to the melting point, it was refined into pure gold. That suffering qualified Him, in a way that no other experience ever could, to be a perfect High Priest to you and me! Thank God for that! 

“[H]e became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him” (verse 9, last part). Christ wrote our salvation by His experience! He was the first human ever to achieve it — to be perfected, completely finished in the perfect character of God! 

Christ suffered — but through that He learned — and He became perfect… (Comment: Where now is becoming cultured here?)

This is the hardest point we need to realize: The life God called Christ to, He has also called us to. The trail that Christ blazed, as the Pioneer of our salvation, WE MUST FOLLOW. (repeat and put emphasis)

“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also SUFFERED FOR US, LEAVING US AN EXAMPLE, THAT YE SHOULD FOLLOW HIS STEPS” (1 Peter 2:21). Here is WHY we were called: TO FOLLOW IN CHRIST’S STEPS, and TO SUFFER AS HE SUFFERED. 

“Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you” (1 Peter 4:12). Of course, we have our share of trials too, but God says we shouldn’t be alarmed by that. It never surprised Christ. That’s not to say He enjoyed going through them, but He never allowed those trials to get the best of Him. As Christ overcame those obstacles, He actually learned to REJOICE in the midst of them. “But REJOICE, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings…” (verse I3). We are partakers of Christ’s sufferings! (See also John 15:18, 20.)

Source: Royal Vision – March/April 2005 by Stephen Flurry and Joel Hilliker

We see here that Christ himself was made perfect through suffering. Yet Stephen is teaching God’s people otherwise. He wanted God’s people to become CULTURED! Again the word “culture” is defined as the TOTAL PRODUCT of human creativity and intellect and it can only be achieved under a controlled or artificial conditions.

Whereas, God defines being perfect through suffering – and it’s not in a controlled or artificial condition. Look at the NO CONTACT POLICY, they are creating an artificial and controlled condition for God’s people. What will be the expected outcome? Are they producing God’s character inside the Philadelphia Church of God? That’s a big NO! What they are producing are their own images from their human nature which is after Satan’s image and NOT the image of God!

We know that Christ was God in the flesh and had no sin in Him. So, what does it mean that Christ was made perfect through suffering. The word perfect means to BECOME COMPLETE. The Bible tells us that Christ as our high priest was touched with the feeling of our infirmities, yet was without sin. Christ could not do the work of a high priest and mediator unless he suffered like we as humans do. Now Christ goes before God the Father on our behalf. He has been made COMPLETE through suffering. Sufferings allowed Christ to perform His high priest duties.

So, we can be rest assured that if the captain of our salvation was made complete or perfect with sufferings we ought to take the same course. A true Christian’s suffering is right there for us for a purpose. It is to make us better Christian soldiers. We must endure hardness. One reason we must suffer is to show us that without Him we can do nothing.

And also, suffering helps us to have compassion on others. Those who never suffer won’t be of much help to others. They can’t have the empathy needed to encourage a fellow brethren under severe trials. Look at what Stephen has been fulfilling with that episode (emphasis mine in bold):

Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. (Luke 21:33-35)

Stephen Flurry further went deeper into the mire by giving another mind blowing twisting of scriptures in which he equated the word PERFECT in Matthew 5:48. His DECISION was to replace it with the word CULTURED.

We don’t know how long we’ll be here and so let’s try on a way to this project, or to this activity, let’s at least try to stop and see this particular sight for an hour or two. On today’s show I just want to emphasize HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR ALL OF US TO BECOME MORE CULTURED AS WE STRIVE TO BECOME MORE LIKE GOD. Jesus said, “Become you therefore perfect, even as your Father which in heaven is perfect.” HOW CULTURED IS GOD THE FATHER? Think about God’s taste when it comes to history, when it comes to music, when it comes to poetry. Look at the Bible itself, so much of it is poetry, so much of it is recorded in song. There’s quite a lot that the Bible has to say about music, about dance, about quality, about culture…

He even described how the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was a cultured man in his lifetime. Does he really know what he was saying? Did he not know that Mr. Churchill was himself a Druid?

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If Stephen wanted his listeners to become cultured like Queen Elizabeth 2 of Great Britain, then everybody in the PCG should also become a Druid. He subtly entitled his radio program, “Become You Therefore Cultured!”, but if anyone in the PCG will look into the history of how then Princess Elizabeth was initiated to the Welsh Druids, then becoming cultured also means that you have to become a Druid just like Mr. Churchill was.

So if anyone in the PCG wants to become perfect as Stephen is insinuating in his radio show, then PERFECTION can then be equated to how much of a DRUID you can become! So the title of the radio program should be renamed as “Become You Therefore Druids!” This is actually DOUBLE DEALING, i.e., an action characterized by treachery or deceit!

And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. (Daniel 8:23)

We know already that this king of fierce countenance or KING OF STRONG PRESENCE or CHARISMA is none other than Stephen Flurry and he understands dark sentences or DOUBLE DEALING.

And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. (Daniel 8:24)

Stephen being the last end Joshua is under Satan’s influence as it reads in Zechariah chapter 3:

And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him. (Zechariah 3:1)

And with Satan influencing him, he is destroying God’s people by peace like the message about this being cultured.

And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand. (Daniel 8:25)

One of the POLICY of this KING OF STRONG PRESENCE is to cause craft to prosper in his hands. The word “craft” means: In Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon: DECEIT, TREACHERY; while in Strong’s Concordance: in the sense of DECEIVING; FRAUD, DECEIT, FEIGNED, SUBTLE, TREACHERY.

With Stephen’s “Become You Therefore Cultured” program, he is deceiving God’s people with his feigned or false appearance as a KING OF STRONG PRESENCE. Will Christ be indulging himself the same way Stephen is doing right now through the finest arts, manners and tastes?

In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat? Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work. (John 4:31-35)

Christ’s meat is to finish God’s work, but Stephen would rather exercise his senses by great pleasure and enjoyment as he further justify himself. He would like to make the most out of his stay in Britain to become more cultured. That’s his justification why he was there in Britain – to satisfy his senses. He thought that by doing so, he is undergoing perfection.

Consider this, if Stephen is NOT PRACTICING TREACHERY with what he is declaring now, he should have read the whole chapter 5 of Matthew instead.

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. (Matthew 5:3-11)

Here’s a verse that has a prophetic overture to what is happening right now:

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. (Matthew 5:17)

God’s people may think that Jesus Christ is destroying God’s law through the NO CONTACT POLICY. People may be thinking that God is destroying Mr. Gerald Flurry but this is all happening because He wanted to fulfill the Ezekiel 4 siege. He wanted His own people to BECOME PERFECT through SUFFERING with the Ezekiel 4 siege!

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:20)

God exhorted us to exceed the righteousness of the spiritual scribes and Pharisees inside the PCG. How can we do that?

For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth… What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faithBut Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. (Romans 9:28, 30-31)

We can only exceed the righteousness of the spiritual scribes and Pharisees inside the PCG through RIGHTEOUSNESS WHICH IS OF FAITH.

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. (Matthew 5:21-22)

Max Rumler, John Macdonald and his son Kirk use to call the PCG members in the Philippines, STUPID FILIPINOS. The next verses tell a lot about the folly of the PCG ministry.

It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. (Matthew 5:31-32)

The PCG is notoriously known among the other COG groups of separating the husband from the wife and vice versa over petty issues.

Now, one of the classic scripture that can best describe their contradicting action to fulfilling God’s law through the implementation of NO CONTACT POLICY can be read in the following verses:

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:43-48)

Those were the things that Stephen could have said in his radio show to become perfect like our Father in heaven.

Everything that we know even if we become cultured will amount to nothing if we don’t develop God’s Holy righteous character in us. We are nothing. We are to become PERFECT like our Father in heaven is PERFECT, and that perfection process will have to be through SUFFERING and nothing else.

THE GLORY OF MOAB SHALL BE CONTEMNED

From the time Stephen posted in his Twitter account his decision to leave the  Jerusalem work on August 10, 2013, a specific prophecy written by the prophet Isaiah is coming to pass:

This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning Moab since that time. But now the Lord hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble. (Isaiah 16:13-14)

Who or what is “Moab” in this prophecy? Is this referring to a geographical place in Jordan in the Middle East? To know the identity, let us consider the beginning of the story of Moab in Genesis chapter 19:

And it came to pass, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, that God remembered Abraham, and sent Lot out of the midst of the overthrow, when he overthrew the cities in the which Lot dwelt. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our fatherAnd they made their father drink wine that night: and the firstborn went in, and lay with her father; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their fatherAnd the first born bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day. And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day. (Genesis 19:29-38)

Moab was a product of an incestual relationship of Lot’s firstborn daughter with his father. The purpose of this incestual relationship was to preserve the seed of their father since their mother has turned into a pillar of salt.

“Incest” in the dictionary means:

  • sexual relations between persons so closely related that they are forbidden by law or religion to marry.
  • the crime of sexual relations, cohabitation, or marriage between such persons.

Looking at this spiritually, the people in Philadelphia Church of God is having a spiritual intercourse with Mr. Gerald Flurry rather than with her Husband, Jesus Christ! That is SPIRITUAL INCEST! Although Mr. Gerald Flurry is God’s apostle, he is just like one of us, one of the brethren, yet the people in the PCG are choosing to set their affection with him rather than with their own Husband Jesus Christ. This is also the same prophecy written in the Song of Songs regarding the Shulamite lady having a great affection with the king (Gerald Flurry) rather than her beloved Jesus Christ! The PCG is looking too much on Mr. Flurry!

This is even attested by Mr. Gerald Flurry himself when he wrote about it in his Co-worker Letterdated May 6, 2014

I want to relate that history to something that happened to me recently. On January 4, I fainted on stage while giving a sermon. A few weeks before that incident, I told a regional director I BELIEVED SOME OF OUR MEMBERS LOOKED TO ME AND EVEN THE OTHER MINISTERS TOO MUCH. I wanted to make sure the ministers were helping the people be aware of that. However, before I had a chance to do anything about it, this incident occurred. I think that was God’s way of saying that He agreed with me. I didn’t necessarily like the way He demonstrated that, but it shows me that He motivated what I was thinking.

We need to remember that a minister is just a puny little man. Of course, God works through men, but we are just men. (pp. 1-2)

Source: Gerald Flurry, May 6, 2014 Co-worker Letter 

The Philadelphia Church of God in Edmond (the firstborn daughter) has committed a spiritual incest with Mr. Gerald Flurry thus producing Stephen, whom God calls Moab in this last end. Moab means “of his father.” Remember that the purpose of this spiritual incestual relationship is to preserve the seed of his father who is getting old. Now there’s a younger daughter who also committed a spiritual incest with Mr. Flurry, i.e., the PCG in UK that gave birth to Brad Macdonald whom God calls Ammon.

For emphasis, in Bible prophecy, Stephen is called by the name Moab because he looks too much on his father. As for those people who follow him and do the same thing, God calls them “the daughters of Moab” (Isaiah 16:2). While as for Brad, he is being identified as Ammon because he wanted the PCG members to look too much on their ministers, and those who do, God calls them, “the children of Ammon.” Whereas, his father John Macdonald, is the influential “CHIEF of the children of Ammon” in Daniel’s prophecy (Daniel 11:41)

Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned

The word “contemned” in Strong’s Concordance can also mean “seem vile”; whereas, “vile” in the dictionary means “abominably wicked; shameful or evil; disgusting.” By substituting the other meaning to the verse, thus we can read it this way:

This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning Stephen since that time. But now the Lord hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Stephen shall seem abominably wicked, shameful, evil and disgusting…

After THREE YEARS from his decision to leave the Jerusalem work on August 10, 2013, the glory of Stephen seem abominably wicked, shameful, evil and so disgusting as he flaunt his foolish assumption of Matthew 5:48 on air with his August 18, 2016Become You Therefore Cultured” episode.

Moreover, if we look at the word “contemned” in the dictionary, it can also mean, “to viewwith contempt; despise”

Look at how the GLORY of Stephen Flurry is being despised by an infamous anti-Armstrong blog site (emphasis mine in bold):

Philadelphia Church of God: KPCG Radio Station A Complete Flop As It Fails To Excite The Edmond Neighbors

In the most recent edition of The Philadelphian an article appears written by Gerald Flurry’s grandson Grant Turgeon about PCG’s fledgling radio station KPCG.FM. This article contains some very revealing comments by Stephen Flurry who inadvertently admits that their radio station project is a complete flop which unsurprisingly is being listened to only by a handful of members:

For those who don’t know last year PCG established a new radio station KPCG.FM, which began broadcasting from the Edmond compound using a low-powertransmitter that covered a 6 or 7 mile local radius.

Soon after the station began broadcasting the obvious potential for self-promotion was quickly realised by the PCG elite wannabes: Malone, Hilliker, Davis, etc. who proceeded to host their own radio shows.

Since that time PCG has sunk literally hundreds of thousands of dollars into this project including the development of two broadcasting studios, one in Edmond and one in the new UK campus at Edstone. Each of these studios is fitted out with professional grade equipment and operated and staffed by PCG employees. For those who do not live in the Edmond antenna footprint an online service through Soundcloud was developed to allow access to the programming from further afield.

After all this investment, daily programming, cost and effort what has been the outcome? According to the article only around 300 people a day on average are actually listening to it! By their admission of those who tune in the overwhelming majority are PCG members!

In Turgeon’s article uncle Stephen’s comments appear in the final paragraph. In it he makes some revealing comments:

“[G]oing in, we were aiming to reach an audience beyond our members and co-workers. That may take time.” Mr. Flurry said. “Right now, we have a very supportive audience that consists mostly of members and co-workers. But we have been advertising the station on TV here in the UK, so hopefully we will see our audience expand as we head into our second year of broadcasting.”

That statement is classic PCG-speak which can be translated for outsiders as follows:

Statement

“Going in, we were aiming to reach an audience beyond our members and co-workers”.

Translation

“The whole point of the radio station was to reach people outside the PCG with our message”.

Statement

“Right now, we have a very supportive audience that consists mostly of members and co-workers”.

Translation

“We have completely failed to reach anybody outside the PCG. The only people who are listening are hard-core members who feel they have to support everything the PCG does”.

Statement

“But we have been advertising the station on TV here in the UK”,

Translation

“Although we have no idea about advertising and marketing or even possess one iota of basic business sense, we are never going to admit we made a mistake.  Subsequently we will continue to drive this project to its bitter end. Even though it is obvious we don’t know what we’re doing and the station is failing miserably we are going to pursue this even if it means throwing hundreds of thousands more down the drain in the process. We are so delusional and so out of touch with how modern media operates all we can come up with as a solution is the unbelievably stupid idea of advertising the radio station using the most rapidly declining yet expensive form of media on earth (TV) to promote another form of media (radio) whose terminal decline set in years ago”.

Statement

“(S)o hopefully we will see our audience expand as we head into our second year of broadcasting”.

Translation

“Again, we have no idea what we are doing, we don’t really know anything about marketing, trends, media etc, we just hope it’s all going to work out for us as a simple article of faith.  If we are wrong we will never admit it, we will just pursue this project until we lose interest, then blame its demise on the members for their lack of support and inherent spiritual problems. Not to worry after all it’s is just tithe money and church morale.”

From a guest contributor.

UPDATE:
In the link posted above in the first paragraph is the article after it has been sanitized by PCG.  The original quote that is no longer in the article is this screen shot:

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PCG now has to hide the fact that Stephen Flurry admitted they have not accomplished what they set out to do.

Source: http://armstrongismlibrary.blogspot.com/2016/07/philadelphia-church-of-god-kpcg-radio_10.html

What Grant Turgeon wrote about in his article from the pcog.org website is actually a description of a specific prophecy fulfilling this expression: “with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble.” He may have removed a critical paragraph in it, yet someone else was able to capture it before he deleted it.

To better understand the prophetic phrase, let us define some words:

“multitude” in Strong’s Concordance is H1995 “hamon” which can mean, “wealth, abundance, noise, riches, sounding, tumult”

remnant: H7605 “shear” – a remainder, residue

In the dictionary, remainder means; a part or portion that is left, as after use, subtraction,expenditure, the passage of time, etc.

The word “very” is defined in Brown-Driver Briggs Lexicon as “little worth.” The word “feeble” is actually from two Hebrew words – “lo” H3808 (without) and “kabbiyr” H3524 (power)

To paraphrase the thought, we have:

“with all that great wealth, abundance, riches to produce the noise and sounding; the portion that is left, as after use, subtraction, expenditure, the passage of time shall be little worth of few and without power and strength.”

With that in mind, let’s consider again what was written about Stephen’s pet project, the Trumpet Daily Radio Show:

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Since that time PCG has sunk literally hundreds of thousands of dollars into this project including the development of two broadcasting studios, one in Edmond and one in the new UK campus at Edstone. Each of these studios is fitted out with professional grade equipment and operated and staffed by PCG employees. For those who do not live in the Edmond antenna footprint an online service through Soundcloud was developed to allow access to the programming from further afield.

After all this investment, daily programming, cost and effort what has been the outcome? According to the article only around 300 people a day on average are actually listening to it! By their admission of those who tune in the overwhelming majority are PCG members!

Notice that Stephen poured in so much wealth and resource to the “low-power transmitter that covered a 6 or 7 mile local radius.” Yet, did he achieve what he expected? Let’s read again Isaiah’s prophecy concerning Moab (Stephen):

This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning Moab since that time. But now the Lord hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Moab shall be contemned, with all that great multitude; and the remnant shall be very small and feeble. (Isaiah 16:13-14)

Paraphrasing it using the defined words and the comments we quoted, we can then read it this way:

This is the word that the Lord hath spoken concerning Stephen since that time. But now the Lord hath spoken, saying, Within three years, as the years of an hireling, and the glory of Stephen shall seem abominably wicked, shameful, evil, disgusting and it will be despised, with all that great wealth, abundance, riches he invested to produce the noise from the radio program through “advertising, marketing, trends, media, etc.” while expecting the sounding tumult of the crowd that should follow him; the portion that is left, as after use of that great wealth – “after all this investment, daily programming, cost and effort” – that upon subtraction of all the expenditures through the passage of time shall be little worth of few “only around 300 people a day on average are actually listening to it!” because it is without power and strength” considering radio was in “terminal decline set in years ago.”

Within THREE YEARS from August 10, 2013 when Stephen left Jerusalem up to August 18, 2016 when he aired in his Trumpet Daily Radio ShowBecome You Therefore Cultured,” his glory sure seem abominably wicked, shameful, evil, disgusting and greatly despised in God’s eyes.

FOR AT THE TIME APPOINTED THE END SHALL BE

Twelve years ago, on September 4, 2004, Mr. Gerald Flurry gave a sermon entitled, “The Tree of Life and God’s House.” He prophesied of a Gentile work that would help the Philadelphia Church of God to finish God’s work.

“God’s gonna use, I believe, there’s certain symbolism there to tell us, He’s gonna use carnal minded men to help this work done. If that’s what we need, we’ll get the help. If it’s like building God’s house or doing this work, God will give us the help, even if He has to take a carnal minded man and anoint him – He’ll do it because He already said He’s gonna do it, ‘I will raise up the ruins as in the days of old’. God forbid that we should not believe that! God forbid….”

Do we believe that? Do we believe that God is now using the Gentiles to help build His spiritual house in this last end?

For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth. And as Esaias said before, Except the Lord of Sabaoth had left us a seed, we had been as Sodoma, and been made like unto Gomorrha. What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. (Romans 9:28-30)

God’s work in this last end is described as the righteousness which is of faith. This righteousness of faith is comparable to what Noah has achieved.

By faith Noah being warned of God of things not seen as yet moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world and became the heir of the righteousness which is by faith. (Hebrews 11:7)

Just like Noah, the Remembrancers has prepared an ark to the saving of God’s house and by faith, they built the ARK of God Foundation by which they are condemning those people inside God’s Church around the world who alienate themselves to God through the pagan customs that were introduced to them. And that is how they also became the heir of the righteousness which is by faith like Noah. And what end result are they expecting to achieve?

Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years. And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:4-5)

Actually the whole vision in Malachi 3 tells us of the story of why the Book of Remembrance was written by the messenger of the covenant.

Even from the days of your fathers ye are gone away from mine ordinances, and have not kept them. Return unto me, and I will return unto you, saith the Lord of hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall we return? (Malachi 3:7)

Verse 7 is speaking of God’s Church in this last end, the Philadelphia Church of God where they were asking, “Wherein shall we return?” or “What have we done wrong?” In the next verse we can read what offense they did to God.

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. (Malachi 3:8)

We know without a shadow of a doubt that this is indeed referring to the PCG as they made ROBBERS CAVE their landmark, and they are very proud of it. They are guilty of robbing God.

Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. (Malachi 3:9)

Look at Oklahoma, it has become the EARTHQUAKE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD. The Oklahoma state is being cursed because it is the home of the PCG ministers who have robbed God.

In God’s eyes, the whole organization of the Philadelphia Church of God has robbed Him. Looked at what they did to Jerusalem, they left it desolate. Even Ariella Bernstein of Jerusalem Foundation became suspicious over the intention of the Remembrancers to beautify it, because of what the PCG did to the Children’s Playground. The PCG has told a lie which anyone can verify even in their pcog.org website under the “About” tab and the “Armstrong International Cultural Foundation” section. Here’s what is written about their work in Jerusalem:

Armstrong International Cultural Foundation

The foundation has sponsored several activities in Jerusalem. In 2006, the foundation began supplying volunteers and aid to Dr. Eilat Mazar’s ground-breaking excavation of King David’s palace in Jerusalem. It has also helped refurbish Liberty Bell Park in the heart of the city, a project Herbert W. Armstrong had started.

Oh really? They helped refurbish the Liberty Bell Park? So why is it that when the Remembrancers went there last 2015 and this year (2016), all we saw was a box pile of sand with their plaque full of lies on it. Where did the tithes and offerings go?

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. And I will rebuke the devourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Lord of hosts. And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, saith the Lord of hosts. (Malachi 3:10-12)

Notice that verses 11 and 12 are included in the conditional promise of God IF they will bring all the tithes into the storehouse as stated in verse 10. And for what purpose? “THAT THERE MAY BE MEAT IN MINE HOUSE

Can you find any STRONG MEAT in God’s house today? Is the PCG receiving NEW REVELATIONS after they left the Jerusalem work? The Eternal has chosen Jerusalem, yet they left it in exchange for a bowl of soup in Edstone. As a result, they have been subjected to a severe spiritual famine. Yet what are their thoughts about it?

Your words have been stout against me, saith the Lord. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee? Ye have said, It is vain to serve God: and what profit is it that we have kept his ordinance, and that we have walked mournfully before the Lord of hosts? And now we call the proud happy; yea, they that work wickedness are set up; yea, they that tempt God are even delivered. (Malachi 3:13-15)

Have we not seen such a thing wherein the PCG ministers call the proud people in their midst, happy or blessed? Have we not seen even those “that work wickedness are set up” in the ministry? And also, have we not seen those that tempt God are even delivered or saved from being kicked out of the Church? We have all witnessed those terrible crisis inside the PCG. So what do you think God has done to correct such a ghastly situation? Let’s read it on the next verse.

Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. (Malachi 3:16-18)

The Book of Remembrance has been written for us “discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.”

Which group do you really belong to? The RIGHTEOUS or the WICKED? Do you belong to those that serve Him or to those that serve Him not?

Well, actually, this Book of Remembrance started with the fulfillment of the second 1,150 days

Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? (Daniel 8:13)

The first fulfillment of these two saints speaking to each other were Mr. Gerald Flurry and Mr. John Amos, while again, the second one was fulfilled by the two witnesses.

And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed… And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. (Daniel 8:14, 26)

That Book of Remembrance has been made available to the public through our website when it was initially launched on October 29, 2013 which is the end of the second 1,150 days of the 2,300 days prophesied in Daniel chapter 8. That date, October 29 is the annual celebration of Cyrus the Great Day. That’s the appointed time of the end of the 2,300 days prophecy.

And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be. (Daniel 8:19)

From that appointed time, the sanctuary or God’s Church was being cleansed again the second time (emphasis mine in bold).

March 11 this year was a critical day. I think it reinforced the importance of the end of that 1150 days, and reminded us – AS WE ARE PRONE TO FORGET…

That 1150 days was a nightmare: people turning from God and the truth being cast to the ground. Then God supplied the ANSWER – in the form of an URGENT MESSAGE!

From: Page 1, Philadelphia News May 2011

All the people in the PCG are turning away from God AGAIN by abandoning the Jerusalem work and replaced it with the Edstone work. They are DOING THE SAME THING as what the WCG had done by casting the truth to the ground – the PCG ministers are not telling the members about the history of Irish Dance, Mother’s Day and cremation which are outright paganism. Although God has already supplied the ANSWER in the form of an URGENT MESSAGE through the Book of Remembrance, yet the ministers wanted that book to be BURNED.

Moreover, those PCG ministers are also causing REBELLION TO DESTROY THEMSELVES through the NO CONTACT POLICY. With all these, God saw the need to cleanse the sanctuary or His Church ONCE AGAIN because they have forgotten AGAIN, the reason why the Book of Remembrance has to be written.

Philadelphia Church of God

“THY SERVANT” in the Book of Psalms – A Prophecy About Mr. Gerald Flurry

On August 4, 2016, exitsupportnetwork.com posted a testimony of a former member of the Philadelphia Church of God, Brett Streutker, regarding the new no-contact policy that is now being implemented by the Philadelphia Church of God (PCG) in the North-East region of the US. Here’s the full account of Mr. Streutker from their post.

New No-Contact Ruling From Gerald Flurry

By Brett Streutker (real name used with permission)
August 4, 2016
Updated August 10, 2016

A brand new ruling sent down from King Flurry was announced last Sabbath (July 16, 2016). Gerald Flurry, in his “omnipotent wisdom,” has ruled that now all contact with unbaptized children who have left the PCG is to be terminated immediately.

It has been the policy for years that parents were still allowed to talk to children who have left the PCG only if they were unbaptized. Now Pope flurry has even taken away that small mercy.

The talk amongst the children now affected by this judgment is that this will push many PCG families over the edge and force them to leave or get put out. Others feel that this will put one more nail in the coffin of Flurryism. Flurry is looking more and more like “mad King George” as his actions are ruining the PCG. All of his egomaniacal pipe dreams have come to nothing. The dig in Jerusalem has failed. The PCG radio station broadcast from the Edmond compound has failed. Membership has plummeted since the late 90s and there is almost no growth. Some wonder that in the end all that will be left is a small “Jonestown faithful” secluded on the Edmond compound.

Since I wrote the above, it has now come to my attention that Gerald Flurry, in addition to the recent no-contact ruling against non-baptized children who refused to attend the PCG, has now also included non-baptized spouses of PCG members. This new PCG policy is being implemented under the radar by regional directors Cal Culpepper and Fred Dattolo. This ruling affects those non-baptized spouses who have been attending services regularly with their baptized PCG mates and then stop attending. In other words, they attended for a period of time but have decided not to anymore. The reasoning apparently given is that those non-baptized mates are held responsible for the “truth” and “new revelation” they have heard from the PCG. Cal Culpepper quotes HWA’s old saying that the “truth” you hear at the mouth of the Prophet/Apostle (Flurry) is “dangerous knowledge” and these non-baptized mates will be held to a higher standard. I have been told by one lady whose sister was put out that Culpepper said “this comes straight from the Prophet.” So Flurry is given the green light for these marriages to be dissolved at the request of the regional directors.

It was the general rule for years (even in the WCG) that non-baptized spouses of PCG members were allowed to continue a marital relationship with a non-member spouse if that said spouse was “pleased to dwell with them” (1 Corinthian 7:13). Apparently, Flurry’s theological rationale behind this new ruling is that by separating from “unbelievers” the faithful PCG member will keep from being “spiritually defiled” by the unbaptized spouse or child.

In casting out these non-baptized family members, the faithful PCG member will be doing these people a spiritual favor. These abandoned loved ones will have to suffer all the torments of the Tribulation–starvation, torture, rape, cannibalism, plagues–which will supposedly in the end cause these people to repent and finally accept “God’s Loving Family Government.” I have heard Dennis Leap in a sermon say, “Either you will learn to obey Government in the PCG, or you will learn it in the Tribulation at the butt end of a German Rifle.” Gerald Flurry in his PCG booklet on the biblical book of Lamentations writes that even the young children of the Laodiceans will be forcibly taken from their parents to be sold as sex slaves by the Germans. All of this is apparently done “in Love” by God to make people see the error of their ways.

This ruling affects those non-baptized spouses who have been attending services regularly with their baptized PCG mates and then stop attending. In other words they attended for a period of time but have decided not to anymore. The reasoning apparently given is that those non-baptized mates are held responsible for the “truth” and “new revelation” they have heard from the PCG. Culpepper quotes HWAs old saying that the “truth” you hear at the mouth of the Prophet/apostle Flurry is “dangerous knowledge” and these non-baptized mates will be held to a higher standard. I have been told by one lady whose sister was put out that Culpepper said “this comes straight from the Prophet”. So Flurry is given the green light for these marriages to be dissolved at the request of the regional directors.

Recently, I was surprised to receive a call from a good friend from my PCG days whose name is Cassie Flory. Cassie, who was baptized, was married to Scott Flory.1 I was very fond of Scott and Cassie and when I first came into the PCG I would fellowship with them often. We would have meals after services, and I even stayed at their house from time to time. Scott, as I recall, was a very devoted husband and father. I never saw him mistreat his wife and kids in any way. He worked hard to provide for his family and his wife and his kids never lacked anything. In all actuality, I envied them because at that time I was single and living alone. Cassie told me that her marriage to Scott was, for all practical purposes, dissolved by the Regional Director of the North East PCG–Cal Culpepper. She said they both were cast out (“suspended”) from the PCG a few years ago under the direct orders from Cal Culpepper for certain offenses that Culpepper found unacceptable.

Scott apparently pined away faithfully during all the time of their suspension and was waiting for that special phone call from Culpepper that would allow them to return to the “church.” Well, some time ago, he got the green light from Culpepper to return. However Scott was faced with a dilemma. The condition of his return to the PCG was that he had to turn out his wife Cassie and no longer allow her to live with him. When Scott told Cassie that he was allowed back in PCG, she said, “What about me?” He told her to leave his house ASAP. Cassie told me that she had nowhere to go!! She packed some of her belongings and lived for a while with various friends. She finally found her own place and is trying to rebuild her life, but is now living without the man she loved and was married to for over 10 years. All of this on the direct orders from the demonized Cal Culpeper.

This couple has two children, a boy and a girl. They are both grown young people and, from what I understand, do not attend the PCG any longer. So it seems that my once good friend Scott who I always remembered as a loving husband has–at the behest of Culpepper and for the sake of saving his skin from the Tribulation–lost his wife and children. As a consequence of this new policy from Flurry, he will (in his own mind) never see his family again unless they repent under torture from the Beast power and be “martyred for the faith.” Then they will all be happily united in HWA’s “World Tomorrow.” My question is this: What kind of poisonous spiritual Kool Aid is Gerald Flurry forcing his followers to drink that would turn a loving husband and father into something like this?

This news was later picked up by armstrongismlibrary.blogspot.com and spread like wild fire both in the off- and online world.

PEOPLES’ REACTION

Members and ex-members of the PCG were once again alarmed by this already stringent policy which has become even worse. This revised ruling has already impelled some members to exit the PCG.

This disturbing news from the PCG solicited heaps of negative feedbacks from former members of this church and other anti-Armstrong groups.

Here are a few of the negative reactions on this revised no-contact policy.

GF Doesn’t Want it to Come Back on Him:

August 9, 2016

Thanks a lot for all your new information. Be guaranteed that Flurry is having others, like Dattolo and Culpepper doing this. If a big enough “hit” comes, GF [OR GERALD FLURRY] can say, “Hey, it never came from me!” –Impacted by loved one in PCG

Flurry Wants to Appear as a Reasonable Leader:

August 9, 2016

I agree totally [see previous letter]. I remember when Aaron Eagle went to Flurry to outline the abuses of Culpepper, Flurry announced in a sermon that Cal Culpepper was “open to correction.” I am sure as obsessed with “government” as they are that Culpepper does not make any move without deferring to Edmond [HQ] so any correction that Flurry dishes out is merely a political move to appear as a reasonable leader to the membership. –Brett Streutker

Notice that Mr. Gerald Flurry is bearing the reproaches of people against this policy. Many have been storming him for issuing out this ruling which has been in effect for more than 3 years now.

People could not take the harshness of the original no-contact policy which resulted in suicides and brought misery to many families.  And now, with the release of this revised edict, it made matters worse for members in the PCG and their families.

But, what is the real story behind this revised ruling? From whom was the change in the policy truly came from? Was it really Mr. Gerald Flurry’s decision to make it more burdensome for members?

Cal Culpepper, based on Mr. Streutker’s testimony, confirmed that “this [revised policy] comes straight from the Prophet.” For this reason, the masses will definitely think that this modified ruling originated from him.

But there was something odd in the manner by which this information was sent out to all PCG congregations around the world. Surprisingly, this revised policy did not come as an official announcement on CD. This was confirmed by Mr. Streutker in his communication with exitsupportnetwork.com last August 9, 2016.

New No-Contact Ruling Being Implemented by Culpepper and Dattolo:

August 9, 2016

The ruling on non-baptized members did not come from an official announcement on tape to all members. This policy is being implemented under the radar by regional directors Cal Culpepper and Fred Dattolo. … –Brett Streutker (NOTE: The rest of this letter was inserted into the testimony on 8-9-16: New No-Contact Ruling From Gerald Flurry)

Church policies, especially of this kind, whether new or altered, are normally being announced in all congregations and quite often with corresponding reason and explanation conveyed through a sermon coming from the Pastor General, Mr. Gerald Flurry. But many are wondering why this revised ruling did not come as an official announcement?

We already explained in our previous articles that the prophecy about the Ezekiel 4 siege with the no-contact policy was originally put up by Mr. Gerald Flurry.

For the sake of argument, let’s suppose that this revised edict really came from the Pastor General.

Mr. Gerald Flurry, just like any other human leader of an organization, makes decisions or judgments based on the information being provided to him. In the case of this modified policy, he might have based his decision from the information sent to him by his son, Stephen Flurry or from other top rank ministers in the PCG.

We are aware that Stephen Flurry and all the other PCG ministers around the world could not control the outflow of information from within the walls of the PCG.

They could not clamped down family members who used to attend services in the church and stopped attending but are still living with an active member or members of the PCG. They could not control them from dispensing information to others.

Without a doubt, this is the primary reason why they now decide to include non-baptized children and spouses in this altered policy.

Is Mr. Gerald Flurry aware of what’s really going on? Does he have the whole picture? Does he know the effects and the many negative reactions of people against this policy?

Mr. Gerald Flurry is unskilled in computers. He is unaccustomed in using computer apps. No doubt, he does not read news and postings in blogs and social media. Naturally, he is not aware of the articles and comments of people in exitsupportnetwork.com or armstrongismlibrary.blogspot.com websites.

He does not fully know what is going on. What he knows is confined to the information provided him.

He was probably told about some information leakage coming from the PCG which their critics use against them in the online world and therefore they must employ a stricter policy for the members.

Thus, Mr. Gerald Flurry has agreed on the changes in the no-contact policy based on these inputs.

His action may have been just a reaction to what is being fed to him by his son, Stephen and his confederates because they could not control the flow of information about what is happening inside the PCG.

And so, his name is dragged into this whole mess. And the blame is placed on him. His image is continually being tainted and ruined.

THY SERVANT

In many of the Psalms written by King David, he mentioned about a certain servant whom he dubbed as “thy servant” in the King James translation of the Bible, or “your servant” in modern Bible translations.

Who is this man called “thy servant” being referred to by King David?

Most church leaders, theologians, bible scholars and students attribute the phrase, “thy servant” to King David himself because He was the servant of God – being the king over all Israel during his time.

Since most of the words spoken of by “thy servant” are included in chapters with King David’s name in the title or the superscription at the head of those Psalms, they ascribed to him the many experiences, sentiments, and feelings expressed by this figure.

Many just casually mention thy servant in their books, articles, and sermons unaware that this label applies to a very notable individual in this end-time.

What many don’t see is that King David was a prophet and the Psalms he wrote are primarily prophecies for God’s own church in this end-time.

Who is this very important personality being spoken of by King David in the pages of the book of Psalms? Who is this central figure in most of his prophecies?

The phrase, “Thy servant” refers to none other than Mr. Gerald Flurry – the Pastor General of The Philadelphia Church of God (PCG) and God’s Messenger or Servant to the Seventh and Final Era of God’s Church, The Laodicean Era.

All chapters in the book of Psalms that talk about “thy servant” or have reference to this phrase are pertaining to Mr. Gerald Flurry.

These prophecies show us what’s on the mind of Mr. Gerald Flurry, what he feels about what’s happening inside God’s church, his frame of mind, his wishes, and his hopes for the future.

All of these are echoed in King David’s words in the book of Psalms.

In a Terrible and Destitute State

What’s worrying is that in just about all the chapters which have citation of thy servant, they illustrate Mr. Gerald Flurry’s dismal and helpless state in this present time.

Here are a few passages showing his prevailing condition.

And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies. Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee. (Psalms 69:17-19)

Hear, O LORD, when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. When thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek. Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger: thou hast been my help; leave me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation. When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up. Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. (Psalms 27:7-14)

In Deep Mire

The helpless state of God’s Messenger for this last era is also shown in the 69th chapter of the book of Psalms.

I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. (Psalms 69:2-3)

Thy servant, in this verse, shows his desperate condition inside God’s own church. He is sinking in a deep mire or soft mud and could not extricate himself from it. He could not stand on solid ground anymore. His feet have nothing to rest on. And he has reached “the depth of waters” (Margin) where he could not touch the extremity of it.

He is drowning!

The waters have overflowed him. He is crying out to God, “Father, please save me! I’m in deep trouble. My life is in grave danger. ”

He may not appear this way in public but this shows us how he feels inside, how he sees himself – in a deep mud, helpless, drowning.

He is already exhausted calling upon God for help.

He’s been beseeching God’s help for a long period of time already. He’s been weary. And calling upon God incessantly has already dried or inflamed his voice. His eyes are failing too. He could not see clearly anymore. He could not devise any solution to this peril that is threatening his life.

He is looking to God alone.

He is depending only on Him and continually seeking help from Him.

But who is causing him all these troubles?

THE ADVERSARIES

We know that Mr. Gerald Flurry has many enemies in the world attacking him repeatedly. They are out to destroy him. These enemies include those people who lambast him in armstrongismlibrary.blogspot.com and exitsupportnetwork.com who think they know more than God’s Apostle.

They that hate me without a cause are more than the hairs of mine head: they that would destroy me, being mine enemies wrongfully, are mighty: then I restored that which I took not away. (Psalms 69:4)

These people who detest him are “without a cause” or devoid of reason or advantage. They attack him at liberty for nothing or in vain.

Why devoid of advantage? Their continuous attack on him will not make the PCG members leave God’s church and join these anti-Armstrong group. It will not be to their benefit or gain.

The Bible speaks of these people who detest him as devoid of reason or advantage. This explicitly shows that they are instruments of Satan who attack other people just for the sake of attacking.

They repeatedly criticize just about all the Church of God groups (COGs) out there.

Do these people truly care about those who get kicked out of the PCG and other COGs? Absolutely not!

But there is another set of enemies shown in this passage whom he describes as mighty. These are his enemies within the PCG – in his own realm. The meaning of the Hebrew root word for wrongfully shows that these enemies of Mr. Gerald Flurry are cheaters and liars. They are dealing with him falsely.

“Thy servant” expresses in this verse that he restored something. What did he restore in God’s church in this end-time?

We know that the end-time Elijah, Mr. Herbert Armstrong restored God’s government in the Church. When he died in 1986, Mr. Joseph Tkach and his men took over and remove God out of the picture. They rejected God’s government.

In the beginning of the Laodicean era, Mr. Gerald Flurry, once again, restored God’s government in the Church and placed back God and Jesus Christ on top. He continued to build on the foundation laid by Mr. Armstrong. He brought back the glory to God which was taken away by the Tkaches and their men.

 Mr. Gerald Flurry restored God’s government in the PCG!

Notice that what he restored in God’s church, he did not take away but somebody else did!

In Strong’s Concordance, the expression, “I took not away” means:

to pluck off; specifically to flay, strip or rob: – catch, consume, exercise robbery, pluck (off), rob, spoil, take away (by force, violence), tear.

So, who took away the government of God which Mr. Gerald Flurry had restored in God’s church? Who has again robbed God of His glory?

Who are those robbers who took away what he restored?

Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote in his booklet entitled, “God’s Family Government,” 2001 Version. (emphasis mine in bold)

“Here is what Mr. Armstrong said at a WCG ministerial conference, May 17, 1976: “[The] government of God is the whole thing—and it had better be in our lives!” WE MUST LET CHRIST PUT HIS SUBMISSION—HIS FAITH—INTO US! This is vital for godly character. We must let Christ rule us. He won’t force us to submit. Only childlike submission makes it possible. We must deeply desire to let Christ rule us—nothing must stand in the way.

Christ came to Earth for two reasons: TO RESTORE GOD’S GOVERNMENT AND TO SAVE MEN. First, God’s government must be established. That is why we are called now. We are being prepared to govern the world with Christ. Then God can build godly character in men and save them.

At the 1972 Feast of Tabernacles in Spokane, Washington, Mr. Armstrong said, “Government is the most important [issue] to God and in His mind. And it should be in ours!” Yet EVERY EVANGELIST and PASTOR-RANK MINISTER ALIVE TODAY that Mr. Armstrong trained has REJECTED THAT GOVERNMENT! Almost all the ministry and the Church he founded has rejected the government of God! After all those years, THEY STILL DIDN’T LEARN THE LESSON OF GOVERNMENT! That is always the big issue.”

And history keeps on repeating.

Today, the same case has happened again to God’s church, the PCG, in this Laodicean era. All the ministers in God’s church has rejected the government of God.

God’s Apostle, Mr. Gerald Flurry is the only person left who still upholds God’s government. But the rest of the ministers and members, THEY STILL DIDN’T LEARN THE LESSON OF GOVERNMENT! They didn’t allow Jesus Christ to rule them. Instead, the members allowed their own ministers to rule over them. And the ministers have taken Jesus Christ’s rulership over the people. They have taken His glory!

The PCG ministers have conspired, with Stephen Flurry as their head, to bring about a complete takeover of the entire Church’s work from Mr. Gerald Flurry.

They have taken the whole Church in captivity now. They have drawn the members to themselves. In the process, they have robbed God and Jesus Christ! The Almighty Father and His Son are once again pushed out of His own church.

They have, once again, rejected God’s government!

This is again, as always, the big issue!

IN BONDS

Thy Servant is in a helpless state. He could not do anything. The PCG ministers have put bands on God’s Apostle as indicated in the 3rd chapter of Ezekiel.

But thou, O son of man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee with them, and thou shalt not go out among them: And I will make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover: for they are a rebellious house. (Ezekiel 3:25-26)

Bands are like a cord, or rope, or chain. We have shown in many of our articles that the PCG has become a prison house. And Mr. Gerald Flurry has been in bondage for years now. Those ministers have put a chain or rope on him and bind him with them that he could not extricate himself from them – he’s in deep mire as earlier mentioned. Moreover, he could not remedy the situation and reprove these men. God has allowed this to happen to him.

Look at one of the major reasons why those ministers bind Mr. Gerald Flurry with them.

For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me. (Psalms 69:9)

In Strong’s Concordance, the word zeal means jealousy or envy.

Verse 9 translates to “for the jealousy or envy of your house.” The house refers to God’s church.

The ministers are envious of Mr. Gerald Flurry’s position, wealth, and influence in God’s church. For this reason, those evil men have devoured him.

Moreover, the reproaches of people hurled at the PCG have fallen into his lap. People will naturally put the blame on him, being the leader of the church. And so, he bears all the negative criticisms thrown at the church.

Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee. Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. (Psalms 69:19-20)

As expected, Mr. Flurry would certainly look for people who would empathize with him, be sensitive to his feeling, and feel sorry for what is going on.

But there was no one!

There was nobody comforting him. What a very sad situation.

A STRANGER, AN ALIEN

Notice how Mr. Gerald Flurry is being regarded now by the members of the PCG.

I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother’s children. (Psalms 69:8)

He has become a stranger to God’s own people and an alien to other COGs. What primarily is the cause of this? This is because of the no-contact policy.

People have been asking why he has allowed this no-contact policy to continue despite of the many negative effects it has brought the members and the church as a whole. They are wondering why he would implement such a policy which has caused suicides, dissolution of marriages, and broken families.

But, unknown to many people, those wicked ministers in God’s church has surrounded Mr. Gerald Flurry. Did you know that even within God’s own church, there is a no-contact policy being implemented by the PCG ministers for the Pastor General? Those wicked PCG ministers enclosing Mr. Gerald Flurry forbid other members from coming close to him or fellowshipping with him. Truly, he has become a stranger even to his own brethren.

A CONTRAST FROM EARLIER DAYS

All these terrible ordeal that he’s enduring now was not the case during the earlier days of his apostleship.

Let’s look at the colossal transformation from his former splendid situation to the awful state that he is in now.

The book of Job is another book that prophesies about what has happened to God’s Apostle in the last era of His church. It also gives us an insight about the inner thoughts and mindset of Mr. Gerald Flurry. It also shows the intense suffering he is going through in this end-time.

The 29th chapter of this book shows us the earlier condition of “Thy Servant.”

Oh that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me; When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness; As I was in the days of my youth, when the secret of God was upon my tabernacle; When the Almighty was yet with me, when my children were about me; When I washed my steps with butter, and the rock poured me out rivers of oil; (Job 29:2-6)

During the earlier days or “in months past,” God’s revelation were continuously pouring out on him. God’s revelations were used to be in his tent or in the PCG. There were so many revelations.

But now, there’s no more.

It was reported in exitsupportnetwork.com that Mr. Gerald Flurry came out with a new revelation last Feast of Pentecost regarding the book of Ruth.

Gerald Flurry’s New Revelation on the Book of Ruth?

July 5, 2016

The “new revelation” by Gerald Flurry [given in his Pentecost sermon] was that Ruth was an Israelite and not a Moabite. It is so obvious that this is the exact opposite of Scripture. [Ruth 1:4, 22; 2:21; 4:5, 10] Apparently, the PCG is planning another musical based on the Book of Ruth. Those who put on these money-making musicals are very valuable to Gerald Flurry. –Anonymous

Mr. Gerald Flurry declared in his sermon that Ruth was an Israelite and not a Moabitess. According to the source he used, Ruth was considered a Moabitess geographically.

We know exactly that this is untrue because the Scriptures explicitly says that Ruth was a Moabitess.

So, despite of what the Bible says that Ruth was a Moabitess, the Philadelphia Church of God now claims that she was an Israelite.

They claim that this a new revelation from God but it is a blatant lie because the source of their so called “new revelation” are the many articles written by men without God’s Holy Spirit. You will find a proliferation of those articles in the internet. So the internet has become the PCG’s source of revelations and not really God as they claim.

But what does the Bible really says about Ruth’s racial roots?

The Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge (TSK), Clarke Commentary, Gill Commentary, etc. all cited the Targum (ancient paraphrases of the Hebrew Scriptures) with the following rephrased words:

“THEY [referring to Mahlon and Chilion] TRANSGRESSED THE DECREE OF THE WORD OF THE LORD, AND TOOK TO THEM STRANGE WOMEN.”

This is in reference to the phrase “they took” in Ruth 1:4,

And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years. (Ruth 1:4)

If they say that Ruth was only geographically a Moabitess, then how did Mahlon and his younger brother Chilion who married Orpah, transgress God’s law?

Ruth and Orpah were introduced in the bible as “women of Moab” or Moabitess. In the Scriptures, people are often described based on their ancestry. The Bible will not label Ruth and Orpah as Moabitess if they were not legitimate descendants of Moab.

Moreover, consider Ruth’s reply to Naomi in Ruth 1:16-17.

“But Ruth answered, “Stop urging me to abandon you and to turn back from following you. Because wherever you go, I’ll go. Wherever you live, I’ll live. YOUR PEOPLE WILL BE MY PEOPLE, AND YOUR GOD, MY GOD. Where you die, I’ll die and be buried. May the LORD do this to me—and more—if anything except death comes between you and me.” (Ruth 1:16-17, ISV)

Ruth could not have said “YOUR PEOPLE WILL BE MY PEOPLE, AND YOUR GOD, MY GOD” if she was an Israelite. Instead, she could have just said, “I’M ONE OF YOUR PEOPLE. I’m also an Israelite. So don’t worry, Naomi, I ALSO WORSHIP YOUR GOD.

We must not overlook the vital lesson God wanted to impart in this story. Ruth was a Gentile that became a converted Israelite and God is being glorified in that. This was even reinforced by the apostle Paul who wrote in Romans 2:28-29 “For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and CIRCUMCISION IS THAT OF THE HEART, IN THE SPIRIT AND NOT IN THE LETTER; whose praise is not of men, but of God.”

Those wicked ministers surrounding Mr. Gerald Flurry are to be blamed for this. As mentioned earlier, Mr. Gerald Flurry is unskilled in the use of computers. Therefore, someone just handed him an article explaining that Ruth was an Israelite. And so, Mr. Gerald Flurry used a source coming from the Internet and the members considered this as new revelation.

But the reality is, God’s candle is not shining anymore upon his head (Job 29:3). God has been withholding His secrets from him in this present time. The pouring out of rain has stopped.

” And the rock poured me out rivers of oil”

Jesus Christ used to give him an abundance of revelations. It was flowing in overwhelming quantities. But now, Jesus Christ has to hold back the stream of oil from him.

What seems very strange is the fact that in recent months, Mr. Gerald Flurry, a couple of times, requested the brethren to pray for God’s guidance on what the next phase of the work will be.

These incidents substantiate that Jesus Christ is withholding the flow of oil from God’s servant.

It is an indication of blindness on his part. It shows that there is no more vision in him. There is no more light. He is now groping in the dark.

There is no more revelations. No more downpour of rain.

But God has an important reason for doing this.

Why is God withholding His revelations from him today? Why is there no more rain?

It is because of what his son, Stephen and his confederates have done. They have taken control of God’s church. They robbed the office of “thy servant” and placed themselves at the helm. Mr. Gerald Flurry could not do anything about it. And so, he is seeking God for help.

A CALL FOR GOD’S DELIVERANCE

The opening verse of the 69th chapter of the book of Psalms shows the great importance and urgency of trumpeting this message to all the people in the Philadelphia Church of God.

To the chief Musician upon Shoshannim, A Psalm of David. Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. (Psalms 69:1)

That’s why in this Psalm, the chief musician is playing this music upon Shoshannim. The word Shoshannim means a trumpet. Thus, this message must be proclaimed to them.

This verse shows Mr. Gerald Flurry’s call for God’s deliverance which is also expressed in verses 14 & 15.

Deliver me out of the mire, and let me not sink: let me be delivered from them that hate me, and out of the deep waters. Let not the waterflood overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up, and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me. (Psalms 69:14-15)

He repeats here his desperate situation – sinking in a deep mire. But we see in these verses, that this deep mire is symbolic of his enemies – people who hate him inside God’s church. These are the same ministers who put a chain on him so that he’s unable to disentangle himself from them. (Ezekiel 3:25). These wicked men are described as stationed in an abyss or a pit.

They are in a bottomless pit where his son, Stephen Flurry came out from as explained in our article titled, “The Key to the Bottomless Pit.”

Being in such an awful state, Mr. Gerald Flurry is asking God to liberate him from the hands of his enemies.

Hear me, O LORD; for thy lovingkindness is good: turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies. And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies. (Psalms 69:16-18)

ADMISSION OF FAULTS AND SINS

“Thy servant” is conscious that his ways are not perfect in the eyes of God. He is not insensitive to the fact that he has committed sins. He confesses that he has done foolishness.

O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee. (Psalms 69:5)

Mr. Gerald Flurry has allowed his son, Stephen, to manage God’s work. And so, Stephen just do whatever he sets his mind on. It was Stephen’s decision to move to England from Jerusalem. Mr. Gerald Flurry just give the go-ahead to Stephen’s plan and not to where God wants to lead His work. The building programs, the plan to acquire a private jet, the revised no-contact policy were all Stephen’s idea.

Moreover, he agreed to the many pagan practices which were introduced to the church by Stephen and his collaborators such as Irish dancing, Mother’s Day, and the practice of cremation.

Mr. Gerald Flurry knew that he has committed all these sins and foolishness. And so, he repented and pleads to God for His mercy and help.

This is further shown in the renowned chapter of Psalms, chapter 119 – the giant among the psalms with 176 verses, and the longest chapter in the whole Bible.

A prominent theme of Psalms 119 is about persecution or opposition by men, and affliction. This psalm shows the sufferings, sorrows, and pain being experienced by “Thy servant.” But it also expresses Thy Servant’s dedication or loyalty to the God’s law and his love for God’s words.

“I know, O Lord, that your rules are righteous, and that in faithfulness you have afflicted me” (v. 75), or “If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction” (v. 92).

What is quite striking about this particular psalm is how it was concluded.

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments. (Psalms 119:176)

This chapter ends with thy servant appealing to God to seek him for he has strayed. This shows Mr. Gerald Flurry’s admission of his faults. He confesses that he wandered away like a lost sheep. And so, he appeals to God, our Supreme Shepherd, to seek him in order to bring him back to His fold. Mr. Gerald Flurry is seeking God’s deliverance.

DEATH AND HELL

But who primarily brought him to this predicament? Notice a very revealing verse in Psalms 116. This verse is a very crucial passage because it shows Mr. Gerald Flurry’s disclosure of who exactly are the men responsible for bringing him all these troubles.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. (Psalms 116:3)

What an expression!” is what Barnes Commentary remarked about this verse. Barnes Commentary continued, “We know of no intense sorrows pertaining to this world than those we associate with the dying struggle …”

Barnes Commentary is saying that there exist no such sorrows associated with death but only when dying. Because, when you’re dead, you’re dead. You don’t feel anything at all. There is no more feeling of sorrow.

Well, this passage is not really about the feeling of sorrow when dying because this verse is expressed in figurative language.

Strong’s Concordance defines the word sorrows as a rope (as twisted). Figuratively, it means a company (as if tied together). Other meanings include: band, cord. Hence, we can rephrase the expression “The sorrows of death compassed me.” to:

“The rope or cord of death compassed me.”

Or,

“The band or company of death compassed me.”

Observe very carefully that the word death is a metaphor for an evil person or individual. Death has a rope binding Mr. Gerald Flurry. He has a band or a company encompassing him!

Now, notice the next expression, “and the pains of hell gat hold upon me.” The phrase “gat hold upon me” means “found me.”

Observe also that the word hell is another metaphor for another evil person in this imagery. Hence, there are two individuals involved in bringing sorrows and troubles to “thy servant.”

The word hell means Sheol – Hades. It refers to the grave.

The pains that hell brings will cause a person to be brought to the grave or die. This means that his work brings forth ruin!

Mr. Gerald Flurry do not see these men as evil people but the effect of what they are doing will be obvious to him.

It is “the pains” or “the troubles” – the effect or the result of what hell is doing which got hold of Mr. Gerald Flurry.

Death and Hell are two individuals who are enclosing Mr. Gerald Flurry and bringing sorrows and pains to him.

The verse concludes with “I found trouble and sorrow.” He discovered these two wicked individuals via the effects of what they are doing!

Mr. Gerald Flurry has found Death and Hell – the two evil men who are responsible for bringing troubles and sorrows to him and to the whole Church!

Who are these two individuals?

But first, let’s notice thy servant’s immediate reaction when he found Death and Hell.

Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. (Psalms 116:4)

When “Thy Servant” found out about Death and Hell and the effect of their works, he realized that he’s helpless and therefore seek out the help of the living God.

He could not do anything.

Mr. Gerald Flurry is standing helplessly and cannot do anything to these two wicked persons that he is seeking the help of the living God.

Who is Death and Hell?

THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Notice that these same guys are mentioned as riders in the fourth seal or the fourth horseman of the well-known Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

These riders rode their horses and set out to bring about great suffering, destruction, and conquest of God’s church on the road to the Great Tribulation.

Ask ye of the LORD rain in the time of the latter rain; so the LORD shall make bright clouds, and give them showers of rain, to every one grass in the field. For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd. Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle. Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow, out of him every oppressor together. And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight, because the LORD is with them, and the riders on horses shall be confounded. And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will bring them again to place them; for I have mercy upon them: and they shall be as though I had not cast them off: for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them. (Zechariah 10: 1-6)

We have already shown to you in an article in the past what the Great Tribulation was all about.

For a more detailed explanation of this dreadful event, please read our article titled, “The Great Tribulation – the Martyrdom of Saints”.

In this vision of the Apostle John in the book of Revelation with regard to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, the focus really should be on the riders and the role that they will play and not on the horses.

These Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are actually high-ranking ministers in the PCG who became beasts in this end-time and caused great havoc to God’s people all over the world.

1st Seal – Rider of a White Horse

The first rider, mentioned in Revelation 6:2, rode a white horse.

And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. (Rev. 6:1-2)

This first rider could have chosen to ride a different horse with a different color — a red or black horse perhaps, but he chose a white one for a reason.

This rider wanted to imitate Jesus Christ who was seen in Revelation 19:11 by the Apostle John riding a white horse. He wanted to portray himself as the savior of mankind.

But he was described as carrying a bow which is a symbol for lying and falsehood.

Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging place of wayfaring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous menAnd they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the LORD. Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. (Jeremiah 9:2-5)

This first rider was given a crown. A crown means rulership. This means that this rider was given a kingdom, dominion or authority over a certain region on earth.

So, he was initially given a dominion and then ventured out conquering, and to conquer.

The mindset of this first rider, who had tasted great power, was to put other kingdoms in subjection to him. He wanted to expand his dominion on earth.

Which top-ranking minister, in the past, matches the description given in this 6th chapter of Revelation?

We have shown in our past article entitled, “The Assyrian Unmasked!” a minister who had an ambitious plan of universal conquest.

Thus, this first rider, no doubt, was none other than the Assyrian, John Macdonald!

John Macdonald is the rider of the WHITE HORSE!

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We have shown in our past articles how John Macdonald maneuvered to position his family to acquire top positions in the PCG ministry. He, together with his two sons, Brad and Kirk, were able to gain influence and power over two-thirds (2/3) of the region of the whole world.

John Macdonald goal was to take control of the whole world!

He wanted to “set his nest on high.” (Hab 2:9) And so, he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith. Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people: Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay! Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them? Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men’s blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein. Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil! Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul. (Hab 2:4-10)

Habakkuk 2:5 tells us that he wanted to enlarge his desire. The word desire in Hebrew is nephesh which means a breathing creature. It means the soul or the self.

John Macdonald wanted to enlarge his own self! And so he went forth conquering and conquering until he was hindered in carrying out his depraved ambition.

Notice that what he pursued was exactly what Hell and Death aspired for. He aimed to enlarge his own self just like Hell and Death.

He aspired to be what these two individuals wanted to be.

And so, we see in this prophecy in the book of Habakkuk that the goal of Death and Hell is to put all of God’s people in subjection under them. (Hab. 2:5)

2nd Seal – Rider of a Red Horse

In the second seal, the next rider in the vision was seen by the Apostle John riding a red horse, which color represents war.

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword. (Rev. 6:3-4)

This rider head off to cause war between the members of God’s church. This minister is someone who was responsible for removing peace from the PCG. He initiated the members to kill one another. A member against another member. Father against son. Daughter against her mother. This was the scenario we saw and experienced during the Great Tribulation.

The rider of this RED HORSE is none other than PCG Evangelist Alex Harrison.

It says in the prophecy that a GREAT SWORD has been given to him which indicates the vast authority and power was given to him over God’s Church to slaughter God’s people. Is it any coincidence that he is also called “THE TROUBLESHOOTER” of the PCG?

Look at what he did with that GREAT SWORD to the PCG Congregation in Trinidad and Tobago which was documented in another website. Alex Harrison through his minion, Samuel Seebran has wreaked havoc and removed the peace in the lives of the poor people of Trinidad and Tobago. Several PCG members were spiritually annihilated and suffered a GREAT TRIBULATION in the hands of Alex Harrison and Sam Seebran by allowing the brethren to betray and kill one another.

But prior to that, Harrison had already a history of taking the peace from God’s Church when he was yet the Regional Director of India in the year 2000.

Look at the several evidences being presented in one website of how Harrison has selected his officers in the field to build his army. Scrutinize the application forms of each ministers below and you will see how Harrison introduced carnal men to creep into God’s Church.

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3rd Seal– Rider of a Black Horse

In the third seal, John saw another rider on a black horse.

And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. (Rev. 6:5-6)

This rider was carrying a pair of balances. A balance is an instrument for weighing. It is also a means of judging or deciding. We can see from the description provided in verse 6 that there is unfairness in the use of the balances. Different measures or weights has to be paid with the same amount. And this practice applies only to wheat and barley but not to the oil and wine. Wheat, barley, oil, and wine are all products of a harvest. These are the fruits of the earth. Hence, these products represent the members in God’s church.

The meaning of the word hurt shows that this is all about the application of justice on God’s people. Strong’s Concordance defines the word hurt as follows: to be unjust, that is, (actively) do wrong (morally, socially or physically): – hurt, injure, be an offender, be unjust, (do, suffer, take) wrong.

Wheat and barley are fruits or products of lower value than oil and wine. Wheat and barley are symbolic of the poor in God’s church. While oil and wine represent the members who are rich.

For members classified as wheat and barley, the judgment or penalty, when they committed a mistake, is the same – a penny.

They are to be weighed the same. They are to be hurt the same. The penalty is usually suspension or disfellowshipment.

In contrast, the members classed as oil and the wine are not to be injured or offended. They are not to be penalized. They are not to be weighed.

“and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine”

The minister or the rider of this black horse was the promoter of this system of judgment applied to God’s people.

The rider of the BLACK HORSE is PCG Evangelist Wayne Turgeon.

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Look closely at how he perfectly fulfilled the prophecy of dealing with unfairness in the use of the balances the poor PCG members, while on the other hand, he HURT NOT those who are rich.

Abuses I Was Aware of in Philadelphia Church of God

In a recent PCG sermon it was stated how the non-PCG performers who do the Concert Series at God’s House [Armstrong Auditorium] gush and rave telling the HQ people how they were “treated like Kings” with fine dining and accommodations while they stayed at the Auditorium. I wonder if these people were told how minor age children were being tossed out in the street by orders from PCG ministry? Would they still be willing to perform for the Philadelphia Church of God?

I have witnessed much suffering amongst the youth in PCG. ONE GIRL in the congregation was told by Wayne Turgeon she could not go to the college because she was “TOO FAT” and did not “FIT THE PROPER IMAGE OF THE CHURCH.” Many of the youth are leaving PCG.

There are a lot of people with drinking problems in the PCG. One “CONTACT PERSON” in a Kentucky congregation sometimes comes to services high. But he attends Spokesman’s Club and is in good with the regime.

There are ministerial scandals (especially in the North West region) going on. ONE MINISTER was carrying on a two year affair with a woman in a congregation! He tried to get his wife to leave him. When that did not happen, he tried to convince the PCG that she was “crazy or demon possessed.” He took it to HQ and they suspended the wife. Then it came out about the affair and they kicked him out and let her back.

Also, J. C., A MEMBER, was doing security detail at a HQ function in Edmond, OK a few years ago. Grant Turgeon1 (son of Wayne Turgeon) came into an area off limits to people. When confronted by J. C., the little Turgeon said, “Do you know who I am? My Father is Wayne Turgeon.” Later, this member was accosted verbally by Wayne Turgeon for telling his son where to go and was suspended not long after.

Wayne Turgeon also have in his hand the list of the 25 ELITE PCG Ministers who strongly supported the work in Ireland to replace the work in Jerusalem which he announced last September 2013 that eventually led to the RICH and CULTURED environment of Edstone in Warwickshire England where the Druidic bard, William Shakespeare lived.

He also introduced the Irish Dance which is the Druidic worship of the oak tree and the sun that became the PCG elites’ ticket to international stardom.

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4th Seal – Rider of a Pale Horse

Then comes the fourth seal where the Apostle John saw a rider on a pale horse. Pale is green or somewhat greenish in color.

And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:7-8)

What is very striking about this part of the vision is that the rider of this pale horse has a name. This was the only instance that the rider of the horse was given a name or label by Apostle John. Notice that the previous riders of the first three seals had no names or labels whatsoever. But this rider of this pale horse has a name.

The rider of this pale horse was named Death!

What adds to the peculiarity of the vision is that, there was another rider following rider Death. And this rider was also named by the Apostle John.

This rider’s name is Hell!

Contrary to popular belief, there are actually two horsemen in this vision of the Fourth Seal. This fact is further ascertained by the word them in the middle of the verse.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:8)

The word “followed” is akoloutheo G190

Thayer’s Lexicon defines it as follows:

  • to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him
  • to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple (side with his party)

While Strong’s Concordance renders it this way:

  • From G1 (as a particle of union and keleuthos (a road); properly to be in the same way with, that is, to accompany (specifically a disciple)

Consider this carefully: In this vision, A rider named Death is being ACCOMPANIED by another rider named Hell in a PALE HORSE. Therefore, we can say that the riders of this PALE HORSE are being JOINED as ONE as they sit on that SAME PALE HORSE!

Now, notice also that it is implied in this passage that the leader in this Fourth Seal is rider Death so he is the one in the driver’s seat so to speak. And the other rider Hell is just a follower or a disciple of rider Death therefore he is just sitting on his back.

Here in this vision of John, we see that Death and Hell are the men Mr. Gerald Flurry has found as indicated in Psalms 116:3.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow. (Psalms 116:3)

Who is Mr. Death? And, who is Mr. Hell? Who are these two horsemen of the Fourth Seal bringing sorrows and pains to Mr. Gerald Flurry and the entire PCG?

Remember that the riders of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse belong to the top echelon in the PCG Ministry today and in the past. Therefore, Mr. Death and Mr. Hell are in that category.

These riders of the fourth seal are none other than Mr. Gerald Flurry’s own son, Stephen Flurry and the Regional Director of UK/Europe, Brad Macdonald!

Stephen Flurry, who is the frontrunner in this Fourth Seal, is Death.

And Brad Macdonald, his follower or disciple, is Hell.

These two riders are the two individuals who chose a separate work in another region. They are Satan’s instruments in choosing a work in Edstone in Warwickshire, England over the work in Jerusalem.

Is it of any coincidence that even their profile photo in their Twitter accounts show a black and white images? Black is the color of darkness. And darkness is associated with the literal death (asleep) and hell (grave). What they have chosen as an image in their social media account has become a prophecy for them.

 

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Stephen Flurry and Brad Macdonald, as earlier cited, are enlarging themselves and they want to gather the whole PCG to them (Hab. 2:5). They are drawing away the members, not to God, but to themselves as the Apostle Paul cautioned the elders of the church at Ephesus, “For I know this that after my departing to draw away disciples after themselves.” (Acts 20:29, 30).

They want people to look to them instead of Jesus Christ!

And as it happened before, it will happen again and again. History keeps on recurring.

Stephen and Brad are the men causing trouble and sorrows to Mr. Gerald Flurry.

And what great power they wield over God’s people. Here are some of the meanings of the word power, in Strong’s Concordance, to better understand the kind of power they exercise over God’s people: privilege, force, capacity, freedom, mastery (potentate, token of control), delegated influence:authority, jurisdiction, liberty, right, strength.

Notice the destructive power that was given to them.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:8)

They were given jurisdiction over the fourth part of the earth which is the region of Europe.

They were given the freedom to kill with sword or using God’s word in a wrong way.

Did you know that Brad Macdonald is also effecting already the revised no-contact policy in his region?

On one occasion, he approached a member who has a wife who used to attend services with him in the past. Brad demanded this member to leave his wife and children as soon as possible. But this member chose not to abandon his own family. He made a wise decision to stay with his wife and children and left the PCG instead.

But not all families survived just like the case of the Flory family in the US as shown in the opening part of this article.  Their once happy family was destroyed by Cal Culpepper. What will happen to Cassie Flory and their children now? They just massacred them!

The PCG ministers, with Stephen Flurry in the driver’s seat, are wrecking families by dissolving marriages which they have no authority to do. (Mat. 19:6)

The revised no-contact ruling is already being enforced in Europe, the North-East region of the US and in other regions of the world.

But not in The Philippines!

Why do you think the Regional Director of Africa, Asia, and Oceania, Evangelist Alex Harrison and the other PCG ministers in the Philippines have not implemented yet this revised ruling in the Philippines? Why is The Philippines an exemption to the rule?

There are many cases in PCG Philippines wherein an active PCG member still lives with other members of the family who used to attend services in the past but have stopped attending or with other members who were cast out (suspended) by the ministry.

Why are these active members not being asked by the ministry yet to avoid contact with them?

Is it because they are very afraid to lose more members to another group called The A.R.K. of God Foundation?

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It is a fact that the PCG Philippines membership is dwindling fast. They’re losing members quickly. They just lost a family to the A.R.K. of God quite recently.

Now, with regard to killing with hunger, as discussed earlier, God has been withholding the pouring out of revelations to Mr. Gerald Flurry because of Mr. Death who took control of God’s church with the support of Mr. Hell. The stream of oil has stopped and God’s people are now destitute of spiritual food.

One member who left the PCG not long ago said that he felt the hunger while he was still inside the PCG. He was not yet aware that there has been a famine of spiritual food for some time now in the PCG because of what Death and Hell and the other PCG ministers have done. These evil men are killing God’s people with famine.

Notice that in the latter part of the verse, it shows us that Stephen and Brad were also given the power to kill with the beasts of the earth. These beasts are the ministers who have devoured many of God’s people in this end-time just like Cal Culpepper.

We have already shown in our previous articles how the PCG ministers in this end-time have become beasts. Please read our articles, entitled, “The Prophetic Beast of the Book of Revelation (Part I)” and “The Four Great Beasts of Daniel 7 and the Everlasting Kingdom (The Beast Part 2)” for a detailed explanation.

And what great suffering and troubles Death and Hell and the beasts are bringing upon Mr. Gerald Flurry and the members of God’s church in the whole world.

A COVENANT WITH DEATH

The beasts or evil ministers in the PCG have made a covenant with Mr. Death, Stephen Flurry as indicated in the 28th chapter of the book of Isaiah.

Wherefore hear the word of the LORD, ye scornful men, that rule this people which is in Jerusalem.

Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves: (Isaiah 28:14-15)

God tells these scorning men in this prophecy to listen to what He will do to them because they brag about their alliance with Stephen Flurry. They are saying,

“Well, we are in league with Stephen. And, with Brad, as our prophet, we are sure what will happen in the future.”

The word agreement means a beholder in vision. It means a seer or a prophet.

The PCG ministers regard Brad Macdonald as a prophet. They are convinced of his views of bible prophecies. They agree with him in the way he interprets bible prophecies. They are certain that what Brad say or write about prophecies will surely come to pass. Look at the recent prophecy he has written:

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Hence, Mr. Death and Mr. Hell are their refuge, their place of safety!

They made lies and falsehood their protector. They have confidence in these two workers of darkness. They thought that when God’s overflowing scourge comes, they will be spared.

The word scourge means a whip or lash. This overflowing whip is talking about God’s severe punishment or calamity that will be brought upon them and cover them like flood. This refers to the plagues being sent by Him now as He recompense them for all the evil that they have committed against His own people.

Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place. (Isaiah 28:17)

God is judging them according to the exact rule of law as what Barnes Commentary noted.

The expression, “Judgment also will I lay to the line,” means:

“The sense of this is, I will judge them according to the exact rule of law, as an architect frames everything according to the rule which he uses. In other words, there shall be no mercy intermingled. The line is used by a carpenter for measuring; the plummet consists of a piece of lead attached to a string, and is also used by carpenters to obtain a perpendicular line. A carpenter works exactly according to the lines which are thus indicated, or his frame would not be properly adjusted. So God says that he would judge the people of Jerusalem [PCG ministers] according to the exact rule, without any intermingling of mercy.”

The alliance which the PCG ministers have made with Stephen and their agreement with Brad, in whom they trusted, will not ensure their safety from what God is sending them. They will still be trodden down by God’s judgment.

And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it. (Isaiah 28:18)

Their compact with Stephen will be cancelled. It will not take effect and be abolished. It will not cover or overlay what they have committed in God’s church. They too will be exposed for what they have done to God’s people.

From the time that it goeth forth it shall take you: for morning by morning shall it pass over, by day and by night: and it shall be a vexation only to understand the report. (Isaiah 28:19)

The moment God’s judgment is issued out via a report, it will come upon them without delay. It will constantly affect them. It will sweep them like floods day after day, night after night. It will not stop until they are all carried away and drowned!

This ‘doctrine’ (report) or ‘prophetic message,’ will be an object of alarm, agitation or distress for them. They will be stricken with horror when they hear about it.

They will not be able to withstand it and stop its headway. As it overflows, it will take them away. They will be destroyed by it or be carried into captivity.

The Targum says:

“in the time of its passing over, it shall carry you captive:”

THE SHADOW OF DEATH

Now, notice the present state of God’s church today.

The PCG members believe that Mr. Gerald Flurry still has full control of the church but many don’t realize that his son, Stephen has already taken the driver’s seat from him. The whole church is now in the hands of Mr. Death. It is now under his shade or shadow. It has become the valley of the shadow of death.

A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. (Psalms 23:1-4)

Likewise, “thy servant,” Mr. Gerald Flurry, is now in the shadow of death! He is in the shadow of Stephen Flurry. His very own son eclipsed him.  And the whole church is in darkness!

And our brethren in the PCG don’t see this. They don’t see that there’s no more order and no more light in God’s church as shown in the 10th chapter of the book of Job.

Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness. (Job 10:20-22)

They should have wondered about why God’s Apostle, recently, had requested them to seek God’s guidance on the next phase of His work which he never did in the past. And not only once did he ask the people to pray, but twice. The members should have pondered why God is not guiding Mr. Gerald Flurry anymore. And why there’s no more light.

The shadow of Stephen Flurry is causing darkness and disorder in the PCG. And so, in this end-time, God’s church has become Babylon because of his desire to enlarge himself. His desire is to draw God’s people to himself. And so far, he’s been successful in doing this.

The prophet Jeremiah wrote about all the evil that will come upon Babylon or God’s church today, the PCG.

So Jeremiah wrote in a book all the evil that should come upon Babylon, even all these words that are written against Babylon. (Jeremiah 51:60)

In these prophecies, Jeremiah mentioned about an idol which the Babylonians worshipped.

BEL IN BABYLON

We wrote in our article “Mystery Babylon the Great” that Sheshach in Jeremiah 51:41 is a symbolic name for Babylon. And it means “your fine linen.”

How is Sheshach taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations! (Jeremiah 51:41)

But there’s another angle in looking at this phrase, “How is Sheshach taken!” Observe what Gill Commentary says about this expression (emphasis mine in bold).

“Jer 51:41  How is Sheshach taken!…. Not the city Shushan, as Sir John Marsham thinks (e); but Babylon, as is plain from a following clause; and so the Targum,

“how is Babylon subdued!”

called Sheshach, by a position and commutation of letters the Jews call “athbash”; so Jarchi, Kimchi, and Abarbinel account for it; or else from their idol Shach, the same with Bel, which was worshipped here, and had a temple erected for it; and where an annual feast was kept in honour of it, called the Sacchean feast; …”

Sheshach which refers to Babylon may also refer to their idol Shach. And idol Shach is also the same as their idol Bel who was mentioned in verse 44 of the same chapter.

And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall. (Jeremiah 51:44)

Who is this Bel in Babylon?

Bel, according to Strong’s Concordance, was the Baal of the Babylonians, who was the same as Belus according to Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible and John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible.

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I will punish Bel in Babylon – Bel or Belus was their supreme deity.  (CLARKE)

Jer 51:44  And I will punish Bel in Babylon,…. The idol of the Babylonians, who had a temple in Babylon, where he was worshipped: the same is called Belus by Aelianus (g), Curtius (h), and Pausanias (i); perhaps the same Herodian (k) calls Belis, and says some take him to be Apollo; for more of him; see Gill on Isa_46:1; and See Gill on Jer_50:2; who was punished when his temple was demolished, and plundered of its wealth; this golden image of Belus was broke to pieces, and the gold of it carried away… (GILL)

This is what Wikipedia tells us about Bel.

“Bel (/ˈbeɪl/; from Akkadian bēlu), signifying “lord” or “master”, is a title rather than a genuine name, applied to various gods in the Mesopotamian religion of AkkadAssyria and Babylonia.”

So, Bel is a title rather than a name. Bel is the “lord” or “master” in Babylon or the PCG.

Even in Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions, Bel means “lord.”

The phrase, “Bel in Babylon” translates to “The lord or master in Babylon.”

And who is the lord or master in Babylon today? Or, who is the lord or master in the PCG?

We have shown earlier in this article and in many of our previous articles that Mr. Gerald Flurry is not calling the shots in the PCG anymore but his son Stephen. Stephen Flurry has already taken control of the whole church. Therefore, “Bel in Babylon” is “Stephen Flurry in the PCG!”

Thus, we can rephrase verse 44 to:

And I will punish Stephen Flurry in the PCG, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon [the PCG] shall fall. (Jeremiah 51:44)

And since Bel is Shach or Sheshach of verse41, we can rephrase verse 41 to

How is Stephen Flurry taken! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations! (Jeremiah 51:41)

The word taken, in Strong’s Concordance, means to catch (in a net, trap or pit).

Hence, verse 41, translates now to:

How is Stephen Flurry caught! and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised! how is Babylon become an astonishment among the nations! (Jeremiah 51:41)

Stephen Flurry is now caught! His identity and evil works are laid bare in these prophecies of God. He is now exposed to the members of the PCG. God exposes him in the pages of the Bible!

Let’s understand more what Stephen has done.

Notice now the word surprised in the phrase, “and how is the praise of the whole earth surprised!” In Strong’s Concordance, it means to manipulate. Figuratively, it means, to use unwarrantably.

Who were manipulated or used unwarrantably by Stephen? We know that the words, “the praise of the whole earth” refers to God’s church or God’s people.

Therefore, Stephen Flurry manipulated or used unwarrantably the people of God.

To our brethren in the PCG, “How was it possible that Stephen Flurry manipulated you?”

Here are some synonyms for the word unwarrantably or unwarrantable:

Unforgivable, Unpardonable, Unjustifiable

What Stephen did was unforgivable or unpardonable! The whole church was manipulated by him! God’s people must wake up to the reality. They were used by Stephen unwarrantably. And so, the whole PCG has become an astonishment to the whole world! A desolation! A ruin!

Notice another important aspect in verse 44 which shows what is happening right now in the PCG today.

And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall. (Jeremiah 51:44)

The whole PCG believes that Mr. Gerald Flurry still has total control of the church. They don’t have the slightest idea that his son, Stephen, is now secretly leading the whole church. Verse 44 shows that the nations or the whole PCG is flowing together to him and not anymore to Mr. Gerald Flurry anymore. Stephen Flurry is using God’s people in order to enlarge himself. And his follower, Brad Macdonald, is supporting him in his plan.

And so God’s punishment for them is coming!

BEL AND NEBO

The 46th chapter of Isaiah shows us the punishment that will happen to Bel in Babylon.

Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth, their idols were upon the beasts, and upon the cattle: your carriages were heavy loaden; they are a burden to the weary beast. They stoop, they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but themselves are gone into captivity. (Isaiah 46:1-2)

The idol Bel is seen here with another idol named Nebo.

The Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge (TSK) tells us that Bel and Nebo are the two principal idols of Babylon.

“Bel: Bel, called Belus by the Greek and Roman writers, is the same as Baal; and Nebo is interpreted by Castell and Norberg of Mercury; the two principal idols of Babylon.”

Here is what John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says about Bel and Nebo.

 “Isa 46:1  Bel boweth down, Nebo stoopeth,….

These are names of the idols of Babylon. Bel is by some thought to be the contraction of Baal, the god of the Phoenicians, called by them Beel; so “Beelsamin” (h), in the Phoenician language, is Lord of heaven: but rather this is the Belus of the Babylonians, who was a renowned king of them, and after his death deified; whom Nebuchadnezzar, according to Megasthenes (i), calls Belus his progenitor, and by whom Babylon was walled about. This idol is, no doubt, the same with Jupiter Belus, who had a temple in Babylon with gates of brass, and which was in being in the times of Herodotus (k), as he reports. This name is sometimes taken into the names of their kings, as Belshazzar or Beltesbazaar.

Nebo was another of their idols, an oracular one, from whom, by its priests, prophesies of things future were pretended to be given out; for it may have its name from נבא, “to prophesy”, and answers to the Apollo or Mercury of other nations.”

So, Nebo was their idol who was the source of prophecies pertaining to their future. He was a prophet.

Nebo, in Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions, means “Prophet.”

Do you see the connection to the present-day Babylon? Do you see how this all applies to the PCG?

Bel is Stephen Flurry and Nebo is Brad Macdonald!

The lord or master, is Stephen Flurry. And the prophet, represents Brad Macdonald.

Here’s more of what John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible says about Bel and Nebo.

“It is said of both these deities, that they “stooped” or “bowed down”; being taken down from the high places where they were set upright, and looked grand and majestic, and where they might be seen and worshipped by the people.”

Likewise, Stephen and Brad are set in high place of Edstone. They also looked grand and majestic in the eyes of the PCG members. They are look upon as the standards, the role models in the church. The members copy what they set as benchmarks.

John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible adds,

“… their idols are like to beasts, which defile themselves with their dung as they do; and so the Targum renders it,

their images are “in” the likeness of serpents and beasts.’”

The expression, “upon the beasts,” means alive; hence raw (flesh); fresh (plant, water, year), strong; also (as noun, especially in the feminine singular and masculine plural) life (or living thing), whether literally or figuratively: –  + age, alive, appetite, (wild) beast, company, congregation, life (-time), live (-ly), living (creature, thing), maintenance, + merry, multitude, + (be) old, quick, raw, running, springing, troop.

The idols in the PCG are not the same as the idols in Babylon in the past who were lifeless. Today’s idols in God’s church are very much alive! And these idols are like beasts devouring many of God’s people.

God is punishing Death and Hell now. Very soon Stephen Flurry will bow down and Brad Macdonald will stoop. They will fall and be broken.

Here is how Barnes Commentary describes the scene.

 “The word ‘stoopeth,’ means that it had fallen down, as when one is struck dead he falls suddenly to the earth; and the language denotes conquest, where even the idols so long worshipped would be thrown down.

The scene is in Babylon, and the image in the mind of the prophet is that of the city taken, and the idols that were worshipped thrown down by the conqueror, and carried away in triumph.”

This is a prophecy which they won’t be able to escape (Isaiah 46:2).

Stephen and Brad have been caught. They are gone into captivity.

NEBO PROTECTS THE CROWN

Bel or Stephen, in Jeremiah 51:44, is described as a devourer of God’s people.

 And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall. (Jeremiah 51:44)

 But, what Bel or Stephen has done to God’s people as shown in this verse is also imputed to King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon in Jeremiah 51:34.

 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out. The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. (Jeremiah 51:34-35)

 Who is Nebuchadrezzar now in this prophecy?

We know that Nebuchadrezzar or Nebuchadnezzar was the King of Babylon. Since Stephen Flurry, in this prophecy, is characterized as idol Bel or Shach, the supreme deity in Babylon, therefore, he is also the king of Babylon. King Nebuchadrezzar or Nebuchadnezzar now applies to him. That’s why, the same accusation was ascribed to the king of Babylon in verse 34.

This is further proven by what the name Nebuchadrezzar or Nebuchadnezzar means.

 The name Nebuchadnezzar or Nebuchadrezzar means “may Nebo protect the crown.”

Nebo, as earlier mentioned, means prophet. And this figure applies to Brad Macdonald.

Thus, the meaning of Nebuchadnezzar or Nebuchadrezzar becomes:

“may the prophet or Brad Macdonald protect the crown.”

But which crown?

We have shown in many of our articles that Stephen Flurry has taken the crown or control of the church from his dad, Mr. Gerald Flurry. And his name, Stephen means crown!

Hence, the meaning “may Nebo protect the crown,” translates to:

“may Brad Macdonald protect Stephen Flurry!”

Or, in essence, “Brad Macdonald protects Stephen Flurry!”

Isn’t this what we see happening in Edstone today? Isn’t this the kind of setup of the leadership in God’s church today?

Brad Macdonald is protecting Stephen Flurry!

Brad is in full support of Stephen’s control of God’s people. He is assisting his lord as they gather all people to themselves.

God has revealed to us through the meaning of the name Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, the real structure of the leadership in the PCG today.

This is another proof that God’s church today in this end-time has turned into Babylon the Great.

Remember that Brad is an advocate or follower of Stephen. This is exactly the imagery shown to us in the Fourth Seal or the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Hell is following Death in wiping out God’s people. Remember that they were given power to annihilate God’s people.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth. (Revelation 6:8)

HEAD AND TAIL, BRANCH AND RUSH

God tells us in another prophecy in the book of Isaiah, the swiftness of their destruction. Their downfall will happen in an instant.

Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day. The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is the tail. (Isaiah 9:14-15)

In this prophecy, Death and Hell are symbolized as Head and Tail or Branch and Rush.

The head is described as “the ancient and honourable.” While the tail is “the prophet that teaches lies.”

In Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions (BDB), the word ancient means “elder (of those having authority).” In Strong’s Concordance, this word means the elder or eldest with respect to age. This indicates that the ancient is the senior of the two.

The word honourable can mean to be lifted up, be exalted, to lift oneself up, rise up, or exalt oneself (BDB).

The phrase, “head and tail” is “proverbial for the highest and lowest” according to Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Commentary (JFB). And the phrase, “branch and rush” is “another image for the same thought. The branch is elevated on the top of the tree: the rush is coarse and low.

The head is the elder who exalted himself. He is the branch who grabbed the highest office from Mr. Gerald Flurry and set himself as the king of Babylon or the PCG. The head represents Mr. Death, Stephen Flurry.

And the tail, as the rush, is the prophet who teaches lies applies to Mr. Hell, Brad Macdonald.

God will cut off Death and Hell from His church. Their fall or destruction will happen in just one day!

It is indicated in verse 16 that Head and Tail or Branch and Rush are the leaders of this people (PCG) who are causing them to sin.

For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. (Isaiah 9:16)

And what is the effect of their leadership? God’s people who are being led by them are destroyed!

God’s people must heed this warning very seriously. The men who are leading them are prophesied to be destroyed by God very soon.

And notice what Death and Hell are doing today.

And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own arm: Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. (Isaiah 9:20-21)

Death and Hell are swallowing up their own people left and right without any satisfaction.

God’s people may not see it this way. But they are now already engrossed to the system of Stephen and Brad. These men are the purveyors of pagan practices in God’s church such as Irish Dancing, Mother’s Day, and Cremation.

Stephen even changed Jesus Christ’s words in Matthew 5:48 in his Daily Trumpet Radio Show which is a corruption and watering down of God’s teachings.

Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)

He carelessly allude the phrase, “Be you therefore perfect” to “Be you therefore cultured” which is a total reversal of what Jesus Christ wanted to drive to His disciples. And God’s people just accepted his incessant lies.

Notice the symbolism used in the phrase, “Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah.”

In this passage, Manasseh represents Stephen Flurry. He is an American. And we know that America or The United States of America, as explained in Mr. Herbert Armstrong’s booklet, The United States and Britain in Prophecy, is the modern-day Manasseh.

In like manner, Ephraim is symbolic of Brad Macdonald because he is of British lineage. Britain or The United Kingdom, according to the same book, The United States and Britain in Prophecy, is the present-day Ephraim.

And, as we have shown many times in our articles, Judah is representative of the PCG.

Hence, we can see a clear picture here of what’s going on inside the PCG today.

Stephen and Brad together are against the PCG!

And since Mr. Gerald Flurry is the anointed messenger of God for the last era of His church, Death and Hell together are against him and the whole membership.

Thus, they are against the Almighty God and Jesus Christ!

To our beloved brethren in the PCG, can’t you see the machination of these two wicked ministers? Your leaders are against you! They are gobbling you up without end. They will never be satisfied as expressed very plainly in this prophecy. You must wake up to reality before it’s too late.

THE FATE OF DEATH AND HELL

God’s people must know the ultimate end of Stephen Flurry and Brad Macdonald. Notice what God has prophesied about these two dreadful instruments of Satan the Devil.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:12-15)

We are now in this stage when God’s house is being judged by God.

The dead in this verse 12 of Revelation 20 refers to God’s church which became the valley of dry bones as prophesied in the 37th chapter of the book of Ezekiel.

Then he said unto me, Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel: (Ezekiel 37:11)

The small and great, which represents the members and ministers in God’s church, are now standing before God being given judgment according to what they have done.

And the books were opened.

The scene in this verse is exactly the same as the passage in Daniel 7:10.

A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. (Daniel 7:10)

Jesus Christ as the great Judge was seated on the bench and His Two Witnesses were also seated to administer judgment.

And the court was set. And the books were opened.

In our article entitled, “The Four Great Beasts of Daniel 7 and the Everlasting Kingdom,” there is a section that explains what these books are all about.

These books consist mainly of the major prophetic books in the Old Testament and also the book of Revelation. These books were previously sealed or closed to the understanding of God’s people. And God had to open the understanding of these books to His Two Witnesses.

Death and Hell including their cohorts were given judgment according to what God has prophesied in these books. They were given a verdict for their wickedness and for devouring God’s people. These books pronounced a guilty verdict for their evils.

I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the LORD, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds. Wherefore a lion out of the forest shall slay themand a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased. (Jeremiah 5:5-6)

God is using the Remembrancers to recompense those murderers for the many sins they have committed against His people.

Now, notice that there was another book on the scene in Revelation 20:12.

“and another book was opened, which is the book of life:”

This book was characterized as the book “which is of life.”

What book, which is “of life”, do you think this is referring to? What book in this end-time came on the scene which contains the events that transpired in God’s church? What book covers the many transgressions, abominations, and sins committed by Death and Hell and the other leaders in God’s church? What book has shown God’s people what to do in this time of great trial of the church?

There is only one book that covers all these descriptions. It is “The Last End: A Book of Remembrance.”

The book of life is The Book of Remembrance!

God has given this book to show evidences of what Death and Hell, with the connivance of their allies, have committed that brought God’s church to destruction. It is a book that will open the eyes of God’s people and move them to repent towards God for all the evils that they have committed. It shows God’s people how to discern the righteous from the wicked.

SWALLOWED UP IN VICTORY

It was mentioned earlier that Stephen with Brad have swallowed up God’s people.

And I will punish Bel in Babylon, and I will bring forth out of his mouth that which he hath swallowed up: and the nations shall not flow together any more unto him: yea, the wall of Babylon shall fall. (Jeremiah 51:44)

 Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon hath devoured me, he hath crushed me, he hath made me an empty vessel, he hath swallowed me up like a dragon, he hath filled his belly with my delicates, he hath cast me out. The violence done to me and to my flesh be upon Babylon, shall the inhabitant of Zion say; and my blood upon the inhabitants of Chaldea, shall Jerusalem say. (Jeremiah 51:34-35)

 The above verses show us that Stephen, with Brad, has now full control of all kingdoms or dominion in God’s church.

The time will come shortly when Jesus Christ will return and take back what Stephen and Brad have gathered to themselves.

And 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 for ever and ever. (Rev. 11:15)

The kingdoms of this world is referring to the various dominions now under the control of Stephen, Brad and their allies.

Stephen’s subjugation of the various kingdoms in God’s church will be taken away from him once the seventh angel sounded. The collapse of his rule is coming very soon. All these dominions then will become under the control and authority of Jesus Christ.

And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God, Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned. And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great. (Rev. 16:16-21)

As Stephen with Brad have swallowed up God’s people, they will be swallowed up as well when Jesus Christ returns. God will give us the victory through Jesus Christ.

For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victoryO death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victoryThe sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the lawBut thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  (I Cor. 15:53-57)

The word sting means to prick. Figuratively, it means poison. Verse 55, thus translate to:

O Stephen, where is your poison? And Stephen’s poison is sin.

The word grave in the phrase, “O grave, where is thy victory?” means Hell!

This translates to:

“O Brad, where is your victory?”

Stephen and Brad thought that victory is in their hands. But God will deliver His people from the power of Stephen and Brad. God will ransom His people from the clutches of Stephen and Brad.

I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes. (Hosea 13:14)

God will be their plagues and destruction. And there will be no room for repentance for both of these evil men.

CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE

 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. (Revelation 20:13)

The sea, as discussed in our article titled, “The Four Great Beasts of Daniel 7 and the Everlasting Kingdom,” refers to God’s church

The words, “delivered up” means to give. Other meanings include: bring forth, yield

The time is coming when Stephen Flurry and Brad Macdonald will have to give up God’s people whom they have swallowed up. Their hold on God’s people as prisoners will vanish.

And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Rev. 20:14-15)

 What a gruesome end for these two evil men, Stephen Flurry and Brad Macdonald who have caused the destruction of God’s true church in this end. They may not believe this, but God has already prophesied their doom in the pages of the Bible.

God has already sentenced Stephen Flurry and Brad Macdonald to eternal death!

Picture this in your minds, fellow brethren in the Philadelphia Church of God. The leading ministers you are sticking to and giving your support are already doomed!

Their horrendous fate is already known. They are prophesied to die the second death!

And what about the end of the others who were not found written in the book of life? – those individuals who did not believe the prophecies written in The Book of Remembrance, those ministers who branded this book as a dissident literature and instructed the members to burn this book or throw it away.

It has come to our attention that Mr. Pedrito Cara, Mr. Broderick Tongco, Mr. Kirk Macdonald, and Mr. Benedict Marquez under the leadership of the former Regional Director John Macdonald and the present Regional Director Mr. Alex Harrison have all instructed the members of the PCG Philippines to destroy this book of life. The instruction to destroy the book of life was also implemented across the globe. All of them who had done this will have to pay for it. They all will be thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire represents the second death. They will all die the second death from which there is never to be a resurrection to eternal life.

And what about those members who abide by the directive of these ministers? They are classified as those who “was not found written in the book of life.”

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)

Notice that this vision is talking about the last end vision of Daniel in the 12th chapter wherein the same book of life was mentioned.

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. (Daniel 12:1-3)

This book of life was the key for the deliverance of God’s people. In Strong’s Concordance, the word written in Hebrew means the same as in the Greek to grave; by implication to write (describe, inscribe, prescribe, subscribe): – describe, record, prescribe, subscribe, write (-ing, -ten).

Here we see the other meanings of the word written. One of them is the word subscribe.

The word subscribe in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary means to assent to or support.

And the word assent means:

  • To agree to something especially after thoughtful consideration : concur

Therefore, those who will be delivered are those who agree, after thoughtful consideration, to the contents of the book of life.

On the other hand, those who did not agree or concur to what is written in the book of life will be cast into the lake of fire.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)

Or, this may be rephrased to:

“And whosoever was not found agreeing to the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”

God’s people may not take this seriously, but God has already given a verdict for those who just took this book of life for granted. They’re all going to die eternally!

THE HEAVENS DECLARE THE GLORY OF GOD

On page 16 of our Bible Hymnal is a beautiful song entitled “The Heavens God’s Glory Do Declare.” The lyrics were taken from the 19th chapter of the book of Psalms.

This psalm shows the importance of warning “thy servant” and the members of the PCG by way of God’s work through the Gentiles which He raised up in the wilderness. This psalm is a prophecy about the work of The Remembrancers in this end-time.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. (Psalms 19:1)

The heavens and earth in this psalm are not the natural or physical heaven and earth that we see. These are in symbols.

Heavens signify, symbolically, the ruling government or power – that is the whole assembly of the ruling powers. Heavens is symbolic of God’s ministry. We know that the natural heaven stands over and rules the earth. Therefore, the earth represents the members in God’s church.

Verse 1 of Psalms 19 tells us that God’s ministry in The Remembrancers is now proclaiming His glory and His handiwork. But why not anymore with the ministry in His own church, the PCG?

The vision of the Apostle John in the 21st chapter of the book of Revelation gives us an answer.

NEW HEAVEN, NEW EARTH

In John’s vision of a new Jerusalem, he saw a new heaven and a new earth. This is talking about a new government and people. This is referring to a new kingdom or dominion. A new group or dominion emerged on the scene.

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. (Revelation 21:1)

But why a new government and people?

The meaning of the phrase, “were passed away” gives us an answer.

The words, “were passed away,” in Strong’s Concordance, can mean figuratively, perish or neglect, (causatively) avert:transgress

John saw this new ministry and people of God because the present ministry in the PCG and its people has turned away or transgressed! And it was Jesus Christ who effected this change in His own church. This is further confirmed when He says in verse 5 that He makes everything new.”

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. (Rev. 21:5)

But who comprise this new ministry of God? To whom is this new heaven referring to? Notice what God says to His Two Witnesses whom He calls as Jacob and Israel in the book of Isaiah. To know more about these two individuals, please read our article entitled, “Cyrus, the Ravenous Bird from the East and the Two Witnesses.

Hearken unto me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, I also am the last. Mine hand also hath laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the heavens: when I call unto them, they stand up together. (Isaiah 48:12-13)

God says that He has spanned the heavens. The word spanned means to extend, spread, spread out, or stretch out. God extended over a wide area His ministry because He intended to call His Two Witnesses who are in far country. And so, God called them and they both stood up together. Now, these two individuals, with the help of spiritual Cyrus, are now declaring the glory of God. And they were called for this purpose.

Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house. I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.  (Isaiah 42:5-9)

And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.  (Isaiah 49:3)

The 51st chapter of the book of Isaiah shows the same prophecy.

And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. Awake, awake, stand up, O Jerusalem, which hast drunk at the hand of the LORD the cup of his fury; thou hast drunken the dregs of the cup of trembling, and wrung them out. There is none to guide her among all the sons whom she hath brought forth; neither is there any that taketh her by the hand of all the sons that she hath brought up. These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desolation, and destruction, and the famine, and the sword: by whom shall I comfort thee? (Isaiah 51:16-19)

Here, the Great God has put His words in His Witnesses’ mouth and hid them that He may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth. Or, that He may make them a new kingdom or polity.

Jerusalem, in verse 17, which has drunk the cup of God’s fury refers to the PCG. It is the former Jerusalem. Now, God has planted a new heaven and laid the foundations of a new earth. He has established a New Jerusalem which refers to our group, The ARK of God Foundation.

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Also, in another prophecy in the 65th chapter of Isaiah, God said that He creates a new heavens and a new earth.

Therefore will I number you to the sword, and ye shall all bow down to the slaughter: because when I called, ye did not answer; when I spake, ye did not hear; but did evil before mine eyes, and did choose that wherein I delighted not. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name: That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes. For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. (Isaiah 65:12-18)

Verse 15 even shows that God will call his servants by another name. Thus, God has given this new kingdom another name which is The A.R.K. of God Foundation, Inc. This New Jerusalem which God has created, as pointed out in verse 18, rejoices before Him and made her people a joy.

God’s handiwork is seen now in this firmament or expansion or extension of the sky or ministry.

This is all God’s doing. This is his creation or His work. He is the one who has made it possible. This is His achievement.

Notice how God’s handiwork is declared to His own church.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. (Psa. 19:2-3)

Every day, God’s new ministry proclaims His work but not verbally. There is no speech nor language. Their voice is not heard!

The reason why their voice or speech is not heard is not because they are unable to talk. They are not heard because it is prophesied that their voice is not to be heard in God’s church.

Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. (Isaiah 42:1-2)

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, (Psalms 19:4)

But their line or the medium they are using to declare God’s prophecies can reach the whole world. God’s message is declared through the Web. You have to go online in order to know God’s handiwork, His statutes, His prophecies and His judgment. (See Psalms 19:7-10) And through this means, Mr. Gerald Flurry and God’s church is being warned.

Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. (Psalms 19:11)

God has shown Mr. Gerald Flurry and His people a way out from the prison house of Death and Hell. God’s help is now being extended to Mr. Gerald Flurry and God’s people through the firmament which now shows God’s handiwork.

In the 17th chapter of the book of Psalms, God also shows how “thy servant” will be delivered from these wicked men.

Arise, O LORD, disappoint him, cast him down: deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: From men which are thy hand, O LORD, from men of the world (MEN OF LIFE), which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with thy hid treasure: they are full of children, and leave the rest of their substance to their babes. (Psalms 17:13-14)

 The words “which is” in verse 13 that were added by Bible translators destroy the essence of the last part of the passage.  These words should not be included in the passage which has a colon mark at the end of the verse which means that the thought continues to the next verse.

Thy sword refers to God’s men who are His hand or instruments in thy servant’s deliverance.  These men are called here the “men of life.” They are the men whom God fills with bountiful revelations in this end-time – the men whom God used to write the book of life, “The Last End: A Book of Remembrance.”

Mr. Gerald Flurry’s present state may seem abysmal and hopeless. But God will deliver him soon and he will be able to walk again before the Almighty God in the land of the living.

For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living. (Psalms 116:8-9)

What a very hopeful end for thy servant, Mr. Gerald Flurry and for everyone who will heed the warning of God in these prophecies.

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Archeologists find 1st-century gold coin with Nero’s image in Jerusalem

ISRAEL NEWS as posted The Jerusalem Post website

Described as an “emperor, theater actor, poet,” Nero, a flamboyant ruler who took the throne at age 17, was perhaps best known for killing his mother, who married his great uncle Claudius.

He was also notable for persecuting Christians, before taking his own life during a Roman revolt.

The last of the Julio-Claudian line, Nero was emperor for 14 years (54-68 CE). He had a reputation for being a tyrant, and some believed he was responsible for the devastating fire of 64 CE that resulted in the burning of much of Rome.

“The coin is exceptional because this is the first time that a coin of this kind has turned up in Jerusalem in a scientific dig,” said Dr. Shimon Gibson, who co-directed the excavation with Dr. James Tabor and Dr. Rafael Lewis.

“Coins of this type are usually found only in private collections, where we don’t have clear evidence as to place of origin.”

The gold coin (aureus) bears the bareheaded portrait of the young Nero as Caesar. The lettering around the edge of the coin reads: “NERO CAESAR AVG IMP.” On the reverse of the coin is a depiction of an oak wreath containing the letters “EX S C,” with the surrounding inscription “PONTIF MAX TR P III.”

“Importantly, these inscriptions help to work out the date when the coin was struck as 56/57 AD,” said Gibson, noting that its identification was made by historian and numismatist Dr. David Jacobson in London.

According to Gibson, the coin dates back to a little more than a decade before the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 CE. It was found in ancient rubble outside the ruins of the first-century Jewish villas the team excavated.

“The coin probably came from one of the rich 2,000-yearold Jewish dwellings which the UNC Charlotte team have been uncovering at the site,” he said. “These belonged to the priestly and aristocratic quarter, located in the Upper City of Jerusalem. Finds include the well-preserved rooms of a very large mansion, a Jewish ritual pool (mikve) and a bathroom, both with their ceilings intact.”

Gibson said the team believes the large houses may have belonged to wealthy members of the priestly caste.

“This mansion and others like it were utterly destroyed by Titus and the Roman legions, when Jerusalem was razed to the ground,” he said. “It is likely – owing to the intrinsic value of the gold coin – [that] it was hidden away ahead of the destruction of the city, and was missed by the marauding and looting Roman soldiers.”

The image of Nero is significant in that it shows the presence of the Roman occupation and provides a clear date for the occupation of the residences, he said.

While there is no historical evidence that Nero ever visited Jerusalem, Tabor said the coin is dated “to the same year of Saint Paul’s last visit to Jerusalem, which resulted in his arrest (on the charge of taking Gentiles into the Temple) and incarceration in Caesarea.”

“It’s a valuable piece of personal property, and wouldn’t have been cast away like rubbish or casually dropped,” he said. “It’s conceivable that it ended up outside these structures in the chaos that happened as this area was destroyed.”

Gibson said the summer dig, which recently concluded and uncovered other significant finds, will resume next year.