1/15/2009 The Bounds of Wisdom

Painting by Mel Copeland from the early 70's

The Bounds of Wisdom
by Mel West

(Originaly The Mehl Commentary Part 2 – a letter to the author's brother subsequently sent to Mr. Buckley
to augment the conversation, On The Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church )


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October 23, 1994

Dear Larry,

I don't know whether you have taken the time to digest the letter I sent concerning the Mehl Commentary of 9/12/94, but, regardless, I have composed this part to further explain what was in that commentary. The commentary had to do with seeing through the darkness, and since there is so much to the subject it is necessary that I cast a bit more light on it.

My work dwells upon Truth, which is light, and the Truth upon which I dwell does not involve grey areas as it were, as you may have been inclined or taught to believe.

The Seat of Christianity, of course, is based upon this message. Witness:

John 3.33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
4.24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
John 8.32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Now these words connect with another thing comprehended first in the Old Testament and then in Jesus Christ which is called Eternal Life. Witness:

John 5.39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
5.40 And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life.

This is the message of St. John, as he apprehended it directly from Jesus Christ, that God cannot lie and neither can His Christ, since the Christ and God are one, and if you believe His Word you will be of one Spirit in them and have eternal life. For Jesus says:

John 6.38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

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Now the Will of God is to fulfill His Holy Scriptures. That is to say the Desire He expressed through the Holy Scriptures and Christ. At the foundation of His Will is the idea that faith in God without works is death. There are those who are spiritually dead--as can now be illustrated in the average American--and like them others who are dead in their tombs. At the root of the Holy Scriptures is the precept that on the Last Day the dead will be judged. That day, as we saw in my Mehl Commentary of 9/12/94, is a Day of Darkness. And I illustrated that day through my work, Quest for Human Dignity .

Beginning with the Quest , together with this Commentary on Mehl's work, we unveil details of what has been known in scriptural parlance as the Apocalypse.

At the time of the Apocalypse the dead are raised and judged, together with the living. Speaking of that day--following Daniel 7 and 12 on page 26 of my 9/12/94 portion Jesus said:

John 5.28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
5.29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

This judgment is further explained in Revelation 19 and 20, to wit:

Rev. 20.12 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.

The precept of judgment by opening the books comes from Isaiah, the Book of Enoch , and is also mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls which were recorded during and before the time of Jesus. Jesus mentioned the foundation of that judgment to his disciples and Nicodemus, concluding with the admonition:

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Luke 16.31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Thus, judgment begins at the House of God where the books are opened and all the works which men have done are recorded. The foundation books which are opened are, of course the books of Moses and their prophets. These are things you should have been taught by all the pastors in your life and in the readings which you have done in the Bible. Few understand this message, however. Men tend to be vain, being the Children of Pride , which we have already described in our work, Against Leviathan , and form their own opinions on how judgment works; and they really doubt God's ability to judge using His criteria. As I noted in my Quest to Mr. Buckley, it was apparent in his conversation with me that he was above judgment and need not respond to the Truths which I put before him. He was never able to get the connection between honoring Jesus and honoring the Truth, that you cannot honor one without the other. The word, honor, also means in Hebrew, to worship.

Now the Truth is something of the Spirit in which God is manifest. When we use the word manifest, we mean to say a revelation of something hidden. In these terms the Book of Revelation presents itself as a manifestation of the Truth, to which nothing can be added nor anything taken away. This is, of course, a foundation of God, that when He manifests Himself to man what he manifests can neither be added to nor taken away. We played with this word in Against Leviathan , relating manifest to the contents of our ship of state which is sinking. I asked Captain Buckley whether he ought to warn the passengers. In the exchange between him and me, we concluded that even if a Jonah came to them they would not answer. I continued pressing him, that nevertheless he should warn the passengers, calling him a Watchman . He replied that I should warn them; I responded that no one would believe me, but since he is a leader they would believe him. He replied that he could do nothing, because Prudential calls. Prudential is a major financial interest on Wall Street, so he confessed that Mammon is his priority-- regardless of the lives now in jeopardy which he might save. Thus, Captain Buckley and I knew something which will devastate this nation, and he left that problem in another's hands to resolve.

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The Bible has the contrary point of view, that God is the creator and nurturer of life, and everywhere in His Message we are reminded to not only dress and keep the garden he created for us but also love one another--as Jesus put it--as Jesus loved you. Jesus, knowing that a ship and all of its manifest were about to sink, would not see eye to eye with Mr. Buckley's perception of the situation, that when lives are at stake it is permissible to let another handle the matter. To the contrary, Jesus required that we attend to the matter the moment we have knowledge of it, as in the Good Samaritan story.

God manifests Himself in our Spirit through a thing called Light which is His Word and a thing you should understand perfectly and thereby understand me. When you see that Light you see a manifestation of God.

I have not written to you because you know not the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth [1 John 2.21]. This is what I meant in my letter when I said I think you and I are about to make a connection, that I carry certain light which is of the Truth. Its message is clear and better explained by the following:

Rev. 19.10 I am thy fellow servant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy.

We see, therefore, that if the testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophecy , then this is that same Spirit who came unto the prophets, whom they described as the Word of the Lord , usually opening their books with the words:

Jer. 1.2 To whom the Word of the LORD came..
Ezek. 1.3 The Word of the LORD came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest..
Hosea 1.1 The Word of the LORD that came unto Hosea...
Joel 1.1 The Word of the LORD that came to Joel..
Jonah 1.1 Now the Word of the LORD came unto Jonah..
Micah 1.1 The Word of the LORD that came to Micah..
Zeph. The Word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah..
Haggai 1.3 Then came the Word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet..
Zech. 1.1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the Word of the LORD unto Zechariah..

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Among the other prophets the contact between them and the LORD is expressed in terms of a vision or the Burden of the LORD . The Burden is a substitute expression meaning the same thing as The Word. This thing called The Word is the usual way God's manifestation is expressed among the prophets and a wonderful simile of it is reflected in the Books of Adam and Eve and Enoch beginning on page 155 of Hidden Pavilions . If you can understand what I mean so far by this manifestation of God called The Word, which pastors have yet to understand--because they assimilate portions of it but toss the main course over their back-- then follow me through the opening verses of the Gospel of John:

John 1.1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
1.2 The same was in the beginning with God.
1.3 All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.
1.4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
1.5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

You toss your hard earned money into an offering basket every Sunday. The men carrying the offering baskets compel you to toss your tithe into the baskets on behalf of the Bible. In the Bible is light and life. The tithes that you pass to your pastor's baskets are in your belief that by observing the Sabbath and tithing you will receive the light and obtain eternal life.

Except for certain anomalies in the Epistles of Paul, all of the Scriptures in the Bible are One Word. They all convey One Message. To understand the Light of the One Message one must be open to receive all of it. Most pastors are not open to all of it--as seen in Hidden Pavilions and my exchange with Buckley and others.

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I use all of the Light of the Bible. I referred to that which is behind me as a B of prophets. To understand me and what I am doing, you must understand that your worship of the Bible has to do with One Word which we have seen is the Light of God, which is an army of God's Messengers the prophets whose combined light is extraordinary. The enemy of the Word of God is ignorance, where pastors attempt to use part of God's army and hide from the other. They prefer to live in what we call the Darkness of Spirit. Listen to the preacher:

Eccl. 2.13 Then I saw that wisdom excelleth folly, as far as light excelleth darkness.
2.14 The wise man's eyes are in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness..
5.1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

Most people attending church today offer sacrifices without knowing what it is that is consuming their sacrifices. Our work is to call into remembrance what it is that they are being called to sacrifice for. In doing this we remove the distortions you are being taught. And doing so we expose how your offerings, being done without knowledge, become the offerings of fools. When Saint Peter said--

I Peter 4.17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the House of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the Gospel of God?

– he referred to an established precept of the Holy Scriptures, that judgment first begins among the Jews and then the Gentile ( a precept explained on page 34 of my letter and in many other places), that Biblical History is divided between two events:

In my letter to you I pointed out Isaiah 7.14, having to do with the scattering of Israel and the fact that that event is passed.

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Being Seated at Judgment time

The event having to do with the gathering of Israel began circa. 1930 and the restored state of Israel became manifest in 1948. In about 3 1/2 years Israel will be celebrating its 50th anniversary/Jubilee as a restored nation--after having been in exile these past two thousand years-- and also, as explained in my previous letters, they will be celebrating their 70th Jubilee since coming under the Covenant of God in Sinai about May 15, 1491/1492 B.C. Because 1998 is doubly important in the eschatological (Biblical) perspective of history, you should keep your ears to the ground as it were. The formula for the 70th Jubilee is arrived at by subtracting the number of years from 1492 B.C. to 1998 A.D. and dividing that by 260 days (a Jewish year). The total number of Jewish years divided by a Jubilee (every fiftieth year) equals 70 Jubilee years. Thus, as said before, Israel's 50th Anniversary (1st Jubilee as a state) in 1998 becomes doubly important because it is most likely also the 70th Jubilee since the bringing forth of the Law of Moses and its Tabernacle. It is no coincidence that Israel's day of Independence of 1948 is the same day Moses delivered them the Ten Commandments and the Tabernacle from Mt. Sinai (which is also the Christian Day of Pentecost, from which the Pentecostal Churches derive their speaking in tongues tradition).

Now all of this, the Bible and current events, came through The Word of the LORD. First the Law, then the scattering of the Jews and the manifestation of Immanuel, and now the restoration of the Jews in 1948; all of this came about because of the prophesies in the Bible. God caused Israel's scattering and their restoration. You should marvel at this, since in Philistia Triumph Thou because of me we show how the UN Law which created Israel came about through the invocation of certain promises in the Holy Scriptures! Without those Scriptures Israel would not exist! By the same token, because of ignorance of the Holy Scriptures there is much bloodshed over Jerusalem, and this bloodshed will continue until the ignorance is consumed. We have mentioned in our previous letters and works that there will be no Peace in Jerusalem until certain points of Light in the Bible are honored. We also said with reference to our conversation with Buckley and others that their children's blood will be spilled before Jerusalem because of their ignorance of those points of light. See Philistia Triumph thou because of me on this. This Apocalypse does not concern Jerusalem in an abstract concept which is far from you, but to the contrary it strikes every nation and, to those who disbelieve us, it will strike those most dear to them. We explain this later in this work.

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So the Word of the LORD manifested Himself through Moses to the Children of Israel, made a covenant with them, then manifested Himself as Immanuel at the time Israel was scattered to all the nations, and then He manifested Himself to the United Nations such that the United Nations [sic. Gentile] delivered the surviving Jews back to their Promised Land. God restored a remnant to the Holy Land as promised.

The restoration of the Jews was only part of the Promise of the Last Days. Our work has to do with the delivery of the other part of that Promise and covenant. And it is in these terms that I described to you in my letters--even my 60 page letter of March 1992--that I am compelled to labor in darkness--because there is so much ignorance of the work. I have explained to you fully why this is so, that wheresoever I inquired I received no answer. For I have been writing to the spiritually dead, as I complained in the Quest .

Just as the Pharisees in Jesus's time, men today go through the motions of the worship of God but in reality fear His light. Otherwise they would [have] answer[ed] me.

To your pastors and Buckley's I have laid the light on the table in very certain terms. But they cower from it and therefore cannot see its brilliance. Come up hither, I say to them.

I assume that you have understood Mehl, and therefore you should have no problem whatsoever in either understanding me or taking an interest in what I say.

I told Buckley that you are judged by what you know and that it is God's job, as it were, to assure that you know. He lets you know by means of His prophets. In other words, He lets you know by His Word. Here we show that the Word revealed through His Prophets is no different than that Word revealed through Christ. Christ is as it were the Spirit of Prophesy or, in other terms, the Head of a Great Troop of Prophets. He is shown in this manifestation in Chapter 19 and 20 of Revelation. In the latter chapter He is identified with an event called the First Resurrection and with Him a Great Troop , as explained in Hidden Pavilions and elsewhere. The First Resurrection is the beginning of the Judgment of the Gentile. In the center of that episode--that is, at the center of the Judgment of the Gentile--we placed this nation. Our reason, as said, was based upon the premise that to whom much is given much is required. The Quest , with this commentary on Mehl, explains this. Central to our judgment is the exposure of false pastors. If you will turn to page 8 of my last letter, you will see that I spoke of my burden in two parts, and the second part having to do with exposing false pastors. There are scriptural foundations behind this, which I shall now cite. I recite scriptures, by the way, because I know that by merely referencing them most people are too lazy to look them up and read them. Hence we write against the Lazy Reader who is ignorance:

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Ezek. 34.2..Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
34.3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
34.4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
34.5 And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
34.7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the Word of the LORD;
34.8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves , and fed not my flock;
34.9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
34.10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.
34.11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
34.12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the Cloudy and Dark Day.
34.13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
34.15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
34.16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

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The bold scriptures above have to do with the period of time in which you and I live. The point of view reflects the point of view of my works. The Word of God forecasted that when He brings again His People to the Holy Land there will be many false shepherds among the nations and He will take out his wrath against those false shepherds and their nations. Christ knew this scripture, as well as others, and described Himself as that shepherd who will seek out his flock in His Second Coming. He described that event as the Good Shepherd , which is another epithet of the Word of God . To understand the Word of God, then, you must understand the perspective of the event of the Good Shepherd :

Now you believe that you are part of Christ's flock because of your particular worship of Christ. But the scripture above has to do with those false shepherds who spoiled God's flock Israel. Through Christ you are joined to that flock--provided you keep his commandments--, but if you are found in alliance with those who spoiled the flock, then you become party to the crime and subject to that judgment against the nations who persecute Israel. I noted that the Pauline Church, including all pastors who teach Paul's Epistles, which includes your own pastor, have contributed to the persecution of Israel and their Law. On a fundamental basis, your tithing has been used to persecute My People the Jews. See On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church and its remedy on this.

We continue our expression against the shepherds of the nations:

Zech. 11.16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces.
11.17 Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock!

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We have complained that the pastors of this nation are doing those things listed above, that they are fattening themselves at the expense of the flock and abandoning the flock. They have abandoned me, for instance. This brings us to Christ's perception of the matter:

Matt. 18.11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
18.12 How think ye? If a man have an hundred sheep and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
18.13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.
18.14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish [see also Luke 15.3-6; ed. note].

We quoted the scripture, for the lack of knowledge the people perish . Now if you will turn to the back of my commentary on Mehl you will see my final comment referring to Matthew 18.14, to wit:

I can confirm that the little ones so denied are more than Jesus allowed.

I am one of those little ones who have been denied – this denial offends the Word I carry – and I have been denied by those to whom the most have been given.

First among them condemned are those first in sin (the false pastors). A wonderful one volume Commentary on the Bible, edited by J. R. Dummelow, MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc. NY, 1908, sheds light on this precept of condemning the first in line in sin. Referring to an obscure verse, Amos 6.7, they translate the Hebrew to mean:

Dummelow p. 568 First in sin, first in punishment

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Now the sin of Americans is so great there is no man--I refer to her shepherds-- who has the gall to defend them. In a previous writing to Americans I expressed myself in terms of the writing on the wall which is recorded by Daniel. This is the language of that expression:


This is how we applied that expression to America:

MENE: God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
TEKEL: Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.
PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

This nation shall be spoiled through the hands of the Persians (Iran and Iraq). We describe this in our allegory, The String of Pearls . How this applies to America comes not only from the previous foundations we listed but also:

Hosea 11.10 ..when He shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the West.

Dummelow's Commentary adds this light to the matter:

Dummelow p. 554 [on Hosea 11.10] In Amos 3.8 the same figure is used of God's threatening through the prophet. Here it is used of His calling for His people out of captivity, the point of comparison being the earnest longing on God's part, reverential awe on man's. Shall tremble 'shall come trembling' .

Here we have the prophet or Word of God viewed as a lion who, as we saw above, has the capability to consume the flesh of the fat [shepherds] and tear their claws in pieces. Thus:

Amos 3.6 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? Shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?
3.7 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but He revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.
3.8 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? The Lord GOD hath spoken, who can but prophesy?
3.10..they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up violence and robbery in their palaces.

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Chief among them who store up violence and robbery in their palaces are Americans. Let us now turn to page 9 of my commentary, where I spoke of the Watchman. The Watchman of Israel is the Prophet or the Word of God. That they are one with God is illustrated by the following:

Isaiah 52.8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.

The LORD has again brought Zion

I addressed Bishop Paulk in Hidden Pavilions, reminding him of the responsibility of a Watchman, and inquired whether he saw eye to eye with the LORD's scriptures which we represented. I addressed Buckley and many others with the same matter. None of them were willing to see eye to eye with the LORD's Scriptures we brought to their attention. By seeing eye to eye with the LORD we know that we must first begin with Truth. We, in this day, deal with particular Truths which the LORD lists as a sign of His Manifestation to the nations [sic. and thereby ye shall know], and we call these Truths (such as the mission of the Branch ) to your attention.

Those who do not answer to our Truths cannot very well be trusted to see eye to eye with the LORD of Truth on other matters. It is a simple means of judgment, such as with a commander who regathers his troops to review the next steps in a battle plan. The step at hand is to remove those false pastors described above and those who forgot YHVH. How this shall be done is the subject of the Apocalypse , and our first step is to call out to the Watchmen to see if there are any who are on His Walls guarding His Holy Scriptures. We have found the American pastors and their nation lacking; and we doubted Pastor Mehl, who said he was on the walls watching over the flock for Christ, because we doubted he--as with many other pastors-- would respond to the appeal in our scriptures. These false pastors, in fact, meet the following which was pronounced against them ages ago:

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Isaiah 56.7..for mine house shall be called an House of Prayer for all people.
56.8 The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
56.9 All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, yea, all ye beasts in the forest.
56.10 His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.
56.11 Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

This is what I found in Buckley and others, and no doubt will be searched out among your pastors unless Pastor Mehl comes to their rescue. Pastor Mehl said that he was proud standing on the walls with Christ watching over the flock. You heard me hail you at the wall, as it were, and I asked you to pass me on to your pastor, whether he would answer me. I know that you do not have the wherewithal to answer me, but your pastor does.

Pastor Mehl claims his place, as did others, upon the walls with Christ through the following verse:

Isaiah 62.6 I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence.

When I approached the walls in Jerusalem and other places I heard the music of the Mullahs calling faithful Moslems to prayer; in Jerusalem I heard the refrains of the whispering Jews at the Wailing Wall, and here in this nation one can hear choirs and church bells from a distance on Sundays. But when I inquired at any of these walls concerning the burden I carry there was silence. No one recognized any part of our burden. Now what happened to me--as pertaining to this dark day-- is confirmed in scripture. Witness:

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Zech.1.7..came the Word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
1.8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.
1.9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.
1.10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.
1.11 And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.
1.12 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?
1.13 And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words.
1.14 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
1.15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.
1.16 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
2.10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
2.11 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people; and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
2.5 For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.

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You have seen in the scriptures how it is clearly said that when the Children of Israel are gathered back to the Holy Land the LORD will return and be the Glory in Jerusalem . You have also seen it plainly said in the sequence of ideas involving the restoration of His House of Prayer for all people in Jerusalem, that He is troubled by the Heathen who are at ease worshipping in their own way at that time. I have confirmed everywhere I have been that the nations' pastors and their flocks are at ease, thinking they are justified each going according to his own way. In those pronouncements there was one created to condemn those who are at ease, who are described as false shepherds and sleeping Watchmen seen above. Jesus had some thoughts on this:

John 1.17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
1.18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
1.19 And this is the condemnation that light is come into the world and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
1.20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
1.21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought of God.

On page 10 of our commentary, where I say our mission is to expose the Truth, know then that it is according to scripture. As said in Hidden Pavilions and our many writings, particularly to Buckley, if you avoid the light we carry it is the same as avoiding the light of Christ. For everyone who doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light.

Among the private letters where the lady appears, which I mentioned in my last letter, I was told that I would be a makeweight, that pastors would be weighed against me. In simple terms I would shine a light at the walls to see if I get any answer. This follows the precept of searching Jerusalem with candles. There has yet to be an answer to the light. For the light exposes false shepherds and those who are false run from the light--as was the case of Buckley and his bishop--or the false shepherds ignore the light altogether. The simple measure in all this, of course, is that he that doeth truth cometh to the light. There is no one who doeth truth. All men are liars I complained privately.

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Turn to page 16 of my letter, where we speak of the Heirs, among whom we said I am. Now these are who the Heirs are according to the Koran, which is a verse upon which we have been playing:

Koran, AL-HIJR
Alif Lam Ra. These are the verses of the Book, the Glorious Koran:
The day will surely come when the unbelievers will wish that they were Muslims. Let them feast and make merry; and let their hopes beguile them. They shall know the truth.
Never have We destroyed a nation whose term of life was not ordained beforehand. Men cannot forestall their doom, nor can they retard it.
They say: 'You to whom the warning was revealed, you are surely possessed. Bring down the angels, if what you say be true.'
We shall send down the angels only when Our judgment has been passed. Then they shall never be reprieved.
It was We that revealed the Koran, and shall Ourself preserve it. We have sent forth apostles [prophets] before you to the older nations: but they scoffed at each apostle We sent them. Thus We will put doubt in the hearts of the guilty: they will deny their apostle despite the example of the ancients...
We ordain life and death. We are the Heir of all things.
We know those who have gone before you, and those who will come hereafter. Your Lord will gather them all before Him. He is wise and all-knowing.

Keep in mind that the Koran calls Jesus the Messiah [Christ] and honors His Gospel. It objects to what the Pauline Ministry has done to the Gospel in denouncing the Law, as shown in Hidden Pavilions , On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church , and Philistia Triumph thou because of me .

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As mentioned in our Mehl Commentary, one of the first things dictated to me was a book pertaining to the Koran. And in that 200 page manuscript I was addressed by two names, among others. In particular they called me al-M and al-R. The manuscript went on to describe what those things are, among other things. As said, I threw the book into the fireplace, being afraid and astonished as to what it said. Many chapters of the Koran began with mysterious letters. Al-HIJR, for instance, includes three of them: al-Lam (L), alif (a), and al-Ra (R). Others include al-mim (M), al-Ta (T), al-Sin (S), etc., all being letters of the alphabet. Mem, [arabic mim] is a sign of water and Ra is a sign for the pen. I explained the rabbinical notions on the Mem in our other works, such as On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church . Now I shall let Dummelow explain what the two letters together represent:

Dummelow p. 774 [referring to John 1-18]

(1) The Hebrew-speaking Jews were familiar with the idea that God reveals Himself to the world through His Memra , or Word , which they distinguished from Himself as His organ of revelation. The Targums of the Old Testament speak, not of Jehovah [YHVH] but of the Memra of Jehovah, as being manifested to Abraham, Hagar, Isaac, Jacob, and to Moses at the bush. St. John's preface, therefore, proclaimed to the Hebrew, 'That Memra of Jehovah, which appeared to the patriarchs and prophets, was no other than Christ before His Incarnation'.
(2) The educated Greek-speaking Jews (Hellenists) were familiar with the writings of the Jewish philosopher, Philo of Alexandria (circa. 15 B.C.- 50 A.D.). He believed that God does not act upon the world directly, but mediately through His Logos or Reason. To the Hellenist, therefore, St. John's Gospel said, 'That Logos , through which you say God acts upon the world and reveals himself in it, is no other than Christ.' (3) Educated heathen also believed in a divine Logos or Reason , diffused through the world, and disposing all things in a rational order. First Heraclitus, then Plato, and finally the Stoics developed this doctrine, until, in the apostolic age, it was the explanation of the universe commonly accepted by educated persons. To the heathen, therefore, St. John's preface said, 'That divine Logos , which inspired your philosophers, so far as they have spoken truly and whose existence is admitted by all educated men, has finally manifested Himself in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Read the account that follows of His wonderful life and sayings, and you will acknowledge that this is true...'

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This, then, is how the intellectuals of the Apostle John's and Christ's world understood the word, Memra , according to the Commentary edited by Dummelow.

When I spoke of the Heirs in my letter, I referred to myself as being with them yet alone. I referred to myself as a minister to the ministry, which in the ministry's terms is a bishop. I complained that the modern ministry have castigated, or profaned, the Law of Moses and its prophets. As against the false shepherds, hear another part of that word:

Malachi 2.7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts.
2.8 But ye are departed out of the way: ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
2.9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.
2.10 Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?

Let's look at Dummelow's interpretation of this passage:

Dummelow p. 614 [on Malachi 2.7-8] Hag. 2.7 Messenger--compare Hag. 1.13:
[Hag. 1.13--Then spake Haggai the LORD's messenger in the LORD's message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.
1.14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the House of the LORD of hosts, their God.]
Hag. 2.8. Ye have caused many to stumble--i.e. by giving unjust decisions the priests have brought many to ruin. With the charge of partiality in verse 9 contrast the ideal of Deut. 33.9, where it is represented as a priest's duty to give his decisions without regard to his nearest relatives: compare Matthew 10.37:
[Mt. 10.37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 10.38 He that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me].

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The pastors of this nation have caused many to stumble, as outlined first in Hidden Pavilions and then in my Buckley series. Because they have forgotten their first love.

Now Jesus' way of measuring false pastors was to simply ask them to follow him, which meant that they would have to give up everything: family, property, and friends. This is the Christ whom your pastors have introduced you to.

As having identified myself among the Heirs, knowing that you now know the definition of the thing we had in mind when we listed it, and that the word we carry is eternal, let us go more into the Logos [Greek, meaning Word ] which is also called Memra in Hebrew and the Christ:

John 3.15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

You have seen in my Mehl Commentary that believing in Him must include doing according to His Commandments; to which extent I complained in On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church that the Christian Pastors are in violation of many of His Commandments (pp. B19 - B22 of On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church ; pp. C1 - C4 of the Quest ). They have ignored these and taken their flocks in another way which is darkness. And the darkness is evil, as noted above. We can prove this.

Let's refer again to Dummelow's understanding of this thing called eternal life granted to those who follow Christ, the Word of God:

Dummelow p 780 [on John 3.15] Eternal life. This expression, though found in the other Gospels (Mt. 19.16, etc.) and in the Pauline Epistles (Ro. 2.7, etc.), is specially characteristic of St. John. It is that state of blissful communion with God, which is enjoyed by the believer who is reconciled to God through faith in Christ. The New Testament generally speaks of it as a future possession, but St. John often regards it as possessed already to some extent in this world. 'Eternal ', lit. 'Aeonian,' means not simply 'endless,' but 'belonging to the world to come,' and so 'supernatural,', 'spiritual,' 'heavenly.'

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It is in this context, then, that I said I am among the Heirs who belong to the world to come. In Hidden Pavilions I present the rabbis' understanding of this idea, where they discuss who and who shall not inherit the world to come and why it is so. This generation we have condemned.

We say that the Words we use are eternal on page 18 of the Mehl Commentary , referring to a previous statement that the communion between God and Man is through reason [sic. Logos ], who is eternal. To appreciate more of what is implied in this, let us again refer to Dummelow's commentary on the Word of God:

Dummelow p. 774 ..[on John 1] This sublime preface is intended to commend 'the truth as it is in Jesus,' both to Jewish and Gentile minds. It describes our Lord's person and office by a term familiar to both, that of the Logos or Word of God. 'Logos' has two meanings in Greek: (1) reason or intelligence, as it exists inwardly in the mind, and (2) reason or intelligence, as it is expressed outwardly in speech. Both these meanings are to be understood when Christ is called 'the Word of God.' He is the inward Word of God, because He exists from all eternity 'in the bosom of the Father,' as much one with Him as reason is one with the reasoning mind. Nothing is so close to a man as his own thought.

Getting in touch with your thoughts

Now the seat of man's reason (which we can call one's soul), the ancients believed, was in the heart, in one's bosom. It lived by means of a thing called the spirit which is related in Hebrew to terms having to do with breath and wind. When I suggested that you watch for the wind just before the tornadoes reached near you in the Midwest, it was a double entendre, of sorts. Ancient peoples believed that when a man dies the spirit departs from the body with the escaping breath of the dying man. Connected with this perception was the idea that the prophets were inspired of God; that is, they had inbreathed God's Spirit. This is important to understand. Let's see what Saint Peter said about this concerning the Pauline faction's claim that the Old testament was old and therefore passed away and, as you may be inclined to believe, open to your pastors' or your private interpretations:

II Peter 1.19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
1.20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
1.21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

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When you make your own private covenant with the Word in the Bible, no matter what your pastor may cause you to believe to the contrary to our message, the fact is that when you hold onto the Word of God it too is intending to hold onto you within the framework of its terms. As discussed in our Mehl Commentary, the prophets described how the Word of the Lord was upon them, as if the LORD had taken them by the arm and led them. God's Spirit has been described also as a great Wind, as in the case of Ezekiel's experience [Ezek. 1.4f], for instance. What differentiated an ordinary wind from the Great Infolding Wind Ezekiel saw was its intensity. The Wind literally carried Ezekiel off with it to show him the LORD's message. The first thing Ezekiel did when he saw the Word come upon him in the form of a Great Infolding Wind, was to prostrate himself on the ground.

Now Light is measured by its brilliance, and as noted in our Mehl Commentary a thousand fools do not equate to the brilliance of one wise man. America's pastors are fools for the most part, so it does not take much brilliance to outshine them. We mention this because our argument builds upon the Word of God which is Light and as Christ it is a Great Light being magnified no doubt by the abundance of fools.

To Ezekiel and the other prophets YHVH is a God who humbles the mighty and raises the lowly. He does this not only in his relationship one to one with you, for instance, but He also conducts Himself this way with cities and nations. He can cause a great city to prostrate itself as easily as a man. Witness:

Isaiah 26.2. Open ye the gates, that the righteous nation which keepeth the truth may enter in.

26.3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

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26.4 Trust ye in the LORD forever: for in the Lord JHVH is everlasting strength:
26.5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.
26.6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.
26.9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
26.10 Let favor be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

I hope you are able to stay with me on this. On page 18 of our Mehl Commentary we mentioned that the homeless will soon feed on those who victimized them. This follows Is. 26.5,6 above and the precept that this is the land of unrighteousness which will not behold the majesty of the LORD. We cited a manifestation of the majesty of the LORD in the restoration of the Children of Israel to the Promised Land and listed other requirements which are part of his majesty: concerning the mission of the Branch, for instance; and concerning the nature of the Christ is that He carries a Brilliant Logos. I have yet to find anyone in this nation willing to behold the mission of the Branch, for instance; nor have they responded to the idea that neglect of the homeless on our streets is evil. How then could they behold much more light than this? So we have warranted that the poor shall soon tread upon them who treaded over them.

The other thing we mentioned to you was that I am on the stairs before a Golden Gate. We listed that Gate in many of our writings, beginning with Hidden Pavilions. By measure of Isaiah 26.2 and the ministry's coldness to me it is clear that your pastors' gates are closed to Truth. Otherwise they would invite me to come in.

We have mentioned that I am a book. But your pastors will not take me up. They have shut their doors to Truth, that is, the Spirit which is within me, and these are the prophets.

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You will find that all we have said is scripture. Remembering the precept discussed by the Heirs above, and knowing that the prophets were sent to change the direction of a people, it is fruitful to the intellect to recognize that after the visitation comes the firebrand. We discussed this in Hidden Pavilions etc. For, as Saint Peter said:

II Peter 2.21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

The Word of God already knew that when His Visitation comes there is nothing but darkness and foolishness among the shepherds. This is not only evident midst the prophets but also in the understanding of Christ and Saints Peter and James. Let us repeat what is listed above:

John 3.19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world and men loved darkness more than light, because their deeds were evil..

Our satire, Quest for Human Dignity, illustrates this. It shows this nation, in fact, as the head of that evil, multi-headed Leviathan, upon whom the righteous are about to feed (another matter too long to explain here, but having to do with the Marriage Supper of the Lamb of Revelation 19), which we can at best summarize here:

Isaiah 27.1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish Leviathan the piercing serpent, even Leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

This is what chapters 19 and 20 of Revelation are about, to which we wrote an allegory in The String of Pearls. All of the creatures and birds of the field are called to feed on Leviathan who did them wrong. The first portion of that supper is this nation.

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On page 19 of our Mehl Commentary we pointed out how everyone shall turn against his brother. This is explained in the following proof texts:

Isaiah 19.2 And I will set the Egyptians against the Egyptians: and they shall fight every one against his brother, and every one against his neighbor; city against city, and kingdom against kingdom
Malachi 2.10 Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
Matt. 24.7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

For the Peace of Jerusalem

We pointed out that unless the criteria in Philistia Triumph thou because of me are followed, there can be no peace in Jerusalem, and until Peace is come to Jerusalem the terms described above will prevail. This is common knowledge to the Jews who quote Psalm 122.6, saying, Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee. Before 1948 this always meant to the Jews that with the Peace of Jerusalem they will be restored to the Holy Land. This again has to do with the mission of the Branch, etc., since the Jews also were promised that the Tabernacle and Temple would be restored when they are restored to the Holy Land. We wrote a letter to President Reagan, then Bush, then Clinton which pointed out to each that their efforts to bring peace to the Holy Land are doomed to failure – a false peace – because they neglect the covenant terms under which the Jews were restored. The first letter was sent just before the first Peace Conference in Madrid was formed.

Neglect of the terms which justify both Arab and Jew only brings forth more bombings and bloodshed, brother against brother, until everyone is involved. Let us hear Dummelow's interpretation of Malachi 2.10 quoted above (ye have caused many to stumble at the law):

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Dummelow p. 614 [on Malachi 2.10] Malachi seems to have in view mainly such evils as are described in Neh. 5..a man must learn to love his brother before he can love his enemy.

Presently in the Middle East the brothers are enemies. The Jews and Arabs are brothers, where Isaac is the father of the Jews and Ishmael, the brother of Isaac, is the father of the Arabs. The idea of brother taking arms against brother began with the time when Cain murdered his brother, Abel, out of jealousy (note that in Hidden Pavilions we addressed Americans as if they were Cain). Then, following this we have the idea how Esau, the elder son of Isaac--being in a situation of hunger and dearth like that described in Neh. 5-- sold his land and birthright to Jacob his younger brother. The idea here is as one begins to neglect his fields he loses the ability to sustain himself and in dearth of poverty is eventually forced to sell over his self and land in order to eat. This happened in particular in Europe circa. 600 A.D - 1300 A.D., where wars, taxes, and plagues had reduced free men to such pits of desperation they sold themselves and their families into serfdom – another name for slavery, with serf being Latin for slave. They sold their family and its inheritance rights over to nobles in order to avoid starvation.

In this nation today the people are simply being stripped of their wealth by their governors; and that wealth is being consolidated into fewer and fewer hands, most of whom are multinational companies who raid one nation after another as a raging fire consuming one forest after another (both people and nations are described as trees and forests, by the way). In Hidden Pavilions I said that behind me is a firebrand. It is already burning. In the course of the consummation poverty will increase and eventually the violence of the poverty will bring down many cities, and after the cities will burn the nations. Brotherly love will wane as the increase of poverty spreads, as discussed on the last page of the Mehl Commentary and our Buckley Series.

From this we can understand John better:

1 John 2.10 He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
3.9 Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
3.10 In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
3.11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love on another...
3.14..He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

For reasons shown in our Mehl Commentary and in the Quest, this nation--whom I portrayed as Nimrod sunk in the muck of the lowest and coldest part of Hell--presently abides in death.

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On page 20 of the Mehl Commentary we include a reminder that God is merciful and has always welcomed back those who repent of their evil ways. So there is hope. This is verified in several proof scriptures, but let this suffice:

Jeremiah 18.7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;
18.8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
18.9 And at what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to build and to plant it;
18.10 If it do evil in my sight, that it obey not my voice, then I will repent of the good, wherewith I said I would benefit them.

Keeping in mind that what God said He would do to the Children of Israel in punishing them, He would then turn upon the nations in the Dark and Gloomy Day, you and your pastors can expect this to be turned on this nation:

Jeremiah 18.11..Thus saith the LORD; behold, I frame evil against you, and devise a device against you: return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good.

The word, frame, is also a word related in Hebrew to pottery. So in the above verse there is a double entendre where the LORD is a potter who will smash the pottery he has created. This is the notion behind On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church, as partly explained in our Mehl Commentary . Once He throws it down (or as in the allegory of a weed or tare mentioned in Jeremiah 18, pulls it up) the Curse so pronounced cannot be called back. This nation is passing under a Curse.

Your pastors like to believe that they are beyond reproach, that any reproach against this nation cannot reflect upon them (as so the pharisees believed also). Let me then explain what I said on page 20 having to do with the cornerstone of salvation. It first has to do with sweeping away the refuge of liars, the pastors who deny the Word of the LORD:

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Isaiah 28.16 Therefore, thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.
28.17 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.
28.18 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.
28.22 Now therefore be ye not mockers, lest your bands be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a consumption, even determined upon the whole earth.

When this consumption comes is described as the day of Judgment or the Day of Resurrection (which we have listed earlier), a day of darkness and great gloominess. Keeping in mind the idea of the pottery, you can then see:

Daniel 3.44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of Heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.

Now this is the Kingdom to which Jesus referred relevant to His Second Coming described in Daniel 7 and 12, quoted in our Mehl Commentary . That Kingdom is founded upon Truth and not lies, for He shall sweep away the refuge of lies. He exposes the liars; and in this exposure there is great gnashing of teeth and weeping. Once again, there are many who say that they know the LORD but yet have not the courage to face His Truth. Listen to John:

1 John 2.2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for our's only, but also for the sins of the whole world.
2.3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
2.4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
2.5 But whoso keepeth his word in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

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He who does not keep Christ's Commandments, and says Christ is in him, says John, is a liar. I listed for Buckley's convenience in On the Breakage of the Holy Catholic Church the main commandments of Christ, many of which Christian Pastors ignore. I simplified this list even more when I quoted the Didaché in the appendix to the Quest; and even this small list is ignored by Christian pastors. By John's criteria, then, we are to view those who preach Christ, who ignore even the small list we brought to Buckley's attention, as liars. Thus, we then and now say to them:

1 John 2.21 I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

Pastors say they know Christ, then following the parameters on page 20 of our Mehl Commentary, they also know the Son of Truth and, therefore, they know that no lie is of the truth, as Saint John so aptly pointed out. We pointed out some lies which the pastors have been perpetrating. So I should be able to make contact, to hear a response to the charge of lying. Remember the LORD hates liars:

Malachi 3.6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

The LORD cannot break His Promises nor lie

Dummelow has an interesting interpretation of this verse:

Dummelow p 615. [Malachi 3.6] I change not – better, 'I have not changed.' The therefore in the following clause is wrong: the Hebrew has 'but you (emphatic) 'are not consumed.' As this yields no antithesis, it is not improbable that there is a corruption in the text. The argument seems to be, 'I have not changed, but you have not kept your part of the covenant; you have not performed my words.'

This is what we have been saying in our works to the ministry: they have not performed the LORD's words. Now the editors of Dummelow's Commentary, written in 1909, had no knowledge of the coming firebrand named Hitler or the restoration of Israel. Specifically, they did not know of an event which through the Spirit of Burning [Isaiah 4.4] would consume all the Jews in what we now know as the Holocaust. Holocaust , in Hebrew, means a complete burnt offering. The sacrifice is entirely consumed by the fire of the altar. Now this is what is going to happen to Leviathan .

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Thus, when the Word of the LORD says, therefore, ye sons of Jacob are not consumed, it means that He would save a remnant from the Spirit of Burning , which is what He did in actual fact and explained in other parts of scripture (see Hidden Pavilions on this). The point we illustrate through this episode--first involving the scattering and purification of Israel and then laying their Curse upon this nation--is that faith without works is death. Something this nation is about to learn.

John 5.28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
5.29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.


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