1 Corinthians 11:18 to 19
For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you; and I partly believe it.
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.
The Apostle Paul in a letter to the Believers at Corinth. He clearly states in his communication that as far as heresies are concerned, they must be present to identify those who are “approved”. The doctrinal differences in Corinth separated people who had been worshipping together for long enough to be called; “the church of God at Corinth”. They were a recognised assembly. They were established enough to have validation from the messenger of their age. Somehow, despite being an assembly and despite living together in the same region and despite the fact that they claimed the same religion, prophet and God; they had “divisions”. These people who no doubt still believe that they had the revelation of the Message of their hour and its messenger, managed to disagree so much that they could not continue worshiping together. This was in the first Church age (see Church ages Book- William Branham) and according to Revelations 2 v6 the problem started with “Nicolaitanes” in that age. The deeds of these people included being respecters of persons rather than respecters of Word that came through the messenger.
The Nicolaitanes deeds were such as to prefer grater honour to wealthy and/or noble brethren than common people by virtue of their wealth and influence. These deeds started in Believers’ assemblies until the Holy Ghost gave way to a political system of Popes, Bishops, Cardinals and “Fathers”. Politics pushed out God’s provided Way.
Let’s look at a “hypothetical” example:
A man approaches a Pastor to discuss an issue that he has held in his heart for years. This man never had the courage to confront it head-on when he first encountered the problem because of his natural meekness. The man worships under his pastor and as the years go by; the spiritual stability he receives under the ministry reflects in his workplace. He is stable, reliable and always up for promotion due to his consistent behaviour. He grows in strength financially and politically and he is doing well to the natural eye. Spiritually speaking, however, he holds a grudge. A grudge that was not addressed initially and so is given ample opportunity to grow. It grows over the years until one day it outgrows his confidence in his Pastor. The man approaches his pastor but is defeated by the pastor’s superior maturity in the Word (The Grudge acted like a weed and choked out the Seed.) Now, once he feels overly offended by his pastor’s preaching of the Word, he decides to use the tactics that he has developed in the corporate world and makes a play to undermine the assembly that his once beloved pastor is in charge of. He hires a preacher, mobilizes most of the deacon board and they attempt to derail the assembly. They fail.
They also forget to present the issues they have before the Church because as far as they are concerned anything may be deemed as non-Christian. The Bible says otherwise about this however.
They start a ministry but it is not a ministry based on birth. It is based on adoption of a fertile ministry’s children. Given the elements involved such as infertility, uncontrollable elders, ambitious “evangelists”, a pressurised pastor and an impressionable assembly the balance of power is volatile to say the least. The law of reproduction has every living creature bringing forth offspring “after his kind”. This is Spiritual offspring or otherwise. Disobedience will breed disobedience.
It is a strange phenomenon that sometimes we as believers who may come from a point in our lives when we feel helpless and meet a spiritual pastor. That pastor sits with us and prays with us all the way through to a stability that is evident in our lives. We thereafter develop an “attitude” against the same man for some reason and that attitude if not dealt with correctly will lead to a separation based not on the Word but on emotion and heresy.
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Now I want this on record right here. I am not speaking against elders in the church. No sir. And that elder can be as poor as any man was ever poor, or be the richest man in the world as long as he is an elder in heart and deed. I would not hesitate to ordain any man that has the real Spiritual qualifications as an elder or deacon regardless of his finances or social position. But when you see a social or financial structure come into the church that divides the folks in any way--that is not of God. It is another sign of the time in this physically rich, but Spiritually impoverished Laodicean Age in which we are now living.]
We have decided to remove certain information on this blog as it seems, some elements felt that we were getting too personal. Some may say that the heat only got turned up when someone OTHER than Ed Byskal had their name on the internet for the world to examine their behaviour. I wonder why that is!
Some more irony in this saga is that the initial “blogger” who had all sorts of unprecedented access to sensitive church material has somehow decided to close up shop and has coincidentally STOPPED NAMING NAMES but refers to people in less blatant ways. All this while people are using words like “discovery” and “lawsuit” in their emails. Discovery is a two way process isn’t it?!
For the last bit of irony, the last post by our provocateur is titled as follows:
In regione caecorum rex est luscus
Translated it means: In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
Is it a coincidence that Latin is a basic part of any training course in any Jesuit institution? The Society of Jesus loves the language. Not only is it poetic, it is graphic and symbolic and easily interlaced with prophecy.
For example; let’s translate In regione caecorum
This means in the land of the blind. What does prophecy teach about the time we live in?
Isaiah 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
All we need now is a one eyed man…
ODIN – One eyed Norse God.
Odin was the ruler of the Aesir, a group of “deities” in Norse mythology. Sometimes called Allfather, Odin played a central role in myths about the creation and destruction of the world. He was the god of battle and also of wisdom, magic, and poetry. His name means “fury” or “frenzy,” the quality of fierce inspiration that guided warriors and poets alike. Odin probably originated in the myths of early Germanic peoples, who called him Wo3anaz. The name of the fourth day of the week, Wednesday, comes from Woden’s-day, the god’s Old English name. Odin was married to Frigg, the guardian of marriage.
Among the deities said to have been Odin’s children were Balder and Thor. Odin—the favorite deity of princes, nobles, and warriors—came to be seen as the supreme Norse god, the one to whom the other deities turned for help and advice. He ruled them from his palace Valhalla* in the heavenly realm called Asgard. As the god of war, Odin watched over warriors who fell in battle. Valkyries* carried the fallen ones straight to Valhalla. There Odin feasted them and prepared them for Ragnarok, the final battle in which the gods and the world were doomed to perish.
As Odin is closely connected with a horse called Sleipnir, a spear called Gungir, and transformation/shape shifting into animal shapes, an alternative theory of origin contends that Odin, or at least some of his key characteristics, may have arisen just prior to the sixth century as a nightmarish horse god (Echwaz), later signified by the eight-legged Sleipnir Some support for Odin as a latecomer to the Scandinavian Norse pantheon can be found in the Sagas where, for example, at one time he is thrown out of Asgard by the other gods — a seemingly unlikely tale for a well-established “all father.” Scholars have also linked Odin with the “Death God” and also link Loki and Odin as being one-and-the-same until the early Norse Period.
Who is the king of this evil age?
When examined, the language and wording are an interesting choice are they not? If our “blogger” was a puppet and the elders the “puppet-masters”. My next question on this analysis would be; who is their domination influence? Where’s all that Latin coming from?
From this point on, we’re not necessarily shutting the blog down but will concentrate on issues that are less direct and less confrontational. Unless we discover information about others out there trying to make a public spectacle of our Message and its pastors, we’ll be turning the volume down a bit about certain individuals (whose names and contact details shall not be mentioned)!
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E-21 So a hypocrite, an impostor, he can go to the world and affiliate with the world, and act like the world, and live in the world, and enjoy the pleasures of the world, and come to church and pretend to be a Christian. But the real Christian can't go out into the world and come back; there's something wrong. So that shows...
Show me your company, I will tell you who you are. Let me go into your house and see what you read, let me listen to--see what kind of music you--you have playing. Let me see what kind of magazines, what kind of literature you read. Let me look in your office and see if it's a big bunch of these vulgar pictures of pin-ups and things. And you tell me you're a Christian, I won't say nothing to you; but in my heart I will watch what kind of fruit you're bearing (See?), 'cause that's your diet.]
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E-42 You’re confessing a Christian and denying the Word. Brings you right back to spiritual amnesia again (See?), don’t know where you stand. You got spiritual amnesia. You can’t identify yourself with the Scriptures. You had to be with the disciples; you had to be with all the Scripture, with the church when it was commissioned. But now when the church was commissioned, “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel, these signs shall follow them that believe…” That was her commission. Now. They have… That was the commission, but they have gotten a bad case of this spiritual amnesia, just like Eve got on the–on her round through the garden one day.
Now, she’s like Israel, suffering from this same disease, an allergy from a seminary diet. That’ll give you spiritual amnesia. Get some seminary diet, and you’ll get an allergy. And then the first thing you know you’ll get amnesia real bad. You won’t believe anything the Bible says.
I guess some may have succumbed to a disease called the spiritual amnesia, and hence the undermined the End-Time Ministry by affiliating with a teenager who suffers from a SEMINARY DIET. A seminary diet will make you regard the End-Time prophet as a cult leader and ministers serving under his dispensational ministry as cult leaders. It is very interesting to observe that birds of the same feather flock together, and hence a ‘pastor’ from the splinter group was never identified and in derogatory manner but WILLIAM MARRION BRANHAM was dismissed as cultish, together with his earthly friend Ed Byskal.
To Brother Ed Byskal: Thank God that your ministry was not consumed by the people who suffer from a seminary diet and continue to preach this Message without fear and know that the ONE who called you is more than faithful. The people at the breakaway group were born into the kingdom of God through your ministry, and we are waiting to see how the other ‘minister’ will pastor them as his results will show whether or not he understands the cost for these people to be stable today and what it means to have SPIRITUAL BIRTH PAINS. We’ll be here with two of our eyes open! In the land of the blind; that makes us more than conquerers and more than the so-called “king”.
Deus tibi benedicas.