Saturday, May 28, 2005

AMERICANS.....A Plebeian's Letter to His People

SunShine DixieLand 2002

A Plebeian's letter to his people

Stephen, a former slave of darkness, now a servant of our Lord Jesus Christ, and a bondservant of the everlasting Gospel of Truth and Grace, called to be a witness (even until death) of the Word and the Spirit of Life according to the purpose of Almighty God and His Salvation.
To all the Saints, the chosen Children of God, in America. Faith, Hope, and Love in the Peace and Grace of Jesus Christ the Righteous by the will of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit be to you always, and forever. Amen.
I thank God continually, and praise Him, for keeping you in the Faith of our Lord Jesus, and for lifting you up in His power to be a testimony of His Light in a dark, and dying world.
Oh how wonderful, and marvelous, are the unfathomable riches of God! How great is His
Salvation, and His unfailing Mercy, who has allowed us, in this brief physical existence, to know
Him; to seek him out in His Oracles, to study His Holy Word, to contemplate His complete
Revelation - His Holy Bible.
I write to you brothers, and sisters, concerning those good things which you have seen and heard as Children of God; those things which you have known of God, and His Son, our Savior, from the beginning. As you have received that miraculous gift of Eternal Life by the Faith of Christ and the power of His Spirit, the Spirit of regeneration, and resurrection, from death unto Life (Life without beginning, without ending in Jesus our Lord) therein you must know the mysteries of His Divine Truth; those things which are hidden from the children of disobedience, things unknown to the wise men of the world, but which are revealed to the lost Children of God -the lost children who He has sought out and saved by His grace. As it is written, All that my Father has given me I have redeemed.
No new thing can I write to you, but only the Love of Jesus who is, and was, and always will be the Everlasting Gospel of Peace. Peace which the world cannot know because the world does not know Him who is the Prince of Peace. As He said, There will be wars, and rumors of wars until the end of time. Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in me. In my Fathers house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you. And now I must go to prepare a place for you, and as I go to prepare a place for you, I will return again, in like manner, to receive you, that where I am there you may be also.
Beloved of God, no new thing can be written; as it is written, There is nothing new under the sun. But these things I write to bring into your memory the Peace and Love of God because the time of great tribulation is upon us, the abomination of desolation, spoken of by the prophet Daniel, is here; as prophesied by the last, and greatest, prophet, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Judgment begins in the house of God. So, dearly beloved, what can we say that will help you, and give you strength in this dark and cloudy day? That which you have heard before and must remember now - more than ever before - The evening Light is shining! Hold fast to the Love of God proclaimed by His Word, given by His Son Messiah (our Prophet, our High Priest, and our King) reaffirmed by His Holy Spirit and proven by His Resurrection; which no True Believer has ever doubted, having received the gift of His Faith. Faith Eternal, as God (the author and creator of all Faith) is eternal; without beginning, without ending, Everlasting to Everlasting, Alleluia! Amen!
Therefore, my people, as the Great I Am has loved us with this undying Love, giving His all, His Precious, Sinless Son (even to the shame and reproach of death on the cross, delivering Him faithfully to the powers of darkness in the hellish hours of the Atonement) for us who are, without question, unworthy; being as we were children of Satan's, and our earthly father Adam's, unrighteous, and foolish rebellion (who, in the past were lovers of darkness, not seeing the Light), how then could we not love Him with our undying love? (Love He has given us by His Grace) How then could we not, in love, fear Him, and Him alone, who is our God and our Salvation? Indeed, Child of God, you will stand fearless against the world, the flesh, and the Devil, loving not your own life, even unto death. But instead, loving God, your neighbor, and your enemy; that Spirit of Love is the Spirit of Life. Keep this in your heart, and your soul, and your mind: The flesh will profit you nothing, it is the Spirit of the Living God, the Spirit of the Living Word that has quickened you to Life Everlasting; The Word of the Testimony of Jesus Christ, given to Him by the Father, is the Spirit of Life - there is no other Life.
These Two Witnesses, the Word and the Spirit, being of Christ, and In Christ will not ever know any corruption. As it is written, I will not suffer My Beloved to know corruption... I have heard His cry in the days of His affliction... I have lifted Him up out of the deep with Healing in His wings... I have given Him all power, with Blessings and Judgments, over all peoples and tongues and kindreds and nations... He is my Son, David, and I have made with Him an Everlasting Covenant... I Love my People, Israel... I Am has spoken it... My Word cannot be broken!
We of America are called out of darkness, as Abraham was called out of the land of the Chaldees, out of the house of his earthly father to be the friend of God, to receive the Covenant of Grace by which his progeny, and all the peoples of the earth have been, and will be, Blessed of God, so we the people of America are called again.
But who will answer His call? Indeed, no one will answer who is dead in trespasses and sin... until God has resurrected him to newness of Life in the Spirit. How Great is our God Omnipotent! His Word is Life! Life that cannot be voided by temporal death, nor stopped by that second death of eternal damnation! He has healed the blindness of our eyes. He has cured the deafness of our ears. He has resurrected us, and recreated us, in the Body of Christ, a New and Living Creature! He has adopted us out of this world, as he adopted His friend Abraham out of this world, by His will, and His Good Grace, to redeem for Himself, from the peoples of many nations, a congregation of eternal beings - the Living Church of the Living God. As it is written, Upon this Rock I will build My Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it! Amen!
What then can a man say more than the Word of God? Indeed, a man can say nothing that will stand against, or above, the Oracles of God! What words can a man add to the Word of God?
What words can a man take away from the Word of God? Oh foolish, foolish man! You cannot add to, neither can you take away, anything at all from the Everlasting Truth, the Eternal Word of the Living God. It is written, Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away... Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall grow old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be broken. These are the Words of the Lord God Omnipotent, given to his Son the Christ, the Holy One of all creation: again it is written, Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill... For truly I say unto you. Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. And this we know, the Law of God was, and is, and forever will be, fulfilled in the Word of God; And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of Grace and Truth. Amen.
My people! My people! America! Oh how I do pray for you! God forbid that I should ever stop praying for you. Not haughtily, or boastfully, but in the secret places of my heart I cry out to God, beseeching Him to wash away the iniquities of your human hearts, petitioning Him daily, that He would heal the infirmities, the weakness, of your human flesh; humbly, but boldly, asking for His Grace, His Mercy, and the Wisdom of His Salvation to cleanse you, and cover you with the Water, and the Blood of His Christ, His Son - The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Even if you should join the enemy's camp (God forbid it) and begin to worship the man of sin, even if you should raise up high places, traditions and doctrines of men contrary to the Word of God (that abomination which maketh desolate); even if you should seek to put me out of man's congregations, in anger, wanting to kill me (thinking to do God a favor), even so, I will never stop praying for you until the Lord returns or until I am taken away. God do likewise to me, and more, if I should ever cease to pray for you. And this I do pray, as my namesake Stephen prayed: Father, lay not this sin to their charge; as our Lord and Savior prayed: Father forgive them, for they know not what they do, how can they know who are dead in trespasses and sins, who cannot see, who cannot hear? (Son of man, can these bones Live?) And we answer: (Oh Lord thou knowest!)
I must pray for you America (my family, my friends, my neighbors, my enemies); I must pray for you as God's servant, Moses, prayed for his people: And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said. Oh this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if thou wilt, forgive their sin... and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.
Oh my people, I am nothing but a man, no more worthy than the least of you, my brothers, my sisters. I am a man of stammering lips, with a weak heart of flesh and blood, and a mind limited to the knowledge of a man. But this I know, and testify truly, as I am known of God, by His grace alone will any man have intimate knowledge of Him. For whom He did foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren. Therefore, it is written, and established by the Word of God, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. All the things of this world will come to nothing, they are dust to be scattered by the whirlwinds of God Almighty, to be gathered again unto Him, to be recreated by Him at His will and His own good pleasure. No one has given Him counsel, no one has instructed Him, He is the Lord God of all creation. Who can stand before Him? Who can see His face and live? Indeed, no one can stand before Him, and live, who He did not first love, who He did not first conform to the Image of His Son. Oh wonder of wonders, that we who are born in rebellion, living in darkness, the seed of Adam, can cry out to Him, Abba Father, forgive me - a sinner most wretched! And the greatest wonder of all, that He would hear the cry of one unworthy to be called His Son.
This we also know, America; a nation can receive nothing, except what is given to it from God. It iswritten; And He shall rule the nations of the world with a rod of iron. His rod is Truth and Justice, His Word is Righteous and Strong. By the power of His Two Witnesses, the Word of God and the Spirit of God, he shall beat the wicked into dust and raise up the righteous of His Creation to His Redemption, to His Praise, and His Glory, Forever. Amen.
This we testify truly, this is the patience of the Saints (all who believe, and come to believe); The Oracles of God, the Holy Scriptures of the Holy Bible, The Word of God given to Holy men of old from God the Holy Spirit, is, and forever will be, the complete and infallible history (past, present, and future) of mankind's relationship (both physical and spiritual) to the God of all Creation, The Great I Am.
And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
And He said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings. Therefore, my brothers, and sisters, I implore you, I beg you, as the least member of ourfamily, please open the Book and read the Word of God. It is His complete Revelation to all the world. Prayerfully, and carefully, study to know thyself approved; ask His precious and loving Holy Spirit to guide you, word by word, line by line, precept by precept -ask Him to teach you. Ask Him to reveal to you, His Christ, and His Salvation. Ask Him to lift you up in the Power of His Two Witnesses; for it is written: In the last days, no man shall teach his neighbor, for they shall all be taught by God.
Let no man deceive you, as it is written; Let all men be called a liar, only God is True... There is One who is Good, and He is God. My people, prove me in this, put this plebeian's letter to the test of the Spirit, Search the scriptures daily, to see if these things are True. As you read His book, lift up your heart, give it a voice of thanksgiving, of pray and praise to Him; The prayers, and praises of the Saints are a sweet savor to Him. Who can know the mind of Infinite God? Who can search out His ways and prove them? It may very well be that He will turn again from the fierce wrath of His Righteous indignation, and repent of the evil He has thought to do to this nation, this people of disobedience, for our wickedness, and our shedding of Innocent Blood. None the less, The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. And know this, my people, and ponder this in your heart; He, being Perfect in Love, has judged us by His Perfection. No man, no people, no nation, can stand before Him falsely. He created us in the secret place of our mothers womb, He made us wonderfully, in the seed of Adam, and the seed of the Woman who He took from the flesh and bone of Adam, He has foreknown us and searched out the secrets of
our hearts, our souls, and our minds. To Him all things are Known. It is written; This day, have I begotten thee... This day, have I called thee my Son... Ye are gods... Who were no gods, but flesh and blood, dead in the spirit, but I Am has perfected that which seemed imperfect to man. You were a shame, a reproach and a vagabond in the earth, a lover of darkness, and a slave to the prince of darkness, Satan. But, The Prince I Am, The Son of God, The Son of Man, Christ,
crucified, buried, and risen to Life Everlasting, has defeated the darkness.
He is God, we are His creation. He has defeated Satan, He has cast the Dragon out of Heaven. Lucifer can no longer accuse the Brethren, he is the Dead Beast, wounded with the mortal wound by the Sword of the Spirit, The Word of God by the Hand of the Lamb who has slain him. Satan is the Dead Beast who comes up out of the deep, he is the Prince of Death, and his inheritance is Death, he is the second Dead Beast, who comes up out of the bowels of the earth (Hades), who is also the false prophet. Here is the patience of the Saints; Let him who has ears to hear, hear the Word; Let him who has eyes to see, see the Light; Let him who is righteous, be righteous still; Let him who is wicked, be wicked still: The Dragon, and the Beast, and the False Prophet are Satan, these are Antichrist Who was, and is not, and is yet to come... to go unto perdition... There shall be weeping, and gnashing of teeth... They shall gnaw their tongues in pain... For the torment of that place is a grievous torment... And the darkness ofthat place is eternal darkness... Death eternal, without beginning, without ending, terror immortal, forever. Amen.
Oh my people, you need not receive the mark of that Beast, which is the name of that Man of Sin. No indeed, Now is the Day of Salvation! Cry out to God, who is infinite in mercy; plead with Him, whose grace, and kindness are Eternal; that He might write His Name upon your forehead, that He might lift you up and plant your feet on higher ground, that He might cause you to rest in Him and sit in His Heavenly Places. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool... If ye be willing, and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.
Come now, my people, let us go together, to the Feast of the Tabernacles, to that Shining City on the Hill, that New Jerusalem come down from Heaven, whose builder, and maker is God. Let us worship together in the Temple of The Lord, in that House not built by hands, in that Holy Place erected, and perfected by the Lamb of God, the Messiah, the Holy One of all Creation - That House which He built in three days by His Love and Grace. Let us eat of that Manna come down from Heaven, that Bread of Life which was broken for our redemption. Let us anoint our heads with that Oil of The Gospel, which burns in the lamp-stands of The Two Witnesses, who stand before the Throne of God, and The Lamb, forever. Let us drink from the Cup of His Blessings, that New Wine of His Salvation, the Blood of the Lamb, shed for a covering, a propitiation for the sins of man. Let us drink freely from the Waters of Life which flow freely, and abundantly, from that Rock, that Foundation of all Faith, and Hope, and Love, The Father, and The Son, and The Holy Spirit. As it is written; In that last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood up and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink... He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of Living Water.
Consider this carefully, my brother, my sister; hear the Word of our Father, as I love you dearly, and would not see you die, come up with me to the Feast of our Lord: for it is written, All who do not come up to the Feast of The Lord, must surely die in their sins. And God forbid that I should not tell you this Truth. Beloved, search it out in the Word of God, and prove me, test me, and see if these things which I have written to you are right, or wrong.
Oh America, you are truly beautiful, and strong, and rich in the eyes of all the nations. Be not proud in your self, for all these Blessings have come from God. God resists the proud, He will humble the proud. As it is written; These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood... A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief... A falsewitness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among the brethren. As I do love you, and would give my life for you; and, as I love God, and have given my life to Him, so then I must remind you of those Good things which He has given us, as He has given us His All, His Word, and His Spirit, His Son, and His Lamb - The Lamb of God slain from before the foundation of the world - for the Salvation of All, who come to Believe! Amen!
Many more things I would write to you, but, for now, the cares of this world demands my attention.
My loving, Mother and Father greet you with kindness.
My children, and my neighbors, and all my brothers, and sisters, in our Fellowship of Believers in Bryceville, Florida greet you, and salute you in the Love of Christ Jesus; May His Love, and Grace be with you all, always and forever. Amen.

Sincerely Yours in Christ our Lord,

Post Script: Pray for us all; most certainly pray for me, that God will give me the strength, and the courage, to write to you again, and that He will allow us to someday meet, and search out His Word, and His Truth, together in a Fellowship of Love.

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Note: Referance work Standard King James Version of Holy Bible.


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