Closer Service and Fellowship

As False Prophet Ronald Weinland continues to serve his prison sentence, his surrogates continue to fill in for him.   According to the “Trips” page, the special visitors to Denver this weekend are Terry Wrozek and his daughter Amanda who works as a hair dresser.  Nevertheless, Johnny Harrell continued his sermon series giving it a new name of “After the Resurrection”.  Prayers were delivered by Larry Spivey (who edited Ron’s books) and Paul Giles who live in central Georgia.

Johnny had a couple of announcements.  First, he announced that Beth (Bucheit) of Cincinnati was raised to senior elder.  So now Beth is the same rank as Audra but I doubt that Ron has bought a BMW for her or is paying her mortgage and other bills.  Then Johnny read a letter from Ron.  In it, Ron referred to a letter he had previously sent to the ministry.  A copy was left as a comment on another posting.  While I have not been able to authenticate it, I believe it is genuine and repeat it here:

It has been good to hear from the ministry and other brethren about their personal response (and often of specific examples) and/or that of others concerning sermons, posts, and excitement of this Holy Day season we just experienced. In all this, as a result of being so involved in the knowledge of the personal lives and battles of most all of you and that of so many of the rest of the brethren, it has truly been inspiring (overall) to see so much spiritual growth and maturity in so many. Much of that maturing development has actually become more manifest since May 27. Such development and growth has much to do with how you have responded spiritually to God since that time.

Yet not all have responded well and some are not growing spiritually as they should and could be. The greatest times of testing through some of the most difficult trials (in fire) provide some of the very best opportunities of overcoming and growth we could ever hope to have. Such things are (can be and should be) received as awesome blessings afforded to us by our great God and very loving Father. These are moments, while in God’s most loving care and concern for us, where the mind can receive some of the most exciting advancement in transformation of mind that is possible.

When I have made statements, even up to the very last of the messages I gave in sermons, about some leaving “this way” even up to the very end, I know that such statements just do not “seem” possible to most. Yet, it should be sobering that we have just had two from the ministry who have chosen to leave this one and only true way that God has given to all of us. A little letting down here and there (a little slumber), some flirtation with sin, a bad attitude (from selfishness) that is allowed to express itself just too often, and then all of the sudden one is struck down.

Are all of you seeking to sacrifice for other brethren? Do you push yourself and go out of your way (over and above) to fellowship (perhaps even longer at times) with others in person, by email, or phone conversation? Isn’t that part of your ministerial job, let alone part of your Christian duty? Is that part of what God expects from His “servants” who have been given opportunities to be a source of some added strength and encouragement to brethren? One may ask, “But what difference will it make if I do such small things?” It will do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING if you don’t do them! One’s life in the ministry is one of service and it is especially manifest in the “little things” one does toward others. If one isn’t continually focused on doing even the little things, then the BIG ones will never come. If we are “faithful” in a little, then we can be given much more. If not, then what? Is ordination in name only (for being esteemed before others) or does it carry great meaning and purpose from God and His Son toward us for the sake of the Body?

I had debated whether or not to use the next example, but it is clear to me that this message is to all of you from God. When I felt compelled to write you this morning, I really had no idea what could or should be said. As I sat down to write, God has made it clear!

There are some verses I am now going to refer to and you should read all in their complete context, but I am only going to quote a few here. The whole teaching of Christ in this is in Matthew 25:31-46. “For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you took me in, being naked you clothed me, and being sick you visited me. I was in prison and you came unto me” (Mat. 25:35-36). Jesus was asked, by those who were living righteously, about when they had done such things unto him: “The King shall answer unto you, ‘In as much as you have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, you have done it unto me’” (vs. 40).

In times past, I have referred to these verses to explain a lack of understanding of these verses, as this is first and foremost about those “in” the Church and of those being called into it. Doing as Christ said unto any of these is to do so unto him (his Body). The purpose for mentioning this here is because I have been more than a little dumbfounded that within God’s ministry there are some who have not communicated with me (come to me) here. This is only about “you” if this fits you. Do I “need” to hear from everyone? No. But everyone should have come (needs to have come) to me. The bottom line is that this is indeed a measure of where you are spiritually. If it is simply out of neglect or one of putting it off (or some other menial reason), then it is “still” a spiritual measure that should be sobering to every person.

This is not a matter of what I feel about such a matter (though I am in full agreement with God’s spirit), but it is a matter of asking how does Christ feel about your neglect toward him. In addition, this is “every” person’s responsibility in the ministry and not just of a husband or wife’s duty (of those ordained). Such attitude or neglect also reflects something that is spiritual. What kind of friendship, what kind of love, and what kind of gratitude does such a thing reflect? It reminds me of the ten lepers that I recently quoted. I’m not just speaking of that shown toward me, but toward Jesus Christ and God our Father. What does this say about that which God has provided to such a small remnant while all the others scattered are malnourished and suffering greatly from continued famine? What does this say about that kind of response toward the one God gave as an apostle to lead, feed, help mold, and to share his life with you? If one will respond to God’s physical leader on earth in such a manner, then please acknowledge that there is shown far less care and concern to the rest of God’s Family!

So, will there be even more within the ministry itself who will not enter into the promised era (promised land) that is right before us? I for one pray that such will not be the case, but without repentance it will be.

These things are all said from deep abiding love (agape), meaning that the real source, and abiding care in all this is from God our Father and Christ, His Son.

Again, I encourage all of you to be constantly sober minded and on guard spiritually because we are right now “in” the very midst of the greatest battles ever waged. Laura and I have great love for each and every one of you and the whole Body of Christ, and we want to see you at the end of all this (no matter “when” that is), but more importantly, God and Jesus Christ have far greater love toward you in this. Always be thankful to them for all experiences in life that you are given to live, as these are gifts from God.

Our love,
Ron & Laura

If rumors are true, then the two ministers who left PKG may have more significance than being just two of the large number of PKG members ordained in the last three years.  In any case, it is good to hear that more are leaving.

Below is the closing part of Ron’s letter as read by Johnny, with {some commentary in italics}:

I am doing quite well in every way considering the circumstances. {The circumstances of being a failed false prophet imprisoned for criminal tax evasion.} It is all for a purpose and some of that purpose is for your sakes and your learning, some now and some in the future. {The purpose is to warn others who might have a notion to avoid giving Caesar that which is his.} Please continue to hold fast to the truth God has given and remember that this way of life is not about how much truth and knowledge you know, {since there is no truth in PKG, it has to be about something else} but it is about how you treat one another and live toward one another and all others.  With mercy, forgiveness, kindness, care,  and all those things which reflect the true love of God. {That’s not what I’m hearing from exiting members.} Even to sacrifice in a self and selflessness in order to give. {Definitely give — to the Weinlands.} Laura and I love you all and deeply look forward to the day, whenever that day is, {the Bureau of Prisons has not announce a release date, but probably in February of 2016} that we can once again work together in closer service and fellowship with you.

The closer service Ron desires is that his members don’t leave his fellowship but continue to pay tithes to service the extravagant lifestyle that he and his family enjoy.


The Greater Exodus

Wonder what delayed False Prophet Ronald Weinland’s weekly post.  Well, here it is for you to fear!!!  If you want to.  Oh, never mind … Ron gave his last warning a few months ago.

— Convict Weinland’s weekly post ————

When you read this post, the Days of Unleavened Bread will be over. Every year God’s people are reminded of the first great Passover when God led Israel out from the bondage of the ancient physical nation of Egypt. In this final period of the end-time, God’s people are eagerly looking forward to the next great Exodus out of Egypt that will be far more profound than the first one.

The great Exodus that will soon be here will be made possible through The Passover who is coming to free all of God’s people   all mankind that will still be alive at that time   from the spiritual bondage of Egypt. He will also be freeing all people from the spiritual captivity of Assyria, as all the governments of the world have rejected God’s government to lead and guide them. Instead, all governments function to keep their people captive to their “own belief” in their own “right” form of government.

It is wise to stop and ponder what is now directly in front of us. Fear is coming! It will strike every person. It is time to deeply consider that reality and seek to be better prepared for when that hour arrives, for it is coming quickly.

The bottom line is that your life is in God’s hands, if by your conscious decision you have chosen that your life is God’s. All whom He has called in this end-time have been called to live into the millennial age where His government will reign over every nation on earth. Being blessed to live into that new age is not owed to anyone. However, for those whom God has called, He has offered this awesome deliverance in advance if you have chosen to receive it. If you have chosen to receive it, then you will be practicing what this Holy Day season teaches. You will be actively repenting of your sins and you will be actively working right now to come out of sin   out of spiritual Egypt. More about this will be covered a little later in this post, as there are more pointed realities about these days that should now be considered more deeply, yet some will not be able to hear what God says.

Fear Is Fast Approaching:
Yes, fear is about to strike mankind in a massive worldwide manner and on a scale that has never before been remotely close to what is coming. Not even the flood in Noah’s day struck such fear. That is why you need to seek God’s help now to be as prepared as humanly possible for what is about to become a reality. No one will escape! Even God’s people will initially be struck by great fear. Yet we are not to live in fear, but instead we are to conquer it through faith and understanding of God’s plan and calling. Though we know and believe what is coming, it will still be a very trying experience, but it is not to be feared.

Apart from God’s Church, the worldwide confusion that is deeply embedded in every religious, governmental, and economic system   spiritual Babylon   is now struggling to stay alive. Satan doesn’t want his system to end and is fighting to keep it alive, but it is now imploding on itself. The very thing Satan worked to create (spiritual Babylon) is the very thing that is rapidly moving toward a complete state of self-destruction. The ways of mankind do not work as they are based upon the ways of Satan, which do not work.

We are now at a stage in this final time for mankind where some of the greatest deceit and pride-filled lying is being promoted in order to move masses of people into a false confidence and security about economic governmental stability. This is being fostered most by those nations who are exercising the greatest pride and arrogance over others.

Over this past week, that pride has been inflating as a deceitful euphoria has engulfed many as they rejoice over the distortions in the news that stocks, commodities, housing, employment, and other sectors of the economy are finally on the rebound and becoming healthier. Yet it is not healthy, but gravely ill and seemingly in a state of heavy sedation.

Rather than “peace and safety,” the world is right now on the brink of experiencing a total economic panic and collapse. Last weeks’ worldwide banking problems had the spotlight shine on it once again as Cyprus took drastic and highly unpopular measures to keep its system afloat.

Along with other European countries, the rippling effect this is causing in many nations, especially within the banking sector, was referred to by one well-known economist as a nuclear war in the banking industry. The constant repetition of these huge seismic shakings along global economic fault lines will be a major catalyst for a final world war.

God’s Reign:
God’s people through time have highly anticipated and looked forward to this time that is right now before us. That which the Church has so often focused upon at each Feast of Tabernacles is now at hand. It would be good to be reminded of a few of those things that God has recorded for us.

“It shall come to pass in the last days that the mountain (government) of the Eternal’s House (the Kingdom of God that will reign) shall be established in the tops of the mountains (to reign over nations), and shall be exalted above the hills (smaller nations), and all nations shall flow into it. Many people shall go and then say, ‘Come and let us go up to the mountain of the Eternal, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us of His ways, and we will walk in His paths.’ For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Eternal from Jerusalem (the teaching of the ways of peace). He shall judge among the nations (true judgment will now come from God and no longer out of mankind), and shall rebuke many people. They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation and neither shall they learn war anymore” (Is. 2:2-4).

These verses describe the righteous reign of Jesus Christ as King of kings over all nations. What an awesome time that is now so close to being established. Mankind will finally begin to learn the ways of peace and no longer be taught war as it is in today’s military establishments, entertainment, memorials, etc. Before God’s Kingdom is established on earth, we must all experience one final horrific war. It is through this very short-lived war that God will begin to humble mankind before He will establish His reign over them.

“The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Eternal alone shall be exalted in that day. For the Day of the Eternal of hosts will be upon everyone who is proud and lofty, and upon everyone who is lifted up, and they shall be brought low” (Is. 2:11-12).

After Christ’s arrival on the Day of Pentecost, people will begin to be made ready for a great celebration of their deliverance from bondage and captivity. By the time of that celebration, most will have begun to grasp their great deliverance and the magnitude of this worldwide Exodus that they were blessed to be a part. This celebration will be their first observance of one of God’s annual Holy Days   the Feast of Trumpets. The focus of this celebration of this great feast will be that of gratitude and rejoicing before God for the establishment of Jesus Christ as the long promised Messiah who would be King of kings. “It shall come to pass in that day (as a result of what God does at that time) that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come up who were ready to perish in the land of Assyria (captive to the world’s governments), and those who were the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and they shall worship the Eternal in (who is in) the holy mount at Jerusalem (in the government He has established from Jerusalem)” (Is. 27:13).

By God’s great power and might, He will bring an end to every government of man and He will establish His true government. This will indeed be a most awesome Exodus as He frees mankind from the bondage and captivity of mankind.

Our Passover’s Instruction:
We will now return to what was stated earlier about our calling and the choice of whether or not to receive God’s deliverance into the Millennium. This is not owed to anyone.  For those who have been called in advance and offered such a blessing and awesome opportunity from God, the response of “Yes, I accept” is not enough. Deliverance does not rest upon a positive response of simple acceptance. One must act (work) upon their acceptance. Simply going through the outward motions of acceptance is not acceptable with God.

It is easy to go through the motions of engaging in fellowship and attendance on God’s Sabbaths. A person can mistakenly equate their life in the Church by such participation, which indeed is required, and one may also believe they are “in” the Church because of how much they know, study, pray, fast, and/or listen to sermons. These things should certainly be a big part of your life in the Church, but what truly determines your life in God’s Church is not simply going through these outward motions, but of what you live in the Church.

Through the power of God’s spirit, I already know that some few will not be able to hear what God is giving here. What is now being addressed is the reason for their problem and blindness. Thankfully, some others who desperately need this will follow up with the admonition of this Passover season to put themselves to the test (looking at the actions in their life of how they live) and actively examine themselves, and most certainly everyone can find more areas in this subject matter in which to repent and grow.

As it was stated earlier concerning accepting God’s deliverance, “If you have chosen to receive it, then you will be practicing what this Holy Day season teaches. You will actively be repenting of your sins and you will be actively working right now to come out of sin   out of spiritual Egypt.”

The heart and core to understanding what is being said here is wrapped up in one of the examples that one of our evangelists, Terry, referred to in a sermon he gave on the Sabbath before Passover. Toward the middle of that sermon he referenced an occasion where a lawyer of the Pharisees tried to entrap Christ by asking a question: “What is the great commandment of the law? Jesus replied, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your life, and with all your mind’” (Mat. 22:36-37).

How does one go about seeking to accomplish such a thing? It was a question designed to entrap Christ. Jesus placed God first, but he went on to include human relationships as part of his answer. Why didn’t he just stop once he had answered what the great commandment was in regard to how we are to express love toward God? The understanding of his answer of how to love God in such a manner is incomplete without including the connection to the rest of what he said.

By doing what has been described as “going through the motions” of religion is only a partial inclusion into how to obey God and a part of how we live our Christian life, but the real proof of our conversion, transformation, and love toward God is predominately made manifest through our attitude toward others and our relationship that follows.

The apostle John was given the greatest spiritual insight into this very subject matter in a deeper way than all the other apostles. His writing is fully spiritual in nature when he covers the subject of the kind of love (agape) of which God is the only true source. He made statements that even many in God’s Church have had difficulty to see. One such statement is: “If a man say, I love God (believes he is keeping the great commandment), and hates (Gk. meaning “to fail to love”) his brother, he is a liar” (1 Jn. 4:20). These are very strong words and they are not directed to the world, but to those who are supposed to be “in” God’s Church. But there is also more to this verse that gets to the pivotal point of what is being covered here. “He who does not love his brother whom he has seen, then how can he love God whom he has not seen” (the rest of the same verse)?

It is easy to “go through the motions” of religion, but it is another thing to actively love others as God instructs. If someone fails to love others in the manner God instructs, then the point is, “They do not love God.” That is the reality and the truth of the matter. As Terry taught, we need an unleavened relationship with our Father. If we have leavening in our relationship with others, then we have a leavened relationship with our Father and have great need to repent   to think (and act) differently   and change!

On his last night of physical life   on Passover night   Jesus Christ reinforced this very subject matter and the inseparable connection of our expression and practice of love toward God (whom we cannot literally see) being made manifest by our expression and practice of love toward others (whom we do literally see and have constant interaction). In life within the Church, this is manifest (revealed) first in marriage relationships and followed then by the relationship with other family members in how we think toward them, which leads to how we treat them and speak to them. Then of course this works its way out into all other relationships as well. Those who fail to actively and continually love those who are closest to them also fail to love God, and thereby, fail to continue “in” the Body of Christ. Only genuine repentance of such action will lead to once again being “in” the Church.

On Christ’s final night he taught much about how to have a right and true relationship of love toward God. It is our choice whether we receive the deliverance God offers us by how we live in (Gk. meaning of abide in, dwell in, remain in, continue in) the Body of Christ. If we fail to do so, then God’s answer is clear: “If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and is withered, and men gather them and cast them into the fire to be burned” (Jn. 15:6). Christ went on to connect the importance of our ability to love God being exercised by how we live toward others: “If you keep my commandments you shall abide in my love, even as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in His love” (Jn. 15:10). Jesus Christ lived a perfect example of continually loving others and by that he was living in God’s love and rightly expressing love toward God.

Jesus Christ went on to explain the importance of this right relationship toward God and now the relationship we could have toward him. He went on to magnify this same inseparable relationship of how we treat others being the same as how we truly treat (loving or fail to love) God: “This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you” (Jn. 15:12).

Yes, God promises us great deliverance, but it is up to each of us if we receive it.