I planned how to fashion this narrative, like anyone I wanted
to put my best foot forward. Logically, it was tempting to follow the
Apostle Paul’s format. He was often forced into the folly of
boasting to defend his ministry against his critics. But in every
account, he always resolved to boasting in the Lord. In Paul's
teachings we can find him laying out his earthly natural credentials,
lineage, education, reputation, and achievements. Then he would do an
about face and make seemingly wild statements like “...I count
them as dung...." But we know he was not saying they had
zero value. He was merely saying, compared to "...knowing
Him...." they were as dung. His physical strength were like
dung compared to the non-carnal weapons that are “...mighty
through God even to the pulling down (demolishing) of
strongholds....” Paul often used such hyperbole. When he said
"...bodily exercise profiteth little...." he wasn't
saying it has zero value. There's an entire series on Warfare hidden
in the aforementioned verses. But we will divert back to the instant
I thought of following Paul's format: First point to my
spiritual lineage: William Branham is my spiritual father in the
faith, then my “didaskalos” the Colonel, and just go down the
list of scholars at whose feet I've had the honor to sit; then my
ordination in the early 1970s, and so on. Then present my gifts,
talents, and skills in music and expository teaching. Finally, cite
my academic studies.
of course, my education in law, a decade in the legal field,
and my experience in Con Law, litigation practice, legal writing,
legal reasoning, evidence and witness examination, etc.
statements are not written as some back-handed boasting of
self. But hopefully, they do show that I'm not some guy wearing a
foil helmet, making claims of supernatural experiences, like someone
who just escaped from a UFO abduction.
wonderful as all the aforementioned natural credentials are,
and as grateful as I am for each of them, they are as dung compared
to my experiences with the Lord Jesus Christ. They are not actually
worthless; in fact they are valuable assets. But they are always kept
in perspective. Those achievements are not my true credentials as a
man of God. An unbeliever could accomplish any of those things I’ve
accomplished, and do more than I, and even do them better than I.
Isaiah 54:17 makes clear that my vindication comes from God alone!
credentials as a man of God are what He has done through me;
those things I had no power to do myself. Things like the myriad of
supernatural signs and manifestations He has wrought in me since I
was four years old. My credentials also include my scars received in
the house of my friends, and how God miraculously healed them. Also,
my credentials include my sufferings, insults, shame, and how God
miraculously brought me through them, eventually with victory. Man
cannot replicate those things! I couldn't do them. God did them
value one may, or may not place on whatever my academic
achievements may be; I did work hard and pursued them diligently for
many years. But I did not seek the supernatural signs He has given
me. I didn't earn them or deserve them, and I have no control over
them. God chose to give them to me; He operates them through me; and
He can remove them from me, at His will.
believe He gave them to me, and has allowed them to remain all
these years in order to vindicate me as His servant. However, I am
the servant, and He is the Master.
following is in no way holding myself to the level of
importance of the Apostle Paul. But we have many supernatural
experiences in common. We were both Caught Away into God's presence,
we both bore Stigmata
in our bodies, we both visually saw the
of God, we both heard an Audible Voice from Heaven, we
experienced life Betwixt
Two, and we were both vexed by a Thorn in
the Flesh. So I will conclude my presentation of My
quoting my expanded translation of II Corinthians 12:9.
He has declared to me once and for all, My
grace is always sufficient for you to the point of satisfaction, and
my power keeps on coming to you, increasing proportionally as your
weakness grows. Most gladly therefore, I will boast of my weaknesses
in order that the power of Christ, the Shekinah Glory might
tabernacle in me. Therefore, I continuously resolve to favorably
endure weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and difficulties
for Christ; the weaker I am in me, the stronger I am in Him...."
I did not Share the Supernatural Signs, Photos, and Experiences
people ask me, “why
didn't you share
these photos, and tell the people about these supernatural signs and
experiences when you first came here?”
inference is that it would have enhanced my ministry here. That is
probably correct. Had I exploited the sacred gifts, experiences, and
signs God has given me, I probably could have avoided those 32-years
of poverty, shame, and humiliation. But at what cost?
did not give them to me to be merchandised. I should not be forced to
choose between exploiting holy gifts, and poverty. No one should have
to defile sacred things to get the church to do the right thing!
What's the difference in that and prostitution?
did not tell me I was allowed to make these things public, until
recently. For me, it is better to be in obedience and endure the
abject poverty, than to deliberately go out of His will in order to
prosper. I can honestly say, there were times I thought of giving up;
was I tempted to exploit the signs, experiences, and photographs.
Perhaps the following two part explanation will help.
all, the signs were
for me, not for them. The
“Burning Bush” was
for Moses, not for Israel. Moses' “Hand”
becoming leprous then being healed, Moses' “Rod”
becoming a snake and again becoming a rod, and pouring water on the
ground and it turning into "Blood",
each were initially for Moses, not for Israel. Moses revealed these
things to Israel much later, during the "Wilderness
they were initially
given to Moses to help him believe enough to accept his commission
from God; and to withstand when satan would test his faith to the
extreme. Until recently, I was not given permission to share these
before I came here, the Lord gave me instructions on how I would know
who has His Holy Spirit in them. He had placed His Spirit in me and
confirmed that with supernatural signs. He did that for me, to
confirm these things to me and in me. It was not for them, at that
me that if they have His Holy Spirit in them, that Spirit will
recognize who I am by the Spirit He placed in me. His Spirit will not
repel His Spirit.
know how the spirit operates understand what I'm saying here. This
was demonstrated in Brother Branham's ministry, every time he
ministered in the Spirit.
showed me if they repel me, never accept me, reject me, shun me,
never allow me to get close, push me away, or any of those kinds of
conduct, then His Holy Spirit is not in them; regardless of what they
may claim, feel, or do.
another spirit in them that hates the Spirit He placed in me.
So that is
how I'll know who they are, by how they respond to me; not by how
they respond to seeing Him manifest supernatural signs through me.
There's always a multitude ready to follow after the fishes and
loaves. As throughout scripture, the signs were to be shown to the
elect, in the wilderness.
Now I can
just hear some critic arise, citing for example Paul's bitter
dissension with Barnabas over Mark. I would say to Mr. or Mrs.
Critic, remember in your current role that's all you are, is a
critic. Contrary to what you may believe, the Holy Spirit did not
prompt you with your criticism. He knows the truth. He's the One who
revealed this to me. He's the One who confirmed it countless times
with signs. Had “...the Spirit of Truth come....”
prompt you, that would have been to “...guide you into all
truth....” My recommendation is to first get deliverance from
all evils spirits, then seek the infilling of the Holy Spirit, and
then ask “...the Comforter....”,
and “...He will teach you all things....”
Any time I share
these vignettes of our "walk through the valley of the shadow of
death" it's not to cry over what was done to us; I've already cried my
soul clean over all that. I share it to glorify our Lord Jesus Christ
showing what He brought us through with victory; to encourage others
who are in that valley to trust Him to get them through it with
victory; to show what an evil enemy we face; and to show how readily
some church folks yield their members to our enemy, causing their
hearts to wax cold toward hurting brethren, just as Jesus prophesied
professing Christians would do at the end. Our experience is a
proverbial "street sign" to show where too much of the
church in America is today in this unfolding end time prophecy.
A few months
after we moved here, the Lord gave me Ezekiel
a pattern of what was to come.
years later, He has vindicated me unquestionably as His servant, and
as one of His prophets, just as promised. Over these three-plus
decades, those verses He gave me in Ezekiel have unfolded like a
blossom opens in spring. And just as that passage states, they “heard
but would not do them; they
made a “show
but chased after covetousness; and I was to them as a “...song
of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an
And just as He promised me, “...when
this cometh to pass, (lo it will come,) then shall they know that a
prophet hath been among them....”
As they always
have, those things I have prophesied over this place, and these
people, will come to pass. Woe unto them who have not repented in
purpose for sharing these supernatural signs and experiences is not
to boast, but to testify
of Him! These signs and experiences are not to celebritize me, but to
magnify Him! He gave them, and continues to give them, to vindicate
me as His servant. Further, it is to show yet another reason why I am
willing to repeatedly follow Him into the lion's den; and why I've
been willing to endure the decades of extreme adversity, abject
poverty, insults, humiliation, and public shame. I love Him!
ago, He revealed Himself to me by His power and marked me as "His
Property" with "His
Forty years ago, He revealed Himself to me by snatching me away
and engulfing me into His glorious Shekinah Presence, and similar to
the Mount of Transfiguration account. Twenty years ago, He gave me a
conditional promise of my full ministry and confirmed it by the
sign, which remains to this day. He has made me know experientially
that ALL power and authority is in Him; and that nothing and no one
can stand in His presence; no demon, no principality, no angel, no
disease, no military force, nor satan, and not even death can stand
against Him! Everyone and everything is subject to Him! He’s been
with me, even in me all my life!
has always delivered me! I am His property! He defends me
extravagantly! Woe unto me if I preach not the gospel....