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The wilderness Part 2 a continuation
by Richard Turner
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All praise, honor and glory to the Father.

As a servant sent to you in the name of the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, to the glory of God the Father, I write this discourse

Part 2 continuation

I’ll now discuss my spiritual home, First Baptist Church. This will be a rather short discourse. A sign ministry came available, and I felt prompted to undertake the ministry, for it had been sitting idle for a time. I was given a list of what I was told were clever sayings by the Church administrator, with the line of this is how we do it. I proceeded to put them up to the anguish of my soul, until I was convicted by the Holy Spirit, with the admonishment of, as it is written, “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jez -e-bel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” Rev 2:20 After the conviction, I changed course, for I knew if the people were going to get moved, it would be by the Word of God and not clever sayings. So I went from vain words to Scripture which were taken from the KJV of the Holy Bible. OH! OH!, now its on, they have a problem. I was told I couldn’t take the Scripture from the KJV, (why are they afraid of the pure Word?) and that I had to use the niv. Now I have a problem, I informed her, why would I used a version that is obviously influenced by satan? How had I arrived at that conclusion? Reference Part 2 where I substantiate my belief. I stand on the truth, that the KJV is the infallible Word of God. As it is written, “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.” Rev 22:18-19 I believe satan has to have your permission to destroy you, you might ask, how did I arrive at this conclusion, allow me, as it is written, “Submit yourselves therefore to God, Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7 That’s where I get my conclusion, the Lord said it, I believe it. So if you’re reading the niv, in all actuality you’re telling satan do whatever you want to me, come what may come. Back to what I was saying about the sign ministry, I may have changed it once not mote than twice since our discussion, as a matter of fact this had been the catalyst that had opened my eyes to this church. I remember, as if it were just yesterday, my last ministry was on a Monday, this I know because the wife and I was sitting in her car on Travis AFB, waiting to get a room in the Inn, due to the fact, that I had lost my home to a bankruptcy (1) earlier. In making light conversation I said ( and I still say ) I have no respect of the masons. So Monday morning on the way to change the sign, this were they’re first attempt at a showing of intimidation, they had lines of vehicles lining my route as a show of force, but my Lord said, as it is written, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 Now that I reflect this proves they are entrenched in this city, for now. I read an interesting book speaking on this very thing. It goes on to say, how they pressure business owners to join and help perpetrate their wickedness or they aren’t allowed to do business. We’ll I here to let anyone and everyone if you find yourself in this type of business arrangement, it can all stop in an instant. Put your trust in the one and only true God. I probably can’t mention the name of the book in this writing, but email me and I’ll get you that information, remember, as it is written, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 What I found puzzling about this day, was how could they have known, I has said this, unless they had been listening in on my conversations, possible ease dropping? Interesting. So sad to say, but that day ended my ministry, cause I wasn’t compromising my convictions for on one or nothing, that’s probably why the world is experiencing its present woes, Compromising, with the enemy. I also remember my last sermon. I found the whole atmosphere eerie, before you jump on me allow me to elaborate, it was like an all male revue, the choir was men, a few women in the pews, and after further reflection the pastor kissed my head, and now I think how Judas betrayed the Lord, ( with a kiss) I’m not in anyway lifting myself up to the Lords height, I’m only showing what now is manifested. I remember receiving stares from people I never knew. I also know now, who should have been the most important person in the house wasn’t there, the Lord Jesus Christ. I remember the lady giving the sermon was from New York, speaking on Peter getting out of the boat, she emphasized make sure it’s the Lord calling out of the boat, I shall now answer her, it was and I am. Now that the masons have made there presence known not only in the city, but in the Lord’s house. I remember asking the pastor, if there were any masons in a leadership position. And his reply still has me floored to this day, and I quote ”I don’t know, I’m never here”, unquote. WHOA! I’m still flabbergasted, who’s watching the Fathers house, who’s maintaining the flock? As it is written, “Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! The sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.” Zech 11:17 To this day I have never been contacted by the pastor, if I was a Pastor, and I had an individual performing a ministry and they suddenly stopped without my input, I would enquire why. He has contacted my wife seeking if she needed any assistance, so that is neither here or there.

All glory to the Father

In His service

Now we look at some minors, slowly but surely its all coming to its source, the cult known as the masons.

Through all this and by His grace, I have come to know my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I’ve written something I care to share with you.

Have you ever pondered what was accomplished when the
heavenly Father, sacrificed His only begotten Son for you? If you haven't you should, and if you have, all one is able to do is show reverence and say thank You. As it is written "Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name." Ps. 100:4

Thank You
by Richard Turner

I just want to say thank You Jesus
For setting me free
I just want to say thank You Father God
For making Your only begotten Son sacrifice equal eternity
If I just said thank You for everything
That would be so trite
For how many people would give themselves to save a life
For me to say thank You for anything less
Its not paying reverence, and I'm not offering You my best
So to show what this means to me
Father, use me to set the other captives Free!
So! Father to this end
Use me as a chosen vessel You can send
Until I see You face to face
And hear the words "Well done
You ran a Faithful race
Welcome home, my Son"
© 2009

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