Sunday, March 29, 2015

Why God Killed David Mann OR Rejection, Reprobation, and the RighteousJudgment of God

 



 


 
The following is written by David Mann's dear friend and brother in the Lord.
 
To the Remnant scattered on the hills and those that "remain in the congregation of the dead" (Pro. 21:16), whom I love and for whom Christ died, this message is for you and if any false brethren read this, may the Lord use it to turn you away from your lower case god that you might know the One True God by grace through faith and not by you accepting and believing the Biblical Christ apart from the Holy Ghost. As the final grains of sand trickle down the hourglass of time, I am ready to live and die for you, so help me God...

"And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end (but he that will turn away from false prophets and not be offended and love the brethren, even at the expense of their reputation, ministry, and goods), the same shall be saved (Matt. 24:10-13)".

Verily, verily, there is no one that is above being overtaken by the deceptions that are happening in these last days. Slander drops never cease to keep on falling and there is so much earthly, sensual, and devilish wisdom circumferencing the Remnant like a whirlwind that it is causing Love to be with dissimulation, and is causing me to look to Christ, in which I do feel His eyes look upon me and am quickened to examine my own self with all gravity and sincerity, abhorring that which is evil; cleaving to that which is good that I be not tainted with the iniquity abounding. I care about how God feels, dear reader, do you? My heart's desire is for the King and His glory, that all of Israel be right with God, unified, and endure to the end, but if the foundation be destroyed (which is “Charity” (1Cor. 13:4-7)), what can the righteous do? Has your love waxed cold dear reader? If you're a saint whose heart is hard, may God have mercy and grant you true brokenness to a renewing of your first humility.

The Doctrine of Biblical Judgment has grown itself wings and has, by and large, flown out of sight from today’s professors. Experience tells me that many today think it's an option to walk worthy of the vocation wherewith they have been called (Eph. 4:1-6) and are much too hasty to anathematize one another, justifying pride and presumption and therefore have “omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith” (Matt. 23:23). They do fearlessly mistreat and misjudge true brethren and it is written “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me” (Matt. 25:40). This matter is of great eternal significance (Matt. 25:41). Be not like the “last days scoffers” (2Pt. 3:3), who do scorn the sermon Jesus preached on the last days (Matthew Chapters 24 and 25). Jesus majored on the doctrine of unity and purity and did stress of its vital necessity in the last days by preaching it in parables (Matthew chapters 18, 21 and 22) and did prophesy that many would despise and disobey this doctrine in the last days (Matthew Chapter 24). In chapter 25, He is no longer speaking darkly, but plainly, beloved, this issue is a matter of life and death, heaven and hell. By Chapter 26, the "being offended", "hatred", and "betrayal” amongst the saints had already begun... Oh would you hear it? The Lord Jesus Christ is preaching this burden six times in six consecutive chapters (ch. 18 (minus ch. 19), 21:12-46, 22:1-40, Matt. 24:10-13, Matt. 25:31-46 and 26: 21-75)... will you have ears to hear, or will you disannul this burden of the Lord for the idolatry of evangelism, sect religion, or something else?

The Pharisees were overtaken in contra-Biblical traditions of men that did greatly influence them to judge by appearance and it was to their condemnation, eternal woe and everlasting shame, and it is written, “He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him” (Pro. 18:13). Dearly beloved, this is no light matter, do a word study, with the Author, on the Biblical word “shame” and its synonyms. “They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them. Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things” (Pro. 28:4,5). Sincerity is a stranger to this untoward generation, brethren, it ought not to be... What is it going to take for the Remnant to lovingly fear God, and fear God in one another and get back to judging “righteous judgment” (Jon. 7:24), that today's Christians might, in Christ, discern if a person, work, or ministry has been born of the flesh or born of the Spirit? Is one of us going to have to die? Is God really that Holy?

"When thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness (Isa. 26.9)"


 
How Do You Know David Man?



When David and I first met, we were both students at the Calvary Chapel Bible College. During our initial meeting, David began to unfold his salvation testimony to me. It wasn't the typical, I-follow-Chuck-Smith's-gospel, “I repeated a superstitious prayer and got "saved" testimony", rather, God was evidently drawing David by His irresistible grace, destroying his satanic “I wills”, yea even effectually by His power, to the end: David's personal crucifixion with Christ. The Biblical King Jesus, in truth, initially, was brother David's Lord. I do thank the Lord for this dear brother. I remember many prayer meetings we had together where we did break through to God. Unlike most I knew at the time, David had a genuine burden for souls.

“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity” (Pro. 17:17). David loved me, therefore did reprove my sin, was often charitable with his goods toward me, and was instrumental in persuading me to turn away from the heresy of the pre-tribulation rapture. Though I lived in Southern California and he in Las Vegas, I would often drive the 4 hours to see him and preach on the strip, and we did street preach all over the world together, Germany, England, and almost every state in America. I, along with the rest of you that know him, have mourned over his sudden death.



The David Mann Testimony



These units of speech, by the mercies of God, will not be battered by falsehood and flattery, but with His all-sufficiency, Truth and Grace, though in my flesh dwell none of these, He alone is Good, blessed be God. His Name is my treasure, and I shall “publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he” (Deu. 32:3,4).

The “last days scoffers” (2Pt. 3:3) will think evil of me, saying “I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart” (1Sa. 17:28), but I so solemnly declare that if I tread this burden with the mud of mischief then let those that hate me “persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust” (Psa. 7:5). But if my heart be pure, my hands clean, and the sole of my foot does indeed stand upon The Rock that is Truth and Life then may the Lord awake me to the judgment that He has commanded, and in mercy, use this poor lisping stammering tongue to forward the meek of this earth to “Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD, the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph” (Amos 5:14-15).

“The ministry of reconciliation” is the ministry that God gave me (2Cor. 5), and if I am in Truth standing in Christ's stead and speak to you such things to your great displeasure, it is because you hate God. Truth is a Person, if you deny Truth, you deny Him. If you don't care about your sins, you don't care about righteousness; and if you don't care about righteousness, you don't care about God. Now the Spirit expressly does speak a most sobering Truth through the following correspondence David and I had on Facebook right before his death. Anything in the following messages that is in brackets was added by me after March of 2012. Please prepare your heart. The following is a FB correspondence David and I had on the 13th of March to the 27th of March, 2012. He who hath ears, let him hear...
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March 13 -
Masao Gonthier:

Lord willing, my wife and I are going on a honeymoon/mission trip for a couple of weeks in Vegas. Lord willing we will arrive April 1st. Hope we can hook up and do some preaching. I have a new phone and don't have your number, my new one is ***-***-**** Also, you're welcome to come to the wedding as well, it's in Texas, March 29th. Love you bro.

March 13 -
David Mann:

Masao! That is wonderful news. I am happy for you. I will not be able to attend the wedding, but I would love to see you when you come to Vegas. My cell phone is ***-***-****. It would be wonderful to preach with you again. I still cherish our time across the United States and will so for the rest of this life.

You and I both know that we have parted ways theologically speaking on many core doctrines. As long as we can keep Jesus Christ and Him crucified and salvation by grace through faith as that which unites us, I will gladly join you in preaching when you come to Las Vegas. Give me details of your stay here in Vegas when you come and we will connect. I love you as well brother.

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“You and I both know that we have parted ways theologically speaking on many core doctrines...”

David is referring to the Doctrine of Biblical Judgment:
http://www.thedoctrineofjudgment.com/

The other point of “division” is that I no longer would say “I am of” Calvin (1Co 3:3,4). The Lord effectually uprooted my idolatry of the theological framework known as TULIP and planted me, not in the sinking sand of Arminianism but upon the Rock of the Apostle's Doctrine! “How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in His excellent Word! What more can He say than to you He hath said, To you who for refuge to Jesus have fled”? Our burden for today's Calvinist:
 



March 21 -
Masao Gonthier:

Thank u for the well wishes and yes I would love to preach with you again as well. Oh and 2009, summer road trip, forever fresh, praise the Lord, I wouldn't trade such memories for a whole world of worlds, gold.

Amen, Agreed.

Lord willing, the wife and I should be arriving in Vegas April 1st. Would you prayerfully consider hosting us the 1st and 2nd of April? We would leave on the morning of the 3rd.



March 26 -
David Mann:

Masao, I prayed a lot over this, but I am not going to host you in my home this time. It pains me to make this decision and it was a very difficult decision to make, but it is one, in the fear of the Lord, that I am convicted to stand upon. I believe you have embraced harmful and dangerous doctrines. If I had children, I would not trust you to speak to them about the bible. In hearing how the events took place in Donna's home, I could not trust you in my own [Satan found a whisperer and “A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends” (Pro 16:28). Dear Donna Hebert, your tongue has been set on fire of hell and your hands are red with the blood of the saints, may the Lord have mercy on you, I desire that with all my heart. You don't have to go to hell for your sins, repent of your lies and walk in the Light (1Jn 1:5-7). Charity would write a rebuttal exposing your darkness and shame that "the simple will be aware" (Pro 19:25, 1Co 13:6,7), yet Charity would also forbear (1Co 13:4,5). By His grace, I shall remain in Charity (Christ), and commit your soul to God. It may be that the LORD will look on mine affliction, and that the LORD will requite me good for your slandering this day, as it is written, “He shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy; and mercy rejoiceth against judgment (Jas. 2:13)].

I am sorry if this grieves you and I wish it never had to come to this, but I stand upon my conviction and pray that you will leave the doctrines you have come to embrace that has caused the loss of nearly all of your old brothers and sisters in the faith [Many of the 1st century Corinthian regenerate were overtaken in worldly wisdom and carnality and thus much wisdom, righteousness, and judgment was hid from them and so they did accuse Paul of being a reprobate in which he replies: "Now ye are full, now ye are rich, ye have reigned as kings without us: and I would to God ye did reign, that we also might reign with you. For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men. We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day... Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me [whose ways are] in Christ" (1Co 4:8-13,16-17. See also, 2Co 6:3-10, 11:23-33)]. If you do come to Las Vegas on those days, I am still willing to get together with you while you are here if possible. I have both work and church on those days, but if we can work the timing out, I will meet you wherever you like.



March 27 -
Masao Gonthier:

Dear brother David, might I entreat you to be a saint to this saint. Are you not perfected in love, (1Jon. 4:18) and endued with the wisdom from above that is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy (Jas. 3:17)? Surely you are a doer of the Word and not a hearer only, (Jas. 1:22) swift to hear (Jas. 1:19), not answering a matter before you hear it (Pro. 18:13), not judging by appearance (Jon. 7:24), Bearing, believing, hoping, and enduring all things (1Cor. 13:7). Beloved, how would you like to be judged?

I know that all manner of malicious slander has reached your ears, and trust the grace of God is empowering you to resist the devil, do righteous judgment, and speak the truth in love. Let us avoid folly and shame, grieving the Holy Spirit by a conduct of life contrary to the Scriptures, deceiving ourselves. Because of the leaven of malice and insincerity that pervaded every city in the Kingdom of Saul, I could scarcely count on both hands the people I could trust, brother you were one of them. I miss you dearly and hope we can connect.

Calvinist think we are either all out Pelagians or Semi Pelagians, Armenians think we believe another jesus, cults such as Calvary Chapel, think that we believe that there is righteousness through the keeping of the law...I assure you these abominable allegations are utterly false. Almost nobody is willing to come to the light (Jon. 3:19-21), and nearly all believe the grace of God would give them license to tell us what we believe before they even hear what we really believe, the result: Confusion and every evil work. This wisdom is not from the Father of Lights but such as the devil breathes into the mind, an absolute disgust and disgrace to the thrice Holy God of Scripture and needs to stop.

Verily, the Bible says there is no fear of condemnation to somebody who is in Christ (1Jon. 4:18). I believe you have by revelation, received the grace of God that brings salvation that is teaching you to deny such ungodliness (Tit. 2:11-15). I trust somebody with such a high view of God, who understands something of His sovereign grace, will be able, by grace, to trust and obey Him with pure motive (please read Matt. 18:15-35, Gal. 6:1) and lean on His everlasting arms. “Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect” (Rom. 8:33)? “The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace ( a pure and holy peace by the precepts of Scripture and not by ones feelings, tradition, own understanding, etc.)” (Jas. 3:18). The fear of man brings a snare. Might I remind you dear brother, that we are not they who seek to please men, for if we seek to please men, we would not be servants of God (Gal. 1:10). Jesus prayed that we would be one (Jon. 17:11).

The light of the glorious gospel of Christ Jesus has been shed abroad in my heart, and am willing to come to the light that my deeds may be made manifest that they are wrought in God. I am ready to come to the light that we might have fellowship (1Jon. 1:5-7). I am willing to receive the engrafted Word with meekness, by His grace, that I might humble myself, confess sin and forsake any sin that would find me out by the Light of His Word (Isa. 8:20). Verily, there is flesh in me that the Lord needs to deal with, and O how I desire continual cleansing that I might see Jesus more clearly! Truly, I am a worm and no man, wretched, yet, O how I thank the dear Lord my God who is faithful to reveal His Son to me everyday, causing my path to shine brighter and brighter unto the perfect day.

I trust, that the fiery darts will soon be quenched, faith is swelling, my heart is inditing a good matter. Lord willing I will call you soon.

Like I said, I believe you're a brother, therefore this disunity cannot persist, for we know that he that sinneth hath neither seen God or known Him (1Jon. 3:6) and that he that hateth his brother is a murdered and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. Christ in me loves you David Mann. Still, earnestly desiring to see you face to face.
 
“I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all (Eph 4:1-6).”



March 27 -
David Mann:

Masao, a day may come when we are together in heaven rejoicing in God our savior with no care or concern for anything that happened in this world other than the sacrifice of Christ Jesus. But just as Paul and Barnabas split up over their disagreement, so must I split up with you. We will go our own ways and the Lord will judge between you and I on that great day. Goodbye Masao [“Christianity is not, “Let’s just agree to disagree and go our separate ways,” but real Christianity is, “I will shed my blood for you!” - Rick Trudeau]

I pray that you will be filled with inexpressible joy in Christ. I pray God will give you wisdom in all the decisions you make in life. I hope your marriage will fully demonstrate the gospel of Christ as you love your wife as Christ loved the church. I hope you will come to be able to count on more than one hand those whom you trust outside of Texas. I pray for your witness, that your speech will be filled with salt and grace. I pray you will receive vast riches in glory for the life you lived here on earth. I pray that you will become a servant of all, becoming great in the kingdom of God. I pray you will abound in mercy just as God has been merciful to you. That you would love God with all your heart and others as yourself. I love you brother. I will hold the cross country trip, Germany, London, and every other place we have gone and labored together as precious.

Grace, Mercy, and Peace
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Being betrayed and hated by brethren: I don't think I will ever recover from it... yet God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of my Lord, who was a threat to the bulwarks of the popular religion of His day and so they crucified Him as an evil man because of slander.

The night I received David's last message to me, I became grieved beyond measure, my whole heart and body becoming faint, I had no strength to respond. “Goodbye Masao”... How can someone who claims to have “fellowship with him” (1Jon. 1:6), who saith he is “in the light” and was cleansed by “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son” (1Jon. 1:7) be so contrary to 1Cor. 13:4-7? “How dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth” (1Jon. 3:17,18).
 
 
Who Hath Wrought And Done It?
 
 
A terrible sore doth smart in my soul in light of God's justice shattering wrath that did break forth on David Mann, who died in a car crash, March 29th, 2012. “See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive” (Deu. 32:39). “Unto GOD the Lord belong the issues from death” (Psa. 68:20). The Lord, “worketh all things after the counsel of his own will” (Eph. 1:11).

March 29th, 2012, was the same day my wife and I got married. The Lord was at my wedding in terrible power, greatly moving upon 2 of my Calvinist friends who attended. I believe if David would have came to the wedding, God would have reconciled him to the centrality of Charity again by the Lord's exceedingly great desire for His remnant to be unified and purified in these last days.
 
"The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy (Matt. 22:1-8)."

“Little children, keep yourselves from idols” (1Jon. 5:21), for none of us are above the sins of David Mann, who made a covenant with his reputation and the party of Calvinism, who sought to defend it at any cost, even by embracing slander to justify himself and deny the cross of following peace with His holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: the love of the Father is not in him (Heb. 12:14, 1Jon. 2:15). Division is a mark of carnality, yet spiritual men have grace to be unified:

“I think of James Renwick and Alexander Peden, two of the faithful and beloved Scottish Covenanters. Alexander (called “the prophet of the Covenant”) was a dear man of God; however, he eventually forsook James Renwick, (called “The Last Scottish Martyr"). Yet, before Peden’s death he was reconciled to Renwick. Why was James forsaken? The lies were so numerous and reputed, Peden was beguiled to believe their report. Here is the event of their reconciliation just before Peden died:
 
“He said to James Wilson, that from the time he drank in these false reports, and followed these unhappy advices, it had not been with him as formerly; and when he was a-dying, he sent for Mr Renwick, who hasted to him and found him lying in very low circumstances, overgrown with hair, and few to take care of him, as he never took much care of his body, and seldom unclothed himself, or went to bed. When Mr James came in, he raised himself upon his bed, leaning upon his elbow with his head upon his hand, and said, “Sir, are ye the Mr James Renwick that there is so much noise about?” He answered, “Father, my name is James Renwick; but I have given the world no ground to make any noise about me; for I have espoused no new principle or practice, but what our Reformers and Covenanters maintained.” “Well, sir,” said Mr. Peden, “turn about your back,” which he did in his condescending temper. Mr. Peden said, “I think your legs too small, and your shoulders too narrow, to take on the whole Church of Scotland on your back; sit down, sir, and give me an account of your conversion, and of your call to the ministry, of your principles, and the grounds of your taking such singular courses, in withdrawing from all other ministers;” which Mr. Renwick did in a distinct manner; of the Lord’s way of dealing with him from his infancy, and of their mornings successive in some retired place in the King’s Park, where he used to frequent before he went abroad, where he got very signal manifestations and confirmations of his call to the ministry, and got the same renewed in Holland a little before he came off; with a distinct short account of his grounds upon which he contended against tyranny and defections, and kept up an active testimony against all the evils of the day. When ended, Mr. Peden said, “ye have answered me to my soul’s satisfaction, and I am very sorry that I have believed any such ill reports of you, which have not only quenched my love to you, and marred my sympathy with you, but made me express myself too bitterly against you, for which I have sadly smarted. But, sir, ere you go you must pray for me, for I am old, and going to leave the world;” which he did with more than ordinary enlargement; when ended, he took him by the hand, and drew nigh to him, and kissed him and said, “Sir, I find you a faithful servant to your Master; go on in a single dependence upon the Lord, and ye will win honestly through and cleanly off the stage, when many others that hold their head high will fall and lie in the mire, and make foul hands and garments”; then prayed, that the Lord might spirit, strengthen, support and comfort him in all duties and difficulties."

A short document from the most persecuted Church in America:

http://www.thechurchofwells.com/defamation-and-persecution.html


You know you have strayed from the Apostle's Doctrine when you can justify judging “any man, before it [the law] hear him, and know what he doeth” (Jon. 7:51, Acts 21:19-20, Acts 15:12, Gal. 2:9, 2:7, 1:18).

Calvinism is an idol to many and the religious system of the 1st century Jews was such an idol to them that they sought to defend it by any means necessary, even slander, the very sin that put Christ on the Cross! The Lord bears witness to you that the spiritual deception that had come upon the 1st century Jews has come upon many of the 21st century regenerate. “Who hath known the mind of the Lord” (I Cor. 2:6)? Those who do, do not crucify Christ in Christians (1Cor. 2:8).
 
“Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates (2Cor. 13:7).”

Read Matthew chapter 23, many of those woes are talking about David and any those who discontinue from the Son (I Jon. 2:24)... but if you read a couple of chapters later Jesus Christ is dying on the Cross for them, begging God to forgive them because they were so overtaken in spiritual darkness they knew not they were crucifying the Prince of Glory! This is the Christ that “liveth in me” (Gal. 2:20).
 
“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen (Rev 1:7).”
 
“Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels (Matt 25:40,41).”

I would seal my testimony with my own blood for you all if it could somehow cause you to obtain, keep, and die with His Love (1Cor. 13:4-7) in your hearts. God is witness how I have prayed to be a Samson, that God would get more glory through my death than through my life, that my early martyrdom would be used of God to destroy the works of the devil that are holding men captive to do the devil's work against the burden of the Lord for the Remnant in the Last Days: Unity and Purity (ch 18, 21:12-46, 22:1-40, Matt. 24:10-13, Matt. 25:31-46, 26:21-75 ).

You may think the Church of Wells has an unfounded obsession with persecution (2Tim. 3:12) but God has simply been purging us from the worldly wisdom and carnality that would keep a people from entering into Biblical normality (1Cor. 4:8-13,16-17, 2Cor. 6:3-10, 11:23-33):
 
(Please take a few moments to watch this false-christianity shattering video): “Back to the New Testament
 
Dearly beloved, mark my words, the soon coming apocalyptic chaos and calamity that will break forth upon western society will render all your carnality and worldly wisdom as foolishness. Ye who deny the Cross, sow to the flesh, and persecute God's prophets, do you honestly think you will stand in the evil day? God is faithful and does provide you this day with a way of escape: “flee from idolatry” (1Co 10:14).

"I sometimes wonder when persecution really comes, how many of you will stand the test? Will we have what it takes? You can't love theology, you can't love a creed, you can only love a living person which is Jesus Christ."
- Leonard Ravenhill

Everyone who reads this will say that they love God, but what does God say about your love? The Bible says if you don't love the brethren, you don't love God, that He has drawn a line in the sand and if you are not a friend of His friends, you will not be His friend on judgment day.

David defiled himself with his own works and went a whoring after the man inspired theological framework that is TULIP to the believing the lie of the devil, “Ye shall not surely die” (Gen. 3:4). The theological fallacy of unconditional eternal security did embolden David to play the Cain and it is written, “Thus were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions. Therefore was the wrath of the LORD kindled against his people, insomuch that he abhorred his own inheritance” (Psa. 106:40), and again, “Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain” (Jud. 11).
 
“Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after (1Tim 5:24).”
 
Right now David Mann's never-dying soul is burning in a Lake of Fire without time. This is a hard word to swallow, I was in denial of this for about 2 months after his death. I thought I had the possibility that David went to hell on the altar but it wasn't until I truly did, was I able to have ears to hear the decree from heaven: “He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him” (1Jon. 3:14,15).

“He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes” (1Jon. 2:9-11).

“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also” (1Jon. 4:20,21).

“He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked” (1Jon. 2:4,5).

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned” (Jon. 15:1-6).

Those that go “out from us” (1Jon. 2:18-19) are those who can no longer hear, understand, and submit to the Lordship of Christ in their walk (1Jon. 4:5-6, Matt. 13:15) and are thus “no more worthy to be called [God's] son” (Luk. 15:19), nor should he be “called a brother” (1Cor. 5:11), but rather a “heathen” or “publican” (Matt. 18:17), because the backslider in heart is brought under the heavy yoke of his own ways again. Such are to be “taken away” (1Cor. 5:2), “purge[d] out” (1Cor. 5:7), and “put away” (1Cor. 5:13) for remedial purposes (1Cor. 5:5).

“Let that therefore abide in you, which ye have heard from the beginning. If that which ye have heard from the beginning shall remain in you, ye also shall continue in the Son, and in the Father. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life. These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming” (1Jon. 2:24-28).  

Let God be justified and every false prophet reproved, humbled, and broken and be found in His Son at His second coming. Brethren, if God could give you a revelation of the brevity of time and make you feel the weight of eternity with the sound sense of the sobriety that will be had on judgment day, sin and compromise will seem UTTERLY foolish. It matters not who you are or how long you have been saved “if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear” (1Pet. 1:17).

“The world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1Jon. 2:17).

David died that those who have forsaken Charity might live. God making an ensample out of David Mann will work out for the good of those who love and fear Him, as it is written, "And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things" (Acts 5:11).
 
 
A Final Plea To Today's Uncharitable Remnant



To those that bless themselves in their deceitful hearts, saying, "I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven” (Deu. 29:19,20), but they that keep charity shall not defile their garments; and shall walk with Him in white: “for they are worthy” (Rev. 3:4) and “the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches” (Rev. 3:5,6).

Grace does mourn for those men and brethren who will not surrender to Charity (Christ). Though they be zealous to evangelize in front of abortion clinics, wear modest clothing, listen to Paul Washer, and are willing to be martyred, will, if they don't forgive from the heart their brethren, “fail of the grace of God” (Heb. 12:15), and thus will wake up in hell, for it is written, “...though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing” (1Cor. 13:3). Many Brethren are not and will not be rooted and grounded in Biblical Love (1Cor. 13:4-7), forsaking the True Vine to go after the broken cisterns of earthly, sensual, and devilish wisdom (Jas. 3:13-18), and hell's prophets do hold them in bondage to it (Matt. 24:11, 2Pet. 2:19), and therefore in the evil day “shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another” (Matt. 24:10), and they shall say to the Lord Jesus on that day, “When were we offended at thee? When did we hate Thee and betray Thee”? “And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal” (Matt. 25:40-46).

Beloved Remnant, this is seriously serious. Out of the 10 ten virgins, “five of them were wise, and five were foolish” (Matt. 25:2). Out of the 7 Churches in the book of Revelation, 5 were blamable, and only 2 had kept His Word and had not denied His Name, and it is written, “The longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water” (1Pet. 3:20).

God's bride in this last generation is by and large not ready to be “found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless” (2Pet. 3:14), and if His people do not awake they will, by and by, be saying on that day, “Lord, Lord, open to us” (Matt. 25:12), and He shall reply, “I know you not thou wicked and slothful servant, cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt. 25:12,26,30). “But he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever” (1Jon. 2:17), “that [Christ] might present it...” (yea, even to this world in this last generation) “... to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish” (Eph. 5:27).

"When Jesus comes for the Bride, He's not coming for every believer, I'm assured of that."
- Leonard Ravenhill

The time to get serious with God is today. Let no man deceive you with vain words, God is not coming back for a spotted Bride that is committing Spiritual adultery with “all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life” (1Jon. 2:16). Don't be deceived, the Love of the Father is not in you and you do not have His love for the brethren and have put off the “wedding garment” (Matt. 22:1-40) and have put on “the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts”, and are positionally “the enemy of God” (Eph. 4:22, Eph. 5:1-6, Jas. 4:4). Get real with God and He will be real with you (Jas. 4:1-10). Forgive any ought you have with men (from the heart) and He will forgive you (Matt. 6:14,15). Don't justify yourself by falsely accusing me of having bitterness towards David Mann. Proud persons are drunk with desire to justify themselves, loving and making lies, may God have mercy.

“If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not  in us” (1Jon. 1:6-10).