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We’ve been praying about how to present all our material, since it is quite a lot and it seems like there is a huge gap between what we shared with Maria and Peter and what the rest of the Family actually knows about it.
Therefore the Family is of course going to be quite shocked by the heavy and stern tone with which the Lord is talking to Maria and Peter in the messages we are receiving for them right now.
Well, I suppose we should be blurting it all out. For prophets there is really no other option but to do their “doggy duty”, and that is barking.
Some of our team did not have second names yet so they prayed for names and we started to study up on our findings.
Here is an interesting one regarding Shekinah:
CHRISTMAS 1968—HUNTINGTON BEACH—THE LIGHTCLUB!, DFO#1061, 1968-12-24
—During the Birth of the Family!—Dad in Action!—By Father David
15. THE HISTORIANS SAY THAT JUST BEFORE THE TERRIBLE DESTRUCTION OF THE TEMPLE at Jerusalem by Titus, that for some weeks they heard a voice crying in the Temple area constantly: "Woe, Woe, Woe! Woe, Woe, Woe!" (Dad weeps:) "The Spirit says that this voice shall also cry again in the last days of this nation!" Hallelujah! My God, the Spirit of God is grieving over our nation, even as He grieved over Israel!
I was wondering sometimes why the Lord led David (Brandt Berg) to invade churches in the early days of the Family, as in terms of more recent “witnessing conduct” this could be seen as rather rude, ha!
The Lord told me that David had to do this to help him formulate his message and to get the attention of the churches, former spiritual Israel.
Right now at this point in history, the Family (International) has become so dull of hearing, that they have to be invaded. So here we are, invading the church of The Family International, crying “Woe, woe woe!” and if that is all you comprehend from us, then that’s pretty good, ha!
So let’s kick it off with this open letter to Peter Amsterdam. Sorry, this is a revolution and there is no way it can be advanced , nicely, moderately, “smoothly and naturally”.
A Poem to Peter Absalom!
Written in Blood, by the Prophets of David!
Peter, Peter with long flowing hair
Peter Builder, did you beware?
You saw your people toil hard and long,
Gnarled by sin they sang Babylon’s song.
Babes in their arms they stumbled uncouth,
Despised by the city, despised by their youth.
With sweet words of kindness you stood by the gate
You spoke to the people:”To be despised is not fate!”
Let’s be diplomatic, not so wild in our call!
And you’ll see our movement will be accepted by all!
Let’s not be so sexy when we’re stepping outside
Of our cozy bedrooms, where our doctrines we hide.
Peter Humpty, man on the Wall!
Peter Dumpty, what is your call?
“Let us be popular, accepted and wise,
Move into the grandstand of society’s lies.
Support we will gain if we’re more like the norm
Let’s give our movement a moral reform!
No need for us bleeding, for a message of sex,
And let’s see our future with rose coloured specs.
No need to shout warning, and woe out too loud
Let’s sit down and wait to see what plays out!”
Peter Pebble, Peter of Saul!
You spurned the warnings of David’s call!
“But we’re not like Jehovahs. who climbed on the roof
To greet their Saviour return, and it all was spoof!
Let’s not be fools like David and foresee all the time
Visions of woe of doom and repine!
Let us reason and frown predictions unwise,
Let us settle in town let Anti Christ rise.
Let’s not be fools like this Christ, our Lord!
Let’s be a church, let’s have a board!”
“We’re not a sect, to be different is fake!
In this point God simply made a mistake!
Let’s restructure our system to churchy concision!
Let’s make the Family a “subdivision”!
Of Babylon the beautiful town!
Believe me we will not go down,
But rise to fortune fame and power
Arise and build our Babel’s tower!
So attractive to neigbours, they will move right in!”
(Will they share God’s convictions or teach us their sin?)
But with new homes so cosy, such pillows of ease
No need to think it will come to the squeeze
Of Anti Christ Caesar demanding the flesh
Of each Family fool that is caught in this mesh!
But let’s not muse about prospects so mean;
The system’s off our back, and our front yards are clean!
Peter Builder with smooth words you swayed
The hearts of the people, but have David betrayed!
“No need for God’s spirit, this uncertain mist!
We know revolution, we’re checking our list!”
While Mama Maria rocks in her chair
Dreams of old time religion, traditions so fair.
To and fro she gently rocks,
Of Camel’s hair she now knits socks,
Blended with threads of sleep from hell
Fed to her by Jezebel!
“Once homes were big and the kids were small.
Oh Peter, I fear they now are tall!”
(I’m scared they are prophets and may fall,)
Might get fed up with baby toys,
Find revolution a greater joy,
Than to adorn our couch, sit nice and still,
So the reasonable system will do us no ill!”
“But let’s have devotions let’s play with our keys
Let’s play our mind-games of angel’s melee
With bad nasty spirits, a video game!
While we stay in our confines, avoid prophet’s blame!
Now it’s your turn sweetheart take a big scoop
Of the New Family’s watery, spiritual soup.
It will keep our people from hungering for more.
Let’s hook the system, let’s not be God’s whore!
Let’s not be mad and marry us all,
“Being one Wife”, our image would fall!
Our chances of gain would be dangerously bleak.
Imagine how the Jones’s, our neighbours would freak!”
Peter, Ahab with long flowing hair
Peter, Absalom did you beware?
You sold us to Baal and his checklist hives
While in your tent on the roof you fuck David’s wives,
Make them drunk with your Saulish wine
“Oh the children are dumb, they need wisdom like mine!”
So busy you work! You are in a stew,
Persuading your Family of the structure so new.
All must be aligned now and check to the norm,
And all strange truth must gently conform!
Oh Absalom Peter, King of the Tree!
Who cut the cambium layer for thee?
It didn’t take much, just one little slit,
And the Bride of Christ for the system is fit!
Away with God’s sap, this sticky goo!
“The rule of our Law is the spirit new!”
Peter Judas, what was your hire?
What made you despise the coals of fire,
Which unknown prophets held out unto thee,
> From beyond Jordan, a land so free?
“Peter, Blindman! Pharisee!
You rejected the truth, from setting you free!
You were to make up your mind ‘til the cock crowed at dawn.
The hand of the prophets is now withdrawn!
You chose the lie, preferred your doubt
Once, twice and thrice and you are out!”
“But Lord you accuse me! I didn’t depart!
The People! I had the people at heart!
The charge you gave us would have caused too much pain!
To see the fruit of our works is far greater gain!”
But Absalom Peter, the Lord’s heart is distraught!
Your dreams of plush grandeur will come to naught!
In your long flowing hair you will get caught,
When you see the destruction thy methods have brought.
On your own tree so brittle and dry
You will hang by you hair and miserably die,
While the young prophets scourning pass by.
And say: “This is the man that made David to cry!”
Humpty Peter walked on the wall.
Dumpty Peter had a great fall!
All the Kings Horses and all the Kings men
Couldn’t put Humpty back together again!
2 Samuel 1:19;24,25
19 How are the mighty fallen!
24 Ye daughters of Israel, weep over Saul,
who clothed you in scarlet, with other delights,
who put on ornaments of gold upon your apparel.
25 How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle!
Open Letter to Peter Absalom.
Key Quote: Stand in the Gap ML 70. Par 32. “IT'S LIKE the King HAD BEEN AWAY FIGHTING THE WARS--the Crusades--and he came back to find his own city burning. It reminds me of Richard the Lionhearted, always one of my favourite heroes. While he was away fighting the Crusades in faraway lands, his people at home got to fighting amongst themselves, and some tried to steal the Kingdom away from him. And he came back secretly, too, and nobody knew but his most intimate followers.
33. AND THEY WERE HAVING A TOURNAMENT and all the famous knights were jousting, including his leading enemy--the guy that was trying to steal the throne. And in those days a knight could challenge a champion. And so Richard challenged this rival, although Richard's identity was not even known. He was called the Black Knight, because he was concealed in black armour. He was called the Mystery Knight. Only his intimate friends, squire, and pages knew.”
A new thing is happening in God’s Family, among the children of God of the entire World.
It cannot be captured with theological yardsticks, and it cannot be regulated or canonized.
It’s a revolution of the spirit, the most spiritually violent takeover that has ever hit this planet!
It’s the rise of the prophets!
Those who are left behind by it and watch and observe our comet’s tail can try to compare what’s happening with their notes which they threw in the wastebasket, if they still find them; or they can try to comprehend what makes us tick by measuring us with their own standards, and will find us anywhere from wanting, to misfits, heretics, unlearned, ignorant, deceived, criminal, and horrible … or ridiculous; but it’s happening anyway, because we are the Revolution of the End, the Revolution of the Prophets!
This is the Rise of the Prophets, spoken of by all the prophets of the Bible, this is the Day of the Lord, the great period of reckoning and of judgment of the earth; and the prophets who are called to this job are now rising by the sheer and uncontrollable power of God!
If you don’t believe it, just try to stop them, and you will hear them anywhere from bark to explode! They will gently explain it to you if you are of the meek of the earth, or violently reprove you and mock you if you are of the hypocrites who try to preserve their phoney status quo at the expense of others.
We are the Revolution of the Prophets, and if you were with it you would not say “We are also Prophets!”, that is Miriam and Korah stuff! (Num.16:1-3) If you were with it you would rejoice instead of question and needing a bunch of longwinded explanations to help you reconcile what’s happening to your desperate efforts to preserve the status quo of your carefully created religious system!
We are the bruised reed of the Lord, his smoking flax and it depends on your reaction to us if you see our sign, the true humility of our bruised spirits, bruised and wounded by the mockings of the arrogant Pharisees of our former religious association, or whether you choke on our smoke and hold your nose, running from what you consider is our spiritual stench. It’s judgement time, time to get wise!
As you thought that your Messiah would come in the form of a Kingdom full of prosperity, acceptability and large crowds of supporters, so is he coming to you now as a Ghost that is haunting you, pure spirit that you can easily mock and despise, overlook, and reason and explain away.
And explain it away you will, and stumble you will, in the well check-listed darkness of your “Family International”- homes!
You complained about the “Marriage of the Generations” and watered it down, (None of These Things Move Me!CM/FM 3307par174-186) claiming to have a better solution than the revolution that God wanted to bring into this Family with it, and you came up with a system preserving compromise of so called “Uniting of the Generations”.
Instead of following the Lord’s instruction to proclaim the red-hot Marriage of the Generations, which would have burned up all generational differences and the weaknesses of each in the fires of passionate love and forgiveness, fusing an atomic bomb of love and unity which would have changed the world through the Family, you settled for the road of deadly compromise, for fear of your enemies!
Like Absalom you stood at the gate of the city and offered a road of lesser sacrifice, lesser risk, lesser exposure of the flesh for it’s incapability to please God. So you proclaimed that the generations could “smoothly and naturally” “unite” without “sounding and being so sexual” (par. 177) as you called it! You compromised to so-called “uniting” the generations, which froze the lethargy and rigidity of the older generation with the pride and worldliness of the younger generation, letting the Family go down the carnal way of all self-glorifying, self-satisfied religious movements. Now the Family International has gone “smoothly and naturally” down the way of all flesh, becoming deader and drier by the day, and more legalistic, insisting on forcing results and reaping the weariness of the flesh.
We are the Revolution of the Prophets! We are a work in progress, like a volcano! And if you don’t comprehend us it may not necessarily be because we are not clear, but because we are doing our job of seeing to it that those who claim to see are being made blind, having weakened their eyesight through their own complacency and being seared by our blinding light.
Maybe you felt all was fine in your life until we came and upset your status quo. Well, sorry that’s what prophets are for – to trouble Israel (1Kings 18:17), and specifically to trouble you, as you claim to be King of the house of David, but have stabbed the Family in the back, so that the spirit of David, his radical message has now completely bled out of the Family!
But do not worry, the prophets are here: “They that have turned the World upside down have come hither also.” (Acts 17:6) And if you don’t like our theology, because you think it doesn’t make any sense and is inconsistent and erratic, then try to make volcanic lava match with your idea of “smooth flow”. It just doesn’t work!
Theology has never changed the world, at least not for the better, but the prophets have.
David is back, and he doesn’t mean perhaps!
I guess we could spend a long and fruitless time arguing about how to let him take over “smoothly and naturally” as you seem to prefer, but as we might recall: that is not his way. He is a revolutionary!
This is the most violent spiritual take-over that has ever hit this planet, and you are simply put out of your job as of now!
You can try to pretend you still have the power, as you probably will, for after all, what would the people say to such an unreasonable and abrupt act of confessing that you, as well as the entire leadership of the Family International have lost the anointing of David, and have stirred the Family in a direction which is as far away from its foundation as communism is from capitalism! (Read Builders Beware ML 309 and compare it with GN 1109 Getting Stronger--Part 2 Par.3, 4, 9, 11-14 and weep!).
The Family used to be God’s unique creation, unlike and separate from anything on earth and you are turning it into a subdivision of system city. Abomination! Sick!
The Family International is as far from its original foundation as an alive moving body is from a dead corpse, that has to be held together with clamps and braces of rules, requirements and checklists to see whether there is hope of it ever coming alive. Even Frankenstein’s monster worked better than that and sure had more power than the lifeless spineless corps called the “Family International” today.
The Jesus People were a sorry story, but the Family International is the sorriest of all of them, having begun in the spirit, they are desperately attempting to be made perfect in the flesh.
You are herewith put out of your job, demoted, de-throned! And if you think you can laugh about it, it would only show how out of touch you are with the power of the Living Word of the Prophets. It only goes to show how removed you are from the goal of ever becoming a prophet. It is not even anywhere on your priority list. You don’t even know what a prophet is! Your secretary does not seem to know either, as she wrote us, it would take a revelation for her to even wake up to the fact that the Family’s calling is to be Endtime Prophets, who give out the warning message.
You are the King which David described in his letter: “The Tree”. By watering down the message of “The Marriage of the Generations” you have cut the cambium layer, of the Tree of the Family and it has begun to get weaker ever since. This message would have saved the Family and infused life into those members who would have been willing to live it.
You state that the uniting of the generations is happening “ naturally” (GN3307 par. 180), like it is already happening in your home supposedly, but is it really happening? From the recent “Shooting Straight” GNs it seems that it is not happening, and is in fact frowned upon by many.
Marriage is a sexual relationship, if not, then folks could simply stay good friends, like you seem to suggest.
But the last prophets in History are not meant to be simply good friends, they are destined to be a white hot fire of love for each other and a sign of total unity and acceptance of each other. This is the radical message of David! And since you and Family leadership have chosen to water this message down and not show a sample of it to the rest of the Family (ML3162par39), and yet claim to be the house of David, you have betrayed the Spirit of David. You are Judas!
Your sickening spirit of compromise and lack of courage has slowly taken over the Family. The entire Activated vision is a road of lesser obedience to the Lord. You sought for larger congregations and to be like the churches. Indeed for a Family stripped off living the radical message of David, this would be the next logical step; to begin catering to the broader masses with a watered down message.
You accused David of not knowing how to lead the Family, because he recommend that we send our converts to the churches. (GN3238 The Activated Program Par 11)
David always saw the Family as a movement of prophets, with a message so radical that it simply does not appeal to a broader mass of people.
A little seed her and a little seed there, a little slam against David here, a remark about how important CTP work is in helping people to “understand” us, coupled with Maria’s unwillingness or inability to rise as a prophetess to lead the Family in the true spirit of David.
A little here and a little there a little compromise here, a little preferring the favour of the people to the instruction the Lord gave you and the anointing is gone without you even realizing it, and someone whom you will consider to be as a barbarian and an heathen and a “Babylonian” has to come and put you out of your “smooth and natural” misery.
I always liked you, you seemed to be one of us, you seemed to identify with us and you seemed to speak for us. And that was exactly the problem, your love for us and our love for you began to become more important to you than to obey the call of the Lord to Revolution, to the point where now the Family has degenerated into a parliament with selfish interest groups and lobbies of compromisers who made their own standards and rules.
Actually all this would be fine and it is your perfect right and the right of the Boards, if it were not for the fact that you are still claiming to be the house of David, and for the fact that you are still trying to prop up Maria as the leading endtime prophetess.
In March 2005 we sent you a message from the Lord, offering you and Maria the anointing of the Holy Coals of Fire of Isaiah 6. You refused it! Maybe you never even read the message because you were so busy with other things, like pleasing the people, and saving the Titanic of your organisation, which had hit the rock of the Lord’s words of truth of disapproval; disaproval of the foolish navigation methods of Family leadership, comparing the Family with itself and its own channel of prophecy instead of with the Rock-Words of the Bible, on which it has now crashed.
Since you have disregarded the anointing as endtime prophet which the Lord offered you, it has now gone to others, even to those who you would consider babes and sucklings, who are now rising to be the leaders of the world’s last movement of Prophets, instead of you. Too bad!
Now all you and Maria have left is to nag the members of your church, like leaky faucets with a continual dropping of instruction, into some form of obedience to uphold an outer show of a lifestyle that has been stripped of its source of power; seeking to have a form of godliness, but you deny the power thereof.
A little missive here, a little complaint there that the Family is not “revolutionary enough”, meaning the “Family International” has not been able to keep up the appearance of “Oldtime Family Life Style” albeit undermining the source of power which must fuel that lifestyle: total revolution and dedication, as the radical marriage of the generation would have brought to you, and is now bringing to us, the Prophets.
You have a form of godliness but you deny the power thereof.
Therefore the prophets turn away from you!
Instead you have chosen to furnish a proud show of revelations of far lesser importance, some new spirit helper here, another hinderer there, worshipping God and the Devil at the same time like a voodoo priest, a little here, a little there until the man, David was gone!
The GNs have become like a polytheistic junk-food to lull your Family International congregation into the stupor of their inflated impression about themselves, singing lullabies about being the “Lord’s favourite bride”, when you have refused His call to all out revolutionary marriage to each other, which would have fulfilled David’s vision and readied you to be the Prophets of the End.
Jesus is throwing not only you off your throne, but also the so-called “Brides” of the “Family International” out of his bed! There are no “brides” in the Bible, only The Bride, who lives the full standard of David and who shares all totally and completely. It’s team responsibility folks! You have flunked the grade and are dismissed!
2. Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.
Zechariah 11: 10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.
What started out as a movement of radical prophets, has now through so-called “restructuring” become a “subdivision” of what? Of system city! …where nice and comfortable homes are being built, with bigger more attractive windows and where the “citizens of the world” will consider moving in with the Family”, sounds like spiritual fornication to me! Filth!
Wake up Family! Smooth Absalom has contracted the Family to the system!
Is that what you want? Well, David doesn’t, or he would not have warned against it in “Builders Beware!”
Too many Members of the Family International are not soldiers of an endtime army, but are wretched, poor miserable, naked and blind, devoid of the true power of the Prophets of God, playing around with their spirit-helpers and hinderers, like the decadent Kings of yore played with their toys and maidens in their castle gardens, while outside a revolution was brewing which was soon to sweep over their walls and carry them away to the chopping block!
Joel 2:1 ¶ Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: The Prophets are coming! let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
2 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a great people and a strong (The Prophets are coming upon you!); there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generations.
3 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.
5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
6 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces shall gather blackness.
7 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and they shall not break their ranks:
8 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be wounded.
9 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief.
10 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble: the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining:
11 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word: for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who can abide it?
You won’t and neither will the luke-warm religion of the Family International!
The Lord is asking me to tell you that he is spitting in your face! You are lukewarm, and he has spit you out of his mouth!
I thought we could do this more decently and I could have taken your pink little gauntlet and scourged you with it, but the Lord is letting me know to tell you that he is spitting in your face! You are a traitor! Judas! You, before whom David has been evidently set forth! You have betrayed him, and you are betraying the Family of God!
And if you don’t think that Jesus would do something like spitting in your face, then read the book of Malachi:
Malachi 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it.
4 And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.
Wake up Absalom, this is David Levi speaking! Smell the coffee! What do you want? The Lord’s Spit or your own Party-Shit!
That is about all the choice you have left!
Let’s quit grading the Family on the curve, comparing themselves with themselves! You and they are not wise!
History is about to finish! There is 11 years and a few month of it left and there is a standard in the Bible, which you and the Family International have sadly forgotten!
Try digging in the dusty lit trunk of your own home and you might find a Bible there, the long lost scrolls of the prophets and read! It’s time you wept and sat in sackcloth and ashes, and showed how to do that to your backslidden congregation!
The Bible, the book of all true prophets talks about a punishment on backslidden Israel in the last days, before the Second Coming of the Lord and about the Rising of the greatest and most feared of all prophets that will have ever risen! Well, they have risen and they are upon you, and David and the Lord are hopping mad at you!
Meet your worst and most jealous apostates: David Brandt Berg, and Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Man.
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This is an open letter from Mary Rose Shekinah (formerly Rose Schaf) to the members of The Family International. I have been a member of the Family International for the last almost 30 years and I will ever be grateful for all I was privileged to learn and experience and all the love, brotherhood and joy of the Lord I was able to enjoy with all of you, who have been so much more to me than ever my flesh family could be. Truly in and with you the scripture had been fulfilled for me “And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.”
When Jesus gave our little team the call to rise as prophets early 2004, we were very excited about all He was showing and revealing to us as we stepped out to put His instructions into action. We thought that surely such a calling would be joyfully embraced by The Family International and that in fact many, many members would also get the same call, since obviously history has to run its course and all the prophecies about the rise of the last prophets must be fulfilled. Jesus started to prepare our hearts though that our calling would not fit into the framework of the church The Family International and that indeed our revelations and calling would not be received by the leadership which was later confirmed and you can read about it in our correspondence with Mama, Peter and Ashly (will be posted shortly on our blog site: http://the95theses.blogspot.com ). This utterly broke my heart. Coming to the realization (fully only recently) that in order to obey all the Lord had asked of us we would not be able to stay members was like death to me, since I love all of you so much and The Children of God/The Family has been my life for the last 30 years and I was an utterly devoted member. Yet the greater death was still coming when the Lord asked us now to pronounce judgment on The Family International. Believe me this was almost more than I could bear, yet I love the truth more than my own feelings on the matter and I had to come to grips with the fact that wanting to be easy on loved ones simply stems from cowardice, worry about reputation and love for self, wanting others to be easy on myself and is not real love at all but rather deprives those loved ones of their fair chance and thus make me guilty of contributing to their downfall. Jesus also explained to me the following:
When He started His ministry on earth He had his first mission in Nazareth, among his own kin and in his own house, where He was rejected and they picked up stones to stone Him. Only then could he start His mission for the rest of the world. Delivering these messages of judgment to the leadership of the Family International and its membership is our entrance exam of being prophets and delivering the Lord’s judgment and warnings wherever and to whomever He will send us. Obviously these messages will not be received by “The Family International” at large. We will be maligned, ridiculed, scorned, hated and prayed against as vicious enemies. “Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16) Regarding Jesus’ mission in His hometown it says “And He did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” (Mat.13:58) This implies that some, though maybe only few, did believe Him in Nazareth.
You, dear one, who is reading this letter at this moment, I pray with all of my heart that you may be one of those, who believe, so that you may also find deliverance from the compromise and delusion that exists in The Family International today. I myself have been guilty of much compromise of the truth for gain and reputation over the years, and if I found deliverance it is only by the skin of my teeth and the Lord’s grace. In fact my heart brakes when I think about Mama and Peter and if I had been in their shoes I don’t know whether I would have not also fallen for the same temptation to compromise the truth to preserve the status quo. God knows that there is still much purging to be done on me, so if there is hope for me there is hope for you, as long as you are willing to humble yourself and admit that no crown or place of service is guaranteed, but has to be held onto by continued desperation and awareness of one’s fallibility.
I love you and pray for you.
Here is one afterthought: “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 15:50) Don’t you think it would be rather preposterous to assume that just because someone is paying their 14% to “The Family International” and filling out checklists that automatically all promises made to the children of David apply to such a person? Yea, I say it is just as audacious as the Jews insisting that being of the bloodline of Abraham guarantees them a place in Heaven.
From Joshua Emmanuel
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus,
A couple days ago you received an email containing 95 Theses on the Family International and an open letter from David Branch. There are probably many thoughts and questions running through your heads about these messages and about us. You may think we’re lunatics, out of our heads, fanatic, or apostates with a twist, and this is understandable, because you don’t know us that well yet.
We would like to state that:
We ARE NOT trying to gather a following or cult around ourselves as individuals. We are simply trying to let other individuals know that they themselves should rise as prophets of the end. Even if we wanted to, we couldn’t control the rise of the prophets because each prophet is solely under the control and guidance of God.
We do not have a personal vendetta against Mama and Peter, or any one in the Family International. Mama and Peter have failed their high-calling as prophets and compromised their conviction in both their message to the public and the Family. We love Mama and Peter very much and owe them a lot for all the training and truth that they have poured out to us and the Family, but compromise is sin and the Bible says that “Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.” (1 Timothy 5:20)
We are serious about serving the Lord and desperate to follow His highest will. We do not want to cut down anyone’s service for the Lord, but rather free them from Lethargy and Compromise so that they may serve the Lord in a higher capacity and be free to follow Him wherever He may lead them.
The Family International as a physical structure will crumble. We know this not only because the Lord told us, but also because it’s foretold in the MLs and the GNs. The truth is that it will crumble far sooner than anyone expects and we are simply doing our job as prophets to warn people so that they can prepare themselves spiritually so that they will be able to stand on their own once the support of their religious structure is taken away. Each indivdual needs to desperately get a hold of the Lord regarding their calling and their connection with Jesus needs to be strengthened to the point that no controversy can sway it.
We are not against the Family. We are the Family; the true spiritual Family; the House of David. The Family is a spiritual entity. Sadly the leadership of the Family International and a large part of its members has departed from the spiritual entity of the true Family. The House of David has departed from the Family International. The Family International has lost its place as God’s prophetic movement of the last days. This may sound absurd to you, but it’s the truth! Take it or leave it, it’s up to you.
We, as individuals, are bent on being part of God’s new move of the Spirit, despite all obstacles. We have all reason to believe that He is instigating and inciting the Rise of the Prophets of the End, the Prophets of David, at all costs. This rise of prophets is the ultimate fulfilment of all the predictions of the prophets of the Bible and of our Prophet Moses David.
We’re now going to try our best to point this out to you through sending you various MO Letters and Bible passages with our commentary of how they apply to the Family International and the Rise of the Prophets of David. He that hath an ear to hear let him hear.
If you don’t take heed to the Words of the Prophet David, who laid the foundation for the Family, you judge yourselves as having left the House of David. If you choose to ignore the scriptures, you judge yourselves as having backslidden in spirit. Then it is you who are the traitors and not us.
I hope you will read the following letter “Stand in the Gap” (attached) with an open heart and that it will wake you up to the spiritual state that the Family International is in. The words of MO are in bold and the rest of the writing is what I, Joshua Emmanuel, wrote under inspiration. May God’s Spirit of Truth speak to you and stir you to become apart of His new revolution; The Rise of the Prophets.
IT'S A REVOLUTION FOR JESUS!!!
Much love Joshua Emmanuel
Jezebel and The Rise Of The Prophets!
Jezebel and the Rise of the Prophets.
Hello, my name is David Branch. My Name was formerly Steven Schaf.
Between February and July 2005 our home, The Messengers, at the time living in Amsterdam, had a series of communications with Mama, via her secretary regarding our ministry and the prophecies we had received about it.
The Lord had showed our team to conduct public sackcloth vigils in 25 cities of North Western Europe during the Summer of 2004. The Lord took us on a marvellous spiritual journey which totally renewed our spirits and changed our lives forever. He gave us new songs with the spirit of the revolution for Jesus, some of which we later published on the Mo-Site (“Trail of My Blood”) and a multitude of messages and revelations regarding the future of Europe and then later the World, and of our place in History.
We were very excited about this and wrote a long letter to the folks about the matter to which we received a short initial reply after a few days, (They were fast, GBT!) which was then followed by a second more lengthy reply, in which they expressed a mixture of encouragement, caution and checks regarding pride as well as alarm about the strong directive tone of some of the messages.
They also contained some insightful prophecies regarding my person as well as other messages, trying to point out a personal problem with pride, comparing and “desiring high matters” if one could give it this short label. In the letter it was also mentioned that the Lord “may be wanting to reveal a new direction to the Family and is using you (our team) to bring it to Mama’s attention”, and that Mama in no way wanted to indicate the we were false prophets.
We were very thankful for the letter, as it obviously had taken a chunk of time out of the folks busy schedule to write to us and to deal with at least some of the messages (over 80 pages), which we had sent them. We felt quite showered with attention, although the letter was tough to take, ha! (GBT! We love them!) We felt they were taking us serious as prophets and were “talking shop with us”. We felt loved, although there was the impression that they were not really understanding us, as they brought up the question: ”Why would the Lord reveal something to you exclusively, that he hasn’t revealed to Mama and Peter?” a question which puzzled us as we had gathered a multitude of quotes from studying the GNs which stated that Revelation is open to anyone in the Family who has the faith and desperation to receive it.
Mama asked us also to sort our messages more clearly and divide messages of Instruction to our team from messages of revelatory nature, which we did and sent to her in our second letter.
This second letter to Mama contained an apology and heartfelt acceptance of her correction regarding pride. We answered the specific points she brought up and received her correction unconditionally, as we really wanted to learn all the lessons that we could from her counsel. The second part of our 2nd Letter contained amongst other messages a series of prophecies in which the Lord spoke about a spiritual revolution in the Family, which was to take place by the hand of the Lord, which the Lord called “The Rise of the Prophets”. These messages seemed a bit patchy and incomplete and we feel that they were like a proposal by the Lord at the time of how this Rise of the Prophets could come about within the framework of the Family, depending on the folk’s reaction to it. Indeed they would need more confirmation and clarification and we personally are receiving more details on this matter all the time and are interested in your input.
In these messages the Lord mentioned that soon more people in the Family would receive a strong, charismatic call to be endtime-Prophets, like we had received it, which would develop into what he called a “World-wide Network of Prophets” which would in the days of the end receive and disseminate the same message as the two Witnesses of Revelations 11.
The Lord mentioned that he had our team go through experiences which would be of help to others who would be asked by the Lord to become prophets. These experiences included our lessons and breakings regarding pride, as the Lord, and initially also Mama continued to encourage us to grow into our calling.
In February 2005 we had received a message from the Lord in which he explained that he would help us to put together a time chart, which synchronised all time prophecies which were received by David Brand Berg and by prophets in WS regarding the schedule of endtime events leading up to the coming of Jesus, a chart which connected Dad’s prophecies with the time prophecies of Daniel and led to a harmonious time chart pointing to the return date of Jesus in 2016.
The Lord explained that the date of his return had been postponed by Heaven twice, and was first set for 1993, then for 2012, as the World and the Family needed more time, and then a last time postponed to 2016.
Jesus himself alludes to the time of his return being set in “three watches” in Luke 12:37,38.
This would set the onset of the great confusion to 2006, the confirming of the covenant to 2009 and the breaking of the covenant to 2012/13.
Some may say: “This sounds all good and well, and one man’s theory may be as good as another man’s, and we’ll see what plays out”… and this is basically what Mama through her secretary replied in her 2nd and 3rd letter to us.
Before we sent our second letter to Mama the Lord let us know what the consequences of our correspondence would be, and he was asking us to count the cost.
He let us know that he had called me to be “the Branch”, a prophet mentioned in the Bible in Zechariah 3:8 and 6:12 as well as in Isaiah 4:2; 11:1. Jeremiah 23:5; 33:15, prophecies, which by mainstream theologians are accredited to Jesus, who also apply the prophecies regarding “My Servant David” to Jesus. David Brandt Berg never claimed the “branch-verses” as applying to him.
Study of the early prophecies in the Mo-letters may reveal to you, as it did to us that “My Servant David” is to return in the end of days and to fight the battles of the end as the “Branch of David”.
The Lord let me know that this of course would be controversial news to WS as well as the Family, including myself, ha. It was quite a bite to swallow.
“Whether I be a major prophet or no” (John 9:25) is not the immediate issue although it is of course an important point, but we did not get into that point so much in our communication with the folks as the Lord asked us to ponder the matter in our hearts at the time.
From what you will see in the third letter the folks sent to us there are apparently already: “hundreds of prophets in the Family”, on the field, outside of WS “who receive revelations daily” as Ashley put it, and she writes: “we have had many Family members send in revelatory theories and prophecies, especially about the future, the endtime, who the two endtime witnesses are, the year the anti-Christ will arise, when the tribulation will start, what the abomination of desolation is, the Mark of the Beast, etc. etc, which are all very interesting, but right now Mama and Peter feel the Lord wants them to concentrate on strengthening the Family and getting the coach ministry started. When it is the Lord’s perfect will and time to start concentrating on endtime theories, conjectures and revelations such as the ministry of being endtime prophets and getting out the warning message, being miracle workers, etc. He will show them.” We replied to Ashly that we were shocked by the arrogance of the above statement calling the ministry of being endtime prophets, giving the warning message a “theory, and a conjecture” meaning an “opinion formed on incomplete information” , and were astonished that to be an endtime prophet giving out the warning message would take a revelation for her; and then she includes the ministry of healing under “conjectures” as well! In 2001 Mama had called for Testimonies on miracle healing in the “What the Future Holds” series and had published messages stating that the ministry of miracle healing was:” a key factor in the increase of the church,” (What the Future Holds Pt 1. GN 942 par 51,)
The point I am trying to highlight here is that warning messages from “hundreds of Family Prophets concerning the Future”, and even of coming world wide persecution of the Family are being disregarded and, that the leadership of the Family, of whom Mama considers herself to be the leading endtime prophetess, are taking an attitude of “Let’s wait to see what plays out!”
This is in direct contradiction to Amos 3:7 “ Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” How come the Lord is speaking to “hundreds of prophets in the Family about the schedule of endtime events, and Mama and Peter are ignoring these prophets, but are not coming up with any predictions themselves. Ignoring such input from the field is in our opinion as negligent as citizen’s of New Orleans taking a stand to wait and see in the face of warnings to evacuate the city on August 28.
From our communications with Mama and the prophecies you will find contained therein, which we would like to make available to you as of now , you will see that the Lord was indicating that our sackcloth vigil in Brussels on Dec 24. 2004, in which we were to curse the Anti-Christ, and compel him to rise and to fill up his cup of iniquity, triggered a violent reaction from the enemy which resulted in the Tsunami of Dec 26.
The Lord had given us a message on Dec 12th 2004 that: “The earth is cracking and would yield up the spirit of the Beast.”, which was confirmed by WS prophets in the “Tsunami GN”. The Lord let us know that he had used our team of prophets to develop what he called the “Atomic Bomb of Prophecy”, a spiritual weapon of previously unknown power and consequence, and that he wants his prophets to be involved in his judgements.
We do not delight in messages of doom and destruction, nevertheless the Lord told us that he had led us to a discovery of a spiritual weapon with which The Family, God’s Endtime prophets would be able to control the entire spiritual war of the worlds, instead of having to constantly react to his moves.
We are not saying that the messages we received are perfect and do not need any fine tuning. We are very much aware that we are learning. This will also become evident from our communications with the folks.
We are saying though that our messages are significant enough to not be swept under the carpet, as it appears Mama was authorizing her staff to do.
After we replying to the correction from Mama the Lord began to highlight many inconsistencies in the letters Ashley had written to us, which we cannot all list now, as to present them clearly would require your reading of our letters.
The grossest inconsistency being that after having in her first letter called our prophecies: “intimate and heavy spiritual experiences”, ”heavy messages of instruction, counsel and revelation”, and our ministry “significant”, meaning “being a sign”, and admitted that the Lord “may be wanting to reveal a new direction to the Family” and “is using you (our team) to bring it to Mama’s attention”, Mama uses our apology for our personal failings and lacks in regards to pride as a reason to throw out the validity and urgency of our messages.
In the second letter Ashley writes: “Mama is very proud of you, Steven, for taking the letter so well, even the parts that were hard to take, and she admires your humility …
Now that we have heard back from you on our letter, we understand a bit more where you’re coming from, and that you weren’t indicating that these messages you shared were a new direction you felt the Family needed to embark on now, but just a possibility of what the future may hold.”
Meaning if we say that we are human and need and appreciate teamwork and are learning lessons on pride, we cannot at the same time be prophets who have a message for the World and the Family.
Are Mama or Ashley implying that WS prophets receive valid messages because they do not battle pride? We quoted Mama the passage from Isaiah 6 in which the prophet after having already been used by God to reprove Israel laments:
Verse 5 “Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.” Whereupon the angel who Isaiah converses with proceeds to put in his mouth Holy Coals of Fire and says in verse 7: “Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.” --and sends him to continue to reprove his people.
This means that according to the Bible a Prophet can be used by God even while he is battling pride and the flesh.
The Lord was also asking us to ask Mama and her staff to explain a statement in a prophecy they received for me:
(Excerpt of their letter, Jesus speaking:) “ I know you don’t quite understand why I would allow you to not get some things exactly right. You can’t understand why I would allow you to have such intimate and heavy spiritual experiences and then to find out that some things were off. My sweet love, you have nothing to fear, for I never allowed you to go over the deep end, but have carefully watched you. “ (End of Excerpt)
The Lord gave us a message in which he challenged Mama to specify exactly which parts of our messages were “off” meaning false! The Lord said that this message authorized by Mama, was tainted with spiritual pride and that if they would not explain this statement or take it back, he would call them “Prophets of Baal, for a lying spirit will have been found in the mouths of (Mama’s) prophets”. The Lord challenged that this statement showed the jealousy of Jezebel and was a derogatory, unfounded statement, aimed at squelching a true prophet! (Though unintended, I presume.)
Since Mama has not explained this statement so far, we have decided to make this matter public, to force her to take a stand. We are interested in Mama’s input on the matter and do want to hear from her.
Mama let us know that she is busy, (understandably so, and that she could not promise that she would be able to read our messages, and that we would only receive a “Got it,” from her, but that we are welcome to send in more messages.)
Our team feels that the messages we have received are significant enough to warrant greater attention than that.
We feel called by God to point out that the leadership and many members of the Family, now called “The Family International” have made the choice to leave the original foundation of the Family, laid down by Dad, which was originally a movement of prophets. We feel that the gradual move away from that original movement of endtime prophets and the move towards becoming a church has now been finalized, through the standards laid down and prayed about by the Boards of the Family International.
The Lord gave us many messages which highlighted that although he respects the Family International’s freedom of choice to do so, he personally is not happy with this development and that he would like to point out that the “Family International” is not the same Family which David Brandt Berg founded and lead until 1994.
Now one may reasonably say that the Family has matured and changed naturally, or one may see it as the Family having cooled off from his original convictions and having gone the way of all flesh and having slid into being a church which seeks acceptance of the world, respectability and comfort.
I personally have adopted the second few of the Family’s development.
As you, the public of the Family are entering into our correspondence with Maria and Peter at this rather late point in developments the following public statements and challenges to them may sound very shocking to you, and indeed they are intended to.
You are welcome to read our communications with them, although this would take you a while. And we apologize for flooding your mail box with so much material.
We feel the Boards and WS leadership of the Family have taken a course in leading the Family in a direction which has established the “Family International” as a church, without pointing out to its members the consequences of these decision in regards to loss of anointing and power in the spirit.
We do not claim to have all the solutions to “sanitize” the Family, but we do have a personal testimony and experiences as prophets in public and have received messages from the Lord, which we feel are very important and should not be overlooked, especially not in the light of strengthening homes and Family members in the conviction of their endtime calling. What you or Maria and Peter do with these messages is of course up to you. But we are writing to you because we feel God has called us to deliver a message to the Family, a message which has been ignored by Maria, after she originally felt that it was significant.
We herewith challenge Maria of the Family International and the Leadership of the Family International:
1) Although Maria sincerely loves us and appreciates us as brethren, she utterly disrespects us as prophets, and not only us, but all other prophets who have sent to her messages of warning and revelations concerning the Future and to whom she replies: “This is interesting, but we will see what plays out”.
2)An endtime Prophet does not “wait and see what plays out”. An endtime prophet is informed by the Lord ahead of time concerning major endtime events, because “the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7
3)Instead of taking up the torch of endtime prophetess, Maria is sticking her head into the sand. Maria is not showing the fruits of being God’s anointed endtime prophetess.
Maria is showing the fruits of being the leader of a church which has its own rules and standards and right to exists, but that church has ceased to be the house of the prophet David.
4)The Lord is jealous of the name of David and is challenging the Family International to stop claiming they are the House of David, or he will deal with them as he dealt with the Philistines who stole the Arc of the Lord.
5)The Titanic vision which Family Leadership received was indeed grave and the movement “The Family International” has crashed into the rocky reefs of the “Island of Daniel 9”, the time schedule fixed by the Lord for the last 7 years of world history. They have chosen to disregard warnings and time-prophecies God’s prophets have sent to them, because Family Leadership chose to view field prophets as unreliable, immature and untrained after over 30 years of Mo-letters.
6)The Family International has ceased to be a prophetic movement and is turned into a pathetic movement of peace prophets.
7)The Family International has declared war against its own foundation, and thus against its own people who were primarily called to be prophets, if they choose so.
8)The Leadership of the Family International is worse than the chain leadership which David threw out in 1978. They now carry an aura of spirituality and frugality, but they disbelieve the words of David, failing to acknowledge that the “little Davids” (ML 264 p 11.) who David Brand Berg raised up are now 30 years older than when that promise was given, and that new generations of “Little David’s” have grown as well, of young prophets who need to be taken far more seriously than calling them channels, who are merely permitted to receive minor revelation regarding spirit helpers and hinderers.
9)David Brand Berg is now living in every man and woman in the Family who has the conviction to claim this anointing and live it, and if anyone wants to state otherwise, they are deceived and traitors to the spirit of the Family.
10)Through Maria’s reluctance to come forth as a prophetess, and through discrediting the prophets of the Family, in that she is merely calling them channels, and blocking authoritative messages from those prophets, she has quenched the prophets, although she states the opposite, and has robbed the Family of it’s prophetic power and calling. Maria of the Family is not God’s Endtime Prophetess, she has forsaken this calling and is deceived,
11) In fact through blocking true prophets Maria has given in and is now taken over by the spirit of Jezebel, cutting off the true prophets of the Lord and has turned the Family into an “acceptable” and “respectable” religious movement, unacceptable to God, if it claims to be the house of David. We do not hate Maria, nor Peter, we have a lot of training to thank them for, but as much as they disregard our anointing, they are unaware of how far they themselves have backslidden from David’s charge to be prophets and have become mere church leaders.
12)The entire movement of the Family International has gradually lost it’s conviction to be endtime prophets and they think that just because Maria and Peter are sweet and soft spoken they cannot be used by the enemy to beguile the members of the Family of their reward of being numbered with the prophets, through compromise and through disregarding Family members who are raised up by the Lord to help instruct and guide the Family, merely because they are not part of WS.
13) The movement “The Family International” needs to hear a strong wake-up call:
They have moved in spirit from once being the church of Philadelphia to being the church of Thyatira with all its good qualities as well as needed rebukes and warnings of traumatic judgments.
Jesus is displeased with Maria’s unconcern about our messages and has declared the “The Family International” as under siege of the Spirit of God and has revoked their right to call themselves the house of David.
He said that he created the Vandari who inspire the enemies of the Family as a tool to scourge the Family for its appalling lack of conviction and love for the radical message of David and that if the Family International does not acknowledge that it has made the choice to be a church instead of being the movement of the Prophets of David, that the enemies of the Family International will be allowed to destroy the Family International completely.
You may like to read our communications with Maria of the Family, which we are herewith making public in the same form we have sent it to her.
We are not claiming to be perfect. We appreciate anyone’s input. We consider ourselves a work in progress.
But we are claiming to be God’s Prophets and claiming that the Lord does not want us to be ignored, especially be the people who should receive us the most ardently.
There are many questions open and we invite you to look for answers together with us, and we are not afraid of your flack either, we understand that being prophets is a serious matter.
We love and pray for you.
The 95 Theses
The 95 Theses of David Branch
An Exposé of the Corruption of the Leadership as well as many of the members of the “Family International”.
Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions have been made by David Branch and his team and will be discussed on the Internet at the Blog-Site . http://the95theses.blogspot.com Wherefore we requests that those who wish may do so by e-mail contribution.
In the Name our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen
1. Those who call themselves the Light of Israel will be judged by the standards God laid down for Israel in the Bible.
2. Those who call themselves prophets will be judged by the standards of the prophets in the Bible.
3. Jeremiah 6:13. “For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.” There is an evil spirit of compromise in the church “The Family International”. They have watered down the radical message of David for the sake of wanting to be accepted and well looked upon.
4. The Family has forsaken the offence of the cross, by preaching the coexistence of the radical message of the Prophet David with a lust for finances and respectability. Galatians 5:11 “And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.”
5. The Family international is not persecuted for righteousness sake, but for its own lethargy and slothfulness in proclaiming the full counsel of God.
6. The Family International is not suffering persecution for a message of sexuality which it is currently living. It is maligned because of a sexuality it had or did not have 20 years ago, from which it is desperately trying to whitewash itself by its media apologists. The Family International is a reproach to the prophets; they have betrayed the message of the Prophet David. Isaiah 29:13 “Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.”
7. The only people on the face of the earth who are preaching the message of David concerning full sexual freedom are the enemies of the Family International in their attacks and smears against them. Philippians 1:18 “What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.”
8. The Family International is a religious movement of fine and upstanding Missionaries, who deserve our respect. Nevertheless when it comes to the charge as warning prophets, which David Brandt Berg has received, the Family International’s “watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.” Isaiah 56:10
9. The Family International today is in a spirit of sleep concerning the urgency of the times, they refuse the prophets which are sent to them. Isaiah 29:10 “For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he covered.”
10. The Leadership of the Family International is desperate to preserve its movement, yes; but it is for selfish reasons of self preservation. They are seeking a place of repentance carefully and with tears and will find it not.
11. Too many members of the Family International have become spiritual fornicators and profane persons who for their morsels of support have sold their birthright, the spirit of the House of David.
12. The House of David has departed from the Family international, because of their compromises. Its fornicating members are of all men the most miserable: They have forsaken the Words of David their Prophet, Priest and King, what wisdom is left in them? The wisdom of men, which calls compromise for gain “wisdom”, “having a balance” and “maturation of a movement”. Jeremiah 8:9 “The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?”
13. The Family International is fighting a defensive media war, a no win fleshly effort to whitewash its reputation. Too many of its members are bound by pride and the fear of the opinions of men. Therefore their tongues are tied and their mouths are closed, except they attempt to persuade people of their “innocence” and “respectability”. Thus they have become as Judas, betraying the message and Spirit of David. They attempt to keep the garment of the prophets on them in an effort to be honoured before their own people as the heirs and representatives of David, and lo the Kingdom of David is rent from them, because of their fleshly attempts to legislate their righteousness and to be numbered with the prophets. Instead of suffering for the message of David, they are suffering for their lack of proclaiming it! Like Ananias and Sapphira they have kept back the Law of Love from the General Public of the World, hiding it in the ground of their word trunks and are at maximum using it selfishly for themselves, and hypocritically proclaim: “We are all prophets!”
14. Therefore they will be judged according to the standard of the prophets in the Bible and are already found wanting.
15. The Family International is a fine Missionary movement but when it comes to the standard God expects of prophets they are a pitiful counterfeit and an inoffensive, “blend in everywhere”, politically correct, Baptist, Evangelical, Pentecostal carcass.
16. The Family International is a nursery. The finest and best nursery for Missionary children which was ever created. Many of its members deserve our respect for the way they unselfishly and painstakingly brought up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, which will be to their eternal credit.
17. Nevertheless, too many of its members have over the years chosen to sacrifice their children to Moloch, public school systems, and/or letting their teenage children hang around in the shopping malls of the world in general spiritual fornication with the system, because of the compromised lifestyle and outlook of their parents. The selfish, lukewarm, system-loving parents among the Family International are far worse hypocrites that their own youth, which they too often self-righteously condemn. (Ezekiel 34:4)
18. The fact that such conduct is tolerated at any level of Family membership proves that the Family International has ceased to be a movement of prophets. The Family International tolerates sin in their camp, like any other church.
19. The Family International is a church. The Family of God is a spiritual creation, and those who are in it have earned their right to be in it through submitting to the standards of the prophets in the Bible.
20. The Family International has developed a self-made spirituality, a set of traditions, which they have a perfect right to adhere to in their devotions to God, but which compared to being obedient to the prophetic charge David received, to be God’s Warning-Endtime-Prophets, shrinks to insignificance. Jeremiah 8: 1 ¶ At that time, saith the LORD, they shall bring out the bones of the kings of Judah, and the bones of his princes, and the bones of the priests, and the bones of the prophets, and the bones of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out of their graves: 2 And they shall spread them before the sun, and the moon, and all the host of heaven, whom they have loved, and whom they have served, and after whom they have walked, and whom they have sought, and whom they have worshipped: they shall not be gathered, nor be buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth.3 And death shall be chosen rather than life by all the residue of them that remain of this evil family, which remain in all the places whither I have driven them, saith the LORD of hosts.”
21. The Family International has adopted a view of the spirit world which is overly occupied with helping angels do their job of fighting demons, by the means of prayer, instead of focussing on their responsibility to disseminate the full and radical counsel of God which had been delivered to them at the disposition of those very angels, but which they have not kept. (Acts 7:51) 22.
Concerning the prophetic charge of David: Too many members of the Family International are stiff- necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, to not be found wanting. Of all the people on the face of the earth, too many of the members of the Family International have become the most presumptuous of all by concealing the full and radical counsel of God, and thus proving themselves to be ashamed of it. It would be better for them to not have lived at all, than to have heard the truth and not live it, either by sweeping it under the carpets of their well check-listed homes, or by murmuring against it in their tents and hearts.
23. Unto whom much has been committed, of him shall much be required. (Lu12:48)
24. According to a false prophecy in the GN’s the Mind of God is expressed through someone called “Carla” who infers in a so called “class on spirit helpers and hinderers” that there are at least: ”14272 types of demons, and of a great part of those at least two subtypes of demons, who have to be identified, catalogued, found an antitype to, and referred to in specific prayer, in order for spiritual warfare to be fought effectively and properly! This is as abominable as Tetzel selling indulgences for the building of Saint Peter’s in Rome, and requiring the Family International’s faithful to crawl up its steps mumbling prayer formulas, and Holy Mary’s!
25. Matthew 23:23 “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.” The recognition of the power of the keys and of help from the spirit world is good and well and useful. But the leadership of the Family has sunk into a morass of spiritual tradition and ordinances which has distracted from the failure of the leadership of the Family International to proclaim the full and radical message of David, which they, as well as its members have muffled, stifled, made smooth and acceptable and inoffensive. Instead of using the Keys of the Kingdom to free them from themselves to preach the full message boldly, they have placed a chain of unnumbered Keys around the necks of their followers, a dead weight and distraction for any true prophet! Jeremiah 5:31 “The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?” Too many of the Family International even love this self-centred vain spirituality, playing around with the spiritual jewels around their neck.
26. Too many members of the Family International are ashamed to be numbered with the prophets of David in public, giving the argument that it is not good for their support. Jer 30:5 “They were all ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor profit, but a shame, and also a reproach.”
27. Isaiah 30:8 ¶ Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever. 9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of the LORD:10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits:11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.
28. Concerning the Family International “The Holy One of Israel” is David Brandt Berg, whom they claim to be their prophet, priest and King, whose “bones they have brought out of his grave” and made false prophets to prophecy apologies from him for having spoken too loudly! Thus they bear witness of themselves that they stifle the prophets! The fruit of this treason is that Family International leadership has to nag the members of the Family International in countless “Shooting Straight GNS” to remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. (Proverbs 22:28 ) They are seeking to recreate a lost lifestyle and mock the prophet whose words have brought forth that lifestyle! The Leadership of the Family International has become schizophrenic, like Saul and they are shooting straight all right, straight into their own foot! Matthew 23:24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel!
29. The Leadership of the Family has become the Prophets of Baal, teaching doctrines of earning merit by self-torture with endless works and checklists, supposedly to bring its members unto Christ, viewing themselves as school masters of the immature.
30. If a religious movement after over 30 years of Mo-letters has to testify that they were unable to train their members to live the freedom proclaimed in the Message of David, then such a movement is a failure. And its own leadership judges it as unfruitful and encumbering the ground. “Cut it down!” saith the Lord!
31. Luke13:6 ¶ He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?8 And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:9 And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.”
32. The membership of the Family International received its final warning to change in the messages in “The Year of the Bottom Line” in 1998. There were repeated warnings of judgement in the years following.
33. Now the Leadership of the Family International has chosen to resort to a system of strict control and is legislating its standard for membership, instead of cutting off those who have been unwilling to live the truth and spirit of the message of David. They have failed to do so because of their own failure to live it themselves. Therefore now the Lord himself will cut off the rebellious. Isaiah 63:3 “ I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.” Ezekiel 34: 17 ¶ “And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.”
34. Ezekiel 34:18 “ Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?” The Older generation of the Family International has sunk into a lifestyle of compromise, seeking recognition and acceptance of the world, so called “public relations”. This sends confusing signals to the younger generation, to the point that now too many of the youth of the Family do not know what revolution is; too many to not be found wanting as a movement.
35. Although efforts were made by the leadership of the Family International to de-emphasize the promotion of social work in the Family, in practice this compromise of the message of David continues, because of the sin of covetousness in too many Family members. “The flesh lusteth against the spirit”, (Galatians 5:17), so that the Family International cannot do the things it purportedly wishes to do. This lust against the purity of the message of David is the spirit of Jezebel. We herewith command the Spirit of Jezebel to come out and publicly show itself, come out and show yourself in those of the leadership of the Family International who are holding onto it, and show yourself for all to see, you Judas traitors! There is treason in the camp of the leaders of the Family International. They claim to be of the House of David, but are in spirit and attitude of the Synagogue of Satan! (Revelations 3:9)
36. The HL book “Warriors on the Edge of Time” is written by the devil; a damnable concoction of lies and false doctrines. It purports that the Family International will reap the blessings of having preached the Message of Jeremiah through David in the early days of the Family, and thus work under the approval of the antichrist, receiving highly sponsored positions in his system during his first three and half year reign, after the confirming of the covenant. The Family International has not preached the message of Jeremiah days without number! The Family International is receiving the message of Jeremiah through this missive!
37. It is an atrocity that this book has not been censored by WS and that the false prophet who concocted this monstrosity behind his computer has not been rebuked.
38. The structure of the Family International will be destroyed! For there are too many people currently in the Family International whose destiny it is to rise as fearless and uncompromised prophets of God, destined to continue the true heritage of David their Father; but who are being held back from doing so, through being stifled to voice their innermost convictions, that the Family International is weak and compromised, muffling the voice of truth, through their leaders mutual agreement to set a man-made standard for themselves, like the churches.
39. The members of the Family International are infested with false humility. Their standards of judging who is proud and self-righteous are perverted. False humility is a demon which has gone virtually unrecognized by the prophets in the Family International’s Leadership. This is due to the failure of Maria of the Family to rise as the Endtime prophetess she was thought to be. It is because of pride and rebellion against taking up the Burden of the Word of the Lord, that she has hidden behind others and not exercised the prophetic gift she says to have received in small steps.
40. If you don’t believe this, try to proclaim that God has called you, a family member, as prophet; and according to your persistence you will meet with these demons of false humility, and the spirits of Jezebel who will attempt to hoot you down in condemnation. If you proclaim within the Family International that you are called to be a prophet and you receive messages which contain the phrase “Thus saith the Lord” you will be met with the accusation that you are proud and independent.
41. All true prophets in the Bible were independent, controlled only by God.
42. The Spirit of the Prophet David is independent of The Family International and has now departed from this church! 43.
Needless to say we expect no understanding from the leadership of the Family International for this message, for if they were to admit that they have forsaken the spirit and radical message of David, their justification for existence would be cancelled. They would be exposed as the hollow shell they are.
44. The status of the religious movement “The Family International” has moved from “Church of Philadelphia” to “Church of Thyatira”.
45. Revelations 2:18 “¶ And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass; 19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.” The Lord respects and honours the upstanding missionaries in The Family International and will reward them for their good works and love.
46. Verse 20 “Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.” Too many members of the Family International have worshipped the works of their own hands and have departed from being humble prophets of the Lord who are yielded to be clothed with the uncompromised radical words of the Lord only, but have put on the garment of respectability and of the opinions of man, thus making an idol of themselves.
47. Verse 21 “And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.” Warnings have been issued since 1998. Now the leadership of the Family International has chosen to turn back from marching into the promised land of freedom and messianic identity with Jesus the Prophet, as this would have cost them most of their membership, who would not have followed them. Leadership of the Family International have reverted back to a state of law, which belies the message of the freedom of David and of the Charter, and belies that the prophets of God can be trusted with total freedom. The Leadership of the Family has turned on its own message in the GN’s which state, that diligently following the voice of the Lord can raise the average member of the Family International into a prophet of God. Thus the Leadership of the Family has signed it own warrant for dissolution.
48. Revelations 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. The tribulation for the Family International will start far sooner than its dull peace prophets purport. It has already begun through the international media attacks on them and will break out into all out war against the Family International in 2006. Beware, for thus saith the Lord!
49. Verse 23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works. The Judgement of the Lord on the structure of the Family International and its wayward members will be fair and exceeding fine. It depends on the reaction of each member to this message. Thus saith the Lord!
50. Verse 24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden. In Ezekiel chapter 9 the Lord instructs the angels of judgement to: “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.” Ezekiel 9:4.
51. Verse 5 ¶” And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Through the delinquency of its shepherds the members of the Family International have developed a perverted sense of judgement. They know not the fear of the Lord, and are drunk with a sense of their own greatness and false security. Upon hearing this verse applied to them they will cry: ”The tongue of perverseness is found in you, for lo we are the Lord’s favourite Bride!”
52. Verse 6 “Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.” WS will be the first to be judged as they deem themselves the elders and feeders of the Family International, who have now sunken into an elitist mindset, supposing that the Family International can be saved through tight control of its members via dictums, but in truth they have betrayed the spirit of David. What greater pride can they have than the pride of Judas who thought he knew better than his master and acted contrary to his word.
53. Verse 7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city. The Family International will be defiled by its enemies. The things which they detest will come upon them, to desecrate its structure in the eyes of its own members, for it is an idol to churchy self-righteousness and not a revolution. A revolution the Family International will have! God will talk to them at the end of a stick, and the wise hear now! Thus saith the Lord!
54. Verse 8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem? The people will decide, what will ye do with Jesus who is called the Christ who speaks to you with this message!
55. Verse 9 Then said he unto me, The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great, and the land is full of blood, and the city full of perverseness: for they say, The LORD hath forsaken the earth, and the LORD seeth not. The Missionaries of the Family International thought they could get away with having received the radical charge and message of David and to turn away from it and to water down their message like the churches that surround them. The Lord will require this message from them. Thus saith David, the Lord’s prophet.
56. Deut.18:18-19 “ I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.”
57. Ezekiel 9:10 And as for me also, mine eye shall not spare, neither will I have pity, but I will recompense their way upon their head. Too many members of the Family International are a bunch of complainers and belly-achers, who think they can lead their Lord around by the nose in their bedrooms, because they think they have the goods on him, by having submitted to being his bride in bed. They are mistaken!
58. Having published and advocated the “Loving Jesus Revelation” will be to the eternal credit of Maria of the Family. Would to God she had continued in the conviction she had regarding this message. We respect Maria deeply for having published the “Loving Jesus Revelation” and are thankful.
59. Ezekiel 9:11 “And, behold, the man clothed with linen, which had the inkhorn by his side, reported the matter, saying, I have done as thou hast commanded me.” God’s true prophets must give the warning, no matter how it is received.
60. Ezekiel 33:32 “And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.”
61. Ezekiel 33:33 “And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them.” 62.
This is the Lord’s message to the Family International: Why will ye die oh Jerusalem!
63. Humble yourselves. Admit to yourselves and publicly that you are not the house of David anymore.
64. Let my prophets go! Stifle them not! Belie not your message by calling your prophets mere “channels” that cannot be sure of the messages they receive!
65. For ye do thus because of your jealousy against the Lord, with which ye seek to control the flow of the spirit of God, so that you can continue to sit at the head of the table of the Lord’s feast.
66. You make long prayers (Mk 12:40, Lu20:47). You make broad your phylacteries with spirit helpers and hinderers! Behold your greatest hinderer: your own proud, pompous, self-righteous spirit, which conceals the radical message of David and exalts false humility and the worship of angels.
67. Colossians 2:18 You beguile your youth of their reward of being numbered with the true and radical prophets of David in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which you have not seen, vainly puffed up by your fleshly minds.
68. None can prove nor disprove your endless lists of spirit helpers and hinderers, but a child and ignorant babe can prove your obstreperousness and the horror of your rebellion against David.
69. You are crucifying David afresh with each day that you nail another rule and another requirement into the hands and feet of your youth, who are destined to rise as prophets, with or without you.
70. And they will rise without you, yeah in spite of you; and thus saith the Lord!
71. And they shall lament your dead and bloated carcasses, as David lamented Saul and Jonathan and the host of others of the House of Saul.
72. The Leadership of the Family International is the House of Saul.
73. And some of its leadership are the agents of Jezebel!
74. Come out and reveal yourself, you rats! Your traitors! You whited sepulchres. Rise up in violent reaction to this exposé and show yourselves for the ugly monsters you are; that the eyes of those who have been asleep may be opened!
75. You will surely say unto me this parable: “Physician Heal thyself!” Luke 4:23
76. You will surely lament: ” Wherein have we despised thy name?... Wherein have we polluted thee? In that ye say, The table of the LORD is contemptible. Malachi 1:6-7
77. Malachi 2:17 Ye have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment? You will rise up against this message, calling it presumptuous, classing its author with your worst enemies. Thus you will fill up your iniquity and testify of yourselves that you have lost all sense of righteous judgement.
78. Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore shall they fall among them that fall: in the time of their visitation they shall be cast down, saith the LORD. (Jeremiah 8:12; 6:15) 79.
Maria of the Family International has failed to rise up as the prophetess she was believed to be. Careful reading of David’s messages in “Prophecies of the Great Queen” will reveal to you that there is another Queen prophesied who will lead God’s children in the End. Maria failed to rise to stature to be “crowned with many crowns”. She will be honoured in Heaven for having been faithful to David in his life time and until the time that God asked her to rise as prophetess, which she admits herself to have resisted.
80. The full extent of her resistance has never been laid open before and has resulted in the Family International loosing first place in the Kingdom.
81. Admit this, Family International, and you will be spared!
82. Cover it up and deny it, incite false prophets to testify of the contrary and you will be destroyed!
83. Let this be the bout and challenge unto death: If these words will not be fulfilled, the prophet who prophesied this message will die and be confounded before the people.
84. These words will be fulfilled, every jot and tittle.
85. Ye that have begun in the spirit, are you now made perfect in the flesh and with your false pretended spirituality, your knowledge of angels, which vainly puffs you up in your fleshly minds? Oh Foolish Family International, who has bewitched you? Jezebel and her jealous agents! (Galatians 3:1;3)
86. Behold there is a division among you: The Coming Division of ML 117A. Read it and weep!
87. Weep for yourselves if you be of the idolaters and fornicators in the Family International.
88. And rejoice if you be of the true Spiritual Family which will rejoin with the House of David after three years and an half! These Words are true and faithful! (Revelation 21:5)
89. Isaiah 29:9 ¶” Stay yourselves, and wonder; cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.” But with your own self-glory and your own self-assuredness of your place in the Kingdom. Whores of men are you and Idolaters and not the blessed whores of the God of David.
90. You will surely say: “What will this babbler say?” Acts 17:18 Then certain philosophers of the
Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods:
Greeks you are, who think such in your hearts, Romans, systemites, estranged from spiritual reason. Therefore you shall go into judgement.
Blind guides are ye.
91. Isaiah 29:11 And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed:
12 And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.
92. Verse 13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men:
Verse 14 Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work among this people, even a marvellous work and a wonder: for the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid. And each of the members of the Family International will be judged accordingly.
15 Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us?
93. Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter's clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?
94. Come let us reason now oh Family International. Repent or perish! The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!
95. The Spiritual Authority of the Leadership of the Family International and the Spiritual Justification of the Family International concerning their former right to claim to be the house of David are herewith cancelled; by the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left! (2 Corinthians 6:7)
Mary Rose Shekinah
Prophets of the Lord.
WLY! We pray this note finds you enjoying a wonderful day with our dear Lover.
We wanted to pass on some advice concerning some emails that started circulating this weekend. Some of you may have already received an email with the name "95 Theses" from the email address Camteam. This has been sent by "David Branch", formerly Stephen Schaff.
We're sorry to say that it appears quite clear from this correspondence that Stephen and his team have split off from the Family. We don't know much about the background, but it is apparent from the content of what they have written, that they have rejected the Family's spiritual leadership through Mama and have set themselves apart spiritually.