SunShine DixieLand 2002
AMERICANS

A Plebeians letter to his people

Stephen, a former slave of darkness, now a servant of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and a bond servant of the everlasting Gospel of Truth and Grace,
called to be a witness (even until death) of the Word and the Spirit of Life
according to the purpose of Almighty God and His Salvation.
To all the Saints, the chosen Children of God, in America. Faith, Hope, and
Love in the Peace and Grace of Jesus Christ the Righteous by the will of
the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit be to you always, and forever.
Amen.
I thank God continually, and praise Him, for keeping you in the Faith of
our Lord Jesus, and for lifting you up in His power to be a testimony of His
Light in a dark, and dying world.
Oh how wonderful, and marvelous, are the unfathomable riches of God!
How great is His Salvation, and His unfailing Mercy,
who has allowed us, in
this brief physical existence, to know Him; to seek him out in His Oracles,
to study His Holy Word, to contemplate His complete Revelation - His
Holy Bible.
I write to you brothers, and sisters, concerning those good things which you
have seen and heard as Children of God; those things which you have
known of God, and His Son, our Savior, from the beginning. As you have
received that miraculous gift of Eternal Life by the Faith of Christ and the
power of His Spirit, the Spirit of regeneration, and resurrection, from death
unto Life (Life without beginning, without ending in Jesus our Lord)
therein you must know the mysteries of His Divine Truth; those things
which are hidden from the children of disobedience, things unknown to the
wise men of the world, but which are revealed to the lost Children of God
-the lost children who He has sought out and saved by His grace. As it is
written,
All that my Father has given me I have redeemed.
No new thing can I write to you, but only the Love of Jesus who is, and
was, and always will be the Everlasting Gospel of Peace. Peace which the
world cannot know because the world does not know Him who is the Prince
of Peace. As He said,
There will be wars, and rumors of wars until the end of
time. Let not your heart be troubled, you believe in God, believe also in me. In
my Fathers house are many mansions, if it were not so I would have told you.
And now I must go to prepare a place for you, and as I go to prepare a place
for you, I will return again, in like manner, to receive you, that where I am
there you may be also.
Beloved of God, no new thing can be written; as it is written, There is
nothing new under the sun.
But these things I write to bring into your
memory the Peace and Love of God because the time of great tribulation is
upon us, the abomination of desolation, spoken of by the prophet Daniel, is
here; as prophesied by the last, and greatest, prophet, Jesus Christ our
Lord and Savior.
Judgment begins in the house of God. So, dearly beloved,
what can we say that will help you, and give you strength in this dark and
cloudy day? That which you have heard before and must remember now -
more than ever before - The evening Light is shining! Hold fast to the Love
of God proclaimed by His Word, given by His Son Messiah (our Prophet,
our High Priest, and our King) reaffirmed by His Holy Spirit and proven by
His Resurrection; which no True Believer has ever doubted, having received
the gift of His Faith. Faith Eternal, as God (the author and creator of all
Faith) is eternal;
without beginning, without ending, Everlasting to
Everlasting, Alleluia! Amen!
Therefore, my people, as the Great I Am has loved us with this undying
Love, giving His all, His Precious, Sinless Son (even to the shame and
reproach of death on the cross, delivering Him faithfully to the powers of
darkness in the hellish hours of the Atonement) for us who are, without
question, unworthy; being as we were children of Satan's, and our earthly
father Adam's, unrighteous, and foolish rebellion (who, in the past were
lovers of darkness, not seeing the Light), how then could we not love Him
with our undying love? (Love He has given us by His Grace) How then
could we not, in love, fear Him, and Him alone, who is our God and our
Salvation? Indeed, Child of God, you will stand fearless against the world,
the flesh, and the Devil, loving not your own life, even unto death. But
instead, loving God, your neighbor, and your enemy; that Spirit of Love is
the Spirit of Life. Keep this in your heart, and your soul, and your mind:
The flesh will profit you nothing, it is the Spirit of the Living God, the
Spirit of the Living Word that has quickened you to Life Everlasting; The
Word of the Testimony of Jesus Christ, given to Him by the Father, is the
Spirit of Life - there is no other Life.
These Two Witnesses, the Word and the Spirit, being of Christ, and In
Christ will not ever know any corruption. As it is written,
I will not suffer
My Beloved to know corruption... I have heard His cry in the days of His
affliction... I have lifted Him up out of the deep with Healing in His wings... I
have given Him all power, with Blessings and Judgments, over all peoples
and tongues and kindreds and nations... He is my Son, David, and I have
made with Him an Everlasting Covenant... I Love my People, Israel... I Am
has spoken it... My Word cannot be broken!
We of America are called out of darkness, as Abraham was called out of the
land of the Chaldea's, out of the house of his earthly father to be the friend
of God, to receive the Covenant of Grace by which his progeny, and all the
peoples of the earth have been, and will be, Blessed of God, so we the
people of America are called again.
But who will answer His call? Indeed, no one will answer who is dead in
trespasses and sin... Until God has resurrected him to newness of Life in the
Spirit. How Great is our God Omnipotent! His Word is Life! Life that
cannot be voided by temporal death, nor stopped by that second death of
eternal damnation! He has healed the blindness of our eyes. He has cured
the deafness of our ears. He has resurrected us, and recreated us, in the
Body of Christ, a New and Living Creature! He has adopted us out of this
world, as he adopted His friend Abraham out of this world, by His will, and
His Good Grace, to redeem for Himself, from the peoples of many nations,
a congregation of eternal beings - the Living Church of the Living God. As
it is written,
Upon this Rock I will build My Church and the gates of hell
shall not prevail against it! Amen!
What then can a man say more than the Word of God? Indeed, a man can
say nothing that will stand against, or above, the Oracles of God! What
words can a man add to the Word of God? What words can a man take
away from the Word of God? Oh foolish, foolish man! You cannot add to,
neither can you take away, anything at all from the Everlasting Truth, the
Eternal Word of the Living God. It is written,
Heaven and earth shall pass
away, but my words shall not pass away... Lift up your eyes to the heavens,
and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like
smoke, and the earth shall grow old like a garment, and they that dwell
therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my
righteousness shall not be broken.
These are the Words of the Lord God
Omnipotent, given to his Son the Christ, the Holy One of all creation:
again it is written,
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the
prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill... For truly I say unto you.
Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the
law, till all be fulfilled.
And this we know, the Law of God was, and is, and
forever will be, fulfilled in the Word of God;
And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us (and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only
begotten of the Father) full of Grace and Truth. Amen.
My people! My people! America! Oh how I do pray for you! God forbid
that I should ever stop praying for you. Not haughtily, or boastfully, but in
the secret places of my heart I cry out to God, beseeching Him to wash
away the iniquities of your human hearts, petitioning Him daily, that He
would heal the infirmities, the weakness, of your human flesh; humbly, but
boldly, asking for His Grace, His Mercy, and the Wisdom of His Salvation
to cleanse you, and cover you with the Water, and the Blood of His Christ,
His Son -
The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
Even if you should join the enemy's camp (God forbid it) and begin to
worship the man of sin, even if you should raise up high places, traditions
and doctrines of men contrary to the Word of God (that abomination
which maketh desolate); even if you should seek to put me out of man's
congregations, in anger, wanting to kill me (thinking to do God a favor),
even so, I will never stop praying for you until the Lord returns or until I
am taken away. God do likewise to me, and more, if I should ever cease to
pray for you. And this I do pray, as my namesake Stephen prayed:
Father,
lay not this sin to their charge;
as our Lord and Savior prayed: Father
forgive them, for they know not what they do,
how can they know who are
dead in trespasses and sins, who cannot see, who cannot hear?
(Son of man,
can these bones Live?)
And we answer:  (Oh Lord thou knowest!)
I must pray for you America (my family, my friends, my neighbors, my
enemies); I must pray for you as God's servant, Moses, prayed for his
people:
And Moses returned unto the Lord, and said. Oh this people have
sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. Yet now, if thou wilt,
forgive their sin... And if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou
hast written.
Oh my people, I am nothing but a man, no more worthy than the least of
you, my brothers, my sisters. I am a man of stammering lips, with a weak
heart of flesh and blood, and a mind limited to the knowledge of a man.
But this I know, and testify truly, as I am known of God, by His grace
alone will any man have intimate knowledge of Him.
For whom He did
foreknow, He also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of His Son,
that He might be the first-born among many brethren.
Therefore, it is
written, and established by the Word of God,
A man can receive nothing,
except it be given him from heaven.
All the things of this world will come to
nothing, they are dust to be scattered by the whirlwinds of God Almighty,
to be gathered again unto Him, to be recreated by Him at His will and His
own good pleasure. No one has given Him counsel, no one has instructed
Him, He is the Lord God of all creation. Who can stand before Him? Who
can see His face and live? Indeed, no one can stand before Him, and live,
who He did not first love, who He did not first conform to the Image of His
Son. Oh wonder of wonders, that we who are born in rebellion, living in
darkness, the seed of Adam, can cry out to Him, Abba Father, forgive me -
a sinner most wretched! And the greatest wonder of all, that He would hear
the cry of one unworthy to be called His Son.
This we also know, America; a nation can receive nothing, except what is
given to it from God. It is written;
And He shall rule the nations of the world
with a rod of iron.
His rod is Truth and Justice, His Word is Righteous and
Strong. By the power of His Two Witnesses, the Word of God and the Spirit
of God, he shall beat the wicked into dust and raise up the righteous of His
Creation to His Redemption, to His Praise, and His Glory, Forever. Amen.
This we testify truly, this is the patience of the Saints (all who believe, and
come to believe); The Oracles of God, the Holy Scriptures of the Holy
Bible, The Word of God given to Holy men of old from God the Holy
Spirit, is, and forever will be, the complete and infallible history (past,
present, and future) of mankind's relationship (both physical and spiritual)
to the God of all Creation, The Great I Am.
And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in
my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
And He said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and
nations, and tongues, and kings.
Therefore, my brothers, and sisters, I implore you, I beg you, as the least
member of our family, please open the Book and read the Word of God. It
is His complete Revelation to all the world. Prayerfully, and carefully, study
to know thyself approved; ask His precious and loving Holy Spirit to guide
you, word by word, line by line, precept by precept -ask Him to teach you.
Ask Him to reveal to you, His Christ, and His Salvation. Ask Him to lift
you up in the Power of His Two Witnesses; for it is written:
In the last days,
no man shall teach his neighbor, for they shall all be taught by God.
Let no man deceive you, as it is written; Let all men be called a liar, only God
is True... There is One who is Good, and He is God.
     
My people, prove me in this, put this plebeians letter to the test of the
Spirit, Search the scriptures daily, to see if these things are True. As you
read His book, lift up your heart, give it a voice of thanksgiving, of pray
and praise to Him; The prayers, and praises of the Saints are a sweet savor
to Him. Who can know the mind of Infinite God? Who can search out His
ways and prove them? It may very well be that
He will turn again from the
fierce wrath of His Righteous indignation, and repent of the evil He has
thought to do to this nation, this people of disobedience, for our wickedness,
and our shedding of Innocent Blood.
None the less, The Lord giveth, and the
Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
And know this, my
people, and ponder this in your heart; He, being Perfect in Love, has
judged us by His Perfection. No man, no people, no nation, can stand
before Him falsely. He created us in the secret place of our mothers womb,
He made us wonderfully, in the seed of Adam, and the seed of the Woman
who He took from the flesh and bone of Adam, He has foreknown us and
searched out the secrets of our hearts, our souls, and our minds. To Him all
things are Known. It is written;
This day, have I begotten thee... This day,
have I called thee my Son... Ye are gods...
Who were no gods, but flesh and
blood, dead in the spirit, but I Am has perfected that which seemed
imperfect to man. You were a shame, a reproach and a vagabond in the
earth, a lover of darkness, and a slave to the prince of darkness, Satan. But,
The Prince I Am, The Son of God, The Son of Man, Christ, crucified,
buried, and risen to Life Everlasting, has defeated the darkness.
He is God, we are His creation. He has defeated Satan, He has cast the
Dragon out of Heaven. Lucifer can no longer accuse the Brethren, he is the
Dead Beast, wounded with the mortal wound by the Sword of the Spirit,
The Word of God by the Hand of the Lamb who has slain him. Satan is the
Dead Beast who comes up out of the deep, he is the Prince of Death, and
his inheritance is Death, he is the second Dead Beast, who comes up out of
the bowels of the earth (Hades), who is also the false prophet.
Here is the
patience of the Saints; Let him who has ears to hear, hear the Word; Let him
who has eyes to see, see the Light; Let him who is righteous, be righteous
still; Let him who is wicked, be wicked still:
The Dragon, and the Beast, and
the False Prophet are Satan, these are Antichrist Who was, and is not, and
is yet to come... To go unto perdition...
There shall be weeping, and
gnashing of teeth...  They shall gnaw their tongues in pain...  For the torment
of that place is a grievous torment...  And the darkness of that place is eternal
darkness...
Death eternal, without beginning, without ending, terror
immortal, forever. Amen.
Oh my people, you need not receive the mark of that Beast, which is the
name of that Man of Sin. No indeed,
Now is the Day of Salvation! Cry out
to God, who is infinite in mercy; plead with Him, whose grace, and
kindness are Eternal; that He might write His Name upon your forehead,
that He might lift you up and plant your feet on higher ground, that He
might cause you to rest in Him and sit in His Heavenly Places.
Come now,
and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they
shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as
wool... If ye be willing, and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land.
Come now, my people, let us go together, to the Feast of the Tabernacles,
to that Shining City on the Hill, that
New Jerusalem come down from
Heaven, whose builder, and maker is God. Let us worship together in the
Temple of The Lord, in that House not built by hands,
in that Holy Place
erected, and perfected by the Lamb of God, the Messiah, the Holy One of
all Creation - That House which He built in three days by His Love and
Grace. Let us eat of that Manna come down from Heaven, that Bread of
Life which was broken for our redemption. Let us anoint our heads with
that Oil of The Gospel, which burns in the lamp-stands of The Two
Witnesses, who stand before the Throne of God, and The Lamb, forever.
Let us drink from the Cup of His Blessings, that New Wine of His
Salvation, the Blood of the Lamb, shed for a covering, a propitiation for
the sins of man. Let us drink freely from the Waters of Life which flow
freely, and abundantly, from that Rock, that Foundation of all Faith, and
Hope, and Love, The Father, and The Son, and The Holy Spirit. As it is
written; In that last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood up and
cried, saying,
If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink... He that
believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of
Living Water.
Consider this carefully, my brother, my sister; hear the Word of our Father,
as I love you dearly, and would not see you die, come up with me to the
Feast of our Lord: for it is written, All who do not come up to the Feast of
The Lord, must surely die in their sins. And God forbid that I should not
tell you this Truth. Beloved, search it out in the Word of God, and prove
me, test me, and see if these things which I have written to you are right, or
wrong.
Oh America, you are truly beautiful, and strong, and rich in the eyes of all
the nations. Be not proud in your self, for all these Blessings have come
from God.
God resists the proud, He will humble the proud. As it is written;
These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto
Him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood... A
heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to
mischief...  A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord
among the brethren.
As I do love you, and would give my life for you; and,
as I love God, and have given my life to Him, so then I must remind you of
those Good things which He has given us, as He has given us His All, His
Word, and His Spirit, His Son, and His Lamb -
The Lamb of God slain from
before the foundation of the world - for the Salvation of All, who come to
Believe! Amen!
Many more things I would write to you, but, for now, the cares of this
world demands my attention.
My loving, long-suffering wife, greets you with kindness.
My children, and my neighbors, and all my brothers, and sisters, in our
Fellowship of Believers in Bryceville, Florida greet you, and salute you in
the Love of Christ Jesus; May His Love, and Grace be with you all, always
and forever. Amen.
                         
                
Sincerely Yours in Christ our Lord,
                                                                        Stephen

Post Script:  Pray for us all; most certainly pray for me, that God will give
me the strength, and the courage, to write to you again, and that He will
allow us to someday meet, and search out His Word, and His Truth,
together in a Fellowship of Love.

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