|FMH Childrenís Club International
ĖĖ A Company Of Prophets ĖĖ
P.O. Box 640109
El Paso, TX 79904
The following letter-form was brought about as a means of teaching my children the Word of God through the mail. And of course, quite naturally so, thatís the reason I begin these letters with "Dear Children" and end them with "Love Dad". So for the rest of you who participate in these weekly messages, please keep their original intended purpose in mind.
25 November, 2001
Praise God!!! Weíre back with some more very exciting news! You see it was on the 20th of September, 2001, that the Good Lord told me itís time to add another page to the FMHCCI Web Site entitled New Beginnings! And seeing how weíve already got an Early Beginnings, would anybody care to guess what this "New" thingís all about?
Well without a doubt thatís really and truly one more very involved question, but what do you say I at least give you a few hints... starting with Websterís New World Dictionaryís definitions of the word "new": - never existing before; appearing, thought of, developed, made, produced, etc. for the first time, (or) - beginning again; starting as a repetition of a cycle, series, etc.; making another start.
Now as I hope you can see, weíre going to be looking at this "beginning" thing from the standpoint of both "having never been" and "starting all over". And seeing how this New Beginnings that God the Father has promised me is directly related to our Early Beginnings, why donít we sorta like get an idea of where weíre going by looking at where weíve already been!
Because you see iffin you were to take a look at our Early Beginnings Web Page, what you would see would be a newspaper article entitled Building Families: Couple Helping Youth, Orphans that was published in the Myrtle Beach Sun News on October 17, 1991. And the first thing youíd see (along with the two happy rabbits) would be a picture of The Hallman Family ó Dad (Bruce), Mom (Anaith/Annie), Felix, Luis, Yamel, Arthur, Hadassah, Jasmine, and Marta ó all standing in the entrance of an old wooden store.
And iffin you were to take time to read the article, youíd pick-up on a few of the details concerning the FMH Childrenís Club International (which was incorporated just a few months prior - April 19, 1991) and the Hallman family... which even included a few details on Dadís job. So if all that information is to be considered as the FMHCCIís Early Beginnings, just what do you figureís going to make the New Beginnings "New"?
Well Iím so very glad you asked! You did ask, right? Because the way weíre going to start this one off is with Godís Holy Word from Luke 12:41-53: "Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all? And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant, which knew his lordís will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more."
Now before we finish up with our Scripture, let me kinda like enlighten you as to where weíre headed. Because you see the way Jesus started off Luke chapter 12 was with verse number 1... which went something like this: "In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy."
You see where Jesus was "headed to" in His message was what happens to folks (religious in particular) who donít do what God the Fatherís told them to do after theyíve heard what God the Fatherís commanded them to do. Itís called "rot and corruption spewing forth from their living dead bodies!" And even though we arenít going to uncover how this all happens in the human body just yet, hopefully, the Lord willing, we will do so very soon. Because when you take it on down to those two little old words "leaven" and "hypocrisy" youíll find the amazing Truth of what goes on inside of us when we donít do whatever it is that God the Father has told us to do.
So without getting too awful deep in the details, let me give you just a little hint of how this "rot and corruption spewing forth from living dead bodies" really works. As weíve already discussed in Naturally Dead Until Spiritually Alive! (10/1/00) ó part VI of How Do You Want Your Fire... Now Or Later? ó the "human body" is made up of a body, a soul, and a spirit, with each of these three having the ability to be broken down even further as to their "natural body" or "spiritual body" components, so that every action performed by the human body is either directed by a "natural body" or a "spiritual body" influence.
And, taking this natural/spiritual thing on out to itís completion, when the "natural body" is responsible for the "human body" doing whatever it does, the unimaginable results is nothing less than a continuous flow of death (rot and corruption) both in-side and out-of that human. However, on the other hand, when the actions of the "human body" are produced by the "spirit body", there is a continuous flow of life both in-side and out-of that same human.
Got the picture? Well, as far as the "natural body" side of things goes, Jesus used the word "leaven" in his command "Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy" to describe what goes on in-side the human body (to heat up through fermentation) in order to produce the "hypocrisy" that flows out-of the human body (an action produced as the result of a false directive).
So is this "leaven and hypocrisy" thing deep enough for you? Well with the Lordís help weíre gonna make it more understandable in our upcoming sermonets on the "human body and sin". However, until then, please believe me when I say that whenever you do anything other than what God Almighty wants you to do (His Perfect Will) youíre only producing death both in-side and out-of your human body.
And having said all that, letís get back to Jesusí parable of the steward. Because in the true sense of the word, a "steward" is a slave whoís been given the job of overseeing other slaves. And of course seeing how the slaveís life must be dedicated to doing whatever the master wants (his will), itís likewise the responsibility of the steward to "act" as the master in his absence. In other words the "will" of the master should be shown through the actions of the steward, and of course the only way thatís going to happen is if the steward does exactly what his master wants him to do.
Thatís the way a steward is suppose to act... however, Jesus goes on to describe what happens when the steward doesnít obey his masterís will. Not only do the other servants suffer greatly, but the stewardís very own condition is classified as nothing less than an "unbeliever" by Jesus. And just to make sure we donít lose the power behind Jesusí Words, the true definition of this same "unbeliever" is found in Revelation 21:7-8: "He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
So you see such a seemingly simple little thing as not doing what God tells us to do can really cause us some more very serious problems... both now and forevermore. And now that weíve looked at the negative side of this issue, what do you say we continue on with our Scripture from Luke chapter 12, with verses 49-53, and see what happens when we actually do the will of God Almighty: " I [Jesus] am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straightened till it be accomplished! Suppose ye that I come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law."
And just what do you think about them apples? Well in order to get the "big picture" letís break it on down step by step. First of all, Jesus starts off Luke chapter 12 by talking about the fire (heat) of fermentation (rot) inside the unbelievers (Pharisees) thatís likewise used to produce more of this same rot on the outside of the unbelievers through their actions (hypocrisy). Then Jesus goes on to make sure everyone understands the fact that "believers" (stewards) who donít do what God wants them to do are really and truly only rot producing "unbelievers" destined for the everlasting fires of Hell. And finally, Jesus details the real purpose of His short but very painful visit to earth to be that of "igniting His fire within the believer, through persecution as administered by the believerís very own loved ones (family), so that the life-giving born-again experience (baptism) can be carried out both in-side and out-of the believer."
Itís what you might call How Do You Want Your Fire... Now Or Later?... and itís exactly where weíve been "heading to" for quite some time now! In fact the reason itís taken almost a year and a half to get to todayís part XI of this sermonet series is because Iíve had to first experience the "fire" in order to be able to write about it. And having said all that we can now get back to this thing about my "New Beginnings".
Because you see it was on April the 19th, 1991, that the Hallman Family, out of obedience to God Almighty, incorporated the FMH Childrenís Club International in the state of South Carolina. I (Dad) was the president, Mom (Annie) was the vice president, and of course the reason we did it in the first place was "ALL FOR THE LOVE OF JESUS". That was what you might call our Early Beginnings... and very shortly thereafter all Hell broke loose in the Hallman Family with some very intense fire!!!
I mean can you even imagine what it must have been like when the South Carolina Department of Social Services filed a "child abuse" case against the president of the FMH Childrenís Club International (Dad)... and they did it only one month (11/4/91) after the Early Beginnings story made the Myrtle Beach newspaper. Well to be perfectly honest with you, itís truly amazing how much heat one rebellious Hallman child and the government was able to generate! In fact, even though I could go into all the "red-hot blistering" details, Iíll cut this part of the story short by just saying "all Hell broke loose with some very intense fire!!!"
Now please believe me when I say that the "child abuse fire" burned with "lots of heat" for a "very long time". In fact it was almost two years later, after Father God command the Hallman Family to "move to Texas and donít turn back", that a cooler form of life even seemed remotely possible. But anyway, the Good Lord told me and the wife (Annie) to "pack it up and move it on out", and then the wife said "you and Luis make the move first and then the rest of us will follow."
So it was on the 27th of December, 1993, that one of my sons and I headed on out to Texas ó fully believing that my wife and family would follow ó only to discover shortly thereafter that the fire was getting hotter. Because you see it was just a few months later that the wife (Annie) made the declaration that "she had changed her mind and likewise decided not to move to Texas!" And once again, without getting into all the very painful "burning" details, it was about six (6) years later ó as I struggled with my circumstances of no job and no money after having been fired from The Toro Company for doing Godís Will ó that my wife of twenty-five (25) years filed for divorce... and what a divorce it turned out to be! I mean I now truly understand (a little bit better anyway) what Jesus meant in Matthew 10:22-25 about being one of His disciples: "And ye shall be hated of all men for my nameís sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved... The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?"
You see it was due to my continued obedience to Father Godís Will that my wife (Annie) was able to throw-out some pretty harsh accusations during her divorce case... which sorta like gave me a new name back in South Carolina... which is nothing short of what the unbelieving Pharisees were calling Jesus. Because in the plain and simple of it, the word "Beelzebub" is just another name for Satan... which can be loosely translated as "the god of dung"... which I became when the Final Decree Of Divorce was issued in Annieís favor on the 19th of June, 2001. (See A Christian's Divorce! (6/19/01) for the uncut version of Annie's demonically inspired divorce.)
And having gone through all that, youíd think I would be very angry with God for allowing it to happen. Well you might say that Iíve seen The Light when it comes to suffering for Christ, and I now understand "the fire" is absolutely necessary for Godís Salvation Process. Somebody had to bring down the fire on my head in order to make me a new man in Christ, but Iím just sorry it had to be Annie. Because you see what sheís done through her actions is nothing short of what we talked about at the beginning of this message. Annie did not obey Godís Will by moving to Texas and the result of her disobedience is that "rot and corruption have spewed forth from her living dead body".
I mean it was not Godís will for Annie to destroy the Hallman Family. I can personally testify that throughout this very long ordeal God the Father patiently pleaded with Annie to submit to His Will and become the loving supportive wife that I needed for the FMHCCI Ministry. In fact it was only several years ago that the Lord took Annie on a "trip to Heaven" in order to show her what she would receive "if" she would change her heart by obeying His Divine Will. However, it was only a few weeks after her refusal to be convinced by His first offer that Father God took her on a second journey... a "trip to Hell". Hell was what she was going to get if she continued rejecting Godís Will... and even though what she saw scared her so bad she couldnít talk about it, she still didnít change her ways!
So are you starting to get the picture? Well, the Lord willing, when we get back to "the human body and sin" ó with all itís associated "internal body parts" ó this should be a little easier to understand. But until then, Psalm 67:8-12 does a pretty good job of describing how Godís Purification Process all works if youíre willing to walk out in obedience to God and take on the baptismal fire: "O bless our God, ye people, and make the voice of his praise to be heard: Which holdeth our soul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved. For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us, as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst affliction upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place."
And now that weíve kinda like hit the high spots of our Early Beginnings, itís time to get it on down with our New Beginnings! I mean whatís about to take place in my life will be that final step in Godís Psalm 67 process; after the "fire of persecution" has taken place God Almighty will bring about the "wealthy place" of the New Beginnings. Iíve been faithful to do His Will ó Iíve kinda like been to "Hell and back" ó and because of it God the Father has promised that Iím going to get everything back that was lost in the fire; my children, the farm, my job, and a new wife who really and truly loves the Lord (not Annie). All of this will come about shortly, but it will only come about through the Power of Almighty God and in His Perfect Time.
Now even though it will be nice to get all these things back and "make another start", the New Beginnings that have actually "never existed before" ó and will likewise impact my everlasting life through all eternity ó are the "born-again" changes that are taking place inside of me right now as a result of the fire: "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world; Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain." (Philippians 2:12-16)
Through all the fire, God Almighty is gradually changing me into one of His very own adopted sons. And because of Annieís involvement with Satan ó in his efforts to turn me away from God by "bringing down the fire on my head" ó sheís lost her way with the Lord. However, it is my daily prayer that God Almighty will somehow, in some way, miraculously bring her back into a saving relationship with Him. So anyway... stay tuned for all the up-and-coming additions to our New Beginnings Web Page! God says itís about ready to happen... and without a doubt it will!
OK, now that weíve taken care of my New Beginnings (see Jimmy Swaggart And The Accursed! (20/30/01) for more details on my ex-wife Annie), what about Pastor Hectorís? I mean, after all, the title of this sermonet is The New Beginnings And Pastor Hector Saucedo! Well as you will see, Iím afraid that Pastor Hectorís story will not end in a "wealthy place" like mine. However, before we go there, what do you say we just start this thing off "in the beginning"?
Because it was in our Toro Sermonet of 5/2/99 ó Waiting On Godís Plan! ó that I wrote about the fact that I had attended Pastor Hector Saucedoís church two weeks earlier. It was just kinda like "out of the blue" that one day the Lord instructed me to attend the Sunday service at Sun City Christian Center. And on the 18th of April, 1999, thatís exactly what I did... and I even got blessed! In fact not only did the praise and worship bless me, but Pastor Hector also gave a prophetic Word concerning "my unemployment and Godís promise of a much better job back with The Toro Company". It was one more awesome service!
So you see it was something like two and a-half years ago that the Lord started me on this "mission for Pastor Hector", and at the time I didnít even know it was a mission. In all sincerity, I truly believed that the Lord was putting me in a church where I would continue to receive the Spirit-anointed Word of God.
Then it was on the second anniversary of my being "fired from The Toro Company for doing Godís Will" ó 25th of March, 2001 ó that the Lord had me attend Pastor Hectorís Sunday service once again. And what a time in the Lord I had! In fact it was during the service that I actually had the opportunity to give God the glory for His faithfulness. I gave my testimony! I mean I told how the Lord, almost two years earlier through Pastor Hector, had spoken His Promise to me about my upcoming job with Toro, and how God had faithfully supplied my needs without work until then. In fact I also went on to say that I thought Iíd be able to give the testimony within the next year that "I was back at work in my new job".
Now my next encounter with Pastor Hector was on the 9th of May, 2001, as I walked to the Post Office to mail a very tough "letter of correction" to an evangelist. The Pastor had worked all morning landscaping the church grounds and was taking a well deserved break on the front porch with some watermelon. He invited me to join him, and even though I declined the watermelon I did accept his friendly conversation... and what a conversation it turned out to be! I mean one of the first things he said was what led us into "Godís chosen conversation" for the day. Because you see he asked me if the letter in my hand was to my family, and after I gave him a brief explanation about my calling as a "snake hunter for Christ" the conversation slowly started to expose the "snake" in his own life.
Because without even knowing where the Lord was taking us with our little talk, the Pastor went on to tell me how he had "a desire" to travel the United States and to learn from what it had to offer. The conversation then went back to his church and his hopes of adding an additional building for classrooms. It was right about then that I ended our talk by saying that I would pray for Godís blessing on both his building project and church expansion.
So after having made that promise, it was the very next morning in prayer that I asked the Lord for His blessings on Pastor Hectorís building project and ministry... only to receive a Word back from God that I really didnít expect. Because what I heard from the Lord was that it was not His Divine Will that Pastor Hector add on to the church, but it was His Divine Will that Pastor Hector resign as the Assembly Of God pastor and travel the U.S.A... just as He had already directed Him to do.
Talk about being stunned! Well youíd better believe that I was! In fact, in order to make sure that what I heard was from the Lord, I asked Him to give me Scripture to back it up... and thatís exactly what He did. Without any hesitation whatsoever God Almighty told me to read Hebrews 3:11. So I turned to it in my Bible and found the following very strong Words from the Lord: "So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest."
Now I knew where we were headed the minute I read Godís chosen Scripture for Pastor Hector. Because you see it just so happens that the Lord had already been dealing with me very strongly on the same matter. Allowing oneís own flesh to be crucified ó nailed to the cross so to speak ó is not easy by any stretch of the imagination. And it was during one of my weakest moments ó when the fire was extremely hot on my flesh ó that I was tempted to just give up and throw in the towel. But not wanting to give up, I cried out for God to give me encouragement through His Word... and thatís when He gave me Hebrews chapter 3 verse 6: "But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end."
Because you see the way Godís Salvation Process works is through The Cross. Jesus, as God, became man in the flesh in order to take on the "sin of the world" and defeat it totally through His suffering on The Cross. Through His own flesh, Jesus took on the sin of the world, overcame the sin of the world, and died without a trace of sin in His Perfect Blood. He did what we couldnít do, and itís only through our acceptance of His Great Accomplishment (The Perfect Sacrifice) that we can be considered "without sin" so that His Spirit can come inside of us and do the same with our sin-filled bodies.
Itís what you might want to call Godís Renovation Project. Our sin-filled bodies are nothing less than a house that God wants to live in... but they definitely need a whole lota work in order to make them livable... and itís only through our obedience to His Perfect Will that this can be accomplished. So God Almighty has promised that His Son will build us a squeaky-clean house for God to live in "if" we will only "hear Him" and "obey Him".
And thatís right where this thing comes into play about "holding on tight throughout Godís rebuilding project (flesh burning process) ó without turning back ó and doing it with complete confidence in the Master Builder". Jesus knows how to rebuild the human body (Heís been there and done that), and if weíll only hear Him and obey Him Heíll rebuild ours too. So it was during one of my weakest moments that God the Father let me know, through Hebrews 3:6, that there really wasnít any other good choice but to trust in Jesus and just keep right on suffering through the fire.
Because you see what follows verse 6 is even more reason to just go along with the suffering now and get it over with: "Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness: When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years. Wherefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways. So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest.) Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God." (Hebrews 3:6-12)
So do you remember what happens to all unbelievers? Well thatís exactly the warning God Almighty had for Pastor Hector! I mean He let me know, without a shadow of a doubt, that the Pastor had very little time left to obey Godís Will! And then He went on to say that I was to pay the Pastor a visit, that morning at 11:00, and give him Godís very important Word. And thatís exactly what I did... with the Pastor both "accepting it as being a Word from God" and saying "heíd pray about it".
Now having been through what Iíve been through, I knew without a doubt that it was not going to be easy for the Pastor to obey Godís Will. In fact the kitchen window in my apartment looks out across the east side of El Paso, with Pastor Hectorís church being in full view. And as the weeks went by I noticed Satan working his magic in the Pastorís life by bringing in more people for his service. I mean what could be more difficult for a pastor than to leave a church when it was just starting to grow?
Well as time went on, and the Pastor didnít leave his church, I really figured all was lost and my mission was over. The Pastor had rejected the Word from God, and there wasnít a whole lot more I could do. Thatís the way I felt until somewhere around noon time on the 27th of October, 2001, when the Lord instructed me to tell Pastor Hector that "the Spirit of God was no longer in his ministry".
Now please believe me when I say that this Word from the Lord was not what I wanted to hear! Because what I "saw" in my mind was me attending church at Sun City Christian Center and standing up in the middle of the service proclaiming that "the Spirit of the Lord has left this ministry". Talk about cold chills! Well in order to verify this was all of God I asked Him for Scripture... and Hebrews 9:2 was what I got: "For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread: which is called the sanctuary."
God was calling me for one more tough mission, and youíd better believe that for the next few days I fought one more tough battle with my flesh. I did not want to do what I had been told to do, but yet I knew that if it was Godís Will I had to do it. It seemed as though I stayed on my knees more than my feet until Thursday, the 1st of November, when the Lord told me to pay Pastor Hector a visit at the church. The time for my visit was 2:00 PM, and believe you me I was more than willing to give him Godís Word "outside of" the Sunday service.
Before I left my apartment the Lord had me to write a note on the back of one of my FMHCCI business cards just in case the Pastor wasnít there. In the note I said that it was urgent I talk with him ASAP, and then invited him to stop by my apartment. I then walked across the street to the church and knocked on all the doors without any success. After waiting a few more minutes I taped my card to the window of his truck and left.
I had no sooner gotten home than I noticed Pastor Hector driving off past my apartment. It really seemed as though he wasnít any too anxious to receive my urgent message! And thatís right about the time that the Lord told me to call one of the church members and ask him to pray with me over "an urgent matter". I was instructed to do it at 7:00 that night, and I did, but the results were not positive. Our conversation ended with my "prayer partner to be" saying that he would pray about praying with me. And then around 8:00 the Pastor gave me a call, with the outcome of our conversation being that he could not accept my urgent message as being a Word from the Lord.
Frustrated with the Pastorís rejection of Godís Word, I questioned the Lord in prayer as to the outcome of the folks at Sun City Christian Center. If the Spirit of God was no longer in Pastor Hectorís ministry what would happen to the people listening to his preaching? That was what I asked, and the answer I got was II Corinthians 4... which ties back to the Scripture of Hebrews 9:2... which we will not even try to uncover during this sermonet. The Lord willing we will do it at a later time.
Then it was Friday, the very next day, that the Lord instructed me to ask another church member to pray about this urgent matter. However, when I called he wasnít at home. And finally on Saturday, the 3rd of November, the Lord told me to attend Pastor Hectorís church the very next day. I was also instructed to write out Godís "urgent message" in the form of a letter and address a copy to the Pastor, his wife, and the assistant pastor. The following is what Father God had me write:
A Word From God
On the 10th day of May, 2001, the Lord gave me a Word for Pastor Hector which would confirm his "desire to travel the U.S.A." as being from God the Father. Because on that same day I spoke with Pastor Hector informing him that it is not Godís Will for him to remain in El Paso, Texas. God the Father has called him to step out in faith, after having resigned as pastor, and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit throughout the United States. As Father God informed me, itís through this Spirit-led journey of faith that Pastor Hector will be molded and shaped into a new man in Christ Jesus. And as a serious warning not to continue refusing to obey Godís command for his life, the Lord gave me Hebrews 3:11 to give to Pastor Hector: "So I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest." When I had finished speaking Godís Word to the Pastor he "accepted it as a Word from the Lord."
Then it was on the 27th of October, 2001, that the Lord gave me a very strong Word for Pastor Hector: "The Spirit of God is no longer in his ministry." And the Lord gave me Hebrews 9:2 as Scripture to go along with that Word: "For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary."
After having sought the Lord for almost a week I was instructed on the 1st of November, 2001, to visit him at church and give him the Word. I arrived at the church at 2:00 but was unable to get him to the door. I taped an "urgent" message to his truck asking him to drop by my apartment as soon as possible. At 8:00 that same night I was able to give Godís Word to the Pastor when he called me on the phone. However, this time it was not accepted as being a Word from God.
Then on the 3rd of November, 2001, I was instructed to attend Pastor Hectorís Sunday service and give the following Word: "Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee Pastor Hector. The Spirit of the Lord is no longer in your ministry."
In the Lord Jesus Christ,
So Saturday night I obeyed God by getting everything ready like the Lord had instructed me to do, but by the time Sunday morning rolled around my flesh seemed to have taken control. I did not want to go to church! In fact the battle got so awful bad that I had to once again ask the Lord for encouraging Scripture... and Colossians 3:17 is what He gave me: "And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him."
Well thatís what He gave me, and thatís what I kept right on repeating until I walked into the church at 10:30. The Scripture was working until I got so involved with the service that I stopped repeating it... and thatís when the fear once again took control over me through my flesh. Because you see I knew that the Lord had instructed me to give His Word in front of the congregation, but yet I also knew that I couldnít give it unless I was specifically called on by the Pastor. So towards the end of the service the Pastor asked for testimonies, and, even though Iím ashamed to say it, I kept my eyes on my Bible in hopes that he wouldnít call my name.
My flesh rebelled against what God had called me to do... and thank the Lord that my name was never called for me to do it! Because thatís about the time the Lord told me to put the three envelopes in the offering plate and leave. So thatís what I did, and then it was somewhere around 2:00 that the Pastor gave me a call. I answered the phone with a brief explanation of what the Lord was trying to do in his life but it seemed as though he wasnít any too happy about hearing what I had to say. In fact what he had to say was "God is not the author of confusion and what I had done through my letters had just caused a whole lot of it (confusion)". I was then asked not to show myself in his church again, which was followed by my request that the Pastor ask God to release me of any responsibility with him.
Well thatís what the Pastor prayed, and believe you me I prayed right along with him that the Lord would answer his prayer. Then it was on the 9th of November that the Lord instructed me to include the events of my "mission for Pastor Hector" in this sermonet on "New Beginnings".
So... here we are at the end of this message... and if youíll think back to the beginning you should be able to remember what happens to Christians who donít do what Godís told them to do. And just in case itís kinda like slipped your little old mind, hereís a little old hint. The two words are "leaven" and "hypocrisy", and their results on the Christian is "rot and corruption spewing forth from their living dead bodies!"
Thatís what happens to the Christians who donít do the Will of God, but what about the pastors? Well when you combine this "rot and corruption spewing forth from their living dead bodies" with a preacher preaching the Word of God, what youíve got is a whole bunch of church folk thinking theyíre receiving a message anointed by the Spirit of God when in reality itís a message anointed by the spirit of Satan.
And having said all that, itís now time to paint a very vivid picture of what the future holds for Pastor Hectorís Sun City Christian Center. Because it was on Sunday, the 18th of November, somewhere around high noon to be exact, that I looked out my kitchen window only to see a giant jumping balloon behind Pastor Hectorís church. And even though thereís nothing wrong with a jumping balloon at church, the point that the Lord drove home in my mind was the symbolism behind itís design. Because what I saw at Sun City Christian Center was an angry fiery dragon with a bunch of innocent little children inside itís belly.
The responsibility of the Christian pastor is awesome... and their God-called job is nothing less than impossible if the Spirit of God has left their ministry.
Donít be fooled into believing Satanís lies. Christians cannot have it any way they want it!
Keep The Faith In Jesus!!!
Dad (Bruce Hallman)
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