Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: August 09, 2018 03:05AM
> Reading through the latest threads has been all of
> the below and more:
> * Detestable
> * Awful
> * Horrific
> * Outrageous
> * Revolting
> * Disgusting
> * Nauseating
> * Heinous
> * Infuriating
> * And... everything else in-between!!!
> Allow me to embellish from my perspective.
> As I shared on a previous message, I was forced
> into this cult! I saw a lot! However, I trusted
> my Mother and I complied; eventually believing
> this BS, to the point that I uprooted my life and
> moved to the "inner camp" to be close to TLW and
> very much a part of TLW and G&M, along with their
> In the beginning, after I moved to LA, I would
> often call my Mother to share some of the "inner
> Living Word behaviors"; by those in "high"
> positions. At this point, I would just share what
> I saw with my own eyes, and heard with my own
> Mother would tell me to pray for these great men
> of God because they are battled greatly. I
> thought to myself, this is weird... this can't be
> God... How could my Mother be so ignorant, or
> blinded, but maybe she was correct, perhaps I am
> being "disobedient"!!!!!! Ugggggghhhhhh... I
> should have trusted my gut!
> I was afraid that if I left, I would be punished,
> thus losing my place in the "Kingdom"... as a
> SON!!!! As a CHOSEN ONE... One of the ELITE!!!
> As time progressed, I became friends with others
> that were not only in G&M's inner circle, but was
> even more so in JRS's inner circle. It was a
> particular couple that further enlightened me on
> the following:
> * Affairs of JRS... One of JRS's iligitamge
> * Marilyn and Gary's relationship, how they spent
> weeks on end alone in Las Vegas after John
> * The details / scandal of Ricks affairs / wives
> * Other TLW affairs / divorces
> * The preferential treatment of those close to
> G&M and those that were ousted by G&M... God
> forbid we utter their name!
> * I learned of all those that were getting
> ordained, that had nothing to do with ministry,
> but took advantage of the benefits!
> Then there were the labors of "LOVE". The time
> spent serving the "elite", with ZERO compensation.
> And I guess that would have been okay, UNTIL, you
> did not show up to fulfill your charity "FREE"
> work... Then the wrath of the Powers to be would
> fall upon your head. The guilt and shame that
> they bestowed upon my head was too much... so I
> slithered back in, tail between my legs to
> continue to serve "Gods chosen elite"!
> My reward??? Perhaps it was that I got to be in
> G&M's circle. I did not have to stand in the
> cattle line to talk to them, I could walk right by
> everyone to the front... I occasionally got to sit
> near them... I was included in family events... I
> was a part of their elite group. AND, now, today,
> what did any of this have to do with God?
> I used to have a very good friend at TLW who was
> tormented daily by the evilness and wrongdoings of
> the TLW. Her children are knee deep in and her
> husband is so far up Rick's back-end! She played
> the game and continues to play the game because if
> she left, as she stated, she would lose her entire
> family. And there are so many more like this.
> Of course I am just skimming the surface here,
> however I believe it is important for those of us
> to come forward and share our experiences. For me
> it helps to validate what I myself witnessed /
> experienced. And most importantly, I hope that
> our words will help others.
> May our Heavenly Father Bless all of us that we
> continue our journey and healing process with the
> best of integrity and honesty.
> Love & Light!
> P.S. Onion... I know you! You were always one of
> my favorites! XOXO
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. You know, since leaving TLWF I've had more time to read and watch works of historical fiction. Nothing reminded me so much of the inner workings of the LW as literature depicting the royal court of King Henry VIII of England. The control, the intrigue, the affairs and lavish lifestyle. Most of all, the murder of wives who had become tiresome or inconvenient. The beheading of political enemies. Granted, there were no literal murders or beheadings. But people who had once been essential to the leaders could be ushered from the fellowship and seemingly "disappeared" at the drop of a hat. To top it off, they were given the illustrious title of "nephilim" and placed under a shunning order.
I like your list of adjectives, and I will add: SICKENING. I hate to disappoint anyone reading this thread who feels invincible to the capricious moods of GH, but you are not indipensable. At all. Just stop being a sychophant for a few days or weeks. Speak up once or twice, or even ask a question about the party line. You will see the other side of the boot you've been licking PDQ.
You asked, “What did any of this have to do with God?” NOTHING.