Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Posted by: Road to Damascus ()
Date: July 03, 2019 05:52AM
I have been thinking about the so called word given last summer where GH said a time of persecution was coming and we would be tested to stay steady in the word. Makes me wonder if he knew what was coming. This coupled with the whole will you remain obedient is what some that still remain hold onto along with the idea that every group has this type of thing. I would not be surprised if he knew there was a problem and he was trying to manage and keep it from exploding. Does anyone out there know anything about this time from June 2018 until November 2018. Interesting how so many that are left buy into and hold on to what he said during that time. Control, manipulation and lies. I think of him as the snake oil salesman.
Road to Damascus, I believe that Gary Hargrave has watched this forum since it began. Things have definitely been heating up for the past couple of years. You are correct that the sermons preached at the 2018 SOP were no accident. You know how G&M always said that "the Word" doesn't happen in a vacuum? As I recall from the online information, nearly every message was about obedience. It does not surprise me at all that he spoke of persecution. That has been a method of control since the beginning days with JRS. I have heard reports that even one younger pastor was insisting that Gary begin an internal review. (As though Gary and Marilyn weren't at the root of all cover-ups since JRS' death.)
What does surprise me is that there are people still supporting GH now that he has resigned and basically gone into hiding, leaving his faithful hanging out to dry. Will he be found in a well like Saddam Hussein? Or will he preserve some small following and re-emerge with a different ministry focus? Time will tell. Either way, I believe that he is finished with his previous life as Apostolic Fathering Ministry of The Living Word Fellowship. The demise of cowards is always thus. The ones who seem to be the baddest and the most in control are found cowering in cupboards and wells when confronted by actual authority. He will not be there for the people.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 07/03/2019 10:38PM by Reepicheep.