Re: The Living Word Fellowship, The Walk, John Robert Stevens
Date: December 25, 2017 02:06PM
> Changedagain, did Gary make a huge deal about not
> celebrating Christmas when he was your pastor?
> Just curious.
> I don't recall him making a big deal about it. The
> main focus was on the violent intercession for the
> apostle, and the judgement of his enemies. Martha
> was identified as the nephilim during one of our
> special services. That stuck in my mind. No
> matter how many times I had waited on the Lord and
> prayed for the revelation of the identity of the
> nephilim, it was never revealed to me. And to hear
> that it was actually his wife...was quite
> Gary ran the church with an iron fist. You didn't
> cross him. I think I spent most of my time hiding
> out in the tape recording room...when I wasn't
> working on maintaining the church facility. For a
> few years I lived in an adjacent part of the
> church with a 5-6 other "brothers."
OMG, changedagain! That sounds like a nightmare. I never got the idea of praying for someone else's death. I remember being in high school when RFK was shot. I stayed home from school the next day, thinking that attending the Thursday morning service would make me feel better. While there I was horrified to hear the intercessors chatting about how JRS had caused RFK's and possibly JFK's deaths through prophecy and prayer. This seemed shocking and revolting to me at the time.
But like corboy said, "The point here is you keep listening to these stories.
Do this and your sense of possibility changes. Things that seem shocking or revolting no longer do so. You've gotten accustomed to this."
And praying for Martha Stevens to die? Really? If a minister is having some sort of midlife crisis and has the hots for his secretary, get a divorce, for God's sake! Don't get the whole congregation to violently pray for her to die. That sounds like witchcraft, not Christianity.
Don't even get me started on communal homes, changed and lily rose. Gross! But we did all these things because we became acculturated slowly but surely. It's hard to believe now, isn't it?