Of Growth
And Strength

These are the oldest surviving articles that I laid a pen to, between 1983 -1985. Many of these early articles I have posted are not are my own, they were rewrites at the request of Wade Taylor. 

Back in the summer of 1977 or 1978 when I was a student in bible school it was made known to me that there was a great desire among certain members of the school staff and faculty to obtain “a wealth” of articles from another bible school named Elim.  I was told that these articles were written in the heat of revival and that these articles had a great great anointing.

Note: That the Lord has since has greatly altered my view on the value of these writings and of many many other such writings that are heralded as indispensable to our being able to enter into revival, true spirituality, the power of God  etc.

So when all was said and done I had copied articles from Elim’s Pentecostal herald’s dating as far back as the 1920’s, until the 1970’s, old out of print tracts by Seeley Kinne dated from the 1930’s and 1940’s that Carlton Spencer had personally given to me. As well as Seeley kinne’s circle letters from the same era. There was also an assortment of tracts and published books and booklets from Pentecostal and Latter Rain ministers, I also had over two-hundred and fifty teaching tapes of Walter Beuttler, I Q Spencer, the 1974 revival at Pinecrest. And photo copies all of Wade Taylor’s personal class papers and notes from Eastern Bible Institute in which I found transcripts of five unpublished Beuttler messages. Not to mention the dozens and dozens books of some of the most powerful testimonial books I could find Lake, Wigglesworth, Robinson, Finney, etc.  

So that when we had our fellowship somewhere in between 1983-1985 and when I traveled to someone else’s fellowship I preached a combination of all the “wisdom,” I thought that was in these books tapes and tracts in conjunction with scripture. Knowing not that I was in fact preaching and teaching mixture corruption and venerating dead mans bones in my fellowship as I was following the pattern I had become familiar with in Pinecrest in particular from Steve Wilbur that had built a ministry exclusively from articulating these very things and Walter Beuttler that spent much time preaching himself and his name.

Irregardless of how much goodly gold and how many babylonish garments that we think we can see in these things it remains that all of these are dead men’s bones and a filled with all manner of  rottenness and defilement.  How so? Reading and searching these things is in fact Christian Necromancy. Christian Necromancy in every sense that after Samuel the Prophet was dead Saul from whom the Spirit of God departed went unto the witch of Endor to consult with the prophet – and with these books tapes and tracts we in fact consult the dead, instead of God for we know not God, and in disobedience we turn away from him and His written word. And we then allow these dead to rule over us, in Popes Roman Catholic and Protestant. Saints Roman Catholic and Protestant, and we bring these bones into hour meetings and parade them around and venerate them. All of which is an abomination of God and we do exactly what our fathers did the scribes the Pharisees the Sadducees the lawyers etc, in their corrupt and evil writings that were used along side and in place of the word of God the writings of dead men in the writings of the so called Sages and the writings of the so called great Rabbis – so that what was once a Judaism in which these were supposed to seek fear and love only the living God and cleave unto him. Judaism became Talmudic in which they now sought day and night the writings of these dead men and now feared them and loved them in the place of the living God and the written word He had given them in the scripture of the Law and the Prophets.  And of a truth the church having become the proselytes of the Pharisees have become the two fold child of hell of what they were in this regard for we follow not even one Talmud we follow the writings of the dead from every high place and every grove as well.

This was such an important turning point when the Lord first spoke these things to me, but even before that when the Lord separated me unto himself in the summer of 1985 the Lord barred me from going to churches and any other meetings reading any of these books listening to any of these tapes and even reading the written word and by this I mean not by word but the word of the Lord – but God shut off my being able to do these or partake so it became painful to my spirit to do any of these things for 19 years – I was allowed to pray and worship and these things I did though greatly diminished and God began to declare and name my sins and began as it were to play over and over and over things that I had seen and heard of men and things that I had spoken showing me a world of sin and corruption I could never have imagined.

As this continued year in and year out people were upset over this especially over my not going to church and my not reading the word of God. Everywhere people wagged their tongue over me and my name became a byword, People spoke that I had backslid and fell away from the Lord and at times there were those that demanded of me an explanation and I had none only that I knew this was a working of God. Wade contacted and wrote me a number of times and prayed with me for release but none came and things deepened and darkened and deepened and darkened. As I am writing I now see for the first time why I was not allowed to read the word of God and study it during this time – it is because I was so filled with the virulent poison from the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that when I read the word of God I at that time heard only the voices of dead and living Christian rabbis and sages. So the Lord had put me in ICU and cut and separated me from anything that could have been used to continue to feed my fevered condition. And I raged an kicked and strove against this but all to no avail for the Lord had truly bound me in His cords of love,

We need to see and know that once men and ministries die even in Evangelicalism and  Fundamentalism and Pentecostalism, once these men die these are elevated and their words and their phrases and even their whole teaching are preserved and taught in the place of Scripture and the words of Christ Himself – And these are all made out to be equal with Scripture or in many cases above scripture and the words of Christ Himself. How so one may ask? It is because these uninspired sinful and corrupt words and testimonies are used to reinterpret what God has spoken. It is because these uninspired sinful and corrupt words and testimonies what God has spoken is judged and examined. It is because these uninspired sinful and corrupt words and testimonies these words that God has spoken are confirmed or rejected. So that in the end all of these books tapes and tracts are no different that the writings of the Talmud as the blind and pervert all those who come to the Lord as these things are taught and drilled and reinforced again and again and again so that those who were born not of bloods nor of the will of man but were conformed into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ now have had that image and likeness overprinted into the image and likeness of sinful flesh and sinful men and the dead men of Christian necromancy at that. And it is to the place today that the words of the dead that rule over us and these in particular are Martin Luther, Meno Simons, and John Calvin their words teaching and doctrines are cut pasted and inserted in all that is taught and in the great rabbinical traditions of the Talmud this is not even corrupt or perverse enough but it is the duty and prerogative of every rabbi to alter and pervert even the words and writings of every other rabbi by altering and reinterpreting the meaning of the words of their long dead and venerated great sages and great rabbis to suit themselves and to go along with what they want to teach – even as we also do in their image and likeness.

If we really truly want to go enter into true spirituality we can and will never enter in by the broad gate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Lusting after and seeking diligently spiritual short cuts that are not at all what they seem but are instead are designed to beguile of us our birthright and the manifold blessed fruitfulness that God would give unto us – and in partaking of these short cuts we sin against God we sin against his commandments and we heap upon ourselves defilement upon defilement and then as Eve in the fevered madness that had taken hold upon her we pass this sin and death on to all that would hear us and make war on all that will not hear us and partake of our sin and death even as Eve did unto Adam as recorded in the book of Job.

In the making use of these shortcuts and dead mans bones we do things that Jesus Christ the Apostles and the Prophets of old could not and would not and dared not. Where is it that these read of Peter James and John all heading down to the Jewish book store and getting for themselves books from the hottest selling authors like Gamaliel or Hillel 1 or even John the Baptist. These testimonial books, these teaching books these commentaries and all these devotional books are a diversion – are entertainment – to feed out sin and corruption and vain imagination – and do not and can not bring anyone any closer to God despite what we think we sense and feel – it is only Christ himself that can bring us closer to God and it is only though reading the pure white of Scripture and meditating on it day and night that we can begin to see the weights and sins that have so easily besets us, to the point of the dysfunction and the beguiling of our birthright and the manifold blessed fruitfulness that God would give unto us.

Where is the power of God? It was long ago beguiled from you for a bowl of lentils which is also now long gone and you have awoken from your drunkenness and riot in misery and agony to find that you are in a pigsty covered with pig feces and pig urine and your own vomit. And here you are faced with a long road of repentance to come again to the house of your father or to let the beguiling servants of the serpent continue to hold you there telling you that you are rich and in need of nothing and that this is your spiritual inheritance and this is the lot God has given unto you.

Ephesians 5:14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

Rise, rise, rise.  

So at my own at my own expense I went to Elim to fetch these documents that were so greatly coveted, praying all the way that God would give me favor when I arrived. And after I got there I went straight to business lived like a monk for the better part of a week photocopying and hand writing in gaps missed by the photocopier for between 6-8 hours a day copying hundreds of articles and a book from the 1910 to the 1970’s.

Sometime after I returned I found out that Wade Taylor among those that had wanted these articles so I let Wade copy them and in return he let my copy all his personal note books from when he went to bible school.  -- Some time later he let it be known that the person he had hired to type out all these articles so he could rework them on his computer could not read what I had written in the margins so Wade than asked me to rewrite some of these articles myself and then turn them over to him and he would then seek to doctor them up further and then print them in the banner. – So for a few years I worked in the sly as a secret editor for the banner and there were probably a half a dozen or more of these articles published under names like “selected”.  

So who originally penned the article below was I Q Spencer. 

I found this article earlier today July 12th 2007.  When I first picked it up I felt the Lord wanted me to post it and make some comments contrasting what I wrote then and now. When I looked more closely at the article as I typed it out – I was sure that I had written this on my own because of how badly it was written, with how choppy and incomplete the sentences were; as all my writing was at the time. However as I started to edit it and fix it up I felt God say no. – He wanted it as is, and allowed me only to complete some of the incomplete sentences without changing their meaning or trying to make them sound better.

It was only after my third try that I could hear I Q Spencer speaking these words and knew that this was originally his. And it would seem that this was written in the late 1930’s or early 1940’s as the Pentecostal Revival died down to a whisper in the lull before the latter rain revival began.  I will make comments here as if these were my own words to show in some measure how my thoughts have been altered by the Lord in the twenty two years that have passed since I rewrote this article in my own words. 



What Shall We Do Then?


(We see in this article a striving and impatience in IQ Spencer, that has become the mark of the house of Saul that has been built in the last generation or so. )

The church of this hour is one of passivity. Instead of people believing God for supernatural power many sit back hoping for someone else to do it.  Hoping maybe an evangelist will do it for them. It is almost as though we’ve been programmed; (We have been – but not at all as I Q Spencer perceives it here.) -- programmed to be spectators.

We hear statements like “Well brother, we have no power (If only in today’s prideful and arrogant ministries they could be any such admission) to be able to help you, so you need to just accept these circumstances.” (This is an admission that I Q Spencer here was not able to believe God for supernatural power of God – but sought an evangelist or someone to do it for him)  The words they speak are almost the “Be thou warmed, be thou filled” of the Epistle of James. (I Q then rails against them as if God and these men owed him this.)

Few truly know that there is something better, than the total inability to rise up we see all around us. (This is the sophistry of so many of these type of articles and of this type of preachings and teachings – IQ speaks here of “the few” knowing something better as if he is on the inside track here – however in the text of this article it IQ Spencer tells us of his own passivity, of his own lack of belief, of his need to bring into Elim someone that can do it for him but he is unable to find any such person.)  And that we need to take what belongs to (Us) the people of God, (Is this not the battle cry of thy hyper-faith movement and those who corrupt themselves and so sin against God with the prosperity Gospel.) rather than just settling down and riding out (These two phrases are mocking and slandering those who would bow to the yoke of Christ and accept the rebuke and correction of God and let it have its same work in you that it did in Christ the apostles and the prophets of old. – this technique is used by salesmen today to help them slip past thorny questions by declaring that some how if you think or ask certain things you are not as wise or sophisticated as those who unquestioningly place their heads in the salesman’s hangman’s noose,) anything that the world the flesh and the devil can dish out.(Here I Q Spencer roundly dismisses that any of this could be God striving with Him, that the rising of any or all of these things be an indication of sin disobedience or a departure from the calling that God originally gave to I Q Spencer.)

We could call this (Just settling down and riding out) being programmed for failure, (This is an all too common straw dog argument that us raised in the hyper-faith movement)  having faith for problems, (There is no faith required to be rebuked or chastened of the Lord – though there is faith required to be faithful unto repentance and obedience) or having an expectation for defeat. (All of this is evangelistic sophistry – designed to make you feel good in your sin and corruption)

When this is the message (Just settling down and riding out anything that the world the flesh and the devil can dish out.) we are given what fruits do you expect to see? (Not too many years ago I agreed 100% with that is written here. And from 1983 -1985 I preached many of these same things myself not because the Lord had spoken these things to be but because I had been made into the image and the likeness of men.  – But God! But God! So that 22 years ago God stopped me dead in my tracks as I walked on the skulls of the bishops in my descent to hell. And after 19 years of being separated unto the Lord God appeared unto me in the sub arctic temperatures of Alaska one night in late November of 2002 and said “You are released and God began to speak and manifest Himself at that point as I had never seen it before and now some four years later in late June of 2002 God came unto me having brought me low in sickness and infirmity and said “You have been accepted” and He declared unto me that He had translated me through the straight and narrow gate blocked by the angel of the Lord bearing a two-edged sword upon which the Shekina of God dwell that no flesh shall pass unto personal justification and personal sanctification.  So that I do not have to speak anymore the theoretical sophistry of Christian Rabbis – but I can not declare with certainty this is the way walk ye in it because God has brought me in, I have entered His gates and am in the process of gently exploring this land that was once delivered unto the saints. Personal justification Personal sanctification is not the sinless perfection that Christian Rabbis teach. It is but the starting line from which Peter and the apostles began in the upper room when for the first time they achieved spiritual unity because they had themselves entered there into personal justification and personal sanctification – Jesus having prophesied of this saying to Peter When thou are converted go and strengthen thy brethren and this occurred in the upper room.  And in Acts we see that this having entered into personal sanctification and personal justification was the sign that was looked for before that apostles ordained people in the ministry – all else are still though in the church walking in the darkness of the apostles during the three and a half years of Christ’s ministry.

We need only speak one passage of scripture to refute all the innuendo and accusation in this article that is given to

Isaiah 35:3-7 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees. (To those who are attempting to settle down [rather than kick against] and ride out [submit to the yoke of Christ and the working of God’s workings in their lives.) Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come (Not to make us happy in our sin) with vengeance, even God with a recompense; (He is coming to cleanse his temple individually and personally in you) He will come and save you. (And here are the fruits Mr Spencer mockingly asks for) Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped. Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the desert. (The fruits listed here are the cure for common Laodiceanitus – which only can come through doing exactly what I Q Spencer here clearly scoffs at and mocks)

Depression, sadness, and misery prevail among the people of God.  But why?

It is as Isaiah prophesied:
Isaiah 29:8 It shall even be as when an hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty (It is that despite all the rhetoric that is given of  being rich and in need of nothing that –when these awake from the toxic sleep they have been in that they find themselves to be empty) or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold, he drinketh; but he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, (Weak with hunger and thirst) and his soul hath appetite: so shall the multitude of all the nations (The many) be, that fight against (That seek to enter the straight and narrow gate of) mount Zion.(By thee might and power of their own flesh as I Q Spencer boastfully asserts here that this can be done, and that those that feel empty and faint are just quitters and have just not tried hard enough)  

(Why I Q wrongfully asserts here) It is because we have been made to believe that this (Just settling down and riding out anything that the world the flesh and the devil can dish out.) is normal, that the poverty of an empty walk (Translate this as blessed are the poor in spirit) equals spirituality. (Translate this as for they shall see God – that is they shall see His visitation)

But we declare (By what authority and by what fruits and evidence?) that there are Holy Ghost and fire, signs following bible-believing assemblies in the earth today. (This is the say so gospel – of modern confession teaching) Every generation needs the living Christ, and every community needs these signs following. (But by your saying so – it does not make it so.)

We can move in this if we can believe in a miracle working God. (Pure sophistry We can do this if we can make the miracle working God appear – IQ hasn’t the faintest idea how to do what he suggests here)  No one can stop the church from coming into the Spirit of Revelation, (And likewise no man can cause the church to enter into the Spirit of Revelation) Somewhere someone is going to take God at His word (This is a Baptist cliché that completely sidesteps any requirement of faithfulness or obedience on the part of a believer)  and shake their community for Jesus Christ. (While at the same time doing this completely apart from Him.)

The Church of bible times in the book of Acts was far different than your average unbelieving frozen assembly today. What made the apostles more mighty spiritually than ordinary men? Was it their companionship with Jesus Christ? (Yes their personal relationship with Christ was at the center of it all.) No, it was the gift of the Holy Ghost. (Pentecostal rabbinical teaching) Think about it, What did the apostles do between the crucifixion and the day of Pentecost? (And Jesus said peter when thou art converted go and strengthen thy brethren  -- these entered into personal justification and personal justification in thy closet in secret the one thing that is needful and all the rest was the results the fruit or the confirmation that this very thing had been wrought in their midst.) What miracles were wrought? What signs followed them? How many lost were won? Study and search you won’t find any. But beginning with Acts chapter two we find the Apostles moving in the mighty anointing of God. (Only because Peter was converted and strengthened the weak hands and feeble knees of his brethren that they too could enter in.)

The question keeps coming in my mind what shall we do then? 

What shall we do then? Cease from all your striving and kicking against God and repent and cry out unto God with all your hear that he will have mercy upon you,
Hebrews 12:5 -- My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:

Hebrews 12:7 If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

Hebrews 12:11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness (Personal justification and Personal sanctification) unto them which are (Truly) exercised (Brought to repentance and converted) thereby.