OPEN LETTER TO
THE SONS OF THE KINGDOM 2014
April 5, 2014
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Children of the Kingdom of the Heavens, Sons of God,
Brothers to one another and to our Lord Christ Jesus,
As you prepare to commemorate the 2014 Memorial Supper of the Life and Ministry of Christ Jesus, know that this year’s Supper will be different, special, and unlike any Memorial before. Our reports indicate that there will be over 8.7 million consecrated children of God from various sects of Christianity in over 170 countries joining together on this one night in a united voice of pure, unadulterated solidarity to commune and declare their union with Christ Jesus. In addition to these consecrated sons who have been baptized into the death of Christ, there are millions more who are in the process of making such a consecrated decision. This is unprecedented in the history of Christianity.
These determined and dedicated children of God are the foundation of the ‘new earth’ that will usher in an era of enlightenment that has not been seen nor experienced in the history of our planet. They are the cultivators of the new and revolutionary way of thinking, of believing, of behaving that was planted by Jesus of Nazareth early in the 1st century when he declared the beginning of the planetary Jubilee. (Luke 4:18-20) Finally, his true message of hope has awakened from its slumber and is being heralded once again!
But not all welcome this fascinating turn of events. Not all are happy about the unity that is developing in the heretofore ‘divided house’ of Christianity. Not all are prepared to give up their ‘chosen people’ attitudes, and their ‘places of honor’ and bend their knees to the Christ. And not all are accepting this development quietly.
Case in point is the little nation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. As strange as it may seem to those who are not associated with the Watchtower Society, the leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses – known as the Governing Body – are gnashing their teeth at this development. We have learned that the Governing Body has sent out directives to brothers in positions of oversight to be on the look out for those among Jehovah’s Witnesses who profess to be sons of God, who intend to partake of the Memorial emblems, who talk about ‘the Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man,’ and who use phrases such as ‘the plain and open teachings of Jesus.’ For what purpose? To silence them.
The Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses knows full well that once a brother or sister awakens to their sonship with God, they will never again bow in servitude to men. The stranglehold on their faith is forever released and no amount of harassment, chastisement, or spiritual beatings can change that. Even threats of disfellowshipping ring hollow to the children of God for they know that “neither death nor life nor angels nor governments nor things now here nor things to come nor powers nor height nor depth nor any other creation will be able to separate us from God’s love that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38)
But the Governing Body is not alone in its displeasure of the awakening and uniting of the children of God. Others in leadership positions of other Christian fellowships hold themselves out as divinely appointed leaders, uniquely anointed shepherds, and the ones to whom God has given ‘a word.’ They, too, claim to have a special channel to God and, for a small fee, will pray for you, grant you divine favors, or send you an item that they have blessed. They are not keen on your spiritual freedom nor on your joining in fellowship with other groups. Like the 1st century Sanhedrin, they are separatists and are afraid of losing their ‘place and their nation’ to a united self-governing Christian fellowship. (John 11:47-50) But a united self-governing Christian fellowship is the will of the Father and the purpose of Christ Jesus.
“Now I say that as long as the heir is a young child, he is no different from a slave, although he is the lord of all things, but he is under supervisors and stewards until the day set ahead of time by his father. Likewise, we too, when we were children, were enslaved by the elementary things of the world. But when the full limit of the time arrived, God sent his Son, who was born of a woman and who was under law, that he might release by purchase those under law, so that we might receive the adoption as sons. Now because you are sons, God has sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, and it cries out: “Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave but a son; and if a son, then you are also an heir through God.”
– Galatians 4:1-7
“So from now on we know no man from a fleshly viewpoint. Even if we once knew Christ according to the flesh, we certainly no longer know him in that way. Therefore, if anyone is in union with Christ, he is a new creation; the old things passed away; look! new things have come into existence. But all things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of the reconciliation, namely, that God was by means of Christ reconciling a world to himself, not counting their offenses against them, and he entrusted to us the message of the reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors substituting for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us. As substitutes for Christ, we beg: “Become reconciled to God.” The one who did not know sin, he made to be sin for us, so that by means of him we might become God’s righteousness.”
– 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
So rejoice at being at the forefront of this new era of Christianity! The old way of declaring ‘the Christ is here’ or ‘the Christ is there’ (Matthew 24:23) or worshiping in ‘this mountain’ or ‘that mountain’ (John 4:21), is passing away. New things are coming into existence! Those who are blessed enough to share this evening with those of other faiths are the cornerstones and exemplars of the united Christian Jubilee!
As you approach this year’s Memorial Supper, be bold! Have faith. Exercise courage. Do not allow the ignorance and blindness of men inhibit your free exercise of faith that has been bestowed upon you by the life and ministry of Christ Jesus. And also, be watchful. Be discreet. Be wise. Put on the complete suit of armor (Ephesians 6:13-18), clothe yourself with the fruitage of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23), and, when in doubt, think with the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16) At all times, be ready to make a defense for what you believe and what you hold dear – your sonship with the greatest personality in the universe. No one can snatch you out of His hands! (John 10:29)
After the 2014 Memorial, this ministry will be taking a new direction. We will continue to maintain this website for the benefit of Jehovah’s Witnesses and those who are just learning to stand on their own spiritual feet, but we will be publishing a new spiritually forward website that is intended to appeal to all people, especially mature brothers and sisters who are ready for higher concepts and higher ideals. It will mark a turning point in the Christian Jubilee!
The new website will be a contemplation in and of itself. It will fearlessly, openly and unapologetically take Christianity to task with the goal of stripping away implausible theories, superstition, deception, bias and prejudice so that the underlying truth and purpose of Christianity is revealed and restored. We will take Jesus at his word, that his yoke is kindly and his load is light (Matthew 11:30), and that when his good news is spread to the most distant parts of the earth, then the end to sorrow, suffering and injustice of all kinds will come. (Matthew 24:14)
We have a great deal of work to do. The harvest is great, but the workers are few. Pray with us that the Master send out more workers into his harvest. (Matthew 9:37-38) What a great time to be alive and worshipping our Ineffable, Unparalleled, Unequaled Universal Father in union with our one true Leader, our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus!
Have a wonderful faith strengthening Memorial Supper and don’t forget to share your experiences with us for the benefit of those who have not yet mustered the courage to act and for those who doubt the power of sonship and the effectiveness of the true good news. And please look for our new venture in Christian freedom!