On March 5, 2010, a woman came up to me after a Bible study at a
friend's workplace. She was not part of the study but an employee who
worked for my friend. She told me she was moved to pray for me, and
after she began, I felt the energy of the Spirit come upon us. She spoke
in tongues intermittently, and said, "Do not doubt the word given to
you," and other things to encourage me to continue as a minister
delivering God's word.
I was having serious doubts about spiritual guidance I
received at the time and had many failures, because of false guidance as
well as my inexperience in dealing with prophecy and other spiritual
guidance, like visions, words, and dreams.
The woman also told me I was given the power to break chains
through my witness testimony and said after touching my lips, "I anoint
your lips to speak truth," which was like Jeremiah's anointment from God
where He did similarly in Jeremiah 1:9-10.
There was so much energy during this, I could tell it was
difficult for her to speak. Afterwards, she said she hoped I understood
what was said, because she didn't. I never met her before, so she
couldn't know what was going on in my life.
A few months later on August 28, I got more encouragement to
continue in the very difficult path of ministry I had in learning about
spiritual warfare, further truth, and correcting the church. I was at a
Christian motorcycle retreat and that evening we were praying at the
chapel when the lead pastor came up to me and said he got a word from God for me
very clearly when he was praying. It was "COURAGE."
It was then I remembered guidance I got months earlier about the number 413
going with Philippians 4:13, "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength
" (see The Meaning of Numbers for more about 413)
. My 413
guidance also went with 1 Peter 4:13 about suffering like Christ: "But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed,
" and Exodus 4:13 where Moses tells God, "O Lord, please send someone else to do it.
Moses was trying to get out of being God's spokesman, because he was not eloquent and was slow of speech and tongue (Exodus 4:10)
. I recognized the 413
connection in Exodus 4:13 because of my own ineloquence and call to
speak for God. He gave me the strength to continue in suffering and
speaking for Him through many hardships.
By the end of 2010, I had about two years of ministry under
my belt but was still going through hard times and did not see a lot of
success, or at least the kind of success I was looking for - both in my
life and the church changing for the better. I was expecting my first book
to finance my new life and ministry, but it did not generate much
income, and I was in serious debt after leaving my career for ministry.
At the time, I didn't realize the failures weren't all my
fault, because I was also dealing with a lot of false guidance and bad
teaching I had accepted. It threw off my projects. However, God doesn't
measure success with financial rulers or the number of followers you can
get. The failures I had let me learn a lot about spiritual warfare and
the state of the world and church.
It was on November 3, 2010 a couple weeks after I accepted
further truth about how we are saved into God's kingdom and gave my
trust to leave the church and its teachings, I got a gift from my ex-wife, which I attribute to God because I
associated it with the scripture, "But everything comes from God" (1 Corinthians 11:12).
The gift was a gold ring with a large, red center gemstone
and six small diamonds lining two of its sides (see photo below). At the
time, I felt it was reconciliation from both God and my ex for going
through tough times, however, like the poster marked 213, I didn't
realize the ring had significance engraved into it that went with my
But first, I'll share what the ring symbolizes. A few days
after I got the ring, I received seven daily devotional
emails from a 3rd Party ministry that were repeated from July on November 7th. I
immediately recognized they went with the ring, because the devotionals
were centered on July 12th, my birthday, and my birthstone is ruby - a
red gemstone like the ring's center gem.
And like the emails with six devotionals surrounding the
central July 12th one (three on each side), my ring has six small
diamonds around the center gem, also with three on each side of it.
Seven emails, seven gems, and on the seventh of the month.
It was puzzling to get all the references to the number seven
and the seven repeated devotionals from earlier in the year, especially
right after receiving the ring and having them connect through my
I soon understood the devotional arrangement matched the
gemstones on the ring. The "center" devotional of July 12th goes with
the large, center gem. It was about God, The Holy Trinity, which has
obvious importance as the centerpiece, but the gem is also square cut,
which further symbolizes New Jerusalem, because Revelation 21:16 says
New Jerusalem is "laid out like a square, as long as it is wide... and as wide and high as it is long."
Later, I went to some jewelers who said the red gem in the
ring is actually a garnet. Why wasn't it a ruby? The garnet has meaning
too, since its color is a blood red that symbolizes Jesus' blood shed on
the cross for the New Covenant. Rubies are usually a brighter, lighter
With all this symbolism in the blood red garnet and square
cut, the center gem represents God's promise of building His church, which makes the ring a signet ring for my role to help
build the Bride/New Jerusalem.
The other six supporting devotionals, which correspond to the six surrounding gems around the center gem, are as follows:
- The July 9th devotional talked about how King Cyrus and
King Josiah were prophesied hundreds of years before they were born,
even being called by name (1 Kings 13:2; Isaiah 44:28).
King Josiah was important in my guidance as an example of a righteous
king who repented greatly when he found out he and his people were wrong
in their beliefs and actions. He brought Israel back to God without
needing proof or calamity. All he needed was hearing what God wanted
from the lost Book of the Law (2 Kings 22:1-20; 2 Chronicles 34:1-33).
King Cyrus was also referenced in guidance I got through the books of
Ezra, Nehemiah, Haggai, and Zechariah, which all talk about rebuilding
God's temple after the exile in Babylon. King Cyrus, though a foreigner
to the Jews, was God's instrument and shepherd in getting them back to
Jerusalem and providing the resources they needed to rebuild the temple (2 Chronicles 36:22-23; Ezra 1:1-3, 5:13, 6:1-5; Isaiah 44:28).
This parallels what is going on now with getting God's People to
recognize what New Jerusalem is and building this new temple through
Christ and the New Covenant. The link to my ring is that I am like King
Cyrus because of my role to promote this, and I am like King Josiah because I too changed my ways after seeing the truth.
- The July 10th devotional talked about how God's power, grace,
and peace exceed understanding. It alludes to how the New Covenant works
and how different the true workings of His kingdom are compared to what
the church thinks. See The True Gospel and Imposters for details.
- The July 11th devotional was about "entropy" - the shame or
turning inward that goes with failing to witness and speak for God.
Speaking up and not hiding is a duty for all Christians, especially for
His ministers. We should have no shame whatsoever to speak what is right
- The July 13th devotional talked about resurrection, especially
of everyone in what the church calls The Rapture. I also noted the
numbers for July thirteenth (7/13) are symbolic of a Full (7) Promise (13) (see The Meaning of Numbers
for details). The Rapture is God's guaranteed, full promise to those
who are saved by Christ, but there are misconceptions and false guidance
- The July 14th devotional was about the good seed of God's word
being sown by Christ and the children of His kingdom who took His seed
and were regenerated. It pertains to how we are literally regenerated or
reborn when we become saved (see The True Gospel and Imposters
for details), and because God is still sowing His good seed with live
guidance. The church needs to accept that to yield the full crops of
destiny that He has planned in New Jerusalem.
- The July 15th devotional was titled "Learn By Example" and
talked about Apostle Paul's example of being a Christian in 2 Timothy.
This goes with what I learned about "rightly dividing" or "correctly handling" God's word (2 Timothy 2:15) and understanding the difference between what was recorded in scripture as opposed to what God meant when He stated it.
"Learn by example" also refers to listening to the testimony and
experience of others. Sometimes a good deal of faith is required to
commit to change, because I know the feelings of uncertainty and not
wanting to change or leave the ways of the popular church.
also noted the devotional for November 7, the day I got the repeated
devotionals, was about "Biblical irony," which goes with the hard truths
and mysteries that were revealed in my years of ministry. Ironic that so many who believe they
are saved, actually are not, because they did not fulfill or keep the
terms for the New Covenant (see The True Gospel and Imposters
for details). Ironic that the church thinks they know how God and the spiritual world works, but really need to know much more.
All the details of the devotionals syncing up with my ring had me
scratching my head. With the seven repeated devotionals (sent again
because of a "computer error" as the ministry apologized later), the
ring is a constant reminder of how real God is and what to remember:
- God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - and His plans of preparing His People.
- What God wants - His new temple built, His Bride - us - and His People as a whole, ready with the knowledge of righteousness.
- God and His ways are much more than our reasoning can comprehend. Don't lean on your own understanding, but on His.
- Never shy away from our roles in Christ. Be a light to the world and seek to fulfill your duties as ministers and Christians.
- Hold on to God's promises, no matter how great the troubles are.
- Remember God's live guidance is just as important as scripture.
- Learn by the example of others. Rejecting witness testimony
keeps you confined to a smaller part of the truth, which leads you to
the wrong conclusions, just like the majority of the world has done by
rejecting witnesses to the gospel. However, much of what I teach is also about
discerning good guidance and teaching from bad, so we must also examine
witness testimony closer to see who we should listen to.
later in 2011, I got another surprise from this ring. During this time I
had gotten guidance that one of my duties is to bring HD high
definition detail to the truth. It refers to guidance and truth, like
I share, that give further details for the truth,
God's kingdom, and how to interpret scripture and guidance.
What does that have to do with the ring? I found inside the
ring's band the words "BLU RAY" inscribed (see photo below). It is the
trademark for the jeweler, Hy Spreckman and Sons of Chicago, now called B
but the interesting thing is, Blu-ray (BD) video discs are the high
definition standard that replaced DVD video discs. The Blu-ray video
standard announced in 2002[6.4.1]
came many years after Hy Spreckman registered their BLU RAY trademark in 1994[6.4.2]
. Spreckman still as of this writing even has their BLU-RAY trademark prominently shown on their Facebook page[6.4.3]
All these correlations in my anointment, signet ring, guidance
to numbers, scripture, and other things point to my predestined role to build New
Jerusalem and God's People. These were all encouragements I very much
needed to continue fighting for God and His kingdom despite many
failures and great hardships with spiritual warfare and false guidance.
In fact, I now understand these predestined workings of the physical world go with how "the earth helped the [Bride], and the earth opened its mouth" to get rid of the enemy's flood of false guidance in Revelation 12:16. We're in an age where we cannot blindly trust spiritual teaching or guidance, even if they come from long-established ministers or churches. The enemy has many strongholds in the church and world that were made over thousands of years, so God moves things in the physical world to speak and save His People as well (Revelation 12:16).
I kept in the fight and now after more than ten years, I feel
like Martin Luther King, Jr. who in 1968 was discouraged not seeing
progress for civil rights after more than a decade of demonstrations and
. My disappointment with progress is similar, because I see the lack of change in the church and world since I started at the end of 2008.
And though I believe I wasted much time and energy following
false guidance, I was still guided by God through it all, learned much,
and can keep the knowledge and truth I learned. This is the kind of path, most, if not all of the church is walking and has been walking for hundreds of years, except I noticed after years of fighting for greater truths, much of the church fails to accept when she is wrong and continues to support incorrect doctrine.
Being serious about doctrine or teaching is important, but it needs to be correct teaching. The ability to admit when one is wrong and change is more important for our well-being as individuals and a People of God.