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Extra Oil: God’s Handmaiden Confesses

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another . . . The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” ~ James 5:15-16 full quote below; Branch Davidians Update, re: Sunday 04/17/11 CNN special; Prayer Requests for others

Extra Oil: God’s Handmaiden Confesses
shared by Remnant Doctrine Keepers (RDK) 042211
©copyright 2011 Bonita M Quesinberry 041811

Titled Topic:
—— “The prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” ~ James 5:15-16
—— “Save the sick” does not mean only illnesses of our flesh but of all things that affect righteous behavior, “faults” that impede the “purification” process. We have prayer requests for others; and, Sister BonnieQ comes to “confess her faults” to our brethren and to seek only “your fervent prayers” on her behalf. First, the following is an excerpt from one letter-of-four mailed by her daughter, Sister María, in order to give you an idea of the what and why for Bonnie’s confession; which follows thereafter:

—— “The undersigned is both daughter and State appointed caregiver for HSN customer Ms Quesinberry (67yo in June). About 8 months ago, her Multiple Sclerosis— since age 8, diagnosed at 23yo— was diagnosed as having entered “rapid progression.” She also has Lupus, RA, heart problems and other health issues. In the last 5 years, she has suffered a statistically fatal brain aneurysm, broken back 4 times, broken ribs, and has been living in a HUD subsidized housing nightmare of management and tenant abuses.

—— “At the onset of seizures, convulsions and black outs, my mother elected to give up driving and lost most of her independence; which resulted in depression and actions totally unlike her usual financial restraint; the most damaging of which are the sudden orders from your company and 2 others we are petitioning. Her excellent credit is in jeopardy, for she cannot pay 2-Visa credit charges amassed near or at $20,000 and she has nothing to collect from an estate at death. She does not remember making most of the orders and was unaware of all charges until recently notified.”

BonnieQ:
—— Dearest Brethren, “Truth is Love” and I love each of you; so, please know that what has happened was not intentional and it has not in any way affected my ability to fulfill God’s assigned tasks. The hardest thing I had to do was tell my daughter what I had done: aside from the fact she is my daughter, she is also my caregiver and communicates with all my doctors. When I added that she must want to ground me or some other measure of punishment, her response was, “Wow! That is totally unlike you; but I don’t think I need to do anything, Mom. You already are beating yourself up terribly and are seeking solution.” The next hardest thing is to confess to you, my brethren in Christ. Still, I must do as James’ scriptures direct.
—— I have gone to our Lord for His forgiveness and guidance to understand what happened and why, the best solution and to find what there is to learn from the awful experience. Added to the reasons in the above letter is the fact that, for the last 10 years I have been persecuted for God’s Truth I give the world, and for the last year I have been a prisoner in my apartment because of abuses and false complaints. I am a people person, so not interacting with my neighbors and speaking my mind are foreign to me.
—— In March, I became aware of what happened between November 2010 and March 2011, four months of being brainless and temporarily insane: excessive charges to my two Visa accounts for purchases from QVC, HSN and ShopNBC. One of my Visa’s allowed $5,000 in over limit charges “before rejecting” additional charges and notifying me. In fact, it was HSN that first notified me because a “flex- or value-pay” was denied. At the time and not knowing the full extent of damage, I gave them my other credit card.
—— On top of the above charges, in February I made a $200 error in my check register, for which my bank took a cash withdrawal on my bank Visa but did not contact me; thus, I was oblivious of the overdraft. I have never made a mathematical error regarding my checking account because I always run a double calculation to prove balance. Apparently, that time I did not: another nail of depression. I did not even do a bank reconciliation and did not notice the $200 deposit on the next bank statement. I learned of it when the cash withdrawal showed up on the Visa statement; although, at first I did not question it; thinking it was part of the charges I had made. Du—uh!
—— I was devastated upon learning just how much I had charged as well as the bank overdraft. Until now, I was debt free, “owed no man,” and never in my life had I done such a foolish, irresponsible act. In addition to prayer, my first response was to accept a pre-approved credit card offering no interest for 18 months and had planned to transfer my outstanding balances knowing that no interest would mean lower payments. They withdrew their offer when it was learned I had co-signed a loan for my foster daughter’s car a year ago; which was not a problem in that I knew she would pay and has been paying that loan. She desperately needed the car for her job.

—— God’s response to my prayers was that I contact QVC, HSN and ShopNBC to ask them to willing take back all that I ordered in exchange for credit to my Visas. They have their money, so they are not obligated to accept returns for credit; especially considering their 30-day return policy has expired. María mailed those letters; and, she is mailing a letter to the Amazon Visa who allowed the over limit charges. Another letter might go out to Bank of America Visa, if needed. While I did make a few payments of about a total of $1000, before the balances soared, I cannot continue to make payments now that they total almost $700 per month, OR I will not eat and cover co-pays on necessary meds:  my monthly SS income is only $1011, about 65% below poverty level.
—— Never in my life have I experienced depression; burnout yes, but that is an entirely different situation and set of behaviors. As a counselor, I understood the malady to some degree but had no idea what it felt like or how it affected behavior and memory. María lives in Oregon and comes up as caregiver when I have doctors’ appointments; so, she had no idea that something was wrong. When I received notice and by God’s plan, it jarred me out of depression’s darkness; though I still have no memory of most of the orders I made but do have the proof in products and current billing statements. It seems I simply kept putting away the items and, sight unseen, was not aware of the volume of clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry: things of this world, which also greatly troubles me.
—— While this is devastating to me and I am desperate to clear my name and accounts, I have learned much from this experience: now I understand how those who suffer depression think, which they do not, and act. For over 21 years, I was married to a man who suffered depression as far back as he could remember; yet, I never understood how he could look at a $5 monthly increase in debt yet not understand the impact on our full debt obligation, how he could appear to function normally yet blind to what he was doing, how he sabotaged himself in the process: all I knew at the time.
—— Now I understand how depression functions on a daily basis and the fervent prayer needed from us for all who suffer. Fortunately and unlike those many, I am not and will not need meds for depression. In fact, I was on an antidepressant several years ago as solely a remedy for chronic pain. It had the negative effect of causing me to sleep walk and suffer mild depression that I could recognize. I was off the med immediately; albeit, that med possibly could have added to this experience. I have learned by God’s reasoning that this was due to combined, unrelenting events that ultimately overwhelmed me.
—— What I do remember is watching those programs, another thing I had never done, seeing something I liked, thinking I needed a few new clothes, and noting that the “flex-pay” or “value-pay” was only $8 or $12 or $19 per month for 2 or 3 or 5 months coupled with what I thought were only a few full price charges. I saw only those value-pays, surely easy to pay. In all cases, I thought I ordered only one of an item, yet I found in my closet “one in every color” of a number of garments; yet, I remembered only that I wanted it in, say, gray or blue or black.
—— To see now what I have done is disconcerting at best and, at worst, frightening that I could do these things with very little memory of it. There is no doubt in my mind that God snatched me out of a depression that many people suffer for ever. The moment I exited depression, I instantly asked our Lord for His forgiveness and asked for the understanding of not only what happened but also to comprehend how it happened while also seeking guidance in how to remedy the disastrous results. It especially concerns me, not only because we are instructed to “owe no man,” but also because we are so close to seeing our Savior in the clouds. I desperately want to be in the clouds with him.
—— I asked God if this could be due to MS because depression is common among MS patients, though I had not experienced it, or could it have occurred due to part of my right temporal lobe now gone and possibly affecting short-term memory. The understanding He gave me was that it was not due to either possibility; instead, it was due to emotional overload during the last 5 years or so, as noted in the letter excerpt above, compounded by continued abuse and being a prisoner where I live. If I had been aware, I might have avoided these consequences: it was so gradual over the past year that I was not aware, instead I thought I handled well the persecutions, abuses and loss of independence.
—— Perhaps even, this also happened because I had always taken “pride” in the fact I was self-disciplined and handled my finances responsibly, that I would NEVER do such a thing. We all know “pride goes before a fall” and it is not a part of Christ’s righteousness. I thought, erroneously, that I had shed “pride” at least 15 years ago when it was made known to me that it was “pride” to NOT ask for or accept help when needed. Well, I obviously did not cover all the pride and assumption bases. Still, I feel compelled to add another charge to my sins: coveting. Surely I coveted the many “things” those programs offered. I do not recall ever coveting anything, but it does make sense in this situation. As you have read, my sins are many in this case, sins I sincerely never want to repeat.
—— To ease your minds, however, please know that I have cut up and thrown away the only two credit cards I had in order that this never happens again. A few have suggested bankruptcy in that the credit card companies can charge off the debt, but I do not want to do that. In my mind, to take that route would be equivalent to theft. I desire a solution that is equitable and do-able for both them and me; it is neither my wish nor God’s will that I avoid financial responsibility. My greatest fear, for which I earnestly pray, is that I do not lose God’s Seal upon me since 1976.
—— For total purification to occur before Christ arrives, as Biblically taught, God made it clear to me that I still had a part to erase: not only of pride but also in thinking people choose to be depressed when there is an easy remedy that they are not willing to pursue; so here I go again. All they had to do was reject it in Christ’s name? True, but on the other hand, how does one reject something of which they are unaware?
—— Pride and assumption, two thoughts man has taught we should have: believe a person chooses a negative path as opposed to choosing a positive; pride in our work, pride in success, pride in self-sufficiency, pride that God chose us, pride-pride-pride. We have nothing, are nothing and are not chosen by our own strength, also of which we have none on our own. Thus, I ask that you also ask our Lord for Him to show you if there is “assumption” and/or “pride” or “coveting” or, as the Pharisee, “thanking God that you are not like the lost” or any other sin of which you might not be aware; for we all must be purified of all sins, be we aware or unaware, “before” Christ returns so to Him we can be “presented a righteous people presented.”
—— I humbly ask each of you to pray on my behalf that Jesus not only forgive these actions but also that a fair remedy occurs, one I can handle, and that this never happens to me again or happens to any of you. While my mind always has been clear concerning the gifts God has given me and of the tasks that come with those gifts, I never again want to experience such a total lack of self-control and self-discipline. It amazes me that a person in depression can be clear in one matter yet blind of another: know this to be true.
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Branch Davidian Update:
—— Sunday night, 04/17, CNN aired a special 2011 documentary about the Waco travesty that began 28 February 1993 and ended 19 April 1993, supposedly in memoriam to all who died— “Faith, Fear and Fire.” RDK found it odd that CNN did this just one month after RDK presented its 03-18-11 “Extra Oil: EG White Warned,” which included the Davidians’ story. Until two weeks ago, there was no mention of a new documentary. This led some RDK members to suggest it was a Federal response to RDK’s presentation.
—— After all, we do know that the Feds have been monitoring RDK’s online activities for quite some time, as is the World Council of Churches who in the last month began sending emails to us that contain only a title of topic but no link to it. As you might recall, in the year 2000 RDK sent an email to the World Church requesting its list of members. They either checked their archives for our email address or gained it from one of our websites, either Remnant Doctrine Keepers and/or Seventh Seal Library.
——We feel certain Federal authorities were not amused with the truth about the Constitutionally illegal and unnecessary assault that killed 86 Davidians, among them at least 24 children according to CNN. Their presentation showed numerous film clips of ATF’s attack on Waco’s Davidian compound in Texas, and included interviews with only three survivors; two of which were a married couple actually in the compound at the time and a woman who had left the Davidians well before there was any threat. Another survivor was interviewed but not taped live. And, they interviewed yet another man currently clearing the property with the intent to rebuild both the buildings and the faith.
—— The couple evacuated their three youngest kids but lost their four oldest children to the fire those tear gas canisters forced into the building at high velocity, had caused several explosions of either natural gas and/or butane. In mere minutes, the building was fully engulfed; only a precious few adults and children escaping through a nearby exit.
—— As they previously blamed the Davidians for everything, ATF and an FBI negotiator, that CNN interviewed for the 2011 documentary, claimed Koresh ordered the fires set and said they had an audio tape of him giving the order; which they did not play despite having aired numerous tapes of talk between the negotiator and Koresh. The couple, on the other hand, denied Koresh ordered fires set or that he set them. Koresh already was suffering several gunshot wounds, one of which he showed on video, thus was not moving about the compound. 
—— The FBI negotiator stated that, based on his numerous conversations with Koresh, he had determined and reported to ATF that Koresh was “a manipulative narcissistic with psychopathic tendencies,” further stating, “The members are low self-esteem people easily manipulated into following whatever Koresh said.” The couple declared, “Wow, they didn’t give us much credit,” and adamantly stated they would not have joined the faith if they had felt that Koresh was not directed by God. To this day, they feel he was an oracle of God. On the other hand, the above woman said everyone believed Koresh was the Messiah incarnate and accused him of saying he was the Messiah.
—— On one video Koresh, taping a plea for ATF to back off, said ATF was “putting members and my wives (plural) and children in danger.” This does not really support ATF’s claim that Koresh was sleeping with a lot of women and certainly does not prove “sex with kids,” the latter of which the couple denied ever happened. Koresh also videotaped only two “wives” with children, one of the wives pregnant with her second.
—— Contrarily, the above one survivor woman said a number of women began having children by Koresh after he purportedly delivered a “message from God:” the men were not to have sex, even with their wives, and that he was the only one to have sex in order to increase pure membership numbers for the time of Christ’s return: she was afraid of being the next woman, though she did not state why she believed this but did leave the Davidians, nonetheless. The couple declared her statement to be untrue. The other man interviewed but only his picture shown, joined the Davidians later. He found nothing amiss and believed Koresh was gifted with God’s Word of Truth.
—— As for the “arsenal” the Davidians supposedly had, an ATF video of weapons purportedly retrieved after the building burned to the ground was aired. It might be difficult to prove all those guns belonged to the Davidians; however, during the 51-day siege Koresh did a video showing how the group repaired weapons to sell at various gun shows, which is well documented and which, as he said, is not against the Law in Texas.
—— The last man noted above is currently in the process of rebuilding the compound buildings for the purpose of restoring the original California Branch Davidian faith established in 1955 by Victor Houteff, whose leadership later was succeeded by Koresh. The man was the one who first warned the Conference SDA church of Koresh’s activities and, at the time, suspected he was a danger to the church. He later learned the truth about the Branch Davidians’ beliefs and of Koresh’s teachings, deciding then to rebuild the compound and faith for these perilous Laodicea times.
—— While it is obvious that Koresh erred when it came to having more than one wife, he was nevertheless willing to die for God, Christ and his belief in both as well as God’s Word Truth; at least concerning God’s seventh Sabbath. Like the Mormons, Koresh showed scripture that he felt proved God wanted him to have several wives and many pure children to increase the size of Christ’s church. None of the members disagreed.
—— The FBI negotiator readily admitted everything that happened was unnecessary and, in the end, had pleaded with ATF to back off and leave the Davidians alone. Moments later and already angered by ATF’s four dead and six wounded, they launched the final full-scale attack using military tanks and armed ATF ground agents. The rest is a history that sent to all Sabbatarians a clear warning of what is to come soon. But only a few will die, if not already counted as Davidians, for Christ will not be far behind. We must be totally purified in time for that glorious day so incredibly near.
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Dearest Brethren, please know that BonnieQ asks for nothing of you, only humbly asking your forgiveness of her confessed faults and asks for your prayers on her behalf as well as all the brethren. Bonnie gratefully thanks each of you for fervent prayers as she also prays for each of you to continue to have faith in God’s Word He has given her for all of you.

Also, we ask prayer for our brother and RDK member Weldon: his health failing rapidly and currently is in an Oklahoma City nursing home. Weldon is Sister María’s dad.

Do not put yourself in danger of losing your Seal, as Bonnie feels she might have endangered God’s Seal upon her. That has to be a painful feeling, for such a loss is the greatest fear we all should experience. Fear of God is a good thing.

Much love and prayers,
Sister BonnieQ, God’s Handmaiden
Seventh Seal Library

20 April 2011 Posted by | Bible, Christian, Christs Return, Depression, Elderly, Faith, Government Abuse, Health, Lupus, MS, Multiple Sclerosis, News, Prayer Requests, Seal, Spiritual, Truth, World | , | 3 Comments

God’s Power Defies Doctors in Africa

Frans in Africa shares miracle of God defying doctors in daughter’s case. God is good and merciful and all-powerful! Share this with everyone you know.


God’s Power Defies Doctors in Africa
testimony shared with Remnant Doctrine Keepers 122410
©copyright 2010 Frans Bezuidenhout

 

RDK: Saints’ comments on “Stand Amazed at God’s Power,” BonnieQ health update

Florida minister Bob Elmatti wrote: My dear Sister Bonnie, What a God we have! I pray God’s angels guard and protect you, for the power of our God will not be defied. Our God is a healing God, Jehovah Rafa; we praise and worship you. Thank you, Jesus, for showing us the way: you healed the lepers, you made the cripple whole again, and you made the blind to see. Lord God, we love and seek your presence. Lord, let my sister live long to praise and worship you Lord; let her testimony draw the lost to you. In Jesus name I pray, Amen. ~~ I love you, Sister Bonnie. Brother Bob

Brother Frans, in Africa, also responded to lovingly share his experience with God defying doctors in his eldest daughter’s case. Praise the Lord, Frans, for sharing this uplifting and encouraging word to Christ’s Saints; for during earth’s last few days, we surely need encouragement, all we can get. If readers have testimonies, share them with us by sending your report to unicornhaven@earthlink.net and we will share them with all the brothers and sisters!

Frans is a university professor in South Africa, married to Amor— who has a youth ministry— and has 3 beautiful grown daughters. He has authored several academic books and, not long ago, published a book of poems: “Firefly Glow.” His poetry is exquisite and his short stories are truly short-shorts, gloriously written snippets of his fascinating life. Bonnie has had the great pleasure of editing some shorts, thus intimately knows why readers cannot stop reading them and always want more. Frans’ pieces can be found at All Poetry, http://allpoetry.com/FransB — be sure to visit and be inspired.
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Dear Bonnie, Your story . . . and Mine
Dec 23, 2010 8:45 PM

This is amazing! Actually, if I had not come to know you, I would have said this is impossible! Then, I thought back some 20 years ago when my eldest was three years old. She had a virus attack her brain and, to put this mildly, we experienced the start of an awesome ‘spiritual time’ in our lives. It was like God on one side and Satan on the other.

After two series of tests at Children’s Hospital, it was made clear that Seugnet had lost her ability to walk by herself, even to sit on her own— she had to be supported by pillows. At two she could run her own bath and at two and a half swim on her own. Within twelve hours, after being put to bed then awakening the next morning, she had difficulty doing what had been so natural to her. A Pediatrician directed us to Children’s Hospital for a series of tests. The outcome was unsettling. The medical team suspected cancer of the brain or the nervous system.

When my daughter’s health kept deteriorating, I made a second trip to Hospital. My wife could not accompany us, as she was too far pregnant and not allowed to fly. The tests were repeated and a CAT scan recommended.

We transported by ambulance, accompanied by a nurse, to another hospital where the scan was done. As we climbed into the ambulance, my daughter started to convulse. The co-driver of the ambulance took her head in his hands and she immediately settled down in my arms. At the same time there was deadly silence in the ambulance, as if a presence were there. It was so real that the nurse commented on it. The driver then asked me, “Did you see what had happened?”

I answered, “Yes, I will remember how you held her head, and do the same when this happens again.”

“No,” he said, “prayed for her, and she will be healed!” Although not understanding the power of prayer at that time, I could not dismiss what I had felt in the ambulance. I have never in my life experienced so much serenity. After arriving at Children’s Hospital I felt compelled to phone my wife to explain what had happened. She seemed distant, but I knew she was greatly concerned about Seugnet.

Over the years I would think back on this incident, each time I felt downhearted about my daughter’s condition. Also, I recall the over-whelming desire to phone Amor, as if not doing so would be like an act of disbelief. The presence of the Lord was so touchable— this kept me going in the years thereafter.

The next morning when Seugnet woke up, she asked for scrambled eggs! For the first time since her illness, she was able to eat by herself. Previously her trembling hands did not allow this.

The medical team led by a Professor physician came to her bedside while she was eating breakfast. He noticed the trembling had almost vanished and the strange movements of her eyes were no longer there. He had asked permission to film these movements the previous morning prior to her CAT scan. For some reason the film was not done. Puzzled, he asked, “Was she given additional medication that I ordered?”

It was then, the second time I felt compelled to explain what happened the day before. The medical team was extremely surprised and uncomfortable. They kept checking their files. Slowly the interns disappeared until only the Professor remained.

After the Professor left, I sat down by Seugnet’s bed and tried to make sense of what had transpired. It was then I realized what belief in God and His healing means. I had felt that to believe, to enable healing, one had to know and have the ‘art’ of believing— that it was something one has to do, and that I was not capable of that ‘doing.’ I also understood that if healing depended on my ability to believe, then my daughter would never heal. Telling others what I had experienced was like a healing. I also recognized that believing is not what you have to ‘do’ or ‘earn’ but to allow God to do within you— even if one does not understand any of it. I guess I am saying: “Believing is accepting what you cannot do!” Therefore, letting God do it for you.

From that morning on, Seugnet’s healing started. It took her 8 years to learn to sit, walk, and run again. She attended a special school where she received therapy. She later went on to mainstream school and completed her final school examinations— not failing any academic year prior to the incident. In this year of 2010, she will complete her final year of university, allowing her to enter school as a teacher!

As parents, our walk with the Lord has never been the same. And, of the 7 children that had the same condition, two survived— Seugnet and the son of another parent.

Getting back to your journey, Bonnie— amazing, but I believe it. Thank you for sharing … half brain and all (LOL!). Blessings. Frans

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Bonnie’s Note:
First, I would remind everyone that twenty years ago doctors did not know a fraction of what they know today about the brain; so, God’s power over Seugnet’s case was even more evident than in mine. Although, when it comes to our brains, doctors still know very little about how it works; especially when severely damaged.

I love the closing of your letter, Frans: “Half brain and all.” I am rolling on the floor, laughing out loud! Oh, well, dear brother! You are not the only one who has found the humor in all this. ROFLOL! You, myself, María, my foster sister Helen, my best friend Anita and more. I am so glad they see it as I see it. Even Dr. Hakimian began teasing me after pointing out the loss of brain tissue. My COPES rep laughed with María when she called to update my file. He recalled that I find humor in almost everything, even the seemingly tragic. And, you are right, Frans; it IS God on one side and Satan on the other. Time is so short that the old snake is enraged and relentless against Christ’s own.

It is a good thing, though, that it is not “half” my brain gone missing. LOL! It is about 1/3 or more of only the right temporal lobe. Praise the Lord for that! Interestingly, however, there are cases both in England and the US where a child was born with only half a brain: the parents were told they would not live very long and then only as vegetables. Both grew up to graduate college with no visual evidence of functioning with only half a brain.

As you so graciously pointed out, Frans, the finite impossibility of my case allowed me to realize that many readers might feel the miracle untrue; so, it was a good thing María was a witness as well as neurologist Dr. Hakimian at Harborview Hospital in Seattle and, as a result, my neurosurgeon Dr. Sekhar, Multiple Sclerosis Dr. Kraft, primary care Dr. Lauinger and numerous other University of Washington specialists on my convoluted case. As all know, I have many detractors in the world; each hell-bent on discrediting me and/or God’s Truth I speak. They might find this one a gold mine for dishonor. LOL! Sad for them, as the Lord says their lies are “blessings unto me and curses unto them.”

The University of Washington’s MS Research department found that MS patients’ brains constantly rewire themselves, one of the reasons we suffer chronic fatigue. Every spot an MS lesion appears, a small portion of that brain area dies, then the brain immediately sets about rewiring another section to do the job of the dead part. There are 100s of lesions all over my brain, a great number of them first found when I was 23-years old.

Obviously, my brain has been rewiring itself since I was between 6 and 8 years old. This work seems automatic when a young child. If it occurs in adults, they often have to be taught to instruct the brain to rewire itself through intensive therapy— mainly because most adults BELIEVE death results from even a small portion of the brain dying— but, we know that “ALL things are possible with God.” There is nothing He cannot change and/or overcome for us and through us to His glory!

Remember that, my precious brothers and sisters in Christ. Nothing is as it seems in this old world, just one vast illusion. Keep your chins up, stand fast in God’s Truth and speak it to all whom you encounter; for you know not whether you speak to someone who is cold or lukewarm or of a perverted mind, this latter of whom cannot be reached or turned. Keep going! The days are short and Christ is returning quickly.

Please do share all RDK posts and testimonies, which includes Frans’ shared miracle, with everyone you know. You never know, one of them just might reach a lukewarm or cold or both. Praise the Lord! And, I thank each of you for your ever-present love, prayers and support. I can do nothing without God and Christ and YOU.

Much love and prayers in Jesus,

Sister BonnieQ
Seventh Seal Library

P.S. By the way, María finally got a return call from UW Surgery on Monday afternoon 12-27. Wow! Only 10-days after their panicked call. The doctors feel that back surgery is not necessary at this time, unless I sustain a full break: findings were a “compression” fracture typical in people my age. Great! I did not want anyone cutting on my back. It means no delay in the oral surgery on 01-20. Praise the Lord! Although, I must be very careful until it mends. They are instructing my primary Dr. Lauinger to do follow-up MRIs on the T5 fracture as well as the T6 growth— sometime in the future, I suppose.

31 December 2010 Posted by | Brain Aneurysms, Christ, Church, Death, Elderly, End Times, Faith, Grace, Health, Holy Spirit, MS, Multiple Sclerosis, Spiritual, Testimonies, Truth, World | , | 4 Comments

God Defies BonnieQ’s Doctors

God’s power consistently defies doctors in BonnieQ’s case! Multiple Sclerosis, brain aneurysm, broken back, disappearing brain: easy fixes for our Heavenly Father.

 Stand Amazed at God’s Power
shared by Remnant Doctrine Keepers 122110
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry

 

“I am amazed. I have to say that you look far better in person than you do on paper. You are not at all what I expected,” declared Dr. Hakimian, the neurologist at Seattle’s Harborview Hospital whom I saw Friday, 17 Dec 2010. I was sent to him to determine what is going on in my brain; that is, to find the cause or causes of black outs, seizures and convulsions, and whether or not any are related to the now rapid progression of Multiple Sclerosis and/or the right temporal lobe arterial brain aneurysm of 2005.

It was obvious Dr. Hakimian already had reviewed my considerable medical file as he sat down at the examining room computer to pull up the brain and spine MRI done earlier in the day: Friday, 17 Dec. By the time my daughter María and I walked out of that meeting, we were astounded; both of us thinking ‘Only the power of God!’ In my mind, what we had just learned once again proved God’s infinite power that consistently defies modern medicine and what doctors say should be the results of a very complicated case.

In 2005, neurosurgeon Dr. Sekhar defined me as a “walking miracle.” Well, it seems I am much more of a miracle than we ever thought back then. This current testimony should leave readers with much hope for their own lives yet wondering how in the world I am writing to share with the world this witness of God’s power. As I have said before, “I am not dying until God says my work for Him is finished. Until then the work goes on to inform and encourage Christ’s remnant Saints and God’s prophets during earth’s last year.” It requires that I be fully functional, despite an incomplete brain. LOL!

María drove in after work Tuesday night, about 188-mile round trip from Portland, Oregon to Shelton, Washington; then it all started Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010, with three appointments at University of Washington’s Medical Center. We got up at 4:45am; then a 176-mile round trip from Shelton and back for: 1. Oral Surgeon Dr. Evans, 8:30am; 2. Pain Dr. Robinson, 10:40am; and, 3. MRI of entire skull for oral surgery, 11:30am. Fortunately, these three were located on the Medical campus; unlike the next dates.

Both of us were exhausted by late afternoon, but María still had to drive back to Oregon for work Thursday, then return to Shelton Thursday night for Friday’s three medical appointments. But, she would get a little rest then by waiting to return to Oregon on Saturday afternoon. In the end, she had driven a total of 1092 round trip miles over the four days that began Tuesday evening. I teased her, “Gees, María, by now you could be half way to Texas!” All that driving plus running errands and helping me as needed, she still was exhausted when she got home Saturday. I have the most AWESOME daughter who deserves God’s praise!

Those first three meetings resulted in two January dates, the second one on the 24th for surgery to remove a large cyst in the roof of my mouth. Finally! My dental work will be completed soon. Although, Satan had not completed his goal to thwart God’s plans, which he revealed when we started all over again on Friday at 4:45am: 1. Brain/spine MRI at UW Med, 8:30am; 2. Harborview Hosp. Dr. Hakimian, 10:50am; and, 3. Des Moines for Dr. Lauinger, primary doctor, 2:10pm. Despite each located north of, then south of, Seattle then mid-way between Seattle and Tacoma, in that order, and further south and west to return to Shelton, María and I got home about 4:30pm but still had to stop at first the pharmacy then Safeway for groceries.

Satan reared his ugly head while we walked Safeway’s aisles: Harborview radiology called María’s cell phone. In a panic they instructed: “Call Dr. Lauinger NOW and get your mother to UW’s surgery wing!” When asked why: they found the T5 (thoracic) vertebrae fractured, the one above where previously a large growth was found on the T6 nerve root: it also had grown and changed shape. “Don’t let her fall! It could kill her.” When and how a break occurred we do not know. I had not fallen or had any injuries. But, a surgical team was assembled as well as the surgery and patient rooms reserved.

Contrarily, María was given a number to call and set up a pre-surgery appointment. That office was closed for the day. So, here we are on Tuesday, 21 Dec, not knowing what is coming down the pike. I do know this: if possible, no one is cutting on my back: it might delay my oral surgery. I hope for the same three options I had when, in an accident, I fractured a lumbar vertebrae, L5 or other, in 2006. I had chosen the third solution: pain meds at home with careful use of a walker until healed. What I do not know is how this fracture might kill me if I fall. Would not the worst-case scenario be paralysis from the shoulder blades down? Well, I suppose it does imply lung paralysis thus suffocation.

Anyway, María may have to drive back up at a moment’s notice when she does get a callback after having reached surgery Monday, 20 Dec. Until the medical board renders their decision, they gave further orders: IF I experience severe numbness— as if I do not due to MS— constipation and whatever other symptoms that a damaged spinal cord might manifest, I am instantly to be taken to ER. Thus far, I am just fine: only the usual pain and, today, the onset of migraine.

After settling down Friday evening, we discussed the day’s results, mingled with laughter and praising the Lord. When Dr. Sekhar had declared me a “walking miracle” in 2005, it was because the huge arterial aneurysm, statistically, should have left me dead fairly quickly as I lay on my sofa or, if I made it through surgery, I was to be either a perpetual vegetable or paralyzed and unable to speak. Enough said?

No. Dr. Hakimian showed us one more reason I was not what he expected to see that Friday— a wheelchair bound, paralyzed patient unable to speak, head restrained against a headrest with her mouth gaping; certainly not someone who was not only articulate BUT walking, too. No wonder, upon entering the room, he identified María as my daughter then turned to ask, “And, I assume you are the patient?” Yep, that’s me. LOL!

Dr. Hakimian showed us films of the brain MRI taken that morning. He pointed to about one-third or more of the right temporal lobe, our brain’s motor center, noting that it was gone: not scarred or damaged, simply GONE, no longer in existence. On screen, the area appeared as a large black circle where that portion of the brain should show up white like the rest of the brain. He added, “Despite the hundreds of MS lesions throughout your brain and the prior aneurysm, your brain looks remarkably good!” I thought, AMEN and amen! I laughed and said, “Well, praise the Lord, it doesn’t seem to affect me.”

How the disappearing brain happened, we only can surmise. The Saints will recall the event in 2005 and that I had lain on my sofa for five days after the aneurysm struck: nothing for pain during those days. I have pushed through pain most of my life without drugs and that time was no different; despite being the “worst headache in my life,” which we are warned to act upon fast. Surgery was the morning after my neighbor took me to the hospital. Those six days obviously resulted in killing that portion of brain. So, had I gone in right away, it might not have killed that area. It just took a while for it to shrivel up and break down so the body could absorb it.

When looking at me after surgery and over the next three years, everything appeared normal, scars excepted; however about two years ago, I saw a slight indention in the right temple area close to my face but not noticeable to others. Today, it is a much deeper concave and clearly visible to everyone. Apparently, that area did not appear dead at the time of surgery; visible only when my body began to absorb dead brain tissue.

The second lesson in this 5-year experience: NEVER wait to get to a hospital when enduring the “worst headache of your life.” It might save your brain. The first lesson, and only reason none of this has any effect on my physical abilities, is the same that I gave Dr. Sekhar in 2005— “I gave it to the Lord the day I went down.” In my mind, it was just a migraine, albeit a “weird one.” It never entered my thoughts that those negatives could or even would happen. I knew and trusted that God was in total control of my life and my flesh garment. TRUTH: no human could have accomplished such a miraculous feat.

Of the many medical issues in my flesh, I have not only been given the answer to “Is Healing of Christians a Given”— that it is not a given yet is a given; although, often not in a way that even doctors or others can see. Yes, symptoms might persist, as might the pain; and, yes, our spiritual being always is healed. Every medical test shows, and each symptom displays, that my flesh is not healed, yet despite all that is seen and felt, I walk and talk to the contrary. In an age where Satan and his ministers are performing miracles by the thousands to deceive the world that watches, God’s way is now deliberately subtle and goes largely unnoticed by the world: only the Saints and Elect.

What persists and what doctors see in the flesh are merely thorns in our side; and, as did Saul-called-Paul, I rejoice in those thorns because I had rather have Jesus upon me. So it is my prayer that each reader recognize the healing God performs in your flesh, some or all that neither you nor doctors literally “see” yet you notice in other ways; then rejoice in those nasty thorns with which Satan stabs Christ’s Saints and God’s prophets: his intent is to lead us to utter destruction; but, we can use those thorns for God’s glory. Be not deceived and turn not.

Oh, by the way, we did resolve my black outs but are waiting on an EEG schedule to determine the cause of convulsions; which began about two years ago. I have had mild seizures since the brain injury at 6-years old, completely controlled by deep concentration methods: works only in petit mal cases but not grand mal. The recent black outs are due to a rapid drop in sugar levels. It seems the diagnosis of hypoglycemia, which I have had most of my life, might have slipped over the line to diabetes. I was warned it could happen at any time then or now. But I continue to watch my eating habits and now test twice daily. I trust God that this will not go beyond monitoring and even for that to cease.

Ahhh, I am exhausted. I began writing, and editing, this about 11:00am, between breaks and while waiting to hear from María about the UW doctors’ decision regarding the T5 fracture. If said news comes in before this is sent out, I will include the results. It seems their panic has subsided, which is a good thing. LOL! If we do not hear anything today, I, or María, will let everyone know later.

In the meantime, keep your chins up while standing strong and obedient to God, your faith in Jesus unshakable. This next year, 2011, will be the worst ever; so remember that God and Christ have shown us, throughout God’s Word and The Revelation, that our strength comes from God because of our obedience and faith. Do not be found weak and disobedient to God’s Law, thus deceived. This is no time to fall apart, no matter what.

Much love and prayers in Christ,

Sister BonnieQ, God’s Handmaiden
Seventh Seal Library

P.S. María called Wednesday PM; she has heard nothing; anticipates Thursday, maybe.

23 December 2010 Posted by | Bible Related Articles, Brain Aneurysms, End Times, Faith, God, Health, Jesus, Love, MS, Multiple Sclerosis, News, Remnant, Spiritual, Testimonies, World | , | 4 Comments

Health Update Letter from BonnieQ

Health Update Letter and Prayer Requests
from BonnieQ
shared by Remnant Doctrine Keepers (RDK)
29 October 2010 

Hello, my dearest and beloved brothers and sisters in Christ! “Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: according as He has chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.” ~Ephesians 1:2-4

Please forgive RDK’s lack of communication lately. My daughter María and I are spending much time seeing doctors and enduring tests at the University of Washington Medical Center— 176-mile round trip from Shelton 3 to 5 times per month since April. The trips are very hard on me, putting me down for a few days each time. Those miles do not include María’s 320+ miles r/t from Portland-Shelton-Portland: she is so tired.

 First, I attempt here to express an inexpressible gratitude to and appreciation for all of my brethren and my daughter’s mega efforts on my behalf. As a professional caregiver, she goes way beyond the call of duty— miles beyond, both figuratively and literally— for all her clients, including her mother. She is the perfect daughter much adored and loved, a precious blessing from my Father God. I pray she knows this: I do tell her.

 If some of you are not on FaceBook, you might want to join; I do put links there to prior Bible poems, visions and lessons posted in this last church age: it is much easier on me because I cannot sit long enough to prepare new or updated lessons. When you join FaceBook, then look for Bonita M Quesinberry, add me as a F/B friend and I will add you to my list of friends! If you look at my FaceBook Wall, you will find the links already up; after joining me, new links will appear on your F/B home page.

Dr. George Kraft, chief physician of UW’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) research center (est. 1888) and MS Clinic, has conducted numerous tests and MRIs as well as called in a number of specialists— i.e. spine, neurology, rheumatology, dental, etc— and finally, after 2.5 years, I got a primary care doctor last week. Dental work is almost complet— perhaps February 2011— with the exception of oral surgery to remove a very large cyst holding infection in the left side of the roof of my mouth: to be scheduled soon. God is so awesome: He has protected my brain! His miracles in my life never cease.

The powerful MRI Dr. Kraft did, as well as escalating symptoms of MS, confirmed— again! —Bonnie has relapsing/remitting MS but now in rapid progression: no doctor can delete the diagnosis as Dr. Teuseco had, my former primary care doctor. Symptoms also reveal Lupus; albeit, blood tests do not, which is not uncommon as it is very illusive but causes one’s immune system to attack vital organs/connective tissue: very painful.

Also, a large tumor— or cyst, not sure which at this time— was found sitting on the T-6 (thoracic spine) nerve root, which is causing considerable pain and MS spasms in my upper chest and back: feels like being squeezed to death and difficult to breathe. Another MRI will be done to see if it is growing, then they will determine what to do about it. All of the cervical discs are bulging due to the cervical spine being curved in the wrong direction; which has resulted in me now being 1.5-inches shorter: now 5-ft 3.5-in. LOL!

My new primary doctor reinstated the few medications needed, especially for blood pressure; the latter of which has helped immeasurably. It was thought it would be safe for me to take once-daily injections of Copaxone®, a relatively natural MS treatment that has shown to prevent more brain lesions and, in some cases, even deleted existing lesions. It does not, however, reverse existing nerve damage. Alas, the sixth and seventh injections resulted in violent seizures, the first of which lasted 1-hour and the second at 1.5-hours. This likely happened because I have seizures anyway but nothing as bad as these two; so bad it could have caused another brain aneurysm: praise the Lord, He did not allow it. Needless to say, I no longer take Copaxone®; but, many patients have good results.

Dr. Kraft also tried me on Naproxin® to treat MS inflammatory pain. The third dose resulted in a severe MS episode that lasted 8-weeks of excruciating MS spasms/pain. So, it was back to prescription Ibuprophen®. I do not know why he wanted to make the change in the first place. Alas, I am still recovering from both drugs and begged off trying any new meds. Hopefully, these new doctors now understand that my body does not tolerate, for the most part, man’s pharmaceuticals: God’s herbs are most effective!

This year has been spent getting on HUD and public housing waiting lists in an effort to leave Fir Tree Park Apts, better known as “A Vipers’ Nest.” The torment and harassment against me continues to escalate and includes management, to the point I cannot even go outside: the last time I did, I was falsely accused of confronting the neighbor who assaulted me, arguing with her and calling her names— never happened.

Last week, María and I both were confronted by two angry neighbors— the two worst— when we returned from a medical appointment: anger based on management telling them I had filed ID theft charges on them: after discovering they had gone through some of my specific garbage. I had not; rather, I contacted my bank and credit reporting agencies to have each ‘Fraud Alert’ flagged for the ‘possibility’ of ID theft occurring: this required a police report but no charges, unless or until ID theft occurs. Management knew this fact; thus, it is obvious she is part of the problem as well as three specific tenants.

On Sept. 16th, someone hit the back of the building at my unit (bedroom) so hard it shook me on my living room sofa. Rachael above me ran to her friends outside, they all went to management saying I pounded on my bedroom ceiling so hard they could hear it fifty feet away at the front of the building; and, once again, management served me with a Notice of Violation that included threat of eviction. This, during 8-weeks of suffering a severe MS episode: I could do nothing, not even lift my 2-lb. Ferret. If I pounded the ceiling so hard, there would have been a huge, gapping hole in it!

As a result of numerous false complaints followed by management’s repeat Notices of Violation, I have engaged my attorney in case they attempt to wrongfully evict; which would result in never again being able to rent in subsidized housing. That would put me on the streets. Sadly, this all began when management discriminated against my disability 3.5-yrs ago and, after moving in, they shifted to retaliation/harassment. After moving Rachael in above me, they began/continue to encourage her drunken torment of me.

The above are just a few events among an average of 1 to 2 or more per month. We know the above is part of Satan’s persecution of Christ’s sheep; but, it still is difficult to endure, though I can only with prayer. So, please add your prayers that our Lord gets me out of here as soon as possible: it feels like the stress is killing me and certainly is responsible for MS going into rapid progression with added neurological events that include total blackouts. Our Lord’s grace is sufficient for me, just as it was for Paul.

I ask that you pray for María: her body has been retaining massive fluids due to steroid treatments for asthma. We are looking for non-steroid remedies and have started a few appropriate herbs. She also has an overflowing plate: regular Oregon caregiver clients, caregiver to me, raising her 3-yo granddaughter, a home and husband. She never has a moment for self. Further, please add sister Tammy in Florida to your prayers: much has happened there causing temporary unemployment to only this week getting a new job: put added financial burdens on her. Tammy also needs to move into her own place.

Thank you so much, my precious brothers and sisters, for your prayers and bearing with me during this last of our trials and tribulations. There truly are no new Bible lessons to post that are not already at our websites and, as you see on the news, the elements are continuing to worsen: as are all signs of Christ about to arrive in the clouds for our ascension. Take advantage of all we have posted at Remnant Doctrine Keepers as well as Seventh Seal Library and Biblical poetry at All Poetry

God’s Word, all of it, strengthens and encourages us during this painful age: take advantage of it being gathered together in one place— “In these end days the wicked will lose all they have but God’s people will not go without.” It will not be long now! “Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all of you that in sincerity love our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~Ephesians 6:23-24

Much love and prayers in Christ,
Sister BonnieQ
God’s Handmaiden

29 October 2010 Posted by | Abuse, Bible, Christian, End Times, Health, Identity Theft, MS, Multiple Sclerosis, Sabbath, Truth | 1 Comment

Extra Oil CRITICAL WARNING: Fed Exec Order for Behavior Modification

Prophecy’s Extra Oil— CRITICAL WARNING: Federal Executive Order for Lifestyle Behavior Modification
forwarded by Remnant Doctrine Keepers
Monday, 21 June 2010

 

RDK Note: It is crucial that we know what is coming at us in order to be strengthened before hand so we can stand firm, as firm as Christ, in our obedience to God and His Son: no matter how horrible an attack might be. Implications of Obama’s 2010 Executive Order, summarized below providing his stamp of approval on the Health Reform Bill, states its connection to Pres. Bush’s 2006 Order putting Sunday Leaders under Homeland Security as an agency: RDK recently reported on Bush’s Executive Order.

Obama’s Order is not just about issues stated therein: reality is to consider the two Orders combined— “reinforcement or punishment” used for “behavior modification” to force compliance with Sunday Blue Laws, laws which support the Vatican’s World Church. “If it were possible,” it could force people to forsake God’s true Sabbath. Understand that this national move IS global, as are Blue Laws. See more RDK notes following article.

RDK extends its greatest appreciation, love and prayers to and for Florida’s Sister Tammy for this crucial report. Her research is tireless toward Christ’s sheep being well informed: adding oil for our lanterns while awaiting our Groom. Please pray many blessings upon Tammy, as she herself is going through many trials; and please, do send a note of gratitude to her through RDK! Also, welcome new RDK member Tamera and add she and her family to your prayers.
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http://www.offthegridnews.com (most underscored words within Unruh’s article are working web links) —

OBAMA SIGNS BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION EXECUTIVE ORDER
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily, Posted: June 15, 2010; 9:30 pm Eastern

The online Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders says “behavior modification,” a controversial psychological treatment, can be accomplished through positive reinforcement or “punishment” –President Obama has signed an executive order specifying the treatment for all Americans, to be prescribed by government bureaucrats.

Obama’s order appoints members to a new government committee set up by the Democrats’ new health law that will evaluate, make recommendations about and establish rules for everything from how people exercise to whether they smoke to the food they eat and the medicines they use. And it specifically requires the committee [to] list the priorities for “lifestyle behavior modification” that the government will pursue.

The encyclopedia report describes “punishment” as “the application of an aversive or unpleasant stimulus in reaction to a particular behavior.” Two experts who reviewed the President’s June 10 Executive Order establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion and Public Health Council say the plan easily could encompass exactly that. Herb Titus, a veteran constitutional expert and practicing attorney serving as counsel to the Virginia law firm William J. Olson, P.C., told WND, “The council is designed to basically implement future policy that ultimately everything will be governed by federal authorities, from food to dietary supplements to vitamins.” Now it’s statism on our plate! Mark Levin’s manifesto – ‘Liberty and Tyranny’ – provides the antidote to its growing stranglehold

Deborah Stockton, executive director of the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association, which deals regularly with natural foods such as raw milk, agreed with the Titus analysis. “They say, ‘We’re going to centralize power and control. We’re going to be in control,'” she told WND. “It’s [going to be] another epic confrontation between those who will and those who won’t.”

The council’s membership, including the chiefs of Agriculture, Labor, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Education and Homeland Security departments as well as heads of Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Trade Commission, National Drug Control Police, Domestic Policy Council, Corporation for National and Community Service and others, also is alarming, Titus noted. Most of those positions have no qualifications for making decisions about health care, so what would be their involvement, wondered Titus. Could it be that noncompliance will bring down the wrath of those agencies?

“It’ll be criminalized … if you don’t follow federal guidelines on nutrition, exercise,” he said. “That’s what this is designed to do. Ultimately bring everything under the federal umbrella. The only way they can accomplish that is through force. Ultimately that’s where it’s headed. This is what people have been warning about. Here you have it.”

The executive order requires the council to “provide coordination … with respect to prevention, wellness and health-promotion practices, the public-health system and integrative health care in the United States.” It further must develop a “health-care strategy that incorporates the most effective and achievable means of improving the health status of Americans” and also must “carry out such other activities as are determined appropriate by the President.” It will “set specific goals and objectives for improving the health of the United States” and “establish specific and measurable actions and timelines to carry out the strategy.” [One blogger scoffed] “Citizen, stop and show your papers and certify under oath you have properly exercised and ingested the proper amount of nutrition today!”

The council then will have to report to the President on what it has done, what progress has been made, and provide a “list of national priorities on health promotion and disease prevention to address lifestyle behavior modification (including smoking cessation, proper nutrition, appropriate exercise, mental health, behavioral health, substance-use disorder and domestic-violence screenings) and the prevention measures.” That paragraph alone raised eyebrows for those wondering what the government would do to demand “lifestyle behavior modification.” It also raised concerns over its reference to “domestic-violence screenings” as well as “mental health.”

The order also targets most of the products that are promoted as natural supplements or remedies, demanding that all “prevention programs” be based on the “science” guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control, virtually eliminating anything that is not put through the multimillion-dollar tests required of the federal agency. Asked by a blogger at Techimo.com, “Is this something we need to worry about? Is (sic) Obama and his ‘advisers’ attempting to modify our behavior through legislation?”

“It’s a done deal,” said Titus. The White House declined a WND request to comment on the action. But the initial blog comments were no more favorable to the details of Obamacare that are being unveiled now than they were to the overall idea of a nationalized health care with mandatory payments by taxpayers. “If any government perverted junkie tries to tell me or my family what to do there is going to be a lot of unhealthy issues,” wrote a forum participant at Conservative’s Forum. Added another on the same page, “Karl Marx would be proud.” Another forum page posted the headline “Obama creates behavior-modification commission,” and a writer called the council a “stepping stone to what the Soviets did to dissidents.”

Added the YourWebApps site, “What do we take for prevention? Herbs and vitamins. Herbs that you grow in your backyard and vitamins that are not approved by your doctor do not fall under these ‘science-based’ guidelines and are not allowed. Therefore, this will effectively open the door to outlawing ALL disease-prevention practices that use herbs and vitamins.” Columnist David Limbaugh put it this way: “Lifestyle behavior modification is none of the government’s business, but it is even less the prerogative of a renegade, unaccountable executive acting outside the law through unconstitutional executive orders.”

Stockton said she already sees people in revolt – “waking up to see what really does create health.” Her group has monitored several raw-milk fights of late in which farmers are selling unpasteurized (sic) milk to consumers who demand it. The process has enraged state and other food regulators. And she cited the reference to behavior. “How are you going to address that? Put everyone into drills?” She said there’s a huge failure to see that what the government is trying to impose has been done before – unsuccessfully. But it will result in confrontation, she forecast. “It’s a conflict that has to be resolved.”

WND previously reported when the federal government argued in a case in Iowa that individuals have no “fundamental right” to obtain what food they choose. The brief was filed April 26 in support of a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ban on the interstate sale of raw milk. “There is no ‘deeply rooted’ historical tradition of unfettered access to foods of all kinds,” states the document signed by U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose, assistant Martha Fagg and Roger Gural, trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.

“Plaintiffs’ assertion of a ‘fundamental right to their own bodily and physical health, which includes what foods they do and do not choose to consume for themselves and their families’ is similarly unavailing because plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish,” the government has argued. WND also reported on a bill pending in the U.S. Senate that critics say would do for Americans’ food supply what Obamacare is doing to the nation’s supply of health-care resources. “S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the U.S.,” writes Steve Green on the Food Freedom blog. “It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money.”

The plan is sponsored by U.S. Rep. John Dingell, D-Mich., who explains the legislation “is a critical step toward equipping the FDA with the authorities and funding it needs to regulate what is now a global marketplace for food, drugs, devices and cosmetics.” His website explains, “The legislation requires foreign and domestic food facilities to have safety plans in place to prevent food hazards before they occur, increases the frequency of inspections. Additionally, it provides strong, flexible enforcement tools, including mandatory recall. Most importantly, this bill generates the resources to support FDA food-safety activities.”

The proposal cleared the U.S. House last year but has been languishing in the Senate because of a full calendar of projects. It creates a long list of new requirements for food-producing entities to meet the demands of the secretary of agriculture. It is expected to be the subject of discussion in coming days.
~~~end © Article by Bob Unruh

RDK Note: Uncle Sam stepped over boundaries when he entered our homes years ago: i.e. our children becoming wards of State upon entering public school. Sam is so into our private lives and homes that we should count him a census resident in our abodes. Things are happening even at BonnieQ’s HUD complex that, a few days ago, had her saying, “They may as well board up our doors and windows; for it would not be any more of a prison than it already has become over the last 3 years. Despite our Constitution, Fir Tree Park is NOT treated as the homes of its tenants who also do not have the rights ‘home’ implies.”

Another point is the Tobacco industry, which years ago lobbied for their life and agreed to put a Surgeon General’s warning on packaging in order to prevent a Tobacco ban. Obama’s Order will put them and tobacco farmers of this nation out of business; yet, nothing has been heard from them. Why are they not screaming as they did years ago when a ban was attempted similar to alcohol having been banned during prohibition?

The tobacco industry’s silence glaringly points not to Presidents but to a much greater power behind the Executive Orders, the same power ruling the Vatican’s Pope(s). It is medically purported that tobacco causes cancer: realistically, the disease is caused by parasites attacking normal cancer cells that every body has, not tobacco. Another point of interest is the fact that President Obama IS a smoker. Go figure.

The above Order affects Christ’s sheep obeying God’s true Sabbath and many of us who choose medicine by God’s prescription: all natural, herbs, good diet, etc. Despite MS and a host of other physical disorders, Bonnie still functions well today because God IS the Great Physician AND the Great Psychiatrist! Her MS physician, Dr. Kraft, certainly will be alarmed because he is very much on the side of herbal treatment. Also, God gave each human the inalienable right to make his or her own choices without His intervention. So where does man come off in taking away our right of choice in all matters?

Satan is systematically deleting our God-given rights in order to force worship of him. He already has the world’s majority, so why? Because he wants every last blade of wheat in Christ’s field, to have His small flocks fall to their knees before him in the form of the reigning Pope. WE WILL DIE RATHER THAN WORSHIP LUCIFER OR OBEY HIS ABOMINABLE DAY! Be well-armed, dear sheep, with God’s almighty sword of Truth. This is a test, just a test; our final test: work and stand strong to ace it!

Man is doing all he can, rather we should say, Satan is determined to wipe out God and Christ and the Holy Bible from earth itself: to replace God with the Pope and with his bible, the blasphemous Vulgate. Actually, among the masses it is a done deal; but, sadly, most of them do not realize the gravity of their choice. This should reveal how truly short is the time of Christ’s return “to escort His small flocks to the safe haven of heaven.” PRAISE GOD AND COME LORD JESUS COME!

Much love in Christ,
Remnant Doctrine Keepers
Seventh Seal Library

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Extra Oil 74: Bible a Dead Letter?

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Prophecy’s Extra Oil 74: Bible a Dead Letter?
from Remnant Doctrine Keepers (RDK)
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry

Laugh! So saith the Lord, “Laughter is good to the marrow of the bones.”
It is a scientific fact that laughter stimulates brain endorphins that aid healing, our immune system is our bone marrow. So, LAUGH OUT LOUD when you stub a toe or fall down and cannot get up or walk into walls or your speech is garbled; or, like one of our remnant Sisters, an MS patient who has been described as ‘the graceful quintessential Southern Belle,’ laughingly demonstrates how graceful she is and turns it into laughter for others: they laugh with her.

Unbeknownst to Sister, her foot dropped one time, causing her to catapult into the kitchen on her nose, her coffee cup sliding ahead of her! She instantly envisioned the hilarious scene as she crawled around on the floor wiping up what was left of 1/8-inch of coffee from her cup: laughing, moaning and crying with pain at the same time amazed so little coffee could go so far— floor, wall, fridge, stove, cabinets. Messy.

Recently, Sister’s legs took a different direction from her brain’s intent, crisscrossing as she danced sideways like a chorus line until she slammed into the fireplace. Ouch! Her destination? The kitchen. She has been hurt badly at times yet still makes a joke of the incidents: even a brain aneurysm! Body numbness also affects her typing: every time she types the word God, it comes up G-j-o-d. We believe she is unconsciously including Jesus in a form of divine shorthand.

Laughter is surely the reason Sister still walks; it gets us all through trying and/or painful times. So, smile all the time, even when alone: it makes our own day better and that of everyone we encounter. Lighten up! Do not take life or diseases or yourselves so serious! SEE THE HUMOR AND LAUGH OUT LOUD!

Outta mouths of Babes: Get your passports ready! An elementary teacher asked her students if any had visited another nation over the summer. One small boy raised his hand, “Yeah, we went to Florida!” So, if you are about to visit Florida, or perhaps Washington, know that you will be visiting a foreign country! ~~ a FaceBook friend. 

News Brief:
Flash FloodsAR, at least 20 deaths; OK, at least 2 deaths; China, 46 dead, 50 missing; France, last report 20 dead;
EarthquakesS.CA, M5.7 near border of Baja, MX, felt in LA; Japan, M5.3 ; Indonesia, M6.0, M6.2, M7.0 ; India, M7.5; USGS last 7 days, M4.5 and up, 429; Columbia, 150-mi NW Bogotá, mine ‘methane gas’ explosion collapsed entry shaft, at least 16 dead, 72 trapped;
Such as Never seen Before Thurs, at least 62 tornados ripped across ND, Iowa, MN, MN gov called St. of Emerg, at least 3 dead, dozens injrd, winds up to 120mph;
BP Oil, methane gas bubble 25-mi across, 8 to 10-ft high below damaged rig, if explodes w/cause 30-ft tsunami moving at 4-600 mph to all Gulf coastlines [RKD: will capping leaks cause explosion if leaks keep current pressure at 100K psi [lbs per sq inch] ?);

Bible a Dead Letter? FLA, Sister Tammy has been busy! A Few Quotes from only a few Papal documents—
“The belief in the Bible as the sole source of faith is unhistorical, illogical, fatal to the virtue of faith, and destructive of unity.” -The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XIII, “Protestantism”, Section III A – Sola Scriptura (“Bible Alone”), Nihil Obstat, February 1, 1912 by Remy Lafort, D.D., Censor, Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.
[RDK: blasphemy of God’s Word] 

“The doctrines of the Catholic Church are entirely independent of Holy Scripture.” Familiar Explanation of Catholic Doctrine, Rev. M. Muller, p.151.
[RDK: the Vulgate is her Holy Scripture and testimony of her blasphemy.]

Bible societies… pests of this sort must be destroyed by all means.” The encyclical Quanta Cura Issued by Pope Pius IX, December 6, 1866
[RDK: they attempted to achieve our and the Holy Bible’s utter destruction during the Dark Ages’ Inquisition: GOD IS THE VICTOR and through Him so are we; note the publication date of 1866, some 22 years after the Philadelphia age began teaching God’s Truth one more time and revealing Papal Rome for who she truly is at heart.]

[RDK:  THE BIBLE ” is of no private interpretation” according to God] but Papal Rome advises otherwise—
“The Scriptures indeed is a divine book but it is a dead letter, which has to be explained, and [a dead letter] cannot exercise the action which the preacher can obtain.” -Our Priesthood, p. 155 — “…A dead and speechless book.” -Question Box, p. 67 —”The simple fact is that the Bible, like all dead letters, calls for a living interpreter.” -The Faith of Millions, p. 155 —”The Bible was NOT intended to be a textbook of Christian religion.” -Catholic Facts, p. 50

Tammy provided even more Papal claims— Eve lost salvation but Mother Mary redeemed us? She is our only intercessor to God? She is Queen of Heaven? She is God’s mother? She is Holy Spirit’s wife? She remained a virgin? Christ’s brothers and sisters were from Joseph’s marriage prior to Mary? Old Jerusalem must be the capital of the world NOW? These are not questions, other than to reflect our astonishment. Rather, they are quotes from Rome’s Vatican, the World Church (WC) leader now ruling all nations.

Each professed Christian should ask self, “Is my denomination a member of THAT World Church?” And, if it is and/or it observes Sunday instead of God’s Saturday, they should be acting on, “I’m outta there!”— God advised, “Come out of her my people.” Every religion observing Sunday as the Lord’s Day IS a member of the WC. Failure to respond to God’s plea is to willingly accept a guilty/death sentence at her side. HER: Papal Rome, her harlot daughters Protestant, and all Pagan religions: Satan’s house divided into 3 parts— and IT SHALL FALL!

If you doubt the above, then email your snail-mail address to RDK for a copy of the World Church 1999 member roster, which WC Council (WCC) emailed to us in 2000 for the asking. The list has grown since then to include SDA General/State Conferences, which include all SDA churches still members of their local Conferences. But, it is the membership of all nations’ leaders in which the WC boasts of world dominance. Alas, today one must be a WC member to obtain an updated member list: NO WAY!

The Bible is a Dead Letter? Never intended as God’s book of instruction for His people? The first question that popped into our mind was, “If that is the case, on what basis does the Vatican justify Christianity at all?” By way of the Catholic Vulgate, Rome’s own form of God’s Bible that cannot be validated by ancient Holy Scrolls; at least not those of God and Christ. The Vulgate is Satan’s Bible and says the Pope is Jesus thus God therefore God’s Holy Bible is totally useless.

Eve lost salvation but Mother Mary redeemed us? She is our only intercessor to God? She is Queen of Heaven? She is the mother of God? Mary is Holy Spirit’s wife? She was a virgin as long as she lived? Christ’s siblings came from Joseph’s marriage prior to Mary? The Holy Bible supports NONE of Papal Rome’s bold statements and there is no record whatsoever of Joseph having been married prior to Mary. However, the pagan religion of Wiccan IS a member of the Vatican’s World Church. Need we say more? Perhaps the implications: if Mary is the mother of our God, who is Michael, then she would be the wife of Ancient of Days, not the wife of Gabriel the Holy Spirit.

Old Jerusalem must be the world’s capital now, thus it is imperative to become friends with Muslims? While it is true God prophesied that Jerusalem will become the capital of the world, He was speaking of New Jerusalem; which will not come down from heaven until all evil is destroyed and earth is made new for and by our King of kings, Jesus. Recall Satan’s goal: “He thinks” to change God’s Laws and times, to become like God, ascend King David’s throne, to become mankind’s God, then ascend to the throne of heaven. All in that order, according to the Bible: each target has been achieved short of “ascend King David’s throne.” A Pope ‘might’ sit on the old throne but never the new.

Why is the Vatican in a hurry to make friends with Muslims in Jerusalem and to what advantage? The great whore is rushing because she is painfully aware Christ is about to arrive. The advantage is a Pope, as Satan’s son, ascending David’s throne NOW— as Jesus represented God, so the Pope represents Satan— BEFORE Jesus returns. Muslim leaders? They are WC members already; so, “being friends” is no stretch for Rome.

Satan ‘thinks’ that, by having old Jerusalem declared the world capital now, it will prevent our Saviour’s arrival on the basis Satan achieved ultimate power over the world from the true seat of rule; thus, surely his numeric supremacy inevitably cancels God and Christ’s ownership. Then, he expects to ascend to the throne of heaven as the undisputed victor of the 6000-year war that began in heaven but continued and intended to end on earth.

Neither event will occur before Jesus arrives, despite the Vatican’s world power today through its WC. Today, she and her daughters can go no further. God is done; He will allow no more blasphemy by the Prince of Darkness on His Son’s defiled world, a place neither Jesus nor New Jerusalem will settle upon until purified by fire then made new!

Why is the Vatican so bold today about her lies previously hidden for two-thousand years? Remember that, through the World Church, she has achieved rule over all nations’ governing bodies and leaders: they cannot change it. She has no reason to hide now, for earth’s majority believes her every word or the words of her daughters Protestant and Pagan: does not matter which, for she knows her goats will not investigate God’s Word. She ‘thinks’ to have no fear of Christ’s remnant sheep, for we are vastly outnumbered. As long as Jesus has not returned, the Vatican is in full power. She fails to recall that we have the power of God Himself and we know Jesus will return quite timely.

Height of Stupidity: After all arguments about a specific Sabbath day no longer being an issue— purportedly based on historical calendars having been changed a number of times over the centuries, thus no one knows which is the seventh day; which we know is not true— this last week Sister Tammy heard the worst of mankind’s utter lack of logic.

A born and raised Catholic coworker declared Monday the first day of the week and Sunday the seventh, to which Tammy rebutted that only military entities use such a calendar. So, he asked, “Okay, so what happens to your seventh day in a leap year?”

Tammy choked back laughter, for this was an educated man. She managed to say, “The number of days in a month does not change the lineup of days in a week. Sunday is still the first day and Saturday is still the seventh, no matter which month it falls into.”

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Well, dearest sheep, please keep your chins up, backs straight, pray unceasing, praise the Lord in all things, read God’s Word, speak only God’s Truth by only and all of His Word, listen carefully, remain silent when you should, speak only as the Spirit moves you; and just as important, remember to smile and laugh! Earth is falling apart so rapidly that we must be prepared at all times: Christ will arrive shortly and quickly. FEAR NOTHING AND NO MAN, FOR FEAR IS OF THE DEVIL! INTERNAL PEACE IS OF GOD.

Much love in Christ,
Remnant Doctrine Keepers
Seventh Seal Library

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Extra Oil 68: Pestilences Threats Health

News, VGIIc Fungus, Riots, Floods, Earthquakes, Iceland, Car Bombs, MS, AZ Apache Land, Univ. of Arizona, Telescopes, Threats, Brain Aneurysm

Prophecy’s Extra Oil 68: Fatal Pestilences Threats Health
from Remnant Doctrine Keepers
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry

News Brief:
TN, KY, record floods claim 41, more bodies expected, water receding, Nashville hard hit in damages, new storm approaching; NYC, Times Sq. car bomb, bus bomb, ice chest bomb each of last 3 days; Gulf of MX, one leak capped but still spilling 250,000 gallons a day (5K barrels), sea turtles and jelly fish dead on shores, “waters as the blood of a dead man;” Indonesia, Sumatra hit Wed with M6.6 quake, small local tsunami expected, no reports yet of injuries, deaths, destruction; Iceland volcano disrupts Ireland air traffic again; Greece, 10s of 1000s protest banks’ debt crisis, 3 die in bank by molotof cocktail fire; AZ, protestors swarm over Immigration Bill, 2 people killed;

AZ: After years of legal protests, the Apache nation lost to the Vatican, aided by the University of Arizona, over high powered telescopes built on their sacred Mt. Graham: FED and ST Govs used imminent domain on Apache reservation, despite age-old treaty. Vatican named powerful scopes LUCIFER but defended the name as an acronym for the equipments’ lengthy title and cited their need to monitor the heavens. Does the Vatican and her daughters really believe they can stop Christ before He reaches earth? NOT!

VGIIc Fungus aka cryptococcus gattii revives in Oregon and spreads rapidly north and south to engulf California, Washington, Idaho, and Canada, reported MSNBC.com. Duke University scientists believe it is a mutated fungus common to tropical climates, the spread likely caused by global warming. It is airborne and deadly; strikes humans, animals, porpoise, trees, soil and water: thus it is inhaled and might be ingested. The threat targets healthy and immune compromised individuals. Currently, it is only airborne but not in Oregon’s water, soil or trees: it has hit Washington’s trees. How this fungus will impact plant life, soil and water is not known at this time. However, since it can be fatal to living beings, we feel it safe to assume it will be deadly to living plant life as well.

VGIIc demonstrates a 25% mortality rate with 20 out of 218 patients having died to date. It is difficult to diagnose due to most doctors not knowing about this fungus; therefore, it is crucial for people to be informed and aid in their own illness diagnoses. Many could be diagnosed with black mold spores when, in fact, it might be VGIIc.

ANIMAL SYMPTOMS: Runny nose, breathing problems, nervous system issues, possible fever and small to large bumps form under skin

HUMAN SYMPTOMS: Unabated cough for weeks, sharp chest pains, shortness breath, eventual night sweats, fever, weight loss, and headaches resulting from onset of meningitis as well as small to large bumps form under skin.

TREATMENT: There is not yet a vaccine, so current treatment is antifungal meds that can take months up to years for a cure. The under skin lesions may even require surgeries if they impede vital organs and other bodily functions.

~~~~~~~~~~ end of news brief

Threats and Health:
Threats: This last week delivered another threat, albeit somewhat veiled, in our Seventh Seal Library tag, aka key words surfers use to locate our websites and/or writings. This one is specifically intended to bring the government down upon BonnieQ: “bonnieq is a terrorist.” Already, the proper entities have proven that her phone is tapped, both her computer (despite having only dialup Internet) and webmail hacked into, the later of which had her email diverted to Hong Kong; so anything is possible. We are compelled to remind Christ’s remnant of His expectations for our behaviour, to which BonnieQ strictly adheres and strongly encourages in brothers and sisters.

We have only to observe Christ throughout His 3.5 year’s ministry and subsequent arrest resulting in His crucifixion. Even when He was called a liar, false prophet and doing the Devil’s work— which He said we also will be called— He never argued, never fought back: either argumentatively or physically. This attitude followed His arrest. In spite of beatings, badgering, humiliation and pain, Jesus remained mute: except over two issues brought up by Pilate, who found Christ without fault and washed his hands of the case.

Pilate asked if He were the Son of God. Jesus responded with only three words, “As you say.” Near the close of Pilate’s interrogation, he expressed frustration with Christ’s silence, “Do you not know I have the power to save you?” Jesus simply said, “Do you not know I can have 10,000 angels instantly at my defence? This must be.”

As mentioned in a recent Oil, Truth needs no defence. Only the wicked argue and defend the lies they believe, over which they become enraged when faced with Truth. They do not like to believe they are “dogs eating their own vomit.” We must never argue God’s Word or defend our obedience to it. We are not to protest or speak against governments, or in any way be combative or in any way violate moral law. Rather, we must be willing to die for Christ as He died for us: in silence or speaking only as the Holy Ghost moves us. Jesus fulfilled prophecy for us and we now fulfill prophecy for Him: as it should be.

Anyone intending to bring harm upon BonnieQ is totally unaware of just how greatly she is covered by both God’s angels and remnant brethren; the latter of whom take nothing for granted and never at face value. Even now, there are those who are investigating new things and people anytime she is contacted, after which the brethren reveal findings to her. True brethren have said they will follow where she goes but properly added, “It is not her we follow: it is God’s Truth.” — As it should be.

Jesus said, “IF it were possible, even the elect could be deceived.” This is to say: we are nobody’s fool to be deceived— except as fools for God; for the Holy Spirit will not allow it. No move is ever made or person accepted before every pro and con is explored and final word has been received from on high. Also, BonnieQ is a trained Christian Counselor, after God the Great Psychiatrist’s teachings, whose expertise is in the nuances of manipulation: that most insidious of tools Satan wields through the twice dead. She does not miss the multiple red flags manipulators are unaware of flying in the midst of their vile games— the ability of discernment by only God’s Grace.

As our Father pointed out in Revelation, a “few” of the saints will die shortly before Christ appears: IF one is to be her, then so be it. She has no fear of any man or of what he can do to her flesh garment, as Jesus advised. So do not fear for her or yourselves and loved ones. Fear is the Devil, not of God and His Holy Spirit. They give only peace of mind, safely delivered by the Spirit: the peace of God’s wisdom and knowledge.

Health: BonnieQ’s neurosurgeon Dr. Sahkar, upon learning she has had no primary doctor in over 18 months, moved up the date for a follow-up CT Angiogram scheduled for August (re: 2005 brain aneurysm). He was most chagrined that no one was treating the high blood pressure or managing her pain. Her daughter took her to Harborview Hospital on 14 April. The blood vessels in her brain “look good” and will not have to be seen again for 5 years: unless . . . But! God is not going to allow Satan to go there again.

Dr. Sahkar, fully apprised of the former primary doctor Tiuseco having so badly falsified Bonnie’s records that no local doctor would take her case, brought in another physician to get her set up with a Harborview primary doctor, and who said, “We are not afraid of complicated cases.” Sahkar, himself involved in MS research, also was instrumental in getting her in to see Dr. George Kraft, one of UW’s primary pioneers in MS research and head of UW’s MS Research Dept and clinic. Recently, UWTV began airing a series of 9 segments entitled “MS From A to Z,” the first of which Dr. Kraft presented and one of the other 8 by Dr. Sahkar. Could this be “it is about who you know?” BQ really did not want to see any doctors but felt compelled in order to alleviate her family’s concerns.

The appointment clerk at first said, last week, that it would be 6 to 8 weeks before she could schedule Bonnie. God obviously had other plans, for while the girl was on the phone with Bonnie, her computer suddenly announced a cancellation on 05/06 with Dr. Kraft. Yesterday proved more than an a hopeful hour: 3.5 hours.

Kraft is obviously devoted to solving MS and improving its victims’ lives; an unassuming man with not one whit of arrogance but a great sense of humor. Kraft and Louisa, a ‘fellow’ training under him, had spent an inordinate amount of time, prior to yesterday, studying her case history all the way back to age 6, as well as Harborview’s aneurysm records, and had lengthy conversations with Dr. Sahkar. They informed that Dr. Sahkar had told them, “She is an amazing woman with an iron will over all the afflictions.” Bonnie calls them “thorns” in her side: like Christ’s minister Saul called Paul.

By the time Bonnie and her daughter left, Kraft and his “fellow” Louisa had established a series of dates with various doctors, dental, and the pain clinic, all to be followed by another meeting with Kraft and Louisa on 09 July. First on the agenda is an MRI of her brain and spine next week: according to Kraft, he has the most powerful of MRI machines in the country and will be able to see what no one else has seen in previous MRI’s. He assured her, “By the time we get through no doctor will dare do the damage Dr. Tiuseco has done to your file and housing will never refuse your herbal expenses again.” Praise the Lord! When He moves, it is in big ways. Never doubt God’s power to back up Truth, brothers and sisters!

This is it for now, our precious brethren! Keep your chins up, your eyes on the clouds, your speech only Truth, and stand as strong as Jesus in the onslaught about to come upon us. Few are aware of just how fast it is approaching. God’s promises never fail; therefore His Christ’s promise to return for us will not fail. It is time!

Much love and prayers in Christ,
Remnant Doctrine Keepers
Seventh Seal Library

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From Adversities to Blessings

©copyright 2006 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.

brief excerpt of Truth Gathering, Vol. II (not yet available)

 

AKJV-Ecclesiastes 7:13-14 ~~ paraphrased for comprehension~~ “Consider the work of God, who has established adversity to balance, which is to measure, your righteousness; so that, in the end, man will find nothing greater than God.”

No doubt Christians suffer adversity, at least until their true colors are revealed. Are they proven white as snow or are they found with Christ’s blood on their hands? True believers will suffer adversity throughout their lives. The tests, of course, begin small and, in time, the intensity increases. A test can be as simple as a problem with a coworker or  boss or  spouse or child, or a test can be as great as the death of a loved one or our own life threatened by another or health issues, such as diseases man considers deadly.

Just because we “say” we believe in God and believe in Jesus and love them both . . . well, anyone can say the words but only our behaviour validates or invalidates what we say. Adversity in our lives will validate or invalidate our claim of belief. Action. It takes action on our part. To believe that we don’t have to do anything to be saved, except to believe Jesus is the Son of God, is the greatest lie among Satan’s deadly arsenal. Anyone who hangs onto that lie is marked for slaughter.

Nehemiah 13:2 reminds us of God having brought curses upon Israel, due to their disobedience and defilement of both His Law and His temple. Bear in mind, the only Law with which God is concerned is that which He wrote with His own finger upon stone tablets. After Israel repented, God then turned their afflictions into blessings. There are numerous citations in the Old Testament of God giving blessings following adversities.

Acts 7:9-10 speaks of Joseph having been sold into Egypt’s slavery by his own brothers who envied him. God delivered Joseph from this undeserved adversity by bestowing the blessing of wisdom upon Joseph, which caused Egypt’s Pharaoh to find favor with him. This is an example of adversity that proves to serve the greater good.

II Timothy 3:1,10-12, 14-17 informs that all who live godly in Christ shall suffer afflictions and persecutions; however, the blessing in this type of adversity is that it makes the afflicted one wise about salvation and faith, this latter as demonstrated by Jesus in every way, including His crucifixion.

II Timothy 4:5 urges that we endure afflictions, and rightly so when referring back to Ecclesiastes 7:13-14; for afflictions are the scale by which God determines our level of righteousness. Is it equal to God’s righteousness? Is it equal to Christ’s righteousness? Will we stand through the adversity in a righteous manner, that is to give good for evil, or will we succumb by giving evil for evil?

Jesus informed us, “Be as perfect as the Father in heaven is perfect.” We literally are expected to become “more righteous than the Pharisees.” And, we are consistently tested until we reach God’s level of righteousness; after which we can be presented as a chaste bride to our chaste Groom.

Paul noted in II Corinthians 12:7, these tribulations also are considered thorns meant to keep us humble, in short having come to understand that there is nothing and no one greater than God; where as, having received great gifts of the Spirit might cause one to become arrogant: a sinful attitude of determining self as more special to God than, say, the next person, when no one person is more special than another, and of presenting an attitude of being more knowledgeable than another.

While the latter might be true in many cases, especially if the person is teaching others who do not yet know those things, it is a sin to think of self as more knowledgeable in that the knowledge did not come from self; therefore, it would be akin to setting up self as God: another “weightier matter” of the sin of idolatry. We are nothing and know nothing, save and except the Holy Spirit gives us ALL wisdom and knowledge of God; thus, in all respects the wisdom and knowledge is God’s, making us as nothing more than a vehicle by which He delivers His Truths. The glory is God’s and only God’s.

Reasons for Adversity: the Bible states that we as Christians are “tried in earth’s furnace” until God can see Himself in us. Adversities and afflictions in our lives are the fire of earth’s furnace. Much like raw silver is refined by fire in order to remove waste material, thus revealing the beauty of silver in its purity, so we are refined by fire to remove sin in our lives to reveal the purity of God in us. Accepting as well as enduring those flames then assures us an eternal place in God’s perfect kingdom. Let us look at the reasons for adversity and afflictions of whatsoever nature:

1. To balance the righteous. Adversity reminds Christ’s chosen that, prior to accepting salvation, we were no different than all the wicked in the world. Adversity caused by others also teaches us what behaviours God “hates with a perfect [justified] hate,” that we also come to abhor those sinful ways, making certain we do not do those things again in the remainder of our lifetime. Finally, the evil in this world highlights its opposite, Love, therefore giving us clarity about what is love and how it should NOT act and/or speak.

The recent adversity of their Amish children being murdered in their classroom gave the world an opportunity to witness how love should act and speak: these deaths, then, were for the greater good of the Christian world. However, there also is a personal lesson for the Amish to learn, for they still defy a specific precept in God’s Law.

2. To correct disobedience. A previous lesson found Jesus stating, “You have not chosen me, I have chosen you.” Therefore, as one chosen, we come to Christ riddled with sin and knowing only the basics of His Father’s Doctrine; therefore, while we repent of that which we already know, there remains the weightier matters of God’s Law, of which Jesus spoke but very few Christian leaders have been teaching it.

If we sin unknowingly, then adversity is sent to correct and teach; for we must be presented to the Groom as a chaste virgin when He returns to claim His bride. Otherwise, we would be as the virgins who did not have enough oil for their lamps and were left behind. In other words, our growth into perfection remained incomplete; and, it would remain that way by the choices we make, for in all things we still have the power of choice. So, we either continue to grow by learning and applying what we learn, or we stagnate to ultimately perish.

3. To reveal a greater purpose; as was the case with Joseph and the Amish. Joseph’s adversity was having been sold into slavery for no reason, other than his brothers’ sin of envy/coveting; the greater purpose was to prevent famine in the future, which would have adversely affected his immediate family as well as all of Egypt. Therefore, what might appear as adversity to us, such as losing a home or job, might in fact be occurring for God’s greater purpose: His way of putting us where He needs us to be at any given time. The event of 9/11 should have been a wakeup call for every weak Christian.

Christ’s true sheep see beyond adversity, rather than focusing on adversity. To focus on adversity is to wallow in misery, play the oh-woe-is-me game in the midst of a pity party where a bowl provides pity pills in abundance; but, to see beyond adversity is to know and understand that blessings are waiting on the other side: so, true sheep focus on the expected blessings and this in itself gives them the strength to get through each event; and, they become even stronger with each fire they pass through.

4. To strengthen an anointed ministry. Jesus remained strong in His Father during His short ministry, despite constant persecution and false accusations. Why did He remain strong? Father had told Him to expect to be called a blasphemer, to expect to be accused of doing the Devil’s work, to expect to be labeled a false prophet. So, when persecutions and false accusations began, Christ only grew stronger in those attacks; for they merely confirmed He was doing exactly what His Father wanted Him to do and it was playing out exactly as He had been told it would.

Christ’s executioners unwittingly confirmed that He spoke only His Father’s Truth, and they confirmed to the world that He was, indeed, the Son of God. And, when they hung Him on a cross, He was by then strong enough to endure the death of His body, because He knew His Father would resurrect Him from the dead. After all, everything Father had told Him had proven to be absolute Truth, so there was no reason for Him to doubt.

This is the true test of faith, extreme faith, the spiritual gift of faith. While all Christians are given a “measure of faith,” it takes the “gift of faith” to die for anyone. We who have a measure learn the depths of faith from they who have the spiritual gift of faith; Jesus being the first to have been anointed with this gift: so, we learn from Him and, later, Christ’s Apostles. We learn and grow and exercise our faith until it becomes the gift, or we give up and fall away. John instructed in Revelation that we must take on “the faith OF Christ,” that extreme faith motivating us to die for Christ (see “Faith Times Seven”).

Therefore, when Christ gives us a ministry on His behalf, He already has told us to expect to be treated just as He was treated and that, in the end, some Truth Speakers will die for Him; but, we are assured of the first resurrection, so we have no fear of false accusations, of being labeled blasphemers and false prophets, and no fear of what man can do to our bodies. We know these vile acts validate God’s Seal upon our forehead and a curse upon those who falsely accuse us. Thus, we bless them instead of cursing them. God does the latter, for He said, “It is to your good, and to them a curse.”

5. To instill humility. Paul was the one who pointed this out to us and described the adversities he suffered as a “thorn in my side.” Paul was not one of the twelve Apostles; he was, in fact, chosen as one of the seven ministers to replace Stephen after he was stoned to death. As we all know, Paul was a Pharisee and devote in his religion therefore approving persecution of Christians, who at the time seemed to him to be heretics.

Saul’s absolute devotion was why Christ chose Saul-called-Paul to the Gentile ministry; and, by this selection, Jesus bestowed greater gifts upon Paul than even the Apostles had received. Paul’s unlimited knowledge of God’s Laws and Ordinances as well as those great spiritual gifts easily could have caused Paul to become very arrogant when teaching the Gentiles, who knew absolutely nothing except their own pagan backgrounds.

As a persecutor, Paul was wholly undeserving; thus, Christ told him, “My grace is sufficient for you.” We are no different than Paul. In fact, as former pagans, we are even less deserving; at least Paul believed in God from the beginning; therefore, when we are selected because of some specific knowledge we already have, then are given spiritual gifts to enhance that knowledge for God, it is necessary to have thorns in our side as reminders of where we came from and who really has the power: GOD! In short, there is no one greater than God.

6. To strengthen endurance for perilous times. The more professed Christians endure, the stronger they become each time they pass out of the flames. Or, they turn away from God to avoid the flames; therefore, adversity serves as a garden hoe removing weeds from God’s field of wheat, critically so in this last church age of Laodicea; for Christ’s harvest is about to occur. Those who refuse to endure represent goats who were masquerading as either shepherds or sheep. These will never enter the gates of heaven but, unbeknownst to them, they reveal Christ’s true sheep.

Look at how much Christ endured in order to show us God’s love and promise of redemption. If endurance means death of our flesh body, of which the true sheep have no fear, then we are assured of being in the first resurrection and forever living in paradise. We are living in the most perilous church age, the last one, and this means Satan is in a desperate, foot stomping, violent rage, his cruelty surpassing our wildest imagination. But, know this: our enemies, our attackers, appear to be Christians.

Lucifer knows his time is just about up and he is determined to take down as many sheep as he can. In many ways, he achieves this goal when he physically attacks a true sheep; for those masquerading as sheep then refuse to accept the true sheep’s warnings, more fearful of what Satan will do to them than they are of what God will do to them for having been traitors to God and His Son. Never once do they consider that they have just condemned themselves to being judged twice dead: death of both the body and spirit.

7. To serve as a testimony to God’s sovereignty and infinite power.  True sheep endure and rejoice in all adversities upon them, thus revealing to everyone not only God’s loving and giving character but also His infinite power to overcome evil in this world; whether it be physical or verbal attacks. After all, we could not endure, and certainly not in rejoicing, were it not for having the mind of Christ (see “The Mind of Christ”). As a result, Christ’s true sheep bear fruit of righteous behaviour, as evidenced by obedience to ALL of God’s Law, as well as bearing the fruit of finding and returning either lost sheep and/or those sheep still in the midst of Revelation’s great whore and her harlot daughters.

Don’t forget who these fallen women are: they are the antichrist but appear to be Christ’s church, wolves in sheep’s clothing, as it were. Be reminded of Paul’s warning, “Do not be surprised that Satan can manifest himself as an angel of Light and that his ministers can do the same.” Everything about the Bible relates to the church, not the world as a whole.

From Adversity to Blessings: What are the blessings on the other side of the flames through which we pass time and time again? They are: 

1) God’s existence and power is proven to us every time;

2) We become more righteous, this is to say more obedient to and have great love for His Law, until God can see Himself in us;

3) Our measure of faith begins to grow into a gift of faith;

4) Our strength in God’s Word grows in wisdom concerning salvation and faith until it becomes unshakable and can be taught in Truth, whereas in the beginning it was wobbly and easily questioned with each wayward wind;

5) While we may own nothing of value, we have everything we need of shelter and food and clothing and brethren;

6) We receive valuable gifts of the Spirit to use for God in our ministry on His behalf, these same giving us a good understanding of ALL things (see “God Says, ALL”); and,

7) We discover our particular mission and its ministry moves forth in strength, despite being surrounded by darkness and naysayers and false accusations and even Satan’s attacks against our body and/or by those who claim to be Christians.

It never ceases to amaze this pen for God: every time the Holy Spirit provides a lesson to be shared, the rudiments of it always end up equaling God’s perfect number: seven reasons for adversity and seven blessings for passing through all those painful fires. Just imagine if they were real flames, such as when Daniel and his cohorts were cast into the king’s great oven! Yet, because of their absolute faith in the God they served, they emerged from that oven unscathed and so can we.

There also are thorns in this pen’s side, and justifiably so; and, God has increased my strength through each adversity, even the attacks against my body (see “Blessings in Disguise”) or my financial status (see “One Amazing Day”); and, like every Truth Speaker, I am frequently accused, either in writing or face-to-face, of being a blasphemer and false prophet and doing the Devil’s work: this is where the unshakable part comes in. How kind of them to validate God’s Seal upon my forehead. Even better, though, God always gives me the capacity to see a bit of humor in each battle Satan has waged against me, reducing me to laughter: health to the marrow of my bones.

 

The point of this lesson: do not focus on the adversity that you may be in the midst of in any given moment, else you will wallow in self-pity and die; focus instead on the blessings to come, focus with expectation and assurance that there will be blessings waiting when you step from that particular fire. By focusing forward and expecting those miracles, we actually come out of the fire much quicker and not nearly as burned as we might have been.

 

As God said, “I put before you life and death; choose life.” To put this in context with adversity, some adversities might be what man calls deadly diseases and the doctors may have told you that you are dying. God’s opinion does not always agree with man’s. So, in this case, look forward by choosing life and claiming life despite all odds. We might die anyway, but as long as we choose life it will be according to God’s timetable instead of man’s.

 

“Consider the work of God, who has established adversity to balance, which is to measure, your righteousness; so that, in the end, man will find nothing greater than God.”

 

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When God is Close

©copyright 2005 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.

excerpt Truth Gathering, Vol. II (not yet available)  

“When is God closest to me and I to Him?” This is an inquiry that only a handful have asked of self, either from time to time or at least once in his or her life; alas, only in the midst of adversity. In the beginning of this writer’s true walk with God and His Christ, as opposed to when They were accepted at age six and baptized at age nine, she recalls wondering about this closeness of which she had heard few speak. How can we know when God is near us or when we are close to Him? 

Personally speaking, the most important aspect of the above question is whether or not WE are close to God and Jesus; for God and His Christ never forsake the saints: as pointed out in both Acts 5:29,32 and Hebrews 13:5-6— ” . . . We ought to obey God rather than men. We are His witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey Him . . . for He hath said, ‘I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.’ So that we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.'” 

The other side of this coin is presented in II Peter 2:9-10,15— “The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished: chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness, and [turn away from righteous laws]. Arrogant are they, self-willed, they are not afraid to speak evil of [luminaries, those of the light]. These have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of sin. For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much shamelessness. Those that are clean escape from them who live in error.” 

Immediately discerned about this two-sided coin is that God always is near those who obey His Law by faith, accept Jesus as His Son and possess the same kind of faith as He, and give up all aspects of the flesh; while neither God nor His Christ even know those who teach prosperity of the world as well as God’s Law altered— for they speak lusts of the flesh— nor do God and Christ know those who follow such blasphemous teachings.  

Therefore, closeness to God and Christ is determined by choices made every day and every waking moment; regardless of any given circumstance, good or bad. Over the years, this writer has come to realize she is closer to God and Christ when she includes them in everything done, even words said or written, and/or in everything happening to her: whether those events are supernaturally caused; such as health issues, or through the act of another human being.  

As a result, she finds herself talking aloud to our Lord, and/or asking something of Him throughout any given day, or lapsing into prayer for another person’s needs or specific trial. Now she lives alone, so if anyone were to happen upon her, they might assume she has lost her mind: talking to empty air, as it were. Hear the laughter! For the very air is alive with God and His Christ and Their Holy Spirit. Jesus instructed that we pray unceasing, thus it is good to know by God’s Word whether or not our prayers are heard (see article “Are ALL Prayers Heard”). 

When she says, “talking to,” she means just that. She converses with our Lord as though He were a human standing or sitting right next to her: no flowery, showy speech— which He hates— just simple conversation. God loves it this way, for then we are approaching Him as a wise Father and we the trusting child. God is a god of simplicity, straightforward thus never measuring words: as we should be, also. 

If injured during a daily task, she might say, “Lord! Satan is at it again, trying to get me to shirk my duties. Get him outta here.” In an instant, that ole Devil is gone and I simply go about my chores. Or, if she mislaid something needed, she might say, “Lord, you know where I put that. Please direct me to it.” Within minutes, the Spirit has jogged her memory and she goes right to the item needed. In preparing a TSaS response or writing a poem, she puts God in charge her my pen reflects only God’s mouth rather than words of her own. After all, we humans are really good at skewing up; however, God is perfect. It is in our best interest to keep Him in charge. 

When she slides behind her car’s steering wheel, she immediately speaks to God before ever turning the ignition key, “Lord, I’m just the co-pilot today. You are the pilot, and I know everything will go smoothly.” If a driver in front of her does something foolish, that could have endangered her as well as others, rather than rant and rave and attempt to get even, she prays, “Lord, please protect that driver, for he/she doesn’t have a clue what their doing. And, protect all those who come near him/her.” You see, she’s already protected from careless drivers but others may not have put the Lord in control before they hit the streets driving a deadly weapon.  

Besides which, the above scriptures reveal that Christ’s sheep fear nothing man can do to a flesh body. Well, human beings drive cars and trucks as well as fly planes, wield knives and guns, diseases strike; finally, doctors use surgical instruments and administer drugs— all deadly weapons; so the cause of our death is irrelevant: simply one’s time to die a first death. Hopefully, this writer has made that abundantly clear to her grown children; having instructed them that no matter how she dies, it is all one vast illusion and they’d better not sue anyone for wrongful death. God forbid; for He said, “Vengeance is mine.”  

Each meal we prepare and eat, or those prepared by others, are opportunities to speak with our Lord. Thank God for the food we have, regardless of how simple or repetitive it might be, and for His power that caused us to prepare it. Hear laughter again, for there are those MS and/or Lupus days when this writer knows she must eat but doesn’t particularly feel like preparing a meal.  

On those kind of days especially, ask the Lord to push you to put together something, preferably food that will aid the body to function better than it has that particular day. Then thank Him for the nudge and for the food and even for how good it tastes. Also, acknowledge that the meal, whatever it is, was blessed to the nourishment of the body. 

Every waking moment and every event in our lives are opportunities to move even closer to God and His Christ. To ignore these chances to keep God in control of our lives, as opposed to our pitiful attempts at exercising inefficient power, is to distance our selves from God, Christ and the Holy Ghost: creating a void, so to speak, around our entire being. This empty space, then, becomes a fertile playground in which Satan can dig around and, in general, make life miserable. Lucifer has a difficult time slipping into spaces filled with God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit. 

Those voids also prevent us from attaining Christlike perfection and God’s holiness: which can be achieved but only through obedience and the closeness we minute-by-minute work toward (see article “The Mind of Christ”). Failure to attain perfection and holiness renders us like the virgins with not enough oil for their lamps while awaiting the groom: a second death sentence will be issued. 

Another means of being close to God and Christ is to delve daily into God’s Word. Sometimes, this is achieved by literally picking up the Bible and letting it simply fall open; then, read what is there and dwell upon what it says. Other times, it is done in conversations about God’s Word with another person, during which we might discuss various scriptures and how they should be discerned: as opposed to how the world has interpreted the same passages. Or, someone might ask what God has to say about a particular issue or even a specific Biblical topic, which should send us to our Bible in a manner quite similar to what we do in the group Truth Seekers and Speakers. 

Of course, another perfect time to have the Lord in our back pocket, so to speak, is when a person confronts us with hostility, warranted or unwarranted, and/or false accusations. This is when we should ask, “What would Jesus do?” First, we must discern what has prompted that person’s inappropriate behaviour. For instance, husband belittles wife: husband is reflecting how he feels about himself, as opposed to his words really being about his wife. It goes without saying, it easily could be the wife being combative. 

In either case, the wisest response would be, “It is so sad you think so little of yourself; especially since I think so highly of you.” We’ve only to remind self of God’s second great commandment of love: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Anyone, including a nation of people or a spouse, is our metaphoric neighbor; and, if that neighbor is being abusive physically or emotionally or both, he or she is really saying, “I don’t love myself and I’m afraid of losing you; so, I’m going to push you away before you leave on your own; but, I’m also going to fight your leaving every step of the way.” Low self-esteem is without logic. 

Or, let’s say a neighbor has irately demanded that your child never step on their property again; though, such demand is wholly unfair and unwarranted. This is mentioned because of a similar experience years ago when this writer’s 38-year old son was three, the same age as her neighbor’s daughter, with whom he played every day in her yard.  

In this case, we need to be asking God for the best response to douse our neighbor’s fire while at the same time providing a viable solution. Try this: “Well, I understand; so, why don’t you let your little girl come over here to play?” And, make sure your accompanying smile is very genuine. After all, you aren’t saying you understand the reason for your child’s banishment; rather, you’re saying you understand the unreasonableness of that person’s hostility and you’ve offered a workable solution. It worked like a charm for this writer and no another incident arose while living in the neighborhood. It worked because the Lord was consulted before opening the mouth. 

On the other hand, say you are speaking God’s Truth and professing Christians accuse you of being deceived and a blasphemer, false prophet, and/or doing the Devil’s work: all the things of which Christ Himself was accused. Again, we first must remember Christ warned this would happen to those who follow His lead; and, second, He instructed that we respond with, “Bless you.” Nothing more: neither argument over God’s Word nor attempts to justify your words or stating why the accuser is in the wrong. 

This being said, why in the world would we want to bless a person who, in essence, has denied God and His Word as well as having just shouted to the world that we are liars? We bless them, not for them, but for the fact that, unbeknownst to them, they have identified us as followers of Christ therefore bearing God’s seal upon our forehead. As the Lord said, “Their accusations are to them a curse but to you a gain.” And, what is the curse of God: to be declared twice dead. Obviously, our gain is eternal life. 

The bottomline, pertaining to God’s nearness and our closeness to Him, is that we decide the distance by what we, individually, say and do. Based on self-actions, and not that of others, God and Christ and the Holy Spirit are either near or they are far away. If they are not close, then the individual is in danger of being declared twice dead. It behooves everyone to review his or her own relationship with God and His Christ for any and all deficiencies; and, if some are found, then quickly change those into efficiencies for the rest of one’s physical life and beyond. 

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. Deuteronomy 8:3; Matthew 4:4; Luke 4:4

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