Prophecy’s Extra Oil 56: Four Questions and Answers
©copyright 2010 Bonita M Quesinberry
The loudest argument among Christian sects concern God’s Law of Blessings; not just all Ten but more attention was and still is directed to His Fourth Precept in Exodus 20:8-11 and repeated in Deuteronomy c.5: the one about which Jesus said, “I also am Lord of the Sabbath.” The four queries presented herein are not about any specific of God’s Doctrine, although it is prudent to know God’s Doctrine by reading the above verses; however, the following paragraphs do make a few necessary, specific points for clarity of each inquiry with answers. Please open your Bible and read each reference given in these 3 pages.
Galatians 2:4-5, Jude v.4— Disagreements began during and with the Apostles’ ministry and steadily escalated over the next 1,976 years to date hereof: the first 1,810 years of that almost obliterated God’s Truth, His Doctrine Law written in stone by His own finger; which Truth is identified in Psalm’s as God’s Law. It is this Truth to which God referred when He spoke to the Sardis church age of Revelation 3:2— “Strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die.” ‘Almost obliterated’ relates to ‘ready to die.’
The Sardis era of 46 years was a time spent preparing-to-teach the Truth one more time during the Philadelphia period, during which 147 years God said the door was open and no man could shut it: Revelation 3:7-8, no man could stop God’s Truth from coming out of the wilderness where it had fled from Satan’s ‘flood of false doctrines.’ The only thing Satan could do, and still does, is to re-enforce his lies among Sunday-observing sects; this achieved by strong criticism and false charges against Christ’s few small flocks, who by love “obey God’s Precepts,” while Satan swears to his own that love is all that matters.
Today, the disagreements are heading toward violence against all who shun a Sunday sabbath made by man: not by God or Christ or the Apostles. Still, this Bible treatise is not on specific Laws; rather, it is about what God says regarding His requirements of all humans: those who love Him and follow His Son and those who do not. It goes without saying, what obedience reaps is quite the opposite of what disobedience receives.
God’s Answers to Four Questions:
AKJV paraphrased scriptures w/references
©copyright 2004 Bonita M Quesinberry, R.C.
1. What did God say about changes in His requirements? Ecclesiastes 3:14-20; Deuteronomy 8:6,11
What God does is forever. Nothing can be added to nor anything taken from it. God does what He does so people will know Him as well as fear and respect His infinite power over earth, the heavens and all that are in and beneath them: His creation. What He established in the beginning is required now, and that which will be in the future was required also in the past.
Evil and sin entered into the Lord’s house of judgment and righteousness. Thus, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time for every purpose and every work. God tests humans so they might learn that they are vain and no better than animals. All are made of dust and shall return to dust again.
Obey His Twelve Laws, also known as precepts, statutes and judgments. Behave in faith, total obedience and respect His authority. Fear forgetting the Lord by not keeping His law, judgments and statutes; which you were told from the beginning. [These are not ‘ordinances,’ another type of law]
2. What did Jesus and the Apostles say about changes to God’s requirements? Matthew 5:17-20; I John 2:7; Acts 21:24, 16; Romans 2:13,15; 3;31; 1:25,30,31; Titus 1:16; James 2:24; Revelation 14:12; 22:14 – correction: Acts 21:24, 24:16
Jesus said, “Do not think I came to destroy the law. Neither dotting of an I nor crossing of a T shall be taken from or added to God’s law until heaven and earth pass away and all prophecy is fulfilled. Whoever breaks one of the Father’s laws and teaches others the same, he shall perish. But whoever obeys the laws and teaches others to obey, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. Unless obedience exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall not enter heaven.”
John said, “I give the old commandment which was from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning.”
Paul said, “Exemplify Jesus by behaving orderly and obeying the Lord’s Law. Work at having a clear conscience toward God and men. For the hearers of the law are not just before God. But, the doers of the law shall be vindicated. Their behavior demonstrates the law written in their hearts and their conscience will not allow them to disobey. They live the Lord’s unchanged law.
“False preachers and prophets twist God’s truths into lies, teaching doctrines and traditions that worship and serve the creature more than God. They are covenant-breakers, haters of God, professing to know God but their works deny Him in disobedience. We of the Lord are not like these who defile God’s Word. For we walk by faith, not by sight, and work hard at obeying His laws so God will accept us. We are defended by works and faith. One without the other is death.”
John said, “Those who do as Christ did are the ones who obey the commandments of God and possess the unshakable faith of Jesus, even in the face of death. Blessed are they who do God commandments, for they will have right to the tree of life and may enter the gates into the holy city in the new earth.”
3. In ancient times what did the Lord warn of and what is He today still saying to the world? Jeremiah 22:29; 23:1,11,14
“O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the Lord. Woe to the pastors who destroy and scatter my sheep, for both prophets and priests are vile. Yes, in my house I have found their wickedness. They commit adultery and walk in lies. They strengthen evildoers, causing them not to return to me. They are to me like the wicked of Sodom and Gomorrah.
“Do not listen to their teachings, for they make you vain. They speak from their own heart and not with the mouth of the Lord. They lie when they say you shall have peace in the world and that no evil shall come upon you.
“Listen well, a whirlwind of the Lord’s fury will come upon the earth and it shall fall upon the wicked. The Lord shall execute His vengeance and in the latter days you will understand perfectly why He pours out His wrath. For you have perverted the words of the living God and twisted the truth of the Lord of hosts our God.”
4. What will happen and who will remain after Christ returns for His small flocks, and why are they left behind? Matthew 24:27; Luke 17:24; I Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 16:17-18,20-21; Jeremiah 25:32-33; Matthew 24:28; Luke 17:37; Jeremiah 32:23
As the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so shall Christ return in the clouds on the day appointed by the Father. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God sounding as a great voice out of the temple of heaven saying, “It is done!” and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which still are alive shall be caught up with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And, we always will be with the Lord from that day forward.
As Christ moves across the skies taking up His sheep, in His wake the seventh plague will be poured out. There will voices, thunders, lightnings and an earthquake such as the world has never seen. Every island will disappear and mountains will shatter into rubble. A great hail out of heaven,, each stone about 100 pounds, shall fall upon the wicked left behind.
A great whirlwind shall rise up from the coasts of the earth and on that the slain of the Lord shall lay dead from one end of the earth to the other end. They shall not be grieved for nor gathered up or buried. They will be like dung upon the ground. Wherever their bodies lie, there will the buzzards gather for a feast: because the wicked did not hear the Lord’s voice nor obey His laws. They did nothing that the Lord commanded them to do; therefore, this evil will come upon them in one hour during old earth’s last day.
How Do You Measure Up to God’s Law: Full Obedience, perhaps Partial or even Full Disobedience? Know your end by your own judgment in answer to Ten, which takes love of God and man in order to obey.
Vol. II: Uncommon Common Abuse of Seniors and Elderly
©copyright 2008 Bonita M Quesinberry
As we pick up from Volume I of this issue, I remind that the agreement I had with my deceased friend Betty’s son was to stay and care for her property until the oldest heir turned eighteen, at which time he would move in and I find another place. The blessing to me was another 2 years in that peaceful spot in Washington’s Tahuya State Forest. January 2007: I had to get on HUD waiting lists for a unit and pray I’d be out no later than June 2007. Why did I wait so late? Well, Betty’s son had told me in December 2006 that he thought I would have another 3 years, so I dallied. Alas, it did not work out inasmuch as Derek’s son changed his plans.
First lunge out of the gate was a bleak start: I was number 47 on the list for a one-level complex in Poulsbo, a good hour and half farther away from my daughter/caregiver Maria in Portland, Oregon. Being in that position could have meant up to a two-year wait, which was not going to work. A week later, the floater manager in Poulsbo asked if I would be interested in a Shelton unit, an hour closer to Maria: I would be number one there and assured I could move in by mid-March or April at the latest. At that time, she cited six vacancies with more coming up and no one on the waiting list: my requirement for a ground floor unit was no problem.
Alas, on February 01, a permanent manager was installed at Fir Tree Park Apartments (FTP) and who contrarily acted in accordance with Allied Group’s direction, the management company for whom their floater in Poulsbo worked and also trained new site managers. She was told to fill up the complex before me and justify doing so by claiming there had been a waiting list of which the floater was not aware.
As a courtesy, certainly not a requirement, I had provided with my paperwork a letter from my doctor indicating the necessity of both a ground floor apartment, due to a propensity for falling, and air conditioning I would provide. It seems Allied did not want anyone moving in with A/C— increase the electric bill (I take measures to prevent this but they did not know it). This began to come to light during a phone call when the manager said she had put in five people ahead of me and continued to put me off due to yet more ahead of me. So, I called Poulsbo again to see if I had misunderstood: no, I had not. The floater got on the phone and the next day Fir Tree Park (FTP) called to say my paperwork was ready and I could move in by 11 May 2007. Praise the Lord, I would meet my June deadline as agreed!
Maria went with me to sign papers and pay the upfront fees. It was then the FTP manager informed us of Allied’s discrimination against my extreme sensitivity to heat disability, not wanting me in because of A/C. After signing and paying, we were then informed that Allied had said they would not replace the 30-year old, threadbare carpet if she let me in: a second act of discrimination as well as retaliation. Since I was getting an apartment, I chose to ignore this violation of law but had transcripted the details. Alas, it would not end there, for Allied truly did not want me or my air conditioning.
The unit was incredibly filthy and I spent over 36 hours getting it to a livable condition, then requested of Allied the return of my damage deposit, which was not paid to clean up another person’s filth. I had refused to sign the move-in inspection because the manager would not list problems thereon, as she was supposed to do. So, along with my request, I provided a transcript of labor to get the unit sanitary. I received no response whatsoever.
I had lived in the unit only three months when suddenly the manager accused me of failing to disclose the fact I had two caged ferrets. Despite proving I had made full discloser in writing, Allied continued its assault with threats, calls, inspections, demands, and unannounced visits by a variety of people from their home office; ultimately serving me with eviction because I refused to pay a $300 pet deposit ($150 per pet): which HUD did not allow on caged pets. I’d never had to pay a deposit for the ferrets in the entire 20 years I’ve lived in Washington, even through Bremerton Housing (Vol. I).
Now, I would have to do something. After all, Allied had filled my file with false charges and complaints that might make it easy for a judge to uphold the illegal eviction. I contacted Senior Information and Assistance (Senior I & A) who previously had helped me by purchasing a portable A/C unit. In the interim, I had been keeping meticulous records and transcripts of everything that had transpired from the time I went on FTP’s waiting list, including all details, dates, names, and witnesses to conversations: now days it pays to have a background in law.
Around October 2007, I received a call from HUD’s Ben Jones, the Washington State HUD Contract manager in charge of FTP’s portfolio. I followed his directions and mailed to him a copy of everything I had. After reviewing them, he then instructed me to provide everything to their department for discrimination acts: seems I had two separate cases, the other being acts of retaliation.
According to Mr. Jones, I needed only one witness to the discrimination and he stated that my daughter was sufficient. Mind you, I never contacted HUD, but an investigation was launched, nonetheless. Almost immediately, HUD advised Allied that they could not touch me or my ferrets and could not charge a deposit for the ferrets, acts of retaliation, but Allied was deaf.
Allied’s manipulation and torment escalated, despite my attorney’s actions (lawyer with Northwest Senior Justice Project, Olympia): more threatening letters, inspections and unannounced visits. One such visit came at 3:00 pm on a Friday by yet another Allied employee I’d not met before, and it lasted until 9:15 that night: didn’t even get to eat dinner. Then, Allied came up with a new tactic, actually due to their own screw-up: they claimed to have erred in calculating deposit and rents— another excuse to contact me both by phone and visits— therefore owing me nearly $300 in overcharges. They refused to refund and falsely charged me with refusing to sign recertification papers, another lie added to many lies they feeding HUD, which will come out in our next segment.
The stress was mind-boggling and my health was deteriorating rapidly while my blood pressure was soaring off the charts: not because I was worried or afraid, but simply because Allied never let up and I was becoming quite angry. Yeah, I know, “Get angry but sin not.” I obeyed. Still, my doctor and neurosurgeon were going through the roof, finally telling my attorney to instruct Allied not to contact with me in any way or be subject to a charge of reckless endangerment, or worse, negligent homicide if I died: the risk of another brain aneurysm at an all time high. Allied ignored the directive: just a few days later I received yet another threatening letter.
About a month after I had moved in, management placed a woman above me who was not “62 or older,” as required by the HUD “elderly only” contract with FTP owners. She is a raging alcoholic and within two months she had moved in her grown sons (21 & 23), in violation of both HUD and DSHS welfare requirements: she reported to neither entity as required. Not to worry: I shall not report it, as Jesus would not approve. But, take a wild guess as to who does get reported to DSHS for fraud. That’s our next segment, too.
As a psychotherapist, I was not surprised when Rachel and her sons began tormenting me 24/7; after all, they knew I could be, the operative words being “could be,” their greatest threat as the nearest neighbor to be affected by their behaviour: constant, deliberate stomping on the floor, going to management filing false complaints against me, and so forth. Their mentality is to “do unto others before they do unto you.” Typical behaviour of addicts, liars and manipulators: unfortunately, Rachel and her sons are all of these.
Needless to say, I wasn’t sleeping and management did nothing. Albeit, for many months I did not complain, but neighbors had— loud and clear and even in writing but to no avail: they also called the police several times, once having her carted off to detox for three weeks, as well as filed complaints directly with Allied and FTP’s California owners. Alas, Rachel was convinced I was the one who did all the complaining and Allied was happy to let her believe it; despite the fact I had asked management to tell her I was not the one— hoping truth would put a stop to her harassment and torment.
The abuse continued to escalate, most of it witnessed by surrounding tenants. In March 2008, Rachel came to my door one evening, drunk as usual and ranting. So, I shut the door. The next day, Management attempted to serve me with a “stop harassing” notice on Rachel’s behalf: she had run to the manager, crying crocodile tears, that next morning and claimed I was constantly coming to her door harassing her. I informed management of what really happened and two of my neighbors confirmed. Management tore up the notice she was about to serve on me but did not remove the one in my file, which she had agreed to remove. Alas, my pristine file is now filled with false charges and complaints.
April 2008 arrived in a painful storm amidst Allied’s continued torment: the third afternoon Rachel slammed into my storm door, yanked it open to pound on the door, and began raging when I opened the inner door to find her right in my face as she held open the storm door. Fortunately, my next-door neighbor saw everything and immediately called police. Before they arrived, three times I instructed Rachel to step away from my door and attempted to shut it. Instead, the third time I spoke, Rachel assaulted me by shoving my door into my face: an act that easily could have killed me.
Still, I chose to do as Christ and did not file charges against her; hoping instead, as did my neighbors, that management finally evict Rachel: she is a danger to all and Allied certainly had enough in her file to make it quite easy, in addition to her having broken every rule of both house and HUD— case in point, Rachel brought in a huge dog without permission or deposit, which size is prohibited; a neighbor filed a complaint with Allied, but it was in my car that one of Rachel’s sons put a bag of her cat’s feces as retaliation. Assumption gets people in trouble: I called the police, car dusted for prints although, again, I did not pursue charges but did tell management of the event.
Allied fired the above site manager, then refused to let a new temp-manager evict Rachel: she was serving their purposes quite well, in view of HUD being on their case. No doubt they hoped I would move due to Rachel, then HUD would drop my case automatically. When one lives in subsidized housing, it is not easy or even quick to move: virtually all such properties have as little as a two-year and up to a 3-year waiting list. Unfortunately, the Section 8 waiting list, which allows a person to live anywhere, even a house, is not taking applications for the next 4 to 5 years.
By the time HUD had called in its State Investigator on the discrimination issue and the California owners had been notified of Allied’s many violations, it looked as though my life might settle down soon. Naturally, Satan was not and is not finished; for despite everything having been witnessed, it was going to be the Fed’s turn to take as many bites out of me as possible. But, while they were chewing and chomping, FTP owners fired Allied effective 01 August 2008, and a new management company came in with a new site manager: looked as though they might be worth their salt—one of the first people he wanted out was Rachel and her boys. Of course, we all know that looks can be deceiving.
According to HUD, it usually takes up to a year before a case is assigned to an Investigator, most States having more than one; however, the “entity that shall remain nameless,” as my attorney stated to Allied, had gone straight to the head of HUD with my case and “the head” told this State’s only Investigator to get right on it. This is where our story will take up in the next segment of Federal and State abuse of seniors and elderly, which will include the details of a recent DSHS action noted below. It won’t be difficult to figure out who or what caused DSHS to join HUD for dinner at my expense.
Yeah, Rachel and her non-working, non-disabled sons remain and still are tormenting me. Worse is the fact that she is one of those who defrauds our government systems and gets by with it: the result of it being that much more difficult for an honest and deserving person to get help from the various State and Federal programs.
Case in point: when I applied for Social Security (SS) at age 55, to which I had paid into for thirty-seven years (having worked 33 years longer than my doctors advised), I was denied twice and had to go to court. My SS facilitator told me right up front that if he could show me as a depressed addict of drugs or alcohol or both, approval would be almost immediate; but, the honest person who most needs it gets taken through a wringer then has to jump through hoops of fire that usually consumes two years.
By age 57, I was a heap of ash, for he knew what he was talking about, when two years later I was in an SS court: the judge was irate over how I had been treated coupled with the fact their own doctors had stated unequivocally that I could not work both times I’d been denied, then the judge ruled hands down in my favor— thanks be to the Lord!
Alas, the new FTP manager now whines that Allied should have removed Rachel long ago instead of leaving it for him to do. To demonstrate his feelings about that, I was informed two weeks ago that if I complained a third time, I would be evicted along with Rachel: not that he has made any attempt to evict her. This is just one of the fear tactics so many site managers use instead of doing their jobs in accordance with law and HUD and in the best interest of their tenants’ safety.
Rachel is a danger to everyone around her: cigarette burns all over her mattress, smoked up our apartments burning things on or in the stove, and killed one of my ferrets by gassing my apartment with extremely toxic fumes: my other ferret became ill but recovered and my blood pressure spiked dangerously for the twenty minutes I was exposed. I had been gone and, apparently, my unit had been gassed for several hours: she was attempting to burn-off plastic that she had melted to a burner coil on her stove by leaving the burner on. My ferrets and I had to vacate the unit for the evening and leave the apartment open in very cold weather.
Rachel also flooded my apartment when her commode overflowed and she walked away doing nothing about moping up until it was too late. Where else could that water go? What does management need to remove this danger that, ultimately, can cost the owners their complex by fire? Anyway, Allied has been gone since August 2008, but they were not finished tormenting me and would do so through DSHS.
As I’ve said before, this is not all about me. In fact, there were four other cases just here at FTP that went to HUD, one was automatically dropped when the tenant’s daughter moved her to another town and subsidized unit. That is the way of HUD: if you move, they simply drop the case and declare it resolved.
That case above, though, was another horror story: an 86-year old dwarf, Petie Balls, who had lived here at FTP for almost 20 years, started and ran a craft club and maintained her supplies in the Community Room under lock and key, as long ago approved by prior management. New management charged her with theft, took everything that actually had been purchased by and belonged to Petie, and served her with eviction. Her daughter didn’t know what else to do, except get Petie out of here, because HUD was dragging their feet, not even holding a temporary stop sign in front of Allied.
It took months to achieve the move, so Petie was harassed and had the police called on her both times she attempted to speak with management. Unfortunately, one month after Petie moved to another town, Allied Group took over as the management company of Petie’s new location. Her daughter is watching them and their site manager like a hawk ready to swoop in if they harass her. Horror stores abound throughout this demographic.
The other three cases, also threatened with eviction, ended up ignored by HUD, likely because they were not considered as serious and/or did not involve discrimination or at least the appearance of discrimination: we will get into that in our next segment about HUD’s actions in all this.
Remember: the senior and elderly population is the largest demographic in this nation! Do we realize that, as such, we have the collective power to even determine votes? We can do something about these undeserved injustices but it will take all of us being loud and clear about what we no longer will tolerate at our Federal and State levels by the very people we put into office and the organizations that are supposed to protect us.
According to HUD, we have the right to say how our subsidized apartments are run, a right we have not utilized in most settings because management will not allow a Tenants’ Association; which HUD recommends we have. Management puts enough fear into the majority of tenants so they will not join an Association, even if one is started: such as here at FTP. And, we have the right to organize clubs of whatsoever nature, as long as legal, without interference from management. As seen here at FTP, management disbanded all clubs and took over our newsletter. Now the only thing that gets printed is what management wants us to read, truth or not.
Of course, greed is the driving force of these end days: sort of the wickeds’ last hurrah before their demise. In these cases, however, the greed is that of only property management companies, whereas the Federal and State departments want to simply ignore their responsibilities to those whom they subsidize in whatsoever ways: management companies can be fired and it doesn’t pay HUD or DSHS to shirk their obligations. Our tax dollars pay them to fulfill their duties in accordance with the law!
No sleep. . . oh, well, I do believe Jesus told us that we are children of the Light and we are to keep watch at night when the wicked sleep: so sleep not. I keep hanging on to that, knowing that it could be any day/any hour now for His return, and I believe I can keep going as long as Father intends. I’m the Energizer bunny? I think new batteries might help. Again, please pass this story on to everyone you believe might be able to help us or to persons experiencing similar injustices.
End of Volume II
Volume III continues next week