The Hosea 5 Prophecy – Hear This, O Philadelphia Church of God Ministers!

On September 5, 2015 marked the 11th year death anniversary of Mr. Gerald Flurry’s wife, Barbara Flurry who died of CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE. The work of the REMEMBRANCERS revolve around the spiritual meaning behind her sickness and eventual death which relates to the spiritual condition of God’s Church then and now. Let us remember some milestones on when this work has actually started:

January 4, 2004 (Sunday, 2:18 PM)

Dear Mr. Gerald Flurry,

Greetings to the prophet that stirs up – that prophet!…As words has spread as to the condition of your wife, Mrs. Barbara Flurry, having a congestive heart failure and in acritical condition at that, I was compelled to write you, sir, because I am greatly disturbed and can’t help but wonder as to what that ailment implies – most specifically to the whole Church, which brings to mind a parallel experience of the end time Elijah, Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong, with his wife, Mrs. Loma Armstrong. I immediately opened the back issues of Royal Vision (Pentecost issues) May/June 1999 & 2003 – both of which gave the example of the life threatening illness of Mrs. Armstrong in relation to the condition of the Church then – the WCG. I strongly believe it to be the same today with your wife’s condition picturing the spiritual condition of the Church as a whole – and that includes me, sir. I believe God wants to correct the whole Church through the sufferings of your wife, as He did through Mrs. Armstrong. (end of quote)

Letter to GRF - 04 January 2004

Exactly eight months later after that letter has been sent to the Philadelphia Church of God Headquarters in Edmond Oklahoma, on September 4, 2004, Mr. Gerald Flurry gave a sermon entitled, “The Tree of Life and God’s House”. In it he said,

God’s gonna use, I believe, there’s certain symbolism there to tell us, He’s gonna use carnal minded men to help this work done. If that’s what we need, we’ll get the help. If it’s like building God’s house or doing this work, God will give us the help, even if He has to take a carnal minded man and anoint him – He’ll do it because He already said He’s gonna do it, ‘I will raise up the ruins as in the days of old’. God forbid that we should not believe that! God forbid….

Then a day later, on September 5, 2004, Mrs. Barbara Flurry died of the CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE. What does that mean? It means that early on, God has already been planning to use a Gentile work to warn the Philadelphia Church of God which is symbolized by Mrs. Flurry. So the context of the Gentile work will have to be helping God build His spiritual house – we have been commanded to raise up the ruins as in the days of old. This is being fulfilled primarily through the Book of Remembrance in which we can read from its first pages:

This book is dedicated to the memory of Gerald Flurry’s wife, Barbara Jeanne Flurry, who died on September 5, 2004.

Now on September 5, 2015, which is the 11th year death anniversary of Mrs. Flurry we are entering a time when God shall allow “HELL TO BREAK LOOSE” as we can read from our article previous article, “PRAY THAT YOUR FLIGHT BE NOT IN THE WINTER NOR ON A SABBATH DAY.” Below, are some meanings behind the number 11:

The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 11

The number eleven is important in that it can symbolize disorder, chaos and judgment. In the Bible, 11 is used twenty-four times and “11th” can be found 19 times. Coming after 10 (which represents law and responsibility), the number eleven represents the opposite – the irresponsibility of breaking the Law, which brings disorder and judgment.

In Genesis 11, men rebelled against God and built the tower of Babel. He judged them by confusing their language, resulting in chaos.

Jehoiakim, one of the last kings over Judah, ruled for 11 years (609 to 598 B.C.). His successor, King Jehoiachin, rules for only three months before the Babylonians take control of Jerusalem in 597 B.C. and take him captive. After overcoming the city, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon sets up Zedekiah as a puppet ruler of Judea. Zedekiah, however, soon rebels against his masters. His reign is ended in 586 B.C., after only 11 years, when Nebuchadnezzar once again conquers Jerusalem but this time he destroys the city and burns its temple to the ground. Any Jews that remained alive were taken captive.

The apostle John saw 11 things in connection with the final judgment (Revelation 20:12 – 14).

How does the number 11 relate to EDOM?

The dukes of Edom (Edom was another name for Esau, Jacob’s brother) were eleven in number. Although closely related to the house of Israel, a bitter hatred existed between the two peoples. The dukes, or chiefs, of Edom were Timnah, Alvah, Jetheth, Aholibamah, Elah, Pinon, Kenaz, Teman, Mibzar, Magdiel, and Iram (Genesis 36:40 – 43).


From the time when the first email on January 4, 2004 was sent, exactly 10 years later on January 4, 2014, Mr. Gerald Flurry fainted while giving a sermon about the prophecy in Ezekiel chapters 4 and 5. (Actually, from the time Stephen Flurry made some changes to Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong’s book, Mystery of the Ages on 2003, it was 11 years from that time). Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote in his co-worker letter dated May 6, 2014 regarding that incidence:

Dear members and co-workers with Christ,

How deep is your faith? How clear is your spiritual vision?…

The answers to these questions are extremely important to your spiritual health – and to God.

In August of 1977, Herbert W. Armstrong died at his home in Tucson… “Shortly after they’d told me what had happened,” Mr. Armstrong later wrote, “I felt that if my work in God’s hands were finished and God didn’t have any further use for me in His Work, that I would rather have remained dead. Because if they hadn’t intervened I would have been buried in two or three days” (Autobiography of Herbert W. Armstrong, Volume 2)…

Mr. Armstrong kept mentioning that incident because the Church did not get the lesson. Just like Christ, Mr. Armstrong was probably weeping for the Laodiceans, and trying to get their minds off the man and onto THE BEING WHO DOES THE RESURRECTING!

I want to relate that history to something that happened to me recently. On January 4, I fainted on stage while giving a sermon. A few weeks before that incident, I told a regional director I believed some of our members looked to me and even the other ministers too much. I wanted to make sure the ministers were helping the people be aware of that. However, before I had a chance to do anything about it, this incident occurred. I think that was God’s way of saying that He agreed with me. I didn’t necessarily like the way He demonstrated that, but it shows me that He motivated what I was thinking.

We need to remember that a minister is just a puny little man. Of course, God works through men, but we are just men. (pp. 1-2)

Mr. Flurry was emphatic of this very subject – of people in God’s Church looking too much on him and the other ministers. He said that God agreed with him and even demonstrated their alignment of thinking through his fainting spell last January 4, 2014 while giving a sermon about Ezekiel 4. This co-worker letter has just proven the veracity of the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 4 siege inside the Philadelphia Church of God. This spiritual siege was indeed designed by God to know who among His people will look to Him or to those puny little men. And He has been learning quite a lot about each one us. God allowed that incidence to happen to serve as a warning to all of His own people around the world that we ought not to focus on any man.

Think about it: Why would God allow His apostles to die? Surely the people thought, amid all the persecution, that they needed those men! But God responded, No – YOU NEED ME! You need to know that I AM with you! In too many cases, the people of God didn’t understand that. We all have the power we need. Jesus Christ Himself is leading His Church! But look what happened after Mr. Armstrong died. The people DIDN’T SEE CHRIST, and everything fell apart. God really does want to know if we truly LOVE His law and government. He wants to see if we can stand alone with Him – and without another man.” (p. 8, Royal Vision September-October 2012 issue)

In actual fact, we can read of a specific prophecy in Hosea chapter 5 which is addressed directly to the Philadelphia Church of God ministers:

Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, (Hosea 5:1)

Notice carefully that this prophecy is primarily directed to the PRIESTS or the MINISTERS in God’s Church. We must also remember and take into consideration that the house of Israel here is now addressed to the spiritual Jews because we have just witnessed in this end-time the fulfillment of a duality of what had happened anciently to the 10 tribes of Israel and what has happened to their spiritual counterpart in which both have lost their identity (the Worldwide Church of God is now called the Grace Communion International). And it even gets more specific here –  “give ye ear, O house of the king.” And from the Micah booklet, Mr. Gerald Flurry explained that he was the breaker or the king being mentioned in the prophecy. Now let’s look into the word “house” here. From the Brown-Driver-Briggs Lexicon it can also mean, “OF THE LAND OF EPHRAIM.” So this can point us to the ministers who are of Ephraimite (or British) stock . Here is what JFB Commentary wrote regarding this passage:


Ho 5:1-5. God’s Judgments on the Priests, People, and Princes of Israel for Their Sins…

judgment is towards you—that is, threatens you from God.

ye have been a snare on Mizpah … net … upon Tabor—As hunters spread their net and snares on the hills, Mizpah and Tabor, so ye have snared the people into idolatry and made them your prey by injustice. As Mizpah and Tabor mean a “watch tower,” and a “lofty place,” a fit scene for hunters, playing on the words, the prophet implies, in the lofty place in which I have set you, whereas ye ought to have been the watchers of the people, guarding them from evil, ye have been as hunters entrapping them into it [Jerome]. These two places are specified, Mizpah in the east and Tabor in the west, to include the high places throughout the whole kingdom, in which Israel’s rulers set up idolatrous altars.

As clearly indicated here that the judgment contained in this prophecy is being pointed towards or in the direction of the house of the king. Why is a judgment being pronounced here?

…because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor. (Hosea 5:1)

A SNARE according to Brown-Driver-Briggs (BDB) Lexicon: “A SOURCE OR AGENT OF CALAMITY”; while the word “NET” which is transliterated from the Hebrew word “resheth” which can mean “OF LEADERS LEADING PEOPLE TO SIN

Here we can see that the NET is actually the LEADERS WHO ARE LEADING THE PEOPLE TO SIN. This is none other that the 25 leading PCG ministers who are leading God’s people to sin. They are being described in the Hosea 5 prophecy as being a WATCH TOWER and a LOFTY PLACE as the words Mizpah and Tabor has been used. Is it any coincidence that the regional office in Jerusalem has been situated in the area of Mizpah – which is also known as the German Colony neighborhood? Of course not. As God views it, the PCG Mizpah regional office in Jerusalem has become a SNARE or “A SOURCE OF CALAMITY” as prophesied in Isaiah 29:1, 6 because of what the Ephraimite stock ministers had done (this will be explained later). PCG office in Jerusalem

Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you, because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor. (Hosea 5:1)

The sickness and death of Mrs. Barbara Flurry who was from the “house or family of the king” is a judgment in itself already. The CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE points us to the sickness of the spiritual heart – the ministry. And what was this spiritual sickness all about? As JFB Commentary wrote, that the priests or ministers being described in verse 1 have snared the people into idolatry and made them their prey by injustice which is an appropriate description of what is transpiring inside the Philadelphia Church of God today. The 25 men of Ezekiel 8 have led God’s people into idolatry – the ministers became their IDOLS while some members suffer injustice in their very hands! God has set these ministers as a watch tower comparable to Mizpah and Tabor whose duty is to become the watchers of the people and guarding them from evil, yet on the contrary, they became the very hunters who entrap them. What a sickness!

O house of the king; for judgment is toward you – This “family of the king” refer directly to Stephen Flurry who made the changes to Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong’s book, Mystery of the Ages back in 2003. A few months later, her mother became sick and eventually died in 2004. Then in 2012, Stephen was able to establish a regional office in Mizpah, Jerusalem yet he turned his back from that place on August 10, 2013. As prophesied, it becomes a SNARE that would snap on his face; while the NET being defined as LEADERS WHO ARE LEADING THE PEOPLE TO SIN is actually the fulfillment of last end Joshua and his fellows! (Zechariah 3:1-2, 8). They comprise the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 who turned their backs on God.

Stephen Flurry and Jerusalem regional office

Moreover, is it by any coincidence that the SURNAME of one of the DIG DIRECTOR in the 2015 Mount Zion excavation is TABOR? Professor James Tabor. The area from which the REMEMBRANCERS have excavated was actually where Caiaphas the priest lived.

Has Jerusalem’s house of sedition been discovered?

Believe it or not, the discovery of a bath tub in an ancient building in Jerusalem has archaeologists wondering if they stumbled upon the house of the High Priest Caiaphas. Caiaphas and his home played a major role in Jesus’ crucifixion. The find occurred during a dig on Mount Zion by a team of archaeologists from the University of North Carolina…

Caiaphas and his house of sedition

High Priest Caiaphas was the son-in-law of the previous High Priest Annas. The two are often mentioned together in the Bible suggesting Annas still wielded influence (Luke 3:2)…

At a meeting of the chief priests and pharisees called to discuss Jesus (John 11: 47-53), Caiaphas — fearing Jesus’ growing fame — said He might have to die for the sake of the nation, a notion John said prophetically foretold Jesus’ sacrifice (v 51).  However, the Jewish leaders in attendance had a slightly different interpretation. They understood this to mean the High Priest had ordered a hit on Jesus and began plotting His death (v 53).

Though the location of this meeting is not mentioned, it was likely held in Caiaphas’ home as the follow-up meeting and trial were held in the High Priest’s residence.


Remember that Caiaphas specifically fulfilled the prophecy in Daniel 9:26 which was the determined 40 year time period prior to the 70 AD siege and destruction of Jerusalem from THAT SAME YEAR 30 AD.

And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not. And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad. Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death. (John 11:49-53)

It has already been explained in the Book of Remembrance how these verses relates to the fulfillment of the Ezekiel 4 prophecy. Moreover, notice that the area in Mount Zion from where the REMEMBRANCERS were able to participate in excavating was a FAMILY RESIDENCE of the PRIESTS WHO LED THE PEOPLE TO SIN AND WHO PLOTTED TO PUT JESUS CHRIST TO DEATH! So the prophecy about Hosea 5:1 has come to pass the first time! A NET (LEADERS LEADING PEOPLE TO SIN) has been spread (or DISPLAYED in BDB) by Professor James Tabor on Mount Zion!

Again for emphasis, the high priests Caiaphas and Annas who led the people to sin have been displayed literally by Tabor! The same way that the REMEMBRANCERS’ work in Mount Zion was able to DISPLAY to the world who were leading the people to sin and away from God. How? God chose Jerusalem, yet the last end Joshua (Stephen Flurry) and his fellows chose Edstone. That work in Jerusalem was a SINGLE physical evidence of what the 25 men of Ezekiel 8 had done to God. God was able to establish the connection between the folly and evil deeds of the first century priesthood and the current priesthood or ministry. See the duality in action? And do you know to whom God is putting the blame to?



WOE to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil. (Micah 2:1-3)

Remember the relationship between ANNAS and CAIAPHAS? They were a family and the area in the Mount Zion dig is a FAMILY MANSION. In this end time, there was also a FAMILY – a father and son tandem who destroyed God’s Church, the Worldwide Church of God after Mr. Armstrong died? They were the Tkaches! Yet there is another FAMILY in this last end in which God Himself devices an evil plan on them because of what they have done to His spiritual family.

And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock. Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me. Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another. (Zechariah 11:7-9)

From the Book of Remembrance (emphasis mine in parenthesis):

Is it also possible that those 3 shepherds also refer to Cain, Balaam, and Korah? – For they had been a type of those people that destroys God’s Church since the first century. And it seems to indicate here that those three shepherds shall still be involved with the staff Beauty and Bands. The three shepherds epitomize the prevailing spirit during the Ephesian era, and Jude wrote about them for our time!

“Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core” (Jude 1:11)

“Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another” (v. 9).

  • that that dieth, let it die – referring to Cain when he killed his brother Abel (they have slaughtered so many of our spiritual brothers)
  • that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off – referring to Balaam when he cut himself off from God by lusting for material things. He also allowed Israel to be cut off in exchange for a reward. (The top 25 PCG ministers have introduced paganism like Irish dance into the PCG for reward of fame)

PCG and Irish dance

  • and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another – referring to Korah by dividing and ripping apart Israel when he rebelled against Moses. As JFB Commentary puts it referring to this verse: “Let them madly perish by MUTUAL DISCORDS” – (these ministers have promoted betrayal among Church members, thus they have caused FAMILY DIVISION – as God views it, this is SPIRITUAL CANNIBALISM.)


And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment? Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin from off them, and their flesh from off their bones; Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron. (Micah 3:1-3)

Here is what Mr. Gerald Flurry wrote from Micah booklet:

Skinned Alive

In Micah 3:1-3, God compares the way people do business today to cannibalism. They “eat you alive” if you aren’t careful! You have to continually watch out for yourself or they will prey on you and get everything you have! It is considered “good business” today to make money and not worry about how you got it. We live in times of terrible evil!

In verse 5, false prophets say “we will have peace.” They say what the people want to hear. If God’s very elect disagree with them, those false prophets will make war against them! God is saying, even though they talk about peace, they can be very cruel. So watch out!

“Thus saith the Lord concerning the prophets that make my people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war against him” (Micah 3:5). The Revised Standard Version reads, “prophets that lead my people astray.” This is a more  accurate translation, because God’s people were given the truth and then led away from it. You cannot be led astray if you never had the truth.

God’s own people are being led astray by their ministers! It is all happening because they are not measuring with God’s truth. (p. 10, MICAH: GOD’S PEOPLE RISE UP AS HIS ENEMY!)

How can a spiritual suckling ever know how to measure with God’s truth? They don’t how to use God’s Spirit properly. They can’t discern the difference between what is good and what is evil.

And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I have been a rebuker of them all. (Hosea 5:2)

Let’s look into the definition of “profound”


  • having or showing great knowledge or understanding
  • difficult to understand : requiring deep thought or wisdom


  • in BDB, it means to kill, slaughter person in human sacrifice
  • in Strong’s Concordance, to slaughter in sacrifice or massacre, to offer

The priests in verse 1 of Hosea chapter 5 are being described here as REVOLTERS WHO HAVE GREAT KNOWLEDGE or DEPTH OF WISDOM IN KILLING AND SLAUGHTERING PEOPLE! This is an apt description of the DRUIDS. (emphasis mine in parenthesis)

I know Ephraim (British descent ministers, i.e., drunkards of Ephraim), and Israel (PCG in the Laodicean era) is not hid from me: for now, O Ephraim, thou committest whoredom (through the introduction of Edstone), and Israel (God’s Church) is defiled. They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the Lord. (Hosea 5:3-4)

For a better understanding of this verse, let’s consider reading from different bible translations:

  • Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. For the spirit of whoredom is within them, and they know not the Lord. – English Standard Version
  • They couldn’t turn to God if they wanted to. Their evil life is a bad habit. Every breath they take is a whore’s breath. They wouldn’t recognize God if they saw me – The Message 
  • Their [immoral] practices will not permit them to return to their God, for the spirit of prostitution is within them and they do not know the Lord [they do not recognize, appreciate, heed or cherish Him]. – Amplified Bible 
  • Their deeds do not permit them to return to their God. A spirit of prostitution is in their heart; they do not acknowledge the Lord. – New International Version

As indicated in several bible translations, the deeds of the PCG ministers will not permit them to return to God because of the spirit of prostitution in them which was manifested in their choice of the Edstone work instead of the Jerusalem work. And they don’t recognize, appreciate, heed, cherish and acknowledge God’s warning through the Book of Remembrance given by His REMEMBRANCERS. They even instructed all the PCG members to BURN it. This just shows that they don’t really know God that much. They now became the great whore of Babylon. Here is one of the proofs (emphasis mine in bold italics):

The final verse in Zechariah 5 is thrilling. In verse 10,Zechariah asks, Where are they taking the ephah? The answer is in verse 11: “He said to me, ‘To the land of Shinar, to build a house for it; and when this is prepared, they will set the ephah down there on its base’” (Revised Standard Version). Shinar, in this instance, is another term for Babylon.

Other Bible translations even say Babylon, instead of Shinar. Throughout the Bible, Babylon pictures the world before Christ’s return, the world we are living in today (Revelation 18). Both the Philadelphian and Laodicean churches are working in the land of Shinar, or Babylon. Shinar is mentioned in Zechariah 5:11 for a very good reason. One woman (the Laodiceans, found with wickedness) is “dwelling” with Babylon. (p. 58, Zechariah – The Sign of Christ’s Imminent Return)

That house that was constructed in Babylon is another evidence that the PCG has become the mysterious great whore of Babylon. They even have the MARK OF THE BEAST in the form of the Celtic SUN WORSHIP Irish dance.

And the pride of Israel (PCG with their victory in the court case and of building God’s house) doth testify to his face: therefore shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity: Judah (spiritual Jews i.e., all of the PCG members around the world) also shall fall with them. (Hosea 5:5)

Every one in the PCG will fall as God prophesied. The next verse strengthens the evidence that this prophecy in Hosea 5 is primarily directed to the shepherds or ministry in God’s Church and only secondarily to the nations of America, Britain and the Middle East Jews as suggested in the next verse implying a description of the shepherds (or pastors) with their flocks and herds:

They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek the Lord; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn himself from them. (Hosea 5:6)

Why did God withdraw Himself from their midst?

They have dealt treacherously against the Lord: for they have begotten strange children (this could not be referring to America, Britain and the Middle East Jews because the context of this prophecy in verse 1 is all about the ministry from the house of the king – Mr. Gerald Flurry)

For a more clear picture, let’s read from the Amplified Bible translation:

They have dealt treacherously against the LordFor they have borne illegitimate (PAGAN) children. (Hosea 5:7)

That’s the reason God has withdrawn Himself from the Philadelphia Church of God ministers because THEY HAVE BEGOTTEN PAGAN CHILDREN! If Mr. Armstrong would be alive today, he would be seeing strange PAGAN children performing Irish dancing, practicing cremation, observing Mother’s day.

Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you (Hosea 5:1)

God’s judgment is toward those ministers who BEGAT PAGAN CHILDREN!

…now shall a month devour them with their portions.

This is the same prophecy written in Zechariah 11: 8

Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

Who then are these three shepherds being mentioned here? Let’s enumerate some descriptions

  • God said they are a family (Micah 2:1-3)
  • They are being described as those who slaughtered so many of our spiritual brothers (Cain)
  • They have introduced paganism into the PCG (doctrine of Balaam)
  • They have promoted betrayal among Church members, thus they have caused FAMILY DIVISION (Korah)
  • God puts the blame to a specific entity – “O Ephraim (British descent ministers), thou committest whoredom (through the introduction of Edstone, Irish dance and all the paganism), and Israel (or God’s Church) is defiled.” (Hosea 5:3; see also Jeremiah 7:15)

Again those three (3) shepherds are types of Cain, Balaam and Korah inside God’s Church but they also have a particular personage. Remember the prophecy in Micah 2:1-3 about a family whom God will devise evil against. Who are these three shepherds who has crept in unawares? To know their identity, let us define some names here and their family name says it all – Macdonald, son of the world’s ruler. Satan is their father (John 8:44)

John means “God is a gracious giver”

Remember Abel the brother of Cain?

And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: (Genesis 4:3-4)

Cain was so jealous of his own brother Abel that he had to slaughter him. Cain subsequently murdered his brother because his offering did not please God like Abel’s did. So what’s the connection with the name John? Have you noticed that this man has single handedly slaughtered many of our brethren who pleased God and gives graciously to Him?

We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. (1 John 3:14-16)

With the NO CONTACT POLICY, can we practice laying down our lives for the brethren?

But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. (vv. 17-18)

Notice that it was the Apostle John who wrote this and an OPPOSITE CHARACTER of his namesake has brought havoc in God’s Church in this last end. Coincidence?

Brad means “treason”

How does this personage relate to Balaam? Remember that because of Balaam’s covetousness for wealth and power for his own selfish gain, the whole nation of Israel fell into God’s wrath and 24,000 men died in the plague.

How did Balaam did it? He put a stumbling-block to turn Israel away from the true God. Balaam’s advice was a heinous sin that almost destroyed a nation. His plan was an attempt to turn God’s people away from the true God with whom they had entered a marriage covenant. The same story goes with Brad, with the introduction of Edstone, it became a stumbling-block to turn God’s people in this last end away from the true God who has chosen Jerusalem. He was able to sway Mr. Gerald Flurry through his son Stephen to STOP the Jerusalem work and REPLACE it with the Edstone work. This is TREASON to the HIGHEST DEGREE! Remember also that so called Bible scholars are quite puzzled if Balaam was a prophet of God or a false prophet. Now Brad has subtly declared himself a prophet with his new book “The Holy Roman Empire in Prophecy.” In a sense the Remembrancers are a type of the donkey who would restrain the work of this last end Balaam (Numbers 22:21-33)

Kirk means “church”

Well how about Kirk, like Korah, he was able to literally DIVIDE the Church before the Mount Zion, Jerusalem work began last June 2015. He represented the whole Church in principle. The result of which was God giving us a NEW NAME, the REMEMBRANCERS and He established a NEW ORGANIZATION – the A.R.K. of God Foundation. He was also instrumental in closing the Imperial Academy in the Philippines on September 4, 2015. What will now happen to all the families that they have heavily influenced to move to their community? Their lives will be ruined. That is the FRUIT of Macdonald family!

Now why did God inspire the family history of the Macdonald in the Book of Remembrance? It is this family who is bringing great destruction to His Church. Macdonald, which means, “SON OF THE WORLD’S RULER.” Remember that Satan is their father (John 8:44). How can we best describe this kind of people?

The book of Jude contains strong warnings for God’s people throughout the Church age to beware of false teachers who would turn them away from the truth. He likens them to “brute beasts” and puts them in the same category with evil men who follow “the get way of Cain” and  run greedily “after the error of Balaam.” He says these men live in the way that comes naturally, in the way of vanity, jealousy, lust, and greed, which is contrary to God’s law of love—the way of giving, serving and sharing (Jude 10-11).

Source: The Error of Balaam from The Philadelphia Trumpet, May 1996

This FAMILY from the tribe of Ephraim is aptly described in verse 11: “Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment…” (Hosea 5:11). Here is what Barnes Commentary wrote regarding this verse:

Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment – Literally, “crushed in judgment.” Holy Scripture, elsewhere also, “combines” these same two words, rendered “oppressed” and “crushed,” in speaking of man’s oppression by man. Ephraim preferred man’s commands and laws to God’s; they obeyed man and set God at nought; therefore they should suffer at man’s hands, who, while he equally neglected God’s will, enforced his own.

“(T)hey obeyed man and set God at nought” – This is the same prophecy in Zechariah 11:8 “Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.” PCG Minister John Macdonald has set God at nought through his oppressive style of government and you can read one of his earlier exploits here. And we can actually fully understand what is the real motivation behind this Ephraimite drunkard:

“…because he willingly walked after the commandment.” (Hosea 5:11)

Continuing from Barnes Commentary we can read:

The “commandment,” which “Ephraim willingly went after,” was doubtless that of Jeroboam; “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold thy gods, O Israel, which brought you out of the land of Egypt; and Jeroboam ordained a feast unto the children of Israel” 1 Kings 12:28, 1 Kings 12:32-33. Through this “commandment,” Jeroboam earned the dreadful title, “who made Israel to sin.” And Israel “went willingly after it,” for it is said; “This thing became a sin; and the people went to worship before the one, even unto Dan:” i. e., while they readily accepted Jeroboam’s plea.

As Barnes noted that Ephraim (or the Macdonald family in particular) has actually WALKED AFTER THE COMMANDMENT OF JEROBOAM OF PREVENTING THE PEOPLE TO GO TO JERUSALEM! – they equally neglected God’s will, enforced their own. The Edstone work is NOTHING but a fulfillment of WALKING AFTER THE COMMANDMENT OF JEROBOAM to prevent God’s people to proceed with the work in Jerusalem! They say they are supporting Mr. Gerald Flurry, yet in the vanity of their hearts, they seeking contrary to what God wants.



Stephen Flurry left the PCG Regional office in Mizpah, Jerusalem and he even announced his intentions on his own Twitter account last August 10, 2013. He was not aware of the great implication of his decision when he turned his back on the Jerusalem work. It is prophesied to become a SNARE!

Stephen Flurry left Jerusalem 10 August 2013

Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward youbecause ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon Tabor. (Hosea 5:1)

A SNARE according to Brown-Driver-Briggs (BDB) Lexicon: “A SOURCE OR AGENT OF CALAMITY.” There is a specific prophecy in Isaiah 29 for the PCG being a SOURCE OF CALAMITY. Let’s read from website:

What is actually happening to America, Britain (and its commonwealth nation Australia) and the Middle east Jews is connected to the prophet Isaiah’s prophecy:

“Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices. Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel. And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee… Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts with thunder, and with earthquake, and great noise, with storm and tempest, and the flame of devouring fire.” (Isaiah 29:1-6)

God is distressing spiritual and physical Ariel, i.e., the spiritual Jews in the Philadelphia Church of God Headquarters in Edmond, Oklahoma and the Middle East Jews in Jerusalem. One may ask: Why was Britain (and even Australia) included in the picture? Actually those are the two places where the drunkards of Ephraim who esteemed God as a clay in their hands can be located.

In Edmond, Oklahoma, up to now, their local residents are still seeking for answers on the the multiple seemingly endless earthquakes in their area which actually started to increase since 2010.

Little do the Oklahomans know the real spiritual reason behind such a spike in frequency of earthquake visits which even surpassed that of California:

“As Oklahoma continues to experience more earthquakes than California this year, residents are questioning why regulators haven’t taken any meaningful action to guard against increased seismic activity…

The rate of earthquakes in Oklahoma has increased remarkably since October 2013 — by about 50 per cent — significantly increasing the chance for a damaging magnitude 5.5 or greater quake in central Oklahoma,” says the USGS report.


Oklahoma earthquake

And the real reason? It is because God’s Work in Jerusalem by spiritual Ariel – the Philadelphia Church of God in Edmond, Oklahoma was left undone and turned aside in favor of the work in Edstone in England. Why is God distressing the two Ariels? Because there is actually a familiar spirit who has crept in unaware inside God’s Church – Satan the devil through his Simon Magus group taking charge of God’s Work – esteeming God as a clay in their hands. Yet, he and his minions’ fate is already sealed:

“And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as chaff that passeth away: yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.” (vv. 4-5)

Notice that all of this is going to happen very suddenly because God is sending a STORMY WIND in His fury to expose these possessed impostors inside God’s own Church who has already set up the abomination on top of abomination which fulfilled the prophecy in Daniel 8 – the transgressors are come to the full! The LAST HOUR BETRAYAL has already come to pass (emphasis mine in bold):

Later that week, Mr. Gerald Flurry determined that the door to Bricket Wood was closed and directed Mr. (Brad) Macdonald to search for other estates. Along with regional office manager David Howard and editorial department writer Richard Palmer, Mr. Macdonald spent two weeks parsing dozens of possibilities and visiting more than 20, the last of which was Edstone on May 5. On May 8, Mr. Flurry and his son flew to England and viewed six estates over the next two days. On May 14, the PCG submitted an offer on the estate in Warwickshire, which was quickly accepted and became official in early June.

Notice the timing of when the Edstone property was found? It was on May 5, 2014 – EXACTLY 13 years after Mr. Flurry declared the LAST HOUR prophecy on May 5, 2001! And considering the name of BRAD which means TREASON or TREACHERY, what actually happened on May 5, 2014 is a great indication of the fulfillment of the LAST HOUR BETRAYAL of the antichrist inside the Philadelphia Church of God! His family name tells it all: MACDONALD – SON OF THE WORLD’S RULER. And who is the ruler of this world today? It’s none other than SATAN the devil! (2 Corinthians 4:4). He is the last end SON OF PERDITION just like Judas Iscariot of the 1st century, and he is also the prophesied spiritual king of fierce countenance who shall stand up in Daniel 8 once he assumed his new office in Edstone on January 12, 2015. He shall also fulfill the spiritual king Jeroboam of Amos 7:10-11.

While his father, Regional Director for Africa, Asia and Oceania JOHN MACDONALD who is actually the one running the whole show and orchestrating behind the scenes is the prophesied last end Diotrephes! Another father-and-son tandem has taken hold of God’s Church just like what happened during the Worldwide Church of God through the Tkaches – this is like the Simon Magus / Judas Iscariot father-and-son tandem of the first century. These people are some of the Druids who has crept in unawares in the Philadelphia Church of God (Jude 1:4). Now here is what Mr. Flurry wrote about the book of remembrance in the context of a Judas-like betrayal:

The “book of remembrance” and being “treacherous to the wife [Church] of your youth” are keys to reveal a turning away from what God taught us. The Laodiceans fail to remember. They don’t just lack “drive and energy.” They are treacherous because they are part of a Judas-like betrayal! (2 Thessalonians 2). This is the epitome of what a Laodicean is! “And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for YOU… And ye shall know that I have sent this commandment unto you…” (Malachi 2:1, 4). (p. 139, Malachi’s Message)

PCG Gains New Campus in Britain

Returning back to England where the rebellion and betrayal in 1974 took place will obviously generate the same result, that is, without any shadow of a doubt will lead to another Judas-like betrayal. It is also THE LAW OF HISTORY THROUGH THE FORMER PROPHETS which it is sad to say, the PCG has not learned from. As written by Mr. Gerald Flurry in the Former Prophets book – This is ‘a law of history.’ It’s not about luck or happenstance. It is a law of history. If we break that law, the law breaks us!” Now, the history of the Bricket Wood college campus in England is about to become a fulfilled prophecy before our own eyes through the Edstone college campus – but it will be much, much worse.

And with such development, God has already hastened the Day of the Lord. Are you prepared for theDay of the Lord that is hastening greatly even as you are reading this? How can we know? Let us consider what Mr. Gerald Flurry said in his Key of David program (emphasis mine in bold):

Look if you want a sign of when this Day of the Lord hastes greatly well you’re gonna see that His own Church turned away and that’s when it’s all began. That’s when this day really began to make haste, and as Revelation 10 says then there was no more delay. God really began to let things move very fast and exceedingly fast toward the Day of the Lord (The Day of the Lord Hastens Greatly, November 23, 2014 air date)

Have you noticed it? The sign of when this Day of the Lord hastes greatly began when His own Church turned away! Has this happened before our own eyes through the NEW WORK in Edstone, Warwickshire, England?

The Day of the Lord really hastes greatly, but do the PCG ministers believe what Mr. Gerald Flurry says?

Also, thou son of man, the children of thy people still are talking against thee by the walls and in the doors of the houses, and speak one to another, every one to his brother, saying, Come, I pray you, and hear what is the word that cometh forth from the Lord. (Ezekiel 33:30)

Notice here that these people are “TALKING AGAINST God’s prophet BY THE WALLS and in the doors of the houses” The word “WALLS” is “keer” in the Hebrew and in Brown-Driver-Briggs defines it as “THE SIDES OF THE ALTAR” which indicates that the people being discussed here are in the MINISTRY.

“Doors” can also mean DOORWAY or ENTRANCE which can refer to Stephen Flurry. He has actually become the DOORWAY or ENTRANCE to the house of the king, (his father) in Hosea 5:1 for the spiritual terrorists to enter in. Spiritual Cain, Balaam, and Korah were able to crept in unaware because Stephen became the DOORWAY to his father, Mr. Gerald Flurry.

And they come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, and they hear thy words, but they will not do them: for with their mouth they shew much love, but their heart goeth after their covetousness. (Ezekiel 33:31)

This is indeed CAIN, BALAAM, and KORAH in the flesh! We have been warned by Jude and Peter about this kind people in the ministry. Satan was able to infiltrate God’s Church again through these people. They are the SPIRITUAL TERRORISTS who put the doctrine of TERROR in our midst! They are the root cause of the SPIRITUAL CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE of God’s Church. Our work revolves around the real spiritual meaning behind the SICKNESS and DEATH of Mrs. Barbara Flurry from which the Book of Remembrance is derived. Today we are reminded of her death and how it relates to God’s Church in this last end that if the people will not repent, the spiritual sickness will eventually lead to ETERNAL DEATH. But will the Ephraimite ministers ever listen to God?

And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not. And when this cometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) then shall they know that a prophet hath been among them. (Ezekiel 33:32-33)

Joshua (Stephen) and his fellows hear the prophecies proclaimed by his father, Mr. Gerald Flurry, yet he is not inclined to follow it, thus he became a SNARE (a source of calamity) because he turned his back in Mizpah and his minions became a NET (leaders leading God’s people to sin just like Annas and Caiaphas) spread on Tabor.



Let us go back to the prophecy uttered by the prophet Micah against a family in this last end:

WOE to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand. And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage. Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil. (Micah 2:1-3)

We can actually see God’s plan in Matthew 24:15-17;

“When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:). Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house.”

Let us look for the original Greek words for some of the words in Strong’s Concordance:

Not” in the Greek appropriately means “God forbid

Come down” means, to descend, to step down

Take”: by Hebraism, (compare H5375) to expiate sin

H5375 is nasa’ in Hebrew which also means forgive, pardon

Expiate in the dictionary means, to make amends for, to extinguish the guilt incurred by

To expiate sin means,

–     to make amends for sin,

–     to extinguish the guilt incurred by sin

–     forgive sin

–     pardon sin

Any thing” can also mean, “any man or any person

House” could also mean “family or household

It looks like God forbid whosoever is on the housetop to descend or step down for him to make amends for sin, even to be pardoned for it or to be forgiven from it, and God included any member from his family. God seems to be so full of indignation that He forbids any form of repentance from this person who is on the housetop including his whole household.

But who do you think is on the housetop? Could this be literal or just being used figuratively? Remember that this is Daniel’s prophecy about the abomination of desolation inside God’s temple (Church) so we ought to get the context from there for us to UNDERSTAND what this is all about. This has to be referring to the conclusion of the 70 weeks prophecy in Daniel 9:27 – “…and for theoverspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation…”

Again as for the meaning of the word “OVERSPREADING”, in Strong’s Concordance, it can also mean “A PINNACLE OF A BUILDING.” While in Lange’s Commentary here’s what is written:

Von Lengerke, “the DESOLATOR comes upon the PINNACLE of abomination”; (also Hengstenberg, Maurer, Reinke); de Wette, “the abomination of the DESOLATOR shall stand on the PINNACLE OF THE TEMPLE;” Havernick, “on the HEAD (or SUMMIT) of the abominations is a DESOLATOR; …Fuller, “and over the covering of abominations stands a DESOLATOR;”

So WHO is on the HOUSETOP?

It’s the DESOLATOR in God’s Church! – “the abomination of the DESOLATOR shall stand on the PINNACLE OF THE TEMPLE” – once this desolator reached the highest position of authority in the temple or the highest point of abomination, God said that He will not allow him to go down to repent of his sins including his own family! Let us look at a similar prophecy in Habakkuk chapter 2 (v. 9):

“Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!”

Here’s what is written in Matthew Henry Commentary regarding this verse:

The crime for which this woe is denounced is much the same with that in the foregoing article – an insatiable desire of wealth and honour; it is coveting an evil covetousness to his house, that is, grasping at an abundance for his family. Note, Covetousness is a very evil thing in a family; it brings disquiet and uneasiness into it (he that is greedy of gain troubles his own house), and, which is worse, it brings the curse of God upon it and upon all the affairs of it. Woe to him that gains an evil gain; so the margin reads it… Now observe, What this covetous wretch aims at; it is to set his nest on high, to raise his family to some greater dignity than it had before arrived at, or to set it, as he apprehends, out of the reach of danger, that he may be delivered from the power of evil, that it may not be in the power of the worst of his enemies to do him a mischief nor so much as to disturb his repose. Note, It is common for men to pretend it as an excuse for their covetousness and ambition that they only consult their own safety, and aim to secure themselves; and yet they do but deceive themselves when they think their wealth will be a strong city to them, and a high wall, for it is so only in their own conceit, (Proverbs 18:11).

This DESOLATOR inside God’s Church thinks that by going up the ladder of authority in God’s Church “to set his nest on high, to raise his family to some greater dignity …that he may be delivered from the power of evil.”

What then is the reason GOD FORBIDS whosoever is on the housetop to come down and repent of his sin? The answer is in verse 10:

“Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.”

Continuing from Matthew Henry:

What he will get by it: Thou hast consulted, not safety, but shame, to thy house, by cutting off many people,v. 10. Note, An estate raised by iniquity is a scandal to a family. Those that cut off, or undermine, others, to make room for themselves, that impoverish others to enrich themselves, do but consult shame to their houses, and fasten upon them a mark of infamy. Yet that is not the worst of it: “Thou hast sinned against thy own soul, hast brought that under guilt and wrath, and endangered that.” Note, Those that do wrong to their neighbour do a much greater wrong to their own souls.

Apparently, it all revolves with an ESTATE THAT HAS BEEN RAISED BY INIQUITY, i.e., the Edstone Hall estate!



Mr. Gerald Flurry has explained in his Hosea booklet that the wound is directly related to being deceived by a peace pact. And if we look again at the context of the prophecy in Hosea 5, this is primarily addressed to the priests or ministry in God’s Church (verse 1).

When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound. (Hosea 5:13)

Let’s consider how Mr. Flurry described Judah’s wound:

This wound is number 4204 in Strong’s. Gesenius’ Lexicon defines it as “falsehood; hence, fraud, insidious dealing …net, or snare.” It has the same root word as the word used in Hosea 5:13. (p. 26, Hosea – Reaping the Whirlwind)

So if we look at the wound spiritually, this wound has got to do with the falsehood or graven image being made by insidious dealing of a secret counsel of fraud or impostors in the ministry which becomes a net or a snare to the people that leads them to sin against God. This thought connects us again to verse 1 – the snare in Mizpah and a net spread on Tabor! They are connected to Joshua and his fellows! The falsehood revolves around the Jerusalem work being insidiously replaced by the Edstone work through the fraudulent plan implemented by the impostors inside God’s Church.

For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and none shall rescue him. I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early. (Hosea 5:14-15)

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