The Blessed Strategy

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For the last forty years I have preached a one line message.

Repent! Seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.[1]

This is what John and Jesus were preaching yet few people really understand today what that meant nor the genius of their plan.

Even the simplest of instructions are daily ignored in almost every Church so that most Christians do not even know what it meant to repent much less the significance of Baptism and what it meant to their daily practices and public status.

The truth and wisdom of the plan or this alternative way for society was remarkably simple. The strategy was basic common sense once we step back from what we were taught to believe, especially about Religion.

The plan of Cain, Nimrod, Pharaoh, and the Caesar's of the world always included an offer of benefits. Those men pretended to be Benefactors but actually exercised authority one over the other. They did this by assuming the natural power of the Fathers of each family who neglected their natural responsibilities to their families and their neighbors.

It's the same today. Through their own sloth men follow the Covetous Practices that make them nothing more than Human Resources and a surety for debt. That debt grows until it curses their children with a bondage they cannot escape and all hope would be lost except for the strategy of seeking the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. You cannot be biting one another and expect not to be devoured by one another, especially in a social democracy.

The Kingdom of God simply means the right to be ruled by God in heaven through your heart and mind rather than be ruled by men and the gods many men give power to. In the Kingdom of God man has access to his natural God given rights but he can only maintain those rights through diligent practice[2] of Fervent Charity toward others. In other words he must care about the rights of his neighbor as much as himself.

After thirty years we are now getting a few ministers and people who actually seem to have some idea of what that all means. They are meeting and discussing and striving to do what John, Jesus and the apostles said to do and are beginning to operate more like the early Church...in the world but not of it.

There is a big learning curve to seeking that kingdom like the early Church did and these ministers have been learning by doing. And those in their congregations who participate are learning from them.

But the ministers are only a small part of the church in general. Elders of families and men and women seeking the kingdom of God are both a part of and the purpose for the Church. Those Elders and networking Ministers are a lawful assembly which we call a CORE.

Why is a lawful assembly important?

Because Jesus knows "Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?" Matthew 20:15

A lawful assembly is lawful when it is a righteous assembly which is connected to other Free Assemblies.

The whole world went back into bondage some time ago and that bondage is sealed in debt. God warned us over and over that if we did contrary to His will that He would not hear us.[3]

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

For centuries we have been taught that:

“The real destroyers of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations, and benefits.” Plutarch and
"The masses continue with an appetite for benefits and the habit of receiving them by way of a rule of force and violence. The people, having grown accustomed to feeding at the expense of others and to depend on the property of others for their livelihood... institute the rule of violence;[4] and now uniting their forces massacre, banish, and plunder,[5] until they degenerate again into perfect savages and find once more a master and monarch." Polybius

The authoritarian state uses force and violence to become the Benefactors of the people. They force one class of citizen to provide for another. Christ forbade that type of government. He told us not to make the Fathers of the earth our Benefactors.

Walking the plank

Walking the plank gets you drowned

We have brought about our own entanglement again with the elements of the world[6] because we have not been righteous like we were told. Through covetousness we were made merchandise and trapped in debt and slavery.[7]

Of course the adversary of God wants you to think that you do not have to do the will of the Father and that you will be saved anyway. This is contrary to what Christ said.[8]

The people have been slothful[9] in the way of righteousness.

I am always asked by people, "How do you get out of the system?" Even though the answer is simple it is not so practical.

Getting out is a little like jumping over the side on a pirate ship or walking the plank. Unless you can walk on water you might want a different strategy.

Christ gave us that blessed strategy by telling us to seek the kingdom of God and His righteousness.

He did not incorporate the people into a kingdom by contracts and oaths but he appointed the Church. The Church was fashioned after what the Levites, the church in the wilderness, were supposed to do. They were to be an asylum state so that the people could gather and have a government that did not exercise authority one over the other[10] but could still supply the services of governments.[11]

Care for one another by the Perfect law of liberty.

The key is that system of Corban and Pure Religion instead of Public religion. This is where the true Christian conflict divided them from the world.

The Church is "one form of government". It is not engaged in trade or business. Not because it does not look like trade or business but because of the status of the ordained ministers acting as overseers of Sacred Purpose Altars of divine trust. Those who have studied the Free Church Report may understand what I am saying.

People use terms like pure trusts but they do not really exist because men are not "pure". There are nexus connections everywhere and though I might let you off if I were judge, the judges of the world will protect their assets and not let you go as individuals. Christ and Moses had a plan. It was the same plan. Jesus made it better but we must decide what part we want to play in that plan.

The Church is the institution of Christ to provide services within His government. It was appointed to His "little flock".[12] It is His company, His Pure Trust... The thing that makes His Church a pure trust, a Sacred Purpose Altar of divine trust, is that it is doing the will of He who established it, Christ.

If His Church ministers are not doing what Christ said to do then we are not His Church.

He said be ye separate.[13]

Feed My Sheep.[14]

Keep the commandments.[15]

Love one another.[16]


The Church needs to be the social welfare and health care of Christ. The FEMA of Christ, The educational system of Christ. The church established by Christ.

That means we need to have ministers and elders working for a common goal in an unselfish servant/service oriented protocol that strengthens the poor.

What does that look like?

Free Assemblies that come together for the purpose of serving one another with freewill offerings and ministers who do the same to provide all the benefits of government but by charity alone. They all come to serve in whatever capacity they can.

People who focus on the idea of being free rather than the idea of being responsible will miss the boat. We are in trouble because we did not attend to the Weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith which include caring for the needs of our neighbors, the widows and orphans of our society through Pure Religion in matters of health, education, and welfare. We are NOT to do so by the Covetous Practices of modern governments.

The Way of Christ was not like the way of the world, nor the governments of the gentiles who depend on benefactors who exercise authority. Christ's ministers and true Christians do not depend upon systems of social welfare that force the contributions of the people like the corban of the Pharisees which made the word of God to none effect. Many people have been deceived to go the way of Balaam and the Nicolaitan and out of The Way of Christ.

The Christian conflict of the first century Church appointed by Christ was because they would not apply to the fathers of the earth for benefits but instead relied upon a voluntary network providing a daily ministration to the needy of society through Faith, Hope, and Charity by way of freewill offerings of the people, for the people, and by the people through the perfect law of liberty in Free Assemblies according to the ancient pattern of Tuns or Tens.

The modern Christians are in need of repentance.


"Follow me!" —Jesus the Christ.


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I currently see no way to get the elders out of the system. Pharaoh's heart is too hard. We can build the "asylum state", the Church. That Church needs to be manned by the prodigal sons and daughters who are willing to come back to their Father's house to be servants/disciples under His terms like the vow of poverty which we explain in the books.

When the system is collapsing the elders will come out but the seas will be roaring and it will take many miracles to survive...

What they must do now is work to build the righteous house of the Lord by coming together and serving one another.

That is repentance.

That is turning away from what brought us into bondage. If we will do that then God will hear our prayers and bless us.

Do not seek to get out of a system by forming some pretense of a Lawful assemblies by filing papers or making claims.

Seek to get into the kingdom by doing righteousness and loving one another in service like Christ said to do. That is the blessed strategy.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
    Mark 1:3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.
    Matthew 6:32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
    Mark 1:14 "Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God,"
    Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets [were] until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth (biazo to use force)into it.
    Matthew 11:12 "And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence(biazo to use force), and the violent (biastes use force)take it by force."
  2. Proverbs 12:24 "The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the Slothful shall be under Tribute."
  3. “... ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you...” 1 Sa. 8:18
    “Go and cry unto the gods which ye have chosen; let them deliver you in the time of your tribulation.” Judges 10:14
    John 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
    Judges 10:14, De 1:43; 3:26;30:17; 1 Sa. 8:18; Job 35:13, Ps 5:5, 6:8, 66:18, Pr 1:26-28, Is. 1:15, Jer. 11:14, Ez. 8:18, Mic. 3:4, Habk 1:2, Zech. 7:13, Mat. 6:15, 25:12, Mk 11:26, Lk 13:27; Ro 11:8-11; 2 Pe 2:10;
  4. Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
  5. Luke 16:16 The law and the prophets [were] until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
  6. 2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
    2 John 1:7 ¶ For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
    Galatians 4:3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world:
  7. Psalms 69:22 Let their table become a snare before them: and that which should have been for their welfare, let it become a trap.
    Romans 11:9 And David saith, Let their table be made a snare, and a trap, and a stumblingblock, and a recompence unto them:
    2 Peter 2:3 ¶ And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
    2 Peter 2:14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
  8. Mtt 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
    Mtt 7:24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
    Mtt 7:26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
    Mtt 16:27 “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.”
    Mtt 12:50 “For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.”
    [Mtt 6:2, 3; 8:9; 21:28-31; 18:23-35; 19:16-21; 20:1-28, 25-29; 21:28-31, 43; 22:29-33; 23:1-33; 24:46-51; 25:14-46, 26:13, 42, Mark 3:35]
    Luke 6:31 “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”
    Luke 6:46, 49 “And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.” Luke 13:24 “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”
    John 3:20,21 “For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.”
    John 5:20 “For the Father loveth the Son, and sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel.”
    John 9:31 “Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.”
    John 13:15 “For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.”
    Ephesians 6:8 “Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free.”
    Colossians 3:25 “But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done... no respect of persons.”
    James 1:22 “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”
    James 2:17 “Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
    James 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin.”
    1 Peter 1:14 “As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:”
    1 Peter 1:17 “And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning [here] in fear:”
    1 John 2:17 “And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.” 1 John 2:29 “If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him.”
    1 John 3:7 “Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.”
    1 John 3:10 “In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.”
    3 John 1:11 “Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.”
    Romans 12:2 “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
    Titus 2:14 “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
    Hebrews 10:24 “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:”
    Hebrews 10:36 “For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.”
    James 2:22 “Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?”
    Revelation 20:12, 13 “... another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.”
  9. Proverbs 12:24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule: but the slothful shall be under tribute.
    Proverbs 12:27 The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious.
    Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
    Proverbs 18:9 He also that is slothful in his work is brother to him that is a great waster.
    Proverbs 19:24 A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
    Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the slothful killeth him; for his hands refuse to labour.
    Proverbs 22:13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
    Proverbs 24:30 I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding;
    Proverbs 26:13 The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.
    Proverbs 26:14 As the door turneth upon his hinges, so doth the slothful upon his bed.
    Proverbs 26:15 The slothful hideth his hand in his bosom; it grieveth him to bring it again to his mouth.
    Matthew 25:26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
    Romans 12:11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord;
    Hebrews 6:12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
  10. Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you:...
    Mark 10:42 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you:...
    Luke 22:25 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so:...
  11. John 9:22 These [words] spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.
    Matthew 27:6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury < a gift offered>, because it is the price of blood.
    Mark 7:11 But ye say, If a man shall say to his father or mother, It is Corban < a gift offered>, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; he shall be free.
  12. Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
    Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.
  13. John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
    John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy saying: for we have heard [him] ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Saviour of the world.
    John 6:51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
    John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
    John 9:5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
    John 15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
    John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
    John 17:14-16 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil. They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
    Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
    Matthew 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
    Luke 12:30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
    Matthew 13:49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever <aphorizo to mark off from others by boundaries, to separate> the wicked from among the just,
    Matthew 25:32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate <aphorizo to mark off from others by boundaries, to separate> them one from another, as a shepherd divideth <aphorizo> his sheep from the goats:
    Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate <aphorizo to separate> you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
    Acts 13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate <aphorizo to separate> me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them.
    Acts 19:9 But when divers were hardened, and believed not, but spake evil of that way before the multitude, he departed from them, and separated <aphorizo to separate> the disciples, disputing daily in the school of one Tyrannus.
    Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated <aphorizo to separate> unto the gospel of God,
    2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,
  14. John 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
  15. Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
    John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
    1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
    1 John 3:22 And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
    1 John 5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
    1 John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
    Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
    Revelation 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
  16. John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
    John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
    John 15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.
    Romans 13:8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
    1 Thessalonians 4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another.
    1 Peter 1:22 Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:
    1 John 3:11 For this is the message that ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
    1 John 3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
    1 John 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
    1 John 4:11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
    1 John 4:12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
    2 John 1:5 And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
  17. Matthew 20:25-26 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;
    Mark 10:42-43 But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
    Luke 22:25-26 And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve.


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