PART VI

Messiah's Work in Prison – Bearing Our Malignant Cancer

"He carried our suffering and 'bore' – 'removed'

– the things that made us sick"

Hymn 18 (formerly 14)

Géza Vermes, translator

Behold, I am carried away with the sick; I am acquainted with scourges. I am forsaken in my sorrow . . . and without any strength.

For my sore breaks out in bitter pains and in incurable sickness impossible to stay; my heart laments within me as in those who go down to Hell.

My spirit is imprisoned with the dead for my life has reached the Pit; my soul languishes within me day and night without rest.

My wound breaks out like burning fire shut up in my bones, whose flames devour me for days on end, diminishing my strength for times on end and destroying my flesh for seasons on end.

The pains fly out towards me and my soul within me languishes even to death. My strength has gone from my body and my heart runs out like water; my flesh is dissolved like wax and the strength of my loins is turned to fear.

My arm is torn from its socket and I can lift my hand no more; my foot is held by fetters and my knees slide like water; I can no longer walk. I cannot step forward lightly, for my legs and arms are bound by shackles which cause me to stumble.

The tongue has gone back which Thou didst make marvelously mighty within my mouth; it can no longer give voice. I have no word for my disciples to revive the spirit of those who stumble and to speak words of support to the weary. My circumcised lips are dumb.

For the throes of death encompass me and Hell is upon my bed. My couch utters a lamentation and my pallet the sound of a complaint.

My eyes are like fire in the furnace and my tears like rivers of water; my eyes grow dim with waiting, for my salvation is far from me and my life is apart from me.

'Behold, I am carried away with the sick' On March 17, 2015, several months before Michael underwent his 11-hour ear surgery for the removal of his squamous cell carcinoma, Father brought three words to my mind, 'He took our …' When I looked those words up in the Bible I found them in Matthew 8:17. The following four translations really stood out to me, each shining their light on a peculiar aspect of what the Son, dwelling in Michael Travesser, was paying for on our behalf by his imprisonment, and by His divine bearing of the malignant cancer of our souls in His physical body for this purpose:

So that the thing might be fulfilled having been spoken through Isaiah the prophet saying "He took our weaknesses and carried our diseases Isa 53:4, infirmities, sicknesses. Matt. 8:17 Disciples Literal New Testament

He did these things to bring about (fulfill) what Isaiah the prophet had said: 'He took our suffering (sicknesses; weaknesses) and carried (bore; removed) our diseases' (Is. 53:4). Matt. 8:17 Expanded Bible

What the prophet Isaiah said came true. He said, 'He took away the things that made us weak. He took away the things that made us sick.' Matt. 8:17 Worldwide English New Testament

This happened so that what Isaiah the prophet had said would come true. He had said, "He suffered the things we should have suffered. He took on himself the sicknesses that should have been ours. (Isaiah 53:4) Matt. 8:17 New International Reader's Version

When Michael called from prison the next time, I shared these translations with him. After I finished reading that last sentence to him, he said to me,

It's sure all right with me. My little people, my little family, they're important to me, and I sure feel that way about them. I'm not giving up my family for anything. No. No. No. It's not alright. Saving myself is nothing to me, saving my family is where my values are. Michael, phone call from prison

"Among the names they give to the Messiah, 'a leper' is one"

The following commentary from John Gill's Exposition of the Bible on Matthew 8:17 became especially meaningful to me during this time. It describes the heart-feelings of the Son for those whom His Father put upon Him to bear during His second fulfillment of Isaiah 53 in the person of Wayne Bent. The Son's work from Father was to bear us while He was taking us through the process of bringing us to full salvation. Heb. 9:27-28 PHILLIPS This commentary is the documentation of a reality that I had already witnessed for 15 years – ever since the Spirit of the Son of God had appeared in Wayne in the year 2000:

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible:

Matthew 8:17 "That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet (Isaiah 53:4), "He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows", here rendered, himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses: very agreeable to the Hebrew text, (awh), "he himself", not another; (avn), "took up", upon himself voluntarily, freely, as a man lifts up a burden, and takes it on his shoulders; (wnylx), "our infirmities", diseases, sicknesses, whether of body or soul, (Mlbo wnybakmw), "and bare", or carried, as a man does as a burden upon his back, "our sicknesses", or diseases, which occasion pain and sorrow. And that these words are spoken of the Messiah, the Jews themselves own; for among the names they give to the Messiah, "a leper" is one; which they prove from this passage.

The Rabbins say, "a leper" of the house of Rabbi is his name; as it is said, "surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows, yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted". Says R. Nachman, if he is of the living, he is as I am, as it is said, (Jeremiah 30:21). Says Rab, if of the living, he is as our Rabbi, the holy. T. Bab. Sanhedrim, fol. 98. 2.

Upon which last clause the gloss {highlight} is,

If the Messiah is of them that are alive, our Rabbi the holy is he, "because (Myawlxt lbwod) he bears infirmities".

Elsewhere they say,

There is one temple that is called the temple of the sons of afflictions; and when the Messiah comes into that temple, and reads all the afflictions, all the griefs, and all the chastisements of Israel, which come upon them, then all of them shall come upon him: and if there was any that would lighten them off of Israel, and take them upon himself, there is no son of man that can bear the chastisements of Israel, because of the punishments of the law; as it is said, "surely he hath borne our griefs". Zohar in Exod. fol. 85. 2.

And in another ancient book of theirs, God is represented saying to the Messiah,

(Nyrwvy lwbot), "wilt thou bear chastisements", in order to remove their iniquities? (the iniquities of the children of God,) as it is written, "surely he hath borne our griefs": he replied, "I will bear them with joy". Pesikta in Abkath Rochel, l. 1. par. 2. p. 309. Ed. Huls.

Hence it is manifest, that according to the mind of the ancient Jews, this passage belongs to the Messiah, and is rightly applied to him by the evangelist. John Gill's Exposition of the Bible on Matthew 8:17

Michael's words on the phone from prison that day sharing with me what it meant to him to save us, as well as his life of divine bearing among us that I had already been a witness of, testified to me of these very things that had been foretold of Him.

Father's habeas message to us

Two weeks after Father spoke those words to me, "He took our…" we attended Michael's first habeas hearing on April 1st. Michael hadn't seen all of us together as a family since his appeal bond hearing six years earlier, and he told me later that he wasn't expecting what he felt when he walked into the room and saw all of us. He was brought into the court room through the double doors behind us, shackled between two prison guards – his hands and feet each shackled together and connected to a chain around his waist. When we caught sight of him we stood up and faced him, and as he made his way up the aisle between us he broke into tears. Then it was all he could do to make it over to his seat at a table in front of us, where he leaned over with his face in his hands and great silent sobs shook his body. His sobbing came in waves that kept coming. One wave would subside only to be succeeded by a fresh wave that came over him. Michael had no idea this would be his response. It had been such a long time since he had seen us all together, and for him to see all of our faces – still with him, still loving him with all of our hearts and souls – was overwhelming to him.

At the conclusion of that hearing, Hope shared with me a very specific communication that she had received from Father the day before. I asked her to write it out and send it to me, which she did a few days later:

Dearest Mother,

The day before the "hearing" I was impressed to ask Father if there was a fitting scripture He could give me that would apply to the hearing about Michael the next day. He told me Isaiah 53. I looked it up on Bible Gateway and even though we are all familiar with this scripture and Michael bearing our sins and our humanity, it had a different impact on my heart and mind than ever before.

When I saw him enter the court room, in hand cuffs and chains around his waist, and when he broke down and cried, I felt like my heart was ripped from my chest. I could feel he was a walking reality of every word of these scriptures.

I can't tell you even in words why I sobbed so much after I saw him. I couldn't stop crying. I saw the scars and the marks of how deeply he has borne and how deeply he has paid the price, even though he is completely innocent. I saw all the years of heartache and suffering and being locked away from love. The world could never get it or understand. I have the tears streaming down my face again now . . . . . . . . .

So here is the whole chapter of Isaiah 53 God gave me. I used the NIRV because some of the phrases are said so well.

Love her muchly,

Hopie

In the translation below which Hope sent to me, I also added a few poignant lines from two other translations which described more graphically the details of the second fulfillment of this Messianic prophecy – fulfilled by Messiah from within the Final Prophet. They are noted below respectively:

Isaiah 53 NIRV (with AMP & CJB)

1 "Who has believed what we've been saying? NIRV

Who has seen the Lord's saving power?

2 For He, the Servant of God, grew up before Him AMP

like a tender shoot, And like a root out of dry ground;

There wasn't anything special about the way he looked NIRV

that drew us to him.

3 People looked down on him. They didn't accept him.

He knew all about pain and suffering.

He was like someone people turn their faces away from.

We looked down on him. We didn't have any respect for him.

4 He suffered the things we should have suffered.

He took on himself the pain that should have been ours.

But we thought God was punishing him.

We thought God was wounding him and making him suffer.

5 But the servant was pierced because we had sinned.

He was crushed because we had done what was evil.

He was punished to make us whole again.

His wounds have healed us.

6 All of us are like sheep.

We have wandered away from God.

All of us have turned to our own way.

And the Lord has placed on his servant

the sins of all of us.

7 He was treated badly and made to suffer.

Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, AMP

and like a sheep that is silent before her shearers,

in the same way, he didn't open his mouth.

8 After forcible arrest and sentencing, he was taken away; CJB

and none of his generation protested his being cut off

from the land of the living for the crimes of my people,

who deserved the punishment themselves.

9 He was given a grave {'the Pit,' 'prison' Hymns Scroll}

with those who were evil.

He had done no wrong and had never deceived anyone. NLT

He hadn't harmed anyone. And he had never lied to anyone.

10 The Lord says, "It was my plan to crush him

and cause him to suffer.

I made his life an offering to pay for sin.

But he will see all his children after him.

In fact, he will continue to live.

My plan will be brought about through him.

11 After he has suffered, he will see the light of life.

And he will be satisfied.

My godly servant will make many people godly

because of what he will accomplish.

He will be punished for their sins.

12 So I will give him a place of honor among those who are great.

He will be rewarded just like others who win the battle.

That's because he was willing to give his life as a sacrifice.

He was counted among those who had committed crimes.

He took the sins of many people on himself.

And he gave his life for those who had done what is wrong.

"It was my plan to crush him and cause him to suffer. I made his life an offering to pay for sin" The day after sharing with Michael this letter and Isaiah 53 that Hope had written to me in 2015, he shared with me his inner feelings regarding the suffering that he had experienced in prison when the Spirit of Messiah used his person to carry out His second Messianic fulfillment of Isaiah 53 at the end of this age. This had been the Son's vicarious atonement provided for the antitypical Day of Atonement and had been clearly foretold in the Dead Sea Melchizedek Scroll. Regarding all of the excruciating things that the Final Prophet suffered in prison, he shared with me the following:

God had to abuse me in prison as though I had committed the crime I was accused of, in order to test my faithfulness in distress and injustice. You have to be tested by the injustice of your circumstances. It's easy when you've actually been guilty, to bear the consequences patiently. But when you're innocent of the crimes you're accused of, and you bear it patiently, that tests the faithfulness of the soul to God and forms trust of Him in the character. That is what He has to do with every soul who is His, because that proves to the devil, "These are mine."

So God had me tried for all my offenses – "self-proclaimed" Messiah being one of my offenses – as though I actually had committed the crimes, and had the evil intent to commit them. The ones who complained to the district attorney and accused me, were actually guilty of what they had charged me with. Yet I had to patiently bear that, I couldn't get back at them.

I feel no specialness in all of these things. It's what I do. It's just who God made me and forced me to be in order to carry out His purposes as the yielded, laid down vessel of His Son. How can a woodpecker get any credit for doing what he does? He just pecks wood and eats worms. I was made to be what I am. So God gets any credit, if there's any credit given. It's not my fault.

When Father began bringing the Son's vicarious atonement home to my own heart and applying its benefits to me at the end of the antitypical Day of Atonement, He drew my heart out to His Son's sacrifice of suffering in this final generation and our specific situation with the song words,

I love You for wearing my cancer on Your face,

If ever I love You, my Michael, 'tis now.

At His first coming in the person of Yeshua, Messiah did not bear in His physical body the infirmities and sicknesses of those he was bearing, for He had come into a human being to be the Lamb of sacrifice "without spot or blemish." The details of fulfillment in Isaiah 53 of Messiah physically bearing our sicknesses and dis-eases were to be revealed and fulfilled at His second coming in a human being, in the "anointed leader" of all those in whom Messiah would be appearing at His return.

The Final Prophet's Emotional and Physical Distress in Prison

'I am forsaken in my sorrow and without any strength' These were the emotional and physical feelings which strongly pressed the Final Prophet and Teacher of Righteousness – the natural human feelings of what appearances looked like by human sight.

'My sore breaks out in bitter pains' The photograph of Wayne Bent's 'sore' – his squamous cell carcinoma that 'broke out in bitter pains' in front of his left ear – was taken by the ENT surgical specialist who performed Wayne's 11-hour cancer surgery at the end of July 2015. (PART IV, Final Prophet's Cause of Cancer In Prison Foretold, pg. 41) At the conclusion of his April 27th habeas hearing, after the court had been made aware of the serious stage of his cancer, a picture had been requested by the court as documentation for his legal records. By the time of surgery, however, three months later, the cancer had enlarged greatly. It had not only grown down into his ear canal, but had also invaded the flesh of the entire front portion of his outer ear – from the top, up where his glasses rested on his ear, down to the bottom, into his ear lobe.

'My wound breaks out like burning fire' On March 18, 2017, when Father led me to this Hymn and I read this line to Michael he said, "That's exactly what it was like, too. I'd pat the blood that was oozing out of my cancer and it felt like just what it says there, "burning fire."

'My flesh is dissolved like wax' Not only did the cancer 'dissolve' or eat away the flesh that was in its path, but after Michael's cancer surgery, what remained of his outer ear looked like it had been 'dissolved like wax' which had gotten too hot and slid down into a different shape on the side of his face.

'My arm is torn from its socket' A few months after Michael was released from prison he shared with me a vivid description of what "My arm is torn from its socket" felt like to him internally and spiritually during his imprisonment. As he was describing to me his emotional feelings during the internal process of his personal 2300-day Day of Atonement as Father was showing him in great detail the desperately fallen nature of human beings – his own included, I was amazed at his spiritual description of the event he had experienced which fulfilled this Hymn line. In prison Father showed him the details and depths of his natural fallen human nature "over and over and over again." Even though it was the same fallen humanity that we have all inherited and share in common, as the "covenant sacrifice" for the antitypical Day of Atonement, he had to suffer the full effects of being shown the extreme depths and utter depravity of it – in order to provide the way out of it for all of us – making a way where there wasn't a way before – for our final separation and complete deliverance from living by our fallen human nature and its context, in any way. What Michael shared with me was, "I felt like Father twisted my arm off and beat me to a bloody pulp with it."

When I asked him if he could describe what Father was doing, or how He was doing it, that had made him feel that way, he said,

I felt beat up in my sternum. Heartbreak and heartache were my food. It felt like God was against me, punishing me for what He had brought to pass. In reality, however, it was more like I was punishing myself for all of the vanity I was being shown in the natural man. But I had to bear the revelation of it all, and not succumb to death because of it. I had 2300 days of having to deal with all of these things that the devil uses to overturn people, and I overcame them ALL, in prison. I had to watch everything Father showed me, and see it all for a very long time, and I had no escape from it.

The Final Prophet had to stay in the circumstances in which Father had ordained for him to bear and overcome. And he did bear and overcome. He is Father's demo model of the power of the Father and Son to do this for every yielding soul who trusts Them to do in them and for them what They did in the Final Prophet.

'I can no longer walk' This Hymn line was signally fulfilled during the months just preceding Wayne's cancer surgery. He was very sick during that time with severe nausea and bronchial symptoms. These are found among people with squamous cell carcinoma, especially males over 60 years of age, and they were being produced by the toxins that the malignant cancer was pouring into his body. He had violent coughing spasms during which he was not able to breathe because of his body's involuntary, continuous coughing as it forcefully attempted to get rid of the mucous obstructing his bronchials and lungs. This violent coughing re-injured a previous sacroiliac injury which he had sustained earlier in his imprisonment. He was in bed with great back pain and he could no longer walk by himself, but needed assistance from his "bunkie" (the inmate who slept in the bunk above him and helped him during his extremity) in order to walk.

'My foot is held by fetters and my knees slide like water I cannot step forward lightly for my legs and arms are bound by shackles which cause me to stumble' These Hymn lines were strikingly fulfilled by the prison's procedure of "shackling" Wayne whenever they transported him to his court hearings, and to the hospital for his cancer surgery. "Shackling" included handcuffs around his wrists that were attached to a chain around his waist. Another chain led from the waist chain to the feet chain, where ankle cuffs kept his legs only inches apart. A prisoner can't actually walk in shackles, it's more like the feet and legs can only shuffle. This is described in this Hymn as 'my foot is held by fetters and my knees slide like water.' And the Hymn line 'my legs and arms are bound by shackles which cause me to stumble,' reveals the hazard of trying to walk when one's feet are shackled together only inches apart. It easily causes stumbling.

Wayne Bent – shackled – catching sight of all of us as he entered the court room on January 26, 2016, for a hearing on his release from prison; he was released two weeks later

'I can lift my hand no more' This photograph of the Final Prophet leaving the courtroom after his hearing, trying to wave goodbye to us with shackles on, revealed the physical Actual Fulfillment of the Hymns Scroll words, 'I can lift my hand no more.'

"How I responded to God's wrath is how I was judged"

The spiritual Actual Fulfillment of those prophetic words, 'I can lift my hand no more,' also became true for the Final Prophet internally by the end of his prison crucible when the Messiah within him brought him forth 'sevenfold pure.' It was in a recent conversation with the Final Prophet that the details of this came to light:

Michael: My deliverance came when my hands were off of it.

Anaiah: That's the spiritual application of "I can no longer lift my hand"!

Michael: Yes. That's true. Well, see, I was "righteous," so Father comes to me and says, "Well, error #1, you are not righteous. No one is." It's so natural for the human to think thatwithout even recognizing it. Humanly we are just so prideful and selfish, so easily, without even feeling that we are. But my human nature is not better than anyone else's. I've needed to receive humanity's effects in order to separate me from the errors of it. I'm worthy of anything God would want to bring against my human nature – it deserves it all: put me in prison, or shoot me with a firing squad, or put me back in prison a dozen times, my human nature deserves it all. That I see clearly.

This natural selfishness of our human nature that Father showed me again and again in prison, is invisible and hidden to humans. It requires a divine revelation to see it as God sees it. As He was showing me my life before I was converted, I was just watching it and realizing that everybody's human nature is like that. The root of this hidden human selfishness is revealed when our regard is instantly for our own welfare. We're not thinking of somebody else's, we're thinking of our own. We're self-focused, self-oriented, self-interested. "I'm doing the right thing for God and I'm important." That's selfish.

Anaiah: Every impulse that comes from our human nature is selfish. It's built into it. It's full of self-will.

Michael: That's what Yeshua meant when he said, "Why do you call me good? Only God is good." Humanity is evil by nature. The prophet Isaiah said he looked and saw that no one was righteous, no, not one. And he included himself. The difference is when God leads us to do something, it is selfless. And we're invisible to ourselves, not self-conscious, when we're doing it. So, when we change, when we translate, our character has been brought to the place of acceptance of God's leading only. We become like the angels. That's how they are.

No, I'm not naturally a good person. No one on earth is.

Anaiah: And so God was making you the demo model to show how that could totally be "blotted out" of your character, and your nature.

Michael: Yes. I know I'm unworthy. The bottom line is God can do anything with me He wants. He is going to always do the right thing. I'm not in an argumentative mode anymore. My mouth is shut. He doesn't have to explain anything to me now, I'm not going to question what He does. Prison set it in me – it caused me to be still long enough to see it and understand it.

You know, to me, it's anti-Christ to think, "Well, I'm going to learn how to think better so that I don't do this, or that, or the other." Baloney. You need God. He puts you into action. The whole focus for me now is just God alone. Without Him, all your hard work is going to be for nothing.

Anaiah: Yes. He works in you "to will and to do His pleasure."

Michael: That's right. Back in Ellen White's day it was alright to try and do better. She said, "You can't be the same as the Pattern, but you can copy it." That's what she said.

Anaiah: We have to have the Pattern in here {inside} being the same Pattern in us that He was in Yeshua or it's not going to work.

Michael: Yes. See, she was still overcoming Catholicism in her. But she also had some of the other, too, that it's the Lord that does it. But now I know it's only the Lord Who does it and I just flow with Him. I just do what He gives me to do, but I'm not going to get better. I'm not going to become more patient. He is my patience. I will be as patient as He is. He is the One. And if He doesn't do it, it doesn't get done. You're not going to do it yourself.

Anaiah: We don't get better, we get deader.

Michael: You know, when Father gave me the name of our church, The Lord Our Righteousness, I hardly knew the fullness of it, but it is absolutely so. God is our Saviour, He's our life, He's our righteousness. I had to see my human nature as lost. Christ is our righteousness. The Lord is our righteousness. And all of this process causes us to see it. It doesn't put pressure on us, it takes pressure off – unless we want to keep our own righteousness, and then it's hell fire! We don't have anything, and we're not going to ever have anything, except Him. And when we understand that perfectly, we're not troubled anymore. When God is our righteousness we have perfect peace. Morning conversation with Final Prophet, September 15, 2018

The Final Prophet said, "My deliverance came when my hands were off of it." To have one's hand "on something" means you are feeling the need to "fix something" that doesn't look right to you; however, it is something that has been perfectly arranged by God, but you're not seeing it as such, yet. For the Final Prophet, his unjust imprisonment which felt and looked so wrong to him was what needed to be fixed. But after he had borne the exposing, cleansing wrath of God against his human nature for 2300 days of atonement in prison, and had agreed with every one of God's judgments against his nature, as each one came to him, he overcame his nature by God's wrath being upon it. That is when God's unfathomably painful plan for him had become perfect, perfect perfect to him (Isa. 6:1-6) and he could say from his heart, 'I can lift my hand no more.' He shared with me,

Judgment came to me again and again and again. Father would give me His judgment against something in my human nature and then let me consider it. He gave me time to come into agreement with Him on it.

During that intense time the Son within the Final Prophet, the Messiah, brought him around again and again and again into His own view and His own knowing of His Father – training his mind and heart to remain in the realization that everything Father does is always arranged with the utmost perfection and for the highest good of those who are His.

In the following conversation the Final Prophet revealed the most important key in this process of being 'purified seven times' by "the wrath of God." That is, 'the raging anger of God against those 'seven times refined,' as the Scrolls described it, and which does not feel good to our human nature when it is receiving that wrath:

Anaiah: You overcame your nature by the wrath of God. It all of a sudden isn't a curse anymore.

Michael: Yes, I did. I knew at the time I was under the wrath of God. That was how it felt to me. Nothing could be worse than what I felt. And so I just bore it, I just stuck with it.

Shema: Is wrath the same as judgment?

Michael: It is. How I responded to God's judgment, His wrath against my human nature, is how I was judged: whether I bore it or not. That's what judged me. And that's what vindicated methat I stuck it out. If the Messiah in me had not been real, I couldn't have done that. The proof is that I stuck it out. Job had the wrath of God on him and argued with God, just like I did. Same arguments, same exact words. I'd read Job {and think}, I just said that! I was just amazed. So, I had to grow up and be a child, because our walk with God is simplicity. We trust Him with all of our stuff. You just trust Him. He just has us in the situations we need to blossom. Evening conversation with the Final Prophet, September 15, 2018

'The tongue has gone back which Thou didst make marvelously mighty within my mouth' In prison, Wayne was known as "the inmate who minded his own business." This was because he had no words in his mouth and could no longer give voice for correction and for those who stumble. He was being taken through the third purification process described of him in the Dead Sea Serekh Scroll, the final purification process to occur during God's 'visitation' of the final generation. This was a very internalized spiritual process and it was all consuming.

Divine Faith Within the Final Prophet Foretold

In the previous stanzas of this Hymn the Final Prophet expressed what appearances looked like and felt like to his human nature. Now in the final stanzas of this Hymn he turns from his human view and feelings and begins expressing how things look and feel to his divine nature – the nature of the Son of God within him, the divine nature of which he has become an inseparable partaker. 2 Pet. 1:4; Gal. 2:20

These Hymn stanzas are the clearest revelation of the divine faith and testimony of the Son of God within the final Teacher of Righteousness that I have found to date. They stand out in such a bright light because of their contrast with the preceding human viewpoint and feelings. They reveal in advance the Final Prophet's personal experience of "the faith of Yeshua (Jesus)" and "the testimony of Yeshua" Rev. 14:12; 19:10, Aramaic Bible in Plain English. Scriptures foretold that those who are God's in this final generation would experience the Son's same divine faith and testimony that Yeshua did.

But behold, from desolation to ruin, and from the pain to the sore, and from the travail to the throes, my soul meditates on Thy marvellous works.

In Thy mercies Thou hast not cast me aside; season by season, my soul shall delight in the abundance of mercy.

In other words, even though the Final Prophet's human nature and physical body were experiencing such extreme pain and suffering, he was drawn out to Father to meditate on the way that He had led him in the past. He was remembering all of Father's marvelous workings in our midst, and being grateful that in His mercies He had not cast him aside.

I will reply to him who slanders me and I will rebuke my oppressor; I will declare his sentence unjust and declare Thy judgement righteous.

'I will' These knowings-in-advance which were prophesied of the final Teacher of Righteousness were actually the faith of the Son of God within him. There was no evidence for any of these things in the Final Prophet's human senses. Rather, they were the pure knowings of the Son of God that He had received from His Father which arose up from the depths of his soul, just as the divine knowings had arisen up from the depths of Yeshua's soul.

The quality of the faith of the Son of God in a human body had been written of in Isaiah. This had been fulfilled literally and physically in the Son's first Messianic fulfillment of Daniel 9, in the person of Yeshua:

I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting. For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed." Isa. 50:6-7

Yeshua read in advance those painful things he would be facing, and the knowing of what he would be facing them with: "The Lord GOD will help me I shall not be confounded I know that I shall not be ashamed."

In Revelation it was foretold that there would be a people in the final generation who would "keep the faith of Yeshua (Jesus)" the same faith of the Son of God that Yeshua had kept and lived by. And that they would also have "the testimony of Yeshua." For when Yeshua audibly expressed the Son's divine knowing-in-advance within him, "the faith of Yeshua" became "the testimony of Yeshua." And "the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy {testifying in advance, under the Spirit of Inspiration}. Rev. 19:10 Aramaic Bible in Plain English

The Final Prophet was the first in this final generation to experience the gift of this divine faith and testimony. The Son's faith and testimony was part and parcel of the Spirit of the Son, the Spirit of Messiah, who was conceived in him at his conversion in 1967, and the One Who then appeared in him in 2000. But it was in prison, while confirming the Covenant, that the Final Prophet's keeping of the faith and testimony of the Son of God was tested to the uttermost and brought to maturity, just as Yeshua's had been tested to the uttermost and brought to its maturity on his cross. In Revelation it is recorded of the Final Prophet,

I am your coworker and a coworker of the Christians who hold on to the testimony of Yeshua. Worship God, because the testimony of Yeshua is the spirit of prophecy!" Rev. 19:10 NOG

And it is particularly in this Hymn that "the testimony of Yeshua" – the Son's testifying-in-advance, under the inspiration of His Father – is revealed so strikingly in the Final Prophet and Teacher of Righteousness. The Actual Fulfillment of those Hymn lines occurred on February 14, 2016: 'I will reply to him who slanders me and I will rebuke my oppressor; I will declare his sentence unjust and declare Thy judgement righteous.' February 14th is when the Final Prophet published his "Little Book" on the internet. This was three days after his February 11th release from prison and it contained his testimony which he had written during his seventh and final year in prison.

For I know by Thy truth, and I choose Thy judgement upon me: I delight in my scourges for I hope for Thy loving-kindness.

Thou hast put a supplication in the mouth of Thy servant and Thou hast not threatened my life nor rejected my peace.

Thou hast not failed my expectation, but hast upheld my spirit in face of the scourge.

For it is Thou who hast founded my spirit and Thou knowest my intent; in my distress Thou hast comforted me.

I delight in forgiveness, and am consoled for the former transgression; for I know there is hope in Thy grace and expectation in Thy great power. For no man can be just in Thy judgment or righteous in Thy trial.

'No man can be just in Thy judgment or righteous in Thy trial' The Final Prophet's court trial was a visible, physical event mirroring an invisible spiritual event that was taking place at the very same time in the realm of the Spirit – the judgment (trial) of the living. At this specific time it was God's trial and judgment of the human being, Wayne Bent, the Final Prophet. Much of his prison time included his personal 2300-day Day of Atonement during time which the Spirit of Messiah within him, brought him before Father, the "Ancient of days," and the "book" of his entire life was "opened." Dan. 7:9, 13, 22 He shared with us his internal experience of this event in "Letter Six" of his Prison Letters.

In God's trial of the Final Prophet, He was giving him an unprecedented view of his natural human nature as He sees it. It would be seen whether the Final Prophet would agree with God's view, or with his own natural human view. His seven Prison Letters to us at the end of his internal process revealed that he had given his agreement with God's view, God's judgments of his human nature. And they also clearly delineated the soul issues that are involved for each of us personally when God brings us, one by one, into His trial and judgment of us.

Though one man be more just than another, one person more wise than another, one mortal more glorious than another creature of clay, yet is there no power to compare with Thy might.

There is no bound to Thy glory, and to Thy wisdom, no measure; to Thy truth there is no . . . and all who forsake it . . . and my oppressor shall not prevail against me.

I will be a stumbling-block to those who swallow me up, and a snare to all those who battle against me; I will be for my enemies a cause of shame, and a cause of disgrace to those who murmur against me.

For Thou, O my God, Thou wilt plead my cause; for it is according to the mystery of Thy wisdom that Thou hast rebuked me.

Thou wilt conceal the truth until its time, and righteousness until its appointed moment. Thy rebuke shall become my joy and gladness, and my scourges shall turn to eternal healing and everlasting peace.

The scorn of my enemies shall become a crown of glory, and my stumbling shall change to everlasting might.

My light shall shine forth in Thy glory. For as a light from out of the darkness, so wilt Thou enlighten me.

Thou wilt bring healing to my wound, and marvellous might in place of my stumbling, and everlasting space to my straitened soul.

'Thou wilt conceal the truth until its time, and righteousness until its appointed moment' This was strikingly fulfilled in the Final Prophet's release from prison. Theodor Gaster translated these lines in this way:

Though now, in Thine inscrutable wisdom, Thou rebuke me, yet art Thou but hiding the truth until its time and Thy glory until its season.

These Hymn lines had two events of Actual Fulfillment and deliverance for him. The first fulfillment that Father brought to my mind was when He 'hid the truth' from him that he was going to be released from prison on February 11th 2016 – until the very afternoon that He actually brought it about. Father 'concealed' the 'glory' that his release from prison would be on the exact day of a timed prophetic fulfillment. Father was purposefully 'hiding until its appointed moment' the awesome perfection of bringing about the Final Prophet's release from prison – until 'its season' – not a day before and not a day after. By human sight it appeared that his release from prison was going to be a few days earlier. And then appearances changed and it looked like his release was going to be delayed for a week. But Father's prophetic timeline was what was fulfilled, and that was Daniel 12's 1335.

The second fulfillment that Father brought to my mind was the ending of the Final Prophet's personal 2300-day Day of Atonement process in prison. His suffering was extreme as the Father and Son showed him the depths of evil of our natural fallen human nature, and brought back to him every specific detail and event from his past life where he had acted on its selfish impulses and lived by its context of life. The Final Prophet had said in this Hymn, 'It is according to the mystery of Thy wisdom that Thou hast rebuked me.' God's process of exposing to him the depths of his natural human nature was how God rebuked it. And, at the same time, God was concealing the truth until its appointed moment of what He had actually accomplished within him during his imprisonment. God was hiding the fact that after He had given the Final Prophet intimate revelations of his fallen human nature over and over and over again for seven years, what that very depth of exposing did, was completely sever him from his connection to it. The Final Prophet's emotional and mental excruciation at having it fully exposed to him was intense, but that full exposure was the very thing that liberated him from it. Even his connection with his automatic human responses was severed in the exposing light. Now the Son's consciousness, the Son's context of life, and the Son's character were the only realities left within the Final Prophet. The Anointing of Christ in him had finally come to His rightful place within him. The Final Prophet's experience revealed the full Atonement with God that the antitypical Day of Atonement was meant to bring to pass in the human soul.

'My stumbling shall change to everlasting might marvellous might in place of my stumbling' The Qumran Teacher of Righteousness, under inspiration, wrote these prophetic, detailed descriptions of the experience of the final Teacher of Righteousness. He connected the physical "stumbling" of being visibly shackled, to the spiritual 'stumbling' that occurs in our internal experience when our soul is shackled. 'Stumbling' isn't falling, it is having a difficulty with something that God did, or arranged. The Final Prophet's difficulty, his personal issue with God, had to do with why God would force him to carry out events that resulted in his being imprisoned for them. But after Father came and shined His light on His glorious purpose of his imprisonment, the shackles of human judgment and difficulty fell off, and the Final Prophet saw that he wouldn't choose to have been led in any other way than the way Father had led him.

Prison was the place where the most intimate spiritual processes with the Father and Son occurred within Wayne which resulted in his complete deliverance from the last of his "earthliness." His spiritual stumbling was changed to everlasting might after Father had brought His light out of the darkness and enlightened him. This is how Father brought marvelous might to the Final Prophet's soul in place of his stumbling over something he couldn't make sense of. And this resulted in everlasting space to his soul that had formerly been so constricted by his internal and external circumstances.

For Thou art my refuge, my high mountain, my stout rock and my fortress; in Thee will I shelter from all the designs of ungodliness, for Thou wilt succour me with eternal deliverance. …

Thou hast upheld me with certain truth; Thou hast delighted me with Thy Holy Spirit and hast opened my heart till this day.

Thy just rebuke accompanies my faults and Thy safeguarding peace delivers my soul.

The abundance of Thy forgiveness is with my steps and infinite mercy accompanies Thy judgement of me.

'Thy just rebuke accompanies my faults andinfinite mercy accompanies Thy judgement of me' In prison the Final Prophet bore in his person the cleansing, 'raging anger' of God against his human nature. And, at the same time, God's judgment of him was 'accompanied by infinite mercy.' God's judgment mingled with God's mercy are what caused the Final Prophet to 'come forth sevenfold pure.' He was the first human being in this final generation to receive the cleansing, purifying wrath of God. This revealed the third purification period in 'the Renewal' foretold in the Serekh Scrolls.

By the end of this time of wrath and Renewal, this same wrath of God will have completely cleansed this planet of iniquity and injustice – and all those who refused to be separated from them. We are in the "Great Day of the wrath of God" foretold in Revelation, and the Final Prophet's experience in prison was the visible sign that the presence of the wrath of God was in the earth to accomplish its final cleansing work.

Then the earth's kings, the rulers, the generals, the rich and the mighty — indeed, everyone, slave and free — hid himself in caves and among the rocks in the mountains, and they are saying to the mountains and the rocks, "Fall upon us and hide us from the face ('presence') of the One sitting on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. For the Great Day of Their wrath came, and who can stand?" Rev. 6:15-16 Complete Jewish Bible, Disciples' Literal New Testament

The answer to this question, "Who can stand?" was given prophetically in Psalm 24:

He who has clean hands and a pure heart,

Who has not lifted up his soul to what is false,

Nor has sworn oaths deceitfully {saying, but not meaning what they say}.

He shall receive a blessing from the Lord,

And righteousness from the God of his salvation. Psalm 24:4-5 AMP

The Final Prophet's experience revealed the reality of these words. He had "clean hands and a pure heart and had not lifted up his soul to what is false." That is why he could be brought forth 'sevenfold pure' at the end of seven years of the purifying wrath of God upon him. At his conversion in 1967 he was given a divine Gift which contained "clean hands," "a pure heart," and Father's personal Word to him, "You will always tell the truth." Ever since that time the Final Prophet has never lifted up his soul to what is false, but has been drawn to truth alone. He has been a man of his word because of that, and every covenant and promise he has made – with God and with man – has been made in truth and verity.

The world has mocked his statement before going to prison saying that he would not eat there. But the Messiah in him was the One Who was speaking that word, and He was speaking in the same way He spoke through Yeshua when he said, "Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up." John 2:19-21 But Messiah's words were interpreted now in the same fleshly way that those of the world in Yeshua's day interpreted them, for the world can't understand what the Spirit is saying. Messiah never did eat their food in prison, i.e. their BS, their lies, their unholy judgments of the events that God had carried out in the land, their accusation of "felony criminal sexual contact of a minor," and all of their attempts to get him to "assimilate" into their world. He never did. He said, "I didn't eat a crumb. I was wondering why the Spirit of God came upon me so strongly to say that. Now I see why. I never ate their 'food' and I never drank their 'water' (spirit)."

The words in Revelation 6, "hide us from the face ('presence') of the One sitting on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb" are highly significant. In the face of the Final Prophet is revealed the presence of the One Who is sitting on the throne of his heart. And, the "wrath of the Lamb" is revealed there, too. That is what made the National Geographic "documentaries" (pogroms) so controversial. Those who had the Spirit of God within their own soul saw God's presence in the face of the Final Prophet. But those who had "lifted up their hearts to what is false," did not. By each person's judgment of the Final Prophet they pronounced their own judgment of themselves before God. This has been "the Great Day of the Lord" – "the judgment of the Great Day" – "the battle of that Great Day of God Almighty." Zeph. 1:14; Jude 6; Rev. 16:14

The Final Prophet was the first in this final generation to experience the cleansing wrath of God – before it was poured out upon the rest of the world. All those in whom the Messiah has become Sovereign Ruler on the throne of their heart will experience what the Final Prophet experienced – 'infinite mercy accompanying God's judgments' of their natural fallen human nature as the Messiah within them purifies them seven times. He will strengthen them to bear the 'burning anger of God towards those seven times refined' and to 'come forth sevenfold pure' just as He did the Final Prophet.

But those souls who have not received the Messiah into their own souls, have no mercy within them accompanying God's judgments of them and they will experience the wrath of God unmingled with mercy, as did the Jewish nation gathered in Jerusalem at the time of its destruction in 70 A.D.

In Yeshua's day, during Messiah's fulfillment of Daniel 9 through his person, the pattern of Messiah's first and second coming in that generation is self-evident history now. In His first coming to that generation He was hidden in the person of Yeshua, drawing all to Him who would be drawn to Him, in order to purify them and save them from the effects of their iniquity and the coming destruction that their nation had been accruing for themselves. If all had let themselves be drawn to Him, His coming in judgment in 70 A.D. would have been completely averted. The Messiah sent from God to save the the Jewish nation would have fulfilled His highest mission in them. But very few allowed themselves to be drawn to Him, so the judgments could not be averted. Messiah's second coming in that generation, 40 years after they had crucified Him, was in the clouds of judgment that brought the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D., just as He had sworn under oath to Caiaphas the high priest, during their trial of Him.

The High Priest said to him: "I adjure you, by the Living God, to tell us whether you are the Christ, the Son of God."

"It is true," Jesus answered; "Moreover I tell you all that hereafter you shall 'see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of the Almighty, and coming on the clouds of the heavens.'"

Then the High Priest tore his robes. "This is blasphemy!" he exclaimed. "Why do we want any more witnesses? You have just heard his blasphemy!

What is your decision?" They answered: "He deserves death." Matt. 24:63-66 TCNT

After Messiah's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, when He wept as He overlooked the city, His agony was for them:

Christ's heart had said "How can I give thee up?" He had dealt with Israel as a loving, forgiving father would deal with an ungrateful, wayward child. With the eye of Omniscience He saw that the city of Jerusalem had decided her own destiny. For centuries there had been a turning away from God. Grace had been resisted, privileges abused, opportunities slighted. The people themselves had been loading the cloud of vengeance which unmingled with mercy was about to burst upon them. With choked, half-broken utterance, Christ exclaimed, "O that thou hadst known, even thou in this thy day, the things that belong unto thy peace; but now they are hid from thine eyes." Luke 19:42 The irrevocable sentence was pronounced. Ellen White, Bible Commentary, Vol. 5, pg. 1098 (Manuscript 30, 1890)

That very same pattern has been unfolding in this generation during Messiah's second fulfillment of Daniel 9. The Messiah appeared first, hidden in the Final Prophet's person, just as the Scrolls had foretold. He had come to draw all who would be drawn to Him in order to save them from the destructive consequences that the world has been accruing, and particularly this nation – the destruction, unmingled with mercy, which He would be bringing at His second coming in this final generation. Those who have not received the testimony of the Messiah sent from God in the person of the Final Prophet, those who have not let the Messiah rule on the throne in their own soul, will not have the mercy of God within them to bear the wrath of God and be cleansed by it. They will instead be destroyed with the sin and falseness and injustice that they have loved when it is purged from this world.

The Result of the Wrath of God – the Place to Which It Brings You

Father arranged the following special visit with the Final Prophet in which he shared the place to which he had been brought as a result of bearing in prison the wrath of God and His judgments of his natural nature:

Michael: Last night I was just feeling how close Father is to me, you know, it's just a friendship – and how faithful He's been to search me, inside and out, and find every little thing that contradicts Him. And then, just like you wrote there, He takes time, He's gentle, He never gives you more than you can stand.

Anaiah: Yes, even though it feels like it to your human nature at the time.

Michael: Yes. Yes, it's very painful. And you feel forsaken. But He's just gently taking you through, and I just feel so grateful for Him, what He's done.

Father is a different kind of "cult leader." He knows everything He's doing. And He takes His "cult" – His Anointing culture – and brings His people through the necessary things, intimately …

Anaiah: … individually, personally.

Michael: He had to break us all up in our life. It's like, He had to stick the shovel up in and He had to overturn it so He could replant. And so I was just thinking this morning, The God of heaven is so the true God. He's just so fair and non-condemning. And, you know, we're all in our tither and He says, "Okay, okay. Well, let's look at the tither." And we begin to see that we're the ones that make the tither. He just shines light on it. And so right now, what the world has without intercession, is they're tithering against each other, and they'll end it by destroying each other. Death is the only thing you can love if you're not going to succumb to God. You're going to want to die.

Anaiah: … if you don't love His wrath. You don't love the feeling of it, but you love what He's doing.

Michael: Yes, you're going to just die, because you can't stand it forever. But when you see Him as your loving Caretaker, you can stand it. You can take that, forever.

Anaiah: Yes. And He gives us enough evidence in the beginning. I remember when He would take me through something painful, and then I would see and feel the effects of it, and I would realize, It's worth it. So the next time I go through something that's painful, I'm remembering, He knows what He's doing, it's worth the pain, I welcome it because I want that out of my character, and out of my nature, too. Because each time we get more intimate with Him, and it makes it worth it.

Michael: Yes. What I feel since I've been out of prison is, I'm not working through any of those things, I did that in prison. The sorrow I feel is for other people, I watch other people, I feel sorry for them – their struggle, their tither, or dysfunction. I feel the sorrow of that. But I feel accepting in my life. And if Father shows me something out there that I've had, it's very accepting to me, I can accept anything. I agree with all His things. And He still shows me things of my past and my youth that are now not difficult to bear. I'm in agreement before He starts, and it's sweet. I don't have a hard life. It's really easy and I just get feeling closer and closer to God.

Anaiah: Well, you don't have a hard life, because the things that are in our natural human character are what make our life hard, and He blotted those out.

Michael: Yes, it's like we fight ourselves, we're at war with ourselves. And I've thought of the people that have left here, and how unnecessary it was to do that. The only thing that was necessary was just to yield and be satisfied with the process.

Anaiah: … and let Father consume you.

Michael: Yes. And He will, He does. And if we want to rebel and run off and get a life, He works with that. But we still have to come to the same place of giving it all away. We still have to get there, even if it's the hard way.

Anaiah: What you've shared, that's like the result of the wrath of God – this is what it brings you to.

Michael: Yes. And I am at peace, and completely thankful, completely grateful for God's actions in my life, especially since 2000. I had a lot to deal with, but He gave me a lot to deal with it with. It isn't like I didn't have anything to deal with it with. He says, "Here's $10,000,000. I'm only going to require of you $10,000,000."

Anaiah: Yes. Faithful Father and Husband.

Michael: Yes, He is.

Anaiah: I remember when Messiah first appeared in you, almost all of your prayers when we prayed together were, "Father Friend, Great King … "

Michael: Yes, and He has proven that to me.

Anaiah: … and to all of us that have been willing to stick it out.

Michael: Yes. We don't have to stick out anything – except what's in us. We've got to do it.

Anaiah: And He's not holding any of it against us.

Michael: No, He's not. No, He doesn't hold anything against us.

Anaiah: He's patiently taking care of it.

Michael: Yes. He's not accusing us when He comes with His wrath. He's just there! And the fire's burning and we're going, Ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, you know.

Anaiah: But we don't feel He's there, that's the dichotomy of the wrath. The wrath is that He's real close, but like Yeshua on the cross, He didn't feel His Father's presence, so it feels like God's gone.

Michael: "Why have You forsaken me?"

Anaiah: But we have to feel ourself 100%, to know what we are like without Him.

Michael: Yes. Well, how it appeared to me, when Father got close to me and I saw things in my natural self, I would think, Oh, wow, is this what it was? Is this what I did growing up? And that was the pain, is realizing – like Shema's often used the word "treachery" – when we go back and look at our treachery. It didn't seem like that at the time, you know, things in my youth, things that seem just normal to people – sticking up for yourself or whatever.

Anaiah: No, we were oblivious to it.

Michael: And it's connected with being in control of our life, too. We're "treacherous" to get what we want for ourselves, and that's totally selfish. But we don't see it until He gets close to us and then, Oh, is that what it was? you know. But since I've been out of prison, it's like He's just been a Lover, and washing my wounds.

Anaiah: Yes, making even the pain of it go away.

Michael: Yes. It takes time to do that, but He puts my bandages on, and changes the dressing every day. And that's what He's doing now is just healing me. But I got the message. I've been burned in the fire. But, I told Him I wanted to go be in heaven with Him, and so He now had to do the work to make me be able to. But now it's healing me. There's something in the Bible about that. Oh, "He found her on the side of the road, and cleaned her up and washed her blood," and I feel like He's doing that to me. Eze. 16:9 He's washing all my blood off, and I'm accepting His washing.

I can accept being taken care of by Him because the natural human pride is so burned out of me. And human pride is natural, people have it. I didn't feel that very much in my life. A couple of times back in my early Christian experience I had a little touch and I knew that God had erased it all out of me, back then. And He did it through the fire. When the Anointing came on me, and probably before then, too, I didn't feel superior. The last thing was in 1984 and God just took it out of me then.

But prison, Why am I still hurting? Why is God hurting me? And it was a big hurt. It was Jesus, "Why have you forsaken me?" It was Job. We had to go through those things. God told me in court He was turning me over to the devil, He told me then. And I told Jeff, before they came out, that they were going to do that. And I thought God was going to deliver me from it, for His glory, but He didn't.

Anaiah: He sure did.

Michael: Well, not the way I thought. But Father's very close to me now, and He's healing me. He's washing the blood off and He's my Nurse and my Doctor. But I feel like the battle's over. I'm not in the war anymore. And I love your stuff, it's just really good. {Scroll Parts}

Anaiah: I just love Father testifying of you. Anyone who has a heart for Him will be strengthened by your testimony and yield to the 'raging anger' too. It's for our strengthening.

Michael: Yes, the 'raging anger.' And all it is, is He's just close to you.

Anaiah: And against all that stuff that's been a part of us.

Michael: Yes, and it's more like we're against all that stuff when He's close to us. He's just there.

Anaiah: Yes. Yes, it shows up when He's there.

Michael: Yes, it shows up when He's there.

Anaiah: We've never seen it that way before. Yes, because in the Serekh Scroll it talks about the two spirits that He put within us – the Spirit of truth and the spirit of injustice – and they're in equal measure until the final age. All of a sudden when He gets real close, it really shows up that spirit of injustice. IQSIII,15-25; IV,1-25

Michael: You know, Ellen White said that. She said when we're in our most difficult position God is closest to us. It comes up because He's close to us. That's why we get converted, is because He shows up.

Anaiah: Yes, and we have to have Him or die.

Michael: He's a wonderful God, Mom.

Anaiah: Yes, I agree.

Conversation with the Final Prophet, September 23, 2018: Listen to Audio