Chapter Three – Why Would God Do This?

 

Why would God come down on someone like me and reveal that He has “taken the work into His own hands,” carrying it out in a very particular way? Why would God command me to do things I never even thought of before and then force me to do them? Inspiration answers these questions:

Let me tell you that the Lord will work in this last work in a manner very much out of the common order of things, and in a way that will be contrary to any human planning. …God will use ways and means by which it will be seen that He is taking the reins in His own hands. Ellen White, Testimonies to Ministers pg 300 (1885)

The answer to these questions is also in the Scriptures. God had a special purpose to fulfill for the “time of the end” or “in that day” – “the day of the Lord”:

Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (the day of the Anointing or the era when the Anointed Spirit comes to dwell and appear fully IN all who are truly God’s sons) shall not come except there is a falling away first and the man of sin (lawless one, one dedicated to wrongdoing) is exposed, the son of hell who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshipped, so that he as God sits in the temple of God [the human soul, in place of the conscience] showing himself that he is God [over the conscience] …And then (in that day, the day of the Anointing) shall that wicked (lawless one) be exposed whom the Lord (Messiah) shall consume with the spirit of his mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of his presence. Even him whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders [making things appear to be something entirely different than what they actually are].

And because of this, God shall send them a strong deception that they themselves will believe something that is false (a lie) so that they all might be damned who believed not the truth [of Messiah’s testimony] but had pleasure in unrighteousness (injustice, wrongdoing). 2Thess. 2

Since the lawless one, the beast, has delighted in making things look so completely different than what they actually were in my trial, during this final judgment God was now going to do the same to him. The final events which God was going to orchestrate for this judgment, would appear to the beast like something entirely different than the reality of what they truly were. And by the beast’s judgments of them it would pass judgment on itself. These events began in the year 2000.

Even though my trial had nothing to do with multiple wives, and multiple wives were not mentioned in the proceedings, the jury sent the question to the judge, “How many wives does he have?” Why would the jury even ask a question having nothing to do with the trial and absolutely nothing to do with Criminal Sexual Contact with a minor? Why did they not ask, “How many cars does he have” or “How many times does he blow his nose in a day?” Was I in reality convicted over other things that came from prejudice and superstition or from rumors that the jury had heard? Or had the jury been so tainted by the malicious inferences of the prosecution and the National Geographic movie that they were willing to convict me for some event that had nothing whatever to do with the charges at trial, but had everything to do with media hype and trial by publicity? Yes, everyone knew about “other things” that were not mentioned in the trial. I will write of some of those “other things” here:

It is written concerning the time of judgment: “In that day (the day of Judgement) seven women will take hold of one man.” Isa. 4:1 This was the “sign of the son of man” in heaven (the church), and “a sign which would be spoken against . . . that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed (exposed).” (Luke 2:34 – 35)

As the prophecy foretold, seven women came to me, taking hold of me asking to be married. One of those women was my daughter-in-law who had not lived with my son for about a year prior to that time, and as a result of her request, she was one who was featured in the National Geographic movie about us. This particular connection with my daughter-in-law was forced upon me by God. It was an event that I would naturally have never thought of. To my natural “earth view” of things, and what I considered against the law of God, this type of “marriage” was impossible and unthinkable.

When God forced upon me the knowledge that I would become physically intimate with her, I strongly protested and said to God that I would give up my salvation rather than do that. The Holy Spirit then came upon me with great pressure, forcing me to the floor and forcing words from my mouth that were not premeditated or even natural for me, “In the name of Yahweh I will consummate the judgment.” I had never used the name Yahweh before. The National Geographic people made a mockery of this in their movie, but it was not funny to me. It was horrifying and very troubling. I then reluctantly agreed with God that I would carry out the deed that I considered an abomination, IF He would have my daughter-in-law come to my bedroom window at 1:00 a.m. and ask to be consummated with me. This would be my sign. This agreement that I made with God took place at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

After I finally agreed with God, the Spirit forced me into the bedroom where I lay on my bed in pain for five hours. I felt as though I had been beaten up, and I feared for what was to come. At midnight, I finally went to sleep and awakened at 1:00 a.m. without pain. It was then that I heard my daughter-in-law call out for me. She told me that God had awakened her and told her to come to my house and ask for consummation. Later, still in the very early morning, I obeyed the command of God and fulfilled the request of the third of the seven women. She would be the great offense to the earth.

CANNOT GOD DO WHAT HE WANTS?

I ask my accusers, is having sexual consummation with my former daughter-in-law any worse than Moses, whom they hold in high esteem as a prophet of God, killing all of the firstborn of Egypt, and then killing many of its military in the sea? Is what I did greater evil than Moses mass killing three thousand of his followers because they reverted back to their old religion while he was gone for forty days?

“Well,” they say, “but that was God.” Truly, it was God who forced me into all the events of our land in order to bring those who love wrongdoing into their own self-condemnation.

Were these strange acts that God forced me to do more evil than Elijah’s acts of murdering all the prophets of the queen? He mass murdered her religious leaders. “Oh,” you say, “But that was God.” Did not God’s law say, “Thou shalt not kill”? Yet Elijah killed them with his own sword by his own hand. Yes, I have been an omen of the destruction of all false religion, just as was Elijah. And not only the religions, but the nations as well. Those who have mocked me will perish in the flames, for God alone was responsible for all of my events. “I swear it by the one who lives forever and ever.”

I required nothing from the people. I never required any sexual activity, but it was required of me, not only by God Himself but by the “seven women” also, who were being forced by God to require it of me. They were forced to request this of me and I was forced to comply. The nations then judge themselves by judging me.

There was a very real purpose for this event. It was not adultery, and neither was it an abomination, for God had demanded it of me even against my will and strong protests. When Moses killed 3,000 of his followers for reverting to idolatry when he was gone from them for 40 days, it was not mass murder, even though God had just given the Ten Commandments which specify, “Thou shalt not kill.” When God forced upon me the words, “I will consummate the judgement,” He was creating the event that would most offend the public for their own damnation. Some have said, “Do you know what he did to his son?” This was the most singular event in the National Geographic documentary that would cause the people to become an enraged mob.

THERE WAS NO DOUBT

In my trial it seemed to me that I was being condemned for events not even spoken about in the court proceedings, but it was all in God’s plan. “Well, he may not have actually touched the girls but he still deserved to go to prison for other things he did.” What these people were saying to God about themselves was, “I may not have done some bad things but I still deserve hellfire for other things I did.”

God had a very specific reason for the seven women and for what they requested of me, besides just the fulfilling of the prophetic sign for the appearing of “Messiah” (the anointing) “in that day.” Before each of the seven came to me, I saw them in vision, or some other divine miracle attended their request of me. With the “Two Witnesses,” who were the first two of the seven, I was exceedingly troubled by God’s instruction for me. I would lay on my bed and groan for days. I asked for a sign from God which I genuinely believed would never happen. I asked that He send their previous husbands to come and each request of me to take their wife as my wife, whom God had separated from them some time before. It was very difficult for me to do something that in my natural human “earth view” was adultery. I shared with NO other soul this request I had made to God and I felt that I was perfectly safe, for the sign I had requested could not ever actually happen. No man would do that, especially if he had never thought he should.

But the time came when both of the previous husbands came to me (one day apart) and requested that I consummate with their previous wives. To one husband I charged, “Don’t you know you are asking me to commit adultery?” He was unflustered as he replied calmly, “No, this is different.” This consummation with the “Two Witnesses” was completed on October 31st 2000, exactly and to the day, 483 years after Martin Luther nailed up his 95 Theses to the chapel door in Wittenburg, Germany, October 31st, 1517, thus commensing the Great Reformation. The 483 years, according to Daniel 9, would usher in “Messiah the Prince.” This occurred with Yeshua and was repeated with me. This “consummation” was my baptism of fire.

At the time, I was barely conscious of the Marriage of the Lamb.  I hardly understood the very deep nature of what was happening to me, and to the land.  God was doing something we knew, but we had no idea how awesomely portentous these events were. I understood the principles of the Marriage of the Lamb, but did not fully understand just what the costs would be.  I did not understand fully just why.

It seems patently illogical to believe that the Marriage of the Lamb, one of the two greatest events in history, would be any less attended by a real, factual, event than was the Crucifixion. Our present physical world at Strong City witnessed and experienced this astonishing display of God’s movements. As with Yeshua, it was not exclusively symbolic; not acted out like some modern Passion Play, where he was crucified on a Styrofoam cross using rubber nails, or just a spiritually speaking crucifixion, but in verity took the life of Yeshua in a most horribly, bloody, real way. Could one expect the Marriage of the Lamb to be less than what was expressed on the Cross? Would it not be eminently consistent with the way God conducts the affairs of redemption, to work out the consummation of that event just as realistically and verily as He did the sacrifice of His Son, the Lamb? Yes, the Consummation of the Marriage of the Lamb was as truly real as was the Cross of Calvary; was as auspicious in its symbolic promise for the soul’s ultimate oneness with God, as was Calvary for its salvation, and was as truly as horrifying and confronting to the one acting it out, as was the cross of Yeshua to him.

Would not the most intimate act uniting a husband with his bride, though but dimly portraying the intimate union the Father desires for His Bride, the redeemed, be as perfectly worked out in the Plan of Redemption as was the Sacrifice that made it possible? This symbol clearly laid out, was the greatest and most potent expression that when the Anointing comes to a soul, his old life, and earthly promises are no longer valid.  We are taken to the Father’s house and our earthly caretakers are no longer an authority over us.  We need no teachers, because we are taught from above.  THIS was the expression of the “Marriage of the Lamb” carried out at Strong City in the year 2000.  The facts are, that these things did occur, and truly, the earth mocked just as readily as the earth mocked 2000 year ago.

Six years went by and then at the beginning of the final year of the seven years, Father gave me a vision of the two women He had anointed for the consummation of judgment that would offend the people. And then at the end of that 7th year He gave me a vision of the three women He had anointed for the consummation of the “premonition” vision. The premonition I was given was that the three women would come and demand, “I will not let you go until You bless me.” They came one at a time and each stated exactly, “I will not let you go until you bless me”. This request was indicative of those who would have victory in the time of Jacob’s trouble we were then entering into, when Messiah would be “crucified” by the world again. But my “crucifixion” would not be for one day, but for seven years.

Thus during the last year of the last week of the 70 weeks of years prophecy of Daniel 9, the full measure of the “seven women” was completed. And the final one was just a few days from the end of the 70 weeks of years. Father fulfilled Isaiah 4:1 to the letter, and this was the physical sign for “in that day” and the commencement of the judgment, for the church and for the world.

When Dragonfly Productions published their movie in the UK on December 12, 2007, it precipitated the beginning of a time of judgment, for the church would be strongly tested by the public onslaught. But this very time period was prophesied in Daniel 12. Three and a half years earlier, on April 19, 2004, Father had instructed me to count the days to the end of the 490-year prophecy, which was October 31st 2007. There were exactly 1290 days left. Then He drew me to read Daniel 12 verses 11–12:

And from the time that the daily sacrifice (intercession) shall be taken away, and the abomination [Dragonfly Productions movie] that maketh desolate set up (set), there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. Daniel 12:11-12.

April 19, 2004 was the day that Father took away the intercessory work which He had put on me for the church when Messiah appeared in me in 2000. Now He was showing me that there were 1290 days to the end of the 70 weeks of years. The “blessing” of this time would appear 45 days later on the 1335th day for those who would bear the wait and come to that day. On December 12, 2007, the 1332nd day, Dragonfly Productions published their movie about us. As I watched the movie I silently witnessed all of the lies and deliberate distortions of our motivations.

But on the 1335, December 15, 2007, the Spirit of Michael stood up in me in power, as well as in other members of the Body and it was then that we began posting the rebuttal of the lies in the “cult” movie made concerning us. Michael stood up on the 1335. One of those lies was that I predicted the end of the world for October 31, 2007. Then it was stated that I predicted the end of the world for December 15, 2007 after the first date failed. This was a total made-up assertion to get a rise out of the stupid audience who love those kinds of stories. I told the movie maker when he stuck his camera in my face just before he left our land, and asked me what would happen on those dates, “I don’t know.”  I did not know what would happen, I only knew that something would happen.  And it did!

This incident, however, sets in bold relief the shameful dishonesty involved in the production of the so-called “documentary.” Would any thinking person honestly believe that with 98-hours of video recording made during the film crew’s time on our land, that if they had even once – ever – gotten a single individual in our church to make the claim that, on that date, we were predicting the end of the world, or any other definite occurrence, that they would not have included it in the final edit? Of course they would have. But they did not because no such claim was ever made by anyone of our members, myself included. But still, with no evidence, and with many statements by us to the contrary, they still attempted to make their case in the production that we actually claimed that date was when the world would end. In fact, they demonstrated that their entire effort was predicated on that lie; hence the title of their original production, End of the World Cult.

I must clearly set forth the fact that absolutely none of their assertions to that effect were factual, and indeed constituted total falsehoods extracted entirely from the producer’s desire for unfounded sensationalism.

I did not commit adultery or fornication in carrying out the command of God, but this “act,” “this strange act” of God foretold in Isaiah 28:21, would damn those who do, for they would be judged by how they judged my motivations. Some of those who came against me, even some in the legal community, were guilty of adultery themselves. They had the temerity to accuse me. Many of those who came against me at the time the state condemned me to prison for 10 years for praying wrong, had in their minds the seven women, just as the jury’s question revealed, and they also had in their mind their own natural corruptions and secret sins and put my face on them.

MY FACE WAS PUT UPON THEMSELVES

The state’s “expert witness,” suggested to the jury that I was “grooming” the two minor girls for sex. What she did not realize was that she was judging herself. “Sex” was all over the place in their dark imaginations and this is the deception God intended to give them because in their personal lives they had loved unrighteousness instead of truth. So God sent them “a strong delusion” that they would believe I was all about sex, so that they would condemn me for what they do, or think of doing, in their imaginations. And by condemning me, they would be damned.

I am condemned by people who are themselves guilty for what they thought I did because it is what they do or think. Whatever they are guilty of is what they judge me for. When they judge me as an adulterer they are revealing that they are guilty of adultery, and this particularly includes the adultery of unfaithfulness to God and disbelief. I gave them my testimony that my actions were commanded by the Supreme Being, but they do not believe my testimony, and thus God’s word judges them for judging me the way they do. The judgment they give of me wouldn’t even enter their thinking if they weren’t guilty of it themselves.

God’s sign of the marriage of the “seven women” to Messiah lasted for “a time, times and a dividing of time.” And when God’s purposes for His sign of judgment had been accomplished, on October 22, 2011, He released the women from continuing to be the sign. This was 3 1/2 years from when I was attacked by the state.

All men stand judged now by how they judge me and the events that God forced me to do. Roman Catholics judged themselves over priests having sex with nuns, children, and each other, while professing to be celibate. Protestant preachers who do not protest, are judged for their visitation of pornographic websites and other lustful actions. Then all the followers of these men who drool over their sexually explicit movies and other pornography, all stand judged over their judgment of me. God made it so. I would not have mentioned these things but they condemned me to prison for far less than what they do in their minds every day. These hypocrites will perish in their own hypocrisy.  This is especially true for pastors and priests and others who are in authority.

God knows what you think and what you do in your imagination. He knows it all and He declares that the nations are guilty over their great abominations. Their entertainments are utterly disgusting that are shown every day on their media and Internet. They contribute to the delinquency of minors every day in their TV and school education. New Mexico, you accused God’s activities performed by me, so now He will accuse you.

But this was all a fulfillment of the Scripture which says “…that wicked (lawless) would be exposed.” He was most assuredly exposed in my trial. And even the Supreme Court of New Mexico was exposed during my appeal process when they stated that there was “no remedy” for my illegal trial. The Appeals Court clearly, comprehensively and painstakingly laid out the laws which had been violated, writing that my constitutional rights had been compromised. The Appeals Court also gave the remedy. By the Supreme Court’s reversal of their clear decision it exposed itself as lawless.

The lawless one also has been exposed during my seven years of confirmation in the event referred to as the “overspreading of abominations” in Daniel 9:27. The world’s “overspreading of abominations” was why God caused the world to believe the lie that there was an “overspreading of abominations” at “Strong City.” The world would then come against us and thereby condemn themselves. That “overspreading of abominations” by the “lawless one” was revealed in the validation by the states and Supreme Court for “same-sex marriages.” (SSM)

MODERN DAY SUNDAY LAW

In the early centuries the “lawless one” passed a Sunday law. This law would make Sunday sacred instead of the seventh-day Sabbath.

“And he shall speak great words against the most High (calling himself the Holy Father), and shall wear out (persecute) the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.” (Dan. 7:25)

This event came directly against the law of God, and the church of Rome even boasted that she was the “true church” because the church could change the law of God at will. The church of Rome was the “beast” who came against the truth.  Today, it is the United States of America who thinks to change times and laws.  It is now the USA that has become antichrist.

In these days the “image to the beast,” the United States of America, repeated the actions of Rome by enforcing the laws of same-sex marriage (SSM) directly opposing the law of God. The USA declares “legal” that for which God pronounces a death sentence. “If a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination, they shall surely be put to death, their blood shall be upon them.” Lev. 20:13

Because I was condemned for what people thought I did, and for motivations that they invented out of their own dark surmisings, God will now declare the spiritual death sentence for those who pass laws against God’s law yet condemn me to prison for what was lawful. These self-righteous hypocrites will taste the bitter fruit, for God said, “I will repay.”

So God forced me, the seven women, and the two minors to incite the wicked to damn themselves. Adultery is everywhere these days and other abominations such as SSM. There has been a “great falling away” so the day of Christ (Messiah) has come upon them, but they did not watch and they did not recognize that I “came as a thief.” I came as a “criminal.” It is written of me, “He was numbered (Inmate #69395) with the transgressors…” Isa. 53:12 To their adulterous minds, I came as an adulterer. David, in Ps 18:26 (ISV) said of God, “…to the pure, you show yourself pure, and to the morally corrupt, you appear to be perverse.” They were caught in God’s trap because they loved wrongdoing. They did not “watch.” They did not keep their garments of justice so they were found naked.

So this is why, and also how, God brought to pass 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 2. The “man of sin,” that “lawless one,” was exposed. He came with “lying wonders” making one thing appear to be something else. I was appointed as God’s sacrifice, His lamb, and I was used for His crucifixion.

THE MESSIAH CARD

In my trial, the DA made the point that I said I was “Messiah” (one anointed by God for a particular mission). Yes, that is what God named me. But that left the court without excuse, just as when Pilot put on the cross of Jesus, “King of the Jews.” Also, when National Geographic put out their movie about me entitled “Messiah on Trial,” the people were left without excuse. God forced the people to name my condemnation exactly for what it was, MESSIAH ON TRIAL. The truth was forced from their lips even in mockery.

When I write these hard sayings I do not wish any ill will. I feel no condemnation for the people. I say these things only as a factual matter. I know the science of the soul. I believe, however, that people have no idea what they did. They thought by crucifying me that they did something good and took a stand for what is best, as those did who crucified Jesus. The people thought that by killing Jesus the nation would be better off. But killing Jesus actually destroyed them and their city. They did not know that they were killing themselves.

But God has done all these things, as it is written:

Therefore wait for Me, says the LORD, against the day when I arise as accuser. For it is My decision to gather together the nations, to assemble the kingdoms, in order to pour out upon them My wrath, all My blazing anger. For in the fire of My jealousy shall all the earth be consumed.Zeph. 3:8, NAB

Behold, I come as a thief.

Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments,

lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”

Wayne Bent
Also known as Michael Travesser, Wayne C. Bent is a former Seventh-day Adventist minister and is cofounder of The Lord Our Righteousness church.