Dear Rock Harbor,
Matthew 11:28 - "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest."
Such is the Kingdom of God. But unfortunately the same is no longer true of RockHarbor, Costa Mesa. I have been attending RockHarbor since May 2000, but because one person, Shawn Scott the facilities manager, is prejudiced towards me, they are now refusing to admit me to the services. I have done everything possible to submit to the authority Jesus Christ has placed in the elders, but they will not budge. Does this sound like the church that Jesus Christ established? Obviously not! RockHarbor, by its actions, has set itself above God and apart from the Church of Jesus Christ, and is now making its own rules and decisions contrary to the Word of God and the teachings of Jesus Christ. It is for this reason I am informing the congregation at large of the implications.
GOD'S PURPOSE REVEALED:
The purpose of this message is to warn RockHarbor of impending danger ahead and not to threaten, alarm or harm anyone, but to reveal God's heart and His love for His people that they may find safety and rest under His wing, and be spared the tribulation that is to come.
DETAILS LEADING UP TO THE MESSAGE:
Over four years ago, God revealed an evil presence of doubt and prejudice lurking in the church I was attending (Anaheim Vineyard) in the person of Shelby Ahrling. Remember, however:
Ephesians 6:12 - "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places]."
God gave me a very hard word to deliver to Shelby. He was admonishing her that
Matthew 15:8 - "This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with [their] lips; but their heart is far from me."
God is second place in her life after the cares of this world. Now I do not doubt the sincerity of Shelby's belief in Jesus Christ, but by her actions she denies Him daily. She was offended by the message as anyone would be, but God was proven correct when Shelby went directly to the pastors of the church to complain. The pastors were dumbfounded. God says,
Matthew 18:15 - "Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother."
Never once did she approach me about my offense. Scripture proves that she does not follow the ways of God. Her reproach goes much deeper than that. Because she could not obtain any results from the pastors, she sought to have me arrested as a stalker. The police denied her request as there was no evidence of any wrongdoing on my behalf. So rather than remain a thorn in her side at the Vineyard, I was released by my pastor to attend another church.
I began attending Rock Harbor Church in another town 20 miles away (Costa Mesa) where she does not live or work. Everything was back to normal for about 3 years and I had no contact with her. However she heard through the grapevine where I was and came to Rock Harbor. She sought to have me arrested again, but again the police said there was nothing they could charge me with, unless going to church is a crime! They questioned her credibility as she was 20 miles from her home; she did not work in Costa Mesa; and she doesn't even attend RockHarbor! She still persisted in hounding me and dragging me into court by further obtaining a warrant from a judge she knew. She is well-to-do and she oppresses the poor (another one of her godly attributes).
James 2:6 - "But you have dishonored the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you and personally drag you into court?"
This clearly shows what side of the fence she is on, and it is not for Jesus Christ. God is trying to show her that she does not have the capacity to forgive, but she denies it. Shelby believes she is completely forgiven, even though she is not. God says,
Matthew 6:14 - 15: "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you; But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."
Then God began to reveal to me how Shelby claimed to be a Christian, yet denied His word daily by her actions. She was definitely a believer, but she did not submit nor follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. Of this Jesus said,
1 John 2:4 - "The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him."
Satan is the Father of all lies. Which meant she was really a follower (albeit unknowingly) of Satan! So by her actions she was spreading seeds of doubt in the church which has severely crippled the Anaheim Vineyard that was until recently was a world leader in church renewal. The seeds of doubt spread quickly and became weeds of prejudice that choked the life out of the church. First came the untimely death of the Senior Pastor John Wimber. Then 7 world renown worship leaders left the church for other venues. Then another untimely death of the Pastor of Benevolence, Monte Whitaker followed. Well over half of the congregation has left the church. Our sworn enemy knows if he can remove the leadership, he can control the church. And that is what he has done.
WARNING: DANGER AHEAD FOR ROCK HARBOR!
Shelby had me arrested at Easter services at RockHarbor. While I was preoccupied with legal affairs, the spirit within Shelby struck the Senior Pastor and founder Keith Page to have him removed from RockHarbor. This is decidely un-Christ like. Which family of God expels a repentant sinner? Rock Harbor started down a sliding path to hades. Next Shelby will be after RockHarbor's worship leader, Todd Proctor. Together these attacks will cripple RockHarbor immeasurably.
Unfortunately Shawn Scott has already taken on Shelby's mantel of doubt and refuses to admit me to the church (like someone pronounced him God or something?). So after his second admonition, I took the matter to the elders, specifically Erik Chandler who promised a quick response. THREE WEEKS LATER, I emailed Erik again, and asked him what the problem was. He replied that they would have an answer for me by the middle of the next week. THREE WEEKS LATER, I inquired again if I could attend church. But this time, he did not have the common courtesy to reply. It is painfully obvious that the seeds of doubt have sprung into deadly weeds of prejudice and have now taken hold of the church leadership. They have no intention of replying to my inquiries as any response they are contemplating would not be of God nor follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. If the church membership ever found out that the church decides who can or cannot attend services and seek salvation, that would be the end of RockHarbor; because that is in total disagreement with the teachings of Jesus Christ, and is blasphemy!
Would someone please read the story of the prodigal son to your church leaders, as they seem to have conveniently forgotten it. They do not know what the proper response should be even though Jesus Christ has placed it in His Word for all to see, to learn and to obey. RockHarbor is not exempt.
Satan is building a wall between God and the Church, not only to keep the real Christians out (not just believers, but followers also); but more so to trap those poor blind souls inside.
What is God's positon in all this?
2 Timothy 4:2 -4: "Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."
Romans 16:17 - "Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them."
This is only ONE of a handful of warnings that God has ever given to me, and because of the seriousness and grave circumstances that are unfolding now, I am revealing His heart for His people at RockHarbor. You may choose to believe or disbelieve. God will still honor the free will He gave to you. But prayerfully consider all the options and alternatives before making any rash decisions. Whom will you serve? The choice is still yours!
READ: REVELATION, Chapters 2 and 3.
Go In God's Grace,