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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Heart of Josiah

Transcribed excerpt from:
Thursday November 27, 2014 Livestream Broadcast

I want to welcome everyone throughout the world to this Thanksgiving Day in the United States of America.

I have to my left Kathie Davidson who most certainly had ancestors on the Mayflower and I most certainly had ancestors at Plymouth, MA in 1621 and also, I’m 1/32nd Cherokee Indian plus, although we don’t know what the plus is but I certainly acknowledge it.

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated with people off the Mayflower and American Indians.

I’m English, American Indian, Scot and German, you could say I represent everybody. Anyway, I just want everyone to know, this is Thanksgiving in the United States of America and I’m pleased to be ministering this broadcast on this day. I thank God for this country. I thank God that he took the Kingdom of God from Israel and brought it to the United States in the 1600s, maybe before but certainly the 1600s in my ancestors, Kathie’s ancestors, David Kaspareit’s ancestors, Sadie Peters ancestors…so today is an interesting day to me…

In 1963 I came to Collin County, McKinney, Texas about fourteen miles north of where I’m setting, as a practicing veterinarian and in 1970 I was serving God in Texas and I grew in grace and faith, not knowing at all what God had planned for me.

In 1980 God sent me to Plano, directed me here to establish Water of Life Ministries of which I did, in obedience to God, January 4th, 1981, purchased this building, we’ve been in it ever since. I lived in Fairview, some ten miles north of where I’m at, at the moment. (I think it was ten the last time I rode my bicycle up there from here. I will be glad when I can ride it back.) We started this ministry and it expanded worldwide—shortwave, national television, international satellite, limited.

In 2004 I gave my house in Fairview, where I’d lived for twenty-seven years (one and one quarter acres, 2400 sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 2 baths) on Highway 5—I gave it away, no strings attached.

I came to Plano, not knowing where I was going to live. I arrived here July 1, 2004 and believe me, the persecution and the affliction that I met was beyond what I expected, but God sustained me. You can read about it on my website (“2004”), what I’ve endured, what I went through. I think we ought to turn to 2 Corinthians 7 where Paul writing to the Corinthians speaks of what took place in his life when he came into Macedonia.

1 Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

2 Receive us; we have wronged no man, we have corrupted no man, we have defrauded no man.

3 I speak not this to condemn you: for I have said before, that ye are in our hearts to die and live with you.

4 Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation.

5 For, when we were come into Macedonia, our flesh had no rest, but we were troubled on every side; without were fightings, within were fears.

Notice that: “without were fightings, within were fears”. [Kathie: Correct.]

Since 2004 when I arrived here. [Kathie: And it says the flesh had no rest] Mine. [Kathie: Right, not only the soul, but the flesh had no rest.] That’s right.

And from 2004 up to now it’s been nothing but war, nothing but. Satan thought he could destroy me, destroy my ministry, destroy the purposes of God and many people agreed with him, but God held me up. Some ten years later, here I am, here I am; great pressure on my soul coming from principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world, spiritual wickedness in high places, sin of God’s people; but I’ve not backed up, I will not. I know God; I’m comfortable in what I do. I am persuaded that what God has promised me, he is able to perform it. That’s what Paul wrote in Romans 4 about Abraham, “hope against hope,” Abraham believed God, “hope against hope.” Let’s go there. This program is not going the way I thought, but who cares, I obey God, I always do, I have for forty-four years and I’m eighty-two years of age, strong, nothing wrong with me, no sickness in my body because I obeyed the angel that led me to this place, God took sickness from the midst of me and became an adversary to my adversaries, thank God, and an enemy to my enemies. How can you fight with that?

Romans 4:

18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:

20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.

I walk in the steps of faithful Abraham and have all these years. I will tell you my gospel which I preach was preached by me from Plano and other areas of America and those that have rejected my gospel which was preached by the Spirit of God with faith to everyone; this gospel that I preached will judge every person in the last days.

John 5:

22 For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son:

Did you get that? Jehovah, Almighty God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, I am, will not judge any man, committed it to Jesus, his Son, my brother, your brother if you serve him. But Jesus didn’t want any part of judging anybody. Look what he said in John 12:

46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.

48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

The same words that Jesus spoke on this earth, I also speak, and the words that I speak, I do not judge you, but those words will judge you, if you reject them, in the last days.

My gospel, the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus. I have been persecuted greatly for preaching the truth, for preaching the gospel, obeying the Spirit of God, the Spirit of holiness. I believe it says in Romans 1:4, that Jesus was determined to be the Son of God by the Spirit of holiness raising him from the dead.

I am very pleased to be doing what I’m doing. God told me years ago, forty-one/two years [ago] that my ministry would deal with the spirit of Baal, Baal worshippers. I was beside myself to think that such could happen through me. I’ve never been a worker for Jesus, never will be; nor are you. It is the Father working through a crucified body on this earth, crucified with Christ, never the less you live, yet not I or you, but the life that I live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave himself for me. So it’s not me, it’s Christ the Apostle, it’s Christ the Prophet, it’s Christ the Teacher, it’s Christ in me, the hope of glory, that is ministered to you by the Spirit of God, the Father, Jehovah, ministering that power that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead. So I get no credit and don’t want any. I wouldn’t be fool enough to take any credit, not at all.

But God taught me back in the seventies about Baal worship, grove of Baal, altars of Baal and God said my ministry would deal with them in America, and then I’m sure now, all over the world. I was surprised that God would talk to a man that had never been to seminary, never studied Hebrew or Greek. I was surprised when I recognized that God had a ministry for me far above what I could have expected. Who am I? That’s the way I thought: “Who am I?”

I once said to the Father when he said I was a prophet:

“I’m not a prophet, my father wasn’t a prophet.”

He said “Well someone else said that before you.” 

Who am I to be setting here, declaring these words, who am I?

Oh? Who was that? Amos.

But back in the seventies, God was teaching me about a king; a king that was set up when he was eight years of age and God showed me about this man’s heart, this child’s heart. I was overwhelmed with what God was saying to me and my response was, “If this is you, you bring it to pass.”

One day I said to the Lord—he was telling me, “Fear not, fear not, fear not, fear not.” 

I said, “Well that’s great if that’s you telling me ‘Fear not’, how do I know it’s not the devil saying that to me?”

He said, “Fear not! That’s how you know, “Fear not!” That’s not much of an explanation, you know that?

Let’s go to 2 Chronicles 34: 

1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem one and thirty years.

2 And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and walked in the ways of David his father, and declined neither to the right hand, nor to the left.

Do you know those are the words God spoke to me in 1971 in a vision, “Don’t look to the right and don’t look to the left and don’t listen to any man or you’ll drown.”

3 For in the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father: and in the twelfth year he began to purge Judah and Jerusalem from the high places, and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images. 

4 And they brake down the altars of Baalim in his presence; and the images, that were on high above them, he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images, and the molten images, he brake in pieces, and made dust of them, and strowed it upon the graves of them that had sacrificed unto them. 

5 And he burnt the bones of the priests upon their altars, and cleansed Judah and Jerusalem. 

6 And so did he in the cities of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with their mattocks round about. 

7 And when he had broken down the altars and the groves, and had beaten the graven images into powder, and cut down all the idols throughout all the land of Israel, he returned to Jerusalem. 

8 Now in the eighteenth year of his reign, when he had purged the land, and the house, he sent Shaphan the son of Azaliah, and Maaseiah the governor of the city, and Joah the son of Joahaz the recorder, to repair the house of the Lord his God. 

9 And when they came to Hilkiah the high priest, they delivered the money that was brought into the house of God, which the Levites that kept the doors had gathered of the hand of Manasseh and Ephraim, and of all the remnant of Israel, and of all Judah and Benjamin; and they returned to Jerusalem. 

10 And they put it in the hand of the workmen that had the oversight of the house of the Lord, and they gave it to the workmen that wrought in the house of the Lord, to repair and amend the house: 

11 Even to the artificers and builders gave they it, to buy hewn stone, and timber for couplings, and to floor the houses which the kings of Judah had destroyed. 

12 And the men did the work faithfully: and the overseers of them were Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites, of the sons of Merari; and Zechariah and Meshullam, of the sons of the Kohathites, to set it forward; and other of the Levites, all that could skill of instruments of musick. 

13 Also they were over the bearers of burdens, and were overseers of all that wrought the work in any manner of service: and of the Levites there were scribes, and officers, and porters. 

14 And when they brought out the money that was brought into the house of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found a book of the law of the Lord given by Moses. 

15 And Hilkiah answered and said to Shaphan the scribe, I have found the book of the law in the house of the Lord. And Hilkiah delivered the book to Shaphan. 

16 And Shaphan carried the book to the king, and brought the king word back again, saying, All that was committed to thy servants, they do it. 

17 And they have gathered together the money that was found in the house of the Lord, and have delivered it into the hand of the overseers, and to the hand of the workmen. 

18 Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, saying, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king. 

19 And it came to pass, when the king had heard the words of the law, that he rent his clothes. 

20 And the king commanded Hilkiah, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Abdon the son of Micah, and Shaphan the scribe, and Asaiah a servant of the king's, saying, 

Who is the king we are talking about here? [Kathie: The king is Josiah] Ok, I wanted to make that plain. [Kathie: Yes, Josiah is the king, Hilkiah is the priest and Shaphan is a scribe.] Thank you.

21 Go, enquire of the Lord for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the Lord that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do after all that is written in this book. 

22 And Hilkiah, and they that the king had appointed, went to Huldah the prophetess, the wife of Shallum the son of Tikvath, the son of Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college:) and they spake to her to that effect. 

Huldah? [Kathie: Yes, Huldah the prophetess] Ok.

23 And she answered them, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Tell ye the man that sent you to me, 

24 Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof, even all the curses that are written in the book which they have read before the king of Judah: 

25 Because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of their hands; therefore my wrath shall be poured out upon this place, and shall not be quenched. 

26 And as for the king of Judah, who sent you to enquire of the Lord, so shall ye say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel concerning the words which thou hast heard; 

27 Because thine heart was tender, and thou didst humble thyself before God, when thou heardest his words against this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, and humbledst thyself before me, and didst rend thy clothes, and weep before me; I have even heard thee also, saith the Lord. 

28 Behold, I will gather thee to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered to thy grave in peace, neither shall thine eyes see all the evil that I will bring upon this place, and upon the inhabitants of the same. So they brought the king word again. 

29 Then the king sent and gathered together all the elders of Judah and Jerusalem. 

30 And the king went up into the house of the Lord, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and the priests, and the Levites, and all the people, great and small: and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the Lord. 

31 And the king stood in his place, and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all his heart, and with all his soul, to perform the words of the covenant which are written in this book. 

32 And he caused all that were present in Jerusalem and Benjamin to stand to it. And the inhabitants of Jerusalem did according to the covenant of God, the God of their fathers. 

33 And Josiah took away all the abominations out of all the countries that pertained to the children of Israel, and made all that were present in Israel to serve, even to serve the Lord their God. And all his days they departed not from following the Lord, the God of their fathers.

In the 1970s when I was being dealt with by God, showing me King Josiah and showing me my own heart: Deuteronomy 8, and he had put me into the wilderness, led me there to prove me, to humble me, show me what was in my heart and show me whether I would keep his commandments or not and he was talking to me about my ministry; I was faced with a decision. I knew what God was saying to me about my heart.

I said, “I know you are talking to me about America, I know this. I know this is my country, I know that. I don’t want to come and be with you, I just don’t. I want to see what happens in America and the world.”

[Terre Brown ministered “God On The Mountain”.]

I want to make something very clear, I do not believe that the decision of my heart to want to stay here and see God’s dealings with America and the world, affected God in any way. I do believe that God brought me to that place to show me what was in my heart, and what my heart was like so no, my decision didn’t affect God. His eternal purposes were already established from the beginning from the beginning of the world, from the foundation of the world for me to do what I am doing this very day. I wanted to make that plain, because you can’t manipulate God.

[Finished the broadcast with Terry Mai and Water of Life Boys recorded songs]

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