Totally Independent

In response to an offline query…

It would be great if there were more donations to my PayPal account. To be honest, there aren’t any real needs, so unless you simply feel moved, I’m frankly going to tell you this is not the time. This ministry has enough for now. That’s not to say I won’t find a use for the money, but that I cannot in good conscience ask for more. Frankly, the way things are going right now, I don’t want to trust PayPal with holding a large balance. I wish there was another service I could trust, but about the only thing I can suggest is you might want to consider mailing a cash card, check or money order if it matters to you.

Money is not a significant issue with most of what this ministry does. We aren’t trying to change the world, only the perception of a few folks who are already unhappy with the story they’ve been told by the mainstream. There is no pretense of shutting down Israel; I prophesy that God will do that sometime in the future. I try to explain why, that Israel is a hideous affront to the Creator’s revelation. I also don’t promote or threaten any enemies of Israel. I prophesy that some will prosper and others will not. I do so on the basis of divine revelation, by Biblical Law.

For example, I am convinced the so-called Palestinians are doomed to suffer horribly until the Lord breaks Israel. Islam is utterly false, but so is Judaism. But Islam has a few advantages by being a little closer to Biblical Law. Some Islamic governments are better at it than others. Either way, there’s nothing we can do as human observers and prophets of God’s Word. If you gave me an untraceable weapon and some kind of invisibility, I would not today engage in assassination to change the course of human politics. That’s not how it works; what God decrees, no man can change. God is who determines the course of human events. He drives like cattle those who are blind to His will, and that means this whole business of Israel and Palestine is a matter of God driving cattle for His inscrutable purposes. I don’t support democracy or the current government of the US, nor any other country, for very much the same reason: they all reject the clear Word of God.

So someone seeking to influence what I write cannot use money for leverage. I’ll take money and use it, but you’ll have to show me from divine revelation where I’m wrong on something, or where I’ve left something out. For the most part, I simply listen to my own heart and write what my convictions demand. Threats serve only to signal that I’m on target and the Devil is reacting. Digging into my past for dirt won’t change anything; feel free to jump on it. I’ll even help you, because I’m ready to confess that I’m fallen and broken. My conscience remains afflicted on some really bad choices I’ve made. If it was necessary that I present a squeaky clean image before you take my message seriously, then I don’t want you around. In order to judge another, you have to be blind to your own sins.

All I’m doing is reporting the revealed judgment of God on human sin. I’m no threat to anyone, but I have a burden to warn you when you are under God’s wrath.

In case you are wondering, we do have in place a plan to continue this ministry should some vile influence cause this blog to be shut down. If you find it blocked for any reason, check with our forum. And be aware that we would eventually move this blog to another hosting service, if necessary. Most of what’s posted here is backed up on multiple devices I own. It wouldn’t be that hard to reconstruct the core of teaching in short time. Virtually none of that work would require any more money; it’s already set up in case it’s needed. If this really matters to you, it’s not going to disappear as long as I can access the Internet.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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2 Responses to Totally Independent

  1. Jay DiNitto says:

    You mention a big barrier in communicating what God plans: the fact that people who “do God’s will” are automatically angels that the church is obliged to support. It’s that western duality showing itself…

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  2. Ed Hurst says:

    Indeed, Jay. If we can externalize anything, that reduces our personal commitment and we can just push it aside. If we realize that God uses only broke vessels — because every vessel is broken and there’s no other kind available — then it throws the responsibility back on us.

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