It is highly significant that, when John wrote of Jesus'
coming into this (physical) world, he lamented that Jesus was not well
received (Jn 1:11). Notice that it was not merely the world which did not
to His own, and His own did not receive Him (Jn 1:11).
Think about those words. They
are sobering! Prophecy repeats itself.
'His own' at that time were the
ones who had been entrusted with the oracles (divine precepts) of God, the
Jews (Rom 3:1,2). Today, 'His own' are those called to receive His Spirit:
many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God (Rom 8:14). If
anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His (8:9).
Jesus is now coming to His own
in a new way, a way that was prophesied long ago (Mal 3:1; 4:4-6). Scripture
invariably has a dual significance.
Do you think that those to whom
He is now coming again in our time are going to be any less culpable than
those who should have received Him formerly? If you do, you are naive or
The 'Crunch' Test
people have been called, but few will be saved (Matt 22:14).
Oh, certainly millions
will be saved, but that is few compared with the total number who could be
if they only responded correctly. The problem or hindrance is one that
resides in the heart of man.
The reason the elevated and
'important' religious leaders did not accept Jesus was pride. Their
prestige, their cleverness or 'superior' know- ledge, or their
self-righteous assertions that they knew they were right and that Jesus was
just a jumped-up impostor seeking a name for Himself, caused them to reject
Today, there are equally
religious 'zealots' – zealous for what they know or understand of God's
truth, who have accepted Christ, who preach Him, who expound His Word – but
whose hearts will deprive them of an inheritance in the Kingdom. Their pride
and unwillingness to receive correction or further truth is part of their
'shield of faith'. Humility is not top of their personal agenda as it was
for John the Baptist, whom God used as the prophet to prepare the way back
And, you know, there is nothing
God can do to enable these people to receive it. Humility is not something
you can 'buy' like you can the truth in intellectual form.
'Great' minds and clever
intellectuals are at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to the things of
God. Babes in Christ can understand with humility, but the rich and capable
cannot without that child-like humility and meekness. Meekness, by the way,
is not sanctimoniousness or being 'religious'. It is simply the willingness
to be corrected and to learn from another person.
And that's the problem. These
folks who are heading for perdition are too high and mighty, too
'knowledgeable', too 'wise', or too accomplished, to be willing to learn
from others whom God sends.
Isn't God ingenious? He cannot
force truth on people. He has to work within the bounds He has set of giving
people free moral agency – choice. So, He tests them. He gives them that
If they are to receive eternal
life with God, all must willingly accept Him and His truths, and His
way of life based on love and equal recognition of other brothers and
sisters in the faith.
But the proud and
self-important, like Satan (formerly Lucifer), cannot do that. They and
their views (part truth, part error) are more important to them than the one
whom God uses to show them further truth.
These people are proud and
arrogant. Mostly they are church or ministry leaders. They have got elevated
by their position. They think too much of themselves, against scripture:
through the grace given to me
[none of us is worthy of God's
grace; it is given]
to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he
ought to think... (Rom 12:3).
But the problem with many
leaders is just that. They DO think more highly of themselves or their work
than they ought to. So, when Jesus comes to them again, through another He
has appointed, they do not receive him.
This is why true prophets are
not received by church and ministry leaders. These lofty men are just not
willing to humble themselves. Their obstinacy is only exceeded by their
desire for pre-eminence.
A Dream From God Portrays The Problem
I started writing this
yesterday, but had to break off to attend to other things. During the night,
God gave Helena this very relevant dream:
19th May 2004.
Prophetic warnings are squelched
I was looking at a town below
[she was given God's vantage point]. I saw a factory complex on fire. Dark
clouds of smoke billowed into the sky. Next to the factory there was a
dormitory where people were asleep. I ran through the building shouting,
"FIRE! FIRE!" Some people woke up and I urged them to get out of the
building to save their lives. "Leave everything behind, and run!"
Then some men turned up at the
door with fire extinguishers and put the fire out. They calmed everyone down
and told them that everything was under control. But it wasn't really. The
fire was still in danger of breaking out again. The factory fire would
engulf the dormitory soon, but people didn't care to know and didn't see the
danger. They trusted other men who deceived them through their actions.
Prophetic voices, whom Jesus sends, give a warning about spiritual dangers
which will lead to destruction. Yet people reject those warnings. They
listen to and trust their leaders, whose pride prevents them accepting that
anything is wrong. They reject the truth and won't humble themselves to heed
a warning through another servant sent by the Lord!
That is what Helena was given.
It portrays how people reject us, spurn our witness, and choose to believe
other ministry leaders instead. God gave her the dream as a second witness,
confirming what I have written above. As John said:
He came to His own, and His
own did not receive Him (Jn 1:11).
I had a letter from a humble man
in Oklahoma recently. What he said also illustrates the problem:
10th May 2004
Malcolm, your books have been a
blessing to some people. I know people mock and scorn you, but please know
I'm not one of them. It is true that people mock and scorn the God- given
messages God has given you, but me and a few others are listening and doing
something about it.
The lay people, the average
Joe's do not laugh and scoff at God. It is the church and Jewish temple
leaders who do this. [He attends a Messianic Assembly.]
Last Saturday, I gave 15 books
to the Jewish 'Rabbi' and my temple members. [He has been distributing at
his own cost The Imminent Fall of America.] The Jewish Rabbi got so
ill [mad] at me. He don't believe in the prophetic gifts and He don't
believe that God speaks to people today. He didn't like the book at all and
told me not to bring more to the temple...
Two men who are believers got
touched from the book.... I will give more of your books out to the pastors
and members at Victory Church here... I will let you know what their
reactions are in my next letter... [You know what the outcome will be, from
Helena's dream last night!]
...I am not perfect, and no, I
ain't no angel. I love God and Jesus with all my heart, and I believe in all
the spiritual gifts, and I believe in the five-fold ministry. [He accepts
prophets, unlike most.] I am a giving person like you are, and I believe you
are a true prophet of God, and I believe that your wife is a prophetess of
God... I'm very hungry for the deeper things of God. I would love to read
everything you have written...
Malcolm, I have no words to
express my love and thanks to you. You have shaken me up to where I want to
do more for God and for Jesus. God has used you to shake up some believers.
And, Malcolm, you do have a few believers in America who do admire you.
Thank you for ministering to me and to others through your books.
Yours in Christ,
People Dump Us!
Kassahun Ayele, our dear prophet
friend in Ethiopia, was recently given this dream about the way many have
10th May 2004. Dumped!
It was Friday at 4 pm. I was
with Malcolm and Helena in their home. Malcolm was sharing from the Word of
God, which prepares us for the Sabbath. There were two others with us. He
went on to say that we have to be humble to receive the Word of God.
Then Helena told us that someone
named John, whom they had contacted, DUMPED (that was the exact word she
used in the dream) them because he doesn't want to humble himself.
At this point a strange surge of
power flows inside me and I prophesy:
"Thus saith the Lord, I will
roll down the burdens from your shoulders, My servant; you will never again
carry them. I will turn your sorrow into joy. You will tread on the high
places. Trust Me, says the Lord. When all these things come to pass,
remember this day. Remember this hour. Remember Me."
When I had finished prophesying,
Malcolm shouted "Amen!" Helena was crying with joy. At this point I awoke.
Named and Shamed
The man named in the dream is
John Trescott, an independent 'Church of God' minister whom I first met in
1993. From Anadarko, Oklahoma, USA, he fellowshipped with us when he visited
England back then, and learned of our prophetic office – which he spurned.
God spoke to him and his wife,
through us, in a prophetic word when they were in our meeting, and later in
letters I wrote. He thought much of himself. He was proud of his
'ministerial position'. He aspired to move in the power of God. Why? To
elevate himself and bring him acclaim! Motive is critical!
Off and on, over the years, he
had sporadic contact with us but it was eminently clear that he thought us
just spiritually trifling compared with his 'elevated status'.
Over about a decade, he received
several letters from me, but he refused to humble himself. More about his
approach was detailed in the paper Judgement To Fall On All Falsity and
False Ministers under the title The Insidious Effects of Pride and
The Elevation of Church Leaders (p 24).
You will notice there that what
I said was because of revelation from Above. We try to avoid making hasty
judgements. Input must come from the Spirit. And where God wants to expose
the duplicity or sins of others, He ALWAYS gives us dreams to show what is
in their heart – what motivates them.
Paul also named some similarly
in his time:
Alexander the coppersmith did me
much harm... You also must beware of him, for he
has greatly resisted our words (2 Tim 4:14,15).
...Demas has forsaken me, having
loved this present world (2 Tim 4:9).
The people of God (whom we can
reach) must be protected from the evil rhetoric of spiritually suspect
individuals who hold positions of power. 'Sheep' are easily disaffected by
manipulative, deceitful ministers with wrong motives. The gullible are
unable to discern without plain talk and revelation. It is scriptural to
Now I urge you, brethren, note
those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you
learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus
Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech
deceive the hearts of the simple (Rom 16:17,18).
Paul is talking about ministers
– men with 'clout' and influence over others, who could, and did,
destabilise unsuspecting souls.
Remember Diotrephes? (3 Jn
9,10.) He held onto power in the Church for his own self-glorifying
ambitions. He exercised control over the brethren to achieve his ends. His
motives were evil.
Likewise, are the motives of
those who have been singled out here by God for exposure. You are to beware
of these men (and others like them), and have no fellowship with them. Bad
company corrupts good character (1 Cor 15:33, NIV).
You will see a similar enjoinder
by Paul to the Corinthians in dealing with someone caught in serious sin.
They were to put such a one out of the congregation. Notice that it was only
at the prompting of the Spirit (1 Cor 5:4). Human
excommunication or dismissal is outlawed in scripture.
John Trescott, of course, is not
the only one who has dumped us. God uses him as an example. MANY others –
MOST ministers – act like this!
Because they do not want to do
as John the Baptist did – lay themselves down for a higher cause, one that
will erode their own influence and prestige, they oppose and attack us. (May
I encourage you to read the leaflet He Must Increase But I Must Decrease.)
Voice In The Wilderness
Another man who has done equal
damage is Ed Spurlin, who writes the above journal. After I was sent his
address by another independent minister in the USA, I sent him some of our
publications. I was hoping for a cordial meeting of minds. But that was not
to be. Proud minds don't like input.
A short while later, he sent me
his journal Voice In The Wilderness. I was impressed with the way he
wrote. But it's easy to be impressed by others who have a bigger brain than
you, who have a higher IQ, and a greater vocabulary and ability to express
things in writing. That is a human appraisal. The spiritual appraisal comes
later, when God reveals.
The absence of any letter of
acknowledgement at the same time, was, with hindsight, significant.
I wrote to him a short while
Mr Ed Spurlin
Voice In The
35 Summer St
I read with interest the
journals you have sent me, a Voice In The Wilderness. You have a very
good way with words; very lucid.
I heartily agree with your
article Look What I Did! in Vol 10 Issue 12. However, there is one
danger that can follow on from such an observation – the disrepute which
false prophets bring on the true prophetic office causes it to be rejected
also. From the way you write, it would seem that your personal involvement
with things prophetic from God is not firsthand, but based upon what you
have read of the biblical prophets, their accounts, and other secondary
aspects. [This statement offended his pride.]
You will be aware of Paul’s
commendation of the prophetic in 1 Cor 14, and of the other related
spiritual gifts listed in 1 Cor 12. May I ask how far you have been able to
venture into this field firsthand?
More by way of an aid in the
assessment of your position, I enclose some publications which broach some
of these issues and hope you find them useful to you. God wants you to move
on and embrace more of the things of His Spirit, for it is this union with
His Spirit evidenced by manifestations of spiritual gifts which will enable
the people of God to have the guidance they need in the turbulent times just
Malcolm B Heap
Shortly before his reply
arrived, God gave me this dream, which exposed his attitude:
18th January 2004.
A dream for those who take
exception to what we teach and who think they have a right to teach us.
There were some boxes on a
counter. (We send a lot of our literature out, in bulk, in boxes.) Someone
pushed an equally big white box towards me and expected me to receive it
when I had enough of my own to give and was fully engaged in giving them to
others. I got annoyed, because this man's actions revealed his ignorance
about me and my Commission from God. I knew that the box contained videos,
tapes and books which he hoped would re-educate me.
I argued with him. I told him
that "I have listened to hundreds of hours of Bible teaching and exposition
on audio tape and video footage and don't need any more. God has given me
what is needed." His approach was arrogant and insulting. It was really
annoying! He didn't want a box from us.
Then in the Spirit I was given
this to say to anyone like that man, who thinks that I am lacking something
vital which they need to teach me:
"Elijah and John the Baptist had
a divine Commission. They didn't know everything there was to be known, but
what God gave them was a complete package of basic truth to deliver to the
people, so they could be prepared for what was to come. Elijah and John the
Baptist didn't need to listen to and learn from others. It was the duty of
others to listen to and learn from them! Those who arrogantly thought they
had 'one up' on these prophets of God had not learned the most basic of
basic lessons in life! Likewise it is today that those who come against us
with criticism, thinking that we have a thing or two wrong in our basic
teachings, are the ones who are deceived. I am a prophet ordained by God to
promote the end-time message to the Church. My Commission is world- wide,
not merely localised. And God has given us a complete package in basic Bible
exposition, covering all the major necessary doctrines from His Word, with
no need to add thereto. I am not saying that I know everything. I don't. Nor
am I perfected yet. I'm not. But their duty is to learn from us, not for
them to arrogantly think we should be learning from them."
The man to whom the dream
principally refers, whom God singled out in this instance, is arrogant and
unteachable. Hence God's response in the dream and what He gave me by the
Spirit after the dream.
That dream was given in the
early hours of 18th January. A short while later, his reply arrived, full of
pride and presumption [my comments in brackets]:
14th January 2004
Thank you for your letter and
the assortment of booklets you sent. [He was trying to appear polite. He was
not really grateful, as you will see.] Thank you also for your concern with
helping me to determine God's calling on my life, and in wanting to help me
to understand spiritual things. [This is a sarcastic put-down. He doesn't
think he needs anyone else's help in this.]
Then he went on to criticise the
article God Digital and the False Revival, in which I recount how God
had us go to an Edinburgh 'conference' staged by that TV channel, hosted by
Rory and Wendy Alec, and featuring the prophet Rick Joyner. While we were
there, God had us do certain things to upset them, and gave us dreams
illustrating some spiritual pitfalls and problems with those people.
But most of this, Ed Spurlin
took exception to. He found fault with me, especially over the dreams from
God and how they were interpreted. He insisted that he knew best, and
that his interpretation – which was a massive arrogant put-down – was
I won't bore you with all that,
since God has already cut through 'the flack' by the dream He gave me, which
highlighted that this man wants to be considered pre-eminent. He thinks
He went on to berate me:
God has not called you to kill
fishes – or to judge them for that matter – but to save them. [Oh, hasn't He
continually judged the errant among His people through the prophets since
time began?! Look how the snake cleverly accuses.] God doesn't need any help
in knowing that they're not headed in the right direction. [While he is
accusing me of arrogantly asserting that I am trying to inform God, in his
arrogance he misses the point that God was informing us about what was
happening spiritually.] Rather, He is looking for someone who will take the
responsibility of interceding for, and patiently ministering to and warning,
those who are suffocating from the lack of spiritual depth in their lives
[our publications are all about helping release people from such an
environment, and Helena intercedes constantly in this task], and those who
are being poisoned by the worldly wickedness that they've assumed was
evidence of God's 'anointing for revival'. [Spurlin poisons his own
readership with venom against me and others to whom he takes exception.] But
you never bothered to wait upon Him for the full meaning of the dream. [We
jolly well did! And we didn't have to wait for long. God gave the meaning
pretty well instantly. But Spurlin didn't like to think that we were
correctly hearing from God, because he wants that 'acclaim' for himself. He
doesn't want to give us any credit.]
Then he went on to accuse me of
being the subject of one of the dreams – which God gave about the set-up He
had taken us to witness to, God Digital. He brazenly said that my
motives were pride and ambition. No, they are his motives, which is
why he accuses me of them. They underlie his behaviour, so he assumes that
others are similarly motivated.
He flagrantly asserted:
[Pride and ambition] dominate
your public expression of God's purpose in your life. You want, more than
anything, to be 'recognized' as the great prophet you perceive yourself to
be. But people keep confounding that desire, failing to show you proper
homage and reverence.
I do NOT seek homage or
reverence! I want to see others benefit from what God has given us, and it
irks me when all we get is rejection instead of being listened to. Sure
there is hurt in the emotional sphere – and Spurlin does nothing to help
that. Instead, he adds to it. But, my over-riding desire is not for myself,
but for the truths which God has given.
If I wanted to be noticed, I
would not have spent the last 12 years of my life confined to a rabbit hutch
of an office, working away at a keyboard to get on paper the precious truths
of God, at huge cost to our family, and considerable cost to my health.
I wouldn't be so 'stupid' as to
do that. I would be 'out there', like the big evangelists (if that were my
gifting, which it is not), making waves, being noticed, making a big noise
to draw attention to myself.
He gave no second witness
(he has none) for his insulting false assertions. Yet accusations against
elders should be not entertained unless there is corroborating evidence from
others (1 Tim 5:19). I will present corroboration about his wrong approach,
because Helena received from God also, as I will explain shortly.
After he had finished falsely
castigating me, he wound up with this arrogant bit of come-uppance:
I must warn you that whatever
curses you pronounce upon others, in your zeal to make God justify your
ministry [I don't need to do that like he does; God justifies it all the
time with dreams and the testimony of others] will be visited back upon you
10-fold, if you try to lash out against His truth, while presumptuously
wielding His mantle of office. [He has pronounced his own doom as you
May God bring you to a place of
meekness and humility, wherein your ears and eyes might be opened to the
truth, before it's too late.
In Christ's service [he deludes
himself about that],
When a person is wicked, they
don't see what is wrong with themselves. They think they are so
right, especially about themselves. The prism through which they look
distorts their view of others, too.
But the light from God is pure
when it comes straight from His throne. Men distort it. That's why we need
continual revelation from Above.
And God never fails to give it
to us in this ministry. It's what the wicked resent!
With the dream of 18th January
behind me, God had me reply to Ed Spurlin:
I have received your letter of
January 14, with enclosures, in response to my letter of 5th of Jan. You
accuse me of presumption, pride and ambition, of which, if there is any
taint, God will surely show me and I will be humbled more if there is that
However, it would be more
appropriate for you, would it not, to examine yourself first in this regard,
before you so glibly cast aspersions on my ministry? Or perhaps that was the
Lord’s purpose for our paths to cross, so that you might see that the very
things of which you accuse me are themselves part of the backbone of your
Instead of finding a warm
response from you, my letter trod on your toes, in suggesting (wrongly) that
you had not experienced the prophetic from God in a firsthand manner. So,
your pride or pre-eminent position ‘threatened’, it was needful for you to
bring me down to size.
I’m sorry, but I don’t seek
recognition, except for the truths God has given us to promote. You are
wrong that I am ambitious, presumptuous or full of pride. If I were, God
would not use me.
Perhaps you did get puffed up by
the regular dreams God gave you, and other prophetic input. Perhaps God gave
them to you for that very reason, knowing you would fall as a result. That
would explain why they have ceased, would it not?
As for your assertion that I did
not take any notice of or reach out to the lesser fish in the pond in that
dream, how could I when they were not reachable because they were under the
thumb of the main player in that episode, God Digital? Since you
think I didn’t receive enough from God on that one, then perhaps you in your
vaunted wisdom can enlighten me as to who those others are? In that
particular dream, God was just conveying in allegory the circumstances of
that encounter, and what would happen. He didn’t castigate me afterwards for
the way we handled the situation, nor inform me that I had ‘missed it’ like
you are only too eager to surmise. He gave me further dreams about other
situations, and He has done so since, regularly, which we have acted upon as
we are able.
I do not compile all these
revelations in a book to draw attention to myself, nor to elevate myself.
Elijah didn’t stand on Mount Carmel to draw attention to himself, nor to
elevate himself, but to make the truth known in Israel. You completely
misjudge my motives, which, I suggest to you is because those motives are in
your own heart, still.
He hasn’t departed from me and
withdrawn His presence, or anointing and revelations like He did from you.
So, perhaps the shoe is on your foot, not mine. I hope you can take this
correction and not be offended, but examine yourself as you suggested and
which I have done as you said.
This reply infuriated him, as
God showed to Helena on 21st January in a dream:
21st January 2004. H.
1) There were many people on the
road. They were dressed differently and travelling different directions,
ignoring each other and refusing to learn from one another.
God is not happy with the present situation. His people are divided and
don’t love the truth which would unite them. God wants His Church to be
united in Truth and Spirit and to become His Bride. Those who refuse to
learn new truth from others God uses will fall by the wayside.
This applies to John Trescott
and Ed Spurlin, as well as many others like them.
2) I saw a man's face and his
eyes covered in bright red.
A prophetic dream about Ed Spurlin. God is showing that he will be full of
anger and hostility against us.
And that's precisely what
happened! God is never wrong!
Instead of contesting with me by
letter, Spurlin hit his keys to vent his anger in front of his audience. He
wrote a vituperative attack against me in his Voice In The Wilderness.
It was replete with errors, half-truths and distortions, to paint me in a
bad light and to misrepresent my office and what I said. It was an insult to
the Spirit of God.
If you want a copy of it, write
to him for one. It's dated February 2004 (Vol 11, Issue 2).
He didn't dare give his readers
my address, for them to hear the other side of the story. But I don't mind
you having his. I welcome others writing to him about his mistreatment. That
is scriptural (Matt 18:15-17; Gal 6:1,2; Jas 5:19,20). You never know, maybe
he could be brought to repentance?
My reply to his trash follows:
Your Voice In The Wilderness
arrived today, appropriately [on the 13th], and I notice your disparaging,
misleading, and un- informed comments on page 2 under "When Others Don't
Actually, I wanted to hold out a
hand of friendship to you, thinking that you would want co-operation instead
of confrontation. For example, in my letter to you of 5th January 2004, I
made several complimentary remarks about you, but I would suggest that my
unwillingness to elevate you onto the pedestal which you seem to want for
yourself, and to 'dare' to correct you, has caused you to take such a
hostile stand against me and my office.
Pooh-pooh it as you want, but
you are spurning the office of prophet, one whom Jesus stands behind in
order to help bring His saints to perfection. And, as I'm sure you well
know, Jesus says in Matthew 10:41, that those who accept His prophets accept
Him and receive a wonderful reward, but by inference, those who reject Him
do and receive the converse.
You call me a "supposed
prophet". Good. You have confirmed which side you represent. Now I know why
you don't like me. YOU want to be a prophet, or even better, the
prophet! God offered you the office early on, by the sounds of what you have
told me. However, because you did not handle the revelations properly that
He gave you, He withdrew the offer. He doesn't want His own getting puffed
up by pride.
Amongst the dreams which God
gave my wife was this one about you:
"I saw a man's face. His eyes
were covered in bright red."
You can attach what
interpretation to it that you like, but I suggest to you that the red
symbolises your anger against me for having dared to correct you. Perhaps it
also represents what lies behind your critical and fault-finding outlook
towards me. Perhaps it predicts your response now – full of anger and
hostility towards us. You can judge best for yourself, if you want to.
To return to your paper, you
misrepresented me entirely. Here are the errors in what you proposed:
prophet..." If you care to read our dream diaries, and let the Holy Spirit
enlighten you, you would see our prophetic credentials well supported (Num
12:6). But you don't care to acknowledge another, because you want
pre-eminence for yourself.
"...even spoke the
following interpretation over someone..." No. It was a prophecy. It was not
an interpretation. Even the prophet did not know what he was prophesying.
(It was recorded and later transcribed.) Nor did he interpret 'his' words on
because the receiver of this word embraced it without testing its contents
against Scripture..." Sorry, chum, you are totally out of order. It's a pity
you don't know Scripture that well, or perhaps you prefer to be ignorant on
this point. It suits your purposes not to tell the people the whole truth,
doesn't it? What the prophet spoke WAS a portion of Scripture! It is at the
end of Isaiah 54.
after all, it's a word from God)"... Deliberately sarcastic and disparaging,
when it was not appropriate to be so negative about what God delivered in
"...he has devoted
the past 10 years to a continual verbal battle with everyone who questions
or disagrees with anything he says..." Completely untrue! There are many
whom I don't confront. I only take to task those whom God selects and shows
me. I follow, as well as I can, His prompts. And I certainly have NOT spent
the greater part of the last 10 years doing what you claim! Most of that
time has been spent building others up, primarily through the
Spirit-inspired literature which is written for people's spiritual
edification. Things like:
1. The Missing
Dimension in Christian Living. A treatise on humility.
2. God's Great Genius. Proof of the divine
inspiration of the Bible.
3. Listening To God. Teaching others how to listen to God.
4. An Introduction To
The Spiritual Gifts. Ditto about spiritual
5. Prophets and
Prophesying. Ditto about these
prophetic gifts to the body.
6. Understanding The
Book of Revelation. Ditto about Revelation.
7. Testing The Spirits. Ditto about what you
claim, but don't do.
And there are many, many
more titles, which I have written in the past ten years, which were not as
you falsely claim – part of a negative "verbal battle with everyone..." –
but are for the edification of the saints.
It's a pity that you
didn't first familiarise yourself with what God has done through us, before
you jumped in at the deep end to drown in the negativism of the devil's
accusations and lies.
"...or who fails
to accept him as Elijah in the flesh..." Once again, you should have read
Who Is The End-Time Elijah? before jumping to the wrong conclusion and
falsely accusing me!
"He has come to
believe that his prophetic calling is meant to 'tear down' and 'condemn' all
who fail to recognize and support his prophethood." Well, now, that is
interesting. You claim to understand the prophetic office. You claim you did
once receive many revelations from God as prophets do, yet you reject the
purpose of the prophets' work. Amazing!
If correction was not on
the prophet's divine agenda, his main purpose would be denied.
And you claim that you are
a teacher?! Like Jesus said to Nicodemus, "I'm amazed at you!"
I don't condemn people.
The words God gives me condemn them for failing to accept what God conveys
through an otherwise worthless human instrument. And they will judge them at
the last day, just as 'my' words here will judge you if you retain an
obdurate position against God's correction.
You have certainly fulfilled the
dream God gave us of you. And you have admirably fulfilled your own words by
not liking us. Thanks for throwing out the welcome mat! I wouldn't waste my
time to wipe the dust off my feet on it!
Nor would I waste my breath in
asking you to retract the false statements you have written about me in your
journal. If I did, it would only be suitably edited to bolster your
prejudicial and arrogant position. I doubt if you would publish our address
for your readers. And frankly, they are probably so blinkered and
undiscerning, because of your clever rhetoric, that such victims of cultic
conditioning would not take the trouble to ever write to us to find out the
truth. So, let wickedness prevail! After all, it's time for it to come to a
head, before God's time comes to judge. Judge He will.
Malcolm B Heap
cc John and Retta Trescott
I sent a copy of that letter to
the Trescotts, because one of their letters appeared in Ed Spurlin's paper.
Following this, Spurlin attacked
me even more ferociously. My letter of 13th February must have really got up
his nose, because the day it arrived, he wrote a vitriolic diatribe against
me, filling eight pages of his March journal. His writing was dated 18th
February 2004, so he didn't leave any time for contemplation and waiting on
God first before he set to to defame me.
Well, he certainly got his just
dessert. I replied:
Your crummy [it only gives
crumbs of spiritual nutrition] journal of April 2004 has arrived, and my
wife tells me that you have had another bash against me for correcting and
challenging you previously. Presumably it helps to satisfy your need for
vengeance. It's a pity YOU can't take correction and must resort to
recrimination to justify your arrogant contempt.
I won't waste my time reading
your trash, because I've seen enough now to know that all you want to do is
get your own back by tearing me down for claiming I'm a prophet. It's
pointless answering your vomit. You are not objective, and you only seek to
decry true prophets to salvage your superior position.
Since you love mocking and
ridiculing those who are below your elevated standards, here's something
else that you can publish in your journal. Perhaps it will give equal glee
to all your supine readers – not forgetting John and Retta Trescott, of
course, your faithful 'lackeys'.
Nothing like a good session of
scoffing, is there, to generate some controversy on which you seem to
thrive? So, here are some juicy 'tid-bits' that you can publish, since you
hark about fruits to validate prophetic ministry backed up by the Almighty.
Pity you can't publish any fruits of your own!
1. 'We' will raise the dead in
the near future, and what is to occur will be covered by the secular media
2. Some names to make it more
who was a small boy who died in the 1980's of cystic fibrosis. His grave is
in a cemetery in N London. According to God's authority in our ministry –
which you have repudiated – 'we' will raise him from the dead.
a spinster who was 85 years old, when she died in 1999, will also come back
from the dead to testify to the validity of my words as a prophet of the
Almighty God, whom you falsely claim to represent.
There will be others also whom
God will bring back from the dead, as we have prophesied, but you probably
don't care and think this is just a 'con'.
Oh and by the way, the
references to you dying or going deaf refer to spiritual deafness and death.
You totally misunderstand
prophetic correction, and misinterpret and misrepresent my motives. At the
moment, through your clever subtle criticism and malicious fault-finding,
you are giving glory to the demons in your psyche.
Malcolm B Heap
Demonic Mist Comes Down
After Jesus comes to bring
further enlightenment, if people reject it, judgement falls. God never
fails. It's an unavoidable fact of spiritual development.
That's what has now happened to
I don't know why he continues to
send me his paper. I can only assume that he still thinks I have something
to learn from his vaunted intellect. But he's certainly now more of a voice
in the wilderness than before! It's a wilderness of his own making.
After he rejected what I had to
offer him, and following my last letter, God gave him a dream. He related it
in his May 2004 Voice In The Wilderness (Vol 11, Issue 5). It came 5
or 6 times over three successive nights.
Here is a man who was called to be a prophet, to whom God
gave revelations early on in his ministry, but from whom God increasingly
withdrew Himself, like He did from King Saul. The reason is the same.
When you were little in your own
eyes... did not the Lord anoint you...? (1 Sam 15:17).
Saul's increasing presumptuousness, pride and temerity
pushed God to one side. False prophets also can start out true, but turn
false because of the way they choose to elevate themselves rather than God.
When Ed Spurlin learned of the plethora of dreams which
God gives my wife and me constantly, jealousy and resentment got the better
of him. His desire for personal recognition and elevation opened the door of
his life to demonic oppression. It will only get worse, until he repents and
I hope he will.
God loves everyone and wants them to come to true
repentance in humility. So, He gave Ed one last chance to learn, as a final
warning. It was embossed in this dream which he received over three nights.
Three depicts finality. He described the experience [again my comments
follow in square brackets]:
Each of the dreams was
essentially the same, except for certain details that became more severe and
frantic with each successive dream, I was on what could best be described as
a 'helicopter'... with an indeterminate number of other believers. We were
attempting to take off and fly to some undefined place. Although I don't
remember the details, I believe we were distinctly flying AWAY from
something that was in the process of happening. [This something is actually
the final move of the Spirit.] However, I don't believe it would be accurate
to say we were 'fleeing' physically from some danger.
However, in each attempt, the
helicopter was unable to gain enough altitude to make it over a nondescript,
single-story factory or warehouse building. (The deficiency seemed to be a
'lack of power', rather than the overloading of the plane.) After about the
third attempt, I realized that, in addition to our not being able to make it
past the building, that there was also a high-voltage electrical line
passing over the building, which I hadn't noticed before. [This is the
outpouring of power coming, of which we have prophesied, and its
consequences. But he and others like him will be excluded from sharing this
power. They are spiritually blind and so can't partake of God's outpouring.]
Even if we could make it over the building, we would become entangled in
these wires that stretched above it.
We tried several low altitude
manoeuvers – (i.e. 2-3 feet above the ground) – but whichever way we turned,
new obstructions appeared that soon criss-crossed the entire area, like a
deadly net. [Demonic entrapments to those with wrong motives.] Some were
utility wires, such as telephone, cable TV, Internet, and electrical cables.
There were also several forms of antennas that also began to appear in the
most unfortunate places.
Not only was the sky effectively
blocked in every direction [symbol of God being occluded from his life], but
a heavy mist [symbol of demonic entrapment] began to settle, beginning as
light wisps that quickly grew denser. Not only was the sky criss-crossed
with a deadly entanglement, but it was becoming ever more difficult to
distinguish where they were.
Each succeeding dream – some
after some intense times of prayer – yielded the same sense of urgent
hopelessness in our collective inability to ascend beyond this barrier. In
addition, the mist or fog became denser in each succeeding dream, until it
was completely impossible to see what lay beyond it, or to perhaps find a
safe passageway through the maze of obstructions.
There was also a great sense of
impending danger to all of us, from whatever it was that we were fleeing
from [the outpouring of power from God to accompany this last move of the
Spirit in this age requires an acceptance of the truths we bring with it;
failure to accept them brings only foreboding of doom and judgement], if we
were unable to ascend beyond these earthly barriers and assume our place of
liberty. We were escaping from an unrevealed danger; but we no longer
possessed the ability to ascend above our circumstances, nor was there an
open avenue of escape any longer.
Notice those last words. They depict in imagery what
Hebrews describes thus:
For it is impossible for those
who were once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have
become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God
and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them again to
repentance... (Heb 6:4-6).
For if we sin wilfully after we
have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a
sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery
indignation which will devour the adversaries (10:27,28).
Ed Spurlin does not see the spiritual meaning. He thinks
that the dreams merely depict the worldly obstructions we face in our
In whatever situation in which
we find ourselves in this world, we need to be able to look past that physical [my emphasis] obstruction which opposes us, and to be able to
spiritually ascend beyond whatever restrains or challenges us [these are
spiritual foes, Eph 6:12 threatening him ], until we can find that
place of abiding rest in Him. This was the essential meaning behind the
No, that is only part of it. I underlined the word
physical, because that is a problem with his emphasis. No, the dreams'
major meaning is a spiritual warning to him! The obstacles are spiritual –
demonic powers which he has welcomed by his stubborn refusal to humble
himself and acknowledge our input from God.
He and his cohort John Trescott – like so many others – have not just
rejected me, they are rejecting God who has commissioned me (1 Sam 8:7).