It is with a heavy heart that I write this letter to you all, knowing also how shattered you must all be, by the sad news of my parting ways with Brother Suggs, a man with whom I have stood for five years in this continuity light. I think I owe you a duty, to let you know exactly why this sad development came about, although I wish it had not come to this point.
Brother Suggs is a very nice man, very gentle, and personally, I have nothing negative to say concerning his person, and I appreciate his stand, and the kind support he has given my ministry. He has been a blessing to me, and to the body of saints. However, the issue at hand goes beyond the issue of niceness, for as ministers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, there are great responsibilities that devolve upon our shoulders, by virtue of our calling into the ministry. And our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ demands faithfulness, for we are bought with his blood. We owe him our lives. Our responsibility is twofold.
In the first place, we have been called into the bride ministry, strictly in order to prepare the bride for the rapture, by bringing her into the Unity of the revealed faith of Jesus Christ, and Perfection. That is the fundamental objective of our calling, and failing in this, we fail in all. Therefore, the Lord requires soldiers brave and true. Secondly, although it is still related to the first objective, for it springs from the first objective, we have been called to feed, spiritually equip, and generally take care of the flock of Christ, on whose account we have been called into the ministry, as Pastors or Overseers, and to whom we must give our very best, our very all, considering them as our very lives, bearing their burdens, and feeling their pains, labouring selflessly over them, as a people that must give account; and knowing that they are the jewels on our crown on that day. If we also fall short of this duty, we make ourselves an irresponsible Pastor or Overseer. That is a bitter fact. But it is the truth, nonetheless, for God is not playing Ludo with His plan of redemption. And strictly on the basis of these two objects of our calling, I will lay out the account I now give, which led to our parting of ways. And you be the judge.
I have to first admit, that prior to May 2007, I had not been privileged to hear Brother Suggs preach at all, whether directly, or by listening to his recorded messages, and hence, I was not really in any position to assess his ability, and the impact of his ministry on his own local assembly, in Calhoun, Georgia, USA. I assumed a lot concerning his ministry and his ability, and I have learnt my lesson. Honestly, I assessed him, based solely upon his confession at the burial of Brother Jackson, in December 2004, when he told me, “Brother Jackson said you will write the last chapter of the book of Acts.” I was pleasantly shocked by this statement, and this let me know somebody was listening, for he was certainly listening, seeing the way the rest of the men who followed Brother Jackson went! So I sincerely believed he had to have an eagle eye, particularly after he made a stand for the truth, following the carnal judgment the present day apostate ministry of Faith Assembly, of Jeffersonville, Indiana, USA, carried out against my book titled, He That Is To Come, in January 2005! He was in fact the first man in the ministry following the chief apostle to do so, and for a long time, he was the only man in the whole of the United States to do so! I honestly believed he had to be an apostle, and I expressed this conviction in my subsequent books, as well as in the Scribe, lifting him up before the universal body of saints, sincerely thinking the apostles would be placed without any further delay! I really thought they would be quickly put together by God, but I was wrong! It was the passage of time, and later conditions, God used to straighten me out on this issue, and to let me clearly see the blueprint the chief apostle laid down before he passed away, concerning the order of the establishment of the apostolic ministry, which he said would start with the voice of only one man, not two! And the reality we find today on the ground, in the bride camp around the globe, confirms this witness. But my wife and I were visiting Calhoun, most times, twice every year, since 2005, to give support to his ministry, and to be a help to the people of God under his care, in that spiritually barren, and very destitute, and bankrupt American nation. It was all by the grace of God, for without him, we would not have been able to make such a sacrifice. And there is hardly any truth I shared with Bible Faith Tabernacle, in Lagos, that I did not subsequently preach to the church in Calhoun, to keep them up to date in the light. In fact, most of the messages we put out in the Scribe, are mostly the Calhoun series! That is a fact! And everything has been by the sheer grace of God, and not of myself. But there is no ministry, since the passing away of Brother Jackson, that I introduced, and also lifted up before the people of God around the world, and also gave the support, like I did Brother Suggs, all which I did, only by the grace of God. And on this account, is the reason the saints looked to him, and related to him. All the glory is God’s, for it is strictly His doing. But as I stated earlier, because I do the preaching whenever we go to Calhoun, I never had the opportunity to hear Brother Suggs preach at any time, so as to assess his ministry ability generally, and also his spiritual impact, over his local assembly.
However, some time ago, some of the saints complained that they were not being fed, a complaint I did not really believe, and hence, a complaint I did not take in. I simply asked them to talk to Brother Suggs about it, and more importantly, I urged and challenged them to make the difference, like Esther, if that was the case, by starting a prayer meeting, for the upliftment of the ministry of my brother. I turned their hearts back to Brother Suggs, telling them in plain terms, that he is the man for that continent; for I honestly believed it so! As a result of this counsel, they started a prayer meeting with all sincerity, in the home of a beloved brother, and it was later moved into the church hall, and they continued the prayer meeting, on a particular day of the week, in the church. I did not entertain any bad talk concerning Brother Suggs, because of the great love and respect I had for him, for I thought so highly of his ministry! And neither did they ever speak ill of him as well, for they all saw him as a very nice man, and appreciated him a lot for his stand! But the fact remains that I did not take things the way it deserved, the way I should, because I honestly did not see the gravity of the situation in Calhoun, simply because of the lone stand my brother had for continuity light, and my great respect for him; but God was in everything, and He is always in everything, knowing that everything works together for good, for the elect people of God. It would all serve a divine purpose.
But some time in 2007, on one of our visits to Calhoun, when Brother Suggs gave me some dvds, for onward mailing to Brother Benjamin Wanican in Uganda, a fine ministering brother who is also standing firmly with us in the continuity light, and I looked at the various dvds, a particular message title caught my attention. Brother Suggs preached it in the month of May 2007, and it is titled, Who Is This John? And what a title! It is a title which speaks of a ministry that is under controversy today, and as such, I expected him to lay out John’s ministry, in its present day application, to shut the mouth of the opposition! And as such, I was very eager to hear what my brother had to say concerning John, having preached on the ministry of John in Calhoun, times without number, as well as in all my books, since the passing away of the chief apostle, teaching the saints from the Scriptures, that we are now in the days of John, the lead apostle for this final hour of Gentile time!
However, you cannot imagine my utter disappointment after listening to that message, for in a nutshell, it only told us that John was one of the disciples of Jesus Christ, who was chosen as one of the twelve apostles, and that he was a man filled with so much love! That was all! So, I asked myself: Who does not know that John in the church in Calhoun, for Brother Suggs to have preached such an inadequate message, based against the reality of the end time John, who is carrying the wrapping up revelation of Jesus Christ, according to God’s written Word?! Who does not know the John of the early church?! This also brought back to my memory, two events in the past, over which I was a little disappointed. The first was when a man at Faith Assembly, Robert Goines, wrote him, following his stand for me, after the carnal judgment by James Allen and Bud Thompson. In that letter, he asked if Brother Suggs was no longer believing Brother Jackson. That insinuation was stated, simply because Brother Suggs was standing with me, and not with them! But in his reply, Brother Suggs merely told him he was still standing for the truth of Brother Jackson, and mentioned nothing of his following the present day continuity light, when the very reason of the letter of Mr. Goines, necessitated a declaration of his stand for the present day continuity message of Christ, borne by the present day lead ministry! I asked myself, Is my brother ashamed to tell the people he is standing with me on account of the present truth; or is it a matter of fear; or is it one of pride? The second situation was when he wrote his testimony, and sent it to the saints, including myself. His testimony stopped with Brother Jackson, for the ministries he testified of, were Brother Branham and Raymond Jackson. And that was what he put out on his church website. I remember a few brethren around the globe phoned me, to express their disappointment over that testimony, which fell short of the current move of God; but I simply told them he was going to update it shortly, and that it was nothing to worry about. And that settled the matter! I did that, because I did not want anyone to think ill of my brother, or to question his stand, or to question what he actually sees, or to look down on him! Brothers and sisters, regardless of my disappointment, I laid all these facts aside, and moved on, not letting it have any adverse effect whatsoever, in my perception of my brother, and in my relationship with him. And that is the truth! I lie not! But the time I listened to his dvd, Who Is This John?, in the latter part of 2007, was the very first time I would be hearing his message. Yet, it did not affect my relationship with him, for I considered more his stand for the continuity light. And in spite of the dvd message of his I watched, I still could not gauge or assess his preaching content, as to really determine for myself, the quality of his ministry, in the light of present day truth, as a man with an apostolic potential calling. But I was later to see the negative impact his pastoral ministry was having over his flock, through conditions which developed. I will now lay that out.
With the passage of time, as I stated above, I began to notice certain developments, which enabled me to gauge the spiritual tempo or the impact of his pastoral ministry, over the saints under him. And although I do not say this as his judge, or to belittle my brother, or to speak ill of his family, for they are a very nice people, the fact remains, that Brother Suggs allowed his family, who were not following this way, and who were not yet saved, to take over various services of the church, at the expense of the service of the saints, for the saints took the back seat, so-to-say! I preached against this in my meeting in Calhoun though, without mentioning anyone, and without referring to his family, all out of respect. You will find it in my message titled, Why Continuity?, which I preached in Calhoun. Furthermore, I found out he was closing church at the slightest of excuses he could find. He would close it if it looked like it would rain, for instance, without giving the saints any choice in the matter! I was told that he would simply call a church member, and ask the person to call all the others on the phone, informing them that there would be no service. And sometimes, he would simply take off with his wife for a break to the mountain, without any prior notice to the church, and the church would automatically close, for the period of time he was gone! The lack of constant church services, were greatly affecting the spiritual state of the saints, in an already very lukewarm but highly materialistic Laodicean age, which seriously chokes true spirituality! And how did I find this out? I always call the saints around the globe; and you can all testify to this fact; and it is by the grace of God I am able to do this. But I make sure I get in touch on the phone, once in a while, or send an email, just to say hello to the saints, and to know how they are doing, and to give encouragement to them, to help them on, in this straight and narrow and lonely way! Every true shepherd would, for he would be concerned for the welfare of his flock! Whatever touches the flock would touch a true shepherd, just like it did David, when he was a shepherd boy! Brother Jackson was also like that! And when I phone, apart from asking after their spiritual wellbeing and the state of their physical health, I also ask them how church services have been, all out of sincere care, and not because I am being nosy! No! I am a person who likes to mind his business! That is one of the graces the Lord invested in my life: I mind my own business! Nevertheless, on quite a number of occasions, I was told that there were no services, because Brother Suggs asked so-and-so to call them, and inform them that there would be no service, or that he had gone on a trip, or other, without prior notice! Moreover, and I do not say this to knock my brother, but I say it because it is the truth: Although the Calhoun church membership is not up to fifteen people, Brother Suggs will not take the time to call or visit his flock, to find out how they are doing, even when they fall ill! He does not phone them, and neither does he visit them, to know their state, as their full time pastor! Yet, he is in full retirement, and is as such, at home full time, and all the time! And the church is located in his very compound, for it is next door!
For instance, look at Brother Wilbur Jordan of New Jersey, USA, a fine fellow ministering brother, who loves this way, and who is standing firmly for the continuity light. He has come at least twice or thrice to my meetings in Calhoun, driving about 15 hours one way, each time! He even came the last time with his wife. Yet, Brother Suggs has never called him, even to say hello, or to appreciate them, for the sacrifice they have made in coming down to Calhoun, or even to find out how they are doing, or to encourage them in this way, knowing how lonely it is for the ministry following continuity! Pastor Fletcher has also come at least thrice, with a few of his church members, and once with his wife, in their old age, all the way from New Jersey, and neither has Brother Suggs ever called the Fletchers to say hello, or to appreciate them for coming down! When I visit Calhoun, Brother Suggs would be asking me how Brother Fletcher is doing! And may I inform you, that these two men (Brother Jordan and Brother Fletcher), have never once complained to me about this. I know this fact, simply because I call them once in a while from Nigeria as well, simply to say hello, and to appreciate them, and at such times, I ask if they have heard from Brother Suggs, who is in the same country with them, because there should be mutual communication and fellowship between the ministry! Their reply has always been in the negative, except probably when he wants to inform them of my impending visit! I have to let you know though, that I have had to part ways with Brother Fletcher, for his refusal to accept and stand for the continuity truth of Christ, and also for blatantly continuing to maintain a highly organised church system! This forced his Assistant Pastor, Brother Jordan, to pull out of recent, and I am happy to inform the saints, that we now have a church holding in Brother Jordan’s house, in New Jersey. God be praised! The truth is: Where one person does not stand for truth, another will stand! Amen! However, the issue of Brother Suggs’ lack of communication with the body of saints, reminds me of our precious elderly sister in Georgia, Sister Mary Bailey, who on account of her bad financial state, and the very bad health condition of her husband, has not been able to attend any of our meetings in Calhoun, although she is firmly following this way. Brother Suggs has never taken it upon himself to visit her, just to give her comfort and encouragement, even though she writes letters to him, to appreciate his ministry! On a number of occasions in Calhoun, I wanted to visit her, so as to meet her, and to have some time of fellowship with her; but Brother Suggs never made the time to take me there, despite the fact that I expressed to him my desire to visit her. By the time our meeting in Calhoun is all over, we would end up not going. Hence, during a particular visit to Calhoun, I decided to go by myself, and not ask Brother Suggs. And it was our two visiting brethren from far away New Jersey, who took my wife and myself there! Brother Jordan and Sister Mira kindly offered to take us, and although it took some time before we located her place, nevertheless, it was such a joy meeting her, her kind husband, and with her gentle son, Brother Clifford. Even Brother Clifford once attended one of my meetings in Calhoun! This is the incredible state of my brother’s ministry attitude! He does not phone or visit the saints, except his family! It makes me now wonder what he is even doing in the ministry, for he has no time for the saints, except his family! Brothers and sisters, I have to warn you though, for I have to be fair to my brother, that although it seems like Brother Suggs has no love for the saints, yet, I know that that is not the case! He is just not given to doing these things! Period! These things just do not occur to him! And maybe he does not find these things needful. But if anyone is in need, and comes to him, I am very certain he will help, for he is a kind man. He is! But nevertheless, it is bad for a pastor not to show practical love and concern for his flock, for his heart should burn for his people, and he should seek to know their state! You cannot be a pastor without a passion for the people of God! The truth is: People do not have to ask him before he reaches out to help his flock, for a shepherd is supposed to see the need of his people! After all, he knows how to take good care of his own family members, ever doting on his wife, (which is a good thing, and which cannot be evil spoken of), ensuring his family members are all well taken care of, for he does it with all his heart and might, because he sees their needs! But what about the people of God over whom the Lord has set him as pastor? And why is he their pastor in the first place? I have to ask that, seeing he has set his love for his family, over and above his love for the flock of God he has been set over! Come on! That is not right! Any pastor whose heart does not burn for his people is in the wrong business! True pastoral love has practical care in it! This is ministerial neglect! And I do not say that as his judge, for I am just a mere mortal; but I say it because it is the fact of the matter, and these are the things which form part of the genesis of the present state of things!
And to think that he came to the meeting I held in Cartersville, Georgia, in 2004, just before Brother Jackson passed away, when I took a message in True Light Tabernacle, titled, The Burden Of The Pastoral Ministry! In that message, and out of pure love, I indirectly but openly rebuked Benjamin Boyd, for his lack of care and passion for his flock, a people who were completely neglected and uncared for, under his pastorship, a situation which caused the church to dwindle! For all Benjamin Boyd did, was to dedicate himself to the care of his family, at the expense of the care of the flock of God! I wondered why he was still in the ministry! Brother Suggs enjoyed that message, but unfortunately, he cannot see himself in the very same shoe! My! And he is not a sacred cow, for there is no sacred cow in the ministry! Moreover, what is good for the goose, is also good for the gander! God has no double standard! I even subsequently wrote Benjamin Boyd a letter, all in my earnest and sincere bid to see things straightened out in his ministry, and hence in his church, and sent a copy of the letter to Brother Jackson, merely for his personal information. Brother Jackson called me up on the phone, and thanked me for that letter, and he also sent a copy of the letter to Brother Suggs himself! Furthermore, the Lord has helped me to put out a message in the Scribe, titled, Ministerial Irresponsibility. That was not preached just so as to say something! That is a very serious message which every minister has to watch, or he will be on his way out of the bride ministry! That is the truth, for this is not a game! Now I could clearly see the pain the saints in Calhoun were bearing in silence. I could see it.
Brothers and sisters, all I have laid out above, is not as bad as the case of the food on the table in Calhoun. And that is the main issue I must now address. But before I do that, let me first lay a scenario before you, of an event which took place in August 2010. It is all relating to the meal being served on the table. On the 1st of August, 2010, I wrote a letter to Brother Suggs, titled, Feed My Sheep, the very first of its kind, pleading with him to come alive to his pastoral responsibilities, because I realised, if he did not do something, and do it urgently, his assembly would disintegrate, and his ministry would collapse. Developments in Calhoun, was what motivated me to write the letter. I was called on phone by a precious sister in Calhoun, who informed me that Sister Liz Gainor had now left the church, although the sister that called me expressed her sadness and disapproval of Sister Liz leaving, thinking she was making herself vulnerable by doing so! She felt Sister Liz should have still stayed! Brothers and sisters, Sister Liz left on one account and one account only: The fact that she was being starved to death, for she was not feeding! And how could anyone continue in such a state? When I got to know that Sister Liz had left the church in Calhoun, and was sitting at home, I called her, to find out why, and what she planned to do. She let me know in very clear terms that she was starving to death, and she had been doing so for five whole years, precisely since 2005, under the ministry of Brother Suggs! And further, that she could not bear it any longer. Moreover, she let me know that she has seen the continuity light of John, and that she knows who John is, and further, that she is going nowhere else, but to stay with John’s message of truth. She would be reading the Scribes and her Bible, and praying, in the present dispensation, seeing there is no other assembly in Georgia following continuity light. Honestly, I could not say anything else, but to pray that the Lord will help her, and uphold her in the light, and meet with her somehow. Brother Suggs later confirmed this fact to me on the phone. I knew she could not be the only one in this shoe though. I knew that, because of what some of them had told me some years back, a complaint which I did not take in, for I really did not believe it, thinking my brother bore a great revelatory capacity! But the response I gave them that day, made them keep the current reality of things from me, knowing my great love and respect for my brother! This development forced me to write Brother Suggs the email I referred to above, on Sunday, 1st August, 2010, seriously warning him, and earnestly urging him to save the day. The email letter is attached.
I was in South Africa holding meetings about three days later, when I received Brother Suggs’ incredible reply. He replied my letter within my letter. The letter is also attached, and his reply is what I presented in red colour. However, please note that I corrected some of the spelling mistakes and grammar in his email, as well as in all the emails of the saints which I attached to this letter, in order to give meaning to the things they wrote. But I did not add to their thoughts, nor did I change what they wrote. I also added some punctuation where necessary (i.e. in a measure), to give clarity to what they expressed in their emails. Period! Coming back to the issue of my letter to Brother Suggs, when I read his reply dated Wednesday, 4th August, 2010, I could see he was annoyed because of my sincere rebuke, for he felt insulted by my letter of love, which was why he misunderstood the things I wrote, as he tried to refute the points I made to him. And although I was again disappointed, I simply let it go. But I could now clearly see the handwriting on the wall.
The pathetic thing is that my brother felt it was only one person who felt this way, and rather than use such a serious complaint to reconsider and weigh the content of his message, showing that he cares, even for this lone precious soul who was crying out, he went on as if nothing happened! My brother was unperturbed, because the complaint came from only one person! Yet a sheep was bleating for food! That is most unlike David, who would leave all the other sheep to go and rescue just one lone sheep in distress! Come on! Brother Suggs was not moved, because he could not turn the searchlight on his own message, and on his own ministry, in the light of the present truths of the Bible we received from the Spirit of Jesus Christ our Lord! The sentiments the brethren expressed every day, that they love him, and that he is a nice man, and that they were feeding, is all he wants to hear, forgetting that regardless of whatever sentiments and commendations we receive, Proverbs chapter 27, verse 23, bears a serious message of responsibility, which devolves upon every true shepherd! It does, for we are not excused from ministerial irresponsibility, simply because the flock pat us on the back, and hide from us the true impact of our ministry! My! Surely the ministry ordained for the last kill, will have enough measure of discernment and divine wisdom to know the true state of the flock they rule over; a flock they are preparing for the rapture! How can a man in the ministry not know the true state of his flock?! Come on! Even a club manager in a mere game of football will know the readiness of his team! What do you think the end time bride ministry is about: Tourism?!
Coming back to the scenario I was relating above, of Sister Liz, who opened up to let Brother Suggs know she was not feeding, brothers and sisters, I knew that that would not be the end of the matter, for I knew she was not the only one in that shoe, although the saints were afraid to tell him the truth, either because they did not want him to close church, or that they did not want to hurt him, particularly on account of his wife who is of a frail physical condition. And since they were still not telling him the truth that they were not feeding, and neither were they telling me, but now, remembering what they had told me in the past which I ignored, I realised the seriousness of the situation. Therefore, I suggested that the Calhoun brethren come together by themselves, and find out amongst themselves, the true feelings of the people, and use one brother who has enough courage in him, to tell their pastor, in love, and with humility, the true condition of the brethren; Not so as to unseat him from his post; not so as to step him down, and not so as to rebel against him, for it was not a case of mutiny, but strictly as a means of merely putting their pastor on notice, of their true spiritual state under his ministry, so he can make urgent amends, and bring healing to the local body! Period! Desperate situations invite desperate measures, because sometimes, men of God do not hear anything! I do not say that to be insulting, for I am equally guilty! But such a measure would let him know, that it is not something that is restricted to just one person, and as such, I thought it would make him reconsider the content of his messages, and so bring healing to the entire body! I believed somebody had to have courage among them, for I could not successfully tell Brother Suggs myself, because I do not sit under him to know the true effects of his ministry, and neither would he take it from me, particularly seeing his response to my letter in August! He would not buy my testimony that he is not feeding the people, and he would also take offence, thinking I am trying to teach him what to preach, and how to preach! He already told me in his reply, that Brother Jackson told him he could preach whatever God gives to him, when it is obvious, that such a counsel, considered in the light of this current move for unity, will not allow for unity of faith within the universal body of saints; For if men just preached their own thing, with gross disregard to the continuing light of Christ, unity will never come, and neither will the bride grow in the revelatory knowledge of Christ! Thus, I knew it had to come from his own people, for it is his people that can determine the real impact of his ministry on them, and it is their testimony that counts! Precisely! Therefore, there was no basis for me to relate such matters directly, for it would be ineffective, for he would say, (just as he said in my presence from the pulpit during my visit in October), that the brethren in Calhoun did not tell him that, except one person! But Sister Patsy Parker had also summoned the courage, and had informed him she was not also feeding! And what if it was only one person who made such a grave complaint? Brother Suggs brushed aside a sincere but serious complaint of a sheep under him, which touched on his ministerial ability and impact! Come on! Nevertheless, even my sincere and innocent and well meaning counsel to the brethren in Calhoun was not observed, for it was overtaken by events. All I could do was to pray and hope that God would intervene somehow, for the sake of His people, because there was no other assembly standing firmly for continuity in that whole continent, at that time!
Brothers and sister, due to this sad development, whilst we were in Togo holding meetings in Brother Joseph Tokpo’s church, I phoned Brother Brian Neill, to inform him of the developments, and to solicit for his intervention, knowing he has a good relationship with Brother Suggs, and can, as such, speak to him, warning that if something was not done, the church in Calhoun would disintegrate. But subsequently hearing that Sister Patsy had also left Calhoun church, for the very same reason of the lack of food at the table in Calhoun church, a reason which she also communicated to Brother Suggs, and seeing the domino effect this sad state would bring to the body of saints in Calhoun, for things would crumble, I had to make an urgent trip to Calhoun in October 2010, to try and salvage the bad situation. I went solely out of genuine love and concern for my brother and the saints in Calhoun, and it was a sacrifice. And I thank God for making everything possible, for that is what the ministry is about.
On getting to Calhoun, I met with my two sisters who had left the church, and pleaded with them to come back, and to give Brother Suggs a second chance; and they gladly came back. Even Sister Patsy’s husband, Brother Billy, a very fine gentleman, very cultured, started attending the church, and he is now following this light! Praise God! During Sunday service on 24th October, I took a message titled, God’s Salvation Light, the dvd of which is also being sent along with this letter, sincerely and earnestly urging the saints, to give Brother Suggs a second chance, since he claimed he did not know that the people were not feeding. Humbly, and in love, I scolded my brethren for not being open with Brother Suggs, and I asked them to allow him now to make the difference, by feeding them the required meal, seeing he had now been put on notice! He had indeed been put on notice, for what more would it take to put him on notice! Furthermore, in that message, I laid out in very plain and detailed terms, what the Lord expects Brother Suggs to preach today beside the old truths, in view of the present tense truths we have received from the Bible, from the Spirit of God, which is the fresh carcase of the Word! The following morning, I met Brother Suggs at I-Hop restaurant, for breakfast, and we had a wonderful time of fellowship together, for about two hours, and I re-enforced the fact that he needs to preach the continuity truths of the Bible, if he is to keep the people, for nothing else will do! Nothing else will keep the true eagles of God; for as I told him categorically, that “that is where the stimulation is”, for the stimulation is in the present light, for the Spirit of God has moved on! God has moved on in the light, and our message must carry that further light! That is a notorious fact! I even gave an example of Rolf Strommen of Norway that day, the man who today is preaching Jehu Ministry, a heretical ministry for that matter, and what the chief apostle told me he observed in Rolf Strommen’s ministry, ever before he parted ways with him (i.e. with Rolf Strommen), just to let Brother Suggs realise he has to move on with God, in the light of revealed truth, in the content of his message! I made it very plain by the grace of God, for I held nothing back! Honestly, I left the United States a very happy man, feeling all was now well in Calhoun. I did not know I was only dreaming!
The very week after I left Calhoun, Brother Suggs started preaching the very same kind of messages which would not help the people, messages which would not help the situation, for he went down the same path he had been treading all these five years, preaching things which only caused the precious saints to starve the more and lose confidence in his ministry, and to question his ability! For all he preached, and all he really sees, are the past tense truths we received from Brother Branham and Brother Jackson, from the pages of the Word. Period! My brother is stuck in the past, just as the organised systems of religion, and he cannot move on, regardless of his confession! This only brought sadness to the saints, and they decided they would say nothing to me, but rather, they would get the dvds of his message, and send them to me, so I can judge things for myself. The first message Brother Suggs preached right after my October visit, is titled, Children Do You Have Any Meat? He took the message on Sunday, 31st October, 2010. That dvd is also sent with this letter. And to say that I was very disappointed, is to make light of the matter, for I do not even know what he was trying to say in that message! He lost me completely! Yet the man needed to save the day! He needed to turn things around!
I watched four messages on dvd, which my brother took following my sacrificial visit, and for the very first time in five years, it dawned on me, for I suddenly realised, Brother Suggs does not really see continuity! All he sees are the two previous moves of God in this age! He does not really see the ministry and message of John! My brother is stuck in the past, and set like concrete, and I realised, there is no moving him! Saints of the living God, I want to inform you that Brother Suggs’ messages, lack continuity content, or continuity truth, by 100%! In other words, the messages Brother Suggs has been preaching for the past five years, have 0% continuity light in it! All the mysteries of the kingdom, which Christ has been unveiling from 2005, have no place in his message! The leadership of the Holy Spirit into ALL TRUTH, which we have had since 2005, have no bearing upon the content of his messages! And we all know that following continuity is more than a mere confession, or a mere stand, a stand which lacks revelatory substance! I was shattered, but I also realised, there was nothing I could do, for I cannot make a man see; and neither can I make him do what he does not want to do; or make him do what he really does not have the capacity to do. After all, we are what we are, only by the grace and mercy of God. But just how will the Unity of faith and Perfection be accomplished through a man who is binding back to the past?! Answer me saints! That is not a bride feeder! That is not a ministry for the bride of this very end! A bride feeder does not bind back to the past when God has moved on! Any feeder of the bride cannot be stuck in the past! I repeat, and please hear me well: There is no bride feeder in any part of this globe that will be stuck in the past! Moreover, you do not need to be an apostle to be able to serve eagle food, for every pastor in the original Ephesian ministry would! Every pastor in the bride ministry will have the God given ability to take the truths of Christ we have received to date, and feed his flock with it, or is he is not a bride ministry vessel! And anyone who always hides, like Brother Suggs does, under the pretence that they are feeding lambs, have no business feeding the eagles of God, for we are not lambs but sheep! Eagles feed solely on the fresh kill of the Word! Rapture is for the mature! And any remnant elect lamb person just coming in at this late hour, has to have a voracious appetite for truth in order to catch up, and be made ready for the rapture, because there is a spiritual stature the bride must attain unto, and for which reason the sheep are now getting ready for the rapture! No one will make it in the rapture as a living “lamb saint”, for that speaks of gross spiritual immaturity! I have to ask Brother Suggs who feeds only lambs: Just how can those brethren in Calhoun, who have been in the Branham Movement for many years, and who also followed Brother Jackson, be considered lambs, a people who need a beginners’ course, as opposed to sheep?! When will they ever grow to become sheep?! And if all Brother Suggs wants to feed are lambs, why then will he not allow the saints to go and look for a “sheepherd”, which is a sheep feeder?! The sad reality is that my trip to Calhoun did not make any ounce of difference to Brother Suggs! I therefore have to ask: What difference does it make that the saints did not tell him that they were not feeding? It makes no difference, for when he was put on notice of this fact in open church service, during my visit in October, he still did nothing! He did not change a dime in his message content! This made me realise, though sadly, that my brother does not hear anything, however plain, and however much you may lay it out! He hears nothing! I am not knocking my brother, for I am only stating the facts, which has been vindicated already by the present state of things in Calhoun! He just does his own thing, being very self willed! My! And you cannot correct him either, for he takes whatever you say upside down! See his attached email to Brother Gear and Sister Priscilla Milton, dated Tuesday, 30th December, 2010, titled, Very Offended! Also attached is Sister Patsy’s email response to Brother Suggs, dated Tuesday, 7th December, 2010, together with his reply to her the following day, 8th December. My brother is very set in his ways! Yet, an apostle will have a good measure of understanding, and a good measure of discernment, and a heart that is totally subject to the absolute rulership of the Word of God! That is for sure, otherwise he will not be able to lead anybody in the ministry! Even the bride of Christ is supposed to have understanding, and a certain level of discernment! Exactly! How much more a pastor! And how much more a man who is supposed to have an apostolic potential! My! And on account of the complete lack of the fresh kill of the Word in his message, many saints have now left his church, leaving only about four or five people. And the truth is, as long as you do not study, and as long as you are not really interested in truth, anything preached from the pages of the Bible will satisfy you! That is a fact, for a lot of people only have a religious spirit! And hence they see nothing; they hear nothing; and they do nothing! For everything is always okay with them, however stale, and however carnal! They cannot even see when error is quietly slipping in! They just want “love”! And the devil has an abundance of that for them! He does, for Laodicea’s crave, is strictly for carnal love! That is what is killing the people of this age: Their love or desire for carnal love! And that is why they hate the rebuke of life, for it wounds their ego!
Brethren, this impossible situation led me to take a message in November 2010, titled, Dear Brother Suggs, where I informed him we have to part ways, for we are certainly not preaching the same thing, which is only on account of the fact that we are not really believing the same thing; for it is the fruits of a man’s ministry that shows what he truly believes, regardless of his profession. The two dvds of that message are also enclosed with this letter. And in that message, I did not infer or say that Brother Suggs runs up and down like a mad man when he is preaching, for it is irrelevant how a man preaches, as long as he preaches truth! I only stated the fact that all his quotes and teachings, stop with the prophet and the chief apostle! The present day truths of John have no place in his message, as if they are not Bible truths! That is the sad reality of things! Yet, the truth is that, even Brother Suggs himself will not sit under a man in the Branham Movement, who claims to believe the continuity light Raymond Jackson bore, but who will preach and teach only the things we got from Brother Branham, and will not touch that of Brother Jackson! Yet, he wants those precious saints to come back, so they can die under his ministry! I say it like that on account of Brother Suggs’ carnal use of Hebrews chapter 10, verse 25, in his letter to me dated Wednesday, 29th December, 2010, a Scripture which forbids us not to forsake the gathering of ourselves together. The email is also attached. He used the Scripture to knock me, as if two can walk together unless they agree on the strict basis of the Word! As if that Scripture allows for compromise of the truth, or allows for affinity with evil! Lord have mercy! I have to ask: What do men really see? What do they see? The message road Brother Suggs has been taking since 2005, is certainly not the road that leads to the unity of faith, for he has not moved on in his message! And neither is it a way that can help the bride to grow into the spiritual image of Jesus Christ, thereby attaining perfection; for they must grow in divine revelation in order to see Christ’s full image in the first place, so they can grow into it, from faith to faith, which means, from revelation to revelation! The road the ministry in Calhoun is taking can only lead to divestment! I say that as a serious warning. For the road to rapture is a living way, being the way of revealed faith, a way that is fundamentally ever progressive! To think I preached the message of Why Continuity?, right before Brother Suggs in Calhoun! My! May God help us all.
During our November Convention in 2010, Brother Suggs called me on the phone, to inform me that Rolf Strommen had visited his church, but that he did not preach. He was apologising for letting him sing a special. I did not bother to comment on that, for there was no point. But I honestly thought that Rolf Strommen came to his church service unannounced. But I was wrong. Brother Suggs told me that one Mr. Smallwood had called a day prior to church service, stating that Rolf Strommen was around in Georgia, and that they were coming together the following day for church service. On this note, Brother Suggs now called Brother Bobby Dodson, informing him of the development, and also asked him to preach in that service. And behold, Rolf Strommen turned up with his wife in the church in Calhoun. This was in November 2010, just before our Convention. Brother Suggs asked Rolf Strommen to sing a special during the worship service, because he loves to hear him sing! He might as well listen to the Pope sing! Rolf Strommen sang with his wife, and then he took a special by himself. During the prayer line, Rolf Strommen came out to pray for the brethren on the prayer line, and Brother Suggs let him. And finally, at the closing of the service, Brother Suggs asked the saints to pray for Rolf Strommen, as he goes up and down in the ministry! That is incredible, for it is a sacrilege! This is a man who stood in secret but serious opposition to the ministry of the chief apostle! This is a man whom Brother Jackson had separated himself from, ministry wise! This is a man who preaches a message of heresy, overturning the Ephesian fivefold ministry, teaching that we are now in the days of the Ministry of Jehu! We might as well pray for the Pope’s ministry! This does not show vision on the part of Brother Suggs! This is affinity with evil, for it is plain compromise! Where is his spirit of discernment? And where is his firm and faithful stand for truth, and for true spiritual principles? No wonder, he invites anyone who cares to attend his service to sing a special, whether an unbeliever or not; and whether a smoker, drunk, or whatever! This shows no vision or discernment on his part! It does not! But that is probably how they think true love operates! Thank God for the message Brother Bobby preached that day in Rolf Strommen’s presence! It was perfect! It was a lovely message, and perfectly delivered too! The dvd of that message, preached on Sunday, 10th November, 2010, is also enclosed with this letter, and is titled, The Apostle John Today. You will see Rolf Strommen in it. But what a message! Brother Bobby is not ashamed of the testimony of Jesus Christ. God be praised! Amen! May God bless Brother Bobby for that message.
Coming back to the telephone call I received from Brother Suggs, I informed him during that conversation, that I had already dealt with his matter in a message, and that I would be sending the dvd of the message to him, through Brother Bobby, who came all the way from Calhoun, to attend our Convention in Lagos last November. He arrived in the evening of the same Sunday I took that message, which was the morning service of 24th of November, 2010. Moreover, I warned him that I smote him in the message, not in order to kill him, but in order to shake him, as God did the Jews. He said he would be looking forward to the message, and I sent it to him. However, on watching the dvd... I am quite surprised at what he understood from the message! It is most incredible, for my brother does not see himself at all! And neither is he concerned, nor does he see how he has hurt the flock of God for five whole years! All he sees is his own feelings, as if he has done a wonderful job in Calhoun, for which he deserves to be commended! He can take all the commendations I gave him in the Scribe and in my books. He loves and enjoys that! But he cannot take a Scriptural rebuke for being grossly negligent in his care of the poor saints in Calhoun! Now he is knocking me on the head because of my stand. And he is accusing these precious saints of worshipping me, simply because they left him in order to follow the light! He says they are following my flesh, simply because they are asking for the fresh kill of the Word of our God! Lord have mercy! My! Now he accuses them of the same idolatry which operates within the Branham Movement, just because they love the truth of Christ which is progressive in its revelation! His incredible reaction is what led me to take two further messages, titled, Upheavals In The Bride Camp, and God’s Demand For Faithfulness, the dvds of which are also enclosed with this mail. Now he accuses me of a change in character, and in the manner of my ministry, when in fact I have not changed! Now I have become mean and uncaring! It makes me wonder, What did he actually see in my ministry in all those years, when I preached at Faith Assembly, for I have not changed a dime! He sat there enjoying every minute, as I preached the message titled, Affinity With Evil, right in the presence of Rolf Strommen, wherein I tackled Rolf Strommen and Tim McKay’s naughty issues head-on; and according to Brother Suggs’ own testimony, he felt the anointing all over him as I preached that message! But the message was hot! It was God that helped me to preach that message, which addressed terrible developments on the ground in that day! He also sat there enjoying the message I took at True Light Tabernacle, whilst I preached to Benjamin Boyd, but he cannot take it himself! To think that he also enjoyed the letter I wrote to the man (i.e. Benjamin Boyd)! Yet, the way I used to write then, is how I still write today! But now, to him, I have become arrogant and uncaring, just because I told him some home truths! Not that I care for the commendation of men; for I care only for the honour of God! Men just do not see love, when correction hurts! My!
Brother Suggs also forwarded me an email he received from Brother Clarence Hester (Brother C), also attached, in which Brother Suggs also wrote of his disappointment in the way I dealt with him, stating that I condemned him to hell, when I did not! I am not the Author of salvation! I cannot give or take away any man’s salvation, for I am not God! But I can test the fruits of a man’s ministry by the Word! By the grace of God I can do that! I have the full authority of the Word of God to do that, for this is not a game! And I know by the evident fruits of his ministry, that he cannot pastor bride saints, being strictly a lamb feeder, as he also confessed himself! He lacks the capacity which God alone gives to the men divinely ordained for the bride of Christ, for God is perfect in all His ways! And I also know by the infallible revelation of the Word of God, that whoever will be bride today, must be completely robed with the total and unparalleled revelation of truths, which Christ is giving us accessibility to, in the inner chamber of his Word, according to the book of Matthew chapter 25, verse 10, for it is for the adorning of his true bride! Ephesians chapter 5, verses 26-27’s glorious bride church, which Christ will receive to himself, stands infallibly! My reply to Brother Suggs’ email, which touched on Brother C’s expository email, is also attached, and dated 29th December, 2010. Furthermore, also see Brother Suggs’ last email to me on this whole matter, an email I referred to above, dated, 29th December, 2010, titled, Very Sadden. He is very sad, but who will carry the burden of the precious saints in Georgia, who have now been scattered and forced to sit at home, and are now confined to reading the Scribe alongside the Word of God, on account of the unfaithfulness of my brother, which is occasioned only because he cannot see the present truth, and for which reason he cannot preach it? And if he cannot preach it, for he obviously does not see it, how can he expect them to come back to sit under him? It does not make any sense! It is most pathetic that in all this, my brother is nursing his hurt, and he is even sending his email of “Very Sadden” to the saints around the world, obviously in order to gain followership, for he sent it to a brother in the United States, and also to another brother in India, for they informed me, when, in fact, I had not even communicated the sad development to these brethren, or to the saints around the globe! But seeing he was already doing so, I decided to help his course, by simply forwarding his “Very Sadden” email to all the Ministering brethren, until I had the time to deal with the matter! Brother Suggs has the time to send his email around the globe, putting the people of God on notice of his hurt, seeking sympathy and followership, but he has no remorse for destabilizing the flock of the Living God in Georgia! And it is simply because he cannot see that he is scattering the flock of God by his negligent pastoral attitude, and, more particularly, by his very stale, so-called lamb feed! And neither does he care! My!
Now Brother Suggs indirectly or implicitly makes himself Barnabas, by comparing this unfortunate scenario of our parting ways, to that which happened between Paul and Barnabas, forgetting that Paul and Barnabas did not disagree on the content of their message, for that would have been a very fundamental and a most serious issue! Their disagreement was only as to the choice of the man to go along with them on an intense missionary trip! Barnabas did not oppose the light Apostle Paul bore! He never did! And neither did he try to deny the Ministry Commission of Paul, simply because they had a small disagreement! Moreover, Barnabas did not sit at home taking care of his family, but actually laboured tirelessly in the vineyard of God, over God’s people, just as Brother Jackson still laboured tirelessly and consistently over the universal bride, via his internet platform, without letting off the steam, when his wife suddenly suffered a serious health condition! And Faith Assembly did not suffer ANY spiritual deficiency, as a result of Sister Opal Jackson’s ill health! Yet, Brother Jackson’s home is far away from the church, for he lived in another town! Furthermore, let us ask Brother Suggs: Which invitation of sister churches or fellow ministering brethren has he honoured to date, since the death of Brother Jackson, even before the physical condition of his wife came upon her, for him to be Barnabas? None! He has no time even for his own little local flock, let alone have time for a flock overseas! That is why he has never bothered to visit Nigeria, even as a gesture of support, in spite of my countless visits to Calhoun! It is not that I mind though, for I am only an unprofitable servant, who is doing his Master’s duty. Everything has its pay day, so I have to give my Lord and Saviour my all. But some of the saints in Calhoun have attended our Convention in Lagos more than once! But Brother Suggs has gone nowhere, even when I asked him to go with me to India! Yet, he equates himself with Barnabas! He forgot that Barnabas did not bind back to the past, for he did not turn back the arm of God’s revelatory clock! Barnabas stood firmly for the light of his hour! And very importantly, saints did not run away from under his ministry! He served the fresh kill of the Word which Apostle Paul laid out, and thus, the saints did not starve under Barnabas! They did not starve or run away, because he stood for, and also preached, the same message Apostle Paul bore for us Gentiles, as the chief apostle! Period! And do not forget, Barnabas was a placed apostle, being a man who held a substantive office, and not a potential one, which can be divested! So, when you are making comparisons, do not forget the fundamental issues something conveys before you do. Do not forget that.
More importantly, my brother forgets that these are the days of The Input of Ham; or maybe he cannot see it, and hence, he does not believe, that these are truly the days of The Input of Ham. But these are the days of Ham’s input! And as such, we must know that there is absolutely nothing God will let any man in the Japhetic race do, that will take away from what He is doing today, through the race of Ham, for the universal bride of Christ, for God does not defeat His purpose! Fight that as much as you want, there is no man that will change the programme of the Almighty God! God is done with the nation of America, and there is not one ounce of continuity truth that will come out of any ministry in that huge continent, for any elect seed of God to follow! The days of America are completely over, even though God still has His precious remnant elect bride seeds in that continent! But judgment is all that remains for that nation, even as Brother Branham and Brother Jackson repeatedly and consistently cried out in their messages! It is a proven fact that today, Africa is bearing the climaxing and wrapping up light of Christ, by God’s sovereign will, and regardless of what people feel, for human sentiment means nothing! Truth remains the truth; and truth will certainly have the last say! Only open your eyes, for this is not a game, and time is short! It is later than you think, for the return of Christ is at the doors!
And make no mistake about this: Whoever does not stay with the continuity light Jesus Christ is giving us through the end time John, from the pages of the Bible, will be divested, and his folly shall be made manifest to the world. And it will happen without much delay, for time is short, for this is the last move! That is for certain, because no man can chart his own course, or create his own plot, and still make it. We all have to strictly follow the blueprint of the Word of God. And neither can any man take Revelation chapter 10, VERSE 11, SPIRIT OF JOHN, and place it on seven thunders of verses 3-4, as Brother Suggs is now doing, no more than you can take the Spirit of Moses, or the Spirit of Elijah, God’s two Jewish “candlesticks”, and place it on the 144,000 Everlasting Gospel preachers; and you know you cannot do that! No man can do that! And neither can any man do that with the Spirit of John! That would be to blatantly deny the promise of John! It would mean in effect that we have no John! And if there is no John, which is denied, (because, as Brother Suggs says, the Spirit of John of Revelation chapter 10, verse 11, is for the seven thunders), then we have no lead ministry today, or even in the thunders! And by the time you swallow such nonsense, you have been derailed from the faith, for I have to ask: Who will write the last chapter of the book of Acts, if there is no lead apostle, that is, if we do not have John?! And if we have a lead apostle, which the Word of God infallibly gives to us, how can any man take away his leadership within the seven thunders, when the thunders are strictly seven apostles?! I repeat: If you believe that nonsense, you will only have yourself to blame, for the truth of John has been made plain in the Scribe. That is a solemn but serious warning, for strange teachings are now coming forth from Brother Suggs in Calhoun, since our parting of ways, and it was confirmed to me by three witnesses who listened to his message, live on the internet. It makes me see precisely why Brother Suggs gave me the counter quote of the chief apostle, on the application of the Spirit of John of Revelation chapter 10, verse 11, right after I preached on the Promise of John in Calhoun, which I related on page 46, column 1, paragraph 2, of Part 2, of the Scribe on The Promise Of John, for that is what he really sees, in spite of his written testimony to me, that he believes in John’s Lead Ministry! This is absolute confusion! The brother is preaching confusion! Lord have mercy! The letter of Brother Clarence Hester to me on this sad development, dated Tuesday, 18th January, makes the fourth witness. The letter is attached as well. It forms my last attachment.
Finally, let me say this to every man following this message, because of Brother Suggs’ complaint: There is no support of any man that can buy my conscience! And let me also warn you, for you do not have to like my language: God helping me, I will not be compromising truth and spiritual principles, because of any man’s support! You will have to take your support! If you stand for the continuity light of Christ, you stand for yourself! And if you do not stand, you do not stand for yourself! You are not doing me any favour by standing for truth! You are only doing your own soul a favour by standing for the light of Jesus Christ our Saviour! And if you stand firmly in support of truth, you will not lose your reward, for there is a pay day for everything! And it pays to live for the Lord Jesus, and to support what He is doing! It does, for the world is slowly being shut down before our very eyes, with natural disasters and judgments of every kind! But note: Supporting my ministry does not make you a sacred cow, a person who is immune from Scriptural correction! For it is only a bastard that the Father will not correct, even as the Scriptures declare! As it was in the days of Prophet Amos, so it is today; for as it is written in Amos chapter 5, verse 10, a verse which applies perfectly to this apostate age, “They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and abhor him that speaketh uprightly”! This is Laodicea! You had better shake yourselves from this evil and deadly Laodicean spirit! And please do not trouble me over this matter. I have enough burdens on my shoulder. Just make your stand.
Here is the crux of the whole matter, and here I rest my case, for the problem in Calhoun, is strictly one of ministry. But I want everyone to realise, that I have moved on, and I am moving on, the Lord being my helper, for I have been set in defence of the Gospel; and woe is me, if I defend not the Gospel.
But let every bride saint around this globe be absolutely certain of this one thing: Truth will have the last say, and the last laugh, for truth conquers all. It was William Branham, who stated in his message, titled, Sirs Is This The Time, page 11, paragraph 1, that: “If you will tell the truth – you may be laughed at for a while, you may be misunderstood for a while, but God will vindicate that, that it is the truth, if you will just stay with it. Just hold on. It might take years, like in Abraham and others, but He will always make it the truth.” I believe it with all my heart, for God never lets His Word fall to the ground, He being a Covenant keeping God.
May the Lord bless you. And may He help us to be faithful, for it pays to serve Jesus.
Bro. Amos Omoboriowo
Saints of God, after sending the above mail to the saints, I received emails from Bro. Isaac Akonnor, in Ghana, West Africa, forwarding the correspondence Bro. Suggs had with him, on the truth of Revelation chapter 10, verse 11 ministry of John, where Bro. Suggs flatly denied the scriptural existence of a John ministry for today. As far as he can see in the Word, and by the Messages of Bro. Branham and Bro. Jackson, Revelation chapter 10, verse 11 ministry is not for any one man, but is strictly for the Seven Thunders. And as such, there is no John. But that is a complete shift from what he stood for, for the last five years. Nevertheless, he is entitled to this position, as a free moral agent. But it vindicates my position, that we do not believe the same thing, and are not following the same road. It vindicates the need for separation from unbelief. These emails are a further attachment to those following this write up.
Thank you, and may God bless you all.
Bro. Amos Omoboriowo