CCCInc. Ministry Report
Disc. - Response
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part I: intro
    On Nov 27, the Lord had me e-mail Casey and ask his forgiveness for my self-righteousness. This led to a series of brief e-mail communications over the course of about a week through which he invited me to visit his home in Indiana. At first I declined. Casey responded by suggesting that he might be able to come and visit me in Momence instead. This seemed premature to me, and I let him know I would pray about it.
    Casey later asked his wife Hayley to e-mail me while he was at work one evening to try to further persuade me of the need for us to meet as soon as possible. When I read the e-mail, I was surprised to see that Casey had told her to play the part of "the persistent widow."
    As I typed a response to her e-mail--delineating my reasons for believing that meeting with Casey so soon was not in GOD's plan--the Lord stopped me and very clearly said, "This is from Me. Let him come." I finished the e-mail, making sure to include a brief note about the Lord's instruction to let him come. Casey and I agreed that he would visit Momence on the upcoming Sabbath, Dec 8th.
part II: details of our meeting
    Casey arrived in Momence on Dec 8--his eighth visit* since moving to Fort Wayne, Sept. '99. The timing of his visit was during a particularly low point for me spiritually (which in hindsight is why I believe the Lord allowed him to come in the first place--to test me, and see if I would try to bail out of my calling as part of CCCInc).
[*Note: GOD used Casey’s eighth visit to show that he is of the eighth "church," Rev17:11. (Laodiceans (Rev3:14-21) end up in Rev2:9; 3:9--the eighth "church."]
    When Casey first arrived he presented my wife and I with a box of groceries. We thanked him, and my wife then left with the kids. I began to feel obligated to share with Casey some of the reasons for my present, humiliating, spiritual state. I suggested we pray, then shared with him a little bit about the serious delusion I had gone through beginning in February '01, part of which included renting a dumpster to dispose of all my worldly possessions. This of course, coupled with numerous other financial misadventures prompted by satan, had left me in very serious financial trouble ever since. He stated that he was not surprised by my weak spiritual state.
    Casey and I talked more, then went on a walk to the park. I told him about some of the chastenings I had endured for my disobedience since I had seen him last, especially for my disobedience in not fasting. I explained how the Lord had made it known to me that He, for whatever reason, is calling me to a greater degree of fasting in my own personal walk than many other Christians. Casey laughed and stated that this was just more evidence that I was bound by the letter of the law.
[CCCInc. note: GOD requires fasting for the complete cleansing of His 1Cor6:19 temples, stated clearly in Mt17:21 and Mk9:29; also saying "when" (not "if") in Mt6:16. See also Rom16:18.]


    Casey told me many things as we walked, mostly elaborating more about how I was dry because I was still bound to the letter of the law. Due to my weak state I was initially inclined to believe him. I was very troubled in spirit by the things he shared, mostly because, in all honesty, I wanted them to be true: The idea of ceasing striving to obey the Lord's daily agenda for me--as Casey was advocating to me--just seemed like such an easy way out of my present, difficult trials. (This was especially tempting considering that for every day for the four to five weeks prior I had been trying to escape GOD's calling on my life due to the heaviness of abundant trials and testings.)
    Casey also told me many things he believed about Robert, as well as why he had come to formally renounce CCCInc. in July '00. Observing his relative assurance compared to my own I began to wonder: "If I've been following the Lord and he has not, why am I the one spiritually dry and beat up, while he always seems to be so strong and blessed?"
[CCCInc. note: See Psalm 73 and "Dream: The Harness of the Lord" at the end of this report.]
    I remember trying to make myself believe what Casey was saying in the hopes that I had really been wrong these past two years. I began throwing many questions at him to test the integrity of his message. "Just maybe," I thought, "GOD was now coming to set me free from this burden of the law," as Casey was declaring to me (see 1Tim1:5-10 Tit1:10-16).
    [A very important side note: The Lord had shown me that Casey lost the Holy Spirit's anointing power long ago (1Jn2:27). Notwithstanding, one of Casey's e-mails had been so Christ-focused I considered I must have been wrong, which brought me no insignificant confusion. Many weeks after his visit I was still unable to make sense of this. Through much prayer, the Lord helped me see the following important insights:
    The reason I perceived Casey as still having the anointing was because of the spiritual gifts GOD had given him--which cannot be taken away (Rom11:29). It seemed like every time Casey came to visit I ended up being edified by his words... but also confused. I noticed that the same had been true of his e-mails. I finally came to understand that the gift of exhortation which GOD had given him had been developed to the point that I was fooled into mistaking it for the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
    What had confused me further, however, was the fact that his words sometimes edified but often lacked total truth. I eventually came to understand after months of prayer that this was because satan was allowed to mimic Casey's gift of exhortation through his rebellion--thus lacing otherwise edifying words with confusing, subtle lies, which is a very dangerous mixture. (See more on this on Companies #2, Casey as a precursor to Rev13:11-18 (Mt24:24 2Thess2:9,10 1Tim4:1,2 2Tim3:1-9).)
    Looking back, I can see how the Lord allowed satan to counterfeit Casey's gift through e-mail as he had when Casey came to visit. I can also see that the Lord ceased to allow satan to mock His gift to Casey when I determined in my heart to resist what I knew to be lies. From that point on, all of Casey's words immediately fell to the ground in the foolishness with which they were spoken.]
    As I said above, after I had asked Casey many questions, GOD began to re-establish my heart, and I became more reassured than ever in my belief that CCCInc. is as much from GOD as I have always believed... and more. As Casey continued to talk, a strong peace like an inner force-field came over me.


    Casey and I were walking in the easternmost part of Momence's island park (--the same part the Lord has had me consecrate to Him and claim as a sanctuary in the middle of the city). Casey continued to speak, although it was now like I couldn't hear him. He was talking about something far removed from anything relevant to our purpose for meeting. It was at this time I began to hear over and over in my spirit, "[It's because] he's lost the anointing... He's lost the anointing." For quite a while I just sat quietly while he spoke.
    I contemplated how I had been seeking the Lord in prayer throughout the previous week for some possibility that Casey and I might be restored to the unity and sweetness of brotherly love that we had once known. I had earnestly prayed that he might be brought back to repentance before GOD and be saved... only to receive a contrary response each time from the Lord. These responses were usually given to me in the form of Prov1:24-32, Mat7:21-23 and 2Pet2:9b,10ab (Jer7:16), which, upon examination, I found to be consistent with the verses cited on the CCCInc. web-site (Mat16:19 and 18:18) referring to his "death," eighteen months earlier. (See Gen3 (2Pet2:9b,10ab)).
    [A second side note: When I was writing this report, the Lord was very emphatic about referencing all of Gen3 above, though at the time I had little idea why. After I added it to the report however, He began to teach me how Casey's sin was similar to Eve's:
    a) The fact that GOD's command in Gen3 to not eat the fruit of the tree in the midst of the garden was given to the man but not the women shows that the woman's primary sin was insubordination, which was also Casey's... (thus making 1Cor14:34,35, 1Tim2:11-14 applicable to him as well).
    b) Casey, as the woman, was tempted with "unrestricted" access to the wisdom of GOD--i.e., without first having to learn to submit to GOD's already-appointed leaders, who have been commissioned to administer His wisdom (see 1Cor1:30; 2 (4:1,2, Heb5:14)).]
    As Casey and I walked back to the apartment, he continued to share with me at length. When we returned to the apartment, he asked to borrow my pocket Bible so he could refer to it while he continued. There were a few edifying things I gained from the Scriptures during this discourse, but for the most part I patiently listened out of love for him, since I was sure by this time that nothing I could say was going to matter. In other words, he had not come to listen as I had hoped, but had come solely to "free" me from what he understood to be bondage to the letter of the law. Listening, then sharing through spiritual discernment, was apparently a necessary formality.
    Casey then suggested he would like to buy me something to eat at a local restaurant, where we could continue to talk. On the ride there I told him that contrary to his efforts to persuade me otherwise, our meeting had only convinced me more that CCCInc. is entirely from the Lord. He seemed very surprised by this.
    When we arrived at the restaurant I suggested that we talk first rather than eat, since I didn't feel right allowing him to purchase a meal for me without first explaining to him why I could not be in unity with him. (I also believe he may have suggested buying food for me as a way to test to see if I would eat on the Sabbath, knowing that it is my custom not to.)


    Casey had trouble understanding after all he had shared how I was now more convinced that CCCInc. is from GOD. I told him it was because I was seeing all the signs of delusion, and that this was reinforcing that he and the others who had attended the CCCInc. Apr. '99 meeting were still way out of line with the Lord.
    I continued to share how I myself have been through many destructive delusions for disobedience and lack since I had seen him a year and a half earlier. I also wanted to share more about my painful past experiences, to help him see what to me was obvious. I tried to tell a few details of how satan had literally wrecked my entire life, but how the Lord in His never-ending mercy had brought me back to obeying to His Spirit law--much humbler and a little wiser. (He did this by often using reproofs, rebukes, and admonitions in letters from Robert, though at the time such reproofs were very stinging.)
    Since Casey had not come to listen or to learn, however (see Prov18:2), I was unable to effectively help him see the seriousness of these experiences. GOD was giving me no real power to share with any conviction, and I mostly stumbled aimlessly in my words. (In hindsight, I attribute this to the His good grace for the sake of fulfilling Mat7:6).
    It was about this time when I looked out the window of the restaraunt to see a very aptly-timed semi-truck drive by outside with the letters "CCC" painted on the side of its trailer. By the time Casey and I finished talking and arrived back at the apartment it was getting dark outside. I had spent a large part of the day with him.
    When we arrived back at the apartment, Casey called his wife to let her know he was getting ready to leave. I noticed he didn't make a conscious effort to keep the call as short as possible, seemingly forgetting the financial predicament I had told him I was in. When he finished talking, he put on his coat and prepared to leave. We both affirmed to one another in love that one of us is following the Spirit of GOD, while the other one is under a strong delusion and is diligently following satan (as in Ps125:5, 2Thess2:11). We both reaffirmed our love for one another's souls, each resigned to leave the other in the hands of the Lord.
    After he left and I replayed our time together in my mind, I realized he had taken my pocket Bible with him. This oversight, coupled with the phone incident, was another of the many proofs that Casey is not intimately listening to the Spirit as he claims to be (claims detailed below.)
part III: things Casey shared: proofs of strong delusion
    Casey shared many things with me from the start of our time together, most of which I purposefully tried not to solicit from him (as though it were my secret intent to try to discover things I could use to discredit him--which was not the case).
    a) One of the prominent things I remember Casey telling me is how he believes Robert is still a father in Christ, but is in bondage to bitterness.
[CCCInc. note: This is entirely inconsistent with Scripture: Sin is bondage, and all bondage is done away to enter into Christ Jn8:34-36 Rom6-8 (Gal5:1), 1Jn1:7; 2:6; 3:6,9 etc. See GOD's truth frees.)


    b) He also spent much time talking about the fiasco with Dale's checkbook error in '99, and how this really showed the bitter state of Robert's heart. He said Robert has a "fast flesh" (i.e., easily provoked, quick to react), and emphasized that Dale had simply made a checkbook error and Robert had blown it all out of proportion because of his business mindset--which he interpreted to be a negative thing--and the bitterness he imagined to be in Robert's heart.
[CCCInc. note: GOD called William Branham, who had a similar attitude towards business. See his outcome 1Cor3:15; 5:5 Mat7:21-23; 10:28.]
    c) Even still, he said, he believes Robert will some day be living in a high tower as a director of CCCInc.
[CCCInc. note: This directly contradicts Jam4:6,10; 1Pet5:6.]
    d) During his discourse at the apartment after our walk, Casey indicated that the peace of the Lord's presence had manifested, which, for whatever reason, I did not discern. He then said he believes that because of the sufferings I have gone through, he sees me in the future teaching the other past CCCInc. participants (i.e., Dale, Josh, Kyle, etc.).
[CCCInc. note: Suffering must be endured in obedience to GOD to produce fruit, and in and of itself does not qualify one to share Truth (see 1Cor10; 11:23-34 Heb5:7-9, Christ, our example). As was noted above, Casey believes Cory has been obeying satan, which would therefore disqualify him from sharing Truth (as in 2Cor4:10,11).]
    e) He shared how he had recently had a dream, which when he began to share it with Kyle and Josh, they had both told him, "It's from GOD!" before hearing anything about it (see Prov18:13). He then told me how in the dream he had seen Robert pull a gun and shoot Josh fatally in the head, then Kyle in the neck. Josh responded by shooting Robert. I don't remember the rest of the details, but I know that Casey took this as confirmation that Robert is evil.
[CCCInc. note: " does no harm!" (Rom13:11).]
    He told me that Josh has just finished his police training and he is now a police officer. When I questioned him as to why GOD would lead Josh to carry a gun, he said they had wondered the same thing and had prayed about it. He said the Lord showed them Rom13, and that police officers are GOD's ministers. He also believes GOD directs his ministers to shoot and kill in certain circumstances.
[CCCInc. note: GOD did not show this to Casey because He would also have pointed out v.11 in the very same chapter, then helped him see the truth, which Casey is blind to. (See our call to peace through willful suffering in Mt5:44-48 1Pet3:8-17; 4 (as in Is53, Christ, our perfect example)). ]
    f) Casey made a purposeful effort to demonstrate that Josh did not commit fornication in Feb. '00, saying there was a "consummation of the marriage before the actual ceremony took place, in obedient faith to 'GOD'... similar to how it was done in the Bible."
[CCCInc. note: See 1Cor6:9,10 Gal5:19-21 Eph5:3 Heb13:4. ]


    g) Casey told me GOD had promised him in July '00 that He would make him a father in Christ if he would fully renounce CCCInc. in faith. He said the Lord spoke very sternly and warned him, saying, "REPENT FROM MAN!" After weeping for an hour or more straight, Casey's repentance was completed.
[CCCInc. note: GOD's beloved, or father-level saints are qualified through intense testing-purging (not mere crying), then suffering daily in non-compromising obedience to His Spirit law or intimate leading, as Moses or Paul. (See testimonies [ 1 ] [ 2 ]).]
    h) While we were at the restaurant conversing, Casey said with conviction that I could not say Jesus is telling me I don't abide in Him. He then quoted 1Jn2:28 saying, "Little children, abide in Him," stressing "little children... abide." Casey conveyed this very purposefully to show that he now believes that little children (Jn14 level Christians) can abide in Christ.
[CCCInc. note: Casey knows that this is a lie, even stating it himself in a July '99 e-mail. (See Ps1:5 Zech13:8 Mk4:28 1Pet4:17 Rev16:19, also noting 1Jn2:24,27 RT "shall abide;" v.28 being simply a command to obey into life).]
    i) Casey couldn't understand about CCCInc. why "everything has to be filtered through the one precept of disobedience." He said, "Why can't it just be that someone lacked love, or humility, rather than 'disobedience' always having to be the cause of everything?" Along the same lines he also wondered why "everything" experienced in one's walk with the Lord has to be written down: "Why can't we just 'stay up here' [motioning towards the heavenlies] rather than always having to 'come down' and interpret everything?
[CCCInc. note: This is plainly illogical. GOD has always used His leaders to rightly divide His truth and bring it to His family. (See I believe in leaders by A. Strom.)]
    j) Finally, Casey said when Larry had asked the Lord, "Is Casey dead?" Larry said he heard "GOD" audibly laugh for the first time.
    [CCCInc. note: ...proving that Larry is under the same delusion as Casey.]
part IV: 2Pet2:9b
    When we arrived back at the apartment, right before Casey left I kept hearing the words "eighteen weeks" over and over in my spirit. At first I disregarded this, in case it was not from the Lord, but it continued to repeat. Finally I looked at the calendar and counted 18 weeks from Dec 8, to April 12, 2002. I didn't think much of this until later, when I considered the following:
    --18 x 2 months from the CCCInc. meeting Apr 17 '99, following the same pattern as Bernardin, then 6 mths to Oct 17 '02 is 42 mths (as in Rev11:2; 13:5)
    --18 mths between Casey's 7th + 8th visits to Momence (Jun 12 '00, Dec 8 '01).
    --18 weeks from his 8th visit, ending Apr 16 '02.
    ...all indicating GOD's holy judgement. (See similar occurrences in Ohio [ 1 ] [ 2 ].)


conclusions, after prayer:
    During my time with Casey, it became very evident that GOD has turned him and other past CCCInc. participants over to satan, sending strong delusion until the appointed time of judgement. Initially, this was very troublesome for me to accept, having hoped in my flesh that no one would be lost through disobedience. As I examine my motives for this, however, I see that I was secretly, foolishly hoping GOD's word would not apply to Casey's rejecting His truth (Jn3:36) simply because we used to be close friends.
    On a positive note, I am able to see the Lord's mercy upon Casey in not allowing him to continue under this delusion forever, lest he heap up further condemnation upon himself and others through his continued suppressing the truth in unrighteousness (Rom1; 3:25).

Type: sub, corp, cell gr, stu gr, pastor; Level: confess, Jn14 Disc: Brief details of meeting; scriptures, if believed, Spirit cfm, proof of growth, recent victories, proof of Rom6.

Psalms73...1 Truly GOD is good to Israel, To such as are pure in heart.
2 But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; My steps had nearly slipped.
3 For I was envious of the boastful, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
4 For there are no pangs in their death, But their strength is firm.
5 They are not in trouble as other men, Nor are they plagued like other men.
6 Therefore pride serves as their necklace; Violence covers them like a garment.
7 Their eyes bulge with abundance; They have more than heart could wish.
8 They scoff and speak wickedly concerning oppression; They speak loftily.
9 They set their mouth against the heavens, And their tongue walks through the earth.
10 Therefore his people return here, And waters of a full cup are drained by them.
11 And they say, "How does GOD know? And is there knowledge in the Most High?"
12 Behold, these are the ungodly, who are always at ease; They increase in riches.
13 Surely I have cleansed my heart in vain, And washed my hands in innocence.
14 For all day long I have been plagued, And chastened every morning.
15 If I had said, "I will speak thus," Behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of Your children.

16 When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me-
17 Until I went into the sanctuary of GOD; Then I understood their end.
18 Surely You set them in slippery places; You cast them down to destruction.
19 Oh, how they are brought to desolation, as in a moment! They are utterly consumed with terrors.
20 As a dream when one awakes, So, Lord, when You awake, You shall despise their image.
21 Thus my heart was grieved, And I was vexed in my mind.
22 I was so foolish and ignorant; I was like a beast before You.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand.
24 You will guide me with Your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
26 My flesh and my heart fail; But GOD is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
27 For indeed, those who are far from You shall perish; You have destroyed all those who desert You for harlotry.
28 But it is good for me to draw near to GOD; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.

is the source of the excerpt below, compiled by Andrew Strom. To read more about GOD's work through William Branham, see

[all emphases mine]

    ...there were crucial weaknesses in the practices and ministry of William Branham, which tragically began to manifest themselves in the mid-1950's. In 1955, largely through his own carelessness and lack of good management, Branham fell into financial difficulty. He had always been nonchalant, almost naive, toward all business matters. "He sometimes missed scheduled meetings and was totally unconcerned about business details. Some of his business associates came to feel that he was culpably irresponsible. At any rate, Branham came to write: 'For nine years, the Lord met every need without my having to pull for money. Then, in 1955, in each of three of my greatest meetings, the income fell far short of expenses and others stepped in to make up large deficits'... Branham's difficulties became more complicated in 1956 when the Internal Revenue Service filed a tax evasion suit against him... The unsophisticated Branham, apparently little interested in personal wealth, had made no systematic effort to account for the thousands of dollars that flowed through his ministry." (Ibid, pg 39-40). For the remainder of his life, Branham worked under the burden of a $40,000.00 debt to the IRS, (which was an enormous amount of money in those days).
    It is obvious that God was little able to financially bless Branham's ministry any longer, due to the careless and dubious state of his financial management. This had clearly become a "legal gateway" through which the devil could now disrupt and tie down Branham's ministry. And one of the most devastating results of this was that when most of the other prominent healing evangelists were called into large, mobile tent ministries (which God used very effectively at that time), Branham was unable to make this jump, due seemingly to the parlous state of his finances. Thus, his ministry immediately began to lose momentum, and it seemed that he was no longer on the 'cutting edge' of what God was doing.

by Bill Britton
(...taken from
[Note: Casey mentioned that the Lord had told him to "lie down in green pastures." I found this to be very significant in light of a dream the Lord had pointed me to on the internet just two weeks prior to hearing this.]

    On a dirt road in the middle of a wide field stood the King's carriage, edged in gold, with beautifully carved accoutrements. It was pulled by six large horses, two in the lead, two in the middle, and two in the rear. But the horses were not moving; they were not pulling the carriage, and I wondered why. Then I saw the driver underneath the carriage, on the ground on his back, just behind the last two horses' hooves, working on something between the front wheels of the carriage. I thought, "My, he's in a dangerous place. If one of the horses kicks, or steps back, it could kill him. Or if they decided to go forward, or got frightened somehow, they could pull the carriage right over him." But he didn't seem afraid, for he knew that the horses were disciplined and would not move until he told them to move. The horses were neither stamping their hooves, nor acting restless. There were bells on their hooves, but they were not tinkling. There were pom-poms on their heads, but the pom-poms were not moving. they were simply standing still and quiet, waiting for the voice of the King.
    As I watched the harnessed horses, I noticed two young colts coming out onto the open field next to the dirt road. They approached the carriage and seemed to say to the King's horses: "Come and play with us. We have many fine games. We will race with you. Come catch us. . ." And with that, the colts kicked up their hooves, flicked their tails, and raced across the open field. But when they looked back and saw the harnessed horses were not following, they were puzzled. Again, the colts called to them: "Why do you stand so in the hot sun? Come over here in the shade. See how green the grass is? You must be hungry. Come and feed with us. It is so abundant, so green and so good. You look thirsty. Come drink from one of the many streams of cool water." But the horses didn't reply or respond in any way. The colts knew nothing of harnesses, and could not understand why these horses did not respond. The colts again called to the horses, but they did not answer. Neither did they stamp their feet or toss their head in response. They stood quiet and still, waiting for the voice of their King.
    The scene changed. I saw lariats fall around the necks of the two colts, and they were led off to the King's corral for training and discipline. How sad they were as the lovely green fields disappeared, and they were put into the confinement of the corral with its brown dirt and high fence. The colts ran from fence to fence, seeking freedom, but found that they were confined to this place of training. And then the Trainer began to work with them, with his whip and his bridle. How difficult, for those who had been accustomed to such "freedom" all their lives. The colts could not understand the reason for this "torture" and discipline. What great crime had they done to deserve this? Little did they know of the responsibility that was to be theirs when they had submitted to the discipline and finished their training, learning to perfectly obey their Trainer. All they knew was that this training was the most horrible thing they had ever known.

    One of the colts rebelled under the training, and said, "This is not for me. I like my freedom, my green hills, my flowing streams of fresh water. I will not take any more of this confinement, this terrible discipline." So he found a way out, jumped the fence and ran happily back to the meadows of grass. And I was astonished that the Trainer let him go, and did not go after him. He devoted his attention to the remaining colt. This colt, though he had the same opportunity to escape, decided to submit his own will, and learn the ways of the Trainer. And the training got harder than ever. But he was rapidly learning more and more how to obey the slightest wish of the trainer, and to respond to even the quietness of his voice. And I saw that had there been no training or testing, there would have been neither submission nor rebellion from either of the colts. For in the field, they did not have the choice to rebel or submit. But when brought to the place of testing, training, and discipline, it was then that the obedience of the one and the rebellion of the other were made manifest. And though it seemed safer not to come to the place of discipline and confinement because of the risk of being found rebellious, I saw that without this there could be no sharing of the abundance of the King.
    Finally, the period of training was over. Was the colt now rewarded with his freedom, and sent back to the fields? No! But an even greater confinement than ever now took place, as a harness dropped about his shoulders. Now he found there was not even the freedom to run about the small corral, for in the harness he could only move where and when his Master spoke. And unless the Master spoke, he stood still.
    The scene changed, and I saw the other colt standing on the side of a hill, nibbling at some grass. Then across the fields, down the road came the King's carriage, drawn by six horses. With amazement he saw that in the lead, on the right side, was his brother colt, now made strong and mature on the good grain in the King's stable. He saw the lovely pom-poms shaking in the wind, noticed the glittering gold bordered harness about his brother, heard the beautiful tinkling of the bells on his feet . . . and envy came into his heart. Thus he complained to himself: "Why has my brother been so honored, and I am neglected? They have not put bells on my feet, nor pom-poms on my head. The King has not given me the wonderful responsibility of pulling his carriage, nor put about me the golden harness. Why have they chosen my brother instead of me?" And by the Spirit the answer came back to me as I watched. "Because one submitted to the will and discipline of the King, and one rebelled, thus has one been chosen and the other set aside."
    Then I saw a great drought sweep across the land, and the green grass became dead, dry, brown and brittle. The little streams of water dried up, stopped flowing, and there was only a small muddy puddle here and there. I saw the little colt (I was amazed that it never seemed to grow or mature) as he ran here and there, across the fields looking for fresh streams and green pastures, finding none. Still he ran, seemingly in circles, always looking for something to feed his hunger and quench his thirst. But there was drought and famine in the land, and the rich green pastures and flowing streams of yesterday were not to be had. And one day the colt stood on the hillside on weak and wobbly legs, wondering where to go next to find food, and how to get strength to go on. It seemed like there was no use, for good food and flowing streams were a thing of the past, and all the efforts to find more only taxed his waning strength. Suddenly, he saw the King's carriage coming down the road, pulled by six great horses. And he saw his brother, strong, with muscles rippling, sleek and beautiful from much grooming.

    His heart was amazed and perplexed, and he cried out: "My brother, where do you find the food to keep you strong in these days of famine and drought? I have run everywhere in my freedom, searching for food, and I find none. Where do you, in your awful confinement, find food in this time of drought and famine? Tell me please, for I must know!" And then came the answer in a voice filled with victory and praise: "In my King's house, there is a secret place in the confines of His stables where He feeds me by His own hand, and His granaries are never empty, and His well is never dry!"
    And the Lord made me to know that in the day (which is presently near, even at the door) when people are weak and famished in a time of physical and spiritual famine, that those who have lost their own wills, and have come into the Secret Place of the Most High, into the confinement of His perfect will, shall have plenty of the bread of heaven, and a never ending flow of fresh streams of living water and revelation by His Spirit.
[Note Is33:14-16 Heb12:8-11]

[This entire report was composed solely by Cory, with one suggested addition from Robert.]