To the Churches of Red Deer
August 27, 2002
I have been praying and asking the Lord how to go about sharing with you what He has shown me. It has been difficult for me. I have gone over this letter many times and changed it or added to it. I do not want to come across as being harsh or insensitive. But I believe this comes from the Lord's heart. Of course I wondered what will they think and who are you anyway ? The answer is I am His son like all of you and that makes us brothers. I ask only that you consider the subject matter contained in this letter. The Lord may tell you to act, He may say, do nothing. It is not for me to say.
Initially I had hoped to meet with all of you during your weekly gatherings together but I understand you have taken a break from this so I must go to each individually. I do not know most of you and most of you do not know me. So I shared this with Mac Parker who I do know and he encouraged me to proceed.
I realize some of you have heard this before and I know some repentance and intercession has already been done. That's good. But I believe the stronghold remains. The Lord loves our city and wants to set it free.
I do not approach this subject lightly for it is the territory of the enemy and we do not go to war with presumption. But we are being called to pick up the sword. To prepare the way of the Lord. I submit this to you in all humility and I hope and that you will consider and bring it before the Lord.
From studying the history of Red Deer we can see that fraternities had a prominent role in the founding of our city. We have the Freemasons , the Orange Order , the International Order of Foresters , the International Order of Oddfellows and The Order of the Eastern Star. There may have been others, but I did not come across any. The first mention is the Orange Order meeting then the Masonic meeting etc. Those two are my primary focus.
By cross referencing the fraternities lists with the positions of leadership and public office we can see that the 1st School Principal , Crown Prosecutor , Overseer of the town , Justice of the Peace , Solicitor , Banker and Mayor and many Councilmen were all members of one or another fraternity. The Masonic Lodge and the Orange Order being well represented. Even the 1st Dogcatcher was a member. What is also evident by cross referencing is that all of these men were prominent members in their proper churches at that time. Some were even Elders.
Why is this important ?
First of all, all these fraternities are secret societies with oaths and practices that are inconsistent with Biblical Christianity. The Masonic Lodge and Orange Order in particular are full of Egyptian , Babylonian and other pagan deities, symbols and rites. All of which are an abomination to the one true God, Yahweh or Jehovah that we serve and love through His son Jesus Christ. Exod. 20:3, Jer. 25:6 They also are full of symbols and scriptures taken out of context and given new meanings from our very own Bible. We are explicitly warned from doing this in Rev. 22:18-19, Deut. 4:2; 12:32 and Prov. 30:6.
They deliberately lie and mislead new initiates about the meanings of the symbols. As they advance to higher levels they are told, that what they were told at the previous levels was not the real meaning of the symbols either. Only until you get to the highest levels are you told what the true meaning of the rites and symbols are. Enough has been made public by people who have come out of these fraternities for us to know the true meaning of the symbols and rites that we do not have to join them to find out what they are.
One can even read their own publications like Morals and Dogma of the Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry by Albert Pike 33rd degree; The Meaning of Masonry by Arthur Edward Waite 33rd degree; The Spirit of Freemasonry by Foster Bailey 33rd degree; Lost Keys of Freemasonry by Manley P.Hall 33rd where they state straight forwardly what they stand for.
Here are just a few examples:
" The Religion of Freemasonry is not Christian" - Albert Pike 33rd degree Mason and Secretary General of the Supreme Council 33rddegree of the Scottish Rite.
" Man is God in the making…" - Manley P. Hall 33rddegree Mason, Lost Keys of Freemasonry.
" Man is never closer to God than when he kneels, spiritually naked , at the Altar of Freemasonry." - Masonic Services Association series vol. 19 p.14
"To the , Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this , that you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd 31st and 30th Degrees-- The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine."
"Thus the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Good and God of Light , is struggling for humanity against Adonay the God of Darkness and Evil." - Albert Pike 33rd degree , Instructions to World Supreme Councils. Aug 14 1889
"I hereby promise the Great Spirit Lucifer, Prince of Demons, that each year I will bring unto him a human soul to do with as it may please him and in return Lucifer promises to bestow upon me the treasures of the earth and fulfill my every desire for the length of my natural life. If I fail to bring him each year the offering specified above, then my own soul shall be forfeited to him."
Signed ___________ (Invocant signs pact with his own blood.) - Manley P. Hall 33 degree Secret Teachings for All Ages p. 104
It is not my intent here to do an exposé on Freemasonry and it's offshoot the Orange Order. The bottom line is, at it's core it is the worship of Lucifer, the light bearer. This does not become apparent to the initiates until the highest levels are reached as they are on an ever progressing road of gaining more light. Most Masons never bother to go beyond the first three degrees so they are oblivious to this. They don't even bother to read the books I have just quoted from. Nonetheless ignorance is no excuse before God and they and their families are under a curse.
Ezekiel 8: 6 Then He said to me, "Son of man, do you see what they are doing, the great abominations that the house of Israel commits here, to make Me go far away from My sanctuary ? Now turn again, you will see greater abominations." So He brought me to the door of the court; and when I looked there was a hole in the wall. Then He said to me "Son of man, dig into the wall"; and when I dug into the wall there was a door. And He said "Go in , and see the wicked abominations which they are doing there." So I went in and saw, and there--every sort of creeping thing, abominable beasts, and all the idols of the house of Israel, portrayed all around on the walls. And there stood before them seventy men of the elders of the house of Israel, and in their midst stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan. Each man had a censer in his hand ,and a thick cloud of incense went up. Then He said to me ,"Son of man , have you seen what the elders of Israel do in the dark, every man in the room of his idols ? For they say ' The Lord does not see us, the Lord has forsaken the land."...... So He brought me into the inner court of the Lord's house; and there, at the door of the temple of the Lord, between the porch and the altar , were about twenty-five men with their backs toward the temple of the Lord and their faces toward the east, and they were worshiping the sun toward the east.
This is an apt portrayal of what is done in the Lodge. Not only are the people who engage in such activity under a curse, our whole city is under a curse because the founding fathers were mostly Freemasons and they came from the churches. So the positions of civil leadership and spiritual leadership are under a curse. This city is under a curse. But worse than that we are living under the spirit of Freemasonry which is the spirit of the Anti-Christ. Money, position, respect, pride, smugness and spiritual apathy are all part of the spirit of Freemasonry.
No wonder people settle for the status-quo, happily being entertained in their prosperity. How many church splits have we had? Even my own church Four Square died without a whimper. Could some of this be because we are living under a dark cloud ? If revival came do we know what the cost would be ? Do we have any idea what it would look like ? Do we even want it ? I know we say we do, but there will be a cost. Both before to get it and after to keep it.
We should read the covenant we made at the Solemn Assembly June 1st 2001 every day. It's one of the most wonderful things I've ever seen. I know the Lord takes this very seriously. But He says faith without works is dead. He's asking, do you really want Me to come, then prepare yourselves. He is serious. We must repent for the sins of our spiritual forefathers and civil forefathers. But first we must repent for ourselves. Seek the Lord while He may be found.
If I sound a little overly passionate about this, I am. Please forgive me if I have been too exuberant. I'm learning and it is a burden I carry. My only desire is to see His Kingdom rule in my heart and in this city. He wants us to prepare a resting place for His Glory. The Lord wants to deal with this issue now. He will deal with this issue now. He is allowing us time to clean up our own house before He acts.
I love the Lord and I love the Church. And I will lay down my life for both. I stand for you and with you. You are not alone and you were never meant to carry the load by yourselves. I point a finger at the plank in my own eye first. My father was a Shriner and my mother was in the Eastern Star. These curses were on me all my life until I was set free.
My purpose here is to sound the trumpet and do what He has called me to do, so His people and this city can be set free. The conference in Calgary would be a good starting point, primarily September 11th. It would be even better if we did something here. Because I realize not everybody can run off to Calgary.
The Lord is coming. It is precisely because of His Mercy that He hasn't come, because we are not ready. So make yourself ready oh Bride of Christ for your Husband is calling you, and His footsteps are approaching.
Thank you for your consideration.
John McElheran, Red Deer Alberta
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