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December 17, 2015


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My understanding is that true Christianity is not a religion, but most people who attend church probably think that it is. True Christianity is walking and talking daily with a living Lord. It is about a real, active relationship with God. Our society has framed this idea in such a way that we often might think that only those who "go to church" have a relationship with God, but this idea is man created and does not originate in the Bible or with God. Many expect that their "pastor" has a better relationship with God. This was mans idea and not Gods. Furthermore, people have been trained by generations of society to accept a mindset that there are church members and there are pastors/priests/ministers. They believe this separation was God's idea, but really it was mans. God's intent is that all who serve Him should be ministers, priests and pastors. But our practice walking this out has fallen far short of that which God intended.

Twenty four years ago, I did not consider myself a minister, priest or pastor. I was a church member: a worshiper of God. I was seeking God, voraciously reading my bible and giving myself to prayer. I really wanted to know the truth about God. I was the Father of three daughters. God had called me to go to church: this particular church that met several times a week. So, I was at the place where I knew the voice of God. I was in relationship with Him, but at the time, I thought that church membership was the way you did that. On Sunday, 600 or so gathered in a High School auditorium and I had my regular seat just about in the middle, toward the back, or about 25 rows from the front. At that time, I had not yet preached or been in a pulpit. I had witnessed about my faith a bit but I did not consider myself to be any kind of a full time minister. I was a CPA who had escaped from public accounting into industry. I was a co-chief executive charged with oversight of about two billion dollars of South Florida Real Estate. So, I thought that I knew my place in life. I was a businessman who loved God. I was making good money and doing well in the eyes of the world. But...........I was very serious with God.

Four years prior to that, God had called me to seek Him. One client of mine witnessed to me incessantly and He led me to Christ. So, here I was, four years later, in early 1991, sitting in church as a mere "church member". Suddenly, everything changed for me. I had a vision. I knew my bible. I knew what visions were and that men have had them for thousands of years. Now, suddenly, I was sitting in church, listening to the pastor speak, but I was having this vision. I could see the pastor at the podium, preaching his message, but the vision was adding things to what I was seeing. I saw a pyramid form at a height of about 20 feet over the pastor's head. This pyramid looked to be about 6 feet tall. Then, I saw lines appear on the pyramid in a type of tree fashion, like a corporate organizational chart. I saw names fill those lines: Pastor Dominic's name filled the line at the top of the pyramid. We had three other elders: their names filled lines on the next row. We had seven deacons: their names filled the lines on the third row. Then, Jesus appeared, standing to the left of the pyramid, hovering in the air. He had a club in his hand. (just like the one Bam Bam had in "The Flintstones") He looked kindly at me, directly in my eyes, then he looked at the pyramid and became visibly angry. Then he looked back at me and declared, "I did not build this thing". He turned back and beat that pyramid to dust. The vision ended.

That vision put me into the ministry more than any other event. It became what I refer to as my "Defining Vision" on my website. God gave me the mission to explain to the church that bears His name that He, Jesus, is returning to destroy it because it not doing what He told it to do, in the manner He gave for it to do it. It is a THING to Him, not His body. I have written about this vision many other times and I have said a great deal more about it, but I do not think that I ever emphasized before that when I had this vision, I was NOT A MINISTER! At least not in my own eyes. I was a BUSINESSMAN. I was a church goer, and so you would have said that I was religious, but I was one of those sitting in the pews, doing the listening. I was not one of those given to making noise in the church. God did not select a religious, seminary graduate for this commission. He gave this commission to me: a man with no religious pedigree and very few religious words. I am still a BUSINESSMAN....who loves Jesus!

I know that many who might read this vision might wonder: will God destroy all the churches? I know that there must be men and women who have tender hearts; who love God more than money or possessions. There must even be those to whom we attach the "clergy" label who will be able to avoid the judgement that Jesus is bringing to the thing called church. Surely, they must exist, somewhere? If you are a pastor in one of these churches, I would most earnestly recommend that you seek the Lord now about how to get out of trouble with Him! Here in America, the body has become a business. The world calls that "The Oldest Profession". Americans have been very deft to export this thing called church around the globe. Wherever Jesus finds it, He will smash it to dust! Today, we have many who are called prophets. They sell books and DVD's. They organize their television appearances and manage their multi-million dollar budgets. They travel their church circuits, preaching to the faithful. I tend to doubt whether they are really prophets.

Bible prophets were sent by God when God had a controversy with His people. God always sent prophets to explain just where God's people were going wrong and that God himself would destroy them if they did not turn around. God's people always killed their prophets. God has raised up other men at times of reformation: Moses, Paul and Martin Luther to name a few. These men were true apostles. They were trail blazers. They showed God's people the way to walk out of darkness and into greater light of God. Today, we need both types. Nevertheless, I regard no man as a prophet today if that man does not carry the message to the church as it is constituted and organized with its Senior Pastor who carries out principally all speaking duties and makes almost all critical decisions that Jesus Christ will bring about the destruction of all such churches. Jesus Christ himself will oversee the destruction of the church, the THING that bears His name. How can any man be a prophet if he does not carry that message? How can any other prophetic message be of real value if it is true that Jesus is coming to destroy this church, which has become a harlot? When all of this transpires, you will know who the true prophets of this generation were, and they were few: very few.

So, what is next? Where are we to go from here? Yes, Jesus is going to destroy this thing, but will we have a true, real remnant? Will they gather together in any way? There are many, I believe, who can see the truth of what I have written. But the house assembly movement seems to be stuck in the mud. People have not yet figured out how to meet together. I see the people of God, as it were, wandering around in a fog. It is as though there are people who are so thirsty for something real of God that they might be compared to a man, lost in the desert, looking for water. The man thinks he has found an oasis, yet it turns out to be a mirage. Many have lost hope. Some years ago, people were willing to come out of the harlot church, yet they were not willing to get the tendencies of the harlot church out of themselves, so they carried those tendencies into their house assemblies. They still longed to turn the house assembly into a house church and they definitely could not live without their Senior Pastor. It has, for the most part, lacked love, faith and power. The world system has not crumbled yet, to such an extent, as to provoke a response from most. So, what we have presently is the zombie, walking dead church. So far, nothing much of the real, living thing has emerged.

Four years ago, the Lord revealed to me that we are going to have a re-enacted French Revolution. During that time more than two hundred years ago, there was a complete attack by the masses against all the "haves" of French culture. We have not seen very much of that so far, but there are some rumblings. Things are beginning to happen. Change is in the wind here late in 2015. I have written and spoken before, many times, that Babylon is political, financial and religious: it is an amalgamation! Where you see a harlot church, it is inseparably connected to national politics through the entire 501c3 tax exemption system and it is most definitely connected to money and the desire for wealth. Politically, no one has cast their vote yet in America, but public opinion polls are suggesting that the average American appears to be ready to throw out their political overlords. Non political men and women are leading in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination, and that prospect continues to endure, much to the dismay of the professional political class. Since there is a connection between the branches of the Babylonian tree, I believe that here, in America, we will now see the total downfall of our religious overlords as well. The re-enactment of the French Revolution has begun.

Here, I will tell you in bullet form, what I expect to take shape as God brings about the restoration of the remnant true assembly of Jesus Christ. I will add more to it over time as I pray for God to give me vision regarding how we are to meet together during a time of general anarchy, violence and rebellion. I see these things will transpire:


  • Small groups will form, made up of those who love Jesus. I expect these groups to comfortably fit into homes. They will number from 2 to 40 members.
  • The members of these small groups will, primarily, devote their time to worship and to long periods of prayer for everyone who has need. People will pray for one another. They will pray with great urgency brought on by privation, need and trouble. Such groups will have to carry out these activities until the presence of God fills the house.
  • Teaching will be in the form of very small, discussion groups that will break off from the large groups. There will be a severe distrust of any man who would attempt to be a teacher over a great number of people in that day.
  • People will break bread together but that will not be the main focus. Rather, the spiritual meal will be the one that is the most hungered after.
  • Real love must take hold and grow in these groups. The members must be willing to help one another with this world's goods.
  • The true assembly will resemble a support group more than a church. People are going to be the walking wounded: both physically and emotionally. The assembly is going to have to pray through until we gain the power to heal broken people.
  • We need these groups yesterday but will we see them arise in any great number before privation and suffering take hold? The overlords are being cast down now! Is it not now then time to show God's true alternative to the harlot church pastor king? I do not know, but my wife and I are already holding such a meeting. We are doing more prayer and worship than anything else. We will share the teachings here as they come forth.



    Stephen L. Bening
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