Last Updated on Tue May 31, 2022 @ 2:14 am
Of the Continuing Confusion series
Confusion of Delusions
So what the good Pastor Rice has been saying is that we should ignore Brother Stair’s deification and his false prophecies and all the things we clearly know have failed and how his words have fallen to the ground, and just (by being willingly blinded) focus on his pet-phrase that he used to magnify himself with – Jesus Christ is coming in your lifetime. Or was that in 1988? Or 2000? Or 2018? Or within six months of my death? Take your pick – Brother Stair did. Now Pastor Rice has.
We love you Pastor Rice but you’re under a strong delusion because you did not have a love to find out or receive the truth (especially in Dec 2004). Instead, you believed the lie you were told by Brother Stair about his watching and airing pornography (2Thes 2:10-11). Sadly, your continuance in this will cause you to be damned ALONG WITH all those following you in this strong delusion (lie) that Brother Stair was a righteous man. Worse than these, you did not help those you could have in 2004 to get Brother Stair the judgment he needed and to turn the Overcomer Ministry around to a path of righteousness.
That they all might be damned who believed not the truth (2Thes 2:11-12). Thus you see, it is not us (the truth seekers) that are the damned as Lord Stair (who has pleasure in unrighteousness) would have you believe but it is those who follow his pernicious ways and believe not the truth (2Pt 2:2; 2Thes 2:12). This is why the way of truth we speak of is evil spoken of (2Peter 2:2).
Confusion of Christ’s
The coming of Jesus Christ didn’t matter to Brother Stair, he didn’t believe in or know a Jesus that was going to judge him for his sexual sins that he persisted in and vehemently refused to repent of – even though he condemned others for these very things. Brother Stair used the coming of Christ as a means of invoking fear and urgency to gain for himself followers, funds, and fannies for his frolicking fun. It served him well all the daze of his life. This is clear from his fruit (Matt 7:15-20).
In the end, Brother Stair replaced Jesus as being greater than Jesus Christ – so who’s coming was he really preaching? If you still don’t know, his grave marker lets us know – “I SHALL RETURN !!”
I, Brother Stair, Shall Return – Not Christ! This gives us the final word on what Brother Stair preached – HIMSELF !!
This choice to inscribe this in stone gives us the final word on what the ongoing Overcomer ministry chooses to preach – Brother Stair’s Return !! Their Christ.
That great ‘I‘ that he called iniquity while pointing the finger at us. Here it is cemented as his own moniker – the man of iniquity. Notice how his followers have not noted the date of his death – again making him a Christ – death isn’t going to hold him to a date. This datelessness is no surprise since the President of the Overcomer, Dennis Larivee does not acknowledge that Stair is dead. Merely asleep.
Perhaps he’s just tired and shagged out following a prolonged squawk and will awake soon. Do you think perhaps these inhabitants are intoxicated with his adulteries (Rev 17:2)? Does this make Brother Stair the beast which once was, now is not, and yet will come (Rev 17:8)? Apparently, it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment – unless that man is R.G. Stair (Heb 9:27). Confusion!!!
A demonic stronghold is any type of thinking that exalts itself above the knowledge of God, thereby giving the devil a secure place of influence in an individual’s thought-life.
The very thought that a Christian cannot be deceived is itself a deception!
It is quite difficult to break the power of religious self-deception.
(The Three Battlegrounds (p. 15, 16), by Francis Frangipane, 1989, Advancing Church Publications)
Confusion of Signs
Brother Stair’s ministry was for the advancement of the sign – and naturally, he was that sign. “The sign must be magnified“ – not Jesus. There was no place for Jesus or His righteousness in Brother Stair’s life or his Overcomer ministry. Those who stood for righteousness and stood against his wickedness found where Brother Stair stood. They were excommunicated. Even his “close friend” Brother Chris was not immune to his casting out the brethren (3Jn 1:10) when Brother Chris stood up for the sisters at the River that Brother Stair was groping, Brother Chris had to go.
The “overcomers” may argue that this “I SHALL RETURN !!“ is referring to Jesus’ last words in Revelation but that’s not what Jesus said, that’s what General MacArthur said. Jesus said “Surely I come quickly“ (Rev 22:20), something Brother Stair boasted that he didn’t do sexually. And yes, Brother Stair loved perverting his pet phrase into a sexual context, as he did most other things in the Dining Hall. This wasn’t something that the financial supporters were going to hear unless they came to the Dining Hall on the special days or visits.
This final inscription in stone is a clear indication of who their returning christ is and what Brother Stair believed about himself as the christ figure. Which should be no surprise when he proclaimed himself greater than Jesus in 2006. And in Jim Jones fashion, Brother Stair said he was the Bible that we needed.
The true Christ has no place in the Overcomer Ministry. It is well named The Overcomer – its purpose is to overcome the saints (Rev 13:7).
Confusion of Messengers
Brother Stair’s epithet should be “I FAILED!!!” That would be the whole truth. Brother Stair failed at being the self-claimed forerunner of Christ, John the Baptizer, and unlike John who condemned Herod for having his brother’s wife – Brother Stair had his brother Dennis’ wife Rose (Lk 3:19). Not only that, Brother Stair taught that it was lawful for him to do so (Mk 6:18). Great fulfillment on his ‘Herod’ part. Epic fail on his ‘John the Baptist’ part.
Thus his claim as the Malachi Messenger (which he stole from Wm Branham, who stole it from Russell) never materialized. He never brought about the restoration of all things as he preached must come to pass. In these, as in most things, Brother Stair did just the opposite. It seems his followers have forgotten his own words that now condemn him when he said if he didn’t fulfill any of his sayings that he would be a false prophet. Now he is left with false followers who don’t even have regard for his own words and thus obey him and depart from his lies.
A better epithet for Brother Stair would be “EPIC FAIL !!!”
Confusion of Leaders
The death of Brother Stair has brought about the apostasy of his Overcomer Ministry as is the pattern for most ministries, especially cults. Heresy breeds apostasy. The heathen raged, now the people will imagine a vain thing (Psalm 2:1). The World Wide Church of God (WCG) – Armstrongism, had the same thing happen after Herbert W. Armstrong’s death when he said Jesus was coming before he died.
The WCG is a cult that Brother Stair proudly studied under for four years and most of Brother Stair’s followers do not know that many of his doctrines, pet phrases, and inflections were taken from Armstrong. So it’s no surprise that Bro Stair never condemned (but rather praised) H.W. Armstrong for his large church and reception by all world leaders. This is something he condemns everyone else for.
Confusion of Know-ledge
The apostasy from Brother Stair’s teachings became manifest and apparent later in 2021 as they began to teach (privately) that the coming of Christ is a mystery – i.e. “nobody knows“. This would also come out in the after Service service. But they will continue to air Brother Stair speaking his old teachings and listeners will not know what the Overcomer has actually changed to believe. For them, it’s either this mystery or someone starts fighting for the new prophet position that will likely not be accepted by the masses – which fighting they are in the midst of now. Whatever happens, they will still want your money.
This ‘nobody knows’ was manifest by the end of the year after Jesus didn’t come in September 2021. Pastor Rice would go on to preach that we don’t know. In less than a year Pastor Rice and Pres. Dennis Larivee have been in a heated verbal battle several times in Services – about which one of them knows what the Prophet said. Ignoring the scripture Of these things put them in remembrance, charging them before the Lord that they strive not about words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers (2Tim 2:14).
So which is it? Do you know or not know? If you don’t know it’s because your Prophet misled you. He spelt it out clearly. Are you ignoring the obvious? Which is that he is a false prophet! He deceived you with vain words (Eph 5:6). Are you missing in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ? Are you barren nor unfruitful in these matters? The answer is simple. These things be NOT in you, NOR abound, and thus you are barren AND unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2Peter 1:8).
Isn’t it amazing that the man that magnified the phrase nobody knows (by mocking it) was the man that didn’t know? He was clueless about his own untimely death, which for most men would be typical but for the great prophet that had to die a certain way at a certain time by a certain man – this was quite unfortunate. No, it was an epic failure and a sign that cemented him as a false prophet.
His lack of understanding should not have surprised us, Proverbs 6:32 told us clearly, whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul (Pr 6:32). [His ‘enemies’ didn’t do it] This is why prophets cannot commit adultery. This is also why Brother Stair was wounded and dishonored and yet he wanted that to be wiped away – against the word of God. A wound and dishonor shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away (Pr 6:33).
Now, his unknownness is transferred to his followers who don’t know that what he said about himself didn’t happen Nor do they know anything about where to go from here. Blindness is now manifest. Sadly, these blind still don’t realize that they are the blind, in a dark room, looking for a black cat – that doesn’t exist (Pr 4:19). This shouldn’t astonish you (Rev 17:6-7). This mystery reminds me of a woman drunk with the blood of the saints (Rev 17:6). You know, that false prophet that spread sexual immorality in the church (Rev 2:20, 14). Or is that a mystery to you?
Babylon The Great
the Mother of Harlots
and Abominations of the Earth
Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!
She has become a home for demons
and a haunt for every evil spirit
Come out of her, My people,
so that you will not share in her sins,
so that you will not receive any of her plagues
In her was found the blood of prophets
and of the saints
(Rev 18:2, 4, 24 NIV84)
Confusion of Scripture
What things? No matter how anyone (like the Overcomer) may claim they have these things, the fruit shows differently. Stick to the Word people! (~Brother Burgess). The things that you have failed in are clearly seen as the same areas that Brother Stair failed in – no matter how he talked the opposite.
All diligence was not given to these things: (2Peter 1:5-8)
- You have not added virtue to your faith
- This is because your faith was in the wrong person. A person without virtue.
- Virtue is not achieved without repentance.
- Then knowledge was not added
- This is because there was no virtue to build knowledge upon.
- Who needed knowledge at the Overcomer when you had to get all your brains from the Prophet?
- Also, knowledge was considered worldly and replaced by revelation which only the Prophet had.
- Then Temperance
- The lack of temperance was displayed almost daily and in every Service.
- The lack of patience was displayed almost daily and in every Service.
- Epic fail on that one
- Brotherly Kindness
- Sisterly kindness on Brother Stair’s part.
- This is not speaking of the perverted love that Brother Stair taught and practiced in his touchy-feely groping, butt slapping, and hugging…. and his forcing himself on women [rape].
No, the Overcomer Ministry failed to ingraft these things into their lives because their Prophet Brother Stair had no need for them. So his teaching was to say he had them but in practice, he was devoid of the truth of them. This same fail will be manifested in the Overcomer as it holds to the Prophet and fails to follow Christ. We have already seen the falling of the house of Stair with the division in the house that will cause it to not stand (Mark 3:25).
Let’s not stop there. Peter is also telling us that he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins (2Peter 1:9). Yep, that’s Brother Stair and his ministry. They not only cannot see afar off but they also cannot look behind them and see what was past and how Brother Stair failed in all his Prophecies.
Thus, sadly, they have not rather given all diligence to make their calling and election sure (2Pt 1:10, 5). For if they did these things, they would have never fallen (2Peter 1:10). Isn’t it amazing how marvelously the actual Word of God fits all these situations with Brother Stair and the Overcomer?
Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God
(2John 1:9 NIV)
This is why our purpose in exposing the truth about Brother Stair and his Overcomer Ministry is just as important as ever (Pr 24:11). What continues in the Overcomer hereafter may do more damage doctrinally (perhaps not sexually) than Brother Stair did. Just as the Branhamites have propagated the lies of William Branham throughout the world to this day. It is now the Stairites turn as they think it their duty before God to proclaim and propagate the Last Day Prophet Seventh Angel Messenger. No matter how the facts and all scriptures are contrary to it.
Confusion of Funds
Pastor Rice was the new voice of the announcements at the Overcomer Ministry until he got pulled after a few months, then returned after discord ensues. He’s asking you to call in your prayer requests (though the prophet isn’t going to pray for you – is he?) and to send your offerings – because apparently the paid-up air time passed when Jesus returns in September and the millions of dollars they now have isn’t enough.
While Brother Stair may have deceived you by saying he didn’t have the love for money, his fruit that lingers (the Overcomer) is showing us that the love of money is unrestrained without a lying tongue to ‘prove’ to us otherwise.
At least Brother Stair would blow the money on air time (and prostitutes), the current regime is just sitting on their nest-egg apparently waiting till Jesus doesn’t come in September so they can consume it on their lusts (Jam 4:3). So send in your hard-earned offerings so they can build bigger barns (Lk 12:16-21).
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Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever? Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God…
“Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,” says the Lord. “And do not touch what is unclean“ (2 Corinthians 6:14-17 NASB95).