Last Updated on October 6, 2020
Having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage (Jude 1:16)
We witness this with cases of the use of William Branham, A.A. Allen, David Epley, Ray Pringle, David Terrell, Leonard Ravenhill, David Wilkerson, Bro Kirk Higby, Richard Rives, Craig Mack, Jack Coe, Dumitru Duduman, Monte Judah, Jackie, and many others. Brother Stair heralds their names or his interactions with them for the advantage it gains him and the credibility that he gains from it. Having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage (Jude 1:16).
What are the sins (signs) of men who do this?
Jude says they have, ungodly deeds they have done in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh and cruel things ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.” (Jude 1:15) They do ungodly things in an ungodly way. They speak harsh and cruel things against God (through His people).
These Be They
These people are [habitual] murmurers, griping and complaining, following after their own desires [controlled by passion]; (These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; [KJV]). they speak arrogantly, [pretending admiration and] flattering people to gain an advantage (their mouth speaketh great swelling words [KJV]) (Jude 1:16 AMP).
Jude defines these advantage gainers with the same words (the same deeds) which define Brother Stair, as is witnessed by his words and dealings heard on his Farm daily and in his Servies weekly. Don’t be fooled by Brother Stair pointing the finger at his congregation placing these very accusations upon them – that is a smokescreen. What we all have clearly witnessed from the mouth of Brother Stair (not from his congregation) are these very attributes Jude defines.
Jude goes further to define these men as Mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit (Jude 1:18-19). Why even Brother Stair claims that he himself is mocking us and that this is the Last Time. His is a ministry that teaches separation from the world. Many witnesses have declared his sensuality and lusts.
This advantage gaining is also seen in the use of phone calls and messages that are replayed that are gushing all over the prophet and how great he is. This is the use of persons for gaining the advantage of their accolades lavished upon the one seeking to gain an advantage (Jude 1:16).
We have all heard Bro Stair’s use of naming admired persons to back himself up and give him credibility and validation. Certainly, we should put God in it and understand that one of the men Jude is talking about here is clearly Brother Stair. Unless we don’t have ears to hear or eyes to see (Mk 8:18).
The year 2000 was another hallmark for the Overcomer Ministry and this time period was used to merchandise God’s people and ‘Christian’ patriots to flee to the Overcomer Farm for protection from the soon-coming apocalypse and/or Jesus’ return that was to take place on or before the year 2000. This brought in a new batch of people to use for advantage.
Before 2000 there were many patriot radio shows, books, and much hoopla about it being a time to get prepared for. This was used by Brother Stair as he would interview these men, sell their books, sell shortwave radios, and much of his show was talking about these news events – and mingling them with scripture.
There was much personal advantage gained from these patriot persons – and much money gained through books and shortwave radios. This was also Brother Stair’s greatest time of filling the Farm when he had his largest Community (over 200) and many satellite Communities (over 12).
Much advantage was gained by merchandising men like Tim Cohen, Alex Jones, Jim Searcy, Monte Judah, Charles Skinner, Richard Rives, Milton Green, James Lloyd, Texe Marrs, Richard Yerby, Bro Kirk Higby, Craig Mack, Jack Coe, Dumitru Duduman, and many more – most of whom he would later turn against. And there is always the exploiting of names in the radio business; Robin at Paragon, Adam Lock at WWCR, Allan Weiner at WBCQ (and the Ship Fury stories), and many more that are long gone that are supposed to impress us.
What Jude is talking about in his short chapter is warning us of certain men, men with these signs. So we will look at some more of the signs that Jude shows us earlier that these men exhibit.
- They have crept in unawares (Jude 1:4). We don’t actually know where they come from aside from their stories. Bro Stair boasts that he was raised out of obscurity, fulfilling this scripture.
- They are ordained (Jude 1:4). [These first two are covered in more detail halfway through the article Dividing Christ.]
- They turn the grace of our God into lasciviousness [behavior that expresses a strong desire for sexual activity]. In so doing they deny that Jesus’ death bought them and freed them from sin (Jude 1:4; Rom 6:1-2; 2Pt 2:1).
- These men teach that they will be spared God’s wrath for their sins because they are God’s special saved anointed (Jude 1:5-7; Acts 8:9).
- They Dream filthy things, Defile the flesh, Despise dominion (sovereignty or control of anyone other than themselves), Speak evil of dignities (those worthy of honor or respect [Christ’s Body]) (Jude 1:8)
- They are among you in your Feasts and they move without fear (Jude 1:12). [This is covered in more far more detail in Dividing Christ.
- They rage. They wonder about (Jude 1:13).
These works deny the Lord. Those who do these things deny the Lord (2Pt 2:1; Jude 1:4).