Letters from George to the Assemblies, Jan 2003
Brent t.: Here are a couple of hand-written letters that The Lord's Servant penned in December-January. Please look up the verses mentioned and marvel at how out of context the quotes and usage of scripture is! One person, very near and dear to me, upon reading the letters, remarked, "Is he on acid?" I am confident that Mr. Geftakys is not abusing psychedelics, but it is entirely possible that he does see things that aren't there.
Keep in mind that these letters have been circulated throughout the Assemblies, but no such letter, phone call, fax or email has been sent to Rachel or Judy. None of the people who have been offended, or slandered by George's efforts to hide his sin have been apologized to. This action, when compared to the concept of repentance as outlined in the scriptures, is worse than a travesty. It is evil, and as such it demonstrates the character of the people responsible for it.
January 3, 2003
Beloved friends in Christ:
Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth…this people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise. Is. 43.18, 19, 21
Beloved, in His all-varied wisdom, which is infinite, don’t look at the past, the old things, but "remember Me"! He gives us a holy expectation, and in that expectation is a new threshold…rivers in the desert… a new abundance. Secondly, …floods upon dry ground… from all our carnal weariness to deliver. Lastly, …a higher commitment…rivers in high places, a way in the wilderness... What is needed these days is a continuous witness for the Lord. It is only in unity that God can work. Those that are …with Me gather; those that are against Me, scatter. The time is short; let us not squander our opportunities. He is revealing great things to us out of His law. The only way we can invoke it is by His great Name. Beloved, let us respond to it! Hallelujah!
Presently, I have a great privilege myself, and the team, to go to China, to refresh and to bring a word in season, to transmit vision in a time of need. The great opportunity to see many come into the kingdom and to gender spiritual care is here, to see life nurture out of death. Enclosed you will find my Winter Journey itinerary. The restrictions on travel are increasingly evident, but as long as there is an open door, the Lord has said "Go!" and I have promised to never say no, for 35 years. …And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached unto all the world, for a witness unto all nations. And then shall the end come. As we see increasing persecution throughout the world, the Lord promises to universalize the proclamation of the gospel. Pray for strong encouragement to the Workers in China and Indonesia.
Dear ones, I want to be available for the Lord’s people in the day of my departure and the day of His coming. Let us not turn back …but endure unto the end. Hold fast the confidence and rejoicing in the hope firm unto the end …hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast unto the end…Mt. 24.13; He. 3.6; 3.14.
These words for now. We’ve been praying for awakening and revival. May these birth pangs bring forth the man-child that will reign with Him. Let us not succumb to the suggestions of the enemy: mistrust, suspicion, discouragement, anger; these are the ways of the destroyer (diabolos). Let us continue on this Winter Journey 2003 to be a phalanx of prayer, a standard before the Throne, rejoicing in strength in serving Jesus, and holding fast to the joy of His heavenly calling.
Under His mercy,
Precious Promises: Mt. 10.16, 22; 2 Thess. 1.5, 11; He. 3.1
December 23, 2002
"We then as Workers together with Him beseech you also that you receive not the grace of God in vain."
For some time I have been in discussion with prominent brethren for the need to discuss the future direction of the Work. With much consideration and prayer I believe the time has arrived. At my present age, 75, and with increasing noticeable health limitations, it is time for younger brethren to take greater responsibility and decision making in the stewardship of this Work. Because of my increased absence in traveling 8 months out of the year, these men have had opportunity to superintend and make important decisions in the Work.
This Work has been such a world-wide blessing, (and trusting that it will continue to do so). In view of these perilous times and the days of spiritual sorrows, we need to stay fully involved, watching and praying always. The greatest importance and need is to maintain the spirit of unity, which has always been the strength of this ministry (Eph. 4:12-13).
I remain available for the Lord’s people and the little flocks in whatever capacity I am needed; to counsel, and to minister as is fit by His direction.
On the weekend of January 11 brethren and I in the Work will sit in conference. The Lord helping us, they will decide the responsibilities and privileges involved. My continuous prayer is that the Lord will give wisdom and mercies and grace for such a task.
With much prayer and joy in serving, I remain your servant: there is joy in serving Jesus – brethren pray for me…
Brother George Geftakys