May  11,  2012     Afshin,     When  I  last  saw  you  in  August  of  2011,  you  asked  me

 to  write  a  letter  to  you  so  that   you  could  know  how  you  had  offended  me  and  could  therefore  apologize.    It  has   taken  me  until  now  to  unravel  the  intricate  web  of  feelings,  facts  and  fiction  that  had   gripped  me.    Although  I  knew  the  facts  of  what  happened,  I  could  not  begin  to   understand  or  make  sense  of  any  of  it  without  sitting  for  hours  (days,  weeks)  with   the  Word  of  God  and  asking  the  Hoy  Spirit,  ‘Help  me  understand  what  happened?’    It   is  His  Word  that  has  pierced  the  darkness.     What  I  have  realized  is  that  I  owe  you  many  apologies.    I  have  not  stood  up  for   truth  in  the  way  that  I  should  have.    I  was  wrong.    I  am  truly  sorry.         Afshin,  I  was  beguiled,  inveigled.     A  few  weeks  ago,  while  trying  to  find  words,  to  put  to  what  has  gone  on,  I  found  I   didn’t  need  to.    I  opened  my  Bible,  and  saw  that:         It  is  written:  
(Matt 7:15- 27) You Will Know Them by Their Fruits 15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them. I Never Knew You 21 “ Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name? ’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness! ’ Build on the Rock 24 “ Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. 26 “ But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

Because  my  house  is  built  on  the  solid  foundation  of  my  Lord  Jesus  Christ,  the  Living   God,  it  has  not  fallen,  Afshin.    It  has  suffered  severe  damage  due  to  cracks  and  faults   –  areas  of  both  pain  and  deception  -­‐  that  did  not  line  up  with  the  Word  of  God,  but  it   has  not  been  destroyed.    The  trouble  was,  I  neglected  to  ‘beware  of  false  prophets’.    I   had  never  really  seen  one  up  close  and  personal  before,  so  I  wasn’t  exactly  sure       1  

what  a  ‘ravenous  wolf  in  sheep’s’  clothing  would  look  like.    I  listened  to  the  ‘Lord,   Lord’;  I  ‘saw  you  cast  out  demons  and  perform  many  miracles,’  but  I  did  not  follow  His   example  of  departing  –  separating  myself  from  ‘you  who  practice  lawlessness’.    I  was   deceived  into  thinking  that  I  needed  to  stand  beside  you  -­‐  no  matter  what.       Let  me  bring  to  your  memory  what  I  mean  by  that.     You  had  been  acquainted  with  my  husband  Stan  for  many  years  already  as  he  had   often  provided  you  with  gospel  materials  for  your  ministry.    Though  we  lived  in   Edmonton  at  the  time,  we  had  come  out  to  Vancouver  for  a  holiday.    The  day  you   and  I  met,  Stan  &  I  had  lunch  with  you  at  the  Boathouse  in  English  Bay.  I  listened  in   rapt  amazement  to  your  testimony  of  your  encounter  with  ‘Jesus’.      Wow!    What  a   miracle.    I  saw  your  passion  for  the  lost!    I  could  relate.    I  was  tired  of  people  talking   the  talk  and  not  walking  the  walk.    You  asked  us  about  our  son  and  told  us  that  you   had  been  praying  for  him  a  lot  –  somehow  God  had  put  a  burden  for  him  on  your   heart  when  Stan  had  mentioned  some  of  Trevor’s  struggles  to  you  a  few  years   earlier.    Wow!    Someone  I  didn’t  even  know  who  cared  about  my  kid,  and  had  been   praying  for  him!    You  played  upon  my  heartstrings  in  perfect  harmony,  Afshin  –   something  I  saw  you  do  time  and  again  with  others  in  the  days  that  followed.     Let  me  back  up,  so  you  recall  the  state  I  was  in  when  we  met…the  events  that  lead   up  to  this  time.     Stan  and  I  had  been  married  for  28  years.    We  both  came  from  Christian  families,   and  had  made  commitments  to  Christ  early  in  life,  but  had  walked  very  different   paths  since  then.    My  faith  had  always  been  very  real  to  me,  and  my  dedication  to   serving  the  Lord  with  my  whole  heart  came  very  early  in  life.    When  I  was  12  years   old,  I  signed  a  card  –  and  meant  it  with  everything  inside  me  that  I  would  do   ‘Anything,  Anytime,  Anywhere’  God  required.    Though  it  was  not  a  straight  road  –   bumps  along  the  way,  that  has  always  been  my  heart  –  but  then,  you  already  know   that.    My  passion  was  to  share  ‘Jesus’  with  the  world…to  reach  the  nations…but  you   already  know  that  too.     Stan’s  journey  was  different.    While  I  always  knew  there  was  a  desire  to  honor  God   and  walk  in  His  ways,  and  a  heart  of  compassion  that  showed  up  on  occasion;  self   interest  was  firmly  his  priority  so  there  were  areas  in  his  life  that  up  until  this  time,   he  had  never  found  victory  over.    Stan’s  world  revolved  around  Stan  &  his  own   desires.    Six  years  into  our  marriage,  he  confessed  to  me  that  he  had  been  unfaithful,   and  had  been  using  drugs  for  the  whole  year  prior.    I  was  devastated.    Like  a  tornado   had  just  blown  by,  my  life  was  in  complete  shambles  in  a  matter  of  moments.    But  I   must  forgive.    The  Bible  told  me  so.         We  went  to  our  pastor  for  help.    He  didn’t  know  what  to  do  with  us.    (Several  years   later  we  found  out  he  was  having  an  affair  with  his  secretary)    We  carried  on.         2  

Seven  months  later,  I  found  out  the  affair  and  the  drugs  had  continued.    We  had  tried   the  church  for  help  and  found  none.    We  sought  help  from  Betty  Ford  Center  (Drug   Rehab).    He  repented.    I  must  forgive.    The  Bible  told  me  so.    We  carried  on.     A  year  later,  Stan  felt  the  Lord  speaking  to  him  about  making  his  life  count…doing   things  that  would  have  eternal  value.    When  we  were  invited  to  join  Campus   Crusade  for  Christ  (with  full  knowledge  disclosed  of  his  past  struggles),  I  was   overjoyed.    Finally  we  would  serve  the  Lord  together.         As  you  know,  Afshin,  although  the  desire  was  there,  Stan  never  found  the  victory   over  his  own  self-­‐interests  &  passions,  and  so  the  cycle  repeated  itself  several  more   times  –  but  now  we  were  in  ministry,  so  it  affected  so  many  more  people.    He  went   to  the  leadership  of  Campus  Crusade  for  Christ  and  confessed  what  had  happened,   willing  for  discipline  and  help.    They  immediately  asked  for  his  resignation,  and  that   was  the  end  of  that.    Not  one  ounce  of  help  to  a  fallen  brother.    My  ministry  was   ripped  from  me  without  even  a  good-­‐bye!    Once  again,  Stan  went  to  the  pastor  of  the   church  we  attended  and  told  him  everything,  asking  for  help.    Although  we   continued  to  attend  there  faithfully,  for  the  next  4  months,  the  pastor  never  even   once  asked  about  it  again.    He  never  even  called  to  see  if  I  was  ok…  to  see  if  we  were   still  together.    But,  I  must  forgive.    70  x  7.    The  Bible  told  me  so.    My  Bible  became  my   lifeline  like  never  before.    I  clung  to  the  Word  of  God  when  the  rest  of  the  world  had   let  me  down.    But  this  time,  I  drew  the  line  clearly  in  the  sand.    No  more.    I  would   forgive,  but  our  marriage  would  be  over  if  it  ever  happened  again!    There  was  never   a  question  in  either  of  our  minds  that  I  meant  it.     Then,  in  February  of  2008,  17  years  past  the  last  incident  of  infidelity  that  I  knew  of,   and  just  7  weeks  before  I  met  you,  Afshin,  Stan  again  confessed  to  me  that  he  had   been  unfaithful  -­‐  only  now  it  was  with  hundreds  of  women  around  the  world,  and   that  not  only  had  it  continued  all  of  the  years  in  between,  it  had  also  been  going  on   before  the  incidents  that  I  had  known  of.         How  actually  does  one  deal  with  that?    How  does  one’s  brain  actually  process   that????    It  was  so  huge,  I  couldn’t  begin  to  comprehend  what  to  do  with  it  all.    It  is   only  now,  as  I  begin  to  untangle  this  current  mess  of  lies,  that  God  is  showing  me   truths  in  Scripture  that  I  have  misunderstood  all  of  these  years.    Let  me  explain.     My  entire  married  life  I  had  lived  with  a  lie.    The  magnitude  of  what  had  happened   was  beyond  comprehension.    And  yet…the  repentance  was  real  this  time.    There  was   a  brokenness  and  vulnerability  in  Stan  that  I  had  not  seen  before.    I  felt  the  Lord   saying  that  while  I  had  a  right  to  leave,  He  had  a  better  plan.    The  last  chapter  wasn’t   written.    I  chose  to  stay.     Although  we  attended  church  in  Edmonton  where  we  had  lived  for  the  previous  8   years,  we  were  not  closely  connected  with  a  local  church  at  the  time,  and  besides,   ‘the  church’  in  general  had  let  us  down  time  and  time  again.    As  a  matter  of  fact,   while  Campus  Crusade  for  Christ  (now  Power  to  Change)  accepted  Stan’s       3  

resignation  upon  his  confession,  little  help  was  offered  there  either.    No  one  seemed   to  have  the  answers  to  help  him  overcome  the  sin  that  had  enslaved  him.    Rather   they  washed  their  hands  of  him  in  a  hurry.     (Just  so  you  know,  there  remains  no  bitterness  in  my  heart  toward  ‘the  Church’,   pastors,  or  Christian  leaders  –  I  am  stating  the  facts  as  they  happened.    While  they   were  less  than  helpful  than  they  could  or  should  have  been,  the  truth  remains  -­‐  the   Church  is  the  Bride  of  Christ  –  imperfect  as  she  is  –  and  clearly,  by  the  story  I  tell,   Christ  is  in  the  process  of  refining  all  of  us  who  are  a  part  of  it.  Their  failures  are  no   greater  than  mine.)     Two  years  earlier,  Stan  had  taken  ill,  and  we  had  just  recently  discovered  that  he   had  contracted  Hepatitis  C  and  thus  could  no  longer  work.    After  much  prayer,  I   joined  a  Real  Estate  Investment  Network,  and  began  diligently  educating  myself  in   this  field.  I  looked  at  many  properties,  examining  them  from  every  angle,  doing  all  of   the  due  diligence  to  make  sure  it  was  a  good  investment.  Having  married  at  19,  and   had  our  first  child  at  21,  I  had  been  a  mom  most  of  my  married  life,  so  the  learning   curve  was  great.     At  lunch  with  you  that  day  at  the  Boathouse,  in  March  of  2008,  as  the  three  of  us  sat   looking  out  over  the  bay,  you  will  recall,  you  asked  us  if  we  would  be  interested  in   investing  in  a  house  you  had  bought  with  a  few  partners,  to  renovate  and  flip.    The   partnership  had  fallen  through  and  you  needed  new  investors.    My  first  response   was  ‘no’  –  not  in  North  Vancouver  (one  of  the  most  expensive  places  in  Canada).     Renovating  and  flipping  was  not  the  strategy  I  had  learned,  and  I  knew  only  what   you  had  told  us  about  yourself  over  lunch  (impressive  as  that  was).     “No  pressure  -­‐  just  come  and  look,”  you  said.    We  did.    It  was  nothing  to  write  home   about.    Very  over-­‐priced.    Beautiful  view.    Potential,  but…a  lot  of  unknowns…     We  went  back  to  your  home  in  the  next  block  for  tea.    In  a  moment  of  openness  and   vulnerability,  Stan  opened  his  heart  to  you,  and  shared  the  brokenness  in  his  own   life  thus  exposing  the  very  wounded  state  we  were  in.    You  listened  with   compassion,  and  an  understanding  we  had  not  seen  in  a  pastor  or  anyone  else  for   that  matter,  before.    With  a  tender  heart  and  a  rare  openness  (in  our  experience)   you  shared  a  different  part  of  your  story  –  one  of  how  after  encountering  ‘Jesus’  and   after  seeing  many  miracles  of  which  you  had  already  told  us  quite  a  few,  still  you   failed.      You  gave  us  a  rough  sketch  of  how  after  coming  to  Canada,  meeting  and   marrying  Mellissa,  you  had  seriously  fallen  for  a  few  years,  living  a  life  of  adultery  &   drugs.    You  then  spoke  of  your  life  now,  and  how  Mellissa  had  forgiven  you,  God  had   restored  you,  and  many  had  endorsed  and  supported  your  current  ministry  –  in  just   a  few  short  years.    Wow!    Maybe  there  was  hope.    Maybe  God  had  ordained  this  day.     Maybe  this  wasn’t  just  a  passing  encounter!    Maybe  someone  really  could  help  Stan.     Maybe  you  were  the  help  God  had  sent.    God  knows  I  had  been  crying  buckets  of   tears  for  many  years.    How  could  I  ignore  it  if  this  was  His  answer?    Perhaps  we   were  supposed  to  invest  in  your  project  –  that  would  keep  us  close  where  you  could       4  

minister  to  Stan.    (No  one  else  did!)    After  all,  God  often  asked  people  to  do  strange   things  to  accomplish  His  purposes  –  Abraham  –  ‘leave  everything  and  go  where  I  tell   you’,  Jeremiah  –  ‘go  buy  a  field  –  even  though  you  are  about  to  go  into  captivity  by   the  Babylonians’,  Ezekiel  –  ‘lay  on  your  left  side  for  390  days  –  then  roll  over  and  lay   on  your  right  side  for  40  more  days!’    …the  list  goes  on  and  on.    ‘His  ways  are  higher   than  my  ways’.     ‘God,  please  continue  to  give  me  wisdom.  I  can’t  afford  to  make  a  mistake!’  I  prayed.           Stan  &  I  prayed  about  it  together  and  agreed.    Yes  we  should  do  this.    And  so  we  did.     A  leap  of  faith.    No  home  inspection.    No  checking  your  references  at  all.    Knowing   pretty  much  only  what  you  had  told  us  about  yourself  in  one  afternoon.    Yes!    Just   your  word.    After  all,  you  were  clearly  a  man  of  God.    I  didn’t  need  to  doubt  your   integrity  at  all.    You  had  seen  ‘Jesus’!    You  had  prayed  for  miracles  &  watched  them   happen!    No  one  who  has  actually  seen  ‘Jesus’  could  remain  dishonest  –  could  they?     Hmmm.     I  wrote  up  a  joint-­‐venture  agreement  –  a  novel  idea  to  you  –  so  that  we  would  have   no  misunderstandings.    It  was  a  crazy  week  getting  everything  together.  There  was  a   flurry  of  activity  as  I  did  my  best  to  be  sure  I  had  thought  of  everything.  I  was  afraid.     What  if  we  were  making  a  mistake?    But  we  had  prayed.    And  agreed.    It  must  just  be   my  lack  of  faith.    The  night  we  signed  the  papers  at  the  lawyers,  I  finally  had  a  longer   time  of  quiet  rest  with  the  Lord.     Let  me  remind  you,  Afshin,  that  the  part  of  the  story  I  am  about  to  relay  is  pivotal  as   everything  that  happened  subsequently  was  anchored  in  it.    I’ll  just  tell  it  as  it   happened.     I  sat  in  my  bedroom  reading  my  Bible.  I  began  to  pray  and  as  I  did,  I  just  set  aside  all   of  my  agenda,  and  asked  God  what  was  on  His  heart.    So  often  I  come  to  Him  with  all   of  my  cares  and  concerns.    That  night,  I  just  wanted  to  hear  His  heart  …  what   mattered  to  Him.    The  only  thing  that  kept  coming  to  me  was  one  word  –  ‘Afshin’.    I   thought  that  I  just  couldn’t  concentrate,  so  I  just  kept  asking  and  trying  to  put  out  of   my  mind  the  events  of  the  week.    The  only  thing  that  kept  coming  to  me  was  one   word  –  ‘Afshin’.    I  finally  just  gave  up  and  went  to  sleep,  thinking  I  was  just  too  tired   and  had  too  much  going  on  in  my  brain.     In  the  middle  of  the  night,  I  woke  up  with  these  words  that  I  thought  were  from  God   in  my  mind.      I  believed  they  came  in  answer  to  my  query  &  did  not  even  think  to   ‘test  the  spirits’  as  John  warns  us  to.    “Brenda,  Afshin  is  in  great  danger,  and  His   enemy  is  the  Prince  of  Persia.”    I  may  as  well  have  sat  bolt  upright  in  bed.    It  made   sense,  given  your  stated  passion  for  the  Muslims,  but  the  reality  and  the  seriousness   did  not  escape  me.    “That’s  really  big!”  I  said  in  my  mind  to  the  Lord,  knowing  what  I   know  about  the  Prince  of  Persia.    I  had  studied  Daniel.    This  is  no  small  enemy!    “He’s   a  bug!”  I  sensed  the  Lord  saying  -­‐  meaning  he  is  nothing  compared  to  God!    Well  that   was  true.           5  

  I  got  up  and  began  to  write  out  what  I  sensed  the  Lord  was  saying.    Most  of  it  was  for   you,  but  contained  in  it  was  a  clear  command  that  I  had  been  sent  to  ‘cover  your   back’  and  that  we  were  to  ‘fight  back  to  back’  like  in  Nehemiah  where  they  fought   with  their  swords  in  one  hand  and  their  tools  in  the  other,  fighting  the  enemy  while   rebuilding  the  walls  of  Jerusalem.    While  I  had  no  idea  what  all  it  meant,  I  took  it  to   mean  that  there  was  a  physical  (the  house)  element  to  working  together,  as  well  as  a   spiritual  (praying  and  possibly  ministry)  element.    There  was  much  more  in  the   message,  but  the  anchor  point  for  me  was  that  I  had  been  sent  by  God,  to  do  a  job,   and  I  must  remain  at  my  station,  until  He  told  me  otherwise.    I  have  believed  so   strongly  that  this  was  true,  that  if  someone  had  held  a  gun  to  my  head,  telling  me  to   renounce  it,  I  would  have  said,  ‘Pull  the  trigger.’         I  believe  that  while  the  groundwork  had  been  laid,  step-­‐by-­‐step  from  our  first   encounter,  this  was  the  time  at  which  I  was  truly  bewitched  –  mesmerized  -­‐   captivated.         Although  subsequently,  I  spoke  often  to  you  of  the  things  I  saw  that  did  not  line  up   with  the  Word  of  God,  I  stayed  &  prayed,  based  on  that  moment.     While  things  seemed  to  begin  well,  and  there  did  seem  to  be  good  things  happening   all  along  the  way,  there  were  also  things  that  went  horribly  wrong.    Things  for  which   I  should  have  taken  a  stronger  stand  -­‐  things  that  clearly  do  not  and  did  not  line  up   with  Scripture.       As  I  look  back,  I  realize  that  two  things  played  into  my  response.         First,  I  had  already  been  conditioned  to  ‘forgive’  and  carry  on  through  my  28  years   of  marriage  -­‐  to  pray  for  Stan  but  stand  beside  him  no  matter  what  –  I  had  made  a   commitment  &  I  wasn’t  going  to  falter  –  God  would  have  to  change  him  because  I   sure  knew  I  could  not!       Secondly,  I  had  already  been  unwittingly  seduced  by  the  mesmerizing  spirit  you   carry  with  you,  evidenced  by  the  lack  of  my  characteristic  due  diligence  regarding   the  house.  I  had  let  my  guard  down.    Your  words  had  convinced  me  that  you  were  a   'man  of  God’.       So…how  have  you  offended  me?    Two  things  come  to  mind.     1. You  have  defied  (refused  to  obey,  or  challenged  to  combat)  the  very  name  of   the  Living  God!    You  have  testified  to  the  world  that  you  belong  to  (the  Name   above  every  name)  ‘Jesus’  Christ  –  the  great  “I  AM”,  and  subsequently  lived   an  egregiously  contrary  testimony,  performing  your  evil  deeds  and  perverse   actions  while  covering  yourself  with  the  name  ‘I  AM…’.               6  

It  is  written:  

 Exodus 20:7
7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

  Beyond  that,  you  &  I  both  know  that  you  defied  His  holiness  by  co-­‐opting  His   very  own  memorial  name  for  your  own  use  in  the  ministry  (I  AM  thirsty)  that   we  began  together.           It  is  written:    Exodus 3:14 – 16
14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you. ’” 15 Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations. ’ 16 Go and gather the elders of Israel together, and say to them, ‘The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared to me, saying, “I have surely visited you and seen what is done to you in Egypt;

  Just  so  you  know,  Afshin,  I  AM  ‘has  surely  visited  and  seen  what  has  been  done   to’  His  Bride  (His  church)  in  North  Vancouver  &  around  the  world!     Only  now,  as  the  puzzle  comes  together  piece  by  piece,  do  I  realize  this  with   utter  horror.    (I  haven’t  seen  the  puzzle  box  yet,  but  the  picture  gets  clearer   every  day!)    It  was  while  carrying  this  name,  that  most  of  the  accounts   following  my  2nd  point  took  place.       1. You  have  defiled  (desecrated  or  profaned  something  sacred,  violated  the  chastity   of)  the  Bride  (His  Church)  of  I  AM  –  ‘Jesus’  Christ,  evidenced  by  both  doctrines  &   deeds  and  surrounded  by  a  cloud  of  mesmerizing,  seducing  &  controlling   spirits  that  work  in  tandem  with  you.       I  did  not  realize  I  was  so  unprepared  for  battle.    I  was  not  even  recognizing  the   enemy  so  how  could  I  fight?    I  thought  the  enemy  was  ‘out  there’,  not  beside  me.     It  is  written:  
Eph 6:11-18   11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; 18 praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints—

 

   

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Titus 1:10,11,13-16 10 For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, 11 whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain. 13 … Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith, 14 not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth. 15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. 16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

 

I  apologize  Afshin,  because  I  believed  you  to  be  a  Brother,  I  should  have  ‘rebuked   you  sharply’  numerous  times,  that  ‘you  may  be  sound  in  the  faith’.    But  I  did  not.    I   truly  regret  that  I  did  not.     The  things  listed  below,  Afshin,  progressively  got  worse  over  time,  patterns  of   ungodliness  –  not  just  occasional  events  -­‐  which  are  your  ways.    I  spoke  the  truth   often,  but  not  sharply  enough.  While  I  could  see  what  was  going  on,  the  mesmerizing   &  controlling  spirits  seemed  to  shut  my  mouth.  I  watched  things  happen  but  seemed   helpless  to  do  anything  about  it.    I  know  now  the  power  would  have  been  in   speaking  the  Word  of  God  just  as  it  is  written:   It  is  written:     Proverbs 6:16-19
These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:  A proud look,  A lying tongue,  Hands that shed innocent blood,  A heart that devises wicked plans,  Feet that are swift in running to evil,  A false witness who speaks lies,  And one who sows discord among brethren.

Some  of  the  fruit  of  the  deceptive  spirit  at  work  was  evident  in  the  following:       Perversity  in  speech       It  is  written:  
Prov 8:13 13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And  the perverse mouth I hate.

  o Repeating  foul  jokes      

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o Using  filthy  language  –  a  stream  of  filth  when  you  were  angry  with  my   husband  Stan,  your  brother  Babak,  your  wife  Mellissa,  your  sister-­‐in-­‐ law  Desiree  when  challenged  for  your  behavior   o Coarse  talk  -­‐  I  recall  overhearing  you  tell  one  man  a  story  –  (to  which  I   challenged  you)  that  should  never  be  repeated  in  any  context   whatsoever   o Sexual  connotation  to  everything   o Mocking  other  pastors,  churches,  seminaries  (as  legalistic,  religious   spirit,  cemeteries)   o Mocking  believers  in  general  who  are  (in  your  words)  “in  a  box”   (having  high  moral  standards)  speaking  of  them  as  having  a  ‘religious   spirit’  or  ‘legalistic’   o Telling  those  who  had  not  had  serious  moral  failure  that  their  “perfect   record”  was  their  biggest  downfall  (to  at  least  one  of  the  girls  you   molested)   o Telling  the  girls  that  they  must  “learn  to  flirt”  (use  whatever  they  have   to  get  what  they  want)   o Telling  the  girls  what  you  thought  their  “biggest  asset”  was   (physically)   o Speaking  freely  of  your  sexual  encounters  involving  both  your  wife   and  others  –  in  great  detail  –  with  many  different  people  –  including   young  men  and  women  who  you  were  (are)  ‘counseling’  –  mentoring   –  discipling???   o Extreme  verbal  abuse  of  Mellissa  &  the  children  –  this  deeply   concerns  me  with  regard  to  what  this  has  done  to  both  their  physical   &  emotional!   o Calculating  –  You  “never  say  anything  without  a  purpose,  and  what   you  say  you  will  always  come  back  to”  –  You  will  recognize  these  as   your  own  words,  Afshin  Javid.     Perversity  in  Actions     • Utter  disregard  for  truth   o Signing  mortgage  documents  stating  that  the  house  would  be  your   principal  residence  without  ever  having  the  intention  of  living  in  it  –   your  clear  intention  was  to  renovate  and  sell  it   o Signing  &  or  producing  documents  you  knew  contained  false   information  -­‐  Visa/Mastercard  docs   o Telling  stories  of  real  events  with  half  truths  in  advance,  to  inoculate   the  listener  from  seeking  more  information,  or  questioning  further   when  they  hear  something  pertaining  to  you  from  another  source   o Stating  you  had  obtained  building  permits  for  our  house,  when  you   had  not   o Lying  to  Canadian  &  US  border  customs  officers  &  store  cashiers  to   avoid  paying  duties  &  taxes  and  inciting  parishioners  to  do  so  as  well   (“If  you  can’t  lie,  get  in  the  back  seat”)       9  

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o Continuing  to  sell  ‘As  Easy  As  Drinking  Water’,  your  book  that  is   riddled  with  untruth,  despite  losing  the  endorsement  of  the  ghost   author  (Dr.  Dan  Holmes),  the  writer  of  the  forward  (Dr.  Patrick   Safarian)  and  its  back  cover  contributors,    (Pastor  Owen  Scott,  Pastor   Don  Springer,  Pastor  Nick  Osborne).    Many  God-­‐honoring  leaders  &   believers  have  asked  you  to  immediately  discontinue  the  sale  of  your   books  &  take  down  your  web  sites.  (Pastor  Steve  Schroeder  of   Christian  Minister’s  Association,  who  gave  you  &  subsequently   removed  your  Pastoral  credentials,  Pastors  on  the  North  Shore,  fellow   Pastors  in  Greater  Vancouver)    You  have  refused.       Carelessness  in  actions  for  safety  of  others   o Many  unsafe  things  around  your  house  –  broken  eves  troughs  hanging   down  at  eye  level,  exposed  electrical  circuits,  broken  steps   o Disregard  for  safety  in  not  getting  building  permits  and  having   inspections  –  meant  for  safety   o Your  children  playing  in  many  unsafe  ways  as  observed  over  the  last   few  years       Physical  &  emotional  abuse  of  a  minor  under  your  guardianship.  (I  was   unaware  of  this  until  after  I  parted  ways  with  you  &  the  minor  was  no  longer   under  your  care)   o Of  the  minor  –  a  young  girl  studying  at  LGCA  –  entrusted  to  you  by  her   parents  –  that  you  slapped  so  hard  as  to  leave  bruising  on  her  thigh,   bit,  and  on  one  occasion  squeezed  so  hard  that  she  fainted   o Intentionally  humiliating  her  in  front  of  her  classmates     Inappropriate  touch  of  your  own  children   o Squeezing  your  little  girls’  naked  buttocks  while  groaning  &  making   kissing  sounds  (very  inappropriate  at  best  –  incestuous  at  worst)     o When  confronted,  you  said  something  to  the  affect  that  you  ‘had  to  do   it  now  when  they  are  little,  as  you  wouldn’t  be  able  to  when  they  are   16.’    What???    Why  would  any  father  even  think  of  such  a  thing?   o Even  allowing  them  to  run  around  naked  when  others  are  present   shows  a  lack  of  protection   o Several  people  have  spoken  to  you  about  this,  including  myself.       Utter  self-­‐centeredness   o Doing  what  you  want,  when  you  want,  how  you  want  while  everyone   does  your  bidding   o Leaving  Mellissa  trying  to  manage  4  small  children,  a  business,  help   with  a  ministry  while  having  a  revolving  front  door  policy,  allowing   anyone  to  walk  in  for  tea,  lunch,  dinner,  the  night  –  whatever  –  with   very  little  help  from  you,  causing  Mellissa  much  distress.   10  

   

o Then  you  blame  her  for  being  upset  &  overwhelmed  –  ‘its  our  calling   &  you  must  submit’  -­‐  without  complaint   o You  told  me  that  your  marriage  counselor  said  you  were  a  ‘Narcissist’       Outbursts  of  anger   o At  Mellissa  –  flagrant  tirades  of  verbal  abuse  &  blame   o At  other  Pastors  –  Salvation  Army  Church   o At  your  children  –  (what  kind  of  father  tells  their  4  year  old  daughter   “You  want  to  go  to  hell?    I  can  help  you  go  to  hell?”  –  overheard  by  a   former  member)  See  Luke  15:11-­‐31  story  of  prodigal  son.   o At  former  business  partners     o At  anyone  who  called  you  on  your  ‘lawlessness’  (Amos,  Doug,  Dr.  Dan,   Stan,  my  father-­‐in-­‐law…I’ve  probably  been  added  to  this  list  now)   o Your  ‘spiritual  father’  Patrick  Safarian  –  in  the  presence  of  many   witnesses     Arrogance     o Calling  yourself  the  ‘Pastor  of  Pastors’  (implying  a  higher  calling  than   other  Pastors,  including  North  Shore  Pastors,  Patrick  Safarian  and   many  others  around  the  world)   o Making  statements  of  having  been  to  the  ‘third  heaven’  (‘but  don’t  tell   anyone  that’  because  it  might  sound  prideful)   o Making  statements  of  having  much  information  ‘downloaded’  to  you   by  ‘Jesus’   o Making  statements  of  not  having  to  actually  ‘learn’  how  to  do  things   but  just  asking  and  being  given  the  information  ‘in  a  dream’.    Afshin,   when  practically  applied,  this  lead  to  mayhem,  since  accredited  skills   &  sometimes  licensing  was  required  for  the  job.  (Our  house   renovation,  your  own  house  renovation  &  apparently  others  –   electrical,  structural,  gas,  plumbing  &  heating  –  it’s  why  permits  &   inspections  are  required)   o Much  a  do  about  the  ‘calling’  of  God  on  your  life  –  the  ‘anointing’  of   God  on  you  -­‐  therefore  ANYTHING  must  just  be  forgiven  because  you   say,       ‘the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable’ (Romans 11:29)  
 

 –  this  verse  is  taken  completely  out  of  context  &  refers  to  the   mystery  of  salvation  being  for  the  Gentiles  as  well  as  the  Jews  –  not   spiritual  gifts  to  be  used  to  edify  the  body  of  Christ.    If  it  were  not  so,  it   would  contradict  both  events  in  the  Old  Testament  –  King  Saul  –  God   rejected  Saul  as  king  after  making  him  the  first  king  of  Israel               11  

It  is  written:  
1 Samuel 15:23 23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, And stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.”

 

&  in  the  parable  of  the  talents      
For context read Matt 25:14-29 29‘ For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

  Perhaps  you  should  have  said  the  ‘appointing’  of  God  on  you  rather   than  the  ‘anointing’  –  Perhaps  you  carry  a  deluding  spirit  sent  to  wake   us  up  and  shake  us  up  to  the  many  false  teachers  and  prophets  that   have  gone  out  into  the  world  –  Jesus,  James,  Jude,  Paul,  Peter  all  warn   us  to  be  alert,  be  on  guard,  do  not  be  deceived  –  but  we  have  fallen   asleep!       It  is  written:  
1 Tim 4:1,2 1 But the Spirit saith expressly, that in later times some shall fall away from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits and doctrines of demons, 2 through the hypocrisy of men that speak lies, branded in their own conscience as with a hot iron;

 

(Examples  of  seducing  spirits  &  doctrines  of  demons  to  follow   under  false  doctrines,  sorcery  &  sexual  perversion)     Even  though  the  following  verses  relate  to  a  time  yet  future,  you  can   see  the  principal  that  God  does  at  times  send  delusions  when  we  do   not  love  &  live  by  the  truth  of  His  Word:      
For context read 2 Thes. 2:8-12 10 …because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie,

  Division   o In  families  -­‐  Almost  every  person  connected  with  you  has  experienced   great  turmoil  and  division  over  you  because  of  your  teaching,  your   behavior  and  your  attitudes.    You  have  chalked  it  up  to  ‘persecution’   because  of  your  ‘call’  to  reach  the  Muslims  –  we  ‘must  be  willing  to  be   rejected  –  to  suffer’.    (Note:    The  persecution  Christ  speaks  of  that  we   must  be  willing  to  suffer  is  for  the  sake  of  the  gospel  –  not  our  own   bad  behavior)   12  

   

  Afshin,  when  one  is  outside  of  your  circle  of  deception,  it  is   unbelievable  that  those  inside  cannot  see  the  truth  –  unless  one  has   been  there  –  as  I  was.  It  is  difficult  to  fully  grasp  the  horror  and   incomprehensibility  of  a  power  so  subtly  manipulative  and  utterly   deceptive  that  even  Pastors  &  Godly  leaders  around  the  world,  not  to   mention  their  entire  congregations,  fall  prey  to  your  words  spoken  so   eloquently  from  the  platform,  while  living  a  life  so  contrary.         Only  those  who  have  been  held  captive  under  the  mesmerizing  spirit,   as  I  have,  but  have  been  set  free  (by  God’s  amazing  grace  and  the   prayers  of  many)  find  within  them  the  urgency  to  cry  ‘WOLF!’  at  the   top  of  their  lungs,  as  they  watch  those  for  whom  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ   shed  His  blood,  continuing  to  be  duped  as  if  drugged!         Consider  this  Afshin:   It  is  written:  
Matt 18:6,7 6 “ Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of offenses! For offenses must come, but woe to that man by whom the offense comes!

  o Division  in  relationships  -­‐  child/parent,  husband/wife,  friends   o In  churches  &  church  leaders  –  in  the  same  way,  many  church  leaders   have  fallen  under  your  remarkable  persuasive  powers  &  impeccable   oratory  skill  working  in  conjunction  with  the  mesmerizing  spirit.  The   consequence  has  been  division  -­‐         Who  is  Afshin  Javid?    This  matters,  because  Biblical  instructions  differ   greatly,  depending  on  who  you  are  dealing  with.     -­‐  A  fallen  brother,  who  should  be  restored,       It  is  written:  
(Matt 18:15-17, 21-22) 15 “ Moreover if your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he hears you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he will not hear, take with you one or two more, that ‘by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. ’ 17 And if he refuses to hear them, tell it to the church. But if he refuses even to hear the church, let him be to you like a heathen and a tax collector. 21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” 22 ‘Jesus’ said to him, “ I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

   

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Or   -­‐  A  false  prophet  –  a  savage  wolf  -­‐  from  whom  we          should  distance  ourselves  and  warn  the  flock?             It  is  written:  
Acts 20:28-31 28 Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood. 29 For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. 31 Therefore watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.

It  is  written:  

-­‐  Are  we  allowed  to  judge?      
1 Cor. 5:9-13 9 I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. 10 Yet I certainly did not mean with the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. 11 But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner—not even to eat with such a person. 12 For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? 13 But those who are outside God judges. Therefore “put away from yourselves the evil person.”

       

Laziness     o You  surround  yourself  with  hard-­‐working,  credible,  loyal,  self-­‐ sacrificing  people  who  make  you  look  good  and  accomplish  whatever   your  heart  desires.    (You  actually  even  taught  this  –  that  the  job  of  the   elders  is  to  fulfill  the  leader  –  the  Pastor’s  vision.  Sorry  –  I  can’t  find  a   Scripture  even  taken  out  of  context  to  support  this  teaching)   Eventually,  the  credibility  of  these  people  will  be  lost  too.   o You  begin  many  projects  but  complete  few  leaving  your  wife  to  deal   with  them  along  with  your  4  small  children  and  house  full  of  people.   o Your  wife’s  understandable  frustration  has  been  noted  and  brought  to   your  attention  by  many  different  people  –  including  your  own  parents   and  siblings,  on  countless  occasions  -­‐  while  you  are  off  doing  –  no  one   really  knows  what,  especially  not  her!   o Your  yard  –  a  terrible  mess;  Roof;  Half  finished  projects  in  your  house.  

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It  is  written:    
Ecc 10:18 18 Because of laziness the building decays, And through idleness of hands the house leaks. Prov 24:30-34 30 I went by the field of the lazy man, And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding; 31 And there it was, all overgrown with thorns; Its surface was covered with nettles; Its stone wall was broken down. 32 When I saw it, I considered it well; I looked on it and received instruction: 33 A little sleep, a little slumber, A little folding of the hands to rest; 34 So shall your poverty come like a prowler, And your need like an armed man.

Blame   o “If  only  Mellissa  would  have  done  this  or  that…none  of  this  would   have  happened”.  (I  apologize,  to  Mellissa,  for  ever  believing  and/or   perpetuating  this  horrible  lie  in  any  manner!  I  am  so  sorry!  Afshin  is   responsible  for  his  own  attitudes  and  behaviors  as  are  each  one  of  us   –  regardless  of  the  influences!)   o Saying  that  my  husband  Stan  &  your  brother  Babak  were  to  blame  for   the  fact  that  you  sexually  molested  one  of  the  girls,  because  they  saw   signs  of  your  intentions,  asked  questions,  and  that  because  they  did,   “they  spoke  it  into  being  by  the  power  of  their  words.”    What!  Your   behavior  is  Stan  &  Babak’s  fault?  
 

Drinking  –  whether  or  not  you  got  drunk  I  do  not  know,  but  certainly  sent   others  home  drunk  with  whom  you  had  had  more  than  one  bottle  of  wine.     (You,  the  Pastor  incited,  coaxed  one  of  the  girls  whose  birthday  it  was  to   drink  far  more  alcohol  than  she  had  ever  had  –  in  the  presence  of  many  other   young  members  of  your  ‘flock’  as  well  as  unbelievers  –  even  one  man  from   India  whom  you  call  your  ‘true  brother’  and  say  you  are  trying  to  win  to  Jesus   Christ.     (Side  note:    In  light  of  all  that  has  happened,  this  man  now  believes  that  being   a  pastor  means  you  really  can  have  it  all  –  traveling  the  world,  speaking   engagements  everywhere  –  people  loving  and  admiring  you  –  living  how  you   want  –  womanizing,  drinking,  dancing,  motorcycle  trips,  etc.  and  ‘God  will   provide’  –  only  it  is  often  him  that  seems  to  do  the  providing.  If  he  only   understood  the  brokenness  –  the  carnage  you  have  left  in  your  wake,  Afshin!)         It  is  written:   •
Gal 6;7,8 7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.

   

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“You  will  ALWAYS  reap  what  you  sow,   more  than  you  sowed,   later  than  you  sowed  it.”   -­‐Charles  Stanley     Drugs,  smoking  –  ‘hot-­‐boxing’  -­‐  you  laughingly  spoke  of  how  you  and  your   brothers  smoked  marijuana  while  your  mother  was  in  the  car  with  the   windows  rolled  up  so  that  even  she  unwittingly  got  stoned  (You  said  you   stopped  this  lifestyle  cold  when  “God  said,  ‘Stop  it!’”)   • Mocking  your  mother  for  her  subsequent  drugged  behavior  –  How  does  this   honor  your  mother  –  let  alone  honor  a  Holy  God,  Afshin.   • Financial  Indiscretions  –  Afshin,  your  lack  of  planning,  skill,  diligence,  &   integrity  in  hiring  qualified  people  to  do  renovations  has  cost  us  thousands  of   dollars  –  a  story  I  have  since  heard  from  many  others.    You  have  left  behind   you  a  trail  of  people  with  stories  of  having  been  defrauded  –  personally  &  in   business  transactions.    You  apparently  have  asked  people  to  write  cheques  to   you  personally  that  were  meant  for  the  ministry,  thus  they  were  unable  to   receive  a  tax  deduction.    To  this  day,  you  continue  to  manipulate  people  into   giving  (sometimes  unbelievably)  large  sums  of  money  –  usually  without   asking  them  directly.  (The  man  mentioned  above  has  somehow  given  you   over  $100,000  in  cash  and  gifts  -­‐  motorbikes,  &  all  of  the  accessories,  a  trailer   to  haul  the  bikes  in,  riding  gear  for  you  and  all  of  your  family,  a  new  roof  &   gutters  on  your  house,  watches,  phones,  airplane  tickets,  etc  –  not  for   services  rendered  –  just  because.    Just  because  what???    You  have  told  him   that  he  will  receive  an  extra  blessing  for  having  given,  without  telling  anyone   that  it  was  from  him.  Afshin,  by  subtly  manipulating  his  affection  for  you,  you   have  taken  extreme  advantage  of  his  generous  nature!)     False  doctrines     • Obedience  –  to  your  ‘pastor’  no  matter  what  –  God  will  hold  the  pastor  or   leader  accountable.      This  is  the  line  you  used  to  illicit  wrong  doing  in   many  circumstances  –  while  God  WILL  hold  the  pastor  or  leader   accountable,  the  Bible  clearly  tells  us  that  we  will  each  stand  before  God   and  give  an  account  for  our  deeds  whether  good  or  bad.    Saying  ‘My   pastor  told  me  to  …’  will  not  stand  up  in  His  court.         • Obedience  –  children  must  obey  their  older  siblings,  giving  them   whatever  they  want  –  What  happens  Afshin  Javid,  if  the  older  brother  is   doing  something  very  wrong?    Must  they  still  obey?    I  see  no  scripture  to   support  this  teaching,  but  have  heard  it  taught  by  you  and  parroted  by   some  of  your  current  followers.     •
 

   

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You  implied  in  many  ways  that  you  had  a  special  connection  with  God  –   that  God  understood  you  &  your  weaknesses,  so  made  allowances  for   that.    Scripture  says  the  opposite.    Gal  2:6  implicitly  says  that    

  It  is  written:    
Gal 2:6  

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‘…God  shows  personal  favoritism  to  no  man…’   Another  ‘Jesus’,  a  different  spirit,  a  different  gospel  –  while  you  may  have   had  an  experience  with  a  spirit  calling  himself  ‘Jesus  Christ’,  and  using   scripture  to  back  it  up,  the  gospel  which  he  preached  is  only  partial  and   therefore  not  the  gospel  at  all.    

  It  is  written:  
2 Cor. 11:3,4 3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he who comes preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted—you may well put up with it!

   

True  Doctrine,  Afshin!      ‘Jesus’  Christ  –  the  Great  I  AM  –  the  Creator  of  the  Universe  and  all   that  is  within  it,  -­‐  who  was  and  is  and  is  to  come  –  who  came  humbly   to  the  Earth  in  the  form  of  a  baby,  born  of  a  virgin,  lived,  walked,   talked,  taught,  preached,  healed,  performed  miracles  &  then  shed  His   blood  in  a  horrible  death  on  a  Roman  cross  to  pay  the  penalty  for  the   sins  of  the  whole  world,  was  buried,  &  rose  again  just  as  the  prophets   had  said  for  centuries.    He  was  seen  by  His  disciples  and  many  others,   ascended  to  Heaven  and  there  intercedes  for  the  saints  until  His   triumphant  return.    He  loves  the  world  so  much  and  does  not  want   any  to  perish  into  hell  –  a  lost  eternity  separate  from  Him,  but  He  has   made  us  with  a  free  will  –  so  we  must  choose.      He  is  The  Way,  The   Truth  and  The  Life  and  no  one  can  be  restored  to  the  Father  except   through  Him.    We  must  accept  His  free  gift  of  eternal  life  by  faith  –   simply  believing  what  He  says  and  putting  our  trust  in  Him  –  for  the   forgiveness  of  sin.         The  spirit  whom  you  said  was  ‘Jesus’,  and  whom  had  forgiven  you  ‘As   Easy  As  Drinking  Water’,  must  not  have  made  clear  to  you,  the  cost  at   which  forgiveness  came  -­‐  Jesus  Christ’s  death  on  the  cross.  The   repentance  required  (acknowledging  our  sinfulness  &  turning       17  

Sorcery     • Rebellion  &  Defiance    
 

away  from  it),  and  acceptance  of  His  life  given  in  my  place  (believing   –  accepting  by  faith)  resulting  in  a  changed  life  (which  is  the  fruit  of   repentance).           Now  you  know  the  rest  of  the  story  –  the  good  news  –  the  gospel.    I   apologize  that  it  took  me  so  long  to  recognize  that  perhaps  you  didn’t   know  it…that  you  may  have  been  one  of  the  deceived  and  not  just  the   deceiver.     Had  I  been  paying  attention,  I  would  have  recognized  the  gaps  when   you  first  told  me  your  amazing  story  –  I  should  have  asked  more   questions.    I  should  have  been  more  ‘on  guard’.    I  should  have  been   more  ‘alert’.    Instead,  I  filled  in  the  gaps  with  what  I  already  knew  to   be  true.    

It  is  written:  
1 Samuel 15:23   For rebellion is as the sin of divination, (witchcraft, sorcery) And insubordination is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD,

He has also rejected you from being king.

o To  those  whom  you  always  called  yourself  accountable  your  co-­‐ workers    (Nick  Osborne,  Jamie  Osborne,  Brenda  Klemke,  Brian   Gervais)  &  fellow  pastors  (Owen  Scott,  Ed  Hird,  Don  Springer)  when   given  godly  advice  and  counsel  after  Dr.  Dan  Holmes  –  the  ghost   author  of  your  book,  had  confronted  you  with  his  concerns  about  your   behavior,  in  fall  of  2010.  You  have  since  slandered  him  to  all  who   would  listen.     It  is  written:  
Prov 10:17,18 17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray. 18 Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And whoever spreads slander is a fool.

 

       

  o To  those  in  authority  over  you  (Patrick  Safarian  whom  you  called  your   spiritual  father  right  up  to  the  time  he  attempted  to  put  disciplinary   action  in  place)  when  confronted  even  before  the  sexual  abuse  took   place.  

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It  is  written:  
Prov 15:5 5 A fool despises his father's instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent.

   

     

 

 

  o Instead  you  found  someone  who  would  believe  you  &  handle  things   the  way  you  wanted  them  to  be  handled  –  Zion  Leadership  –  David   Damian  &  Ruth  Damian,  Albert  Zehr  &  Janet  Zehr,  Gideon  Chui  &  May   Chui,  Daniel  Cheung  &  Lucy  Cheung   o To  those  in  authority  over  our  city  –  neglecting  to  get  building  permits   for  projects  done  in  our  house  and  yours     Communication  with  spirits  –  other  than  the  Holy  Spirit  (clearly       evidenced  by  the  information  contained  in  this  letter)   -­‐  Your  ‘gift’  truly  is  from  the  spirit  realm.       -­‐  You  ‘know’  things  that  you  would  have  no  way  of  knowing  otherwise   -­‐  I  suggest  that  you  are  trafficking  in  fallen  angels  –  divining   spirits.     o In  a  crowd  it  goes  something  like  this:   -­‐  You  tell  your  amazing  story  of  your  encounter  with  ‘Jesus’  (the  net  in      which  you  catch  the  crowd)   -­‐  People  are  awed  and  amazed  (you  have  their  attention  now!)   -­‐    They  gather  around  –  often  around  your  kitchen  table  with  your     delicious  Persian  food  (the  bait)  –  wanting  more  (the  net  tightens)   (See        the  poem  –  ‘  Won’t  You  Walk  Into  My  Parlor’,  said  the  Spider  to  the   Fly…    by  Mary Howitt (1799-1888) I’ve  attached  a  copy  at  the  end  of   this  document.   -­‐  You  pick  someone  from  the  group  that  has  gathered,  and  begin  to     ‘speak  into  their  life’  or  ask  them  what  they  would  like  to  know  –   what  is  their  ‘question’  that  you  can  answer  for  them.   -­‐  You  give  them  a  ‘picture’  with  a  metaphorical  meaning  –  something        that  you  ‘know’  about  them  from  ‘flipping  through  the  pages  of  the        book  of  their  life’  (that  you  say  you  are  able  to  access  at  will)   -­‐  Generally  it  will  relate  to  a  place  where  they  are  ‘stuck’  –  a  place  of      brokenness,  pain,  or  sin   -­‐  The  person  will  relate  to  what  you  are  saying,  wondering  how  you          could  possibly  know  about  ‘that’  since  you’ve  only  just  met.  (the          hook)   -­‐  All  of  the  on-­‐lookers,  (and  your  flock  who  have  gathered  to  listen  and      learn)  are  watching  in  awe  &  amazement  of  this  scene  –  clearly  it        must  be  God???  (A  god???)   -­‐  You  offer  some  measure  of  ‘help’  or  remedy  for  healing.   -­‐  If  the  person  responds  positively  to  your  suggestions,  they  are     19  

   

 

 

   clearly  open  to  help  &  healing  (and  are  now  firmly  on  your  hook)   -­‐  If  they  do  not,  they  are  clearly  walking  in  disobedience  and  not        interested  in  making  the  necessary  changes  to  find  healing  &  move        forward  (those  watching  are  then  warned  –  directly  or  indirectly  –  to        watch  what  happens  when  the  person  obeys  completely  –  or  not  –  as        a  lesson)   -­‐  If  someone  actually  dares  to  question  or  defy  you,  they  are  quickly     shut  down,  shamed  and  shunned  as  disobedient  –  usually  publically   as  a  lesson  to  all.    You  shut  them  out  –  “I’ve  washed  my  hands  of  _____”     o On  a  more  one-­‐to-­‐one  level  your  counsel:   -­‐  would  be  even  more  direct     -­‐  often  sexual  in  nature  (one  of  your  male  ‘leaders’       exclaimed  to  another  –  a  female  ex-­‐member  -­‐  how  unbelievable   heaven  was  going  to  be  since  having  an  orgasm  here  on  earth  was  so   amazing!)   o Afshin  -­‐  Courtships,  Engagements,  Weddings  &  Career  changes  of  your   followers  were  directed  by  your  (or  even  your  son’s)  ‘pictures  &   dreams’!    Confirmed  of  course  by  the  ‘spirit’  –  You  tell  them  they   should  confirm  it  –  that  it  should  have  been  “the  second  time  they   heard  it.”  Then  they  would  know  it  was  from  God.    Afshin,  as  you  work   in  conjunction  with  the  spirit  realm,  of  course  they  could  have  ‘heard   it’  before.       This  is  not  how  to  make  life  decisions  –  it  is  not  wisdom  from   above.      It  is  not  consistent  with  the  word  of  God.    What  you  are  doing   is  called  sorcery  in  the  Bible.         Wisdom  comes  from  asking  God  –  not  you  Afshin.  

    It  is  written:  
James 1:5-8 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double- minded man, unstable in all his ways.

  Not  even  once,  Afshin  Javid,  do  I  recall  you  directing  me,  or  anyone  else  to  the   written  Word  of  God,  taken  in  context,  to  find  an  answer  to  the  issue  at  hand.         Just  as  Satan  used  the  Word  of  God  to  plant  doubt  and  questions,  so  did  you.               20  

To  quote  you  directly:        “Where  does  the  Bible  say  that  you  can  only  have  one   wife?”          “Adultery  means  sexual  intercourse,  so  anything  short  of   that  is  ok”.     It  is  written:  
Matt 5:27, 28 27 “ You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery. ’ 28 But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

  Sexual  Perversion     o Relationship  of  a  sexual  nature  -­‐  with  50+  year  old  ‘missionary  lady’  in   Bangladesh  in  the  immediate  years  AFTER  your  amazing  encounter   with  ‘Jesus’  (I  don’t  recall  you  speaking  of  repentance  –  just  relating   the  details)   o Sexual  adultery  –  with  30  or  40  women  AFTER  your  amazing   encounter  with  ‘Jesus’    (first  10  years  in  Canada)  (Repentance  &   confession  to  Mellissa)   o Accusations  of  a  sexual  nature  against  you  while  pastoring  VCF  before   I  met  you  –  I  have  not  yet  verified  these  facts  –  I  have  only  heard  your   version  (This  was  within  the  last  5  years  -­‐  you  denied  any  validity  at   all  to  these  accusations  –  mocking  the  person  who  spoke  them)     o Seductive  dancing  –  on  many  occasions,  but  one  in  particular  in  your   home  –  after  church  –  a  young  Persian  girl  dancing  so  seductively  it   could  have  just  as  easily  been  a  bar  room.    It  was  salacious  enough   that  there  were  people  that  had  to  leave  the  room.    Yes  –  her  father  –   an  unbeliever  -­‐  was  there  encouraging  it  –  as  you  pointed  out.    You   rejected  the  admonition  of  many  that  night,  including  me.    I  told  you   that  you  needed  to  stop  it,  but  you  responded  by  saying  that  we  would   lose  the  ability  to  minister  to  the  Persians  if  we  didn’t  respect  their   culture.      It  troubles  me  to  this  day.       o Massage        You  broke  down  barriers  in  people  by  first  giving  foot  or   shoulder  massages….but  eventually  violated  girls   (inappropriate  sexual  touching)  right  in  the  middle  of  your   living  room  &  eventually  even  in  their  own  rooms  that  you   visited  in  the  middle  of  the  night.    You  &  some  of  those  who  still  follow  you  openly  mocked  -­‐   ridiculed  the  girls  who  did  not  want  to  participate  in  your   perverse  actions  (to  date,  I  am  unaware  of  any  even  feigned   repentance  of  this)       21  

o Sexual  molestation  of  parishioners  –  young  vulnerable,  hurting   women  who  trusted  you  –  using  your  ‘spiritual  gift’  of  seeing  into   their  lives  to  tell  them  how  you  were  ‘helping’  them  –  preying  on  their   brokenness.     (Afshin,  after  being  confronted  with  your  sexual  sin,  you   displayed  a  DRAMATIC  and  very  convincing  repentance  to  many   people,  for  many  months,  but  in  retrospect,  ‘your  confession’   mingled  with  blame  &  excuses,  was  of  only  what  was  known,  or   likely  to  become  known.         I  was  thinking  about  your  request  for  people  to  write  to  you  and   tell  you  how  you  had  offended  them  –  so  then  you  can  repent  of   that  too.         Afshin,  the  way  that  I  know  where  I  went  wrong,  is  by  reading  the   Scriptures  and  listening  to  the  Holy  Spirit.    It  is  the  Holy  Spirit   that  convicts  of  sin.    It  is  first  Him  that  I  have  wronged  –  then   people.   It  appears  that  you  display  a  serious  void  of  conviction   concerning  your  sin.)       You  called  this  journey  of  sensuality  your  “Solomon  journey”,   speaking  of  all  the  women  in  your  life  as  ‘concubines’.      You  spoke  openly  of  one  with  whom  you  ‘fell  in  love’  and  said  if   you  could  marry  her  you  would.    Afshin,  I  confronted  both  of   you  separately  in  late  2010  with  the  concerns  I  had  about  how   things  looked,  the  increase  in  physical  contact  that  I  observed,   and  about  her  increased  dependence  on  you,  rather  than  on   God.    You  will  recall,  she  was  trying  to  get  off  of  anti-­‐ depressants  at  the  time.    You  discredited  me  on  both  counts  –   implying  that  I  lacked  discernment.    In  fact,  you  had  already   prepared  her  –  inoculating  her  to  my  message  of  caution.    You   told  her  almost  word  for  word  that  I  would  be  talking  to  her,   and  what  I  would  say  –  apparently  using  your  ‘gift’.         (This  causes  me  to  believe  Afshin,  that  you  are  not  deceived  –  that  you   know  exactly  what  you  are  doing…that  you  already  had  an  agenda.)        You  referred  to  the  young  girls  in  the  church  as  your   ‘daughters’  and  to  yourself  as  their  ‘father’.    Father  -­‐  Afshin.     Father.    You  have  perverted  the  Father’s  name,  character  and   nature  by  what  you  have  done  to  them.    Since  that  is  the   relationship  you  lead  them  to  believe  they  had  with  you  –  in       22  

essence  ‘spiritual  incest’  was  committed  –  with  all  of  the  same   horrendous  fallout  in  the  girl’s  lives  –  no  -­‐  even  more  as  it  was   done  in  the  name  of  God.     When  one  of  the  girls  (whom  you  specifically  called  your   daughter)  had  the  courage  &  fortitude  to  expose  you,  you  did   not  deny  anything  she  said,  but  rather  called  it  a  ‘mistake’.   While  the  ‘repentance’  you  displayed  was  dramatic,  and  at  first,   while  still  under  the  seducing,  mesmerizing  spirits,  I  believed   you,  you  were  never  clear  as  to  what  the  ‘mistake’  was.    (I’ve   heard  that  you  agreed  with  your  friend,  who  said  that  the   biggest  ‘mistake’  you  made  was  confessing  it)  Perhaps  the   ‘mistake’  you  were  referring  to  was  in  misjudging  the  character   &  honesty  of  those  you  molested…thinking  that  they  would   never  tell.       Although  your  strategies  were  specific  to  each  of  the  women   you  seduced,  the  common  denominators  in  at  least  a  few,  were   that  you  used  information  that  they  had  given  you  while   building  a  relationship  of  trust.      Over  time,  you  broke  down   every  barrier  of  protection  that  they  would  have  normally  had   (family  &  friend  relationships  etc,  speaking  openly  about   sexual  things),  &  then  got  their  ‘consent’  by  carefully  worded   questions  that  made  it  seem  that  they  were  willing  partners  to   your  advances.    Some  were  &  some  were  not,  but  the  spiritual   cloud  of  confusion  under  which  this  all  took  place  was   powerful.    After  all,  you,  as  their  Pastor,  were  trying  to  “help   them  get  out  of  their  box.”        You  were  clearly  in  league  with  the  spirit  realm,  as  another  of   the  girls  was  sure  that  God  had  told  her  to  ‘fall  in  love’  with   you…opening  the  door  to  which  you  walked  right  in  and  took   advantage  of  her.    There  is  nothing  godly  at  all  about  such   behavior.      

 

 

  Afshin,  you  prey  on  people’s  brokenness  –  whether  through  their   pain  or  sin  –  you  mocked  your  marriage  counselor  to  me,  who  had   told  you  that  you  were  a  predator  &  a  narcissist.         Your  ways,  Afshin  Javid  are  cold,  calculated  &  conniving.    You  did  not   simply  fall  in  love  with  someone  and  ‘have  a  moral  failure’  in  a   moment  of  passion.    I  heard  you  belittle  what  was  by  anyone’s   standards  a  colossal  failure,  by  calling  it  a  ‘mistake’.  This  was  during   the  days  of  your  ‘deep  repentance’  last  summer.   Let  me  remind  you  of  Solomon’s  words  regarding  calling  it  a  ‘mistake’:       23  

 

  It  is  written:    
Ecc  5:6    
6 Do not let your speech cause you to sin and do not say in the presence of the messenger of God that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry on account of your voice and destroy the work of your hands? 7 For in many dreams and in many words there is emptiness. Rather, fear God. (NASB)

And  then  Solomon’s  final  conclusion  about  life:
Ecc 12:13 - 14 13The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.

  You  should  also  be  aware  of  the  laws  of  our  land.     The  following  excerpt  is  taken  from:   http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/articles/law-­‐of-­‐fiduciary-­‐ obligation    

  o Seducing  waitresses,  hotel  clerks  (no  –  I  don’t  think  you  actually  slept   with  them),  &  yes  –  me!    Your  stated  Method  of  Operation  (MO)  being      

Law of Fiduciary Obligation The legal system recognizes a multitude of special relationships in which one party is required to look after the best interests of the other in an exemplary manner. These relationships, which include solicitor/client, physician/patient, priest/parishioner, parent/child, partner/partner, director/corporation and principle/agent, are called fiduciary relationships. Fiduciary relationships entail trust and confidence and require that fiduciaries act honestly, in good faith, and strictly in the best interests of the beneficiaries of such relationships. The courts have developed a basic test for determining whether fiduciary obligations arise from a relationship: first, the fiduciary has the ability to exercise some discretion or power; second, the fiduciary can unilaterally exercise that power so as to affect the interests of the beneficiary; third, the beneficiary is in a position of vulnerability at the hands of the fiduciary. Ordinarily, fiduciaries cannot for personal gain avail themselves of opportunities arising from the discharge of their duties. There are demanding rules that prohibit both profit making and any conflict of interest that goes beyond that which is intrinsic to the relationship. Strictly prohibited are secret benefits in the form of undisclosed kickbacks, commissions, profits and discounts, as well as conflicts of interest that involve business and other personal advantages which may inure to the fiduciary. An improper benefit is usually financial, but can include virtually any form of improper personal gain. Grievous Breaches - Physicians and parents who abuse or obtain sexual gratification from their patients and children are guilty of a particularly grievous form of breach of fiduciary duty.  

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to  make  women  ‘want  you’  and  then  back  off!    (You  told  Stan  this   while  speaking  of  your  lawyer  friend  in  Richmond)       Yes!    I  stumbled  into  your  trap  for  a  short  period  of  time!    Let  me  see  -­‐   How  was  that  again?    At  the  most  broken  –  most  stressed  place  in  my   entire  life  -­‐  looking  for  help  from  a  friend,  a  co-­‐worker,  my  ‘Pastor’,  I   got  –  a  listening  ear,  a  glass  of  wine,  a  dance,  and  a  massage!    What?  !     From  my  pastor!    Let  me  recall  the  logic  –  “Why  would  you  go  and  pay   a  perfect  stranger  (a  massage  therapist)  and  disrobe  for  them  but  not   for  someone  who  truly  cares  about  you”.    You  made  it  sound  like  going   to  a  massage  therapist  was  in  the  same  category  as  hiring  a  prostitute.     For  the  record,  Afshin,  this  makes  no  sense  to  anyone  in  his  or  her   right  mind  –  case  in  point  –  I  was  clearly  not  in  my  right  mind.    I  was   completely  and  utterly  under  the  influence  of  the  mesmerizing  spirits   that  you  surround  yourself  &  work  in  tandem  with.    Just  to  be  clear  -­‐  I   have  never  believed  such  ridiculous  arguments  in  the  past  and   certainly  do  not  now,  that  I  am  out  from  under  the  cloud  of  confusion.   Never-­‐the-­‐less  I  fell  for  it  at  the  time.  I  was  wrong!       Let  me  carry  on…  the  motorbike  trip  to  California.     Yes.    I  went.    I  was  foolish.    I  fell  right  into  your  trap  -­‐  &  your  arms.     As  a  believer,  I  serve  a  God  of  grace  and  forgiveness  when  there  is  true   repentance  (acknowledging  sin  for  what  it  is,  owning  it,  and  turning   from  it)  and  for  the  record,  there  is  nothing  that  I  ‘take  to  my  grave’  as   you  suggested  to  one  of  the  girls  that  I  would.    No.    There  is  nothing   left  unconfessed  to  God  and  when  appropriate  to  others.    Now  that  I   have  a  greater  level  of  understanding,  there  will  be  others  I  will   apologize  personally  to,  for  having  anything  to  do  with  such  utter   nonsense.    What  I  will  take  to  my  grave  is  deep,  deep  regret  that  my   actions  caused  harm  to  others  &  were  a  horrible  example.    I  do  realize   however,  that  my  God  is  in  the  business  of  using  even  my  failures  for   His  glory.     Before  going  into  detail  about  the  motorcycle  trip,  let  me  back  up   again  to  the  beginning  of  my  relationship  with  you  and  summarize  the   sequence  of  events,  which  led  up  to  the  sheer  foolhardiness  of  my   decision  to  go  with  you,  and  2  other  young  married  men  on  a   motorbike  trip  to  California.     In  April  of  2008,  when  you  began  to  do  the  renovation  on  the  house   we  had  purchased,  it  didn’t  take  long  to  figure  out  that  your  standard   of  workmanship  was  not  one  of  excellence.    While  there  were  some   things  that  looked  great,  there  were  others  that  would  have  been   absolutely  unacceptable  to  me  -­‐  in  any  other  circumstance.    Aside       25  

from  that,  the  time  management  was  appalling  as  you  often  ran  off  to   pick  up  this  or  that,  leaving  workers  idle  as  you  were  gone  for  long   periods  of  time.    This  caused  the  project  to  cost  much  more  than   anticipated.         While  both  of  these  things  caused  great  frustration  to  Stan,  and  would   have  to  me,  in  any  other  setting,  I  excused  it  away  as  a  passion  for   Jesus,  as  I  watched  you  use  every  opportunity  you  could  to  share  your   story  (of  your  encounter  with  ‘Jesus’).    Wow!    It  was  an  investment  in   the  kingdom.    God’s  ways  are  not  our  ways,  I  thought.    Someone  with   such  depth  of  passion  that  the  rest  of  the  world  could  wait!       And  wait  we  did.    Hour  upon  hour.    Day  upon  day.      Often  no  one  knew   where  you  were,  or  when  you  would  be  back.  The  more  Stan  became   frustrated,  the  more  convinced  I  became  that  he  was  wrong  –  while   you  were  unorganized    (the  faults,  the  lack  of  planning,  the  lack  of   attention  to  detail,  were  certainly  becoming  apparent),  what  mattered   most  was  sharing  with  the  lost.    It  was  uncharacteristic  of  me  to  not  be   concerned  about  quality  or  diligence  and  to  make  excuses  for  such   things,  so  an  even  greater  divide  than  there  had  previously  been,   began  to  develop  between  Stan  and  me.    He  could  see  I  had  fallen  hard   –  the  mesmerized  state  that  I  was  in.     The  pattern  that  developed  was,  that  while  Stan  became  even  angrier,   constantly  displaying  a  faultfinding  &  critical  spirit,  I  became  even   more  defensive  of  you  –  after  all,  God  had  told  me  to  stand  here  and  I   wasn’t  moving  until  He  told  me  to.    When  I  saw  faults,  (I  wasn’t  under   any  illusions  of  your  perfection)  I  prayed  about  them,  sometimes   brought  them  up  to  you,  and  then  just  left  it  in  God’s  hands  –  as  I  had   been  accustomed  to  doing  all  the  years  of  my  marriage  when  I  saw   ungodly  behavior.    I  knew  that  I  did  not  have  the  power  to  change   anyone  but  myself.  The  thought  that  I  possibly  needed  to  take  a  stand   and  actually  cause  change  in  someone  else  had  never  really  crossed   my  mind.    I  thought  that  consequences  were  up  to  God.     I  strongly  believe  that  this  lack  of  understanding  of  Biblical  principals   would  have  changed  not  just  the  story  I  now  tell,  but  my  marriage  as   well,  saving  Stan,  myself  and  my  children  many  years  of  grief.    Stan  –  if   there  were  proper  consequences  to  his  misconduct  earlier,  he  may   have  found  the  need  for  victory  earlier  –  inducing  change.    Myself  –   knowing  that  it  is  ok  to  stand  up  for  what  is  right  and  separate  myself   from  evil  behavior  would  have  protected  me  from  much  of  the   heartache  that  ensued.    My  children  –  would  have  been  spared  much   grief  from  the  emotional  abuse  that  took  place  over  their  growing  up   years.  They  would  have  learned  that  while  God  always  calls  us  to   respect  and  honor  our  parents,  there  are  times  we  need  to  separate       26  

from  continual  ungodly  behavior  with  the  hope  and  prayers  that  the   person  will  feel  the  loss  and  turn  from  their  ways  –  repent.    I  am  not   talking  about  running  out  and  getting  a  divorce  –  I  am  talking  about   separating  until  change  in  behavior  is  evident.    But…I  didn’t  know   that.    I  hated  conflict  –  was  afraid  of  it  actually  -­‐  and  thought  I  was   ‘forgiving’  and  ‘turning  the  other  cheek’  and  submitting  to  my   husband.    Our  lives  were  controlled  by  my  fears  &  Stan’s  anger.  
 

Afshin,  when  you  had  been  confronted  for  numerous  offenses,  and  reacted   negatively,  I  should  have  separated  myself  at  that  time.    I  was  wrong.    I  could  see  by   now  that  the  fruit  of  the  spirit  you  were  displaying  was  not  the  fruit  of  the  Holy   Spirit  at  all.  
 

It  is  written:  
Galatians  5:22-25 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self- control. Against such there is no law. 24 And those who are Christ's have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. 25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

It  should  have  been  clear  to  me,  that  the  passions  and  desires  of  the  flesh  had  not   been  crucified.         But  I  could  not  connect  the  dots.    I  still  saw  people  coming  to  the  Lord.    I  still  saw   people  seeming  to  find  help  through  your  words.    I  still  saw  you  worship  &  share   your  testimony  with  tears  streaming  down  your  face.    I  still  saw  you  fasting.    I  still   saw  you  on  your  face  at  the  front  of  the  church  ‘fighting  for  us’.    (Now,  I  wonder   what  you  really  meant  by  that!)     In  any  case,  Afshin,  the  time  came,  when  filled  with  frustration  at   having  seen  through  your  façade,  and  not  being  able  to  get  me  to  see   what  he  saw,  Stan  succumbed  to  his  old  patterns  and  was  unfaithful  to   me  again.     (This  is  NOT  an  excuse  for  his  behavior,  I’m  just  explaining  the   circumstances)     I  should  mention  at  this  point  that  almost  every  one  of  our  family   members,  including  my  own  sons,  had  serious  concerns  about  your   credibility  and  intentions.    They  were  also  extremely  concerned  about   what  was  happening  to  me,  as  I  was  not  at  all  acting  in  keeping  with   who  they  knew  me  to  be…but  I  was  very  sure  I  was  right….after  all   God  had  sent  me!     Now  I  was  filled  with  frustration,  and  very  ‘done’  with  all  of  Stan’s     griping,  complaining  &  unfaithfulness.    For  the  first  time,  I  packed  my   things  and  left  Stan.    That  was  it!    31  years  was  enough!    I  wasn’t   looking  back  –  ever!    You  (and  Mellissa)  graciously  opened  your  home       27  

to  me  and  I  gratefully  moved  in.    I  did  not  realize  that  I  was  entering   an  adder’s  nest.     My  office,  (the  office  that  VCF  &  I  AM  thirsty  shared  &  in  which  I   handled  all  the  administration)  in  your  framed-­‐in  carport,  became  my   new  home  –  Office  by  day  –  the  couch  a  bed  at  night.    What  I  didn’t   know  then,  but  clearly  recognize  now,  is  that  there  is  a  cloud  (spirits)   of  confusion,  chaos  &  control  that  reigns  over  your  home  –  and  I   moved  right  in.    All  of  those  who  have  left  know  it.    Those  who  remain   don’t  believe  it.    Some  others  outside  can  see  it.     It  is  real.     Broken.    Weary  and  completely  broken.    I’m  not  sure  how  else  to   describe  the  state  I  was  in.    I  had  been  fighting  for  my  marriage  for  31   years  and  this  is  how  it  would  end???         All  I  had  ever  wanted  was  to  serve  the  Lord  happily  beside  my   husband  –  reaching  those  who  had  never  heard  the  message  of  Jesus   Christ,  and  encouraging  believers  in  their  faith  to  get  to  know  God   through  the  pages  of  the  Bible  so  that  they  wouldn’t  be  deceived  –   spurring  them  on  to  fulfill  all  God  had  for  them.    (Hmmm  how  ironic)         You  will  remember,  Afshin,  that  I  often  spoke  of  my  deepest  desire  -­‐   when  this  life  is  over,  I  want  to  hear  “Well  done”,  and  thus,  I  must  live   accordingly  in  between.    This  has  been  my  heart.     But  here  I  was  –  broken.    I  had  no  idea  how  broken.    I  carried  on  –   taking  care  of  your  children  and  running  the  ministry  while  you  were   away  on  trips.    I  handled  all  of  the  tax  receipts,  accounting,  etc  and   then  planning  the  next  ministry  trip  to  Malaysia/Hong  Kong  &  China  –   flights,  agendas,  bios  of  all  participants,  email  correspondence,  etc.    I   was  completely  on  overload.         My  family  became  more  and  more  concerned,  but  -­‐  I  wasn’t  listening.     In  my  mind,  they  were  very  far  away  and  just  didn’t  understand.    After   all,  God  had  sent  me  here.    I  would  leave  my  post  when  He  told  me  to.   Even  though  your  behavior  made  less  and  less  sense,  and  confusion   seemed  to  reign  over  every  aspect  of  my  life  now,  I  had  no  where  else   to  go.         Besides,  you  were  the  only  ones  that  were  showing  your  love  in   practical  ways  –  I  had  only  the  small  salary  from  I  AM  thirsty  to  live  on   and  you  were  not  charging  me  any  rent.    I  was  SO  grateful.    I  knew  my   family  loved  me,  but  they  were  far  away.    My  parents  would  have   come  out  but  …  what  could  they  do  to  help  anyway.      My  sister  sent  me       28  

some  money  at  one  point,  and  even  made  a  trip  out  to  see  me,  helping   me  get  some  of  my  affairs  in  order  but…she  lived  so  far  away.    No  one   else  bothered  to  call.    I  felt  alone  and  lonely  in  a  way  I  never  had   before.         One  particular  night  in  March  2011,  almost  two  months  after  I  had  left   him,  I  received  an  email  from  Stan,  that  put  me  over  the  edge.     Suddenly  I  was  filled  with  fury  like  never  before.  I  have  always  lived  a   pretty  self-­‐controlled  life,  but  all  of  a  sudden  both  my  mind  and   emotions  were  raging  out  of  control.  I  felt  extremely  un-­‐loved  by  Stan   and  his  family,  very  distant  from  my  own  family,  and  extremely  loved   by  you  (&  Mellissa  –  but  I’m  not  sure  she  really  agreed  or  just  went   along  with  whatever  you  said  to  avoid  trouble).    You  were  the  one  that   was  showing  me  in  practical  ways  that  you  cared  –  not  even  accepting   the  small  amount  of  rent  I  tried  to  pay  you.    You  said  I  could  stay  as   long  as  necessary  –  that  we  were  family.       As  a  matter  of  fact,  I  felt  everything  in  extremes  –  a  very  unfamiliar   place  for  me.    I  have  never  been  on  such  an  emotional  roller  coaster  as   I  was  at  this  time.    I  began  to  experience  thoughts  and  feelings  that  I   thought  were  my  own,  but  I  now  recognize  as  direct  input  from  the   enemy.    It  was  as  if  everything  in  my  mind  was  on  overload  and  began   to  short-­‐circuit.     Any  remaining  protective  barriers  I  had  were  broken  that  night,  when   I  had  a  strong  impression  that  I  thought  was  from  the  Lord  (I  have   absolutely  no  doubt  now  that  while  it  was  a  spirit,  it  was  not  the  Holy   Spirit!)  that  I  was  to  trust  you  implicitly  –  with  my  life!    I  was  broken.     Very  broken  &  somehow  –  probably  because  of  your  ‘gift’  of  knowing   things,  you  would  know  how  to  help  me  get  through  this  pain.    I  was  a   mess.    I  decided  that  whatever  you  said  to  do,  I  would  do.    I  recognize   now,  that  it  was  at  this  juncture  that  I  gave  you  the  place  of  God  in  my   life.    How  wrong  I  was!     You  will  recall,  that  up  until  this  point,  you  and  I  only  shook  hands   when  we  greeted  or  parted.    Because  we  worked  so  closely  together,  I   was  very  concerned  that  our  relationship  never  became  something  it   shouldn’t,  and  never  even  looked  like  it  to  others.    I  knew  you  &   Mellissa  struggled  in  your  marriage  and  I  had  fasted  &  prayed  for  you   often.    Given  the  history  in  my  own  marriage,  the  last  place  I  wanted   to  be  was  between  the  two  of  you…or  in  any  wrong  relationship  for   that  matter.    I  did  not  want  to  do  anything  to  dishonor  God.     Your  solution  to  my  pain  –  a  motorbike  trip  to  California  (at  first  you   even  said  it  should  be  just  the  2  of  us).    That  would  make  the  pain  go   away.    I  would  overcome  ‘the  fear  of  man’  –  fear  of  what  people  think.           29  

  If  I  wasn’t  under  such  confusion  in  my  own  head,  I  should  have  told   you  that  you  were  taking  that  Biblical  concept  completely  out  of   context!    The  Bible  says  just  the  opposite  -­‐  that  we  should  not  be   afraid  of  man’s  opinions  when  we  are  standing  up  for  what  is  right.     (And  since  when  was  my  ‘fear  of  man’  the  biggest  issue)  You  had   planted  that  thought  long  before.    It  now  began  to  blossom.         I  should  have  remembered,  that  I  desire  to  live  an  upright  life  to  honor  God,  and  not   because  of  the  fear  of  man’s  opinions  if  I  do  not.    In  order  to  maintain  the  purity  of   His  holy  name,  I  should:     It  is  written:  
1 Thes 5:22 22 Abstain from all appearance of evil. (KJV)

    Against  all  better  judgment  I  decided  I  would  go.    I  was  so  confused.    I   was  in  intense  physical  &  emotional  pain;  pain  that  just  wouldn’t  go   away.    Maybe  this  WAS  the  answer.    You  said  so,  Afshin.    And  I  was   sure  God  told  me  to  trust  you.  Chaos  swirled  in  my  head.         The  trip  was  a  disaster  from  the  beginning.    Even  while  I  had  more   ‘fun’  than  I  had  ever  had  in  my  life  walking  the  straight  and  narrow   road;  the  ‘fun’  was  short-­‐lived  and  has  been  a  terrible  example  to   many.         It  was  not  an  idea  grounded  in  the  Word  of  God,  nor  suggested  by  the   Holy  Spirit.    It  was  irresponsible  on  both  your  part  and  mine,  for  so   many  reasons.    I  am  so  sorry.       -­‐ -­‐ Your  wife  had  just  had  a  baby  2  weeks  prior   None  that  went,  could  afford  to  go  

Friends  that  I  told  I  was  going,  never  even  tried  to  stop  me,  nor   suggested  that  it  was  not  a  good  idea.    They  never  even  asked   questions.    They  just  thought  I  should  trust  you  too.    You  knew  what   you  were  doing  –  strange  as  your  ways  were.    ‘Unconventional’  was  a   term  often  used.    There  were  those  I  didn’t  tell,  however  –  my  family  –   because  I  knew  they  ‘just  wouldn’t  understand!’     Generally,  I  like  to  be  in  control  of  my  own  destiny.    I  want  to  know   where  I’m  going,  how  I’m  going  to  get  there,  what  the  agenda  is  –  after   all  –  I  am  an  administrator.    But  this  was  a  journey  of  trust.    Learning   to  trust  implicitly.    No  questions.    Just  followed  you,  Afshin.    I  didn’t   30  

   

ask  where  we  were  going,  what  we  were  going  to  do  –  nothing.    I  just   got  on  my  bike  and  followed.     We  stopped  at  a  hotel  in  Seattle  that  first  night.      Hmmm.    Awkward.     ‘How  was  this  actually  going  to  work?’  I  wondered.         You  procured  one  room  –  flirting  with  the  hotel  clerk,  inviting  her  to   the  hot  tub  when  she  got  off  duty  –  so  that  you  could  “tell  her  (your   testimony)  about  ‘Jesus’,”  you  explained  to  all  of  us  who  were   watching  in  stunned  silence.    “You  have  to  use  whatever  you  have,”   you  suggested.    ‘Hook  them.’    Though  I  don’t  think  you  ever  followed   through  with  any  of  them,  for  you,  the  game  was  in  creating  desire.  I   didn’t  see  the  pattern  until  much  later.     You  repeated  this  pattern  in  almost  every  restaurant  or  hotel  the   whole  trip,  giving  portions  of  your  story  and  often  promising  them  a   copy  of  your  book.    I  realized  this  was  just  a  more  sexually  overt   version  of  what  you  had  been  doing  since  the  day  we  met.    (Throwing   out  some  comment  that  would  make  them  ask  questions  –  make  them   want  to  engage  in  conversation  with  you  –  and  then  tell  them  some   version  of  your  encounter  with  ‘Jesus’.)     One  room.    Two  beds.    Four  people.    All  married  -­‐  to  other  people.     (Legally,  I  was  still  married,  but  I  had  divorced  Stan  in  my  own  mind  &   had  absolutely  no  intention  of  ever  going  back  to  him)    Still  -­‐   awkward.    I  couldn’t  afford  my  own  room  –  I’m  supposed  to  follow  -­‐   Hmmm.    Somehow  you  made  it  clear  that  you  and  I  would  share  a  bed,   and  the  guys  would  share  the  other.    Fully  dressed,  I  climbed  in  –  very   close  to  the  edge  on  my  side.    Within  a  few  minutes,  you  reached  over   and  pulled  me  to  you  &  just  held  me.    I  did  not  resist.    It  felt  good  to  be   held.    Just  held.    Just  for  a  few  minutes.    It  is  what  I  missed  most  –  you   had  asked  me  months  before  &  I  had  told  you.    Like  a  fish  on  the  end   of  a  hook,  you  reeled  me  in  a  little  closer.     The  next  night,  you  directed  that  we  take  turns  sleeping  in  different   beds  –  sharing  the  culpability  with  your  two  young  ‘disciples’!  Of   course  nothing  except  sleep  happened  with  them,  but  still…     What  a  horrible  example  we  were  Afshin!    Even  if  nothing  had   happened  –  what  a  precedent  to  set!    This  is  not  ok!    Not  any  time!     Not  anywhere!    I  have  apologized  to  them  and  their  wives  –  but  will   again  –  I  am  so  sorry.     A  few  days  later,  in  San  Diego,  when  I  had  my  own  room,  with  the   people  we  were  staying  with,  you  came  into  my  room  early  in  the   morning  –  ‘just  to  hold  me’.    This  time  was  deliberate  –  not  just  a       31  

necessary  place  to  sleep.    I  didn’t  invite  you,  but  –  I  never  stopped  you.     I  was  a  fool  –  a  broken  one,  but  a  fool  none-­‐the-­‐less  -­‐  reeled  in  a  little   tighter.     And  one  more  time,  I  denied  my  Lord!    This  time,  you  intentionally,   purposefully,  lit  a  fire  of  passion  in  me  with  a  rather  unique  –  possibly   a  signature  –  seductive  move.    While  the  physical  consummation   never  happened  between  us,  a  battle  raged  within  me  &  you  clearly   knew  it.    The  next  morning,  I  was  horrified.    You  felt  no  remorse.    I   asked  you  if  you  had  intended  to  light  a  fire  (how  naive).    You  said,  “Of   course  –  I  never  do  anything  without  a  purpose.”    Mission   accomplished!    Make  her  want  me  &  then  back  off!    Another  notch  on   your  proverbial  belt!    Not  only  that,  you  had  taken  down  the  ‘Mother’   of  the  ministry.    Now  you  had  license  to  do  whatever  you  like.     I  asked  you  why  you  did  what  you  did.    Your  answer  –  “I  wanted  you   to  feel  loved,  cared  for,  cherished  &  protected.”    Notice  it  wasn’t  “I   wanted  you  to  be  loved,  cared  for,  cherished  &  protected.”    Just  to  feel   it.    That,  Afshin,  is  called  false  -­‐  a  fake,  an  imitation,  being  an  imposter,   a  charlatan,  a  fraud,  a  sham,  a  scam,  a  con  artist,  a  trickster.     Afshin,  that  was  never  your  job  anyway  –  it  would  never  have  been  ok.     Your  job  as  a  pastor  –  as  my  Pastor  –  was  to  shepherd  –  look  out  for   my  best  interests  –  to  encourage  me  in  my  walk  with  God  –  to  look  to   my  Heavenly  Father  for  healing  &  provision  for  my  needs.    But   instead,  you  usurped  His  place.    And  I  let  you.    I  gave  you  the  place  in   my  life  that  only  God  should  fill.    I  was  so,  so  wrong.       There  were  other  very  wrong  things  that  took  place  on  that  trip.    I   followed  mutely.    I  was  wrong.    I  should  have  been  screaming  at  the   top  of  my  lungs  and  riding  that  motorbike  away  from  you  at  break-­‐ neck  speeds.    But  I  did  not.     o We  rode  extremely  fast,  cutting  traffic  (riding  between  lanes)  –   but  I  ‘felt’  safe  &  protected!   o You  walked  around  our  host’s  home  in  San  Diego,  cooking   dinner  for  them  in  your  underwear  (“no  different  than  a   swimsuit”  you  said!)  with  the  Christian  wife,  husband,  teenage   son  &  daughter  all  present.    No  one  said  anything    -­‐  another   evidence  of  the  mesmerizing  spirit,  spirit  of  control,  spirit  of   sensuality.    Why  would  anyone  allow  that  to  go  on?   o By  the  end  of  the  trip,  you  had  both  the  other  guys  wearing  the   same  kind  of  underwear!  (Need  I  say  more?)   o Massages  –  ‘Sore  muscles  from  riding  a  bike  so  far’.    I  was  in  –   even  asking  for  them  by  this  time!   32  

 

   

o Missing  one  of  your  speaking  engagements  because  of  wrong   directions  &  so  instead…taking  the  guys  into  adult  stores   looking  for  stuff  for  your  wives  of  course.    Awkward!    (NO!     Evil!    Not  a  place  where  the  Spirit  of  God  resides!)    I  went   along.    I  said  nothing.   o All  this,  while  speaking  in  churches  and  giving  your  testimony   on  TBN.    Staying  in  their  guesthouse.    Hmmm.    Something  was   desperately  wrong  with  this  picture!     So….  how  have  you  offended  me?     Though  I  am  not,  and  never  will  be  a  judge  of  hearts  (that  job  is  for  God  alone)  I  am   required  to  judge  deeds  &  doctrines.     Deeds  as  events  are  forgivable  –  even  70  x  7,  but  when  you  put  them  all  together,   your  ways  become  evident.    There  never  seemed  even  to  be  a  desire  to  put  them   behind  you  –  unless  confronted  by  someone  else  with  a  conscience  to  which  you   quickly  repented  or  made  an  excuse  and  shut  them  down.  (You  said  to  me,  “You  will   have  to  tell  me  when  my  jokes  are  off-­‐color  or  inappropriate  –  stop  me  because  I   don’t  know.”;  “Tell  me  what  I’ve  done  wrong  so  that  I  can  apologize.”)    Why  would  I   need  to  stop  you?    Does  not  the  Holy  Spirit  within  you  convict?     The  words  of  your  testimony  stand  in  sharp  contrast  to  the  words  &  ways  of  the   rest  of  your  life,  Afshin  Javid.    As  stated  at  the  beginning,       It  is  written:  
Matt 5:20 (Jesus speaking about false prophets) “you will know them by their fruits.”

  I  am  reminded  Afshin,  of  the  fake  fruit  that  has  graced  my  kitchen  counter  for  the   last  4  years  since  I  met  you  –  you  remember  it,  I  know.    It  looks  very  real  –  fools   many  people  actually  –  especially  when  it’s  mixed  with  real  fruit.    But  it  is  not  real.     And  it  never  will  be.    There  is  nothing  I  can  do  to  restore  the  bruised  look  that  adds   to  the  deception.    It’s  made  of  plastic.    It  never  was  real.    It’s  only  a  good-­‐looking   counterfeit.    The  only  thing  that  could  possibly  make  it  real  is  the  Creator  –  Jesus   Christ  –  The  Living  God  -­‐  who  makes  something  out  of  nothing  –  who  brings  to  life   what  was  dead.         And  so  the  question  begs  to  be  answered  –  how  –  if  I  know  all  of  this  –  could  I  have   remained  deceived  for  so  long?    Why  did  I  stay  so  long?  Why  has  it  taken  me  until   now  to  be  able  to  talk  about  it  sensibly?    The  cloud  of  confusion,  deception,  &  chaos   is  lifting  only  as  I  have  sought  truth  &  understanding  in  the  pages  of  Scripture,   completely  separated  myself  from  you,  your  house  and  all  of  your  followers,   recognized  the  deception,  as  well  as  recognized  &  repented  of  my  own  sin.    The  web   of  lies  is  being  cut  through  by  the  Sword  of  the  Spirit,  Afshin.       33  

It  is  written:  
John 8:32 32 And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

  The  anchor  which  kept  me  there  through  all  of  the  sinfulness  I  observed,  was  based   in  the  message  that  I  thought  was  from  God  –  that  I  was  sent  to  cover  your  back   (pray  for  you  and  your  family).       I  am  speaking  the  truth  to  you  in  love,  Afshin  and  doing  my  best  to  make  sure  it  is   reverberated  to  you  –  echoed  back  by  the  world  wide  body  of  Christ  –  anywhere  and   everywhere  you  go.     We  have  both  been  deceived  Afshin.    You  -­‐  by  an  imposter  -­‐  a  spirit  masquerading  –   calling  himself  ‘Jesus  Christ’  and  using  signs  &  Scripture  to  cause  you  to  ‘feel’   forgiven    &  to  believe  it  was  really  Him.    It  was  not.    It  cannot  have  been.    The  fruit  of   the  spirit  that  you  met,  has  been  displayed  in  your  life  ever  since…  arrogance,  lying,   cheating,  defrauding,  sexual  immorality,  perversity,  sorcery,  disobedience,  rebellion,   defiance,  blame,  laziness,  outbursts  of  anger,  division,  self-­‐centeredness,  preying  on   other’s  weaknesses,  etc.     I  was  deceived  by  you,  Afshin  –  an  imposter  –  masquerading  as  a  man  of  God.    Your   story  of  seeing  ‘Jesus’  amazed  me.    You  used  signs  &  Scripture  to  cause  me  to  believe   you.    Your  hospitality  &  ‘generosity’  made  me  ‘feel’  loved.    Your  charming  &   charismatic  personality,  your  passion  seemed  to  make  it  real.    But…the  fruit  –  your   way  of  life  tells  me  otherwise.     Afshin,  you  have  preached  a  different  ‘Jesus’,  a  different  gospel,  a  different   spirit…and  I  ‘put  up  with  it!’    Paul  warns  the  Corinthians:     It  is  written:  
2 Cor. 11:3,4 3 But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ. 4 For if he who comes preaches another ‘Jesus’ whom we have not preached, or if you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel that you have not accepted— you may well put up with it!

I  now  recognize  our  common  enemy  for  who  he  is  –  the  prince  of  Persia  -­‐  and  MUST   open  my  mouth  &  warn  the  church  worldwide.    While  you  have  been  the   mouthpiece  of  this  ministry  until  now,  I  made  it  happen  behind  the  scenes.    It  would   not  have  gone  worldwide  if  I  had  not  been  deceived.    I  own  that.    Now,  I  must  do  all  I   can  to  silence  the  lies.    I  cannot  ‘put  up  with  it!’     Martin  Luther  King  once  said,  “There  comes  a  time,  when  even  silence  is   betrayal.”    I  cannot  be  silent  anymore.    The  ‘master  of  silence’  is  screaming!    She  is   no  longer  mesmerized.             34  

  I  have  been  deeply  wounded,  Afshin,  but  I  am  not  bitter.    Broken,  but  not  crushed.    I   harbor  no  unforgiveness  –  I  have  no  hardness  against  you.  I  serve  a  God  who  is   Righteous  &  Holy,  Merciful  &  Just.    He  will  sort  it  all  out.    That  is  not  my  job.       I  understand  that  you  are  receiving  ‘hate  mail’  on  your  doorstep.    This  grieves  me,  as   it  should  any  believer  in  Jesus  Christ  –  we  are  called  to  love  one  another,  while   hating  sin.    It  is  not  God’s  way  at  all.    He  expects  us  to  speak  the  truth  in  love.    We  are   not  called  to  use  immature,  carnal  weapons,  for  our  battle  is  not  against  flesh  &   blood…our  weapons  are  not  carnal,  but  spiritual.”    This  letter  to  you  is  to  follow   scriptural  direction  in  dealing  with  false  teaching  and  lawlessness.         My  best  friend  &  her  family,  whom  I  love  &  pray  for  often,  are  as  deeply  entangled  –   or  worse  -­‐  than  I  was.    Even  as  I  write  this,  I  have  heard  that  one  of  her  dear   daughters  is  moving  into  your  home.    My  heart  is  deeply  grieved.    I  pray  for  all  of  my   dear  friends  that  are  still  caught  in  this  evil  web  of  lies.         My  prayer  is  that  as  this  is  written  in  black  &  white,  that  the  clouded  shades  of  gray   confusion  would  be  pierced  through  by  what  is  written  –  and  that  even  you,  Afshin,   will  see  that  it  is  BLACK  &  WHITE.       It  is  written:     Jude (speaking of people caught in deception by ungodly men)   It  is  clear  Afshin,  that  you  still  drive  the  ship  of  VCF  &  I  AM  thirsty,  and  that  while   Church  of  Zion  leadership  may  think  that  you  submit  to  them,  even  that,  is  only  an   outward  show.    You  will  continue  to  be  in  control  from  whatever  position  you  are  in.       Your  dreams  &  visions  &  pictures  directly  or  indirectly  control  the  lives  of  many  –   for  those  close  to  you,  they  are  confirmed  by  their  own  dreams  &  visions  &  pictures   as  you  have  now  passed  on  your  ‘gift’  (spirit)  to  those  who  surround  you.       Correct  doctrine,  Afshin,  is  submission  &  obedience  to  the  rightly  divided  Word  of   God,  through  His  Holy  Spirit.     I  understand  you  continue  to  travel  around,  telling  your  story  of  your  encounter   with  ‘Jesus’,  and  using  your  ‘gift’  to  ‘speak  into  people’s  lives’.    Lies  &  sorcery,  Afshin.         Lies  &  sorcery!     In  your  book,  you  tell  the  story  of  your  communication  with  jinn  –  spirit  beings  –   and  how  you  were  ‘meditating’  –  ‘seeking  to  increase  your  powers’.    May  I  suggest   you  have?    Your  power  over  people  is  very  real  &  has  wrapped  itself  around  the   globe  as  evidenced  by  my  story.       35  
22 And on some have compassion, making a distinction; 23 but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire, hating even the garment defiled by the flesh.

 

It  is  written:  
 

Matt  15:7-­9  
 

7  Hypocrites!  Well  did  Isaiah  prophesy  about  you,  saying:   8  ‘These  people  draw  near  to  Me  with  their  mouth,   And  honor  Me  with  their  lips,   But  their  heart  is  far  from  Me.   9  And  in  vain  they  worship  Me,   Teaching  as  doctrines  the  commandments  of  men.  ’”  
 

My  warning  to  you  Afshin  –  “STOP  IT!”  
   

My  warning  to  those  who  continue  to  follow  you  –     “STOP  IT!    You  are  following  a  wolf  in  sheep’s  –  no  -­  in  shepherd’s   clothing!           Shut  down  the  websites  –  burn  the  books!   Don’t  look  back!  
 

Get  back  to  the  WORD  OF  GOD  –  taken  in  context     -­  rightly  divided!  
 

Because  of  God’s  amazing  love  &  mercy,  because  He  does  not  let  go  of  His  own,   by  His  power  and  the  prayers  of  many  family  and  friends  in  the  Body  of  Christ,   I  have  been  rescued.    But  I  had  to  choose  to  leave.           It  is  written:  
Eph 2:4-6 4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ ‘Jesus’,    

But  God!  …rich  in  mercy…   ‘’But  God,  who  is  rich  in  mercy,  because  of  His  great  love”  has  stepped  in  for   Me,  Afshin.    God  plucked  me  out  of  the  deception  Afshin,  and  brought  me  back   together  with  my  husband.    Daily,  I  am  discovering  the  truth  –  one  by  one  -­‐  replacing   the  lies,  and  the  Truth  is  setting  me  free.  
 

But  God,“  who  is  rich  in  mercy,  because  of  His  great  love”  has  stepped  in  for   Stan,  Afshin.    While  I  was  apart  from  Stan  –  after  we  had  separated  –  God  began  an   amazing  transformation  in  him.    Godly  counsel  from  the  Scriptures,  from  Godly   people  who  stood  up  for  truth  and  challenged  him  on  his  wrong  thinking,  did  what       36  

no  one  else  could  do.    All  the  counseling  in  the  world  –  all  the  12  step  programs  –   could  not  do  what  correct  teaching  from  the  Word  of  God  about  how  to  live  in   victory  over  sin,  has  done.    The  fruit  of  his  true  repentance  is  evident  to  all.    Of   course  it  is  not  a  finished  work  –  it  isn’t  in  any  of  us.    But  he  has  come  a  long  way  and   I  am  ever  so  grateful.    God  is  redeeming  the  things  that  have  been  lost  through  both   of  our  sin,  Afshin.    Our  marriage  is  being  restored.    Slowly  the  broken  relationships   of  our  family  are  being  restored.  We  know  that  He  will  complete  the  good  work  that   He  has  begun.       And  God,    “rich  in  mercy,  because  of  His  great  love”  has  stepped  in  for  you   Afshin.  He  has  exposed  the  darkness.    What  you  do  next  is  your  choice.    If  and  when   you  have  repented  Afshin,  and  your  life  has  been  radically  transformed,  it  will  be   obvious,  because  you  will  recognize  the  rippling  effects  your  sin  has  caused  around   the  world    -­‐  the  extent  of  the  damage  done,  &  you  will  publicly  confess  to  these   things  &  bring  forth  fruit  in  keeping  with  repentance.  (Fruit  trees  do  not  bear  fruit   over  night  but  over  time  –  long  periods  of  time  –  of  proper  Spiritual  food  and   nourishment)  You  need  to  be  grafted  in  to  the  True  Vine,  Afshin,  in  order  to  produce   godly  fruit.    Without  this,  it  is  impossible.    Again  –  only  God  knows  the  heart  but  we   are  told  to  judge  by  the  fruit.       You  told  me  many  Persian  tales  and  traditions  over  the  last  few  years.    I  am   reminded  however,  of  a  story  I  first  heard  as  a  child.    It’s  called  “The  Emperor’s  New   Clothes”  by  Hans  Christian  Anderson.        
A vain Emperor who cares for nothing but his appearance and attire hires two tailors who are really swindlers that promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or "just hopelessly stupid". The Emperor cannot see the cloth himself, but pretends that he can for fear of appearing unfit for his position; his ministers do the same. When the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor then marches in procession before his subjects, who play along with the pretense. Suddenly, a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor cringes, suspecting the assertion is true, but holds himself up proudly and continues the procession. (Wikapedia)

I’ve  attached  the  whole  story  at  the  end  of  this  document.    It  is  interesting  that  even   the  minister  in  the  story,  when  sent  to  check  on  the  tailors,  is  afraid  to  say  that  he   cannot  see  the  cloth.     I  am  certain  you  will  find  yourself  in  this  story,  Afshin,  and  it  was  one  of  your  young   followers  who  finally  had  the  courage  to  declare,  in  essence,  ‘The  Emperor  has  no   clothes!’,  when  she  exposed  your  evil  deeds  done  to  her.    The  swindler  who  you  met   in  jail  who  called  himself  ‘Jesus’  has  dressed  you  in  nothing  but  a  lie.     I  know  where  you  can  get  some  new  clothes,  though.    The  Tailor  is  out  of  this  world.     He  has  made  me  robes  of  righteousness,  since  my  own  were  as  filthy  rags.    
       

   

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It  is  written:  
Isa 64:6 6 But we are all like an unclean thing, And all our righteousnesses are like filthy rags;

 I  didn’t  earn  them,  I  don’t  deserve  them,  
 

It  is  written:  
Eph 2:8,9 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.  

 but  I  wear  them  because  I  received  them.    I  am  His  child,  so  my  clothes  are  free.   It  is  written:  
Isa 61:10 10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, My soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments, And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

        Life,  
  Rev 21:5-8 5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” 6 And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. 7 He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.

The  choice  is  yours,  Afshin.  

Or  Death  
8 But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”

               

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 “Come into my Father’s parlor Said one beggar to another Choose to come into His family It is then, you’ll be my brother…” - Brenda Klemke April 24, 2012 
  But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12,13

So  there  you  have  it.           The  letter  you  asked  for.    All  of  this  is  how  you  have  offended  me.         1. You  have  defied  the  Lord  Jesus  Christ  –  I  AM.   2. You  have  defiled  His  Bride.     Again,  it  has  taken  me  until  now  to  unravel  the  intricate  web  of  feelings,  facts  and   fiction  that  had  gripped  me.    Although  I  knew  the  facts  of  what  happened,  I  could  not   begin  to  understand  or  make  sense  of  any  of  it  without  sitting  for  hours  (days,   weeks)  with  the  Word  of  God  and  asking  the  Hoy  Spirit,  ‘Help  me  understand  what   happened?’    It  is  His  Word  that  has  pierced  the  darkness.     What  I  have  realized  is  that  I  owe  you  many  apologies.    I  have  not  stood  up  for  truth   in  the  way  that  I  should  have.    I  was  wrong.    I  am  truly  sorry.         I  was  beguiled,  Afshin,  inveigled.   Sincerely, Brenda Klemke

*All Scripture used is from NKJV unless otherwise noted.

   

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Mary Howitt (1799-1888) The Spider And The Fly
"Will you walk into my parlor?" said the spider to the fly; "'Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you may spy. The way into my parlor is up a winding stair, And I have many curious things to show when you are there." "Oh no, no," said the little fly; "to ask me is in vain, For who goes up your winding stair can ne'er come down again." "I'm sure you must be weary, dear, with soaring up so high. Well you rest upon my little bed?" said the spider to the fly. "There are pretty curtains drawn around; the sheets are fine and thin, And if you like to rest a while, I'll snugly tuck you in!" "Oh no, no," said the little fly, "for I've often heard it said, They never, never wake again who sleep upon your bed!" Said the cunning spider to the fly: "Dear friend, what can I do To prove the warm affection I've always felt for you? I have within my pantry good store of all that's nice; I'm sure you're very welcome - will you please to take a slice?" "Oh no, no," said the little fly; "kind sir, that cannot be: I've heard what's in your pantry, and I do not wish to see!" "Sweet creature!" said the spider, "you're witty and you're wise; How handsome are your gauzy wings; how brilliant are your eyes! I have a little looking-glass upon my parlor shelf; If you'd step in one moment, dear, you shall behold yourself." "I thank you, gentle sir," she said, "for what you're pleased to say, And, bidding you good morning now, I'll call another day." The spider turned him round about, and went into his den, For well he knew the silly fly would soon come back again: So he wove a subtle web in a little corner sly, And set his table ready to dine upon the fly; Then came out to his door again and merrily did sing: "Come hither, hither, pretty fly, with pearl and silver wing; Your robes are green and purple; there's a crest upon your head; Your eyes are like diamond bright, but mine are dull as lead!" Alas, alas! how very soon this silly little fly, Hearing his wily, flattering words, came slowly flitting by; With buzzing wings she hung aloft, then near and nearer grew, Thinking only of her brilliant eyes and green and purple hue, Thinking only of her crested head. Poor, foolish thing! at last Up jumped the cunning spider, and fiercely held her fast; He dragged her up his winding stair, into the dismal den Within his little parlor - but she ne'er came out again! And now, dear little children, who may this story read, To idle, silly flattering words I pray you ne'er give heed; Unto an evil counselor close heart and ear and eye, And take a lesson from this tale of the spider and the fly.

   

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The Emperor’s New Suit
by Hans Christian Andersen
(1837)
ANY, many years ago lived an emperor, who thought so much of new clothes that he spent all his money in order to obtain them; his only ambition was to be always well dressed. He did not care for his soldiers, and the theatre did not amuse him; the only thing, in fact, he thought anything of was to drive out and show a new suit of clothes. He had a coat for every hour of the day; and as one would say of a king “He is in his cabinet,” so one could say of him, “The emperor is in his dressing-room.” The great city where he resided was very gay; every day many strangers from all parts of the globe arrived. One day two swindlers came to this city; they made people believe that they were weavers, and declared they could manufacture the finest cloth to be imagined. Their colours and patterns, they said, were not only exceptionally beautiful, but the clothes made of their material possessed the wonderful quality of being invisible to any man who was unfit for his office or unpardonably stupid. “That must be wonderful cloth,” thought the emperor. “If I were to be dressed in a suit made of this cloth I should be able to find out which men in my empire were unfit for their places, and I could distinguish the clever from the stupid. I must have this cloth woven for me without delay.” And he gave a large sum of money to the swindlers, in advance, that they should set to work without any loss of time. They set up two looms, and pretended to be very hard at work, but they did nothing whatever on the looms. They asked for the finest silk and the most precious gold-cloth; all they got they did away with, and worked at the empty looms till late at night. “I should very much like to know how they are getting on with the cloth,” thought the emperor. But he felt rather uneasy when he remembered that he who was not fit for his office could not see it. Personally, he was of opinion that he had nothing to fear, yet he thought it advisable to send somebody else first to see how matters stood. Everybody in the town knew what a remarkable quality the stuff possessed, and all were anxious to see how bad or stupid their neighbours were. “I shall send my honest old minister to the weavers,” thought the emperor. “He can judge best how the stuff looks, for he is intelligent, and nobody understands his office better than he.” The good old minister went into the room where the swindlers sat before the empty looms. “Heaven preserve us!” he thought, and opened his eyes wide, “I cannot see anything at all,” but he did not say so. Both swindlers requested him to come near, and asked him if he did not admire the exquisite pattern and the beautiful colours, pointing to the empty looms. The poor old minister tried his very best, but he could see nothing, for there was nothing to be seen. “Oh dear,” he thought, “can I be so stupid? I should never have thought so, and nobody must know it! Is it possible that I am not fit for my office? No, no, I cannot say that I was unable to see the cloth.” “Now, have you got nothing to say?” said one of the swindlers, while he pretended to be busily weaving. “Oh, it is very pretty, exceedingly beautiful,” replied the old minister looking through his glasses. “What a beautiful pattern, what brilliant colours! I shall tell the emperor that I like the cloth very much.” “We are pleased to hear that,” said the two weavers, and described to him the colours and explained the curious pattern. The old minister listened attentively, that he might relate to the emperor what they said; and so he did. Now the swindlers asked for more money, silk and gold-cloth, which they required for weaving. They kept everything for themselves, and not a thread came near the loom, but they continued, as hitherto, to work at the empty looms. Soon afterwards the emperor sent another honest courtier to the weavers to see how they were getting on, and if the cloth was nearly finished. Like the old minister, he looked and looked but could see nothing, as there was nothing to be seen. “Is it not a beautiful piece of cloth?” asked the two swindlers, showing and explaining the

   

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magnificent pattern, which, however, did not exist. “I am not stupid,” said the man. “It is therefore my good appointment for which I am not fit. It is very strange, but I must not let any one know it;” and he praised the cloth, which he did not see, and expressed his joy at the beautiful colours and the fine pattern. “It is very excellent,” he said to the emperor. Everybody in the whole town talked about the precious cloth. At last the emperor wished to see it himself, while it was still on the loom. With a number of courtiers, including the two who had already been there, he went to the two clever swindlers, who now worked as hard as they could, but without using any thread. “Is it not magnificent?” said the two old statesmen who had been there before. “Your Majesty must admire the colours and the pattern.” And then they pointed to the empty looms, for they imagined the others could see the cloth. “What is this?” thought the emperor, “I do not see anything at all. That is terrible! Am I stupid? Am I unfit to be emperor? That would indeed be the most dreadful thing that could happen to me.” “Really,” he said, turning to the weavers, “your cloth has our most gracious approval;” and nodding contentedly he looked at the empty loom, for he did not like to say that he saw nothing. All his attendants, who were with him, looked and looked, and although they could not see anything more than the others, they said, like the emperor, “It is very beautiful.” And all advised him to wear the new magnificent clothes at a great procession which was soon to take place. “It is magnificent, beautiful, excellent,” one heard them say; everybody seemed to be delighted, and the emperor appointed the two swindlers “Imperial Court weavers.” The whole night previous to the day on which the procession was to take place, the swindlers pretended to work, and burned more than sixteen candles. People should see that they were busy to finish the emperor’s new suit. They pretended to take the cloth from the loom, and worked about in the air with big scissors, and sewed with needles without thread, and said at last: “The emperor’s new suit is ready now.” The emperor and all his barons then came to the hall; the swindlers held their arms up as if they held something in their hands and said: “These are the trousers!” “This is the coat!” and “Here is the cloak!” and so on. “They are all as light as a cobweb, and one must feel as if one had nothing at all upon the body; but that is just the beauty of them.” “Indeed!” said all the courtiers; but they could not see anything, for there was nothing to be seen. “Does it please your Majesty now to graciously undress,” said the swindlers, “that we may assist your Majesty in putting on the new suit before the large looking-glass?” The emperor undressed, and the swindlers pretended to put the new suit upon him, one piece after another; and the emperor looked at himself in the glass from every side. “How well they look! How well they fit!” said all. “What a beautiful pattern! What fine colours! That is a magnificent suit of clothes!” The master of the ceremonies announced that the bearers of the canopy, which was to be carried in the procession, were ready. “I am ready,” said the emperor. “Does not my suit fit me marvellously?” Then he turned once more to the looking-glass, that people should think he admired his garments. The chamberlains, who were to carry the train, stretched their hands to the ground as if they lifted up a train, and pretended to hold something in their hands; they did not like people to know that they could not see anything. The emperor marched in the procession under the beautiful canopy, and all who saw him in the street and out of the windows exclaimed: “Indeed, the emperor’s new suit is incomparable! What a long train he has! How well it fits him!” Nobody wished to let others know he saw nothing, for then he would have been unfit for his office or too stupid. Never emperor’s clothes were more admired. “But he has nothing on at all,” said a little child at last. “Good heavens! listen to the voice of an innocent child,” said the father, and one whispered to the other what the child had said. “But he has nothing

   

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on at all,” cried at last the whole people. That made a deep impression upon the emperor, for it seemed to him that they were right; but he thought to himself, “Now I must bear up to the end.” And the chamberlains walked with still greater dignity, as if they carried the train which did not exist.

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