So...what is this 'Support Team' and why did Tim make it?
First, I understand the disappointment you may be feeling at not accessing the content you were hoping to. I know how you feel because this happened to me, too. I was visiting a friend's blog to listen to a podcast but found out it required a login and payment. It was annoying since I was used to only free teaching from this person for years. Why the change?
Thankfully, in my case, I decided to stop and ask him about it rather just go away mad. He explained how he had been led by God a while back to provide special, often deeper content as a "thank you" for supporters, the people who stand with him and financially support his research, writing, podcasts and videos. To my surprise, he said he was receiving more income from the support team than he was from his book sales (and he has many more published books than me).
This was intriguing because I had recently been praying about an income problem and what to do about it. My Know the Future book sales had been declining for years (due to the changing mobile/video web—not a lack of interest from readers). Book income (and occasional donations) have been my sole support since 2008, but lately they were not enough anymore. I was in danger of running out of savings with a wife and two children including one in international school here in Germany. (He could not get into free public school due to high level German needed.)
When a reader the same weekend told me he would stand with me for monthly support if I would set up a support team and commit to adding new content regularly, I knew God had confirmed this direction. It's very rare when someone "puts their money where their mouth is" backing up their suggestion to help with a financial commitment. And indeed he became my first support team member when I created it in October, 2016.
But is it Scriptural?
Friends, if I was independently wealthy or had great patrons behind me, it would be a different story. But for now I need your help to keep producing and sharing my Bible teaching. In case you worry this is wrong (as many Christians even suggest is the case for charging for my book), please note that Paul addressed this issue with the Corinthians. He said it was not only "OK" but actually right and appropriate for Bible teachers to receive material support for the spiritual support they give:
1 Corinthians 9:1-14 (ESV) — Do we not have the right to eat and drink? Or is it only Barnabas and I who have no right to refrain from working for a living? Who serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard without eating any of its fruit? Or who tends a flock without getting some of the milk? Do I say these things on human authority? Does not the Law say the same? For it is written in the Law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox when it treads out the grain.” Is it for oxen that God is concerned? If we have sown spiritual things among you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? (However, we have not made use of this right;) instead we endure everything so that we will not hinder the gospel of Christ. Do you not know that those who are employed in the temple service get their food from the temple, and those who serve at the altar share in the sacrificial offerings? In the same way, the Lord commanded that those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel
Notice that Paul made a personal choice to opt to not use his clear right to be supported but maintained before and after saying this that those who preach the Gospel should receive support. On this ethical right I stand in my ministry because I have a family or four and am not single like Paul or Jesus were. Down the road I hope to provide all my content for free and this will be possible after only more supporters who value my work sacrifice with me.
Hope this helps you to feel good and right about supporting my work.
Special Support Team Only Content
Thank you for your interest in supporting my work at EscapeAllTheseThings.com. Here is the content waiting for you as a Support Team member:
What's the First Sign of the End? Jesus' "Gospel of the Kingdom" Proclaimed Again (After 1900 Years Without) - Jesus had a different Gospel than Christianity. In Matthew 24:14 he said the return of this gospel was the key event right before the end begins. Unlike Wormwood, which shows the end is here, this sign comes in good times and means they end soon... So what is Jesus' gospel and why have you not heard or understood it until now? Find out in this mega article (most of my free articles are around 2000 words) drawing much from the difficult Sermon on the Mount.
"Depart from me; I never knew you!" - Jesus (Mt 7:23). The scariest event in prophecy is Jesus' prediction that he will tell "many" sincere believers to depart rather than enter the kingdom. Why does he say this? Who does he say it to? How do you make sure you're not rejected on that day, too? Understand that and the one requirement for salvation Jesus taught (that Christianity does not, or you would already have these answers) in this major article on Jesus' harsh words at the end of the Sermon on the Mount. June 22 Update: due to popular demand, I added a new section harmonizing the many "only believe in Jesus" verses (like John 3:16) with what Jesus said about action requirements.
The Story of My Next Book That I'm Writing With Katrina - In this podcast (mp3) with Katrina, we cover my next book. I cover the insight about Christians I saw only after answering 50,000 of their emails that inspired the book. Hear how it will help you as a believer in a way we've all needed, but we have not known or put our finger on before. Also, learn how Know the Future returns in this book.
How and Why We Moved to Germany: A podcast explaining, "Why I'm in Germany now." I tell the story of how we "graduated" from Costa Rica after 16 years there to an upgraded life in Germany. Germany has given us a lifestyle conducive to conducting and sharing deeper research. And now, interestingly, we're just 4 hours from Israel (so I plan to visit again soon)...
3 Secrets To Finally Understand (and Obey) The “Sermon On The Mount” of Yeshua: Christians assume that they “follow Christ,” yet if pressed, each must admit that they simply do not understand much of Christ's teachings needed to know what he requires of followers. This includes the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus' manifesto for the masses that Martin Luther considered impossibly demanding. Find out why Christianity does not teach it, why it is so offensive (on purpose), and how Jesus is like Mr. Miyagi from The Karate Kid—only harsher. With the three insights below, you can finally understand and obey the teaching of Jesus to no longer refer to him as "my Lord" without making him lord, from the most important sermon of all time.
Jesus' Four Warnings On How Not To Respond To His Sermon (That We're All Guilty Of) — Jesus ended the Sermon on the Mount not with a final command but with four warnings on what not to do in response to his words. His warnings address the three traps every believer has fallen into—including you and I. What he says is absolutely brilliant as it shows he knew that hearers would be overwhelmed by the difficulty of his words and resort to using three common human problem-solving strategies. Normally effective strategies, they fail here and what's worse, you won't even realize they're failing for a long time—if ever. Once you know what the four warnings mean, you will recognize your own mistakes as a Christian and finally see in the fourth warning the one viable response to Jesus' words. Armed with the right approach you can start over in your walk with God.
So You Figured Out Christianity Deceived You—Now What? (Part 1) — Jesus specifically warned about Christianity coming "in this name" to deceive "many" by using his story (Mt 24:4-5 KJV), yet few Christians ever see the truth of this. When, after many years as a Christian, you finally arrive at that sickening realization that you have been deceived by Christianity, you can have a crisis of faith. How can God let a sincere servant like you be so duped by the one religion about Christ available? How do you forgive God or yourself for not verifying what Christianity said? Where do you go from here with Christianity, church attendance and what you call yourself now when people ask? (New section added June 23). Learn how to work through the issues that come up as critical thinker who knows Christianity has not faithfully delivered the “faith once delivered” of Yeshua.
Why I'm Convinced The End Begins in 2026—And What You Can Do About It — Since learning in 2001 that Yeshua must return in a Sabbath year, I've had to rule out three consecutive Sabbath year cycle windows for the final 7 years (2003-2009, 2010-2016, 2017-2023). This same insight enabled me to easily rule out every date-setting prophecy theory along the way, bringing comfort to many scared readers. With the next possible window for the 70th week (2024-2030) already less than 7 years away, I'm ready to share why I believe, based on the real end time sign of Mt 24:14, that this can be the one. If it is, the nasty birth pains (WW3 + Wormwood) would start near its middle in 2026 and Yeshua would return at its end in 2030. Why am I now sharing a “doomsday year” myself and how am I not a “hypocrite” for doing so? How is my 2026 conviction different from what prophecy theory date setters have done? Read on to understand what has changed, why I'm so convinced about 2026 and, most importantly, what you can do about it if time is indeed that short. (Updated June 16 with expanded summary of and explanation of my 2026 reasons, such as 30 + 2000 = 2030. For new content, search for "Samaritans" and "Summarized.")
Sam Miller’s Testimony – How Jesus’ Real Gospel (of the Kingdom) Changed His Life - Sam Miller is one of the early readers of my Support Team content. After the Great Recession in 2008 ruined his mortgage officer career, he became underemployed, in debt, bankrupt, 70 lbs overweight, depressed, suicidal and even angry at God. Here is Sam's testimony in his own words on how he turned things around by learning the real Good News of the Kingdom that Yeshua taught (and Christianity never has) and began "seeking first the Kingdom" by following the Sermon on the Mount as explained in the supporter studies.
Podcast: "Most Bizarre Speaking Invitation Experience Ever (in Cyprus) & Lessons Learned"— Katrina and I decided to take a supporter's (paid) invitation to celebrate our 25th anniversary in Cyprus and teach her friends. It seemed totally safe and we prayed about it before accepting. Yet it turned out that the supporter had ulterior motives that I never could have imagined nor could you. Find out what happened and the lessons we learned from this most bizarre speaking engagement ever!
So You Figured Out Christianity Deceived You—Now What? (Part 2)— When you reject religion and (finally) go direct to the Bible for your spiritual direction, immediately you are beset with doubts on which commands apply to you and how to do them. You grapple with evangelism, prayer, baptism, fellowship, worship, tithing, the communion, and much more. Amazingly, all these type of questions can be resolved simply with a radical paradigm shift. It requires reconsidering your concept of the Bible (inherited from Christianity): namely that the Bible is "God's law book" for believers to sift through. Understanding the Bible's place in history and true purpose for us makes all the difference with resolving these questions and doubts!
Podcast: How to End Disconnection From God — Do you ever have negative feelings towards God or confusion about what he wants from you, resulting in disconnection from God? If we're honest, we have to admit we all struggle with the task of loving and obeying an invisible Dad we have never met nor understood very well. Unfortunately, church fails to help us overcome this fundamental issue because the minute you get real about how hard this is and how Christianity has not made it any easier, Christians shut you down. They can't handle the "negativity" so they dismiss the issue with platitudes like, "It takes faith! Fake it til' you make it. You're too negative. Etc." In this podcast, Katrina and Tim share powerful insights and practical strategies that we have used to end this pattern for ourselves in order to finally have a strong, faith-based relationship with God. Learn how to overcome negative thoughts and know God as someone who cares for you so you can be in a connected relationship with him at last...
Podcast - Ministry Update and Reframing Life — In this November, 2017 update on the ministry we cover support team developments, content plans and some helpful insights and concepts shared from the planned "Missing Manual" workbook. For example, how we as believers need to use the same strategy Victor Frankl used for surviving a Holocaust concentration camp.
Dec 1:Podcast - Handling Everyday Verbal Abuse God's Way — You might never experience physical abuse, but there is no escaping verbal abuse unless you live as a hermit away from all humans. Verbal abuse is commonplace today if you work at an office, are active on social media like Facebook (or have a post-trib rapture teaching website..) or if you belong to a church where gossip is the norm. Heck, if you have friends or family you will have verbal abuse. So, how do you handle these assaults God's way? How do you not respond in kind with those juicy retorts you think up? Tim and Katrina discuss strategies and key verses to overcome in this overlooked but crucial aspect so you can have "maturity" in the faith according to Jesus' brother, James (Jas 3:2). (You are tired of being an immature believer, right?)
Dec 9: My Two Dreams Revealing What the Marked & the Saints Will Both Be Doing During the Tribulation (Scary) — To my surprise, God gave me two dreams of the Great Tribulation in fall, 2017, both with startling revelations. In this post I share these revelations including the horrific project that I saw the wicked people doing on an industrial scale under Satan in the Great Tribulation. Also the perhaps equally surprising similar focus in the camp of the saints in Jordan that we will be doing. Both revelations make perfect sense when you hear them, but, like me, you would never have guessed them both. Katrina also had a dream confirming the second one that I will touch on. So read on for three confirming, connecting dreams!
Jan 11: Podcast: Ending Disconnection With God - Part 2! — Many have told us how the insights in our popular podcast How to End Disconnection With God have been "life-changing." Despite this, some report that they still beat themselves up or otherwise struggle to work through guilt, shame or regret about not doing what Jesus said to do or “making the same stupid mistakes over and over." They feel rejected by God for these failures even though they've been diligently seeking the Kingdom first more than ever before (Mt 6:33). If this sounds like you, you probably have not yet learned how to "apply the blood of Christ"—perhaps the most important habit for staying connected to God. You're not alone as it took Tim and Katrina decades to discover and establish this important healthy habit and quickly deal with bad feelings. After we conclude the podcast, stay tuned for a "post-credits" segment we recorded immediately after because Katrina got a new insight that explains Revelation 12:11 literally (before Tim ever did!). In other words, by learning and practicing the wisdom in this teaching, you personally will be part of an end time prophecy fulfillment!
March 16: Podcast: Yes, Peace In Hard Trials Is Attainable — Jesus said "in this life you will have trials" (John 16:33) yet Christians receive no comprehensive training on how to "suffer well." Frankly, the concept of enduring trials with "joy" like Jesus' brother James describes sounds crazy and unattainable (Jas 1:2). That's what I used to think, too. After nearly losing our firstborn son and staying with him at the hospital for 24 days, we learned some helpful keys to maintaining real peace in trials. This podcast shares how we stayed in faith throughout the ups and downs. Includes a major breakthrough Tim made that can help everyone who squirms looking at people in hopeless situations like amputees. Listen to this podcast before your next trial comes!
March 30: Three Big Events I Expect In 2022 Based On Two Dreams — For years I've said that Damascus' destruction is the first “bad news” end time event (after Yeshua's Good News finally returns worldwide). But when? Before or after the 70th Week starts in 2024? Since 2005, it's been left ambiguous on my book's Revelation Roadmap because Scripture does not specify. Now, through two dreams that God gave me years ago and some recent new inspirations and deductions, I finally have a good idea on the year and am ready to share it with supporters. (One went bonkers when I told her.) Also find out what type of community Judea will be, how soon you can go there and even can you bring your pets? Lastly, if moving to Judea is so soon (for some), what do I think God said to focus on now... (Hint: it starts with a 'C')
May 10: Podcast: How to Stop Complaining (& Save Your Family in the Process?) — Christians are not taught how complaining repels blessings and attracts curses as Exodus 15-16 graphically proves and Paul warned (1Co 10:9-10). This happens because even a grumbling thought puts you out of the faith needed to please God (Heb 11:6=2Co 10:5). In this talk we share powerful insights and testimonies for overcoming both superficial and "engine warning light" complaints in your words and your thoughts. Learn how doing repentance like this blesses you now and may be the only way your family will follow you to Judea later (Joel 2:32) as the precedents of Noah and Lot's families shows!
New - June 1: Dream: "Fountain of Youth" Healings Coming—God's plan for the saints to gather in Judea to escape the end times (Joel 2:28=Mt 24:16) sounds unfeasible for many reasons including the poor health or medical dependencies of most Western adults. Divine healing must be given to God's servants again just like it was in the exodus from Egypt (Ps 105:37 KJV). But there is no prophecy that promises that. So I prayed for confirmation. In this dream, God did just that with a bonus insight: exactly where and how the healing will take place for those who obey God's command to flee. Once again, it's not what I originally thought or what most would prefer!
Problem: Nobody wants to say it and be labeled “negative” by other Christians, however the sad truth is that Christians struggle to serve a Father they've never seen nor heard. Yes, “this is a walk of faith and not supposed to be easy.” But still, have you ever felt like we're missing something fundamental given how believers are so confused, divided and lacking in good reputation and good fruit like Jesus and his disciples had (John 10:35)? Your suspicion is easily confirmed if you read up on the first church in Jerusalem under the apostles. Instead of having a reputation for being judgmental, self-righteous hypocrites like Christians, the Jerusalem believers had love, public favor and esteem (Acts 2:46-47; 42-45; John 10:35; Acts 5:13). Frankly, it's a bit depressing when you read those passages and realize how far off the mark the Christian church is today compared to the original. Why such a big difference? It's simple: Jesus trained his disciples in necessary fundamentals which the Jerusalem church learned directly from them (Mt 28:20; Act 2:42). Since we don't have Jesus' trained apostles anymore and the Bible is not exactly in a clear, tutorial format, what do we do? Solution: Imagine that if as soon as you became a believer you were handed a workbook teaching you the fundamentals for serving God. Such a workbook would finally answer what God wants of us (and why!) along with other common, big questions all believers can't get good answers to from Christianity. But more importantly it would share wisdom (Lk 1:17) and proven strategies for overcoming your biases, prejudices, and selfish, faithless nature to enable you to finally understand and do what Jesus said to do. Those following the book would experience such spiritual growth that they would literally become like Christ (Jn 10:35; 1Jn 2:6;1Co 11:1; 1Pt 2:21; Eph 5:1-2), just as Jesus' disciples were (John 10:35) and the first church following their teaching was (Acts 2:42). You'd have that peace beyond all understanding (Php 4:7), see your needs always provided for (Mt 6:33) and have joy in all circumstances (Php 4:12) as you finally become kingdom-minded likes Jesus said to be (Mt 6:33). Katrina and I are already experiencing this more every day and so are the people who we coach. This workbook is planned to transmit the same wisdom to all, first to supporters who help us develop it, then later to the public at large. Along with Know the Future, it will serve as the basis for an end time novel teaching the Good News of the Kingdom and these things in an entertainment package to better reach the masses (for free).
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"You offer comfort instead of terror"
I am a regular and have ordered everything before. I was so glad someone was presenting answers in a way that seemed to offer comfort instead of terror - and that after some specific prayer for enlightenment.
I like to support your ministry. I have also fallen in love with your wife, Katrina. Her passion and dedication enlivens me. AND I had no idea you guys struggled so much until recently. It sounds like things are more stable now, but in the past I didn't donate because I got the impression it wasn't needed.
I have no hesitation supporting your ministry. You have opened a world to me I am so grateful to have. I love to learn the truth as you see it, presented in a humble fashion that is not at all preachy. I really can go on and on. I love your site.
The first time I ordered your book, I started sharing what I was learning with all my family. (You do warn not to give away the e-book.) You also remind us that it isn't our job to make people understand.
In my novice zeal, I talked openly at the dinner table with my children and parents about the amazing things I was learning. I was met with strong opposition. While I don't believe in hiding my beliefs, now I do look for open windows before discussing them with anyone because of my experience.
Some people are scared of the truth or any beliefs that challenge their own. It still floors me, but I just keep it to myself unless I feel led or brave or whatever seems right. Your book belongs in everyone's personal library.
Sometimes, I guess we just have to be tested how much we want to hold on to truth.
So yeah, all of that to say, just keep doing what you do!
Your website has been a blessing since first I was lead to it. And that last article on kingdom living is a well spring of liberation. My whole focus in life has changed.
I pray never to lose this gift you have given me. I give God all the praise for it. Keep sharing, it's beautiful.
So, obviously I can write books of thanks for all this. But I'll let you go for now.
After 37 years as a “Christian” going from one denomination to other...I found "the fundamental flaw"...through the Support Team
After 37 years as a “Christian” going from one denomination to other...and even with my own in depth study of scripture ... I consistently found myself bereft of any blessings of God. Desperate to know the truth while suffering through some major pitfalls and losses in my life, I broadened my search only to be ensnared in a convoluted net of scripture taken out of context.
But there was a major fundamental flaw that is so simple, yet so easily misunderstood that caused me to consistently shut off the flow of God’s blessing.
And I found that through Tim McHyde's Support Team.
Now, I feel I have a new lease on life and… a deeper understanding of the Character of Yeshua (God) and how to open up the flow of God’s blessings in my life. I am eternally grateful for the gift that God has given Tim in discerning the truth in Scriptures and what it's done for my understanding, faith and love of God and mankind.
"I sob just writing to you about ... the amazing turn around in my life"
What an amazing turn around in my life. I have spent most of this year being down in the dumps. Tim and Katrina have helped me see the reality of how God views me and what he has in store for me. We live in perhaps the most exciting time in human history and I get to be a part of it, God willing. Hope is an amazing thing!
Things for me are going EXTREMELY well! In a very short period of time God has done a 180 degree change in me that I am so thankful for. My hope is focused squarely on the Kingdom of God. It's so exciting to focus on all of the amazing things that will happen even between now and then, watching God's plan unfold and then culminate with the marriage supper and the millennium. And through the Blood of Yeshua I am set apart to God to be a part of the most amazing time in human history. With this realization what could possibly make me depressed? What could possibly make me dwell on things that happened to me in my past? God's goodness has become so abundantly clear to me and his presence in my life has become so wonderfully apparent. I sob just writing to you about it, right now.
No more will I concern myself with work related things, money, job title etc... or fear the future. My attitude has changed from someone who used to get upset when I would perceive someone disrespecting me at work to one of a humble servant.
I'm supporting men and women 20 years my junior, with a fraction of the experience that I have in mortgage lending. But who cares? If Yeshua could humble himself to wash others feet, I can humble myself to be of service to these younger colleagues. And since I have made that switch in my mind, my job satisfaction has soared.
Thank you Katrina and Tim for taking your time to help me through this time. I truly cherish you both. I am learning how to love myself and to love people and I feel a tremendous amount of love for you both and I cannot wait to spend time together with both of you in the place of safety...
God bless you!
Three weeks later, Sam sent this follow up note that demonstrates the genuine lasting improvement that comes from the kingdom wisdom of the studies here...
Hey Tim. Just checking in. Wanted to let you know things are still going great for me. I still have this high level of excitement most of the time as I keep my focus on the kingdom and following the suggestions you gave me about praying more and asking God for help when I get frustrated. Also trying to just love people more. I'm still feeling a lot more job satisfaction as a result. I just feel so happy and blessed. I have like butterflies in my stomach all the time kind of like the way you feel when you're excited about a vacation that's coming up. Anyway, just wanted to say "hi" and God bless.
August, 2017: "New Job!" Sam sent me the thrilling praise report below:
Tim...I wanted to share some good news with you and Katrina. I believe I just found my perfect job. And the income will be about $25k more per year. What a huge blessing.
I say its the perfect job because I will now be originating the loans like I used to (rather than as an assistant). In fact I will have others assisting me now. Wow! I'm even less than 1/2 the distance to the office from home so ill be putting on less mileage and saving money on gas.
I'm overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness to my good and awesome father YHVH!
It is rewarding to know what the Good News is as opposed to what I thought it was ... I think you may have just saved my life!
Oh Tim!!! What is the Good News of the Kingdom? I just finished reading [your first article] to my girlfriend. I didn't just read it to her we studied it, followed the scripture links, discussed it and recognized several comparisons in our lives and I can truly tell you it has blessed us this day. I feel extremely blessed beyond words and am grateful for this message...that has been right there all along!
It is rewarding to know what the Good News is as opposed to what I thought it was, and broken pieces of it at that. This messaged reached [my girlfriend] and I in many ways. It reminded me of when I first met her and recognized that it was like she was actually living in the Kingdom doing His will by her ongoing acts of kindness and the way in which she behaves and treats her fellow humans. She reached me by her actions of leading by example of what Jesus was trying to teach us all along.
Your explanation of the obvious message was masterful and revealing although it was not hidden from my eyes. ... To bring awareness and clarification to an otherwise major blunder on the Christian front. We need to remedy this! I will continue now to saturate myself with this teaching and all surrounding supporting scriptures connected to it as you have until it is embedded on my heart.
You again have plainly and masterfully written in clear terms with scriptural backed factual evidence, that was always right there in front of our eyes, to challenge our thinking about the true meaning behind this awful statement of why our Master said that Christians (or specifically those who practice the teachings) will be rejected at His coming!
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