The “Missing Manual” Workbook

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? 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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William Loeschner - December 5, 2017

Tim & Katrina,

After reading your workbook description… I have a question. Hope you all don’t get ‘angry’ but “How do you ‘get’ non believers to even consider reading & working thru a ‘workbook’?? I’m asking since my adult children ‘fall’ into that category.

My ‘kids’ won’t even consider it .. not trying to be negative …

I am reading again “Know The Future” which I do “every now & again”. I believe, its approach is providing information to the ‘non believer’ in a very factual way. Every time I read it I continue to learn more from it.

Hope you don’t mind me asking…

Your friend always,

Bill

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    Tim McHyde - December 5, 2017

    Bill, I don’t mind questions like this at all. I welcome dialog on hard issues as this is what brings real progress for us all.

    The answer is that this workbook is only Phase 2 and is not targeted at unbelievers, or even most believers, but rather for believers like you who are clear that “something is missing” with the whole Christian religious experience. It will answer what God wants and show those who want to do the hard work of overcoming, repenting and learning to love God and love their neighbor as themselves how, with God’s help.

    Phase 1 was Know the Future, which as you testify brings much of this same truth on what God wants, escaping religion and changing focus to be directly on Yeshua’s actual words. But that was of interest to even a narrower audience, believers with strong interest in understanding prophecy.

    Phase 3 is for non-believers like your children and a much wider audience of believers. It will be able to accomplish this by packaging the same truths as entertainment, much like Left Behind did with pretrib rapture lies. It will be a (free, at least online) novel and I think eventually a movie teaching the Good News of the Kingdom (Mt 24:14).

    So be patient and please continue with your faithful support as there is something compelling coming for people like your children.

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Sam Miller - December 6, 2017

Bill,

I have similar concerns as you with my children. I’m sure everyone who is reading this does. What brings me peace is the fact that when I begin to make progress on learning Gods way of loving Him with my my whole heart and loving my neighbor (including my children) as myself, (becoming more righteous) I’ll be more attractive to them and more likely able to lead them in these areas. Remember, when Elijah comes, his preaching will turn the hearts of children to their fathers.

We’re eternally fortunate to be in the position that we are of being able to learn God’s ways ahead of the majority of people who, well…have ever lived, frankly.

This reality is mind boggling to me and I cannot begin to express how thankful I am to be on this narrow path. Keep doing the hard work and I believe God will reward you and I believe that means your family members too.

Blessings to you.

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    Katrina McHyde - December 6, 2017

    Hi Bill, Sam, and all those who read this,

    What you have shared, Sam, is right on.

    I wish to encourage all of you who are in fear about your relatives and friends who you perceive do not have the type of relationship you would like them to have with God:

    God loves them way more than you can or do! You can trust The Great, All Loving God with your ‘treasures’ (loved humans). From your limited perspective it looks scary for those you love, and unfortunately you usually cannot keep them from suffering or making poor choices. Matter of fact, you cannot even keep yourselves from those things. You see things from the perspective of ‘in the battle’. Everything looks dangerous and perilous in the middle of the battle of life. God is THE GENERAL that sees both in the middle of the life battle AND above this life battle. His sight is perfect and He is a perfect general. He knows what, where, when, why, and who for every single play in this battle. You could choose to decide to have faith that God is so amazingly loving that He has a plan for your loved ones just as much as He has one for you. You could enter His rest by such faith and show a ‘peace above all understanding’ to all those around you. Then when others see how unruffled you are because you know for sure, by faith, God has got this all lovingly worked out, those people might want that same peace and ASK for the hope that is in you instead of try and defend themselves.

    Work in having faith in all that I have shared with you here. Let YOU be changed. Let it be that you show by example that His burden is light and His yolk is easy.

    Don’t stop interceding for them though. That IS your job. Plead the blood for them and continually forgive them yourself, after having done the same for yourself.

    In your intercession BELIEVE, by faith not proof, that God has heard you and considers what you say. AND He knows what is THE BEST and will only give you and those you love the best. By the way, the best may not look so good from our limited perspective. Do not let that sight deter your faith from believing that everything will be worked out for the best by THE LOVER of all mankind.

    Could you reach to contain such a huge perspective of your Father, General, Lover of souls?- you know you are doing it when you feel peaceful and hopeful for all, even those who for now look lost.

    With love,

    Katrina

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Sam Miller - December 6, 2017

Katrina,

As you always do, you said it perfectly!

I compare the trials that I went through as a child to the ones my children go through now. I’m thoroughly convinced because I choose, BY FAITH, to believe everything you have stated that our Heavenly Father loves my children more than I could ever hope to. Although, I have to admit, its no longer JUST faith because there is a good measure of proof that is sprinkled in there in the way that God has brought me through all of my own personal trials and lead to me where I am today. And let me tell you, there was a time in my life when my mother had the same concerns for me, for the way I was living my life as Bill is expressing.

I count it a blessing the trials I experienced growing up and I’m not even talking about the experiences I went thorough in my testimony. I’m talking about the ones I went through at the age my children are at right now. I could go into detail but that would take a long time. Maybe a testimony for another day.

I have at least this perspective that God truly did work out and is working out everything out in my life for my good. I’m living proof!

Yesterday, while my son was getting ready to go home after school, he took his shoes off to put his sweat pants on. He likes to wear shorts so he takes his sweat pants off when he gets to school. Anyway, some kid took one of his shoes and brought it outside, filled it with snow and left it there. My son couldn’t find his shoe and was stuck at school trying to find it, while everyone else had left. One of the teachers eventually found his shoe outside covered in snow. Apparently, he’s been getting picked on by a few kids.

Instead of getting upset, I prayed blessings on the kid who took his shoe and my mind went immediately to all of the trials I went through growing up. Realizing that God had turned all of those negative experiences in my life around for my good, and trust me I have had way more difficult things happen to me as a child than someone hiding my shoe. But, I chose to take that approach and I thanked God for the blessing of trials in my son’s life because God is working all things out for his good too. Where normally I’d be upset and fantasize about ringing that kids neck, I found peace in this situation.

It’s this peace that will get us through the trials that we endure watching our children live wayward lives, rebelling, experiencing trials of their own and experimenting with the things this world has to offer. God is WAY MORE brokenhearted for our children than we are when they go through these things, but He knows the plan that He has for them, plans to prosper them and give them hope and a future. This applies to all of us.

It starts out as faith but God allows you to see proof as your faith grows and you stay diligent in seeking Him and His kingdom. God blessed Abraham for his faith and this extended to his family members – for generations. I believe our faith, our diligence in seeking God will extend to our family members too.

God bless,

Sam

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