Mark Downey passed away from this life on March 26, 2018. He was nearly a week from his 69th birthday. He died at home in the mercies of our God, without pain, and in dignity and honor after a long struggle with cancer. He will be greatly missed by his wife, his church, the men of his prison ministry and many others across the nation and around the world.
The Fellowship of God's Covenant People held a Christian Identity tribute service to Pastor Downey on Sunday May 6th. The audio portion is complete with shared testimonies and memories of Mark's life and ministry and the impact he made on others as a friend, brother and man of God. What follows is the text of Jim Jester's and Debra Downey's contributions to the service, as well as a few other testimonies that were sent by e-mail.
What about music in the Bible – is there a doctrine on music?
Music plays a major role in most people’s lives – as much as what we eat, wear, or in our personal relationships. As seen in this passage, it certainly played a major role in Israel; and, it still does.
Music should be addressed from a biblical perspective as well as any other doctrine of the church: the Godhead, the covenant, the church, redemption, sanctification, etc. Did you know there are about 600 references to music in the Bible? That is more references than many of the other doctrines that we teach on a regular basis.
Moses is retelling the Israelites that their LORD God spoke the Ten Commandments to them with His own voice. Who says God doesn’t exist? Over one million Israelites heard God speak with His own voice the Ten Commandments to them accompanied by lightnings, and thunders from a dark cloud on the mount. Even the mount was on fire, and smoke was present on the top of it. They became so afraid that they went afar off and told Moses to go relay the rest of the message from God.
Moses traveled back up the mount where God told him that He would write the Ten Commandments on two tables of stone, with His finger. There Moses talked with God for forty days and forty nights. And as Moses and Joshua returned to talk to the people, Moses broke the tables on the ground because he was so angry and disappointed at Israel’s behavior. The Israelites, along with Aaron, had quickly took up the worship of an idol.
After this happened, God told Moses to come back up the mount and God would once again write with His fingerthe Ten Commandments on new tables of stone, replacing the one that Moses had broken. This time, Moses was told to put the tables of stone in the Ark of the Covenant, which would be in the inner sanctuary in the tabernacle of God. There it would be safely kept for many years until the House of Judah’s captivity.
Were all the Canaanites who lived in the Palestinian area very tall and were they all the children of the Anakims? No. But the giants who lived among them made up a large portion of the Canaanites. And one of the fiercest of all the Canaanites were the children of Anak, the giant.
Were these giants mentioned before in scripture? When the 12 spies were sent into Palestine to search out the land to see exactly what kind of land and what kind of people were living there, they came across this powerful group of giants.
The spies departed from Kadesh-barnea and “…they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Taimai, the children of Anak were” (Numbers 13:22a).
Ahiman, Sheshai, and Taimai were tribes of giants who were descended from the giant progenitor Anak. When the spies came back to the congregation of Israel, they reported that they “…saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight” (Numbers 13:33). The giants were living in the area called Hebron.
The Bible is basically a history book. A history book about whom? Does it tell us about the origin and happenings of the:
Asians? Very little.
Africans? Very little.
South Americans? None.
Central Americans? None.
North American Indians? None.
Pacific Island inhabitants? None.
Kenites/Canaanites/Edomites/Jew? It tells of their origin and how they would have enmity between the woman (Eve) and her seed (Genesis 3:15) forever. It tells that their land would be given to God’s covenant people; that the covenant people would live in their homes, farm their olive gardens and raise their herds and flocks of animals that they would need. The children of God were commanded to destroy all the idols, rituals and way of worship that the Canaanites worshipped their god(s). All the Canaanites who lived in the land of Palestine, were commanded by the God of the Israel people to be destroyed—it didn’t matter if they were a man or a woman, a child or an infant. They all were to be annihilated.
The family of Abraham, his son Isaac, and Abraham’s grandson Jacob and Jacob’s seed? The Bible tells us how they grew in multitude within 430 years to several millions of people, how they totally defeated the Amorites east of the Jordan River, and how they won great victories west of the Jordan River, but did not completely destroy all the Canaanites who lived there because of a lack of faith.
It also tells how they first became a mighty united nation, then later became two divided kingdoms, then later only the southern kingdom remained.
There are 12 duties that the parents are commanded to perform to help their children understand the power and goodness of God. These dozen duties are all contained in the 6th chapter of the book of Deuteronomy:
Love God wholeheartedly.
Have God’s words in the heart.
Teach them diligently to your children.
Talk of them when sitting in the home, walking by the way, lying down, and rising up.
Bind them for a sign upon the hand and on the forehead.
Write them upon the door posts and gates.
Remember God and SERVE Him in prosperity and success.
Fear the Lord, SERVE Him, and swear by His name.
Refrain from tempting God.
Diligently keep the commandments, testimonies, and statutes of your God.
Do that which is right and good in the sight of God and man.
In Genesis 3:15 the LORD decreed that there would be a mutual conflict between two seed lines; the seed of the serpent and the seed of the woman. They have been at war ever since. They both have different laws that they live by and they have a different destination. Today’s scripture reading contains the laws that were given to Israel and what will to happen when they are obeyed by the hearers and what will happen when they are not obeyed.
One of these two races will be annihilated at the end of this age. They both cannot be on the same earth at the same time in the same place for very long. The one will always cause problems for the other. One reason is because it is natural for them to lie, steal and murder. They are unable to hear the words of God correctly. They are of the evil one.
I found a pamphlet written by Charles A. Jennings, a Christian-Identity preacher in Oklahoma, “Jewish Opposition to Jesus Christ And the Gospel”, that tells of the characteristics of one seed line that produces fear in the other. It also shows the many scriptures that teach that it was this wicked seed line that persecuted, harassed and blasphemed the disciples of Jesus and even had many of them killed. Notice it wasn’t the Blacks, or Browns or Asiatic, it was the Kenite/Canaanite/jews. I have preached at his conference in the past and enjoyed it greatly. Most of this sermon is taken from his pamphlet.
These 10 Commandments were spoken by God with an AUDIBLE voice to all Israel. An estimated 6,000,000 people [Does this remind you of the Ashkenazi fake number of murdered jewish holocaust victims?] or more heard Him at one time out of the midst of the fire, cloud and thick darkness on Sinai. These 10 Commandments were all that these estimated millions of people heard with the voice of God, for He added no more by an audible voice to them. What He added after that was through Moses.
Who says that there is no proof that God exists? The unbelieving world says that He is just a figment of our imagination. They say He is never seen and never heard and never felt. Just like God says about the gods that they make out of wood or stone. They don’t see, don’t hear and don’t talk. But the deniers have never read this verse and others which disprove their argument.
This past Friday the world gave honor by burying who they say was the "greatest preacher in the century." Billy Graham was laid to rest in North Carolina after transporting his body to different places around the country including one day in the Capitol Rotunda. Was he really America's pastor? Billy was converted under a preacher who was anti-jewish and anti-Catholic, who went to Bob Jones University for only one year, and was made a celebrity by a fellow mason, William Randolph Hearst. At the end of his life, Billy was the person who changed America's churches to be nothing more than ecumenical Roman Catholic integrated churches. He was an apostate, Roman Catholic, freemason, Baptist preacher for the New World Order who said that all races of any religion could be saved.