Blazing Trails Too
(Dissertations and testimonies of those who have left the I.
or as I call it, the 'System')
Write the vision,
and make it plain upon tablets, that they may run that readeth it. Hab.
It has been
reported that some pastors are
using their pulpits to condemn those who leave the Institutionalized
(I.C.), as it is often called. They assume that God could not be behind
this mass exodus,
and that nothing good can come without the blessing of
organized religion or a religious organization. Neither of these are
or fair assumptions.
list of revelatory teachings, prophecies, and testimonies we have come
across in the last five years, we are making a testimonial against
these assumptions. The 'sheep' can and do hear the Voice of the Lord
for themselves, and things can and do happen apart from the blessings
of an institution. Indeed, following the Good Shepherd out of
systems and communities that are harmful and that interfere with a
relationship with our Living Lord in good standing, is an 'exodus' that
God does bless. (see Ezek. 34:20-31)
-Teri Lee Earl
(introduction written year 2000)
of the authors below knew of each other's revelations before their
publications. In fact, all or almost all expressed being unaware of
else who had like revelations.
It is sometimes
difficult to divide up 'revelatory
teachings' and prophecy. Those expressions that can be defined as
alone are in the table below this first one:
Stones by Teri
The is a 150k 20 part comprehensive revelatory report with scripture
from 1997. It was re-edited and improved in 2002 and all changes were
keeping with the original message. Although not detailed in this
revelation also came
soon after. This revelation notified me of a new thing the Lord was
that previously I did not know existed (the 'Un'church includes the
movement as well as other ministries that were completely independent
the more organized ministries). We stepped out of the corrupt Ezek.
34:20-31 'System', as I call what has passed for much of
Christianity, never to return again. Just like others testify also,
been wonderful, ever since. We have both learned more and ministered
since leaving Organized Religion than in our whole Christian walk prior
(that was 20 years for me!)
paper' written by a moderator of the HCDL list.
Someone who was
familiar with my rough drafts of "Living Stones" sent this to us off
HCDL list. I thought it was very good so I put it up. It is not that
and it was encouraging to see God show similar things to others.
Allow Me To Tell You Where I'm Coming From by
Buff Scott the Reformer. This link is not so much a
as a wonderful little testimony of what the Holy Spirit showed him.
Buff says he served as a "pulpit minister for a number of churches,"
and "gave up pulpiteering years ago in favor of freedom in Messiah
He states, "it is difficult if not impossible to be free while enslaved
to some sect or denomination." Buff and my oldest daughter has had some
wonderful conversations via e-mail, which has been a blessing to
Out And Going On by Steve W. Morris. Please also
check his articles
index page for numerous articles regarding leaving
the I.C. and
recovering your Christianity afterwards. Does
Anybody Out There Hear Me? is just one of these
begins with: "Today, when we speak of the “church”
we have a mental image
of what we have known all of our lives, good, bad or indifferent.
when Paul speaks of the “church” in the Bible, he
is talking about a living
organism composed of the true saints of God that functions as a family
does and that met in homes to be the body of Christ." He
charges that the "institutional church" is now a "biblically
illegal, antichrist system that has long since departed from the truth
of the Bible and runs totally contrary to God’s will and
purpose." This view of course would be considered controversial, but it
is a good description of the fallen state of any church system.
Is The Body? by
George Davis, Michael Clark,
& Ron Stoothoff. An exhorting article commenting/explaining in
the state of the "I.C." today verses what the Body of Christ really is.
"A move of God starts
in a cave and dies in an institution"
Below are some examples of more 'prophetic' -type
and impartations/visitations for the "non-I.C."
(see above for ones that are mixed with revelatory teaching):
New Wineskin- August,
1995, regarding the Jesus Movement and the 'Un'-church. This has
many 'older' Christians who have been with the Lord for 20-30 years,
understood the times. We have not trumpeted it but nevertheless many
found it due to search engines and key words.
Net- loose, informal
yet vital, connections! June 1995 and later
Woman and the Green Chest and Exodus
And The House Church by Michael Clark.
#Eight: The Day of Thy Watchman and Thy Visitation
7:4, Ed Hintz writes: The Lord is saying in Rev. 18:4, come
her my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you
not of her plagues. I believe the remnant of believers that escape will
be an underground church. Isaiah 26:20
- a book by Timothy Sheaff. This was published in 1999 and
the visions were as much as 20 years ago. It is included here because
Timothy's prophetic indication of a mass exodus toward home churches
is coming true now. We had a nice visit from him in the fall of
He has no website.
From Europe (Netherlands):
taken from "The
Royal Way" by Frans Horsthuis
These are excerpts of a book written by a priest of the archdiocese
of Utrecht in the Netherlands, who left his
ordination and priesthood behind. The book itself is really for the
Church in Europe, for it contains what has been impressed on him in
over the last thirty years. Although the author gave his
to put up these extracts, he does not want it treated as a curiosity.
is posted here due to the prophetic messages contained that speak of
groups of people who will meet in a bond of love and "take up their
From New Zealand and Australia:
The Underground Church:
Robert Holmes of Storm-Harvest Ministries (Australia) stated in his
"2001, the year ahead in review," (should be published somewhere on his
site: http://www.storm-harvest.asn.au/aboutus.html) that,
"It will be a year with broken down walls
and broken walls (indicating war and turmoil). A year where significant
networking will take place (especially among the 'underground' church),
and where unity will be established.... "
The "underground church" has been known by ourselves and others to our
knowledge, since we've been a part of it, since 1995. Here is just one
example of a letter written to us by a lady (L. W.) in New Zealand in
which again refers to the underground church:
"I was very interested to see that you
mentioned the "undergound
church" in your reply as I had a dream about this a while ago in which
the church was underground in a huge cavern/cave but was very organised
and modern, it had lights everywhere and was really nice; not quite
you'd expect to find underground! And everyone was busy doing
Perhaps this is yet another meaning of the Unchurch?!
Unstructured, Unlike Church!"
of the above was put on this page between the years
1995-2000. There is no organization
of the prophets, no meetings between them to divine the 'consensus'
prophets, and none of the above was or is directed by an institution
-Teri Lee Earl
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It's not pleasant,
but our initial travels
were a bumpy road indeed. We submit a webpage of testimony to
fact. It as a frank conversation about what God helped us
as well as some of what we learned through it in these early years. Go
to read "Snakes and Critters Along The Trail" .
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