Thursday, March 27, 2008

Twelve Tribes Photos - Moved from Yoneq and the Twelve Tribes

If only the life was a good as it looks in the pictures. The Twelve Tribes is full of loving men, women and children who have given up everything to live for God. The problem is they were manipulated into denouncing their former faith and following a man who demands loyalty without question. In fact, Yoneq (Gene Spriggs) suggests they not think (reason) for themselves at all because he and elders will do it for them. Elbert Eugene Spriggs has built a multi-million dollar industry on the backs of these people who gladly work 80-90 hours per week for no pay.

New Wedding and Betrothal Photos

Additional Wedding and Betrothal Photos

Photo Album One

Group 1

Photo Album Two

Group 2

Photo Album Three

Group 3

Photo Album Four

Group 4

Photo Album Five

Group 5

Photo Album Six

Group 6

Twelve Tribes Bar / Bat Mitzvah and Baptism Related Photos

Twelve Tribes Bar-Bat Mitzvah and Baptism Related Photos
Twelve Tribes Betrothal and Wedding Related Photos

Twelve Tribes Betrothal and Wedding Pictures

Twelve Tribes Betrothal and Wedding Pictures

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Twelve Tribes around the Globe

Twelve Tribes Album 1

Twelve Tribes Album 2

Twelve Tribes Album 3

Twelve Tribes Album 4

The Twelve Tribes Early Days

Consolidated TT Photo Album

My Twelve Tribes Consolidated Photo Album

My Private Shoebox

Twelve Tribes Properties and Photos

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More pictures. If you know any of these folks, leave a comment and discuss.


panterus said...

you this is a really great photo album, where did you get all the pictures, looks you had a loving family here why did you give them up?

panterus said...

just to be open here, life never feels as good as it looks in picture, but pictures are a good way to remind us why we do what we do, because they show that we are creating an effect around us that is producing a life and pictures or the things that others see reflect that life back to us and doesn't it look good! by the way nab, may i call you nab, your pictures look like you were disgruntled most of the time.

nabashalam said...

Not disgruntled... just exhausted...

the_james said...

panterus, a life that is based upon deeds done in earnest service (by the rank and file, if it needs to be spelled out) that are nullified by rampant favoritism, judgmentalism, and, last but not least, the flesh, is a life that gasps from breath to breath only for the sake of those willing servants of God for whose sake the structure is not completely crumbled even now. It will never thrive, because of the inequity and iniquity of the leadership. I do hope it continues just as it is, for it provides a much needed haven for those who wish to serve God yet cannot find a place to do so to the degree of their desire in "the world". Then, when the common people have given all they have and are yet asked for more by the fat and lazy elders, it may dawn on them to take responsibility for their existence, and embrace their true divine rights and duties.

Anonymous said...

I'm writing a new song called "Come Let Us Drag You Back To Egypt" By Yoneq and the taskmasters.

Or, "Even When I'm Wrong I'm Right" by Yullbe Kutoff.

Anonymous said...

Twelve Tribes say: "It's better to be wrong together than right alone"

The well-known Southern Baptist pastor Adrian Rogers is quoted as saying, "It is better to be divided by truth than to be united by error." He also said, "It is better to ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie."

Which one do you think was given by the Holy Spirit?

Anonymous said...

Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; (Romans 3:19-25)

The deeds of the law were never meant to justify us or the Jews, it was and is, our faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross for our sins. We now have His righteousness because we have none of our own. That righteousness comes by faith in Jesus Christ.

This is why Rahab and her family were spared, it was through the faith she had that the Lord would spare them because of this act of kindness towards the spies. She had lied and said they weren't there, they had already gone. So we can see that God didn't punish her and her family for this indiscretion of the 10C's. Does this give us the right to lie? No, it doesn't, but perhaps under certain circumstances God overlooks this indiscretion.

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1-2)

Don't get me wrong, I'm in no way saying we should just sin willfully. We are all going to slip up and do things that break the 10C's and sometimes we aren't even going to know that we did. But we are no longer bound to do the deeds/works of the law. God doesn't need to see us do anything that is externally motivated. Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount, that we could commit adultery just by thinking and lusting after the woman (or man, for the ladies). We don't even have to commit the physical act!

Does that help?

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is why if they love each other and claim to have the Holy Spirit, then why are there so many members that have been there for decades so obese? Wouldn't that prove that those who are are not indwelled with the Holy Spirit? Many of these are leaders and/or their wives. Don't they love each other enough to admonish and encourage each other to glorify God in their bodies and their minds? Isn't it true that where sin abounds, grace much more abounds? Are these hypocritical tares amongst the wheat, or is it that after you've gained enough seniority, not walking in the flesh but after the Spirit does not apply to you? Are they like Catholics, where they think that as long as they are members of the group they are saved? Or just like the worldly labor unions; the greater your seniority, the lighter the burden and let the let the heavier load fall on the not so important ones rather than all things in common. Or Animal House, where "some are more equal than others". I was just wondering. 1 Corinthians 12:21-27sphedlic

Anonymous said...

Why was David "a man after God's own heart"?
The reason of David being "a man after God's own heart" goes along along with the verse of "let this mind be in you which was in the Annointed Yahshua" because David became a man that saw that he was to seek to understand as best as he could to incorporate the ways that our heavenly Father intended him to live in relation to Him and our fellow man into his life.
By the same reasoning, we are to let "the way, truth and the life" as demonstrated by Yahshua and given to us by the Holy Spirit through the Word of God become the directives of our minds and life force. We have to "let" it because the natural heart of man is not of this "way". Hence, the daily battle to keep the flesh, impulses, urges and habits of the natural heart, under subjection, by the will, accompanied by the grace of God through the power of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:13 "If you through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live".

In order to have our Father's heart, we have to think our Father's thoughts. The Holy Spirit brings us to deeper understanding as we "abide with Him and in His word". As we allow "the Sword of the Spirit, His word, cut us "to the bone and marrow", showing us our sins that need to be overcome, we begin the process of sanctification. If we are not having this experience, then we do not understand the meaning of salvation.
The result of the experience is a greater understanding of the ugliness of sin, and the beauty of His way, truth and life. We decide not to engage in any willful sin, in any capacity, lest we give support to the king and kingdom of darkness and all the evils that befall men.

We glorify God when we choose to totally trust His direction and correction after we come to the realization that there can only be one authority and one system that gives life. The view from heaven that sees the evidence of more than one system of authority testifies to the fact that anything more than one "way" will always result in war, death and destruction.

We glorify God when we come to understand our need to submit to His authority and system of life in appreciation of His devising of saving us from the blinding power of sin and opening up our hearts to the reality of the situation between Heaven and Earth.

We glorify God when we trust His 'way" in desire to live it when we realize that the life and spirit we are born under and personalities we have inherited and developed by the influences of the world are a phony existence and not what we were originally created to be like.

God created us in His Spirit of giving, that we would be vessels for His Spirit; two becoming one to multiply and inhabit the vast stretches of the universe. This was the original plan, and it is what is meant by the phrase,"the restoration of all things". This is His Kingdom. God did not create us so we could fall into sin and be delivered, but so that we would fill the universe with inhabitants of His heart; a people that lay down their lives for each other in total trust that their appointed functions give life to each other which continues the same Spirit of giving that emanates from our Father. As it flows from Him, it returns from His subjects and back out again in a continuous cycle. You could liken it to the circulatory system of the body, but instead of blood, it's His Spirit flowing through His Body of Holy beings."So shall my word be that floweth forth out of my mouth; it shall not return unto me void" Isaiah 55:11. This is what gives life. This is Love; our Father's Heart. All made possible to us through the goodness and severity of God on the cross. Our God truly is an awesome God!
Azariah Freedom

December 2, 2010 9:14 AM

Anonymous said...

Where is Panterus? Has he lost "The WAY"? Did he ever have it, or just some of it? We don't ever have all the truth. "We see through a glass darkly" until He comes and all things become clear. "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also i am known"1Cor 13:12.
When our Father can't speak to his leaders from the inside, he sends a messenger from the outside. "Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things; hold fast that which is good" 1Thes 5:19-22.
"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels (men with messages accompanied by unseen heavenly angels)unaware" Heb 13:1.

Can you not see when the Holy Spirit dwells within someone? The eye is the mirror to the soul. The eyes of His people are lit up with the inner light of the Holy Spirit and cannot be missed by those who also have the light. You can see it in your own eyes when you look in the mirror. "The light of the body is the eye, therefore if thine eye be single, the whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness, and how great is that darkness" Matt 6:22,23.

You can't confine the Holy Spirit to a handful of a couple of thousand of men women and children. The Holy Spirit is given to convict the world of sin. when someone hears a truth, the Holy Spirit speaks through their conscience. "It rains on the just and the unjust" But there is a greater, special unction of the Spirit in the collected Body that dwell together in community. They will be the ones who bring about the 144,000 and Give the cry to "come out of her my people"(Rev 18) to the true seekers of our Father's Heart. They can't be His people, unless they have the Holy Spirit. Thee are many amongst the denominations. "And he that keepeth His commandments dwelleth in Him. And hereby we know that He abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us" 1John 3;24. He gives the spirit to those who obey Him (Acts 5:32). "Now if any man have not the Spirit, he is none of His" Rom 8:9.

You're going to call people out of the churches of the world and into the Body; both Jews and gentiles, that they may all be one, but they can't be His ("My people"), unless they have His Spirit which God gives to them as they respond in obediance to all the light that they understand as they seek for His way, truth and life.

Anonymous said...

Hi. I know one of the girls in the pictures! I had met her when I stayed with the Twelve Tribes in Bellows Falls, VT. (Basin Farm.)
Her Hebrew name was Corrinit (Not sure about spelling, but it means light, and it was said it's because she lights up the room.) Her uncle was actually a leader in the community and he was on the peacemaker bus that picked me up from a festival in Ohio. I don't remember his name. But I looked somewhat like the Corrinit girl and we both had the same given name. Anyway, in looking through your pics, I recognized her (I think!).

Anyway, you asked us to comment if we recognized anyone!

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