Self-appointed judges

Jim Watt jmbetter at
Sat Mar 28 20:59:02 PDT 2009


*Jim & Marie Watt*

*Tel: 253.874.4265 -- Email: jmbetter at*


   *2009-03-28 - MRS. ROSALIND “MIRIAM” FRANKLIN - 38 - England*

*aka the end times “prophetic diva” is allegedly bilking authors*

 Yesterday I received four phone calls from friends. Some had read my papers
on “Meditation”; some my open letter to President Obama; some had prayer
requests. There is however, a common denominator from all four. On Wednesday
I was doing a Google Video Search, and came across “The Coming Perfect
Storm, Part 2” by John Paul Jackson. I felt it had distinct value, and my
wife Marie agreed with me.

 On further searching, I discovered “Blogs” by Mrs. Rosalind “Miriam”
Franklin. I felt her spirit was extremely wrong, critical, judgmental, and
pandering to gossip - and altogether fomenting division in the Body of
Christ. The next day I did further research, and came up with the following

Mtyokawonis was alerted to this by Stephen Manning who emailed it to him
recently. We don't know one another nor do we have any associates - but he
felt that people needed to know how this woman is pulling the wool over
Christian's eyes about her real life activities which involve accepting
money from authors as a publisher - then not responding to them or being
abusive to them, not printing their books, delivering their books and not
paying those authors for sold materials.

 *Basically she is being tried in court for stealing from them. She is being
sued in civil court by 17 UK authors for having defrauded them - and has
been chastised by the judge for her vicious condemnations against these
people. People she is accused of having stolen from. They know of her status
as a self described “prophetess” and her end times prophetic blog here on

*This woman who claims to be safeguarding the church from everybody she says
is a false prophet - is herself being accused of being an abusive thief.*

*“Capital Letters” knows of at least 15 disappointed authors, many now using
the legal process to demand refunds from 300 Pounds to more than 5,000

* <*

* *Diggory is run by director Rosalind Miriam Franklin, 38 and her husband
Nigel, 44. She also runs Kingdom Come Publishing whose “statement of faith”
states it “has received a mandate to go forth to the Nations, offering new
authors a chance to impact the world with the gifts God has entrusted to

 Capital Letters sent several emails to Franklin. Other than an
acknowledgment, there was no response.

 There is no phone. The site says: “We are extremely busy. We do not deal
with authors by telephone - ever - without exception.”

 There are many reasons for wishing to use Publish on Demand - the obvious
being that the large publishers like Random House are swamped with would be
'best sellers'. But there is no excuse for lack of old fashioned 'good
manners' - and that is something that Ms Franklin knows nothing about.
'Diggory Press' = Diggory Pokery.

 *PERSONAL NOTE:* I was disturbed in my spirit with the spirit manifested by
Rosalind “Miriam” Franklin. She is not the only one today using the “Net,”
“Blogs,” “Websites” and “Emails” to show a spirit so contrary to the Spirit
of Jesus and the Scriptures.

 It is right to confront error, for in some of the following quotations we
find both the apostle John and Paul doing so. But it is in such a different
spirit from Rosalind “Miriam” Franklin, that this too must be noted. There
is an old proverb - “They that live in glass houses, shouldn't throw
stones.” The business lifestyle of Rosalind in bilking customers, and her
abusive response to their cries for justice, means that immediately all
spiritual judgmentalism from Rosalind is not only suspect, but must also be

 For her to make such judgmental accusations from merely on her part
“surfing the net,” and at the same time having a business life-style subject
to “felony accusations” and being sued in court by some 17 aggrieved authors
as her customers - well - search the Scriptures for yourself to see God's
mark on such a person and business! Jeremiah quotes God in saying what
*He*thinks of such dreamers and visionaries! If lives of such do
*not* match up with the Word - Do *not* fear them; do not take account of
them; warn all others of them.

 Many of you know from my mailings that I was associated with the 1948
Latter Rain Revival. This is perhaps the *chief* target of Rosalind “Miriam”
Franklin. I am surprised that she does not mention me by name in her
diatribes. I can as a personal witness acknowledge that failures took place
in that Visitation. What Revival has not had aberrations? John Wesley tried
to put out the wildfire of his day, but found that the fire also went out.
He complained to God. God's reply - “If I can put up with some wild-fire,
shouldn't you be able also?”

 But - what God intended is *not* to throw out the baby with the bath-water.
We *must* learn to make a *distinction* and judge righteous judgment. May I
strongly recommend to those of you who are interested - to order the 3 DVD's
of my wife and myself released on February 11, 2008 on the 60th Anniversary
of the “Latter Rain” outpouring. It is entitled *“The Fire Continues Sixty
Years Later”* and is available at <*>* * - under “**
biography”**. *The Rev. Dr. John Roddam, Rector of St. Luke's Episcopal
Church of Seattle chaired as a “Talk-Show Host” for this recording, and
himself arranged the ten thirty-minute segments. He felt that what God did
60 years ago should be carefully documented, while I was yet alive - the
last of the 7 elders who convened the 1948 Summer Camp Meeting at North
Battleford, Saskatchewan, and the October Convention in Edmonton of that
same year. I also taught at the Sharon Bible College a number of occasions
at that time.

 The key section John Roddam set forth - were the “pros and cons” of that
Visitation. There Marie and I deal with the 7 departures from God's Word,
some starting within the first year of the Visitation. *However*, God would
have us remember His Word to Jeremiah in 15:19-21. *All* is *not* bad! God
used an unbelieving King Cyrus of Persia to restore Judah and Israel to
their land some 500 years before Christ. Again and again He used unbelievers
for His purposes in Bible History. Should He not *also* use believers who
have slipped somewhat away from their full moorings? It is not that He
condones slipping - but He is out to forgive and restore - *not* completely
write-off such - as people like Rosalind “Miriam” Franklin seemingly
delights to do.

 If George Whitefield could continue to commend John Wesley even though they
differed widely in theological perspectives, should not *we* find value in
George Hawtin and the Latter Rain Visitation - Dr. Peter Wagner, Pastor
David Yonggi Cho, John Paul Jackson - and the multitude more that Rosaline
“Miriam” Franklin and others viciously rake over the coals?

 I confess that I do not agree altogether with the many I number among my
mentors - but I do, like Jeremiah take the “precious” from the “vile,” and
do not throw all the babies out with the bath-water, as seemingly our
“prophetic diva” and others like her try to do!

 To help see *God's perspective*” on such self-appointed critics - let us
look at some portions of Scripture - as they relate to the problem noted

 *Romans 16:17-18 (17-20, NNT) “Now I beseech you, brethren, mark those
causing the divisions and the stumblings, contrary to the teaching which you
learned: and turn away from them. 18 For the such are not bondmen of our
:Lord Christ, but of their own :belly; and by their smooth and fair speech
they deceive the hearts of the innocent. For your :obedience is come unto

 *Philippians 3:17-21 “Brethren, become imitators together of me, and mark
them that so walk even as you have us for an example. 18 For many walk, of
whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping they are the enemies of
the cross of Christ: 19 whose :end is destruction, whose :god is the belly
and their shame, who mind the earthly things. 20 For our :citizenship is in
the heavens, whence also we wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 who
shall fashion anew the body of our :humiliation, conformed to the body of
his :glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject :all
things to himself.”*

 *1 Thessalonians 5:14 (12-24) “And we exhort you, brethren, admonish the
disorderly, encourage the fainthearted, support the weak, be longsuffering
toward all.”*

 *2 Thessalonians 3:6-16 “Now we command you, brethren, in the Lord Jesus
Christ's name, that you withdraw from every brother that walks disorderly,
and not after the tradition which you received of us. 7 For yourselves know
how you ought to imitate us: for we were not disorderly among you; 8 neither
did we eat bread for nought at any one's hand, but in toil and travail,
working night and day, that we might not burden any of you: 9 not because we
have not authority, but to make ourselves an example to you, that you
imitate us. 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you that,
If any will not work, neither let him eat. 11 For we hear that some walk
among you disorderly, that work not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now the
such we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness
they work, and eat their own :bread. 13 But you, brethren, be not weary in
well-doing. 14 And if any obey not our :word by this :letter, note that one,
that you have no company with him, so that he be ashamed. 15 And count him
not as an enemy, but admonish as a brother. 16 Now the Lord of :peace
himself give you :peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you

 *2 Timothy 4:14-15 (9-18) “Alexander the coppersmith displayed toward me many
evil things: the Lord will render to him according to his :works: 15 of whom
beware YOU also for he greatly withstood our :words.”*

(I see Rosalind and others doing this to many others of God's servants.)

 *1 John 5:16-17 (13-17) “If any see his :brother sinning a sin not unto
death, he shall ask, and shall give him life, to them that sin not unto
death. There is a sin unto death: not concerning this I say that he
17 All unrighteousness is sin: and there is sin not unto death.” *(Are all
those Rosalind “Miriam” Franklin is berating of this first category? Is
truth being *rightly* divided?)

*3 John 9-10 “I wrote somewhat unto the church: but Diotrephes, who loves
pre-eminence among them, receives us not. 10 Therefore, if I come, I will
bring to remembrance his :works which he does, prating against us with
wicked words: and not content therewith, neither himself receives the
brethren, and them that would he forbids and cast out of the church.”* (Is
this not what Rosalind is substantially doing to all those she rakes over
the coals?)

 *1 Corinthians 1:10-17 “Now I beseech you, brethren, through the name of
our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same, and no divisions be
among you; but that you be perfected together in the same mind and in the
same judgment. 11 For it has been shown me concerning you, my brethren, by
them of Chloe's house that contentions are among you. 12 Now this I say,
that each of you says, I indeed am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of
Cephas (Peter), and I of Christ. 13 Christ is divided: was Paul crucified
for you? or were you baptized into the name of Paul? 14 I give thanks that I
baptized none of you, save Crispus and Gaius; 15 lest any one say that you
were baptized into my :name. 16 And I baptized also the house of Stephanas:
for the rest, I know not whether I baptized any other. 17 For Christ sent me
not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not in wisdom of words, lest the
cross of the Christ be made void.” *(Note the care Paul took to ensure that
no divisions came into the church through his ministry of the Gospel. Do you
sense this spirit in Rosalind “Miriam” Franklin? I am sorry, but *I do not*

 *Jeremiah 15:19-21 “Therefore thus says Jehovah, If you return, then will I
bring you again, that you may stand before me; and if you take the precious
from the vile, you shall be as my mouth; they shall return unto you, but you
shall not return unto them. 20 And I will make you unto this people a
fortified brazen wall; and they shall fight against you, but they shall not
prevail against you; for I am with you to save you and to deliver you, says
Jehovah. 21 And I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will
redeem you out of the hand of the terrible.” *(Can you note that Rosalind
gives no hope to all those she excoriates? But God would draw back unto Him
those who slip their moorings. If he can use the unsaved for His Kingdom
purposes, can't He still use those who have not been perfected? Now we
acknowledge that many professors have not truly been born from above into
God's Kingdom, and are deceivers and imposters. Is it not possible that some
of this virulent critical class could be of that nature? Selah - Seriously
consider this in the light of the above references.)

 An added note: I was sent by the Lord according to Psalm 107:23-24 to join
the Canadian Navy while yet an unbeliever. Nine months later at Passover in
1944, He fulfilled His promise to me, and ushered me into His Kingdom with
great power and glory. Strangely enough, it was a backslidden Baptist who
faithfully witnessed to some 45 of us sailors concerning the joy and wonder
of serving Jesus in a personal way. Initially I was greatly turned off that
such a hypocrite would preach to us what he was not living. But God used his
words, and I couldn't get away from them until I called on the Name of the
Lord, and He faithfully ushered me into the Kingdom Halls of extraordinary
joy and peace. Now just think - had I been like Rosalind, and completely
rejected the testimony of a backslider - I would have rejected God's
provision for His answer to prayer for me!

- Jim Watt

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