More About the Author
Pelham Gross grew up on the family farm on Red Dog Road, 5 miles west of his hometown, Carthage, Misssissippi. He had started out with Jesus in 1940 at the age of 11. He graduated from Mississippi State in 1951 with "honors" and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 1955 with a Greek and Hebrew major with the honor of an invite to study for a doctorate in Old Testament Theology.
Pelham preached his first sermon in 1951 at his home church, New Providence Baptist. In 1962 he was filled with the Holy Spirit and given his heavenly prayer language ('speaking in tongues'). On November 16, 1966, Pelham was team leader of 5 men headed to Mexico to jump-start a mission training school. The church van wrecked outside of Kenedy, Texas; Pelham was listed as "killed" in the local paper. He "came back" partially paralyzed from the waist down with little control of body functions.
In 1968 when Doctor Martin Luther King was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee, Pelham was a minister in the only integrated church in the city and led in efforts of racial harmony. For this he took some hard hits as he continued for years, serving as a pastor-teacher, singer, songwriter, prophet, evangelist, proof-reader and author in the first Spirit-filled, non-denominational wave to sweep across America. Pelham also worked as a social worker/supervisor and retired in 1992 from Federal Service in the U.S. Department of Defense.
He worked some afterwards as a computer ad person and computer type-setter for a weekly newspaper and as a clerk for an import brokerage firm. He quit this to move to The Smithton Missouri Outpouring and served in the Smithton Community Church from 1998 to 2002. In the spring of '02 God fired frontline revelation into his soul about Israel's place in the Last Days--AND--after 10 years of being alone with peanut butter sandwiches, boiled eggs and potatoes, poptarts and can openers, God mercifully gave him a wonderful, new companion. God is SO good! (He didn't DESERVE diddly!)
Embedded into that Spirit of Revelation, they prayed and studied for three years at The International House of Prayer in Kansas City. Pelham and his "DeDe Girl" both took classes under Messianic Rabbi Jerry Feldman in his congregation's training courses. During this time God aligned them with Messianic Apostle Dr. Daniel Juster of Tikkun Ministries International, www.tikkunministries.org.
Pelham has posted several clips on YouTube ('Thomas Pelham Gross'). His website is www.israelheartbeat.com where you will find articles not published on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle Reader. As of 2015, thirteen years of research, study, and prayer-intercession-meditation is shared for your prayerful consideration. Don't take his word for it. Take his work for what the Spirit reveals to you and 'hit The Book' with it.
Pelham and DeDe's journey has taken them from Boonville, MO, DeDe's home, to Kansas City, to Branson, and back to Boonville where they have been the last eight years. Their aim remains the same: Obey Papa one day at the time, arise with thanksgiving, hitch our spiritual plow to Holy Spirit, and diligently farm our little God-given patch in the world-field however Abba says, offer hidden-manna mysteries of the ages in these Last Days so more and more of us can live out our destinies with culture-changing certainty for God's kingdom to come and His will to be DONE ON EARTH as it is in Heaven. They are blending their voices and giving it all they've got to Yeshua HaMashiach rising up through MESSIANIC BELIEVERS in Israel with a whole-hearted, full-throated "BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD!" SHALOM TO ALL!
As Bishop T.D. Jakes would say, "I don't know who I'm writing to, but God sent me to tell you..." But how can readers know for sure "God sent"? That's a legit question. Of course, the Holy Spirit will 'bear witness'. But doesn't how committed and consistent the writer is to the Word, the Spirit and the Message figure in there somewhere? Could that provide a clue?
I have been confined to a nursing home since suffering a sprained left shoulder and a disabling, inoperable rotater cuff injury to the right one in November 2012. 'Time to hang it up, right? Now at 86, I have written four more books on a computer in a public area with a television going most of the time two feet to the right and two feet above me. Already bearing waist-down partial paralysis since 11-16-66, I have here seen recurring bladder infections, flu, ecoli infection in my digestive tract, hiatal hernia, esophagitis, gastritis, complications from a paralyzed colon, 5 eye operations, recurring allergies, swollen legs and feet, etc. Why can't I just quit? My mentor, a 20th century apostle, said to my resignation offer after the November 1966 church van wreck, "There is no discharge in this war."
I think it is God who keeps insisting and providing the Power for me to keep persisting -- even to the pinnacle of People-Pestering Peak that MESSIANIC ISRAEL IS THE KEY TO GLOBAL SALVATION AND CREATION REGENERATION.
"The Lion has roared; who can but fear?" Is it the HOLY FEAR of God that 'drives me'? (Was Jesus 'driven' into the wilderness as some translations say? The Greek word can mean 'driven' or 'led'. Either way, it was his Papa, right?) Is there not a cause? Is there not a blistering blizzard-of-Fire urgency? Can not such urgency compel and even propel one through a wilderness in the plan of God? When the Lion's roar reaches thunder level, might not HOLY FEAR cause one to tremble, tremble, tremble in that HOLY FEAR? May it not ramp up with intensity so as to BURN A WARNING IMPACT into any God-fearing soul to obey The Thunder?
Our feet may be standing in 'time', but they surely are standing in the END of it with our toes and nose HARD-PRESSED AGAINST ANOTHER REALM THAT HAS ROLLED UP AGAINST OUR FORWARD PROGRESS IN 'TIME'. Bishop Jakes', "GET READY, GET READY, GET READY" may be even more critical than he realizes. We are so VERY BLINDED with SO MANY SO UTTERLY ILL-PREPARED and COMPLETELY UNCARING FOR THE CRISIS CROWDING DOWN ON US. "All nations coming against Israel" MEANS NOTHING TO THEM. They don't even know that GOD SAYS HE, HIS OWN BIG ALMIGHTY SELF, WILL COME AND FIGHT FOR ISRAEL!
"LORD, you brought me back from the dead (according to the newspaper article) FOR THIS! 'FOR US TO DELIVER THIS WARNING TO THOSE BLINDED TO YOUR LOVE-COMMITMENT AND ABSOLUTE FAITHFULNESS TO YOUR ISRAEL WIFE ON EARTH. YOU have held and propelled me through 49 years of wilderness to DELIVER THIS WARNING TO COME OUT OF CHURCH INTO YOUR ISRAEL After such a wide wild stretch of religious desert sand with the grit hardly washed out of my clothes and scarcely rinsed from my mouth, I find myself with Isaiah's question in my mind, "Lord, WHO has believed OUR report? To WHOM is YOUR arm of Power revealed?
"To ALL those of a contrite and humble heart."
SHALOM, DEAR ONES, SHALOM!