Hebrew Roots Ministries
A Real Michael Rood Awakening
Concerning Alleged Torah
Change of Heart? or
the Real Michael Rood?
Michael Rood wrote a letter dated May 31, 2007, it was
with an attitude that Jamie Louis needed time away from
the business/ministry to recover his health and grief over
the loss of his daughter and Connie's father in a
car accident October of 2006. Nothing was said
about having concerns over financial issues on Michael Rood's side. In fact he
acknowledged Jamie Louis's concern over finances. Written from Tampa, Florida, May 31, 2007,
while on his Jonah Code Tour, Michael
Rood stated the changes that were going to take place:
"...After much prayer and after
consulting with Jamie two days ago, I have made
the decision that Judith and I will not return to Israel
at the end of this summer tour. Instead, I will stay on
in the U.S. to assume the responsibilities for day to
day ministry operations. Jamie and I are both in
agreement that this is necessary at this time.
...As of ... Tuesday night,
Jamie will no longer be handling any ministry business
other than to ...advise me on any
details I may need...When he returns to Oregon, he will not be going
into the office....
I am informing the staff immediately so
that you can be helpful in this transition. I will also
be assembling some trusted advisors and experienced
staff to help us facilitate effective organizational
changes. We will all need to shoulder more of the load
for a while until we can bring in reinforcements. As
Jamie recovers, he will eventually assume a new position
as 'wartime consigliore' for the ministry.
...We have all depended on Jamie for so
long that it will be difficult to wean ourselves from...
...All departments will continue to function as usual
with the exception... I will be the one
who will call the shots, and I will be the one to go to
Jamie when I cannot figure things out. Until I arrive in
Oregon, Michele will be directly under me as the office
coordinator, ... all activities
required of any Oregon office personnel must go through
The usual monthly financial
disbursements will be made from the Oregon office by
Michele and Nancy who will co-sign disbursements in the
place of Connie...
.... I will need Jamie in prime health so
that he can be ready to share at the "vision
...I believe that we can make this work
smoothly. Jamie will be focusing on his physical
ministry will continue to pay his full regular salary,
but he is required NOT to work at this time.
He has already put two lifetimes
of labor into this ministry. With due diligence, 'Kemosabe'
will be back in the saddle riding another range with me
in the near future....."
it is important to note that at that time, May 31, and
also in The Ugly Truth About Michael Rood by Michael Rood,
there was reference to the idea that he was planning to stay in the
US, and spoke of plans to start a pastoral ministry (sic), train future
Rood replacements and send them to the world,
as well as having the plan for "fiduciary responsibility
with a goal of becoming accredited by the evangelical
association for financial responsibility."
"...The current idea being
discussed is to let the temporary corporate sole ‘A
Rood Awakening!’ wither and become defunct after all
debts have been satisfied. A new nonprofit corporation
with a legitimate board of directors will over see the
financial constitution of the ministry. In this vein, I
have asked Don as the Chief executive officer to
immediately implement and oversee the financial
accounting system that Pam Harris will administer. Don
will also secure an accountant ...to have us qualified
under the Evangelical Accounting Association
3. Having proven the practical
impracticality of our road tours as of this spring and
summer, we will now focus on a necessary pastoral role
in introducing more teachers and printed materials
though several regional conferences though out the
United States, and hopefully other countries as well.
We will raise up a staff of younger and more energetic
people to properly produce these life changing spiritual
adventures in the form of three or four day restoration
conferences. Jamie Louie and his family will be a vital
Since Michael Rood has repeatedly called all
Christians pagan, the Person and Name of Jesus as pagan,
rejects the deity of Christ, and doesn't recognize pastors, does it not seem slightly hypocritical
to now want to be under the oversight of the Evangelical
Accounting Association? Yes, he has Christianized some
of his material in order to draw on the Sky Angel,
Christian Booksellers and similar crowds, but that does
not mean his core beliefs have changed.
Regarding the Corporate Sole registered in
Arizona, Michael Rood stated he did not know anything
about it, and made it sound as if there was a conspiracy
afoot to have everything put in Jamie Louis's name in the
preceding months to this fiasco. From
his writings, and posting of an audio tape:
"...We soon learned, through a recorded
phone conversation secured by a private investigator,
that two men in the ministry had been plotting for
several months to vilify Michael in order to hide some
apparent financial misdealings...An obscure Arizona
corporation in the name of A Rood Awakening! in which
all bank accounts, phone services, postal service
contracts and vehicles donated to the ministry were put
in the personal name, and under the exclusive control of
the one man..."
The panel reported on the alleged
tampering (by Michael Rood) of an audio tape of the Advisory Board Meeting,
July 26, 2007, with all parties stating they knew they
were being recorded. The audio tape, which, according to
the information provided, displays the editing work done
on the tape, posted to Michael Rood's website, reallyrood.com. The Oregon office of course has the
original tape. According to various statements on the
panels page, it is illegal to post a recorded conversation
to the public, without full permission of those involved.
It certainly could be disputed that Michael
Rood had no knowledge and did not support the Corporate
Sole, simply by factually looking at things sent out for
his support, and the documentation for corporate meetings
which has been stated he attended. Unfortunately the Louis
camp, while stating the events took place, has not
provided any documentation that this writer has seen, such as minutes, which would
show who attended said meetings.
However, Michael Rood from his own pen,
prior to the many emails to staff, stated in THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT
MICHAEL ROOD BY MICHAEL ROOD, that he had in fact spoken
at and was in the meeting with the 'greater advisory
board' which validates Jamie Louis's statement concerning
the meeting and the financial issues. It also invalidates his claim that no
financial records were available nor had any been produced
for him to view, or that there was concern on his side
related to financial and meeting issues:
"...Don told me
you had some concerns about your financial
for things that you put in your name as we began
organizing for our Israel project several years ago.
You also voiced those
concerns to me briefly over the phone while I was in
My intention in this – and I will commit
to it in writing.
our greater advisory board over two years ago
put a financial accounting system in place that would
track every dime of income and expense so that
we could make a
Harris was appointed to set up the inside book keeping
system including the purchase order system and manage
the bank accounts. An outside bookkeeper [Debbie
Cooper] would make sure that we are squeaky clean in the
eyes of the world...."
reviewing the records produced by Debbie from last
September through April
of this year,
it is the consensus among knowledgeable
colleagues that it may be physically impossible to pay
to have our financial records audited
and brought up to an acceptable standard.
The current idea being discussed is to
temporary corporate sole ‘A
Rood Awakening!’ wither and
become defunct after all debts have been satisfied.
A new nonprofit corporation
with a legitimate board of directors will over see the
financial constitution of the ministry..."
In an email from December 2004, Jamie Louis was
fundraising and included the following statements, which also
shows the corporate sole:
"...We need your
financial help now, as the year concludes... we can
offer you a deductible contribution through our
non-profit Corporation Sole (we do not subscribe to the
popular 501c3 non-profit status, as it is government
controlled). (email Thursday,
December 30, 2004 )
The Arizona Corporation Sole was filed
June 25, 2003. It should be noted that Rood and the panel
mentioned the failure of Jamie Louis to have filed the
proper 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 forms. Rood stated the
proper 990 income tax forms, but the panel stated what
should have been filed was Form 1099's. They stated the
books were in the name of the Arizona Corporate Sole since
From the legal filing of the December 14,
against Jamie Louis, we see again that Michael Rood's
statements appear to be not in sync with some of his other
"27. In 2004, Michael and Judith Rood,
Defendant, and others attended an A Rood Awakening
meeting in the State of Washington. 28. At the
Washington meeting, Defendant recommended for the first
time that A Rood Awakening incorporate as a “corporate
sole” in the State of Arizona. 29. At the
Washington meeting, Michael Rood learned that Defendant
had, in fact, already organized A Rood Awakening as an
Arizona corporate sole, even though he had neither the
permission nor the authority to do so. ...31. Michael
Rood informed Defendant that he had no authority to
decide where to deposit money generated by the business
and that he was to provide an accounting to Pam Harris,
comptroller, and relinquish any control over any company
financial account or matter."
The Arizona A Rood Awakening! Ministries Corporate sole was
temporarily dissolved in 2005 because of having not filed the required annual report
and the address was wrong for Perry Challender, the
registering agent. They were reinstated
August 31, 2005. The corporate sole in Arizona has been
changing registering agents from Perry Challender, who
resigned 08/16/2007, to two other changes for registering
agent, the last being 10/25/2007.
Jamie Louis submitted the Annual Report
August 16, 2007. It had been due on or before June 25,
2007. In it he stated that A Rood
Awakening! Ministries "had
no receipts in the State of Arizona. There were no assets
or liabilities in Arizona in 2006." That would be so,
since the business was not run in Arizona nor were there
any seminars booked there. However, the
financial statements do show a tad bit more than 'no
assets or liabilities'.
It is more than a little noteworthy that
the bylaws for the Arizona corporate sole state that aside
from the claim of being a church, there is the claim in
it's objectives as being, "A Rood Awakening! Ministries is
involved with providing shelter for people in need of
protection from the elements, clothing for people in need
of warmth, food for the hungry and drink for those with
thirst...education and training in....personal hygiene,
agriculture and related sciences, security of mind, body
Other than taking care of volunteer staff,
or those 'contracting' to ARA, and the occasional mention
of a need for a supporter, this writer has seen no
evidence or documentation or presence of funds from the
public financial statements, being directed to/for the
above stated objectives.
Jamie Louis did in fact register a new
"CORPORATIN SOLE" in
Oregon with the Secretary of State, with himself as
president, amidst all the turmoil of this mess. One assumes
that is the same as a corporate sole, although the IRS may
not view them in the same way.
Oregon Secretary of State> Registry No>459934-90
Entity Name > A Rood
Awakening! MINISTRIES ADMINISTRATOR "AND SUCCESSORS, A
Foreign Entity>A Rood Awakening! MINISTRIES
Date Registered> 08-28-2007
But what of the original Corporate Sole
registered in Arizona instead of Oregon where the offices
were? Doesn't a Corporate Sole suggest the separation of
church and state, and to that end topics such as
government are prohibited in order to keep charitable
status? Would that not exclude A Rood Awakening!
Ministries, simply because Michael
Rood has many times spoken against the government and
presented other anti-government related topics?
The Real Michael Rood ...
A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that
speaketh lies shall perish.
Michael Rood pleaded for support in his
November 2007 Newsletter, while claiming to be a victim.
Mailed from his new location in Michigan and using A Rood
Awakening!! Ministries, (without the International)
apparently a source in Oregon supplied the postage... How does
one stamp envelopes in Michigan with a postage stamp
permit from Oregon, when one claims they have been doing
business in Michigan since 2004?
Envelope folded for size
Of note was Michael Rood's statement concerning
seeing the new office. After going to Muskegon to pray
with Glen McWilliams, he stated they left, "and then Judith and I
drove to Grand Rapids to meet an old ministry friend.
As soon as we arrived, my friend took me upstairs..."
is slightly different than what he wrote in, The Ugly
Truth About Michael Rood, in which he stated:
and I went to Glenn’s in Muskegon for two days and I
felt a resounding spiritual thud. There was nothing
there. I drove to Grand Rapids after a couple of days
with my parent’s for dad’s 75th
birthday. When we arrived in Grand Rapids something
took place that was completely unexpected. The moment
that a 3000 square foot office and a huge space for a
video studio opened before my eyes, ..."
And the audio tape from Michael Rood's
I got up to Michigan and was with Glenn, we prayed for
that same miracle that we would know this is where we're
supposed to be. And, after a couple of days with Glenn,
we went to visit my parents - my father's 75th birthday
transpired and then we went over to Grand Rapids to
visit a long time ministry friend. And before we got
here, I believe it was really a couple weeks earlier,
this friend said that part of his building he was gonna
lease out to Aloette Glass Corporation, but the deal
fell through and he said, this place would be perfect
for you. ...Now it's at least two weeks later. Judith
and I go over to Grand Rapids just to drop in to visit
him and we went over to his place of business...."
documented fiasco of alleged mail fraud via a letter and
postal information was dated July
22, 2007 and was presented by Don Harris and signed by Michael Rood. Don
Harris went into the Oregon post office, and attempted to redirect
all A Rood Awakening! Ministries mail to the new Michigan address, for the new A Rood
Rood wrote many statements from July forward that he was broke, had no money, no email or adherents lists, and no
way to communicate. In his November 2007 Newsletter he
means that I no longer have any of your personal letters
to me. I don't even have your email addresses or phone
numbers. We do have an old list of some addresses and
yours is among them. I felt that contacting you was
important enough to borrow money to send this letter..."
Update January 2010:
No Missing Mail Lists
In perusing some material on the internet the
mystery of the claimed missing mail/email lists information came
to light. It is concerning the false claim of not having any
email lists in order to contact adherents for support....which
obviously were available since Rood mailed or emailed many
From Christian Media Research, in the article,
The Michael Rood Brand of Ministry, James Lloyd recounts his
role of maintaining the existing, not missing mail lists, and
doing mailings after the break up in 2007. He discusses Rood's
continued 2008 claims of not having a mail or email list as
being false and Rood's claims were being used to solicit
support: [red added, some bolding in original]
"...Rood's ministry organization
was based in my home state of Oregon, and
I had accepted an assignment to
newsletter on a contract basis, I was an
eyewitness to much of what occurred.
Many are familiar with the monthly
mailings "sent" by the
organization; these were actually produced, printed, and
mailed by my organization (I had the complete mailing
broke with (and inaugurated legal proceedings against)
the administrator of the ministry, one Jamie Louis,
I unsuccessfully offered to mediate the conflict.
Another Messianic Jewish believer
in Yahshua, Jamie Louis had run the ministry on
behalf of Rood for
some time, and predictably, the fight began over money -
and lots of it. ... Mr.
Louis recognized my capabilities in ministry data
management, and asked if I could revamp
Michael Rood's regular
mailings. I enthusiastically accepted.
As I've long believed that God has given us significant
revelation related to prophecy, I was delighted to have
the opportunity to send complimentary copies of our
publications to a group of believers that might
otherwise never read our material.
I had already printed multiple
editions of the
monthly newsletter when
and Jamie came into conflict, and
subsequently brought in another ministry figure, a man
named Don Harris, to attempt to regain control
of the official ministry known as A
during an ensuing power struggle.
...During the fracas, ...
I realized I was probably the
only person who actually had a clear understanding of
ministry database in terms of numbers, regular
supporters, how current the addresses were, and so forth.
When Don Harris assumed the
helm of a hastily restructured
structure (which included a move to Michigan from
Oregon), one of his first
acts was to contact me to discuss the status of the
ministry database. Don wanted a copy of the database,
and as he was represented as the new General Manager of
Rood's ministry, I complied.
In the apparent hope of some
degree of continuity, I
was then asked to publish a ministry mailing to
Michael's supporters on behalf of the new ministry
structure in Michigan. This occurred in August 2007.
Because my own direct mail activities are constantly
updating the various databases in my possession,
when I was also asked by Don
... to produce another mailing ...I did my best to
effectively utilize the most recent data relative to all
I personally supervised the
printing, envelope stuffing, sealing, sorting, labeling,
etc for the first
newsletter after the restructuring, in a critical effort
to ask his supporters to continue to help him through
the difficult period. Once again, this was in August
2007. I was
also involved in direct mail for Michael's speaking
tours, as well as a November 2007 printing and direct
It should be noted that lists are
updated daily here, and
even though we mailed a sample of our materials to names
on the Rood list, ...Because
good mailing list management requires methodical
maintenance (people move, the post office sends back
undeliverable letters, etc), not knowing if we would
produce another newsletter for the new organization, we
continued to maintain the
Shortly after the November
newsletter project was completed, a
staffer named Rashel Kammerling contacted me. She had
been assigned to interact with me on the newsletter and
database projects, and realizing the
list I used for the November mailing was more up to
date than the one given to Don Harris in August, she
asked for a copy of the database. I sent it to her at
Michigan offices shortly thereafter.
Over the course of the next year,
as I began to study various aspects of the Messianic
Jewish movement in earnest, I was horrified to learn
just how apostate Michael
Rood's doctrine actually is. ...
I've since learned that
significant portions of what is called the "Hebrew
Roots" movement have been transformed into an integral
component of the Antichrist deception of our
the fall of 2007, when
Rood reconfigured his
ministry, and filed a lawsuit against Jamie Louis...
I completed the
previously mentioned printing assignments for the new
organization and then severed my professional
association with the ministry. ... Michael's
suit against Jamie Louis was settled out of court with a
"gag order." ...
July 2008 statements, in writing, are so completely
inaccurate they demand a refutation.
In an insert in his newsletter,
Rood characterizes the
break with his former friends as an attempt to "Stop
Rood" - as though the
break with his former associates was a sinister effort to
stop his ministry activities
this same July 2008 letter to his mailing list,
clearly seeks to manipulate his clientele into financial
support by claiming he had been "cut off" from contact
with those supporters due to this supposed "twisted"
plan to "Stop Rood."
Claiming he has had
no way to contact his supporters through the last year,
"From that heartbreaking day
last July until now, I have been unable to contact you
or any of my other friends who have stood with me
through the years..."
just pours on the hyperbole as he claims his "vociferous
critics" tried to keep him from speaking the truth by
holding on to the computer records (read his mailing
list) so he could not continue any fund raising
activities to do the Lord's work:
"I was completely shut out with no
access to even my own family's addresses and phone
numbers...I was completely cut off from you with little
hope of reconnecting..."
Incredibly, in this two page
claims a third time he was cut off from access to
the records of his supporters:
"Please do not take it
personally that I have not kept in contact with you this
past year. You were cruelly cut off from me and I was
powerless to change the circumstances in which I found
myself." (It Was Only A Flesh Wound, M
Rood, July 2008 direct
The actual facts are decidedly
Not only did I provide a database
copy of Mr. Rood's entire mailing list to Rood's new
General Manager Don Harris in the Fall of 2007,
as I previously noted, I provided an updated version of
the database/mailing list to the new
organization two months later. Further, I published
another newsletter on behalf of Rood's reconfigured
ministry in November 2007 - four months after
Rood claims to have had "no
access" to any of his supporters.
Once again, the claim of no access
to his mailing list is patently
Furthermore, the database records which I forwarded to
ministry included data indicating which supporters had
sent funds to Mr.
Rood. Indeed, in the first
mailing project I produced after the split in the
ministry, I was specifically instructed to bulk mail
that newsletter/fund raising appeal to every name that
had ever given Rood
In short, in addition to his
willingness to dispense with the Scriptures when it
suits his agenda,
is also apparently willing to dispose of the basic facts
when they inconveniently fail to dovetail with his
marketing practices... James Lloyd"[http://www.christianmediaresearch.com/michaelrood.html]
read the following with the above in mind:
On September 3,
2007, an email was sent out to members of an "old list",
which is odd that was mentioned immediately after stating
he had no lists. In that email he described events in a
slightly different manner than what the Louis camp has
presented the events:
July 21, 2007, under the cover of the Sabbath,
a formerly trusted
friend hired a locksmith to change the locks on the
A Rood Awakening!! U.S. office. He brought in
a computer specialist who disconnected the server
containing all the contribution and personal records of
Michael Rood's ministry partners...
We soon learned, through a recorded phone conversation
secured by a private investigator, that two men
in the ministry had been plotting for several months to
vilify Michael in order to hide some apparent financial
misdealings...An obscure Arizona corporation in the name
of A Rood Awakening! in which all bank accounts,
phone services, postal service contracts and vehicles
donated to the ministry were put in the personal name,
and under the exclusive control of the one man...
Michael and Judith Rood's cell phones, as well as the
cell phones of all of his Israel and U.S. road crew,
were soon disconnected, and they were left without any
way to access even their families, let alone the
thousands of friends who have been faithful supporters
of Michael's ministry through the years. Michael's
entire staff was immediately cut off financially and
stranded on the road..
...You must be aware that Michael Rood has been
completely cut off from the ARoodAwakening.tv and
MichaelRood.com websites, any and all donations,
product orders, and all A Rood Awakening! information
does not have access to anyone - that includes you! ...
Please call us in Grand Rapids Michigan at our new
Michael and Judith, as well as the staff that stayed
loyal to the message and the ministry have been left
completely broke and without resources at the end of his
grueling two-month east coast Jonah Code speaking tour.
the private investigator has no name and no contact
information and has made no public statement. In fact,
later episodes of letters eliminated the term Private
investigator, because, according to the Jamie Louis camp,
one of the board members accidentally sent the
wrong audio to Don Harris. As far as Michael Rood's
inability to have contact and drum up money and support so
to speak, he seems to have done fairly well, since he had
his new website up and running by Mid-August, with his
son-in-law, Eric Fransen as technical contact.
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21, 2007, Michael Rood wrote an email which in the opening
information painted a
completely different picture of the last 6 months, from being totally broke to
being extremely able to travel both in the United States
"...I have continued without
interruption in my work to take the gift of Yahweh's
revelations to people who have never heard them. This
is the ministry Yahweh gave into my responsibility
long before the eruptions of this tumult ever
transpired. Throughout this time, I have taken the
"Jonah Code" to Texas, Alabama, Florida, South
Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah,
California, Israel, Norway
and Iceland. My wife Judith and I have been on the
From the aroodawakening.tv website, for
June/July Jonah Code tours:
"...We are currently in Florida on our
East Coast Jonah
Code Tour. The Tour was
launched in Waco, Texas, and continued through
Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina, and
finally to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. By the time you
receive this update the speaking Tour will, for the most
part, be over. We are planning an event in Albuquerque
August 1st and 2nd, the western slope of Colorado August
8th and 9th, and in Southern California September 9th
From his November 2007 Newsletter, it
appears that all the equipment --has been sold off--or did
Michael Rood forget that he had a trailer full of
equipment and materials since August valued at
approximately $100,000 which was allowed by
the Oregon office, and in particular Jamie Louis, for him
to use on the tours. There was evidence of a willingness from Oregon to provide all that
was needed, in spite of all the infighting. Instead,
mentioning again the ARA Oregon office, Rood wrote
"...Satan's plan to "cut Rood's throat"
involved the confiscation and "fire sale" of the
equipment that was given to this ministry for the
specific purpose of producing live seminars on the
I think we can scratch Albuquerque, New
Mexico as having heard his message as that is where
Michael Rood pulled out in the vehicle which was
registered in his
name and with the ARA equipment loaded into the trailer
(which was in Jamie Louis' name) in the early morning, and then
the meeting was canceled.
alleged audio tampering done by Michael Rood, a
statement by Jamie Louis noted that the 'Excursion" (a
recent model Ford van) was in Michael's name.
someone who has claimed to live like a levite, to being a
true levite and claimed to own nothing, own something?
Jamie Louis and others stated in the many fundraising
letters for Michael that he lived as a levite.
is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their
Levite. Now is the time for all good men to come to the
aid of their Levite. Now is the time for all good men to
come to the aid of their Levite..."
"...Michael lives to teach and lives his life as if he
were a Levite...Michael has never asked for money in any
of his newsletters to help support his ministry. He
lives as a Levite. He does not own a car or even rent
lives like a Levite, owning no property and having
no inheritance (Numbers 18:23), surviving only on the
tapes and videos he sells during his presentations,
which he believes is as things should be (Deuteronomy
26:12). He has literally devoted his entire life to his
was posted on a Messianic forum by a member, who stated
that this was a letter sent by Michael Rood to him in
response to his questions:
don't own a house. I have no life insurance. I have no
car insurance. I rode busses in Jerusalem at the time
they were being blown up every week. I get no paycheck.
I have not had a vacation in 10 years. I get room and
board just like everyone else on my staff..." "
presume that the statement of Michael Rood never asking
for money in 2003, has changed dramatically, since his new
website is plastered with requests for money, with ads for
PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express cards
showing the means with which to donate to him. Of course
he has asked for money before, despite the statement of
him not asking for money. Those
Levite statements are in sharp contrast to that
which has now become the public statement of Lee Ware Alon,
who was staff in Israel.
example, the difference between the picture Michael
would paint publicly of his own poverty, sacrifice, and
hardship while living in relative opulence and luxury in
a beautiful home overlooking the Galilee in Israel..."
...I was asked, by Michael, to personally import a
vehicle earmarked for the "Rood Crew" and production
needs, which was instead used exclusively as a personal
vehicle of Michael and Judith. I was intentionally
deceived in this matter by Michael and Judith to procure
my help with the Israeli government so they could avoid
In amongst the statements of his November
21, 2007 Newsletter was Michael Rood's complaint
that, having stated that ministry donations were for his
needs and that all the debt for the various tours, trips,
books and audio equipment were being pinned on him, but
were "ministry expenses" and not in fact his personal
debt. That suggests acknowledgment of himself as being
separate and distinct from the ministry organization,
which is what the Louis camp and the 'judges' have stated.
The difference is in who is required to do what for what
The report by the arbitration board
"...With regard to that specific charge,
this committee did find evidence of impropriety by the
standards of general accounting principles and common
business practice. Specifically, Michael Rood received
cash funds and checks written to “Michael Rood” from the
offering boxes that were not deposited to the ARA
ministry account. ...With regard to his compensation,
Michael Rood received deposits paid by ARA to his US
bank and an Israel bank account (using another person’s
name). He also had the use of a ministry credit card
that was paid by ARA. All of the ARA payments to these
accounts were made without Michael supplying expense
The two financial statements that have been publicly
posted show an income of over 1 million dollars for 2006,
and another million from January to July in 2007.
The fact that Michael Rood was given $80,000 in
2006, with the appearance of all expenses paid, gives one
the impression that some statements simply are not kosher.
Connie Moser stated in her financial report that, Michael
Rood wrote cheques which bounced, and large amounts had to
be paid on Michael's credit card transactions, without his
submitting receipts, which were then allocated in the
books as miscellaneous expenses.
Over $80,000 was paid to Michael
Rood for services in 2006 according to the financial statements
posted for the public, and by
all appearances, rent and any other expenses were covered
by the A Rood Awakening! Ministries office.
This begs the question, whose idea was it to
Rood's money into another person's account in Israel,
instead of being paid to him directly as is required both
in Israel and also for US IRS requirements?
This might also bring the question on whether these
claimed Torah Observant individuals
are in fact observing the law of the
land? Matthew 22:17-21; 2 Peter 2:10; 1 Timothy
1:1-2; Titus 3:1-2
According to the Israeli Government, in the
Ministry of Finance website information,
"...Methods of Reporting Funds when Entering
or Leaving Israel 2001), starting from Sunday February 17,
2002, reporting of transfer of money into or out of the
country is required by law, as described below. For the
purpose of reporting, "money" refers to cash, bank checks and
$80,000 US converted to NIS equals about 304,560
NIS, which is Israel's shekels. If the financial reports are
correct, that would indicate that Michael Rood was given at
least 4 times the amount that must be declared in Israel,
according to Israel Government websites. It is unknown and not
specifically stated whether
he did or did not declare his income, or whether it all passed
into his hands while in Israel or partially was given to him in
other places. This writer does not
assume he did not, but rather hopes that he and Judith did make
proper declarations, both in Israel and with their personal
taxes to the IRS.
In the numerous stated laws with regards to
Israeli Customs, there is mention of "Obligation to Report" and
"Violation to Report" money, which reads, in part, as follows:
Obligation to Report
The law obligates every person entering Israel or leaving
Israel who carries with him money ("money" here refers to
cash. Bank and traveler's checks), must report these upon
entering to Israel or exiting from Israel, if the combined sum
is 80,000 New Israeli Shekels (NIS) or higher (If the person
entering the country is a new immigrant, according to the law
of Return 19504, he/she must report if the individual or
combined sum exceeds 1,000,000) NIS.
Violation to Report
Violation of the obligation to report is an offense for which
the penalty is 6 months imprisonment or a fine as stated in
Paragraph 61(A)(4) to the Penal Law, or ten times the amount
which was not declared, whichever sum is higher. ..."
There is also extensive information for
importing of vehicles for foreign residents, tourists and so on.
; http://www.mof.gov.il/customs/eng/ole.htm#2b; http://www.mof.gov.il/customs/eng/tour.htm
In a 2006 radio interview with Jan
Michelson in Iowa, with Jamie Louis also in attendance, Michael
Rood was asked if he was an Israeli citizen. Rood
responded that his wife was a citizen and he was a
"journalist", and (Jan asked) "...you look like an observant
Jewish Rabbi like you are a practicing..." (Rood): Lubavitcher?",
and then Rood stated that both he and Jamie were "Israelites",
[we] "are Jews", "we're not ancient Israelites".
It was during
that same interview, that Michael Rood left the impression that
he was from Israel, by stating:
"J: It says here that you are a
Messianic Rabbi – that’s a teacher, right?
R: Yeah, that’s right. Actually that’s “moreh” in
Hebrew, a teacher. That’s what I basically do. I come
to America and teach. "
He also responded to: "J: Were you at one time Jewish in
R: At one time my father’s family is Jewish and we also
have some ministers that come over and John Wesley and that
line, but my great, great, great grandfather started the first
synagogue in Amsterdam....In his home and that seems to be
what I do too"
That is an incredible statement to have
1. According to Jewish Virtual Library, >Synagogues of the
World: Netherlands> "The Sephardic Synagogue
in Amsterdam was dedicated in 1675 and accommodated 2,000
worshipers. The synagogue was designed by Elias Bouman."
and "The Synagogue in Middelburg,
founded in 1705, was the first synagogue built outside of
2. Either Michael Rood's, "great, great,
great grandfather" had incredible longevity or...
3. As documented
Michael John Rood: Marine Chaplain,
Jewish Gentile Rabbi, & Reverend?, some clips from his
interview with Sid Roth,
Date: April 2-6, 2001
Sid Roth introduces Michael as a Messianic Jewish Rabbi - ****which he never disputes or
Sid introduces Michael as having a Baptist heritage and as a young man went to
see "Fiddler on the Roof". ...
....One of my great,
great-grandfathers came over as a horse back riding circuit rider with John
Wesley, but my family are from Spain, originally Sephardic Jews.
Most of the Roods went from Spain to Holland.
4. From the same
article > September 29, 1997, in another promotional brochure,
also entitled "From Here To Eternity," Michael Rood also made
the following biographical claims. ....
Rood is an ordained nondenominational Christian minister and Messianic rabbi.
"Rood" is the ancient English word for the "Cross of
Messiah" given to Michael's British ancestors after their
conversion to Christianity."
This begs the question, if Rood was the
name given to his family in Britain, how is it possible that
"Most of the Roods went from Spain to Holland" and then to
Since Michael Rood has stated that as a
non citizen, he was a journalist living in Israel, then
it might behoove Mr. Rood to present his Israeli Press
Card as well as his work visa publicly as validation of
his alleged occupation. After doing a minor amount of
research on what it takes to acquire these press
credentials as well as a work visa in Israel, I
personally believe that it would be extremely hard for a
non citizen of Israel to get these privileges issued to
them, without extensive supporting documentation of work
related history as well as validation of articles
published in Israel. Anyone can claim to be a
journalist, but that does not mean that they are
recognized by the state of Israel as such.
All journalists operating in the country must be
accredited by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO).
Let's recap with some of the many names and titles Michael
Rood has had:
"The Reverend Michael
", "Rabbi", "Rabbi Michael Rood" or "Messianic rabbi (teacher)
Michael Rood", "Messianic Kairite Rabbi"
(he and Judith joined the Kairite movement, which
rejects the NT and Christ), "Messianic Jewish
Rabbi, " “honorary mohel”,
Torah Observant" Messianic or Jewish Messianic
(he was not born Jewish), a "Levite" (he's not
of the levitical priesthood), living as a levite, Baptist minister (he was
not), a former Baptist minister , a rabbi, "I am a
Jewish follower of the Jewish Messiah", Gentile,
Jewish theologian, "Christian
prophet...Bible teacher, marine sergeant, author,
lecturer, Bible-confirming archaeology, professional Bible instructor, for more than
And by 2006 Michael Rood claims to be a journalist from
In the November 2007 Newsletter, Michael Rood
"It seemed surreal, as Jamie proudly
boasted that he "IS" "A Rood
Louis, with the help of his co-conspirators, had seized
control of what they thought was the "ministry". But the
"ministry" is not bricks and mortar--is is Spirit. It is
HIS message and HIS mission that HE has ordained me to
carry out on this earth.
...These men thought they could fire me
from the ministry that the Almighty assigned to me. ...
Despite the conspiracy to "stop Rood",
we are going to move ahead with plans to make all my
teaching materials available free of charge on
the Internet, so that we can reach the world with
The Gospel of the Kingdom...."
...P.S. One of the most important teachings
of my life, Yahshua's First and Last Message to
Israel,...which I would love to send to you -but frankly,
I'm broke!. Please write and
request this profound prophetic teaching
and please pray
about sending an offering to us to help us recover from
this hostile takeover."
Michael Rood, due to his many failed
predictions has denied many times that he has prophesied. However,
"this profound prophetic teaching" shows he still views
himself as a prophet.
It is interesting that Jamie Louis stated in his FAQ's
concerning the breakup of A Rood Awakening!, and discussing
his role in supporting Rood since 1998 that:
produced various products, including a 10-hour video
production called Count Down to 6001. On this video,
Michael was predicting that in September 1999, the 7th
millennium would begin. He predicted that this day
would be Tishri 10, 6001, which would be the Day of
Atonement and the start of the last seven years before
When Michael’s prophecy failed, he became
depressed and went into seclusion in a cave in Tekoa,
Israel. After a week, I was able to convince him that we
had much work to do and that the message, without
predicting the specific date, was still good and needed
to be told. We returned to America and started our
“A Rood Awakening!!” tours...."
It needs to be
very clear that Jamie Louis has stated Michael Rood gave a
false prophecy. His statement confirms what has been
stated by this writer on this website and also
John Juedes articles and others. It also needs to be
clearly understood that after that time, Michael Rood,
along with Jamie Louis and other staff published statements denying that he
had ever prophesied anything.
Apparently what constitutes a false prophet according to
the Scriptures was not an issue after the initial week of
the failed prophecy, and the many other failed
A Real Rood Awakening Concerning Alleged Torah
Old Habits, New Ways
If using the 3 Pages
Page 1 A Real Michael Rood Awakening Concerning Alleged Torah Observant Activities
Change of Heart? or
the Real Michael Rood? Page 3
16 From: "Michael"
<firstname.lastname@example.org>To: Addresses removed to protect
privacy Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:55 AM
MJR Letter - Mid July 2007; The Ugly Truth About
Michael Rood by Michael Rood
18. September 3, 2007 email>
From: Michael_Rood@yahoogroups.com on behalf of Janet
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 10:34 AM To:
Subject: [Michael_Rood] Re: From Michael Rood - I found
your name on an old list and wondedred if you had the news!;
19 Audio manipulation file> Spinning the Audio;
Oregon. Rev. Stat. §§ 165.535, 165.540: It is illegal to obtain
or divulge a telecommunication or radio communication, unless
one is a party or has obtained consent from at least one party
to the conversation. It is illegal to obtain or divulge an oral
communication unless all parties to the communication are
informed that their conversation is being obtained. Certain
enumerated exceptions apply. Violations are punishable by a
maximum sentence of $5000 or one year in jail.
Michigan. Comp. Laws
§ 750.539c: A private conversation legally cannot be overheard
or recorded without the consent of all participants. Illegal
eavesdropping can be punished as a felony carrying a jail term
of up to two years and a fine of up to $2,000.
In addition, any
individual who divulges information he knows, or reasonably
should know, was obtained through illegal eavesdropping is
guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for up to two
years and a fine of up to $2,000. Mich. Comp. Laws § 750.539e.
Civil liability for actual and punitive damages also are
sanctioned. Mich. Comp. Laws § 750.539h.
>2.8. Taped Advisory Board Meeting, July 26, 2007> .areallyrudeawakening.com/#mozTocId473963">2.8.
Taped Advisory Board Meeting, July 26, 2007
Ibid >MJR Letter - Mid July 2007 Ugly Truth
21. Ibid #9
22. Arizona corp sole > A Rood
Awakening Ministries; # 1084560-2
Letter - Mid July 2007 Ugly Truth
23b Abreviated explanation to contributors found on
reallyrood.com - A Rood Awakening!, Under Seige http://reallyrood.com/MJRCheck%20return1.rm
23c Rood Newsletter November, 2007
24. From: Michael_Rood@yahoogroups.com
on behalf of Janet [email@example.com]
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 10:34 AM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: [Michael_Rood] Re: From Michael Rood - I
found your name on an old list and wondedred if you had
25. From: Michael_Rood@yahoogroups.com
on behalf of hachamor [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2007 8:45 PM
To: Michael_Rood@yahoogroups.com Subject: [Michael_Rood] Michael Rood's Response
27 Rood Newsletter November,
30 From: Michael Rood Subject:
Trying to clear a little "smoke" ... Date: Friday, April 08,
2005 8:47 AM .eliyah.com/forum2/Forum10/HTML/002162-6.html
#1. Executive Summary
36 Michael John Rood
interview with Jan Mickelson, WHO 1040 radio. DesMoine,
Iowa; September 21, 2006, http://mickelson.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=132685&comments=on
Rood Newsletter November, 2007
40 Frequently Asked
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