Study BibleThe Call of Jeremiah
4Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, 5"BeforeI formedyou in the wombI knewyou, And beforeyou were bornI consecratedyou; I have appointedyou a prophetto the nations."6Then I said, "Alas, Lord GOD! Behold, I do not know how to speak, Because I am a youth."…
New American Standard Bible
for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. He shall never take wine or strong drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even from his mother's womb.
then what about the One whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world? How then can you accuse Me of blasphemy for stating that I am the Son of God?
1 Corinthians 8:3
But the one who loves God is known by God.
But when God, who set me apart from my mother's womb and called me by His grace, was pleased
My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them.
Listen to Me, O islands, And pay attention, you peoples from afar. The LORD called Me from the womb; From the body of My mother He named Me.
And now says the LORD, who formed Me from the womb to be His Servant, To bring Jacob back to Him, so that Israel might be gathered to Him (For I am honored in the sight of the LORD, And My God is My strength),
Now the word of the LORD came to me saying,
"See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, To pluck up and to break down, To destroy and to overthrow, To build and to plant."
Treasury of Scripture
Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
Psalm 71:5,6 For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth…
Isaiah 49:1,5 Listen, O isles, to me; and listen, you people, from far; The LORD …
Luke 1:76 And you, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for you …
Galatians 1:15,16 But when it pleased God, who separated me from my mother's womb, …
Exodus 33:12,17 And Moses said to the LORD, See, you say to me, Bring up this people: …
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …
2 Timothy 2:19-21 Nevertheless the foundation of God stands sure, having this seal, …
Luke 1:15,41 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither …
Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated …
and I ordained. Heb. and I gave
Ephesians 1:22 And has put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head …
Ephesians 4:11,12 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; …
The sister and brother-in-law of Indian Head ranch victim Jacob Millison failed police-issued polygraph tests about their role in his killing, DailyMail.com has learned.
Stephanie and David Jackson were separately asked if they played any part in Millison's death and both said no. But the lie detector test revealed that neither was telling the truth.
It was only after being told of the results that the couple admitted they were involved in the sensational case that has only come to light now nearly three years after Millison's cancer-ridden 68-year-old mother Deborah Rudibaugh allegedly shot him dead as he slept.
And when Stephanie found that police were convinced she was involved, she called her mother and urged her to kill herself to prevent the case going to trial.
Stephanie Jackson (left) and her husband, David Jackson (right), failed police-issued polygraph tests about their roles in the death of Indian Head ranch victim Jacob Millison. It was only after being told of the results that the couple admitted they were involved in the sensational case, and they have both since been arrested
Jacob Millison, 29, was shot and killed while he slept at the family ranch in Parlin, Colorado in 2015
Millison's mother, Deborah Rudibaugh, 68, who was arrested on Friday, confessed to police that she killed her own son, dragged his body through the house, and then dumped it in a pile of manure. She said she planned to leave a note in a lock box explaining how she had killed her son, so it could be discovered after her death
'I'm going to jail because of you,' she allegedly screamed down the phone. 'I want you to curl up and die. Why don't you commit suicide?'
The family claims Millison was violent and regularly abused his frail mother whose weight has plummeted to just 70lb.
But investigators in Colorado's rural Gunnison County, high in the Rocky Mountains, a four-hour drive southwest of Denver, are convinced the killing was connected to who would inherit the 700-acre ranch worth millions of dollars after Rudibaugh's death.
Shortly before Millison was shot, his mother cut him out of her will, leaving most of her property to her daughter.
Rudibaugh and Stephanie Jackson, 33, are both charged with first degree murder.
David Jackson, 34, is charged with being an accessory to murder. All three face a host of other charges including tampering with a body and abusing a corpse.
They are all being held in Gunnison County Jail.
Gruesome court documents obtained by DailyMail.com show that Millison's body was discovered buried beneath a corral on the family ranch in tiny Parlin, Colorado in July last year, more than two years after he went missing.
The ranch is famous locally as it contains Indian Head Rock, a natural formation that resembles the head of a Native American.
After learning that he had failed the polygraph David Jackson told police that last summer he was working on a pile of manure on the ranch when he discovered Millison's skeletal remains.
He confronted his mother-in-law who told him it was a bear that her son had killed illegally.
'I didn't think it looked right. It didn't look like an animal to me,' he said. 'All I saw was bones, like part of a rib cage and I was told it was an animal and bury it.'
Rudibaugh, who was seriously ill, 5ft tall weighed only 97lb at the time of the murder, claims she dragged her son's body through the house and dumped it in a pile of manure. She has since dropped down to 70lb
Rudibaugh claimed she suffered years of abuse at the hands of her son but police believe fights about who would inherit the 700-acre ranch worth millions of dollars were behind the killing
Rudibaugh inherited the ranch when her second husband Rudy Rudibaugh died in 2009. In her will she planned to leave the ranch to her son and stepson Shane Rudibaugh after her daughter and son-in-law moved away to live in Denver
'I didn't think it looked right and it kinda freaked me out,' he continued. 'I just wanted to think it was an animal.'
But he admitted that deep in his heart he knew it was his brother-in-law.
'I had that really strong gut feeling it was him, yes, but I didn't know if it was 'cause all I saw was part of a rib cage and plastic. I thought it was kinda weird that they would wrap an animal in plastic and put it in the manure pile, but I left it at that.'
Jackson told police that his wife Stephanie had fired a gun at him during an argument in January 2016. Ever since he had been 'terrified' of her.
He said he was not paid for work he did on the ranch and both his wife and mother-in-law treated him 'like a slave.'
When asked if his wife had been involved in the killing he said: 'That's the one thing that scares the s**t out of me 'cause if it's the woman I've been sleeping with every night, it f***ing terrifies me.
'Honestly…I have a strong feeling it could have been Steph.'
Over last July 4 weekend Jackson dug a hole to bury some dead animals and a barrel of goat skulls. He later discovered that the body from the manure pile had been dumped in the hole as well. Rudibaugh told police she put it there along with a dead lamb and a turkey.
Two weeks later police with five cadaver dogs raided the property and dug up the body, which was dressed only in boxer shorts. It was missing its left arm, which they believe had been eaten by animals.
Rudibaugh - who is suffering from Stage IV breast cancer and believes she only has a short time to live - admitted to police that she shot her son and dragged his 170lb body to a manure pile where she hid it.
Gunnison County Sheriff said the case had taken so long to come to court because of problems identifying Millison's body they discovered buried seven feet deep beneath a corral close to the ranch house. He is pictured above
Millison's friend Max Matheny (left) told DailyMail.com that it is 'completely absurd' to suggest that Millison (pictured center) took drugs or was violent
At the time she weighed 97lb, but because of her advancing cancer her weight has now dropped nearly 30 more pounds, the court papers reveal. Just nine days before Millison's death she had had gallbladder surgery.
Police believe that she must have had help disposing of her son's body because she would not have been strong enough to drag it out herself.
Her surgeon, Dr Stephania Timothy, told police that after the surgery, patients are limited with their movement and in severe discomfort.
Timothy said she would not clear Rudibaugh to go back to work at an assisted living center because of the heavy lifting required in the job.
She said she 'could not imagine' Rudibaugh being able to wrap, roll and drag the body.'
In interviews with police, Rudibaugh claimed she had thrown the murder weapon, a .357 Ladysmith revolver into the Blue Mesa Reservoir - but police actually found it in her bedroom. They also found 37 other weapons in the house.
Stephanie Jackson was arrested on Wednesday last week, her mother on Friday as she drove to Grand Junction, Colorado, and David Jackson on Tuesday.
Gunnison County Sheriff Rick Besecker told DailyMail.com they had arrested them separately in a strategic move.
He said the case has taken so long to come to court because of problems identifying the body they discovered buried 7 feet deep beneath a corral close to the ranch house.
Police found evidence of friction in the family, particularly between Millison and his sister Stephanie (pictured) who claimed her younger brother was 'trying to ruin my life'
Stephanie said in her blog post that for two years the whole family all lived at the ranch and she and her brother 'never spoke'
The reason was that Millison had apparently never been to a dentist in his entire life and so they could not check dental records, Besecker revealed exclusively to DailyMail.com.
Police checked not only throughout Colorado but also in New Mexico where his father Ray Millison now lives.
'It was months before we could get a positive identification,' Besecker said. 'We did not anticipate that.'
Rudibaugh inherited the ranch when her second husband Rudy Rudibaugh died in 2009.
County Sheriff Rick Besecker told DailyMail.com the case took so long to come to court because of problems identifying the body since Millison had no dental records
In her original will she planned to leave the ranch to her son and stepson Shane Rudibaugh because the Jacksons had moved away to live in Denver, and her husband had given them $30,000 to buy a house.
But later amended the will to include Stephanie and cut out her son shortly before her surgery because she was worried she might die on the operating table.
The family did not report Millison missing until August 2015, three months after his disappearance, but friends, including a local police officer who trained with him at a gym, had alerted cops earlier.
The family claimed they thought he had gone on a trip to Nevada and California.
When Millison disappeared, Rudibaugh initially told police her son used cocaine and magic mushrooms and grew marijuana before it was legal in Colorado.
'I figure he got in over his head with something and is either in witness protection or in hiding or dead,' she said.
But in police interviews, 13 of Millison's friends insisted he hardly drunk and was usually the designated driver.
They said he had tried marijuana but did not like it, but they admitted he grew pot and mushrooms to sell but not consume.
As the noose began to tighten, Rudibaugh's claimed her son was violent toward her.
She said when he found her amended will 'he hit me and held me under water in the irrigation ditch and then he told me I was going to change the will and he was going to get everything and then he didn't come home for a couple of days…and I thought, yeah, I hope he never, never comes back'.
When she finally admitted to shooting him as he slept at 2am, she added: 'But if I shot him in self-defense while he was asleep because I was afraid what would happen when he woke up again, that's not self-defense.'
Rudibaugh and daughter Jackson are both charged with first degree murder in the case that has rocked remote Gunnison County, high up in the Rockies, a four-hour drive southwest of Denver
The mother admitted to shooting her son at the family ranch — which contains the locally famous Indian Head Rock, a natural formation that resembles the head of a native American — early in the morning of May 16, 2015
Indian Head Rock can be seen along Quartz Creek Valley, between Parlin and Ohio City in Gunnison County, Colorado
She said her son had changed when he started doing mixed martial arts. He 'was becoming extremely aggressive towards me. He wanted the ranch. He wanted the ranch himself, only his ranch.
'He did not want to share anything with anybody else, not with Shane, not with Stephanie. He hated Stephanie. Sibling rivalry had gone beyond everything. He went berserk and there's a hole in the wall where he put his fist through it.'
Two days before she allegedly killed him, Rudibaugh claimed her son had again sat on her until she passed out.
'And then I woke up, he was sitting there with a club, a stick, a piece of wood. It was for the fire. He said that nobody would ever miss me,' she said.
Rudibaugh said she planned to leave a note in a lock box explaining how she had killed her son, so it could be discovered after her death.
Police found evidence of friction in the family. In 2013 Millison took out a restraining order against David Jackson after a fight about where he had dumped a pile of snow.
'He threatened to kill me,' Millison said at the time.
Millison's friend Max Matheny told DailyMail.com that initially local cops did not appear to take the case too seriously
The following year Stephanie Jackson posted online a short essay entitled 'My younger brother is trying to ruin my life'.
In it, she wrote: 'My younger brother and I have never really gotten along. We fought like crazy people as children and have kept our distance from each other in adulthood.'
She said that for two years they all lived at the ranch and she and her brother 'never spoke'.
'Every now and then he would mess with one of my vehicles or do something to intentionally make my husband angry,' she said.
And then in 2015 she sent an instant message to a friend saying her brother had threatened to burn her possessions.
Two days after her brother was killed, Jackson posted on Facebook: 'Big things are happening for the Jackson family this year.'
When a friend asked her if she was expecting a second child, she replied: 'I'm going to go ahead and say much better things than being pregnant.'
The following day she posted: 'Have you ever been woken up with such awesome news you wanted to run out screaming.'
Her closest friend Sheane Sparks replied: 'No more jake??? Only news wirth (sic) screaming.'
Millison's friend Max Matheny told DailyMail.com that it is 'completely absurd' to suggest that Millison took drugs or was violent.
'He looked after himself. He would go to the gym regularly and then come round to my house and hang out,' Matheny said.
'He did not have a temper,' added Matheny, 28. 'The Jake I knew was very calm and collected, a very nice guy. He was not a violent person at all and never was.'
Matheny was one of a group of friends who got concerned when Millison went missing.
He said: 'He suddenly wasn't showing up any more. For the first few days it wasn't a huge concern but then it started to become pretty out of the ordinary and we thought maybe something was up.'
'He had told me that if anything ever happened to him it would be his family that did it. I know he wasn't fond of any of them.'
Eventually the friends went to the police to report their suspicions.
Matheny said initially local cops did not appear to take the case too seriously and believes it has taken too long for arrests to be made.
'I realize nothing can bring Jake back, but I certainly hope justice is done,' he said.
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