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November - December, 2011

     "There are many precious truths contained in the Word of God, but it is 'PRESENT TRUTH' that the flock needs now." Early Writings, p 63.

Elder: robert sessler
E-mail address:  lightmin@terragon.com


     The name “ARMAGEDDON” strikes terror in the minds of many.  Some imagine Armageddon to be a great world war taking place in the Middle East with hundreds of thousands or millions of combatants fighting it out.  Others envision an Antichrist battling for world supremacy.  Still others do not know what to believe or expect.  And you will continue to be hearing all kinds of theories about Armageddon – especially in this next year.  Many believe the year of 2012 holds ominous forebodings as it is the end of the calendar age of the Mayans.  So then what is Armageddon?
     The word “Armageddon” itself translates “a symbolic name” (see Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, #717), and thus Armageddon itself is symbolic.  Yet the Scriptures do teach that there will be an immense battle which involves the whole world!
     But this battle and controversy will not be fought with literal weapons, such as guns, tanks, aircraft, or armed forces.  Nor will this battle be limited just to the Middle East.  Yet this battle will be fought, has already begun to be fought, and will continue to grow in intensity all over the earth until every person becomes involved.
     “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.  For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.  Behold I come as a thief.  Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.  And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon.” Revelation 16:13-16.

     As can be seen, the Scriptures teach that this battle is fought between two main forces: God, Christ, and His clean or righteousness followers, versus the Devil, evil spirits, and his unclean or wicked followers.  As this battle involves God, then for those who believe that Armageddon is literal please think about this: What can tanks, guns and even atomic weapons do against God?  Nothing at all!  So even though this battle of Armageddon will really be fought, yet it is a spiritual battle, and so it will not be fought with literal weapons.
     Since Armageddon is a symbolic name, then the battle of Armageddon is a symbol describing this great controversy and conflict raging between God and Satan, between truth and error.  And this spiritual battle will eventually involve every person on earth, for each must decide whom to follow – either Christ and truth, or the devil and error.  And each will also choose what destiny they really desire – either eternal life with Christ, or eternal destruction with Satan.
     This battle and warfare between Christ and Satan actually started in heaven.

     “And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:7-9.

     Even though the Devil was cast out of heaven, he continued his warfare against Christ and God on this earth.  For nearly six thousand years this conflict has ebbed and flowed.  But the final battle to be waged in this great controversy, the point towards which all prophetic events have been tending, is what the Bible describes as the great day of God Almighty, or the battle of Armageddon.
     This final battle between truth and error is clearly portrayed in Revelation Chapters 12, 13, 14, 16 & 18.  And humanity has already entered into this battle today.  But since Armageddon is a symbol describing the spiritual battle between truth and error, then what are the weapons that the followers of God will use?
     “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal [literal], but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds [of sin];) casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; and having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience [not let it happen again], when your obedience is fulfilled.” 2 Corinthains 10:3-6.

     So these are the weapons which Christians will use in this spiritual battle.  But what are the weapons that the Devil uses in this great conflict?  Unclean spirits likened to frogs which came out of the mouth of the Dragon, Beast, and False Prophet.  Now how do frogs catch their prey?  They use their deceptive tongues which catches their prey off-guards, and then binds them about and pulls them within themselves to eventually be destroyed.  And so how would this apply to the Dragon, Beast and False Prophet?  They each would use their deceptive tongues to speak unclean words calculated to catch their prey off-guards.  Or in other words, they each would speak and teach various false doctrines which would catch people off-guards, which then binds them about and pulls them within such error to eventually be destroyed.
     Now for those who desire to follow Christ and the truth, it is of the utmost importance that we clearly identify who the Dragon, the Beast, and the False Prophet are so we can avoid being deceived and brought into bondage by their various false doctrines.

     As is revealed in Revelation 12:9, the Dragon is the Devil or Satan.  And what statements of erroneous beliefs and false doctrines have originated out of Satan's mouth?  “Ye shall not surely die” (Genesis 3:4).  God had told Adam and Eve that “in the day that thou eatest thereof [of the tree of knowledge of good and evil] thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:17).  But Satan spoke unclean words and originated the false doctrine of the immortality of the soul – that you can disobey and break one of God’s commandments and not die, but still live forever!  And ever since, this great deceptive false doctrine of the immortality of the soul has brought millions into the bondage of error.
     In fact, the immortality of the soul is the foundation for all the various spiritualistic, paganistic, and occultic religions and teachings which most of the early kingdoms of the world adopted and were established upon, and which continues to be the case in our day. While many believe paganism to be a thing of the past, there are millions today who are involved, whether they know it or not, in its heathenistic beliefs and devil worship.  The primary feature of the pagan religion is the worship of nature.  Since the most exalted form in nature is the human body, and most particularly the mind, then people are deceptively led to worship the powers of the mind and thus become involved in paganism by exalting human opinion above divine revelation.

     All of the great ruling powers of earth also demonstrated the fact that in paganism, church and state were not separate but were united together.  The great world-ruling powers of Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome, always used the state to support and give force to the pagan religion of the time.  Time and again laws were enacted, and civil power was used, to enforce the worship of pagan deities and false beliefs.  This same practice is alive and well today.
     Just as was in ancient times, the practice of exalting and worshiping human opinions, institutions, and tradition; the spirit of worldliness; the craving to unite the church with the state in order that the church might be strengthened to enforce her dogma and decrees, is all because of people believing, following and being bound to the false doctrines and lies of the Dragon.  And people, states, governments and nations will sadly continue to be held in bondage to these false teachings of the Devil, and will blindly continue to follow his lies until “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, [are caused] to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:16-17), and all who refuse to do so “should be killed” (Revelation 13:15).
     But there will be some who refuse to follow the Devil’s lies and who resist all the threats, pressure and force used against them by those following his false doctrines, because the Bible states that “here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12).
     So the first unclean spirit that comes out of the mouth of Satan represents his lying teachings of spiritualism and paganism that works to deceive all the world.  But from the Devil is not the only unclean spirit that is working today to exalt the human above the divine, and error above the truth.  There is a second unclean spirit which comes out of the mouth of the Beast.

     In Revelation 13, the Beast which arose out of the ruins of pagan Rome; the Beast which united herself with paganism in order to increase her numbers; the Beast which ruled for 1260 prophetic days (Revelation 12:6), or 3 1/2 prophetic years (Revelation 12:14), or 42 prophetic months (Revelation 13:3) each totaling 1260 literal years (see Numbers 14:34; Ezekiel 4:6), is none other than the Roman Catholic Church.
     This great religious system of Catholicism exalts the organized church above the individual conscience, so that when there is a conflict between church creed and the Bible, church creed always assumes predominance over Bible truth.  If there is a disagreement between a person's conscience and church dogma, the church, through it's tradition and opinion, always takes preeminence.

     In contrast with this domination by church rule, Paul commends the noble Bereans because “they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so” (Acts 17:11).  Nowhere do we see Paul asking the believers to accept doctrine on the basis of Apostolic authority alone, but rather he commended them for searching the Scriptures for themselves to confirm the truth of what they heard or had been taught.
     The Bible teaches that God's word is the only supreme authority for all true religious beliefs (see John 5:39; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Isaiah 8:20), and it is this simple understanding and wise knowledge that sets people free from bondage to all error and false doctrines (see John 8:32).
     So the second unclean spirit that comes out of the Roman Catholic Church represents her lying and deceptive teachings and dogmas that works to deceive all the world.  And how many people will be deceived by these false doctrines and errors of the Roman Catholic Church?  Nearly “all the world wondered after the Beast” (Revelation 13:3).

     Now the third unclean spirit comes out of the mouth of the False Prophet.  A prophet is one who claims to have received true messages from God, and then relays these messages to others (see Numbers 12:6; Deuteronomy 18:22).  So a false prophet would then be someone who claims to be speaking true messages from God, when in reality they are speaking error (see Jeremiah 14:14).

     The False Prophet cannot refer to the Roman Catholic Church, for it has always claimed to accept tradition above Bible revelation as well as the right to change God's commandments.  But the various churches of Protestantism have professed to follow the Bible and the Bible only as the basis of their faith and doctrine.  Yet when one examines their beliefs and practices they are seen to be following in the footsteps of Rome by exalting tradition and human opinion above the truth of God's word, and all the while claiming to be speaking the true messages of God!  They are therefore a false prophet speaking forth error yet claiming that it is truth from God Himself!
     Now, while differing in some aspects from one another, the various Protestant churches are all uniting together on only those points of doctrine upon which they all agree, and are more and more resembling Roman Catholicism as time goes along.  But when this False Prophet of Protestantism follows in same footsteps of Rome by uniting with civil power and having it support it's teachings, and then to ignore the right of free conscience in order to enforce her dogmas, she will then become an Image of this Beast and fulfill all the prophecy listed about them in Revelation 13.
     So the various churches of Protestantism and their claim to be preaching the truths of God, while teaching for doctrines the commandments of men, are the False Prophet, and from these apostate churches comes forth the third unclean spirit that works to deceive all the world.
     You know, it is by rejecting truth that people are rejecting the Author of truth, and are therefore preparing themselves to take the Devil's side in this last great conflict.  By persistent refusal to accept the authority of God and to obey His laws and commands, men, women, and children are binding themselves to the great apostate in lawlessness.  And no error strikes more directly against the authority and government of Heaven, or is more opposed to the dictates of reason, than the idea that the law of God is no longer binding.
     Law is the basis of all government, and so it is completely without reason or support to believe that the Ruler of the universe has given up His responsibility and authority and left us free to live without His law!  Whether the Devil, the Beast or the False Prophet can get you to cast aside God's law altogether, or to only reject one commandment, the result is the same.  He that offends “in one point” becomes “guilty of [breaking] all” the commandments (see James 2:10).  And thus by not keeping even one of God’s commandments you are actually showing contempt for the whole law as well as for its Author or God Himself, because your influence and example is on the side of transgression and thus for the author of sin, or the Devil himself.

     Now the Bible declares that these 3 unclean spirits will do mighty miracles that will work to deceive almost the whole world, and then will gather the people together for the last great battle of Armageddon.  It will be by this three-fold union of the Dragon, the Beast, and the False Prophet, that all the people of the earth will be forced to unite on the platform of error against God and the truth of the Bible, and those who do not follow these errors or their decrees will be killed.  And what is the one common false doctrine which all three teach and agree upon?  The immortality of the soul!  That you can break God’s law and not suffer death, but live forever!
     Thus through this false doctrine, as well as the rest of the deceptive doctrines and teachings of this three-fold union of spiritualism, Catholicism, and Protestantism, all the inhabitants of the earth will be brought to decide for or against God and His law and truth (see Revelation 13:15-17).  And you can see that one of the main focal points of this great conflict will be centered upon the law of God, and in particular the Sabbath of the fourth commandment, because it alone directly points to God - the Lawgiver as being the only Creator, and hence to our obligation and duty as His creatures to render Him obedience.

     Now God, who is ever merciful, does not leave people unwarned about these three satanic agencies in their united efforts to deceive the whole world, but has given three specific messages found in Revelation 14:6-12 & 18:1-5 to try and counter this devilish attack on His law.  And these three angels’ messages are specifically calculated to make precious souls aware of their duty to worship and obey God as their Creator.

     All are free to choose to follow these three angels’ messages, or to choose to follow the three unclean spirits’ messages.  This is because God never forces the will or the conscience.  But Satan constantly resorts to varying degrees of bribery, intimidation, force or cruelty in order to gain the control of those whom he cannot otherwise seduce through his errors.  Thus through these areas, especially through fear or by actual force, Satan endeavors to rule the conscience and to secure homage to himself.  Over and over again, Satan has used both religious and secular authorities to enact and enforce human laws which defied God and His law.  And he will continue to do the same in this last great battle or Armageddon!
     Thus the whole world will be brought to make a decision either for God and His laws, or against Him and His commandments.  And whomever you choose to obey you will become their servants.
     “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?” Romans 6:16.

     So once again, just like in Daniel's time, an image will be raised, much as was the golden image upon the plain of Shinar (see Daniel 3).  And the issue will be the same – the law and honor of God.  Just as the music and imposing display worked to secure popular support for Nebuchadnezzar's image in ancient Babylon, so in this final conflict there will be miracles to deceive.  Anciently, when all lesser inducements failed, there was the fiery furnace waiting to persuade the conscience.  In a similar manner the commandment-keeping people of God will face the loss of all worldly support, and ultimately death itself, as the price for their faithfulness to God and His law.  Only those whose faith is founded upon the sure Word of God will be able to stand amid the near total apostasy of all people on earth.

     But at the darkest point in earth's history, when in the final stages of this battle of Armageddon it appears that the forces of evil must surely prevail and God's obedient remnant people must soon seal their testimony with their blood, God's followers will be delivered and all the workers of iniquity will be destroyed.  This is because, at that time, Christ Himself comes to save His obedient and faithful followers and take them home, while all the workers of iniquity will be destroyed.
     “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.” Daniel 12:1.

     “When once the master of the house is risen up...he shall say, I tell you, I know not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.” Luke 13:25,27.

     “Thou shalt bring down the noise of strangers...the branch of the terrible ones shall be brought low [or destroyed]....He (Christ) will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of His people shall He take away from off all the earth: for the Lord hath spoken it.  And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us: this is the Lord, we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.” Isaiah 25:5,8-9.

     Dear ones, it is for YOU to determine today which side YOU will be found on in this great battle of Armageddon between God and Satan, between truth and error.  There will be no neutral spectators!  Each person will be found in one of only two positions: You will either join with the lawless in making void God's law, and thus show yourselves to be a true servant of Satan.  Or you will be among those faithful who live “by every word of God that proceedeth out of the mouth of God” (Matthew 4:4; Deuteronomy 8:3), and who keep all of His commandments, and thus show yourselves to be a true servant of God.
     “Blessed are they that do His commandments, that they may have right to the tree of live, and may enter in through the gates into the city.  For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.” Revelation 22:14-15.

     So: “How long halt ye between two opinions? if the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him.” 1 Kings 18:21.
     “And if it seem evil unto YOU to serve the Lord, choose YOU this day whom ye will serve...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.  And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the Lord…” Joshua 24:15-16.

     I hope and pray that your response will be the same, and then show by your obedience to God and His commandments that you are indeed His true servant!


     APOLOGY: We again apologize for any inconvience, but this will be the last printed Newsletter that we will be mailing out to most of our readers.  Beginning with our Newsletter in January-February 2012 we will only be sending them out through e-mail.  We can no longer continue justifying the expenses of printing and mailing out all of our Newsletters.  So if you would like to continue receiving our Newsletters please make sure that you let us know by e-mailing us at lightmin@terragon.com so we can add your e-mail address to our Newsletter list.
     But we also realize that some of our readers may not have e-mail addresses, or may not even own a home computer, and thus will not be able to visit our website.  If this is your situation, we are willing to make an exception and continue mailing you a printed copy of our Newsletters.  Just write us and let us know, and we will make sure to continue sending you printed copies of our bi-monthly Newsletters.  We thank you all for your understanding.

     SPANISH BIBLE STUDIES: We have our Bible Study Lessons translated into Spanish and available on-line for any Spanish speaking people who are interested in learning more of what the Bible teaches.  The actual link to these important studies is: http://www.lightministries.com/id1875.htm

     TRUE CHURCH WEBSITE: The Lord is continuing to bless our TrueChurchofGod.info website.  In the month of September, due to some problem we only had 28 days of data instead of 30.  As such we still had 10,561 hits, which were generated by 1,556 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 4,313 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 604.96 million bytes of information were downloaded.
     In the month of October we had 11,747 hits, which were generated by 1,684 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 4,363 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 573 million bytes of information were downloaded.
     So for these past 2 months, over 1.17 billion bytes of information were downloaded from our Gospel Truth website by over 3,200 visitors!

     LTBL MINISTRIES WEBSITE: The Lord is also abundantly blessing our LightMinistries.com website!  In the month of September, due again to some problem we only had 28 days of data instead of 30.  As such we still had 152,307 hits, which were generated by 15,555 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 37,066 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 18.11 billion bytes of information were downloaded.
     In the month of October we had 126,744 hits, which were generated by 17,571 visitors.  In these Visitor Sessions, 29,824 documents of Present Truth were viewed, and over 15.18 billion bytes of information were downloaded.
     So for these past 2 months, over 33.29 billion bytes of information were downloaded from our Gospel Truth website by over 33,000 visitors! MAY GOD'S HOLY NAME BE INDEED PRAISED!!

     NEW BOOKLET: Our newest booklet titled “And Michael Spoke These Words” is available in print, as well as being on-line for free reading and download.  The actual link is: http://www.lightministries.com/id1876.htm  This booklet brings before the reader the glorious subject of Michael being the one God who was directly involved with the children of Israel.  It was Michael, and not God the Father, who led and guided the Israelites in all of their experiences, including being the God who gave them the 10 commandments at Sinai.  And this God Michael eventually was born into humanity as Jesus Christ.  This booklet is all written strictly from the Bible, and thus would be an excellent evangelistic tool in reaching out to the world with this truth about the pre-existence of Jesus Christ and the law He gave for the benefit of mankind.  If you would still like to have a complementary copy of this booklet, please write us.

     "Let There Be Light" Ministries is committed to the spreading of the full present truth gospel message worldwide, and has been doing so since 1986.  This Ministry has operating expenses covering the areas of: printing, publishing, and writing of present truth books, booklets, tracts, and other literature; DVD, video and audio taping, production, and distribution; supporting several ministers and workers in foreign Countries; mail order – both domestic and foreign; traveling to hold meetings – both locally, nationally, and internationally; answering correspondence and questions regarding the message of truth; offering National and International Bible studies; sending free present truth literature to contacts in many poor Countries; etc.
     Your gracious prayers and support is greatly appreciated and needed.  Without the Lord's guidance, blessings, and your support, this Ministry could not continue to reach out worldwide with the precious message of Revelation 14:6-12 & 18:1-5.

     May our God and Saviour continue to lead and guide all those who have helped us reach souls who sit in darkness with the precious light of gospel truth.  May our supporters remember that they share in each and every soul who has been reached by this Ministry and converted to the Lord and His present truth!


     We are currently supporting several workers in many different Countries on a monthly basis.  We check into the economy of each area and supply a base support which is adequate depending on their situation, but not extravagant.  This base support is to ensure that the monthly needs of each worker and family is met for that month so that the worker may devote full time to the ministry work.  In addition to this, we are sending extra materials for evangelism, and money for printing, publishing, holding meetings, traveling, and other necessary areas in spreading the Present Truth in their Country.  And as the work extends, especially will the expenses for evangelism expand.  Whatever you can send to help in this necessary and vital area is greatly appreciated.
     The work of spreading God's present truth is not to be limited, but must extend world-wide to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people before our Saviour can come (Matthew 24:14).  What better way of spreading the Present Truth Gospel than by having workers who speak the native language, who reside in that particular Country, who can live and preach the truth, visit the interests in their homes, and spread the printed truth translated into their native language!
     "Our publications should be printed in other languages, that foreign nations may be reached.  Much can be done through the medium of the press, but still more can be accomplished if the influence of the living preacher goes with our publications....The Lord has moved upon men of other tongues and has brought them under the influence of the truth, that they might be qualified to labor in His cause." Testimonies, vol 3, p 204-205.

     Please financially help us to continue supporting our current ministers and workers on a consistent basis, so that the spreading of the truth will not be interrupted but can quickly lighten this dark world with the glory of God.
     "Every opportunity should be improved to extend the truth to other nations.  This will be attended with considerable expense, but expense should in no case hinder the performance of this work.  Means are of value only as they are used to advance the interest of the kingdom of God.  The Lord has lent men means for this very purpose, to use in sending the truth to their fellow men."  Testimonies, vol 3, p 208.


FIJI Islands:
     M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Fiji.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in Fiji.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.

KENYA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Kenya.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in Kenya.
     M Projector, screen, and evangelistic film for non-SDA outreach.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
     M Purchase of printing machine to aid in publication of present truth--$3,500.

M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to PNG.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in PNG.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
     M Used SOP books.
     M Clothes to pass out to naked villagers.

M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in Philippines.
     M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Philippines.
     M Printing 100,000 tracts in Philippines--$1,450.

UGANDA, East Africa:
M Monthly operating expenses for the publication work already established there.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.

ZAMBIA, Central Africa:
M Monthly operating expenses for the publication work already established there.
     M Start up costs to open a Health Center and Herbal Store--$6,000.
     M Donations of any amount to help with construction of a home–$12,000 total cost.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
     M Donations of any amount to help purchase a vehicle–$6,000 total cost.

M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Zimbabwe.
     M Printing of booklets and tracts in Zimbabwe.
     M Donations of any amount to help with construction of a home–$12,000 total cost.
     M Mailing cartons of KJV Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books.
     M Donations of any amount to help purchase a vehicle–$6,000 total cost.

     Please be sure to mark all donated monies for any of the above Ministry or Foreign Mission needs.  100% of all donated monies will go where specified.  Unspecified donations will go where needed.  Thank you very much for making this evangelistic work possible, and may God's richest blessings attend you and yours.


Dear pastor Sessler,
     May the Lord continue to bless you and your staff as you share the message for these last days of earth’s history....Thank you so much for sharing the truth.  We are praying for you!
     “God commands His servants to present the last invitation of mercy to the world.  They cannot remain silent, except at the peril of their souls.  Christ’s ambassadors have nothing to do with consequences.  They must perform their duty and leave the results with God.” Great Controversy, pp 609, 610.

     “The great work of the gospel is not to close with less manifestation of the power of God than marked its opening.  The prophecies which were fulfilled in the outpouring of the former rain at the opening of the gospel are again to be fulfilled in the latter rain at its close.” Great Controversy, pp 611, 612.

     “True Christian love helps those who can’t return the favor.”
     Thanks again!
Love always in Christ, L., P. & J., NH.

Dear elder Rob,...
     Continuing to keep all of your family and the ministry in prayer.
     Thank you so much for keeping my family in prayer as well.
In Christian love, Your sister-in-Christ, S.L., FL.

Dear bro. Rob & my fellow brothers and sisters of Christ,
     I’m very thankful to God & in your “Let There Be Light” Ministries.  I become firm in my faith and trying to give present truth message to my family and relatives.  I am requesting a special prayer for me...Thank you!
May God bless your Ministries!  R.M., CA.

Dear bro Sessler,
     Greetings in the precious name of Jesus.  Your letter was received and was glad to learned how the work is doing.  Jesus is coming soon and whatever we have to do for Him, we have to work fast.  The Devil is not sleeping, he is wide awake, he knows that he has but a short time.  But we think that we have all the time in the world.
     Things might be a little hard at times but don’t give up.  He [God] promised that He will be with you.  Just be strong, put your trust in Him.
     My bro, if ever a time we need to preached the third angel’s message is now, we can’t water it down any more.  We have to speak the cutting truth now.  Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet and show my people their transgressions, and the house of Jacob their sins.
     Let us work together to finished this great work so we all can go home.
Your sis in Christ, E.T., NY.

Hello brother Rob,
     Hope this helps some.  God bless you and your Ministry.  And thanks so much for the sermon on Laodicea.  The Lord knows I needed it, and I thought I got all of Laodicea out of me!  LOL....
     OK – later Rob.  Take care & God bless.
A sister in Christ, P.L., WA.

Bro Bob!
     Great message the other week.  I hoped you stepped on some toes!
Keep up the good work.  S.K., CA.



(Combination of 2 letters) Dear Elder Bob,
     1 John 3:1.
     I greet you once again in His wonderful name and may His peace, love and joy be with you always.
     I am sorry for the delay in sending in my reports once again, but it has been a busy time especially during the school holidays when people from in and outskirts of ____ look forward to the Hibiscus Festivals.  So I took my grandchildren to give out tracts “Sunday Holiness.” It was an enjoyable experiences for us.
     It has been a long time now since I had a call from the brother in ____. He needs more booklets and tracts and the work there is moving on, and he mentioned that the devil is working so hard to stop the work, when the owner of the printing press, usually print the tracts for him free of charge because they are good friends, but the minister of the “All Nations Group” advised him not to print anymore tracts.  Please let us remember them in our prayers.
     I have been visiting and calling my families by phone explaining and repeatedly telling them about the present truth.  And I pray the Holy Spirit will work in their lives for repentance because God has given us individuals the freedom to choose, and if I may be called to rest, I will rest in peace cause I know I have warned them. I always pray for them.
     Age is catching up [on me]. I sometimes feel it in the muscles and joints of my body, but I am so thankful to the Lord Almighty for the strength and health He’s giving me and especially the will to strive on....
     Thank you for your continual support and prayers and would like to thank you also for the News Letters. I have been going through it over and over again. It makes me long more to learn more of His words of truth and to help others to perfect our characters and to finish this work.
     I will be taking trips to outer islands to share the Word of God in giving out tracts and booklets; I pray that let it be His will.
     I am still translating the (Sunday Holiness) tracts when I am at home, or otherwise I am out visiting friends and families giving out booklets and sharing with them the goodness of the Lord and His Present Truth message.  I always feel His blessings upon me and my family when we start the day with Him doing His will during the day.
     Fiji is just a small country in the world map, and it is a Christian Country, but the message they need to know is the Present Truth, and only a few are proclaiming it.  But the Lord is on our side, so that we can take and explain to those who have never heard it. I pray that God will help me and give me wisdom to do His will on this earth.
     Thank you once again Elder Bob for your prayers and support and for being such a source of blessings to us....
May God Bless you always, S.K., Fiji.


     We have been in the Western parts of our beloved country this past week now. It’s a very promising field; it’s a kind of virgin area, the Sabbath & its kindred truths has not been widespread here. We were welcome into their houses freely & we shared the truth peacefully. O how God's people have long been kept in darkness.
     In the afternoon we held public witness at the market & distributed truth-filled tracts & pamphlets. I witnessed souls hungering for the pamphlets. It was so sad to see souls come for papers when we didn’t have any more to give!  O that men would make a covenant with God by sacrifice to support the tract-publishing ministry!  "You, my brother, my sister, may not be able to go into the Lord's vineyard yourself, but you may furnish the means to send others...Your means can be used to send forth & sustain the messengers of God, who by voice & by influence will give the message: Matt.3:3." 8T33.1.
     We look forward to seeing God's blessing this ministry to arouse those sleeping in the darkness of ignorance.  "Now is the time to give the warning message. We are stewards, entrusted by our absent Lord with the care of His interests, which He came to this world to serve. He has returned to heaven, leaving us in charge, & He expects us be faithful to our trust, lest coming suddenly He find us sleeping." 8T 37.5.
     Brethren all over the wide globe, lets unite as one man and complete the work given us!  The banner of truth & religious liberty Reformers held aloft “has in this last conflict been committed to us." 6T 402.3....
Thanx, and may God bless you all.  B.I., Kenya.


Dear Bro Bob,
     3 John 2.
     Thank you so much for your continued support.  Though it is less than the usual amount I am receiving but still I am thankful to God and to you for this blessing.  It will not be a hindrance for me to do and work in God's cause for I believed that however small we have in hand if we used it in God's service, I know that it will do great things and will have great result and will extend far and wide.  I know bro bob that you too had a hard time there, and I understand you for this.  Our God in heaven sees all our wants and needs and He will not fail us.  I will also try to do whatever I can to find and do some livelihood to help and support my ministry here.  I am praying that whatever hardships and trials we have, that God will help us to continue serve Him and walk according to His will.
     Anyway, about our work here, it is ongoing.  I just came home yesterday from missionary labor.  I went to ____ last week and visited our brethren there for I wasn't able to visit them for a long time because of my busy schedule of missionary work here in our area. When I was there, we were able to share to two ladies who are also studying their Bible and searching for truth.  They are Catholics but they said that when they read their Bible, they discovered that there are many errors in belief and wrong practices there in their former group.  So we studied together and they said that it is really true.  We spend Sabbath there and these two ladies also spend Sabbath with us.
     Last August 13, I went to ____ on ____ island, to meet other brethren there for a general council meeting there.  Though at first I am hesitant to go there because of the lack of means to be used for my fare, since it really needs a big amount for me to go there, but I thank God that He provides.
     After a week, our grandmother who is a very faithful servant of God died in the age of 94.  So we went there in her burial.  And gave some encouragement and inspiration to our relatives there.
     Our work here in our area is continues. We are visiting and helping some people who are sick and in need of help. The one that I've told you before who has a cancer in his kidney, were very thankful and happy that he feels great improvement in his health and condition now.  Because before he feels very weak and can’t do whatever he wants to do.  He looks very pale before and don’t have regular bowel movement, but now he feels very strong and can do gardening now.  His color is back to normal and had a regular bowel movement.  He is now a strict vegetarian and it has a good result for him.  We are providing him his fresh juices and sometimes we bring fruits and vegetables for him.  We regularly spend Sabbath with him and his family now.  And he is very thankful that He learn and know more about God and His truth.  I have given him already a Tagalog version of Steps to Christ and other tracts we have here.  He is requesting for Bible but written in big letter because his vision has problem, that is why I am looking in different bookstore to see Bible like this.
     Also, our friend who was being operated of her gallbladder, are now having my regular visits and Bible studies and now not only her that I am visiting, but also her other relatives and neighbor.  Her other relatives and neighbor became interested also to hear about health lecture, after she, her father and mother in-law got a good result in following what they hear because from having high blood pressure they now had a normal blood pressure.  We know that sister White said that medical missionary work will be the opening wedge to enter the gospel, that is why it really opens their prejudiced minds to hear the gospel. We gave them also tracts to read and they are asking for other books, so this week when I go there, I will bring books to them.  Please help me pray for them all that they will continue to search for the truth and stand for it.
     Till here for now. May God continue to bless us all and may He find us faithful in doing His work. God bless!
In Christ, s.b., Philippines.


Dear Elder Sessler.
     Christian greetings from this side. I appreciate all your love for the God [of] heaven, for His work and the love you have shown us. Paul says “ Here-to-fore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1st Cor 15:58.  You have stood with us in the thin and thick of this work.  In that all you try to do is to see that this great work go on, despite the difficulties you get, by your great sacrifices you make and have made to see to it that the truth is transported in different parts of our world, by supporting the Lord’s work. “The position of those who have been called of God to labor in word and doctrine for the up building of His church is one of grave responsibility.” “Not for wages are they to labor, but because they cannot do otherwise, because they realize that there is a woe upon them if they fail to preach the gospel.” Gospel Workers, page 13 and 15.
     We are still printing out tracts by God grace, save of recent I discovered a stubborn rat which has entered in the machine cutting wires and disabling some functions.  We have tried to trap it, poison, and cover the machine, but to-date it is still [a] menace.  This calls for finishing or completing one room, seal it off, otherwise the forces of the enemy in this particular rodent is becoming technical, in that it cuts sensitive wires.  It is becoming expensive bringing a service man time and again.  We need Jesus’ protection on this Riso-graph, or else the foe is at it to destroy our efforts in this arm of our work.
     I have been down with high temperatures time and again for one side of my body, the one between the left hip and ribs or the lumber region has inner pain.  On doctors advice I went for scanning [and] they discovered one Kidney on that same side is swollen or slightly increased in the medulla exgenicity, and the urinary bladder walls mildly echogenic, and this should be the results of previous poisoning.  I need your prayer and advice if possible treatment, be it herbs or oral medication that can be of help.
     Sabbath after Sabbath we get visitors, and the Lord has kept some Brothers and Sisters faithful, in that we are still standing with them in Lord, though some have fallen off or apostatized.
     Brothers and Sisters have opened a contact office in ____.  Brother ____ and ____ are the ones attending to this job.  For many people do ask of the same or a place to get to know [us] much better, that is after we have given them tracts and booklets.  The common question asked, where can we find you?  And God willing my place will soon have such [a] place, that is if the place will be completed.  Brothers, building materials have become double expensive and the cost of life winding up every day.  Despite all hardships, around in the hedges and the by ways, in the hospitals, schools and markets, the silent messengers are going [forth].
     We sincerely appreciate your support and endless efforts to see to it that this message gets to uttermost parts of the world.
Yours In Christ’s Love, B.K., Uganda.


Greetings from Zambia.
     In the first instance I am writing to ask for an apology for the great delay of these missionary reports. Brethren, since I left Namibia and South Africa things were so hard for me that I could not even have a clear mind to sit and compile my reports and send them.  The situation with accommodation was so serious with my family that I forced myself to look for a piece of work to gain something to help my wife who worked to find a permanent place to live.  The grace of God was among us that He managed to find us a plot where we have built a small mud brick house.  We praise God for this.
     In February 25, 2011, was the day when I left for Namibia, ____ where I was called by the brethren to help in the preparation of the constitution for the SDRN in readiness for registration.  The first meeting for the ministers in Namibia including myself was a great challenge.  It could not finish as expected, instead there was a lot of misunderstanding amongst the brethren and so it failed and we left the place in tears. Another day was set after few days of prayers. The great Lord helped us on this day and so there was a great change in understanding this issue.  Moreover, we reached at a good agreement and then we left the place with a lot of exciting encouragements which lead us in finalising the constitution.
     In the third meeting positions where set in leadership at the national level, and a permanent full time minister was chosen, this is br. ____.  Br. ____ and ____ were chosen to be managers in the publishing department. Others took the rest of the responsibilities.
     This was the second week for me in ____ this time. In the fourth meeting the whole church members were called to look at this constitution and the issue of registration.  This last day was a day of rejoicing since all the church members were happy for this as they were waiting for the same.  The blessings of the Lord were upon the church in Namibia and upon all the leaders that attended this wonderful meeting.
     While the registration programmes were going on with the br. ____ who was entrusted to do this work with the government, brethren in ____ provided br. ____ and I ____ with an evangelism programme to distribute the pamphlets from Let There Be Light Ministries in localities of ____.  After this programme we also had a good time with some visitors on the three Sabbaths we spent in ____ and the truth of our faith was taught to its fullest till others were able to say this message is the truth.  Brethren pray for these souls that wherever they may be, will remember the word of life.  This programme took a week and thereafter br. ____ and I left for ____ in br. ____’s home area to continue with the [truth] spoken to them on those days.  Evangelism programmes [continued] for three weeks.
     In ____ there was a lot of work mostly among the old separated brethren in the SDR home churches. Most of these members had by this time stopped gathering in unity with others, each house had their Sabbath meetings in their house as families.  So I was asked to meet all these families in their houses and talked to them till by the grace of God we all assembled at br. ____’s house in the first Sabbath.  The great Lord helped us to speak words that were to bring unity again. [Editor’s Note: May God be praised for sending His tender uniting Spirit to work upon hearts!]
     For the three weeks I spent in ____, many families came up.  The message of church registration brought another division again this area.  Nevertheless, as others were doubting this fact, non-members who heard this truth embraced it.  I and mission brethren had [to] undergo through a lot of tests of faith and so many temptations.  By end of this programme in Namibia, I received another call from Republic of South Africa to go and attend another missionary camp and present health lessons at that camp.
     Br. Bob, this was the second month in Namibia after leaving home.  I called my wife and told her about this, she answered and said may the will of God be done.  As for her she knew that whatever came on my way was God’s will....
     In the first week of April 2011 I started off and joined br. ____ in ____ RSA [Republic of South Africa].  By 13th April 2011, I was ready in ____ for the opening 10 days camp in ____.  The long waited week came and many came from within this country and we’re the only one from Zambia with other two from the states. The grace of the Lord was with us and my lessons in health reform were presented as others took other topics.
     After the last Sabbath at the camp which was almost hundred metres from the ocean, five souls where baptized.  The day of my despatch came after the brethren had arranged for my trip; we left ____ main bus station at 10hrs AM.  By the 22hrs we were at South Africa Namibian boarder where I was told by the Namibian migrations officers not to enter their country because my passport showed a lot of stamps, meaning I was doing missionary work that I was in their country without a work permit.  This issue was hard, that I was removed from the bus at 23hrs and told to go back to South Africa.  Brethren this was a very hard situation for me and it was the time I remember the days of Paul and through this I was in the cold for three hrs till one of the officers called me to stay in their office for the three remaining hrs.  I had not enough money, many communications were made to brethren in Namibia and RSA till the brethren told me to go back to br. ____’s place to wait for funds for me to take up another route via Botswana.  If ever there was a day in my life when I weep and prayed with tears this was because it took me two weeks to reach home.  I praise God for the brethren in Namibia and South Africa also like br. ____ [of] the SDRPA to come to my aid in quick moments during this trying time.  May the mighty Lord be with you all.
     Right now am at home and more is to be reported to you soon on what has transpired after I came back, and during our recent camp meeting.  The Lord is leading in Zambia, ____ and in many areas.  To God be the glory; help me to do more by sending enough support this month’s end.
Your br. In faith, B.W., Zambia.


Dear Elder Bob,
     Greetings with Ephesians 6:21.
     I am very much thankful brother to the Lord, first for your love and concern toward me, secondly for the guidance that the Lord is always giving me.  This is because as I sit now on the internet to write to you my new position concerning the name issue, I am finding your mail as you plead with me.

     Before I got this mail I have been enlightened by the Holy Ghost with some profound quotations from the Spirit of Prophecy which told me that the Lord has His Denominated people.  Even Ancient Israel [was] denominational.  The SDA Church before it apostatized was also denominated of God.  Because even though I had given you my understanding previously it is because I was troubled by the fact that God's church is not the VARIOUS DENOMINATIONS.  I had not taken cognisance that “Various” does not mean ALL. [Editor’s Note: May God be praised for His merciful kindness and forbearance with us all!]
     Brother I wish to apologize for giving you a misleading understanding of what should constitute God's church.  I have therefore a challenging work before me to teach Gospel Order in its entirety.  But still I had a wonderful camp meeting where 7 stood for the Lord and only 2 baptized.
Still with you in the faith, B.N., Zimbabwe, South Africa.