"LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
Volume #23 October - December, 2018 Issue #111
"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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scenario of Events in These Last Days, part 9
Last time we learned in Event #20, dealing with the 1000 year Millennium, that after the saints make it to heaven, and just before they enter into the City of God, the Saviour Himself places the crown of glory upon the heads of each of the redeemed, and then gives them the victor's palm and a shining harp. Then Christ opens the gates into the City and the saints enter in and briefly behold some of the glories of heaven, such as the tree of life, the river of life, as well as talk with some of those whom they were instrumental in bringing to Christ.
Shortly after this, the saints, along with Christ, sit on thrones and begin to go over the books of every wicked person to understand why they were lost, and then decide what type of punishment each will suffer, including Satan and his angels.
We also discovered that during these 1000 years, Satan along with his angels are bound on this desolate earth with no one to tempt. And all during these years they will see the destructive results which they are responsible for, will reflect upon the wicked parts they have acted throughout the 6000 years since their fall, and will also look forward with trembling and terror to their final punishment facing them.
But what happens after these 1000 years are over and the wicked are all judged according to their works? This is what we will discover in this Newsletter Letter.
Event #21 – After the 1000 years are over, Christ, the saints and the New Jerusalem descend to earth; Satan is loosed from prison and the wicked dead are resurrected.
“And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years...till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season....But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.” Revelation 20:2-3, 5.
“At the close of the thousand years, Christ again returns to the earth. He is accompanied by the host of the redeemed and attended by a retinue of angels. As He descends in terrific majesty He bids the wicked dead arise to receive their doom. They come forth, a mighty host, numberless as the sands of the sea. What a contrast to those who were raised at the first resurrection! The righteous were clothed with immortal youth and beauty. The wicked bear the traces of disease and death.
“Every eye in that vast multitude is turned to behold the glory of the Son of God. With one voice the wicked hosts exclaim: "Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord!" It is not love to Jesus that inspires this utterance. The force of truth urges the words from unwilling lips....
“Christ descends upon the Mount of Olives, whence, after His resurrection, He ascended, and where angels repeated the promise of His return. Says the prophet: "The Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with Thee." "And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof, . . . and there shall be a very great valley." "And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and His name one." Zechariah 14:5, 4, 9. As the New Jerusalem, in its dazzling splendor, comes down out of heaven, it rests upon the place purified and made ready to receive it, and Christ, with His people and the angels, enters the Holy City.” Great Controversy, p 662-663.
Event #22 – Satan musters the vast amount of the wicked into an army, and then surrounds the City of God and the saints.
“And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison, And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city”. Revelation 20:7-8.
“Now Satan prepares for a last mighty struggle for the supremacy. While deprived of his power and cut off from his work of deception, the prince of evil was miserable and dejected; but as the wicked dead are raised and he sees the vast multitudes upon his side, his hopes revive, and he determines not to yield the great controversy. He will marshal all the armies of the lost under his banner and through them endeavor to execute his plans. The wicked are Satan's captives. In rejecting Christ they have accepted the rule of the rebel leader. They are ready to receive his suggestions and to do his bidding. Yet, true to his early cunning, he does not acknowledge himself to be Satan. He claims to be the prince who is the rightful owner of the world and whose inheritance has been unlawfully wrested from him. He represents himself to his deluded subjects as a redeemer, assuring them that his power has brought them forth from their graves and that he is about to rescue them from the most cruel tyranny. The presence of Christ having been removed, Satan works wonders to support his claims. He makes the weak strong and inspires all with his own spirit and energy. He proposes to lead them against the camp of the saints and to take possession of the City of God. With fiendish exultation he points to the unnumbered millions who have been raised from the dead and declares that as their leader he is well able to overthrow the city and regain his throne and his kingdom.
“In that vast throng are multitudes of the long-lived race that existed before the Flood; men of lofty stature and giant intellect, who, yielding to the control of fallen angels, devoted all their skill and knowledge to the exaltation of themselves; men whose wonderful works of art led the world to idolize their genius, but whose cruelty and evil inventions, defiling the earth and defacing the image of God, caused Him to blot them from the face of His creation. There are kings and generals who conquered nations, valiant men who never lost a battle, proud, ambitious warriors whose approach made kingdoms tremble. In death these experienced no change. As they come up from the grave, they resume the current of their thoughts just where it ceased. They are actuated by the same desire to conquer that ruled them when they fell.
“Satan consults with his angels, and then with these kings and conquerors and mighty men. They look upon the strength and numbers on their side, and declare that the army within the city is small in comparison with theirs, and that it can be overcome. They lay their plans to take possession of the riches and glory of the New Jerusalem. All immediately begin to prepare for battle. Skillful artisans construct implements of war. Military leaders, famed for their success, marshal the throngs of warlike men into companies and divisions.
“At last the order to advance is given, and the countless host moves on--an army such as was never summoned by earthly conquerors, such as the combined forces of all ages since war began on earth could never equal. Satan, the mightiest of warriors, leads the van, and his angels unite their forces for this final struggle. Kings and warriors are in his train, and the multitudes follow in vast companies, each under its appointed leader. With military precision the serried ranks advance over the earth's broken and uneven surface to the City of God. By command of Jesus, the gates of the New Jerusalem are closed, and the armies of Satan surround the city and make ready for the onset.” Great Controversy, p 663-664.
Event #23 – Jesus Christ is enthroned; the wicked receive their sentence of death; a panoramic view of the great controversy and plan of salvation is witnessed in the sky above God’s throne, and then all proclaim that God is just and righteous in all His ways.
“And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” Revelation 20:11-13.
“Now Christ again appears to the view of His enemies. Far above the city, upon a foundation of burnished gold, is a throne, high and lifted up. Upon this throne sits the Son of God, and around Him are the subjects of His kingdom. The power and majesty of Christ no language can describe, no pen portray. The glory of the Eternal Father is enshrouding His Son. The brightness of His presence fills the City of God, and flows out beyond the gates, flooding the whole earth with its radiance....
“In the presence of the assembled inhabitants of earth and heaven the final coronation of the Son of God takes place. And now, invested with supreme majesty and power, the King of kings pronounces sentence upon the rebels against His government and executes justice upon those who have transgressed His law and oppressed His people....
“As soon as the books of record are opened, and the eye of Jesus looks upon the wicked, they are conscious of every sin which they have ever committed. They see just where their feet diverged from the path of purity and holiness, just how far pride and rebellion have carried them in the violation of the law of God. The seductive temptations which they encouraged by indulgence in sin, the blessings perverted, the messengers of God despised, the warnings rejected, the waves of mercy beaten back by the stubborn, unrepentant heart--all appear as if written in letters of fire.
“Above the throne is revealed the cross; and like a panoramic view appear the scenes of Adam's temptation and fall, and the successive steps in the great plan of redemption. The Saviour's lowly birth; His early life of simplicity and obedience; His baptism in Jordan; the fast and temptation in the wilderness; His public ministry, unfolding to men heaven's most precious blessings; the days crowded with deeds of love and mercy, the nights of prayer and watching in the solitude of the mountains; the plottings of envy, hate, and malice which repaid His benefits; the awful, mysterious agony in Gethsemane beneath the crushing weight of the sins of the whole world; His betrayal into the hands of the murderous mob; the fearful events of that night of horror--the unresisting prisoner, forsaken by His best-loved disciples, rudely hurried through the streets of Jerusalem; the Son of God exultingly displayed before Annas, arraigned in the high priest's palace, in the judgment hall of Pilate, before the cowardly and cruel Herod, mocked, insulted, tortured, and condemned to die--all are vividly portrayed.
“And now before the swaying multitude are revealed the final scenes--the patient Sufferer treading the path to Calvary; the Prince of heaven hanging upon the cross; the haughty priests and the jeering rabble deriding His expiring agony; the supernatural darkness; the heaving earth, the rent rocks, the open graves, marking the moment when the world's Redeemer yielded up His life.
“The awful spectacle appears just as it was. Satan, his angels, and his subjects have no power to turn from the picture of their own work. Each actor recalls the part which he performed. Herod, who slew the innocent children of Bethlehem that he might destroy the King of Israel; the base Herodias, upon whose guilty soul rests the blood of John the Baptist; the weak, timeserving Pilate; the mocking soldiers; the priests and rulers and the maddened throng who cried, "His blood be on us, and on our children!"--all behold the enormity of their guilt. They vainly seek to hide from the divine majesty of His countenance, outshining the glory of the sun, while the redeemed cast their crowns at the Saviour's feet, exclaiming: "He died for me!"....
“The whole wicked world stand arraigned at the bar of God on the charge of high treason against the government of heaven. They have none to plead their cause; they are without excuse; and the sentence of eternal death is pronounced against them....All see that their exclusion from heaven is just. By their lives they have declared: "We will not have this Man [Jesus] to reign over us."
“As if entranced, the wicked have looked upon the coronation of the Son of God. They see in His hands the tables of the divine law, the statutes which they have despised and transgressed. They witness the outburst of wonder, rapture, and adoration from the saved; and as the wave of melody sweeps over the multitudes without the city, all with one voice exclaim, "Great and marvelous are Thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints" (Revelation 15:3); and, falling prostrate, they worship the Prince of life.
“Satan seems paralyzed as he beholds the glory and majesty of Christ. He who was once a covering cherub remembers whence he has fallen. A shining seraph, "son of the morning;" how changed, how degraded! From the council where once he was honored, he is forever excluded. He sees another now standing near to the Father, veiling His glory. He has seen the crown placed upon the head of Christ by an angel of lofty stature and majestic presence, and he knows that the exalted position of this angel might have been his....
“Satan sees that his voluntary rebellion has unfitted him for heaven. He has trained his powers to war against God; the purity, peace, and harmony of heaven would be to him supreme torture. His accusations against the mercy and justice of God are now silenced. The reproach which he has endeavored to cast upon Jehovah rests wholly upon himself. And now Satan bows down and confesses the justice of “his sentence.”...
“Every question of truth and error in the long-standing controversy has now been made plain. The results of rebellion, the fruits of setting aside the divine statutes, have been laid open to the view of all created intelligences. The working out of Satan's rule in contrast with the government of God has been presented to the whole universe. Satan's own works have condemned him. God's wisdom, His justice, and His goodness stand fully vindicated. It is seen that all His dealings in the great controversy have been conducted with respect to the eternal good of His people and the good of all the worlds that He has created. "All Thy works shall praise Thee, O Lord; and Thy saints shall bless Thee." Psalm 145:10. The history of sin will stand to all eternity as a witness that with the existence of God's law is bound up the happiness of all the beings He has created. With all the facts of the great controversy in view, the whole universe, both loyal and rebellious, with one accord declare: "Just and true are Thy ways, Thou King of saints." Great Controversy, p 665-671.
Event #24 – Satan is fully unmasked; all the wicked realize that they have been deceived, and they refuse to follow him any further.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! ...They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the man that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms; That made the world as a wilderness, and destroyed the cities thereof; that opened not the house of his prisoners?” Isaiah 14:12, 16-17.
“The aim of the great rebel has ever been to justify himself and to prove the divine government responsible for the rebellion. To this end he has bent all the power of his giant intellect. He has worked deliberately and systematically, and with marvelous success, leading vast multitudes to accept his version of the great controversy which has been so long in progress. For thousands of years this chief of conspiracy has palmed off falsehood for truth. But the time has now come when the rebellion is to be finally defeated and the history and character of Satan disclosed. In his last great effort to dethrone Christ, destroy His people, and take possession of the City of God, the archdeceiver has been fully unmasked. Those who have united with him see the total failure of his cause. Christ's followers and the loyal angels behold the full extent of his machinations against the government of God. He is the object of universal abhorrence.” Great Controversy, p 670.
Event #25 – The Lake of Fire is created, and all wicked, including Satan, will be cast into it and forever burned up to ashes, and sin will never rise up again.
“...and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever....And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.” Revelation 20:9-10, 14-15.
“For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.” Malachi 4:1-3.
“Notwithstanding that Satan has been constrained to acknowledge God's justice and to bow to the supremacy of Christ, his character remains unchanged. The spirit of rebellion, like a mighty torrent, again bursts forth. Filled with frenzy, he determines not to yield the great controversy. The time has come for a last desperate struggle against the King of heaven. He rushes into the midst of his subjects and endeavors to inspire them with his own fury and arouse them to instant battle. But of all the countless millions whom he has allured into rebellion, there are none now to acknowledge his supremacy. His power is at an end. The wicked are filled with the same hatred of God that inspires Satan; but they see that their case is hopeless, that they cannot prevail against Jehovah. Their rage is kindled against Satan and those who have been his agents in deception, and with the fury of demons they turn upon them.
“Saith the Lord: "Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God; behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness. They shall bring thee down to the pit." "I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire....I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee....I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee....Thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more." Ezekiel 28:6-8, 16-19....
"Upon the wicked He shall rain quick burning coals, fire and brimstone and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup." Psalm 11:6, margin. Fire comes down from God out of heaven. The earth is broken up. The weapons concealed in its depths are drawn forth. Devouring flames burst from every yawning chasm. The very rocks are on fire. The day has come that shall burn as an oven. The elements melt with fervent heat, the earth also, and the works that are therein are burned up. Malachi 4:1; 2 Peter 3:10. The earth's surface seems one molten mass--a vast, seething lake of fire. It is the time of the judgment and perdition of ungodly men--"the day of the Lord's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion." Isaiah 34:8....
“Some are destroyed as in a moment, while others suffer many days. All are punished "according to their deeds." The sins of the righteous having been transferred to Satan, he is made to suffer not only for his own rebellion, but for all the sins which he has caused God's people to commit. His punishment is to be far greater than that of those whom he has deceived. After all have perished who fell by his deceptions, he is still to live and suffer on. In the cleansing flames the wicked are at last destroyed, root and branch--Satan the root, his followers the branches. The full penalty of the law has been visited; the demands of justice have been met; and heaven and earth, beholding, declare the righteousness of Jehovah.
“Satan's work of ruin is forever ended. For six thousand years he has wrought his will, filling the earth with woe and causing grief throughout the universe. The whole creation has groaned and travailed together in pain. Now God's creatures are forever delivered from his presence and temptations. "The whole earth is at rest, and is quiet: they [the righteous] break forth into singing." Isaiah 14:7. And a shout of praise and triumph ascends from the whole loyal universe. "The voice of a great multitude," "as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings," is heard, saying: "Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth." Revelation 19:6.
“While the earth was wrapped in the fire of destruction, the righteous abode safely in the Holy City. Upon those that had part in the first resurrection, the second death has no power. While God is to the wicked a consuming fire, He is to His people both a sun and a shield. Revelation 20:6; Psalm 84:11.” Great Controversy, p 671-673.
“Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him...with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies....he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.” Nahum 1:6, 8-10.
Now, what happens after sin and sinners are forever burned up to ashes and never will be anymore? This is what we will discover in our next Newsletter.
HEALTH - MEDICAL MISSIONARY WORK
Over the past decade, this Ministry has been involved in a very quiet way in supporting the Health and Medical Missionary work, especially in the Philippines. This has and is continuing to be accomplished by our worker and fellow present truth believers teaching principles of the 8 Laws of Health to both believers and non-believers, training medical missionaries and evangelists, as well as providing cooking lessons, and healthy prepared meals to the general public. One of the great things about this is that the Filipino youth have taken hold of this health and evangelistic work with zeal! It is our hope that this work will continue to grow and increase there.
Now in this past year we have also been enabled, through the gracious help of one of our supporters, to branch out with this Health and Medical Missionary work into the Central African nation of Zambia.
To the glory of God, an Herbal and Health Clinic is being constructed and is almost complete. The roof is now being put on and then the inside rooms of this Clinic will soon be finished. Once completed, this Herbal and Health Clinic will be opened to the general public where they can come and gain vital knowledge on the 8 Laws of Health, learn and experience how to naturally treat disease with various herbal and other simple remedies, and these hard-to-get herbs will be available to them. As room and time permits, the sick will also be able to receive simple treatments. Public meetings will also be held on the Laws of Health, How to Cook and Prepare Healthy Meals, as well as presenting the vital salvational truths of God’s word. Thus a work which can affect the whole life practice and experience of the local people and bring them into harmony with God will soon to be available in Zambia, and - Lord willing - in other nations as well!
We solicit and greatly appreciate your prayers and continued support in furthering this great work, especially for precious souls to continue to be won to Jesus through the mighty entering wedge of Health Reform.
The on-line Conference Room that we were using for our Home Church services permanently closed operations, and we had to find another suitable meeting place for our church family. After several weeks of checking through some 15 different platforms and with much prayer, the Lord allowed us to find a great substitute meeting place which also has some pretty impressive features. It takes a little getting used to, but will be so much better than our old meeting room was.
To join with us, type or paste the following link: http://zoom.us and download the Zoom App. Once it is downloaded, then go to this link: https://zoom.us/j/4663248724, and follow the simple instructions, and you should be logged into the room - it's that simple! But if you happen to have outdated computers/devices then instead use this link: https://zoom.us/wc/join/4663248724?pwd=. If you have any problems, visit our Technical Support page at this link: http://www.lightministries.com/HC/id20.htm.
For those who have no computers or who are unable to use the internet, you can join our live Home Church fellowship over the phone, and we will be able to hear you speak to us! In the USA dial 1-408-638-0968 or 1-646-558-8656 or 1-669-900-6833 or 1-929-205-6099, of if you are in Canada dial 1-647-558-0588. After being prompted punch in the Meeting ID code: HOMECHURCH# (466-324-8724#). You will then be automatically connected to listen to our live Church Service, and in order to speak in the room press *9 and wait for the moderator to enable you to speak. Please be aware that these are NOT Toll Free numbers. If you live in a different country and would also like to join with us over the phone, then please contact me for a number to dial within your country, and Lord willing, as more numbers are obtained there will be one available for you to call.
We praise God for again allowing us to gather together as one Home Church family in Christ Jesus, and look forward to having you also join with us!
TRUE CHURCH WEBSITE
In the past 3 months the Lord is continuing to bless our TrueChurchofGod.info website.
October - 28,909 hits; 9,210 visitors; 13,656 Present Truth documents viewed; over 8.22 billion bytes downloaded.
November - 28,468 hits; 8,386 visitors; 11,358 Present Truth documents viewed; over 5.79 billion bytes downloaded.
December - 23,759 hits; 7,355 visitors; 9,090 Present Truth documents viewed; over 2.96 billion bytes downloaded.
So for these past 3 months over 16.9 billion bytes of information were downloaded from this Gospel Truth website by over 24,900 visitors! PRAISE BE TO GOD!
LTBL MINISTRIES WEBSITE
In the past 3 months the Lord is also continuing to bless our LightMinistries.com website!
October - 258,625 hits; 37,929 visitors; 94,579 Present Truth documents viewed; over 92.87 billion bytes downloaded.
November - 252,859 hits; 38,543 visitors; 81,951 Present Truth documents viewed; over 81.77 billion bytes downloaded.
December - 233,110 hits; 34,682 visitors; 65,098 Present Truth documents viewed, over 62.57 billion bytes downloaded.
So for these past 3 months over 237 billion bytes of information were downloaded from this Gospel Truth website by over 111,000 visitors! MAY GOD BE PRAISED!!
Many of our present truth videos are currently on the world-wide web for anyone to freely watch and study through. All these videos can be found listed on our website under Online Videos (http://www.LightMinistries.com/SDA/id1245.htm). You can also find these present truth videos on our YouTube channel - Let There Be Light Ministries (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqfJdqkw4QDXEuSyEQe7SgQ).
Currently we have over 1400 people who have viewed these videos, and over 17,000 minutes have been logged, and with God’s blessing and your prayers many more to come. Please keep this great evangelistic outreach endeavor in your thoughts and prayers, and may God lead 1000's more precious souls to watch these and become convicted on the Present Truth before it is too late!
TO OUR READERS AND SUPPORTERS: Please know that "Let There Be Light" Ministries is not using your prayers and donations to build itself into a kingdom, but is concerned with getting the Present Truth into the hands of the common people quickly, effectively, and wisely. Instead of working towards acquiring expensive video and T.V. production equipment, satellite or shortwave facilities, we would rather use the Lord's money in publishing and distributing materials which give the full present truth gospel, as well as supporting many full-time foreign ministers and workers around the world who have proven themselves to be reliable and stable. With their monthly support and present truth materials supplied them, these ministers and workers then have the ability to more effectively spread the spoken and printed truth, establish the people in it, and carry this precious truth into the very homes of those who sit in darkness. This is how the Loud Cry of the third angel will be spread, and is now being spread! If the Lord impresses you to help in these endeavors, your donations will be greatly appreciated--not just by this Ministry, but by many others as well! MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU!
"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!
GENERAL FOREIGN MISSION WORK NEEDS
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.
SPECIFIC MONTHLY FOREIGN MISSION WORK NEEDS
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.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
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 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 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.
LETTERS to "LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
Praise the Lord brother Robert.
How are you doing over there?
Send our warm greetings to your family and the body of Christ. Also pray for us and our partnership.
Be blessed. Internet.
Bula my brother.
Praise God for His love....
Let me enlighten you more about the work here in Fiji my brother. We began coming into gospel order with about 8 church groups. Issues that we encountered and caused a shaking among the brethren were organisation, rebaptism, remarriage and Babylon is the church message. We had 3 church groups left after the Babylon issue.
Just lately as I had informed you earlier we are experiencing a lot of fanaticism issue. We have lost 1 more group and like it was our HQ with a good number of members. Our camp meetings and our combine services were always held there as it was one of the leading brother's land in the country. About 5 families have moved to his land and left their homes in the cities. The issue now is the discarding of SOP as they prefer Bible only. I have spent one whole weekend with them reasoning out on the need for Bible & SOP...there have been a lot of confusion among themselves. I had to sit with them with the presence of the leading brother (landowner) and showed them about the erroneous stand they have taken...I went to the extent of openly rebuking him in the presence of all...but I see that he is really in control and hypnotising the members....I was later informed that after I left them (after the open discussion), the leading brother called them again and threatened to chase anyone away whoever believes in the Bible & SOP....So sad my brother, but SOP is being fulfilled as EGW has stated about the very last deception is to make of none effect the testimony of the Spirit of God.
So therefore my brother here in Fiji there is hardly anyone receiving support from another. Now we have 2 church groups out of the 8 still on the pathway we started...praise God! I am the only fulltime gospel worker moving about to these other church groups and conducting studies with them. I hardly receive support as most of the time I’m just self supporting with the help of my wife who is still teaching...Sometimes the brethren give support for transport costs which is barely enough, but praise God that with all those difficulties the work is moving onward and forward....I fully believe that the Lord has called me to work for Him fulltime as I see all these controversies unfolding...
Brother, I want to share with you that its almost 6 months since I resigned, with my wife shouldering all our financial commitments and we are barely surviving with about $120 a fortnight for our family expenses....In addition to that the ministry survives on that amount with very little support...our fortnightly expenses used to be 3x more....but I want to testify to you brother that we have never run short as all is always met....PRAISE GOD FOR HIS PROVIDENCE! HE WORKS MYSTERIOUSLY!...
Thanks for the prayers and we all need more.
God bless you brother, B.I., Fiji.
Thank you, elder Robert for the blessings of the Newsletter. What joy of the soon coming of our Lord and Saviour. God bless you for the service you do for the Lord.
Your sister in Christ. Internet.
Dear Elder Bob,
I pray that all is well with you and your family. I thank the Lord always for the messages that you give, and I thank Him for sending His Spirit to always guide you in Truth so that you are able to give us the spiritual bread that we need. Praise The Lord!
I noticed that you sent some money to me via paypal, and I wanted to thank you for it. I am going through very hard times, physically and financially, and I really did need the extra money.
It has been a very difficult year for me, even the most difficult year of my entire life. The last time we spoke, I informed you that I was injured. When I thought I was better, I started a job, and a few months later the injury had a recurrence. I ended up losing some more time from the job, and barely getting back to work again. There were other incidents, stemming from my past that created financial difficulties, but I am praying to The Lord about them.
This year, for the first time in my life, the reality of death (my dying before the Lord comes) was contemplated by me. I would like to be of the 144000, and I will try very hard to be in that number. But if it be The Lord's will that I pass away before His second coming, then I want to be ready as well. I used to be afraid of death, but now not so much...I just want to be sure that I have done all that I can for my children, family, and friends, especially in regards to The Word and The Truth.
I know that The Lord has His reasons for allowing much trials to come upon me this year, and I trust in Him 100%. I would not have it any other way. I know that during and after these trials and other life trials, I will be refined as pure gold. I just thank The Lord always that He has counted me worthy to know The Truth...and that He revealed Himself to me. Of that I am thankful for!
I was never in the SDA church, and before I discovered The Truth of His Ten Commandments, The Sabbath, The Sanctuary, etc, I was searching for Him. And I know how easy it is to be mislead or to be a part of something that is a lie. So I do thank Him for counting me worthy to know of Him...to really know of Him.
I will always continue to pray for you and your family, dear Elder, and please continue to pray for me. And I pray that The Lord is able to use us to get the message out in a great way, that The Truth will go forward. All my love always, my dear Elder. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Thanks for this wonderful ministry, and may our Lord (and) Saviour strengthen your effort to let every one knows the present truth.
CORRESPONDENCE FROM FOREIGN WORKERS
FROM KENYA, EAST AFRICA
(Combination of 2 letters) Dear Brother,
Praise God I received the support.
We are fine here.
We are planning an end-year camp meeting this December to take place here in ____. We are hoping it will bring together brethren from all corners of Kenya and our neighbouring Uganda and Tanzania, with God's blessings.
Last Sunday we sat trying to do a budget, and oh, it seemed an uphill task, but we look forward to God's Providence. The budget estimates ran a staggering Ksh. 230 thousand (about US $2250), a budget we've not before had for a camp meeting. I do understand that things are tough everywhere at this time, but if brethren will be touched to support us in whichever possible way, we'll greatly appreciate....Nevertheless, the will of God be done.
Our camp meeting is on course, keep us in prayers. Our Tanzanian and Ugandan brethren not able to attend, but we have had the largest attendance in the recent past with many from our coast, eastern, central, Rift Valley and Nairobi regions.
God bless, B.I., Kenya.
FROM THE PHILIPPINES
(Combination of 3 letters) Dear brother Bob,
3 John 2.
Im so sorry for my late reply due to our very busy schedule in the cause of God....
Anyways brother Bob, about our work here; the Lord is still guiding and leading it. From the time that we travel and visited our brethren and interests from afar like ____ and ____, we decided to stay here in our area and in the nearest town to focus our work here. Our funds has been exhausted because of long and expensive travels just to answer the calling for us to go there to labor, strengthen and encourage those people. For more than a month now, from the time that the Lord gave us this missionary car, we are doing an aggresive evangelism with the other young missionaries and sometimes with the brethren here. We are now in our 7th week of doing house to house work and tracts distribution in the towns of ____, ____. We went through to every barangays and streets of this town and we will transfer to other town until we've done through it. Everyday we were able to distribute 500-
1,000 copies of tracts to the people, depending on the budget we have. We want to raise and establish new churches in other places, and thanks God that for two Saturdays now, there is now a newly established home church here in ____. We begun to gather new converts and interest in this place, as a result of our labor through the guidance and help of the Holy Spirit. We need your prayers, so please pray for us.
In this work we need more tracts to be given away. We already made our tracts in a very eye-opening titles like "The Big One", "Climate Change", "The Seven Last Plagues", "Martin Luther's Thesis", "Last Message of Mercy", and more. It contains and focuses on preparation for the near crisis, for Christ soon appearing, and exposing the man of sin, his false doctrine and his plan in this last days. These are all printed in our dialect here. We want to reach all the people and let them know the truth for this time. After we finished the work here in ____, we will transfer to another town and then labor there. Our problem now brother Bob is we lack printed tracts to be given away. Please pray that the Lord will send help.
“The night of trial is nearly spent. Satan is bringing in his masterly power because he knoweth that his time is short. The chastisement of God is upon the world, to call all who know the truth to hide in the cleft of the Rock, and view the glory of God. The truth must not be muffled now. Plain statements must be made. Unvarnished truth must be spoken, in LEAFLETS AND PAMPHLETS, and these must be scattered LIKE THE LEAVES OF AUTUMN.” Testimonies for the Church, vol 9, p 231.
“Publications must be multiplied, and scattered like the leaves of autumn. These silent messengers are enlightening and molding the minds of thousands in every country and in every clime.” The Review and Herald, November 21, 1878.
Thanks God for helping us in our work here, especially in raising new churches here, and in strengthen both our new and old brethren. Our work is enlarging, and without His help and power, everything we do is worthless. That’s why we bring all the praises and honor to Him....
Thank you so much bro Bob for all your help and prayers especially for the love you express toward our family. Your love will remain in our hearts. We love you and thank bro Bob for being so kind to us. May God help us that this love will be cemented in our hearts forever.
Anyways bro Bob, we had our fellowship last Sabbath in ____, ____. We just built a new church building there. Although its not yet finished but we already used it. All the brethren were able to come and we all were blessed to see each other and study together. Also bro bob, we are continuing what we are doing for the advancement of His work through house to house Bible study, distributing literature, and medical missionary work. Last Monday we finished working out and laboring (in) the whole town of ____ already, and (then) we transfer to its nearby Island of ____.
Bro please continue to pray for our work. We are now conducting a Bible Seminar for our potential elders, missionaries and young people here. We hope that they will be a great blessing to the church and to the society, and an additional help in lifting the burdens. Its only for few days. Also, on Nov 12-17, we will be conducting a Week of Prayer in ____. And also a continues visitation for our old and newly established churches. May God be glorified in everything we do and it may strengthen to served Him more faithfully. God is coming very soon and may God find us faithful....
Thank God that our missionary car is still doing great (because of) God, despite of our busy schedule in God's work. As of now brother Bob, we need several Tagalog Bibles for the new converts and for those people that are asking from us, and also we need more tracts to be given away, and preferably those tracts that are translated in our own dialect, so that people will understand it easily.
Also brother Bob, please pray for our work here. This week, we will be going to another Island to do the work of the Lord there. Starting on the 14th of Dec, we will be doing the Lord's work in ____ and on Dec 26-29, we will be having a mini-camp meeting here. Please pray for all of this work that we may do it faithfully for God's glory.
Also brother Bob, please pray for our plan to work out to have a mini-Sanitarium or even a treatment room to help the sick people. We have seen that it is really timely now that we need to start to build or established institutions in medical lines. For few years while busy doing missionary work and establishing churches in different localities here, I have studying Naturopathy and Medical Missionary work while engaged in the work. Although I have some knowledge in medical lines and health, I decided to upgrade and improve the knowledge I had so that I will be more ready and equipped in handling patients. We saw that through medical missionary work our gospel work will be more effective, for it will open more doors so that the gospel can come in to the hearts of the people. And through much prayers, in answer to our prayers, the Lord show us sign that maybe it is time for us to have even a mini-Sanitarium or a treatment room. In His love and mercy, the Lord gave us 4 hectares lot for free, and we are planning to dedicate it for Him that it will be used for His cause and hopefully in God's will and help that we can build God's institution there, a mini sanitarium, or treatment room, or hygienic restaurant or whatever institution which will be for the progress of His cause.
Brother Bob please pray for all our work and for all of our plans in His cause, and whatever help you can will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you brother Bob. May God continue to take care of you and bless you more abundantly.
Your sister in Christ, s.b., Philippines.
FROM UGANDA, EAST AFRICA
Dear Elder Sessler.
Christian greetings from this side. Years are spinning (passing) and we more closer to the coming of the Son (of) man than ever in history. Our lives need to measure (match) with his life. He hath left (with) us to put many things in order (in His grace and strength), before He can come back to claim His own.
This previous times I have done personal evangelism and given out books and I'm happy to say those given our books are appreciative. We need only to keep them in prayers so that the blindness upon their minds may be opened so that they can believe the truth for this time. Three names have I sighted (placed on special list) - ____, ____ and ____. Please make known to our heavenly (Father) in your prayers that they may [be] touch [in heart] by Jesus Christ.
Thanks for the support and your earnest prayers. I believe Heaven hath taken note. I have this confidence they will be answered.
Our request is for funds for printing out tracts and other truth materials for distributions.
Yours in Christ Jesus, B.K., Uganda.
FROM ZAMBIA, CENTRAL AFRICA
(Combination of 2 letters) Dearest Elder Robert,
Greetings from my family.
I really want to praise God for the progress of my recovery. Am getting on well with the herbs and nutrition am using, though herbs are very expensive here. Secondly I also want to appreciate the SR for the support and prayers being rendered to me for the medications. Please may the Lord bless you more and more....
ELDER Robert, the Herb and Health Clinic program is going on well in building, though there was a little delayment in building for the month of July when I was very sick and going round from hospital to hospital and so the bricklayer had to wait for me. Otherwise the work is going on and soon will send pictures of the building....
First and foremost, may I take this opportunity to thank you and the entire church around the world for the good prayers and support for my health. I HAPPY to inform you that am much better now and even able to walk and run and talk for a longer period of time. Please may the Lord bless you more and more for your great work in these last days.
I also want to report that I even attended this year's camp meeting in ____ where many Brethren received me with great happiness and praises to the Lord. Many could not believe that I was alive and when I stood to give out the testimony many church members had to shed a lot of tears of joy. This year's camp meeting was very busy and good. Many people came from different places and a lot was gained in the word of God. We also had new people in faith. These new members need a lot of booklets where we have these separation truths. I had some which I gave out and will still take out others later when means will available. Health messages were presented and what is more needed is the practice of a natural health clinic where lessons to leaders will be presented practically....
Thanking you in advance, B.M., Zambia.