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January - February, 1999

"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

Dear brothers and sisters,
     1 John 3:1.

     A most earnest and serious question needs to be presented to each of us: "ARE YOU PREPARED?"
     All around the world, violent and sudden catastrophes are occurring with startling frequency.  Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones, tornados, and other windy storms bringing rain, floods, ice, hail, and snow, are increasing in ferocity spewing forth their turbulent destruction.  Droughts, famine, fires, earthquakes, and volcanos are escalating.  Wars, conflicts, violent crimes, as well as unexpected accidents by sea, land, and air, are multiplying the list of the dead.  And what do all these things loudly proclaim to each of us?  That the crisis is upon us, and our God is coming soon!  ARE YOU PREPARED?
     Eleven nations of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain) now share a common currency.  People are proclaiming: "The national border is over" (CNN Interactive, Specials Section, p 4, December 31, 1998).  While others are proclaiming: "The United States of Europe"; the sign of a "New World" (CBS, December 31, 1998, 6:30 P.M.).  World newspapers are proclaiming: "For the first time since the Roman Empire, a large portion of Europe now shares a common currency" (CNN Interactive, World Section, p 1, December 31, 1998).  What do these things loudly proclaim to each of us?  That the crisis is upon us, and our God is coming soon!  ARE YOU PREPARED?
     The Pope sent an Apostolic Letter to the various Nations and peoples of the world admonishing and encouraging them to honor and respect Sunday as a sacred worship day.  The Pope even urged fellow Catholics to "strive to insure that civil legislation respects their duty to keep Sunday holy," and that "the State must guarantee" Sunday rest (Dies Domini, July 7, 1998).  A short while later a high Catholic official declared that anyone who disregards the sacredness of Sunday, should be punished as a heretic!  Not only this, but the Catholic Church has been strengthening its Office of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which is just a modern name for what was historically known as the Sacred Inquisition.  What do these things loudly proclaim to each of us?  That the crisis is upon us, and our God is coming soon!  ARE YOU PREPARED?
     An International Criminal Court has recently been born in Rome.  There has already been established an International Court of Justice, or World Court.  Various International Treaties, such as the Genocide Treaty, have been endorsed by most every Nation of the world--including America.  The House of Representatives recently passed legislation (HR #2431) setting up an Office to monitor every Religion, and to punish individuals, including Nations, who deviate from "accepted" religious belief and practice!  And what do all these Courts, Treaties, and other laws ultimately mean to individuals who believe and preach the present truth?  The use of civil power on a world-wide basis to force us from practicing the truth of the Bible and from preaching the three angels' messages!  What do these events loudly proclaim to each of us?  That the crisis is upon us, and our God is coming soon!  ARE YOU PREPARED?
     Yet, many are being lulled into a fatal security of peace and prosperity through many and varied means, and the above realities pass by with little or no notice as to their extreme significance as signs of our Lord's soon coming.  And sad to say, this is the case with many of God's professed people who believe the present truth!
     "Ministers and people are unprepared for the time in which we live, and nearly all who profess to believe present truth are unprepared to understand the work of preparation for this time....They think they are all right when they are all wrong." Testimonies, vol 1, p 466.

     "The people of God are not ready for the fearful, trying scenes before us, not ready to stand pure from evil and lust amid the perils and corruptions of this degenerate age.  They have not on the armor of righteousness, and are unprepared to war against the prevailing sin and iniquity around them.  Many are not obeying the commandments of God; yet they profess so to do." Review and Herald, September 7, 1886.

     The people, above all others, who should be first and foremost to rise to the occasion and sound the trumpet notes of alarm, are asleep.  Many are as unprepared for the crisis and their Lord's return as are those who know not the Lord!  How many of us are prepared to stand when our Lord comes and not find ourselves running from Him and calling for the rocks and mountains to hide us from His glory and brightness?  It is a shame that some among us are even leaning their hopes upon the excuse that since they are not yet ready, then God will delay the final crisis and put off His coming until they are ready.  But is this a safe excuse to hide behind?
     "God desires His people to prepare for the soon-coming crisis.  Prepared or unprepared, they must all meet it; and those only who have brought their lives into conformity to the divine standard, will stand firm at that time of test and trial." Acts of Apostles, p 431-32.

     Brethren, we need not look any further into the future for the time of crisis to occur, because it has already begun!
     "The Lord is coming very soon, and we are entering into scenes of calamity.  We need not say: The perils of the last days are soon to come upon us.  Already they are come....We are in the shaking time, the time when everything that can be shaken will be shaken." Faith I Live By, p 336.

     So ready or not, the crisis is here!  Ready or not, our Lord is coming!  We can not put off till tomorrow what we can do to prepare today.  Tomorrow is not the day of our salvation.  To-day is the time.  Tomorrow may be too late!
     "...Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts..." Hebrews 3:15.

     "...behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation." 2 Corinthians 6:2.

     How many of us are prepared for the judgment and our names coming up in review before God?  How many of us would be saved if our probation closed today?  How many of us are prepared for the winds of strife to be let loose?  How many of us are prepared for the time of trouble that has never yet been seen since there was a nation?  Are you prepared for God to change the way He has dealt with this world of iniquity?
     "There will soon be a sudden change in God's dealings.  The world in its perversity is being visited by casualties,--by floods, storms, fires, earthquakes, famines, wars, and bloodshed.  The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power; yet He will not at all acquit the wicked.  `The Lord hath His way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of His feet.'  O that men might understand the patience and longsuffering of God!  He is putting under restraint His own attributes.  His omnipotent power is under the control of Omnipotence.  O that men would understand that God refuses to be wearied out with the world's perversity, and still holds out the hope of forgiveness even to the most undeserving!  But His forbearance will not always continue.  Who is prepared for the sudden change that will take place in God's dealing with sinful men?  Who will be prepared to escape the punishment that will certainly fall upon transgressors?" Fundamentals of Christian Education, p 356-57.

     Reality loudly speaks in trumpet tones that many of us are completely unprepared to even abide the glorious appearance of a single heavenly angel, not to mention the greater glory at the coming of the Lord!
     "Jesus is coming!...[But] If one angel from heaven caused the Roman guard to fall as dead men, how can those who are unprepared, unholy, bear the sight and live, of seeing Jesus in the glory of His Father and ten thousand angels accompanying Him.  O how can sinners bear this sight!  They will cry for rocks and mountains to fall on them, and hide them from the face of Him that sitteth on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb." Lift Him Up, p 379.

     Brethren, it is indeed time to "prepare to meet thy God" (Amos 4:12).  It has only been out of the infinite mercy and compassion of our Father that many of us still have time to prepare!  But how?  What can we do to be prepared for the greater crises ahead, and especially for our Lord's return?
     "A revival of true godliness among us is the greatest and most urgent of all our needs.  To seek this should be our first work." Selected Messages, book 1, p 121.

     "If you live by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God, you will not be found unprepared." Maranatha, p 253.

     "Those who do not make strong efforts now to exercise persevering faith, will be wholly unprepared to exercise that faith which will enable them to stand in the day of trouble." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 2, p 124-25.

     "A religious experience is gained only through conflict, through disappointment, through severe discipline of self, through earnest prayer.  The steps to heaven must be taken one at a time, and every advance step gives strength for the next." Councils to Parents, Teachers, and Students, p 100.

     So to be prepared for the time of trouble and for our Lord's coming, we need to pray earnestly and exercise strong persevering faith in disciplining self to live by every word and command of God which will enable us to exhibit the character of Christ in our lives.  As you can see, this is a step by step process needing a varying amount of time to accomplish depending on the individual!  No one can achieve this overnight, nor can anyone jump ahead skipping any of the steps.  A fitness for heaven is only accomplished one advancing step at a time.  Thus if we do not start now, but wait for tomorrow or tomorrow's tomorrow to begin in earnest, then we will not be fully prepared, and thus lack the experience necessary to successfully make it through.  And Jesus, along with heaven, will be forever lost to us!
     "Those professed christians who come up to the time of trouble unprepared, will, in their despair, confess their sins in words of burning anguish, while the wicked exult over their distress.  The case of all such is hopeless....[For] there will be no atoning blood to cleanse from sin and pollution." Spiritual Gifts, book 3, p 134.

     May we fully realize that "salvation is far from the wicked" (Psalms 119:155) because they do not do God's will nor keep His commandments and thus they continue to commit sin (1 John 3:3-10).  Let us instead make sure that we prepare ourselves now for our Saviour's return so that His coming does not "overtake" or catch any of us unprepared as "a thief in the night" and we be lost.
     "Our only safety is in constant distrust of self, and dependence on Christ.  Man's great danger is in being self-deceived, indulging self-sufficiency, and thus separating from God, the source of his strength....We need now the sword of the Lord to cut to the very soul and marrow of fleshly lusts, appetites, and passions." Faith I Live By, p 336.

     May we be the "children of the day" (1 Thessalonians 5:5) who confess and forsake their sins (Proverbs 28:13); those who walk in the light of Christ; those who "fear God and keep his commandments" (Ecclesiastes 12:13), and who "hold fast [to Christ] and repent" (Revelation 3:3).  May we be diligent to make our "calling and election sure" (2 Peter 3:18), knowing that God will not allow any of His people to suffer "above that ye are able" (1 Corinthians 10:13).  May we realize that "all that live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution" (2 Timothy 3:12), and that it is only through patiently enduring these "fiery darts" (Ephesians 6:10-17) and "the fiery trial" (1 Peter 4:12-14) and persecution that our faith or gold is being "tried in the fire" (Revelation 3:18).  And if we are proven true, standing "fast in the faith" (1 Corinthians 16:13) and being found faithful to the end, then we will "obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ" and will "live together with him" (1 Thessalonians 5:9-10) forever in "the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:10).
     "And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.  Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof." Romans 13:11-14.

      "O brother be faithful, soon Jesus will come, for whom we have waited so long!"


     You will find enclosed with this Newsletter two of our latest tracts.  These tracts deal with the Secret Rapture and the Origin of Sin.  We are encouraged that our tracts are helping others reach out to those who sit in darkness with the last saving message of truth.  We hope that many more will be able to utilize these tracts in their evangelistic outreach efforts as well.  Our workers in the Philippines are printing these tracts by the thousands and sending them to workers throughout the various Islands to spread like wild-fire.  Please keep this important tract work in your prayers that many more souls will be won to God and garnered into His kingdom of righteousness.  All of our tracts are available for only $.08 cents each!
     Our worker in West Africa translated our booklet on "Why Are We Held Responsible for Personal, Social, and Corporate Sin?" into French so our French speaking brethren can understand this important issue of the loud cry.  We have now printed these and mailed off several full boxes to our worker in Togo.  Also, our workers in Kenya translated our booklet on "The Last Message of Mercy" into their native language of Kiswahili.  This language is widely spoken in three African Countries.  We have now printed these, and have mailed off several full boxes to our Kenyan workers.  Please keep this in your prayers as well--especially for all of our workers to speed on their way and distribute the last saving message of mercy while they have freedom to do so.  Some have been seriously questioned as to why they have no permit to preach in public.  So you can see that time is of the essence.
     There are several other booklets currently being translated into several different languages.  Please continue making this translation work an important and special object of your daily prayers.  There is little chance that we could travel and personally visit with and speak these different languages ourselves.  But we can still be involved in the witnessing of the truth to these foreign peoples by the giving of our prayers and means to translate the message and then have the workers place these precious messages of truth into their hands!  Placing the present truth in print, as well as in several different languages, is one mighty way in which the loud cry is filling this earth with the glory of God!
     "The publications sent forth from our printing houses are to prepare a people to meet God.  Throughout the world they are to do the same work that was done by John the Baptist for the Jewish nation....And in a large degree through our publishing houses is to be accomplished the work of that other angel who comes down from heaven with great power and who lightens the earth with his glory." Publishing Ministry, p 387-88.

     Time is so short, and soon our money will not be so readily available or so easily sent abroad as it is now.  Let our people awake and arise to the occasion and not be found holding on to more than God wishes them to during this time.  Let our treasure be invested in the bank of heaven, and not be found tied up in the banks of the earth as figures on paper.
     We have recently been privileged to have a visit from Gary and Elizabeth Cain of Warning! Last Call Ministries.  Brother Gary presented a very interesting message at our home church.  The brethren were blessed as they listened to Elder Cain explain and show how various doctrinal errors are unsuspectedly attacking and weakening the pillars of our faith.  Their Ministry has recently placed this timely sermon into booklet form available to all.  We highly recommend that our people obtain their own copy; and we are also making it available to help spread it.  You can obtain it by writing this Ministry, or by writing to: Warning! Last Call Ministries, PO Box 1683, Cedar Ridge, CA  95924-1683.  They have also recently put out another timely booklet which we highly recommend our people obtaining.  This booklet covers the order and unity establish by God in heaven, in His church of Israel, in His Apostolic church, and in the early Advent church of the Pioneers.  This booklet is compiled mostly from Bible and Spirit of Prophecy quotations without any comment.  Please order you copies today!


     "Let There Be Light" Ministries is devoted to the spreading of the full present truth gospel message worldwide, and has been doing so since 1986.  This Ministry has monthly operating expenses covering the areas of: printing, publishing, and writing of present truth books, booklets, tracts, and other literature; video and audio taping, production, and distribution; supporting several ministers/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; ongoing National and International Bible studies; sending free present truth literature to contacts in many poor Countries; etc.
     The Lord's blessings and guidance, along with your gracious prayers and support, is greatly appreciated and needed.  Without such, 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 this Ministry reach out to 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 10 workers in 6 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 adequately 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 and visit the interests in their homes, and spread the printed truth translated into their common language!  Please financially help us to continue consistently supporting our current ministers and workers, so that the spreading of the truth can quickly lighten this dark world with the glory of God.


KENYA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts.
M Projector, screen, and evangelistic film for non-SDA outreach.
M Printing machine?  Please note: we have mailed, both by surface and air, many boxes of present truth materials to all of our workers, but only a very few of these boxes have been delivered to our Kenyan workers (and some were mailed last February!).  We are therefore asking the Lord, as well as our readers and supporters, if there is a necessity to purchase a printing machine for our Kenyan workers to print all the materials they need (as well as being able to supply our other African workers with materials).  This way the printed truth can be almost immediately available and will not be limited by the slow mail system.  The total cost of securing the printing machine in Kenya will probably be around $8000. U.S. all factors included.  And thereafter there will be the need to send extra monthly printing expenses for supplies.  Please let us know how you feel regarding this possibility, and we will all pray that God either opens or closes the doors according to His perfect will.

M Translation software for quicker computer input of Chinese characters for printing--$160. This need has been met.  THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts.

M Printing expenses--currently at $200 every month.
M A good vehicle for transportation of workers and materials--$6,000-$10,000.
M Several boxes of 1884 Great Controversy books for non-SDA outreach--$500.
M Monthly rent expenses for housing and feeding several dedicated youth who have embraced the present truth and are working to spread it--$200 each month.

TOGO, West Africa:
M Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books in French.
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts.
M A small tent to live in while visiting and speaking in the many small villages.
M A video player/recorder for evangelism--$450.
M A copy machine to help decrease photocopying expenses--$1000.

UGANDA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts.
M Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books purchased and mailed.
M Computer and typewriter for translation purposes--$1000.
M Home church building rent--$10 per month.
M Color T.V. set and video player/recorder--$650.

ZAMBIA, Central Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts.
M Portable generator for evangelistic meetings--$650.

     Please be sure to ear-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.


Dear Bro. Bob,
     The peace within your heart be felt through the Father's grace and the love of Jesus Christ our Saviour.  This is quite an opportunity for us to write you to tell you things that we know would encourage you somehow....
     We, too, in our ministry (The Channel of Light & Health Ministry) have been greatly tried during the crisis concerning James...and the other young people who sympathized with him....God had cleared our spiritual blindness...He gave us power to be firm in the truth.
     And now by God's grace we are trying to lift up the burdens that the Lord is giving to our little ministry here.  We are giving Bible studies to some people and we're waiting for the tracts that were shipped from ____ brethren to give out to our nearby towns and barrios.
     We have tried to sell soy coffee worth P 20.00/ pack (about $0.90 US) while giving out tracts in trying to seek for those souls who are hungering for present sealing truths who want to have Bible studies.  It proved a blessing to our ministry because the Lord blessed our effort in trying to earn some funds for our daily needs, for our fares (bus) in going out to Bible studies and for our food....
     The gospel order is really a great blessing.  Because of it brethren have been drawn closer to each other.  Answering the need of those who are lacking.  In this way Satan is being hindered in destroying the unity and peace among the believers.
     Thru the crisis that had passed, by clinging to the principles of gospel order, and by presenting to the enemy a united front especially by the workers themselves we have passed through them victorious by the help of the Almighty....
Your Sisters in Christ, N. E. B., Philippines.

Dear Bro. Sessler,
     I'm watching & listening to the video Identifying and Escaping Laodicea for the second time.  Wow....I know time is short.  I know Jesus's grace is sufficient for me.  I want to be a fit vessel & living witness for Him.  I fall short continually & I need to cling to Jesus my Rock.  I want Laodicea to be rid from my wretched heart.  I want to be a blessing to the cause of God.  I want my life to exemplify my Saviour....Loving Jesus is not enough, I must obey His every command.  He will finish the work He has begun in me if I allow Him to.
     Thank you for your prayers and faithful Ministry....Please, plead that God will connect me with another faithful soul to worship with on a regular basis & that He will continue to bless those who have begun Bible studies with me.
Sincerely in Christian love, B.A., PA.

(Combination of two letters) Dear Brother Bob, family & staff,
     We want to thank you for your Newsletters & videos & tapes sent us.  We really appreciate communion with people of like faith, as we are here most of the time by ourselves....
     We talked to a lady just a few days ago & she told us that a teacher in one of the SDA Academies brought a priest in to teach the children how to pray, & also took some of the students to the Catholic church to take the Eucharist.  Are the teachers & parents & ministers all asleep?  Those poor children!  I thought our generation was asleep but now it is worse....
     Enclosed find a money order for the Ministry or where needed to spread the gospel to the world.  We wish that we could send more but we are limited too.
     Thank you once again for your communication with us again for another year....
Lonesome & waiting patiently for the Lord's return, A&D.O., Canada.

To my good friend Elder Bob Sessler,
     Here is presented a brief correspondence to tell you of my undying gratitude for your friendship through the years.  I feel much like the prophet Elijah; there is no home church available to me.
     My family doesn't want to hear any talk in reference to God or His salvation.
     I thank you Elder Bob for sending to me the article I desired of you...My sincere appreciation.
Love, G.D., VA.

Dear Brother Sessler and family,
     3 John 2!...
     I do not think we are fully awake yet, and I am including myself.  May the Lord rouse us and set us on fire.  There are so many opportunities right now, but for how long?  Oh, God help us to fulfil our mission.  Pray for me that I do not shirk or shrink from what the Lord wants me to do.  There are stumbling blocks in my way, but, with God's help, I will not fail.  His promises are sure.  I am so thankful for loving and caring brothers and sisters who do their part to keep me and each other encouraged.  We must keep looking up and keep our eyes on Jesus.
     I appreciate your monthly Newsletter.  It is a real blessing as is your monthly video....I think your tracts that you sent me are really good and I hope to be able to use them soon.  I would also like of your two new booklets.  They tell me the second one is sixty pages!  Though circumstances may become very difficult for you at times, as long as you are doing His will, you know He is there for you and will help you over every obstacle.  May He continue to bless as you continue in His will, and may He bless and keep you and your dear family.  Jude 24,25; Ps. 91:2; Eph. 6:10,11.
In Christian love to all, E.H., TX.

Dear Bro. Sessler,
     Thank you for the tracts! and the tithe booklet.  I plan to place them (tracts) in every piece of mail I send out.  Time is so short.  We have this "window of opportunity" before all people make their personal decision as to "what day is the Sabbath" to give God's word on the subject....
In Christ, V.N., CA.

Dear Bro Bob,
     I was so blessed by the tapes regarding Christ's nature, inexplicably, eternally blessed!!
     May God continue to use you as you walk humbly before Him in the closing work.
     In Jesus' love.  God bless you & your family.
Acts 3:26, A.S., WV.

Hello there:...
     You hoped I enjoy my selection?  Do you know that I already read it 3 times & I still can't [believe] what's written in that booklet: "The Abomination of Desolation Stands."  Thanks for being there.
Yours till Jesus Comes, Y.C., OH.

Dear Bob,
     Keep up the good work, & thanks for the videos and updates.
J.B., NC.

Hi Brother Bob,
     Grace and peace be unto you....We, our little home church, doing very fine.  With trials and tribulation but praise God for it.
     We love you as our brother very much, and we pray for you and your Ministry all the time.
     May God bless you and keep you alway.
Sincerely, Your Sisters: G. R. S. & S., NY.

Dear Elder Bob,
     John 3:16.
     I thank God that He never forget me, and touch my heart that I was a sinner and need salvation.  I thank also the Holy Spirit that he inspires you to sent me this tape, THE WHEAT AND TARES & SALVATION THROUGH TRUTH.  It help me a lot and convicts me.
     Please help pray for me that I can over come my weaknesses.
     Thank you very much, may the Lord richly bless you and your family and also your ministry, as He uses you in proclaiming the THREE ANGELS MESSAGE.
Sister in Christ, R.D., Philippines.



Dear brother Bob,
     1 John 4:10,11
     I thank you for your letter.  Happy to read your comforting words and prayers....
     We are well, though, our adversary will not have us rest.  If we are indeed God's children, we shall be harassed and sorely beset and we need not expect that Satan or those under his influence will treat us well.  But there are angels who excel in strength who will be with us...if we will only be faithful (3T 526).
     Of medical missionary commission, I can say that since we have come to a time when every member of the church should take hold of medical mission work.  The world is a lazar house filled with victims of both physical and spiritual disease.  Everything and everywhere people are perishing for lack of a knowledge of the truths that have been committed to us.  The members of the church are in need of an awakening, that they may realize their responsibility to impart these truths.  To hide our light at this time is to make a terrible mistake; for the message to God's people today is Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee (Isaiah 60:1).
     Before the true reformer, the medical missionary work will open many doors.  Medical missionary work brings to humanity the gospel of release from suffering.  It is the pioneer work of the gospel.  It is the gospel practiced, the compassion of Christ revealed (Matt 4:23, 9:6).
     ...I do treat the sick who come and those whom I meet while preaching and traveling.  For example right now I am handling the case of hepatitis and another one of asthma and ascites at my home.  The boy who is suffering from hepatitis, we met him on the way when we were coming from the effort at Kenya and Tanzania border.  Another one with sinus trouble...We met him when we went there [in Eastern Kenya]...
     Efforts are to be put forth wherever the need is greatest.  But we cannot carry on this aggressive warfare, and at the same time make an extravagant outlay of means in a few places.  Some patients do come by my home and some I go to their homes.  And some who are far, I send herbs through posting because they are far....
Yours, N.S., Kenya.

Dear brother in the Lord,
     ...I thank God greatly that He is continually unfolding to us anew the hidden meaning of His word daily.  More especially opening our eyes and likewise opening the doors for us to give the loud cry to the perishing world.
     The Lord in His great mercy opened a door for us in Tanzania, that His hand worked mightily in an effort we had...where about 10 people were baptized and one center [home church] opened in Tanzania and two in Kenya...The same hand worked mightily again in Eastern Kenya...where we went for two days...about 8 people accepted the message of separation.  One has been an S.D.A. pastor whom I know you do commun[icate] with him...
     There is great work here in Kenya which needs more workers for we are few who are able to travel far for all centers are very far from one to another.  But my joy is that this voice is going God Speed and I pray that the Lord may hide us in Him so that Him and not we to be seen.
     Remember us in your prayers for the work is heavy.
     God bless and sustain you all.
Your brother in the Lord's service, O.G., Kenya.

Dear brother Sessler,
     1 John 3:1
     As we near home, let's have each other in prayers for time ahead appears stormy.  I just learnt that the markets I told you being rescheduled to free Sunday are so being done under the auspices of the National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK), and granted, on their posters they have clearly stated the reason of doing so--to allow Christians go to church on Sunday....
     Hopefully our next booklets, The Will and The Golden Calf Apostasy, will be ready typed [after translating] by December.  May God grant that the work moves faster to arouse His people in these stormy days.  Pray for us, and the work here in Kenya.
     May God wonderfully bless you.
In the Lord's service, O.O., Kenya.


(Combination of 3 letters) Dear Elder Bob,
     Phil 4:6.
     Praise His wonderful name!...A few days ago, a high school student wrote me from Hong Kong, telling me that she is planning to take up four-year Theology at HK Adventist College.  I warned her of the NEW Theologies springing up and also how to rightly deal with tithe.  She is now struggling as to what to do next, as she comes from a Buddhist family, once in a while suffering persecution from her parents.  Do you have any idea of supporting training youth in various field in our faith?...
     As far as the input of the translation of the booklet "Abomination of Desolation Stands" is concerned, I have finished 25 pages, and there may be 6 or 7 pages remaining...This takes me much longer time...unfortunately I lost some of data twice due to system hang and electricity failure.  Now I have to form a good habit of saving data once every half an hour.  Meanwhile, the translation of the booklet "The Glorious Everlasting Gospel" is almost finished, a few pages remaining.
     Regarding those students I helped, they come up with much doubt and queries, they are still struggling deep inside as to decide which direction to go.  As they came from non-SDA families, it took them much courage to face persecution, academic and financial problems.  Please remember them in your prayers.  God is able to lead and guide them safely....
     May our precious Lord continue to lead and richly bless your ministry....
Pilgrim on Earth, V., Malaysia.


Dearest Brod. Bob,
     Greetings from home churches here in the Philippines....
     After brod. ____ and other brethren studied about gospel order and unity of John 17, he consulted me to be his partner while working there in ____...
     By this week (Dec. 6-12) we will be in ____ City for the tent effort and by Dec. 19 we will be having a Lord's supper, please pray for us especially the in coming camp meeting.
     The brethren here were very happy for the booklets and for the support that you sent to us for the work and we are praying for you and your Ministry to continue reaching those people in the dark to let them see the light.  May the Lord God showers you with more strength and courage in spreading the gospel to the world....
In Christ, B.D., Philippines.

(Combination of 3 letters) Dear Brother Bob,
     1 Thes 3:7-8
     It's wonderful to be home again after fellowshipping with our brethren in ____.  Despite of the fatigue, we were so happy meeting our brethren who were formerly been deceived by a false teacher, but through God's amazing grace decided to come back to the fold.  We have many appointments as of now, even though our camp meeting is fast approaching.  Some of our youths are now in Visayas to help visit the home churches that were deceived by James ____.  We are also sending boxes of pamphlets to them that they can start working in their respective areas, sharing those literature especially to the SDA church.  As of now, we are on our job printing the Visayan version of "The Golden Calf Apostasy", also thousands of tracts.  We have contacts from ____, and ____, a province of Luzon.  Two of our co-workers ____ & ____, who are also converts from Saudi Arabia promise to visit them.  We praise God for all this development....
     This coming December 6-12 we will have an effort in ____ city.  Four families accepted the message in that place visited by brother ____, ____, & brother ____.  We [also] praise God for all this great awakening in ____ & ____...Do you remember brother ____, well he called me yesterday and told me that he was so bothered [about giving up the truth], & through the grace of God decided to go back to the fold [rejoined our home church].  He will be [visiting] in our camp meeting with some brethren...who are now beginning to see the importance of Gospel Order.  Please pray for this people & their desire to come into line.  We are just surprised & amazed with this manifestation of God power....
     We have just concluded another successful camp meeting and general council meeting.  We have many visitors from all over the Country and baptized twelve precious souls....
     Two weeks before our camp meeting we were in Cebu to visit our brethren and [speak to] a certain group...especially about genuine & counterfeit reformation, organization, and gospel order.  Some of them were open, some also resisted and defended their corrupt system....
     As of now, we are waiting for our appointment in ____.  We have also distributed thousands of tracts to Visayas, Luzon & also some parts of Mindanao.  May this literatures change the hearts of many who are still in darkness....
     May God bless all our efforts as we go on serving Him....
Always in Jesus, R.S., Philippines.


(Combination of 3 letters) Dear Elder Bob,
     How are you doing at Rogue River?  How is the Ministry doing?  I was much busy these days...I sent some translated portions of "History of Separation I."  Then, at the repeated invitations of brethren in Ivory Coast, I went there on the 20th...and returned on the 25th to Togo.
     The work there could be very promising because, S.D.A. members are more opened to investigate Present Truth.  There also is the seat of the Division [of SDA Church]....The only way we can start work there now will be sending the French translation of the booklets in that Country.  The booklets will be the only key at present to bring the truth home to them....I hope to send our booklets there prior to my next visit.  The booklets will prepare the ground for discussion.  The booklet "THE WILL" is widely appreciated....
Included is a tract I have just completed both in English and French.  Please read this carefully and see if there is any amendments you could make.  My desire is to distribute these among Sunday churches.  Can you help multiply these?  Thank you....Few people who obtained some copies found them very good.  Even S.D.A. members have asked for more to distribute to Sunday churches.  Please, before I print them in quantity, send in your appreciation....
     To help the little groups of the remaining few who are sincere in the Present Truth, I spent the extra money [we sent to him] to help establish these remaining groups in the Present Truth.  I helped erect chapels for meetings.  I bought benches for the chapels, lamps for evening devotions.
     The car I am using needs constant repairs and fuel to visit brethren inside Togo and Benin.  Before going to Ivory Coast last month, I made a short trip to Nigeria to discuss with a friend a possible beginning there....
     Till I hear from you, please, I am your Brother in the final battle.
S.C., Togo.


(Combination of 2 letters) Dear Elder Sessler,
     After a short time again, I am privileged to communicate with you.  How is your family and Brothers and Sisters in our blessed Saviour over that side and the rest of the world?
     Thanks a lot for the support...your prayers and work funds and photo copying fees, all that sacrificed toward the work of our Blessed Redeemer.  Once again I say thank you for the [video] tape "BIBLE HISTORY OF SEPARATION" part One, received on 9th-12-98.  May the Almighty bless and pay back.  Amen...The glad tidings would have never reached us even the present truth.
     Elder, arrangement have been made to meet pastor ____ ____...concerning the abominations of the Church, he is an SDA, he demands to know more, so make it a special subject of your prayers that the interest may not die out, but live to make him alive in the present truth....
     Elder I love everybody to get these messages before the age ends....the message is let My people go so that they can serve the Lord...My aim at the moment is to work [for] those who are not separated, to separate so that they may serve the Lord.  Prayers are wonted for me...[for] the Lord to break the furrow ground for His seed to be planted. (Isa 11:12)....
     Friend I sent the 1st booklet...The WCC and SDA Church.  The final typing was done by myself using the typewriter I bought...Thanks a lot for your prayers....God bless you.
I remain yours in the Blessed Saviour, K.I., Uganda.


(Combination of 3 letters) Dear Elder Bob,
     ...the work here is advancing though through hardships as you know the message of separation is a strong one....Many more people are now coming to understand about this church's sins or errors because of your materials through booklets and video tapes....Please the God of mercy may be with you for the work been done....
     In the first and second week of this month, 5 members of ____ Home Church visited some brethrens at ____ for three days revival.  There we had a good time with these brethrens...I took the pulpit on the Sabbath at the main service.  There we were about 14 Elderly people and 10 children.  We had no video show because there is no power in the area, though the brethrens are still requesting it.  Henceforth, we need a generator....There we even received some visitors from the Seventh day Baptist church who are now making some arrangements of inviting us for a Bible study with their church members on the Present Truth...
     In the same two weeks my wife and I went to [visit]...my wife's parents.  There we had a Bible studies and video shows....These parents are practicing home church also.  A set of booklets has been given to them also.  Back in ____ town we had about two video shows at SDA members homes.
     In the last two weeks we had a lot of invitations in many homes of...SDA members and we managed to show 10 video shows which was attended by 114 people...
     Now, I want to tell you the response from where these video shows and booklets are going.  I tell you Elder there's really war in the SDA churches around us, due to these messages especially from books like THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION STANDS, GOLDEN CALF, JEREMIAH, LET THERE BE LIGHT Part 2 and WCC AND SDA.
     Because of these messages many SDA members are protesting to their church leaders especially the pastor mostly on the issue of WOMEN MINISTRIES and the SDA church being member of WCC.  Now guess what, leaders of these apostate church are now against Br ____ and I myself as being the people who are bringing confusion [to the people]...Elder Bob, look at this...these leaders [become] more angry with us the more many members of SDAs are [coming] to us for more materials...
     ...we have a lot to do because Bible studies and witnessing programs are also at hand.  Imagine some Elders of different churches (Sunday) are also inviting us to explain on the 666, henceforth more materials are required for this lesson and please more booklets...Elder we have a lot and many distant places to cover, therefore, we are being charged a lot for traveling and paying for the machines....
     Every member of God's flock need to be ready for what is coming.  My family and I need to find a place for heavy prayers than before.  I have been going through the book entitled "To Be God of One World" and have discovered that there is a lot to come.  Besides this Catholics here are very busy preparing for their Jubilee for the year 2000....
     Elder Bob, the situation here is also of that when sister White EG. was writing the book GC between Christ and the devil.  The inspiration has it that she was nearly killed three times.  I say this in relation to what is happening to me here.  The devil is really on me but I live by the faith of David in Ps 125:1-3 [nearly was killed when Toyota Land Cruiser hit him on his bicycle].  My last born child and my wife have always been sick in hospital on several days of this month [with malaria illness].  [But] Praise God, because His word has also been going on....
     In the second and fourth week Br. ____ and I were called to give an account and explain further on the separation message especially that which is in the booklets (The Controversy Over Revelation 18) of SDA church being Babylon.  We even had an overnight [stay] over this subject.  This call was made by members of the Three Angels Ministry in ____.  Praise God after using quotation from SOP & Bible in Booklets like "The Image of the Beast" and "The Controversy Over Revelation 18" the consequence is that the group has been divided now into two groups.  And it was not easy, but our wonderful God did His work and we are still praying for the other souls which have not made up a decision on this separation message.
     Besides this, a prominent Elder in our former SDA church called us for Video show demanding the second V. tapes' message you sent to me.  After going through this V. Tape we had a Bible study together with his wife who is a Nurse.  This Elder with his wife has already decided to be [start] having home church....The wife to this man needs some video tapes on health.
     Presently, we have been called in one of our Refugee camp for the Gospel.  Please Elder Bob may God bless you so that through your ministry the truth will reach many areas.  God willing we may be having a fourth home church group now....
     Please my loving God may be with you as we NEAR HIS COMING.  Isaiah 8:20.
Your Brother in Christ, S.M., Zambia.



Part 3-- "From John the Baptist, Christ, and the Disciples to the Present Day"

M Why did John the Baptist only preach in the wilderness and never in any of the Synagogues?
M Find out if Christ or His disciples ever separated themselves from the established church.  The shocking inspired answer is YES!
M Understand why God is still requiring His true people of today to follow the same guiding principles of truth followed in past ages.
M Discover what principle of truth was a firm pillar of the Reformation, and that without it the Reformation would have died!
M All of the above, plus much more, will be found in this recorded sermon.

Part 3-- "From John the Baptist, Christ, and the Disciples to the Present Day"
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