"LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
July - August, 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: email@example.com
Dear brothers and sisters,
1 John 3:1.
The angel of Revelation 10 symbolized the Great Advent Awakening which led to the Great Advent Movement. This great awakening spread throughout the world because of the understanding of the truths contained in the first angel's message. The Advent truth was designed to awaken the Protestant churches to return to their first love before they would be set aside and others chosen to take their place. This glorious truth of the first angel's message was rejected by the Protestant churches as a body, thus causing their fall from God's favor to become Babylon fallen. So the second angel's message followed and united with the first.
Because these Babylonian Protestant churches rejected the Advent Awakening based upon the first angel's message, they could not see any light in the second angel's message and so rejected it as well. This second angel's message led those who were connected with these fallen churches to separate from and break all connection with them. Thus the movement of the people embracing the truth and separating out of these fallen churches of Protestantism made up the Great Advent Movement. These truths took hold of many people, and they rejoiced to be able to follow it, to unite with Christ and with one another, and to spread these truths around the world (see Early Writings, p 245-46).
A new Movement of God's people is always based upon the failure of all which have proceeded it. There would not have been the necessity of the Advent Movement if the Protestant churches would have accepted and embraced the Advent truth. Neither would there have been the necessity for the Protestant Reformation Movement if the Catholic church would have accepted and embraced the truths of righteousness by faith. Neither would there have been the necessity for the Christian Movement if the Jewish church would have accepted and embraced the truth that Christ was the Messiah.
Many do not understand that separation was an indispensable part in all of the Movements of God's people throughout history. If the Disciples and Apostles would have remained connected with the Jewish Church, the truth about Christ as the Messiah would have been smothered by the false doctrines, apostasy, and corruption existing within that Babylonian harlot church (see Isaiah 1:21; Hosea 2:4; Jeremiah 3:6-8; Ezekiel 16:30-45; Great Controversy, p 381-82; Selected Messages, book 3, p 417), and these followers of God would have been corrupted. If the Protestant reformers would have remained connected with the Catholic Church, the truth about righteousness by faith would have been extinguished by the false doctrines, apostasy, and corruption existing within that Babylonian harlot church, and these followers of God would also have become corrupted. So, if the Advent believers would have remained connected with the Protestant churches, the Advent truth would have been quenched by the false doctrines, apostasy, and corruption existing within these Babylonian harlot churches, and these followers of God would also have become corrupted. Without separation, there would have been no Movement of God's people in history, and the precious truths which once actuated the people of God would have died out! This same principle is also valid for today!
The SDA church arose to continue the Great Advent Movement, and was founded upon the truths of the three angels' messages. God raised this church up to herald these truths around the world, and thus hasten the coming of Christ and the end of this great controversy. But this church gradually allowed apostasy and corruption to sweep through the entire system, and the church became an harlot (see Testimonies, vol 8, p 250). She was in danger of failing her mission, being set aside by God, and another people chosen to finish the work (see Upward Look, p 131). To avoid this real possibility, God sent the glorious message of the righteousness of Christ. This message was designed to awaken the SDA church and bring her back to God's loving side as a faithful bride once again, and then to herald this precious saving message to the world. But the church rejected this glorious message (see Selected Messages, book 1, p 234-35; Testimonies to Ministers, p 467-68)--just like the Protestant churches rejected the first angel's message. And in continuing to reject this precious message, the SDA church has become Babylon fallen--just like the apostate churches before her. Thus the SDA church has failed in her mission, and God is raising up and choosing others to continue on in spreading this glorious message until the whole earth is filled with the glory of God (see Testimonies to Ministers, p 300).
Many SDA's understand that their church is in apostasy, has become corrupt and an harlot, and some realize that she will not herald the truths of the three angel's to the world because she has rejected all these truths (need proof? write for the booklet "Transmutation of the Three Angels"). And these people also believe that they must still remain with the church and try to live the truth from within the apostasy and corruption. But what would have happened to the precious truths of the past Movements if those who accepted them would have remained within the apostasy and corruption of their churches? These truths would have been smothered to death, and those who remained would have been corrupted (see EW 247, 249). And this same thing is indeed happening to those who choose to remain within their apostate and corrupt church.
Since the SDA church has failed in her mission under the Great Advent Movement, is there to be another new Movement of God's people today? Is there to be another separation of God's people out of this fallen Babylonian church, as well as all of the other fallen churches?
"`I saw another angel come down from Heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.' `And I heard another voice from Heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.' (Revelation 18:1-4)....
"Of Babylon, at this time it is declared, `Her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities' (Revelation 18:5). She has filled up the measure of her guilt, and destruction is about to fall upon her. But God still has a people in Babylon; and before the visitation of his judgments, these faithful ones must be called out, that they `partake not of her sins, and receive not of her plagues.' Hence the movement symbolized by the angel coming down from Heaven, lightening the earth with his glory, and crying mightily with a strong voice, announcing the sins of Babylon. In connection with his message the call is heard, `Come out of her, my people.' As these warnings join the third angel's message, it swells to a loud cry." Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 422 (Great Controversy, p 604).
So the Great Advent Movement is not the last Movement of God listed in the Scriptures! The angel of Revelation 18 symbolizes another Movement of God's people which takes place under the loud cry message. Does this sound too hard to believe? Yet, it is true! And it was not only Ellen White who prophesied this; James White as well recognized this truth over 100 years ago.
"At the time when the message is proclaimed, `Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come,' [Rev.xiv,7,] the people of God are mingled with this great Babylon. For another message follows, announcing the fall of Babylon. These two messages, we believe, have been faithfully proclaimed in the past. In the eighteenth chapter of Revelation, the message announcing the fall of Babylon is presented again, with additions, showing as we understand, that there is in the future a mighty movement to take place on this subject. We have no doubt that God has many dear saints united with the various bodies of professed Christians. These we believe will yet hear the call given in Rev.xviii,4." Review and Herald, vol 5, February 21, 1854, p 37.
This loud cry message of Revelation 18 is the last message of mercy which this world will ever hear (see Upward Look, p 277; Testimonies, vol 6, p 19). Then this is the last and final Movement of God in these last days before Christ comes! This fact alone tells us that the SDA church has indeed failed to fulfill her calling and mission given her under the Advent Movement because there is prophesied the necessity for another Movement--not under the control of the first angel, but under the control of the mighty angel of Revelation 18! Not only has the SDA church rejected the truth of the righteousness of Christ, but they see no light in, and hence reject, the fourth angel's message of separation as well--just as the Protestant churches, Catholic Church, and Jewish Church rejected the separation messages in their day. And this loud cry message of separation from the SDA Church, as well as all churches, is going forth right now! Thus this new and Great Last Day Movement of God is already taking shape today!
Some may argue that it is not time to give the loud cry message of Revelation 18 until some time in the future--such as when the Sunday law is passed. Thus they reason that there is to be no new Movement and no separation of God's people from the SDA church until then. But is it already time to give this loud cry separation message now--before the Sunday law?
"The message of the angel [Revelation 18] following the third is now to be given to all parts of the world. It is to be the harvest message, and the whole earth will be lighted with the glory of God." Last Day Events from the Letters and Manuscripts of E.G. White, p 78 (this edition is not the Conference edition).
"All are to hear the last message of warning. The prophecies in the book of Revelation, chapters 12 to 18, are being fulfilled. In the eighteenth chapter is recorded the very last call to the churches. This call is now to be given." Upward Look, p 277.
In fact, it is by giving this separation loud cry message that allows the Sunday law to be passed!
"Today, as in the days of Elijah, the line of demarcation between God's commandment-keeping people and the worshipers of false gods is clearly drawn. `How long halt ye between two opinions?' Elijah cried; `if the Lord be God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him.' 1 Kings 18:21. And the message for today is: `Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen....Come out of her My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.' Revelation 18:2,4,5.
"The time is not far distant when the test will come to every soul. The observance of the false sabbath will be urged upon us." Prophets and Kings, p 187-88.
So the Sunday law does not come until after the message of Revelation 18 begins: not before--but after (see also Spirit of Prophecy, vol 4, p 424-25)! Thus the time for all of God's faithful and honest SDA people to separate from their apostate, corrupt, harlot church of Babylon is now, not after the Sunday law is passed--but now! Those who refuse to separate from the church cannot be a part of this Great Last Day Movement of God--even though they may believe the three angels' messages! This is because by remaining connected with a corrupt church, you are corporately responsible for, and a partaker of, her sins, and you will receive the plagues and lose your soul.
"Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity....My people, go ye out of the midst of her, and deliver ye every man his soul from the fierce anger of the Lord." Jeremiah 51:6, 45.
"It is impossible for you to unite with those who are corrupt, and still remain pure. `What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? and what concord hath Christ with Belial?' God and Christ and the heavenly host would have man know that if he unites with the corrupt, he will become corrupt." SDA Bible Commentary, vol 6, p 1102.
Thus this loud cry message of Revelation 18, coupled with the truth that the church is Babylon fallen, is the distinguishing factor between those who serve God and those who do not. Those who refuse to believe that their church is Babylon fallen and who refuse to separate from her in obedience to the message of the angel of Revelation 18, show themselves not to be of God, and they are classified along with the wicked.
"The Lord is soon to come; there must be a refining, winnowing process in every church, for there are among us wicked men who do not love the truth. There is need of a transformation of character. Will the church arise and put on her beautiful garments, the righteousness of Christ? It is soon to be seen who are vessels unto honor. `And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.' `Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not....'
"Here are brought plainly to view those who will be vessels unto honor; for they will receive the latter rain." Review and Herald, March 19, 1895 (vol 3, p 239).
And who is this mighty angel of Revelation 18?
"I have no specific time of which to speak when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit will take place--when the mighty angel will come down from heaven, and unite with the third angel in closing up the work for this world..." SDA Bible Commentary, vol 7, p 984.
So this mighty angel of Revelation 18 represents the Holy Spirit coming down, or being poured out, from heaven (not that the Holy Spirit is a created angel, but is a messenger of the Lord). So this new and mighty Movement is under the direction of the Holy Spirit Himself, and the message of the loud cry is the Holy Spirit speaking to you. This Great Last Day Movement must be joined by you if you will ever receive the latter rain and go to heaven! For you to refuse to obey this loud cry message of separation from your apostate church and join this Movement, just like the foolish virgins refused to leave their company and join the Movement of the procession (see Christ's Object Lessons, p 406; Review and Herald, vol 3, p 109), means that you reject the Holy Spirit, refuse the latter rain, and thus you will lose your salvation: there will be no second chance.
"The message presented at this time is the last message of mercy for a fallen world. Those who have the privilege of hearing this message, and who persist in refusing to heed the warning, cast away their last hope of salvation. There will be no second probation." Testimonies, vol 6, p 19.
WHAT ARE WE TO DO?
For those who have recognized these vital truths, and have already willingly separated from all the apostate churches--including the SDA church--in obedience to the voice of the Holy Spirit, and thus have joined and become a part of this Great Last Day Movement, WHAT ARE WE TO DO?
Obviously, every person who is a part of this Great Last Day Movement has an important part to act in this Movement. Each must live, practice, and work to spread this glorious truth so that the earth can be filled with the glory of God and thus hasten the return of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
BUT HOW ARE WE TO WORK? Are we to work as independent atoms from each other? Are we to do our own thing regardless of how our actions affect our fellow brethren? Are we each to teach our own doctrine? Are we each to follow our own mind? I, for one of many, have seen 10+ years of this above belief of individual independence. This idea has brought nothing but rebellion, confusion, division, and dissension among our separated people and Movement. As a result, this Movement is not much farther along in finishing this great work than it was in the beginning!
Revelation 18 does not symbolize 10, 100, 1000, 10,000 or 100,000 different Movements, but only ONE Great Movement. We are all part of ONE great body with Christ as it's Head to control it through His Holy Spirit. We must realize this before we ever can finish this work. Until we recognize that we are all part of ONE, and only one Movement, we will continue to fail the Lord by remaining disunited, disorganized, and full of fighting, bickering, hatred, jealousy, envy, and other evils. All these above evils can be traced to one area--Laodicean selfishness.
The solemn truth is that most of the separated people in this Great Last Day Movement are NOT part of the Philadelphian church of brotherly love, but their characters show them to be plainly part of the Laodicean church of selfishness! The main reason why we continue to be disunited is because self is not crucified, but is instead made prominent. One selfish separated individual refuses to unite with other separated individuals in the same work because he believes his ministry alone will finish the work. So he reasons: What need is there for unity? Another selfishly desires to do as he pleases in all areas of his work, even though his actions adversely affects others. So he reasons: What need is there for unity? Another declares that all this selfish division among us is really God's will after all. So they reason: What need is there for unity? Yet another understands the need for unity, but selfishly refuses to unite and work towards achieving this goal for fear that any type of order and working organization established among us--even the order and organization that God approves of--will develop into a hierarchy. So he reasons: What need is there for unity? And there are as many excuses given as the devil has lies as to why there should not be any unity today among God's separated people! But not one of these endless excuses bears a THUS SAITH THE LORD!
So what need is there for unity? THUS SAITH THE LORD: "He (Christ) calls for unity, and unity we must have." Manuscript Releases, vol 17, p 291.
THUS SAITH THE LORD: "Man is to obey the word of God declared in the seventeenth chapter of John. Then of him can be spoken the words, `Ye are complete in Him.'" Manuscript Releases, vol 6, p 331.
So who is calling for all of God's separated people to be united together as one? Christ is. Thus any separated Ministry, minister, or lay-person who does not desire, does not actively work for, and does not openly and loudly advocate, unity among all of God's separated people in this Last Day Movement, is not working for Christ whom they profess to follow! They are knowingly or unknowingly working against Christ because they refuse to obey the Lord's command. Thus they are in sympathy with the devil--even though they may appear as the ministers of righteousness (see 2 Corinthians 11:13-15).
THUS SAITH THE LORD: "It is his (Satan's) studied effort to lead professed Christians just as far from heaven's arrangement as he can; therefore he deceives even the professed people of God and makes them believe that order and discipline are enemies to spirituality; that the only safety for them is to let each pursue his own course, and to remain especially distinct from bodies of Christians who are united and are laboring to establish discipline and harmony of action. All the efforts made to establish this are considered dangerous, a restriction of rightful liberty, and hence are feared as popery. These deceived souls consider it a virtue to boast of their freedom to think and act independently. They will not take any man's say so. They are amenable to no man. It was and now is Satan's special work to lead men to feel that it is God's order to strike out for themselves and choose their own order independent of their brethren." Evangelism, p 318.
THUS SAITH THE LORD: "Jesus and holy angels are bringing up and uniting God's people into one faith, that they may all have one mind and one judgment. And while they are being brought into the unity of the faith, to see eye to eye upon the solemn, important truths for this time, Satan is at work to oppose their advancement. Jesus is at work through His instruments to gather and unite. Satan works through his instruments to scatter and divide." Testimonies, vol 1, p 332.
THUS SAITH THE LORD: "Men are taking sides, according to their choice....All that refuse to be taught of God, hold the traditions of men. They at last pass over on the side of the enemy, against God, and are written, `antichrist.' The people of God, who understand our position in this world's history, are, with ears open and hearts softened and subdued, pressing together in unity--one with Jesus Christ. Those who will not practice the lessons of Christ, but keep themselves in hand to mold themselves, find in antichrist the center of their union." Series A#9, p 55-56.
Another belief which is strong among the separated brethren is that the only thing which matters to God is that we are united individually with Christ, and thus in Christ we all are instantly united together. Thus these people reason: What need is there for a visible unity among us?--let division, dis-union, and selfish independence continue to be manifested, because in Christ we are spiritually united with each other.
Brethren do not be deceived--this belief is not the truth, but a devious and specious lie. Why can I say this with utmost assurance? THUS SAITH THE LORD: "What is seen by the world in the present, dis-union and want of harmony among those who claim to believe the truth? That this people cannot be of God for they are working against each other.
"If we would be one with Christ, we must first be one with each other. Those who are not yoked up with Christ always pull the wrong way." Manuscript Releases, vol 20, p 319.
Please read this above quote again and again and let it be memorized. "If we would be one with Christ, WE MUST FIRST BE ONE WITH EACH OTHER." Because of our disunity, division, and lack of loving harmony with each other, this above fact speaks with an unmistakably loud, piercing and clear trumpet note of alarm: THAT WE ARE NOT ONE WITH CHRIST!
THUS SAITH THE LORD: "The reason for all division, discord, and difference is found in separation from Christ." Selected Messages, book 1, p 259.
But to some individuals, it does not matter that Christ is longing and praying for unity among His separated people; it does not matter that God is calling for unity; it does not matter that God's prophet declares that we must have unity; all they care about is to have their own independent way. Thus we have the same spirit of rebellion among us today as was revealed by Korah, Dathan, and Abiram of old. Instead of wanting to belong to an organized united harmonious body under Christ, His prophet, and with each other, Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, along with all those who followed their rebellion, "wanted individual independence" (see Testimonies, vol 3, p 346)!
Brethren, is Christ divided? No (1 Corinthians 1:13); Jesus is ONE LORD--not many (Zechariah 14:9; 1 Corinthians 8:6). Thus everyone in this Great Last Day Movement are to obey this ONE Lord--Jesus Christ, not many lords who choose their own way (Deuteronomy 6:18, 12:8; Judges 17:6; 1 Kings 11:38; Proverbs 12:15, 14:12, 21:2; Hosea 14:9). Christ has only one body with many harmonious parts, but not many bodies (see 1 Corinthians 12). And this Great Last Day Movement is also to be only ONE body with many different parts (Romans 12:1-15; Ephesians 4:1-32; Colossians 3:15). Christ also has only one mind (see Romans 11:34; 1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5). And this Great Last Day Movement is also to have only ONE mind, not many (see Romans 12:16, 15:6; 1 Corinthians 1:10; 2 Corinthians 13:11; Philippians 1:27, 2:2, 4:2; 1 Peter 3:8, 4:1). Christ is the Author of, and has only one faith, not many conflicting beliefs (see 1 Timothy 1:14; Hebrews 12:2; James 2:1; Revelation 2:13). Then this Great Last Day Movement is also to have only ONE faith, not many (see 1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:5). And Christ has only one kind of unselfish and self-denying love for His Father and brethren which is perfect (John 14:31, 15:9-12; 21:15-17). And this Great Last Day Movement is also to have only ONE kind of unselfish and self-denying love for God, Christ, and their separated brethren which is perfect (see Leviticus 19:18; Deuteronomy 6:5; Matthew 22:37-39; John 13:34-35, 14:15-23; 15:9-17; Romans 12:9-10, 13:8-10; 1 Corinthians 2:9; Galatians 5:13; Philippians 2:2; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; Hebrews 13:1; James 2:5; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 John 3:11-23, 4:7-21, 5:2-3; Jude 21).
As the above is abundantly proven and should be clear, then how can any of us still believe that we are to be independent and divided from one another; continue to work separately from one another according to many different and conflicting ways and many different confusing minds; continue to believe and teach many different kinds of faith and doctrines; continue to show or conceal hatred, jealousy, envy, and selfishness towards one another; and yet still claim to be followers of Christ? Brethren, how hypocritical can we be?
While we remain divided, our Movement remains weak; thus how can we expect to complete our mission to fill this earth with God's glory while our Movement lacks the strength necessary to achieve this goal?
"Press together, press together! In union there is strength and victory; in discord and division there is weakness and defeat." Testimonies, vol 5, p 488.
Who among us will unselfishly come up to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty? For this we need the united strength of all in order to make a successful assault against the devil and his kingdom of Babylon! Those who will offer themselves willingly to the Lord to be in full and complete unity with their separated brethren, will be able to avoid the curse of Meroz and will be in a condition to receive the "water" or rain which the "heavens dropped" (see Judges 5:2, 4). But those who refuse to offer themselves willingly to the Lord and who refuse to unite themselves with their separated brethren, will not receive the latter rain dropped from heaven and will receive the curse of Meroz "because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty" (Judges 5:23). May we all think very seriously and carefully about this issue of unity, because our eternal destiny hangs in the balance!
I sincerely pray that God will work a mighty miracle upon each and every stony heart among us to help us to see ourselves as we really are. May God help us to realize that we are all part of the same body, and that together we make up the Great Last Day Movement of God--the last Movement of God this world will ever see. May we determine to humble ourselves and give God our hearts and have all this Laodicean selfishness, and evil traits subdued and washed away from us so that we can truly love one another as we should and be of the Philadelphian church--the church of Brotherly Love. May our God help us to unite together as one, having one faith, one mind, one judgment, and one purpose, and thus find the strength to fulfill our great and important mission--lighting this world with the glory of God. And may our God help us to put on the beautiful garments of Christ's righteousness, arise as one person, and harmoniously shine forth the truth and uplift our blessed Saviour to all the world so that His coming can be hastened and we can go home.
"The proclamation of the gospel was to be world-wide in its extent, and the messengers of the cross could not hope to fulfill their important mission unless they should remain united in the bonds of Christian unity..." Acts of the Apostles, p 90.
"...those who do not learn to live in harmony here will never be united in heaven." Historical Sketches, p 124.
"If God's people will give themselves wholly to Him, he will restore to them the power they have lost by division. May God help us all to realize that disunion is weakness and that union is strength." Selected Messages, book 1, p 85.
We have recently published our booklet: "Jeremiah--the Message Then is the Message Now" into French. In addition, we have just completed the final corrections, and are ready to go to print with the French translation of "The Golden Calf Apostasy". Also we have recently received the translation of two of our other booklets (The Will, and The Glorious Everlasting Gospel) into Chinese! These will also soon be printed up and sent out. We are deeply indebted to all of our translators for the great and important work they are doing for God, and in helping to spread the present truth message world-wide! Please keep this important translation and publishing work in your daily prayers. And may our God greatly multiply all of our efforts in spreading His present truth so that this dark world can be filled with the glory of God, and we can go home much sooner!
You will again find enclosed with this Newsletter two of our tracts. These tracts deal with The Seal of God and the Mark of the Beast, and The Last Message of Mercy. We will continue to publish more tracts as time goes along as this has been an area of neglect among our people. Please also let us know if there are other areas of present truth which you would like to see in tract form. We are encouraged that our tracts are helping others reach out to those who sit in darkness with the last saving message of truth. And we encourage our separated brethren to become active in doing Community outreach. Soon it will be much harder to openly pass out the printed truth, and so time is of the essence. What joy there will be in heaven to meet precious souls unknown to you but who were won to Christ because of your unselfish and self-sacrificing efforts in reaching out with a simple tract of truth!
Each of our tracts contain our Ministry address so that any interests can write for further information and/or to enroll in our free Bible Correspondence Course. We hope that many more home church brethren will utilize these tracts in their evangelistic outreach efforts and become a living and working church for God in spreading the three angels' messages like wild-fire to their friends and neighbors. Please keep this important tract work in your prayers so that many more souls can be won to God and thus garnered into His kingdom of righteousness. All of our tracts are available for only $.08 cents each!
The work in Zambia has blossomed so much that our worker there reports to us that he cannot keep up with the demands of the work. So the Lord has allowed us to begin supporting another worker in Zambia. He is already helping our worker there with the demands of the work. They are a good team together, and the work is moving on much smoother than before. Please keep both of them in your prayers, as well as all of our other workers throughout the world. The devil is very angry, and several of our workers or their families have been experiencing severe suffering lately. This just confirms to us that time is short, as well as the fact that the devil would not be roaring unless he was being hurt! Brethren, let us double our efforts and continue to make a charge upon the enemy of all souls.
We recently returned from a wonderful series of meetings on the seven trumpets. We met with our separated brethren on the West Coast, as well as with our fellow united Ministry--Warning! Last Call. There were seven meetings--each one centering on a different trumpet. The history so clearly outlined in each of the trumpets is a very weak point of knowledge among our separated Movement. This has allowed several futuristic time-setting theories to enter in among our people, and many of our brethren have become confused. For those who would like to receive the handouts regarding the history of these trumpets, please write to this Ministry, or to Brother and Sister Cain of Warning! Last Call Ministry, PO Box 1683 Cedar Ridge, CA 95924.
TO OUR READERS AND SUPPORTERS: "Let There Be Light" Ministries is not concerned with 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 or satellite or shortwave facilities, we would rather use the Lord's money in supporting many full-time ministers and workers around the world who have proven themselves to be reliable and stable. With their monthly support supplied, these ministers and workers then have the ability to more effectively spread the truth, establish our people in the present truth, and carry the truth into the homes of those who sit in darkness. This is how the Loud Cry will be spread, and is now being spread! If the Lord so impresses you to help in this endeavor, your donations will be greatly appreciated--not just by this Ministry, but many others as well! MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU!
"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 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!
GENERAL FOREIGN MISSION WORK NEEDS
We are currently supporting many 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 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.
SPECIFIC FOREIGN MISSION WORK NEEDS
KENYA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts.
M Projector, screen, and evangelistic film for non-SDA outreach.
M Color T.V. set and video player/recorder for evangelism--$650.
M Cost to print 10,000 of each of our booklets, it only costs $2000 US per booklet.
M Several different herbs, plus shipping--for our medical missionary worker there--$250.
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 ($100 so far received--thank you).
M Several boxes of 1884 Great Controversy books for non-SDA outreach--$500. THIS NEED HAS BEEN MET, BUT THERE IS STILL A CONTINUING NEED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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 Printing expenses--about $100 each month.
UGANDA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts.
M Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books purchased and mailed.
ZAMBIA, Central Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts.
M Portable generator for evangelistic meetings--$650.
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, and may God's richest blessings attend you and yours.
L "Conscience is the voice of God, heard amid the conflict of human passions; when it is resisted, the Spirit of God is grieved." Testimonies, vol 5, p 120.
L "Perfection of character is attained through exercise of the faculties of the mind, in times of supreme test, by obedience to every requirement of God's law." Special Testimonies, Series A#9, p 14.
L "In the final victory God will have no use for those persons who are nowhere to be found in time of peril and danger, when the strength, courage, and influence of all are required to make a charge upon the enemy." Testimonies, vol 3, p 327.
L "Talk no more of doubts; but dwell upon the matchless love of Jesus." Review and Herald, 10-30-88.
LETTERS to "LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
Please send me these tracts I've indicated. My Philippine home church need more for their missionary work. They enjoyed the ones you sent me. I help them up and there are souls brought for God's kingdom as a result...
God bless you, L.D., Canada.
Dear Bro Bob & Sis Michele,
Greetings again in the mighty name of Jesus. I have been taking the gospel around to wherever God has called. Last week I was at one of the villages about 20-30km away...I love working for the Lord...Please, there's so much to be done yet so few labourers. Spending a week at a place (urban or rural) or even a month (and) you feel satisfied within, of (for) the work (you have) done for the Lord.
There is one other thing, please send me a copy of the list of the 200 Adventists trained in Lab 2 hypnosis!
Here in Fiji it is winter time, my warm clothings that I took last week are being soaked at the moment for washing so they can be used again in the next trip.
Anyway, hope to have a favorable reply soon.
Sincerely, R.B., Fiji.
Thank you Robert,
In my observations of the past decade or more I've noticed that quietly, and seemingly patiently, Robert Sessler has been faithful and working without ceasing. To myself I believe this to be fruits worth supporting.
I'm not writing or saying this to lift or "puff you up" (self is enough of a battle without my help); rather, I am encouraging you to keep running the race.
For a few years I tried to quit the race, but I found out I'm in it for life, no matter if I choose life or not. Since we are in the race, the best choice is "choose life" that you may live.--Deut 30:19.
Thankx for the prayers. Love & Prayers, R.D., MN.
My eyes are opened! Please send me any other information you have on keeping God's True Sabbath and the Great Controversy.
Thank you for your time and attention to this urgent matter.
Praise God, J.P., Texas Prison.
Dear Bro. Bob,
Thank you for the acknowledgment in receipt form, got it from the mails.
Time flies so quickly....It's a pity that you will not be able to join us in the forthcoming camp-meetings in Mindanao and Luzon. The brethren and sisters would have been delighted to see you. With the establishment of gospel order here, many will be coming to attend the camp-meetings...most of them for the first time....
May the Lord keep you always under His protecting care and continually bless your ministry in its dedication and continuing effort to preaching the whole gospel message of Present Truth....
Hi br. Bob
I must first of all apologize for not being in touch with you there for such a long time....I returned to Namibia at the end of last year. And ever since we have had two camp meetings where 14 souls have been baptized. We thank the Lord for this.
The work here in Namibia is becoming more and more demanding. There has been some hiccups on the question of unity. Some brethren of the separatist movement have manifested the spirit of disunity which brother ____ and I and many of our brethren do not support. Read 2 Timothy 3:11 onward. But as Christ's followers, we must show a spirit of long suffering, and I am happy to say, many of the brethren (now) understand.
The bad news here is that Br. ____ has been involved in an accident with his vehicle. He left us late in the evening traveling to his place of work. An animal which crossed the road running, collided with him. The bonnet and windscreen of his vehicle were all damaged. He sustained minor injuries and is doing well together with his children who were with him in the vehicle.
This was the devil's work because prior to the accident, Br. ____ arrived from another country ____ where he went to fetch a sister ____ who was in critical condition. She had been in hospital for more than three months and discharged. At her discharge, the drugs she was given had affected her mind and body. Ever since she has been in bed unable to walk or help herself. He went to fetch her in order to put her on a health reform treatment. Her family members had lost hope....all are members of the separatist church here. Ever since Sr. ____ started with the health reform treatment [last week Wednesday] composed of pure fruit juice and vegan food, we have seen a remarkable recovery. She can now walk. Thanks to God through br. ____. Yesterday, I was told she woke up and went to the kitchen to prepare food for herself. This has moved her mother [who initially rejected this message] who had lost hope in her due to the illness, to accept the present truth and she has indicated her willingness to be baptized. The whole family is currently with br. ____ at his home.
Please pray for her too. Br. Bob, we regard you and us here in Namibia as one group. So far we have not seen any difference in beliefs between us here and what you advocate. We believe we talk the same and stand on the same platform.
Please also pray for us. I am currently busy with a training study for full time ministers who intend to enter the field. The study is for the whole of May month.
This is in response to the work in the field. Brother ____ is also spearheading, God willing, some arrangements to open a sanitarium. We are busy with discussions and arrangements. We will let you know the outcome. Let me pen off for now.
Hope to hear from you soon,
Christian greetings, F.J., Namibia.
Dear Br. Bob,
Christian greetings. Philippians 1:6.
I am very very grateful toward my Newsletter received and the tracts. Thanks very very much and thanks also for the Fanaticism booklets thru Br. ____ (our worker there). May the Lord bless you abundantly....
If this work is to meet with God's blessings, let all possible be done so that we get a full set of books of Prophecy in order to combat with (errors coming from the) S.D.A., Davidians SDA, & Reform Movement of SDA...Were very few youths, but with a greater battle. Prov. 24:33, John 9:4.
May the Lord bless you abundantly.
I am yours, Br. M.K., Uganda.
Dear Let There Be Light,
The Lord bless & keep each one safe there.
Our Camp-meeting was a success & people came to see if what the structur(ed) church was telling them was true. They heard & are following John 10:1-5. One family from near the Review Off., are selling their home & moving some where in this area.
I look forward to the letters from there & other places. It brings joy.
Respectively, R.L., AR.
Bob, we are drowning in debt....If you know of anyone that can help us or that want a Web page built (on the Net for them) please send them my way. (NOTE: We are glad to do so for you!)
Love, E., CA.
CORRESPONDENCE FROM OUR FOREIGN WORKERS
FROM KENYA, EAST AFRICA
I thank God greatly who has given me this chance to write to you after a long delayer due to circumstances here and there.
First, receive my Christian greetings with much hopes that the grace of our Lord is sufficient upon you all.
I am seeing the hand of God doing great things here in Kenya, even though the devil is trying to steal the match!
We have finished a wonderful Camp(-meeting) which was in ____ town where brother ____ ____ is staying. The Camp ended yesterday...
The Lord did wonders that brethren from different separated home churches saw the necessity of leaving their extreme stands and take a stand on the Lord's side. Among these were those who have been members of Sabbath Rest group of the late Frederick Wright, Dreams and Visions, S.D.A. Reform and the fallen S.D.A. Church.
We thanked God greatly as we heard the testimony of one of the S.D.A. pastors who decided to take his stand with the Lord's separated children. Pray for them so much and for the Lord's work here in Kenya.
The work here (is) so much but we are trying to run here and there wherever there is a call. Though we are few who are able to reach where there is need, we thank God greatly for the work of your Ministry. The work is going forward and we hope to see our Saviour very soon.
May the Lord open our eyes to see the great work he has bestowed on us to do. The harvest is great, but we pray that the Master may add more workers to His vineyard.
The brethren in Kenya-Tanzania border are being troubled by the group of Ralph Spinks (who is mainly supported with both money, materials, and/or equipment by non-separated Ministries--such as Pilgrim's Rest, Hartland, Hope International, and even from Living Valley Springs, of Kin Kin, Australia), but we leave them to the Lord's hand.
Tomorrow 4th May 1999 we shall go to ____ for to short while to meet the brethren there.
May the peace, grace and mercy of God be with you. Greet your family and co-workers (for us).
Yours, O.G., Kenya.
1 John 3:1-2.
First and foremost I thank my God who is the Lord and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. He has given me life eternal in His Son. "And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry" 1 Timothy 1:12.
Daniel 2:23; 5T 317; PK 631; MH 509 quoted....
The point of knowing is that (some of) the S.D.A. Reformers (have become converted to the truth and) have joined us in proclaiming the last message. Even the Catholics around us here (have become converted to the truth and are proclaiming the message). The sick are on healing even by the use of water (alone); and some by prayer. I ____ and ____ and ____, we are on our way to Eastern Kenya, where we had a camp-meeting on April, but this time, we shall hold a public proclamation or evangelism, for two weeks.
People are receiving the truth without question, because they have seen how the church is fallen.
"At all times and in all places, in all sorrows and in all afflictions, when the outlook seems dark and the future perplexing, and we feel helpless and alone, the Comforter will come in answer to the prayer of faith. Circumstances may separate us from every earthly friend; but no circumstance, no distance, can separate us from the heavenly Comforter. Wherever we are, wherever we may go, He is always at our right hand to support, sustain, uphold, and cheer." DA 669-670.
Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 15:57).
Let the Spirit of the Lord rest in you, to enable you come victorious in that day.
Yours in Christ's ministry, Elder P.S., Kenya.
(Combination of two letters) Dear Elder Bob,
Input of "Everlasting Gospel" and "Will" (into Chinese) had already been completed a few weeks ago. Now start translating "Jeremiah". Glory and praise His wonderful name!...
Thanks for your email....Just received 30 copies of Abomination (sent by air, box sent by surface) which will be distributed to my friends, colleagues and pastors in different churches nearby and abroad. Please remember them in your prayer so that these booklets will wake them up!...
Moreover, finished translation of "Jeremiah" and start inputting. Meanwhile, translation of "Wheat and Tares" already started. Praise His wonderful and glorious name for guiding me in this important work beside encountering a few difficulties! May our precious Lord continue to richly bless your wonderful work for Him in these very short hours of time!
Ps 147:11, V. Malaysia.
FROM THE PHILIPPINES
Dear Brother Bob,
1 John 3:11.
I'm sorry for the delay, I tried to respond, but there are priorities that are to be taken up which is so important to the work here. Anyway thank you for sending us those books (Great Controversy), and most especially your prayers.
The Camp-meeting in Luzon which we attended was a success. Our fellow workers baptized 24 precious souls, most of it were rebaptism. Although there (are) isolated problems, but we always take it positively, which in turn came out to be a blessing.
Presently we are confronted & shaken not only outside but also inside. For I know that this is God's way of cleansing the camp, His people, and His ministry. Every time that we experience a crisis, God also in His mighty power add strength, light, understanding, courage & increase our faith in order to prepare us for more duties & responsibilities. There are also sad chapters of these, because God said that "at every change, some are left behind" 2T 594-597.
From Luzon, we went home to have a Council meeting in ____. By God's grace we have solve many problems. The attacks of the enemies both outside & inside were counteracted and given prompt & decisive action. Thank God for His system & order, if not because of this, we could had been fragmented long ago.
I remember God's words in COL 97, which says that "our first work is with the heart." That's why in 6T 371 He says: "The Lord does not now work to bring many souls into the truth, because of the church members who have never been converted."...
I would like to inform you also that the group of Nat Fajardo, Willy Manipol, James Kirtley, Dave Matudan, Jimmy Tagala & all the fanatics are now united (together). What makes them united you may ask, when they have different lies and different errors? Well, their hatred & enmity towards us makes them united. In other words, they have a common enemy, which is our Movement (of Gospel Order). Thank God He is now revealing to us our bitterest enemies. One of those false teachers (Nat Fajardo) was so angry when I exposed his false doctrines during our Camp-meeting in ____ and (he) even threaten me that he will bring me to court....
Our printing machine is back again to work, printing thousands of tracts to be distributed to all home churches....
May the good Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ help all the true home churches throughout the world to come to the realization that time is running out, that we must have a united front, that we must be of one mind & one judgment, that we must establish pure & holy principles within our boarders, that all have the heaven sent duty to work, & that all should prepare for the coming crisis & for the soon return of our King & Redeemer, is my prayer.
Always in Jesus, Zac 4:6, R.S., Philippines.
FROM TOGO, WEST AFRICA
(Combination of 6 letters) Dear Elder Bob,
I received your Email...I have mailed two tracts taken from the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION book to you. When these tracts were photocopied and shared, the reaction was very good. About 30 people separated...Please, pray that I come through with this publications. Personally, I believe an awakening is on the speed. The groups are demanding more copies....My intention is to xerox them in thousands for the churches in the subregion, especially in Ivory Coast....May God bless our efforts to save souls from the Gen. Conf. falsehood to His glory....
Please remember the forces of evil are always ready to seize the least opportunity to destroy our forward progress. I am not discouraged at all....Thank you for the V.C.R. funds. I waited long for this opportunity. May God bless its use to bless people here....Thank you for the various sacrifices to advance the cause of God this part of the world....
This Sabbath past 15th May witnessed more people taking their stand for present truth. A group was created that day comprising 15 people....
Thank you for your great and unrelenting efforts in the Lord's work. Indeed, it takes faith and trust in God to send funds across the broad ocean. Eternity alone, I believe, will reveal what is being achieved today. May we remain faithful till He appears.
ESTABLISHING NEW GROUPS IN GOSPEL ORDER. In fact, this is a very nice advice you brought out in your letter. As you might know, a lot of people think separation is synonymous to freedom to act as one feels. Last Sabbath I spoke to a group of separatists about the necessity of Gospel Order....Those who (lately) separate seem to understand the true nature of separation....
I returned from a visit to a group not too far from home on Sunday evening. At the arrival of the booklets (French Held Responsible for Personal, Social, and Corporate Responsibility) I felt the urge to send them immediately to brethren in the little group. I gave full box to a group to share among Adventists desirous to learn of present truth. The booklet was the subject of my discussion with the group I visited. From the very first page to the last, the study held the interest of all present. Especially at the Collective Responsibility and other pages dealing with the rebellion of Korah, Abiram. A lot of questions and indecision that many had were gladly settled. And all took a complete stand. The Sabbath hours were the best we ever enjoyed. The close of the Sabbath went beyond sunset, and many regretted it came so quickly. Praise God with this development....
Dear Bob, this night around 3 a.m., a tragedy hit my family. As I am writing this to you there are tears dropping on the paper. On Wednesday 3rd June, it is around 6 p.m. when I received your short note (about the funds being sent to purchase the copier for the printing work there). I drove back home. Looking at the urgent need to awaken the S.D.A. churches, I decided this evening to do the quick translation of the booklet "Golden Calf Apostasy". I worked till 11 p.m. with my wife sitting beside me with our little boy SETH. My wife went to sleep and so do I an hour later. I had planned to rise up early to continue the translation. About 2:45 a.m. my wife woke up with a shout, the child had died. It was such a shock. Even now as you receive this email members of the Reform (separation) groups are in our house trying to calm my wife. The child was buried around 5 a.m.
Dear Bob, this is what the devil will do and we must expect more of his attacks. Yet I am continuing with the work of translation till Christ gives us the child back at His coming....
You remember well my slogan since I started working with you (since January, 1998)? To set West Africa "ablaze". The fire has just started. I fear not what the devil can do. Let him come for another of my children, the fire will not quench. Even my own very life may be sacrificed on the altar of his evil work, yet the Present Truth will triumph gloriously and swell into a loud cry.
Personally, Bob, I have the assurance that soon, very soon Christ will appear. In fact, it will not be too long. This, I firmly believe. God will not tolerate the state of things in this world any longer....
God bless you Bob.
I am yours, S.C., Togo.
FROM UGANDA, EAST AFRICA
(Combination of 3 letters) Greetings in the precious Name of our Lord and Saviour the man and God Jesus Christ....
The Lord made a way for me (and) I shared the Sabbath truth with Peter ____ and...I shared with ____ ____ about the state of the SDA Church. He stayed overnight, he was given our booklets "WCC & SDA" "Transmutation" "Abomination" "The Will" (and) photocopied to him for further studies. On 16th I was visited by Samuel W. We shared with him the fall of the SDA Church. He was given our booklets...
I was visited by a lady who was looking for any saved person, meaning born again....while in Kenya, she lost her baby and the husband run away with another woman. She was so famished her health so deplorable. We talked and asked her why not to give her life to Jesus who never disappoint her, for it is promised "he that cometh unto me I will no wise cast out" John 6:37. She was paid her transport back to her village....
Some people have called me to conduct an open air meeting in their place. Your prayers are wonted....
I would have written to you or faxed on Thursday, 20th, May, 1999, but the cold hand of death claimed my grandmother. So this kept me out of communication for I went deep in the village. She was laid to rest on 21st...until the resurrection morning....
I have been busy. The Father of all flesh brought over 15 souls on the Sabbath...On the (next) Sabbath...I woke up very early. I prayed God for to open doors for me to speak in the SDA church (in) ____, for the pastor of that zone, which has several churches, had warned them about my separation and not to give their pulpit (to me). After divine services I was called to remain behind, in this manner God answered my prayers for over 1 (hour) and 30 minutes I was questioned, with over 10 people, about my reason of separation. There after one took me to his home for lunch. We came back and in the afternoon I was accorded chance to stand before the congregation. I got my lesson from the booklet Held Responsible for Personal, Social, and Corporate Sin. It took me 2 1/2 hrs going through those states there after questions were asked for the Lord guarded me in answering. There was one who was very bitter concerning the fall of the church from truth. I promised them bklets and S.O.P. books if got, for the need is very urgent, for some have never seen a single book by E.G. White save cut outs in the lessons. Elder there is great readiness to believe the present truth, your prayers and your study on the SDA leaders urging their people to worship on Sunday, as promised on pg 22 para 4 Abomination booklet, are needed....
On (the following) Sabbath, I went back (and) I shared with one by the names of ____ ____, who believed the advent truth in 1966 while in Tanzania, but had drifted back to Baptist because there was no Adventist Church in his area. My subject was God's People Identified. He and wife promised to be faithful to the Sabbath truth, and to begin a home church, prayers are wanted....
I am yours in Christ, K.I., Uganda.
FROM ZAMBIA, CENTRAL AFRICA
(Combination of three letters) Dear Elder Bob,
Joy comes in the morning, and really very soon it will be morning when all these will come to pass, when we shall be shaking each other hands when our God will say Well done faithful servant. Truly soon and very soon the day is coming when our Jesus will appear and only these (Daniel 12:1) shall rejoice.
This month's report has been delayed due to some oppositions I have been meeting in spreading this separation message.
In the first and second weeks of the month I had only one trip to ____ where this other home church is. There I went for video shows and Bible studies. But unfortunately we had no video shows...All was fine although some S.D.A. members from ____ that is from my former church, have started going round even as far as this home church to disturb the message. I really want to praise my God because these people or family at this home church are surely standing on the truth, especially that I always visit them and I send materials and that the man heading is a tremendous leader of the Scriptures, they can't shake. It is really war cause the devil have seen how the time is running out.
When I came back to ____ I had a lot of calls around some homes and Bible studies were held. Brother ____ was still busy with the same gospel work in ____ and he could testify that he spoke to many S.D.A.'s concerning this apostasy which has taken place in S.D.A. churches. He said many people are now coming to understand why home churches are important.
Due to the truth which was spread to my Brother-in-law at ____...I was invited for video shows and Bible studies. Br. ____ organized...for video shows and a revival meeting for four days where my wife and I were called to reveal the truth on separation and family life lessons. Praise God we receive those lessons when we were at this meeting. After the meeting the brother who is an S.D.A. decided to introduce (set up) a home church even were they have gone. They are now in ____...They requested to be visiting them. And they are on my programme.
2 Timothy 3;12. The third and fourth week have been so unfair to my family. After these distribution of tracks and booklets which has been going on in the previous month, many people continued coming for V. shows and Bible studies. It's a pity my ONLY BELOVED WIFE had to fall into a very big sickness. She had a terrible cerebral malaria which made her stop talking for almost two days. After drops of water and some medicaments at the hospital where she was admitted, that's when she at least recovered. It has been discovered that she has Epilepsy. Please (keep) me in prayers...After (wife) being in hospital for a week, I was again grounded for a week and half for the first time by a terrible cough, headache, fever and body pains. I tell you this was terrible especially that I don't take Drugs and this is my seventh year. I just depend on simple natural remedies and prayers and water. I have just recovered. Praise God people could still come for the material and video shows (even while I was sick). I am encouraged when I read 2 Timothy 3:11 and Ministry of Healing, p 489 has good encouragement from God.
God bless for the continuous flow of help and support for my family especially for His message....
Thank you for the booklets which has come at the very correct time. I have received more than 25 letters from Elder ____ and more than 5 from others. All these people need materials....
It is now my duty to report to you that the work is big and many people have come to a great realization of depending on Bible and original truth of SOP, that you have quoted in the booklets and in Video tapes as well as audio tapes. The work has come to a point whereby one or two people can't do effectively. My house have been turned into a small Ministry office operating center. Henceforth, many are the people who have and are writing to me requesting for materials and visiting them for Bible studies and video shows. Moreover, some elder of a certain SDA church came to invite me so that I could help him in conducting a Bible study on the separation message from sin and sinners and having victory of Jesus....
Praise God, after these Bible studies and after going through some booklets, this elder has come to understand the position of the SDA church as compared with the truth in your booklets. Consequently, another brother from another SDA company (invited me to speak) for the very separation message. Time came on that Sabbath morning and the pulpit was given where God spoke to us using the TEN VIRGIN parable (video). In the afternoon, the Bible studies programme was given to me again, and God allowed me to show how people should be connected to Jesus as the Vine (not to the church). From then, I have been receiving more and more calls from these SDA churches I have been. Therefore, the truth is going on, though the field is very big, but few labourers.
May I again take this chance to let you know that the video tapes are really doing it's work. I received some elder from ____ SDA church about 230km from ____ town who came to borrow these tapes on the Ten Virgins, Wheat and Tares, and Transmutation of the Three Angels message. After two solid weeks the elder came to testify that many church members were wondering to why a message of this nature could not come or reach them earlier, and they requested me to go there again. Please for this truth I continue to pray for that this light may reach most of our African Countries as I have received many letters even from outside Zambia requesting for this truth. Because of these requests I am sending out the minimum of five letters which include materials per week.
Be informed that Br. ____ and I sat down and came up with Elder ____ ____ of ____ home church to join us in this work. Hencefore, Elder ____ is one person whom God has blessed with the talent of witnessing and presenting the truth as it stands, and that is why he was disfellowshipped...I also want to let you know that he is the first we introduced to this separation message. It is our prayer that you consider him as our co-worker in God's work....
Please continue with the same spirit of supporting God's work cause soon and very soon our long waiting Saviour will appear. God will bless you.
Finally, be informed that the war with some SDA leaders is widening. PRAY FOR US.
Your brother in Christ, S.M., Zambia.