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September - October, 2001

"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

Salvation Through Truth, or Doctrinal Suicide

The Issue of the Human Will, Part 2

     Since it is through the will that the stronghold of sin is found in us, then the reverse of this is also true: that it is through the will that the stronghold of righteousness is also to be found!  Therefore knowing how to continually yield our will unto God and force our body to perform God's will in walking the pathway of righteousness would break sin's strangle-hold upon us and allow us live Christ's life!

     But some just do not know how to give themselves completely to Jesus and become converted to Him--being born again and obtaining the new heart.  Yet conversion is very simple.
     "What is the new heart?  It is the new mind.  What is the mind?  It is the will.  Where is your will?  It is either on Satan's side or Christ's side.  Now it is up to you.  Will you put your will today on Christ's side of the question?  That is the new heart.  It is the new will.  A new mind.  `A new heart will I give thee.'  Then let us begin right here.
     "Conversion is simple, very simple.  Let us commence right here to come into the kingdom of heaven.  How?  As a little child.  Just as simple as simple can be.  You may get all your mysteries of the new birth, and you cannot make anybody understand it, or understand it yourself.  But the best way for you is to give your mind to Jesus Christ, and the mind is the will..." Manuscript 36, September 19, 1891 (MR #551 p 3).

     "Many are inquiring, `How am I to make the surrender of myself to God?'  You desire to give yourself to Him, but you are weak in moral power, and controlled by the habits of your life of sin.  Your promises and resolutions are like ropes of sand.  You cannot control your thoughts, your impulses, your affections.  The knowledge of your broken promises and forfeited pledges weakens your confidence in your own sincerity, and causes you to feel that God cannot accept you; but you need not despair.  What you need to understand is the true force of the will.  This is the governing power in the nature of man, the power of decision, or of choice.  Everything depends on the right action of the will.  The power of choice God has given to men; it is theirs to exercise.  You cannot change your heart, you cannot of yourself give to God its affections; but you can choose to serve Him.  You can give Him your will; He will then work in you to will and to do according to His good pleasure.  Thus your whole nature will be brought under the control of the Spirit of Christ; your affections will be centered upon Him, your thoughts will be in harmony with Him.
     "Desires for goodness and holiness are right as far as they go; but if you stop here, they will avail nothing.  Many will be lost while hoping and desiring to be Christians.  They do not come to the point of yielding the will to God.  They do not now choose to be Christians.
     "Through the right exercise of the will, an entire change may be made in your life.  By yielding up your will to Christ, you ally yourself with the power that is above all principalities and powers.  You will have strength from above to hold you steadfast, and thus through constant surrender to God, you will be enabled to live the new life, even the life of faith." Steps to Christ, p 46-47.

     Our Saviour has showed us how to overcome every temptation, and it is by yielding our will to God's will every moment of our life.  That is exactly how we overcome and are able to sit with Christ on His throne!
     "To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame..." Revelation 3:21.

     How did Christ overcome?  When temptation came His way, He met it with a "Thus saith the Lord," and instead of following His own will and the inclinations of a fallen nature, He chose to always follow the will of His Father.  He forced His will to obey, drawing divine strength from His Father to continue walking the straight and narrow pathway.  The same with us.

     This whole process is taught by living example throughout the scriptures.  When the children of Israel came to the Jordan River after wandering for 40 years in the wilderness, it was overflowing its banks during that particular time of the year and so was so swift that it was humanly impossible for all to swim across it.  The promised land was just on the other side, yet to all human eyesight it was impossible to overcome this formidable obstacle and gain the sought after goal.  But God told them to go forward!  What did they have to do?  They had to show faith in God's word, yield up their wills to God, and then exert their will-power in harmony with their faith by taking one step forward in obedience to God: they had to place their feet in the water.  As soon as their feet touched the water, God's power then came through, parted the Jordan River, and they were able to overcome that great obstacle by continuing to walk forward until they had gained the promised land.  The exact same lesson was acted out during Christ's healing miracles.
     The man with the withered arm, not only had to have faith in God, but he had to exert the will-power and stretch forth his hand before God's power came through and healed him.  The paralytic man, not only had to have faith in God, but he had to exert the will-power to rise up off his bed before God's power came through and healed him.  The leper had to take the first step in going to show himself to the priests before God's power came through and healed him.  Etc.  All these were told by Christ that they had to do something in order to gain the goal of being healed.  To them it seemed impossible and even ludicrous to obey, but when they decided to yield up their wills to God, and then acted upon their faith--exerting their will-power in taking the first step in obedience to God, then and only then did the power of God come through and gain the victory over their obstacle.
     That is how those healed by Christ gained the victory, and the children of Israel gained the promised land--how they all obtained their desired goal!  And the exact same process is for us today!  How may we overcome all sin and gain the promised land of heaven?  Through the force of our will!  By forcing our will to obey God in taking the first step in obedience, and then with God's divine power being given to us--in other words humanity and divinity combined through Christ, we may continue walking on to victory!
     "There is but one power that can bring us into conformity to the likeness of Christ, that can make us stead-fast and keep us constant.  It is the grace of God that comes to us through obedience to the law of God." My Life Today, p 100.

     "The Son of God came to our world in human form to show men that divinity and humanity combined does not commit sin." Manuscript Releases, vol 8, p 291 (Manuscript 16, February 10, 1898).

     Oh, brothers and sisters, we have been given the exalted honor of uniting together with our Lord and putting forth earnest efforts to perfect holiness in the fear of God--bending our will upward and walking hand-in-hand with Christ up that straight and narrow pathway of perfection (see 2 Timothy 3:17; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Matthew 5:48; Hebrews 6:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:3).
     "...every temptation resisted is a priceless victory gained in subduing self; it bends the powers to the service of Jesus, and increases faith, hope, patience, and forbearance." Review and Herald, vol 1, p 291.

     Let us therefore yield our wills unto God that we can then perform the doing of His will in being servants unto righteousness and no longer servants of sin!
     "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him (Christ), that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.  For he that is dead is freed from sin.  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him...reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.  Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.  For sin shall not have dominion over you...Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?  But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you.  Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness." Romans 6:6-8, 11-18.

     "Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a performance also out of that which ye have." 2 Corinthians 8:11.
     As we have been made free from the power of sin, let us then use our freedom to always yield our wills unto God and continue to gain the victory through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ which strengtheneth us!
     Dear ones, as unworthy as we are, we have been privileged to be partakers of the great and unfathomable love which God the Father has bestowed upon us through Jesus!  As unworthy as we are, we have been privileged to be partakers of the divine nature to be able to escape from sin!  As unworthy as we are, we have been privileged to have the Son of God become one of us and be able to call Him our Elder Brother!  Who are we to have such precious gifts bestowed upon us, and to also have the promise of eternal life through Jesus if we remain faithful to God and His truth to the end?  Yet, this is not all!

     We have been given the exalted privilege of showing our deep love for God by developing our characters, as well as the faculties of our mind, into the highest possible development.  And how high is that?
     "For the mind and the soul, as well as for the body, it is God's law that strength is acquired by effort.  It is exercise that develops.  In harmony with this law, God has provided in His word the means for mental and spiritual development....
     "He who with sincere and teachable spirit studies God's word, seeking to comprehend its truth, will be brought in touch with its Author; and, except by his own choice, there is no limit to the possibilities of his development." Education, p 123-25.

     Now how high is that?
     "Higher than the highest human thought can reach is God's ideal for His children.  Godliness--godlikeness--is the goal to be reached." Education, p 18.

     And how high is that?
     "God created man that every faculty might be the faculty of the divine mind..." Christ's Object Lessons, p 355.

     Oh, dear friends, this is God's highest ideal for us, that we develop our faculties of mind and our characters into the exact image of our Creator and God--which is exactly what Jesus did when He was on this earth!  So may we allow "this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5.

     But we can choose not to follow God's highest ideal for us, and instead of perfecting our chartacters and developing our mental faculties, we can choose to sin and abuse this precious treasure hidden within us.  But if we do such a thing, we must then suffer the ETERNAL consequences.
     "Every sin, every unrighteous action, every transgression of the law of God tells with a thousand-fold more force upon the actor than the sufferer.  Every time one of the glorious faculties with which God has enriched man is abused or misused that faculty looses forever a portion of its vigor and will never be as it was before the abuse it suffered.  Every abuse afflicted upon our moral nature in this life is felt not only for time but for eternity.  Though God may forgive the sinner yet eternity will not make up that voluntary loss sustained in this life.  To go forth into the next, the future life, deprived of half the power which might be carried there is a terrible thought.  The days of probation lost here in acquiring a fitness for heaven is a loss which will never be recovered.  The capacities of enjoyment will be less in the future life for the misdemeanors and abused moral powers in this life.  However high we might attain in the future life we might soar higher and still higher if we had made the most of our God-given privileges and golden opportunities to improve our faculties here in this probationary existence." This Day With God, p 350.

     That's quite a solemn thought!  But it does not have to be our experience!  We do not have to continue in sin.



     As we reported earlier, this Ministry is engaged in two massive and aggressive evangelistic projects.  To-date, over 50,000 of our booklets have been printed up, and nearly 40,000 of these have already been mailed out to various Countries around the world!  Also to-date, we have printed over 250,000 of our tracts, and over 150,000 of these have already been folded and mailed out around the world.  This means that over 75 big boxes of materials, weighing 30+ pounds each, have already been mailed overseas to be distributed by our workers!
     We are so deeply grateful and humbled to know that God is allowing us a small part in His great work of spreading the present truth gospel message of salvation in and through Jesus Christ!  May we all realize that each one of us have our own part to play in the spreading of God's truth to others, and thus we all have something to do in lighting this dark world with God's glory.  Oh, brothers and sisters, let us be about and doing the work of our Master--Jesus Christ, for the night is coming on fast when we can no longer work.
     We encourage each one of our readers, to continue to remember us in your prayers--especially our ongoing evangelistic projects.  May God bless these efforts, so that these silent preachers can reach out to seek and to save the lost, and lead them to come out from all sin and from all corrupt churches in order to be with Jesus!

     We have just completed a new study which has already been printed up in booklet form.  The title of this booklet is "God's True Church".  This booklet is designed to be an evangelistic outreach tool to non-Adventists--but even Adventists can be benefited by it.  This booklet clearly reveals from the Bible that God's true church is not the great Cathedrals, neither is it the various religious establishments, organizations or institutions.  But God's true church is the people who love God and keep His commandments.  This booklet is a must for all who believe that their established church or denomination holds, in some way, the key to their salvation--even if only in part.

     For our readers who are unaware, there is an excellent Sabbath-School Quarterly which we highly recommend for use in Sabbath-School worship services.  It is called "Tidings of Hope", and is published by pastor Nelson Criswell of Word of Hope Ministries in West Virginia.  Each Quarterly covers a different book of the Bible, each chapter is then listed, and only Spirit of Prophecy quotations are given pertaining to the verse or subject of each Bible chapter.  We have used these valuable Quarterlies in our home church Sabbath-School services for several years now, and know that you will also thoroughly enjoy the spiritual truths and insights gleaned from its pages.  For more information, please write Word of Hope Ministries, PO Box 605, Gerrardstown, WV  25420.

     The Lord is continuing to bless our Web Site!  In the month of May, we had 14,901 hits, which were generated by 3,420 visitors, who stayed an average of 12:52 minutes each.  In these Visitor Sessions, 4,602 documents of Present Truth were viewed.  While most of these visitors were from America, we also had visitors from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom.  All our visitors downloaded over 12,700 files, which totalled 603,110,000 bits of information!
       In June, we had 15,280 hits, which were generated by 3,072 visitors, who stayed an average of 11:57 minutes each!  In these Visitor Sessions, 4,937 documents of Present Truth were viewed.  Again, while most of these were from America, there were also visitors from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Columbia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom!  Over 12,900 files were downloaded from our Web Site, which totaled 617,483,000 bits of information!
     In the Month of July, we had 17,584 hits, which were generated by 3,593 visitors, who stayed an average of 17:25 minutes each!  In these Visitor Sessions, 6,221 documents of Present Truth were viewed.  Again, while most of these were from America, there were also visitors from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe.  All our visitors downloaded over 13,900 files, which totaled 770,365,000 bits of information!  So the combined total for these past three months is that over 1.99 billion bits of information were downloaded from our Present Truth Web Site by over 10,000 visitors!  MAY GOD'S HOLY NAME BE PRAISED FOR EVER!!

     Many of you have received an invitation letter for unity, and a booklet explaining the platform of truth upon which this unity is based.  We have read these, and agree whole-heartedly with every aspect of the platform of truth expressed, as well as with the concept of the unity put forth.

     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, satellite or shortwave facilities, we would rather use the Lord's money in printing up and mailing materials which give the full present truth gospel, as well as supporting many full-time foreign ministers and workers from various countries around the world who have proven themselves to be reliable and stable.  With their monthly support and present truth materials supplied them, these ministers and workers then have the ability to more effectively spread the spoken and printed truth, establish the people in it, and carry this precious truth into the homes of those who sit in darkness.  This is how the Loud Cry of the third angel will be spread, and is now being spread!  If the Lord so impresses you to help in these endeavors, your donations will be greatly appreciated--not just by this Ministry, but by many others as well!  MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU!


     "Let There Be Light" Ministries is 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!


     We are currently supporting several workers in many different Countries on a monthly basis.  We check into the economy of each area and supply a base support which is adequate depending on their situation, but not extravagant.  This base support is to ensure that the monthly needs of each worker and family is 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.


FIJI Islands:
     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Fiji.
     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts in Fiji--about $100 monthly.
     Study Bible and 3 Volumes of Spirit of Prophecy--$250.

     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to India.
     Second hand van--$2500
     Color T.V. set and video player/recorder for evangelism--$650.
     Printing our booklets in India--$1450 for 10,000 copies (less than $0.15 per booklet!)

KENYA, East Africa:
     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Kenya.
     Cost to print 10,000 of each of our booklets in Kenya, only costs $2000 US per booklet (or $1000 for 4,000 booklets).
     Projector, screen, and evangelistic film for non-SDA outreach.
     Color T.V. set and video player/recorder for evangelism--$650.
     Several different herbs, plus shipping--for our medical missionary worker there--$250.
     Second hand vehicle to help speed up work--$3000.

     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Hong Kong.
     Purchasing of Chinese Bibles--$7. each.
     Computer and software for translating into Chinese--$1100.

NAMIBIA, South Africa:
     Computer and needed accessories for Sanitarium and Ministry work--$2000.
     Good transportation vehicle--$7000.
     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Namibia.

     Several boxes of 1884 Great Controversy books for non-SDA outreach--$500.
     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Togo.
     Computer for translation work--$600. (This need has been met.  Thank you so very much!)

TOGO, West Africa:
     Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books in French.
     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Togo.
     Printing expenses in Togo--about $100 each month.

UGANDA, East Africa:
     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Uganda.
     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts in Uganda--about $100 each month.
     A good PA System for meetings--$600.
     Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books to purchase and mail.

ZAMBIA, Central Africa:
     Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Zambia.
     Portable generator for evangelistic meetings--$650 new or $200 used.
     Computer for translation work--$600.

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


Dear Elder Sessler,
     I have just read your booklet, "The Abomination of Desolation Stands."  The parallels between the destruction of Jerusalem and our day are remarkable....
     Sincerely, K.L., FL.

Dear friends in Jesus Christ,
     It is my great pleasure to write you this letter.  How is the Ministry?  I hope everything is moving on well by the grace of Almighty Father.  I am also fine in ____ in the Volta region of Ghana.
     Please, the main reason why I am writing you this letter is that, I am 15 years old and I hail from ____, a village near ____.  My parents are Mr. ____ and Madam ____.  And my brothers are ____ 12 yrs, ____ 9 years and ____ 4 years.
     But because of the word of God, we (my brothers and I) were sacked from (forced to leave) our own parents house.  The reason is that, on 14th of March 2001, our younger brother fell sick and we told our father to send him to hospital or to a pastor for prayers, but my father recently said that the gods will heal our brother.  Because he is the man who will enter our village Shrine first, he believed in those spirits.  And three days after the sickness it became worst and worst, but my father refused to take him to a prayer camp.  So, on 18th our beloved brother pass away.  This make us very angry.  So one Saturday we went to church at ____.  So this made our father angry because he warn us not to go to church.  So he sacked us from the house.  But we know there is a living God.
     So we decided to be studying a Bible, but where to get money.  So when we got an address from China we write a letter, but they returned it.  So when we went to church on 31st March they gave us a booklet and they write an address on it.  So we decided to write to you and your Ministries, so that you will send us some Bibles to be studying. (Editor's note: Bibles, including Bible Readings for the Home, have already been sent.)
     Please save our lives....Hoping that by the grace of God you will send us the Bibles.  Good bye, and may God bless you all.
     Your lovely brother in Christ, N., G. & his brother, Ghana.

Dear Bro. Sessler & staff.
     Now that I am retired, I have very little money in my possession.  Today I'm sending an offering to help in the cause of Christ.  Use it where needed most.  I wish it could be more.
     I do appreciate the work you all are doing.  You are always in my prayers.
     Your sister in Christ, P.B., FL.

Dear Ministry,
     In these closing days when the special Spirit is poured out, your letters help.  I pray that the different Ministries will draw closer to the Lord Jesus with out the loss of one.
     The truth will go with us or without us.  The dear Jesus will bless if we choose right.
     B.L., AR.

Dear Elder Sessler,
     Thank you so much for the Newsletter.  The Newsletter is always inspiring.  God bless your work...
     I thank the Lord for guiding us to be separated from the apostate church.  We are blessed with so much messages of hope.
     May the Lord continue to bless you.
     In Jesus, A.U., CA.

Dear Bob,
     Thank you ever so much for the Newsletter which is very-spiritually informative.  It truly guides my life as a "rod" whatever I do, and wherever I go.  Yes, we must focus our eyes/mind to Jesus for He is the only anchor of our soul.  Temptations surround us but as long as we are on the SOLID ROCK, we shall not fret.
     Enclosed herewith, please find my tithe and offering to help you in the gospel proclamation as time is getting now shorter.  Every minute counts to the imminent return of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.  Am sure your untiring effort in this ministry will continue to provide present truth or additional oil for Christians to make them get ready to meet the Bridegroom.  Soon it will be crucial to those unprepared without the oil in their lamps and vessels.  The world is getting worse/darker.  Unless we become wise and be vigilant, we will be found wanting.  How sad it will be to be lost forever!  Thank God that we still have a short time before probation closes.
     I believe that the more united we are and work earnestly for God, together we can finish this gospel work more sooner claiming Rev. 22:20 --- "Even so, come, Lord Jesus."
     May God's grace abide in us all.
     Sincerely, L.D., Canada.

To the "Let There Be Light Ministries."
     I really love you all!  I want you to know that some where in Florida is an old lady almost 84 years old, but healthy and going to pray for you daily--OK? (Editor's note: Yes, please do, and thank you for your prayers.  You are in our prayers as well.)
     Let me tell you something about my crooked English.  2/3 of my books are in English because I loved this language!  You know why?  Because you say in two or three sentences what it takes a whole paragraph in Spanish....the Lord is using you to give the last warning to this earth.
     Brother Sessler, in the book Desire of Ages, page 216 (257-258) (it says:) "In the days of Christ the leaders and teachers of Israel were powerless to resist the work of Satan.  They were neglecting the only means by which they could have withstood evil spirits.  It was by the word of God that Christ overcame the wicked one.  The leaders of Israel professed to be the expositors of God's word but they had studied it only to sustain their traditions, and enforce their man-made observances...
     "History is repeating.  With the open Bible before them, and professing to reverence its teachings, many of the religious leaders of our time are destroying faith in it as the word of God.  They busy themselves with dissecting the word, and set their own opinions above its most plainest statements.  In their hands God's word loses its regenerating power."
     We are seeing this with our own eyes (being fulfilled today).
     So, Brother Sessler, we are in the right way with dear Jesus leading us.  This is Great!...
     P.R., FL.

Dear Bro Sessler
     God's blessings to you, and the family of God.
     I watch the video, Bible History of Separation.  After I wrote to you, the letter returned to me.  Last month a sister gave my your Newsletter Jan, Feb 2001.  Also I listen to an audio cassette by you date back in the nineties...
     I don't go to the S.D.A. church anymore, I stay at home.  Also there is a few brethren's who do the same also, but we get together once a month to pray and fast, but we need more enlightenment from the word of God.  Also to know last day events....Hoping to hear from you soon.
     Your sister in Jesus, V.B., Trinidad.

Dear Bro Bob, & Church Family
     Greeting to you all in Jesus precious name--our soon coming King.
     Thanks for the March/April Newsletter, "How to Overcome Temptation and Sin."  In time like these, truly you are being used by the Holy Spirit, to bring about these series of topics you've been addressing (Editor's note: God deserves all the praise and credit for condescending to use such an unprofitable servant as myself--Luke 17:10).  It's a must for true followers of Christ to completely understand, if we will inherit eternity....
     May the good Lord bless and keep you always.
     Your sister in Christ, J.V., Canada.

     Praise the Lord who made heaven, earth, and the seas.  Here are my tithes to do the will of the Lord as He leads.
     Bro T.L., NC.

     Thank you for your prayers, and please continue.  I am really looking forward to a new beginning by God's grace.
     In His service, S.A., VA.

Dear Elder Bob...
     I received your Newsletter for May/June and found it to be most encouraging....
     I am receiving so much encouragement from the (video recorded) messages we watch on Sabbath, and it makes me wonder why more people don't see the truth and take a stand....
     Sincerely, Your sister in Christ, J.W., CA.

Dear Mr Sessler,
     Could you please put me on your mailing list.  I've read your writings, they are excellent & to the point.
     May God carry us through the times ahead...
     May God bless you & your family, L.L., TN.

Dear Bro Bob and staff.
     Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  It is with great love and pleasure I write you this letter, to encourage you all in the good work that you are doing, in lifting up the precious name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
     The name of Jesus is so sweet, I love its music to repeat, it makes my joys full and complete, the precious name of Jesus....
     Let us all continue to do our part to finished this great work so we all can go home rejoicing in the Lord.
     I remain your sis in Christ, E.T., NY.



Dear Bro Bob,
     1 John 3:1
     Grace and peace be unto you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
     Thank you very much for your message on 19th of June and also your good advices.
     Bro ____ in ____ Village is a strong man in Christ and have not been attending church services in the ____ SDA churches, because of what is going on in the church.
     Because he has been telling them the truth, they (SDA) church do not allow him to preach in their pulpits.  He is known for his no nonsense attitude and straight talking.  He is a worker and he lived what he preached.  We are fortunate indeed to have a good brother such as ____ to have joined us....
     Last week I was in the ____ Home church where three girls from Fulton College (SDA) school joined us in our church services....The girls were very happy to hear the message and they also agreed that they were hearing the truth.  We shared the words of God together and told us what is going on in the school and the SDA church.  We gave them booklets, tracts and some other materials and they promised they will be visiting us again.  They spent the whole Sabbath with us and I praised God for it.
     We have been experiencing a very big change in our weather here in Fiji.  Usually when we have cold nights, it means that we should have a very hot sunny day next morning, but instead we are having rain for the past three to four weeks.  It has restricted my movements.  However this does not stop me from doing my normal work.
     I have received the disks for those translated booklets in Fijian in the mail, and I also received booklets "Jeremiah" and I thank you very much for it.  The Fijian translation of "Jeremiah" is now with the printers for printing.  I did some more checking on the booklets and also some corrections and adjustments.  I am still working on the Golden Calf Apostasy translation.
     I am sending you by post this morning another copy of "The Wheat and the Tares" in Fijian....
     Two weeks ago I was turned away from ____ Prison...One of the reason was because of our booklets, both in English and Fijian, are doing well with inmates.  Another reason is the SDA (church) has a senior officer working in this Prison.  The Prison authority has given him the authority to control all visitation and he is working closely with the SDA church to control and screen everyone that goes in to the prison.  I know the Lord will open that place for us, we maybe down at the moment but not out.
     It is very important now to open small home churches as much as we can, because slowly this will be increasing in numbers as it is happening now in ____ and ____ Village home churches.
     Yes, Bro Bob, slowly we are increasing in numbers and the work is moving forward. (Editor's note: praise God, but also know that the Lord is more concerned with heart quality than with numbers.)  Please also send us more tracts...
     May God bless you and yours, my brother.
     Your servant in Christ, B.A., Fiji.


Dear Elder Bob,
     Greetings from Hong Kong.  Thanks for your prompt reply.  I'm pleased to let you know that sister ____ has just responded and told me that she left the big church (SDA) a few years ago and she is now working as a house keeper.  On Sabbath, she meets with her sister and a few friends in the part or sometimes at home.  She enjoys reading your booklets and would like to share this present truth with her friends....
     Regarding my computer...The renting service is not available here.  I suggest that if you can find one cheaper in the States, of course loaded with licensed softwares (of) Word 97 or 2000 and Richwin 97 or 2000 with OS of windows 98 or Me, then please send it to me as soon as possible.  I need it badly for input (of Chinese characters) now.  The figures I quoted in my last mail was in HK dollars (about $1100 US).
     Thanks again for your kindness and prayer.  May our co-workership helps to hasten the present truth far and wide in this little hour of time.  May God helps you (to) finish the web page soon! (Editor's note: Amen, I am about 2/3 completed).  Hope to hear from you soon.
     Happy Sabbath.
     In His service, V., Hong Kong.


(Combination of 3 letters) Dear elder Sessler
     1 John 3:1
     I thank God for the development we could see in our Indian ministry.  We are receiving many enquiries to know our messages.  Last Sabbath brother ____ came from ____ the ____ city of ____ and participated with our Sabbath worship.  He is a leading layman in SDA church in ____ city.  He is having a small group in ____ consisting of 30 souls.  From this coming Sabbath onwards we will be having one more home church at ____ city.
     Next to this I have received a letter from ____ state (a) brother ____ who is a church pastor of SDA church in ____ state.  He had resigned his job three years back itself.  He has written letter to me that in his area many of the SDA churches are closed and he is doing his lay evangelical work among this scattered souls of SDA church.  I sent all our booklets and answers for his questions.  He is fully convinced and willing to meet me in person in ____.  Here I give them thorough study of the present truth and our reformation messages.  When they are convinced they go back to their home town and gather the souls and teach them what we have taught....
     One more glad news of our ministry in India is touching you....(I met) an enthusiastic layman...in ____ (a few years ago).  Two days back he came to my home and said he is interested in organizing a home church in his home town.  He has taken all our booklets and gone back.
     Another person from ____ has also contacted me for starting the ministry in his home town.  I have sent our booklets to him also.  If it is God's will in next month of ____ I will be conducting camp-meetings in these places of ____, ____, and ____ state.  Please pray for all these meetings to realize the presence of God....
     I am wondering how God has chosen me, the weak and feeble soul, for His closing ministry?  His grace must be upon us to place His strength in our weakness.  This is our prayer....
     Let us thank God for brother ____ from ____ state has arrived this morning.  He has agreed and accepted already our separation message and took his stand with us through his letter (of resignation from the roll books).  He is taking with him all our booklets for translation in...(Kannadam) language...
     This is God's ministry, He is taking care of it and carrying forward.  Let us thank God for He has chosen us as His instruments to work in His vineyard.
     Psalms 139, Brother D.S., India.


Dear bro. Bob,
     1 John 3:1.
     "Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass." Isaiah 32:20.
     Results of work done will be better assessed soon.  Silent studies that have been going on, booklets and tracts read are now causing a big shaking in the GC churches.  At hand, I have a letter from the E.A. (East Africa) Union sent to a church elder in a local church around my residence here to discipline and contain an "offshoot element"...
     In ____ where we were during the week of 20-27th May, a whole church stands to be ex-communicated as an offshoot for demanding to be told plainly the truth through the Bible and SOP why things are taking Pentecostal trend (in the church).  Brother unite with us in prayers for brethren struggling to cut loose from the bonds of the GC (EW 241-42)....
     O.O., Kenya.

Dear Br Bob
     Greetings with John 18:35-6.
     I would like to first apologize for taking too long to write my reports.  I had the above verse to share with many other brothers and sisters.  Who is a "Jew" referred to in this text (we believe that the SDA church leadership is today following in the same footsteps, and thus can represent the Jew in this verse)?  We had shared this verse with brethren here, (and) it had been and is being an answer to many, as compared with Rev 2:9; 3:9.  And the cases of lawsuits (bringing brethren to the state courts) was clear...and many (other wicked) fruits borne by the SDA's because a clear-cut (proof) that the message of "separation" is the only "voice of God" at this point.
     Issues that dealt with (the) church manual became clear that many saw that the church had totally departed from God.  Women ministry (ministers) and many issues of connecting (uniting) with politics became evidence to many that Satan has taken the whole structure (over)....
     Br Bob, the brethren are keeping on strong on their different battle fields and I am happy to mention this for there is a need for prayer for them to keep strong....
     The (Namibian) president already said, "Christianity is foreign, and he does not recognize this."  In one issue of Radio news it was said the Country will have only one (recognized) religion.  Keep in mind, that there is already a political, pope representative (here); the Labour Act already recognize Sunday; the Municipality already have fines of N$2000.00 or 6 months imprisonment for working on Sunday.  For this I bequest prayers for these brethren that God may prepare them to meet the emergency and vindicate the law of God.  Many are reaching out to many different denominations and the work is taking root and many are seeing what is going on....
     May the Lord our God bless and keep you in Christ our Saviour and all your family and brethren in the faith.
     Your Br A., Namibia.


Dear Bro Bob,
     3 Jn. 2
     Hi!  How are you doing now?  We are very thankful that the Lord allowed us to talk and hear your voice in the phone....
     Anyway heres the translation of the booklet entitled, "Why Are We Held Accountable..."  Thanks God for helping me finished this.  Though there are some words hard to translate into Tagalog, but God still helped and gave me the right words to be used.  I am praying that God continue to use me in this kind of work, and to continue increase and develop my talents.
     I am asking you to please send me your complete booklets, and tracts, coz I just have some here, but not complete.  So I'm hoping for this (Editors note: these will be in the mail).
     Till here for now.  May our Lord continue bless you and we're praying for you.  Hope to hear from you soon.
     In Christ, S.B., Philippines.

(Combination of 2 letters) Dear bro. Bob,
     Greetings!  How are you?  I hope everything is fine with you.
     I am presently in ____....I am scheduled to go to ____ this weekend.  I've been informed that the layman we've shared some studies with wants to meet with us and that he and some people who have separated from the SDA church...are willing to listen to more studies from us.  They need more of your translated booklets...
     We all know that Satan will always do his best to keep the people from learning of the truth and even try to turn away those who have started to listen to the message (through his agents).
     Thank you for the box of booklets (WCC) you sent.  We will share these with brethren in ____, ____ and ____.  These will be a great blessing to people who are searching for truth, I'm sure.
     Our brethren here want you to know that they are still fully with you and are extending their warmest greetings to you; encouraging you to keep up the good work you are doing! (Editor's note: Praise God; and thank you for your encouraging words!)...
     I hope to hear from you again soon.  May God continue to bless you!
     Your bro, in Christ, L.B., Philippines.


(Combination of 5 letters) Dear Elder Bob,
     How are you doing?...Take courage, Bob, do not despair, everything is moving nicely.  Nothing beclouds my vision in the work of separation.  I have not changed an inch in my commitment, I am gaining more victories.  I am rejoicing our booklets are doing silent work.  A great harvest awaits our efforts.  I am writing this to you out of the deep joy of my heart, and in full assurance of future glory....
     I shall soon finish up with two more booklets and mail to you....
     On the Sabbath past 9 June, I discovered the French booklet "Jeremie" (among the boxes already received from the post office).  For a long time I had waited to received it....It is a good work.  I read it through.  There was not a least printing error.  I am actively visiting and placing them among S.D.A. members....
     Now, there is a problem with (the) booklet "Golden Calf Apostasy".  In Exodus chapter 32:4, it is stated "THESE BY THY GODS O ISRAEL".  Upon this declaration you made a strong and conclusive explanation.  These booklet is working to awake the churches.  In the French Bible, "These be thy gods," is rather in singular form--"Voici ton dieu O Israel".  This the S.D.A. leaders seized (upon) as evidence that we are twisting the Bible quotations just to discredit the church.  There is a strong campaign against the booklets.  There are speculation that, the quotations in our booklets were outside E.G. White writings.  Praise God many of the quotations are found in the few E.G. White books in French.  But the more the leaders try to destroy (the booklets and truth, the more people are awakened to study for themselves)....I am confident that truth shall triumph over error.  Satan works only to destroy or discourage God's instrument of work.  But praise God, He knows all Satan's tricks....
     I gave out 225 "Abomination", 100 "Responsible", and 75 "Apostasy".  Members are now understanding the importance (of) SOP writings.  They appreciated the booklet "Jeremiah".  Some said they saw therein the portrait, the exact portrayal of the SDA organization....
     I shall write as the need demands.  Once more thank you for good and brotherly cooperation.
     Your brother in the Lord, S.C., Togo.


Dear Elder Sessler,
     Greetings from Psalms 103:21 "Bless you the Lord, all you His hosts; you ministers of His, that do His pleasure".
     Thank a lot for the E-mail and Newsletter. I have, by the grace given (me by) my Christ, done as directed (and given the specific money sent), on behalf of ____.  I thank those whom God has given a large heart, to step out and help the poor & helpless (in this time of need).  May our heavenly (Father) bless those dear souls....
     The Lord has by His loving kindness given us strength to purchase a few pieces (of) iron sheets for (the roof of the) ____ Home church.  We still have a balance to settle (for) our required number (of roofing sheets).
     We have been having very tearing problems, but God sent his angel of mercy, and victory has been granted for the advantage of His work this sides....
     From the 1st of June (we) were locked out from the place we have for a long time used as our Chapel, but God in mercy got us a place on (a) temporal basis.  We held our 1st meeting on the 9th.  So upon such temporal conditions we earnestly pray that something be done for the advancement of the Lord's work in purchase of a place.
     Our heavenly Father has added to his folk (Home church family) another soul.  We praise His holy name.  Brother ____ says (that the) families (which were) visited are responding positively (to the truth)....
     God willing, by the end of this month we want to have Evangelistic series in line of public evangelism (but we lack official documents to procure permission to work in public).  Pray for us.
     Once again, thanks for the support and work funds.
     God bless you and the rest of (the) labourers.  Amen.
     Brother K.I., Uganda.


Dear Elder Bob,
     "For the Lord is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly."
     Sure time has come when God is revealing all the good and precious knowledge of (to) the heavenly saints.  The book of Revelation and Daniel, as well as saint John, are becoming more and more sweet.  The prophecies and writings in them are today's daily activity (being seen fulfilling around us).  Praise God.
     Elder Bob, allow me to report to you that through God's mercy and love, the separation message has become a revealing tool and an eye salve.  Many SDAs are now coming to understand what made Jesus to work and separate from the Jews leadership, DA 232.
     I want to praise God for the wonderful and encouraging thing which took place in ____.  A company and a branch of all about 60 members of SDA churches organized themselves with all the necessities for a one week Revival meeting in (police) chief ____'s area of ____ in ____.  These people wanted to hear why and what message was it of separation since, according to their leaders in the churches, the SDA church is the only Remnant Church.
     Elder ____, elder ____ and I were called (upon) to give Biblical and SOP proofs over these messages.  Blessed by the Love of God because after this week of series of Bible studies, the all two groups have decided to pack up their bags (and separate from the SDA church)!  At present these people are struggling to see their names pulled off from the church rolls.
     Thank you too for the prayers you are offering for us, because it was not easy to hold up this meeting because of the great opposition from the church and as well as from the civic powers, cause we had no authority to hold up a public gathering.  It is (un)lawful in Zambia for people, more than 10, to gather without a police permit.  It was through God's mercy that the chief for this area allowed us (to meet without a permit).
     Now since this has been done...the numbers (of people coming to our meetings) is becoming big every time.  The SDA leaders are now even more annoyed with us three and a lot is being said and planned over us.  Thank you God because I am not ashamed of the truth, for Jesus is our Guide. UL, p 242, Psalms 125:1-3.  Continue praying for us because the message has reached its own time, no one can stop it and it has to go whether people will like it or not.
     Elder since the ice has broken, we can not swim under the ocean anymore.  Besides, we have a big number of requests for the same mission....Henceforth, we still remind the brethren all over the world to consider our requests to help us speed up this gospel before the night draws nigh.  Unfortunately enough we (do not) have a good second hand generator (but can buy one for) @ $200 and we need $250 to repair our motorbike.
     The correspondence school is busy too and the translation is also still ticking though we are still lacking a computer to make our tracts ready....
     I greatly thank you for the continuous flow of our support and ministry.  Praying for us is our daily request....
     God bless, S.M., Zambia.