"LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
July - August, 2008
"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
THE SUNDAY LAW CONTROVERSY
Part 2: Scenario of Events
There is growing confusion among our people, which has generated uncertainty and fear, as to the events surrounding the Sunday law – especially in two major areas. #1) Some believe that the national Sunday law cannot be enacted without a long period of time elapsing so that it can be challenged as being unconstitutional, and then must eventually be decided by the Supreme Court before it can be enforced. #2) Others are pushing the idea that the Sunday law will be voted, passed, and legislated in secret and then sprung upon the people of our nation seemingly overnight. But both of these positions are incorrect, and Satan is seeking to gain an advantage over our people through their lack of understanding on this important subject! So how are we to believe regarding these two major areas?
#1. Can the Sunday Law be enacted and enforced without the Supreme Court getting involved and a long legal battle ensuing? The answer to this question is yes! What many people do not realize is that the issue of whether the Sunday law is constitutional or not has already been heard, discussed and decided by the Supreme Court of the United States of America!
Chief Justice Earl Warren, who, by the way, was a Roman Catholic, declared in 4 different cases in 1961 that providing Sunday as a uniform day of rest from secular activities did not violate the Constitution, even though it favored a rest day considered holy by a majority of religions.
The 4 case decisions were these:
#1. Margaret M. McGowan vs State of Maryland, 366 U.S. 420, docket #: 8 (May 29,1961)
#2. Gallagher vs Crown Kosher Super Market of Massachusetts, 366 U.S. 617, docket #: 11 (May 29, 1961)
#3. Two Guys from Harrison Allentown (Pennsyvania), Inc. vs McGinley, 366 U.S. 582, docket #: 36 (May 29, 1961)
#4. Braunfeld vs Brown, 366 U.S. 599, docket #: 67 (May 29, 1961)
So the Supreme Court of the United States has already heard arguments challenging Sunday laws to be unconstitutional from different legal angles, and it has already decided that Sunday laws are constitutional – not just once, but 4 times! Thus there does not need to be a lengthy legal process before Sunday laws can be enforced!
#2. Can the Sunday law be passed and legislated in secret and then enforced as a surprise? The answer is no! So then what is the correct scenario of events surrounding the Sunday law? Obviously, we cannot trust what others have told us is the truth (see Jeremiah 17:5), and we cannot even trust to our own understanding (1 Corinthians 1:19 and 3:19-20), but we need to go to God to know the truth! So I looked up all of the inspired statements I could find dealing with the Sunday law, and there were quite a few, and then compiled them all in chronological order of occurrence – which came out to be 6 pages! For those who would like to have a copy of these chronological references, please click here.
But I found that there were10 different major events surrounding the Sunday law, and here is the correct inspired scenario:
#1 – The loud cry goes forth before the Sunday law.
#2 – Major calamities fill the land and are viewed as judgments from God.
#3 – People cry out for Sunday laws.
#4 – Secular Sunday Laws passed or enforced in various Countries, States, Districts and Cities. (Note: the following Countries already have passed Sunday laws: Austria, Australia, Canada, England [with SDA support], Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Fiji, Slovenia, etc. In the USA, local, State and Federal Governmental offices and agencies are all closed on Sunday, and the following States have Sunday (Blue) Laws: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and West Virginia!)
#5 – Evil spirits appear, miracles are performed, and people are told to obey the Sunday Laws and also to keep Sunday holy.
#6 – Calamities increase, become more intense, and blame is cast upon Sabbath-keepers.
#7 – National Law is passed to keep only Sunday holy and is enforced in measure.
#8 – Satan appears personating Christ.
#9 – Sunday Laws become universal or world-wide.
#10 – Death Decree is issued.
But is it really possible that people will be killed just because they refuse to worship on Sunday? Is it really possible that mass bloodshed will occur to all who refuse to go along with the New Age Plan of Lucifer and his One World Order?
Christopher Hyatt, who is the head of the secret society called Order of the Golden Dawn, states:
"I perceive, on a mass scale, that the New Age is not going to come into being as so many people believe and wish to believe. I see it as requiring a...lot of blood, disruption, chaos and pain for a mass change to occur." Magical Blend, Issue #16, 1987, p 22.
The Maitreya, or a false christ of the New Age, states:
"Man must change or die; there is no other course." Reappearance of the Christ, p 246, by Benjamin Creme.
So those Christians who choose to be loyal to the living God of Heaven, being obedient only to Him and His truth, who worship Him on His seventh day Sabbath, who refuse to obey the command of the One World Church and One World Government to worship on Sunday, will be considered antagonistic to the New World Order and will be targeted for removal out of it!
"Those who fall back to old-time religions are trying to hide in the past...Such timidity is unacceptable. We have to face the world as it is, doing what is necessary to save it....A growing number of people...are sponsoring a backlash against the wave of religious fundamental fanaticism...The right course to take is that which will lead to a new world of unity and world law." Solar Man, p 244-247, by Thomas Ehrenzeller.
In fact Ehrenzeller states that this backlash against fundamental Christians, "is the final, most critical stage in the maturation and civilization of man." Solar Man, p 6.
Even "spirit guides", or evil angels, have revealed that after all those who refuse to go along with the Plan are removed, then there will be:
"The New Age [which] will bring joy and happiness unexcelled since the days of the Atlantean era." But only those whose minds are "open to the reality of one world" will be around to enjoy this "wondrous era." Threshold To Tomorrow, p 206-207, by Ruth Montgomery.
But just how many people are estimated as needing to be exterminated in order to bring about the Plan? New Age advocate, Barbara Marx Hubbard states:
"No worldly peace can prevail until the self-centered members of the planetary body [Christians] either change or die. That is the choice....Destruction...[to] those who refuse to be born into God-centered, universal life....Only the God-centered will survive to inherit the powers of a universal species....
"It must be done for the sake of the future of the whole. So be it; be prepared for the selection process which is now beginning....
"We will use whatever means we must to make this act of destruction as quick and painless as possible to the one half of the world who are capable of evolving." Barbara Marx Hubbard in Prophecy in the News, April, 1990; quoted in Globalism, p 2-4, by Raymond Blanton.
As only "one half" of the world's population is estimated as being capable of evolving into the One World Order, then the other half of the world's population must be targeted for destruction! Since the population of the world is estimated today at almost 7 billion, then this means that nearly 3 ½ billion people are targeted to be murdered in order to establish Lucifer’s New World Order!
But how could all these followers of Lucifer possibly be led to believe and actually participate in the mass murder of such a staggering amount of their fellow human beings? It is because they believe in the false doctrine of the immortality of the soul. They believe that when someone dies, they do not really cease to exist, but they just have another chance to accept the Plan and thus be accepted back into the physical world. Thus this plan for mass murder is not feared or looked upon as being in-human or evil, but is seen to be something desirable in order to more quickly bring about the Plan.
Whereas the Bible states that death is just like sleep (see John 11:11-14; 1 Corinthians 11:30, 15:20), that the dead know not anything (Ecclesiastes 9:5-6), that all the dead will be resurrected to either eternal life because their actions were judged to be good and founded in the Lord Jesus (see John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18; Luke 14:14), or they will be resurrected to suffer the lake of fire and eternal death because their actions were judged to be evil and founded in the devil (see John 5:28-29; 2 Peter 2:9; Revelation 20:11-15).
It is important to understand that since the followers of Lucifer believe in the immortality of the soul, then killing all who oppose the Plan for a One World Order is not looked upon as being wrong.
"Death is not a disaster to be feared; the work of the Destroyer is not cruel or undesirable...therefore, there is much destruction permitted by the Custodians of The Plan and much evil turned into good." Alice Bailey, quoted in Whole Life Times, Winter, 1986-1987, p 57, 71-72.
Do you begin to realize the immensity of what is now ready to break forth upon the world? Persecution and "a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation" (see 2 Timothy 3:12; Daniel 12:1). This planned persecution and murder of nearly 3 ½ billion people today will more than rival the persecution of the Christians during any time in the history of this world; greater than the millions of Early Christians which suffered and died by the hand of the Romans, greater than the 50 million Protestants which suffered and died by the hand of the Papacy during the Dark Ages (see The Other End of the World, p 127, 191, by Roger Rusk), greater than the 1-3 million French people which suffered and died during the French Revolution (see The French Revolution, p 419, by Nesta Webster).
Those who choose to follow Lucifer's Plan will be blinded to think that their long hoped for Millennial New Age of peace and tranquility will not become a reality until all the people of the world--especially the Christians--compromise and change their beliefs, or are eliminated.
Benjamin Creme readily admits that
"Man must share [in their belief] or die....
"Those who remain adamant will eventually find themselves in the minority and will have to live with it or withdraw from this life....
"They will find it impossible, however, to halt the momentum of change, and eventually will have to adapt to the new conditions...the alternative is annihilation." Maitreya's Mission, p 109, 128, by Benjamin Creme.
Alice Bailey, writes:
"We are told that Light and Love and Power and Death must be invoked to fulfill the purpose of the Coming One [the Rider from the secret place, or Lucifer]....
"Light, with which to see the new vision...
"Love...the fixed determination to do what is best for the whole of humanity, or for the group....
"Power...the ability to know the Plan and to work for its furtherance...
"And Death...the ‘power to relinquish,’ [or take away life], which becomes in time the characteristic of the pledged disciple. The New Era is coming; the new ideals, the new civilization, the new modes of life, of education, of religious presentation and of government are slowly precipitating and naught can stop them. They can, however, be delayed by the reactionary types of people, by the ultra-conservative and closed minds, and by those who cling with adamantive determination to their beloved theories [or truths of God's Word], their interpretations and their peculiar and oft narrow understanding of the presented ideals. They are the ones who can and do hold back the hour of liberation [of the world from everything against the Coming One--or Lucifer]....these must all be brought under the power of death. They can be relinquished with safety and security and not fear of results..." The Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p 276-279, by Alice Bailey.
As the catastrophes at sea, land, air, and other natural desolations are to continue one after another, who will all these catastrophes be blamed on? It will be blamed upon those who refuse to change or compromise their beliefs in God and His word in order to be acceptable to the One World Order. Hence the followers of Lucifer will be determined to find and kill God's people.
What are God's people supposed to be doing during this time just before probation closes for the world, and the plagues of God are poured out? They are supposed to be heralding the last precious message of mercy and loud cry found in Revelation 14 and 18--calling people away from being united with Lucifer and away from belonging to his Babylonish churches and organizations, in order to be one with God through Christ's righteousness! This of course will enrage the followers of Satan even more.
In the midst of these scenes, Sunday legislation will occur. And all will then be prepared for Lucifer to come personating Jesus Christ. When he does personate the Lord of the Sabbath or Jesus, Satan--being the lord of the first day of the week--will present his spurious Sunday-sabbath as a test of loyalty to him. And he will command all the world to obey. Thus all of humanity will be forced to either accept or reject Sunday as the sabbath! It will be an almost overpowering delusion!
But in obeying the commandment to worship on Sunday instead of Saturday, you would be showing loyalty to Lucifer and to the Beast. Thus you would receive the mark of the Beast which is symbolically placed in the forehead--showing that you really believe in it; or placed in the hand--showing that you do not necessarily believe in it, but will go along with it anyway. In refusing to obey the commandment of Lucifer to worship only on Sunday, and instead worshiping God only on Saturday, you would show loyalty to the God of heaven. Thus you would receive the mark or seal of the living God. But in choosing God's Sabbath over Sunday you would be showing disrespect to Lucifer who is hailed by the world as being Jesus returned to the earth! Thus these faithful people of God will be exposed and then targeted for removal.
Every single person of the earth will be brought to decide for Lucifer and his spurious sabbath, or for the God of Heaven and His true Sabbath. And compromise will be impossible--it is an either/or decision! And the RCC understands this issue very well!
"The arguments...are firmly grounded on the word of God, and having been closely studied with the Bible in hand, leave no escape for the conscientious Protestant except the abandonment of Sunday worship and the return to Saturday, commanded by their teacher, the Bible, or, unwilling to abandon the tradition of the Catholic Church, which enjoins the keeping of Sunday, and which they have accepted in direct opposition to their teacher, the Bible, consistently accept her (the Catholic Church) in all her teachings. Reason and common sense demand the acceptance of one or the other of these alternatives: either Protestantism and the keeping holy of Saturday, or Catholicism and the keeping holy of Sunday. Compromise is impossible." James Cardinal Gibbons, in Catholic Mirror, December 23, 1893.
So we have Catholicism, the Government, the New Age, the One World Religion, the New World Order and Lucifer all saying basically the same thing – that you go along with the Plan and keep Sunday holy, and no one will be allowed to compromise to avoid the consequences!
When Lucifer personates Jesus, and the Sunday law becomes universal, God's people will be commanded to worship this "supreme being of dazzeling brightness," and what are they going to have to do? They will have to stand up for the real Christ and His truth, and tell the others that when Jesus Christ--the Living Son of God--comes the second time, it will be with power and great glory, with ten thousand times ten thousands of angels; and every person around the world will see Him come at the same time (see Matthew 24:30-31; Jude 14-15; Revelation 5:11, 1:7). They will also proclaim that this being personating Jesus cannot be the real Christ returned to the earth the second time, but must be Lucifer or Satan or the Devil--the foe of God and man's worst enemy!
When God's people proclaim that this "supreme being" whom the majority of the world is worshiping and following as Jesus, is really Satan--the enemy of God and man, how do you think the people will respond? A few will listen, but the majority will become incensed and enraged, and with furious zeal they will hunt down and persecute God's people. But why will they hunt down those people of God which have told them the truth? God tells us why:
"...because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved....for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.
After all people have made their decisions and are sealed for God, His truth and His Sabbath, or are marked for Lucifer, his doctrine and his sabbath, then Christ ceases His intercession, and steps out from between humanity and the Father, and probation then closes for the whole world. Christ then leaves the most holy place and comes to the door of the first apartment, confesses or places all the sins upon the scapegoat's (Satan's) head, and then the fit man (144,000) leads him into the land of wilderness or forgetfulness (Leviticus 16:20-22). Christ then takes off His priestly garments and puts on His kingly robes of vengeance (Leviticus 16:23; Ezekiel 42:14); the 4 angels cease to hold the 4 winds (Revelation 7:1-4); the destroying angels of Ezekiel 9 begin their work and the 7 last plagues begin to fall upon the heads of the desolate wicked (Testimonies, vol 3, p 266-267); and the time of Jacob's trouble begins (Jeremiah 30:5-8).
"Every case had been decided for life or death....As Jesus moved out of the most holy place, I heard the tinkling of the bells upon His garment; and as He left, a cloud of darkness covered the inhabitants of the earth. There was then no mediator between guilty man and an offended God....Jesus tarried a moment in the outer apartment of the heavenly sanctuary, and the sins which had been confessed while He was in the most holy place were placed upon Satan, the originator of sin, who must suffer their punishment.
"Then I saw Jesus lay off His priestly attire and clothe Himself with His most kingly robes. Upon His head were many crowns, a crown within a crown. Surrounded by the angelic host, He left heaven. The plagues were falling upon the inhabitants of the earth" Early Writings, p 280-281.
"Then I saw that Jesus' work in the sanctuary will soon be finished. And after His work there is finished, He will come to the door of the first apartment, and confess the sins of Israel upon the head of the Scape Goat. Then He will put on the garments of vengeance. Then the plagues will come upon the wicked, and they do not come till Jesus puts on that garment...Then while the plagues are falling, the Scape Goat is being led away. He makes a mighty struggle to escape, but he is held fast by the hand that leads him. If he should effect his escape, Israel would lose their lives. I saw that it would take time to lead away the Scape Goat into the land of forgetfulness after the sins were put on his head." Spalding-Magan Collection, p 2 (Unpublished Testimony, October 23, 1850).
These tremendous scenes and severely trying times are just before us. And please do not believe that God will "rapture" His people out of the world before all these troublous and trying times occur. The Bible states that the second coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ will not occur until after "...that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming: even Him [Jesus], whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness..." 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 (see also Revelation 3:10-11).
Since the coming of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is not until after Satan is revealed, who tries to deceive all the world with his lying wonders and miracles, what should God's people be doing NOW to prepare themselves for this time of fiery trial and tests (see 1 Peter 1:3-9, 4:12; Malachi 3:3; Titus 2:13-14; Daniel 12:10)?
Shouldn't we now be overcoming every sin and praying for God to reveal every sin registered against our names in the record books of heaven--so that we can recognize these, ask forgiveness and then forsake these sins (see Philippians 2:12-16; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14; Daniel 7:10; Revelation 3:5, 20:12-15)? It is not a "once saved always saved" position with God. We will only be saved if we continue to hold fast to Jesus and His truth till the very end (see 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Revelation 2:10-11; 1 Thessalonians 3:8; Hebrews 3:6, 14; Matthew 10:22).
As this is true, shouldn't we now be striving to learn all the precious truth of God's word, getting it riveted in our memories and practicing the truths that we are privileged to hear and learn? Shouldn't we now be putting away all petty differences between us, stopping all the backbiting, all the rumors, everything that is keeping us from working together with God's true people in order to finish God's work? And shouldn't we now be spreading the last message of mercy--the loud cry of the 3rd angel of Revelation 14 & 18--with all the strength which God has given us in proclaiming the fall of Babylon and calling His true and honest people to come out from all the corrupt churches?
In these trying times just before all breaks loose, do not look to any of the established churches to stand up for God and proclaim His truth, because they are already fallen from God’s grace and are instead standing up for Satan. And do not expect any church to expose Lucifer as the false Christ when he appears personating Christ, because they all--especially the Seventh-day Adventist church--have sold out to the Devil!
In 1970, the SDA church put out a book titled, Man the World Needs Most, by Arthur S. Maxwell. It was made the "Missionary Book of the Year," and sent or passed out free by the hundreds of thousands.
This book states that:
All the problems of the world will be solved when a "new world leader" comes to give this world "a brand new start" (p 12, 14, 35, 69). That this "new world leader" would be "king" over all the earth (p 58), and everyone on the earth will cheer "at His coronation" (p 60). This "new world leader" will empty "hospitals and convalescent homes" by healing the people with "His touch" (p 78), and will "somehow" make people believe that they are immortal (p 81). This "new world leader" will solve all unemployment on earth by giving everyone "full employment" in his "new regime" (p 82-83) by the "establishment of His kingdom" on the earth (p 83-84) and will take "over the government of mankind" (p 96). This "new world leader" will not allow any "protest" to his designs and plans (p 83-84) in bringing "in the glorious years of eternity!" (p 96).
Now who do we know this "new world leader" to be as described in what I just read? Lucifer personating Jesus Christ come back to earth the second time. But who does the Adventist church state this "new world leader" to be?
"Even so, come, Lord Jesus!" Man the World Needs Most, p 96, by Arthur S. Maxwell.
So who is the Adventist church setting up its membership as well as the whole world to accept as Jesus Christ returned to earth? Lucifer--the "shining one"--the "new world leader."
The Seventh-day Adventist church, along with all the other churches, have replaced the teachings of God's Word with the ancient Mysteries of Babylon. They have sold their birthrights in order to become part of this satanic New World Religion and New World Order. And they will also play a major role in its establishment!
Therefore do not look to any established church of today to fight the battles of the Lord, because they have all changed leaders and are fighting the battles of Lucifer. They have accepted the great lie, and are busy preparing their congregations and the world to accept Lucifer as Jesus!
What do you expect the Image of the Beast to do? Exactly what they are doing. And if church members cannot even realize the simple fact that their own church is plainly not following God, but is clearly and decidedly following Lucifer, then how do you think they will be able to discern the grand deceptions and delusions of Satan in the future? How do you think they will be able to stand against the severe trials and extreme pressures soon to hit them, if they cannot even endure the trial and pressure of having to separate from their corrupt and apostate church? They will not be able to!
That is why God, in His infinite love and mercy, is revealing the abominations and sins of the Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Episcopal, Adventist, Mormon, Jehovah Witness, and all the other churches, so that His people can see what is really going on, withdraw themselves from all these corrupt churches and man's rule, and learn to solely depend and trust on Jesus "without the camp," as God tells us in Hebrews 13:12-13 and Revelation 18:1-5.
This is also why our Infinite loving and merciful God is revealing the abominations and sins of the world so that His people can see these, withdraw themselves from connection with the attractions and corruptions of the world, and learn to depend upon Jesus and follow Him as God tells us in John 15:18-19, 17:14-16, and 1 John 2:15-17.
If we do not now learn to follow Jesus solely, how do you expect to know how to follow Him later when things get worse? And how many people will give in and follow the great lie of Lucifer and his Plan of One World? Nearly the whole human race! Only a small remnant of people will not succumb to the extreme pressures, and will refuse to give up God and His truth (see Revelation 12:17; 1 Peter 4:18; Matthew 7:13-14; Revelation 22:11-14). Only a few will refuse to accept this great Luciferic lie, and only these will tenaciously hold on to God's truth to the end; but what a glorious future these faithful few remnant will receive for their faithfulness! These faithful few 144,000, along with those faithful raised from their graves, will be able to spend eternity with God and His Son Jesus in Heaven and then on the earth made new without sin and its curse ever rising again; this will be their glorious reward (see Revelation 15:2-3, 21:1-27, 22:1-5)!
If we do not begin to spread God's truth now, it will be nearly impossible to do so when all the forces of darkness break loose upon us! Proclaiming God's truth is our God-given duty to our fellow man, and we cannot shift our duty to another. If we choose to withhold giving this glorious truth to others who sit in darkness and gross darkness (see Isaiah 60:2), then someone must be left in that darkness through our neglect. And how then lives the love of God in our hearts if we do so?
I share these things with you, not to frighten you into despair or into discouragement, or to lead you to follow the downward path of bearing arms and using physical weapons against the New World Order and those who follow The Plan. Remember, the weapons of the Christian warfare are not literal but spiritual (see 2 Corinthians 10:3-7). And our Lord Jesus stated that "all they that take the sword (or use weapons) shall perish with the sword" because in God, not in literal weapons, but in God is our defense! (See Matthew 26:52-53; also see Isaiah 51:12; Psalms 56:11, 89:18, 94:22).
I reveal these things to show you some of what is really facing God's people, and also to show you our extreme need of Jesus. Our extreme need of His saving grace. Our extreme need of His precious robe of righteousness covering our nakedness, and of His word being written in our hearts and minds. Our extreme need of our feet being firmly and unshakably planted on the Rock Christ Jesus and His 10 commandments. Our extreme need of having the whole armor of God upon us, and the joy of His salvation invigorating us. Our extreme need of His precious message of mercy being always in our mouths. And our extreme need of His animating Spirit filling us with holy zeal to revive the living testimony, and to lead us forward in this battle of the Lord against the mighty. This battle will not be easy, but with God and His truth at our side and in our hearts all things are possible (see Philippians 4:13; 2 Peter 2:9; Jude 24)!
Will you be able to stand? Lies and falsehood will become so mingled with truth, that it will only be by the guidance of the Holy Spirit that you will be able to distinguish truth from error. Will you be able to stand? Friends and relatives will prove treacherous and betray you, or do all that they can to place you in hard and trying circumstances so that you will deny your faith and join them in union with Babylon and the Plan of the One World Order (see Luke 21:16-19; Matthew 10:17-22). Will you be able to stand? You will encounter sneers, difficulties, your words and faith will be misrepresented, you will be reviled and persecuted, have to endure coldness and contempt, and the threat of death or even death itself. Will you be able to stand? If your feet are firmly planted upon the unshakable platform of eternal truth--the ROCK Christ Jesus–you will be able to stand and not fall during this time of universal rebellion against God and His truth.
The New World Order with Lucifer as its god will appear to succeed for a while. Thus God's little band of faithful people will appear certain to fall. But they will not fall; they will remain. Only those who refuse to stand upon God's firm platform of truth, refusing the Lord Jesus and His Sabbath day, will be shaken off--or sifted out of Zion--and they will fall and lose eternal life.
"Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it" Matthew 7:24-27.
I hope you have been able to see and understand that Lucifer has everything already prepared, just waiting for permission so that it can burst forth with fury upon all peoples in every nation of this world. But only those who keep and hold firm to God and His truth, and who endure till the end, "shall be saved."
May God help us all to know the truth for ourselves and to keep it, to know our duty and to do it, and to prepare now, for the time of trouble such as never was is about to face us all.
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For those who are not able to have a home church to attend and who miss the benefit of fellowshipping together with others of like faith, there is an on-line home church which meets every Sabbath at 12:00 noon Central Time. This is a live broadcast of one of our separated Home Churches in Indiana which is pastored by brother Nicholas Patula. Please feel free to come and fellowship with others of like faith and enjoy the spiritual uplifting experience, and also be able to chat with them after church! If you would like to fellowship, go to www.RemnantofGod.org/pogmchat.htm.
TO OUR SUPPORTERS: Please know that "Let There Be Light" Ministries is not using your support to build itself up into a kingdom, nor are we trying to acquire expensive video, TV or shortwave facilities. But we are trying to spread the truth as quickly and economically as possible. Please also know that you have played an important part in helping spread the Present Truth into various parts of this world, through the printed page, through the living full-time workers and ministers we sponsor, and also through our websites on the internet. This is how the Loud Cry of the third angel will be spread, and is now being spread! If the Lord impresses you to help in these endeavors, your donations and prayers will be greatly appreciated, and not just by this Ministry. MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU!
"Let There Be Light" Ministries is committed to the spreading of the full present truth gospel message worldwide, and has been doing so since 1986. This Ministry has operating expenses covering the areas of: printing, publishing, and writing of present truth books, booklets, tracts, and other literature; video and audio taping, production, and distribution; supporting several ministers and workers in foreign Countries; mail order--both domestic and foreign; traveling to hold meetings--both locally, nationally, and internationally; answering correspondence and questions regarding the message of truth; offering National and International Bible studies; sending free present truth literature to contacts in many poor Countries; etc.
Your gracious prayers and support is greatly appreciated and needed. Without the Lord's guidance, blessings, and your support, this Ministry could not continue to reach out worldwide with the precious message of Revelation 14:6-12 & 18:1-5.
May our God and Saviour continue to lead and guide all those who have helped us reach souls who sit in darkness with the precious light of gospel truth. May our supporters remember that they share in each and every soul who has been reached by this Ministry and converted to the Lord and His present truth!
GENERAL FOREIGN MISSION WORK NEEDS
We are currently supporting several workers in many different Countries on a monthly basis. We check into the economy of each area and supply a base support which is adequate depending on their situation, but not extravagant. This base support is to ensure that the monthly needs of each worker and family is met for that month so that the worker may devote full time to the ministry work. In addition to this, we are sending extra materials for evangelism, and money for printing, publishing, holding meetings, traveling, and other necessary areas in spreading the Present Truth in their Country. And as the work extends, especially will the expenses for evangelism expand. Whatever you can send to help in this necessary and vital area is greatly appreciated.
The work of spreading God's present truth is not to be limited, but must extend world-wide to every nation, kindred, tongue, and people before our Saviour can come (Matthew 24:14). What better way of spreading the present truth gospel than by having workers who speak the native language, who reside in that particular Country, who can live and preach the truth, visit the interests in their homes, and spread the printed truth translated into their common language!
"Our publications should be printed in other languages, that foreign nations may be reached. Much can be done through the medium of the press, but still more can be accomplished if the influence of the living preacher goes with our publications....The Lord has moved upon men of other tongues and has brought them under the influence of the truth, that they might be qualified to labor in His cause." Testimonies, vol 3, p 204-205.
Please financially help us to continue supporting our current ministers and workers on a consistent basis, so that the spreading of the truth will not be interrupted but can quickly lighten this dark world with the glory of God.
"Every opportunity should be improved to extend the truth to other nations. This will be attended with considerable expense, but expense should in no case hinder the performance of this work. Means are of value only as they are used to advance the interest of the kingdom of God. The Lord has lent men means for this very purpose, to use in sending the truth to their fellow men." Testimonies, vol 3, p 208.
SPECIFIC MONTHLY FOREIGN MISSION WORK NEEDS
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Fiji.
M Printing our booklets and tracts in Fiji.
KENYA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Kenya.
M Printing our booklets and tracts in Kenya.
M Projector, screen, and evangelistic film for non-SDA outreach.
M 2 good used PA Systems for evangelistic meetings--$300 each.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to PNG.
M A small portable speaker system for street preaching.
M Cartons of KJV Bibles and Study Bibles for workers.
M Used SOP books.
M Clothes to pass out to naked villagers.
M Laptop computer to help with evangelism and work–$550.
M Boxes of 1884 Great Controversy books for non-SDA outreach.
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Philippines.
M Printing 100,000 tracts in Philippines--$1,450.
UGANDA, East Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets to Uganda.
M Printing of booklets in Uganda.
M A good used PA System for meetings--$300.
M Bibles and Spirit of Prophecy books to purchase and mail.
M Printing 100,000 tracts in Uganda--$1,600.
ZAMBIA, Central Africa:
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Zambia.
M Computer for translation work--$600.
M A printing press or Risograph Duplicator to spread the printed truth throughout all of Africa -- $3000. (Praise God that this need has been met!)
M Start up costs to open a Health Center/Store--$5,000.
M Printing and mailing expenses for booklets and tracts to Zimbabwe.
M Printing our booklets in Zimbabwe.
M 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.
LETTERS to "LET THERE BE LIGHT" Ministries
Please thank Elder Robert and or forward this to him. As I sat here reading his attachment I sank in my chair lower and lower as I have been convicted of a number of those Laodicean characteristics. I am going through some very trying times and I know deep in my heart that my life is authored by God and that He has my best interests at heart, and I know that somehow, someday this will all clear up and I can breathe again.
But I am not walking the Christian walk at all, I am solemn, I worry, I am angry, I feel “disowned” sorta, I keep asking Him “why” or “man, can you give me a breather, I feel like I am pinned under a truck here”, and “why have you taken away all that you gave me, I didn’t use for anything objectionable did I?”...Satan is having a real workout throwing road blocks in my path. I’m sure he’s sweating more than I am cause I’m hopping over them, or should I say barely crawling over them (but I am making advancement).
My passion and fervor “have left the building”, and I am generally feeling like I have no direction, just adrift. Maybe this letter (from attachment) was the kick in the seat I needed to act like an adult and get back on the horse (so-to-say).
Dear Bro & Sis,
Keep up the good work for our Lord, Jesus Christ. He is coming to take us home very soon. The last test God’s true people will have is soon coming upon us, which is the Sabbath of the Lord our God. Let us so live, work and pray that we will stand firm upon the Truth, the Way and the Life, Christ Jesus, no matter what the cost to ourselves.
I love you all in Christ, our Redeemer.
Your sister in Christ, P.B., FL.
Enclosed is a check, use as your needs are.
A group of us are leaving the church. Not our Jesus, Lord & Saviour!
It’s very hard, we love our people. They don’t understand. (Editor’s note: I understand exactly what you are going through. I have shed tears. But your absence may do more than 10,000 more words you could have told them by remaining: "Even though you may not feel able to speak a word to those who are working on wrong principles, leave them. Your withdrawal and silence may do more than words.” Review and Herald, vol 4, p 42, col 1).
Please pray for us.
God bless you, B.C., MO.
Dear Elder Sessler,
Greetings to you and all who are working for the ministry. I am particularly happy with all our Lord Jesus is doing for me, my family and indeed our home churches here in Malawi.
The March - April 2008 Newsletter brought to us an amazing discovery regarding the present church situation. It is a very pathetic position for the church to be at this time of history. There are indeed many brethren in the main stream who until now do not realize that SDA church has since changed and is indeed a Laodicean Church which our Lord is calling for repentance, but it is vehemently reluctant to obey the calling! What a shame. We can see that, even here in Malawi, the leadership is now openly taking part in Easter and Christmas celebrations together with Catholics and even the present Sabbath School Quarterlies shamelessly promote ecumenical stand-point for the SDA membership. They say if the SDA members want peace, they must give similar respect to Buddha, Mohammad, etc., as they give to Jesus! But this (is) blasphemy....
Our ____ Home Church is called "Christ Remnant Home Church". We are 18 members meeting every Sabbath. We have benefitted very much from the Newsletters which you send me. We need materials for Bible Studies and outdoor evangelism. We want to conduct open-air meetings, so we need sufficient materials for this work. Please assist us....God Bless you.
Your Brother in Christ Jesus, P.A., Malawi.
CORRESPONDENCE FROM FOREIGN WORKERS
FROM KENYA, EAST AFRICA
(Combination of 2 letters) Dear bro. Bob,
Greetings from Kenya. We are fine though it has taken unusually long before I could write. I have just gone through my mails this morning.
For the last two weeks I've been in hospital care taking my father who was finally declared diabetic at 85 years. However, brothers ____ and others are right now in ____ for Planning Meeting and other ministry affairs.
We managed to secure the Kisii and Kiswahili Bibles; but as yet we are to get the SOP as very few are coming in these recent past. Receipts for the others will be coming to you on ordinary mail.
The Lord has blessed us with the drawing talent and are now trying to reproduce the Daniel and Revelation pictures on affordable cloth-material for public outreach....
Here work is going on though at a rather slower pace than previous. As I told you last our brothers met at ____ for Planning Meeting whose deliberations I have not right now.
Within the same time, I have lost my father after the illness that I told you of. He passed away on 20th and laid to rest on 28th. (Editor’s note: Our sympathy and prayers are with you and family.)
We shall let you know our positions (Planning decisions) once we meet; but work is rather going on sluggishly as movement from one point to another has lately been hard given the recession that we too have here. The cost of living has more than doubled since the beginning of the year.
I think the (finances) is becoming close everywhere, but the Lord our God is able to keep us thru' the crisis.
Ps 46:10; Ph 4:19.
God bless you. B.I., Kenya.
Dear Elder Robert,
General Christian greetings in Jesus’ name.
I apologize so much for not writing for along time due to some commitments which hindered me so much that I could not get time to communicate. Otherwise the work is going well, though the controversy over the name (Seventh-day Remnant) caused a great shaking among our churches. But those who remained faithful to that name are being organized to continue the work of evangelization.
Last month we were in ____ delegate meeting from all centres organizing how we shall work together as a team, forgetting those (who) had turned back, and continuing with the work as from this month.
In regards to the programme we made, we saw that it is better to embark on printing so that the message can go to their people. On the part of medical we saw it better that those who will be responsible for that department to make sure that the medical missionary work is able to support the workers on that line. Other programmes we shall tell you later.
Thank you for the support of the work
God bless you. Yours, B.N., Kenya.
FROM PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Hi elder Bob, Christian greetings.
Thanks for the family support and also the special donation for purchasing the Pidgin Bibles.
Soon I'll let you know how many Bibles am going to purchased. Many souls are now accepting this present truth and they ask me for the Pidgin Bibles, and the money you wired came on right time. Hope people will be satisfied with their new Bibles.
Currently I’m working on the 3 months work reports and I’m sending out any time as soon as I finish.
Elder, the work here in PNG is rapidly moving and the gospel doors open up for us to move, but I badly need more workers to beck me up to move the Lord's work. Myself, I cannot respond immediately to the calls that comes from other fields at the same time. Please prayer for the work here in PNG.
Thanks and blessings. B.K., Papua New Guinea.
FROM THE PHILIPPINES
(Combination of 2 letters) Dear Bro Bob,
2 Peter 1:2.
Hi! Bro Bob, how are you? May this letter reaches you in a good condition through the help and guidance of our dear Lord.
About us here, we too are fine through the grace and guidance of God. We just came home from our Camp Meeting. Though I was very tired for a long week preparation for the Camp Meeting, but it pays a lot to me when I saw that our brethren here in ____ were blessed and strengthened by this Camp Meeting through the messages and truth that we all heard and received. Though at first, maybe a week or more, it really troubled me, because my faith was really tested because I did not know where to get funds for this occasion. But days before, the Lord poured His blessings and He gave us what we really needed. He provided the needs of the Camp Meeting and we did not lacked. The Lord is really good and alive. He always see and provide the needs of His people and gave it during the time that we really needed it much. The Lord really holds His work.
A lot of blessings come to us in this Camp Meeting, like He gave us a beautiful place in a cheaper cost. He touched the heart of the owner of that place so he can allow us to used his place. This man is very kind and he is open to know what we are believing. I also thank God that during this Camp Meeting, all our brethren here in ____ attended this gathering. And all our co-
worker from ____ and ____ join and help us to make this Camp Meeting successful through the convicting power of the Holy Spirit.
During that time, we focus our studies on the controversial issues here in ____ like Godhead, Gospel Order and Church Discipline, Unity, and the Holy Spirit or Latter Rain. I choose this subjects so that our brethren here who are just suffering from a crisis because of this issues would be strengthen and help them to stand firm in the sacred truths. On Friday, we all take part in Feet Washing and Lord’s Supper and we all were blessed. During Sabbath, 9 children were dedicated to the Lord and 5 souls decided to accept the Lord and His truth through baptism. I bring back all the glory and praise to our loving God who is worthy of all!
Please continue to pray for us here especially for the work of our Lord in this place so that it will move forward. Please include also in your prayer our next work. Because this coming May 18, there will be a Youth Camp which will be held in ____ in western ____. We hope and pray that this will be a great blessings to our youth....
We here are doing fine through the guidance of our dear loving God, though we are beat by great calamities, we found that the Lord was always and will always be our help, shelter and safety in all times and in every time of need. We now have seen and felt the fulfillment of the signs of the times in quick succession. The judgment of God are really now in our lands. We have to be ready, watching and working for His near appearing.
The Youth Camp that was held in ____ was became successful. A lot of youth tried their best to attend. Though a lot more of them were not able to come because of financial problem, but they express their willingness to attend for the one. Through the help of God, we were able to sponsor a two young men to attend there. And it result was fruitful. Our youth here were refreshed, revived, and encouraged. We are praying that all of our youth here will devote their souls to God especially for His work. May God help us all.
Anyway, I'm happy to hear about the GC's (Great Controversy books). That's what I am praying for a long time. I am praying to God to give us something to be used for our work here. Because we don’t have anything now to be used especially to hand out or give to people. What we do now is, our family with my two kids, collect offering from each of us and sometimes we sell cans, bottles or anything just to have enough funds to used for the photocopy of the tracts we have here so we can have something to give out to people.
Thank you so much Bro Bob for the GC's you've sent. It will be a great tools in our work here. The life in this world is so hard now. Everything is increasing and getting expensive. Because of the successions of the calamities people are now panic buying. Our primary food here, that is rice, has a shortage now. And it is time to awake those people to a realization to turn their hearts and minds to a mighty Helper. May God be exalted.
Till here for now. I will let you know if I received already the GC's.
May God continue to bless you. In Christ, S.B., Philippines.
FROM ZAMBIA, CENTRAL AFRICA
Dearest br, Bob,
Greetings to you and the family with you the great work.
By your prayers and His grace we are surviving.
I call it a great blessings to be one of the people in the great missionary work. Br. Bob, I want to say thank you for the great help you have been rendering to me and my family since the time I join this work with your ministry. Up (to) today you are still giving us that which is of great help to our life....
My dear br., this is another hard time for me in life and am getting humbled every time I face this situation. My house rentals have shot up again, I have not paid for the past two months and need to pay for the coming two months again....
The funds you send in March just took us (into) two weeks in feeding, and right now I have gone into the physical brick making and burning to sale and raise something for the family. This situation is not good my beloved brother as it has raised a lot of questions in many people of our faith. As for br. ____ (our other worker) he is only depending on the wife who is a teacher. Very hard for him too. Besides many calls are coming for the spreading of the message so far, I will send you a letter that I have received from br. ____ in ____ who with the new members in the faith have organized for a one week effort and they want me and br. ____ to go and preach to the new SDAs who have joined our home church there. They need the separation message very much and the (truth on the) true church. The programme starts on 15th June, 2008. But the question we have is how shall we travel there?...My tears are dropping, so I end up here, it is so hard for me. Thank you, that you are going to consider my cry and I know you will help, thank you (also) Lord....
More on the medical work in the coming report next week.
Jesus help me, B.W., Zambia.
FROM ZIMBABWE, AFRICA
(Combination of 4 letters) Dear Elder Bob
"But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things."Ephesians 6:21.
It’s quite along time since you last heard from me, and yes this time I have been enabled to do so by the grace of God. Zimbabwe had been holding harmonized elections on the 29th of March, and a week before the date I had resolved to bring home my ministry due to widespread reports of political violence across the whole country....and this caused a lot of political disturbances that affected me also in my work.
However, during this time I photocopied a lot of tracts that include 100 Questions on the Sabbath; The Last Message of Mercy to the World; and Come Out of Her My People, as I launched the Program (on) Sunday which was basically about making maximum use of the whole day of Sunday distributing these tracts, holding Bible studies in the streets and getting into some homes for witnessing. Although during this time there was a lot of suspicion for furthering up political interest, I thank God that this work went on well without facing any politically motivated disturbances. Therefore, I was only confined to my local area and could not manage to move to other areas.
It’s only now that at least I can strive to make some slight movements to some brethren to help them. The political environment in this country is not at all good that I am praying that the Lord would intervene or let prophecy be fulfilled. Surely the Lord is coming soon, for what is happening here reminds me of the 11th chapter of Daniel...
I am very much pleased to write to you this time of the year as this month to me has been full of blessings both in the field of work and at home. Even though the political situation in the country has not stabilized, yet I managed to visit the home church in the city with the intention to study with her some of their ideas in order to be at harmony doctrinally.
As soon as I arrived, I was astonished to meet one who quickly claimed to know you very well through the studies that you are having with him. We had much to discuss with this brother pertaining to the message for this time. Truly he showed great interest, but his only problem was on the SDA being Babylon issue. At length we then parted as he excused himself to prepare for the Sabbath but promised to come back the following day (Sabbath) afternoon. I had the privilege to meet the brethren in ____ that whole Sabbath and contended much upon the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Before we started Sabbath program early in the morning a certain brother from the SDA also came. He was in trouble as to what is happening to the SDA and wanted to know the truth about the matter. I had another opportunity to present to him the separation message for about two and a half hours, and then went home as he declined to go to the SDA church intimating that he needed more time to study the truth for himself than to spend his most precious time at the church. The whole Sabbath we then had a study with the brethren on the second coming of Jesus, and finally these brethren decided to be baptized....
I am greatly encouraged as I see end time events unfolding in my eyes I’m no longer fearing anything. Hope you are prospering also in the Lord there in America. Pray for us my brother and our forthcoming Camp Meeting and have added another important topic to the list on Church Unity.
This one serves to inform and to express my sincere gratitude for the support received though so little I have the assurance that the Lord will bless it so abundantly that it will carry me through for the next two months together with the baby. My prayer is that the Lord will continue to work in and through us for the salvation of multitudes. The cost of translation work is daily rising that I am not able to afford the internet and therefore I suggest that at least if I can get a computer of my own would greatly help....
I thank God always because of the work that you are doing because right now I am reading to the MAY-JUNE Newsletter...However, the only problem I am encountering is enough means to download the material that my family and the church may benefit thereby. I am well pleased to report to you that amid the political, economic hardships that Zimbabwe is currently going through, the work of God is nevertheless progressing well. As I am speaking 3 more members have been baptized in the month of June only, had an intense Bible study with literature evangelist of the SDA (church), (and also) shared or distributed Great controversy books to some non-SDAs.
My movements for the Gospel cause are becoming more and more interrupted due to the hyper inflationary environment in which I find myself in.
Let me also take this opportunity to ask for travel expense for the journey to Namibia for the Camp Meeting of which I was also invited to attend in the month of ____. If God blesses you I think only US$100 will be enough for me.
May God Himself richly bless you my brother.
Yours in the name of Jesus, B.N., Zimbabwe.