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A Living Relationship

With Christ

 

My Dear Family in Christ,

We hear much in our churches today about how important it is to have a “relationship” with God. We spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars in buying books, going to meetings, churches and special seminars trying to find out how to have this special “relationship” with God. We sit in our churches being told, “Don’t worry about the law or the commandments, just come to church and get a ‘relationship’ with Jesus first.” But in the end we feel let down. Why? Because we still have sin in our lives. We go to our churches, listen to our pastors and belong to our denominations but we know we are lacking that special relationship with God. That is how they are fleecing you. They sell you on the idea of having a “relationship” with God, but do not teach you how to have that “relationship”. Therefore, we put on a show of having that special relationship. Heaven forbid we should be the only ones in our church without it. So we claim we have it. We make sure we say the right words and go through the proper church motions in order to convince others and ourselves that we have it. We quote John 3:16, Romans 3 and Romans 7 to boost our ego. But we know we don’t have that special relationship. Therefore, I would like to share with you the Biblical concept of what it means and how to get a “relationship” with Jesus.

A dictionary definition of the word “relationship” has the following meanings:

1) The way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.

2) The way in which two or more people or organizations regard and behave toward each other.

Here you see a black bird and I being connected by its claws. We have a connection and in a sense we have a relationship. However, I know nothing of the black bird, where it came from, what it likes, doesn’t like or why it is on my arm. All I know is, one day while out walking it just decided to come down to be with me for about 15 minutes and then flew away. Did we have a “relationship”? Yes, but it was almost meaningless. It brightened my day but the connection was physical and we did not really connect on a meaningful, emotional basis.

Now here is an animal I am truly connected with. He was homeless and wandering down the highway when I took him in at about the age of 6 months. He seems to be a pure breed pink nose Pitbull. I had never owned a “Pit” before. All I had ever heard was that they were mean and deadly. Our “relationship” is totally opposite to what I had imagined. Rebel is the sweatiest, kindest, most thoughtful, gentle, courteous and sensitive dog that has ever lived with me. Better than most humans I have known. I have truly developed a “relationship” with him. I call him “son”. He loves to play, work, study, worship, eat, shower, sleep, swim and climb trees with me. But all of this is not about him. I have never seen a dog so unselfish. All of this is his desire to please me and be obedient. This relationship is so close that I hate leaving the property without him. Every chance I get I take him with me. And just think, not once did Rebel read a book or listen to a sermon on “How to have a relationship” with me. But our relationship is closer than I have had with most humans in my life.

On the other hand I have another dog that I love very much. But his relationship with me is a very different one. He is only with me when he can get what he wants. If there is nothing he wants, I don’t see him. He just lies in his dog house all cozy and nice doing what is good for him. Not much of a “relationship” going on between Foster and I. What makes the relationships different between the black bird, Foster, the “Pit” and I? Let us take a journey through the Bible and see if we can discern what makes the difference between a casual connection and a living relationship.

The first point we need to recognize is that nowhere in the King James Authorized Version of the Bible will you find the word “relationship”. After searching many versions of the Bible, the only version of the Bible I was able to find the word “relationship” in was the ISV: International Standard Version. And in that version it was only mentioned twice. Both times had to do with human sexual relationships.

This brings up an interesting point. While the churches keep talking about having a “relationship” with God, nowhere in the Bible do we find God asking us to have a “relationship” with Him. The same concept goes with “saved by grace”. The churches are always talking about it, but nowhere in the Bible will you find the phrase “saved by grace”. I am beginning to wonder where these churches are getting their information. Obviously it is not from God or His Word.

Lucifer had a relationship with Jesus Christ. Lucifer was the Covering Cherub who stood in the presence of Christ and relayed the instructions of Jesus to the rest of the angels. “You were an anointed guardian cherub. I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; in the midst of the stones of fire you walked.” Ezekiel 28:14. Can you get a closer relationship? What a wonderful relationship they had. They were truly connected in their work and emotions. But if a physical and emotional connection were important for a relationship and eternal life, Lucifer would be doing just fine right now. But that connection and relationship was unable to keep Lucifer from rebelling against God. You might say he was in “church” 24/7 in the presence of God and yet “church” did him no good. “You were blameless in your ways from the day you were created, till unrighteousness was found in you.” Ezekiel 28:15.

Adam and Eve had a relationship with Jesus Christ. He would come to walk and talk with them in the cool of the evening. Genesis 3:8. Wow, how much closer could a human get in a relationship with Christ? But did that relationship benefit them? No! They lost their eternal life and their home. And why? Because they sinned against God and rebelled against His command. As long as they were in obedience to God they had a relationship with Him. But when they sinned, Adam said, “I heard the sound of You in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” Genesis 3:9. In other words, it appears that in order to have a saving “relationship” with God, it must be founded on obedience. Could it be that sin or disobedience produces a “naked feeling” in the presence of God by which we want to hide ourselves from Him? Revelation 6:16. Do you feel that way? It is hard to have a “relationship” with someone you want to hide yourself from.

How many men sit in a bar drinking their guilt away because they are hiding themselves from their wives whom they have cheated on? Wouldn’t it be better if they became obedient to their vows, went home and developed a relationship with their wives instead of a bottle? Wives are doing the same thing by leaving the home and getting involved with their friends in gossiping instead of doing their duty for the family. Families are being torn apart by a lack of true duty-living “relationships”.

On the other hand, the devil has made church-going a wonderful substitute for obedience to God. Church has become the “bottle” to many Christians. Church-going tends to sooth the conscience into a “peace and safety” mode, thinking you are saved through “belief in Jesus” and a “relationship” while continuing in sin. How wicked. Remember, if you are sinning, no sinner will get to heaven.

God said to Cain, “If you do well, will you not be accepted?” Genesis 4:7. After Cain killed his brother the Bible tells us that he “went away from the presence of the LORD.” Genesis 4:16. It seems that sin takes us “away from the presence of the Lord” while obedience brings us into a relationship with God.

Could it be that the “relationship” we want with God is not one we need to “search” for, but as soon as we live in obedience to God our relationship begins? It seems that when we disobey God we become afraid, feel naked and hide ourselves from God by going to church. In other words, we are the ones who cut the relationship, not God. Like the prodigal son, it is us who left God and not the other way around. “Return to Me, says the LORD of hosts, and I will return to you, says the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 1:3.

I am not sure if Noah had a “relationship” with God. But “Noah did all that the LORD had commanded him.” Genesis 7:5. Definitely his obedience to God saved his life. While all the other people of the earth were claiming to have a relationship with God, only Noah and his family were saved.

Abraham definitely had a relationship with God. In order to develop that special relationship God asked Abraham to “go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1. It was in leaving everything behind that Abraham could find the peace and quiet to talk with God face to face as with a friend. “The LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before Me, and be blameless.’” Genesis 17:1. I think God is onto something here. In order to have the “relationship” we want, we must walk before God, not church, and “be blameless”. As Jesus said, be perfect, stop sinning and keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life. It is interesting that Jesus never asked anyone to have a “special relationship” with Him. What He did say was, “If you love Me, you will keep My commandments.” John 14:15. On the other hand, the closest statement I can find to Jesus asking us into a “special relationship” with Him is found in John 14:21, “Whoever has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

Moses had a very special relationship with God. In order for God to use Moses and bring Him into that special relationship, God had to move Moses into a wilderness experience. Moses had to be separated from the world and all that he knew in order to learn how to hear God speaking to him. We need to do the same. God didn’t tell Moses to go to church, He had him move into the desert away from people and external influences. We need to find the “desert experience” in our own lives. Take time to be alone with God. Instead of going to a noisy, busy church, go home and “be still and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10. Once Moses learned how to get that special relationship with God through obedience to Him, God was able to use Him in one of the greatest evangelical movements the world has ever experienced. And why was it that God could use Him? “And Moses did as the LORD commanded him.” Leviticus 8:4.

We can go through the Bible taking example after example to show those who developed relationships with God. Each and every one of them developed that relationship through obedience to God. When they disobeyed they lost that relationship and had to turn themselves around and find it again through obedience. Eli was High Priest but did not have a relationship with God because he was not obedient to God in the raising and disciplining of His sons. He lived and worked at the church, but was lost eternally. “Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever.” 1 Samuel 3:14.

Samuel on the other hand remained faithful to God by obeying every word that proceeded from the mouth of God. Once he reached the age of about 18, he didn’t spend much time in “church”. He was very busy making “house calls” bringing people into an obedient relationship with God. “And he went on a circuit year by year to Bethel, Gilgal, and Mizpah. And he judged Israel in all these places. Then he would return to Ramah, for his home was there, and there also he judged Israel.” 1 Samuel 7:16, 17. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we did the same, making a circuit each year around our city or family, taking the gospel of Jesus to those around us?
King Saul started out with a relationship with God. God changed his heart and prophesied through him. 1 Samuel 10:10. But when King Saul lifted up his heart and refused to be obedient to God, he lost that relationship and his eternal life. However, David, as long as he was obedient to God, had a very special relationship with Him. He made mistakes and repented of them and continued his relationship with God through continued obedience.

The nation of Israel had a very special relationship with God. He called them out of bondage and made them into a great nation. As long as they were obedient to Him that relationship continued. But when they stopped being obedient the relationship stopped. The nation was destroyed and they were taken into captivity and killed. Same with us. From Genesis to Revelation, as we have already seen, nowhere does God get all gooey and emotional about getting a “relationship” with Him. He is straight forward, obey and live, disobey and die. Obey and we will have a wonderful relationship with God. Disobey and He cannot dwell with us. 2 Corinthians 6:14. Church-going only confuses people. It gives you a sense of “relationship” with God, but in reality it is interposing itself between you and God. The “relationship” you have is a feel-good, pagan, Catholic relationship with your church. In the Bible it is called, “Anti-Christ”. “Anti” meaning “in place of”.

The disciples’ experience with Jesus is very interesting when studying this subject. The disciples listened to Jesus, followed Jesus, slept with Jesus, ate with Jesus, bathed with Jesus but not one had a salvation “relationship” with Jesus until after His death. If they had died, like Judas, before the cross, they would have had no salvation. Get the point? Going to church, listening to the Bible, going on missionary trips and whatever else there may be, will not save you or get you into a “relationship” with Jesus. Judas, along with all the disciples, did those things. And when it came down to the wire, they all forsook Him and denied Him. It wasn’t until after the resurrection of Christ that they began to understand how to form that salvation relationship. And why could they not form that special relationship before the cross? Because they were not willing to come into sympathy with Jesus and His work. They did the work, but they were not in obedience to the attitude of the work.

They were working for the “church” but they were not working with Christ on their characters. They were too busy arguing among themselves “as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.” Luke 22:24. Selfishness filled their hearts. They had not let go of the church and its attitudes. There was still too much “church” in them and not enough Jesus. Much like today. Women wanting what God has forbidden. Children wanting what God has forbidden. Men wanting what God has forbidden. We are not in the right attitude with Christ.

One day the Lord took Peter, James and John up onto a mountain. Of all the disciples, these three had the closest “relationship” with Jesus. The sun set and the four of them were high up where it was cold and lonely. The disciples, in their Laodicean “relationship” with Jesus, decided to lie down and get some rest. Eventually their sleep was disturbed by a brilliant light and men talking. As the disciples roused themselves from their sleepiness it dawned on them that Jesus was talking to two men. As their minds became more alert, they recognized that Heaven was open and that Elijah and Moses had come down to encourage Jesus in His work.
Peter, the one who could never control his mouth, blurted out, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” Poor Peter, always talking and giving his opinion. How like our churches, pastors and leaders. Let’s build this or that. Let’s make this or that. Let’s put on a show. Let’s start a new program. So many “church” people write me giving their opinions. But God shut him up. “He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, ‘This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him.’” Matthew 17:4, 5.

Do you get the point? We need to stop listening to our pastors, churches and denominations as they tell us their opinions and that all we need is a “relationship” with Christ. Or that we are “saved by grace”. Or that all we have to do is “believe” on Jesus and we will be saved. What we need to do is shut up, be still and “listen to Him.” Our churches are like Peter, always thinking how to build, talk and make a noise and activity of our religion to fill that missing relationship. They put on a very good show. Great entertainment. Forget the outward folks, forget the entertainment and the show. Let us be quite and listen to Jesus when He tells us to be perfect, stop sinning and keep the Ten Commandments for our eternal life. “As for the voice of the General Conference, there is no voice from God through that body that is reliable.” {17MR 178.1}

It wasn’t until they saw Jesus giving His life for them that it broke their hearts. They began to understand that to have a true “relationship” with God they had to give up everything of this world, the church, and to be in oneness with the character and attitude of God: to live perfect, sinless and obedient lives to the Ten Commandments as Jesus did. Jesus said, the Father “has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him.” See, Jesus had a relationship with His Father by doing what pleased Him. Nowhere are we commanded to please God by going to church. The disciples realized, by looking at the Jews and the church they were part of, all that church-going, Sabbath keeping, all those rituals, all those ceremonies and reading of the Bible and Sabbath School lessons, did nothing to change the heart. They walked with God, stood in church with Him, stood by the lake with Him, stood on the mountain with Him, rode in boats with Him and were lost until they surrendered their lives to Him and accepted His life of obedience and service to God as their own.

It was the church people who hated Jesus. Pilot wanted to let Him go. But the church people wanted Him dead. Why? He did not speak good about their church. He did not bring people to their church. He taught people to worship God in spirit, not in “church”. John 4:21-24. In fact, He talked about destroying their church system. That is why they killed Him. “So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, ‘What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. If we let Him go on like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation (church).’ But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, ‘You know nothing at all. Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation (church) should perish.’” John 11:47. They had no relationship with Jesus or God. They talked a lot about God and the Messiah. They actually spent a lot of time in the presence of Jesus. But their relationship was with the church. Jesus said to them, “your house (church) is left to you desolate.” Matthew 23:38. The same today. Your church, your denomination, your pastor is “left to you desolate” because they refuse to teach and obey the teachings of Jesus.

On the other hand, a non-church-goer who was despised and rejected by the church had a deeper relationship than even the disciples. He was obedient to Jesus. Even though he did not physically follow Jesus around or go to church, he understood what it meant to accept Jesus into his life. And when the time came, the Centurion, a “pagan” Roman soldier, “came forward to Him, appealing to Him, ‘Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.’ And He said to him, ‘I will come and heal him.’ But the centurion replied, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have You come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, and to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.’ When Jesus heard this, He marveled and said to those who followed Him, ‘Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel (the church) have I found such faith.’” Matthew 8:5-10. How sad, not one church member had such faith. Do you see, faith was equated to obedience and not going to church. Doing what was commanded. The Centurion understood that true faith was obedience. He understood the concept of duty and obedience as a Roman soldier. He loved his servant and had a relationship with him because his servant was obedient to him. But the Jews had no concept of what duty and obedience to God meant. It was all church, show and entertainment for the people. Jesus said, “Whoever has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself (have a relationship) to him.” John 14:21. If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word, and My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” John 14:23. Now that is a relationship I want. I want Jesus and His Father to make their home with me. And so they do.

I wonder if that is why Jesus gave the illustration, just before His death, on how to have a “relationship” with Him. He stated, “Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me. I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:4, 5. Your church is not the vine.

And how do we “abide” in Him, or have this “relationship” with Him? Is it by going to church? Is it singing wonderful songs of thanksgiving and praising God for all He has done for us? God would rather see our thankfulness than hear it. “If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7. Get the point? To have this “relationship” we must have His words “abiding” in us. It isn’t about going to church and listening to a pastor or reading your denominational papers. It isn’t about “claiming” to have the Spirit of God in your heart. It is about sitting quietly at home listening to Jesus and putting His words into your heart. Then, “If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.” “You are My friends if you do what I command you.” John 15:10; John 15:14.

And there it is. To become a friend of Jesus and have a salvation relationship with Him, all you have to do is do what He commands you. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” Amos 3:3. Of Course not. And to be in agreement with Jesus what does Jesus command us? To be perfect, to stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments in order to get our eternal life. Matthew 5:48, John 5:14 and Matthew 19:17. Nowhere are we commanded to go to church. We are commanded that we are not to associate with those who do not teach the teachings of Jesus. 2 John 1:8-11. Those who obey Jesus will have eternal life. Those who obey their churches will have eternal death. God bless you as you live in obedience to Jesus. The more obedient you are, the closer your relationship will be with Jesus.

 

TIME WITH JESUS

“Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.”

“The field,” Christ said, “is the world.” But we must understand this as signifying the church of Christ in the world. The parable is a description of that which pertains to the kingdom of God, His work of salvation of men; and this work is accomplished through the church. True, the Holy Spirit has gone out into all the world; everywhere it is moving upon the hearts of men; but it is in the church that we are to grow and ripen for the garner of God.

“He that sowed the good seed is the Son of man.... The good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one.” The good seed represents those who are born of the word of God, the truth. The tares represent a class who are the fruit or embodiment of error, of false principles. “The enemy that sowed them is the devil.” Neither God nor His angels ever sowed a seed that would produce a tare. The tares are always sown by Satan, the enemy of God and man.

In the East, men sometimes took revenge upon an enemy by strewing his newly sown fields with the seeds of some noxious weed that, while growing, closely resembled wheat. Springing up with the wheat, it injured the crop and brought trouble and loss to the owner of the field. So it is from enmity to Christ that Satan scatters his evil seed among the good grain of the kingdom. The fruit of his sowing he attributes to the Son of God. By bringing into the church those who bear Christ’s name while they deny His character, the wicked one causes that God shall be dishonored, the work of salvation misrepresented, and souls imperiled.

Christ’s servants are grieved as they see true and false believers mingled in the church. They long to do something to cleanse the church. Like the servants of the householder, they are ready to uproot the tares. But Christ says to them, “Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest.”

Christ has plainly taught that those who persist in open sin must be separated from the church, but He has not committed to us the work of judging character and motive. He knows our nature too well to entrust this work to us. Should we try to uproot from the church those whom we suppose to be spurious Christians, we should be sure to make mistakes. Often we regard as hopeless subjects the very ones whom Christ is drawing to Himself. Were we to deal with these souls according to our imperfect judgment, it would perhaps extinguish their last hope. Many who think themselves Christians will at last be found wanting. Many will be in heaven who their neighbors supposed would never enter there. Man judges from appearance, but God judges the heart. The tares and the wheat are to grow together until the harvest; and the harvest is the end of probationary time.

There is in the Saviour’s words another lesson, a lesson of wonderful forbearance and tender love. As the tares have their roots closely intertwined with those of the good grain, so false brethren in the church may be closely linked with true disciples. The real character of these pretended believers is not fully manifested. Were they to be separated from the church, others might be caused to stumble, who but for this would have remained steadfast.

The teaching of this parable is illustrated in God’s own dealing with men and angels. Satan is a deceiver. When he sinned in heaven, even the loyal angels did not fully discern his character. This was why God did not at once destroy Satan. Had He done so, the holy angels would not have perceived the justice and love of God. A doubt of God’s goodness would have been as evil seed that would yield the bitter fruit of sin and woe. Therefore the author of evil was spared, fully to develop his character. Through long ages God has borne the anguish of beholding the work of evil, He has given the infinite Gift of Calvary, rather than leave any to be deceived by the misrepresentations of the wicked one; for the tares could not be plucked up without danger of uprooting the precious grain. And shall we not be as forbearing toward our fellow men as the Lord of heaven and earth is toward Satan?

The world has no right to doubt the truth of Christianity because there are unworthy members in the church, nor should Christians become disheartened because of these false brethren. How was it with the early church? Ananias and Sapphira joined themselves to the disciples. Simon Magus was baptized. Demas, who forsook Paul, had been counted a believer. Judas Iscariot was numbered with the apostles. The Redeemer does not want to lose one soul; His experience with Judas is recorded to show His long patience with perverse human nature; and He bids us bear with it as He has borne. He has said that false brethren will be found in the church till the close of time.

Notwithstanding Christ’s warning, men have sought to uproot the tares. To punish those who were supposed to be evildoers, the church has had recourse to the civil power. Those who differed from the established doctrines have been imprisoned, put to torture and to death, at the instigation of men who claimed to be acting under the sanction of Christ. But it is the spirit of Satan, not the Spirit of Christ, that inspires such acts. This is Satan’s own method of bringing the world under his dominion. God has been misrepresented through the church by this way of dealing with those supposed to be heretics.

Not judgment and condemnation of others, but humility and distrust of self, is the teaching of Christ’s parable. Not all that is sown in the field is good grain. The fact that men are in the church does not prove them Christians.

The tares closely resembled the wheat while the blades were green; but when the field was white for the harvest, the worthless weeds bore no likeness to the wheat that bowed under the weight of its full, ripe heads. Sinners who make a pretension of piety mingle for a time with the true followers of Christ, and the semblance of Christianity is calculated to deceive many; but in the harvest of the world there will be no likeness between good and evil. Then those who have joined the church, but who have not joined Christ, will be manifest.

The tares are permitted to grow among the wheat, to have all the advantage of sun and shower; but in the time of harvest ye shall “return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not.” Malachi 3:18. Christ Himself will decide who are worthy to dwell with the family of heaven. He will judge every man according to his words and his works. Profession is as nothing in the scale. It is character that decides destiny.

The Saviour does not point forward to a time when all the tares become wheat. The wheat and tares grow together until the harvest, the end of the world. Then the tares are bound in bundles to be burned, and the wheat is gathered into the garner of God. “Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father.” Then “the Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” Christ’s Object Lessons, Chapter 4

 

 

PRISON MISSION REPORT

Dear Ron
How grateful that I am that you are my friend, and how we share this great love of Jesus, and how much Jesus has helped you to write such a wonderful book of truth, and how much it has helped me, and in turn, I pray that it may also help me to lead many others to Christ, and that I may continue to grow, be perfect, obey all God’s commandments, and earn my eternal life. God bless you Ron.
Scott, inmate on parole, CA

(It amazes me how people who go to church claim they love Jesus and yet have not brought one person out of sin to Jesus. But inmates, those who have had no church experience, are bring many to Jesus and out of sin. I think Jesus was right when He stated that church-goers would be thrown out while the “street” people would be taking their places in Heaven.)

Dear JCPM,
I would like to receive the Bible study course called, “Change Your Life Biblically”. Thank you,
Orlando, CA

Happy Sabbath, God bless you,
I saw the video. I got a new perspective on what the “body of Christ” means. I also was reading the book of Daniel and got a better understand of it, thanks to the study book. I was excited when he spoke about Jesus as Michael and or the prince of angels. I had just read a couple of chapters on Hosea..... Oh and when I was in the welfare office I saw a bulletin board only used for the welfare. It was behind a glass that was locked but when I checked only one was so I placed the job flyer on to the board. Oh and when I took a trip to 42st “Time Square” I realized, wow I’m a New Yorker who’s never really stepped into the busy streets. I felt out of place with the baby. It was so many people. I thought about the matrix like how can they hear God. Here I can’t even think right myself but at a distance I saw I sign that a man was holding. He said, “repent turn to Jesus”. I was attracted to that sign like a bee to honey. I pulled out both flyers, I spoke to him for a few, told him about the ministry and about following Gods law. He told me about the 2 laws Jesus gave. I had to tell him “yeah he was just summarizing the Ten Commandments” so I broke it down for him. I’m not sure if he was open to it now but before we parted ways he said I was wise. I said “No Jesus is and He sent me a great teacher to help me better understand His ways. He said, “still you are wise sister. Pray for me.” I didn’t know at that moment what to say. I had never been asked that and in such a busy area, around 100 of people. I did it, I prayed for him. As I walked to the next busy block, I noticed two more men with similar sign so this must be a group or church or something, so to them as well I gave both flyers. They weren’t so open minded but when I see them again I hope they accept the study book ... I love you Ron. God bless u talk to u soon.
Jasmine, NY - e-mail (Non-inmate)

(Jasmine learned of the book, “Change Your Life Biblically” from her husband who had received the book while in prison. She doesn’t need “church”. The angels of God are with her as she is constantly working for Jesus 24/7. God has blessed her since giving her heart to Jesus. Before reading and obeying the book, “Change Your Life Biblically” she was a mess. Had nothing and was trying to raise a baby boy. After reading and accepting the truth and living in obedience to it, God is providing her with a one bedroom apartment and preparing a career for her.)

Dear JCPM,
I am a newly reborn Christian. I would like if my brothers over there at JCPM would kindly see if I may be given a copy of “Change Your Life Biblically” so that I may begin my walk in Christ. I recently left my life as a screw-up and have now found a better path in my life. I don’t want to write much but I would really appreciate if you guys would send me something to begin my journey in Christ.
Jorge, CA

JCPM,
Hi, can you please sign me up for your monthly newsletter along with the available literature. It would be highly appreciated. Also, I would like a copy of the “Change Your Life Biblically”. Thank you.
Robert, CA

Hello,
I would like to receive a copy of “Change Your Life Biblically”. Also, if it’s no inconvenience, can you please send a copy of “Change Your Life Biblically” to the following person? (He then sent a name. Inmates can be wonderful missionaries. I wish people on the outside would send me names.)
Derrick, CA

Dear JCPM,
Prison has at this point been the best thing I could have hoped for. People tell me, “Chris, your crazy”. And I simply tell them, “Oh, yes I’m crazy for Jesus.” I have come to understand that my job is telling other inmates about the love Jesus has for them. I do this in the most respectful way. My job is to keep as many people out of hell as I can. I can’t get enough knowledge about God. I just want more and more. Thank you for your “Change Your Life Biblically”, I need the tools to share God’s Word with my fellow inmates.
Chris, CA

Brother Ron,
I’ve been reading “Change Your Life Biblically” and it is helping me to understand more about being a Christian and the life of Christ. I do believe He died for me and He was put on this earth to teach us the way to live on this earth so we can have life after death. It’s nice to know my sins have been forgiven. God gave us the law of Ten. The Ten Commandments were given to us as a path to live the life for God. I do believe if we do live the Ten Commandments that are life, we will be more Christ like. I also believe that we should keep the Sabbath holy. Yes, Saturday is the 7th day of the week. I’ve always felt that way. There are more people that believe that then you know. I go to a group here at the jail called, “Celebrate Recovery”. It’s like a 12 step program. I started talking about you and CYLB in group today. The 10 Commandments and the Sabbath being on Saturday. They do believe and feel the same way as we do. Ron, thank you again for all you are doing for others. Your love for Christ and others show in your good work that you do.
Chris, VA

Dear JCPM,
I finished my “Introductory Issue” and the “2nd Peter’s 8 Steps” booklets! I got a total kick out of both of them. They were pretty awesome. I was wondering if you could send me more awesomeness? Maybe I could get the “Change Your Life Biblically” as well? All and all it would be pretty cool. Thank you and God bless you.
Ryan, CA

Dear Ron,
I have had a chance to read the pamphlet you sent my way. I am very interested in your book, “Change Your Life Biblically”. I was sent to prison in 1995 and at that time I dedicated my life to Christ. But the road has been wrought with many bouts of sin in which I have not been able to overcome. I have been in and out of prison 4 times now for violations on a 15 year sentence. Yes, I said 15, though it is now almost 20 years later. My walk is not the walk Christ wants it to be and it is not the walk I desire it to be. I look forward with eagerness to receive your book and getting into the meat of it and God’s Word and finally stepping into the true freedom of walking as Christ wants me to. I hope you and I can begin to correspond and get to know each other as I too desire to see men and women get out of prison and stay out.
James, MT

Dear Jesus Christ Prison Ministry,
A token donation sent to your group for Darryl who was in the “system” when I met him. He is not on the side of the “citizens of law abiding”. My prayer is that God is still leading him to walk in the Light. My prayers are with him and your group to continue the work that you are doing. Though my giving is like the “widow’s mite” we know that little is much if God is in it. Thank you all for being on the Lord’s side so that God can tell your group “Well done”. Let’s continue to waken the population that Jesus is soon to return and knowing that, we can say “Lord you have given us our orders”. Thank you.
John, OH (Non-inmate)

Hello,
I am writing to receive the book, “Change Your Life Biblically”. Please send that and other Christian literature too.
Angela, SD

Dear JCPM,
I would really like a copy of the “Change Your Life Biblically” sent to me, please. If you could maybe spare a minute to send a letter my way to say “hello” and let me know I’ll make it through this time of suffering. I am 28 years old and with no one to write to me. Prison is a very lonely place. Everyday at mail call I never get anything. Waiting to hear from you.
Tyler, CA

To Whom It May Concern,
I am addressing you at this time to inquire about a book that I’ve heard about. I have been told of “Change Your Life Biblically” and am very much interested in receiving a copy for myself. I am also going to include the name of a friend who is requesting one as well. We are on the church council together and are looking for books that we may be able to purchase at our next counsel meeting. Would you accept a donation for the books. The council funds will be used for it. I myself am indigent and am not yet even assigned a job. I volunteer at the chapel. Thank you for your tie and consideration.
Dale, IA

Brother Ron,
Please excuse this short mail. I mainly want to mail these stamps. I’m due in tithe. I had a blessed month. I’m busy with work. I come back to my cell tired. Enough to study and sleep and squeeze in a class or two. But I feel the need to give you a little something. I do appreciate you. I care for your wellbeing and want your ministry to press onward spreading the good news.
Frankie, CA

JCPM,
My husband is incarcerated. He sent me a bookmark that said, “Free Bible Studies”. We have been wishing for Bible studies we cold afford so we could do them together. I live in Kentucky and money is very tight. We haven’t seen each other for over three years. We write often and talk by phone no more than five times a year. We always were close when we studied the Word together. If we could do this together again, it would really bless us. Bless you ever so much for the work you do in God’s name.
Barbara, KY (Non-inmate)

 

Testimony for God's People

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

let us listen now to the words of God through His modern-day prophet. Let us not turn back as others who refuse to hear. Let us open our ears, open our eyes and humble our proud hearts before the Lord God Almighty and accept His message for us today.

It is an eternal law of Jehovah that he who accepts the truth that the world needs is to make it his first work to proclaim this truth. But who is there that makes the burden of perishing sinners his own? As I look upon the professed people of God, and see their unwillingness to serve Him, my heart is filled with a pain that I cannot express. How few are heart to heart with God in His solemn, closing work. There are thousands to be warned, yet how few consecrate themselves wholly to the work, willing to be or to do anything if only they may win souls to Christ. Jesus died to save the world. In humility, in lowliness, in unselfishness, He worked and is working for sinners. But many of those who ought to co-operate with Him are self-sufficient and indifferent.

Among God’s people today there is a fearful lack of the sympathy that should be felt for souls unsaved. We talk of Christian missions. The sound of our voices is heard; but do we feel Christ’s tender heart longing for those outside the fold? And unless our hearts beat in union with the heart of Christ, how can we understand the sacredness and importance of the work to which we are called by the words: “Watch for ... souls, as they that must give account”? Hebrews 13:17.

Sitting in church listening to a “mission story” is not watching “for souls”. As you continue reading you will find that our churches have totally fallen. The members are no longer living as Jesus lived or as He commanded. Our churches are no longer the “Church of Christ”. We have become “Catholic” in our church worship, understanding and lives. Totally lost. You personally must be bringing lost souls to Christ every day. Not to a “church” but the true church of God, the spiritual church of living the perfect, sinless and commandment keeping life. When was the last time you brought a soul to the teachings of Jesus?

God is waiting for men and women to awake to their responsibilities. He is waiting for them to link themselves with Him. Let them mark the signal of advance, and no longer be laggards in working out the will of the Lord.

Do we realize how large a number in the world are watching our movements? From quarters where we least expect will come voices urging us forward in the work of giving to the world the last message of mercy. Ministers and people, wake up! Be quick to recognize and seize every opportunity and advantage offered in the turning of the wheel of providence. God and Christ and the heavenly angels are working with intense activity to hold in check the fierceness of Satan’s wrath, that God’s plans may not be thwarted. God lives and reigns. He is conducting the affairs of the universe. Let His soldiers move forward to victory. Let there be perfect unity in their ranks. Let them press the battle to the gates. As a mighty Conqueror, the Lord will work for them.

Somehow, that just doesn’t sound like sitting in church on Sabbath nodding off and being self-content with the “truth”. This is one of those ministries “from quarters where we least expect will come voices urging us forward . . .” But how few are listening to God’s voice. The wicked call it “dribble”.

Let the gospel message ring through our churches, summoning them to universal action. Let the members of the church have increased faith, gaining zeal from their unseen, heavenly allies, from a knowledge of their exhaustless resources, from the greatness of the enterprise in which they are engaged, and from the power of their Leader. Those who place themselves under God’s control, to be led and guided by Him, will catch the steady tread of the events ordained by Him to take place. Inspired with the Spirit of Him who gave His life for the life of the world, they will no longer stand still in impotency, pointing to what they cannot do. Putting on the armor of heaven, they will go forth to the warfare, willing to do and dare for God, knowing that His omnipotence will supply their need.

Oh yes, we are to be placing ourselves under God and His Holy Spirit, not under a church. Those who sit in church, placing themselves under man will be destroyed. Get up, get out, open your homes and use the material and the resources from this ministry which God is dictating and directing, to teach your families, friends and neighbors how to get ready for the closing of their probation.

God’s servants are to make use of every resource for enlarging His kingdom. The apostle Paul declares that it is “good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth,” that “supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.” 1 Timothy 2:3, 4, 1. And James says: “Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” James 5:20. Every believer is pledged to unite with his brethren in giving the invitation, “Come; for all things are now ready.” Luke 14:17. Each is to encourage the others in doing wholehearted work. Earnest invitations will be given by a living church. Thirsty souls will be led to the water of life.

The apostles carried a weight of responsibility to enlarge their sphere of labor, to proclaim the gospel in the regions beyond. From their example we learn that there are to be no idlers in the Lord’s vineyard. His servants are constantly to enlarge the circle of their efforts. Constantly they are to do more, never less. The Lord’s work is to widen and broaden until it encircles the world.

After making a missionary tour, Paul and Barnabas retraced their steps, visiting the churches they had raised up and selecting men to unite with them in the work. Thus God’s servants are to labor today, selecting and training worthy young men as colaborers. God help us to sanctify ourselves, that by our example others may be sanctified, enabled to do successful work in winning souls to Christ.

We are nearing the close of this earth’s history; soon we shall stand before the great white throne. Soon your time for work will be forever past. Watch for opportunities to speak a word in season to those with whom you come in contact. Do not wait to become acquainted before you offer them the priceless treasures of truth. Go to work, and ways will open before you.

One way that is “open before you” is to use the information on our web site. We have free Bible studies, videos and books you can share and invite people to watch. God will hold you responsible if you are not. This is an avenue that God has personally dictated, directed and opened for you to use. Are you “training worthy young men as colaborers”? If not, you will be held accountable.

At the day of judgment there comes to the lost a full realization of the meaning of the sacrifice made on Calvary. They see what they have lost by refusing to be loyal. They think of the high, pure association it was their privilege to gain. But it is too late. The last call has been made. The wail is heard: “The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.” Jeremiah 8:20.

Upon us rests the weighty responsibility of warning the world of its coming doom. From every direction, from far and near, are coming calls for help. God calls upon His church to arise and clothe herself with power. Immortal crowns are to be won; the kingdom of heaven is to be gained; the world, perishing in ignorance, is to be enlightened.

How true that is. This ministry is receiving almost 120 requests a month and rising. How many requests is your church getting each month? Does your church even teach the teachings of Jesus to be perfect, stop sinning and keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life? What is it doing to prepare people for the time when their probation will close? Unless they are living perfect, they are lost. Are you living as Jesus commands?

The world will be convinced, not by what the pulpit teaches, but by what the church lives. The minister in the desk announces the theory of the gospel; the practical piety of the church demonstrates its power.

Today, the “minister in the desk” has no idea what the gospel is. If you are not living the “practical piety” of perfection, sinlessness and keeping the Ten Commandments, what do you have to “demonstrate” to the world? Just another worldly church!

Enfeebled and defective, needing constantly to be warned and counseled, the church is nevertheless the object of Christ’s supreme regard. He is making experiments of grace on human hearts and is effecting such transformations of character that angels are amazed and express their joy in songs of praise. They rejoice to think that sinful, erring human beings can be so transformed.

And so it is. Through this simple little ministry, the “church” of God is proving that “erring human beings can be so transformed”. Eating vegetarian or vegan is not being “transformed”. Living perfect, sinless, commandment keeping lives is being transformed. Remember, God’s “church” is spiritual, not a physical building or denomination. Those who are living as Jesus commands, perfect, sinless and commandment keeping to get their eternal life belong to His “church”. 2 John 1:8-11

As the third angel’s message swells into a loud cry, great power and glory will attend its proclamation. The faces of God’s people will shine with the light of heaven.

But how can they live the “light of heaven” when their lives are bound by the darkness of the sins of this world while going to church.

The Lord will fit men and women—yes, and children, as He did Samuel—for His work, making them His messengers. He who never slumbers or sleeps watches over each worker, choosing his sphere of labor. All heaven is watching the warfare which, under apparently discouraging circumstances, God’s servants are carrying on. New conquests are being achieved, new honors won, as the Lord’s servants, rallying round the banner of their Redeemer, go forth to fight the good fight of faith. All the heavenly angels are at the service of the humble, believing people of God; and as the Lord’s army of workers here below sing their songs of praise, the choir above join with them in thanksgiving, ascribing praise to God and to His Son.

Achieving “new honors” is not getting degrees from colleges or universities. Achieving “new honors” is putting sin out of our lives. “Each worker” is not a paid employee of a church. Workers are those who are living, teaching and proclaiming to their neighbors and all around them that they must stop sinning and live the perfect life that Jesus commands in order to have eternal life. Sitting in church is not fighting “the good fight of faith”.

Nothing is apparently more helpless, yet really more invincible, than the soul that feels its nothingness and relies wholly on the merits of the Saviour. God would send every angel in heaven to the aid of such a one, rather than allow him to be overcome.

Obviously, church members do not feel “helpless” in their self-righteous churches doing their self-righteous works for their church. If they felt “helpless” they would “overcome” sin in their lives. Obviously, God cannot send angels to help church members. They have “church” to rely on.

The battle cry is sounding along the line. Let every soldier of the cross push to the front, not in self-sufficiency, but in meekness and lowliness, and with firm faith in God. Your work, my work, will not cease with this life. For a little while we may rest in the grave, but, when the call comes, we shall, in the kingdom of God, take up our work once more.

Notice please, it is “firm faith in God” and not your church. Churches have fallen. They have become “Babylon” and are “anti-Christ”. They stand in “the place of” Christ as the good “Catholic” churches they have become.

We have a message from the Lord to bear to the world, a message that is to be borne in the rich fullness of the Spirit’s power. Let our ministers see the need of seeking to save the lost. Direct appeals are to be made to the unconverted. “Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?” the Pharisees asked Christ’s disciples. And the Saviour responded: “I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Matthew 9:11, 13. This is the work He has given us. And never was there greater need of it than at the present time.

God has not given His ministers the work of setting the churches right. No sooner is this work done, apparently, than it has to be done over again. Church members that are thus looked after and labored for become religious weaklings. If nine tenths of the effort that has been put forth for those who know the truth had been put forth for those who have never heard the truth, how much greater would have been the advancement made! God has withheld His blessings because His people have not worked in harmony with His directions.

How true! The churches have become Catholic. The whole system is Catholic. We are not to have ministers full time in a church giving sermons. Ministers are to be taking their members out, one by one, day after day, week after week, teaching them how to go door to door, business to business, sharing the teachings of Jesus to be perfect, stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal life.

It weakens those (the church) who know the truth for our ministers to expend on them the time and talent that should be given to the unconverted. In many of our churches in the cities the minister preaches Sabbath after Sabbath, and Sabbath after Sabbath the church members come to the house of God with no words to tell of blessings received because of blessings imparted. They have not worked during the week to carry out the instruction given them on the Sabbath. So long as church members make no effort to give to others the help given them, great spiritual feebleness must result.

Instead of members coming “to the house of God” with words to tell, we now have “canned” mission reports so we don’t disturb the sleeping Laodicean members in their pews. All the “Catholic” church wants is your money, not some Spirit filled member standing up and exhorting and rebuking the sinful state of the church. The churches have become so “organized” and rigid that the Spirit of God is unable to speak. It is all human nonsense. Your ministers are Jesuits of Catholicism.

The greatest help that can be given our people is to teach them to work for God, and to depend on Him, not on the ministers. Let them learn to work as Christ worked. Let them join His army of workers and do faithful service for Him.

There are times when it is fitting for our ministers to give on the Sabbath, in our churches, short discourses, full of the life and love of Christ. But the church members are not to expect a sermon every Sabbath.

Let us remember that we are pilgrims and strangers on this earth, seeking a better country, even a heavenly. Let us work with such earnestness, such devotion, that sinners will be drawn to Christ. Those who have united with the Lord in the covenant of service are under bonds to unite with Him in the great, grand work of soul saving. Let church members, during the week, act their part faithfully, and on the Sabbath relate their experience. The meeting will then be as meat in due season, bringing to all present new life and fresh vigor. When God’s people see the great need of working as Christ worked for the conversion of sinners, the testimonies borne by them in the Sabbath service will be filled with power. With joy they will tell of the precious experience they have gained in working for others.

Your Catholic churches tremble to think that they should conduct themselves as the prophet of God has proscribed. They don’t want you to be saved. Your Sabbath keeping Catholic church wants you to sit quietly, giving your money to pay the Catholic priests to tell you nothing. They don’t want you filled with the Spirit of God standing up and sharing what God is doing in your life to bring your neighbors to Jesus. They don’t want you standing up and sharing what God is doing for you. You might make another member or the pastor feel embarrassed for not having the Spirit of God.

Our ministers are not to spend their time laboring for those who have already accepted the truth. With Christ’s love burning in their hearts, they are to go forth to win sinners to the Saviour. (not a church) Beside all waters they are to sow the seeds of truth. Place after place is to be visited; church after church is to be raised up. Those who take their stand for the truth are to be organized into churches, and then the minister is to pass on to other equally important fields.

Just as soon as a church is organized, let the minister set the members at work. They will need to be taught how to labor successfully. Let the minister devote more of his time to educating than to preaching. Let him teach the people how to give to others the knowledge they have received. While the new converts should be taught to ask counsel from those more experienced in the work, they should also be taught not to put the minister in the place of God. Ministers are but human beings, men compassed with infirmities. Christ is the One to whom we are to look for guidance. “The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, ... full of grace and truth.” “And of His fullness have all we received, and grace for grace.” John 1:14, 16.

But that is not what your church wants. It wants you to look to the minister in place of God. Your church has become “anti” Christ. It does not want you to live for Jesus but for the church. Your church stands “in the place of” Christ.

The power of the gospel is to come upon the companies raised up, fitting them for service. Some of the new converts will be so filled with the power of God that they will at once enter the work. They will labor so diligently that they will have neither time nor disposition to weaken the hands of their brethren by unkind criticism. Their one desire will be to carry the truth to the regions beyond.

Unfortunately, that is what this ministry gets from church members, unkind criticism for teaching the teachings of Jesus. They love their Catholic Sabbath churches and don’t want any Spirit of God to enter and disturb their sleep.

The Lord has presented before me the work that must be done in our cities. The believers in these cities can work for God in the neighborhood of their homes. They are to labor quietly and in humility, carrying with them wherever they go the atmosphere of heaven. If they keep self out of sight, pointing always to Christ, the power of their influence will be felt.

Unfortunately, church members are not “always pointing to Christ” but to the church. Church, church and more church. Come to our church and be saved. “We have the truth.” Or they are teaching “conspiracy theories”. All of it is of the devil. All is Catholic, no matter what day you go to “church” on. It is all a show, never “quietly and in humility”.

As a worker gives himself unreservedly to the service of the Lord, he gains an experience that enables him to labor more and more successfully for the Master. The influence that drew him to Christ helps him to draw others to Christ. The work of a public speaker may never be laid upon him, but he is nonetheless a minister for God, and his work testifies that he is born of God.

It is not the Lord’s purpose that ministers should be left to do the greatest part of the work of sowing the seeds of truth. Men who are not called to the ministry are to be encouraged to labor for the Master according to their several ability. Hundreds of men and women now idle could do acceptable service. By carrying the truth into the homes of their friends and neighbors, they could do a great work for the Master. God is no respecter of persons. He will use humble, devoted Christians, even if they have not received so thorough an education as some others. Let such ones engage in service for Him by doing house-to-house work. Sitting by the fireside, they can—if humble, discreet, and godly—do more to meet the real needs of families than could an ordained minister.

And that is what He did for me. He took this humble, devoted Christian, with no experience in “church” work and, like Joseph, put him where he could learn how to actually work for sinners. Then He dictated and directed the book, “Change Your Life Biblically” and told me to put it into the hands of inmates. Why inmates? Because church people are not interested in truth or salvation. They just want “church”. They sit smugly in their churches criticizing the work of God.

Why do not believers feel a deeper, more earnest concern for those who are out of Christ? Why do not two or three meet together and plead with God for the salvation of some special one, and then for still another? In our churches let companies be formed for service. Let different ones unite in labor as fishers of men. Let them seek to gather souls from the corruption of the world into the saving purity of Christ’s love.

The formation of small companies as a basis of Christian effort has been presented to me by One who cannot err. If there is a large number in the church, let the members be formed into small companies, to work not only for the church members, but for unbelievers. If in one place there are only two or three who know the truth, let them form themselves into a band of workers. Let them keep their bond of union unbroken, pressing together in love and unity, encouraging one another to advance, each gaining courage and strength from the assistance of the others. Let them reveal Christlike forbearance and patience, speaking no hasty words, using the talent of speech to build one another up in the most holy faith. Let them labor in Christlike love for those outside the fold, forgetting self in their endeavor to help others. As they work and pray in Christ’s name, their numbers will increase; for the Saviour says: “If two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 18:19. 7T 13-21

If any “church” member would like to learn how to work for Jesus, this ministry is available to teach. What can I do to help you become a worker for Jesus? Bring together others who want to develop their lives to live as Jesus commands. Use our books, videos and on-line services in your Bible studies and outreach.

 

Ministry News

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We are putting solar in. The ministry uses lots of electricity for the Lord’s work. We are all electric here. Our monthly electric bill runs from $150 to $400 a month depending on the time of year and workload. Any extra help would be appreciated.

More and more requests are coming in from inmates. Up through September 1 of this year we have spent $2,862 in postage alone. Office supplies: $4,140: paper, envelopes, toner, ink, etc. Any extra help would be appreciated.

I want to thank each and every one of you for your love and support of this little ministry. God bless you as you continue to stand up and teach the teachings of Jesus.

Ron