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A Christian's Reward

 

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We hear much in our churches today of the “Free gift of God”, “Saved by Grace”, “Unconditional love” and “Just believe”. These are themes that are most commonly preached. It is wonderful to get a gift. We love our birthdays and Christmases. We love it when our boss gives us a bonus or some other gift. How special it makes us feel.

However, as with reality, so with Christianity, we can’t be getting “free gifts” all day long. At some point, those giving us gifts will stop being our friends if we are expecting gifts from them every time we enter their presence or if we are not returning the favor. God is no different. He is constantly, through His grace, give us sunshine, rain, food, life, health and energy to keep us alive. But there is a catch to all that “grace”. At some point it is going to run out if we do not return the “love”.

This concept of “reward” for good behavior is not appreciated in the churches or society of today as it should be. It used to be highly prized and appreciated. People were determined to achieve high rewards. But the world has been getting lazy lately. The schools are giving out rewards to students without any effort on the part of the student. Everyone must be a “winner”. The churches started this concept with “Saved by Grace” in the early 1970’s. Now, almost one half of the population is on some sort of public assistance (social grace) since they have been taught that they don’t have to work for their “rewards”. Almost half of society believes the world owes them a living. Welfare roles are growing. Why work when life can be “free”.


The modern churches of today hate anything that has to do with our obligations to God. They hate the word “work”. They hate the word “reward”. Lucifer understands God and His “work-reward” concept. He didn’t want to “work” for his reward so he started a rebellion against God and His “work” rules. Since being cast out of heaven he has continued his rebellion on earth by getting the human race to follow him in his rebellion against God and His “work-reward” plan. The churches have been the most active participants in the rebellion with Lucifer. They hate the concept of obedience to God. But the words “work”, “reward” and “obedience” are in the Bible. The churches simply choose to ignore them. So let us, in this study, take a look at the concept of our “reward”. The dictionary definition for “reward” goes like this: “A thing given in recognition of one’s service, effort, or achievement.”

Right in the beginning God created the world and everything on it. He gave it all to Adam and Eve. What grace! They didn’t deserve it. There was one simple requirement though. In order for them to keep it as it was, they were to give all their love to God. In order to continuously receive the rewards of God they were to continuously return their love to Him through obedience to His Law. To test His new creation to see if they would love and obey Him, “the LORD God caused every tree that is both beautiful and suitable for food to spring up out of the ground. The tree of life was also in the middle of the garden, along with the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. . . The LORD God commanded the man: ‘You may freely eat from every tree of the garden, but you are not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because you will certainly die during the day that you eat from it.’” Genesis 2:9,16, 17.


As long as they showed their love through their obedience to God, they would continually receive their physical reward of the Garden of Eden and their spiritual reward of eternal life. Much like an employee. As long as he is obeying his employer he gets to keep his job. After they sinned they not only forfeited their “reward” of eternal life but also the Garden of Eden God had so graciously given them. Now they were cast out and would die eternally. But God loved man so much He made a way of escape. God was willing to take the penalty for man’s sin and open the way for eternal life if man was willing, again, to do the work of obedience to God. God told Cain, “If you do well, will you not be accepted?” Genesis 4:7. Here God was letting the human race understand that God was willing to give man a second chance. If man did “well” he could still be accepted by God and earn his reward of eternal life.

After Cain, the world was receiving the grace of God but they were not returning their love through obedience to God. “The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD regretted that He had made man on the earth, and it grieved Him to His heart. So the LORD said, ‘I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land.’” Genesis 6:5-7. Therefore, His grace for them ceased and God wiped them out. They stopped receiving the present rewards of God’s grace and their eternal reward of eternal life.


Noah continued in the grace of God because he returned the love by being obedient to the commands of God. In other words, Noah earned the reward he received. To put it another way, his reward for obedience was the continuation of his life, by the grace of God, after the flood.

After the flood the world continued its downhill progression in sin and lawlessness. God looked around for a man who would stand tall for Him. He found that man in Abram. God called Abram to keep His law alive among the inhabitants of the earth and Abram accepted the call. In Genesis 15:1 we find a message from the Lord to Abram in which God says, “Don’t be afraid, Abram. I am your shield; your reward will be very great.” Abraham’s rewards were 1) Abraham was given great wealth, and 2) descendants who were to carry on the love and obedience to God’s laws, and 3) eternal life.

So what were the service, effort and achievement that Abram gave to God? Simply put, he obeyed God when God called him to leave his relatives and go to the land of Canaan. So again, why did God reward Abram? “Because Abraham obeyed My voice and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.” Genesis 26:5.


Within a couple hundred years of the descendants of Abraham entering Egypt, they became slaves of the Egyptians. God was willing to deliver them from their bondage if they were willing to accept Him as their God and serve Him only. If they did, their rewards would be a land of their own, great prosperity and God would make them into a great nation. “And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you.” Deuteronomy 4:1. As long as they were obedient to God’s commands they received their rewards. “And He declared to you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, that is, the Ten Commandments, and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.” Deuteronomy 4:13.

God is very explicit that our rewards for this life and the life to come are predicated on our obedience to His Commands. Moses and Aaron disobeyed the command of God to speak to the rock and they lost their earthly reward of the Promised Land. Numbers 20:8-11. Because of their repentance God returned to them their eternal reward. Every Israelite, over the age of 20, who came out of Egypt, except for two, did not receive their earthly reward. They sinned against God and lost the Promised Land. God wants us to understand we are to “keep His statutes and His commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the LORD your God is giving you for all time.” Deuteronomy 4:40. It is because the church, which claims to be God’s special people of the world today, has let go of the commands of God, that the blessings are being withdrawn from it and the earth.


The story of Ruth is an illustration of the Christian life. Ruth was a pagan who switched sides. She decided to serve the living God. She did not go to church, she did not get involved with church activities. She simply did her “Christian” duty. In doing so, Boaz said to her, “May the LORD repay you for your work, and may a full reward be given you from the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.” Ruth 2:12. And so she was rewarded. One of the greatest servants and leaders of God’s people came from her descendants: David. Ruth 4:17.

However, before David, Saul was given the kingdom of Israel. All he had to do was be obedient to God and he would have continued receiving the kingdom as his reward for obedience. Unfortunately, Saul turned away from obedience to God. Samuel was sent by God to Saul to give him this word from the Lord. “You have not kept the command of the LORD your God, with which He commanded you. For then the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought out a man after His own heart, and the LORD has commanded him to be prince over His people, because you have not kept what the LORD commanded you.” 1 Samuel 13:13, 14. “So Saul died for his breach of faith. He broke faith with the LORD in that he did not keep the command of the LORD.” 1 Chronicles 10:13. It appears that faith and obedience go hand in hand.


David was a man after God’s own heart. He loved God and obeyed Him. Yes, he made a few mistakes in his life, but mistakes are not the same as rebellion. Refusing to live as God commands us: perfect, sinless and commandment keeping is rebellion, not a mistake. David earned the right of his reward to the kingship “because David did what was right in the eyes of the LORD and did not turn aside from anything that He commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.” 1 Kings 15:5. And in that “matter of Uriah the Hittite” David was disciplined and lost four of his sons. We can never disobey God without a loss of some reward. There is always a penalty for disobedience. Unlike Saul, David repented of his sin and humbled himself before God and continued in obedience to God. “David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the LORD.’ And Nathan said to David, ‘The LORD also has put away your sin; you shall not die.’” 2 Samuel 12:13. It was through David the Lord was able to pronounce to the world this great concept of “reward”. Let us listen to God as He shares this concept to us through His servant and prophet David.

“The LORD will reward me because I am righteous; because my hands are clean he will restore me.” Psalm 18:20. Are you righteous? Are your hands clean? Have you sinned today?


In keeping of the Ten Commandments David said, “Moreover your servant is warned by them; and there is great reward in keeping them.” Psalm 19:11.

We are rewarded for both the good and the bad we do. “Reward them according to their deeds; according to the evil of their actions. Reward them based on what they do; give them what they deserve.” Psalm 28:4.


“Also to you, Lord, belongs gracious love, because you reward each person according to what he does.” Psalm 62:12.

Solomon was chosen by God to lead Israel after his father David. Two brothers of Solomon died in order for God to give Solomon the kingdom. But Solomon was not as steadfast as his father David was. Solomon allowed his wives to lead him away from obedience to God. The consequence was the loss of 10 of the 12 tribes of Israel. “For thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Behold, I am about to tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon and will give you (Jeroboam) ten tribes.’” 1 Kings 11:31.

How sad. Just as Solomon listened to his wives, so today, people are listening to their churches instead of to God. That is why in the Bible they are called prostitutes. They have left their Husband and have given their love to another. Solomon did repent in later years, but what a waste of years which could have been spent being a blessing to God. How many lives were lost because of the time spent in sin and disobedience to God’s laws? Because of his experience, Solomon could write at the end of his life, “Disaster pursues the sinful, but good will reward the righteous.” Proverbs 13:21. “The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.” Ecclesiastes 12:13, 14.

God will reward us both in this life and in the life to come. The rewards God gives to us on this earth are to help us understand the great and final reward He will give the faithful and obedient at the end of time: eternal life. Eternal life is a “reward”. “Look! The Lord GOD comes with strength, and His arm rules for Him. Look! His reward is with Him, and His payment accompanies Him.” Isaiah 40:10. Why do the churches of today continue to refuse to accept the fact that we have a Heaven to earn and a hell to lose? Why do we continue listening to our churches, pastors and denominations while they continue to lie to us?


By the time of Isaiah the prophet, Israel had fallen far from the Lord. Israel, for hundreds of years had forgotten to keep the commands of God in front of their children. It is the same with the churches today. They are no longer keeping the Commandments of God before their children. The churches are not teaching our children that they must work out their salvation by obedience to the Ten Commandments. Philippians 2:12. No, our children now want “welfare” from God. God had to reinforce the concept of the “work-reward” principle with greater power. He sent prophet after prophet to warn the church but the people refused to listen. “I said: ‘I’ve labored for nothing. I’ve exhausted my strength on futility and on emptiness.’ Yet surely my recompense is with the LORD, and my reward is with my God.” Isaiah 49:4. I feel the same at times. I feel like I am exhausting my strength on a futile journey that the Lord has called me to. How many call these words of the Lord, “dribble”. However, this is God’s ministry and His message. “Surely my recompense is with the LORD, and my reward is with my God.”

“For I, the LORD, love justice, and I hate robbery and iniquity; I will faithfully present your reward and make an everlasting covenant with you.” Isaiah 61:8. Those who are not teaching the teachings of Jesus to be perfect, stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments for their eternal life are robbing people of their eternal life. “Here is the LORD! Proclaim to the ends of the earth, say to the inhabitants of Zion: ‘See, your salvation is coming! See, His reward is with Him, and His recompenses are before Him.’” Isaiah 62:11.


By the time of Jeremiah the situation had become so dire that God had given up. The people were so far in rebellion they thought they were in obedience. Because the people listened to their church leaders they did not understand that listening to the one was disobedience to the Other. All that was left was to give them the “reward” they had earned: captivity, destruction and death. “You are great in regards to your purposes and mighty in regards to your works. Your eyes are open to everything that people do, and will reward each one according to their ways and just as their actions deserve.” Jeremiah 32:19. And so He did. God used Nebuchadnezzar to carry out His punishment on His people. How sad.

By the end of Daniel’s life the people of Israel were doomed. They were putting on a good show but their hearts were not in it. The church, rituals and services were more important than obedience to God’s commands. They wanted to look good while they lived for the world. Daniel was heartbroken. But because of his obedience to God he was told, “Now as for you, go on your way until the end—you’ll rest and then rise to receive your reward at the end of the age.” Daniel 12:13.


By the time of Christ the physical nation of Israel ceased to exist as a nation under God. Why? Jesus said, “If you abide in My word, you are truly My disciples.” John 8:31. They rejected the words of Jesus to live perfectly, to stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments to get their eternal life. Therefore they lost their rewards: their nation, their land and their specialness as God’s peculiar people. They were rejected and lost their eternal destiny. They kept thinking they were of God because they went to church on Sabbath, but they had no idea how far they had fallen and how rejected they were by God. The Kingdom of God would never again be manifested through a physical kingdom on earth. It would now only be represented by the Spiritual Kingdom living within each individual. “The kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21. Even though salvation has always been an individual experience, God used the nation of Israel, in the Old Testament, as a physical manifestation among the nations to show what great rewards nations and individuals could have if they were obedient to God. After Israel failed so miserably God would never again, until the Kingdom of God comes in the clouds of heaven, use a “physical church” to display His power. The next “physical church”, Catholicism, that was set up by man, has been turning people away from Jesus. Every church that directs people’s attention to the church instead of to Jesus is “Anti”- Christ. “Anti” meaning “in place of”.

Jesus came to pay the penalty for man’s sins. But He also came to show the reward we would receive if we would live in obedience to His commands. Just as He lived in obedience to His Father’s commands and was raised to receive His reward of eternal life, so may we. No longer were our “rewards” to be of an earthly nature such as a nation or denomination. That physical necessity was needed in the Old Testament in order to prepare the way for the physical coming of Jesus. Jesus needed an earthly plot of land to live, work and die. Now we no longer need this world. Our reward is exclusively spiritual and in Heaven. What we get on earth is simply the grace of God while we work in obedience to His laws for our heavenly reward. “For the Son of man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.” Matthew 16:27. Notice, He will not reward a “church” but every man.


However, if we live in obedience to His laws we will be persecuted by our churches and the world as Jesus was. “Rejoice and be extremely glad, because your reward in heaven is great! That’s how they persecuted the prophets who came before you.” Matthew 5:12. If you are not being persecuted by your church, be assured, you are not living the perfect, sinless and commandment keeping life God requires of you. 2 Timothy 3:12. You are definitely not following the example of Jesus who was persecuted when He went to church.

“Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people in order to be noticed by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.” Matthew 6:1. Too many denominations are flouting their “righteousness” in front of people. They brag about their health, medical and educational institutions, but their hearts are far from God. “In vain do they worship” God. Mark 7:7. They go through the motions, “there is a form of godliness, there is ceremonial worship, there are complimentary prayers, but the real power is wanting. The heart is not softened by grace, but is cold and unimpressible. Many, like the Jews, are blinded by unbelief and know not the time of their visitation. So far as the truth is concerned, they have had every advantage; God has been appealing to them for years in warnings, reproofs, corrections, and instruction in righteousness; but special directions have been given only to be disregarded and placed on a level with common things.” 5T 258.


“But whenever you pray, go into your room, close the door, and pray to your Father who is hidden. And your Father who sees from the hidden place will reward you.” Matthew 6:6. There is way too much “praying for show” in our churches and meetings. Especially now that we have TV, internet and other mass meetings. Instead of going to church or to 3ABN and other “meetings”, we need to go to our rooms, close the door and pray and study for truth.

“The one who receives a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward.” Matthew 10:41. My heart rejoices when I see the Lord rewarding those who receive this ministry. God raised up this ministry to give the final warnings to the world. This ministry is “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord; make His paths straight.’” Matthew 3:3.


“I tell you with certainty, whoever gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is a disciple will never lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42. Again, my heart rejoices when I see the blessings of God poured out on those who support this little ministry of God’s with all their tithes and offerings.

“Rather, love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them, expecting nothing in return. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because He is kind even to ungrateful and evil people.” Luke 6:35. However, today we give to our churches so they can give us back what we want, our cozy little country clubs in which to sit and pat ourselves on our backs. Therefore, you have already received your reward and have nothing coming from Christ when He comes.


After Christ, the disciples did not go and sit in a church, no, they spread out over the whole world teaching what Christ taught. Jesus commanded them to go into all the world “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:20. And so they did. They went out teaching people to live perfect, sinless lives by keeping the Ten Commandments of God for their eternal reward. They did not go out to “build” church buildings. They did not go out to bring people to church. They simply went out living as God commanded them and teaching others to do the same. “The one who plants and the one who waters have the same goal, and each will receive a reward for his own action.” 1 Corinthians 3:8. However, the church leaders were angry that the Christians refused to acknowledge the authority of the church. They commanded the independent teachers “not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.” Acts 4:18. But the independent ministries went right on obeying the command of Jesus saying, “We ought to obey God rather than men (church).” Acts 5:29.

“If what a person has built on the foundation survives, he will receive a reward.” 1 Corinthians 3:14. Paul here is simply reiterating the command of God, “Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and does them, I will show you what he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the foundation on the rock. And when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.” Luke 6:47, 48. But today’s church members are building on church foundations of sifting sand, human wisdom, human understanding, and “saved by grace”. None are teaching the words of Jesus to stop sinning, be perfect and to keep the Ten Commandments to get your eternal reward. Their ruin will be great. Luke 6:49.


“Because you know that everyone will receive a reward from the Lord for whatever good he has done, whether he is a slave or free.” Ephesians 6:8. “You know that it is from the Lord that you will receive the inheritance as a reward. It is the Lord Messiah whom you are serving!” Colossians 3:24. However, not many today will be receiving their Heavenly reward since they are no longer serving the Lord but their churches. Those who serve Jesus and not a church but are being persecuted, Jesus says, “So don’t lose your confidence, since it holds a great reward for you.” Hebrews 10:35.

“Now without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who diligently search for Him.” Hebrews 11:6. But the churches are no longer teaching us to “diligently search for Him”. No, they make it easy for you to delude yourself into thinking you are diligently searching by reading the church paper and Sabbath School lessons. Instead of teaching you how to search the Scriptures for yourself, they tell you to just listen and obey your church leaders. They will do all the thinking for you. “A minister may enjoy sermonizing, for it is the pleasant part of the work and is comparatively easy; but no minister should be measured by his ability as a speaker. The harder part comes after he leaves the desk, in watering the seed sown. The interest awakened should be followed up by personal labor,—visiting, holding Bible readings, teaching how to search the Scriptures, praying with families and interested ones, seeking to deepen the impression made upon hearts and consciences.” 5T 255. As you can see, our churches have fallen beyond recovery.


We are shown the true spirit of sacrifice for God. A sacrifice that is rarely seen in church leaders today. They will “work for God” as long as they get the rewards of this world. However Moses “thought that being insulted for the sake of the Messiah was of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.” Hebrews 11:26. This ministry is constantly insulted by church people. They love their church and hate God. They hate to be reminded that their loyalty and faith is to be directed to Jesus, not a church.

“See to it that you don’t destroy what we have worked for, but that you receive your full reward.” 2 John 1:8. Since the churches are not teaching you to “work out your salvation” how can you “destroy” what you have not worked for. Therefore, you started with no reward and will end with no reward from God. To be almost saved is to be totally lost.


Today the sermons are all about coming to Jesus. It is all about “feel good” religion. “How do you feel?” “Does this make you feel good?” “Do you feel included?” Did the sermon make you “feel good”. The official plan of the devil for the churches is to teach you a continuous “coming-to-Jesus” message. That message feels good and produces the most money for the bang. People love to sit in church being pampered and told that all they need to do is sit in church. Paul was totally against that. “Brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way?” 1 Corinthians 3:1-3. It is time to stop “coming” and step up and take responsibility as a Christian and get to work.

But do you get the point? Drawing people to Christ isn’t making them Christians. People gathered around Jesus to hear Him speak by the thousands, but they were not Christians. They had no eternal life just listening to Him. Enjoying the “milk” of the “goody, goody, religion” does not make you a Christian or saved. They were still “people of the flesh” and lost. “For everyone who lives on milk is unskilled in the word of righteousness, since he is a child.” “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food.” “But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.” Hebrews 5:13, 12, 14. “Speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly.” Ephesians 4:15. And how are we to become “working properly”? “Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.” 2 Timothy 4:2, 3. As you can see, there is a lot more teaching for itchy ears rather than reproving, rebuking and exhorting to prepare us to be “working properly”. There are a lot of church members who are not “working properly” and are lost. The whole church system is no longer “working properly”. It has fallen.


Unless you are “working properly” as God commands, you have no part of Christ. You can delude yourself all you want. But God has laid down the requirements for earning the reward of eternal life. But if you are not working to be obedient to those requirements: “be perfect”, “go and sin no more” and to “keep the Commandments to get your eternal life”, “I will strike her children dead. Then all the churches will know that I am the one who searches minds and hearts. I will reward each of you as your actions deserve.” Revelation 2:23.

“The nations were angry, but the time for Your wrath has come. It is time for the dead to be judged—to reward Your servants, the prophets, the saints, and all who fear Your name, both unimportant and important, and to destroy those who destroy the earth.” Revelation 11:18. “See! I am coming soon! My reward is with Me to repay everyone according to his action.” “Those who keep the commandments of God.” Revelation 22:12, Revelation 14:12.


With the Bible in our hands, why do we still go to church and hear the same wicked teachings of “saved by grace” and the “free gift of God”? Why do we still sit in our churches listening to the “come-to-Jesus” message? If your church is not teaching you how to study your Bible for eternal life, it is not of God. If your church is following in the footsteps of the wicked and is rebelling against God’s commands to be perfect, stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments in order to get our reward, it is not of God. We continue in our churches sound asleep to the Word of God. We look good on the outside, like a corpse in a casket, we hold our Bibles, but there is nothing alive inside for God to reward. God calls His people to come out of all of them and to get into His Word and learn the “meat” of God’s truth in order to live the mature, sanctified life in order to earn our eternal life. Revelation 18:4. May God bless you as you take charge of your salvation and work the works of God for your eternal reward.

 

TIME WITH JESUS

Let us again turn our eyes and ears away from the world and our churches and fix them on Jesus. Add nothing to Him, no human wisdom, no church philosophy. Let us listen to Jesus as He explains His Kingdom through His modern day prophet.

The parable of the sower excited much questioning. Some of the hearers gathered from it that Christ was not to establish an earthly kingdom, and many were curious and perplexed. Seeing their perplexity, Christ used other illustrations, still seeking to turn their thoughts from the hope of a worldly kingdom to the work of God’s grace in the soul.

“And He said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; and should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.”
The husbandman who “putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come,” can be no other than Christ. It is He who at the last great day will reap the harvest of the earth. But the sower of the seed represents those who labor (work) in Christ’s stead. The seed is said to “spring and grow up, he knoweth not how,” and this is not true of the Son of God. Christ does not sleep over His charge, but watches it day and night. He is not ignorant of how the seed grows.

The parable of the seed reveals that God is at work in nature. The seed has in itself a germinating principle, a principle that God Himself has implanted; yet if left to itself the seed would have no power to spring up. Man has his part to act in promoting the growth of the grain. He must prepare and enrich the soil and cast in the seed. He must till the fields. But there is a point beyond which he can accomplish nothing. No strength or wisdom of man can bring forth from the seed the living plant. Let man put forth his efforts to the utmost limit, he must still depend upon One who has connected the sowing and the reaping by wonderful links of His own omnipotent power.

There is life in the seed, there is power in the soil; but unless an infinite power is exercised day and night, the seed will yield no returns. The showers of rain must be sent to give moisture to the thirsty fields, the sun must impart heat, electricity must be conveyed to the buried seed. The life which the Creator has implanted, He alone can call forth. Every seed grows, every plant develops, by the power of God.

“As the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth.” Isaiah 61:11. As in the natural, so in the spiritual sowing; the teacher of truth must seek to prepare the soil of the heart; he must sow the seed; but the power that alone can produce life is from God. There is a point beyond which human effort is in vain. While we are to preach the word, we can not impart the power that will quicken the soul, and cause righteousness and praise to spring forth. In the preaching of the word there must be the working of an agency beyond any human power. Only through the divine Spirit will the word be living and powerful to renew the soul unto eternal life. This is what Christ tried to impress upon His disciples. He taught that it was nothing they possessed in themselves which would give success to their labors, but that it is the miracle-working power of God which gives efficiency to His own word.

The work of the sower is a work of faith. The mystery of the germination and growth of the seed he cannot understand. But he has confidence in the agencies by which God causes vegetation to flourish. In casting his seed into the ground, he is apparently throwing away the precious grain that might furnish bread for his family. But he is only giving up a present good for a larger return. He casts the seed away, expecting to gather it manyfold in an abundant harvest. So Christ’s servants are to labor (work), expecting a harvest from the seed they sow.

The good seed may for a time lie unnoticed in a cold, selfish, worldly heart, giving no evidence that it has taken root; but afterward, as the Spirit of God breathes on the soul, the hidden seed springs up, and at last bears fruit to the glory of God. In our lifework we know not which shall prosper, this or that. This is not a question for us to settle. We are to do our work, and leave the results with God. “In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand.” Ecclesiastes 11:6. God’s great covenant declares that “while the earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest ... shall not cease.” Genesis 8:22. In the confidence of this promise the husbandman tills and sows. Not less confidently are we in the spiritual sowing to labor, trusting His assurance, “So shall My word be that goeth forth out of My mouth; it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Isaiah 55:11. “He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” Psalm 126:6.

The germination of the seed represents the beginning of spiritual life, and the development of the plant is a beautiful figure of Christian growth. As in nature, so in grace; there can be no life without growth. The plant must either grow or die. As its growth is silent and imperceptible, but continuous, so is the development of the Christian life. At every stage of development our life may be perfect; yet if God’s purpose for us is fulfilled, there will be continual advancement. Sanctification is the work of a lifetime. As our opportunities multiply, our experience will enlarge, and our knowledge increase. We shall become strong to bear responsibility, and our maturity will be in proportion to our privileges.

(I have to break in here and remind you that the “continual advancement” is not sitting in a church. We must get out among the “field” and sow. What we sow must be the Word of God only. Not church. The teachings of Jesus are the seeds we are to sow into the heart-fields of everyone around us. Those teachings of Jesus are: to be perfect, to stop sinning and to keep the Ten Commandments in order to get our eternal life. The reaping is soon to take place. If you personally are not sowing the Word of God you will be cast into the burning fire. Please folks, get up, get out and begin sowing the Word of God in order for your neighbors to understand that the close of probation is soon to take place. They need to know what they must do in order to be “reaped” by the Son of God for eternal life. And that knowledge is not sitting in a church.)

The plant grows by receiving that which God has provided to sustain its life. It sends down its roots into the earth. It drinks in the sunshine, the dew, and the rain. It receives the life-giving properties from the air. So the Christian is to grow by co-operating with the divine agencies. Feeling our helplessness, we are to improve all the opportunities granted us to gain a fuller experience. As the plant takes root in the soil, so we are to take deep root in Christ. (Not a church.) As the plant receives the sunshine, the dew, and the rain, we are to open our hearts to the Holy Spirit. The work is to be done “not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6. If we keep our minds stayed upon Christ, He will come unto us “as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.” Hosea 6:3. As the Sun of Righteousness, He will arise upon us “with healing in His wings.” Malachi 4:2. We shall “grow as the lily.” We shall “revive as the corn, and grow as the vine.” Hosea 14:5, 7. By constantly relying upon Christ as our personal Saviour, we shall grow up into Him in all things who is our head.

The wheat develops “first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” The object of the husbandman in the sowing of the seed and the culture of the growing plant is the production of grain. He desires bread for the hungry, and seed for future harvests. So the divine Husbandman looks for a harvest as the reward of His labor and sacrifice. Christ is seeking to reproduce Himself in the hearts of men; and He does this through those who believe in Him. The object of the Christian life is fruit bearing—the reproduction of Christ’s character in the believer, that it may be reproduced in others.

(I have one simple question to ask of you. Have you reproduced the character of Christ? If not, what are you sitting in church for?)

The plant does not germinate, grow, or bring forth fruit for itself, but to “give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater.” Isaiah 55:10. So no man is to live unto himself. The Christian is in the world as a representative of Christ, for the salvation of other souls.

There can be no growth or fruitfulness in the life that is centered in self. If you have accepted Christ as a personal Saviour, you are to forget yourself, and try to help others. Talk of the love of Christ, tell of His goodness. Do every duty that presents itself. Carry the burden of souls upon your heart, and by every means in your power seek to save the lost. As you receive the Spirit of Christ—the Spirit of unselfish love and labor for others—you will grow and bring forth fruit. The graces of the Spirit will ripen in your character. Your faith will increase, your convictions deepen, your love be made perfect. More and more you will reflect the likeness of Christ in all that is pure, noble, and lovely.

(Notice, we are to talk of the love of Christ, not the church. There is way too much “church” talk and not enough Jesus in our lives.)

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.” Galatians 5:22, 23. This fruit can never perish, but will produce after its kind a harvest unto eternal life.

“When the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come.” Christ is waiting with longing desire for the manifestation of Himself in His church. When the character of Christ shall be perfectly reproduced in His people, then He will come to claim them as His own.

It is the privilege of every Christian not only to look for but to hasten the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, (2 Peter 3:12, margin). Were all who profess His name bearing fruit to His glory, how quickly the whole world would be sown with the seed of the gospel. Quickly the last great harvest would be ripened, and Christ would come to gather the precious grain. COL Chapter 3.

The church today has totally lost the concept here. The church is running around talking about the “coming of Christ” but it is in no way preparing people for the coming of Christ. Preparing for the “coming of Jesus” is not sitting in church. Before the coming of Jesus there is the “close of probation”. Unless we are teaching people how to prepare their characters to stand before God without a mediator for seven months, teaching them about the “coming of Jesus” is useless. It is now that we must teach the 3 Angels’ Message: to stop sinning, be perfect and to keep the Ten Commandments for our eternal life. If we are not teaching that, we are lost.

“Now, while our great High Priest is making the atonement for us, we should seek to become perfect in Christ. Not even by a thought could our Saviour be brought to yield to the power of temptation. Satan finds in human hearts some point where he can gain a foothold; some sinful desire is cherished, by means of which his temptations assert their power. But Christ declared of Himself: ‘The prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in Me.’ John 14:30. Satan could find nothing in the Son of God that would enable him to gain the victory. He had kept His Father’s commandments, and there was no sin in Him that Satan could use to his advantage. This is the condition in which those must be found who shall stand in the time of trouble.”{GC 623}

That is the “3 Angles’ Message. That is how we “fear God and give glory to Him”. Let us either stand up in our churches and tell it like it is, or get out. Talking about women’s ordination, gay marriage, the color of the carpet, and anything else, is not of God. The end-time church was raised up to bring people to the understanding of what it means to “fear God and give glory to Him”. That is all we are commanded by God to teach. To prepare people to stand in the presence of God without sin.

 

PRISON MISSION REPORT

Hi,
This is Timothy. I am writing to let you know I got everything you sent me. I really do appreciate you taking time out. I got the book yesterday. I have not yet started it. I’ve been very busy with helping out at the library and studying for my GED. I have two years left to do in here. I enjoyed the introductory issue. It helped me to get a better understanding of you. I hear good things about your book. I will pass out your flyers to others who are interested. I get the vibe that you have a lot of valuable information. I will keep in touch as best as I can when I can. I plan to read your introductory issue again. Sometimes I have to read things a few times in order to process them correctly.
Tim, AZ

Brother Ron,
All is well here in VA. So happy to see a new day. It was a hard day for me, but I kept the faith that God had me in His hand. When I went to court today my mother was there. She looked so sad. You could see the shame and hurt in her eyes. She had a look on her face and in her eyes I’ve never see before. I feel so bad and guilty that I’m putting her through this again. As I told you before, I’ve been in and out of prison since 1997. She has always been there each time I’ve ever gone to court. But this time she had a look in her eyes. Like I can’t keep doing this. It was almost like she wants to give up. For the first time I could see her pain and feel it. I’m so sick of hurting others. I can’t and I will not keep living like this. Since I gave my life to God I can see the pain I’ve been putting into other lives over the years. I think Christ is working in my life. He has opened my eyes to things I’ve never felt before. Today had a lot of pain in it. I don’t know if this will make any sense to you, but joy came with that pain. The joy of knowing I do have a heart and there is a true God that cares for me and wants me to have a new life. I’ve made a lot of bad choices over the years. I chose alcohol and drugs over everything: family, my son and friends. I can’t continue to make poor choices. I long to be free from the life I’ve been living. I have faith that God can give me that freedom and keep putting peace and joy in my life. I know that Jesus died for my sins. He made a choice to save me from my bad choices. He saved me from sin. I know He can take that guilt and shame from me. But I also know that He wants me to feel that shame and guilt. I do believe that I can be set free from my hurts, hang-ups and bad habits. I pray God will keep showing me the way to be free from them. Yes, I have been reading “Change Your Life Biblically”. I’m moving along slow but I’m doing my best. Ron, I’m grateful to have you in my life today. I do believe you are in my life today by God’s doing. I know deep down you are going to help me walk this walk to a new life with Christ.
Chris, VA

Dear Ron,
Just a quick update. I am being moved. I wanted to get my info to you as quickly as I could in hopes of getting the newsletter and your reply to my letter. Enclosed is a few stamps to help you with your postage in writing us. It is really inspiring that you take the time to write us back. I’ve got a few guys here I’m talking to that are believes. I just got my property and will start sharing your address with them soon.
Ken, CA

Dear Brother in Christ,
I’m almost at the end of my 16 1/2 year bit. I’ve read your introductory issue you sent me. I would like you to send me a copy of your book, “Change Your Life Biblically”. Man has created so many religions that separate us. Jesus makes it plain that true worshipers will worship God in Spirit in truth. The truth is God’s Word. If my opinion does not line up with God’s Word, I have to change my opinion. I particularly like the point you made in your introductory issue about, we don’t have to continue being a sinner as most people teach. That would make God a liar and us stronger than His power. Yes, we were sinners, but we can do all things in Christ that strengthens us. I agree with you on page 28 that we don’t have to sin. So many people misread or don’t understand God’s Word. For example, John 3:16 has become a cliche to some people. They recite it and when you ask them what it means they just look at the letters and not what the Spirit is saying.
James, IL

Dear Ronald John,
Hey there, how are you doing, my beloved brother in Christ. I just want to thank you for writing me and letting me know about my book. Thank you. I’m learning how to love my neighbor as myself and make peace with somebody. If we get into an argument or disagreement, I think about Jesus and what He would want me to do. So, I’m working on restoring relationships because their worth restoring. I don’t let the sunset on my anger. I’m working on not cussing.
Joaquin, CA

Dear Ministry,
I would like to join in correspondence with you. I’m a firm believer of Christ and I need and want more of Him while I do my time.
Yazmin, CA

Dear Ron,
I’m writing to let you know I just finished the first volume of my book you sent me, “Change Your Life Biblically”. This book is great. I really can say now that as I keep reading it, it is changing my life. That is no lie. I gotta say one thing, I never thought a book like this could bring tears to my eyes. But as my celly and I spoke, that is God talking to me and I believe that is 100% true. I can’t put this wonderful book down.
James, PA

JCPM,
I’m writing in regards to your self-help material and newsletter. If you could send me any material that you have available it would be much appreciated.
Mario, CA

Hi,
I’ve enclosed 10 stamps for a donation and to show my appreciation for the “Change Your Life Workbook”.
Derek, IN

Dear Ronald John,
Thank you for sending me all the literature & your testimonial, etc. I’m reading it. It’s really interesting to hear about what God does in people’s lives. Thank you for your work for the Lord! It’s in spiring for me to read about the power of God and what He is doing through people. I had written you before about my cousin George and his friend Ernesto. Thank you for reaching out to them. I know you are a busy person writing to people.
Jeannie, IA

Hello,
I am new to Christianity. I grew up in a household of odenism but was never comfortable with some of the things my family believed in or worshipped. I have so many unanswered questions and I believe in my heart that I will find those answers in the Bible. Would it be possible to send me a Bible? Plus, I am very interested in starting Bible studies?
Penny, MT

 

Testimony for God's People

Dear Family in Christ,

I feel a deeper interest in this meeting than in any other that has been held this season. (The church) has not had the labor which she should have had. God has planted important institutions among you, and this brings upon you greater responsibilities than upon any other (church) in the whole field. Great light has been given you, and few have responded to it; yet my heart goes out in tender solicitude for our beloved people in (the church). The warning that the Son of man is soon to come in the clouds of heaven has become to many a familiar tale. They have left the waiting, watching position. The selfish, worldly spirit manifested in the life reveals the sentiment of the heart, “My Lord delayeth His coming.” Some are enveloped in so great darkness that they openly express their unbelief, notwithstanding our Saviour’s declaration that all such are unfaithful servants and their portion shall be with hypocrites and unbelievers.

Our ministers are not doing their whole duty. The attention of the people should be called to the momentous event which is so near at hand. The signs of the times should be kept fresh before their minds. The prophetic visions of Daniel and John foretell a period of moral darkness and declension; but at the time of the end, the time in which we are now living, the vision was to speak and not lie. When the signs predicted begin to come to pass, the waiting, watching ones are bidden to look up and lift up their heads and rejoice because their redemption draweth nigh.

When these things are dwelt upon as they should be, scoffers will be developed who walk after their own lusts, saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.” But “when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them.” “But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.” Thank God, all will not be rocked to sleep in the cradle of carnal security. There will be faithful ones who will discern the signs of the times. While a large number professing present truth will deny their faith by their works, there will be some who will endure unto the end.

The same spirit of selfishness, of conformity to the practices of the world, exists in our day as in Noah’s. Many who profess to be children of God follow their worldly pursuits with an intensity that gives the lie to their profession. They will be planting and building, buying and selling, eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the last moment of their probation. This is the condition of a large number of our own people. Because iniquity abounds, the love of many waxes cold. To but few can it be said: “Ye are all ... the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.”

My soul is burdened as I see the great want of spirituality among us. The fashions and customs of the world, pride, love of amusement, love of display, extravagance in dress, in houses, in lands—these are robbing the treasury of God, turning to the gratification of self the means which should be used to send forth the light of truth to the world. Selfish purposes are made the first consideration. The work of qualifying men to labor for the salvation of souls is not considered of so great consequence as worldly enterprises. Souls are perishing for want of knowledge. Those who have had the light of present truth, and yet feel no spirit of labor to warn their fellow men of the coming judgment, must give an account to God for their neglect of duty. The blood of souls will be upon their garments.

The old standard-bearers are fainting and falling. Our young men have not been educated to feel their accountability to God; little inducement is presented for them to labor in the cause, and they enter the fields that promise the largest remuneration with the least toil and responsibility. As a people we are not advancing in spirituality as we near the end. We do not realize the magnitude and importance of the work before us. Hence our plans are not becoming wider and more comprehensive. There is a sad lack of men and women prepared to carry forward the increasing work for this time.

We are not doing one-twentieth part of what God requires us to do. There has been a departure from the simplicity of the work, making it intricate, difficult to understand, and difficult to execute. The judgment and wisdom of man rather than of God has too often guided and controlled. Many feel that they have not time to watch for souls as they that must give account. And what excuse will they render for this neglect of the important work which was theirs to do?

At our college young men should be educated in as careful and thorough a manner as possible that they may be prepared to labor for God. This was the object for which the institution was brought into existence. Our brethren abroad should feel an interest not only to sustain but to guard the college, that it may not be turned away from its design and be molded after other institutions of the kind. The religious interest should be constantly guarded. Time is drawing to a close. Eternity is near. The great harvest is to be gathered. What are we doing to prepare for this work?

Just from these few paragraphs we can see that by the 1880’s the church was already tending down hill. The church schools of today are no longer devoted to teaching men how to present the gospel. Now they are teaching worldly subjects. How sad. In 1972 when I was at La Sierra College (University), a whole building was dedicated to religious studies. By 2010 only a room or two. The rest was dedicated to languages so students from around the world could come and learn how to make money. Sabbath keeping church schools are all about money. The students don’t even know the reason for the church. They have no idea what the Sanctuary is all about. The inmates I send the book, “Change Your Life Biblically” to know more truth than 99% of Sabbath keeping church members and leaders.

The leading men in our college should be men of piety and devotion. They should make the Bible the rule and guide of life, giving heed to the sure word of prophecy as to “a light that shineth in a dark place.” Not one of us should dare to be off guard for a moment, for “in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” It is only those who continue faithful in well-doing that shall reap the reward. Much that has no part in Christ is allowed a place among us. Unconsecrated ministers, professors, and teachers assist Satan to plant his banner in our very strongholds.

The design of our college has been stated again and again, yet many are so blinded by the god of this world that its real object is not understood. God designed that young men should there be drawn to Him, that they should there obtain a preparation to preach the gospel of Christ, to bring out of the exhaustless treasury of God’s word things both new and old for the instruction and edification of the people. Teachers and professors should have a vivid sense of the perils of this time and the work that must be accomplished to prepare a people to stand in the day of God.

Some of the teachers have been scattering from Christ instead of gathering with Him. By their own example they lead those under their charge to adopt the customs and habits of worldlings. They link the hands of the students with fashionable, amusement-loving unbelievers, and carry them an advance step toward the world and away from Christ. And they do this in the face of warnings from heaven, not only those given to the people in general, but personal appeals to themselves. The anger of the Lord is kindled for these things.

God will test the fidelity of His people. Many of the mistakes that are made by the professed servants of God are in consequence of their self-love, their desire for approval, their thirst for popularity. Blinded in this manner, they do not realize that they are elements of darkness rather than of light. “Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be My sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” These are the conditions upon which we may be acknowledged as the sons of God—separation from the world, and renunciation of those things which delude, and fascinate, and ensnare.

As you can see, it is time to come out of the churches: all of them. No longer are they preparing a people for Heaven. They are all world-loving and following in the path of the Politically Correct. Our schools, churches, institutions have lost their way and are no longer teaching students what Christianity is all about. To them it is just “church”. They do not know God and how to live the perfect, sinless and Commandment keeping life. Money, money, money and let’s have “fun” is all our schools teach. How to make money and have fun, instead of being a difference in the world. We are no longer a “peculiar” people. Now, if the modern day prophet of God were alive would not be able to spot a Sabbath keeper from the rest of the world.

The apostle Paul declares that it is impossible for the children of God to unite with worldlings: “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers.” This does not refer to marriage alone; any intimate relation of confidence and copartnership with those who have no love for God or the truth is a snare.

The apostle continues: “For what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? and what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? and what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said: I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.” In consideration of these facts, he exclaims: “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate.” “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

If we comply with the conditions, the Lord will fulfill to us His promises. But there is a work for us to do which we should in no wise neglect. In the strength of Jesus we can perform it aright. We may press ever onward and upward, constantly growing in grace and in a knowledge of the truth.

The children of the light and of the day are not to gather about them the shades of night and darkness which encompass the workers of iniquity. On the contrary, they are to stand faithfully at their post of duty as light bearers, gathering light from God to shed upon those in darkness. The Lord requires His people to maintain their integrity, touching not—that is, imitating not—the practices of the ungodly.

Christians will be in this world “an holy nation, a peculiar people,” showing forth the praises of Him who hath called them “out of darkness into His marvelous light.” This light is not to grow dim, but to shine brighter and brighter unto the perfect day. Christ’s standard-bearers are never to be off duty. They have a vigilant foe who is waiting and watching to take the fort. Some of Christ’s professed watchmen have invited the enemy into their stronghold, have mingled with them, and in their efforts to please have broken down the distinction between the children of God and the children of Satan.

The Lord never designed that our college should imitate other institutions of learning. The religious element should be the controlling power. If unbelievers choose this influence, it is well; if those who are in darkness choose to come to the light, it is as God would have it. But to relax our vigilance, and let the worldly element take the lead in order to secure students, is contrary to the will of God. The strength of our college is in keeping the religious element in the ascendancy. When teachers or professors shall sacrifice religious principle to please a worldly, amusement-loving class, they should be considered unfaithful to their trust and should be discharged.

Well, we would have to shut all of our schools from grade school right up to Andrews University and all our institutions. They are all about amusement, fun and making sure the students are enjoying themselves. Nothing of sacrifice or learning to be like Jesus is taught.

The thrilling truth that has been sounding in our ears for many years, “The Lord is at hand; be ye also ready,” is no less the truth today than when we first heard the message. The dearest interests of the church and people of God, and the destiny of an impenitent and ungodly world, for time and for eternity, are here involved. We are all judgment bound. “The Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: then we which are alive and remain [unto the coming of the Lord] shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” Christ will then be revealed from heaven, “taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel.”

These momentous events are nigh at hand, yet many who profess to believe the truth are asleep. They will surely be numbered with the unfaithful servant who saith in his heart, “My Lord delayeth His coming,” if they remain in their present position of friendship with the world. It is only to those who are waiting in hope and faith that Christ will appear, without sin unto salvation. Many have the theory of the truth who know not the power of godliness. If the word of God dwelt in the heart, it would control the life. Faith, purity, and conformity to the will of God would testify to its sanctifying power.{5T 9-15}

Simply stated, they would be living the perfect, sinless and Commandment keeping life. What has happened to God’s “church”? How far it has fallen.

 

Ministry News

My Dear Brothers and Sisters,

God is so good. We are debt free right now and God is blessing with lots of requests from inmates. So far this year I have sent out far more books than all last year. I pray that hearts will continue to be touched to keep the funds flowing so we can meet the requests that are coming in. People want to know who Jesus is. They want to know how to change their lives. We are putting funds away for the next edition of the book, “Change Your Life Biblically”. The cost will be $10,000. Any extra financial help would be appreciated. For those who may not understand what this ministry does, we do the following:

I write every inmate who writes me and send books, newsletters, letters and other religious material to inmates all across the United States. Our written material is also available on line for non-inmates through the following web sites: our own web site, Three Facebook pages, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest.

I put together videos for those who are not in prison. These are available on all the websites mentioned above. Every day we reach thousands of people bringing them to the true “3 Angels’ Message” for our time.

The ministry’s 50 year old, 10’ x 50’ trailer I have been living in for the past 12 years finally fell apart: melted. When it rains, it rains all over inside. The rats and mice and other critters are enjoying the place as they come in through every hole, crevice and opening. The ceiling is falling down, the sides are collapsing. I have decided that since it probably will be the home for the ministry until Jesus comes, it is time to tear it down to the floor and rebuild it as a “tiny house”. That way, as I get older, I won’t have to be climbing up on the roof trying to seal leaks, etc. Then I can concentrate on the work of God and not how to keep dry in the trailer. Any extra help for the construction is appreciated.
Thank you for your love and support.

Ron