Church of God, New World Ministries

Monthly Letter - May 2009

29 May 2009
Greetings Everyone,
Have you heard any good news lately? Each day seems to bring a new wave of “bad news.” Let’s review just a few things that are happening. Virtually all of the major automobile manufacturers are in trouble financially. Several are on the verge of bankruptcy. This will surely have a rippling effect on all companies associated with the industry as well as those drawing a pension from them.
The housing market is still in the doldrums and more foreclosures are imminent. Consumers have cut back on major purchases and vacations. Banks are still closing and those that are still open are extremely cautious about lending money. To sum it up, our economy is in shambles.
Liberalism is running rampant through the White House, Congress, and our Court System. Six states have approved same sex marriages and more are sure to follow suit. In a recent speech to the graduating class at Notre Dame University, President Obama said, “Abortionists and Anti-abortionists need to find a ‘common ground’.” He has already voiced his opinion where he stands on this issue.
The media has a fixation on sex and violence. And, as unfortunate as it is, this modern generation is losing touch with God, and we are being overcome with immorality. The ACLU is lobbying to take God off our coins and out of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. The basic freedoms we have long since enjoyed are in jeopardy, i.e., right to bear arms, right to assemble, and freedom of speech. Everything must be “politically correct.”
On the world scene, Iran and North Korea are pushing forward with the development of nuclear weapons. The European Union is in the worst recession since World War II and we (U.S.) are still fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Australia is in the mist of a serious drought as well as many other countries.
I could go on but those of you who are “watching” are aware of “all these things.” Now, let me give you a word of caution. Pursuant to Christ’s teachings, things are going to get much worse. (If you dare, read Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26). You may want to review Matthew 24, Luke 21 and Mark the 13th chapter. All the things I mentioned above are just “the beginning of sorrows.” (Mat. 24:8).
Make no mistake, Satan the Devil is gleefully running rampant throughout the earth seeking whom he may destroy. (I Peter 5:8). You can expect a bombardment of trials and tribulations as time goes on. (Ps. 34:19; II Tim. 3:12). It is Satan’s goal to wear out the saints of the Most High. (Dan. 7:25). Many of us will be tested to the limit of endurance, tried by fire. (Mal. 3: 1-3). But, do not give in. Do not be misled into believing a “different gospel.” (Gal. 1: 6-12). You need to know what to watch for. Don’t be fooled by miracles or charlatans promising blessings relevant to your “seed offerings”, or a false hope of a rapture.
Christ gave several major events to look for prior to His coming:
1. Mat. 24:14. “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” This Church is trying to do that.
2. Mat. 24:15-16. “When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place...then let them which be in Jerusalem flee into the mountains.” (I Thes. 5:1-7).
3. II Thess. 2:1-4. There shall be a falling away from the truth by some; and the man of sin will be revealed. Those who have ears to hear and eyes to see will understand this prophecy.
4. Luke 21:20. “And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.”
5. Dan. 7: 23-24; Rev. 17: 10-13. Watch for the formation of ten nations within the confines of the European Union that will give their power to the Beast.
6. Rev. 17: 1-4. Watch for a symbiotic relationship between the Beast and the False Prophet (man of sin), each promulgating its own objective - One World Government and One Religion.
7. Mat. 24: 36-39. Watch for conditions similar to those extant in the days of Noah (Liberalism and lawlessness as mentioned above).
No, there isn’t much good news today, but the Good News is that following these major events Christ will set up His Kingdom on this earth and usher in a new government. A government of peace and prosperity for all. Read Prov. 3:5-6 and follow Solomon’s instructions.
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