Church of God, New World Ministries

Quarterly Letter - May 2016

May 2016
Greetings Everyone,
Very soon the United States will be engaging in a presidential election. The primary candidates are from the democratic party and the republican party, although there will no doubt be a third party candidate running as well.
The candidates have been campaigning for months in the fifty states and territories that will be participating in the election. And, on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November (8th) the citizens will vote for their candidate. Yes, “we the people” will once again choose our leader.
For those of you that are familiar with the teachings of the Church of God New World Ministries, and other Churches of God, the United States and Britain are the descendants of Jacob, an ancient patriarch who descended from Abraham.
Many cannot relate the events of the past with those of the present and future. However, there is a direct correlation between prophecies concerning Jacob (actually upon Jacob’s grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh — read Genesis 49) and what is transpiring right now in America and Britain.
God chose Israel as His special people to make an example out of them for the rest of the world to follow. However, they did not want Him to rule over them. They wanted a king like all the nations around them (read the entire chapter of I Samuel 8). God told Samuel to explain to them what having a king would be like. They would not listen! They wanted a king. So, in verse 7 God told Samuel to hearken unto the voice of the people.
So you see “we the people” wanted a king to rule over them. And, “we the people” will once again select a king (president) to rule over us. Things have not changed since those days. God said because the people wanted to govern themselves they had rejected Him. He told Samuel to explain the repercussions to come from that decision. But his words fell on deaf ears. “Give us a king,” they cried out in unison. And history reveals the decision made by the nation of Israel of rejecting God Almighty from ruling over them. Their history is a story of sorrow, slavery, misery, heartache and death. Witness Israel (Judah) today! The whole world is against them.
We too have rejected God today in our Godless society. We trust in our own strength, our military, our doctors, our intelligentsia, our scientists, and yes, our politicians, to save us. The churches of this world are not aware of the prophecies relating to modern day Israel (United States and Britain). The churches of this world are as involved in the politics of this world as the people. They are not warning the people of the pending disaster that is coming— the Great Tribulation— because of their rejection of God, because they too have rejected God and His Commandments.
Read the following scriptures and see if there are any similarities between what is prophesied for Israel and the United States and Britain today: Isaiah 1:4-8; Isaiah 3:4-5, 12; Jer. 31:22; Isaiah 5:18-24; Deut. 28 and Leviticus 26. There are many, many more, too many to mention.
America and Britain are on a downhill slide that is irreversible if they do not repent! They have chosen the same course their ancient forefathers chose— rejection of God Almighty. Christ prophesied that in the “last days”—our time— we would be beset by false teachers, wars and rumors of wars, famine, pestilence and disease (Mat. 24:4-7) and that followed by TRIBULATION (verses 21-22). Yes, Christ himself will have to intervene in the affairs of man to save him from destroying himself.
Don’t think that the next election will set America back on track. Until we turn back to the Great God that our forefathers, and we now, have rejected we will continue to suffer decline as a nation. We have forgotten that all the blessings we now possess were given to us because of a promise to Abraham (Gen. 12:1-3). God kept his word, but, those blessings were conditional— “If you obey my voice and keep my commandments, if not, all these curses shall come upon you”.
God let it be known through the prophet Daniel when he struck down the most powerful king known to man at that time, Nebuchadnezzar, king of ancient Babylon, for seven years “ the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men” (Daniel 4:17). We have not yet learned that lesson, but very soon we will. Christ will determine the outcome of the November election, let’s all pray “thy kingdom come” and “thy will be done.”
The Church of God New World Ministries will be conducting Sabbath and Pentecost services at the Hampton Inn in London, KY June 11th and 12th. The services for Sabbath will begin at 1:00 PM the 11th and services for Pentecost will begin at 11:00 AM the 12th. For reservations at the Hampton Inn call (606) 864-0011. The Feast of Trumpets will be conducted at The Cumberland Inn in Williamsburg, KY October 3rd. Services will begin at 1:00 PM. For reservations at the Cumberland Inn for October 2nd call (606) 539-4100.
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George Trent
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