™ ™ VOL 18 ISSUE 6 “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet.” Isa. 58:1 NOV – DEC 2006 A Foolish, Erring Dream The Wolf and the Lamb While false prophets are confiding Bro. Jason Hargrave In a foolish, erring dream, Of millennial enjoyment, “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb.” Isa. 11:6. They neglect the cleansing stream. “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together.” Isa. 65:25. Oh, poor sinners, don’t believe them! M illennialists look for a literal earthly examples and terminology–such There will be no age to come. 1000 year reign on earth when as being born, sowing, harvest, a king- If in life you find not Jesus, actual wolves and lambs will dom, a sheepfold, etc.–He used them to dwell together. Extending our vision be- show things that were spiritual. Such Death will seal your awful doom! yond the two popular texts quoted above, usage was obviously not to be taken in a to take in the whole sphere of scriptures, literal sense. Time moves on with solemn footsteps we will find the true meaning of what No one would say that when Christ as it nears the final shore. these particular verses are trying to con- told Peter to feed His lambs He was vey. In considering the whole realm of telling him to go feed actual lambs. Eve- Fast the sun of earth is sinking. biblical teaching on this matter, and not ryone would agree that the wolves in Soon our world shall be no more. narrowly singling out certain passages as sheep’s clothing were referring to men. many do, we will find a wonderful truth Christ’s teachings on these things are too —W. G. Schell not generally understood. easy to understand to be misunderstood. If we read through the teachings of But when we come to our two head texts, Christ, we will find that though He used Continued on Page 9 Editorial GOSPEL TRUMPET PUBLISHING CO. False prophets are taking millions on a trip away from the Bible and into fantasy land with their nonsensical premillennial Anti-Denominational Holiness Paper teachings. Missing the kingdom now, they dream of a future one to come. Editor: Sis. Susan Mutch Contributing Editor: Bro. Daniel Layne Idolatrous pagans and earthly-minded, Christ-hating Jews German Dept.: Sis. Helene Tissen are the forerunners of millennial thought. This antichrist Russian Dept.: Bro. Waldemar Anselm teaching is contrary to sound doctrine. It misrepresents the second coming of Jesus Christ and the Judgment Day. It does This definite, radical, anti-sectarian holiness paper is pub- not recognize the present spiritual kingdom that Jesus plainly lished in the name of the Lord for the edification of the church of said was not of this world, and, to my horror, it tramples on the God. Its mission is to point souls to full salvation through Christ and blood of Christ by their ridiculous claims that God plans to to expose the errors of spiritual Babylon (false religion). We desire reinstate temple worship, complete with animal sacrifices! To this paper to be used as a sharp instrument in the hands of the Lord, say that unbelieving and disobedient Israel is offered some breaking the spiritual silence in this time of restoration. other basis of acceptance with God than the rest of mankind, The Bible teaches: smacks of predestination. Godly Sorrow and Repentance Acts 3:19; 17:30, 2 Cor. 7:10 The earthly-minded teachers of this error leave off the The New Birth–a Radical Conversion John 3:3-7 spiritual to make a return to the carnal, to which we say, as did Freedom from Sin/A Holy Life 1 Jn. 5:18, Lk. 1:73-75, Tit. 2:11-12 Paul to the Galatian believers when they were in danger of the Entire Sanctification–a Second Cleansing 1 Thess. 5:23, Acts 15:8-9 Unity of God’s People/One Church John 17:21; Matt. 16:18 same, “Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye Divine Healing James 5:14-15, Isa. 53:5 now made perfect by the flesh?” Gal. 3:3. Ordinances Mt. 28:19-20, Jn. 13:14-15, 1 Cor. 11:23-26, Rom. 16:16 Daniel prophesied of Israel’s end being “determined.” Plain, Modest Dress Dt. 22:5, 1 Tim. 2:9-10, 1 Cor. 11:14-15 Premillennialists “prophesy” of a restoration of Israel yet to Sanctity of Marriage Mt. 19:5-6, Mk. 10:11-12, Lk. 16:18, Rom. 7:2-3 come. Jesus said His kingdom was not of this world. Non-Violence Luke 3:14; 6:27-29; 18:20 Restoration (Sounding 7th Trumpet) Rev. 10:7; 11:15 Premillennialists say that it is. We could go on and on. Eternal Punishment or Reward Matt. 25:46 To you dear ones who have been deceived by this unbiblical fiction, we urge you to destroy the “Left Behind” fantasy series This publishing work is supported through freewill offerings. and prayerfully and seriously STUDY the Bible. Knowing the Articles, poems, testimonies and questions are welcome and will scriptures will sweep away the refuge of these millennial lies. be published at the discretion of the editor. Biblical quotes are from the King James Version unless otherwise noted. We reserve the right to edit or decline any material and are not responsible for the ******* return of any items. Articles printed in this publication are used on the merit of the truth contained therein, and should not necessarily be understood as a commendation of the writer. 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Our website, www.churchofgod.net, and Zion’s Voice for Audio – firstname.lastname@example.org online radio station is reaching many around the globe, 24 hours a day, and contacts are being made. We look to the Lord of the harvest to enable His saints to do even more for the kingdom of God in the upcoming year. P.O. Box 1139, Greenville, Ohio 45331 ™ The Gospel Trumpet Publishing Co. is registered as a Phone: (937) 548-9876 charitable organization in the USA. Please request a email: email@example.com tax receipt for donations, if so desired. www.churchofgod.net This work is supported through free-will offerings. 2 The Gospel Trumpet The Fable of The latter part of verses 26 and 27 refer to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. The people of the prince that will a Great Seven come to destroy the city and the sanctu- ary and cause an overspreading of abomi- nations to make it desolate refers to the Year Tribulation Sis. Susan Mutch Roman army under Titus. These prophe- cies were already fulfilled! This has ab- solutely nothing to do with a devil- dreamed-up, nonsensical Antichrist caus- ing “restored” temple worship (God for- Millennial dreamers, as usual, are desolation as prophesied by Daniel and isbid!) to cease in the middle of some found taking scriptures out of context referring to the Roman army entering future seven year period of tribulation, and grossly misapplying them to force Jerusalem and then desecrating the tem- when he presumably arises and demands them into their incredulous age to come to be worshiped as God! ple. This is history! It does not speak at all scheme. Their abuse of Matt. 24:21 and of some future Antichrist to come des- I agree with H.C. Heffren when he Dan. 9:26-27 are just another example of ecrating a temple yet to be rebuilt! stated, “It is difficult to imagine how this. anyone could rob the inspired Word of Millennialists, full of wild imagina- They imagine the former to support tions, dream they find their seven years God more completely of its authority or a seven year tribulation period yet to from the last week of Daniel’s prophetic reduce prophecy to a greater degree of come, when nothing is mentioned in the 70 weeks, or 490 years, to tag onto this absurdity than to suggest that God deter- text as to seven years. Their visions are mined seventy ‘indeterminate’ weeks.” “great tribulation” period they imagine is not of God, but of their own invention. yet to come. These fable-building millennialists They do err, not knowing the scriptures. Breaking the law of Bible would reinstate “the sacrifices which can In Matt. 24:1 the disciples are want- hermeneutics, they stop the clock after never take away sins” as they trample ing Jesus to take note of the buildings of 69 consecutive weeks end, “postponing” under foot the Son of God whose own the temple. He responds by saying, “There the last week (7 years) to a future time.flesh and blood He “offered [as the] one shall not be left here one stone upon Dear readers, when God determined 70 sacrifice for sins for ever” (Hebrews another, that shall not be thrown down.” weeks (Dan. 9:24), that is exactly what 10:11, 29, 12). & The disciples later asked him three ques- He meant–70 con- tions, the first being, “When shall these secutive weeks, not things be?” (When the buildings would 69, then a 2000 year be cast down). The great tribulation of or so postponement Matt. 24:21 is part of His answer in for the last week! And reference to this first question. It pertains God certainly did not to the destruction of the temple in 70 later change His A.D. by the Roman army under Titus. mind and alter the The renowned historian, Josephus, prophecy! records the fulfillment of this great The first part of tribulation prophecy in the unparalleled both Dan. 9:26 and wrath of God upon more than a million 27 speaks of the com- Jews. These Christ-rejecters were slaugh- ing of Christ and His tered along with the crumbling of every sacrifice at Calvary. stone of their earthly temple (Lk. 21:23). Thus in the midst of It is amazing how Moses, in Deut. 28:49- the 70th week–after 3 59, expresses the extreme conditions of ½ years of Jesus’ this time of tribulation for the Jews, just public ministry–He is as recorded by Josephus. crucified and resur- Jesus also forewarned of this event rected, providing for in Lk. 13:35; 19:41-44; 21:20-23. The us a salvation that Jews who had been converted escaped delivers from sin, this tribulation because they had heeded hence the literal Old the prophecies of Jesus and left Jerusa- Testament sacrifices lem. Understanding and obeying the and oblations ceased, words of Christ can save your life! no longer being Matt. 24:15 also deals with the de- needed, as the type What to Do with the struction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. This was fulfilled in “Left Behind” Fiction Series scripture mentions the abomination of Christ. Glory to God! The Gospel Trumpet 3 FABLE OF DISPENSATIONAL PREMILLENNIALISM Jesus Comes at Rapture (1st 2nd coming) Judgment #1 Jesus Comes for Battle of Armageddon (2nd 2nd coming) Nations Judged Judgment #2 heresy The final Final Judgment (3rd 2nd Coming) Judgment #3 Battle of Armageddon – Jesus comes with His saints and fights battle on earth against Antichrist in Megiddo, showing He is King of kings. Resurrection of tribulation saints and Old Testament believers to join Christ in His earthly reign. Christ judges the nations. Secret Rapture 7 Year Tribulation 1000 Year Reign on Earth Satan loosed ETERNITY Jesus comes and –Clock restarts with beginning –Satan thrown in bottomless pit for 1000 years. Wars which had ceased when devil was bound secretly of tribulation and 70th week of are resumed and those who had lived in the resurrects the Daniel resumes. –Messiah is now victorious. peace and glory of the kingdom are deceived, dead Christians and war follows only to be ended by the and catches them –Literal Jews saved. –Wolf shall dwell with the lamb. destruction of those armies by God. away along with the living –Temple rebuilt, priesthood –Peace and righteousness reign on earth. Christ, the Son [Note: Can some miss the rapture, get saved in Christians and and sacrifices restored. of David, will reign over His kingdom from His father the tribulation, triumph at the Judgment of children under David's throne in Jerusalem, fulfilling the Davidic nations and enter 1000 year reign, then after the age of –Reign of the Antichrist. covenant through which Israel was promised a throne, king Satan’s loosed get deceived and be lost in the accountability. and kingdom, forever. final Final Judgment!?] –Middle of tribulation, Antichrist takes over temple, demands to be worshiped Please read the following articles at while he seeks to conquer the www.churchofgod.net: world. He commits –A Secret Rapture? abomination of desolation. –The Kingdom of God –Will the Temple Be Rebuilt in Jerusalem? –Second Coming of Jesus Christ “Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” –End Time Errors SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST ETERNITY Pagans Believed it First ALL that are in the graves shall hear have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.” John 5:28-29. “THE HOUR is coming, in the which his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that (1 Cor. 15:52, 1 Thess. 4:14-17, 2 Thess. 1:7-10) Earth destroyed by fire. (2 Pet. 3:10) and the General Resurrection “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” C hristians originally borrowed the idea and Final Judgment of a millennium from the Jews, but in its widest sense the idea was not original with the Jews. Various heathen nations– Egypt, Babylon, Persia, Greece, and Rome–had an idea of a future golden age of the world when evil would be sup- pressed. Zoroastrianism expected a thou- sand-year period to follow the downfall of hostile powers, which period was con- nected with a resurrection of the dead. The later Jewish conception of such Old Testament Covenant Abolished–Fulfilled in Christ (Heb. 10:9). a period would naturally be colored by “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection” these views of a similar period held by the The Gospel Day nations about them. The Jewish concep- tion, however, was based principally upon the Messianic-predictions of the Old Tes- tament. There the Messiah was repre- The kingdom of God came in power at Pentecost. sented as executing judgment upon the enemies of Israel, as reestablishing the throne of David at Jerusalem in great splendor, as exalting Israel, and as ruling An end to sin and to the OT sacrifices. over the Gentiles. Then the wilderness “Behold, now is the day of salvation.” End of Israel as a chosen nation. would blossom as the rose, the soil would End of Jerusalem as a holy city. (Mark 9:1, Acts 2, Luke 17:21) be very fertile, and nature especially pro- lific, while wild beasts would become docile and wars would cease among men. (Salvation). Rev. 20:6. Because of a literal interpretation of these prophecies, the Jews generally ex- pected the Messiah to establish an earthly kingdom. Such was the common expecta- CHRIST’S TRIUMPHAL DEATH tion of the Jews of the time of Christ. Even (In midst of 70th week of Daniel) the apostles held such a view only a short AND RESURRECTION time prior to Jesus’ ascension, in spite of “It is finished” the fact that He had taught again and again that the kingdom is not of this world. The rabbinical writers held some very exaggerated notions of the material ben- Lk. 16:16 “The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.” efits of the reign of the Messiah. The earth AD 26 was to yield many thousandfold, and grain, Biblical Truth fruit, and flesh were to be provided in Jesus begins public ministry immeasurable abundance. A Schoolmaster to bring us to Christ John preaches the kingdom at hand But Jesus disappointed those carnal Old Testament Covenant A Shadow of Things to Come hopes. He neither established nor prom- ised to establish such an earthly kingdom. In the words of the New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, “The teaching of Christ is not millenarian.” As much may be truly said of the teachings of the epistles of the New Tes- tament. The apostles taught a present spir- itual kingdom of Christ. & —R. R. Byrum The Gospel Trumpet 5 “...He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in right- eousness by that man whom he hath The LAST Day ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” “The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from Acts 17:31. The period of the judgment of the entire world is heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming here represented as one day. It is fire taking vengeance on them that know this all important day that we not God, and that obey not the gospel would like to consider. of our Lord Jesus Christ.” The Just to Be Resurrected on the Last Day Bro. Stephen Hargrave “…There shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and un- just.” Acts 24:15. Martha understood the wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment. Those who have followed Him resurrection of the just to take place in the judgment of God.” Rom. 2:5. For the in this life, being justified by faith through day under consideration: “Martha saith unjust this day is a day of eternal suffer- His blood, will at that time be set on His unto him, I know that he shall rise again ing, loss, and no hope. “…When the Lord right hand to inherit eternal glory. At the in the resurrection at the last day.” Jn. Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with same time, those who did not obey His 11:24. “…and I will raise him up at the his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking gospel will be placed on His left hand for last day.” Jn. 6 verses 40, 44, and 54. vengeance on them that know not God, the declaration of their sentence into ev- The last day then is the time when the and that obey not the gospel of our Lord erlasting fire. This judgment is proclaimed resurrection of the just will occur. This Jesus Christ.” on the exact same day which is termed in will be a blessed day indeed for all of the But when will this resurrection and scripture as one day, due to its accom- faithful in Christ, for these shall be made judgment for the unjust transpire? “He plishment being at the same time for all evermore alive. “For as in Adam all die, that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my people, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” words, hath one that judgeth him: the b o t h I Cor. 15:22. “In a moment, in the twin- word that I have spoken, the same shall t h e There is no opportu- kling of an eye, at the last trump: for the judge him in the last day.” Jn. 12:48. The saved trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall resurrection and final pronunciation of a n d nity, no hope for be raised incorruptible, and we shall be the fate of all the unjust–to face the unsaved. anyone–not one soul– changed.” I Cor. 15:52. Those who are judgment throne of God–occurs in the “Mar- alive at the time of Christ’s appearing last day, as also does the resurrection of vel not after this day! shall be changed, and those who have the just. at this: died in the Lord shall be resurrected. “When the Son of man shall come in for the Again we understand by the foregoing his glory, and all the holy angels with hour is coming, in the which all that are scriptures that this resurrection of the just him, then shall he sit upon the throne of in the graves shall hear his voice, And takes place on the last day. his glory: And before him shall be gath- shall come forth; they that have done ered all nations: and he shall separate good, unto the resurrection of life; and The Unjust Will Be Resurrected on them one from another, as a shepherd they that have done evil, unto the resur- the Same Day as the Just divideth his sheep from the goats: And he rection of damnation.” Jn. 5:28-29. There shall set the sheep on his right hand, but is one general resurrection and all of the The resurrection of the unjust is also the goats on the left. Then shall the King dead, both the just and unjust, will be referred to as a day. However, the day of say unto them on his right hand, Come, partakers of the same. One will be resur- their resurrection is a woeful day–a day ye blessed of my Father, inherit the king- rected to eternal life, the other to that of when they shall reap the wrath of God for dom prepared for you from the founda- eternal damnation. This is one event in their refusal to live according to the gos- tion of the world…Then shall he say also which two classes of people receive their pel of His dear Son. unto them on the left hand, Depart from rewards. By these texts, we are again “In the day when God shall judge the me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, pre- made to see clearly that the resurrection secrets of men by Jesus Christ according pared for the devil and his angels…” of the just and the unjust happens simul- to my gospel.” Rom. 2:16. “But after thy Matt. 25:31-41. taneously, on what is referred time and hardness and impenitent heart treasurest At the day of Christ’s appearing, all again as the last day. up unto thyself wrath against the day of nations will be gathered unto Him for What then happens after the dead are 6 The Gospel Trumpet raised? “Then cometh the end…” I Cor. “Then cometh the end, when he shall confusing and mysterious events which 15:24. Of a one thousand year reign have delivered up the kingdom to God, must first occur before we reach the end. when Christ will set up His kingdom, we even the Father…” I Cor. 15:24. What There is no opportunity, no hope for can only state that we find no biblical irony that the teaching of the religious anyone–not one soul–after this day! It is cause to promote such a notion. On the world is that Christ will come back to set appointed, and all who have ever lived contrary, we find that the end, this last up His kingdom, when the scripture will be resurrected, both the just and great resurrection day, is followed by the makes it plain that at His coming Christ unjust, to receive their eternal reward in delivering up of the kingdom to God. will not set up His kingdom at all, but that last great day. & rather deliver it up to God. According to Col. 1:12-13, the Chris- tians have already been translated into this kingdom at the time of their new Dispensationalism birth. They reign in this life, being washed in the blood of the Lamb and have been Antichrist made kings and priests–such are the just. Insults Christ A These will reap eternal glory in the last day. dam Clarke expresses it well: P reachers were not meant to be Others do not obey the gospel, being “Who is this antichrist? Is soothsayers but truth-sayers. sinners, and have no part in the kingdom he the Emperor Domitian, We were not called to predict of God–such are the unjust. These will be the Gnostics, Nicolaitans, Nazareans, a future antichrist, but to proclaim outside of the kingdom on the last day in Cerinthians, Romish pontiffs, etc., the eternal, present Christ. Also, we the same manner as they lived outside of etc.! Answer: Any person, thing, doc- have no authority to postpone what the kingdom in this life. Therefore, when trine, system of religion, polity, etc., God determined. Let us rather pro- the kingdom is delivered up to God, they which is opposed to Christ, and to the claim what God decreed. will be evermore separated from God. spirit and spread of His gospel, is Amillennialism exalts this Christ “When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed antichrist. We need not look for this and His finished work. Dispensa- from heaven with his mighty angels, in imaginary being in any of the above tionalism insults Christ by telling us flaming fire taking vengeance on them exclusively. He would have set up His kingdom, that know not God, and that obey not the Even Protestantism may have its but a handful of unbelieving Jews gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who antichrist as well as Popery. Every thwarted His plan and caused it to be shall be punished with everlasting de- man who opposes the spirit of the postponed to a future age. The king- struction from the presence of the Lord, gospel, and every teacher and writer dom of God is based on God’s sover- and from the glory of his power…” II who endeavors to lower the gospel eign will and not on sinful man’s Thess. 1:7-9. All of this will occur standard to the spirit and taste of the option. Rom. 9:22-25. “…When he shall come to be glorified in world, is a genuine antichrist, no Dispensationalism foresees a his saints, and to be admired in all them matter where or among whom he is tribulation with Christ drenching the that believe…” vs. 10. found. world in human blood and gaining The last day is a day when the saints The heresies which sprang up in His victory through death-dealing will evermore rejoice, being forever in the days of St. John were the anti- struggles against a mystical, arch- the unhindered presence of God. It will christ of that time. As there has been fiend antichrist. be one long, eternal woe for those who a succession of oppositions to Chris- Amillennialism sees Christ vic- obey not the gospel of Jesus Christ, being tianity in its spirit and spread through torious at Calvary, now exalted at the eternally banished and without hope. every age since its promulgation in right hand of God, reigning in power There is but one general resurrection for the world, so there has been a succes- and glory, “eternal, immortal, invis- both the just and unjust. sion of antichrists. ible, the only wise God [to whom] be We, as Christians, cannot, in the face We may bring this matter much honor and glory forever and ever. of so many clear passages from the holy lower–every enemy of Christ, every Amen.” 1 Tim. 1:17. scriptures, afford to entertain thoughts one who opposes His reign in the Christ said, on ascending to His that are contrary to the plain Word of God world, in others, or in himself, is an throne, “All power is given, [not go- for abstract interpretations or theories on antichrist, and consequently every ing to be given at some future time, a few misunderstood passages. We must wicked man is an antichrist. But the but given] unto me in heaven and in not allow Satan to dull our urgency of name has been generally applied to earth.” Matt. 28:18. Which is your being prepared and preparing souls for whatever person or thing systemati- Christ? & —H.C. Heffren this last great day. cally opposes Christ and His reli- We cannot advance a so-called gos- gion.” & pel which infers a second chance, or The Gospel Trumpet 7 from finding true salvation, and often martyring those who would not worship An Exegesis of Revelation 20:1-7 their beastly systems or receive its “mark.” History bears this out. Sis. Susan Mutch The First Resurrection. “The rest of the dead lived not again until the thou- “And I saw an angel come down from heaven, these Christians. In the time of the early sand years were finished.” With so much having the key of the bottomless pit and a great morning church, paganism, symbolized false religion on the scene for centuries, chain in his hand. as that ancient dragon, had been deceiv- many souls were hindered from finding And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound ing the nations with its false form of true salvation, hence remained “dead in him a thousand years. religion. Jesus and his angels (Greek for trespasses and sins.” As time progressed, And cast him into the bottomless pit, and angel is simply “messengers” which here more light and understanding came, mak- shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he refers to His ministry), “fought” this ing it possible for more souls to experi- should deceive the nations no more, till the thou- sand years should be fulfilled: and after that he dragon by preaching the truth and deliv- ence this spiritual resurrection, which is must be loosed a little season. ering the people from the darkness of to be born again; raised out of a dead And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, false beliefs. Paganism lost its hold on state of sin, to newness of life in Christ and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the the people. As expressed in Rev. 20:1, Jesus. When one has experienced this souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had the ministry bound its influence by the resurrection, they are “blessed and holy” not worshipped the beast, neither his image, chain of the Word of God. and become “priests of God.” Only those neither had received his mark upon their fore- The premillennial house of sand col- who take part in heads, or in their hands; and they lived and lapses when we understand the symbols. this first resurrec- reigned with Christ a thousand years. All the events But the rest of the dead lived not again until It is not Satan himself that is bound here, tion will be able the thousand years were finished. This is the first but the dragon, that satanic, persecuting to stand at the fi- in this por- resurrection. power. (If it were Satan himself, then are nal Judgment Day tion of scrip- Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the we to believe the devil looks like a literal of God, when both ture happen first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of red dragon, having seven heads and ten the good and evil prior to the Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years. horns and seven crowns upon his heads, of all ages will be second com- And when the thousand years are expired, as described in Rev. 12:3?) called forth from ing of Jesus Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.” The church laid hold on the dragon the graves, to ei- Christ. We will consider three points re- “and bound it for 1000 years.” Truth ther the resurrec- garding Rev. 20:1-7. overcame error in the hearts of the peo- tion of life or the 1. What is the dragon that was bound? ple. In the context of symbolical under- resurrection of damnation. Oh souls, “Ye 2. What is the reign with Christ and standing, this is not a literal 1000 year must be born again!” For those who have where does it take place? period, but signifies a long period of been delivered from all sin, “the second 3. What is the first resurrection? time. More on that later. death [the final Judgment, Rev. 20:14] All the events in this portion of scrip- hath no power.” ture happen prior to the second coming “They...reigned with Christ a thou- of Jesus Christ and the end of the world. sand years.” Rev. 20:4. Nowhere in this “A resurrection, I confess, Furthermore, much of what the apostle chapter does it mention a reign on earth. Has taken place within my breast. John was shown here in symbols, he had Note also, the ones said to be reigning I’ve been awakened from the dead, already personally witnessed and par- with Christ are “souls of them that were And now I live with Christ instead.” taken of in his own lifetime. beheaded! (Do millennialists expect to The book of Revelation is a highly see beheaded saints on the earth in an age Rev. 20:7. Before closing, let us symbolical book. To literalize it would to come?!) answer the question, “So what does it be to wrest it to the destruction of souls. Let us hear the truth. The church is in mean that when the thousand years are heaven and in earth (Eph. 3:15). John is expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his “The Dragon.” This dragon is first now seeing into paradise, that land of prison?” It is letting us know that the introduced in Rev. 12. In fact, chapter 12 rest for departed saints, and is shown dragon would again make an appear- is expressing the same events as we find those who have been martyred for their ance before the end of time. This has here in the chapter under consideration. faith. Not only had the persecuting dragon already taken place! That is why we are The woman clothed with the sun in Rev. martyred the faithful, but in later centu- seeing a revival of paganism in a “newer” 12:1 is the church of God. She is said to ries the devil devised other forms of false form–the New Age movement; a revival have brought forth a man child in verse religion that opposed the true church– of eastern religions, including Islam, 5, which are the new converts to Chris- the beast (Papalism) and his image (Prot- Hinduism, etc.; occultism; witchcraft, tianity. The dragon is a satanic, oppos- estantism). False religion took the “lime- etc. Verse 3 tells us it is only for “a little ing power (hence is “called the Devil light” during these dark ages of this season.” After this short season–the fi- and Satan, verse 9) seeking to destroy “thousand years” period, hindering many nal Judgment Day. & 8 The Gospel Trumpet ent and contrary people can be of the living God, the heavenly Jerusa- made one in love divine. lem, and to an innumerable company of Imitation Christianity has angels, to the general assembly and strayed so tremendously far church of the firstborn...” Hebrews The Wolf and the Lamb from true, biblical salvation 12:22-23. Continued from Page 1 and spirituality that such things Rev. 21:10 also uses the language of cannot possibly happen. Thus the Hebrew writer when speaking of the the only interpretation that bride of Christ: “And he carried me away today many literalize them, as though remains is fleshly. This twenty-first cen- in the spirit to a great and high mountain, the Old Testament did not use symbolic tury religion tends toward the pleasing and shewed me that great city, the holy language, even as Christ did. God, of fallen humanity and well suits it in its Jerusalem...” The holy mountain, the through the prophets of old, used sym- Star Wars-type fables. city of the living God, and the new bols to foretell future events and to de- If we would but read Isaiah chapter Jerusalem were a present reality in apos- scribe the corrupted state of sinful man. eleven, we would so plainly see that it is tolic times, according to their own words. Let us rehearse a few symbols used in the speaking about the first advent of Jesus Many sincere people have perhaps never Bible to describe mankind through the Christ. “And there shall come forth a rod viewed this issue in such a light as this. use of earthly creatures. out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch The fault lies in the apostate spiritual shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit surroundings in which the whole world Wolves – Matt. 7:15, Acts 20:29. of the Lord shall rest upon him...” The is enwrapped. May God grant that all the Lambs – John 21:15. verses continue to speak about Christ Bible’s glorious truth be opened up to A fox – Luke13:32. and then abruptly say, “The wolf also many souls in these last times. Sheep – Psalm 100:3, Jn.10:14. shall dwell with the lamb...” The sacri- In the light of all that we have shown Goats – Matt. 25:32. fice of Christ breaks down “the middle here, it is plain to see that the dwelling Snakes – Matt. 23:33, Luke 3:7. wall of partition” between the wolf and together of the wolf and the lamb is Dogs – Isa. 56:10-11, Psalm 22:16. the lamb, the Jew and the Gentile, the referring to the time when Christ would Bulls – Psa. 22:12. black and the white, etc. bring full salvation to mankind and break Wild beasts, creeping things and birds– Remember Peter’s vision on the down the long standing divisions be- Acts 10:12. housetop? The Lord showed him all tween them. These things are fulfilled in manner of animals together in the sheet. the gathering together of all of the blood- Our reader will see through the read- This depicts what Isaiah chapters 11 and washed who come from varied back- ing of these verses and others, that nei- 65 are referring to. All that were in the grounds and upbringings, races and coun- ther the Old nor New Testament texts are sheet were abiding together in peace, tries–a gathering of souls who once dif- strangers to symbolic language in their though naturally they were contrary to fered so drastically that they could not teachings. Even in our day, men may call each other. Peter later makes it plain that abide together in peace except they be other men certain animals that well fit God revealed to him through that very made nigh by the blood of Christ. There the actions of their person. Christ Him- vision that no man should be called is a great, humanly impossible miracle self is also painted in a word picture as common or unclean. All of the creatures in the unity of the once rapping city boy, “the Lion of the tribe of Judah,” thus in Peter’s vision represented mankind, the cow-milking country folk, and the making clear to us His might and the the gathering of the children of God from once head-banging rocker. fearful threat He is to all evil. It was said every nation. Nowadays if someone The display of God’s power and of the demon possessed man in Gadara would have a vision similar to Peter’s, love does not lie in some future coexist- that he was fierce and that no man could they would be more likely to literalize it, ence of literal wolves and lambs, but in tame him–terms that fit his beast-like write a book about it, endeavor to use the a present, peaceful coexistence of think- behavior (Matt. 8:28, Mark 5:4). Seeing Bible to confirm their delusion, and then ing and feeling people who have been all these things, the scriptures give us no sell it for a few million. made new creatures in Christ through reason to begin to apply literal meanings But to make our subject even more salvation. & to passages where the context and New abundantly clear, the scriptures say in If you want to see the kingdom, Testament teachings disprove the ridicu- both Isaiah chapters 11 and 65 that, Be born again today, lous thoughts that have become so un- “they shall not hurt nor destroy in all my For through salvation we can enter necessarily famous. holy mountain.” What is this holy moun- And reign o’er all sin’s sway. In Christ we become a new creature. tain? The scriptures also make this so So if you want to reign with Jesus, Our inward heart is created completely unmistakably clear that we cannot be You must do your reigning now. new, insomuch that those who would in confused over the matter. The holy moun- There’s not an age yet coming, the past have naturally been enemies, tain, the new Jerusalem, is none other As false prophets do allow. now dwell together in peace. This is the than the church of the living God, or the And when in this great kingdom, true miracle of the wolf and the lamb. host of the blood-washed saints called Armageddon you will win, Salvation so changes one’s heart and out of all sin and into Christ. “But ye are For through Jesus we now conquer, nature, that now two completely differ- come unto mount Sion, and unto the city In that battle over sin. The Gospel Trumpet 9 70 The Weeks of Daniel Daniel 9:24-27 I. What does this prophecy signify? gospel to the poor.” Luke 4:18. made them both one in Him, in which “there The command to restore and rebuild Here is where Jesus became the anointed is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor Jerusalem here referred to was given to Ezra one, Messiah the Prince, and began His uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond by Artaxerxes, king of Persia, 457 B.C. Ezra earthly ministry. This is what is meant in nor free.” Col. 3:11. 7:1-28. The decree was to restore Jerusalem. Daniel’s vision by the words, “to anoint the This commission given to Ezra was to reor- most Holy.” The sixty-nine weeks–483 2. “And upon thy holy city.” ganize the children of Israel at Jerusalem, years–extended to this time. The moment Christ died, Jerusalem lost restore their judges and magistrates as at the There yet remains one week or seven its sacredness. No longer did God regard it first, and beautify the house of the Lord. years, to fulfill the 70 weeks or 490 years. the holy city. The hour had now come when In Daniel’s vision the week of years is That week extends from the baptism and no longer at Jerusalem would they worship used. This was in common use among the anointing of Christ in A.D. 26 to about the the Father, but in every place the true Jews in Daniel’s time. The seventy weeks middle or fall of A.D. 33. worshipers would worship God in spirit and equal four hundred and ninety years. Meas- in truth. John 4:20-24. uring 490 years from 457 B.C., when the II. What was to take place in the midst of command was given, they extend to A.D. 33. this last week or seven years? 3. “To finish the transgression, and to make In other words, just 490 years lie between “And after threescore and two weeks, an end of sins.” 457 B.C. and A.D. 33. However, the work of shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself.” Christ by His death accomplished all restoring all things did not begin until the Dan. 9:26. this. He “put away sin by the sacrifice of middle of the year 457, which runs the 490 “And in the midst of the week he shall himself.” Yea He hath “washed us from our years to the fall of A.D. 33, or about the cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, sins in his own blood,” and “the blood of middle of that year. and for the overspreading of abominations Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all The seven weeks, and threescore and he shall make it desolate.” Ver. 27. sin.” two weeks, which were to reach to Messiah This has reference to the death of Christ. the Prince, equal 69 weeks or 483 years. It will be seen in ver. 25 that the sixty-nine 4. “And to make reconciliation for iniquity.” Reckoning 483 years from 457 B.C. would weeks, which were to extend to Messiah, Hear the fulfillment: “…in due time bring us to A.D. 26. But the real work of were divided off as follows: “Seven weeks, Christ died for the ungodly…God restoring Jerusalem did not commence till and three-score and two weeks.” The first commendeth his love toward us, in that, the middle of the year 457 (Ezra 7:8), which seven weeks or 49 years extended from 457 while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. would bring the 483 years or 69 weeks to the B.C. to 408 B.C. This, no doubt, was the time Much more then, being now justified by his middle or latter part of A.D. 26, when Christ that it took to complete the walls, streets, blood, we shall be saved from wrath through was baptized and anointed. (The common etc., of the city which Daniel says were him. For if, when we were enemies, we were account called Anno Domini began when finished “in troublous times.” From 408 B.C., reconciled to God by the death of his Son, Christ was four years old.) The 483 years–69 when the first seven weeks ended, to the much more, being reconciled, we shall be weeks–were to reach to Messiah the Prince. anointing of the most Holy was just three- saved by his life. And not only so, but we also The question arises, when did Jesus become score and two weeks. After this, or in the joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by Messiah the Prince? Messiah (Hebrew), midst of the last week of the seventy, Mes- whom we have now received the atone- Christ (Greek) means anointed. The anointed siah was cut off. Just three and one-half years ment.” Rom. 5:6-11. one. after Jesus was anointed and entered His “And, having made peace through the How was Jesus anointed? “God anointed ministry, He was cut off–crucified for the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and sins of the whole world. things unto himself…And you, that were with power.” Acts 10:38. sometime alienated and enemies in your mind When did this anointing take place? III. What was accomplished by Christ’s by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled “Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the death? in the body of his flesh through death, to heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost 1. “Seventy weeks are determined upon thy present you holy and unblameable and descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon people.” unreproveable in his sight.” Col. 1:20-22. him, and a voice came from heaven, which The Jews ceased to be God’s chosen and said, Thou art my beloved Son.” Lk. 3:21-22. special people. Christ’s blood was shed for 5. “And to bring in everlasting righteous- “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, the sins of the world. He broke down the ness.” because he hath anointed me to preach the middle wall between Jew and Gentile and This signifies a complete deliverance 10 The Gospel Trumpet from sin, and a supply of grace to serve God week. What was to be accomplished dur- upon the desolate? in holiness and righteousness all the days of ing this last week? “And the people of the prince that shall our life. Yea, the grace of God which ap- “And he shall confirm the covenant with come shall destroy the city and the sanctu- peared unto all men teaches us to “live so- many for one week.” Ver. 27. This last week ary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, berly, righteously, and godly, in this present began with Christ’s ministry. The covenant and unto the end of the war desolations are world.” Titus 2:11, 12. is the new covenant in Christ Jesus. “Grace determined.” Ver. 26. and truth came by Jesus Christ.” John 1:17. 6. “He shall cause the sacrifice and the obla- The three and one-half years of Christ’s VII. What did Jesus say with reference to tion to cease.” ministry were spent in delivering the princi- this prophecy? The sacrifices and the oblations of the ples of the new covenant. The same was Luke 21:5, 6, 20-24. law were but types of Christ and His great dedicated with His blood and came into redemption. Christ offered His VIII. When and how was this body and presented it to God fulfilled? for a sacrifice to atone for the Titus with his Roman le- sins of the whole world. His 457 B.C. Commandment to restore Jerusalem gions came to Jerusalem in offering was perfect and A.D. 70 and destroyed the city brought eternal redemption to 7 weeks and the sanctuary, or temple. (49 years) the world. Hence, the sacrifice Thus “that determined was and oblation of the law ceased poured upon the desolate” 408 B.C. Wall built in troublous times to be accepted of God, being sanctuary. The overspreading but types, and now were all abominations of the Jewish fulfilled. people were thus avenged. “These be the days of venge- 69 Weeks = 483Years 7. “And for the overspreading ance,” “and wrath upon this 70 Weeks = 490 Years of abominations he shall make people.” When the Romans de- it desolate.” stroyed the sanctuary, they 62 weeks This refers to the “worldly (434 years) took away the daily sacrifice. sanctuary.” Christ in His per- They also brought their en- sonal ministry began building signs and set them upon the the temple or new covenant ground of the temple sanctuary–the church of God. …worshiped their ensigns, and Just before He expired on the offered sacrifice to them in the cross, He cried, “It is finished.” very place where sacrifice had His death completed the house 26 A.D. The Most Holy is anointed been offered unto God. These of God, “which is the church ensigns were the banners of One Week = 7 Years of the living God,” “in whom 30 A.D. Messiah is cut off the army which did make deso- ye also are builded together late the temple and the city. for an habitation of God 33 A.D. Covenant confirmed with many Hence, this was “an abomina- through the Spirit.” The in- tion of desolation.” stant the new covenant sanctu- ary was thus completed, “the IX. What does Jesus say of veil of the temple [in Jerusa- the abomination of desola- lem] was rent in twain from the top to the force at His death. It is also a fact that the first tion that Daniel prophesied would come? bottom.” Matt. 27:51. three and one-half years after Christ’s death “When ye therefore shall see the abomi- God moved out of that earthly building, was a marked epoch in the spread of the nation of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the nevermore to dwell in temples made with gospel among all nations. Thus the covenant prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso hands. Their great house at Jerusalem was was confirmed with many. readeth, let him understand:) then let them left desolate. Matt. 23:37-38. which be in Judea flee into the mountains: let The Jews would not be gathered under V. We have seen that at the death of him which is on the housetop not come down His wings, but filled up the cup of their Christ, God moved out of the Jewish sanc- to take any thing out of his house: neither let iniquities by crucifying the Messiah. Their tuary at Jerusalem and left it desolate. him which is in the field return back to take wickedness and abominations had reached How long was it to remain desolate? his clothes. And woe unto them that are with to the full, and God forsook their house “He shall make it desolate, even until child, and to them that give suck in those forever and left it desolate. the consummation, and that determined shall days! But pray ye that your flight be not in the be poured upon the desolate.” Ver. 27. winter, neither on the sabbath day: for then IV. Three and one-half years of this last shall be great tribulation, such as was not week came after the death of Messiah, VI. What is meant by the consummation, since the beginning of the world to this time, since He was cut off in the midst of the and the thing determined to be poured no, nor ever shall be.” Matt. 24:15-21. The Gospel Trumpet 11 From the above we see clearly that Dan- iel’s vision reached a fulfillment at the de- struction of Jerusalem. In fact, in Luke’s account He says: “When ye shall see Jerusa- lem compassed with armies, then know that Fundamental Issues at Stake the desolation thereof is nigh.” Luke 21:20. T Here is prophesied a time when a foreign he issues involved in Dis- would make God a victim of His own power would come to Jerusalem, laying siege pensational statements [ie: conditions that, “when a prophet to the city, overthrowing and destroying the postponement theory of the 70th speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the same, casting down the sanctuary or temple, taking away the daily sacrifice, and placing week of Daniel] are of the most funda- thing follow not, nor come to pass, that the abomination of desolation on that once mental importance. Notice for instance, is the thing which the Lord hath NOT hallowed spot. This all took place when Titus, that if Christ was supposed to set up a spoken.” Deut. 18:22. with the Roman legions, came to the “pleas- kingdom but was thwarted in His pur- Even the inspiration of the scrip- ant land” laying it waste and destroyed their pose from doing so because some un- tures is seriously undermined by their city and sanctuary, in which awful siege and believers opposed Him, then He can- paralyzing statements, for the basis of destruction Josephus tells us more than one not be omnipotent. inspiration is its claim “to impart truth million Jews perished. If He was forced to change His without error.” To be mistaken in set- plan then He is not immutable and we ting forth a predicted time is unques- X. What is the real abomination of desola- cannot say, “Jesus Christ, the same tionably an error. tion? yesterday, today and forever.” A teaching that deprives Christ of It is the substitution of heathen worship If He had to substitute an alternate His omnipotence, omniscience, immu- for the worship of God. When Antiochus defiled the temple, laid it waste, and substi- and parenthetic program for the one He tability and other divine attributes robs tuted heathen worship in Jerusalem for the intended to bring into effect because of Him of His Deity and “takes away my worship of God, he “set up the abomination unforseen circumstances unrevealed in Lord.” of desolation.” The Romans did this very scripture, then Christ is robbed of His The foundation of [dispensational thing when Titus destroyed the city. omniscience. God’s integrity is im- premillennialism] interpretation ac- Just so has popery and modern sectism peached if we allow to go unchal- cords with the Talmud rather than the set up “heathen” worship [or false worship] lenged the statement of Scofield [and New Testament. & instead of worshiping God [in spirit and in other dispensationalists]. To do so —H.C. Heffren truth]. The multitudes of sect Babylon are “mad on their idols.” This is an abomination of desolation. & —H. M. Riggle The Israel of God P remillennialists have a tremendous Brown: “If the earthly Jews are not of the cised with the circumcision of Christ– interest in literal Israel. News from house of Israel, who is? Let Paul answer. which must be valid–does it not follow the Middle East is of great concern Writing to the converted heathen of that the converts to Christianity become to them. To them I must say, “It is time to Philippi, he says: ‘We are the circumci- the true Israel of God? say goodbye to the Old Testament cov- sion, which worship God in the spirit, Into what abysmal depths of error enant, folks.” Israel as a favoured people, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no can a good man fall! Could anything less Jerusalem as a holy city, the Old Testa- confidence in the flesh’ (Phil. 3:3). Would seductive than premillennialism induce ment temple with all the ordinances and that our premillennialist brethren had a Christian man to offer to Jews or any- sacrifices that pertained to it...were abol- less confidence in the glory of fleshly one else any other alternative than to ished at the cross and are done away Israel. accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour now? forever! All these types were fulfilled in To the former heathen of Colosse he Not one word can one find in the New Christ and apply spiritually to His New points out the only valid circumcision Testament offering Jews the choice of Testament church. Please stop reading today: ‘In whom also ye are circumcised accepting Christ or ‘holding fast to the end-time fiction books so popular today with the circumcision made without ancient hopes of the fathers.’ Instead, the and study the Bible, particularly the books hands...by the circumcision of Christ’ apostles taught, ‘Neither is there salva- of Hebrews and Galatians for true under- (Col. 2:11). If the Jewish circumcision is tion in any other: for there is none other standing of this. no longer valid and if the heathen people name under heaven given among men Consider these words of Charles E. of Philippi and Colosse were circum- [not even the famous name of Zion], 12 The Gospel Trumpet whereby we must be saved.’ Acts 4:12. Rom 2:28-29 “For he is not a Jew, Matt. 21:43. Peter declares the “nation” Such teaching makes us shudder lest which is one outwardly; neither is that to be henceforth so blessed, is God’s good men whom we love and honor circumcision, which is outward in the “holy nation,” the church (1 Pet. 2:7-10). should make themselves obnoxious to flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one One premillennialist wrote, “Key to the solemn words of Paul addressed to inwardly; and circumcision is that of the this entire prophetic plan is the refounding those who were of Israel as a nation preaching Judaism in Into what abysmal depths of error can a good state in Palestine. the first century: Without Israel, the ‘Though we, or an an- man fall! Could anything less seductive than whole plan falls gel from heaven, premillennialism induce a Christian man to offer apart.” And fall apart preach any other gos- to Jews or anyone else any other alternative than it does, when tested pel unto you than that by the scriptures. The which we have to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour now? only hope of literal preached unto you, let Israel is the same him be accursed.’ Gal. 1:8.” heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; hope offered to all–salvation through Je- False prophets have severely fogged whose praise is not of men, but of God.” sus Christ in this present gospel day. the minds of dear souls, else they would Jesus told the Jews, “Therefore say I There will be no age to come, for when not have been led astray on this millennial unto you, the kingdom of God [their Jesus returns in the air, all the world will bypath. The Bible is exceedingly clear–Chris- reign as God’s special people] shall be be called into final Judgment and the tians are the “Israel of God” (Gal. 6:15-16), taken away from you, and given to a earth will be destroyed. & the seed of Abraham (Gal. 3:28-29). nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.” Sis. Susan Mutch 2006 Meetings West Virginia Jan. 7 - 8 MEETING REPORTS Kidron, OH Jan. 14 - 15 Montana Jan. 19 - 22 Philippines Jan. 14 - Feb. 28 Greenville, OH Feb. 5 - 12 Ontario: All honour, glory, and praise that didn’t heed the invitation missed a Sacramento, CA Feb. 17 - 19 be to the most high God for the wonder- lot–more than words can tell. Chicago, IL Feb. 26 fully anointed meetings we were able to We’ve had a couple of special testi- Texas March 3 - 5 enjoy here in Aylmer, Ontario Oct. 2-8. mony services since the meeting and also California March 20 - 26 Most mornings we had more of a a wonderful outreach meeting in Leam- Germany April 14 - 20 study than a message. We heard mes- ington, Ontario, which was filled with Alaska April 20 - 23 sages preached on the church in its differ- the presence of God. Ohio May 27 - June 4 ent aspects, such as: an organism, a spir- The Lord is determined to help and Steinbach, MB July 3 - 9 itual house, the body, the bride, one man, save souls in this area. Please pray for the Greece July 7 - 10 in the spirit. Many have testified to hav- work of the Lord here. Bolivia July 11 - 18 ing received a better vision of the church Zealous for the church, West Virginia July 14 - 16 since. Sis. Trudy Wiebe Leamington, ON July 28 - 29 Surely none that attended the meet- Chihuahua, Mexico Aug. 13 - 20 ings went away the same way they came. France Aug. 17 - 20 The water was stirring and many needs Berlin, Ohio: Praise the Lord for won- California Aug. 21 - 27 were met. We still feel the rippling affect, derful meetings here October 13-15! Zacatecas, Mexico Aug. 25 - 27 thank God. Souls were saved during the On Friday night, Bro. Daniel Layne Shawano, WI Aug. 31 - Sept. 4 meeting and more have been saved since. gave his testimony of deliverance from Texas Sept. 8 - 10 The meetings just got better as the saints sin. Throughout the weekend, he Pennsylvania Sept. 9 from different parts of the U.S.A, Mexico, preached, with the anointing of the Holy Ukraine Sept. 19 - 26 Germany and Canada came in. Ghost, exactly what was needed. Souls Aylmer, Ontario Oct. 2 - 8 We rejoiced in the depths of our were saved and sanctified, and many Berlin, OH Oct. 13 - 15 heart over every visitor that came and souls prayed through to receive help. Germany Oct. 22 - 29 believe that the Lord will continue to Thank God! Kuwait Nov. 6 - 14 follow them. Some came for the first Saturday afternoon we had a street Oklahoma Nov. 20 - 26 time; others came repeatedly. As always, meeting in Berlin. The saints sang, passed Russia Nov. 28 - Dec. 8 they enjoyed the preaching as well as the out literature and invitations, and talked Kenya Nov. 30 - Dec. 11 love and fellowship of the saints. Those with souls about the Lord. Many people The Gospel Trumpet 13 stopped to listen to the singing, and some came to the service that evening, and a few came again the next evening. The Lord blessed with many visi- tors, most of which were friends and Ukraine 2006 family of the saints. They will not soon forget the glory of the Lord in those meetings. Pray for them that they would not be hindered from believing the truth; that they will come out of denomina- tional divisions and into the one fold. Sis. Crystal Keim Germany: Full of thanks and rejoicing, we look back to the meeting held Oct. 22- 29, when the saints here in Germany had the privilege of gathering together in the name of the Lord, along with some of the brethren from North America. The powerful and anointed messages preached by Bros. Daniel Layne, Ray Tinsman and Sis. Susan Mutch brought courage and determination to our souls. We saw how God used them “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of The saints there had waited anx- fied and unified with the one, true body the ministry, for the edifying of the body iously for the meetings, and the Lord of Christ. Sixteen took part in the ordi- of Christ. Till we all come in the unity of mightily satisfied their desire and en- nance of baptism, giving clear and inspi- the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son couraged them through the messages, rational testimonies as to what God has of God, unto a perfect man, unto the songs, testimonies, and the communion done for them. measure of the stature of the fullness of of the saints. There was also an ordination serv- Christ.” (Eph. 4:12,13) We felt the pres- We had services every evening. Many ice. Sis. Trudy Wiebe was ordained as a ence of the almighty God, and His bless- visitors came out. Some of them were minister and Bro. Michael Kerby was ings were just overflowing. Eternal souls there every evening. Others would have ordained as a deacon. found help at the altar of prayer and many come if it were not “for fear of the Jews.” All of the services were intense, with victories were won. Thank God, His army Daily we had the opportunity to talk to holy boldness and much assurance that of all the saved is still marching on, and the people in that community, and we God is moving His church once again. the devil has lost forever! also distributed literature. The messages and singing were truly We had many visitors in every meet- The night before our departure, we heaven sent and such as cannot be heard ing, and most of them came more than invited the visitors for an after-service anywhere else. We can say without a one time. For some visitors the services snack. We had a wonderful time together. doubt, “We never saw it on this wise” where also translated into Russian. Please The sisters in the Ukraine, along with before. We are thrilled to be a part of pray for them, that they will not forget other visitors, invited us to come back what God is doing in this end time. what they saw and heard and that God soon. Good seed was sown. Please pray Bro. Gary Boevers may continue to deal with their hearts. for the work in the Ukraine. We trust that the Lord will continue Sis. Hilde Groetzinger to work here in Germany and gather His Kuwait: Thank God for the precious children into the one body. It is our desire gospel of our Lord that is spreading across to be a helpful vessel in His hand. Please Oklahoma: We are thankful to report every nation. We thank God for the op- pray for the work here in Germany. that the Lord gloriously blessed in the portunity given to Bro. Henry Hildebrandt Bro. 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