July 20, 2005
July 20th, 2005
Dear Brethren and Co-Workers with Christ,
Greetings from Charlotte, NC! Prophecy marches on! Since my last letter, the awful terrorist attacks in London have left at least 56 dead and some 700 people wounded. According to Al-Qaida documents, a much bigger attack is being planned for America! And, almost daily, additional dozens of people are being blown to bits in Iraq as America tries to "democratize" this Muslim nation.
The World Net Daily Internet site reported on July 11, "As London recovers from the latest deadly al-Qaida attack that killed at least 50, top U.S. government officials are contemplating what they consider to be an inevitable and much bigger assault on America – one likely to kill millions, destroy the economy and fundamentally alter the course of history, reports Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. According to captured al-Qaida leaders and documents, the plan is called the ‘American Hiroshima’ and involves the multiple detonation of nuclear weapons already smuggled into the U.S. over the Mexican border with the help of the MS-13 street gang and other organized crime groups. Al-Qaida has obtained at least 40 nuclear weapons from the former Soviet Union – including suitcase nukes, nuclear mines, artillery shells and even some missile warheads. In addition, documents captured in Afghanistan show al-Qaida had plans to assemble its own nuclear weapons with fissile material it purchased on the black market…. The plans for the devastating nuclear attack on the U.S. have been under development for more than a decade. It is designed as a final deadly blow of defeat to the U.S., which is seen by al-Qaida and its allies as ‘the Great Satan.’ At least half the nuclear weapons in the al-Qaida arsenal were obtained for cash from the Chechen terrorist allies. But the most disturbing news is that high level U.S. officials now believe at least some of those weapons have been smuggled into the U.S. for use in the near future in major cities as part of this ‘American Hiroshima’ plan, according to an upcoming book, ‘The Al-Qaida Connection: International Terrorism, Organized Crime and the Coming Apocalypse,’ by Paul L. Williams, a former FBI consultant."
So where are we headed?
As Tomorrow’s World has warned for years, the United States and its British-descended allies are headed for disaster unless we genuinely turn to the true God and His ways. Frankly, God is determined to get our attention one way or another! From now on, you will see a "pattern" in this slow but sure decline of American power and prestige. Of course, there will be ups and downs along the way. But the continual "breaking" of our national pride because of disaster after disaster in the Middle East and elsewhere, the repeated pounding by drought, wildfires in some areas and alternate hurricanes and floods in others, serious earthquakes and the growing specter of disease epidemics—all of these tragedies will begin to bring our people to their knees unless they genuinely repent!
Again, if some of you have not yet done so, call or write and request your free copy of our vital booklet, The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy. This booklet truly gives the "key" to understanding about 90% of end-time prophecy—an understanding which is lacking in most students of prophecy. Why? Because although they may—in a few cases—grasp some of the general outline of biblical prophecy, most folks do not and cannot understand how many of the enormously important end-time prophecies apply directly to the United States and Britain. For they do not understand who we are in biblical prophecy.
When the Bible talks about the end-time descendants of the patriarch Joseph becoming a great nation and a "company of nations," like America and the British Empire—most today do not understand. When the Bible talks about these people being given the "gates" of their enemies—again, most do not understand. When the dying patriarch Jacob was inspired to "bless" the sons of Joseph and to put his very name—"Israel"—upon these young men and their descendants (Gen. 48:14-19), this is also beyond most people’s understanding. Most prophetic preachers and teachers are oblivious to all of this. When we read in Genesis 49:1, 22-26, of how Jacob stated that in the "last days" the people of Joseph would obtain absolutely awesome blessings of national wealth and power "up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills" most people don’t get it! Yet this sounds very much like our own patriotic songs describing our national greatness "from sea to shining sea!"
However, the Great Ruler of the universe also prophesied of our people, "But if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it" (Lev. 26:14-16). As we in America and the British-descended nations sink further and further into the moral cesspool of rampant adultery, pornography and perverted sex, abortion, alcohol and drug addiction, etc., we will see increased terrorism, disease epidemics and the other curses here described. Finally, our peoples will be conquered and taken into slavery (Jer. 30:4-9). This will be the time just before Christ’s return and the resurrection from the dead described in verse nine—if we won’t truly repent!
But, then, where are we headed?
If "we" means you and me, then let’s make sure that we really do our part to be in that first resurrection and become the prophesied Spirit-born leaders, under Christ, bringing peace and joy to a very confused world! For God’s primary purpose in calling you and me to understanding, now, in this age, is to prepare us to be those true leaders, under Christ, to assist Him in ruling this entire world as "King of kings" (Rev. 19:16). God’s inspired Word tells us, "Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years" (Rev. 20:6). All true Christians who understand and who yield themselves to God’s purpose will have this magnificent opportunity to help bring about a depth of peace, happiness and absolute joy that the world as a whole has never before experienced. The true message of Jesus Christ involves not only our personal salvation through Christ’s shed blood, but the opportunity to join Him in governing the world in the coming Kingdom of God! Again, the Bible directly tells us of the true saints of God, "And they sang a new song, saying: ‘You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation, and have made us kings and priests to our God; and we shall reign on the earth’" (Rev. 5:9-10). But, "mainstream" Christianity persists in presenting an entirely different "gospel" and an entirely different concept of God and His entire Plan! They say, "Just accept Christ and you will be saved and go off to heaven."
Only the true Work of Jesus Christ does, in fact, preach the true Gospel which Christ and the apostles preached. We remind all of you over and over that the real Jesus Christ of the Bible clearly describes how His faithful followers are called to rule in His soon-coming government on this earth: "Well done good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities" (Luke 19:17). The Apostle Paul also very clearly instructs those who are actually willing to believe the Bible, "Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life?" (I Cor. 6:2-3).
So as we see the prophetic events clearly coming to their grand smash climax with Jesus Christ’s return to this earth—where He will remain as King of kings for one thousand years—we who understand must go "all out" to be the "overcomers" Christ will use in bringing peace to this world (Rev. 2:26-27). And we should also be zealously involved in proclaiming the message which Christ brought to this earth from the Father. That wonderful message, again, involves not only personal salvation, but hundreds of scriptures that instruct true Christians about preparing to rule in the coming one thousand year reign of Christ, and describe the beauty, the peace and prosperity, and the joy which all mankind will experience under Christ’s government.
We in this Work have the blessed opportunity and responsibility to urgently warn our fellow human beings of the soon coming Great Tribulation, to help them understand what genuine salvation is all about and to help them, also, prepare to be in the first resurrection, the "better" resurrection (Heb. 11:35). Our everlasting reward in God’s Kingdom will be far greater if we truly go "all out" and give ourselves to the task of reaching out to the teeming millions of deceived people around the world and turning them to the Truth. Speaking directly of our day—the time just before the resurrection and the return of Christ—God’s Word tells us, "And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever" (Dan. 12:2-3).
May God inspire all of us to do our level best to fulfill this divine Commission—not in a "lukewarm" manner, but with the kind of sacrificial zeal which inspired Peter, Paul and Jesus Christ Himself.
With Christian love,
—Roderick C. Meredith