June 04, 2009
June 4th, 2009
Dear Tomorrow’s World Subscriber,
Greetings from Charlotte, NC! About twice a year, I write all our subscribers a special letter explaining what this Work is all about. You need to know what is really behind this Work of the Tomorrow’s World television program and Tomorrow’s World magazine. And you need to know exactly why we can give you the genuine answers to the growing problems faced by so many in our modern world. Frankly, the leaders and so-called experts of this world do not have the real answers which millions are searching for. Let me say right here that I have a very special offer for you near the end of this letter. It will be more revealing than perhaps anything else you have received from us! So watch for it.
Right down the street from President Obama in Washington, DC, about three percent of residents of that entire city are living with HIV or AIDS. From 2006 to 2008, there was a 22 percent increase in the number of AIDS cases right in the capital of the United States! Every mode of HIV transmission is on the rise there, but HIV is most prevalent among male homosexuals. Though very few are yet willing to face this fact, our nation is being absolutely destroyed from within and without because we have turned away from the God of the Bible and His righteous laws!
If your own heart and mind are open to real Truth, we can help you not only understand what is really going on, but why major changes are taking place in our society and how you and your loved ones may be protected and ultimately delivered. We take on the really big questions of life: Why were you born? If you obey God, what will you really be doing for all eternity? Why don’t most human beings profess any form of Christianity—never have and never will—in this age? Are these billions of fellow humans forever “doomed”?
Most professing Christians are probably sincere. But, frankly, “mainstream” Christianity does not have a clue as to the genuine biblical answers to these questions. Are we in this Work of God “smarter” than others? No. But down through the ages, the Eternal God has always had a small remnant of people whose minds He has opened. Yet God’s true people have always been the “little flock” as Jesus described (Luke 12:32).
That is why Jesus Christ said, “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it” (Matthew 7:13-14).
Jesus also said, “No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:44).
God’s Word tells us plainly that the vast majority of human beings are “blinded” (Revelation 12:9).That is why so very few—even among professing Christians—truly acknowledge the authority of the Bible and are willing to surrender their lives to actually do what the Christ of the Bible clearly commands. Yet the Holy Bible was inspired by Almighty God! The biblical prophecies for our times are now beginning to take place before our very eyes. God is real! He is now guiding the rise and fall of nations—and dealing with the American and the British-descended peoples in a specific way as we have described for years. But millions of churchgoers “wonder” why the Bible supposedly never mentions the United States or the British-descended peoples and what is specifically prophesied for us! Yet, as most of you subscribers know, we in this Work of the living God are continually telling you exactly what is beginning to happen to our peoples—and where it is leading! The great God of the Bible tells us, “Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The Lord GOD has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” (Amos 3:7-8).
Frankly, dear friends and subscribers, if you want the real answers to life’s biggest questions, you really do need to “get involved” with this Work of the living God. No we are not “mainstream.” Yes, we will be harassed and persecuted before the Work is completed! Yes, you will need to have understanding, genuine faith and real courage to stand up and be willing to obey your Creator! However, the rewards are awesome.
But each individual who truly surrenders his or her life to truly follow the God of the Bible is promised to receive His help, His strength and His ultimate deliverance. Speaking of the true Church at the end of this age, God’s Word describes how Satan “persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child” (Revelation 12:13).
At a time when untold thousands are going to be persecuted or even martyred, what happens to this “woman” described in Revelation? “But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the presence of the serpent” (v. 14).
Then Satan—just before he is cast into the bottomless pit at Christ’s return, comes roaring after the remaining lukewarm Christians to destroy them: “And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” (v. 17).
Yes, the true people of God have always been those who are willing to obey God and actually “keep the commandments of God” as the above passage clearly states. Then, a couple of chapters later, the Apostle John was again inspired to describe the true people of God: “Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus” (Revelation 14:12).
We in this Work are not inherently “better” than others! But, in His mercy, God has opened our minds. He has “called” us to understand the genuine answers to life’s biggest questions which so few truly understand. He has commanded us to preach His full Truth to you!
That is why this Work exists. That is why we never ask the public for money (have you noticed?). That is why we don’t have some man or woman “prophet” giving us ideas or doctrines totally contrary to the Bible. We use only the Bible as our source for Truth.
For we are on a mission to genuinely restore biblical Christianity. With God’s help, we are restoring the original teachings and practices of Jesus Christ, the early apostles and the original Church of God. As I hope you have noticed, we carefully document our articles and booklets with clear scriptural and historical references. We urge you to study the “original” Truth—from the Holy Bible itself (John 17:17). We challenge you to prove what we say out of your own Bible!
How many others do that?
We in this Work are also trying with all our hearts to obey one of Christ’s final commands, “‘Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.’ Amen” (Matthew 28:19-20).
So we do not talk merely about “sweet Jesus” or “giving your heart to the Lord” and then going on with “life as usual”! Rather, we explain in detail in Tomorrow’s World magazine, our dozens of free booklets and other publications, and in our in-depth Tomorrow’s World Bible Study Course, the entire purpose of Almighty God, the way of God and the real goal for which all Christians should be aiming.
We spend millions of dollars each year on television time, publishing the Tomorrow’s World magazine, the booklets we send out, the Tomorrow’s World Bible Study Course, the Internet, on international radio broadcasts and in Tomorrow’s World Presentations in many cities and on many other activities. We fearlessly proclaim the full Truth of the Bible, and we are powerfully warning our peoples of what is now beginning to happen in fulfillment of fearful biblical prophecies for our future. Then, we give the biblical answer to the “way of escape.” For this is the Work of the living God which He is doing at the end of this age!
Now for some specific news about our recent activities and growth in this Work: For all of you who are able receive television from the ION and CW-Plus networks, we have great news! These two networks, along with our other TV stations, will enable our Tomorrow’s World television coverage to reach into more than 100 million homes, or 88 percent of all U.S. TV households. We are scheduled to begin airing on the CW-Plus Network beginning on Sunday, May 31, at 8:00 am Eastern/Pacific Time, on more than 80 TV stations across the continent. On June 17, Thursday morning at 12:30 am Eastern/Pacific Time, we will begin airing the Tomorrow’s World television program on the entire ION Network, which includes 55 of ION’s owned and operated TV stations and 200 cable systems. However, because of the worldwide economic slump, in order to make way for more than 140 brand-new TV stations across the United States, we will have to prune some of our existing stations. Adding these two networks is a significant advance for Tomorrow’s World television! For the first time we will be able to reach more than 100 million U.S. homes with the precious Gospel of Jesus Christ.
For the first time we will be able to have local, commercial-grade TV stations in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Portland, Spokane and Seattle; plus many cities in and around Los Angeles. We will also be able to go on local television in Salt Lake City and Denver—major breakthroughs for the Tomorrow’s World program. We will be on new stations in Nevada, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Around the Great Lakes area we will be able to cover all of Minneapolis, Milwaukee, the entire south-central area of Michigan, Fort Wayne and Cleveland. Local coverage will extend up to Erie, Syracuse, Buffalo and further into the Northeast states. Down south, we will be able to cover Miami and southern Florida, and virtually all of eastern North and South Carolina with local television. We will have our first local coverage in the city of Philadelphia, and have the capability to directly reach the leaders and their families in Washington, DC. We are very grateful for these God-given blessings in these very tough times.
National viewer statistics indicate that the Tomorrow’s World television program has now been viewed at least once by more than 18 million households. Each week—on a regular basis—the Tomorrow’s World telecast is reaching upwards of a half-million people in North America, plus many more thousands and tens of thousands in the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, South Africa, Australasia, the Philippines and the Caribbean Islands. Additional millions around the world are now being reached through the Tomorrow’s World website. Our ministry is reaching out on Spanish radio throughout Mexico and South America, in French in France and in the French-speaking Caribbean Islands.
Time is getting close—close to the soon return of Jesus Christ to this earth. Jesus prophesied that His disciples—His Church today—will not have gone over all the cities of Israel before His return (Matthew 10:23). We have been proclaiming the identity of the 10 lost tribes of Israel in our modern world today. Presently, Israel-descended countries and nations comprise more than 500 million people.
The Tomorrow’s World magazine has now been requested and mailed into 163 countries. There are only 32 countries that, as far as we know, have not been reached by the Tomorrow’s World magazine. These 32 countries have about 288 million inhabitants, or about 100 million households. Many of these nations ban Christianity.
As I have said many times, we are doing all we can to publish and preach the Gospel around the world. We have now mailed out more than 10.5 million Tomorrow’s World magazine copies. Already this year, in the first four months, we sent upon request more than a quarter-million pieces of literature, including booklets, reprints, Bible lessons, compact discs and DVDs. And, of course, all this was sent totally free of charge to everyone who requested our literature.
We have a lot to do and little time to do it! But with God’s help, we will do all we can to prepare this world for Jesus Christ’s soon return. In His inspired Word, God tells us, “Look among the nations and watch—be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you” (Habakkuk 1:5). This is that Work! For we are a continuation of the original “Church of God”—so named in your Bible twelve times in the New Testament. For the true Church has always existed from Apostolic times until now—although it was persecuted, dispersed and had to flee from the great persecuting church during the Dark Ages. But many historians could identify it, because it kept God’s true Sabbath and kept at least some of the biblical Holy Days which were commanded by God, which will be kept in Tomorrow’s World. Remember, when Christ returns, He will require “all nations” to go up to Jerusalem to “keep the Feast of Tabernacles” (Zechariah 14:16-19). Please study this inspired passage in your own Bible!
We who obey God now are actually the “pioneers” in learning to fully obey God in our time! We are following the Apostle Jude’s instruction to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude v. 3). We observe the same Holy Days which Jesus and the apostles and the original Church of God did observe and—through Christ living His life within us (Galatians 2:20) through the Holy Spirit—we practice a way of life based on keeping all ten of God’s commandments. Therefore God has given us genuine understanding of the end-time prophecies. And, if we persevere, He will give us His supernatural protection during the soon-coming Great Tribulation. God tells us: “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth” (Revelation 3:10).
To give you a special insight into this Work, we are now offering you a free DVD, “The Big Picture,” originally addressed to our own members for the Feast of Tabernacles observance—the annual Church festival which we observe as God commands. It pictures the Living Church of God in action. We want to send you this inspiring DVD as a free gift. All we ask is that you send your request for the DVD by inserting the enclosed card in the pre-addressed envelope. And we hope that you will enjoy this “insider’s view” of God’s Church with an open mind and heart.
Remember, the “key” to identifying which church is God’s Church lies not in which church has the best parking lot, the best music or youth activities, etc. It lies in carefully, prayerfully studying your Bible to prove to yourself who is actually preaching the full Truth of the Bible. Jesus is not your Lord unless you obey Him! As Jesus Himself said pointedly, “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46).
As the preparatory events just before the Great Tribulation become more obvious, it behooves all of us to “get real” with God! May He open your mind and help you to truly “seek Him” and be willing to obey your Creator. It is in this spirit that we offer you this revealing DVD of some of the activities of the “little flock” which God is now preparing to assist Jesus Christ in ruling this entire world at His Second Coming. You, too, can have a part in this exciting end-time Work. Your prayers and support are greatly appreciated. Again, may God help you to understand and act on the Truth.
With Christian love,
Roderick C. Meredith
P.S. Act now! Be sure to request your free DVD, “The Big Picture,” which will give you an eye-opening insight into the Work and of what is really behind it. Return the enclosed card today.