May 15, 2008
May 15th, 2008
Dear Tomorrow’s World Subscriber,
Greetings from Charlotte, NC! You and I are living in what promises to be the most exciting time in human history! As each month goes by, more and more of the various “pieces” of the entire panorama of end-time prophecy are all coming together. Many of us living today are destined to see the end of this age, and the dramatic beginning of the real “New Age”—Tomorrow’s World!
Prophecy after prophecy throughout the Bible describes the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the setting up of an entirely new World Government—the Kingdom of God. Although, today, liberal ministers often try to “spiritualize away” the reality of this coming Government, your own Bible makes it very clear that Christ’s Kingdom is a genuine World Government—soon to be set up under His direction to rule the nations on this earth! Notice Revelation 11:15, “Then the seventh angel sounded: And there were loud voices in heaven, saying, ‘The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!’”
Frankly, our confused world “cries out” for the kind of government only Almighty God can and will bring about through Christ’s coming rule. Even as I write, news reports are coming out describing the absolute horror of the recent massive cyclone which struck Myanmar—formerly Burma. The Associated Press just reported, “Hungry people swarmed the few open shops and fought over food and water in Myanmar’s swamped Irrawaddy Delta on Wednesday as a top U.S. diplomat warned that the death toll from a devastating cyclone could surpass 100,000…. Entire villages in the Irrawaddy Delta were still submerged from Saturday’s storm, and bloated corpses could be seen stuck in the mangroves. Some survivors stripped clothes off the dead. People wailed as they described the horror of the torrent swept ashore by the cyclone. ‘I don’t know what happened to my wife and young children,’ said Phan Maung, 55, who held on to a coconut tree until the water level dropped. By then his family was gone” (May 8, 2008).
But what about some help from their government?
Again, the AP reported, “Only a handful of U.N. aid workers had been let into the impoverished Southeast Asian country, which the government has kept isolated for five decades to maintain its iron-fisted control. The U.S. and other countries rushed supplies to the region, but most of it was being held outside Myanmar while awaiting the junta’s permission to deliver it” (ibid).
Now, the death toll is predicted to exceed 100,000 people! The head of the U.S Embassy in Yangon stated that the number of dead would eventually exceed 100,000 because of unsafe food, water and sanitary conditions. “The situation is ‘increasingly horrendous,’ she told reporters. ‘There is a very real risk of disease outbreaks’” (ibid).
My friends, all through many parts of Asia, the Middle East and Africa, we are hearing reports of vicious dictators, military “juntas” and even roving gangs of marauders literally murdering, torturing, beating, raping and even starving to death their own people! In the name of the living God, I tell you that this is not going to get better during this age!
With various ups and downs, perhaps like a rollercoaster ride—these things will get worse—until the living Christ appears and sets up a real World Government, a righteous Government to rule this entire world and bring about a depth of joy, peace and prosperity that this world as a whole has never experienced! Near the end of this letter, I will offer you a free copy of one of the most encouraging and inspiring booklets we have ever published! It will describe—in great detail—what Tomorrow’s World and Christ’s coming Government will really be like!
Meanwhile, those of us who understand have been “called” by the great God to do a Work. As true followers of Jesus Christ, we must proclaim the inspiring message of His coming World Government. As the Apostle Peter told the people of his day, “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began” (Acts 3:19-21).
Truly, the “times of restoration” are almost upon us! As the pride and prestige of the British-descended and American people continues to decline, as other nations increasingly push us aside, as the American dollar continues to lose value and as we, ourselves, are finally faced with the specter of disease epidemics, hunger and even starvation, perhaps more and more people will open their minds to the reality of the God of the Bible and His inspired prophecies! As we have explained to you many times, God spoke to our forefathers and to us when He warned, “The alien who is among you shall rise higher and higher above you, and you shall come down lower and lower. He shall lend to you, but you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail” (Deut. 28:43-44).
My dear friends, if we will individually repent of breaking God’s Laws, and begin to seek and serve Him, we can be protected from the final Great Tribulation prophesied to come upon our peoples. As Jesus promised, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man” (Luke 21:36).
But, again, we who have been given understanding are called to proclaim Christ’s powerful “Kingdom Message” to the entire world. Matthew 24:14 is at the very heart and core of what we are doing in this Work: “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
We made a significant breakthrough with the Tomorrow’s World television program just two months ago, back in March, when we began airing the telecast across North America on the Black Entertainment Television (BET) Network, which reaches 84 million homes in the United States and Canada. Although we are airing early Monday mornings, at 3:00 am Eastern Time (and Pacific Time, thanks to a dual feed), we have already added more than 4,000 brand new Tomorrow’s World magazine subscribers to our mailing list, who are getting this letter for the first time. And even more importantly, more than 100,000 new BET viewers of our telecast—yes, at 3:00 am in the morning—have started watching our program for the very first time since the beginning of March.
The BET Network has greatly boosted our TV coverage in North America. Now, along with nearly 200 other TV stations and networks in the United States and Canada, the Tomorrow’s World telecast is reaching 103 million of 126 million—82 percent—of all TV households in North America. This means 103 million households, or upwards of 270 million people, could watch the Tomorrow’s World telecast if they really wanted to. Of course, only a fraction (over 13 million households, so far) actually do, but we will keep doing all we can to reach them. And we will continue to push forward with our limited resources to reach every single household in North America and the rest of the world with the precious Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. With God’s help, we will leave no stone unturned, as far as finding and using ways to get the Gospel out as far and wide as possible. We are absolutely determined to do this.
The Tomorrow’s World magazine circulation is now over 370,000 and growing every day. This past month we added two more countries to our international coverage: Somalia and Paraguay. To date, the magazine has been circulated in 163 (84 percent) of the world’s 195 nations, plus 19 national dependencies. Only 32 countries have not as yet received our magazine, including seven countries in Africa (with 23 million citizens), 13 in Asia (with 235 million people), five in Europe (165,000 Europeans) and seven in the Southeast Pacific region (Australasian countries, with 465,000 residents).
In just the first four months of 2008, we received more than 76,000 telecast responses from viewers around the world. In those four months, we sent more than 220,000 booklets, reprints, lessons and CDs—which is more in four months than we sent in any of the first four years of the Tomorrow’s World telecast, from 1999 through 2002. In addition to this supplementary literature, we have also mailed more than one million magazine copies around the earth since January—over a million! And all of this is done totally free of charge!
We are very happy to see all this growth, but we have no illusions about what lies before us. It is a daunting task to fulfill Matthew 24:14, but we will continue to push forward as God opens the doors and provides the resources. The financial and prayerful support of thousands of you who have become donors and active co-workers in this end-time Work of Christ is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!
Now, as I promised, I want to offer you a free copy of an exciting booklet describing in detail what the magnificent Government of Christ on this earth will really be like! It is entitled, The World Ahead: What Will It Be Like? This truly inspiring booklet will give you specific insights and information about the real future of mankind and of your future! It will encourage and inspire you to want to do your part in preparing yourself—through Christ in you (Gal. 2:20)—to literally be one of those “kings and priests” who will assist the living Christ in bringing genuine peace and joy to this confused and suffering world.
This booklet is richly illustrated and filled with biblical and historical proof of what truly lies ahead. It should even encourage and inspire your teenagers and young people. For there is an awesome hope for the future! It will not come about by man’s efforts—which will fail miserably. It will only come when the true Jesus Christ of the Bible sets His feet, once again, on this earth—this time as King of kings!
This new booklet, entitled The World Ahead: What Will It Be Like?, will be sent absolutely free—as is all our literature—upon your request. It will give you information far beyond what we are able to give on television or in our Tomorrow’s World magazine. As indicated, it will help you really understand details of what the Creator is going to do soon. So I invite you to request this extremely helpful booklet by inserting the enclosed card in the preaddressed envelope. You truly need this booklet to help you understand God’s Plan and what lies just ahead.
We thank God for so many of you who have helped us as members, donors and co-workers over the last few years. We thank you for this in Jesus’ name! That is why we are able to send out these magazines and booklets and the Bible Study Course free of charge. As this age comes to an end, we want to help you truly “get the picture.” So, again, we are offering you this free booklet, The World Ahead: What Will It Be Like?. Be sure to write for your free copy by inserting the enclosed card in the preaddressed envelope. Let us hear from you! And may God continue to guide you and open your minds to His Truth as you walk with Him!
With Christian love,
Roderick C. Meredith