May 3, 2013
May 3rd, 2013
Dear Tomorrow’s World Subscriber,
Greetings from Charlotte, NC! A warm welcome to thousands of you who have become new subscribers to Tomorrow’s World since my last personal letter to all subscribers. Our Tomorrow’s World mailing list has now surpassed 450,000 copies per issue! We are swiftly adding more power and impact through our increasing use of the Internet. Events in this world fulfilling Bible prophecy are certainly speeding up and indicating that we are near the end of this present age. We are doing our level best to fulfill Christ’s commission to go into “all the world” and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom of God.
My friends, America and many other nations of the Western world are right now entering a crisis of historic proportions. A powerful, Satan-inspired move is on the way to drastically transform the basic pattern of human society. The ultimate results of this move will be absolutely horrible—beyond the understanding of most people. Yet it is being “sold” to the American public by a highly active special interest group—usually pretending to be far larger than it actually is—which is augmented and validated by a confused and misguided media. Keep reading, for I have a very meaningful special offer for you near the end of this letter!
Just a few weeks ago, a major newspaper in western Europe headlined, “Protestors In France Make A Last-Ditch Effort To Thwart Gay Marriage.” The article went on to describe how tens of thousands of protestors took to the streets of Paris in a final bid to block the French Parliament from approving this abomination. Demonstrations reached a fever pitch just before the vote, and protest organizers said about 50,000 people took part in expressing their opposition to this radical and dangerous move.
But—the American media were virtually silent about the level of outrage caused by this projected approval of same-sex “marriage.” Should the true ministers of Jesus Christ remain silent? Is God’s inspired word “silent” on this vital issue? It is important that we make available what God the Creator says through the inspired word of the Bible. We certainly understand that not everyone recognizes the truth that is contained in the Bible, but it does nonetheless remain the only source of absolute truth.
Almighty God instructed ancient Israel, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman” (Leviticus 18:22). In the New Testament, God inspired the Apostle Paul to describe how the “great thinkers” of his day actually were viewed in the sight of Almighty God: “Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22). Paul continued, “For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due” (vv. 26-27).
Are these words “hard to understand”? Even many “professing” ministers seem to have a hard time understanding that God powerfully condemns the acts and way of life of the homosexuals. The very word “Sodom”—from which the word “sodomy” derives—directly describes the unnatural use of the human body by men having sex with other men. Yet some today want to redefine “marriage”! While we understand that the people who practice such are not yet called and themselves may not realize they are violating the way of life God ordained to cause man to lead a happy life, nonetheless there will be a negative consequence to such high risk lifestyle, a lifestyle that God gave instructions to keep us from.
May Almighty God help all Americans and all human beings to “wake up” before it is too late! Let us understand and repent before the prophesied Great Tribulation is brought upon our peoples as part of the loving correction God will give near the end of this age! The great God who gives us life and breath commands His true ministers: “Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins” (Isaiah 58:1). Frankly, how many professing Christian ministers have the faith and the courage to actually do this?
My friends, Almighty God really is using this Work as a “tool” to proclaim His Truth and His
His warning messages to this world with increasing power. Down through human history, God has always had a Work with true servants preaching His warnings at any time of major prophetic happenings. His inspired word tells us, “If a trumpet is blown in a city, will not the people be afraid? If there is calamity in a city, will not the Lord have done it? 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 3:6-8).
Though still small, we are being used by God to proclaim the real meaning of world events to a very confused, God-rejecting world. Humanly speaking, we are being backed by increasing numbers of co-workers and donors who support this work financially and enable us to get Christ’s true message to every nation on earth. We are constantly growing in our impact on the Internet. Our main, English-language Tomorrow’s World Web site reaches multiple millions of people per year and continues to experience rapid growth; it has seen a net increase in visitor traffic from Jan-March 2012 as compared to Jan-March 2013 of more than 34%. Most of our Internet traffic is “organic” (unpaid) and is the result of powerful articles and video and creative “SEO” (search-engine-optimization), but we have also been working to be very intelligent and “good stewards” of God’s tithes as we spend money on advertising as part of our job to fulfill the Great Commission. We run hundreds of unique “PPC” (paid-advertising) campaigns each month—in multiple languages—that are being continuously optimized and have produced a nearly 200% increase (precisely, a 198% increase) in the first 3 months of 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012! Additionally, we often reach over 22 million unique people in a single day through our Facebook advertising—not to mention the additional millions of Facebook “friends of fans” who also see our content, and the more than 43,000 unique Facebook fans of our TomorrowsWorld Facebook page. We know that we have much more to do, but all of this, plus the more than 31,000 unique Twitter followers at our @TomorrowsWorld Twitter account, not including thousands more at our other Twitter accounts, means that through our Internet and Social Media efforts we truly are reaching all parts of the world with the True Gospel.
Also, our television coverage is continually growing in power and in impact! You will soon be hearing about more exciting developments with Tomorrow’s World telecast. Soon, you will begin to see a series of enhancements which will continue to make the program even more powerful and more effective. These improvements range from enhancements to our taping and filming process where multiple camera angles, better lighting and more powerful graphics are now being utilized, to the creation of entirely new graphics packages and even powerful new telecast vignettes that will promote and complement the main program, but which will also be available over both cable and satellite, as well as over the Internet, thus greatly enhancing our overall reach!
You may have already heard about The WORD Network’s big expansion to include two additional satellites, expanding their coverage by an additional approximately 54 million viewers through Australia, New Zealand, North Africa and the Middle East! Beyond this, it appears that God is opening an even bigger door for the Gospel to go out even more powerfully to an entirely new part of the world, in a way that it has never yet been reached with the True Gospel in modern times! Please join us in praying about this tremendous opportunity, brethren! We are doing as much as we can, humanly speaking, to go through this new open door to preach the Gospel over multiple satellites and through nationwide cable in the vast nation of Russia and the majority of the old “Soviet Bloc” states! Preparations for this have been well underway for a while now and I felt it is now time to let you all know about this wonderful news! God willing, we will be able to share even more exciting details about this opportunity soon, but your prayers are needed to ask God to help us finish what we need to do humanly in order to make this a reality!
Additionally, as most of you know, a number of our Tomorrow’s World presenters and writers conduct occasional “Tomorrow’s World Presentations” in cities around the world. In this last year, our speakers have traveled to dozens of cities across the United States and Canada, and even around the world, from Australia to Uganda and beyond. They give powerful messages about end-time prophecy and how it will increasingly affect our lives as we come closer to the day of Christ’s return. Hundreds of “brand new” members are being added to the body of Christ every year through this Work. So your tithes and offerings are being put to very good use in this Work of faith. Thank you all who are doing your part!
At age 82, I do not travel as often as I used to. But thanks to the power of the Internet I can still reach hundreds and even many thousands of people around the world, speaking from right here in Charlotte. Not long ago, I had the opportunity to give a live Internet presentation, on-line. Titled, “What Is Ahead for America and the World?” My hour-long presentation went into specific detail about prophecy and the end-times, much more than I can cover in any half-hour television program! Thousands of Internet visitors heard me give this message. Now I am able to give all of you subscribers the opportunity to hear this message for yourselves. With this letter, I am offering you, absolutely free, a DVD of this vital presentation. You can watch it whenever and wherever you like, and prove for yourself, from your own Bible, that it is the very Truth of God being proclaimed powerfully by this Work! Just return the response card enclosed with this letter, and we will send you, absolutely free and with no obligation, your own copy of this exciting and informative DVD.
As prophetic events seem to speed up, as America continues to go down and down because of our terrible national sins, as a new pope was installed in the Vatican and a United States of Europe begins to form in Western Europe—as major earthquakes, storms, disease epidemics and wars continue to occur with increasing frequency—may God help all of us want to truly draw close to our Creator! We in this Work of God are giving of ourselves in every way that we can to get Christ’s message to this world about God’s intervention in human affairs and about the entire purpose of human life. We truly do understand and have the capacity to “make sense” of the Bible—as most of you know. Thousands of you are already helping us do this Work, and I want to personally thank you very much. I ask all of you for your prayers and thank you for your continued interest in the truths of Almighty God and the purpose He is working out here on this earth.
May the Eternal God guide every one of us to “seek first” His Kingdom and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33) that we may be finally brought into His everlasting Kingdom. Let us all be sure to get our priorities straight and make our life truly “count” for something—not only in the eyes of men, but in the eyes of Almighty God our Creator!
With Christian love,
Roderick C. Meredith