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Co-Worker Letter – August 2014

August 20, 2014

Dear Brethren and Co-Workers with Christ,

Greetings from Charlotte, NC! I just returned a few days ago from our absolutely wonderful “teen camp” held this year in Ohio. We had just under 300 campers and staff—and an absolute wave of joy, enthusiasm and unity certainly prevailed at the camp. Our staff did a wonderful job, and our young people were taught the giving and serving “way of life” which we certainly want all of them to carry over into their adulthood and into Tomorrow’s World. Continue reading

Co-Worker Letter October 2013

October 14, 2013Dear Brethren and Co-Workers with Christ,

Greetings from Charlotte, NC! Nearly 10,000 of us just returned from an inspiring “Feast of Tabernacles” celebration held at sites all over the world! My friends, the whole world will soon be observing this religious festival—including all of you who live on for a few more years.

Why do I dare make this kind of statement? Continue reading

Co-Worker Letter – August 2013

August 14, 2013

Dear Brethren and Co-Workers with Christ,

It’s happening! For more than 60 years, I have been preaching and writing that most of the great “sea gates” which God promised the descendants of Joseph (Genesis 22:17; 24:60) would be taken away from us unless we truly repented and turned back to God. Now, only two of the eight or ten major “sea gates” in the entire world are still in the hands of Britain—Gibraltar and the Falkland Islands. Continue reading

Co-Worker Letter – July 2013

July 17, 2013

Dear Brethren and Co-Workers with Christ,

God’s Work continues to grow and expand under the leadership of our Presiding Evangelist, Dr. Roderick C. Meredith. We thank God that Dr. Meredith continues to demonstrate zeal and vision at age 83. He administers the global operations of Tomorrow’s World and the Living Church of God and daily communicates with ministers and brethren around the world from his office here in Charlotte, North Carolina. His passion for fulfilling the Great Commission continues unabated, and he inspires all of us to “press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). Amidst his many scheduled activities and projects this month, he has asked me to write this month’s letter to you brethren and co-workers. Continue reading

Co-Worker Letter – April 2013

April 16, 2013

Dear Brethren and Co-Workers with Christ,

Warm greetings from Charlotte, NC! Will the new Roman Catholic Pope, Francis I, bring about big changes on the world scene? Will he be used to help promote the most massive religious upheaval in modern times? Will he become—as many prophecy students fear—the final pope, the man identified in Revelation 13:13, who literally “makes fire come down from heaven on earth in the sight of men”?

Almighty God commands us to “watch” world events and to “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). The remarkable events of the next few years will be very interesting to watch! For the Word of God clearly reveals that the most massive rebellion against the true God in human history is just ahead of us! It is prophesied to occur just before and leads directly to God’s intervention in human affairs and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ as King of kings. Those of us in this very Work of God are among the very few who truly understand what is happening and are able to “warn” you dear brethren and co-workers of what lies just ahead—and of what you need to do.

So listen carefully!

One of the most vital yet neglected prophecies in all of the Bible is found in 2 Thessalonians 2. After setting the stage in chapter 1 by describing Christ returning with “flaming fire” and “taking vengeance” on those who do not obey the Gospel, the inspired Apostle Paul warns Christians not to let anyone deceive them by teaching that Christ is coming without the most massive anti-God rebellion in human history occurring first. The Apostle Paul was inspired to write, “For that Day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, proclaiming himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, RSV). I have just quoted from the Revised Standard Version as it is important for you to realize that many of the best translations indicate that the word translated “falling away” in the King James Version is better translated “rebellion” from the original Greek. This Greek word was, in fact, a military term meaning “revolt” or rebellion against authority. The idea that this coming total rejection of God is simply an “apostasy” from some teaching of some church or group of churches is simply not indicated here! Even many of us in the past have assumed this—but that is not the case when you understand the original Greek language in the whole context which involves the entire world rebelling against the true God!

Notice that this Greek expression is translated “rebellion” in Today’s English Version, the New International Version, the English Bible and—as I have already indicated—the Revised Standard Version, plus a number of others. So to properly understand what we are talking about here, it is vital to realize that the term involves a worldwide rebellion against the true God which, in fact, is going to affect the entire world in ways that very few understand.

In verse 8, Paul revealed that the “lawless one”—who obviously has various religious teachings that in fact do not involve obedience to the Ten Commandments—will be revealed, “whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of his coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the workings of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders” (vv. 8-9). So no local “apostasy” in anychurch or small group of churches could possibly fulfill this awesome prophecy—and certainly not without the one who is in charge showing great power, signs and lying wonders.

For those of you who understand prophecy, it becomes obvious that this great “man of sin,” or “man of lawlessness,” ties in directly with the “second beast” of Revelation 13. For obviously describing the coming military/political leader of the final revival of the Roman Empire in Revelation 13:1-10, the Apostle John goes on to describe another “beast” who comes out of the earth and “he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon” (v. 11). So this man looks like the “lamb,” Jesus Christ. Yet His message is that of the “dragon” identified in Revelation 12:9 as Satan the Devil! This coming powerful religious leader “exercises” all of the authority of the first “beast” and causes the revived Roman Empire to persecute the true saints. Yet he performs “great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men” (v. 13)! He uses these signs to deceive the people on the whole earth into following the revived Roman Empire and causes the entire world to look to this “system” which God calls “Babylon the Great.”

However “humble” he may appear, the final religious leader of this religious system is going to exert awesome power and cause tremendous persecution. For the religious system he heads—“the woman” of Revelation 17—is described as being “drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus Christ” (Revelation 17:6). Hundreds of millions of men and women in this coming system will be so terribly deceived that they will in fact “make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings” (v. 14). It is hard to imagine that many millions being so deceived. But your Bible makes this extremely plain when you read all the scriptures involved. For the “woman” who was described in Revelation 17—the great false church—“is that great city which reigns over the kings of the earth” (v. 18).

Finally, John was inspired to tell us to come out of this “system.” For he says, “Babylon the Great is fallen, is fallen and has become a habitation of demons” (Revelation 18:2)! John goes on, “For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the merchants have become rich with the abundance of her luxury” (v. 3). Therefore it is clearly indicated that all the “nations” of the earth have been heavily involved in this religio-political system and those following this system have become very rich through their massive trading and merchandising system—though for only a very few years! For then God says “Alas, alas, that great city, Babylon, the mighty city! For in one hour your judgment has come and the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore” (Revelation 18:10-11).

Near the end of this chapter, God inspired John to say, “For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived” (v. 23). Satan the Devil will be powerfully involved with this false religious system, and demonism and sorcery will be involved!

Read these words carefully! For this clearly indicates that the most massive religious deception in human history is almost upon us—just before Christ returns—and it will involve hundreds of millions of human beings being terribly deceived. This is because of their heavy involvement and adulation of the leaders of this system—the coming “beast” and the false prophet! It will certainly “seem” to be a wise thing to “go along” with this system as it develops and gains favor among additional billions of human beings around the earth.

Will you be better off by becoming a part of this system? Remember, as I have indicated, Almighty God tells us, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins and lest you receive of her plagues” (Revelation 18:4). For what is the final outcome of those involved in this system? At the very end, God’s Word tells us, “Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. And the rest were killed with the sword which proceeded from the mouth of Him who sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh” (Revelation 19:20-21). Not only will the final military/political leader, the “beast,” be executed, but also the great false religious leader—the “false prophet”—will be burned alive in the Lake of Fire! And the rest were “killed” with the sword. That, my friends, is the “outcome” for those who follow this system over the next few years.

Yet, additional millions of people will be sucked into this system by various “appearances” of humility, of false miracles and the like. But those in charge of this system are indeed “lawless” as these prophecies clearly indicate. They will not teach obedience to the commandments of God. They will substitute their own rituals and traditions for what God clearly tells all Christians to do. They will be very appealing. They will have beautiful music, drama and inspiring occasions of all sorts. They will be heavily influenced and, in the end, destroyed because of following Satan the Devil!

May God help all of you dear brethren and co-workers come to understanding. May God help you to realize that there are very few churches on this earth who are willing to tell you the full Truth of what lies just ahead. We in this Work are in the forefront of that vanguard of those willing to preach the full Truth! May God help you to understand and to act for your own protection and that of your friends and loved ones. May God help us to all get more fully involved in backing the very Work which Almighty God is doing just before Christ’s coming. For the world needs what we have to give, and each one of us should be inspired to do our part in the most momentous time in human history. May God help you to sincerely try to give your life in His service and to be worthy to play your part in the coming Kingdom of God to be set up on this earth under Jesus Christ as King of kings.

With Christian love,
Roderick C. Meredith

P.S. My friends, just as I was finishing writing this letter, news came of the terrible attack at the Boston Marathon. So far, we know that at least three people were killed and over 175 were seriously injured. It was obviously a terrorist attack—involving either homegrown or international terrorism. But the lesson we need to think about here is that we have warned you again and again that—unless America and the British-descended peoples turn to the God of the Bible, He will severely punish our peoples for our own good. Almighty God warned our forefathers—as I have cited many times—“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” (Leviticus 26:14-16). The Hebrew word “terror” can well be translated “terrorism”! And the wasting diseases such as AIDS, cancer and related diseases are certainly beginning to strike down our people with increasing frequency. Yet we have not repented! The God of the Bible seems “far off” to most people. But He will get their attention as these various attacks and calamities will come upon us with increasing frequency unless we begin to realize why things are all “going wrong” for the United States and the British-descended peoples—the peoples who were given the opportunity to send out more Bibles, more missionaries and medical workers than any peoples on earth. We have had much of the knowledge of God. But we have now forsaken our Creator by our actions and our “lawless” acts even in condoning “same-sex marriage”! We are showing Almighty God personally and officially how we “despise” His statutes and His Ten Commandments. May God help us to wake up and realize why these disasters are happening and turn back to the God of the Bible!

 

Co-Worker Letter – March 2013

March 18, 2013

Dear Brethren and Co-Workers with Christ,

A new pope has appeared on the world scene! As you no doubt know by now, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina has become Pope Francis. The media is emphasizing his humble roots and pastoral approach in serving his people. Personally, he appears to be a very low key and kindly man. So this may help win over the Catholic faithful and strengthen that church not only in Europe, but especially in his native Argentina—one of the fastest growing regions for Catholicism in the world.

This new pope is also a doctrinal conservative. He has long opposed abortion, “gay marriage” and the ordination of women. In fact, he frequently tangled with the government of Argentina over such social issues. As the New York Times reported (March 13, 2013) “In 2010, for example, [Cardinal Bergoglio] castigated a government-supported law to legalize marriage and adoption by same-sex couples as ‘a war against God.’”

A “war against God”? This statement is certainly true from a biblical point of view. But it should give pause to the millions who may soon find this man or his successor powerfully influencing the soon-coming “Beast” in Europe to “cleanse” the sinful American peoples. Could God use a German-led European Empire to clean up the “mess in America”—as they would put it? Almighty God used ancient Assyria as His instrument to punish Israel when they turned completely away from God as America is doing today. God spoke through the prophet Isaiah:  “Woe to Assyria, the rod of My anger and the staff in whose hand is My indignation. I will send him against an ungodly nation, and against the people of My wrath I will give him charge, to seize the spoil, to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets” (Isaiah 10:5-6). As you read this entire passage from Isaiah, it is clear that God was predicting a punishment upon ancient Israel, who became the “people of my wrath” as they increasingly turned away from God.

Today, my friends, most of you realize that the majority of our national leaders and even the majority of the professing “Christian” ministers of the mainstream churches have virtually no fear or profound respect for the God of the Bible! They seem not to care about what His inspired Word says about abortion, same-sex marriage, young people just “living together” or anything else! Yet the God of the Bible tells us, “For I am the Lord, I do not change” (Malachi 3:6). As Almighty God severely punished our forefathers, so He will punish us unless our people truly repent and turn to Him!

Do any of you see this actually happening?

Probably not.

And that is the very reason for the existence of this very Work of Tomorrow’s World. We are God’s instruments to warn our peoples of God’s coming intervention in human affairs and show them who will escape God’s wrath in the years just ahead. God commands His true servants, “Cry aloud, spare not; lift up your voice like a trumpet; tell My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching God” (Isaiah 58:1-2). The Creator God commands His true ministers to “cry aloud!” How many actually have the courage and commitment to do this?

Very few indeed.

So it was in Jesus’ day. For the Apostle John tells us: “Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” (John 12:42-43).

My friends, this is the Work of Almighty God at the end of an age. We really do “tell it like it is.” And we really do understand biblical prophecy and are constantly proclaiming the truth about what lies just ahead for your very life. The God who gives us life and breath proclaims in His inspired Word: “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).

So, if you dear brethren and co-workers are part of the “team”—if you really are genuine “co-workers with Christ”—then along with our faithful team here in Charlotte and around the world, you will feel especially at this time the urgent need to zealously do your part in helping us warn our peoples of what lies just ahead and how they ought to be preparing to serve with Christ in Tomorrow’s World! We are not a big church or huge organization, with tens of millions of dollars pouring in to help us get out this vital message. So your faithful tithes and offerings—even every little “widow’s mite”—are vital to keep this Work going and growing.

The great God commands all of us whom He is calling: “Deliver those who are drawn toward death, and hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, ‘Surely we did not know this,’ does not He who weighs the hearts consider it? He who keeps your soul, does He not know it? And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?” (Proverbs 24:11-12). If you and I see that our beloved peoples are being “drawn toward death” by the incessant barrage of liberal, anti-God propaganda pouring forth from our government, the media, our educators and even many of the churches—if you grasp the fact that our American and British-descended peoples really are “stumbling to the slaughter”—then, as true Christians and servants of God, you and I must take action. Even with you who have voluntarily elected to become “co-workers with Christ” in this crusade to get out His message, I very seldom desire to “get strong” unless circumstances warrant this. But, now, I tell you most sincerely, this Work of God really does need your extra-generous help and support right now.

We have recently had to drop one or two of our better television outlets for financial reasons. We are already “tightening” our belts in a number of ways. As one who has tried to give my life in Christ’s service for nearly 61 years—full-time—I ask you to join me and other servants in going “above and beyond” in supporting God’s Work at this critical time. Please do not let me down. Please do not let God down. We look forward prayerfully for your loyal response soon.                         

With Christian love,
Roderick C. Meredith

Co-Worker Letter – February 2013

Dear Brethren and Co-Workers with Christ,

Warm greetings to you all from Charlotte, NC! Dr. Meredith has been actively writing, preaching and administering the Work. Many of you saw him last Sunday, February 10, presenting a dynamic message live over the Internet. Modern technology allows us to preach the gospel around the world, overcoming the barriers of national geographic boundaries. In his powerful and stirring presentation, Dr. Meredith warned us that more dramatic prophecies will be fulfilled in 2013 and beyond.

As 2013 continues, my friends, be sure to watch developments in Europe. With 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI having announced his resignation, effective at the end of this month, factions within the Roman church are already jockeying for influence so “their man” can become the next leader of more than a billion Roman Catholics around the world. Those of you who have watched our telecast and read our magazine for some time understand the prophesied end-time role of a religious leader who will ally himself with a revived Roman Empire at the end of this age. Will the next Pope be the final one? Only time will tell, but those who watch world events in the light of Bible prophecy will be the first to understand.

We can certainly expect 2013 to continue the trend of record-setting natural disasters. Certainly, 2012 continued to set new records with damaging storms, fires, droughts, hurricanes, earthquakes, mudslides and tornados around the world. In his booklet, Who Controls the Weather?, Dr. Meredith asked: “Are ‘natural disasters’ the impersonal workings of ‘Mother Nature’—or might they be a vital message from God? Weather calamities are sometimes called ‘acts of God’—but what is His actual role in the droughts, famines, floods and earthquakes that affect our world? What does the Bible say about weather disasters at the end of the age? What can a Christian do to prepare?” Be sure to order our free booklet, Who Controls the Weather?, for the answers to these questions.

Deuteronomy 28 and Leviticus 26—the “blessings and cursings” chapters in your Bible—plainly and powerfully declare God’s judgments on disobedient nations and peoples. These judgments include severe natural disasters, such as we have been experiencing. And when leaders of nations not only condone but even promote as “normal” the sinful ways of life condemned in Scripture, we can expect a powerful judgment day as a result. One London newspaper reported that Britain’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, has even “given his backing to gay weddings in churches in a move that puts him on direct collision course with the established Church…. The Prime Minister revealed yesterday he will be voting in favour of legislation allowing gay weddings in churches” (The Times, December 8, 2012).

Why would any national leaders promote anti-God, anti-biblical behavior that will ultimately bring judgment upon their nations? In my upcoming Tomorrow’s World article (March-April 2013), “Sex: Is it Sin?,” I emphasize: “The Bible is clear; God made sex to be shared by husband and wife in marriage. Any other sexual activity is sin. Read the full statement in Hebrews 13:4, ‘Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.’ Yes, God is the judge! Sexually immoral individuals need to repent of their sinful ‘lifestyles’! Further, the Bible describes specific sexual acts that are prohibited, including sexual perversion (see Leviticus 18).”

Genuine Christians understand that God is the author of marriage. Jesus answered the Pharisees’ challenge concerning divorce. He stated: “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:4-6).

God is the author of marriage. He is the author of spiritual laws that are powerful and binding, just as the laws of nature, physics and chemistry are binding (James 4:12)! Sadly, many nations and cultures have gone the way of human reasoning based on materialistic, evolutionary philosophy. As the inspired book of Proverbs states in two places, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death” (Proverbs 14:12; 16:25).   The Apostle Paul described another cause and effect principle that brings inevitable consequences: “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life” (Galatians 6:7-8).

In his second inaugural address, on January 21 of this year, U.S. President Barack Obama stated: “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law—for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.” By calling a sinful lifestyle “love,” the President challenged the very laws of God. Yes, God loves sinners, but godly love promotes repentance from sexual immorality. Godly love encourages godly behavior and godly marriages. God does treat all “equally” according to His law—He is not a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). Incredibly, polls have shown that 78 percent of Americans under age 30 agree with the President and support the sinful lifestyle of same-sex marriage. Will we repent of our sinful attitudes and behaviors, or will we face the penalties of our sins? God help our nations to wake up and acknowledge that the promotion of sinful, perverse, abominable practices is sinful (God’s own description in Leviticus 18:22, 27). We must repent—as individuals, nations and national leaders.

Some are calling for repentance. However, many leaders of our Western nations acknowledge God only with their lips. Jesus berated the religious leaders of His day for twisting and watering down the commandments of God: “Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, and honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men’” (Matthew 15:7-9). When leaders teach that sexual sin is “love,” they are teaching commandments of men and not of God! Genuine love is demonstrated by obedience to His commandments: “For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).

When has a Western leader led his people in a proclamation of repentance? U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued such a proclamation on March 30, 1863, “appointing a day of national humiliation, fasting and prayer.” The proclamation begins: “Whereas the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the supreme authority and just government of Almighty God in all the affairs of men and of nations, has by a resolution requested the President to designate and set apart a day for national prayer and humiliation….”

My friends, what modern government, or leader in our Western world would, today, in the twenty-first century, even consider making such a proclamation—and then living by it? Have we gone so far that we will no longer consider humbling ourselves as a nation, or as a people? Have we crossed the line and become hardened in disobeying the Creator of nations and peoples? Have we become like the ancient Israelites who resisted the warnings of the prophets whom God sent to reform the nation? God sent warning to Judah and Jerusalem. How did they respond? “Yet He [God] sent prophets to them, to bring them back to the Lord; and they testified against them, but they would not listen” (2 Chronicles 24:19).

Are we now approaching that same condition of rebellion against God?

Lincoln’s proclamation continues: “and Whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon, and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.”

Last week, at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, President Obama honored Lincoln, describing him as a man who “was humbled in the face of the Lord.” To an audience comprised mostly of professing Christians, the President went on to say, “Let us pray to God that we may be worthy of the many blessings He has bestowed upon our nation.” Are we worthy today of those blessings? Will our leaders and peoples continue to ignore God’s commandments that condemn fornication, adultery and sexual perversion? My friends, our prideful nations are becoming either more blinded to God’s plain condemnation and declaration of sin (1 John 3:4), or simply more rebellious!

In 2013, will Western pride and arrogance prevent us from confessing national and individual sins? President Lincoln’s proclamation reflected humility, not vain pride: “It behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness. Now, therefore, in compliance with the request, and fully concurring in the views of the Senate, I do by this my proclamation designate and set apart Thursday, the 30th day of April, 1863, as a day of national humiliation, fasting, and prayer. And I do hereby request all the people to abstain on that day from their ordinary secular pursuits, and to unite at their several places of public worship and their respective homes in keeping the day holy.”

God preserved the U.S. through a blood-soaked civil war that took the lives of more than 600,000 human beings. As in Lincoln’s day, we need national repentance, humiliation, fasting and prayer! Brethren and co-workers, our nations are very close to crossing the line beyond which they, like ancient Esau, will find “no place for repentance” (Hebrews 12:17). For now, God is giving us time to learn lessons and to turn from our lawless ways. But time is running out. As we have warned, time and again, we are all headed for national captivity—unless we repent. Individually, God will grant repentant sinners His grace, mercy, forgiveness and protection. Those who have believed in the true gospel of the Kingdom of God, have truly repented, and have accepted Christ’s shed blood for the remission of their sins, know the joy of God’s love and the way of life obedient to His laws. God has called repentant sinners to fulfill the Great Commission, to preach the gospel of the Kingdom of God to all nations (Matthew 24:14). Let us pray, while there is yet time, that our Western nations—and the whole world, for that matter—will acknowledge their Creator and repent.

We look forward to the time when all nations on earth will worship the King of kings (Zechariah 14:16). In the meantime, we must do our part in preparing the world, the Church and ourselves for the glorious Kingdom to come.

One way to prepare is to educate ourselves. As many of you know, Living University teaches biblical values, biblical morality and the way to successful and abundant living (John 10:10). Our students are standing up for the truth of God, and are not compromising with the pressures of worldly immorality, as they strive to “recapture true values.” Many of you from around the world have taken on-line courses from Living University in your own home. We also deeply appreciate our on-site students, who daily participate in God’s Work here in Charlotte.

In 2012, worldwide Living University student enrollment continued to rise, with an average semester student count of more than 200. We now have dedicated classroom space, have created a professional university library, and were able to greatly expand our library holdings in 2012. God also blessed us with double the amount of donations to Living University in 2012 compared to 2011. God is clearly showing His support for Living University, and with His on-going guidance we will continue working hard to provide better quality and more meaningful spiritual education to an ever-greater number of His people. Your tax-deductible donations to Living University, in addition to your regular tithes and offerings to the Church, are much appreciated!

Thank you very much, brethren and co-workers, for your support in preaching the gospel of the Kingdom to the whole world as a witness! Thank you for your courage to stand up for God’s truth while the world around us is growing in lawlessness and rebellion! Let’s look forward with joy and heartfelt anticipation to the return of Jesus Christ and the beginning of tomorrow’s world (Luke 21:28)!

May God bless you all in your heartfelt service to our Father in heaven and our soon-coming King!

With love, in Jesus’ name,
Richard F. Ames

Co-Worker Letter – January 2013

January 15, 2013

Dear Brethren and Co-Workers with Christ,

Greetings from Charlotte, NC! How much longer? How much longer can this sick society continue until the Creator has to intervene? All around us we see confused, disillusioned and discouraged people—far more than at any other time in my 82 years of life! Virtually every thinking person seems to be aware that “something” is going terribly wrong in this world’s society!

But practically no one has any real understanding of the genuine cause of this universal malaise.

Why?

The true answer—if you are actually willing to believe the Bible—is that the Eternal God is not now “trying” to save humanity. Otherwise, everyone would understand why we were born, what is the real purpose for our lives, etc. But the Creator is now allowing humanity to “go its own way” for a period of around 6,000 years. Then, He will send Jesus Christ back to this earth to truly “save” humanity from destroying itself (Matthew 24:22). Right now, however, God reveals in His inspired Word, “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them” (2 Corinthians 4:3-4). In order to allow humanity free rein to experiment with its own humanly devised systems of government, religion, education, etc., God is allowing mankind to go its own way—and eventually come to realize the utter emptiness, the suffering, and the mental, physical and emotional agony that a world without God produces.

Also, of course, God is allowing Satan the Devil to exacerbate the sufferings brought about by man’s rejection of God’s way. The Bible reveals the battle for your mind being waged by Satan the Devil, “…the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others” (Ephesians 2:2-3).

Indeed, we have all been “children of wrath”—sinful human beings cut off from God. However, within a comparatively few years, God Almighty will intervene! As God’s inspired Word tells us again and again, the true Christ of the Bible will return to save humanity from itself: “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!’” (Revelation 11:15).

Until that happens, however, those people who have had their minds opened to God’s precious Truth should be realistically preparing for the soon-coming Government of God to be set up on this earth under the returning Jesus Christ. Over and over, my friends, God’s Word makes it very clear what we should be doing right now.

In the famous “Parable of the Pounds” in Luke 19:11-27, Jesus Christ clearly describes how His true servants ought to grow in their capacity to serve until He returns. For the faithful Christians who truly “overcome” and grow, Christ promises the opportunity to rule in His coming Government. To the person whose pound or “mina” increased tenfold, Christ states, “Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities” (v. 17). To the one who was also faithful but only increased half as much, Christ stated, “You also be over five cities” (v. 19).

As Jesus Christ directly states in Revelation 2:26-27, “And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’— as I also have received from My Father.” Again, in describing the inspiring “Song of the Saints,” God’s Word reveals, “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” (Revelation 5:9-10).

Could anything be more clear? True Christians in the Church of God today are called by God not only to obtain personal salvation. Rather, we are charged by Jesus Christ to do two major things:

I. “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” (Mark 16:15-16). As all of you Tomorrow’s World readers should know, the true “Gospel” is the Good News of the coming Kingdom or Government of God. As Jesus explained, “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” (Matthew 24:14).

II. The second thing all genuine followers of Christ are instructed to do is to become those “overcomers” who will assist Christ in ruling over the cities and nations of this entire world upon Christ’s return. Remember, Jesus Christ is the “King of kings and the Lord of lords” (Revelation 19:16). True Christians are right now supposed to be “in training” for that awesome responsibility. That is why the Apostle Paul was inspired to tell us, “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?” (1 Corinthians 6:2-3).

My friends, are you personally really studying the inspired Word of God regularly? Are you meditating about your God-given purpose in life? And are you fervently praying for God’s help in overcoming your own weak human nature, overcoming the distractions and temptations of this world, and overcoming the constant bombardment of Satan’s attacks with his input of wrong attitudes being pushed at you continually?

Truly, we are in a genuine spiritual “battle” in all of this. But our Almighty Father loves us and He intends that we become overcomers—if we are truly “stirred up” to do our part with zeal. Yet, with Jesus Christ living His life within us through the Holy Spirit, we can and we will make it! As the Apostle Paul stated, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

Please be totally honest, my friends! Recognize the fact that it is only through this Work that most of you have become fully informed about the true understanding of why you were born, about what your real purpose is, and how to achieve that purpose! We are doing everything we can to strengthen you, to encourage you and to inspire you to achieve God’s great purpose for your very life! In turn, thousands of you have already been helping and supporting this Work in a wonderful way for which we thank you very much! Your fervent prayers and encouragement, your faithful tithes and generous offerings have made it possible for us to accomplish a great deal this past year in spreading the genuine truth of Almighty God. Our television programs are now regularly bringing in five to seven thousand responses almost every single week—some responses coming in at even eight thousand for one week’s program! Recently, we have added a number of new television stations including: KPXB in Houston, TX, airing Sunday mornings at 10:30; Beaumont, TX, has KBTV airing Sunday mornings at 6:30; WZME airs in New Haven, CT, at 11:00 Sunday evenings and reaches the New York and Long Island areas as well; WPXW in Washington, DC, airs Sunday mornings at 10:30; KPXC in Denver, CO, airs Sunday mornings at 9:00; and KCWI in Des Moines, IA, airs Sunday mornings at 7:00. We are also working on more opportunities and pray that we will have the opportunity and the income to begin to reach far more millions of our fellow human beings with this end-time message as God makes possible. Again, none of this could have been accomplished without God’s guidance and without your dedication and your financial backing. Thank you!

My dear friends, most of you—as well as we here in Charlotte—realize we are really near the “end” of this present age. God is watching as to how stirred up we are about reaching our fellow human beings before it is too late. We all know that only God will be able to truly bless and to reward us in the magnificent way He promises. In His inspired Word, our heavenly Father promises, “And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit for eternal life, that both he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together” (John 4:36). The great God of the universe indicates that He will give “wages” leading to eternal life for those who help reap this spiritual harvest at the end of the age! Let us all get truly excited and energized with the opportunity we have been given to be a direct part of His Work at the end of this age.

Even now, at 82 years of age, I am going “all out” in trying to reach this world with Christ’s message while I have the strength and the opportunity. I am far from perfect, but I am earnestly trying to give my life to the God who gives me breath and do His Work while there is opportunity. May God inspire us all to be energized and absolutely zealous in preparing for His coming Kingdom and therefore have the privilege of being rewarded forever in the very Kingdom and Family of the great God who gives us life and breath! God’s Work does need your help now. Our income has fallen somewhat at the beginning of the year, and I personally ask you to be unusually generous as best you can. Let us truly go “all out” in honoring our great Creator, dear brethren, and letting God know exactly where we stand by serving Him with all of our being.

With Christian love,
Roderick C. Meredith

Co-Worker Letter – December 2012

December 11, 2012

Dear Brethren and Co-Workers with Christ,

Greetings from Charlotte, NC! Almost every day on our local news station, I hear a commercial inviting the public to hear a performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” During the commercial, they play the majestic refrain, “King of kings and Lord of lords.”

Very beautiful.

But, really, how many millions of our American and British-descended people actually believe these inspiring words? Most of you Tomorrow’s World readers probably realize that our peoples have virtually forgotten the existence of the very real God—the Creator of heaven and earth—the God that is right now beginning to intervene in the affairs of many nations more than in centuries. Most people definitely do not believe that the Jesus Christ of the Bible will soon return in magnificent glory to rule all the nations of this world! In fact, millions of our people actually wish that the God of the Bible would “just keep His nose out of our lives!”

So, even the President of the United States has stated that he actually approves of “men marrying men”! Now, news comes that the Supreme Court of the United States is planning to rule on the “same-sex marriage” issue as early as this summer. And several states have already voted to “approve” this abominable practice—a practice that would have been un-thinkable even ten or fifteen years ago! The founding fathers of America would “turn over in their graves” if they could somehow learn of these shocking developments. As many of you know, America’s original leaders overwhelmingly believed that the Bible is inspired by God and was to be obeyed as a way of life. Our first President, George Washington, stated: “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible” (Halley’s Bible Handbook, p. 18). Also, Daniel Webster heartfeltly commented, “If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity” (Halley’s Bible Handbook, p. 18).

The inspired Word of God is very clear about our Creator’s attitude toward homosexuality. God instructed His people in Leviticus 18:22, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman. It is an abomination.” And the Apostle Paul described in the New Testament the philosophers in his day, “Professing to be wise, they became fools” (Romans 1:22). And in verses 26-27, the Apostle 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.”

The Eternal God 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). In all honesty, how many professing ministers of Jesus Christ today have the courage to actually speak up with power and “cry aloud” to our peoples about the absolute abominations increasingly practiced and even promoted in our media, among our politicians and by thousands of weak-willed and cowardly men who pretend to be “ministers of God”?

No wonder that untold millions of men and women have already left or are now leaving the so-called “mainstream” churches in our western society.

The well-known Protestant writers and religious analysts Frank Viola and George Barna acknowledge, in their recent book entitled Pagan Christianity?, that many of the ideas and practices of modern “Christianity” do not derive from the Bible, but rather from paganism. These authors acknowledge: “We live in the midst of a silent revolution of faith. Millions of Christians throughout the world are leaving the old, accepted ways of ‘doing church’ for even older approaches…. If the truth be told, we Christians never seem to ask why we do what we do. Instead, we blithely carry out our religious traditions without asking where they came from. Most Christians who claim to uphold the integrity of God’s Word have never sought to see if what they do every Sunday has any scriptural backing. How do we know this? Because if they did, it would lead them to some very disturbing conclusions that would compel them by conscience to forever abandon what they are doing” (p. xxv, 5).

My dear friends, no wonder our nations are going down and out unless we repent. For a watered down “Christianity” has opened the floodgates to immorality and vile practices which now permeate our entire society. A very blatantly godless media industry has fostered and promoted illicit sex, pornography, unbridled violence and the constant approach to hedonism and obvious disregard for even the idea of a real God who gives mankind “Ten Commandments” to live by!

In the name of Jesus Christ, I want to warn all of you dear subscribers: America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Britain are very near the end of our rope! As more and more “same-sex” couples are pictured “rejoicing” in their perverted lifestyle becoming “legal,” the Eternal God is not amused. Soon, He will intervene in loving correction and shake our God-rejecting society to its very foundations! At that point, the Great Tribulation which Jesus Christ Himself predicted will be upon us. As Jesus stated, “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened” (Matthew 24:21-22).

Before more millions of young people are drawn into various perverted lifestyles and have their consciences hardened, before additional millions of unborn babies are murdered in our “modern” version of the pagan sacrificial rite of abortion, before the coming Great Rebellion predicted in 2 Thessalonians 2 completely prevails, God will intervene!

Meanwhile, somewhere on this earth, God has always had a true Church—the “little flock” (Luke 12:32)—composed of those who truly “Fear God and keep His commandments” (Ecclesiastes 12:13). These are the true saints of God who are described by the Apostle John in this way: “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 who have been given this understanding must exercise the faith and the courage to “lift up our voices” and heartfeltly warn our people before it is too late! I deeply feel—based on literally dozens of ongoing events—that we are about to enter the time of the “beginning of sorrows” (Matthew 24:8) which Jesus indicated would come just before the full scale Great Tribulation. So, my friends, we have a job to do! May God inspire and guide all of us to be wholehearted in proclaiming His Truth to this very confused and very deceived world.

Though this Work of faith is still small, we are increasingly having a significant impact more than ever. As many of you long-time co-workers may recall, Superstation WGN has for many years been one of our most powerful outlets for preaching the True Gospel to the world. Responses to the WGN telecast have continued to excel, as before, and the cost per response has continued to decline as responses have grown. Recently, however, telecast responses on two of our newer networks—ION and WORD—have each begun to exceed the WGN responses, most weeks. Because of these powerful stations, telecast response recently exceeded 8,500 in one week, for the first time ever! Overall, more than 50 percent of these contacts are first-time responders. Brethren, thank you very much for standing with us in this important effort to proclaim God’s powerful warning message to a world in desperate need. Your prayers, your faithful tithes, offerings and special gifts are beginning to help us have a genuine impact on this world beyond what we have ever done. Thank you!

As I said earlier, somewhere on this earth, God has a genuine Work that He is using to warn this world of what is about to happen. In God’s mercy, you have had your minds and hearts opened to be given a part in this Work. You and I will be rewarded forever if we go all out in preparing for the coming government of the living Jesus Christ who finally will return to this earth when God’s seventh angel proclaims, “The kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever!” (Revelation 11:15). At that time, dear brethren and friends, deep within our very souls, we will be infinitely grateful that we have had a vital part in helping this world understand the meaning of these coming horrifying events and—as God calls some—also a part in bringing many thousands of human beings into God’s Kingdom in the first resurrection, the “better” resurrection (Hebrews 11:35). May God help us all go forward with zeal in doing our part in the greatest activity on earth today, directly preparing for the return of the King of kings.

With Christian love,

Roderick C. Meredith