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Hello friends and brethren,

I have come to realize that some people who have read my article on the “Seven Thunders of Revelation” are misunderstanding what I wrote; so I will write this letter to clear up any misunderstanding.

At least two individuals have expressed to me their misunderstanding of my article on the Seven Thunders of Revelations. They seem to think that I am saying that Mr. Hebert W. Armstrong’s book, “Mystery of the Ages” is the little book that is open in Revelation Chapter 10. That is not true. I am saying that Mystery of the Ages is the messages of the Seven Thunders, which John heard, but was told not to write down, but to seal it up. I believe that the “little book” that is open in the angels hand is the Holy Bible; and after God opens it up; the seven thunders speak their messages to John about seven topics which have been declared to the prophets, (Rev. 10: 7) whom God had inspired and declared the writings of the Holy Bible to. (2 Peter 1: 21) God, by his Holy Spirit had previously declared the messages of the seven Thunders to the prophets, but they didn’t completely understand it, because of the manner in which God declared it to them.   The Holy Bible was inspired by God, but as Isaiah wrote, a little here, and a little there, and by many different prophets, over many years. (Isaiah 28: 9-11) As Mr. Armstrong taught, the Holy Bible was written as a jigsaw puzzle, with thousands of pieces that needs to be rightly put together before the whole picture is manifest. God has done these things to keep the understanding away from the disobedient people, and yet he will reveal it to his called and obedient saints, when he plans to do so.

The seven Thunders spoke, and revealed the seven messages to John. God wanted true Christians to be aware that there are seven messages to be revealed before the seventh angle begins to sound his voice, but God didn’t want these seven messages revealed until the days of the sixth angle of the church, which was Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. As a result we have had seven Mysteries of God, through out the Ages, that are to be revealed before the seventh angle to the church begins to sound his voice, (not a Trumpet but his voice).God revealed the seven Thunder’s messages to Mr. Armstrong, little by little through his bible studies, to finish or reveal the Mystery of the Ages during the sixth Horn of Christ, which is The Church in Philadelphia. When the angel to the seventh Horn of Christ, which is Laodicea began to sound his voice, the Mysteries were finished, and no longer a Mystery. My article titled “The Seven Thunders of Revelation” explains much more about this. I hope you will take time to read it, and think on it.

It seems that most people assume that the open little book in the angles hand is only the seven thunders messages. It is true that the little book which is the Holy Bible, does contain the information which God declared to the prophets concerning these seven mysteries; but as it is recorded in the bible, it is still a mystery until God gave Mr. Armstrong the understanding of these seven mysteries, which he later wrote in his book “Mystery of the Ages”.

The book Mystery of the Ages reveals the mysterious messages of the seven Thunders; and that knowledge opens up the Holy Bible to the peoples understanding, whom God calls and gives his Spirit to. The seven mysteries are written about in the writing of the prophets in the bible and have been throughout the ages, but they are not the total information in the little book, the Holy Bible. When the seven Mysteries are understood, as Mr. Armstrong wrote of them, then we can better comprehend who and what God is; and also what man is, and why man exist, what angles are and why they exist, and also the whole plan and purpose of God, and his purpose for his chosen nation Israel, and his purpose for having a church, and what is the Kingdom of God, and then his whole word becomes opened up to the understanding of God’s true saints, so that we can understand it as we study our bibles, and yield our selves in obedience to God and his Commandments.

As Mr. Armstrong said, “Mystery of the Ages” does not replace the Bible but it opens up the bible to your understanding, so that you can understand your bibles when you read them.

We need to realize that not all ages of God’s Church has had the complete bible to study and learn from. Also much of the history between Christ’s first coming and his second coming, have been dark ages, in which the Holy Bible was suppressed, and not even translated into language which the average person could understand. Also Satan has used his false so called Christian Church’s to deceive the masses about what the Holy Bible does teach. When God’s time had come to open up the Mysteries of God to his servant, then we could expect to have the seven thunders messages cleared up. This time was to be during the sixth era or Horn of Christ, and just before the angel to the seventh or Laodicean Horn begins to sound his voice.

Revelation Chapter 10 was revealed to John, not to reveal the seven mysteries at that time; but to reveal to Gods servants that when God’s time does come to truly open up the mysteries of the Holy Bible, there will be seven major Mysteries of God that will be disclosed. And these cleared up mysteries will help to make the whole written word of God become open and understandable to the people whom God gives his Holy Spirit to.

Brethren I urge you to read again what Mr. Armstrong wrote in the authors statement of his book Mystery of the Ages. If you will carefully examine what he says, you will see that he also believed even as I do concerning this book.

Mystery of the Ages is a book that God inspired Mr. Armstrong to write which will open up the message of the Holy Bible to those who are truly able to believe the word of God. This is not just a mans book, but God had determined for this book to be written back in the days of the Apostle John, so that these mysteries about God’s written word could be revealed in this end time generation to any and all who are able to believe the word of God. Mystery of the Ages is not something added to the Holy Bible; but rather it’s messages were already written down in the pages of the Holy Bible throughout the ages, only they were written in a “coded” way so as to keep them a mystery until God’s time came to reveal them to his servant Mr. Armstrong, so that he could reveal them to the rest of us whom God gives his Holy Spirit to.

I hope this letter will clear up any misunderstanding that anyone may have about what I wrote in my article titled, “The Seven Thunders of Revelation”.

One clue to keep in mind as to which writing the “little book” is referring to is: The message of the little book is a message which God wanted his servant to preach and publish before the various peoples of many languages, and nations of this world, including taking this message before the kings of this world. (Rev. 10: 9-11) Friends, that is the Gospel message, as well as the prophetic warning message that is found in the Holy Bible.

Another important clue as to which writing the “Little Book” is referring to, is the fact that; while eating this book it is very sweet in the mouth, but after one had eaten and digested the knowledge of the little book, it would cause a bitterness to set in down in the belly. Now this is using physical things such as eating, sweetness, mouth, bitterness, and belly to represent spiritual things. One doesn’t actually eat a paper book.

Eating this book is symbolic of reading, and studying it’s information into ones mind. The knowledge of this book being read and studied was as sweet as Honey. This sweetness is symbolic of the reader being very pleasantly delighted to learn the things written in this book.

After having read and studied this book for a good space of time, and actually beginning to truly digest this knowledge and what it’s impact on your life is; then the knowledge of the sweet words causes a bitter and painful reality to set in, deep down in the understanding of your mind, and heart.

As truly converted Christians should have experienced and know; the word of God was very sweet to our taste while we were just beginning to study and learn about God’s wonderful purpose for our lives, and the good way that God leads us to live. When God had given me real faith in his gospel, I was very glad. This was the best thing I had ever encountered, and it was real! God Almighty himself was calling me, and revealing that he had a most wonderful purpose for my life! I knew it was real, and that God was hearing my prayers, and was talking to me through his written word, as well as by putting thoughts in my mind that he wanted me to think, so that I could be led to understanding and be aware of his presents in my life. This was wonderful, as sweet as Honey to my taste!

Next came the bitter part. After I had studied and learned much truth from the Word of God; then God made me become acutely aware that I couldn’t have this wonderful hope that God had set before me, unless I surrendered my life totally and completely over to him. This meant that I would have to stop using the Sabbath as I had always done before, for my own selfish pleasures, and work. I would have to stop eating unclean animals, and this meant that I would not be able to eat dinner with relatives and In-laws, at least without telling them that I have chosen to obey God and not eat their kind of food. This would be embarrassing, and my pride would have to go. To surrender to God would mean that I would have to start obeying all of God’s Commandments, which was contrary to my natural nature. I would have to cut my ties with some of my family and friends, and associates. To surrender to God, meant that I would have to give up and overcome many bad habits. I couldn’t any longer tell lies to my wife to cover up my sins against her and our marriage. In fact I began to realize that this was like dying! I didn’t want to die. The selfish carnal nature that we formerly had would have to die, and this included my vain pride, and vanity.

People who are fake Christians just pretend to do these things and just accept the name and doctrines of Christ in word, and name, but not indeed; but for me, I knew that God is real, and that he is involved in my life, and his gospel for my life is real. If I were to be a Christian, I was going to be for real also! So it was all or nothing. I either was going to truly surrender to God for real, or else I would just reject my calling and continue on trying to live my troubled life as I pleased. I truly was at a crossroads in my life. Which way would I go? I was troubled much more now than I was before I ever knew God’s word and his purpose for my life. This truly was a very bitter feeling that I got after eating and digesting some of the Holy Bible, which is God’s written Word. I was so tormented in my mind that I actually prayed, and asked God to leave me alone, and just let me slip back into my old way of life. For about a week God did let me be a little more free from his presents, and my mind seemed to be able to push aside the knowledge of God, and I went back to my old way for a few more days. In those few days God let me become aware of how foolish that decision was. I was rejecting God’s only purpose for my existence! God, in his mercy, let me go through some experiences that caused me to realize just how worthless my life is when lived according to my own vain way. I deeply repented and asked God to come back to me, and now I was willing to surrender my life over to him, for it is not worth living the way that I had been living anyway. God in his love and mercy heard and answered that prayer also. I did surrender to God and was baptized later. I have never regretted that surrender. I now love, and praise the Eternal God and His Holy Son Jesus Christ. If you care to read it, I have a more detailed account of my conversion in my literature on my web-site. It is titled, “My Personal Conversion”.

One point I want to make here is that the bitterness is only temporary. I now find great joy and delight in God and his good way of life. The bitterness only last until you are willing to make that total surrender of your life over to be obedient to God and his word, and Commandments. God will give you the Power and faith to do so if you truly are willing. The Holy Spirit that God gives to us, dwells in us begetting, and leading us to grow into holy sons of God. Our joy is great even in tribulations, for we know that our God is with us, and his wonderful purpose will stand forever.

I have spent a little bit of time writing to you about my own personal experience with the Word of God, The sweetness, and the bitter, and after conversion how the bitterness disappeared, and was replaced with joy. Now I want to have you consider the experiences of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. After all he is the one man that God called and chose to open up the little book, the Holy Bible to, so that he could teach it to the rest of us whom God would call. The Holy Bible has never been truly opened up to the understanding of this world, and much of it has never been opened up to even the church until God opened it up to Mr. Armstrong.

When God opened the bible up before John in the vision of Revelation Chapter 10; seven Thunders spoke their messages, and a voice from heaven told John not to write their messages down, but to seal them up. But in these last prophecy fulfilling days, when God opened the little book of the bible up to Mr. Armstrong’s understanding; the seven thunders messages were also revealed to him, by the Spirit of God, and through his studies. These are the seven mysteries throughout the ages, that opens up and makes us able to truly understand our bibles when we read them. That is why Mr. Armstrong called his book Mystery of the Ages. Like he said in his authors statement in the front of that book; The knowledge of these cleared up mysteries has been written down in the pages of the Holy Bible throughout the Ages, but it was written in a coded form, so that no one could understand it.

When God’s time had come to reveal these mysteries, he gave Mr. Armstrong the understanding of how the bible is written in form as a jigsaw puzzle, and to understand it one must gather all of the many bits of scattered scriptures from both old and new testaments that have any bearing on a particular subject together, and view them all in light of each other, then the truth on that subject will become plain and clear. This knowledge, among other things, such as being willing to accept correction and reproof of ones own ways and ideas, and being willing to truly obey the Commandments of God is partly how God was able to reveal the truth to Mr. Armstrong. Most truth that the rest of us truly called and converted Christians have, was taught to us by God’s end time Apostle, Herbert W. Armstrong. Even those two chosen witnesses of God spoken about in Revelation Chapter 11 will have learned, and been converted to Christ as a result of the preaching and teaching of Mr. Armstrong. They also shall “prophesy again”, in a dynamic way before the entire world.

After Mr. Armstrong had “eaten” and digested the written word of God, and had truly surrendered to God; then God used him to teach the truth on radio and later on television, as well as in evangelistic meetings, and books and booklets, and magazines which he had founded and supervised as well as wrote articles for.  God used him to preach and publish the truth throughout the Unites States of America, and then throughout the world; and even in private meetings with many kings, and rulers of this world. The original Apostles preached and published the gospel before much of the world in the first century AD; but God determined that his end time Apostle would prophecy again before many peoples, nations, tongues, and even before kings. (Rev. 10: 11) God did accomplish this through his servant Mr. Armstrong. And just before his death God inspired him to write a book that contained the seven cleared up mysteries of God, which he had learned and taught to us throughout his ministry. He called his book Mystery of the Ages. These Mysteries were finished, and no longer a mystery when the seventh church angle, or messenger began to sound his voice, just as the scripture said that it would be.

If you have ever put together a jigsaw puzzle, you know how much easier it is to do, when you have the picture on the box to look at while doing it. Friends and brethren, that is what Mr. Armstrong’s book, “Mystery of the Ages is like. Those cleared up mysteries in “Mystery of the Ages” reveal a clear picture of what the overview of the Holy Bible (the little book) is about. God wanted us to be able to see in the scriptures that there would come a time when God would open up the Holy Bible and the Mysteries of God, that the seven thunders spoke to John about in Revelation Chapter Ten. This prophecy has been fulfilled through the life work of Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. God has opened up the Holy Bible, and its overview message to anyone who is willing and able to believe and surrender to obey God, and study their bibles along with Mystery of the Ages; so that they also can find those truths in the scriptures. Mystery of the Ages reveals the big picture of the Holy Bible; which is all about God, his creation, and what his plans for his creation is about. It truly is an awesome picture when you truly grasp it! And we don’t have to put the puzzle together without the picture to look at like Mr. Armstrong did; we can look at the picture while we are putting the bible together in our minds in our personal bible study. God has did this wonderful work for us through his servant Mr. Armstrong; and for the good of all of the rest of the future converts to Christ.

Let God our father and Jesus Christ our Lord and savior be praised and thanked for this wonderful blessing!

Brethren I hope that you will study my article titled “The Seven Thunders of Revelation” along with this letter, for they go together to make this subject more plain and clear. Also I strongly recommend that you check the scriptures, as well as Mr. Armstrong’s writing concerning this subject. If you will carefully read what Mr. Armstrong wrote in Mystery of the Ages, in the authors statement, Preface, and Introduction; it will help you to understand that what I have written to you on this subject is in agreement with what he believed and taught.

Your brother in Christ,

Gary Stowers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you ever found a very special gem of much needed knowledge, wisdom, and understanding? Well I have, and when you are able to share these precious gems with those people who have the mental and spiritual capacity to appreciate them; it is like “putting apples of gold in pictures of silver”. (Proverbs 25: 11)

Since the apostasy that has taken place among the Worldwide Church of God; many true Christians have become divided against each other, over the issue of whether true and faithful Christians should continue to grow in knowledge of God, which Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong didn’t yet understand before he died, and whether they should allow the Holy Bible and the Spirit of God to correct any wrong teaching in the church; or whether they should just teach and believe only, and exactly what Mr. Armstrong had approved and taught before his death.

I would like to let you hear what Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong himself taught on this vital subject. I have understood this knowledge for a long time, but I have just recently discovered this old “World Tomorrow” radio broadcast which gives me the opportunity to share this precious wisdom and understanding with all of my brethren who read and listen to my literature, and who respect the teachings of Mr. Armstrong. You can listen to this audio on my website under the MEDIA section. The title of this broadcast is What will the true church be like.

Hello brethren,

 

I have three sisters and one brother who attend Church activities with the PCG, and that vain false prophet, Gerald Flurry has so deceived them and the rest in that organization that they will not have anything to do with, nor talk with any of their brethren who were truly converted to the truth by Almighty God and his son Jesus Christ.  We who are more spiritually awake are able to see that Flurry is teaching out of his own vain imagination, and not altogether according to the Holy Bible.  He has exalted his self up above all other brethren, and even claims titles to himself which actually apply to Christ.  This false Prophet does teach enough truth to be dangerous, but his vanity and pride won’t let him be corrected by any brethren who are more knowledgeable and faithful with the word of God.  Rather than be corrected where he is wrong, he simply casts out any brother or sister in Christ who desires only the truth, and refuses to force their self to conform to his own vain teaching, and self exaltation.

Brethren, not only has this vain minister exalted his self, and cast out Christ’s faithful saints, but he has commanded that no one in his organization be allowed to talk to, or communicate with any of us whom he has had put out of that Laodicean Organization, or anyone of the brethren who disagrees with his own false teachings.  My own sisters are afraid to even talk to me, lest they be also cast out of that church organization.  Those brethren that are left in that Laodicean organization have allowed Flurry to use fear and intimidation to control them to keep them from also waking up to the truth, and seeing what a wretched man he is, and what false teachings he is mixing in with the truth.  This Satan influenced man is in effect causing the brethren under his command to stop their ears, and close their eyes, lest they hear the knock of Christ on the doors of their hearts and minds.  I call on Almighty God to expose him for what he is, before all of the brethren of Christ’s body; so that they may be willing to take their fingers out of their ears, and open their eyes and see the truth.  As it stands today, it is impossible for any faithful Christian to even communicate to them to try and spiritually awake them; for they obey Flurry as if he were God, and refuse to even talk with their own families that are more spiritually awake.  Flurry forbids such communication; for he is afraid that they may wake up and leave him and his vain teachings; and therefore he would be left without a flock of people to support him and his vain self- aggrandizing plans, and his college and compound.   Just like Satan and the demons, he is afraid of the truth, because they are not of the truth.  Through deception and fear tactics men like that struggle to hang on to a following of people, for their own selfish and vain purposes.  If he were teaching and living according to the true Word of God, then he wouldn’t have to worry about loosing his followers, and financial supporters; because if they truly were converted to the truth, then they would not follow anyone away from the truth.  But as in his case, he knows that one of us faithful and true Christians, may be able to wake up some of his followers if he allows them to talk to us.  They have allowed him to deceive them into looking to him and trusting him as if he were God.  What a sad shame!    Could he be that man of sin that sits in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God?  Understand brethren; The Pope in this end time age doesn’t sit in the Temple of God; but Gerald Flurry does sit in the seventh horn or organization  of government that God used him to raise up, which is the Laodicean horn.  He is that seventh angle (minister) which Christ held in his right hand to form and lead the Laodicean Horn of Christ.  Just because Christ used him to raise up the seventh church government, and organization does not mean that Christ would approve of his stewardship.  But at the time when the true doctrines of God were starting to be twisted and perverted by Joseph Tkach in the WCG; Gerald Flurry was about the only ordained minister who seemed to have the guts to stand up for the true doctrines.  God used him to build the next organization and government of the Church of God.

 

I honestly believe that God did use him to raise up that Laodicean organization; so that he could gather those brethren who were faithful  to Christ out of the Synagogue of Satan, which had taken over the World Wide Church of God (Philadelphia) organization.   Mr. Flurry did not remain humble and faithful to the truth;  No, he began exalting his self and teaching out of his own vain imagination.  After exalting his self and his false teaching so high; it was too humiliating for him to admit that he had been a vain teacher and acknowledge that he was wrong, when certain brethren pointed out some of his “mistakes”.   The more he refused to be corrected, the farther away from God he drifted, and the more mentally and spiritually deranged he became.  What a sad shame.  The really sad part is, that he has led astray many of the brethren who were careless about not proving  what they accept, whether it is truly in agreement with the Holy Bible, and the Spirit of love, truth, and honesty.  Many of these brethren are afraid to stand alone with Christ: They feel the need to have a man that they can lean on.  Brethren God desires character in us to be able, and willing to stand up for what is right even if it gets us killed, and even if we are all alone physically except for God and Christ being with and in us.  When men lean on other men, and put their trust in men, then it is like leaning on a sword.  God only can be totally trusted in.

 

I desire greatly to be able to help my sisters, as well as all of our spiritual brethren in Christ to wake up and stop following a vain man, and start following the true Word of God.   I realize that I have no power of my own to accomplish this, so I rely totally on God to get these people to unplug their ears and open their eyes, and to be able to see how they have been deceived into giving control of their minds to a vain man who exalts his own self up as if he were God.  It may take a major earthquake under their feet to get their attention.

 

Many years ago, back in the early nineties Gerald Flurry wrote a booklet with a picture on the front cover which looked like the Ambassador Auditorium which was on Ambassador Collage  Campus in Pasadena California; which was also a collage that God had used Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong to build to prepare ministers to pastor the local churches that was being raised up under his leadership and preaching.

Of course after Mr. Armstrong’s death, God had allowed Satan and his men to come in control of that church organization , so that finally in this end time, he separates the “tares from the wheat”. Those Satan influenced men began perverting the doctrines of Gods church and casting out any true Christian who stood up to them.  That is when God used the   minister  who had the guts to stand up and disagree with them; to raise up the next Horn of Christ, which is Laodicea.  Mr. Flurry was that man.  Flurry didn’t handle that office in humility, and  Satan used his pride and vanity against him, and has caused him to exalt his self and his false teachings; and to cast out any brethren in Christ who simply desires the plain unleavened truth, and who look to Christ as their Lord, and not to any vain man.

The booklet that I mentioned above showed Flurry’s prophecy that he predicted against the “World Wide Church” organization and the Ambassador Auditorium.  The picture showed the building to be split in half by the effects of a major earthquake, which Flurry believed and hoped would happen.   At that time Flurry didn’t realize that he was used to raise up the seventh horn, or organization of government of the Church of God.  He thought that he was the leader of the Philadelphia Church of God, and that Joseph Tkach, the leader of the WCG was leader of the Laodicean Church.  In reality, Tkach had turned the WCG organization into a Synagogue of Satan; and Flurry was used to raise up the Laodicean church organization, to draw to it any who still loved God’s true doctrines. The Laodicean Church Organization of Government didn’t start out nearly as bad as it became later under Flurry’s leadership.  Satan used pride and vanity to start Flurry and that Laodicean Organization down the road to complete blindness and spiritual nakedness, (which is unrighteousness).   Brethren we all should be very careful not to let pride and vanity rule in our lives; for that is a major root of all evil.  Consider how Lucifer fell through his pride and vanity.

Flurry’s condemning of Ambassador Auditorium to be hit by an earthquake may prove to be what happens to his own replica of that building that he has had built.  They call it Armstrong Auditorium, and the” house of God”.  In reality Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong would condemn the evil works that Flurry has been doing and so also does Almighty God.  God knew that Satan’s man, Tkach would sift the Church of God, and spiritually destroy any who would  allow it.  But Flurry was used to raise up the seventh horn of Christ, which is the seventh organization of the Church of God, and  his evil works has been such that Christ has or will spew him out of his mouth as a man might do with a drink which in not hot nor Cold.

 

I personally would like to see all of Gods Church become willing to be humble and corrected that we all might obtain that wonderful goal of being born into the family and Kingdom of God.  If it takes an earthshaking event to get their attention, and make them willing to hear their brethren who are trying to wake them up, so that they may not loose out on their wonderful reward in Gods Kingdom: Then I humbly call on Almighty God to shake their worldly auditorium apart; so that they may be shaken awake spiritually; and come to realize that their building is not the house of God.  They need to realize that the house that God dwells in, is those humble and faithful brethren, that tremble at God’s word and not a vain man; those brethren whom they are being taught to shun; (Isaiah Chapter 66).  The Laodicean Church is willingly letting their selves be blinded so bad, that they can’t discern the body of Christ; that is those who truly are the members of the body of Christ, the true Church of God.  I’m sure that God will do as he see’s fit, and in his own time, but God will get their attention in due time; and God will expose that sinful man for what he really is.  I hope and pray for all of those who truly do love God and his Holy Laws, and are willing to submit to the true teachings of Christ.  I also pray that God will punish those wicked men who use Gods children for their own selfish and vain  purposes, and turn them against their brethren, as well as against the way of God, which is the way of true, and unfeigned love.

Sincerely, your brother in Christ,

Gary Stowers

Hello Friends and brethren,

 

Jesus Christ came into this world to overcome Satan and all unrighteousness while living in the carnal flesh like we are, but he didn’t have a sinful mind and spirit.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit of God his father, and was therefore able to remain faithful to God even in Satan’s strongest temptations.  Jesus loved his Father and drew near to him in heartfelt prayer: and comprehending the greatness, love, wisdom, mercy, power, and righteousness of his Father, motivated him to joyfully  give praise and glory to the Great God, his father.

Friends and brethren, we who have been given a calling to become saints, and have truly been given the Holy Spirit of God; we also have the same Great Father that our Lord Jesus has!  Do we comprehend the Greatness, wisdom, love, mercy, faithfulness, power, and righteousness of our Father in Heaven?  Do we feel motivated to praise and worship our Great, loving, merciful, wise, just, and righteous Father?  We certainly should!

 

If we could truly grasp in our minds and hearts the Great Glory and Praises of our Father, then we would not be able to avoid offering heartfelt thanksgiving and praise to the Almighty God, our own Father!

 

As you brethren know, God does not desire his people to sacrifice choice lambs, goats, or bulls to him; but God desires that we humble ourselves and obey his word, and offer praise and thanksgiving to him.  That is, praise with understanding; and not vain lip service as do many in the false churches.  We should study and meditate on the wonders of our Great God, that we may be better qualified to offer Praise to the Eternal God our Father.   If you are obedient to our Father, then you should be able to see God’s involvement in your own personal life; which you can give praise and thanks to him for.

 

Friends and brethren, understand this: God is not like vain men in desiring vainglory.  The plain unleavened truth about our Father is AWESOME!  God doesn’t need you and me to praise him to inflate his mind and make him feel important.  No, our Father desires us to give thanks and offer praise to him for our own benefit!  God wants us to try and comprehend the truth about our Great Father, so that we may learn to have respect for him for our own good; even as a human father wants his son to respect him for the good of the son, that he may value his wisdom, understanding, character, and instruction.  God wants us to comprehend his praises that we may have respect for our own destiny to become like our Father, as his own sons.  Also, the more that we grasp the awesome wisdom, understanding, love, mercy, and power of our Father, the more joy we will experience in our relationship with him.

 

Brethren, if you would like to experience some of my joy that I have in Praising our God, then I would like to recommend that you watch this video on YouTube titled: God of Wonders The Documentary (2009).  This video will help you to see some of the marvelous wonders that God reveals about his self in his creation.  God bless the people who made this video.

 

If we truly do offer thanksgiving and praise to our Father in heaven, then we will also become closer to him.  God won’t seem so far away from you if you study and meditate on his praises, and then offer praise to God with real understanding.  Giving praise to God in our fellowship with other brethren is also very good and helpful to each other.  Above all, our praise of God should be with understanding, and not just lip service.  An excellent bible study would be to look up all of the places in the scriptures where it is talking of giving praise to God.  Everyone who desires to understand their bibles should have a good bible concordance and Hebrew and Greek dictionary.  “Strong’s” is probably the best.

Your brother in Christ,

Gary Stowers

Take a deep look inside your own heart and mind to see what unrighteousness you have swept under the rug and stuffed in a closet to hide from your own view.   Human nature wants to feel good about self

and simply hides much of its evils from self.  Its all still there in the mind, but stuffed out of view from self , so that self can avoid condemning self behavior.   For this reason human nature likes to keep the focus on someone else’s faults; it helps make self feel more just, and righteous; especially if they don’t seem to have the same fault or weakness.   Real repentance involves God helping us to see these evils that we have stuffed in closets and swept under rugs in our minds; and facing the honest truth about our selves; and confessing these things to God in sincere heart felt prayer, and asking him to forgive us and give us strength to not do these evils ever again.  Then we must follow righteousness, and don’t let self repeat these evils.  God shows us some of our sins that we need to repent of when he first calls us; but for the rest of our Christian lives, if we will repent and continue in our conversion and desire it; God will continue little by little to reveal our faults so that we may continue to repent of our evil nature, and grow in the Godly nature.  The more we turn away from sin and obey the righteousness of God; then the more of the Holy Spirit God will give us.  By this means we must Grow in Gods grace until we are Holy as God is Holy.   This growth process does cause some growing pains; but they are not worthy to be compared with what God has in store for his true saints.  The hope that we have in the Kingdom of God is what gives us zeal to continue to put self nature to death, and grow in Christ.  That is why one must truly believe the gospel (good news) as well as repent of sins in order to be baptized into the body of Christ.

The average person commits many sins against God without even being aware of it.  Any disobedience to God is sin; including violating his Holy Law the Ten Commandments.

Most of our sins is directly against our fellow humans also.  When you have wronged someone in deed or word; ask your own heart: why did I do this wrong against this person?  Don’t let your heart get away with just shrugging your shoulders and saying I don’t know; or they had it coming.  Demand an answer from your heart.  Search your own soul to know how to fix what is wrong with your self so that you can always treat other people with the same love and respect that you desire for self.  You can’t fix your neighbors attitude, but if your are willing, you can fix your self, with the help of God.   You can’t fix the problem until you can see it, and acknowledge that it really is a problem that needs fixed.  Ask God in sincere heart felt prayer to show you what you need to fix in your own heart, and nature.   I’ll guarantee you, that if you are truly sincere, God will hear and answer that prayer.

Feb
11

News Letter

Hello friends and brethren,

I hope you will read my news letter titled “Time to Wake Up”.  This is very important information for God’s scattered Church.  Please check out the information that I recommended for you to read and watch in this letter. We are living in frightening times, but we need to be awake to what is going on in our own nation as well as around the world.  God bless all of you who love the truth.

Holy Day Calendar

2016 Date
Passover *!! April 22
Days of Unleavened Bread * April 23-29
Pentecost* June 12
Feast of Trumpets* October 3
Day of Atonement* October 12
Feast of Tabernacles* October 17-23
Last Great Day* October 24
* Begins evening before
!! Observed evening before

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