Dear Brethren and Co-workers with Christ,
Greetings from Charlotte, North Carolina! God’s faithful servants fear God rather than men and have always been bold in proclaiming the Truth. John the Baptist was not afraid to tell it as it was. “Then he said to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, ‘Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones” (Luke 3:7-8). John was eventually martyred by Herod for his boldness. It was an evil world in the first century, and today is no different.
Yes, God could raise up stones to do His Work, but He has not chosen that path. Rather, He has chosen you and me, and through our combined efforts, He is doing a notable Work. We too, must be bold and unafraid. To that end, I want to thank you again for fearing God more than men, as this Work is not popular in our woke world, and even in apostate Christianity. So, thank you dear brethren and co-workers for bravely participating in this end-time Work!
But, do we comprehend why the Anglo-Saxon peoples (as well as much of the rest of the world) are going through so many crises all at the same time? Consider the United States. Even as I write, we may be entering a new banking crisis as Silicon Valley Bank collapsed and was taken over by the Federal government. Signature Bank on the opposite side of the country suffered a similar fate, resulting in concern over the stability of the banking system. We hope that all will calm down, but as we have learned in the last three years, situations that start small can escalate into something far worse.
The west coast, most especially California, now faces flooding, following years of extreme drought. An elderly gentleman many years ago passed along this observation: “One extreme often follows another.” That has been true in Australia where alternating extreme droughts and massive floods have occurred over the last several years, and we are seeing the same happen in the western United States.
Meanwhile, the U.S., the UK, and most of Europe have been drawn into a proxy war, the largest war on the European continent since 1945. It is difficult to know how this will play out in the short term. Both Russia and the West are so heavily invested at this point that neither seems able to back down. Will this end up as a humiliating defeat for one side, or will some kind of compromise bring it to an end? According to Bible prophecy, much has yet to happen, but as some thinking individuals are opining, “World War III has begun.” This does not mean that Armageddon is here. As often happens, smaller conflicts precede the spark that sets off a greater one. What we see right now is that this conflict is changing Europe and setting the stage for the fulfillment of Bible prophecy and for mankind’s ultimate conflict.
The late Dr. Roderick C. Meredith wrote our popular resource Fourteen Signs Announcing Christ’s Return. Note what he wrote at that time and compare it to Germany’s—and Europe’s—dramatic change of mind about military spending. Germany still remains mostly pacifistic, but self-preservation is changing that. Here is what Dr. Meredith wrote in 2001:
Watch Europe! Revelation 13 describes the revival of a great military power. The symbolic language that the Apostle John used—about a fantastic beast rising up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns—depicts a recurring, evil political system which has greatly oppressed and heavily influenced the peoples in Western civilization, and through them, the entire world.
The seven heads represent seven distinct revivals of this evil empire over a long period of time…. This final, seventh revival will be similar in form to today’s European Union—ten different nations or groups of nations will be represented by ten different kings or presidents. These ten heads of state “receive authority for one hour as kings with the beast” (v. 12). In other words, they will rule for a very short time along with the final “Hitler” (pp. 15-16).
He also told us to watch for a narrowing from 27 nations to the final revival of ten: “So we can expect old national boundaries to shift, or some current EU members to quit” (p. 17). There may also be a “‘two speed’ Europe, with Germany and other key nations forming an ‘inner core’ of EU members, with closer economic, military, and political cooperation than other EU nations that retain misgivings” (p. 18).
We see trouble on every side for the American and British-descended peoples: massive immigration problems, labor and supply shortages due to able-bodied men sitting on the sidelines, new alliances forming, South American countries turning Marxist, Mexico thumbing its nose at the giant to its north, China and Russia gaining traction in the Middle East as the U.S. and Britain are pushed aside, and the threat of war between China and the U.S. over Taiwan. Again, from Dr. Meredith: “A new world order is in the process of emerging” (p. 18). And remember, he wrote this in 2001, not based on human reason, but on Bible prophecy.
Why is all this happening? Are we unable to connect the dots between our moral decay and our downward slide on the world scene? Cannot Australians connect the dots between their immoral behaviors and violent weather extremes? Cannot the U.S. do the same? And as the U.S. goes down the drain, cannot its allies—Canada, the UK, and others—read the handwriting on the wall?
Dear brethren and co-workers, the United States and the British-descended peoples are none other than the leading nations of the lost ten tribes of Israel (see our free resource, The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy). God warned us that if we turn away from Him, He will turn His back on us. Disaster will come upon disaster with natural catastrophes, military setbacks, and diseases striking us as a wakeup call. It appears we are not yet connecting the dots between our sins and why everything is going wrong.
God asked the people of Zechariah’s day, “For who has despised the day of small things?” (Zechariah 4:10). These people had returned from Babylonian captivity with explicit instructions from King Cyrus of Persia to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, but they turned inward and allowed local opposition to stop their work. It was easy to focus on how small they were, missing the big picture of what God would do through them. That temple was to be where the Messiah, Jesus Christ, would come in the flesh.
Similarly, we have been commissioned to warn end-time Israel (not only the Jews, but all the tribes, especially the birthright tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh) to repent and turn back to God. The consequence for not doing so will be national disaster on a scale unimaginable. As with John the Baptist and all of God’s servants over the centuries, our message is not one that people want to hear. Yes, we have the positive Gospel of God’s coming Kingdom, the Family of God ruling over the earth in the near future, but sadly, we are in for a very rough time before Christ returns to save us from total annihilation (Matthew 24:21-22). We must not neglect our duty.
So, although we are small, and we really are small, let us not despise the day of small things. When we consider how few there are of us as members and co-workers, it is astonishing what God is doing through us. Nearly 600,000 people receive an annual Tomorrow’s World magazine subscription absolutely free of charge. Then, there are the millions of free booklets, DVDs, CDs, and letters sent out each year. Our literature is translated into French, Spanish, Dutch, Afrikaans, German and more.
We are on eleven nationwide television networks in the U.S. with scores of additional stations. Tomorrow’s World also airs on nationwide networks in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Africa, and Trinidad and Tobago.
We also support a worldwide ministry with hundreds of congregations. There is so much more God is doing through us, yet, we are truly a little flock. Most of our congregations are small and altogether we number about 12,000. We are most grateful for the few thousand donors and co-workers helping us. Dr. Meredith used to remind us that we are like “half a peanut shell in the midst of the Pacific Ocean.” How true, but we must not despise the day of small things. God will continue to do the Work through us to the degree He chooses, before the curtain of destruction descends upon this troubled planet.
We must fear God and do the Work He has called us to. And, we must never forget that this life is temporary and that we are investing for a greater future when God will reward His faithful servants who see beyond the here and now. Brethren and co-workers, thank you for what you are doing.
Sincerely, in Christ’s service,
Gerald E. Weston