“Am I too old? Am I “senile”? Who else do you know at near 87 years of age who in one year turns God’s Worldwide Church around, rooting out the dissidents, the false doctrines, being used of GOD to set His Church BACK ON HIS TRACK? IT IS NOT I WHO DOES IT — IT IS GOD using me as His instrument. God brought me back to life from complete heart failure and death, in August 1977 FOR A PURPOSE. That PURPOSE is to FINISH proclaiming His Message around the world — to be used in setting His Church back on His track — and in leading you brethren of His Church into a condition where you are finally PREPARED, and MADE READY, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but HOLY — the Bride of Christ who shall have made herself READY! I will have MUCH MORE ABOUT THAT to write you or say to you later.”
The Worldwide Church of God shall have made herself READY! Today, Jesus Christ is leading His Church through His anointed apostle Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong. God hasn’t changed His mind. He chose His apostle FOR A PURPOSE. We, the membership of the Church, were called by God FOR A PURPOSE as well! The Worldwide Church of God BACKS and SUPPORTS Mr. Armstrong, Christ’s anointed apostle!
In Zechariah 4, is pictured ONE CANDLESTICK, or ONE CHURCH, with 2 apostles, 2 anointed ones feeding the Church the “golden oil” picturing the Holy Spirit of God.
If we compare Zechariah 4 with Revelation 11, we find that the MAIN WITNESS is one of these 2 anointed ones.
Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong is the first anointed one. The Main Witness is the second anointed one. They are over the Philadelphia Era, or CANDLESTICK.
These 2 anointed ones of God, are feeding the same WORLDWIDE CHURCH OF GOD, the very same candlestick!
Today, God’s Church is making herself ready, studying God’s Word, and the apostle’s teaching, making sure he/she is walking according to God’s Word.
Mr. Armstrong was raised for a PURPOSE! Are you going to allow Christ to use the apostle to correct you, to teach you, to build you up in Jesus Christ, into the glorious TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD?
The second anointed one of Zechariah 4, the main witness of Revelation 11, will be an apostle. God gives power unto His next apostle to preach, when their commission begins in Jerusalem at the beginning of the Great Tribulation. Look to the apostle Paul’s example in God’s Word. When God called him into the body of Christ, Christ Himself trained him. He then worked in the Church under Barnabas, but was not yet standing in the office of apostle. When God’s time for him came, and it did, God raised up His chosen apostle to do the job! That time for the Main Witness is in the soon future!
But for now, we are under the first anointed one of Zechariah 4, called to BACK AND SUPPORT GOD’S ANOINTED APOSTLE- Herbert W. Armstrong! And we must be found SO DOING! That is the PURPOSE of the Worldwide Church of God!
“God brought me back to life from complete heart failure and death, in August 1977 FOR A PURPOSE. That PURPOSE is to FINISH proclaiming His Message around the world — to be used in setting His Church back on His track — and in leading you brethren of His Church into a condition where you are finally PREPARED, and MADE READY, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but HOLY — the Bride of Christ who shall have made herself READY! ”
Quote from Co-Worker & Brethren Letter, April 16, 1979
Author: Herbert W. Armstrong