Does GOD Have a Headquarters Church Today? Where is the central church of divine authority to which scattered members and local churches should look for TRUE DOCTRINE or to settle disputed points? By Herman Hoeh [Original Publication] INCREASING numbers are…
GRACE Do You Really Understand It? The word grace is part of every Christian’s vocabulary, yet for many the subject is confusing. Let’s let God’s Word give us a clear understanding. By Douglas G. Peitz [Original Publication] Few…
Let God Fight Your Battles! by Herbert W. Armstrong Personal from HWA – Published in The Good News Magazine March 1985 The world you live in today is a very troubled world. You not only have your own personal problems, but…
Why Did God Raise Up the Nation Israel — and Deny Them Spiritual Salvation? by Herbert W. Armstrong Published in the Good News Magazine, May 1984 Did anyone ever think to ask WHY God raised up the ancient nation Israel, denying them…
Are you sure you see yourself — especially your faults — the way God does?
Until about 1969 we in God’s Church did all “speak the same things”. By 1978 many of the ministers were speaking different things! God had withdrawn from us His blessing and power that for 35 YEARS caused the Work of His Church to grow at the approximate rate of 30 percent every years of the preceding year!
WHAT CAUSED GOD TO WITHDRAW HIS BLESSING AND POWER?
The GOOD news
Our Philadelphia era of God’s Church (Revelation 3:7-13) has the PROMISE of the living Christ that we shall escape the soon coming GREAT TRIBULATION with TROUBLES in the world such as never happened before or will again (Revelation 3:10; 12:14).
But the prophet Daniel warns us. “And at that time [of the end Daniel 12:1] shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and THERE SHALL BE A TIME OF TROUBLE, such as never was since there was a nation even to this time…” (See also Matthew 24:21-22.)
“Many shall be purified, any made white,and tried…” (verse 10). There are plenty of warnings of this same time of trial and testing in the New Testament. Brethren, COME TO REAIZE WE are in THAT TIME.
But our GOD is on His throne. And the living HEAD of this Church is also ON THAT THRONE.
When frightening times of trying and testing come – and they have been coming tenfold recently – I have not the ability to outwit Satan – my refuge and deliverance is in the LIVING CHRIST! Not only is HE there on His Father’s throne, but the archangel Michael is also STANDING UP AGAINST SATAN FOR US.
Satan is now at the white-hot HEAT OF WRATH, knowing he has but a short time (Revelation 12:12). We are at the time when “there was WAR IN HEAVEN: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon [Satan]; and the dragon fought and his angels [demons], and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more it heaven.” (Revelation 12:7-8).
CHRIST will prevail
Christ warns us, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may, devour.” He IS seeking to devour YOU. “But”, God continues “whom resist STEDFAST IN THE FAITH” (I Peter 5:8-9).
We are now in the LAST DAYS – when “perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud… lovers of pleasures more than of God.”