GOD’S FEAST OF TABERNACLES 2013-ANNOUNCEMENTS

To God’s scattered elect on earth in these last days, greetings in Christ’s holy name!

By way of further greeting, as part of those faithful in Christ in this final era of God’s one true church, this short letter, is to inform and cordially invite you, God’s elect to attend God’s Feast of Tabernacles with God’s little flock in New Zealands largest city, Auckland. We will commence Wednesday evening, September 18, for the opening night service.

We also have scattered folks keeping God’s Feast of Tabernacles in England, Florida & San Francisco-U.S.A, Manila-Philippines, and hope to add additional  feast sites in the U.S.A as officially sponsored & organised sites  next year-2014.

From the writers perspective, It is with great grief that we are  not altogether in large feast sites around the world today, nevertheless, we are in ever changing and troublesome times, with spiritual conditions worsening, both in this world, and now,  among many of the churches of God losing their moral compass, and to all intents and purposes, losing sight of the AWESOME PURPOSE, God has for each of us, and putting The-Day, FAR-AWAY, and simply not honoring the Word of God through indifference and disregard.

This is mentioned only in passing without showing the many proofs normally given, due to time and space here. But, the writer, as with others, has seen in so many cases, that gravity of this situation has been gradually diminishing in the minds of so many, to the point where they have become caught up in traditions and customs of men, contrary to the word of God.

In the last 17-years, this remnant according to the election of grace, as well as other remnants we are in contact with, has seen the same with regard to the keeping of God’s commanded Holy days in their seasons, and on their appointed days. This situation has only come to light in the last 25-years in more of a major way, though Herbert Armstrong also realised in the early 1970’s that he had been unwittingly keeping Pentecost wrong for 40-years. That’s no condemnation on this faithful servant, it now becomes clearer that God has only been revealing this important doctrine in these last days! Why? It has now become clearer that this is a further Sabbath test to PROVE ALL the churches, whether they will keep God’s Law or not, whether they are indeed being kept in the true worship of the LORD God, or not. (Ex.31:13.)

In these latter times, we have also seen the churches through some lukewarm ministers, becoming PARTIAL in THE-LAW, not a situation any should want to find themselves in, at the return of the KING OF KINGS, AND LORD of Lords.

As the prophet said in Mal.2:1,2,3,7,8,9. And now O you priests, this commandment is for you. If you will not hear, and if you will not lay it to heart, to give glory to my name, says the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: Yes, I have cursed them already, because you do not lay it to heart. Behold I will corrupt your seed, and spread dung upon your faces, even the dung of your solemn feasts; and one shall take you away with it. For the priests lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the Law at his mouth: For he is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. But you are departed out of the way; You have caused many to stumble at the Law; You have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts. Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the Law.

Anyone with God’s Holy Spirit should be able to see what God is getting at in these verses, but then again, so much depends on ones perspective, and whether they are truly using wisely the gift of God, or whether they are quenching this priceless treasure!

Thinking about this situation, many verses come to mind, especially Matt.7:22-23. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? And in your name, done many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them; I never knew you, depart from me, you workers of iniquity. Lawlessness is spelled out very clearly in I John.3:4 as the transgression of God’s Law! Where is the Law? Why, in the books of the Law, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Numbers, Exodus. The books of the Law clearly articulate the correct keeping of God’s feasts. This is a major stumbling block for the vast bulk of God’s people, physical Israel, and “spiritual-Israel”.

The day the writer has been alluding to above is clearly the day the entire world, including every generation of mankind, have been unknowingly waiting for;  And this day has been prophesied of for thousands of years!  In fact, The Son of God came proclaiming the Gospel message, as he was sent to proclaim, by the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. He changes not, but men do! And that is one reason they are not willing to listen as we read in Malachi.2:  And therefore will that day come upon many, unawares! Even as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. (Luke.21:34-35.)

God is not only a God of POWER, and of love, and of a sound mind, but he is a God of precise detail, and every single detail of his AWESOME PLAN and PURPOSE, he has under his perfect control and authority. Acts.17:29-31. Tells us, “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God,… God has winked at our former ignorances, but now commands all men, everywhere to repent: Because he has appointed A-DAY, in which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he has ordained; whereof he has given assurance to all men, in that he has raised him from the dead.

Do we see that God has a very specific calendar of events, with a timeline coming right down to A-DAY, that he has APPOINTED? That means his purpose has parameters with many complex and specific timing details relating to the removal of mankind’s governments, dominions and rulership over this planet. He has A-DAY when he will send Jesus Christ, whom the heavens must receive until the restitution of all things and the setting up of the Almighty God’s  kingdom on earth!

As I said earlier, the churches are being partial in the Law, some are fleecing the flocks, others are putting themselves on a level with God, and still some are accepting a leader who called himself, “that Prophet”.

I have had the misfortune of attempting to help certain groups, one in particular who derided, and laughed me to scorn for showing them they were in error, and were actually following a man, even the memory of that man, not Christ. Even though that man had said, don’t believe me, blow the dust of your own Bibles, and prove these things for yourself!  Many will know to whom I refer, but this “minister” said, “I don’t want your help!

Well, I’m sure that to whomsoever God is calling, they will seek the LORD and His help that we offer without any thought for ourselves, but for your sakes, we do offer ourselves as an offering, in the hope that God’s mercy will prevail over the influence of the carnal mind, which is enmity against God, and against his servants.

And as he said in 2 Cor’s.6:1-4; We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that you receive him not in vain. For he said, I have heard you in a time accepted, and in a day of salvation have I encouraged you: behold, now is an accepted time: behold, now is a day of salvation. Giving none offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses.

You therefore that are reading this, if you have read thus far, must be some of the children of light to whom God inspired the apostle Paul to write to and also encourage them. In I Thess.5:2,4,-6; We read; For yourselves know perfectly, that the day of the LORD so comes as a thief in the night. (If it were not important, God would not have had Paul write these things, because obviously, to some, this day will come upon them unawares!)

Continue; But you brethren are not in darkness, that, that day should overtake you as a thief. You are all children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore, let us not sleep as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

Can therefore, all claim to be children of light? That is impossible at this time, it is a situation, we must all be trembling about, and praying for God’s wisdom, God’s guidance and protection, so that we be not castaways, as so many, sadly, have become.

I hope and pray that you all regard the Word of the Living God highly, and seek God at the mouth of his true ministry, the servants of the LORD, of which we ourselves for your sakes stand ready to serve, that the word of God may have free course with you also, as it does with us. Keep yourselves in the love of God, and his dear Son. Amen