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And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.


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Revelations means to reveal... Here you will find the mysteries and the wisdom of God that have been sealed for over 6,000 years...

"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world"
Revelation 12:9

Because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie

2Thessalonians 2:10-11

For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
Romans 11:32







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And the 2300 evenings and mornings of Daniel




Just as the days of Noah...


But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
Matthew 24:37-39


Are Homosexuals born that way? ....... Interracial Marriage




America Israel, And Great Britain In Prophecy


The Mark Of The Beast


The True Church


The Secret Rapture


The Dreadful Day Of The Lord



Answer To An Atheist


For The Evolutionist


Can a Christian Believe in Evolution?


Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe


Does God Exist?


7 Proofs God Exists


The Bible Superstition Or Authority


Seven Keys To Understanding The Bible


How To Study The Bible


How To Understand The Bible


How Do We Know We Have The Complete Bible


Answers To Questions About Genesis


Why There Seems To Be A Gap In The Bible


How The Bible Counts A Generation


The Bible Verses The Dead Sea Scrolls


Should We Use The Old Testament


The Hidden Knowledge


How Religion Deceives You


A World Held Captive


The Ark And Noah


Weeks Of Daniel


The Exile In Stone





The Bible Story For Children


Volume I


Volume II


Volume III


Volume IV


Volume V


Volume VI



Genealogy And The Bible Family Tree


God As King


Who Really Discovered America


Oldest Known 10 Commandments Were Found In America


USA And Britain's Common Wealth In Prophecy


Tea Tephi


Britain's Coronation Chair And Jacob's Pillow Stone


Jacob's Pillar Stone


The Two Witnesses


Russia In Prophecy


The Middle East In Prophecy


Who Are The Arabs


Seeing The world Throgh Islamic Eyes


The Race Question


The Origin Of The Races


Military Service And War


Why Does God Allow Wars


The Sure Way To End The Fear Of Nuclear War


What Is Armageddon?


There Is A Way To Escape


Understanding The Way To Peace


World Peace How It Will Come


The key To Human Survival


Petra The Safe Place


Is There Life After Death


World Peace And How It Will Come



The Mark Of The Beast


Mark Of God's People


The Key to Revelations


The Book Of Revelations Unveiled At Last


Christian Symbols, The Fish, Cross, And Crucifix


The Pagan Cross


The Cross


The Council Of Laodicea



Why The Church


Fundamental Doctrines


How And Why We Know We Have The Truth


The Abomination That Maketh Desolate


God's Temple Excepts The Mark Of The Beast


Joseph Tkach Sales God's Church


WCOG Changes Name


WCOG vs. Philadelphia COG Court Records


God's Church Is The Temple


The True Church


The History Of The Church


Where Is The Original True Church


Beginning History Of The Worldwide Church Of God


The Real History Of The True Church


Foundation, History, Authority, And Doctrine Of The Worldwide Church Of God


Philadelphia Era Of The Church


Just What Is The Church


God's Church Does Not Compromise


Worldly Churches Are Social Clubs


The Tongues Question


Tongues- Is The Pentecost Experience Being Repeated Today



Does God Exist


7 Proofs God Exist


What About God Revealed Knowledge


Why God Is Not Real To Most People


Is God Fair


How To Put God First


God Was King


God's Divorce


Is Jesus God


Should We Pray To God Or Only To Christ


70 Weeks Of Daniel


Was Jesus Really Dead


Why Christ Died


If You Lived At Time Of Christ Would You Have Believed Him


The Mystery Of MELCHIZEDEK Solved


What Is Man


How God Planned To Reproduce Himself


What Led To The Creation Of Man


What Is The Soul


Why You Are Alive


The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed


Why Humans Were Put On Earth


The only real value of a human life


Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God


What Science Can't Discover About The Human Mind


Human nature - Did God create it?


Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin


Why Were You Born


You Were Born To Be King


The Great Purpose Of Your Life


Man To Rule The Universe


Your Children - FUTURE GODS


If You Were God How Would You Look At The World Today


God's Invisible Agents


Where Is Enoch And Elijah


Lazarus And The Rich Man


Can Men Actually Communicate With Departed Spirits?


Life After Death


Is There life After Death


Did God Create A Devil


Is There A Hell



God's Holy Days Or Pagan Holy Days


List Of Holy Days


How Often Should You Partake Of The Lord's Supper


Should The Lord's Supper Be On The 14th Or 15th


How To Observe The Passover In Your Own Home


The Resurrection Was Not On Sunday


Does Easter Really Commemorate The Resurrection


Easter


What Is The Purpose Of The Resurrection?


The Plain Truth About Easter


The Pentecost


How To Figure The Pentecost


The Sabbath A Perpetual Covenant


Which Day Is The Sabbath Of The New Testament?


Why Do You Observe Sunday


Neglecting The Sabbath


Christmas


Should You Celebrate Birthdays


Halloween


New Years Eve


Valentines Day



Is Tithing In Force Under The New Testament


Should Christians Tithe


Should You Pay Tithes


The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Tithe


Did You Ever Know Why Money Is The Root Of All Evil


Does God Hate The Rich



Has Time Been Lost


God's 19 Year Cycle


Calendar With Holy Days


God's Calendar


What is a Prophetic Year



The World's Oldest Surviving Inscription Of The Ten Commandments Found In America



Job, Joseph And His Brothers (Israel's Sons) Built The Great Pyramid



The Truth About The Free Masons



There Is Nothing New Under The Sun


The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after. Ecclesiastes 1:9-11



Sex


God's Great Sex Law


Abortion


Makeup


Are Homosexuals Born That Way


Interracial Marriages


Why Marriage


Polygamy


Divorce And Remarriage


The Family Breakdown


Child Rearing


The family - God's Plan For Mankind


Conspiracy Against The Family


The Surprising Origin Of Modern Education



Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe


Does God Heal


The Plain Truth About Healing


What is Faith


What kind Of Faith Is Required Of Salvation


Are We Back On Track When We Lost Faith


How To Receive Answers To Your Prayers


Have Christians Lost Their Power?


The Plain Truth About Fasting


The Importance Of Fasting


Is all Animal Flesh Good Food


What Fish And Fowl Are Good For Food


The Key To Radiant Health


10 Simple Rules That Lead To Health


Why Man Must Suffer



Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!


The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel


What Is The True Gospel?


The Gospel Jesus Taught


The Gospel Is Education


Choose


All About Baptism


Baptism By Fire


What Do You Mean Born Again


Are The Ten Commandments Necessary


Were The Ten Commandments Nailed To The Cross


Were The Ten Commandments In Force Before Moses


The Ten Commandments


What Is Salvation


What Is The Reward Of The Saved


What Do You Mean Reward For Your Works


Just What Do You Mean Conversion


What Is True Spirituality


Conversion Sudden Experience Or Life Long Process


False Conversion


A Letter From Armstrong To The Newly Converted


What Is A Liberal


Is It Wrong To Be A Cultured Individual


The Old And New Covenant


Let God Fight Your Battles


The Law, The Catholics, And You


Do Christians Sin


Education For Life


Keep Your Eyes On The Goal


How FAR May I Safely Go, In Doing What I Want But Know I Ought NOT?


Christianity Is A Growth Process


Are You Being Tested


How You Can Overcome


How To Prevent Sin


What Is The Worst Sin


How You Could Commit The Unpardonable Sin


What Do You Mean The Unpardonable Sin


Ending Your Financial Worries


The Blessings Of Abundant Living


How To Live Life Abundantly


The Way Of Life That Causes Success


The Seven Laws Of Success


Should You Try To Change Others


Should You Listen To Others


We Must All Speak The Same


The True Meaning Of Predestination


Is Your Ultimate Fate Decided For You In Advance


What Is Friendship


What Is Emotional Maturity



The Incredible Human Potential


Christ's Gospel Was Suppressed - Not Heard From First Century Until Now!


The Startling Revelation Of What Was Christ's Gospel


The Incredible Human Potential At Last Revealed


Pre-Existence Before The Material Universe


What Led To The Creation Of Man


How God Planned To Reproduce Himself


Bridging The Gap Between Human Mind And The Ultimate Spirit Composed Sons Of God


Why Today's World Evils


Why The Church


Just What Do You Mean Conversion


Human Nature And How A Whole World Is Deceived About It's Origin


Is There Life After Death


World Peace And How It Will Come



Jesus Is Coming Soon...Too Good To Be True


What Is The Kingdom Of God


What Will You Be Doing In The Next Life


Looking Into The World Tomorrow


Where Will The Millennium Be Spent


TheWonderful World Of Tomorrow



Mystery Of The Ages


The Seven Mysteries


How The 7 Mysteries Were Revealed


Who And What Is God


Mystery Of Angels And Evil Spirits


The Mystery Of Man


Mystery Of Civilization


Mystery Of Israel


The Church


The Kingdom Of God



Software


Theophilos


ESword



Herbert W. Armstrong


Armstrong's Calling


Armstrong's Conversion


How Christ Educated His Apostle


This Is The Life


How I've Been Providentially Protected From Harm And Death


No! I Was Never A Jehovah's Witness Or Seventh Day Adventist


The Little Book


The 19 Year Time Cycle


The Need To Make The Truth Plain


Must God's Ministers Be Ordained By The Hands Of Man?


You Won't Believe It Armstrong's Final Sermon


End Time Elijah


Armstrong's Autobiography



Josephus Antiquities Of The Jews


Josephus War Of The Jews


Josephus Against Apion


Josephus Hades


Josephus Autobiography








Where This World Has Come Just in My Own Lifetime


I'm always looking for new IDEAS.

Maybe you didn't know I was once the idea man for the country's largest trade journal - traveling constantly over the eastern two thirds of the United States - just looking for IDEAS that could be worked into articles for the magazine. That was in 1913 and 1914.

How the world has changed in your lifetime is one idea I have received as an article suggestion. I thought you might like to read that.

But you won't believe it! Just in my short lifetime of 93 years, the CHANGE in this world - and how it has changed our lives - is almost unbelievable.

But that, as they say, is only the tip of the iceberg! Nearly all the change - or advancement, as we like to call it - since Adam and Eve has taken place since the birth of my maternal great-grandfather Elon Hole, whom I well remember. And more than half of all the world's advancement since Adam has been made in my lifetime.

Up until my generation, there was little transportation between rural towns - let alone between countries.

The railroads were invented and first used only a few decades before I was born. The dinkey streetcars were just replacing the horse-drawn cars when I was a boy. When I was 11, we still called the first crude automobiles horseless carriages, and Orville Wright flew the first plane about a city block. There were no paved roads between towns and cities. Only the main downtown streets were paved. And some towns of 5,000 people or larger had no street paving even downtown.

Radio and television? Send sounds and pictures instantaneously through the air? Are you CRAZY? one would have asked had you suggested such a thing.

Beginning at 18 years of age I was an advertising man - but we didn't sell commercials. We sold space in newspapers and magazines. Radio and television had not come yet. And come to think about it, even the printing press was invented only about 500 years ago.



Great leaps forward



Most of the great leaps forward in knowledge, most inventions and most of what we call progress came since the printing press. Before that books had to be written by hand - with pen and ink - one at a time. There weren't many books. People couldn't afford them. There was no diffusion of knowledge until about 100 years after the invention of the printing press. It took about that long to produce more presses, to write and print more books, to train teachers and organize schools. Of course, there were schools on the ancient Platonic model.

Only a FEW - mostly the rich - were educated - and they by private tutors. Until knowledge began to spread - until IDEAS could be disseminated and imparted in print to the many instead of the very few - how could our kind of civilization advance?

When I was a boy, only a small percentage got as far as graduation from high school. And less than 5 percent of high school graduates went on to college. Today a large majority graduate from high school in the United States, and more than half of high school grads go on to college or university.

We know little of the first approximate 1,900 years since the creation of man on earth. But here again, to UNDERSTAND what's going on in our lives today and what's been going on in this world, we need to keep in mind the background - prehistory - what CAUSED the Eternal to create MAN and put humankind on the earth. WHY has what we call progress so suddenly sped up - and what of the climactic CRISIS we are now heading into?

Once again, remember God created angels first - spirit beings less than God. They were to be used in FINISHING the creation of the planets throughout the entire universe. But first, even their own creation could not be completed until CHARACTER, either good or evil, had been developed in them. Character, I repeat, CANNOT be instantaneously CREATED by fiat. That required time, and their own reasoning and decision-making process.

For this purpose - the completion of the creation of this earth and the development and creation of their character - God placed over the angels His GOVERNMENT, with the super-cherub Lucifer placed on the earthly throne to administer the government of God.

Lucifer's jurisdiction was the whole earth. He led his angels into SINNING (II Peter 2:4), rejecting God's government based on His law (the way I call GIVE to simplify it). They turned to the opposite way of GET, which is vanity, lust and greed, envy and jealousy, competition leading to strife and violence, and resentment of God's authority. God's way of GIVE is giving to God obedience, adoration, worship, trust and faith, and a return of the LOVE that HE gives us.

Angelic sin brought physical destruction to Lucifer's entire jurisdiction - the whole earth - and I think it is indicated it brought waste and decay to the planets of the entire UNIVERSE, since that was the potential jurisdiction of Lucifer and the angels.

Of all spiritual beings, this left ONLY GOD (Elohim, ONE God consisting of the Word, who later became Christ, and GOD) to renew the face of the earth (Psalm 104:30) from the physical chaos and destruction caused by the angels' sin and to reform the earth for MAN.

On this renewed earth with sea life, bird life and animal life, God created MAN, male and female, out of MATTER from the ground.



God's awesome purpose



God's transcendent AWESOME purpose was reproducing HIMSELF into, finally, billions of God-beings like Himself, with perfect, holy and righteous CHARACTER. It was the most ambitious, majestic, supreme project even the GREAT GOD could conceive and accomplish.

Angels, composed of spirit, could not be CHANGED, once their creation was completed with their own CHARACTER set in them.

MATTER, on the contrary, is changeable and always CHANGING. IF man sinned, he could either: 1) be granted and voluntarily accept REPENTANCE - that is, CHANGE from the GET to the GIVE way - and completing a life of spiritual growth and character development, be made immortal; or, 2) be put to DEATH - become as though he had never been - if, on being offered forgiveness by God, he chose rebellion and the GET way.

First, God talked to Adam and Eve, the first and originally created humans. Through the reproductive process they were to become parents of all humanity. God freely offered them ETERNAL LIFE (the tree of life), if they chose the GIVE way - the GOVERNMENT OF GOD.

But then Lucifer - his name now changed to Satan - got to Adam through Eve. This first human pair then chose - without having experienced life under either of the two WAYS - the GET way of Satan. They rejected the government of God and flagrantly disobeyed God in TAKING of the forbidden fruit; taking to themselves the knowledge of good and evil; deciding for themselves what was right and what was wrong.

Adam cut himself and mankind off from God, and from contact with God, who alone has eternal life to give.

Anticipating this, God had designed a fail-safe 7,000-year master plan for working out His purpose here below. The first 6,000 years He sentenced man to carry out what Adam had demanded for the human race: to go its OWN WAY, cut off from God.

Satan had tempted and misled Adam into SIN. Satan, the former Lucifer who had the EARTH as his domain of government, must remain on his throne where GOD placed him UNTIL a successor has QUALIFIED to restore the government of God and been inducted into office.

So mankind started on its first 6,000 years with Satan actually ruling it, not directly and outwardly, but by deception. Man didn't know it, but he was subtly deceived into acknowledging Satan as the god of this world (II Corinthians 4:4, Authorized Version).



Hands-off policy



God had said to man, in effect: Go, then, your own way. Form your own governments, your own religions, your own society and civilization. I will adopt a hands-off policy for the next 6,000 years - except that where it suits My purpose, I shall intervene in certain ways and on certain occasions. But YOU, mankind as a whole, are cut off from access to Me.

That is why Jesus said plainly, NO ONE CAN COME TO ME unless the Father . .. draws him (John 6:44).

Except when God does intervene by calling one to repentance and salvation, NONE can come to Christ. WHY do not men understand that? Because they have accepted their own man-made religions!

I realize that the human mind is inclined to reason about WHY God does things as He does. Some might question: WHY would God deliberately adopt a hands-off policy toward the whole human race (with the few exceptions where He has purposely intervened)?

The answer, apparently, is that it was God's PURPOSE to PROVE, once and for all time, by 6,000 years of human EXPERIENCE that the GET way contrary to God's government is NOT good for those who follow it, and can result only in unhappiness, discontent, suffering, pain, discouragement, frustration and utter complete FAILURE - just the OPPOSITE of what man really WANTS. Too often, that which looks good may be very dangerous, harmful, UNdesirable.

Apparently only a third of all the angels were involved in the SIN. Perhaps God wanted to prove His point to the other two thirds of all the angels, as well as to mankind; to show what we shall become when changed into immortality in His Kingdom; to teach, by 6,000 years of EXPERIENCE, that only the holy, righteous and perfect CHARACTER of God based on His law and on His way of LOVE is really good for us. God had a reason for allowing man to so punish himself for 6,000 years under the delusion he was going the better way!

We know little of how man, CUT OFF from God (except for those God Himself called), developed prior to the Flood.

Man seems to have had some knowledge of God. Abel was called righteous by Christ; Enoch walked with God. Noah was perfect before God - yet it was God who called and chose Noah.

Cain built a city. Jabal headed a tribe that dwelt in tents and dealt in cattle. Jubal, his brother, was the father of those that handled the harp and organ. Tubalcain was an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron. Cain was a farmer, and Abel a sheep raiser. That's about all we know of the first approximately 1,900 years (Genesis 4).

But God had no soul-saving crusades going.

Soon after the Flood, Nimrod rose up as the world's first despot, forming a government, and building a wall around his capital city.

For thousands of years humanity stumbled along with little change - little or no progress or development in material advancement - until, as I said, the printing press was invented.

Meanwhile, contrary to generally accepted religious belief, God made no effort to save the world - spiritually. Rather, the world had CUT ITSELF OFF completely from God. Satan plied his cunning work of DECEPTION, and the WHOLE WORLD -- ALL NATIONS - were deceived (Revelation 12:9).

Some 4,000 years after Adam, God sent Jesus Christ into such a world as a MESSENGER, bearing a message of hope and good news for mankind.



The good news



It was the good news announcement that the government of God would, after all, be RESTORED by the KINGDOM OF GOD, which would be composed of the BORN Family of God, ruling the whole world under His highest authority.

Christ came with the good news that those called by God may be born of God and become God's own children, ultimately CHANGED from material to SPIRIT composition. But of MANY THOUSANDS who had heard this message from Christ in person, only 120 believed what He said (Acts 1:15).

Jesus called and taught His 12 disciples His message of the coming Kingdom, and sent them out as apostles to ANNOUNCE to a world cut off from God the good news.

But before A.D. 70 that message was SUPPRESSED by the fast-rising FALSE church and was never again proclaimed to the world until God started proclaiming it over radio through me, first in October, 1933.

Finally, the world came to the development of technology and industry. Nearly all this modern development has come in the past 200 years, and far more than HALF of ALL the world's technology and scientific and industrial development has come in my lifetime!

I have lived through the machine age, the age of mechanized agriculture, the nuclear age and the space age. I have seen the development of the railroad, the automobile, the gigantic transoceanic vessels, the airplane, radio, television and a thous and and one kinds of laborsaving devices.

Today millions of workers sit at machines, going through the same motions all day long. We have WONDERS in mechanical development - almost every kind of laborsaving device and every kind of entertainment and amusement. But, when we stop to think about it, is IT GOOD FOR us?

Someday soon, we shall realize how BAD it all has been.

It has been the DAY OF MAN, subtly influenced and swayed by an invisible Satan endowed with superpower next to that of God Himself that he uses to foster the GET philosophy of life.

All this world's progress and development has been along the lines of SELF-CENTEREDNESS: Get the best of the other fellow.

This present civilization is a colossal monument to VANITY, LUST and GREED; the spirit of competition - beating out the other fellow - which leads to destruction, violence, war and murder; jealousy and envy; resentment against real or imagined affronts; resentment against authority.

The DAY OF MAN has built a world of supreme UNHAPPINESS, DISCONTENT, NEEDLESS SUFFERING. It is a SICK world. It is a world of medical science that has doubled in medical and technical knowledge each of the past two decades, yet we have more sickness and disease than ever before.

The medical establishment gets a few diseases, such as tuberculosis and smallpox, almost stamped out, only to be plagued with onslaughts of heart diseases, diabetes, cancer and other ailments that puzzle and confound medical science.

Once again, as in the days of ancient Noah, we have come to a POPULATION EXPLOSION.

And for the first time, man has come in the past three decades to the development of means of MASS DESTRUCTION that can wipe all human life from this planet - probably in less than 24 hours - UNLESS there is an almighty great GOD who will step in and prevent human cosmocide and save humanity ALIVE!

Now, at last, we see how 6,000 years of HUMAN EXPERIENCE, of God-rejecting MAN going his own way, taking TO HIMSELF the knowledge of what he SUPPOSES is good and what is evil, has PROVED that ONLY GOD'S WAY is GOOD - and good for us!



The wonderful human mind



Also we see that man, left to HIMSELF, has finally become proof of the greatness of God because of the design of the human MIND. Man has been able to design and produce marvelous things OUT OF MATTER - intricate machinery, the fantastic computer - and send men to the moon and back.

Yet, at the same time, this 6,000 years has PROVED that man's mind, without God's Holy Spirit, is confined to physical and mechanical things. His systems of education have become wholly materialistic, and all his motives have been based on the attitude of get. He cannot live in harmony and peace with his neighbor. He is missing totally the greatest possible blessing during human life: a CLOSENESS with his Maker and his God, the warmth, satisfying PEACE and ASSURED SECURITY of contact with God. That is why the human race as a whole is discontented, unhappy, harboring feelings of insecurity, suspicion and frustration.

God gave man - even God-rejecting man - the wonderful human MIND by giving him the human spirit, which imparts intellect to the physical BRAIN. Whale brain, elephant brain, dolphin brain - all larger than human brain - are almost identical to it, as are chimp and other smaller brains, but they lack the human spirit that adds intellect to the brain. What a marvel!

God formed and made it! But it is confined to knowledge of the PHYSICAL. God made the human brain to need with it another spirit - the Holy Spirit of God - to add SPIRITUAL comprehension as well as spiritual life and love. Without God's Holy Spirit, which Adam rejected, man is of all creatures most miserable!

For 6,000 years God sentenced MAN - at man's own choice - to live his own way, with PHYSICAL COMPREHENSION ONLY. THAT is why he is smart enough to go to the moon and back, but can't get along with his neighbor. He lacks the spirit of GOD'S LOVE. But even man's materialistic and mechanical development started slowly, gaining MOMENTUM, until more than HALF of all his progress has come in my lifetime.

For 6,000 years God's Holy Spirit has been withheld from mankind; given only to the infinitesimal FEW whom God has selected, called and given His Spirit for a special work that God wants done.

Spiritual salvation will be opened to ALL humanity after Christ comes to take over the throne of the earth and RULE ALL NATIONS, and Satan shall be removed.

THANK GOD! We are now in the very last generation in this 6,000-year period.

Remember, this 6,000 years, NOW ENDING, is to be followed by 1,000 years of happy and joyous UTOPIA: WORLD PEACE in our PRESENT GENERATION; happiness, joy, universal abundance; universal right education for all; eternal salvation - with eternal life offered to all! No Satan around to plague and deceive us!

As I have indicated, God called only righteous Abel (Matthew 23:35), Enoch and Noah to have contact with Him and receive His Holy Spirit during approximately the first 1,900 years. He specially called Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph. He made the slave descendants of Abraham a special nation, called Israel, but never offered them spiritual salvation or His Holy Spirit. From then to Christ, only the prophets were given His Holy Spirit, in order to empower them for THE WORK He called them to do, almost altogether within Israel.

More than 1,900 years ago, He sent Christ, but of the unnumbered thousands who heard the GOOD NEWS announcement of His coming Kingdom, only 120 believed (Acts 1:15). He called and instructed His apostles to announce His gospel, but that gospel was suppressed and replaced before A.D. 70 with a false one that denied His Kingdom. He raised up His Church in A.D. 31 to back His apostles and make His work through them possible, but persecution dispersed and sent the Church underground, as it were. From then the true gospel was not heard by the world, and even the Church, when I first came among them in 1926, had lost most of it.



What God is doing today



Today God is adding to the Church until it has become larger than in all history to get done the greatest WORK in history. Today He gives us of His Church His Holy Spirit, first, to help me get out the ANNOUNCEMENT of His Kingdom, and second, to build within ourselves the CHARACTER to rule with Christ on His throne - and He gave the first as THE MEANS of attaining to the second.

We have reached the very last generation of this age - the generation when THIS world of man will END and the Kingdom of God will take over. We reached it when I was 40 years old. As God called Moses at 40, so He called me at 40. That was 53 years ago. Time is short, and getting shorter every day!

Jesus' disciples asked Him what would be the sign of the END of this present world of MAN. Jesus answered: But he who endures TO THE END [of this age] shall be saved. And THIS GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the END will come (Matthew 24:13-14).

I began preaching it locally in 1933, and to the world in 1953.

A few verses later Jesus said: For then there will be GREAT TRIBULATION, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved [alive]; but for the elect's sake those days WILL BE SHORTENED! (verses 21-22).

I am announcing the coming of Christ the Messiah to cut short those days, and usher in the WAY OF GIVE - the restoration of the government of God by the Kingdom of God.

After the Millennium and Great White Throne Judgment, there will be no more sickness, no more pain, no more unhappiness, no more poverty or ignorance, no more stealing - no more locks on doors or keys to carry around - no more discontent or getting feelings hurt!

Mankind is going to change from the way of GET to the way of GIVE.

Some of us already have. How about you?



By Herbert W. Armstrong