Greetings everyone! What a joy it has been to join the Headquarters staff and brethren in Ohio for the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread! This extended visit has enabled us to again witness, and begin to participate in “hands on,” the dynamic Work God is accomplishing here and around the world.
A recent Open Letter to those in the WCG splinters—“RCG Fruits – Obvious Fingerprints of God!”—details facts and figures confirming the phenomenal growth in the Work as it reaches out to this sin-sick world, and to those whose works are “neither hot nor cold” (Rev. 3:15). If you have not already done so, I urge you to read it and meditate on the impact being made, and genuine service provided, by the Work of God as I write.
We can now vividly see the fulfillment of prophecy marching on, with the massive earthquakes of yesterday affecting nations on the shores of the entire Indian Ocean: “BANDA ACEH, Indonesia – Two massive earthquakes [measuring 8.6 and 8.2 on the Richter scale] triggered back-to-back tsunami warnings for Indonesia on Wednesday, sending panicked residents fleeing to high ground in cars and on the backs of motorcycles” (Associated Press).
Then again today, more earthquakes in places such as Mexico and the Oregon coast. This should bring to mind Jesus Christ’s words for our time: “…and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse [different] places” (Matt. 24:7).
Friends and brethren, it is high time we fully open our eyes, hearts and minds to the reality we ARE living in the last days. And, not only that, but especially that we are living at the very end of the entire Church age! Do we individually really GRASP this truth?
Recall the warning the apostle Paul wrote to “sleepy” followers of Christ: “And knowing the time, that NOW it is high time to awake out of sleep, for NOW is our salvation nearer than when we believed” (Rom. 13:11).
Today’s apostle, Mr. David Pack, and The Restored Church of God continue to cry out very loudly over the airwaves, cyberspace, in print and in person: May God speed the day of the establishment of His Kingdom on earth.
We each, individually, choose either to participate in this Work, or reject it!
Finally, I leave you with some stunning statistics from RCG's main website (rcg.org). The True Origin of Easter booklet was downloaded an incredible 83,417 times during the week leading up to Easter, and was downloaded 35,316 times on Sunday alone! Certain search phrases put RCG’s booklet ahead of even Internet giant Wikipedia. For example, when someone types in “origin of Easter” in Google, the booklet has been in the number 1 search-results position!
Adding to the week’s amazing success is that free (organic) traffic increased substantially over 2011. Nearly 80 percent of visitors to our website during the week came at NO COST to God’s Work, in large part made possible by our extremely high Google search rankings.
These are yet more powerful fruits of where God’s true Work is being done!