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•Free Subscription• •May 2016• Virtual Edition P r a y for Venezuela Contending for American Freedom • Contending for Fundamental Christianity “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.” - Mark 1:3


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Dear Friends: Chaos and confusion seem to characterize much of the world today. This may appear to be a trivial matter but is an indicator of the serious problems in Venezuela. Coca-Cola has suspended production due to lack of sugar and raw materials. Some have called Venezuela’s inflation rate, “the world’s highest,” at around 800%. Thankfully, The Voice in the Wilderness was able to get funds to one of the missionaries we have worked with for several years. Many of our brothers and sisters are suffering because of the oppressive government in Venezuela. Daily necessities are virtually unavailable or beyond their reach financially. Please keep the churches in your prayers. God is certainly able to overcome these adversities but they will need our continued intercession during this crisis. Hopefully, by now you have received the new printed edition of The Voice in the Wilderness. Let us hear from you from time to time. It is always an encouragement to get letters from subscribers and supporters. Our monthly “Prayer Letter” outlines some of the projects and needs at this time. Thank you so much for your partnership with The Voice in the Wilderness. For Christ and souls, Ronnie L. Williamson Isa. 40:31 Happy Trails! 2•The Voice in the Wilderness - May 2016 Virtual Edition


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T he Voice IN THE Wilderness PRINTED MISSIONARY Ronnie and Terry Williamson Evangelist/Editor Steve and Rebekah Lilly Staff Missionaries CONTENTS 4 The Voice in the Wilderness is a nonprofit, independent incorporation, founded by Rev. Dr. J. Royce Thomason D.P.D. Ph.D., evangelist and medical missionary. The organization is dedicated to the spreading of the whole gospel to the world, especially in foreign lands. The program consists of building mission stations, supporting American missionaries and native pastors by partnering with the local church in various areas of ministry and preaching Christ to the lost. We are supported by the gifts of those who care. Contributions to The Voice in the Wilderness for projects or to support the ministry of a missionary will be used as indicated by the donor following approved policies and procedures. Gifts are tax deductible and should be made out to The Voice in the Wilderness. A fundamental publication, published quarterly in behalf of the work of the Lord and preservation of the liberties of our United States. Printed material from other sources does not necessarily imply an endorsement from this ministry. There is no subscription charge; all interested people of good will may have a copy sent regularly to their address simply by requesting it. For Personal Correspondence, Contributions, Address Changes, New Subscriptions, § § § § A Study on Discipleship including Who is God? Proofs or Arguments for the Existence of God The ABC’s of Leadership 7 News Bits Get Ronnie and Terry Williamson • Steve and Rebekah Lilly Evangelist/Editor Staff Missionaries Learn more at FREE Online Resources December 2010• Free Subscription• Mini-Voice Edition & Prayer Letter “Difficulties afford opportunities for learning God’s faithfulness which otherwise we should not have. It gives me great comfort to remember that the work is His and that He knows how best to carry on and is infinitely more interested in it than we are.” – Hudson Taylor THANK YOU for being a friend to this ministry and the giving of your prayers and support! NEWS BITS FROM HERE AND THERE Washington Waste - reports the following on waste and uncontrolled spending in Washington..: The Social Security Administration sent $18 million in stimulus funds to 71,688 dead people, and $40.3 million in questionable benefit payments to 1,760 deceased individuals; the Department of Agriculture sent $41.1 billion in farming subsidies to dead farmers; The Department of Health and Human Services sent $3.9 million to 11,000 dead people to help pay heating and cooling cost; and Medicare paid up to $492 million in claims for medical supplies prescribed by dead doctors and $8.2 million for medical supplies prescribed for dead patients. It would be interesting to know who was cashing these checks. (Editor: From first-hand experience, I know of numerous individuals deceased yet still listed as registered voters. In the county in which I live, some years ago, there was a big investigation of “dead voters.”) ObamaCare - The Heritage Foundation says, “The President just doesn’t get it. According to the national exit poll, just 16% of voters want to leave ObamaCare as is. A full 48% of voters want to see it out-right repealed, and another 31% want to see it changed in some way. Americans do want to relitigate ObamaCare. U.S. Takeover - Policy of the elitist take-over group robs from any and everybody to expand their powergrab. Property ownership and privacy means nothing to this crowd. Look at Obama on Israel, for example. He is against Israel’s plan to build on their own land in East Jerusalem. Is this man anti-U.S./Israel and pro-Muslim/Socialist or what? Pray for us! Dr. Ronnie L. Williamson Dr. J. Royce Thomason Memorial Voice in the Wilderness P.O. Box 7037 Asheville, NC 28802 Voice (828) 649-1043 Write to us Monthly Prayer Letter For more resources and ministry information visit or write, PO Box 7037 Asheville, NC 28802 In this last month of 2010, we have all been busy at the tasks He has called us to. Special meetings and KJB services have filled the calendar for December, and we are already making special project and traveling plans for 2011. The Virtual Voice for December has been completed and can be viewed online at We are also excited to share additional resources with you via our website, such as the Online Audio Bible page where you can read through the Bible in a “I want one of those!”.... year with text and audio streaming. Thank That was the story just told by a Texas you for your continued interest and supman on the phone with The Voice in port, especially at this critical year-end the Wilderness office. He had been time, and please make note of our special standing in line at Chik-fil-A when prayer and praise list. his eyes caught sight of an interestPrayer Praise ing lapel pin on the suit coat of an• Offerings for softother man in line. He stepped close • Travel Safety ware updates to get a good look and saw that it was • Health a King James Bible pin. “Hey, I like • Increased Support • 2500 KJB Signathat...Where did you get it?” In a • KJB Project tures quick minute, the owner of the pin, • Venezuela Church • New updates to an evangelist, took the pin off, gave it Planting Projects website to him, and directed him to our min- • Car for Pastor • New opportunities stry where he could obtain more. Niller - San Felipe, for 2011 Thousands of these little procla• Safe travels and Venezuela mations are voicing our stand on God’s Word, the King James Bible. • Foreign travel and good services Over 2500 have now signed the King Missions teaching • Special offerings James Declaration. Let your voice and preaching be heard today. Join with those oth- • Property Mainteers by sending your signature to our nance Equipment office and requesting your KJB lapel Visit us online to read the 8 page December pin. 2010 Virtual Voice Edition Digital & Print Edition Online Find more updates Facebook: Ronnie Williamson TheVoice_NC (The Voice in the Wilderness) Give online Twitter: Daily Podcasts Online


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It is a blessing and a burden of my heart to share these messages on Discipleship. Shortly after I got saved, I was privileged to be involved in several studies that dramatically enhanced my growth in Christ. Through these lessons, I will share what the Lord was doing for me during the first twelve to twenty-four months of my walk with Christ. (If you haven’t already, be sure to read the April 2016 Virutal Edition for Part 1 of this Discipleship lesson.) How big is your God? Sadly, many believers live in the light of a very small faith. Ponder these thoughts as an encouragement to the service of our great God. WHO IS GOD? Exodus 3:14 “I AM THAT I AM.” It is critical to understanding Who God is, His existence and personality for every believer. Study the names of God and the Scripture references. Jehovah-Jireh: The Lord will provide (Gen. 22:13,14) Jehovah-Rapha: The Lord that healeth (Ex. 15:26) Jehovah-Nissi: The Lord our Banner (Ex. 17:8-15) Jehovah-Shalom: The Lord our Peace (Judges 6:24) Jehovah-Ra-ah: The Lord my Shepherd (Ps. 23:1) Jehovah-Tsidkenu: The Lord our Righteousness (Jer. 23:6) Jehovah-Shammah: The Lord is present (Ezek. 48:35) 4•The Voice in the Wilderness - May 2016 Virtual Edition


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Proofs or Arguments for the Existence of God. • The Universal Belief in the Existence of God all around the world—there is a universal belief in a Supreme Being. (Originates from within) • The Argument From Cause—Cosmological man exists and owes his existence to some cause. • The Argument From Design—Teleological—An ink pen not only exists but has a designer. All the complexities, plants, animals—each and everyone cannot be attributed to happen-stance, Big Bang, natural selection or survival of the fittest. • The Argument From Being—Ontological—Just the idea of the infinite declares from finite beings the existence of the Infinite One. • The Moral Argument—Anthropological—Do’s and Don’ts— Thou shalt and thou shalt not. Man is an intellectual and moral being. Where did this right and wrong come from? • The Argument From Congruity—We have the key that fits all the locks. Evolution and Atheism leave nothing but questions. • The Argument From Scripture—In the beginning God. Satan began his attack, “yea, hath God said…?” The proliferation of modern Bible Versions is nothing but an attack on God’s Word. Rom. 1:19-21, 28, 32; 2:15 and Heb. 11:3. Charles Darwin and his 1859 “On the Origin of Species” was a bunch of mumbo jumbo wrapped up in pseudo-scientific gobbledy goop swallowed by sinful men wanting a way to appease their guilty minds of accountability to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 • • • • • • • • • Is there a God? Where did God come from? Is Jesus Christ God? Does Christianity make sense? Did Christ rise from the dead? How do I know the Bible is God’s Word? Which Bible do I believe? Does science and Scripture agree? What about miracles, evil, and suffering. For more resources, visit •5


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The ABC’s of Leadership. [How do you spell, leadership—FOLLOWSHIP. That is following the Lord Jesus Christ.] • • • • • • • • • Attitude—the mind of Christ Altitude—the high calling of God Aptitude—who you know (that I may know Him) Believe—believe on the Lord Jesus Behave—how we ought to behave Be blessed—Psalm 1 Esse Quam Vedere Conviction Commitment Compassionately passionate—grow, glow, and go New Resources Available Visit for further outlines and study. “One of the most important documents a man ever signs is his Will. I can tell better what a man had in his heart by reading his Will than I can by reading his obituary. His obituary tells the world what his friends thought of him; his Will reveals what he had in his heart.” - A. M. Vollmer For as (a man) thinketh in his heart, so is he- Proverbs 23:7. Out of (the heart) are the issues of life - Proverbs 4:23. A bequest in your Will to The Voice in the Wilderness, Inc. can assure that the outreach of this ministry at home and abroad will continue after you have gone to your eternal reward. Prayerfully consider us in your Estate Planning. Thank you! 6•The Voice in the Wilderness - May 2016 Virtual Edition IS GOD’S WORK IN YOUR WILL?


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NEWS BITS FROM HERE AND THERE Coca-Cola has announced the suspension of production in Venezuela due to the nation’s sugar shortage. All across the country the people are facing a shortage of needed household goods. Basic food items like flour, vegetable oil, milk, laundry detergent, and toiletries are unavailable. Riots have occurred across the country by frustrated citizens forced to wait, up to 8 eight hours, in ration lines. Opposition legislators in the Venezuelan National Assembly have declared a nutritional emergency. There is a move by the anti-socialists opposition for a recall of President Maduro in the polls this year. Reports indicate Venezuelans are eager to change their government. (Ed.) Obviously, the political and economic chaos deeply affects our brothers and sisters in Venezuela. Pray for them as they struggle daily with basic needs. Reconquista--Still in the minds of many Mexicans is the idea of Reconquista. Some believe that Texas, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, and part of Colorado are Mexican Territory stolen by the U.S.A. Reconquista teaches that Mexico is poor and the United States is rich because the U.S.A. stole the oil of Texas and the gold of California. Many of the people involved teach that it is morally ok to still from Gringos because you’re only taking back what is Centennial Celebration yours anyway. I know, states Dr. Phil Stringer, Independent Baptist Dr. James Royce Thomason are pleased to A Lifetime Testimony of Service We Hispanic preachers who preach offer Dr. J. Royce The Voice this. (I know more that do not.). Wilderness Thomason’s study of These demonstrators are obsessed The Book of Revelation with Donald Trump, and will do in a week-by-week anything to oppose him. On the online format as well other hand, Hillary Clinton has as his life testimony promised the border will be even in booklet size. Please more open, if she is president. request these resourcVia: Dr. Phil Stringer es with your next offering of $5 or more to the ministry. With hat and boots, this Red River cowboy traveled the globe chronicling his ministry for the Lord in The Voice in the Wilderness publication. From tent meetings and dentistry to preaching and writing, Dr. J. Royce Thomason’s unique testimony, as told in his own words, will surely inspire and challenge your own service for the Lord. through the ministry of in the the truth is as simple as the a b c ’s “”A ll have sinned, and come short...” Romans 3:23 “”B elieve in thine heart...” Romans 10:9 C ommit and Confess - Romans 10:9,10 “Dear God, I know I am a sinner and Jesus died on the cross, shedding His blood and rose from the grave for me. Forgive me of my sins and thank you for salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ my Lord, Amen.” Presented by The Voice in the Wilderness for Centennial Celebration of the Ministry of Dr. J. Royce Thomason, Founder, The Voice in the Wilderness For Permissions and other Resource Information: PO Box 7037 Asheville, NC 28802 For more resources, visit •7


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Thank you to everyone who prays for and supports The Voice in the Wilderness. Opportunities abound and it takes a significant budget to accomplish the work outlined for 2016. Please pray with us that the funds needed will be available to complete these projects and ministry. Goals for 2016 Reprint The Book of Revelation Study     $10,000.00   (minimal printing ) Missionary support - Venezuela, Philippines, India      $9,000.00 Four Quarterly Editions of The Voice in the Wilderness Publication     $24,000.00 Stateside travel for Revivals/Conferences      $3,000.00 Computer/Website/Radio/Podcast, etc.      $2,500.00 Two Overseas Mission Trips     $12,000.00      $60,500.00 The above need does not include any office expense, property maintenance, insurance or compensation for workers. Thank you for praying.



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