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•May 2017• •Free Subscription• Virtual Edition •F•rSeuemSumbsecrri2p0ti1o7n•• The Transformed MindbojWuocdekogdvebeoyra.its vWerhsaiot n are you? NEW! Printed Summer Edition Coming Soon! Pray for: Printers Mailers Printing Expenses Mailing Expenses Response Cont“eTnhdwienagvyfooiorcAfemthoeefriocLanonerFdcr,ermyedinaogkmein• HCthoisnetpewanditlhdinsegrsfnotrreaFsiugsn,hdPta.”rme-epMnataarlerCkyh1eri:s3tthiaenity “The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.” - Mark 1:3 Contending for American Freedom • Contending for Fundamental Christianity

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Dear Friends: “The Transformed Mind” is our Theme for 2017. It has been my privilege to preach on this thought provoking subject in several meetings thus far this year. Within these pages and our upcoming printing edition of The Voice in the Wilderness (coming in the next weeks to your mailbox) are three articles you will want to read and reread on this critical topic. The Transformed Mind will help with many issued faced today. Already in 2017, we have logged more highway miles than I anticipated. Part of one trip included a stop at Bearing Precious Seed in Milford, OH, to start a Scripture printing project. The Voice in the Wilderness is printing and preparing the Gospel of John and Romans in Curipaco and Piapoco jungle languages. After that we head to Colombia for meetings and distribution. There may very well be precious souls receiving for the first time Scripture in their mother tongue. Pray with us that the churches will be blessed by this special project. We’ve also received significant updates from Venezuela of salvations and baptisms, even in the midst of such economic turmoil. Please continue to pray for these brothers and sister as they reach their country for Christ. For Christ and souls, Ronnie L. Williamson Isa. 40:31 Happy Trails! 2•The Voice in the Wilderness - May 2017 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 The Voice in the Wilderness is a nonprofit, independent incorporation, founded by Rev. Dr. J. RoyceThomason 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, Write to 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 www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org CONTENTS 4 Stinkin’ Thinkin’ 7 Bibles for the Jungle 8 Resources Get Learn more at www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org FREE Online Resources December 2010• Free Subscription• Ronnie and Terry Williamson • Steve and Rebekah Lilly Evangelist/Editor Staff Missionaries Mini-Voice Edition & Prayer Letter THANK YOU for being a friend to this ministry and the giving of your prayers and support! “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 Digital & Print Edition interested in it than we are.” – Hudson Taylor NEWS BITS FROM HERE AND THERE Pray for us! Online Washington Waste - Newsweek.com relitigate ObamaCare. In this last month of 2010, we have all reports the following on waste and been busy at the tasks He has called us to. uncontrolled spending in Washing- U.S. Takeover - Policy of the elitist Special meetings and KJB services have ton..: The Social Security Adminis- take-over group robs from any and filled the calendar for December, and we tration sent $18 million in stimulus everybody to expand their power- are already making special project and funds to 71,688 dead people, and grab. Property ownership and privacy traveling plans for 2011. The Virtual Voice $40.3 million in questionable ben- means nothing to this crowd. Look at for December has been completed and can efit payments to 1,760 deceased Obama on Israel, for example. He is be viewed online at www.thevoiceinthewil- individuals; the Department of Ag- against Israel’s plan to build on their derness.org. We are also excited to share riculture sent $41.1 billion in farm- own land in East Jerusalem. Is this additional resources with you via our web- ing subsidies to dead farmers; The man anti-U.S./Israel and pro-Mus- site, such as the Online Audio Bible page Department of Health and Human lim/Socialist or what? where you can read through the Bible in a Services sent $3.9 million to 11,000 “I want one of those!”.... year with text and audio streaming. Thank dead people to help pay heating and That was the story just told by a Texas you for your continued interest and sup- cooling cost; and Medicare paid up man on the phone with The Voice in port, especially at this critical year-end to $492 million in claims for medical the Wilderness office. He had been time, and please make note of our special supplies prescribed by dead doctors standing in line at Chik-fil-A when prayer and praise list. and $8.2 million for medical sup- his eyes caught sight of an interestplies prescribed for dead patients. ing lapel pin on the suit coat of an- Prayer Praise It would be interesting to know who other man in line. He stepped close • Travel Safety • Offerings for soft- was cashing these checks. (Editor: to get a good look and saw that it was • Health ware updates From first-hand experience, I know a King James Bible pin. “Hey, I like • Increased Support • 2500 KJB Signa- 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 that...Where did you get it?” In a quick minute, the owner of the pin, an evangelist, took the pin off, gave it to him, and directed him to our minstry where he could obtain more. Thousands of these little proclamations are voicing our stand on God’s Word, the King James Bible. Over 2500 have now signed the King • KJB Project tures • Venezuela Church • New updates to Planting Projects website • Car for Pastor • New opportunities Niller - San Felipe, for 2011 Venezuela • Safe travels and • Foreign travel and good services Missions teaching • Special offerings poll, just 16% of voters want to leave James Declaration. Let your voice and preaching ObamaCare as is. A full 48% of voters be heard today. Join with those oth- • Property Mainte- want to see it out-right repealed, and ers by sending your signature to our nance Equipment another 31% want to see it changed in some way. Americans do want to office and requesting your KJB lapel pin. 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There’s a whole lot of stinkin’ thinkin’ going on! “Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Rom. 12:2). This brother and I had only met a short time ago, yet something seemed quite obvious. Just listen awhile and many times you will learn something. As we drove through the Texas countryside, I listened to him talk. This former pastor revealed a serious flaw in his thinking. Beside the highway was a cliff and rock formation. He pointed out the different shades and colors in the rock layers. Then the tell tale comment was made. “That occurred over a 100,000 years ago.” Now maybe that statement means very little to you, but to me it spoke volumes. Many of the decisions made by that man over the years could be interpreted by the thinking represented by that statement. More than once, from good people, have I heard such thinking. Years ago, my wife and I were eating lunch with a Bible believing, soul-winning pastor. Stretching for miles just outside the restaurant window was a beautiful valley. Describing this part of Wyoming the pastor’s wife, said “Over 100,000 years ago, this valley was covered in water.” Born again, blood washed children of God, who seem to have their Bible Doctrine in order yet are seriously influenced in their practical everyday thinking by the philosophies of this world. It’s as if they possess a split brain. In one compartment they house all the Bible, church and Christian thinking. Then in this other compartment is stored all the world’s thinking, which often includes elements of the personal (e.g. family, finance, career, etc.) Interestingly enough, decision-making becomes muddled. The two compartments spill over into each other causing a very distorted Christian view of this world. They seem to randomly go to the two compartments to pick and choose. For decision making they apply a little Bible and a little of the world’s thinking to arrive at their conclusion. From one compart-

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ment a little Bible thinking mixed with a little worldly thinking from the other compartment and voila - they have made the right choice. Or have they? I read this statement the other day - “Sometimes you must do a little wrong to do right.” Have you ever heard anyone say, “Well, that’s just the way business is done, everybody understands that”? Or how about, “The check is in the mail,” when the check is not in the mail or possibly has not even been written. One business man said, “I would rather do business with a lost man that a Christian. I can expect the lost man to lie to me, but when the Christian treats me the same way the lost does, well...” “Christians dress like the world, listen to the world’s music(perform it in the church even) entertain like the world, do business like the world, think like the world” - for cryin’ out loud, have you read the Bible? “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him” (I Jn. 2:15). “Christians” and “the church” today have fallen in love with this world. If the heart is filled with love for this world, the love of the Father does not exist in that heart. “For all that is in the World, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world”(I Jn. 2:16). Explain to me how it could be possible for the love of this world and the love of the Father to abide in the same heart. Don’t waste your time or mine —it is IMPOSSIBLE. The church is trying to put a pearl in the snout of the worldly soaked swine and call them by another name. It cannot be so. “Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you”(I Jn 3:13). Is the world your friend? Do you have a love affair with this sin cursed world? Truly if you are a child of God, this world will not love you, it will hate you and you will not love the world nor the things that are in the world. Herein lies the indictment. Beware of stinkin’ thinkin’! Have you been transformed by the renewing of your mind? We are commanded, “Be not conformed to this world...” The Greek word “Conformed” in Romans 12:2 is suschématizó meaning to fashion alike, conform to the same pattern, fashion self according to this world. I see free will here... We have a choice not to fashion ourselves after this world, the times, styles, patterns and philosophies of this world. It is a choice of how you determine to fashion self — your self. The church has swallowed this worldly sales job hook-line and sinker. We do not have to follow the thinking of this world. We have a choice. God

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does not need the world’s marketing techniques, its throbbing music, or hyped up programs and showmanship to win the lost. “No, the church service is not to be some dead dry funeral dirge. No, Christianity does not need to be portrayed as some boring stiff stickin-the-mud. With the Biblical dynamite of God, I am a two-edged sword weilding, Holy Ghost empowered child of the kingdom who knows where I came from, who I am and where I’m going. I have got the peace that passeth all understanding, the love of heaven in my soul, a song in my heart, and joy in my step. There’s no credit limit on my treasure account, and have I got a message to TELL TO THE NATIONS! “Come out from among them...” (Read II Cor. 6:17). Separation, personally and in the ministry as well is taught in 11 Cor. 6:14-18 and applies to all believers. “Be not conformed to this world” - that’s the command. Earlier in Romans 8:29, Paul speaks of being “conformed to the image of His Son...” We are not to be conformed (suschmatiz) fashioned like this world, but we are to be conformed (Greek: summorphos) to the image of Jesus Christ. This speaks of union with, jointly formed or to be like Jesus. We preachers may apply Romans 8:28 in an effort to comfort someone when in reality that individual is out of the will of God and far from His purpose. Yes, “All things work together for good to them:” 1. “that love God,” 2. “to them who are the called according to His purpose.” To abide in His PURPOSE is to know His Promise. Apart from that may very well be chastening, correction to bring us in line, punishment for disobedience. The promise of Romans 8:28 belongs to those who walk in His purpose. The child of God will know the power and provision in all things that will prove to be for good “to them that love God” (not the world) and “to them who are the called according to His purpose” (not the pattern of the world). Back to Romans 12:2, Paul says “be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.” This is indeed a supernatural change. The Greek metamorphoó or “Metamorphosis” is a “transformation by the renewing of your mind.” The mind of God transforming your thinking, your attitudes, your philosophy of life. So clear is the sharp contrast given here. BE NOT CONFORMED TO THIS WORLD - BE TRANSFORMED BY THE RENEWING OF YOUR MIND, how? - by His Word! 6•The Voice in the Wilderness - May 2017 Virtual Edition -RLW

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The Voice in the Wilderness Ministry reprinted Sophie Muller’s (Missionary to the Jungles) Bible translation work in Curipaco, Piapoco, Puinave, and Guahibo languages. In 1999 Brother Williamson was privileged to stand where Sophie served for 50 years and witness 1500 precious souls come walking through the jungle and canoeing down the Orinoco to receive the Word of God in their indigenous language. Indeed it was a blessing! Bearing Precious Seed in Milford, OH, agreed to print the indigenous language Jn/Rms Bibles for the jungle work. We are working together with BPS, Missionary Gage and others to determine the best shipment and distribution method for the John and Romans. PRAISE THE LORD for the offerings thus far which have paid for the printing expense; however, $3,000 is still needed Read the background of Sophie’s Jungle for shipping expense and $2500 for Jungle Pastors’ Conference and Distribution. ministry in her books. IS GOD’S WORK IN YOUR WILL? “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! For more resources, visit www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org •7

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Resources for You These resources are not for sale, but are this ministry’s gift to you when you send an undesignated gift to The Voice in the Wilderness, Inc. Pamphlets A Miracle in India - The story of Baba and his testimony of faith How to be a Prayer Partner - A simple yet challenging outline of how to connect and pray effectively for your missionaries The Voice in the Wilderness- Ministry details Suicide / What About Cremation? - Hall Hall of of Faith Faith Books Available With the coming of “evil days,” perhaps these pamphlet resources I “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” exodus 20:3 II with an“Thou shalgtrnavoetnmimakaegue.n”to thee any Bookosffering of $10exodus20:4 His Voice Shakes the Wilderness- NEW A detailed account by Sophie Muller of her lifetime of missionary work in the Jungles of South America will be a help, encouragement and study tool Hall of FaithCollector’s series with biographical details of great heroes of the faith - Set Options: Heroes of the Faith, King James Bible Translators, Ten Beyond Civilization- Commandments, Unreached People Further details of Sophie’s ministry including her “Jungle Groups, Luke 2 Christmas Set, Methods” used by Indian lay leaders in the jungle Matthew 28-Resurrection Set The Book of Revelation- Out of stock A layman’s verse by verse study of Revelation written by The Voice in the Wilderness founder Dr. Thomason Suffer the Little ChildrenDynamic examples & techniques to equip you in leading a child to Christ Truth or Myth - The Truth about the Confederate Battle Flag by Pastor John Weaver Dr. J. Royce Thomason - A unique testimony of tent meetings and dentistry to preaching and writing Additional Smiley Tract Booklet 2x2 gospel message 10/ pk. Heritage Lapel Pin- With an offering of $2/pk Uniquely designed picturing the Christian flag, US Flag, Star of David, Alpha & Omega, Bible, Eagle - beautifully 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. a b cthe truth is as simple as the ’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.” of FthoeunMTdhienCrei,seVTtnrohyteiPeconreVfneisoinDaeiflcnotrCeh.treeJei.dnlWRebtbohyiryleadcteWeiorTnniledhseosrmneassson, For Permissions and other Resource Information: PO Box 7037 Asheville, NC 28802 www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org Dr. James Royce Thomason A Lifetime Testimony of Service through the ministry of The Voice in the Wilderness displayed on a full-color description card KJB Anniversary Lapel Pin - Featuring the Bible with salvation colored ribbons and dates for KJB 400th anniversary Available with an offering of $6 More available at www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org

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