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•December 2017• •Free Subscription• Virtual Edition Redeeming the Time 2018 Because the days are evil. “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: 2017 was indeed a year of many opportunities. Some we were able to improve on and maximize, while others, I pray, we can continue to completion in the New Year. My wife and I are thankful to the Lord for the churches and ministries we were able to share in. It was our privilege to be in almost 30 churches preaching, as well as, presenting the ministry of The Voice in the Wilderness. I would like to thank all the pastors, missionaries, and lay people for being a blessing to us during our travels. Your prayers and financial support have made all of this possible. Please take a look at our website www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org for additional updates, resources and podcast that are certain to be a blessing. “For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” I believe this is so important in every thing we do. Obviously, we do not know from day to day what may occur, but the Lord does. So for a preacher and ministry it is absolutely critical to trust in His Will and Direction. Personally, I have never wanted to schedule meetings and commitments months out, let alone more than a year. But it does seem 2018 is forcing us to place on the calendar plans far in advance. Lord willing, my wife and I will celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary, as well as, a very significant (continued on page 7) 2•The Voice in the Wilderness - December 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 Preaching, Teaching, Reaching 6 Security in Local Churches 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. Visit us online to read the 8 page December 2010 Virtual Voice Edition MoGnthly PiraoyvernLleeittner eFormoreresourcesandministryinformationvisitwww.thevoiceinthewilderness.orgorwrite,POBox7037Asheville,NC 28802 Find more updates Facebook: Ronnie Williamson (The Voice in the Wilderness) Twitter: TheVoice_NC Daily Podcasts Online

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My wife and I praise the Lord for the churches and ministries we have had opportunity to share in during 2017. By Dec. 31, it has been our privilege to preach, teach and share in the services of almost 30 churches this year. To fellowship and worship with some of the finest pastors, missionaries, and lay people in the world is a rich treasure. On many of these occasions, it was a joy to have our family travel with us and participate in the meetings. (Family news: Our newest member arrived 9-28-17, AmiJoy). Thank you all for such a memorable and fruitful 2017. Let’s carry the momentum and vision forward into the New Year. ONLINE, DIGITAL, AND PODCAST Please visit www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org and peruse the website for the many benefits available. Each month we feature the Digital Edition of The Voice in the Wilderness, as well as emails and prayer letters. Daily the Biblical Alert Podcast is posted addressing current issues from a Biblical perspective. A variety of helps are available. 4•The Voice in the Wilderness - December 2017 Virtual Edition

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PRINTING MINISTRY Thank you to the scores of individuals who made the Curipaco and Piapoco Scriptures available to our dear brothers and sisters in the jungle. This was an expensive, labour intensive, yet very rewarding project. Can you believe many of the Scriptures we printed were walked into remote jungle villages and delivered by hand to hungry saints? Praise the Lord for this blessed privilege. Now we are ready to print two additional Indian dialects for the jungle churches. This is a large project and The Voice in the Wilderness needs your help and prayers. Thank you for standing with us. THE VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS PRINTED EDITION I pray you received copies of The Voice in the Wilderness 32-page booklet-size magazine. Each printing and mailing cost about five to six thousand dollars. So we try to be good stewards and utilize online communications to make funds go further. Yet many do not access the Internet and there is nothing like the printed missionary. From tracts, brochures, books, and our small magazine, we are persuaded the Lord blesses HIS printed WORD. Pray for this aspect of The Voice in the Wilderness ministries. 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!

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The Christian Law Association gives these observations concerning security in local churches today. For more details refer to The Legal Alert Dec. 2017, also you can contact www.CHRISTIANLAW.ORG. • Did you know that many states criminalize permit/holders carrying concealed weapons into a church unless the church leadership specifically allows such carrying? • Every state has vastly stricter laws regarding firearms if your church is also grounds for a Christian School or a Daycare. • In some states, you may not legally be allowed to actually have an armed security team if your church is grounds to a Christian School. • Every church must understand that, in today’s litigation-friendly culture, firearms also bring staggering levels of liability. • Without proper policies and sufficient insurance, a firearm-related incident could easily shut down your ministry. For additional information contact Christian Law Association. 6•The Voice in the Wilderness - December 2017 Virtual Edition

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(My Personal Message - continued from page 2) birthday - to be kind to the ladies I will not throw out too many numbers. I have been preaching for over 46 years and serving with The Voice in the Wilderness for 21 years. So, I am going to observe in a variety of ways our thanksgiving for God’s provision and blessing. Already the calendar holds meetings scheduled from North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, and beyond, as well as, travel to Colombia and the Philippines. Of course all of this is subject to God’s will. Pray the Lord will provide health, strength, safety, and the resources to accomplish this schedule. Thank you again for your friendship and faithfulness. Together we labour and serve in His Kingdom work to only bring honour and glory to our Saviour. God bless you and have a fruitful New Year. For Christ and souls, Ronnie L. Williamson Isa. 40:31 Happy Trails! Remember the Bible Project as we continue to send the Scriptures into Colombia and Venezuela! 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 Out Bible owf itshtock salvation dates for colored ribbons andAvailable with an KJB 400th anniversary offering of $6 More available at www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org

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