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·free subscription· ·june 2011· virtual edition the voice team contending worldwide 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 cowboy boots across d.c.

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printed missionary ronnie and terry williamson evangelist/editor steve and rebekah lilly staff missionaries the virtual voice serves as an online monthly connection with ministry partners providing up-to-date ministry headlines relevant news information and available resource reminders to receive a monthly link in your inbox please subscribe to the weekly voice at membersnp thevoiceinthewilderness.org in this edition 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 sources imply from material from other does not necessarily an endorsement thisministry § § § page 3 my personal message page 4 while the evil days come not page 6 missions update page 8 resources the voice in the wilderness is standing firm on the word of god what will you do support this ministry with a special offering see prayer request page at www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org prayers stand in support of the kjb add your signature to the declaration at www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org for personal correspondence contributions address changes new subscriptions there is no subscription charge all interested people of good will may have a copy sent regularly to their address simply by requesting it address all correspondence to the voice in the wilderness po box 7037 asheville nc 28802 www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org e-mail for address changes only visionpartners@thevoiceinthewilderness.org sign-up for the weekly voice e-mail and blog membersnp@thevoiceinthewilderness.org 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 2·the voice in the wilderness june 2011 virtual edition

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dear friends these are incredible and powerful words i found this to be so while preaching from this text in my red-letter kjb jesus tells us to go and teach all nations in matthew chapter 28 verses 19 and 20 he includes this command teaching them to observe all things whatsoever i have commanded you if you have been studying the bible for very long and have engaged and taken note of the teachings of christ in the gospels it will become apparent that christ himself gave us adequate truth to address the complicated issues of our day from the look on a few faces in the congregation while i preached this was apparently so in 2011 we know more about chemistry biology molecular science medicine archaeology even bible prophecy than those of a generation ago it was not until the late 1600 s that the term cell was coined with giant electron microscopes man can now view almost to the atomic level yet ever learning and never coming to the knowledge of the truth there is at critical mass level an urgent need for pastors and preachers to understand the times our lord and saviour has equipped his people with the tools needed to confront cultural change and the complex problems of our society one dear preacher friend said to me i preach the same messages i did 40 years ago however 40 years ago young people as well as parents were not plastering every private detail of their lives on facebook and the internet for the world to view children are seated on the back pew with the latest and greatest high-powered hand held devices texting who knows who and where during the preaching service the internet and ipods did not exist 40 years ago amongst a host of other trends fashions and technologies but remember the command of jesus christ himself teaching them to observe all things whatsoever i have commanded you even though the sermon 40 years ago did not address the complicated issues of 2011 pastors today must take biblical preaching from the pulpit to where people are living in the pew the specific connection and application must be made by the teacher in the pulpit i chronicles 12:32 says these men understood to know what israel ought to do pastors and preachers must through biblical teaching and spiritual continued on page 7 for more resources visit www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org ·3

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while the evil days come not for 15 years now my wife and i have been involved in various aspects of care for seasoned saints as one preacher so described our dear aging parents and friends as most know there have been blessings and challenges my dad and bro royce dr j royce thomason-founder of the voice in the wilderness both had serious debilitating strokes such traumatic episodes affect every area of life caregivers in some cases make great sacrifices to help their loved ones my mother dedicated 10 years to the care of my dad when his stroke left him unable to speak use his right arm and limited use of his right leg my wife s mother became very ill in her early 70 s and her dad now age 83 had open-heart surgery a year and a half ago among other issues he has not recovered to a satisfactory level my dad and bro royce passed in 2006 and were followed by my mother-in-law and brother-in-law in 2008 life is fragile at best but we know god makes no mistakes even though the valley may seem ever so deep the lord is my shepherd no matter how difficult the place you find yourself today he is already there 4·the voice in the wilderness june 2011 virtual edition

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this tis my father s place this tis my father s place where i go to him and pray to rest and trust his loving grace apart from life s earthly way the sun did rise again today tho far away it seemed the blue ridge took a foggy gray and danced on early beams so peaceful on this sphere of strife gentle breezes whisper thru the pine another dawn from night to life as again he gives a sign this son he rose o great the day to you so far may seem still truth the life he is the way amidst your trial and dream lift your head hold fast the hope and rest and trust his grace beside still waters green pastured slope this tis my father s place -rlw when difficulty disease and even death come our way lord help us to trust and pray while we faithfully do what is right amen in the upcoming summer edition of the voice in the wilderness we will explore in some detail the opportunities the church faces today in ministering to aging senior saints memorial gifts received by the voice in the wilderness given in memory of lee garrett given in memory of glen sutherland by patty garret by mr mrs bullard we would like to express our thanks to those who have given a memorial gift to the voice in the wilderness inc ministry these names will be added to a plaque and displayed in our office if you would like to honor a loved one please send a remembrance memorial gift or a living memorial gift with the person s name legibly printed your gift will be listed in an upcoming issue of this publication the voice in the wilderness po box 7037 asheville nc 28802 for more resources visit www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org ·5

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vene zuela needs you five year ago steve and rebekah lilly joined the voice in the wilderness as our aquila/priscilla team venezuela has been a very special place of ministry for them on several missionary trips several years ago we became acquainted with pastor niller and his family who have now started a new church plant in san felipe a city of over 250,000 these are dedicated precious workers for the lord and we have set a goal to raise funds to purchase pastor niller an automobile for his ministry upon returning to venezuela the lilly s had planned to help pastor niller with this acquisition even though the project is still on the table for 2011 plans have been slightly altered the lillys are excited to share a praise and prayer item for all our apm supporters after seven years of marriage a miscarriage five years ago fostering four children and reaching hundreds of other young folks with the gospel the lord is sending a special blessing ­ a baby in november we rejoice over this good news and ask you to pray with us for a healthy mom and baby the lillys planned trip to venezuela this summer has now been postponed yet we all still desire to be a blessing this year to pastor niller please pray that we can follow through with the lord s leadership and wisdom in travels to venezuela and ministry to pastor niller if you could help us financially with the purchase of the automobile by mid august then steve and bro ronnie would be able to travel to venezuela and present this needed gift to pastor niller for his work thus far we have received $569 towards pastor niller s automobile thank you for considering this the opportunities continue to abound and the lord is doing a great work in this country we rejoiced when we recently read reports of the seventh anniversary of a church that we helped to plant through door-knocking and soul-winning on anniversary sunday they had 1,607 folks present with fifty accepting christ pastor ramos pastor niller and others also work faithfully teaching and preparing others for ministry in the bible institute in may bro gimenez was ordained and is now working to build a new church in venezuela praise the lord for the harvest will you get involved please go to www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org for further pictures and information on the work in venezuela picture right pastor niller and family san felipe venezuela 6·the voice in the wilderness june 2011 virtual edition

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continued from page 3 discernment address attitudes thoughts events and gizmos that the church may do what it ought to do the liberal politics of our day the perversion of god s institute of marriage and the hostility toward true biblical christianity has fostered an entitlement generation languishing in spiritual darkness sadly churches have fallen in step the blind leading the blind is the pulpit occupied by men motivated with fear or power or their own personal security in the next printed edition of the voice in the wilderness we will deal with some of the prevailing deceptions that have crept in the church the solution however is quite simple 1 repentance of sin and the acceptance of christ as lord and saviour 2 submission and surrender to the authority of god s word 3 obviously the willingness to obey all that christ has commanded us to do god is not the author of confusion yet in less than a generation preachers that i know personally have moved dramatically associations they once adamantly rejected they now willingly embrace the doctrine of separation they preached and taught is now glaringly avoided in their ministry music and dress of the world is now the standard in the choir and church ministries the voice in the wilderness continues to stand in the gap and sound the clear clarion call of god s word we have not moved from the book the blood and the blessed hope what about you i would like to say to our readers we need you to stand with us in prayer and support of the voice in the wilderness not only here in the states but in countries like venezuela the philippines india and many other countries preachers are facing intense opposition these are dedicated godly pastors worthy of your support presently there are several projects that need financing please pray with us that the lord will burden hearts and through his people provide for these urgent needs thank you again for your faithfulness over the months and years you have been a great encouragement may god richly bless you and your family as you serve him for christ and souls ronnie l williamson isa 40:31 happy trails for more resources visit www.thevoiceinthewilderness.org ·7

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pamphlets 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 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 wildernessministry details club mitoverview of children s club designed to engage and equip in missionary work hall of faithcollector s series with biographical details of great heroes of the faith used with club mit passport to missionsjournal style passport size booklet for recording missionary facts pictures signatures etc great to use during mission conferences resources for you his voice shakes the wildernessa detailed account by sophie muller of her lifetime of missionary work in the jungles of south america beyond civilizationfurther details of sophie s ministry including her jungle methods used by indian lay leaders in the jungle the book of revelationa layman s verse by verse study of revelation written by the voice in the wilderness founder dr j royce thomason books available with an offering of $10 additional heritage lapel pina uniquely designed lapel pin picturing the christian flag us flag star of david alpha omega bible eagle beautifully displayed on a full-color description card kjb anniversary lapel pin featuring the bible with salvation colored ribbons and dates for kjb 400th anniversary ne w to obtain a resource please write po box 7037 asheville nc 28802 8·the voice in the wilderness june 2011 virtual edition available with an offering of $6

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