The Voice in the Wilderness Winter 2009


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the voice in the the voice of one crying in the wilderness prepare ye the way of the lord make his paths straight mark 1:3 wilderness winter edition 2009 · free subscription see the mighty host advancing satan leading on mighty men around us falling courage almost gone hold the fort for i am coming jesus signals still wave the answer back to heaven by thy grace we will -p.p bliss


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printed missionary in this edition page 3 my personal message page 4 study the word crossvue page 13 nuggets of gold page 14 ministry update page 17 ministry prayer list page 18 religious news page 20 news bits page 23 editorial page 24 sermon of the month what shall i render unto the lord page 29 club mit 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 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 bi-monthly 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 § § § 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 p.o box 7037 asheville nc 28802 voice 828 649-1043 fax 828 649-9784 e-mail for address changes only sign-up for the weekly voice e-mail and blog dr ronnie l williamson dr j royce thomason memorial voice in the wilderness write to us 2 · the voice in the wilderness · winter edition 2009


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dear friends in christ lord willing by the time you receive this edition of the voice in the wilderness i will be on the way to india three brothers in the ministry will be traveling with me to visit some of the work and experience what god is doing in this land of one billion plus souls my first mission s trip to india was a dozen years ago and what a venture that was presently the voice in the wilderness has been supporting ministries in india for almost half a century sometimes in a large way often with prayers and encouragement for those laboring faithfully on a challenging field always thankful for your support and prayers through the voice in the wilderness we extend your heart and hand to those who need the gospel you are a vital and precious friend of the voice in the wilderness from my heart to yours thank you so very much for the sacrifice generosity and faith you have demonstrated toward this missionary endeavor to god be all the glory amen 2009 has already revealed a glimpse of the challenges a ministry like the voice in the wilderness will face throughout the year please read the enclosed ministry update there are some significant changes in printing and mailing schedules due to the economic downturn paper postage and overall production costs demand these modifications the 2008 year-end giving was less than half what the voice in the wilderness needed to close out the year leaving nothing for the start of 2009 i personally like the color red but not on the financial side again i ask you to please read the enclosed ministry update on page 14 to see where we stand now let me make this perfectly clear we are not hunkering down in a survival position as bro royce stated many times the voice in the wilderness operates on a shoestring budget always has my wife and i have sacrificed to see the voice in the wilderness go forward thankfully due to the ministry i was in prior to the voice in the wilderness we have been able to give thousands to this work while taking over a 50 cut in salary twice i can honestly say this not boastfully but say we are indeed committed to our lord s call to the voice in the wilderness as well steve and rebekah lilly our staff missionaries show their commitment by working outside the voice in the wilderness to subsidize the aquila/priscilla ministry alongside of many who have more than generously stood with us lord we thank you for the provision thou has given over the years and thy precious promises for the days ahead to thee be all the praise and glory in the name of jesus amen for christ and souls bro ronnie isa 40:31 happy trails p.s a special note of thanks to all those who responded with a year-end contribution to the voice in the wilderness please know how critical every gift was and how deeply we appreciate all you do god bless for more resources visit us online at ·3


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study th study th mark 1:3 the voice of one crying in the wilderness prepare ye the way of the lord make his paths straight the voice in the wilderness presents this crossvue bible series as a help to believers in their obedience to christ may god add his blessing upon this endeavor appreciation is extended to pastor plemmons and the leicester church family for allowing this bible study series recording here at this beautiful facility an audio presentation of this study can be accessed on it is my prayer that all who study with us will grow in their knowledge of god s word alpha to apocalypse beginning to the external a bible study saltbox to create a thirst for god s word the beginning the race the finish in the beginning god created the heaven and the earth genesis 1:1 in the beginning was the word and the word was with god and the word was god john 1:1 over 3,000 times this book records the scriptures divinely inspired origin hundreds of prophecies specifically and meticulously fulfilled archeological proofs are almost innumerable bible records have led to many amazing discoveries genesis 1:1 may very well be the most frequently read 4 · the voice in the wilderness · winter edition 2009


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the word the word verse in the bible many who have said i will read the entire bible but never accomplished that worthy goal probably read genesis 1:1 this is the book of beginnings and it is here we begin with the word power study i will be using key words from the kjb english and the original languages to place this divine dynamite in the bible student s heart head and hand behold you frail mortal the power in the word in the beginning god how blessed and privileged we are ­ grace and love are demonstrated to us in this momentous occasion think about it we are introduced to god i am allowed to inhale god i am allowed to exhale god the very name of god the word power #1 the very name of his sovereign majesty ­ his omnipotence the name of god ­ elohim twp#1 -the plural majesty of the one creator of all in the beginning we are introduced to the fullness and glory of divine power ­ elohim the plurality of his name used in the singular gives us a glimpse of the godhead in all his power glory and fullness an interesting note the english word god is the same as the anglo-saxon word meaning for good there is none good but god in the beginning god let this be declared from loftiest heights god is good his very name in this 1st verse reveals to us he is good for more resources visit us online at ·5


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study the word continued from page 5 oh dear student behold the divine goodness for those who write margin notes in your bible this is an excellent observation the hebrew language gives us two powerful personal names of god elohim ­ we ve already discussed second yahweh or jehovah ­ describing the all-powerful self-existent one god ­ yahweh hallelujah ­ what a privilege to know the almighty god the word power #2 the one and only great god creator elohim in the beginning bereshith twp #2 created the heaven and the earth in the beginning bereshith be-ray-sheeth in the hebrew is declarative as is verse two in stating as fact with no room for question in the beginning god read verse 1 2 verse 1 is no summary or heading for the following work of elohim verses 1 and 2 demonstrate the sequential action of elohim calling into existence all space all time and all matter as only the omnipotent eternal godhead could do in the beginning god ­ no proof theory no great age theory no gap theory and no evolution theory by the way if man s pea-brain could prove god god would be no god man would be god in the beginning god ­ case closed psalm 14:1 ­ the fool hath said in his heart there is no god the fool has declared no god in his heart but the mind of the fool is still warring with god the 6 · the voice in the wilderness · winter edition 2009


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fool keeps saying there is no god with his perverted pseudo-science the fool keeps saying there is no god with his perverted revisionist history the fool keeps saying there is no god with his perverted humanistic philosophy but the universe itself is not big enough for the fool to find a place to hide from god spinning at 490,000 miles per hour it would take our galaxy 200 million years to rotate one time through the vastness of god s universe with over a billion additional galaxies yet with stars numbering more than the sand of the sea all function in order by the hand of the great designer ­ elohim continued on page 8 this month in history on february 19 1812 adoniram judson and his wife ann left new england and sailed to india as america s first foreign missionaries after establishing themselves in rangoon adoniram began to preach and write in burmese successfully translating the bible and writing a dictionary by the time of his death there were 63 churches established 123 ministers and over 7000 baptized christians in burma how do christians discharge this trust committed to them they let three fourths of the world sleep the sleep of death ignorant of the simple truth that a saviour died for them january 20 is the day for inauguration here in the united states here are some quotes of past presidents on their inaugural john adams i feel it to be my duty to add if a veneration for the religion of a people who profess and call themselves christians to consider a decent respect for christianity among the best recommendations for the public service william henry harrison i deem the present occasion sufficiently important and solemn to justify me in expressing to my fellow citizens a profound reverence for the christian religion abraham lincoln intelligence patriotism christianity and a firm reliance on him who has never yet forsaken this favored land are still competent to adjust in the best way all our present difficulty for more resources visit us online at ·7


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study the word continued from page 7 to say that the universe just happened takes a bigger fool that all of faith could imagine bereshith ­ ray sheeth in the beginning hey ­ there was a big bang bang beautifully arranged by none other than god b ­ beautifully a ­ arranged n ­ none other g ­ god again a good marginal note in the beginning genesis 1:1 is a different word meaning than john 1:1 in the beginning in john 1:1 before there was a beginning the word jesus always existed and the word jesus was with god and the word jesus was god in genesis 1:1 in the beginning elohim jesus the word created all things and by him all things were created he is before all things and by him all things consist ­ col:1:16 &17 daddy where did god come from the precious child asked honey in the beginning god created the heaven and the earth before everything god has always been in the beginning god in the beginning was the word anyone honestly and sincerely wanting truth ­ to do himself/herself justice must read and consider the 8 · the voice in the wilderness · winter edition 2009 bang


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bible scientific historical archaeological ­ the time tested trustworthiness and life-changing evidence of the holy bible must be carefully viewed god s holy word is uniquely set apart why throughout this series the undeniable irrefutable truth of god s word will culminate in a crescendo of holy holy holy hallelujah to the king of glory the word power #3 in the beginning god created elohim created out of nothing the space mass time universe this created is a god-word for this action only belongs to god the word created bara twp#3 speaks uniquely of god in all his power and majesty from nothing no pre-existing material elohim by the power of his mind spoke into existence that which had no existence what is the largest or highest number a man or machine could conjure up could the totality of the universe be measured if so at the very end ­ what just utter blackness and nothingness bang ­ big bang ­ was there once a little bang or a bigger bang how about a mid-bang or post-bang before all the happenstance was that god the bible says in the beginning god created the heaven and the earth this is order ­ worth and dignity in the beginning god gives answer foundation and confirmation that is explanation to life death and accountability for more resources visit us online at ·9


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study the word continued from page 9 whoa wait right there me accountable to god i heard carl sagan speak many times he among many others seemed to be in constant argument with themselves trying to persuade and reassure themselves there is no god at least no god that i will ever give account to through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of god so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear hebrews 11:3 elohim the eternal sovereign lord god called the heaven and the earth into existence out of nothing in the beginning god created he still speaks do we listen the word power #4 god created the heaven and the earth this word power section consists of the words heaven and earth twp#4 i emphasize again the divine origin of scripture ­ the inspired infallible word of god ­ the divine library 39 books in the old testament 27 books in the new testament over the course of 1,500 years god moved upon 40 writers to record his word this god-breathed revelation is the perfect preserved word of god from genesis 1:1 throughout the new testament the spirit of god guides the bible student along the amazing journey of truth god created the 10 · the voice in the wilderness · winter edition 2009


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heaven and the earth as if he were divinely conveyed upon omnipotence and omnipresence the reader is transported from this original space mass time continuum gen 1:1 by the breath of elohim and the pen of moses to another writer named paul from the book of beginning heaven and earth to a church in colosse god breathes out his revelation concerning heaven and earth gen 1:1 ­ god created the heaven and the earth then colossians chapter one speaks of him who is the beginning the preeminent one reconciling all things unto himself by him i say whether they be things in earth or things in heaven hey ­ don t tell me this book is not relevant don t waste your breath god s breath is freshly breathed from heaven to earth here and now even the liberal news media magazines and television reports are talking bible how about the middle east what about the age old conflict arab palestinian and israeli have you ever heard of abraham isaac and ishmael and then there is this global one-world talk we hear duh are you seeing prophecy or what ­hello everybody wants change continued on page 12 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 us online at · 11 is god s work in your will?


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study the word continued from page 11 the liar sin and fallen man brought ruin upon all that god had made good but he who is the beginning the creator and has by his almighty power dispelled darkness let there be light divided the light from the darkness with the day star and the evening and the morning were the first day and the church has met to worship the bright and morning star has risen ­ glory to god ­ formlessness and void and darkness are gone death hell and the grave are defeated he is in the reconciling business whether they be things in earth or things in heaven hallelujah dear student dip your cup into the never-ending thirst quenching living water ­ he is reconciling in earth and in heaven surely we understand he is reconciling this reconciliation on in earth and in earth elohim in all his goodness leadeth heaven men to repentance and reconciliation but what of reconciliation in heaven could there be an account on our account that must be reconciled in heaven an account full of promises power and provision we as children here on earth never drew down on then too what about the standing angels those unlike lucifer/satan and his fallen host those holy angels in heaven having seen the magnitude of sin the infinite love and cost of redemption as well as the power of elohim to do what none other could do they now see the consummation of all perhaps we will say more about these events in later study suffice it now 12 · the voice in the wilderness · winter edition 2009


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to be declared there is reconciliation by the one and only true and living god now made manifest to his saints in the beginning god created the heaven and the earth why would god create the heaven and the earth for one who is all-sufficient it seems purposeless for god to go beyond himself to do be or obtain anything then is it even permissible or presumptuous to entertain such a thought perhaps god himself answers that question please listen to the continuation of this crossvue bible series on the voice in the wilderness website if ignorance is bliss why aren t more people happy the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing edmund burke if we forget that we are one nation under god then we will be a nation gone under -ronald reagan if our posterity neglects religious instruction no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity daniel webster our end in leaving our native country is not to gain riches and honor but singly this to live wholly to the glory of god james oglethorpe on the founding of georgia god is going to reveal to us things he never revealed before if we put our hands in his george washington carver god is behind everything but everything hides god victor hugo man is unjust but god is just and finally justice triumphs henry wadsworth longfellow young man the secret of my success is that at an early age i discovered i was not god oliver wendell holmes before any man can be considered as a member of civil society he must be considered as a subject of the governor of the universe james madison for more resources visit us online at · 13


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minist beginning with this issue of the voice in the wilderness there are some significant changes i am asking all subscribers to please note lord willing in 2009 there will be 4 one per quarter printings of the full-color booklet size editions of the voice in the wilderness due to budget constraints this quarterly format will save the ministry thousands of dollars and permit those funds as available to go toward missions projects as a reminder the booklet size already saves the voice in the wilderness over $900 per month and the full-color edition costs no more than the former two-color format with thousands receiving the voice in the wilderness around the world free of charge as a ministry outreach it is necessary to make some modifications in order to continue this printing outreach the voice in the wilderness current mailing list will therefore be divided into three different groups enabling us to better maintain our mailing list and communication with all subscribers first of all those who contact or contribute to the voice in the wilderness will receive regular correspondence and/or their usual receipt letter secondly a mini the voice in the wilderness will be designed to inform supporters about various missionary needs and projects thirdly the full-color edition of the voice in the wilderness will be mailed to all subscribers on a quarterly basis if in the future finances are available we may continue the original monthly edition of the voice in the wilderness there is also another resource that is virtually cost free comparatively speaking available to all subscribers and you may not as of yet utilize for those who have access to a computer back issues as well as current printings are available at website at this site you may also subscribe to the voice in the wilderness weekly email and blog a prayer list ministry updates along with the aquila/priscilla ministry crossvue school of missions and other valuable resources are available free of charge 14 · the voice in the wilderness · winter edition 2009


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try update a personal note to our friends readers financial supporters and prayer partners please pray for us as these needed adjustments are made as mentioned in my personal message the voice in the wilderness is not backing up or hunkering down but simply making decisions that will enable the ministry to continue its missionary outreach it was interesting to read bro hutchings letter and report concerning current events he states i remember the 1929 stock market crash and succeeding period known as the great depression my father lost everything and we had to live in vacant shacks with often nothing to eat but cornbread water gravy and sorghum molasses many are predicting that by this time next year the majority will be experiencing an economic depression greater than the one in the 1930s in 1932 it was the new deal in 2009 it will be the raw deal a national news commentator glenn beck expressed his opinion that the sudden international economic crisis was staged in order to quickly bring in the global government that globalists have been preparing through such organizations as the council on foreign relations h.g wells stated `countless people will hate the new world order and will die protesting against it david rockefeller president of the cfr stated that he and his family have been accused of conspiring to destroy the sovereignty of the united states to bring in an international world order and he replied `if that s the charge i plead guilty and i am proud of it dr robert lindsted and i attended the 1990 religious broadcasters convention in washington,d.c and heard president george bush predict the new world order eight times in his speech and each time five thousand delegates stood up and cheered dr lindsted and i were the only ones that remained seated probably not one in a hundred high school students today continued on page 16 for more resources visit us online at · 15



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