November 28, 1949
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Somehow, I must make all our co-workers realize WHAT A
TERRIBLE THING IS HAPPENING! My heart is heavy as lead. A
colossal tragedy is happening. HOW can I make all you co-workers
My recent letter of November 11th didn't make enough of
our co-workers realize the situation. Unless this letter succeeds,
it will be too late. I MUST, somehow, arouse ALL our co-workers.
It's a matter of final desperation now.
Would you see the only LIGHT OF THE WORLD extinguished?
Read this carefully! The only light of the word is the TRUTH of
God, and the true work of God proclaiming that truth in boldness
and with power! Satan knows this. He hates this work of God
causing that true light to shine in his darkened world! Satan is
angry. He is furious. He strikes repeatedly at this work of God.
He never lets up, but keeps attacking with increasing persistence.
Consequently this work is brought into one crisis after another.
Unless this letter somehow can make ALL our co-workers
REALIZE how urgently serious the situation has become, this true
work of God will be put out at this true LIGHT shining forth over
three nations extinguished the voice you've been hearing over the
air proclaiming the very Gospel of Christ, which HE proclaimed,
STILLED the PLAIN TRUTH stopped from publication - Ambassador
College, where men called of God, Spirit-filled, consecrated, are
being fitted for this precious work of God will be CLOSED DOWN!
That would be the greatest tragedy that could happen!
But this precious and powerful work CANNOT SURVIVE ANOTHER MONTH-
not even another week - unless somehow with the help of God I can
at last AROUSE our co-workers - ALL of you - to be willing RIGHT
NOW to make a real financial sacrifice for your Saviour who gave
His LIFE for you - for the Christ who loves you so much He DIED for
you - and to love HIM enough to come to the aid of His work
Again I have received a telegram from our largest station XEG the most powerful station in the Western hemisphere, where
God has permitted us to have for His work THE MOST LISTENED-TO TIME
EVERY NIGHT the most valuable radio time that we could purchase and we are about to be thrown off the air permanently unless we
send large payments immediately.
I'm simply at my wit's end! I've done my best. All my
staff have done their best. I've tried to make our family of
co-workers of which you are one - realize the SERIOUSNESS of the
situation. Some of our co-workers have been doing MORE than their
part, at great sacrifice, standing loyally with me - GOD BLESS
THEM! - and they have kept this great work alive to now. But MOST
of you co-workers have been growing more and more careless, perhaps
putting you own interests, desires, and pleasures AHEAD OF THE
KINGDOM OF GOD. This has caused the precious work of God to go
farther and farther behind. NOW WE'VE REACHED THE LIMIT! To go
any farther behind will mean the END OF THIS ENTIRE WORK!
And here we are at the MOST DIFFICULT MONTH OF THE YEAR!
Once again the Christmas shopping season is on us - when people
customarily, supposing they are following the wise men in giving
gifts to Christ, FORGET ALL ABOUT CHRIST and His precious work -
when they take the money they might send for His work other months,
and spend it TRADING GIFTS BACK AND FORTH AMONG THEIR FRIENDS! Of
course those who know the truth know this trading of Christmas
presents is PAGAN, not Christian - started by that ancient Queen of
Babylon, the original "Queen of heaven" condemned in God's Word.
Yet if you still follow the custom don't you think CHRIST ought to
head your list, with the biggest, most generous gift of all, for
I thought we faced the most serious crisis in the history
of the work just a year ago. BUT IT LOOMS UP AS EVEN MORE SERIOUS,
We have simply got to have a great overwhelming response
once again - another MIRACLE - to save this precious glorious work!
So once again, LISTEN CAREFULLY, please! Always it is
the small FEW of our co-workers who really love their Lord and
Saviour, whose hearts He has softened and made willing, who must
come to he rescue with EXTRA LARGE, GENEROUS offerings, according
to your means. I know that for some $35 or $50 is a very generous
gift for their Saviour and His work. Yet many can give that much
or more, if your hearts are willing. Some can, if willing to let
it go into the Lord's work, send $200, or $500 or more. Not very
many probably can send one, or two, or five thousand dollars and
it is, I know MUCH HARDER to make yourself willing to part with
such a sum, and give it over to your Saviour who gave HIMSELF for
you, and let it be used in His work yes, maybe you need to go
into a room and lock the door and PRAY ABOUT ITbut in past
emergencies some few have done this, and saved the work and the
very fact that so few CAN, or are willing, makes it a thousand
times more necessary for YOU, if you can, to do it! God has
abundantly blessed all who have made such sacrifice for Him, and He
will you. Very soon, now, WORLD WAR III will strike very soon,
now YOUR MONEY WILL BE WORTH NOTHING TO YOU! But now, just THINK
what great good it can do EVERY DOLLAR PLACED IN THIS WORK
CARRIES THE PRECIOUS GOSPEL, as near as we can estimate, TO TWO
THOUSAND PRECIOUS SOULS! Think of the vast number of people WHO
WILL NOT BE WARNED who may never hear God's precious Message in
time if you hold back that money now!
EVERY ONE OF YOU CAN send in at the very least the
"widow's mites" remember even she gave TWO and if EVERY ONE of
you will be sure to send in two dollars or more, in a GREAT
DOWNPOUR OF WIDOW'S MITES, this work will be saved, brought
completely out of debt this coming month, and start the new year
out of reproach and in good financial condition, AS GOD'S WORK
OUGHT TO BE - and must be, if it is to continue! But EVERY ONE
must do it!
Here we are near the close of the greatest year of
progress in our history! God has blessed this work this year as
NEVER BEFORE! There has been a harvest of HUNDREDS of precious
souls - lives completely changed! We now have for the first time
called, competent laborers to go out and reap this precious harvest
of souls. THINK what just ONE of these precious souls is worth!
What is your salvation worth to YOU? This year far more people
have been reached by the broadcast than ever before. This year God
has blessed us with the greatest growth by far in the mailing list
of The PLAIN TRUTH! This year the college has almost doubled in
size, and now is beginning already to produce precious fruit for
God's Kingdom, and thousands are beginning to realize WHY God
THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT HUMAN ACTIVITY ON EARTH TODAY!
Co-Workers, will you let such a glorious and God-blessed work - a
work in which GOD'S POWER is working so dynamically for such great
results - will YOU let it come to a sudden crash-landing and be
killed and silenced when YOU can help save it? How much can YOU
give to your Saviour for His precious work just now? Of course you
can send in the widow's two mitesbut HOW MUCH MORE? I am
earnestly asking God to LAY IT ON YOUR HEART to be just as generous
toward Him just now as your ability makes possible! Will you open
wide your heart to Him AND YOUR POCKETBOOK?
God has always delivered His work from every crisis HE
WILL THIS TIME, BUT LISTEN! God works thru human children. He
never forces any against his will. And so when I find our
co-workers, human-like, growing careless in their responsibility
toward God, I have to write and tell you, and then PRAY, and ask
you to join me in real fervent, earnest, believing PRAYER for God
to move on human hearts and stir them up, and wake them up, cause
them to put HIS KINGDOM FIRST! PLEASE PRAY! EVERY ONE must
respond this time!
Remember the mails are again clogged, and delayed. BE
SURE TO SEND YOUR GIFT AIR-MAIL - and RUSH IT! Put this ahead of
everything else! I must now commit this supreme emergency into
your hands - and God's! God bless you, I know you won't fail
Christ you Saviour! But please hurry!
THANK YOU, and God bless you!
Herbert W. Armstrong