It was our
hope that, with this issue of the paper, we might be in a
position to give something fuller and more decisive
regarding the matter of our premises. All that we can do
as we go to press is to say that our deadline for
evacuation is the 28th of February. We have nothing to
inform you as to a new location. If this is known before
the final runoff of the paper, we will insert a slip.
Failing that, all correspondence can continue to be
addressed as hitherto, and if we have moved mail will
either be forwarded or collected. You will continue to
pray with us over this matter.
We are much burdened for the many hungry and scattered
sheep. There is an immense activity and movement in the
realm of evangelistic effort on behalf of the unsaved,
and we are one with such concern. It has been one of the
criticisms against us that we have no such concern. This
is utterly untrue, but there is a great need that the
saved shall be instructed and fed. This is evidenced by
the fact that so much of the New Testament is occupied
with the concern for believers and the "Building up
of the Body of Christ". It is to that ministry that
we feel that this little instrument has been called, and,
while we feel our terrible inadequacy to touch even the
fringe of the need, we are seeking to be faithful to this
trust. If you really feel that your own need is
ministered to by this channel, will you not ask the Lord
to put the burden of the hungry multitude upon your
heart, and seek to share the "Bread" with those
whom you know share your hunger? The time is short; the
world is becoming impossibly confused. The god of this
world continues his great strategy of
"blinding" and keeping in the dark. The cry is
imperative for eye-opening ministry.
The first sermon that I ever preached as a young man was
on Acts 26:17b-18, and I feel that burden more than ever
now. You ask the Lord to raise up men who have seen, and
have that commission and anointing.
P.S. - I have very urgent appeals for ministry this year
in U.S.A. and on the continent of Europe. Please pray!