Right now we are another month closer to the very brink of NUCLEAR WAR than when I last wrote you. World troubles— PROPHESIED world troubles to occur just before, and leading up to, the END OF THIS WORLD—are being stepped up at a furious pace. The Berlin crisis—hurricanes—weather disasters—political upheavals—all are stepping up the pace toward the coming GREAT TRIBULATION—the terrible DAY OF THE LORD with its frightful plagues—and the coming of Jesus Christ back to earth to END all this violence and usher in real PEACE!
But right now—a short time before Jesus Christ returns to this earth in Almighty supernatural power—WHAT IS HE DOING NOW? Don't think for one second that Jesus Christ is inactive. HE IS ALIVE! And right now He is directing this very work of God! He has called you and me as Co-Workers together with HIM—as HIS INSTRUMENTS through whom HE, JESUS CHRIST, is preparing the WAY for His soon coming.
He has called YOU, as well as me, to the greatest, most important work on earth. He has called us to thunder HIS MESSAGE —His true GOSPEL—to ALL THE WORLD, as a last final witness to all nations, just before the END of this present evil world.
And right now, the LIVING Jesus Christ is VERY ACTIVE! As world violence steps up—as tensions and nerves become jangled—as Khrushchev seeks to FRIGHTEN and TERRIFY the world into submission to him—as the weather becomes more violent —Christ is stepping up HIS WORK at a constantly faster pace.
But there is one phase of this most important activity on earth which is not stepping up. That is YOUR PART, dear Co-Workers! The financial support to keep this work alive and going out in dynamic power is LAGGING. Our business office is in the tightest bind for years. The situation is mighty SERIOUS.
Listen! There is no illusion about world conditions. Very soon now your money will be worth NOTHING. Silver and gold will not protect any of us when the Great Tribulation strikes. Men will throw their money away. ONLY GOD can protect us when that time comes! But He has PROMISED divine protection to His own Co- Workers who have been diligent as His instruments in this last closing work of God in this age. If we are willing to sacrifice material things for Him, now, He will protect us from the terrifying destruction then.
There are only a FEW MORE YEARS. Then my voice—Garner Ted Armstrong's voice—will be SILENCED! Soon—a very few years —there will be a FAMINE of even hearing the WORD OF THE ETERNAL (Amos 8:11)—read it yourself!
The only thing that COUNTS now—the only thing that is important—is GETTING OUT THIS MESSAGE TO A DYING WORLD!
Our business office is in its tightest squeeze. Dear Co-Workers, this ought not to be! I have to call on you to RALLY, as never before, to our support—to hold up my hands, even as the ancient Israelites held up Moses' hands! I must call on you for RENEWED effort—renewed sacrifice—putting God's work FIRST, ahead of things you would like to buy or have. "Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness and all these material needs shall be added," said Jesus Christ.
Will you go to a private place of prayer and pour out your heart to God to help us in this emergency? Ask Him to WAKE UP our other Co-Workers! Ask Him to AROUSE us from spiritual slumber! Pray for me, and for this work.
We still need to ask for LOANS of larger sums which you may feel you cannot give outright at this time. EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS—BIG! The need is desperately URGENT! I am praying for YOU—I need you to pray for ME and for the work!