SOUND THE TRUMPET LOUD AND CLEAR
“Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew thy people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins” Isa. 58:1.
And even things without life, giving sin, whether pipe or harp, except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what it piped or harped? For if the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to the battle?” 1 Cor. 14:7,8.
As we are in the last days of this this world’s history, Satan has intensified his efforts to capture the whole world by turning into the angel of light and working through some pastors to confuse people through false teachings. Paul says: “For I bear them record that they have the zeal of God, but not according to knowledge.” Rom. 10:2.
With the present truth the Lord has given me, He put it on my heart to travel about 60 kms in the Brong Ahafo Region to spread the Gospel. This village has a population of some 2,000 and dominated by “The True Faith Church” who knew nothing about the Third Angels’ and have just a small knowledge of the Sabbath. Sister Sharnah Welty of the US, may our heavenly father bless her and her family, because she made my trip easier by donating a Hyudai Bus to me.
I went to Fawohoyeden with a team of 5 to do the door to door work which prepared the ground to be fertile for the seeds to be sown. As the first step toward the effort, I went to the Assemblyman and the unit Committee Chairman for permission to hold the crusade. They gladly agreed. Thereafter, I proceeded to the Chief’s palace, to meet all the sub-chiefs there, holding a meeting. When they saw as God’s messengers, they paused and asked of our mission. After we have given them our mission, they became very happy, and even told us that in case we are in need of any help, we may consult them, for they wanted to the have the whole township coveted as Christians.
By January 25, 2011, everything was ready. The crusade grounds, chairs for seating, electricity connection, benches were arranged, and we started playing spiritual songs and waited for the audience. The crowd that came for the first night’s program was so much overwhelming that we had to rent more chairs for the second night. It was true that not many of them were coming to church, but we gave all the glory to God that we had such a large crowd for the whole 10-day outside preaching. After all, our work is two-fold – 1st. – Giving the warning message as a witness and 2nd – Preparing and baptizing those who would believe and join the church.
We have been praying to God to help us to be faithful in this line of duty. We are having a serious problem in Ghana on electricity. On the second day, as I had reached peak of my message, we had blackout for as long as thirty minutes, and nobody had a power generator to be hired there in the village. But the audience stood with us in the darkness until the lights came back for me to continue the lesson. This happened twice.
The :Lord blessed us, and everyone was happy with all the topics presented. Again, I used a power-point presentation with meaningful photo-slides to support everything said. We felt the Holy Spirit was leading everything in a special way. We continued to pray that the people’s interest would remain higher, as we chose a prayer band to keep praying every night while the preaching was in progress.
My prayer is that the Lord would help me get a power generator. The day I presented the Sabbath, Change of the Sabbath and Anti-Christ (666), a fifty-year old man, called Anthony Asare, of the Church of Pentecost, came to me. What he told me was that he was about to travel, but had postponed the journey, because he had never came across such messages before since his birth. At this time of writing, Anthony has become a Sabbath keeper. He has worshipped with us for three Sabbaths now.
Our crusade came to an end successfully, with many people surrending their lives to Christ. He blessed us in that we have started Bible studies with as many as 20 new converts. Mr. Anthony Asare, who has always been repeating his thanks to God for not leaving him to perish in his sins, and is always the first person at church. At his leisure time, he used to come to my house for further studies. He has always shown the unfailing love of God for him on this particular opportunity to get this message. Secondly, Mr. Johnson Donkor, an Educationist, sent a message to me to come to his house. While there, he collected my Bible, opened every page to ascertain if I had a different one altogether, to prove that all these are in the Bible! He asked me questions on the speaking in tongues and paying of tithes. All quotations in the Bible that I read to testify to these facts were read for himself. He has joined the group with which we are studying.
Two friends, who had backsliden from the advent faith for 2 years, came and confessed what the crusade had done for them and have renewed their covenant with God in keeping the Sabbath.
We thank God that the trumpet which was sounded loud and clear, has attracted souls who are perishing through false teaching by some pastors and have now changed. The National Sunday Law, Behold He Cometh and Steps to Christ were distributed at the crusade grounds. We are doing a follow-up work, through door-to-door visitation to reach those who have listened to the message of warning from us and have been converted to be drawn out to inquire about what they have heard.
Eleven people have signed up for baptism. Many people are also in the valley of decision because the number of people studying with us keep on increasing. On the first Sabbath, we worshipped with eight new converts.
We need your prayers on their behalf. Our aim is that we need to get a piece of land to build a church and to prepare these precious souls for heaven. God has been so faithful to us in His word, and we pray that we can do our part faithfully in His vineyard.