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Thus ends the year 2003, a year which marks the 100th anniversary of such historically? significant events as the founding of the Ford Motor Company and Harley-David?son, and the first heavier-than-air flight by the Wright brothers.
The most significant event one century ago was when Bro. A.J. Tomlinson ?found? the Church in the Fields of the Wood in North Carolina. The ?Arise, Shine? of the Church in these last days began a series of events which would fulfill the prophetic volume concerning His Elect, that will soon bring forth a glorious Church, spotless and wrinkle-free, which God will present to His Son for the marriage supper of the Lamb.
This past century has brought the Elect of God through many changes. Many struggles and victories have marked these hundred years of phenomenal growth, both in numbers of people and in understanding of the Word of God.
Times have changed. Travel, industry, technology, and many other areas of human knowledge have progressed exponentially. Likewise, God has revealed His word and will to the faithful saints of God like has not happened since the first century of the Grace Age.
We are partakers of a great legacy of blessed children of God, and we look expectantly forward to what God has in store for those who will believe His word, and seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. Soon we will witness the return of our King, and will share in the glory which He has prepared for His people.
I look forward to partaking in each blessing with you who trust in the Lord most high.
We have yet to see a group of believers - having come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God - be established according to the complete biblical pattern. As the Lord accomplishes this by His Spirit in these last days, this House of God will be filled with a glory that surpasses even that of the early church. Oh the thought!
Then, at the coming of our Lord, the dead in Christ shall rise, and we shall be changed to immortality, and Christ shall make of twain - the Church, early and latter - one new man: the Body of Christ.
May the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand, and His Spirit guide you further into His marvelous light.
Praise Him forever!
David M. McNabb
Editor & Bible Guy