LLOYD GOODWIN IN GOSPEL OF PEACE NEWSLETTER
March - April, 1982
Deut. 18:20 "But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die."
(Photo is of Lloyd L. Goodwin -"deceased in 1996" (see obituary) at the age of 67 years old. He had made the "statement" (hear this for yourself) many years before that anyone who died before they were 70 or 80 years old had died under the judgment of God.)
Quote from Lloyd Goodwin in the Newsletter: "Is this a false prophecy?"
"This is the generation that will be alive when Jesus Christ returns to this earth. Before the 1990's are over, Christ will have returned and set up His Kingdom upon this earth."
Certainly it is a privilege to be able to send you this newsletter, as it is the first one that has been produced on our new AB Dick Printing Press, made possible by a very precious child of God. Many improvements will be made in this newsletter as time goes on, as our staff becomes more knowledgeable and experienced, but we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to this dear child of God who sees the necessity of God's work coming up on a very high level, and we pray God's blessings upon this anonymous donor.
There is an anticipation in all of our hearts as we look forward to the years that lie right ahead of us. "This is the generation that will be alive when Jesus Christ returns to this earth. Before the 1990's are over, Christ will have returned and set up His Kingdom upon this earth." Someone was alive at the first advent. Someone was living to see the prophecy fulfilled, "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. " Isa. 7:14. Simeon said, "Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation. " Luke 2:29-30. Someone will be alive when Christ returns again, and from a knowledge of the Scriptures we understand He is coming in this generation. "... and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Heb. 9:28. ". . . This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Matt. 24:34. "This generation" is the generation that was alive when the fig tree (Israel, Joel 1:7) budded, (was established as a nation in 1948). If a generation is forty years (Psalms 95:10) that brings us to 1988. If it is forty-five years, that brings us to 1993.
But before that time comes, we have several years yet to work in the church age, and we are beginning to see God working in a mighty way. Many Scriptures are starting to be fulfilled at this time, and one of those Scriptures is, "And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. " Matt. 24:14. During the past few years God has worked to continue and finalize our understanding of the Scriptures, and now the message is becoming so very clear and we have it right. Now the Lord is allowing us to beam this message out over the air waves. We are now on nine radio stations, looking forward to being on more, even anticipating going overseas via short-wave radio ..... and God is letting us reach individuals that we could never reach by personal witness alone. ". . he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. " Psalms 107:9. Also, the Lord is joining together with us, ministers that will work to see this message planted in the hearts of individuals both at home and abroad.
We are living in "perilous times, " 11 Tim. 3:1, as you will see even more as you read "Increasing Christian Persecution. " But as violence (self-will in opposition to God's will) fills the earth once again because "men have become lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, " etc., etc. , 11 Tim. 3:2, more and more we want to get "oil in our vessels with our lamps, " Matt. 25:4 And this is done by getting an understanding of God's Word. "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. " Psalms 119:105.
As you read the articles contained in this newsletter, we trust your mind will be more enlightened as to just what God is doing in our day. America is not the same nation that it was twenty years ago, or even ten years ago. But as violence fills the earth one more time, let us, as never before, "run with patience the race that is set before us." Heb. 12:1.
We trust you will be blessed by this newsletter, and we would appreciate hearing from you, as well as asking for your continued prayers and support of this ministry.
May God bless you is our prayer.