Rod Meredith of the Living Church of God sent the following letter to his members concerning a fast that he wants the church to do on February 23. Rod claims that the LCG is on the verge of doing a mighty work that will speak out against the gays and other evils in the British Israelite nations. Because of that forceful preaching the LCG is being attacked by Satan.
Also in the letter is a part about the church being protected from certain men who are causing division. Has the self-appointed, non-ordained false prophet Thiel finally become a thorn in LCG's side? Are people in LCG actually dumb enough to follow the joke that is Thiel?
This first letter is the letter that had to include Rod's favorite topic - SEX.
FROM THE PRESIDING EVANGELIST
Dear Brethren and Friends,
With the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, prophetic events in Europe and elsewhere will no doubt speed up a great deal! Mankind is in desperate need of God’s Kingdom and His righteous way of life. Here in the United States, with President Obama’s obvious approval of so-called “same-sex” marriage, the homosexual agenda is continuing to heavily influence nearly every facet of society. Maryland has become the eighth state to approve same-sex marriage. And in Great Britain, the House of Commons has just voted to approve this abomination. Even the French—normally thought of as a “romantic people”—are preparing to join in this satanic push to bring much of the formerly professing “Christian” world into line with ancient Sodom and Gomorrah!
How much longer until God Himself puts a final stop to this egregious behavior? As Almighty God looks down from heaven, He is looking for men and women with the genuine faith and courage to boldly proclaim His Truth. God declares that the modern “house of Israel has become dross to Me” (Ezekiel 22:18). Regarding our modern “mainstream” ministers, God states, “Her priests have violated My law and profaned My holy things; they have not distinguished between the holy and unholy, nor have they made known the difference between the unclean and the clean; and they have hidden their eyes from My Sabbaths, so that I am profaned among them” (v. 26). Indeed, it is sorrowful to realize that hundreds of millions of formerly professing Christians have been led down this road! Untold millions of our young people have somehow been led to totally confuse what is “clean” and what is “unclean.” They have not been taught that by professing ministers of God.
So Almighty God is looking for “a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one” (v. 30). Dear brethren, let that not be our epitaph—that we were not willing to “stand in the gap” and powerfully warn our peoples of what is just ahead unless we profoundly repent of our horrifying behaviors! We are now being cleverly led into these things by Satan the Devil—often with the connivance of false ministers.
As all of you know, we in this Work are doing our very best to proclaim the Truth. Just this past Sunday, we presented a powerful “live” Tomorrow’s World Presentation wherein I strongly proclaimed God’s Truth, “warned” our peoples against homosexuality and the other abominations of the land. And I tried to help our people realize the absolute necessity for the return of Christ as King of kings. Our Father in heaven has certainly blessed this Work over the last several years. This past year, God granted us 12 percent financial increase for which we thank Him deeply. We have had a great deal of unity and loyalty throughout our congregations and in this Work as a whole. Within the last two months, Mr. Richard Ames and I have added a number of very fine television stations to the roster of those stations carrying the Tomorrow’s World program. Our impact is increasing weekly. We do have much to be thankful for.
But Satan the Devil knows that we are now on the verge of doing a far more powerful Work than ever. So Satan is stirring up trouble and trying to divide and confuse God’s people.
Within the last few weeks, the income for this Work has dropped somewhat, and a spiritual malaise has appeared to set in among a number of people. They have apparently “taken for granted” all the work we are doing and the blessings God has given. Some have “let down their hair”—spiritually speaking—and are becoming easy victims for Satan’s devices. We sincerely love these people. We fervently pray for them for their spiritual salvation. But we—as a Church—must rouse ourselves to draw even closer to God and to honor His name in every way so that He may use us even more powerfully to proclaim His Truth and to “finish the Work” as Almighty God certainly wants us to do.
In this semi-public letter, I certainly do not want to go into details or name names. But I hope all of you who are aware of my ministry for the past 60 years will have enough faith that God is guiding me in this Work that you will join me and our Headquarters team in praying fervently that God will help us overcome any weaknesses that are appearing in our spiritual “armor”! Our Father in heaven wants us to “reflect Jesus Christ” in everything we think, say and do. Most of our ministers and brethren are certainly doing this. But Satan is on the prowl. God’s word tells us that he is constantly watching and waiting to destroy the people of God. In his letter near the end of his life, the Apostle Peter warned, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world” (1 Peter 5:8-9).
All of our leading ministers here at Headquarters join me in asking all of you brethren to join us in a spiritual fast a week from this coming Sabbath—which will be on the Sabbath of February 23. I ask that all of our ministers and elders and leaders of various little groups around the world show complete fidelity and join with us in leading your brethren to fast and seek God’s help beginning Friday evening at sunset and ending Saturday evening at sunset on February 22 and 23. We know that a few local Church picnics, activities, parties, etc. will no doubt be interrupted. But we do not need to “wait” before seeking God, as Satan is certainly not “waiting” before attacking the very Church of the living God at this time!
Passover is coming. We all need to draw closer to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to God our Father in every way. We all need to realize our great need to look to the sacrifice of Christ to cover the sins and transgressions we have all committed. We also need to look to Jesus Christ the living Head of God’s true Church (Ephesians 1:22-23) to inspire, guide and deliver us from every trial and test in this life and bring us into God’s everlasting Kingdom. He is our Savior. He is our Head and High Priest. He was sent here by the Father Himself to set us the example of the perfect life all of us should be living—totally surrendered and walking with God in every way.
Dear brethren, this Work will carry on with increasing power as it always has—if we do our part. But I do ask you, in Jesus’ name, to heartfeltly join with us “seeking God” and earnestly giving of yourselves in this period of fasting and prayer that God will rebuke and chasten, cleanse and purge and then empower all of us—individually and collectively—to “finish the course” and fully prepare ourselves and the Church of God for Christ’s coming Kingdom. Thank you, dear brethren, for your love, for your loyalty, your support and your extra help at this time.
With Christian love,
Roderick C. Meredith