Through the Bible with Les Feldick

Jan - Feb - Mar 2001

Dear Friends, Once again, this is an opportunity for us to respond to so many events and letters. First, a big "thank you" to all our Minnesota and Wisconsin friends who opened their homes to us. We had a glorious time - a little bit of heaven I guess we could say. Also, we are thankful for the wonderful response in all the places we opened the Word. What fond memories.

-We consistently receive hundreds of letters from almost every state, plus Canada and the West Indies. You will never know what an encouragement it is to us, especially when you admonish us to "not change a thing." We thank you for your prayers and financial help. We, in turn, lift all of you up to our Heavenly Father Who knows everyone’s needs.

-We are setting up our itinerary for the year 2001, if the Lord does not return. If you are interested in having us in your area, contact us. We do not go anywhere without an invitation.

-The Nation of Israel remains in conflict, and will continue to, until the Son of Perdition makes his debut and brings about the 7-year peace treaty for the Middle East. My personal opinion is that there will not be another great outbreak of war until after the 7-year tribulation begins. Which means, the Rapture is probably closer than most realize.

Bookkeeper’s Note: To all of you who have donated to the ministry by way of giving stock: If you have not received a donation receipt for the giving of your stock, Please, give us a call.

-For those of you interested in the financial end of the ministry: As of November 22, 2000, we are still spending 100% of every donated dollar received on television programming. The sales of books, videos and audios pays all of our operating expenses as well as a small portion also going for our television programming. Many of you may be interested to know that we are now branching out into radio. Please pray for us as we take this next step.

-Praise the Lord, God has blessed over and above our needs. We are staying in the black and growing as contributions allow. For this, we give the Lord the glory and praise, and thank everyone of you who support by prayer and/or financial help. You are co-laborers with us for Him. Also, if any of you need year-end summaries, please let us know. Laura

Secretary's Note: If you have a Bible question or comment, please feel free to call, 1-800-369-7856, and ask for Les. If you would like a catalogue or have a question about an order, or would like to place an order, anyone who answers can help you. Also, if you are watching the program and wish to order the video/audio/book that contains that program, please try to refer to the book number you see written on the blackboard. Remember, we do not have individual 1/2 hour programs available. They come 12 programs (1/2 hour per program) to a video/book/audio (6 hours total). God Bless and keep your eyes on the Eastern Sky! –Kim

ALASKA 2001 CRUISE - August 9th - Once again, we are taking an 7-day tour of breathtaking Alaska and the Inside Passage. Join us as we soak up the beauty of God's creation and worship Him in study with Les each night. It is truly an experience of a lifetime. Call for information and make plans to join us.

Other information: The ministry is now offering a new 28 minute video that includes a combination of a 12 minute Documentary of the Les Feldick Ministries along with Paul’s Gospel of Salvation. This is a great way to introduce your friends and family to the salvation message of grace as taught by Les. Order your VHS copy today for only $10.00 each.

What In The World

A FEW WORDS ABOUT GRACE -- By William R. Newell

The Nature of Grace:

1. Grace is God acting freely, according to His own nature -- as Love; with no promises or obligations to fulfill; and acting of course, righteously -- in view of the cross.

2. Grace, therefore, is uncaused in the recipient: its cause lies wholly in the GIVER, in GOD.

3. Grace, also is sovereign. Not having debts to pay, or fulfilled conditions on man's part to wait for, it can act toward whom, and how, it pleases. It can, and does, often, place the worst deservers in the highest favors.

4. Grace cannot act where there is either desert or ability. Grace does not help -- it is absolute, it does all.

5. There being no cause in the creature why Grace should be shown, the creature must be brought off from trying to give cause to God for His Grace.

6. The discovery by the creature that he is truly the object of Divine grace, works the utmost humility: for the receiver of grace is brought to know his own absolute unworthiness, and his complete inability to attain worthiness: yet he finds himself blessed - on another principle, outside of himself!

7. Therefore, flesh has no place in the plan of Grace. This is the great reason why Grace is hated by the proud natural mind of man. But for this very reason, the true believer rejoices! For he knows that "in him, that is, in his flesh, is no good thing; and yet he finds God glad to bless him, just as he is!

The Place of Man under Grace:

1. He has been accepted in Christ, who is his standing!

2. He is not "on probation."

3. As to his life past, it does not exist before God: he died at the Cross, and Christ is his life.

4. Grace, once bestowed, is not withdrawn: for God knew all the human exigencies (needs) beforehand; His action was independent of them, not dependent upon them.

5. The failure of devotion does not cause the withdrawal of bestowed grace (as it would under Law) . For example: the man in I Cor. 5:1-5, and also those in 11:30-32, who did not "judge" themselves, and so were "judged by the Lord, -- that they might not be condemned with the world!"

The Proper Attitude of Man under Grace:

1. To believe, and to consent to be loved while unworthy, is the great secret.

2, To refuse to make "resolutions" and "vows;" for that is to trust in the flesh.

3. To expect to be blessed, though realizing more and more lack of worth.

4. To testify of God's goodness, at all times.

5. To be certain of God's future favor; yet to be ever more tender in conscience toward Him.

6. To rely on God's chastening hand as a mark of His Kindness.

7. A man under grace, if like Paul, has no burden regarding himself; but many about others.

Things Which Gracious Souls Discover:

1. To"hope to be better" is to fail to see yourself in Christ only.

2. To be disappointed with yourself, is to have believed in yourself.

3. To be discouraged is unbelief, -- as to God's purpose and plan of blessing for you,

4. To be proud, is to be blind! For we have no standing before God, in ourselves.

5. The lack of Divine blessing, therefore, comes from unbelief, and not from failure of devotion.

6. Real devotion to God arises, not from man's will to show it; but from the discovery that blessing has been received from God while we were yet unworthy and undevoted.

7. To preach devotion first, and blessing second, is to reverse God's order and preach Law, not grace. The Law made man's blessing depend on devotion; Grace confers undeserved, unconditional blessing: our devotion may follow, but does not always do so, -- in proper measure.

*A special thank you to George Wesley from Missouri for sending this article to us.

Questions & Answers

Question -Why do you use the word Palestine, when it is not even in the Bible?

Answer -- It is in the Bible. Exodus 15:14, Isaiah 14:28 &31, and Joel 3:4. They all are in reference to the strip of land between the Eastern Mediterranean Sea coast and the Jordan Valley. In Antiquity, this was inhabited by the Philistines, from which Palestine is derived. I use the word sparingly, and only because it is the term quite readily understood by even the Biblically ignorant. But, I much prefer to use the term "Israel," especially since the Jews once again, according to prophecy (Deut. 30:1 & 2 and Ezekiel 37:12-14) have made it their Sovereign homeland.

Actually, to call the Arabs now living in Israel "Palestinians" is a misnomer. Palestine, or Israel as we now know it, was the homeland of the Jewish people from Joshua, about 1400 B.C., until, by God's Sovereign design, they were expelled and scattered into every nation on earth by the Roman destruction of the temple and Jerusalem in 70 A.D. From that time until the early 1900's it was primarily a wasteland under the occupying boots of several different empires. Little by little, Jews started settling the land by way of Kibbutzes.

After World War II, they escaped Europe and their numbers grew until the War of Independence. They were declared a Sovereign State. But, by a United Nations supervised cease-fire, the borders were established that left the Arabs in what we have come to know as the West Bank. I do not like to call present day Israel the Promised Land, because the Promised Land goes all the way out to the Euphrates River and back to the River of Egypt in the West. The Jews have never occupied much of that except a small area east of Galilee during Solomon's reign.

But, when Christ returns and sets up His Kingdom, ruling from Jerusalem, Israel will finally enjoy all the real estate promised to Abraham in Gen. 15:18. And, it will not be desert. It will be as the Garden of Eden was. Isaiah 51:3 - "For our Lord shall comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places; He will make her wilderness like Eden and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.

Letters From Our Friends

--God bless Les Feldick, the Oklahoma cowboy (and his sidekick Iris), who's herding the sinners, chasing after the strays - guiding with gentle words of truth and strong words of faith and commitment so we might all be there in that great and final round-up when our Lord Jesus appears once more to judge us and place us in heavenly pastures for eternity. Thank you. Zanesville, OH

-- There are no words that can express my happiness and my newfound freedom in believing God. Thank you so much for your patient teaching -going over and over the Word so that it eventually sinks into my brain. You know, I have read the Book and I thought I knew what I was reading -but I'm here today to tell you what I thought I knew is not what is!! I am finally getting a little food... God bless you both. Oklahoma City, OK

--When we told what we were thankful for during Thanksgiving Service, my friend said she was thankful for me because I turned her on to Les Feldick's program and a whole new Bible opened up to her -Thank you, Les, and Thank you, Lord. Rockbridge, OH

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