Note from Les
Since our January letters are written long before Christmas, I have to take this opportunity now to thank everyone for the cards, letters, and gifts. All are so appreciated! As Iris said so often during our seminar travels "Les, why do they love us so? " We also want to thank you for the prayers on Laura's behalf. She survived only because of the prayers of the Saints! For our age consideration, Iris and I are both doing OK. I've had no more vertigo and her hip is doing just fine. So even though we have stopped our travels, we keep totally busy with phone calls, and visitors!
What in the World
The girls in the office advised me that they were inundated with calls asking why I skipped Galatians chapter 6. So they suggested I make up for that with an article on that chapter. Of course that was 15 years ago and all I can remember is that I was in a hurry to get into Ephesians.
Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
In this verse, Paul is giving instructions concerning a fellow believer who has fallen into gross sin. Contrary to our human nature, we are to be considerate and forgiving lest, as he says at the end of verse one, you also are found guilty of falling. Quite a reminder that we are all plagued daily by our old Adam!
Verses 2-5 instruct us to be aware of our own personal lifestyle. I think of Titus 2:11-13 11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
Verse 11 is another indication that Paul had eye trouble. The large letters were reference to his need for printing large for his own benefit. We get letters quite often from nearly blind folks and they do the same thing.
Then dropping down to verse 14 we find Paul makes the memorable statement "God forbid that I should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me and I unto the world”. This refers to our new life in Christ. See also ll Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Question: When did the apostle Paul write his epistles?
Answer: Although numerous different timelines are put forth as to exactly when Paul made his missionary journeys and wrote his epistles, the following approximate dates are those most often seen:
* Paul's conversion: 36 or 37 AD
* First missionary journey: 46 - 48 AD
* Council of Jerusalem: 50 or 51 AD
* Second missionary journey: 51 - 53 AD
* The writing of I Thessalonians: 52 AD
* The writing of ll Thessalonians: 53 AD
* Third missionary journey: 54 - 58
* The writing of l Corinthians: 56 AD
* The writing of II Corinthians: 57 AD
* Writes Romans and Galatians: 57 - 58 AD
* Imprisonment in Judea: 58 - 60 AD
* Imprisonment at Rome: 61 - 63 AD
* Writes Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon: 61 - 63 AD
* The writings of l Timothy & Titus: 64 AD
* Paul writes ll Timothy and then is martyred by Nero: 68 AD
Mom (Iris) insisted that I give an update on my health status as we know for sure that so many people have been praying for me. How I appreciate those prayers! Although I'm still having some health issues, I am doing so great compared to how I was doing! I was sick for about five months and in the hospital 52 days during that time but have been doing really well since Christmas. I have been able to eat and keep things down and have gained back about 15 pounds. I was able to start working half days at the ministry on February 15 and it is such a blessing to be able to answer the phone and talk with fellow believers! During my stay in the hospital there was a thought that was impressed upon my mind: the more we suffer in this world, for whatever reason, the more we can identify with the apostle Paul when he called the rapture the blessed hope. As most of you know, I am looking forward to the rapture and hoping it is soon. (as are many of you!) There are so many clues that seem to indicate that this indeed may be the case! However, there are many many others who scoff at the idea totally. Sadly, among those looking for the rapture are people who believe they are saved but in reality have not placed their faith solely in the finished work of the cross and thus are going to miss the rapture even though they believe in it. There also may be a few out there who are truly saved but believe the rapture is an event that is going to take place halfway through the tribulation or at the end of the tribulation. To all those who do not believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, I would like to point out where Paul calls the rapture the blessed hope. During the first half of the Tribulation one fourth of the world's population is going to die. During the second half, the rest of the world is going to die except for a few million. If the church was going to go through any part of the tribulation, how could Paul call it our blessed hope? To me, the blessed hope is just that – the knowledge that I will not have to go through the horrors of that which is to come! To me, Titus 2:13 is the greatest argument there is for a pre-tribulation rapture.
All eyes on Turkey! Les has been saying for years and years to watch Turkey! Turkey is the key – or at least a major one – to end time prophecy. In Ezekiel 38, Turkey seems to be one of the major nations involved in the Magog war and she needs to be aligned with Russia. Right now, Turkey is a member of NATO and just a few short years ago, Turkey was trying her best to get into the European Union and was very westernized. Today, Turkey has become very Islamic with a president who has no desire to become westernized at all but rather become leader of the Sunni Muslims. Right now Turkey and Russia are at odds and it seems as though Turkey wants to warm up her relations with Israel, but things can change so fast. So be watching Turkey!
Q: Who were the three prophets who were also priests?
A: Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Zechariah
Q: What was the significance in the name change from Abram to Abraham and Sarai to Sarah?
A: The name Abram meant "high father" or " Noble father" whereas Abraham means "father of multitudes". Sarai means “princess" while the name Sarah means "mother of many" or "mother of Nations".
One little tiny clue to soon end times: "global lighting challenge". To replace 10 billion street lights (worldwide) with streetlights that have cameras....another way for the antichrist and the one world government to know everything about everybody all of the time.
In Paul’s letters (Romans 1 thru the end of Philemon), Paul addressed the word Jesus 205 times. Only in 11 of the 205 did he not put “Lord” or “Christ” with it.
Here’s a recipe for a family …
*4 cups of Love
*2 cups of loyalty
*3 cups of forgiveness
*1 cup of friendship
*5 spoons of hope
*2 spoons of tenderness
*4 quarts of faith
*1 barrel of laughter
Take love and loyalty, mix it thoroughly with faith. Blend it with tenderness, kindness, and understanding. Add friendship and hope, sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Bake it with sunshine. Serve daily with generous helpings.
As always, we want to start by expressing our heartfelt thanks for your generous financial and prayerful support. You are truly answering the call to spread the good news of the Gospel throughout the world. Even during these difficult financial times, our viewers have been so faithful to give. Because of that, Les Feldick Ministries is not only sustained, but continues to grow and reach more people every year.
Our office is a busy one. Every day we receive hundreds of pieces of mail and numerous phone calls. Because we are a “grass roots” style ministry, and do most everything “in house” we sometimes find it difficult to keep up. We know it can be frustrating, but we so appreciate your patience as we do our best to fill every order, answer every call, and respond to all correspondence that requires a response in a timely way.
Although some of you have read this in past newsletters, it bears repeating for new customers that there are a few ways you can help make the order/payment/donation process easier and faster. There is no need for an order blank if you order by mail. You may just include a small note or even write on the memo line of your check the word “send” and then the format and number of the product(s) you would like (send book #3 - #5). For donations, simply indicate on the memo line that the check or money order is a gift. Regarding payments for orders that come with an invoice, just write the invoice number on the memo line of the check. These steps help ensure that your funds are designated correctly and you do not receive a duplicate or delay in receiving your order.
It has been brought to our attention that customers have been experiencing issues with removing the CD’s from their cases. If you are experiencing issues with the cases please try lifting the cases and pressing the button in the center of the CD. Pressing the button while the case is slightly lifted allows the CD to release from the case without damaging the CD. Please do not PRY the CD from the case… if you have any questions please call the ministry and we will be happy to assist you over the phone.
Due to the fact that we have no new products to offer, we will now include a product list with only one newsletter per year rather than two. If you would like a list, please feel free to call the ministry at (800) 369 – 7856 or (918) 768-3218, and we will gladly send you one or find it on our website www.lesfeldick.org. Otherwise, there will be a list included in the October - December 2016 newsletter. Currently, we still have everything Les taught between 1991 and 2009 available in transcribed book, DVD and audio CD formats. From April through June, the programs that will be airing are from #37 - #42 which are based in Ephesians through I Thessalonians, with #42 containing the Les and Iris Story. Please feel free to call with any orders or questions.
From the Mailbox
I am 80 years old and I have spent most of my life not knowing our Lord Jesus Christ.
Somewhere in the last year or so a passage became known to me somehow that "the only way to
the Father is through the Son. " I started seeking Jesus Christ. I asked a scriptural
question on the Internet and somehow saw Les Feldick ministries as a reference. I went
to your website and started reading and going through the little books in order, starting in
Genesis. I now know I am saved and that I will be raised up in the rapture. I do at least one
study session a day and pray for more days to learn. I now feel the Holy Spirit taking charge
of my life and making me a new creation as you said it would. I call each change of old habit
nothing more than a miracle performed by the grace of God. I know I was lead to Les Feldick
ministries in order that my life could be changed. You also mentioned that older folks can be
prayerful as a way of serving so now I am asking the Lord Jesus to teach me how to pray
effectively. I am truly a student in the school of the Word of God and you are my teacher.
God is now my father, the Lord Jesus is my Savior, and the Holy Spirit is with me daily. I
need nothing in life now as I have everything.
Les Feldick Ministries
30706 W. Lona Valley Rd., Kinta, OK 74552
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