Behold, He Cometh

Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. — Revelation 1:7

One day, not far off, the Lord Jesus will come breaking through the clouds with His angels. In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, at this last trump, time will be no more. There will be a crashing of ages when time ceases and all people of all generations, living and dead, come together. There will be a universal resurrection, and all people will stand before the great white throne of judgment. The book of life will be opened, and we will all be judged. The righteous will inherit eternal life in Heaven to be forever with the Lord, and the unrighteous will be cast into a lake of fire for eternity.Read more

Published Throughout the Region

And the word of the Lord was published throughout all the region. —Acts 13:49

Our prayer and desire was and still is today for the simple gospel of Jesus Christ to be spread throughout all regions of the world. Religion and men’s organizations will never satisfy the longing soul. There is a great need for people to hear and read the unadulterated, pure teaching and doctrines of God’s Word.

It is with much thanksgiving to the Lord that we celebrate ten years of publishing the Gospel Truth. It has rarely been convenient or easy, but God’s work is not about convenience; it is about answering the call of God and doing His will, no matter what the cost. I remember well over twenty-five years ago expressing the need for a doctrinally-based paper to share with ministers on the mission field. It was many years later when it was incumbent upon us from the Lord to begin this ministry.

Here is an excerpt from the editorial of the first Gospel Truth issue in July 2012:

Through many years of ministry around the world, I have recognized a great need to help establish native ministries in the truth of the Word. This is not about gaining a following or having someone ‘join’ a group. It is about teaching and encouraging people to be the Church in their locality. Unity then comes about as people walk in the truth, being led by the Spirit.…It is the desire of my wife and me to share through the written word of this paper some of the foundational, scriptural truths that can assist honest hearts in becoming established in the truth.

For ten years, the Gospel Truth has been published every quarter. God has been faithful to provide this ministry with wonderful helpers and volunteers. It is only by their efforts, both local and abroad that this ministry has been able to grow and reach more people. We are grateful for those who have supported Gospel Truth Publishing with prayer and finances.

As we step forward into the next decade of publishing, we covet your prayers for greater inspiration and anointing.. May Christ ever be in view and His kingdom be the focus of every endeavor. May the Lord open more doors and enable the truth to be shared to hungry, seeking souls.

With a grateful heart,
Michael W. Smith

Editorial

And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night.
—Exodus 13:21

As the Lord went before the children of Israel in a pillar of a cloud in the day and in a pillar of fire by night to lead the way, so the Lord will be just as faithful to guide His children today. God has not left us to our own devices to discover the way to make it to Heaven. He has not left us alone to our own thinking and wisdom to make decisions that will radically change our lives. God has promised to lead us and be with us.Read more

Editorial

Pray for us: for we trust we have a good conscience, in all things willing to live honestly. —Hebrews 13:18

The prayer request of the apostle Paul was that they would have a clear conscience and in everything to live honestly. May the Lord impress upon all people who have a desire to serve Him the importance of practical, daily honesty. We have been called to live a life of holiness without deceit. Read more

Editorial

And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. — Luke 22:62

While Jesus was being tried, Peter, who had followed afar off, denied the Lord three times. Afterward, Peter went outside and wept bitterly. His heart was broken, and he sorrowed deeply for denying his Lord and Savior. The beauty of this incident is that the story was not over. After Jesus rose from the dead, He especially wanted Peter to get the news that He was alive. While Peter had denied the Lord, God had accepted his repentant spirit, and Peter would have another opportunity to serve Jesus. Glory to God!Read more