THE WORD OF TRUTH MINISTRY
228 NORTH EL MOLINO AVENUE
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91101-1675
Otis Q. Sellers, Founder David R. Hettema, Director
Volume 2, No. 40 Jane Sellers Hancock, Editor June 2006
THOUGHTS FROM THE EDITOR
Jane S. Hancock
We call the time period in which we now live the Dispensation of Grace. God is silent; there are no miracles; sin and death rule. What we look forward to is the Kingdom of God. God’s Spirit touches us all; there are manifest miracles; righteousness and life rule. While the majority of people who live on earth today look for a future home in heaven, we look forward to wonderful days on earth. Let’s explore a few verses from God’s Word that make this so clear.
And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it (Isa. 40:5).
What does this mean? What does “the glory of the LORD” mean? What will happen when the glory of the LORD is revealed? It means God takes over. Death stops. What does “all flesh shall see it together” mean? They will see it together, feel the change, in much the same way that the disciples felt it on the Day of Pentecost.
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: and also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit (Joel 2:28-29).
This is divine intervention. It can come at any time. We don’t know. But when it comes, we will know. We will see it together.
Whatever we need provided will be furnished. Look at the miracles in John’s Gospel. These miracles are a taste of what man can expect when God takes over. Read the booklet, The 8 Signs of John’s Gospel, by David R. Hettema, from which the following is a very brief summary.
Jesus changes water to wine. The One Who changed the water into wine is the same One Who created this world. Christ the Creator can override all the laws of time and nature.
Jesus heals the nobleman’s son. When God in Christ takes over this earth, He will do for every individual living upon this earth what He did for the nobleman’s son. He will remove all sicknesses. His power will instantly stop death and dying.
Jesus tells the crippled man to walk. Jesus Christ can heal even existing conditions. When the glory of the Lord is revealed, we will have changed physical bodies, perfect ones, direct from God.
Jesus feeds 5,000 hungry people. When Christ rules the world, no one will be hungry. The entire earth will experience this great change.
Jesus walks upon the sea. He will again be the Master of the seas and all of nature’s power.
Jesus gives sight to a man born blind. Again Jesus has the power to give us perfect health, a perfect body, to every living being upon this earth.
Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. And Jesus will raise every person who waits in the grave, even after hundreds of years.
So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My mouth: it shall not return unto Me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the LORD for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off (Isa. 55:11-13).
God demands that His Words be listened to; He says that joy and peace will be a part of His government; He says that nature will also respond; He says it will be for His glory.
For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace (Psa. 37:10-11).
The “meek” in the passage are those who submit to God’s will.
I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the shittah tree, and the myrtle, and the oil tree; I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: that they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the LORD hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it (Isa. 41:18-20).
These descriptions are of a beautiful day. How wonderful it’s going to be during the Kingdom of God!
FROM THE DIRECTOR
David R. Hettema
It is with grateful joy to our great God and Savior Jesus Christ that we have attained a goal that had seemed previously impossible.
The Word of Truth Ministry has now recorded upon digital masters almost every written study and audio recording that the late Otis Q. Sellers had produced and presented to his followers through his ministry. Go to our Web site, www.seedandbread.org, to see what is available.
Those who do not have access to a computer may order the audio disks from The Word of Truth Ministry and listen to your selections on your MP3 compact disk player. Reaching this goal means that the joyful command given in the Scriptures to “proclaim the Word, in season and out of season” is now a worldwide reality for these messages of Truth written and voiced by Otis Q. Sellers.
We are grateful to Robert (Bob) Hammond who spearheaded this project. He and his numerous helpers have achieved a great goal. Send inquiries to our e-mail correspondent, Bob Hammond, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Ministry at email@example.com. Written correspondence may be addressed to The Word of Truth Ministry, 228 N. El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101-1675.
To anyone who purchased the booklet, Matthew 24 and the Consummation of the Eon, by John Ribbens, during our year-end sale, please check to make sure that the two charts are on pages 87 and 89. If your book does not have the charts, please write to our office and we will send the charts to you. We apologize for the inconvenience.
In Isaiah 55:11 God makes this declaration concerning the Words that He speaks: “So shall My Word be that goes forth out of My mouth: but it shall not return to Me void, but shall accomplish that which I please and shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”
People are finding The Word of Truth Ministry. Many are “just beginning” into the truths proclaimed through the Web site and the printed page. Many have questions that need answers to add to the truths of their discovery, such as: “What is the Kingdom of God?”; “Why don’t you teach that the dead go to heaven?”; and “Almost 99 percent of Christians believe that the ‘rapture’ is what is coming next, how can you deny that? Isn’t that what the Bible says?”
I have very strong feelings that this Ministry should RETURN TO THE BASICS and spend the next several months going over basic truths about the Kingdom of God, about death, about resurrection, and about the soul—those studies discovered and expounded by Otis Q. Sellers. In his memory we should be adding our voice to those things already written, already spoken. We need to return to the teaching of the basics for those who are new to these ideas, who are searching for Truth. Doing this will encourage and strengthen those that God’s Spirit has prompted to inquire into His Word for the Truth.
Our late friend Harry Wells once told us that we were too complacent in the Truth: “You folks who have the truth about the Kingdom of God are sitting on the best-kept secret in the world.” We don’t want to sit on that secret any more. We want to make the Truth comprehensible to all. Therefore, back to the basics. &
BIBLE STUDY AUDIO TAPES
By Otis Q. Sellers, Bible Teacher
The entire Tape Library (TL) series, consisting of numbers TL-001 to TL-570, is still available on MP3 compact disks. A complete subjects list may be obtained from our Web site, www.seedandbread.org, the home office in Pasadena, California, or writing/e-mailing:
The Word of Truth Ministry
Mrs. Gwen Staiger, Recorder
121 Wood Oak Dr., Joshua, TX 76058
The Dutch Lachai-Roi Web Site
Read Seed & Bread and One-A-Day in Dutch on the European Web site: www.lachairoi.org. Johan Hansen and his son, Arnoud, translated these particular Otis Q. Sellers’ publications because they appreciated his independent studies, finding answers to unsolved problems.
The WOTM Bulletin, December 2006, Page 4: News Briefs. First column, first paragraph—the booklet title for Grace Publica