Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong meets with King Leopold lll of Belgium. The King presented this last of four watches cast from a WWl cannonball to Mr. Armstrong in 1970 for his contribution toward world peace
We now have the record of history (that stands as a banner) that God's ambassador was received with honor by the nations of the twentieth century. How could a private citizen of ordinary status receive personal invitations from heads-of-state -- kings, presidents, and prime ministers? For almost two decades, why would world leaders repeatedly extend personal invitations requesting a visit from God's Ambassador for World Peace. Why would these governments confer their high honor of recognition on such a private alien? It is unprecedented! It is unheard of!
Never, in the history of mankind, has anything like this been done! Jesus Christ, our soon-coming King said: "Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father" (John 14:12).
But it is miraculous proof of God fulfilling His word. "And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!" (Romans 10:15). Now the proof is very clear that we know from the conduct (which is the labor and work of God's end-time ambassador for world peace) that it was done in the Lord, and therefore it cannot be refuted! It is now the record of history that declares he preached the everlasting gospel of peace - which brings the glad tidings of good things concerning the glorious Kingdom of God.
Mr. Herbert W. Armstrong was Founder of the Plain Truth magazine.
He fulfilled the prophecy of Mark 13:10
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone of Japan reviews the Plain Truth magazine
Now it is imperative that we remember these Scriptures:
"Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct" (Hebrews 13:7). "Moreover I will be careful to ensure that you always have a reminder of these things after my decease" (2 Peter 1:15). "Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on. Yes, says the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them" (Revelation 14:13).
The Bible is no more a mystery now! The plain truth of God's Holy Bible is now revealed. "...But say to them, the days are at hand, and the fulfillment of every vision. For no more shall there be any false vision or flattering divination within the House of Israel. For I am the Lord. I speak, and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed; for in your days, O rebellious house, I will say the word and perform it, says the Lord God" (Ezekiel 12:23-25). All prophecy about the work of the end-time Zerubbabel has been fulfilled. The Bible is now an open book.
We can know that Holy Scriptures have been made known by the commandment and power of the great wise Creator God. "The glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken" (Isaiah 40:5). "...In the latter days you will understand it perfectly" (Jeremiah 23:20).
How can we make such bold statements? We do not need to guess! We do not need to theorize! We can know it because the authority of God's Word reveals it! "The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, and as I have purposed, so it shall stand" (Isaiah 14:24).
The Bible is the infallible word of God. It is the authority and revelation of Almighty God to mankind. One can know that the Bible is God's instruction manual for mankind. Yet few understand this missing dimension that the Bible is Jesus Christ in written form.
The Bible is the world's biggest seller, and although many read it, almost no one understood what it meant until God sent His end-time Zerubbabel. Think for a moment! Rejoice, now the Holy Bible can be clearly understood. Just knowing this, that the Bible is complete for us today and is up-to-date, gives us unspeakable joy.
We know that the Bible is the foundation of all knowledge and shows the right approach for acquiring knowledge. One cannot acquire spiritual biblical knowledge by human reasoning, self-observation, exploratory thought, and philosophical powers. Why? -- Because the Bible is like a jigsaw puzzle or a coded book.
Therefore, a loving God sent for us a great end-time servant, and gave him divine revelation to solve the jigsaw puzzle and to break the code, that those who God would call can acquire and receive the plain truth of God's revelation.
Remember, God's revelation is given only to those who are continually being led by the power of God's Holy Spirit. Just having God's Holy Spirit is not enough. One must follow, or be led daily in doing, God's work and will.
The plain truth of God's revelation is that God is reproducing Himself. God is a family. The Church of God is the spiritual mother. This is the sure faith of the true gospel. It is the plain truth of God's revelation that reveals the Church is now the embryonic Kingdom of God. This glorious revelation is the truth of the true gospel - which is the coming of the future Kingdom of God.