I want to
share with you some new developments that will be taking place with our
publications for 2008. Many of you on our mailing list have been receiving
The Dove magazine and The Flaming Sword newsletter for some
time. Both publications are hard hitting and informative, but it has been
increasingly difficult to keep up with them because John Torell was
writing articles for both publications in addition to his regular pastoral
Dove was birthed in 1979 as an informative
magazine that would bring out spiritual insight to the Christian
community, an awareness of apostasy within the Church, preserve solid
Christian doctrine for future generations, warn people about political
conspiracies and inform people about the coming mark of the beast when the
antichrist regime takes over the world.
Flaming Sword newsletter came about as a
response to the growing need to present information faster than The
Dove allowed since it was only a quarterly publication. The newsletter
filled the gap and kept up with current events. That has been the goal,
but slowly over time, we found ourselves drifting away from the objective.
I am sure you have noticed that the newsletters have progressively gotten
thicker, with only three being sent out last year. The articles which John
wrote for the newsletter in 2007 were extensive and thorough but it had
the unintended consequence of delaying feature articles in The Dove.
As a result, the magazine gradually slowed down to the point where it has
now been a number of years since it was published. After prayer and
deliberation, we are changing the format of the newsletter so that it will
become what it once was, a monthly publication.
coming year, John Torell will focus on the magazine and I will head up the
newsletter. The extensive articles from The Flaming Sword will be
transferred to The Dove and the newsletter will be different from
what it has been. We plan on adding testimonies, letters, prayer requests
and interviews from within the ministry, so you can see what God is doing
here locally. After all, we are the body of Christ, made up of unique
individuals with different trials and victories. At the same time, we
won’t neglect articles and current events as they apply to Christians
living in a fallen world. By covering world events from a Christian
perspective, believers in Christ can be informed and make a difference.
shed the light of God abroad, it will show unbelievers the light of the
Gospel and expose the unfruitful works of darkness. (Matthew 5:14-16;
Ephesians 5:1-17) As the time of the anti-Christ draws closer, Jesus’
church must rise to the occasion or be swept aside. It is my hope that
Christians around the world will be empowered by the Holy Spirit and a
shining example to hold back the tide of darkness until Jesus comes!
richly bless you today,
Volume 1, 2008