“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” (Heb 13:8)
Circular Letter December 2020
Heartfelt greetings to all brothers and sisters worldwide in the precious Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the Scripture from 1. John 2, verse 27:
“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.”
May these words penetrate deeply into every heart and become true. Under the direct anointing and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, prophets were able to foretell the entire Plan of Salvation in advance in the Word of God. That same anointing rested on our Savior. He was Christ – the Anointed One. In Luke 4:18-19 our Savior read the text from Isaiah 61, verse 1 and half of verse 2: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.” And we, as true believers, have received the same Spirit, the same anointing, the same teaching, and the same revelation of Jesus Christ.
Paul had a direct calling, was under the anointing and inspiration of the Spirit of God, and was so certain of the proclamation that he had to say, “Anyone who preaches another gospel is under the curse!” (Gal 1:8). William Branham, the man of God in our day, also had a direct divine calling, was under the anointing and inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and preached the everlasting gospel. The same is true with regard to my calling. As certain as the Lord God declares a calling, He certainly has confidence in the prophets, apostles, and servants of God whom He has ordained to the ministry. What the Lord said in John 20:21 still applies today: “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” A divine sending also includes what our Lord said in John 13:20: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.”
In the Scripture quoted in our introduction, the Apostle John wrote that the anointing continuously abides in the true children of God. He emphasized that no lie originates in the truth (v. 21). Already in verse 20 we read: “But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.” His words in verse 28 are addressed directly to us in this time: “And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” (1 Jn 2:28).
We are all waiting for the Revelation of Jesus Christ and want to be ready at His Return. For us, the admonition “Little children, abide in Him” is of greatest importance. In John 15:5 our Savior said, “… He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”