It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve the Lord God Almighty through the ministry It’s High Time! for the past two years. We are an organization of God-fearing watchmen whom are determined to give the three angels’ messages with a certain sound. We believe that “the cases of all are being tried in the heavenly courts, and it is high time to put away sin, and to work earnestly to save as many as possible.” Our mission is to help individuals stand true to God in the investigative judgment that commenced on October 22, 1844.
The ministry of It’s High Time! was birthed out of a preceding ministry called The Detroit Prayer Line, which was started in early 2012 by a few faithful church members, who systematically came together to pray for revival and reformation. On a weekly basis, a small unit of individuals would meet on a conference call to sigh and cry over the abominations in the church and petition the throne of grace on its behalf. This effort was led out by yours truly. Over the course of several months the numbers grew. Eventually, every Monday evening, many would look forward to joining the prayer line as it became a place of prayer, praise, intercession and a powerful word from anointed speakers.
Due to relocation in the summer of 2014, it became logistically impossible for me to continue facilitating the conference call and much to the dismay of many participants, The Detroit Prayer Line was suspended indefinitely. Feeling the void left by the cessation of the ministry, I answered the call of the Lord to bring into prominence a previous vision that the Lord inspired me with earlier in 2014. In February of 2014, It’s High Time! was announced to the world as a media/publishing ministry. It became known for its mass distribution of sermons, articles, and a conduit for keeping the issues of the remnant church and bible prophecy in the forefront.
By God’s grace, financial support from people like yourself has helped us to procure resources to be able to produce video. Kind donors who are partnering with Christ as missionaries have gifted us with a HD camera, lighting kit, audio equipment, and editing software. Your monetary gifts have helped to sustain internet connections, digital evangelism campaigns, bible study materials, fuel cost demands and more. Just this year alone, we have had the opportunity to share the gospel in over 20 countries.
As the ministry demands are growing, we are in need of more support. We are preparing to launch our educational wing with The Home School Consulting Services (more details are soon to come). Additionally, our local bible study contact lists are growing and we need help to take care of the expenses of faithful gospel workers who are volunteering for service on very modest incomes. We direly need to upgrade our computers so that we can produce high quality programming on a consistent basis. With our current PC’s, it takes on average three days to shoot, edit, render and upload to YouTube. With an upgrade to MacBook Pro’s we can shave that production time down to a fragment and the Three Angels’ Messages can truly be broadcast expeditiously around the world. As we are working in a very dark (spiritually) metropolitan area, there is a need to establish a house of worship. Our bible workers are working exhaustively to reach the lost sheep, but the ministry is not free.
Christ’s words are recorded in Matthew 9:37-38, “Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” It’s High Time! ministries has answered the call from the Lord of the harvest to be co-laborers with Christ to finish the work. We make an earnest appeal for you to share our burden for souls. You may not be with us in flesh, but your prayers and financial support are very much appreciated.
Voluntary offerings and the tithe constitute the revenue of the gospel. Of the means which is entrusted to man, God claims a certain portion—a tithe; but He leaves all free to say how much the tithe is, and whether or not they will give more than this. They are to give as they purpose in their hearts. But when the heart is stirred by the influence of the Spirit of God, and a vow is made to give a certain amount, the one who vowed has no longer any right to the consecrated portion. He has given his pledge before men, and they are called to witness to the transaction. At the same time he has incurred an obligation of the most sacred character to co-operate with the Lord in building up His kingdom on earth…
…Well, says one, the calls keep coming to give to the cause; I am weary of giving. Are you? Then let me ask: Are you weary of receiving from God’s beneficent hand? Not until He ceases to bless you will you cease to be under bonds to return to Him the portion He claims. He blesses you that it may be in your power to bless others. When you are weary of receiving, then you may say: I am weary of so many calls to give. God reserves to Himself a portion of all that we receive. When this is returned to Him, the remaining portion is blessed, but when it is withheld, the whole is sooner or later cursed. God’s claim is first; every other is secondary.1Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, pp. 148-151
An American businessman who was an earnest Christian, in conversation with a fellow worker remarked that he himself worked for Christ twenty-four hours of the day. “In all my business relations,” he said, “I try to represent my Master. As I have opportunity, I try to win others to Him. All day I am working for Christ. And at night, while I sleep, I have a man working for Him in China.”
In explanation he added: “In my youth I determined to go as a missionary to the heathen. But on the death of my father I had to take up his business in order to provide for the family. Now, instead of going myself, I support a missionary. In such a town of such a province of China, my worker is stationed. And so, even while I sleep, I am, through my representative, still working for Christ.”
Are there not Seventh-day Adventists who will do likewise? Instead of keeping the ministers at work for the churches that already know the truth, let the members of the churches say to these laborers: “Go work for souls that are perishing in darkness. We ourselves will carry forward the services of the church. We will keep up the meetings, and, by abiding in Christ, will maintain spiritual life. We will work for souls that are about us, and we will send our prayers and our gifts to sustain the laborers in more needy and destitute fields.”2Testimonies for the Church, vol. 6, pp. 29-30
I pray that we all may be blessed to see the fruit of our labors very soon. If you are impressed by the Holy Spirit, feel free to donate securely online today. Please contact us if you desire any additional information. Someone will be happy to assist you.
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|1.||↑||Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, pp. 148-151|
|2.||↑||Testimonies for the Church, vol. 6, pp. 29-30|