Volume 11, Number 4
In This Issue
Cover Picture Explanation: Most of the summer I was
‘batching’ (living alone) and making-do in BLI’s house in Ottawa, Kansas,
until it would sell. This was after working nine blessed months in N. Iowa
as, what the State of Iowa called, “a foreign corporation.” I’ve now
returned to Ottawa, Kansas, where Bible Light has been based for 18 years.
During the batching time, I resorted to my laptop
computer to keep working. The laptop’s screen saver is programmed to say
“Restoration”. The word twists and turns on the screen – sometimes even
upside down and then swings wildly to a side view until you cannot read the
Sometimes the turning is rapid, sometimes slow and
deliberate. It even changes colors – red, silver, orange, purple, green, and
all in between – flashing brightly, then dimming, glowing then fading. It
swings violently into close view, then to the right and to the left as
though it is trying to reach the far corners of the screen, receding but
never out of sight.
after these vague and extreme manipulations, it comes into full view and
spells out clearly: “RESTORATION”.
We are living in days of change. The prophets
foretell of this twisting, turning, upheaval, reaching out, sometimes almost
disappearing, then coming into full view – but always ‘in the works’ and
with the final result – Restoration.
The Book of Daniel’s prophecy, of running to and
fro and the increase of knowledge, is in clear view in our
generation. The Internet is called “the information highway.” But the
Information Highway that goes far beyond all others is the one usually not
employed by the search engines – the Word of the Lord. When mankind ignores
God’s plan for himself, he gets off the real highway and bogs down in the
trails to no where.
In this issue we hope to bring some Bible light on
the news of this restoration process. Like my screen saver, it has many
facets, seems to come and go, reaches out to the far ends of the earth, at
times seems to disappear, then comes into full view, but, His
restoration has begun and nothing can stop it.
Again, this is a subject far beyond the scope of
these pages, but my hope is that the Lord may use something here to
stimulate your study of the Word of God – one on One with Him.
Restoration Reverberations by Chris Josephson
from the Editor