Editor's Letters

by T. Austin-Sparks

January 1926

Beloved of the Lord, both nigh and distant, we take courage with this New Year to go forward with our God. What 1926 contains for us we know not; but we are confident it must hold, for His children, more of God Himself in Life and Truth, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

It is our purpose, God willing, to issue this "Witness and Testimony" month by month; and it is laid upon our hearts to seek to make it an expression of the out-working of Calvary's Victory in the life of the church at Honor Oak, and also a messenger from the Lord as He opens up His truth, through the scriptures, to us.

The message as contained herein will be forwarded to as many friends, whether in the Homeland or across the seas, as shall desire it. The issue will be maintained upon a basis of faith in the resources of Him to Whom all belongs, relying also upon the faithfulness of such as may benefit by the Word.

It is anticipated that the Lord will carry us through into many places this year, in order that the "Testimony of His Triumph" may be victoriously uplifted. We seek the co-operation of all our readers in this ministry, and therefore beseech your intercessory prayers for the utterance of His word. For this purpose the forthcoming month's itinerary will be published in each issue, and such other information of a practical nature as shall serve to stimulate definite fellowship in prayer, as the Spirit may give you His own burdens.

Prayer! Prayer! Prayer! And this upon the basis of Lord Jesus' absolute victory over all Satanic power and jurisdiction through His Cross. This is the paramount service to which the members of His Body, throughout the world, are being called by the Holy Spirit in these stern, significant days. Pray, brethren, pray!

With greetings in the Name of our Lord,
Yours in His Victory and Reign,

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