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Perry, Oklahoma Conv, 1942

1938 Index to
Letters Written by William Irvine
Revised August 3, 2015

Skerritts - January 6, 1938 - the end will come in 6 months
Edwards - January 7, 1938
Edwards - January 8, 1938
Edwards - January 18, 1938
Edwards - February 1, 1938
Edwards - February 24, 1938
Edwards - March 18, 1938
Edwards - March 26, 1938
Edwards - April 28, 1938
Edwards - May 18, 1938
Edwards - May 28, 1938--------(RE: Alfred Magowan)
Edwards - June 2, 1938
Edwards - June 9, 1938
Edwards - June 17, 1938
Edwards - June 24, 1938
Edwards - July 30, 1938
Edwards - August 12, 1938 

Edwards - September 22, 1938

Edwards - November 11, 1938

- December 2, 1938

-    December 4, 1938

- December 16, 1938

- December 23, 1938

- December 29, 1938
- December 31, 1938 ------Death of George Linn

Wm Irvine's Letter to Skerritts
PO Box 696
Jerusalem, Palestine
Jan 6, 1938

My dear Bob and Minnie:

Thanks for yours. It will be alright to do what ever your hears feel about going to Vallejo, tho it's well to remember that human claims are always apt to come first rather than the other, specially under the painful separation which took place.

This is my spiritual birthday and I expect we will be having a happy New Year and a real Xmas in John's coming at end f 24 years from 1914 war coming on when the 7 seals had been opened in Heaven. The 24 hours of Jesus' sorrow, death and burial have been well carried thru since 1914, and now 6 months ahead the end will come.

Matt 24 is the result of Matt 23 conditions in the whole unregenerate history of the world, and is in contrast to John 13 to 17, which is the marks of Regeneration, and there has been endless conflict and only their Tomb can end it. So the fuller measure is only natural ending and furtherance of His purpose from the foundation of the world.

Conditions here have not changed in spite of much attempt to crush the Terrorists. They stilla re able to do some killing every week…of Jew and Arabs, and so there can be no hope but for world war when the League, England and U.S.A. and the Bear will do the big killing of the present killers as in Daniel 7.

You can see how many names are in the world in how to worship and serve God…East, West, North and South. Jesus said, "Ye shall not see me again till ye say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. He was the man with the witness from Heaven to earth; John from Heaven and the other from the earth are the "he that cometh from Heaven and earth to bear witness and be His mouthpiece in rewards.

So many glory in Him being the same yesterday, today and forever, but never dream what it means for their many names and forms of iniquity. Matt. 7: 32, 32 and 33 shows the door barred against all who choose the way that seemeth right to a man, but the end is death. He that doeth the will of My Father which is in Heaven, rather than what we find on the earth. To fail in doing His will can only produce Dogs, Hogs, Goats and Wolves...showing the 4 forms of human selfishness sure to develop in all unregenerate profession.

My Love in Him,

Wm Irvine.

Wm. Irvine's Letter to:   Edwards, PO Box 485, Phoenix, AZ
January 7, 1938

P.O. Box 696
Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Wm.Rose and Go:

Thanks for yours and enclosures. Finished my 75th year, and today is my 76th Birthday. Tomorrow at 8:00 P.M. I purposed to do His will, whatever it meant or cost me, so here I am awaiting my reward, with all the other 2,000 million on the earths to be signed and sealed by John from Heaven--probably at the end of the 24 years from 1914; which marked the fall of Babylon and beginning of the period of sorrows by wars,  rumours of wars, famines, pestilences and earthquakes in divers places, samples of the greater things in Reward Period to the unregenerate world rule in past 6,000 years.  Jesus' sufferings in the 24 hours ending in the Tomb helps us to see the preparation in these 24 years ending in the Tomb for the Unregenerate world. The day, hour, month and year:--1914+24-1938, likely the year we have long found hard to get, but becoming easier and simpler by the hours, day and month never to be forgotten when the last great war began when the 7th Seal was opened, at same time an had been marked in Jerusalem on 9th of Ab on two occasions of Judgment for Jerusalem.

That we should know and be interested in these things spells "Blessed," with the Spirit which alone can enable us to ee what THE Man and witness, Jesus of Nazareth gave to the world,--both in grace and Mercy, and also in threat and warning of Judgment, and which God gave to Jesus and He to John, his 1st disciple and last the 12 Apostles on the earth to write that we might read to these who had and have ears to hear what the Spirit saith.  He was THE witness of God to the world, but the 2 witnesses remind us that they are from the human race, hence two.  He sent His disciples 2 and 2, not one and one as the world generally has.

It took 60 years to prepare John for receiving what we get in the Epistles, Gospel and Revelation, so my 45 years I have been learning some of the Alpha and Omega Message Jesus gave to John to write for our benefit today, with a Reader for those who had ears to hear and heart to obey when the time was at hand.

You can see how few there were to hear and obey in Jesus' own time, and John's, so we need not wonder at the few in the world today. But Pentecost for them meant much for the disciples then, and will again when the two witnesses go up and the Spirit comes on the 144,,000 Apostles of the New Gospel who were prepared by the two witnesses and Woman Body. So the New Thing will be as worldwide as He purposed and gave to His 1st disciples. The purging of the disciples in Jesus timeand John's time is ut pointing to the purging of those who profess to be disciples and on a larger scale as the work is greater than ever before.

The fall of Babylon or the whole Religious world ends all hope from that source of finding disciples there, for He confused their tongues as He did the Temple Builders to reveal His displeasure at their attempts to dominate the world and out of it get Abraham as His Prophet, which throws light on Babel and Abraham from Ur, where the builders were to whom the promises were given to Abraham and his seed forever. Not natural flesh and blood seed, as so many claim but the Spiritual seed.  In Isaac shall thy seed be called,"  not the natural as in Ishmael. In Abraham's 2 seeds we see the type of what a Servant of God will produce, as his servant flesh producing flesh and Spirit producing Spirit according to the use made by their privilege.

Anxiety in Abraham to have a seed and heir caused Sarah and Abraham to be the means of introducing Hagar and Ishmael, and so our fleshly anxiety to have fruit or seed has produced what we see in Testimony and Foolish Virgins, even as we see in the Gospel and in Epistles, to be revealed at the end,--trying to understand Spiritual things without hearing to live, which is the promise in Isaiah 55: "Hear and your soul shall live," and becomes possible in the Message being to "Whosoever will," and specially in the streets and lanes and highways and hedges today as always. The Hasty and Stammerer amongst the vile covers a great variety of activity, while the vile and the churl cover a great variety in marks of the foolish in Is. 32, and the detail of their activities shows the effect on others. The Spirit's witness will always increase true, loving, loyal service, and followship;  the vile and churl will do the opposite, create prejudice, strife--rather than feed and refresh with the Living Waters.

You can see that all fellowship in the Spirit will build, feed and edify and unite, while the vile and churl will create dissension and controversy, and stimulate likes and dislikes. If you look up in dictionary meaning of "churl," you will notice its an ungracious, discourteous, ill-mannered person,-- showing lack of the nature and grace which should mark our dealings one with another, and seen in actions and words and manner. So all our trimming can only be along the lines of seeking to be to others what He was to His disciples, and to what He was in witness against Scribe and Phariseeism. You can see in Jesus the true clear light which is the only sure cure and hope of dispelling darkness and in John you see the darkness in the Churches,-- fruit of unregeneracy had not dimmed his vision and light as he saw,  heard and handled Him who was the light of the world. Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees which is hypocrisy or human immitation in place of the outworking of the Spirit in us.

My love to all who read, and a true Xmas and. happy 1938,

Wm. Irvine

Wm. Irvine's Letter To: Edwards, Phoenix, Az.
January 8, 1938

Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Wm. Rose and Co:

I am sending you photos taken on my 76th Birthday, having finished 75, and on my 45th birthday. I sent them to you for your Denver friends and Lizzie in particular.  48 different poses for 60 cents. 

The 24-years beginning of sorrow will prepare the unregenerate world for the Tomb, as surely as the 24 hours prepared Him for the Tomb, out of which God raised Him and seated Him at  His owm right hand to await the day of their doom in the Tomb, before He comes to reign with the Meek of all ages and the Tribulation Saints to give them welcome. So 6 months more is not long to wait, as the preparation goes on hourly. 

I have not written many personal letters since before Xmas; hoping that through you I may have reached all who, by honest effort will find oil in their vessels.

Sent Bob some photos also, and will get some more.  Enjoyed the 48 poses for 60 cents and find them very good and quite interesting to see yourself as others see you in daily life. We have cool, dry weather but only 1/4 of rain compared to last year.

Love to all,

Wm Irvine

Wm. Irvine’s Letter To: To Edwards

January 18, 1938
PO Box 696
Jerusalem,  Palestine.

My dear Wm., Rose Edwards & Co:

Thanks for yours of Jan.1.  I enjoyed Matt.13, yesterday again; which seems to have the full detail from beginning to end. “Behold a sower went forth to sow.” Why did Jesus not go forth till He was anointed, shows how hopeless it is for a man to go forth till he is sent, or anointed, or has the Spirit, or has the word of the Kingdom.  Then we see the condition of heart of the hearers, shows why so much sowing is fruitless.  They don’t know the difference between God speaking, and what they have been getting from the Whore of Rev.17, or those who are wicked imitators.  Good soil HEARETH; hears and continues to have ears for God speaking, and “understandeth” who speaks when it’s Gospel.  “Bearing fruit,” shows obedience and “bring forth”, or produces after His kind.  Parable of the sower shows how the Kingdom is produced in human hearts.  Tares and Wheat shows how it is propagated in the world.

A man sows good seed in his field, or where he is led of God, or where he spends his life, and the work in the world: the field here is the world.  “Go ye into all the world.”  The Seeds for the world is the children of the Kingdom, or those truly regenerate, and having the Spirit.  The Tares are the unregenerate who have words and forms, but not the nature and Spirit, or ears to hear what He saith.  No true obedience to God, though they say “Lord, Lord” they choose what suits them, and have never been known of the Lord, or are the fruit from true sowing.  But it fell into hard or shallow ground, or thorns choked so it could not produce, or reproduce, so they are children of the wicked one who encourages us to say or do any thing in the name of the Lord, but have no desire or purpose, or will to be conformed to the Image of His Son.

All regenerates are God possessed used, honored of the Lord.  All unregenerates are possessed and honored by the Devil.  You can see  in the last Epistle of Paul, Peter, James, Jude and John they comfort the true, and rebuke the tares; but let them grow together explains why God has allowed the unregenerate to  multiply in the world till the Harvest at the end of the age. Verse 41, The Son of Man will send forth His angels: are those the two witnesses?  For every one that will not hear that prophet shall be destroyed from amongst the people, who are the regenerate.  They shall gather out of His Kingdom all things or scandals that offend the Truth, as it is in Jesus, and then who do their own way in contrast to His, the Son of Man’s way, and shall cast them into a furnace of fire, as in Mal.4:  there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.  THEN, at that time, shall the righteous shine forth, as in Mal. 4:2-3. So the sower shows how the Kingdom comes into a man of honest heart to God, and how he becomes propagator in the world, while all who miss it becomes Tares, and propagator of Tares with all the outward marks but no Wheat in the Ear.  God’s have ears to hear, Tares have no ears to hear God, so cackle and dabblers.  The Mustard,  those who have ears to hear, though the least in men’s eyes, are the greatest of herbs, and become a Tree of Life shows how the regenerate will have the Spirit, and ears to hear what He says; which is true Faith.

The woman who puts leaven in is the Tares way of propagating  by using the letter of the word, or word of Jesus, but no nature or Spirit; only their human influence or leaven, or hypocrisy.  The parable of the Treasure hid in a field shows what the regenerate find in their own life;  which depends on the way they choose to possess, dig and have Treasure.  The selling all, and buying that field and digging makes us rich in the end of the age for the Overcomer, and which you can see in the Apostles; all had the same light, but John got the Seal in Rev. and now we share it with him. The Kingdom, like a net cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: when full is drawn ashore, and set down to gather into vessels, or regenerate, the unregenerate or Tares, were cast away.  So at the end of the age, or wicked rule.  The Angels, Two witnesses, shall come forth and sever the wicked from the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire.  Wailing and gnashing of teeth shows they will realize when too late. Have ye understood these things?  “They say, Yea Lord.”  Every Scribe in the true sense is like a householder for God’s dwelling in; which bringeth forth out of his Treasure found in the field things New, Pearl Truth for today: the things old, as in John’s day.  In the time of the Harvest I will say to the Reapers, “Gather together first the Tares, and bind them in bundles to burn.  This shows the attitude of the Tare world to the two witnesses, and the Truth for today.  The burning shows when John comes, but gather the wheat into my barn; which is insured against fire.

Those truths may be encouraging in Trimming Lamps.

My love to all,

Wm. Irvine

Wm. Irvine’s Letter To:   Edwards & Co.
February 1, 1938
PO Box 696
Jerusalem,  Palestine
My dear Edwards & Co:

Thanks for yours and enclosures.  We still have shooting and death and many being sent to long imprisonment, for possession and use of arms, but no solution in sight, or hearing.  Same in China and Spain  So our hopes in Rev.9: and 6: “ Ye shall not see Me again till ye say blessed is he that cometh as I came, or in the name of the Lord; gives us some idea that John will bear the same Light of Life Jesus reveal and the world’s iniquity will fall away and perish.

So you can see the value of trimming our lamps to bear the same Light He bore, In God and Jesus there is no darkness such as the Scribe and Pharisee imitators, or hypocrites filled and fill the earth with today.  All human imitation is darkness, no matter how perfect it is, and the more perfect the more deceitful it is, and the more devilish, and room for Big Flesh, and what we find in John 13:17 becomes a perfect guide to all thats acceptable to Him, or useful to the world for Salvation, and we can be sure all the servants and Saints of all ages had the same value and Spirit, bearing the same Light and Life, and the same rejection by all who were human imitators, and Satan as their enemy and adversary.

The Seal of God, and the Seal of the devil are ever manifested in all who were ever His:  the children of Light and the children of darkness.  All the Prophets had the comfort of the Spirit in seeing afar off  the day we are close to and looking for by the comfort of the same Spirit and the signs being fulfilled since Babylon fell in 1914, and the beginning of Sorrow became pointer to the great day of rewards at hand. If we don’t have the hatred we can’t have the comfort as we see in John 14:  When the Spirit is come to those who are His, He will convince the world of sin, or of being only human imitators. So we see how important it is to have OIL in our vessels.  Every thing in the Book, man and devils can imitate and claim to have, but the cure for the false is to have the true, which will convince them of who are the righteous and of the judgment of God revealed in them falling away from all their false cackle and confidence.

I have enjoyed reading Isa. 41: to 44:  It becomes the fuller and clearer as we go on.  Daniel’s visions are very clear, and reveal the same 1(?) lowly marks we find in John 13: and the Stone cut out of the Mountain without hands, is very clear as to the relationship of the men who bear the Message, with all the great Mountain of iniquity Jerusalem was and is today.  Isa. 40:  is a wonderful contrast between God and what He creates, and makes in contrast with man’s puniness, and what he can make and be at his very best. ALL that is flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof as the flowers of the field.  The grass withereth, the flower thereof falleth away and fadeth, but the word of our God SHALL STAND FOREVER.  Vse. 16 -17, shows what the nations are today, or in any age, a drop in a bucketful, or the human race of all time. ALL NATIONS are as nothing before Him.  They are counted to Him as nothing and vanity.  It is He that sitteth on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers.

Vses. 28-31, shows to whom He giveth power and Life. Chs. 41-44:  shows how He works out the good pleasures of His will by Jacob, the Least, and Israel the few poor little ones.  Isa.32: last verse is very good; “Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, and send thither the feet of the ass and Ox to tread it in,”  shows we are not to look on the muddy waters, but to do it in faith that as they did in Egypt’s flood waters, they knew they would reap after many days, tho it looked like a flood to carry away all their seed, But the animals feet marks caught and covered, to spring up when the Sun of Righteousness arises with healing in his wings.  So sow the seed, and tread it in patiently, and confidently.  There are to be one million servants and 100 million Saints, the fruit of the witness we bear to the world today.

Isa. 32: 1-8, gives a very perfect outline of the man, and the foolish and wise, Vse.3; shows the dim eyes will see more clearly, and they who hear shall harken, or listen, for the same Voice always.  The heart of the rash, or hasty, shall understand knowledge, and the stammerers lips shall speak elegantly, or very plain and effective.  Vse. 5-7, give very clearly the marks of those who speak villiany, or against others.  The vile person will speak villiany  and his heart work out his own thots and ways; practice hypocrisy, utter error against the Lord to make empty the soul of the hungry, and cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.

The Churl, or bossy selfseeker deviseth wicked devises to destroy the poor with lying words, even when the needy speaketh right he will twist it to suit himself. So you are well fortified if you can read and understand what’s written to warn us these days;  the days here spoken of, vs. 9 to end is warning to the woman who are at ease these days, and no fear of the terrible times ahead for days and years, in contrast to the peace and quietness of the Woman Body and her seed.

Give this to as many as care to have it.

My best love and wishes for all.

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter To:  Edwards
February 24, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours today, all enjoyable - and many others.  We have had another rain and windstorm, the tail of what Great Britain had at week end.  What is happening in English politics is very interesting - a talk and attempt to arrange matters with Italy, which gives us the key to Dan. 11.  You notice it's a conflict between Persian and Grecian Empire, as typical of what's to come in our day.  Italy to restore the Roman Empire, at expense of British Empire, which explains why Italy is in League with Germany and Japan, and trying hard to make friends with any others possible.
The King of the North is England and Company, or Empire; Italy, King of the South.  It was Roman Empire who crucified Jesus and killed, or martyred, the Apostles, all except John.  So you see His Vengeance on them is by putting the Empire now ruling Jerusalem, etc., in conflict for the Judgment of both.  This is Kingdom against Kingdom, Matt. 24:7.  This was true in 1914 war on a smaller scale.  British Empire and Co.  But this will effect the whole world more directly.  England wants the League now to be made a responsible power to control any aggressor and punish them; and you can see Italy, Germany and Japan all out on the other side to hinder, humble, and break all nations.

Daniel 12 is especially for us.  Daniel 10, last verse - no one but Michael will hold with Daniel.  You notice Michael in Daniel 12 and Rev. 12.  It's interesting to know that McMichael is the name of our new High Commissioner coming here on March 3rd.  Daniel 12 is worth a close read now.  "At that time" - during the 7 years of world war, or the time of trouble such as never was, and never will be again - when His people whose names are in the Book of Life shall be delivered, is a statement of fact for the whole period.  Verse 2 shows many that sleep in the dust of the earth, poor, broken-hearted, blind and prisoners, as in His day, shall awake; some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.  The wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament as in verse 3, and they that turn many to righteousness, as the starts, for ever and ever.

So you see the wise and foolish who have been awakened, and the 2 results to them according to the use they have made of the Man and Message.  These things are shut up and sealed till the time they are to be revealed, signed by increase in knowledge and going to and fro on the earth.  Verse 5, Daniel saw other (2) on each side of the river from the Throne, flowing as in Rev. 22.  One said to the Man clothed in linen, or the righteousness of Saints, which was upon the waters, (or margin says, from above) "How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?"  Verse 7 shows this to be John as in Rev. 10; he lifted up his right hand to Heaven and sware by Him that liveth forever, it shall be for 3 1/2 years, or time, one year; times, 2 years; and half a year.  And when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people - or the 144,000 - when the 2 witnesses are killed and caught up, all these things will have finished.

Vs 8.  Daniel asks what shall be the end of these things, was told to go his way, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

Vs. 10.  Many shall be purified, made white and tried, but the wicked shall continue to do wickedly, and none of them shall understand; but the wise shall understand; for they are regenerate and sealed by the Spirit, showing the many then will bear the same marks as the wise in Vs 3.

Vs.11 shows the daily sacrifice taken away, is the 2 witnesses; and then the abomination of desolation, or the Anti-Christ comes into power, builds the Temple in 1290 days, till the great earthquake of Rev. 16 destroys Jerusalem, and the cities of the Nations in the League, which covers 1290 days, 3 1/2 years.

Vs. 12.  "Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the 1335 days, or 45 days beyond the earthquake, or till Jesus comes in person to reign; and Daniel will rise to be with Him and all who are counted worthy.

Vs. 13 shows the resurrection of Rev. 20:1-6.  Dan. 12:1 is a general statement for the whole 7 years.  Vs. 2 and 3 shows the awakening of those who profess to hear the Man and Message during increase of knowledge days, and when men run to and from, which are the marks for today.

Vs. 6, And one (of the 2 of vs. 5) said to the man in white linen," as in John's Epistles, Gospel and Revelation, when shall these wonders end?  When the Holy people with the power of God are scattered on the earth, where they came from as in Rev. 14.  Vs. 11 shows the 2 witnesses or the daily sacrifice taken away, and the Jews come into power in Palestine for 3 1/2 years as in last half of Rev. 13.

These things the wise will be able to grasp by the Spirit, but they won't be impatient, but watch to see them all fulfilled.  You can see this will be our hope.  Vs. 10 shows the many in the whole world who will understand as do the wise today, but the foolish Virgins and the wicked of all time will not understand; for their names are not in the Book of Life, and therefore can't have the Spirit's Seal.  I hope this may be helpful to all who are wise; no help can be any value to people whose names are not in the Book.

My love to all,

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter To:  Edwards
March 18, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours and many others this week.  I notice the Hansons have been down south on their own for they don't seem to need a Leader and Commander.  Leon finished his letter by saying, "Love in Him till George Linn becomes John," which is the most honest confession of his faith, so we don't need to dwell on anything else that may or has happened.

George Linn and Percy seem to be anxious to complete their long planned journey and mission on a one way ticket, proving that their light and leading is not mine, but theirs; and so a return ticket would show wisdom on their part.  Many seem to have lost sight of the great fact that what they are to me, they are to Him, and are to God.  So they are all up against something worse than a stone wall.

Matt. 18:6-7 is more applicable to all who try to hide their self-will and self-thoughts and plans behind the 10 disciples and the two, or behind Mary and Joseph on the way to Bethlehem.  It's BLAH, and worst form of iniquity and presumption no matter who tries it on to fool people and rob them of their only hope of Salvation.  If to cease from their controversy, as they call it, and turn broken-heartedly from it with ears to hear and get Life, and bear living witness to others that they may have a chance - but their attempts are like suicide, and murderous to others.  It's not the 12 disciples and Jesus of Gospel days, or the journey to Bethlehem, but the revealing of those I have awakened out of the DUST of the Earth, SOME to Everlasting Life and some to shame and Everlasting contempt.  For there will be shame and contempt when people see how churlish they were in their foolish misuse of their privileges.  I can honestly commend any such to read and fulfill Isa. 55 and they will find life, rest and peace, joy, and true service.  It's not to be had any other way.

The separating of Sheep and Goats is very clear on 2 points.  The Sheep were quite unconscious of their having borne the marks of the "Blessed of my Father" in what they had been to the one who is the Least of these My Brethren; while the Goats were just as sure they had done all these things.  The honoring of the one who is Least of these His Brethren, was the Sheep mark; the dishonoring was the mark of Goats.  Any honest person can easily know where they are.  It's not a matter of sentiment, but fact.  What the Sheep did was the expression of the regenerate nature God had given them, and shown in the value they put on the Servant.  The Goats who had not got the Sheep nature, but only stood in relationship to the Sheep, did all they did as their duty.  You notice how the world is full of people who put up the shutters (shut out the light) and do whatever feeds their pride and vanity in His name.

"Behold, I stand at the door - outside - and knock, in these last days.  If any man, wakened by the knocking of the Ho-man servant, hear MY voice and open the door, I will come in to him and sup with him, and he with me."  This shows there is danger in old profession, and simply adding on new truth and profession, but no hearing of His voice and true opening of the door to let Him come in to use us in bearing His Message of Revelation to the world and so share in the deliverance wrought for His own true witnesses.   Goats are clearly people who may have been awakened from the dust of the earth by providence and the voice of the Lord God through His Servant and Message, but have never heard the voice and so go on pretty much as the whole R.P.&E. world, with name, profession, words, works; hoping to get life rather than, or proof of having got life by hearing and obeying the Man and Message.

We can best understand what Foolish Virgin means by the mark of the Goats and Sheep-oneness with the Least of these His Brethren and the little ones will be perfectly natural and no desire to climb the high spots or be puffed up over our service or relationship to Him or His Servant or little ones.  The test of all true service must ever by John 13 - the loving, loyal slave service which gives it's best - looking for no reward but in seeing others go and do likewise.  The coming down is but a natural result in the True child or servant of God; the going up is just as natural in the goat or Christian professor or servants.  "If I wash thee not thou hast no part with me," is very solemn warning to all who refuse the witness and service of others, and here is the whole test of discipleship.

Which of all the many people I have awakened these 24 years could I not count it a privilege to serve them in washing their feet from the various defiling things which the world and our past experience profession have defiled our feet?  Two hands, two feet, two eyes, or our perfection in our own and other's eyes is a terrible snare, and that John 13 chapter will be the means of reconciling one another to healthy, hearty fellowship, but only as we let the Sheep nature control and the Shepherd's Voice.

My love in Him to all,

Wm. Irvine

Trust no past experience.  Hear the Shepherd's Voice.  Open the door - let Him come in; get down; keep down.  Aim only at serving others - acceptably to God and man.  Be reconciled one to another, for all who are in Christ Jesus are one in Him.  Behold I come quickly - my reward with me to give every man according as his works shall be, at that time.  So live that way now.  W.I.

Wm Irvine's Letter To:  Edwards
March 26, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours and many others.  The world has got well shaken up, in Germany taking over Austria and doing there what she has done at home; but making clearer evidence that war is coming world wide in spite of all that men can say or do to hinder Judgment coming to all Nations and every man on the earth according to their works.  So we don't need to trouble about other people's works, but rather give attention to our own, and see whether they are the works of the flesh or the fruit of the Spirit.

You can see in Galatians what a mess they had got into through some people who had brought in Jewish Circumcision amongst the Gentile Christian people, which was only a sample of what flesh and blood profession can be and do in any company of people.  Read Gal. 5 and see what Paul said.  Circumcision was the mark of those who were the persecutors, so Paul said, "Why do I yet suffer persecution?"  Vs. 11 and 12, "I would that they were cut off that trouble you."  Vs. 13, "Ye have been called to Liberty, only use not Liberty as an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.  For all the law is fulfilled in  - Love thy neighbor as thyself, but if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another."

Vs. 16, "This I say then, Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh."  Vs. 17 shows flesh and Spirit are contrary one to the other, so that in the flesh you cannot do what the Spirit desireth, or what the flesh desireth if we walk in the Spirit.  Vs. 19 shows what the works of the Flesh are in their grosser form.  Vs. 20 shows the works of the flesh in the more dangerous and disastrous form, IDOLATRY - choosing our own Idols, or those we prefer in contrast to others.  Witness, Leader and Commander seems to be given to make this impossible.  You can see quite a number of Idols who unconsciously have become so, as they appear to some in divers ways.  It's clear from the Scriptures God has never chosen the Man who would most appeal to men's liking or pander to them in their various likes and dislikes.  Idols are man-made and man-chosen in contrast to God-made and God-chosen.

Vs. 20, Idolatry, then witchcraft.  People have their dreams, signs, hunches, etc., according to the superstitions they have been brought up in, and the flesh is always ready to use such aids which fit into their plans, purposes, likes and dislikes.  HATRED is number 3, in such lusts of the flesh, for people will love their Idol and hate some other.  Variance is number 4. You will see exactly opposite and say and act so.  What is Spirit will be made flesh, and what is flesh made Spirit.  So you see what a mess people get into, if they allow flesh to operate in the things which are of God.

(EMMULATIONS)  - Every one person or party trying to outdo the other.  Their wrath, angry feelings, looks, words and deeds, strife,, pulling the Man and Message about like some dirty rags.  Seditions, parties for or against - this, that, or something else.  Heresies, or some other than what the Spirit has given.

Vs. 20 is a wonderful outline of what's possible if people will not once and forever choose to follow what they have proved to be of the Spirit by the Witness, Leader and Commander.  So cease from Idols, witchcraft, hatred, etc., and walk in the Truth as God has given it by His Servant for your safety and salvation, and value very highly any real help which God gives by the Spirit through others, but beware of the works of the flesh as in verse 20.

Vs.22 is a very pleasant contrast.  The way to know the Spirit is by it's works or fruits; Love, Joy, Peace, Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith, Meekness, Temperance; these are the fruits only possible in regenerate people, as surely as the verse 20 marks will be revealed in the unregenerate; and it's God's work to reveal the 2 sorts in all who are the Virgins, either as Foolish by their works of the flesh, or those by the fruits of the Spirit.

So choose wisely and well, knowing that by your works or fruits, you will be revealed, made manifest, and rewarded.  So don't be rash or hasty, for you must be found on the side God sees you belong to.   The people whom Paul wrote these words to have long ago found out who and what they were and why, and so found their own place where the wicked cease from troubling, and the weary victims of their wickedness have found rest.

Your privileges have been great, so the consequences wise or foolish will be all the greater.  Some have been well revealed already, and all will be in due time.

My love to all,

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter To:   Edwards
April 28, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours and many others today.  All through the Book from Genesis to Revelation you find unregenerate and regenerate.  Adam's first attempt to understand the Truth of God by getting light only ended in him being deceived by the Serpent, saw he was naked and covered himself by fig-leaf garments and was quite satisfied with light, but had no life which is the beginning of all hope.  And so was like the servant who got 1 talent.  You find Cain the first sample of such a one with light but no life.  Esau; Ham in the Ark was revealed as unregenerate in spite of being in the Ark, by the value of his father's regeneracy.  But you see there is no such a chance in a man without the wedding garment being accepted.

Rev. 22:14-15 shows who are blessed or regenerate, and verse 15 shows Dogs, Sorcerers, etc.,  without, while the regenerate or blessed do His Commandments and have a right to the Tree of Life and may enter in through the gates into the city as surely as verse 15 people will be outside.  Cain, Esau, Lot's wife, and all the Sons of God drowned in the flood and even Ham was revealed and cursed after he had been in the Ark.  You can see Saul fell on his own sword as surely as Judas went out and hanged himself, falling down and his bowels gushed out, showing what can happen to the most favored and privileged persons who value the light but have not been made partakers of the Life which makes it possible to love all who have life.  The 2 talent servants who will love and value the fellowship of all, not those who are self-centered, who seek to Edify and build up the whole Woman Body.  "Remember Lot's wife" are solemn words of warning which shows that all will be revealed no matter how long concealed and who had been the cause for all her husband’s troubles with Abraham.  David did not know his many enemies who were his closest friends will after taking Bathsheba to wife as his queen, and the Psalms show how much he suffered from unregenerates in Israel which he was King over, and so the Apostles in the Churches were to the true Apostles as Cain was to Abel.

The Devil and Satan will have power over all unregenerates as truly as God will be in and with, for and by, all who are the regenerate 2 and 5 talent people who are the brethren who will love the brethren and value their fellowship and friendship, while the Cain seed will hate them the more they manifest the blessing of God.  God is life, Light and Love - "in Him is no darkness at all".  In the world ye shall have tribulation and especially from the unregenerate, most highly privileged people.  But tribulation days will reverse this condition, bring to the regenerate deliverance and to the others the reward for all they have been and done to the True Seed of God or those who have Oil, Life, Light, and love to all who are the chosen of God.  For many are called but few are chosen.

Isaiah 32:5 shows that the vile man and churl will be looked on as liberal and the churl as bountiful, or full words or works which appeal to the unregenerate till they are revealed.

On 9th April Bob Lauchlin, Sr.died, and on 20th March, Sandy Hinds died suddenly.  A great contrast, but were 2 men whom I  had known for 40 years.  Bob bearing all the marks of the churl, Sandy only past 2 years hearing the Message and loving both Man and Message, while the other had been using Man and Message for his own purpose by writing to all he could, and whom he had never seen, pretty much as George Linn and Percy, trying to make a place for themselves in the name of Man and Message, bearing the marks of verses 6 and 7.

You can see in the coming days 2 a-bed and 2 a-field, one for; and against will be taken away for their churlish and vile ways and words, showing the grace and mercy which has been shown in the virgin days, when it was possible to play Cain or Abel, to be revealed by Oil in the Vessel; Life, Light and Love to all who are the 2 or 5 talent servants.

I know the seriousness of what I write and the fact that a number of those who have been most privileged have proved to the most vile and churlish, have been most clearly revealed as a warning to all not to presume, but test their Life, Light and Love to those who are His servants truly.

My love to all,

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter To:  Edwards
May 18, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Means all who bear your name and His Nature.  I don't expect Wm. has divorced Rose.  What you say regarding Peter cutting off the ear is useful.  For violation of the John 13 to 17 marks cannot expect God's Approbation and seal.  The works of the flesh are manifest, so also, should the fruits of the Spirit be manifest or seen and felt by all, and the forgiveness of Matt. 18 should be the predominant Spirit in all who are the wise virgins.  So there can be no room for accusation.  Jesus was the true interpretation in all He was, said and did of what Holy means, and all the other words which express the mind and heart of God.  The strongest expression of it's fullness was heard in what Jesus said to the Thief on His right - "Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise," because he had ears to hear and eyes to see who was the anointed of God, and His silence to the Thief on the left is all we can expect from the Spirit.

Both men were equally sinners in the sight of men.  The Publican and Pharisee forever guide us in what is acceptable to God, and what can only express what is unregeneracy.  So any blessing which makes us feel like one or the other is revealed.  Judas' feet could not be washed, for he was unregenerate, while the 11 were regenerate and only needed their feet washed to make them clean.  "Now ye are clean, through the words I have spoken unto you." because they had ears to hear and obey what the Spirit saith unto them.

It's good to remember that Jesus was the most hopeless criminal on the Earth, and no escape possible for Him in the eyes of men.  When any man forgets who he is by nature as a sinner, he is not likely to be able to meet the needs of those he meets.  The false prophets are always up - as Jerusalem is 2500 feet above sea level of ordinary humanity.  The true prophet's paradise was in the Jordan Valley - 3890 feet below Jerusalem and 1390 feet below sea level, showing in physical geography the humiliation of the true prophets; and the exaltation of the unregenerate.  Humility and humiliation are different from each other.  Humility may be found in the ordinary human, but humiliation is the destroying of our reputation and self-righteousness, bringing us down to the voluntary slave level for service, bought with the precious blood, our only standing ground before God or man, and we are never safer than on such ground, no matter where, when or how, before God and man.  Nor can we ever meet on level terms with our fellows - sinner, saint or servant, and all the Satanic power is used to get us on different levels.

Joshua the High Priest, standing between God and man, before the Angel of the Lord for protection, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist and accuse till the filthy garments were taken away, and a mitre on his head, and the men who stood or went before him were men to be wondered at, in that they had not despised the day of small things and so were able to enjoy the privilege of the change wrought in Joshua, when John comes.

So thank God for all the humiliation which makes such possible.  You can see that any despising of Joshua and Co.'s humiliation would be fatal, and leave out all such in the crowning.
Unregeneracy is always manifest in going up; regeneracy is always willingness to come down to where God can exalt us even as He raised Jesus from the Dead and Hell where they thought Jesus had gone in His death at their hands.

So the more humiliation in men's eyes, the more likely to be exalted in that great day, and we have the earnest of it in all who are regenerate.

Alfie and Co. are having a taste of these same things I write to you as we show them kindness and hospitality in seeing with their eyes the Idols of the Idolatry of Babylon, and probably they are hearing what is the only chance they ever had of sharing what you have so plentifully had offered for your salvation and escape of wrath to come.  You can be sure that all that brings down will be helpful.  Do, don't shirk it, ye who want to share in the sitting before the High Priest in his clean garments with the fair mitre on his head; and remember the end of Matt. 18 is the supreme test for all who are to be found wise.

My love to all such,

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter To:   Edwards
May 28, 1938

My Dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours and many others.  I hope you enjoyed your trip South and found ears and heart, both for you and your Message.

We have Alfie and Co. with all the Dog, Hog, Goat and Wolf marks.  So we have had rather a busy time taking them around, while troubles have been multiplied all over.  We expect to go to Transjordan tomorrow.  He does not like to hear the regenerate and unregenerate marks clearly revealed from the Book.  When we walk and talk he pretends to get interested in the various thorns and briers of Palestine.  He is physically strong, but he has had a nervous breakdown.  He likes to talk [about] all the scandals of the various Testimony people.  He was asking what of all the good people who have lived before the Message for the end of the days, so the answer was:  the regenerate go to Heaven and the unregenerate to Hell.  99 of the latter and one of the prodigal, which simply means 99 to 1, very much like we expect in these days.    I said,  “One Son of God is more value than a world full of Cains.

I notice a great struggle going on in him and the Ego drives him on, taking notes of all that’s material, though I don’t know what his notes contain. I encourage him to think that it was a hopeful mark to have Testimony people put him and Eddie out.  The dead Whale rotting and smelling, that got sick of the Prophet and vomited the Prophet out, is often referred to, and is like a parable of the producing of the Prophet for the Message of Judgment to Ninevah, who knew not their right hand from their left.

We saw a few dry bones yesterday which set going Ezekiel 37, but one can see how impossible.   The unregenerate can’t change his spots, Leopard-like they lie in wait to jump at every opportunity to resist the Spirit.  People who want help to their own reading will welcome it, while the others will naturally prefer what would justify their past mistakes.  John 13 is a perfect outline for those who expect God to use them in helping those who are washed; only their feet or walk towards others corrected.

So let there be true humility in all that’s said and done to help those who can be helped.  Love, Joy, Peace to the person who walks and works in the Spirit; Longsuffering, Gentleness, Goodness towards others; Faith, Meekness and Temperance in all our dealings.  Speaking evil of no man reveals Spirit control,  just as speaking evil, bitter words reveals lack of it; forgiveness from the heart as in Matt. 18.

We are only voluntary slaves by love of--not Masters--which is the Baal mark.  Strive not one with the other. Idolatry and Witchcraft are clearly works of the flesh. Emulation and Strife, seeking to climb over one the other, rather than in meekness, willing to be patient and helpful to any who care to hear.  The Love of God shed abroad in our heart is the surest sign of Oil in the vessel, so seek to bear the 1 Corinthians 13 marks.

Galatians 5:1-15 is very valuable as showing the marks which are flesh and Spirit, so let all be careful in reading verse 14 & 15:  “Thou shalt Love they neighbor as thyself, by love serve one another,” saves from using our liberty as an occasion to the flesh.  You can see from what has happened the need of trimming before the gathering.

They shall not hurt or destroy in all my Holy Mountain; love not in word, but in deed and in truth—not our own thoughts and ways.  Isaiah 55 proves to be valuable to all who have been walking in their own thoughts and ways, or in wickedness, not knowing what has been wrong.  We are not interested in what is past, but anxious to see all bear the true brotherly love marks; for if any came here with any other mark, water changed to blood would reveal them.  So let all strive rather for His justifying them, rather than justifying ourselves.

The Publican and the sinner are always a guide to naming His name.  The lost sheep and 99 who went not astray also show the sinner marks are the cause for Father’s arms, robe, ring, shoes, music and mirth in the house.

Conditions here and in the world seem worse everyday, and it’s very nice to have Alfie and Co. here, when the conflict is on there and all over the world also.   But get down and keep down is safe advice for all who truly want His Seal.   Tare heads rise, while wheat hangs the head when ripe.

My Love in Him,

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter To:  Edwards
June 2, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours and many others, with a heart-healing note, which must be very appealing and comforting to God and all who are Godly.  You notice how Matt. 18 makes forgiveness the mark of all who will be the wise of the professed Little Ones.  So there may have been His wisdom behind all the seeming madness of all.

Love, is the fulfilling of the Law, and by love serve one another, in it's fullness is revealed in John 13, and the key condition of all true, acceptable service of one another.  Our share of the Spirit's control is Love, Joy, Peace, and when these are disturbed in us, we can be sure something is wrong.  Long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, is for others; so there is a double revealer of our condition. Faith, meekness, temperance or control of God.  So any violation of these conditions means loss, for God can never be fooled and the marks of the flesh are just as clearly marked in all our activities.

The marks of the 18 marks of flesh ruling, reveals where the Devil and Satan rule, as the 9 marks are of the Spirit's control.  So we are well hedged in, if we have any honest or true purpose to do the will of God, no matter how we are tempted to step out of the way, which pleases Him in all our dealings with our neighbors, friends, or enemies.

The angels fell by their pride and iniquity or in serving themselves in others, using the words of God and God's name in doing it, and so we can see the marks of wickedness, which makes it impossible for God to write His Law in our hearts and put into our minds His thoughts.  His hope in a House and place of rest being built on the Earth is in and by the man who is poor, nothing to puff him up or make him a man of reputation; contrite in heart, no hardness, but ground to powder and willing for all the suffering to the death in doing the will of God, and "Trembleth at His word."  So it's fitting that all who are to be the body should bear some or all of these marks, else there would be schism in the Body.  Beware of Theory, rather than practice of all you know.

All that would puff us up would only lead to chastisement in bringing us down.  "As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten - be zealour therefore and repent.  Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice," seeking admission to come in and sup with us, and we with Him.  So you see it's not what we think or like or any human patronage, but giving Him the place of honor always and forever.

You have plenty of evidence around you on every hand as to what the Devil and Satan wants in humans.  Devils and Angels who fell from their purpose in God's plan and became masters rather than servants of others by love in supplying what the heirs of Salvation need, while the true Angels will ever seek to help all who are in God's regenerating work on the Earth.

Isaiah 55 and 66 are very simple and clear in what God wants and what He doesn't.  Isaiah 66:3 is a terrible indictment of all unregenerate influence by the Truth without the Spirit, that shed life and love and light in our hearts, only creating death, Dog, Hog, Goat and Wolf marks.

Alfie went on 1st June after 19 days under my care and protection with all the marks of Devil-possessed Goat and Wolf, but I did not give him but the best I had and sent them off without a grudge or cause for it.  It was a difficult matter to keep clear of running into a gun knocking about all over Palestine, and everywhere we went we had plenty of proof that violence followed our steps; 22 being killed, more wounded in our last week of travel.

I gave them, in small convenient doses, the Truth or Message of the Spirit for today, and a welcome back to Palestine when John comes to all who are honest hearted to God and all who are His.  They were on a sea voyage for their health by Doctor's orders; and I enclose Eddie's photo to show you he also needs a holiday.  They confess that I bear by age, 75 1/2, better than Eddie at 71.

So what was going on there was what they need if they are to have any hope, but all their activities in scraping the old dead bones of the whale and fulfilling Isaiah 66:3 is but what they have for 24 years of such work, and John's presence here will be the final opportunity for all such to escape the consequences.

My love to all,

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine’s Letter To:  Edwards
June 24, 1938
Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Edwards and Company,

Thanks for yours and many others.  It’s good to hear of love reigning in hearts of those who name His name, for that is the true mark of all who can hope to be His disciples, in contrast to the whole world.

Revelation 22 shows the value of being true disciples of Him, to testify to all who hear the words of the prophecy of this book; to add to or take from is fatal.  To hear and obey is to be His disciple; and loyalty to His message will make us careful in our witness.  And in your newness of Spirit, I’m sure you won’t want to waste your time too much in seeking fellowship with others who are true disciples, but will seek to be even more useful in offering the waters of life to those who are perishing around.

Selfishness in the things of God is dangerous, no matter what excuse we have for it.  The Spirit can only honor what is useful and helpful, or edifying to the whole body.  Self-seeking works the other; so, let our words be His words, and our thoughts and acts, His deeds.  The grace and mercy He shows us will be seen and heard and felt by all we come in contact with, as we seek to bear His Revelation message to the world.

Psalm 32 has always been very sweet to my taste, and gives a very simple outline of the marks of those who are blessed.  There is not much room for deceit or conceit in reading this Psalm; "Transgression forgiven;" sin covered by the blood. Verse 2,  "Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit is no guile."  How foolish for any man to be insincere with the Lord; or thinking to hide the motives which move him.  This can only be possible to regenerate people; and if they want to enjoy His fellowship, these are the marks; while if we don’t enjoy forgiveness, it’s because we fail to forgive others their trespasses against us.  How can we enjoy our sins being covered by the blood, if we, in thought, word or deed, seek to accuse and scandalize others; rather than cover our brothers’ sins?

Verses 3 and 4 shows what happens when we fail to see, by our conscience, where we err; and refuse to confess to Him what He sees to be wrong in us. Refusal to confess our transgressions and sins, iniquity or guile brings "sore bones," or uncomfortable feelings which disturb us night and day; for like a faithful father or mother, His hand is heavy upon us: and our moisture like a summer drought, where we might have had living waters flowing.

Verse 5 is the cure for all spiritual diseases; and only the godly can ever know what it truly means, verse 6.

Verse 7, "Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eye."  How personal and intimate is His and our relationship.

Verses 9 and 10 - Why be like flesh, horse or mule, which needs to be controlled by bit or bridle as the unregenerate are.  "Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about."  Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye who are upright in heart.  What a wonderful fellowship with Him, for all who will seek to walk with Him.

It will be good for all to read this Psalm every day for a month, for it shows us our privilege in walking with Him; and is the surest thing to keep us in health of body, soul and spirit; and able to meet all that comes our way as we walk and talk with Him.  This is the foundation of all true value to God and man - the most priceless friendship possible, and on which all true experience must be based; while all our enemies will be forced to recognize that we are partakers with Him who has all power in heaven and on Earth.

You can see how foolish to be only human imitators when we can have such close, personal, all-the-time fellowship; Him sharing all we are, and we sharing all He has --no lonely hours if He is in us, and we in Him.  Others will feel it, and see it, and taste it as we contact them; as surely as they will feel, see and taste the mulish or horse flesh which marks the unregenerate.  I am sure many of you will be glad to have rest, relief, and hope, and confidence in such a friend; who knocks and calls at every honest heart’s door.  But the latch is on our side of the door; He can’t and won’t force anyone.

My love and best wishes for all to share such a fellowship in these troubled days.

Wm. Irvine

Wm. Irvine's Letter To:  Edwards
December 16, 1938
Jerusalem  Palestine

My Dear Edwards & Co.

None today yet but will write anyway – 9 days to Xmas.  I notice George still here but have not seen Percy for 2 weeks or more.  Have never seen together all the time.  Mitchels sent me on one from Percy which shows what an unregenerate can make of what I have written proof that without the spirit or oil in their vessel it will be an impossibility to read and understand, no matter whether it’s the book or my letters, and proof that the woman body can only be they who have the wedding garment, or the same witness John and the reader have.

So people use of the privileges the have will settle the matter of the Wise or Foolish.  Alpha, virgin and talent opportunity  would have given them Life , but if they missed in Alpha days  you can see how hopeless deceived they be.  Rich and increased in goods and have need of nothing and lukewarm about the whole matter.  We have 200 troops into our streets to live, and from Jerusalem, troops can reach all the various centers of action in about an hour. They were out yesterday, last night and today; so there will be news of their action tomorrow.

A sheikh(sic) was killed yesterday a few hundred years from yn(sic) door.  This was the fourth attack on him.  Papers are very full of indication of condition in the whole world, and the Limce conference has been an eye opener of what the American continent means for coming days the fourth?

Arrangements are complete for who are to go to London for conference when the Arab nations and their backers will all be brought into line and forced to declare their purpose and methods of accomplishing it.

France has spoken out very clearly in todays paper in answer to the Tunisia, Corisca, Dyibauti (?) Italian cry of  past week; Not one inch of French possession will pass to Italy but By war, and she will back Great Britain in case of any attack from any quarter.  At best they can only fill in the detail of whats written in the book and revealed; like worms in a fishermans bait tin moving, but inside the tin of his purpose.

“When the Son of Man cometh shall he find faith on the Earth, was prophecy and shows that the reading of Revelations would be the test for the whole world of professors, and tho – they tried hard to read the written record, it was impossible.  So all men started from the dead, but progress apart from  having ears to hear what come from His Anointed to Read and they obey; and their very experience and inability made them little ones: while the blind and dead  would read gook and signs of times.

Isa. 41: 1-20 and from 29 to end, We have Jacob and ye(sic) few men of Israel with all the promises of power to reveal the wicked unregenerate, and power of God to  protect and provide, but in verse 21 He challenges them to produce their cause and tell what they know of the (----- ) to come.  “ Behold” see by the Spirit,” they are all vanity.  V.29.  Their works are nothing;  Their man made molten images are wind and confusion”.  (V) 24 Ye are worse than nothing.  An abomination is he that chooseth you.”

Verse 25 I have raised up one from the north and He shall come:  from the rising of the sun shall he call upon My name; and he shall come upon princes like morter(sic) and as the potter treading the clay.”  The Man,--- who from the beginning hath declared that he may know and before time that we may say, he is righteous, or right.  “Yes there is none that …………

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Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Edwards
June 9, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

My heart is glad to see Brethren dwelling together in Unity.  Ps. 133 is a wonderful expression of what causes joy in Heaven and brings blessing to those who are His and on all who come in contact with them.

All true preaching and teaching by those who do the will of God is that others may know and choose to do the will of the Father.  All preaching, teaching, and profession that fails in this, only adds to the strife and confusion.  Matt. 7:21, “Not every one that saith unto me, shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven – but he that doeth the will of my Father in Heaven” – all else can only end in walking in iniquity, our own thoughts and ways in His name, no matter how or by what means this is brought about – this is the very foundation of all hope, and this is the true meaning of Repentance or turning to God to do His will at any cost, and brings joy in Heaven, for another child is born into the family of which Jesus is the Head.  99 just persons, that need no repentance, stands out in contrast to the deceived and deluded.

I was talking to the son of Mr. Paul Rader (here); the father is in Hollywood, dying of heart and kidney trouble, one of the greatest preachers of our age and day, only 58, but who can fail to read Matt. 7:22 and wonder what it all means to him and me.  He confesses all his great work has been only disappointment to him, and so every man will find out his actual value.  “He that doeth the will of my Father, shall know the doctrine to be of God.  Father, I thank thee, thou always hearest me, for I always do the things that please thee.  Not my will, but thine be done, as thou wilt.”  This was the hope of the thief on the right hand, as the other chose his own with the crowd.  The angels fell by doing their own will, as they were meant to do His will, and work in His way.

“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled.”  Righteousness always means doing the will of the Father; so there can be no past or future, but doing His will as it comes into our lives in His providence and grace.  This we see in Noah, Abraham and Moses, and the test got harder all the time.  So in Rev. 1:3, to read Revelation to “those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep these things which are written therein for the time is at hand,” how clear and full is His will and purpose revealed to us, that we may be as Noah, Abraham and Moses were in their day.

Rev. 22:18-19 only adds to the power of these words.  All true knowledge of His will, will not put us up, but rather the opposite way, and make us in all our service, after the pattern in John 13.

Matt. 18:1 – “Who is greatest in the Kingdom shows the influence of their human nature and all they saw around them.  The washing of their feet was to remove the defilement, and you see the clear pattern in the loving voluntary slave service Jesus rendered them as His last service in preparation for the trials ahead.

You need not fear greatness in others, but in yourselves, for there is where true battle is fought and victory won, not in Pretence, but in deed and truth.  Noah, Abraham, and Moses had not much to puff them up when God fulfilled His Judgment Jesus had very little to tempt Him to be great the night He was in the garden, other than to submit to His Father ‘s will being done at the hands of His enemies.  Such is our Goal, and any other thought, word or deed can only rob us of the great reward.

What has been going on these past 20 years may prove to be His purpose for those who truly are being perfected and by present experience, and the end of Matt. 18 leaves no room for doubt about forgiveness being the crowning mark of all who .  So let it be as heart perfect as there stated, for any other Spirit manifested can only end in the being found under the bann (sic) of the Judge.

I’m sure every true heart will be glad to have forgiveness and give it heartily and genuinely, for only then can we enjoy His greatest of gifts and taste of the Love, Joy, Peace – His gift to us; with Long-suffering, Gentleness, Goodness, for all outside.  Faith, a hearing obedient heart, meekness, no desire to lead or dominate others, and Temperance in thought, word and in deed.  You will all get freer and happier in giving to others who have not had your privilege, the Man and Message, rather than too much writing to each other about your experiences.

Let Willie and Co. be free to do for others what God used him in doing for you, rather than burden him with too much of your attention.  What I saw in Alfie for 3 weeks and in Eddie’s condition and what I heard today of one of the great preachers of our day, did not come to my notice by chance, but in contrast with my own condition and position.

My love to all,

Wm. Irvine

Isaiah 66:2 seems like the family or Body marks of those who will be His house and place of Rest.

Wm Irvine's Letter To:  Edwards
June 17, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours and enclosures, and a number of others.  Our new Post Office costing 120,000 pounds was opened today.  Postage from Canada is 6 cents now for ½ ounce, owing to all letters to and from Jerusalem going by Air Mail.

What does God require of man, but to do justly, love Mercy, and humbly walk with God; and one can see where danger lies for all, for it’s very hard to do Justice to others with our own selfish human nature urging us in the opposite direction.  It’s possible to do injustice to ourselves, even in Spiritual things.  The Disciples, except Judas, did not need washing, but only their feet, and for 2 talent people to treat themselves as 1 talent people is apt to create discouragement and hopelessness, and so in our dealings with others it’s very important to avoid harshness or hardness.  Sick people like the Nurse or Doctor to be careful to avoid unnecessary pain and suffering.  So as we seek to be helpful to others, let it be such as keeps us and those we help from feeling they have been treated, or we, unjustly.

So be Just in thought, word and deed; love Mercy.  We all love Mercy for ourselves, but it’s Mercy for others; as God is merciful to us, so let that be the Mercy we show to others, and this will ever be seen as the fruit of the Spirit in us to others.  If we truly know what it means to be forgiven 3 million, we will not hold up any others for the 3 they owe us, either in our thoughts, words or works, for thoughts and words can be more merciless than works and the novice is very apt to fall into the snare in trying to edify others without due care.

The official spirit creeps in unconsciously.  Not every one is trusted to take the mote out of a Brother’s eye, so be careful and remember we have a little choice in the matter of who can help us without doing hurt unnecessarily.  Patience and time heal wounds.  The words of the wise are the fruit of the Spirit; Love, Joy, Peace in ourselves will help to produce the same in others.  So seek to help and heal rather than irritate.  Humble thyself to walk with God, is a wonderful expression of the great danger which besets all men who still have a human nature.

How easy for pride to creep in when thinking, speaking, or helping others in the things of God, and whatever has meant our humiliation should give us experience and poise in helping others.  Jonah 2:8, “They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.”  It’s easy to get words and phrases into our mouth of a sort of official kind in speaking one to another, or by our over-zeal in moving amongst others.  So keep low, and true to Justice, Mercy and humility, and don’t offend or be offended too easily.  God will ever honor those who honor Him in seeking to bear the Loving, Voluntary slave marks of John 13.

Many people come to see the place where Jesus was buried, but seem to forget where God has placed Him.  The grave only shows where and what flesh and blood worshippers can do; but to walk in newness of life is our privilege, so don’t walk or work in memory of all our mistakes or short-comings.

Jonah 2 is well worth reading, for it shows what the big fish belly had done for him in revealing many of the lying vanities or idle words, spoken in the flesh.  You will find relief in aiming at helping outsiders, rather than too much being together.  The Spirit is given to witness to others rather than only to one another.  An open ear and mouth go well together, so avoid hysteria and use what God has given in trying to help others, and so save ourselves.

When any one purposes honestly to do the will of the Father in Heaven, you can be sure this is the result of all true teaching, and the decision lies with us, and our service to God is in seeking to have empty vessels that He will fill.  So all true blessing should end in truer purpose to be useful and helpful to others.

The dry bones in the valley – our bones very dry and our hope gone, could only be realized when they stood on their feet an exceeding great army – God’s True Israel, for our experience will be that of all who find place amongst the 144,000 apostles of the New Gospel.  Living waters must ever flow, else we become like marshy land on the Banks of the River of Life.

Conditions here are pretty much as in past and the world doesn’t get any more peaceful.  Our peace will flow calm and sure, while war will increase for the whole Cain seed.

My love in Him,

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Edwards

July 30, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours and others who have shown ears to hear the mark of Revelation Saints for which the Message from the Throne of God and the Lamb is the test and hope for all such, while the world is saturated with the Message from the Cross where he suffered, as the unregenerate professed people – His own – received Him not and the Spirit’s Message by Him.  But to those who received Him as the Mouthpiece of the Spirit, to them He gave power, right and privilege to become Sons of God, even to them who believe on His name; born not of blood, which is the common cry today, nor of the will of the flesh, but of God.  “And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His Glory; the glory of making manifest the Glory as of the only begotten Son of the Father, full of Grace and Truth.”

John bare witness of Him.  He that cometh is preferred before me, for He was before me, and of His fullness have all we received, and grace.  No man hath seen God any time.  The only Begotten of the Father, He hath declared Him, and is in the Bosom of the Father.  So Grace of God is revealed in Him in all it’s fullness and in detail in all His dealings with men; and the Truth as in Jesus is the only truth or revealed mind of God for all who are in the family.

John 17:3, “This is Life Eternal, to know thee, the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”  The god of this world, the Devil and Satan, is only interested in revealing the Adamic human nature in all its selfish, self-seeking nature and manner of life; always climbing up some other way.  Jesus from the Carpenters bench climbed down to the slave servant of John 13, and even to the death as a criminal in revealing God the Father, and also those who were of the Devil and Satan, and we have a perfect sample of what the Devil can make a man, in Judas, who sought to serve himself in Jesus, even to the selling of Him for 30 pieces of silver to his enemies, and friends of Judas.  But there was no resurrection for Judas or his sort, as Jesus was raised as a guarantee to all who are true Sons of God and Servants of Jesus.

Cain, Esau, Judas, and Lot’s wife had their resurrection on this side of the grave, as warning to all men, as truly as God’s chosen will have it beyond the grave.  The heights men can reach in pride and presumption are but witnessings and comfort to all who have found the way down, as they found the way to express their pride and presumption, and no privilege can put right their wrong, which begins in profession without having chosen to do the will of God at any cost.  So DOWN is the word for all who are His, as UP is for all others who say Lord, Lord, but have never in heart submitted and chosen the will of God.  Their prophesying and making converts and all other works can only deceive themselves and others.  The revealing days have come, so don’t wonder at the marks being seen in the wise and foolish as well as in all men and nations on the earth, for He that sitteth in the Heaven can never be fooled, or change His will or purpose.  A broken and contrite heart he can never refuse, nor can a proud and presumptuous heart be accepted of God, no matter what their words and works may seem to be.

My love to all in Him,

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Edwards
August 12, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours and enclosures.  It’s clearer every day what trimming means.  We have seen the meaning of being little ones in so many finding out their littleness in spite of all the privileges they had; for if they had all shown perfect hands, feet, and eyes, where would the little ones have been?  So the 2 talent little ones are now rejoicing in finding out their littleness, and seeking only for the fruits of the Spirit in themselves for themselves; and Love, Joy, Peace, their experience – longsuffering, goodness, and gentleness for others, with faith, meekness and God control in their attitude to God.

Faith in having ears only for God, meekness in being satisfied with Him as their portion, and temperance in all they say, think and do, or God control.  These marks are professed now by those who bear the marks of God in their lives.  The Edwards amongst you have shown the value of the 5 talents in helping others.  In George, Percy and Co. we see what 1 talent people get in losing even what they seemed to have, in their attitude to the Witness, Leader and Commander, and trampling under foot all God has so clearly and faithfully given them in privilege.

What men or people are to the Servant, they are to God and the Spirit, so the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth is like a man travelling into a far country, who called those who professed to be loyal servants and delivered unto them his goods – to every one according to their several ability.  Five gained other 5, 2 gained other 2, and both earned 100%, and “Well done, good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many in days to come.  Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”  The joy both of the man who went into a far country as the Servant of the Trinity of God and of the Godhead.

Is this not true in the experience of the many today who have been helped to share in the 5 talent help they have been willing to benefit by?  Is not love, joy, peace, and the other fruits of the Spirit, entering into the Joy it has given me and the Godhead whom we profess loyalty to; and is there not the sure promise of greater usefulness in coming days in Jerusalem when He gathers the 144,000 to be the Apostles of the New Everlasting Gospel to the world?

The Love, Joy, Peace in our hearts, is but an earnest of what is in the heart of the Godhead to all who are the 5 and 2 talent or the 10 talent and 4 talent sons and daughters.  Is this not true in your and my experience and pledge of greater power to help others, who will become our responsibility in future days, to and by the 144,000 and by them, the million servants and the 100 million who will yet stand before Him at His coming to reign.

Think on the many who were called by the 5 and 2 talent people and how few have been chosen – and now we come to the servants unregenerate with 1 talent.  “I know thee, both Servant and Master, thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not strawed, and I was afraid and went and hid thy talent in the earth.  Lo, there thou hast that is thine.”  The Servant and the Lord both answer, “Thou wicked and slothful servant,” you measure the servant and Lord by your own unregenerate nature.  Thou, therefore, should have used the talent to profit for the Servant and the Lord, but all they ever produced was like themselves – wicked and slothful, and not one seed the result of their professed loyalty to Man and Message and the Lord.

They were all very anxious to seek their own, where others had fruit to their witness, and cause trouble wherever found.  “Take therefore the 1 talent from them and give it to him with 10 talents.”  Is this not what Wm. Edwards is getting these days in his labors amongst all who profess?  What they could not and did not use they have lost; for unto every one that hath shall be given more, and unto him that hath not, shall be taken away even that he hath, or seem to have.  AND cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness or where the whole unregenerate world is found; THERE shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  This is the END of George, Percy and Co.’s trip, and all who are of them.

So don’t worry, it’s all too plain and clear by their fruits what has been wrong.  There never can be fruits of the Spirit found possible in any 1 talent person no matter what he seemed to have; though we could be deceived at the start, they are revealed at the end.

My love to all who know what the Spirit’s fruit is and the reward, which speaks of greater things ahead.

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Edwards and Co.
September 16, 1938

PO Box 696
Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Edwards' and Co:

Thanks for two from you and enclosures.  What is the cause for and why are George Linn and Percy Abbot in Jerusalem today, though I don't know whether they are still here or not, for I told both in few words they were unregenerate and presumptuous rebels against the Man they professed to believe was made of God—Witness, Leader and Commander to the people with ears to hear and heart to obey--and so were the Household of God (or those He could dwell in) to get meat in due season, when Alpha unregenerate Testimony was cut asunder from me and mine and appointed their portion with the hypocrites to await John's coming, when weeping and gnashing of teeth will be their experience.

IF THERE HAD BEEN NO WM. IRVINE, THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO TESTIMONY..  This was the general witness by all.  If there had been no Wm Irvine found wise and faithful, there would have been no Son of Man chosen to rule His Household and give them meat in due season these 24 years past.  Has any other known person done this--and now being so clearly fulfilled before their eyes and working into their hearts and lives everywhere as they see it fulfilled.  And so fear is on all our enemies as it brings joy to all who are His Household.  "Not every one that says Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom, but they that do the will of My Father in Heaven.  Many shall say, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works.  Then shall I (Jesus) say, Depart from me ye workers of iniquity, I never knew you."

Are these words written for the time of the end, when the storm is to try the houses great and fair, and find out those which built on the sand of their own iniquity, and those on the rock of doing His will and work in His way.  Here we see what has been going on before our face in Testimony unregenerate, and in the one-talent people, and the reason for them being what and where they are, unregenerate in spite of many of them professing for 30 years to believe that I was God's anointed by whom they heard the words of life.  But if people, the many, start by saying Lord, Lord, to all they speak, from unregenerate lips and hearts, seeking their own, not the things that are Jesus' Christ's,--there can be only one end.  They began wrong, remain wrong, in spite of the failure of all their profession and converts.

Dead men can never produce live children, but only produce what they are and pervert the words of life to their own purpose, to be found out at the end as Judas and all were, and are being revealed like George Linn and Percy Abbot's deceit and conceit in using my name and Message as a means of making victims to their iniquitous ways, destroying souls, and committing suicide in themselves.

Their letter to me and others have given abundant proof of their condition, and misuse of their privileges.  Letters written by Percy and in my hands, reveal the audacious insanity working in him and Co., as he reveals his utter disregard of what's written in the Book, and also in many letters I have written him and George Linn.  They quote Daniel 7:13, "One like the Son of Man came with the clouds of Heaven and came to the Ancient of Days."  Why should people quote Daniel 7:13 to cover up their wicked audacious insane attempt to rob John, at Jesus' feet today in Heaven, of the place of honour God and Jesus have preserved for John the Apostle, who is worthy of all the honour we can give him.

It makes their deceit and conceit the more abominable and attempt to cover up their lying and hypocrisy in their pretence of having any part or lot with me or any who are mine in what is the hope of God for all who are yet to be His on the earth.  They and all such have lost the one talent they had and did not use, and now they are cast out.  Jesus said, "Cast ye the unprofitable servant unto outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."

The same words are written for Testimony and one-talent hypocrites or human imitators, and it was strange but God-like that George Walker, The Testimony false apostle should meet in my town of Kilsyth when George and Percy were there.  Tho it last only 5 minutes, it was enough to show they were coupled up for outer darkness, weeping and gnashing of teeth, which we will all see and hear of to our joy when we enter into the fullness of the joy of the Lord in John's arrival.  As I look back over 45 years of having had all sorts of unregenerate humbugs and hypocrites to meet and face and suffer at their hand and see them seeking glory and honour in those they deceived and destroyed--how my heart is cheered that the end of all such is at hand.

My Love in Him,

Wm Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Edwards, Phoenix, Arizona
September 22, 1938

PO Box 696
Jerusalem, Palestine

My Dear Wm Rose and Co:

It's 50 days from today til Armistice Day, 11 – 11 – 11, and you can see the year marked very clearly now in the conflict over Palestine and its Partition.  Iraq and Egypt speak very clearly and England purposes to go on with her Partition.  I notice the Greeks and Moslems are also working in the Balkans, Rumania and Bulgaria and Czechoslovakia, so we have the whole near East, Balkans, Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Persia, or (Iran), Afghanistan, and yesterdays speeches, as you will see from paper, gives no hope for Peace in Near East if Partition goes.

It's good to have a look at Isa. 8:9-10, and on to end which refers, no doubt, to the League as the sign of what's come out of it and it looks that way from every angle.  Vs. 11-18 is advice to us who have ears;  19-22 shows the triflers to seek to foolish wizard peoples in place of to the Lord.  To the Law and Testimony of God.  If they speak not according to our reading, there is no light in them. 

The opening of the Seals gives us what will and has happened as the Angels sounded the beginnings of the various Seals,--"Come and see" what happens in each of the 4, and you can see how perfectly it describes the conditions at end of War, in Vs. 8 of Ch. 6.  The 5th Seal and 5th Angel shows conditions in Heaven as they cry for vengeance on the persecutors and so Bolshevizing of the Earth has gone on to fulfill this in the destructions to be wrought when the 6th Seal and 6th Angel period comes as in Ch. 6:12-17.

The earthquakes or War and its consequences have gone on till the Great Earthquake comes, turning the world's light, not the light of the world, into sackcloth of Hair – the signs of mourning.  The light of civilization ending in their funeral.  The Moon, the Religious of the world, to be expressed in blood by Holy war as in Rev. 9.  The reputed Stars of Heaven, great and small and high, will be cast down to the earth as untimely figs by a mighty wind.  It will be Woe to all who have been the big talkers, writers and world wide men of all sort. The mountains, etc. long established religious heads and people, and the holier-than-thou breed which marks specially pride and wickedness, will pass away.

But what we have tried to see and say to men all these years and all others who have been bearing wise witness and seeking not their own in doing it, but as His Servants bearing His witness to the world in place of the big, self-seeking cackle many have indulged in to their shame and loss.

I enclose letters to me yesterday which reveal some clearly, and they will not need to wait too long for His answer in John from Heaven and His out-poured wrath on all flesh which will put fear of God by wrath if not fear by love.

My Love in Him,

Wm Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Edwards

November 11, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

I have not yours this week, probably too busy in Denver, where I am sure you will have good time and they much benefit, for wherever you find people hunger and thirst after the right condition, or righteousness, which makes it possible for the Spirit to work in them and to will and do of His good pleasure – not what we want to be or do – but what He wants to make us hear, say, and do and be; all other righteousness only adds to our conceit and deceit.  To say Lord, Lord, and do not choose to let God work in, out and by, His good pleasure in conforming us to the Image of His Son; and this has been the lot of many who have made profession.  The wide gate, the broad way, has always caught the many in all ages who heard the Man and Message of God.  Many were called, but few chosen because they had not heard carefully and obeyed implicitly.

This was true in Jesus’s day, and the Apostle’s day, and so today many will say Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, cast out devils and done many wonderful works.  Then will I profess unto them, I never knew you, depart from me, ye that work out the good pleasure of your own will – reveals that only at the end can people ever know the terrible mistake they made when hearing the Spirit’s Message by His Servant, which produces unrevealed hypocrites many, and few who are true and choose to do the will of God at any cost.

Matt. 5:1-11 shows the marks of the blessed, poor in Spirit – rich in Spirit; Mourning – in place of being boastful in their profession.  Meek, not seeking place or power, in contrast to those who make the most of it for themselves on every occasion.  Hunger and thirst – always seeking after rightness towards God and Man, while the hypocrite seeks what pleases him and is satisfied with his profession as a human imitator.  Blessed the merciful, always ready to help the weak, while the other helps himself.  The pure in heart, who only want to please the Lord in all his hearing, saying and doing, as the hypocrite pleases himself.

Blessed are the peacemakers, in contrast to those who are troublemakers for others.   Notice Judas was always the troubler and offender in the love Mary showed Jesus, and so went and sold Him for what he could get for himself.  Jealousy and envy working and revealed destroyed him.  Blessed the persecuted for seeking only to please the Master who dwells in them.  Verse 11, “Blessed are ye when men shall persecute and revile, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake,” and the worst enemies are they who make loud their profession.  Few have these marks but they are the chosen; the many hypocrites have all the other marks and always in the spotlight and appeal to the unregenerate as the best saints and workers in all ages.

It’s easy to see this hypocrisy in the revealed hypocrites of the world, but hard to believe it of the many who profess, yet all bear these marks.  Chap. 6.  Alms, prayer, fasting, etc., serving 2 masters, a double eye.  The 2 seeds are more clearly revealed in chap. 7, and the final ending, judging by the mote in their brother’s eye and knowing not that they are blind, unregenerate themselves.  Give them pearls and they will trample them under their feet, and turn to rend you.  Such we have seen and know as Dogs, Hogs, Goats and Wolves, in Sheep’s clothing.  If you ask bread, they give you a stone; if you ask for a fish, you get a serpent; for the unregenerate have nothing else to give but what they have.

Ask, see, knock is only possible for those who are the true sheep-natured sons of God.  The true seed will always guide into the narrow way, the false into the wide gate and broad way that ends in destruction and ready always to become false prophets in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly ravening wolves, seeking to feed their own unregenerate natures.  Their thorns and thistles show they are corrupt trees, bringing forth evil fruit.

I have written these things to show how the many and few who have heard the same man and Message may develop, but the end always reveals them, and their doom sure, as the reward for the few is certain.  The false are always doing to impress others; the true let God do in them and reveal it by their words and acts.  If the tree is not His planting, then it shall be rooted up.  In testimony pre-1914 days, there were thousands to one – in Omega days, He says 5 wise and 5 foolish.  In talent test there are 2 right to 1.  So you see we are moving to the day when John comes and finds the Woman Body gathered by the head with the 12 Star Crown, clothed with the Sun or the clear witness of God because they have His Nature and Spirit, and the Moon under her feet; just as the foolish virgins 5, will have the moon on her head, outer darkness her garment.  Moon gives reflected light of the sun, so people who have no life or oil in their vessel have only what they have heard from those who have life and the Spirit, or oil in their vessels.

Those who heard the Alpha Man and Message and obeyed, got life and so had ears for the same Man and Message as Reader of Revelation, the Omega Message, and all others who have been hearing and obeying will prove to be the wise virgin Woman.  But you can see the many are always in danger of missing it all, as seen in their attitude to the Man with the Message, but the many will be found outside, no matter what they heard.

My love in Him,

Wm. Irvine

Paul and the true Apostles had many false prophets in sheep’s clothing rise up amongst those who professed through them, and were only revealed at the end, and that by their attitude to the few true apostles and prophets.  They said “Paul and We” then said “We and Paul,” so you can see the same spirit at work today amongst those who have had 3 times offer of life, and now are revealed as hopeless unregenerates in outer darkness, by and by to weep and gnash their teeth.

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Edwards
December 2, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours today and papers.  I generally have more papers than I am able to read.

Jack Nelson’s activities may have been the best way to recall Percy from his folly; and George’s Pension may come up for review in Vancouver, B.C. if he is not careful.  But both men have been well revealed in their deceit and fraud in claiming to be the Woman and John, and a severe warning to all unregenerate flesh and blood who have been content to receive the light and made little of the fact that all true Light must be the Light of Life.  All outward righteousness before the eyes of men is a wonderful deceiving cover for iniquity and hypocrisy.  You can see in George’s post cards and Percy’s letters, imitation of the Man and Message, but not a scrap of evidence to prove their presumptuous claims.

I noticed the same marks in old Bob and other’s letters in seeking to be authority, and all them only proved they had no marks of usefulness to those outside, but rather seek place amongst those who profess as Virgins wise and foolish; seeking their own rather than the things which are Jesus Christ’s, neither entering in themselves and hindering those who would, for if you read carefully Matt. 23 and its 7 woes, you will find George and Percy have all the marks given there of the Scribe and Pharisee imitators.

Elijah of Malachi 4 coming before the great and dreadful day of the Lord – the Son of Man chosen to rule His household and give them meat in due season and to rule over all His goods – the Reader – the Overcomer – the 12 Star Crowned Head around which the woman clothed with the Light of Life and the Moon, foolish Virgin light, under her feet, and the Least of these His brethren as the test for all men’s relationship to Him on the Throne – the Angel to the 7 Churches, (I, Jesus, have sent mine Angel to the churches to testify these things to them) making Revelation prophecy, which to add to or take from is fatal – all these point to one man and no others.  Rev. 10:1, “I saw another mighty angel come down from Heaven clothed with a cloud,” suggests the other mighty angel on the Earth as in Daniel 7.  The meeting of John and the Angel of Rev. 22:8-9 when the time is at hand is too clear to need any comment; and all these references shows who produced The Testimony and no man with horse sense need be deceived or misled when the time is at hand.

The man going into a far country and giving to those according to their several ability, shows clearly the 5 and 2 and 1, according to the use they have made of my Alpha Witness, which made it possible to have 5, 2, or 1 as they had used it; and finding added power in their Virgin witness and larger service and reward in the Joy of their Lord; proving good and faithful witnesses or servants, in contrast with the unregenerate, slothful witnesses, or servants, in their accusing even the man whom they failed to get life by, both in Alpha and Omega days, to be cast out into outer darkness and his 1 talent taken away that you see has happened, which made possible the presence in Jerusalem of George and Percy.  It surely was a merciful warning to all who have never truly submitted to doing the will of the Father, and even at the last minute when the time is at hand, offers them mercy, for God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked.  Nor have I any pleasure in seeing those who have had privilege of knowing the Man and Message these 45 years shut out – and no man can be shut out but as he has shut God out of his heart and life and been content with the form and words and imitation, which has made them like suicides and murderers in the spiritual sense.

“Reveal not the sayings of the prophesy of this Book, for the time is at hand,” whether men in men’s eyes are unjust, filthy, righteous or holy.  “Behold I come quickly and my Reward is with me to give every man according to his works” shall be at that time, as revealed in John’s coming as the Servant chosen from those of Alpha days – the beginning – and the other chosen as the witness in Alpha and Omega days – the beginning and the end, the first and the last.  It’s all His work but done by His Servant.  John was the witness chosen from the 1st of Alpha witness; I was the last, the beginning in John, and the end in my Alpha witness.

Blessed are they that do His commandments” by John in his day to me in my day as Witness, Leader and Commander, “that they may have right to the tree of Life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.”  John in his day and I in mine are the gates into the city,” but no chance if people have not been blessed with His Nature and the Spirit’s Seal.  “Without are dogs, sorcerers, whoremongers, murderers, idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie,” all revealed by their attitude to the Angel Jesus has sent to Testify these things to all who profess to be His.  The angel has not only fed and ruled the household, but has been feed for dogs, etc., in giving them opportunity in feeding on all else but the meat in due season for the Household.

My love in Him, Wm. Irvine

P.S.  Those who are not the “Blessed of the Father, must be found classed amongst dogs who feed on everything but the meat in due season.

SORCERERS – who use my name and Message for every purpose but to have life, and help others into the Kingdom.
WHOREMONGERS – or those who encourage others to use His Servant and Message for their own purpose and pleasure.
MURDERERS – who hinder others from being truly blessed.
IDOLATERS – who choose their own idols, man made, and according to their own thoughts and ways and WHOSOEVER LOVETH AND MAKETH A LIE.  These are the marks of the unblessed.

John would be a wonderful Xmas present to all who are “Blessed of God” and fitted to enter into the Joy of their Lord.” W.I.

Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Smiths
December 4, 1938

My dear Smiths and Co:

Thanks for yours and Mrs. Boal’s.  I’m sure Mr. Jones will have no regrets for all the faithful witness to deaf ears in Brisbane.  It only reminds us of the living link between the living in Christ – on the Earth and in Heaven.  God is not the God of the dead but of the living, linking up Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob with the living of his day and all other days.  One family of all who have been made partakers of His nature by Regeneration.  If any man have not the Spirit of Christ he is none of His.  If any man have the spirit of Christ he is one of His, and proof and assurance is seen in people living by what He revealed in Himself and what the Spirit reveals today. 

The last Message, to the Laodiceans in Rev. 3:14-22, is a wonderful and merciful message.  I look on this message for all who have been hearing my witness these 24 years, and now there are many signs to compel people to see that much we say has and is being fulfilled.  These things saith the AMEN, and faithful and true witness, the beginning of the Creation of God (the New Creation).  The Lord speaking to and by His Angel.  How many are the New Creation?  Then, either Cold or Hot.  Luke warm I will (spue) out of my mouth because thou sayest I am rich and increased in goods and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. 

I, Jesus, by my Angel, counsel thee to buy of me Gold tried in fire, that thou mayest be rich, and white Raiment Wedding Garment that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear, and anoint thine Eyes with Eye Salve that thou mayest see.  One Man and Message has been well tried in the fire these 24 years and our witness has been clear and clean of any of the pollutions which come from contact with unregenerate Scribe and Pharisee Hypocrisy and iniquity.  Anoint thine eyes with Eye Salve which has opened so many eyes, or use the help I have been able to give others, that they see as He sees, and is revealed by, the Spirit’s reading of Revelation and the signs of times we have been living in during the 24 years of beginning of Sorrows.  Those who are wise Virgins are now awake and their Lamps trimmed and burning bright, and full of hope in John’s coming.  While the foolish are going out because they have not realized the use of life to give them light, content to share the light of others.

They who received 5 talents, 2 talents by my Alpha Witness in their own Experience, while the unregenerate talent people have failed to become 2 talent people, or get Life in Christ as they had Life in Adam and so are unprofitable Servants, having failed to use the 1 talent measure which might have saved them if used in place of hiding it; they were thinking of what the Lord wanted from them in place of what the Lord wanted to give them.   At best we can only offer an Empty Vessel that He can fill; a dwelling place where He can come in to dwell and Sup with us, that we may sup with Him. As many as I love I rebuke and chasten.  Be zealous therefore, and repent of your being Lukewarm and too easily pleased with ourselves.  Vs. 20 is the most wonderful and merciful in all that’s in Rev. 2 and 3 Message.

Behold, I stand at the door and knock by the hand of the Man in whom He dwells and speaks.  If any man, no matter who, where, how or when, hear my Voice and open the door, I will come into him and Sup with him and he with me.  You can see how merciful He is, not willing that any should perish, and doing all that he can to awaken them to their danger of missing being born into His Family.  No questions about the past misuse of our privileges, no matter how, when, why, and if they will hear His knock, listen to His Voice and open to Him, he will come in to dwell by His Spirit and make them His Child and Servant, as He has done in the Wise virgins and in the 5 and 2 talent people.  If not, we will be left outside the door and in outer darkness, and all our privileges taken away.

It’s very like the 2 thieves on the Cross, the one who called on the name of the Lord was assured of being with him, while the other stayed with the crowd who cried, away with Him, Crucify Him.  His blood be on us and our children; as we see the Jews tasting the bitterness of today.  Whatever hinders him from coming in to possess us can only end in what we see the Jews having all these 1900 years, and now more severe than ever before, to warn every man on the Earth how simple it is and how necessary it is that we should knock and let him hear His Voice by our lips.  The foolish virgins can become wise, the other talent people can become 2 talent if they can realize their danger and use their opportunity even though they have misused much in failing to be helpful to others in past.  So let every one be zealous and let Him in if He has not been first before; there is no other cure – OR HOPE.

My love in Him,

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Edwards
December 23, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours.  Wish you all the compliments of the Season.  Very severe weather reported all over the British country.  Military very busy cleaning up Palestine, while the Arab nations are discussing what’s to happen in Palestine at the conference in London, their demands stronger than ever, while the Jews cry for open door and their needs increase in Europe; U.S.A. and Germany a little hot under the collar; Japan and Russia similar in the East.  Spain in the same old turmoil after 2 ½ years war; the American continent intent on preparations for defense against any European or Asiatic attempt on them.  But all in line with what we have in Dan. 8 and Rev. 9.  Fascists versus Bolshi the first 12 verses, and East against West and no solution possible apart from War, so but pointers to the day when the 2 Sons of Man will meet, uniting and bringing the Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven.

While every human on the earth has a father on the earth, only regenerate people can say, “Our Father which art in Heaven, and Hallow” – by loving, loyal obedience His name revealed in Jesus and all who ever were His as samples we can honor.  Thy Kingdom, or the day when the world will be under His will and care to be inherited by His meek of all ages, who will do His will on the earth as it’s done in Heaven.  John being the interpreter of what’s done in Heaven, and the Son of Man on the earth, His Witness, Leader and Commander on the earth of those who in Truth and verity have chosen to let His will be done in them, (all profession short of this will be valueless) and their sins and iniquities will He remember no more forever, just as the unregenerate will find their rewards sure in His wrath.  So don’t expect the Pharisee righteousness in the Sons of God, for Noah’s righteousness was by Faith in hearing and obeying what God revealed.

“Give us each day our daily bread” covers our needs in the day when war, famine, pestilence and plagues is the reward of the wicked.  “Forgive us our sins as we forgive them that tresspass against us.”  The Law of forgiveness in the Kingdom and quite a delusion to all others.  “Lead us not into trial, but deliver us from evil” – lead us not into temptation or trial refers to discipline for lack of true forgiving Spirit, or errors in our doing His will by allowing the human to overcome us rather than letting the Christ Nature control.  Noah was not perfect in men’s eyes, but he was perfect in heart and will to do the will of God, condemning the world and saving his house.  “Thine is the Kingdom (not ours) the power and the glory,” for it will be His Grace and Mercy only which can make us partakers of His Nature, while it should be grace on our part to let it be done.  There can be no force used, and our wedding garment will be to bear the same witness as John and the Son of Man bear.  The Spirit, life, nature, vision – one spirit ruling the whole body to bear the same witness which is to be spread over the whole earth.  Noah was to pitch the Ark inside and outside to keep out the waters of Judgment, and such should be our witness.

So beware of anything that would leave open seams in the Ark.  Noah used pitch to trim the Ark after all his best endeavors to build properly, and I’m sure a little common sense and the love and grace of God will unite all the living boards in His Ark to make them water proof or keep out all that’s the influence of human influence work on us from outside, even to the closing of the door by which we enter.

Noah was obedient to the voice to the end as at the beginning, and to the “Enter thou and all thy house into the Ark,” and God shut the door, as it’s spoken when John the Bridegroom and Son of Man from Heaven comes.  So love one another, even as I have loved you.  This will close the cracks, rather than pick holes in it.  There was only one Noah and one family then – so now.  No bulging out or bulging in of boards, but all in place according to the great Architect who spoke to Noah and gave him the size, design, and every detail, and the quality of the wood was the same throughout.  The quality of timber refers to the same human marks which will be seen in all the boards, not knotty or twisted, but plain, clear, simple straight-grained timber of one kind only.  Can you see Noah and Company going around with the hot pitch filling the gaps or cracks rather than blaming anyone for them?  There would be plenty of timber rejected and used as fire wood in the 120 years work.  A rotten board would have endangered the whole Ark, just as the man who had not the Wedding Garment had to be bound and cast out into outer darkness.

Not what we think but what the Architect or builder thinks fit and suitable.  So it’s good to see that sincerity marks all our activities.  Sincere means a piece of wood with no concealed cracks, which will be revealed later on.  There is a great pillar laying half made in Russian Square here, and the weather for hundreds of years has revealed very clearly now why it was left unfinished as a pillar for a temple, and when John comes there will be many on whom much work has been done but left unfinished and unfit for building.  In a world full of hypocrisy you can see the danger, but in the Ark, proof of righteousness by Faith, you can be sure all were sincerely anxious to build well for their own safety.

So don’t be carping critics, but true builders controlled by the same Spirit – only wanting to edify rather than pull down or cast away.  So do and say in a way that will edify or build till John comes and the Ark closed and ready for the clouds of Judgment to burst and the Ark float as the waters rise.

My love to all,

Wm. Irvine

P.S.  It’s good to hear of John and Anna finding a way of expressing their energy, and desire to perfect themselves for future usefulness.

Discourage all tittle-tattle scandal and gossip, or any attempt at measuring others by their iniquities or sins, and concentrate on emphasizing the personal responsibility in having a house in which He can dwell and do his work through us, so shall we share in all that’s promised to Him and all who are His.  If the heart is true to Him, it will be true to me, and all I’ve tried to give them as His Message from the Throne.  The body of the Woman is to compass a man – this is the goal and hope of all who are His.  And the London conference seems to be the clearest mark of all we have had so far. W.I.

Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Edwards

December 29, 1938

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for your last week’s letters.  Xmas has come and gone, with its record.  The Nations are all more or less angry and speaking over their back yard fences, words very like what we find amongst bad neighbors, with threats of one sort and another and reminding each other of their weakness or crookedness in the past, which is a rather queer way of Peace on Earth, Good Will to men, the Message of the Angels then and now, but only for all those who know the peace of God in their own hearts can we expect such to be fulfilled.  That promise looks forward to the day when His Kingdom will have come on the earth even as it is in Heaven, when the Love of God will be shed abroad in the hearts of all, which is charity that suffereth long, and remains kind, envieth not others, because there is nothing to envy in others when we have the Love, Joy, Peace in our hearts; longsuffering, gentleness, goodness towards others; faith, meekness and temperance, the marks of true fellowship with God in hearing, believing, and obeying.

Charity vaunteth not itself.  If the Devil and Satan can’t get us deceived and cast down, they will try hard to get us to be boastful over others who are cast down.  Is not puffed up, doth not behave unseemly towards others, seeketh not her own.  Is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.  Impatient towards others and unkindness in look, word or deed.  Envy of others in any sense – how can we envy if God’s purpose is fulfilled in our own experience.  Vaunting, looking, feeling, word or deed, which puts others down and we up; puffed up like the turkey or dove when some one is looking on.

Acting unseemly or in a way that others can see and feel hurts others.  Seeking our own in those we meet, speak or write to, impatient with those less fortunate even in experience and privilege.  Thinking evil of others; these are the marks opposite to the true marks, and possible even in Iniquity working in the true child of God.  For how could we have forgiveness, through the blood, of Iniquity and Sin as His children are promised, if such was not promised and needed.

Psalm 32 says Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.  Blessed is the Man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity and in whose spirit there is no guile.  Come ye Blessed of my Father or ye who are begotten of God, or regenerate and made partakers of His Nature.  He could not say, come inherit, unless we were of the family Jesus is the true, full pattern of, to which we are to be conformed.  Inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.  All the power of God by the Spirit seen in the Life and work of Jesus is the Kingdom promised to those who are His True Born Sons.  You can see how the hypocrite world tries to claim healings and miracles, but you can see in Matt. 25 that these things in fullness are our inheritance and we could only have an earnest and they are for our use in the coming work in our witness to the world.

You find the true Apostles had some of these marks but never more than an earnest or sample of what He showed was to be our inheritance in Him and co-heir to the same power and promises.

You can see the value of true charity in seeking to be perfected to use these powers in the Salvation of the 100 million by the 144,000 who share them through us.  Everybody would like to have the same power He had by the spirit, but not the discipline in being perfected in obedience to God and impartial in the use of them in the coming days of wrath when they will be the only hope for those who hear and obey His Message by us.

If sin and iniquity needs to be forgiven now in the true seed, you can see that such conditions need to be cured ere we can be entrusted with the Kingdom, which is His, but promised to His children.  So it’s very important to be schooled in seeking to have the fruit of the Spirit, tested, and purified in all our relations with the people we live amongst on the earth.

You can read Psalm 32 in the light of these things and so learn to be true and not easily fooled by your own iniquity, and evil thinking of others.  In the healings and miracles you can see the disciples and apostles often came far short in sympathy and understanding of the people they met.  It would be like giving a boy Father’s gun to play with, were we entrusted with the power of God as He revealed.  This gives us some idea of what the Wedding Garment White means, for the Marriage of the King’s Son when power is given to the 2 witnesses as it is in Heaven, and helps us to grasp who are the Woman Body in Rev. 12:1-3, to share in the inheritance enjoyed in Heaven and now to come on the earth in John’s coming to the Son of Man to make him Manchild to rule the Nations, die and be caught up to His Throne.

So seek to cultivate the marks He had ere He was anointed at 30, and be able to say Come unto me for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye who come will find rest to your souls.  My yoke is easy and my burden light.  So don’t fly high, feel or speak hard, or be too critical of others, or scandalize by word or letter those who may be under rebuke or chastening, because He loves them and is seeking to perfect them.

We have a great many amateur soldiers and police not skilled in the use of firearms and quite a number of accidental shootings of themselves and others, and so it is possible to misuse and misfire with the privileges and powers we enjoy.  So be kind, helpful to all, and some day we will have no reflections when our bedmate, workmate, or millmate has gone because they were not perfected to stay and do His work in His way and share in the Kingdom.  The true test is to Love the Lord thy God with all thy soul, strength, and mind, and THY neighbor as thyself, is like a looking glass to see if you feel, act, speak, or write, or think as He would.

My love in Him,

Wm. Irvine

Wm Irvine's Letter to:  Edwards and Co.
December 31, 1938

PO Box 696
Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Edwards:

George Linn died in Hospital at 1:30 P.M. on Dec. 30th and is to be buried on Mt. Zion cemetery at 2:30 from Hospital today.  They phoned me from Hotel in A.M. but I was not in, and did not suspect it was more than a call to speak to him.  In evening I had phone telling of his death; so I did not have any chance to hear from him directly.

Percy went home 3 weeks ago, expecting to come back in spring bringing young George with him.  I met him (George) in P.O. about a week ago, and advised him to go home and begin all over again.  But he had given over his home to his daughter and said he had no home.

A sad ending to a life of 3-fold opportunity for 30 years, and only proof that no amount of "Lord, Lord" can escape what is so clearly written from His lips.

My Love to all,

Wm. Irvine

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