CHRIST IS ALL
Summer 2014 (June, July, August)
Dear Friend in Christ,
Truly, we Christian believers are nearing the Shore to soon enter into The Celestial City to bask in our Precious Lord’s Glorious Presence forever and ever. Glory! “Even so, Come, Lord Jesus! Come this day, I pray!”
I thank God that during this summer, He gave me the wonderful privilege of daily preaching to many lost Japanese, calling on them to repent and to trust in the Saviour of the world to save them eternally.
“Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.” (Hebrews 13:13)
If you never preach and sing hymns, or just read Bible passages, out in public (without the camp), you are missing a great blessing and sweet, intimate fellowship with The Lord Jesus Christ. If you refuse our Lord’s Most Wonderful Invitation in Hebrews 13:13 because you lack courage to lift Him high and to glorify Him in front of the devil’s crowd and because you are too full of sinful pride to bear His reproach that rebellious sinners will definitely heap upon you, earnestly pray to Almighty God for victory over such hindrances.
I thank God that I had invitations to preach in Japanese churches most every Sunday during the 3 summer months. I preached in churches in the towns of Miyota, Yoshii, Minakami, and the city of Isesaki. In each church service, attendance averaged just under 20 souls, a few of which do not profess to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus each time I preach, I emphasize trusting in the Lord Jesus and call on souls to make sure they do so. Thank you for also interceding for their salvation. Each is a precious, eternal soul for whom Christ died. Our Lord is not willing that a one of them should perish.
On Sunday morning August the 17th I preached in the Miyota church. As soon as church ended, Mrs. Isozumi went to pick up 93-year-old Mr. Imanishi who will not attend church but comes for lunch and their songfest after lunch. Arriving back at the church with him, Mrs. Isozumi called Roberta Rees and me to a corner of the small church. “We’ve got to pray for him. Coming here he said he wanted to commit suicide. He is losing his eyesight. He doesn’t want to continue to be a burden to other people. He wants to end his life.” We earnestly interceded for his salvation. You please do so also. His wife is no longer able to come to the church. Each of them is 93 years old, death knocking at their doors.
Please pray that, in accordance to His Divine Will, our Lord will open more “church doors” for me to preach in more churches here in Japan.
On 16 July, Almighty Lord God miraculously enabled me to rent a store space in the crowded summer resort town of Karuizawa. It is located between my house and the church in Miyota, a 40-minute drive up the mountain to the store where summer temperature is about 7-8 degrees F cooler than where I live in Matsuida. That is such a relief from the oppressive summer humid heat, thank God. Also, a large multitude of eternal souls flock to cool Karuizawa in the summer! (If you have “goggle earth” you can look at these locations I mention.)
I have had prayers printed onto about a dozen daily use items (bags, towels, tissue packs, dishes, glasses, and such). I put them out in the “store”. I set up a big sign urging people to take these items for free. Daily, lost people take some of them. I witness to them as opportunity affords and as the Holy Spirit guides. I play recorded hymns, sermons, prayers, and Bible teaching inside for all to hear. I step out onto the crowded street nearby and preach there to multitudes of lost sheep walking by on the way to their eternal abode. Saviour Lord, please show great mercy unto them!
Please pray for me, that I will fully delight myself in My Lord God and Saviour Jesus Christ. I earnestly pray the same for you. Seriously consider what a blessed life it would be to be granted the most earnest desires of your heart. Here is the secret to having our hearts’ desires fulfilled, truly delighting ourselves in The Lord Jesus Christ Who Is All.
I pray for our Lord to be near and dear to you, your family, and all your loved ones, to do great and glorious things for you!
Christ’s unprofitable servant in Japan, Richard Yerby