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1941 Index to
Letters Written by William Irvine
Revised February 10, 2019
ADDRESSED  TO:

Edwards - January 19, 1941
Edwards - January 29, 1941
Edwards - February 28, 1941
Edwards - March 4, 1941
Edwards - May 8, 1941
Smiths - September 18, 1941
Pages - September 21, 1941
Smiths - November 9, 1941
Edwards
- November 9, 1941
Edwards - November 15, 1941

Edwards - November 28, 1941
Smiths - December 24, 1941



Wm. Irvine's letter to Edwards  & Company
January 19, 1941
P. O. Box 696
Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Edwards' and Co:

Thanks for many, -- and for money orders for Christmas and my two birthdays the same week.

If the defeat of France in June marked the end of Hitler's power to hurt men, you can see the breaking of Italy is like the same thing, and clearing the way for Germany and Great Britain and America to fulfill what is written for the second Woe in Revelation IX: 12-21.  It will be a life and death struggle for Germany and no room for doubt as to the ending of Hitler and Co.  Japan has been very cheeky [the] past few days to [the] U.S.A., while Rumania is being crammed with troops, while England, Turkey and Greece are solid to oppose any move Eastward; while Russia promises aid to Turkey, but not to declare war.  So we may look for the Euphrates to come into the picture.

If the breaking of France was pitiful, the same may be said of Italy and her attempts in Libya and East Africa as well as Albania.  Two million French prisoners in Frace, and about two hundred thousand Italian prisoners and [sic] are out of action, weather having been very severe.  Air, Sea [sic] and land operations have out-generaled and out-fought Italy on every possible front, in spite of preparation over five years and ten years, -- probably indication of which side God is on.

Was thinking today about Abram finding a Ram in the bush to take Isaac's place on the altar, -- only a hint that the place had no buildings such as now cover the Temple area, and Jerusalem and Palestine as a whole.  That offering was accepted.  What about all the offerings made in temples made with men's hands?  Natural stones were the altar which Elijah used on Mt. Carmel, while the Prophets of Baal had "hewn" stones after their approved pattern, and no provision for the cold water as had Elijah, -- cold water is always plentiful on every altar and offering He ever accepts.

The twelve stones which formed the altar on which his sacrifice was made typifies [signifies] [the] twelve Apostles, all rough, unhewn, undressed by hands of men, and He one of the twelve, whom Judas had to kiss to identify Him from the other eleven.  Cain with his beautiful vegetables, fruits of the earth, -- plenty to please the human senses; but fruit or flower, juice and scent is not blood which can only come from a higher kingdom, -- which gives us a cue to reading Isaiah 66 where they were in the garden behind one tree in the midst.

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Wm. Irvine's Letter To:  Edwards
January 29, 1941
P. O. Box 696
Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for many--and for money orders for Christmas and my two birthdays the same week.

If the defeat of France in June marked the end of Hitler's power to hurt men, you can see the breaking of Italy is like the same thing, and clearing the way for Germany and Great Britain and America to fulfill what is written for the Second Woe in Revelation IX: 12-21.  It will be a life and death struggle for Germany and no room for doubt as to the ending of Hitler and Co.  Japan has been very cheeky [the] past few days to [the] U.S.A., while Rumania is being crammed with troops, while England, Turkey and Greece are solid to oppose any move Eastward; while Russia promises aid to Turkey, but not to declare war.  So we may look for the Euphrates to come into the picture.

If the breaking of France was pitiful, the same may be said of Italy and her attempts in Libya and East Africa, as well as Albania.  Two million French prisoners in France, and about two hundred thousand Italian prisoners are out of action, weather having been very severe.  Air, Sea and land operations have out-generaled (sic) and out-fought Italy on every possible front, in spite of preparation over five years and ten years--probably indication of which side God is on.

Was thinking today about Abram finding a ram in the bush to take Isaac's place on the altar--only a hint that the place had no buildings such as now cover the Temple area, and Jerusalem and Palestine as a whole.  That offering was accepted.  What about all the offerings made in temples made with men's hands?  Natural stones were the altar which Elijah used on Mt. Carmel, while the Prophets of Baal had "hewn" stones after their approved pattern, and no provision for the cold water as had Elijah--cold water is always plentiful on every altar and offering He ever accepts.

The twelve stones which formed the altar on which his sacrifice was made typifies [the] twelve Apostles, all rough, unhewn, undressed by hands of men, and He one of the twelve, whom Judas had to kiss to identify Him from the other eleven.  Cain with his beautiful vegetables, fruits of the earth--plenty to please the human senses; but fruit or flower, juice and scent is not blood which can only come from a higher kingdom--which gives us a clue to reading Isaiah 66 where they were in the garden behind one tree in the midst.

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Wm. Irvine's Letter To:  Edwards
February 28, 1941
(not rec'd until 11 February 1942)
P. O. Box 696
Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Edwards & Co:

Thanks for many letters, all hearty and sensible.  Every trial is like the lead which enables deeper soundings into the mysteries of God's eternal purpose, which all human vanities tend to obscure & obliterate, just as John's coming will tend to destroy the illusions and delusions God has put on men who delight in their own thoughts and abominations. The shadow of death in Jesus' life only caused Him to speak out truth for these days, as you will notice, especially near the end of His ministry.  "Except ye eat my flesh, and drink my blood, ye have no life in you." -- sums up all He had ever taught His disciples; and you can see that the many had never opened the door to let His Spirit come in to dwell in them, which is the wide gate and broad way He spoke of, in contrast to the straight gate and narrow way of letting the Spirit of Christ come in to dwell and develop the same control they saw in Him in all He did and said.

Only as His Spirit is in us and allowed to grow up into full control, can we know God and become useful in helping others by our living words and example, and share in all that Jesus can be to us.  The wide gate is to claim all He can be to us, and refuse to let Him in to sup or share in all we can be to God and man.

Paul said, "Follow me as I follow the Lord," which is very simple and easy to understand, and we can see how fully His true apostles did this, even to death, except John who is to finish his life work in his death, resurrection and ascension as in Revelation 11.  This is the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, which Paul speaks of looking forward to as the prize.  You can see how His disciples wanted Him to stay and escape the cross and resurrection.  His rebuke to Peter, "Get thee behind me Satan; thou savorest not the things of God, but rather the human."  His death and resurrection, -- all this for the apostles and disciples, and fitted them to pour out their lives to the death.  Self-sacrifice in service to God and man is the lead and incentive by the Spirit of Christ and God.

"Meek and lowly" in heart in contrast to pride and wickedness.  He measured His gains by His losses in men's eyes.  His lowly twenty years as a carpenter in Nazareth was the preparation He had for the anointing He got when He was thirty--and is a warning and a pointer to the danger in following the path of success and privilege.  Moses and Paul found that their so-called privileges made them murderers, and was for the curing of their pride.  Moses spent forty years in unlearning what he got in Egypt.  The choosing of His apostles bears the same marks, in their lowly calling, which saved them from the pride and wickedness of those in high places.  Mal. 3:16-18 can be read in this sense, and gives us some idea of how He will get jewels of twelve different sorts for the fulfilling of Rev. 21.  Fearing the Lord and thinking of His name.

My love in Him to all,

Wm. Irvine



Wm. Irvine’s Letter To:  Edwards
March 4, 1941

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours and many others.  Rev. 1:7 is easy to understand now as we see the clouds over all the world - for nearly every one feels more or less War conditions; so it begins in seeing the seriousness of all taking place.  In other days and wars, there were always many who only looked on, and even many who profited by conditions.

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock” - which seems to point to the personal side of happenings to awake people to their personal side of world conditions.  “If any man (anywhere), (whosoever), will hear My Voice."  People may read and try to understand by reading what's written, but if they don't hear His Voice, they cannot read to get life, as we have seen and known for long time.  What's written only becomes prophecy when the Voice guides them into true interpretation.  He is THE Shepherd of the Sheep - and a Shepherd true is one through whom His Voice can be heard, to guide people into how to open the door, so that He by His Spirit can come in to share whatever is their lot - or be made partaker of the Christ Nature, and He share what is ours, 'right or wrong, and we to share His reproach and shame, as well as all His fullness to meet our needs, inside and outside.

If we walk in the Light as He is in the Light, not only in what He was, but in what He is today as King, and Judge of the earth, either to taste His mercy or wrath - we have fellowship with Him and He with us; AND the Blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanseth us from all sin.  This gives us the best idea of what His supping with us means, and our supping or sharing with Him what is His.  He shares with us our weakness and stammering and blundering over weaknesses, and even our cowardice in using our opportunities, or letting Him use what we are and might be to others.

Our only hope and that of the people we meet is in letting Him control and speak living words by His voice that they may be resurrected to Life and live by that.  Jesus said, "I am the Resurrection" (for all who are dead to Him in Adam) "and the Life" of all who are raised from death to life.  If we are resurrected, we will live by Him in us.  He that liveth thus, though he were dead, yet shall he live where they cry, "How long, O Lord, till thou avenge our blood on the whole earth" as they look forward to the 2nd Resurrection - which is only possible to those who have had the 1st Resurrection.

People would like to be what Jesus was to Lazarus, but far greater is it to be His Voice in resurrecting people from their grave in Adam that they may live on the earth, and be the means of saving some.

My love in Him,

Wm. Irvine


Wm. Irvine's Letter to Edwards' and Co.
May 8, 1941
PO Box 696, Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Edwards and Co:

Thanks for yours and Anna's and many others last week. I notice U.S.A. and Company are thoroughly awakened to their responsibility and possibilities, which is but fulfilling what's written. What is and has happened are but the revealing of who and what Hitler and Company purpose to be to the world as the destroyers of Rev. 9:11, by their locust blitz methods.

It's good to have a clear outline of their character, given in chapter 9:20, 21, so that we can better see the reason why one-third part of them are to be killed by the 200 million who are behind the horses with the mouth of a lion, with fire, smoke and brimstone coming out of their mouths, and a long serpent body well loaded with heads or bombs.

To see the end cure for victory for U.S.A. and Empire is great assurance, though it means a long, bitter fight, and many proud and wicked men will no doubt perish in the fire. Rev. 9:1-11 shows Hitler and Company are destroyers, but 9:12-21 shows it will be one-third part of men killed. Destruction of all sorts is met by killing off the destroyers, as the only cure for such as have been poisoned into their condition.

Notice a star fell from Heaven with the key of the bottomless pit, opens the Hitler record and the First Woe. Verses 13 and 14 - "I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden alter, which is before God, saying: Loose the four angels bound in the Euphrates ." Contrast verse1 with verse 13, and it seems to suggest a great conflict between the Devil worshippers and the God worshippers, and victory for Second Woe armies will probably be the way of casting out and down the Devil from his ruling of the nations by proud and wicked men.

What has been happening on the Euphrates past week, reminds us of Genesis record, chapter 4:14 and where the Cain and Abel record was made which couples up with Rev. 22:12. The beginning and end of the conflict between two seeds possible out of the human race. The devil-possessed, killing seed and their victims revealed in Noah and the flood victims. Babel , another attempt to rule the world, ending in the Lord creating the nations as a safeguard.

Daniel's visions were got on the Euphrates: Isaiah and Jeremiah's message were very much connected with Iraq and Company, and now we know where Babylon is and its condition where the great red Dragon sits, where we can see where the end of nations will finish, leaving one nation, with one Lord, His name one, and one tongue - where also our Lord was crucified, as you see in Rev. 11:8 Sodom and Egypt conditions. These are only suggestions you can fill in from the scriptures.

My love to all,

Wm. Irvine


Wm. Irvine's Letter to Smiths & Co.
Box 696 Post Office
Jerusalem, Palestine
September 18, 1941

My Dear Smiths & Co.,

Thanks for yours & M.O.s. & others from Glen Innis. It was good news to hear of Percy & Sgt. Wedge. Sorry to hear of Percy's boy. Japan seems to cause anxiety & Russia is finding it hard to hold Hitler & Co. but the end is sure for Hitler & it will be vengeance God & man for all he as been & done. It all helps to fulfil Gods programme as given in the Book & though we may think it slow in Coming His time will prove perfect as He always has been & is ever shall be. So patience is our best virtue in these days. Four weathers will be on the Warming up side as ours is Cooling off.

Was glad to hear of yours & Bessies health being improved. From Genesis to Revelations we find the Law of Sacrifice of the Lover for the building & propagation of the Higher Elements. Compound Vegetable Anasnil. All bear these marks we have no scruples about using all the Kingdoms under us for our purpose . Man has dominion over all these. But when it comes to our voluntary choice to sacrifice our humanity we find the Book as few willing to choose to do the Will of God & work out before men what God works in our hearts by His nature & Spirit. We find pride & wickedness the common interpretation of all who God formed will to loose the human life for Christ sake & the Gospel.

Yet it’s the sure way of missing the very purpose we are created. Able was willing to loose the Love of His Brother & get his hatred Anger & strife every time he opened his mouth in letting Gods Words Come from his lips & the Life of God manifested in his life all human nature is bent on saving itself even when it’s the surest way of loosing all for ever. Cain's vegetable offering only fed his pride & wickedness while refusing to do the Will of God & have the Spirit in himself which he could speak living words for the Salvation of others – human gifts can never beget the nature of God in others if we don’t let God work in us & by us all our works can only deceive & lull others to sleep the sleep of death.

It's easy to quote Scripture & say it’s the Word of God & make proselytes & many wonderful things which brings us honour from man but Jesus & the Apostles produce living flesh & Blood temples which brought dishonour & suffering even to the death. Millions read the record & delight to honour by mouth in many ways those who gave their lives for the regeneration of others but would run a mile away from the scene suffering rather than enter in & share in the suffering of Christ that others may share in the Kingdom as manifested in Jesus & the Apostles. And Jesus died for others who had got life through His Ministry & Suffering as He lived & moved amongst them. See how He loved them whom God had given Him as the Seal of His Ministry & so it must ever be.

My Love to all there.

Wm. Irvine


Wm. Irvine’s Letter to Pages & Co. 
Box 696 P.O.
Jerusalem, Palestine
September 21, 1941

My Dear Pages & Co.,

Thanks for yours and Adams & even Jack Pike after a long lull in what used to be regular. If Jesus by His Spirit can dwell in us there will be oil & vision, no matter when or where people are found. The message to the last of the 7 churches – Rev. 3:20 – Behold I stand at the door & knock – if any man hear my voice & open the door I will come in to sup with him & he with me. What was left of the 7 churches who had no ear for the message of the Spirit which gathered out those who had ears to hear, leaving the majority with only words and form, but no life, & Jesus shows that there can be no hope for any one apart from Christ in you the hope of glory, or Gods promises fulfilled to us in these days of coming wrath.

If we are willing to do the will of the Father & let Christ dwell in us richly we will find plenty of stimulus in bearing the word of God to others by our lips, & bearing the Testimony of Jesus to the religious people we meet as He did even to His death on Calvary for what He had done for the disciples who found it eternal life to them, - while it was eternal death & no resurrection for such as crucify Him afresh & put Him to an open shame.

Many who were professed disciples forsook Him when He told them profession was only trifling if they failed & refused to eat His flesh and drink His blood or be willing to be to others what Jesus had been to them for their salvation & deliverance from the powers of religious darkness & hypocrisy – which only deceived themselves & they others. As the virgin Mary was willing to let God give His Son a human body to live out His Divine nature – speak & act for the salvation of others even to the death at the hands of the religious people who professed to serve God, but in their own thoughts and ways. If He is in us by His spirit its that we are partakers of His nature and He uses our flesh & Blood to dwell in & work & speak by.

Profession means only what Cain had, while Abel possessed & was possessed by the Spirit & so could offer to God & man a Lamb sacrifice in service to God & man, even though Cain only hated him to the death for His Godly witness & as the mouth of God to his brother Cain. To be hated of allmen for doing what Jesus did for the disciples in speaking the words of God to them that they might have external life. Many went back and walked no more with Him when He told them except ye eat my flesh & drink my blood ye have no life in you.

It’s good to test ourselves by using every chance we can find to Test if God is in us & speaking to us words of life to those who will hear, & words of warning to those who are only professors as Jesus did. His work was double words of life to those who would hear & obey & warning words of death to those who had no life.

My Love in Him,

Wm. Irvine.

Received this precious letter Friday 7-11-41.
Love to you all, from us all. F. E. Page


Wm. Irvine's Letter to Smiths & Co.   
Box 696 Post Office
Jerusalem, Palestine
November 9, 1941

My Dear Smiths & Co.,

Thanks for yours & Boals. Glad to hear you are all about except for colds. And also to ear of Fred & Wm Wedge's letters. I had one from him from Syria, where he now writes from.

I was glad to find Ezekiel, very interesting especially Chapter 4, which gives you an idea of what the Prophet had to be & do in order to compel attention to what God has in store for them, because of their iniquity. All we like sheep have gone astray. Turned everyone to his own way. The Lord hath laid on Him the Iniquities of us all.

Was true of Abel & all who ever were willing to let God make them His witness in their day & generation for the Salvation of those who would hear & obey God rather than man. Abel offered a lamb sacrifice in his willingness to hear. Witness to Cain for his redemption or in becoming what Abel was to God & man. He was willing to share the sufferings of Christ in the sense that he had the same nature & spirit working in Him & by Him. And Cain's attitude to him was the same as we find in all who ever had the nature of God as His Son & Servant. What we see in Cain & Abel shows the danger of the tree in the garden kept by the serpents. All human knowledge of God & His truth is darkness & death because its human selfish reading makes what is of God truly evil in mens sight as seen in Abel & all the prophets, Jesus & the Apostles.

Ye cannot serve God & mammon men think saving their life for themselves is good when its only how suicide in refusing to loose their life in bearing the witness the voice of the Lord God born to Adam & Eve in the Garden for their Salvation. You see how the world has always made heroes of the Prophets after their death. And to day the world is full of such marks; and the Testimony was cut asunder & made hypocrites by refusing to open the door to let the Spirit of Christ & God come into them to bear witness by them. As Jesus to those who would hear & obey & get Life of God in them. And to be able to hear living Witness so that man may eat his Flesh & drink his Blood, or show that they have His nature & so share in His sufferings in seeking to do for others what Jesus did for them. Which is bearing the Cross of Suffering in the conflict between what is the Devil & Satan.

If we fail in bearing witness against what is only human hypocrisy we can never speak Words of Life to men for their regeneration Rev 3 -20, shows whats wrong in the 7 Churches they honoured Jesus as a Hero, for what He did, but were unwilling to let His Spirit Come in & live out His life in them & to perished. Matt 24 shows the Lord came in 1914 & Judgements began they don't believe nor can they believe that He chose the Son of Man as His Servant but say in their hearts He has not come & go on in their Hypocrisy Rev 22 & John 1 shows we cant refuse His Life & share in His Blood shed for our Sins & Iniquities. He lived & spoke Words of Life & Died for doing it at the hands of the Cain Seed who proffered to be His people.

My Love to All,

Wm Irvine.


Wm. Irvine's Letter to Edwards
November 9, 1941
PO Box 696, Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Edwards:

Today I was reading Ezekiel & especially Chapter IV: which gives us some idea of what he had to suffer in warning and detail of Gods wrath on Israel for their iniquity and idolatry in their worship of Jehovah by their own man made idols of variety according to their own thoughts and ways in which they delighted. It gives us some idea of the terrible conditions of those who were called Israel , and who had all the possible privileges He could offer men on the earth in any age and so we can easily see what is possible in the end of the Gentile age.

Chapter 3: 23-27 shows how God would even shut his mouth and they would bind him with bands, made his tongue cleave to the roof of his mouth, so that he make him dumb so that he could not be a reprover; and so Ch. IV: shows the signs he was to give them of what was sure to come on them. So that they could read in signs what they had refused and rebelled against when God spoke to them by the prophet. This gives us some idea of what reading Rev. will be in our day of the Son of Man. We wonder at the audacity of men in reading what is so plainly written for those who will hear or refuse to hear.

I have fought a good fight, finished by course and kept the faith was Paul's seal on his witness and work when the headsmans axe was ready to fall on him. Much of what he wrote in his last epistles to the churches and his own converts reveals what keeping the faith means, and Rev. XII: you can see the Spirit shown by the great red dragon to the child of the woman to be born. War in Heaven (on Earth) between Michael and his angels with the Dragon and his angels, which prevail not, but are to be cast down to earth.

Vs. 5 is very clear that the woman will bring forth the Man-Child even when the great red dragon that deceiveth the whole world stands ready to devour the child as soon as it is born. Its a wonderful contrast the weakness of what's of God in contrast to what is of the God of the whole world, deceiving men by their profession of worship and service and sacrifice. But the door shut, which marks the 7 churches who had no ear for what the Spirit saith to them which explains why men have no ears to hear or eyes to see whats coming on the face of the whole earth.

When we see what Rev. VIII and IX: has meant and now means in the coming conflict at hand, how small in men's eyes is chapter X and XI:, and how great and red the dragon that deceiveth the whole world with no ear for His knock or voice, only their own thoughts and ways to guide or control them; which makes Rev. 3:20 a great eye opener for the whole world.

My love to ALL there,

Wm. Irvine.


Wm. Irvine's Letter to Edwards
November 15, 1941
PO Box 696, Jerusalem, Palestine.

My dear Edwards & Co:

Just heard the good news. What a Wife, Mother, Saint and Servant you have had. Fought a good fight, finished her course, kept the faith. Hence forth there is laid up for me (she) a crown of Righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day and to (all) them that love His appearing, - when the shadows have all gone and the true value of all life and work will appear. II Tim. IV: is very valuable these days for all, and Phillipians, for you can see Hope of being with them again was high. But in II Tim. IV: he saw the shadow of death falling across his course. The whole Bible is a record of what, to men, is tragedy. The Lamb, being slain from the foundation of the world where and in whom so-ever the Christ nature was allowed to control and make a living sacrifice that others might get life through His words spoken through them and manifest to them. And the same witness given to the world as Jesus gave to the proud and wicked as well as the life giving waters to those who were thirsty. To me to live was Christ, to die is gain, though he wanted to stay for the sake of others. But we are not in Paul's day but in another and much more important.

Just heard of quake in Los Angeles .

The trial of all who are the woman Body in what has happened, is but a test for all who are the Abel seed and also revealing of all who are the Cain seed in that they will not think they had any part in what God gave to Abel was for the saving of Cain. But Cain said, "Am I my Brother's keeper." The test for all who are His, is are you willing to lose your life for the saving of others. Hero worship is of no value if it fails to inspire us with the purpose to go and do likewise.

The hero worship of Moses and Jesus short of letting the same spirit come in and dwell and work through us as it did in them. The world is full of hero worshippers even to tears and many wonderful manifestations in word and deed, which is the devil's way of deceiving men and feeding their pride and wickedness and seen in the world being full of monuments built in honour of the men and names, who did what they say, but do not. God sent His Son into the world a carpenter for 20 years and anointed Him to preach to those who were the most victims of Religion in name of God. His death was the result of His being the mouth of God to men. Those who lived by it bringing them same nature and anointing they had heard and seen in His meek and lowly way, were perfected by His death to go and do as He had done fully and freely to them.

What God gives us is meant to act in the same way and if Rose's going has its true result, it will be seen in our lives. Jesus said He was going away to prepare a place on the earth for His disciples to be what He had been to them. So we will all thank God for Rose's life and going to make room for some others to take her place.

My love to all,

Wm. Irvine.


Wm. Irvine's Letter To:  Edwards
November 28, 1941
(not rec'd until 11 February 1942
P. O. Box 696
Jerusalem, Palestine

My dear Edwards & Co:

Thanks for many letters, all hearty and sensible.  Every trial is like the lead which enables deeper soundings into the mysteries of God's eternal purpose, which all human vanities tend to obscure & obliterate, just as John's coming will tend to destroy the illusions and delusions God has put on men who delight in their own thoughts and abominations.  The shadow of death in Jesus' life only caused Him to speak out truth for these days, as you will notice, especially near the end of His ministry.  "Except ye eat my flesh, and drink my blood, ye have no life in you." -- sums up all He had ever taught His disciples and you can see that the many had never opened the door to let His Spirit come in to dwell in them, which is the wide gate and broad way He spoke of in contrast to the straight gate and narrow way of letting the Spirit of Christ come in to dwell and develop the same control they saw in Him in all He did and said.

Only as His Spirit is in us and allowed to grow up into full control, can we know God and become useful in helping others by our living words and example, and share in all that Jesus can be to us.  The wide gate is to claim all He can be to us, and refuse to let Him into sup or share in all we can be to God and man.

Paul said, "follow me as I follow the Lord," which is very simple and easy to understand, and we can see how fully His true apostles did this, even to death, except John who is to finish his life work in his death, resurrection and ascension as in Revelation 11.  This is the high calling of God in Christ Jesus, which Paul speaks of looking forward to as the prize.  You can see how His disciples wanted Him to stay and escape the cross and resurrection.  His rebuke to Peter, "Get thee behind me Satan; thou savorest not the things of God, but rather the human."  His death and resurrection, -- all this for the apostles and disciples, and fitted them to pour out their lives to the death.  Self-sacrifice in service to God and man is the lead and incentive by the Spirit of Christ and God.

"Meek and lowly" in heart in contrast to pride and wickedness; He measured His gains by His losses in men's eyes.  His lowly twenty years as a carpenter in Nazareth was the preparation He had for the anointing He got when He was thirty, -- and is a warning and a pointer to the danger in following the path of success and privilege.  Moses and Paul found that their so-called privileges made them murderers, and was for the curing of their pride.  Moses spent forty years in unlearning what he got in Egypt.  The choosing of His apostles bears the same marks, in their lowly calling, which saved them from the pride and wickedness of those in high places.  Mal. 3:16-18 can be read in this sense, and gives us some idea of how He will get jewels of twelve different sorts for the fulfilling of Rev. 21.  Fearing the Lord and thinking of His name.

My love in Him to all,

Wm. Irvine


Wm. Irvine's Letter to Smiths & Co.  
Box 696 P.O.
Jerusalem, Palestine
December 12, 1941

My Dear Smiths & Co,

Thanks for all that came from your quarter. We are having our 3rd day of rain. So it may clear up. Usually we have it in spells of 3 days & may be a little longer at times. It will spoil the Xmas Eve show at Bethlehem & its Bells & Priests. We don't want now for Signs that we are near John's Coming than when we believed. As the Sign of the great day of Salvation Strength, The Kingdom of God & the power of His Christ. There were no Cases of Salvation in Noahs 120 years of warning, so we don't expect there has been since the Lord came in 1914 & chose the Son of Man to be the reader of Revelations & Witness to Jesus as Omega the Judge of all nations & every man on the face of the Whole Earth.

So all their works in witnessing to Jesus as Alpha will only have proved them unregenerate Imitators. Jesus said Break Bread – till I come. But they don’t know He Came & Chose the Man Whom He regarded As Wise & Faithful for the New Everlasting. Which Jesus Coming is to bring in its fullness. When the Spirit & Bride Will be His Witness – on the Earth. The So Called Sons of God – knew nothing of the Lord Coming to Noah in warning of what was to Come on the Earth, so we don't Expect they will know – in our day of the Son of Man. It may seem very long & testing to us these 27 years. But Noah is used as the pattern for the days of the Son of Man. In Choosing the Bride for John to come too as the Bridegroom.

I enjoyed seeing in Matt 13. An outline of My Work as a Sower of good seeds. 3 sorts of soil were fruitless and one fruitful. Which explains why there were 3 measures of meal in which the woman could put leaven till the whole was leaven in place of letting Christ Life & Nature. They turned the wheat into Meal to feed Dogs – Hogs – Goats & Wolves & proved they were such is seen in the fact they Could be Leavened by Scandal & Iniquity which the Angels of the Son of Man are to gather out of His Kingdom Verse 41 - which we have been doing unconsciously these past years. They were cut asunder & appointed their portion with the hypocrites because they said in their hearts My Lord delayeth His Coming & went on eating & drinking.

With the Religious world in their main use of Breaking of Bread. While they beat their fellow servants who did not do as they did. It was the mustard seed faith of the Son of Man which produced the Tree in which the Birds of the Air Could Lodge for all sorts gathered in to feed. Then the Devil Sowed tares Imitation wheat, then the Woman sowed Scandal amongst those who failed to get life. But feed themselves on the seed. Then you see the Son of Man Sold His all twice. Once to get the gold out of the field; 2nd to buy the pearl of great price. And now you see the net full of all sorts & sat down to gatherer in the good & cast out the bad. I hope you can enjoy this outline.

My Love to all.

Wm. Irvine

PS It was I Bethlehem where Jesus was Registered as a Bastard. In Jerusalem put to Death as such.



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