I wish to thank each one of you who helped to defray the
indebtedness on our printing press which, I am very pleased
to say, is completely paid for. How grateful I am that this
heavy, on-going burden has been lifted.
In our earlier years, five sheets of paper (20 pages) made
up the Banner. We gradually increased this until we attempted
to use nine sheets of paper (36Banner pages). However, the
thickness was beyond the capacity of our addressing machine
and it was damaged; so we reverted back to either seven or
eight sheets of paper.
In several issues of the Banner, articles which I felt should
have been included, were set aside due to this problem. Recently,
the machine that addresses the Banner was modified to handle
additional pages. Hopefully this will temporarily meet the
need for a larger Banner; but I am prayerfully trusting for
the means to purchase a new addressing machine that will comfortably
address the size needed for each issue of the Banner.
At this present time, there is an evident stirring deep within
the spirits of many. These are beginning to search out a means
to satisfy their newly discovered spiritual hunger. A resultant
blessing is that we are experiencing one of the best Bible
School years ever. The Lord is moving manifestly in our midst
to meet this hunger, and all of us are being challenged and
changed as never before.
Within the Church there are many who are content with the
fact that their "sacrifice" has been properly laid
out before the Lord, but they are not seeking the "fire"
which is to consume it. Activities and forms of substitutionary
liturgy are being created instead to fill the void that our
Lord desires to fill with Himself. He is seeking to break
in upon His Church and consume all that does not originate
in Him and move toward His purpose.
It is my prayerful desire that the Banner increasingly become
a voice to call our attention to this vital lack of Holy Spirit
"fire," and stir us to seek His manifest presence
moving in our midst. I trust the articles in this issue of
the Banner will feed the increasing spiritual hunger that
you are experiencing.
Your continued interest and support is urgently needed, and
very much appreciated. Thank you, each one of you who support
this ministry. Much time and prayer goes into the preparation
of each issue of the Banner that it be true to the written
Word of God and an investment in your spiritual development.
Again, thank you.
In His Love,
Wade E Taylor