HERALD INTERNATIONAL (Printing In Over Twenty Languages)
Igniting Revival Through Herald International
Herald International had its beginnings in a revival that took place among missionaries in the Orient in the early 1950ís. After translations of Herald of His Coming were first made in Korea and Japan, the passion for revival found expression in India through translations made into Tamil, Malayalam and Telegu. Rev. S. Devadson was the pioneer editor of the Tamil edition. In time, Brother and Sister Moore, founders of Herald of His Coming, asked him to become editor-in-chief of the various editions printing in India, a position he capably carried until he requested that a younger editor be appointed. Brother Devadasonís son, D. S. Spurgeon, who had been working with his father in the production of the Tamil Herald, was chosen of the Lord to carry on responsibilities in the stead of his father and has very ably done so. His association with Herald International continues today as he is responsible for the English Indian edition along with the other ministries he conducts in India. Brother Spurgeonís passion for revival is expressed in his book, "We Need Revival." Following is an excerpt from the book:
We are living in the last days. Abounding incidents of natural calamities, national catastrophes and political turmoil around the world point towards the imminent return of our Lord, for whose appearance the whole universe is anxiously awaiting.
The words of St. Paul to his spiritual son Timothy as recorded in his second Epistle are more appropriate and pertinent for this generation than ever before: "There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God Ė having a form of godliness but denying its power" (2 Tim. 3:1-5).
Apostasy is permeating in the church, atrocity is prevalent in society and animosity is playing havoc in politics. Manís nature seems to be so depraved and corrupt, it is incorrigible; mankind is soaked to the core in sin and filth; social evils are at their zenith; tension between nations is stretched to the strain. There can be no two opinions as to the fact that we are living in the perilous times of the last days.
Yes, we are living in the crucial moment of history, the darkest hour of manís era. It is true that man has made longer strides in the fields of technology, medicine, science, aeronautics and such others than one can conceive of. Man has succeeded in stepping on the moon and now he is aiming at the planets. But he has miserably failed to tranquilize the political turbulence and to smother the turmoil in nations. He has utterly failed to restore the breakdown in moral standard. He has hopelessly failed to eradicate or at least to arrest the social evils. Utterly distraught, man throws up his hands in despair.
Does it mean that there is no hope? No, there is hope and only one hope Ė the intervention of God in the lives of men. When God rends His heaven and comes down with His might and power into human history, there is remedy for manís malady. And that is revival.
Are we craving for such a revival? Are we agonizing and travailing for such an outbreak in human history? "No sooner is Zion in labor than she gives birth to her children" (Isa. 66:8). Yes, a labor pain is necessary for bringing out a mighty revival. Let us examine ourselves to see whether we are guilty of indifference to the needs and woes of the people of our time because of our lack of compassion for them and a genuine concern for the revival.
Are we aware of the bleakness and the barrenness in our ministry? Many times we are satisfied with our weak efforts with very little effect. A few drops of blessings here and there, a few conversions in certain meetings, a few hands raised in some gospel campaigns fill us with self-complacency. Oh, you servants of God! Never be satisfied until you witness the outpouring of the Spirit of God as promised in His words, "I will pour out My Spirit on all people" (Joel 2:28). Let this stream flow freely from the Throne of God drenching millions of people all around the world.
Do we desire for such a mighty working of the Holy Spirit in our days? An old miner, who was transformed during the Welsh Revival in 1859, said, "When I was a boy we dug our coal with chisels, after that came dynamite, and with this we mined a much bigger quantity of coal. Till this week I have seen nothing but chisel work in our churches, but now here is Godís dynamite at work!"
Does this not teach us a lesson? Can we ever be satisfied with anything less than the work of the dynamite? When we believe that "the gospel...is the power (dynamite) of God for the salvation of everyone who believes" (Rom.1:16), should we not use it with maximum effect? As somebody has put it, "the days are upon us when nothing will avail to break through the overwhelming power of the enemy except supernatural power beyond anything most Christians have yet known."
My dear fellow worker! This is the critical hour. Stop using chisels, start using dynamite....
The passion expressed in Brother Spurgeonís book is the passion for revival that Herald of His Coming desires to share through the Herald International editions. Praise the Lord with us for all the language editions in various countries (see the list at the bottom of this page) and join us in praying for the Lord to work through them to ignite revival. Pray also for wisdom, strength and protection for each of the editors and other workers, and for the Lordís anointing and provision for each of the editions.
We also welcome any support you are able to give to help with these editions.
In recent issues of Herald of His Coming we shared about postal changes that dramatically impacted the cost of mailing larger packages outside the U.S. Because of the volume of Heralds sent in larger packages, this increase would amount to a few thousand dollars each month. However, a friend of the ministry contacted us about a company that another ministry is using, and through this company we are able to send the mailings for a much smaller increase! We praise the Lord that the increase is much less than we first expected!
The first shipment of 199 boxes containing 35,000 Heralds is on its way. Distributors will receive them and share them with brothers and sisters in Christ who are hungry and thirsty for the Lordís messages. We offer praise to the Lord for making a way where there seemed to be no way!