Linda and Holly,
I cannot trivialise death, since it has been classified in the Bible as the last enemy!
However, I think that since Jesus has taken the sting out of death, great men have always had the knack of USING death to further the cause of God.
I think of Samson who killed many Philistines in his life, but even more in his death.
Herb has delived some telling blows to the cause of Satan in his life, but even now after his death, I believe the message is moving more rapidly than when he was alive. One only has to look at the nember of views to each post to realise that God has given Holly an even greater audience than Herb may ever have had. That, I think, is why Herb could die so quickly and peacefully. He saw the greater good even BEFORE he passed on.
I got the distict impression when we heard accounts of his last days, that he semed contented, even anxious to go. No doubt, like Stephen, God might have given him a glimpse of what awaited him. How Glorious!
Linda, it was a pleasure to have met you in Michigan last year. I thought at that time how much sacrifice you must have made to allow Herb to give himself so selflessly to so many people. You therefore deserve as much commendation as he, and I do pray that God would keep you in this hour of sorrow.
Holly, I never met you in person, but I pray that you would allow God to lead you, and so continue GOD's Work. Please remember that as Herb said, he did God's Work, and I pray that if God now needs a change of direction, you would not feel that you have to continue in the EXACT way God certainly led Herb. Therefore you need to ALWAYS be open to what God has to say.
Herb never knew, neither will you or I know how many FP has touched. Herb was so surprised when Sandra and I came from the obscure West Indian Island of Barbdos to attend ' The Watchman Speaks." He never knew where his work had reached!
When I last spoke to Herb aweek or two ago, he said some interested words. Even though he believed in PreWrath, he HOPED the PRETribbers were right! He meant of course that we who remain would be spared such suffering. The issue for him now is irrelevant. He is now PRE RAPTURE. What an honour!
I had bought online a copy of Recommendation 666, but I bought another copy at the conference, and had it autographed by Herb at Sandra's insistance. I shall treasure it forever!
May God bless all of you, the FP family, and may we continue to get the word out so that many more may be saved.
Carl & Sandra Barker
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