husband, Milton Green, was very suddenly taken to be with the Lord on October
14,1987. It was just over a year after be had completed the book, The
Great Falling Away Today. So in a sense, this book is Milt’s last will and
testament for the church of Jesus Christ, which he loved so very much.
all surprised by Milt’s death. He was so vibrantly alive! All those of us who
knew and loved him thought he would always be part of our lives. But our loving
Father had other plans, and He spoke a part of those plans to me the day after
He took Milt home. He said, “I am going to use Milt to a far greater degree in
his death than I used him during his life!” And this is certainly proving to
that God gave Milt was so very controversial, just as it was to religion when
Jesus spoke it. While Milt was here, men of religion and renown made him the
object of the controversy. But now with Milt gone, they have to deal with the
word that he spoke, instead of with him.
reason why I feel the Lord took him was this: Milt was so full of Jesus and so
lovable, it was easy to make him the very thing he taught so vigorously
against—a flesh king. He said over and over, “Don’t try to make me your
king! I don’t want you!” And he truly didn’t want people to follow
him—he had too much fear of God to willingly let that happen. So God protected
him by taking him, and I have tried to protect him by not letting him be
enshrined in any way, nor by letting yet another denomination be formed based
upon his teachings. We esteem him for the Word’s sake, but only Lord Jesus
Christ has the right to be King. He is the only One who died for us.
The Great Falling Away Today, Milton never wanted to write a book. The president
of the publishing house wrote Milton in 1985 and asked him if he would write a
book. Milt’s response was, “As far as I am concerned, the Book has already
been written! What do we need another one for?” He always felt that people
read too many books, and didn’t spend enough time in the Bible. Then in 1986
as he was writing a Bible study, he realized he had more to say than for a Bible
Study. Milt contacted the publisher again and asked him if he still wanted him
to write a book. The publisher replied “All I know is that I was riding down
the freeway and the Holy Spirit spoke to me and told me to ask you to write a
every sense, The Great Falling Away Today is a very supernatural book. God told
the publisher it should be written; the Holy Spirit wrote it through Milt.
Testimonies abound of the awesome works of repentance and enlightenment that God
has done in thousands through this book.
So once again we present The Great Falling Away Today to you. It is, obviously, about how the church has fallen away from faith in God to many other things. One doesn’t have to be a deep theologian to discern that something is radically wrong with the church today. This was brought home to me in a thundering way recently. A ministry moved from one city to another a few months ago and eagerly sought out a church with which to be affiliated. They found the one that appeared most successful in their denomination, a large and growing church, that seemed to be alive. After a very short time, they were shocked because the pastor was discovered to be having an affair—but he was having an affair with his associate pastor, a homosexual affair! That pretty well describes the condition of much of the so called church today—filled with adultery, perversion, love for the world and the things in the world—having a form of godliness, but denying the power that is inherent in true salvation to walk in holiness and righteousness.
who truly love the Lord know that something is dreadfully wrong with today’s
church! People who love religion will continue to defend what they call the
church and will continue to persecute those who dare speak out against the
perversion that is called “church.”
Jesus Christ continues to build His church, and He continues to choose to use
meek and humble vessels like Milt Green. Milt could have made some small changes
in his message, just a little watering down of the Word, and he would have been
accepted as part of a “big” ministry. But, like his Master, he chose to make
himself of no reputation for the sake of presenting a pure, uncompromised word
from God, which the true bride of Christ so desperately needs today.
the book into the King James Version of the Bible in obedience to God. Dr. Frank
Logsdon, Co-founder of the New American Standard Version, has renounced all
attachment to it. I too have seen the many deletions and changes, and have found
for my own personal study and teaching,
there is a strong anointing on the King James Version, which gives understanding
even to difficult words and passages.
as Milton Green laid this book at the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ, I do the
same today with these revisions. I have made very minor changes, only to help
the flow of words, never to change the content. I respect too much the way Milt
was able to hear the Holy Spirit to make other changes.
Sometimes the book seems to move slowly, and there is much seeming redundancy, but I know the Holy Spirit was speaking the same message over and over to His Church in this manner. I know if you will persevere with The Great Falling Away Today, letting the Holy Spirit bring repentance as you go along, you will come to the end of it with a heart that has been cleansed, with greater spiritual understanding, and a heart determined to “FOLLOW THE LAMB WHEREVER HE GOES!”
by: Mrs. Milton (J oyce) Green
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