David J. Smith,
Editor, Newswatch Magazine.
BACKGROUND OF NEWSWATCH MAGAZINE
I attended Harding College [now university] from 1959-65. While in my senior year , I began to see things from the Bible that was the exact opposite of what I had been taught. No doubt God’s Holy Spirit was leading me to this understanding of truth! By October 1966, I was baptized by those that I felt were closest to a complete understanding of the Bible than anyone else. I studied for fourteen years, many times for eight to ten hours a day.
In May and June of 1980, a “vision” of an open Bible began to appear before my eyes. This continued night and day. It seemed as if I had not slept in weeks. I had no idea at first what was happening to me. After studying how the Holy Spirit would come upon people [example: Gideon] and stir them to action, I then understood what was happening to me. Previously, I had designed a front cover for Newswatch Magazine and had been writing articles which were published. On June 23, 1980, I took four articles to a printer to begin publishing Newswatch Magazine. When I laid the articles down on the printer’s desk, the open Bible ceased being before my eyes. I had peace of mind for the first time in two months! I knew God had called me – not man!!
After three months, Newswatch Magazine was being read in thirteen states; and, after six months it was read in 34 states with no advertising. Today, it is read in all fifty states and many foreign countries. In January 1983 we began radio broadcasting, and in 1986 we started experimenting with television. At one time, you could not drive across the United States without hearing our radio program on from one to three stations at night.
I know that God has called me to warn professing Christian America that we, as a whole, have turned our back upon Him and His laws. This is why America has so many problems today! My job is to WARN of the destruction of this country IF we will not turn back to God in TOTAL REPENTANCE for violating His Everlasting Covenant (Hebrews 13:20-21)!
After starting Newswatch Magazine because of the vision from God, I was ordained by four men at a retreat in Glorietta, New Mexico. Calvin Burrell stated in the fourth prayer that God “set him [me] aside for the ministry of prophecy.” That has been the course of this ministry’s outreach by, first radio, then TV ever since. People have gone back and listened to old sermons from the 1980s and have confessed that step-by-step these prophetic events have come to pass or are in the process of coming to pass right now.
In 1993 for Mother’s Day, May 10, my wife offered her mother a trip to Arlington, Texas to see her grand and great grandchildren. We left on a Saturday night and arrived about 3:30 or 4 am on Sunday morning. When we crossed the border out of Missouri into Oklahoma, it began to rain so hard you had to drive about 35 miles an hour. When we crossed the Red River into Texas, the rain stopped. It had not been raining in Texas. In hind sight, it seemed that Satan did not want me in Texas. Why? Because of what transpired the next day – May 10, Mother’s Day. We went sight-seeing to the Stockyards in Fort Worth. I got tired of sight-seeing, so I went back to the mini-van alone. As I sat there meditating, it felt like someone pushed my seat from behind. I turned to look, but no one was there. When I turned toward the front, suddenly I heard in my mind, not out loud – Get out of Missouri, move to Texas!!! It was very authoritative. When the others came back to the mini-van, I told them what happened and we were moving to Texas. We found office space that would double up for church services. As we drove back to Missouri, two words kept running through my mind and would not stop – the gathering. When I made this known, a fellow saint called me from Kentucky and said he had heard a man call into a shortwave talk show and say: “My [God’s] servant David J. will lead an ingathering of saints from a Western State.” I called the talk show host, and he verified the statement. Since we moved to Texas, others have come to join us from: New Jersey, South & North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, St. Croix, Virgin Islands, Arkansas, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Missouri, etc.
Why God chose me to deliver this end time message, I cannot answer, but He did. I cannot run from the job, nor would I. Whether any one believes my words are from God is not my responsibility. I must speak the whole Word of God that He gives me to say. Sometimes those words are not popular; but if those are God’s Words, I must proclaim them at all cost – never considering whether I’m popular or not. God’s Plan on this earth will not be changed because of the unbelief of the majority.