“Behind the Wall,” a twenty-minute ministry for children, had an excellent first run on Sunday past.  It is put on by Daniel and Rebekah Sima’an of the Toronto church and is carried at 2.00 p.m. on sermonaudio and will be carried worldwide.

Initially, it is planned to broadcast bi-weekly, the next one on April 4.  Eventually, it is hoped to move to a weekly format. Do pray for this new children’s ministry.


In our April 19, 2020 issue, we reported on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.  The New York state Covid numbers were slightly down.  Cuomo said, “this number is down because we brought the number down.  God did not do it.”

Now we know how he did it. He fudged the numbers!  He is in serious trouble with his state and within his own Democratic party, and there are many calls for his resignation.  Not only that but also seven women have accused him of sexual harassment.  The Bible is right, “Be sure your sin will find you out.”

[Numbers 32:23}


The Rev. Ian Goligher retired from the ministry of Cloverdale Free Presbyterian Church (B.C.) on Saturday, March 20, 2021, after 37 years as the only pastor of the congregation.  As well as his pastoral duties, Ian initiated the radio ministry.  He was also a great help to Calgary, Penticton, Prince George, and Victoria congregations at various stages in their development.  He also has done sterling work in the North American presbytery and is its current moderator.  He was always willing to help other congregations when needed.

Ian, and his wife, Beulah, will be setting up their retirement home in Barrie (Ontario) in the summer. The Covid pandemic precluded a formal retirement dinner in Cloverdale for the Golighers, but a Zoom meeting was held with the congregation and attended by most of the North American ministers and their wives.

We wish Ian and Beulah the Lord’s richest blessing on this new and interesting phase of their lives.


Leviticus 24 is an unusual chapter, being sandwiched between the Holy Convocations and the year of Jubilee, with little relation to either the preceding or following chapters.  Its content is unusual for the first verses deal with tabernacle service, and the rest a seemingly unrelated incident of blasphemy.

Something is unusual about the tabernacle instructions; something is missing!  Let us search for the missing piece.  The tabernacle had an outer court- about 150 x 75 feet.

Inside and towards the rear was the tabernacle proper, about 45 X 15 feet.  It was divided into two sections: the larger sanctuary and the smaller Holiest of all, where resided the Ark of the Covenant and the mercy seat.

In the sanctuary were three pieces of furnishing:  1)The Table of Shewbread, which pictures the Church Profiting, feeding on the Living Bread, Jesus Christ.  We must read and study the Word.  2)The Candlestick, which portrays for us the Church Preaching holding forth Jesus Christ, the Light of the world, by the power of the Holy Spirit.  We must preach the Word.  3)The Altar of Incense, or Golden Altar, is the missing ingredient of Leviticus 24.

The Golden Altar typifies the intercessory ministry of Christ and the Church Praying. 

Sadly, the Church Praying is often the missing ingredient in many assemblies today.  Power has ebbed away because there is little or no prayer.  Is the Altar of Incense missing from your life today?  Your feeding and profiting on Christ, and your preaching and witness for Him, will be much more effective if they are sanctified by prayer.


The Rev. Ian Goligher has arranged an important new radio broadcast on WDCX (Buffalo) 99.5 FM at 9.00 a.m. each Sunday morning.  It will start on April 4.  Apart from New York State, WDCX covers much of southern Ontario, including the areas surrounding the Barrie, Port Hope and Toronto churches.