Marla Ilona is the founder and presenter of City Bible Group. She describes herself as a “brand plucked from the fire”, having walked in darkness most of her life. “The Lord in His infinite goodness had a rescue plan for me, as He has for each of us. That plan required that I leave France, where I had lived for 25 years, to return to the US. It was in a hotel room in Seattle that I gave my heart to Jesus after listening to a sermon by a well-known tele-evangelist. For six months I attended his Sunday church, until the Lord guided me to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. My family was Adventist, but I had stubbornly stayed away until the Lord led me with a sure hand to His Sabbath-keeping Remnant Church.”
“My teaching of the Bible evolved as I grew and matured in the Seventh-day Adventist faith. In 2018 I left my corporate career to serve the Lord with all my time and talent. My intention was to join the GMI team working in the media center in Bolivia. However, when I stopped in Puerto Rico on my way to Bolivia to see my family, I realized her health condition wasn’t very good. The Lord brought the mission field to my home! So I’ve been in Puerto Rico for nearly two years now taking care of my mom.”
“Throughout my stay here God’s Holy Spirit has been teaching me in many areas of truth and blessing me with a deeper understanding of His Word, prophecy and history. Today, my focus is primarily on end time prophecy, and preparing God’s people to stand in the time of trouble and to be ready to meet their Savior.”
“There is still much light to be revealed. God didn’t leave the last generation without the special light we would need to make it through the time of trouble. If we allow the Holy Spirit to broaden our perception of truth, there are many layers of truth coded into God’s word, in both the Old and New Testaments. These revelations the Lord has reserved for the generation that would really need them! This is the Bible principle of Contemporary Recognition of Prophetic Fulfillment, which states that the full meaning of a prophecy is revealed just before the time of its fulfillment”.
“God needs messengers who are willing to give the trumpet a certain sound to prepare His people for the end time battle. God needs messengers who are willing to call out Satan’s deceptions even when the entire world, and sometimes even God’s church, have believed them (as with Covid 19). I ask the Lord for His help to always be that kind of messenger.”