May 26, 1968 - An expository teaching from John 14 and Acts 2 concerning the promise to the twelve apostles and their receiving it.
SNT – 210
Publication Date: 05-26-1968
Victor Paul Wierwille (December 31, 1916 – May 20, 1985) dedicated his life to the research and teaching of the Bible. In his quest for truth he consulted and worked with some of the most outstanding individuals in Biblical studies and Christian living; including Karl Barth, Joseph Bauer, Glenn Clark, Karl J. Ernst, Joseph Friedli, Louis C. Hessert, Elmer G Homrighausen, E. Stanley Jones, George M. Lamsa, Richard and Reinhold Niebuhr, K. C. Pillai, Paul Tillich, Ernst Traeger, and many others.
Dr. Wierwille received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from present day Lakeland College, and conducted graduate studies at the University of Chicago and Princeton Theological Seminary. It was at Princeton that Wierwille earned the Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. He later completed his Doctor of Theology degree at Pike's Peak Bible Seminary and Burton College in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
Dr. Wierwille was the author of numerous books in the field of Biblical research, including Are the Dead Alive Now?; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today; Jesus Christ Our Passover; and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed. Additionally, he developed and taught several comprehensive classes directed toward helping people to understand the Bible and to increase the power of God in their lives, such as the Power For Abundant Living series, Living Victoriously, and the University of Life courses. Dr. Victor Paul Wierwille was the founder and president of a world-wide Biblical research, teaching, and fellowship ministry for forty years; as well as the founder and president of several Biblical research centers, colleges, leadership training, and Christian outreach programs associated with it.
Victor Paul Wierwille served the Lord with unending joy all the days of his life as he travelled continuously throughout the world to hold forth the Word of God. He reached thousands of people during his lifetime through his live presentations, numerous radio and television broadcasts, film and video classes, and recorded teachings. And countless others continue to enjoy and be enriched by his books and hundreds of hours of recorded works, many of which are available in the public domain. A detailed listing of his work, as well as more information about his life and teachings can be found at Eternally Blessed (www.eternallyblessed.org).
Excerpt from this teaching:
Pentecost is the greatest day in the church year. On the day of Pentecost came the new birth, which is the power of the Holy Spirit, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. And it was this Pentecost that God brought into being or brought into extent, because people believe. God would have brought the redemption of mankind through Jesus Christ one day after the original sin in Genesis chapter 2 had someone risen up to believe. But no one ever rose up to really believe God, for God to be able to do what he did in Mary the mother of Jesus. And no one ever rose up to do what Jesus Christ did. So, without the birth of Jesus Christ we could not have the day of Pentecost, I know that, without his ministry, without his life. But we have it because of the resurrection, the ascension and the fulfillment of the law. You could never have come to the position that we see in Acts chapter 2, and other places, unless you had completely closed the Old Testament.
I sat next to a man or a man sat next to me on the plane this morning who has been a student of a man from the East Coast whose radio broadcast can almost be heard anyplace anytime anywhere almost any hour of the day throughout the United States today. A very prominent man, one of the finest newscasters, could have been in the world, I believe. And he said he had been following this teaching for three years, until about 6 months ago. And then I said, well, what turned you off? Well, he said, I began reading the Bible for myself. And I read someplace, he said, and he couldn’t remember it, that Christ was the end of the law. He read this someplace, must have been Galatians, maybe, that Christ was the end of the law, but he said, I have been getting special letters (he must have been in the depth work of this thing) where, he said, they told me and showed me that I was under the 10 Commandments, that I had to keep the Feast of Tabernacles, and all of these things. But, he said, when I read this it said Christ is the end of the law, and if he is the end of the law, then how can I still be under it if I belong to Christ?
And then of course, we got involved…
John 14:16, 17, 26
John 20:21, 22