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SNT 0210 John 14 and Acts 2

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

Topic: Pentecost, law, promise, receive, lambano
Format: audio
Publication Date: 05-26-1968

 Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.

By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.

In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.

Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.

Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).

Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.

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… 

 

Scriptures referenced:

John 14:16, 17, 26

John 20:21, 22

Act 2:1-3

Act 2:2-4

Colossians 2:10

Act 8:15-17

Act 1:8