This life changing teaching on “the Hope”, hope is clarified. What happens upon death, the 1st & 2nd coming of Christ and body-soul-spirit is rediscovered.
Below is an excerpt taken from the teaching:
There are four or five things I want to clarify for you tonight, and then as you work the Word in your life in the future, you’ll always find these to help you.
There is no consciousness after death, so there’s no consciousness in the grave. And wherever there is no consciousness, there is no remembrance. Therefore, the moment of an individual’s death, the moment of death, is for that individualthe very moment of the return of Christ because there is no time.
I’d like to straighten out the words “resurrection” and “rise” with you. The word “resurrection” applies to all people before the day of Pentecost. All Israel before the day of Pentecost are dead, and they’re going to stay dead until the secondpart of the return.
Resurrection applies basically to two categories: All believers before the day of Pentecost and all unbelievers before and after the day of Pentecost, because they’re all going to get up sooner or later, whether they like it or not. The dead in Christ shall rise what? First. Then we which are alive and remain shall be changed. There’ll be some people living with the return of Christ. Therefore, they will not have been dead. Therefore, they cannot be what? [Raised.] But they will have to changed.
The fourth great truth I’d like to share with you along this line is this matter of body, soul, and spirit. The body is made out of dust, and to dust it goes back. The soul is breath life. And whenever you take your last breath in this life, then the Bible says you’re dead souls. But now a man is born again, is body, soul, and what? [Spirit.] Okay. When that man of body, soul, and spirit dies, his breath life – that’s the last one. But what happens to that spirit? It goes back to God Who gave it, because that's God in Christ in you, eternal life. And with the return of Christ when you have the new body, that spirit that God puts into that body is a life-quickening spirit. Dr. Wierwille
Publication Date: 04-21-1985
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.