May 9, 1971
Publication Date: 05-09-1971
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.
Act 1:1-4; Joh 3:34; Luk 6:13-16
Act 1:4-6; Luk 24:49-53
Act 1:5, 7-13; 2:4
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: God, apostles, word, witnesses, power, Judas, people, Jesus, speaking, baptized, Christ, lambano
Chapter One is Dr. Wade says, the playground of a wave. Acts chapter one, bless your heart, we're headed toward the pendant cords. And people, you can never become too knowledgeable of God's word regarding this tremendous season or time. Because it is here, that the Church of the body to which you and I live, belong. It is here that this church or the body in which we live, and to which we belong, we have to know that we know that we know. You cannot teach anyone else until you are totally cognizant of the breakthroughs yourself. And you can go over these truths, time and time and time again. And every time you do you get blamed, because it just sets it deeper in your heart. The book of Acts is a fulcrum. It is a pivot on which the old swings and closes out and the new beginning. It is deadly that they ever put Matthew, Mark Luke and John in their poured golf holes into what we refer to as the New Testament parables, because the Epistles close up the old Revelation, the Old Covenant, Jesus Christ was a ministry to the circumcision. God came to His own people through Jesus Christ. And when Jesus Christ ministered, he ministered to Israel. When he sent out the 12, he sent the 12 to the lost sheep of the House of luck. When he sent out the 70, he sent them to the law chief of the house of Israel. His whole ministry was a wrap up of the Old Testament that the law might be fulfilled. But the thing that occurred is that after they crucified the Lord Jesus Christ, God raised Him from the dead. And he ascended up into heaven. God has returned something for us, which even as Peter says, angels, would have been tickled to death if they could have even gotten a glimpse of the Prophet search the word of God diligently for what this great thing was, they couldn't see it. Because it was the great mystery. The new birth, which is God in Christ in you a calling out from both Jew and Gentile, that were of one Sunday with Christ. That was the mystery, and the book of Acts, that's the pattern and begin the time of the church or the body to which you and I belong. And therefore, we go again, this season of the year to this great first chapter. The farmer treaties is the Gospel of Luke referred to it is not just a letter, any pathology is a treaties and it treaties covering something in greater detail and over a longer period of science of time than perhaps just an epistle or a letter. The farmer treaty's the Gospel of Luke, have I made Oh Theopolis and the word Theopolis means beloved of God. Of all that Jesus began both to do and last until the day in which he was was taken up. Then the Gospel of Luke must deal with what Jesus Christ began both to do and teach until the day he was taken up and the day was taken up is what day class the attention how many days after the resurrection 40 days after the resurrection is the attention so the Gospel of Luke must close wire with the record regarding the attention to what he says hearing it right. Later on, we'll find out if he told the truth. After that, he threw and the word through here is the word Dr. Meaning by are proceeding from. And here, it is the giver who gave it to the Lord Jesus Christ by revelation.
You see in the Gospel of John Chapter Three Verse 34, for he whom God have watt sent, because the words of what God
Jesus Christ spoke the word of God, to the degree and in the capacity of his life that he manifested, because he had a knowledge of the scrolls, the word of God that was available to me. And when it went beyond that revelation, which is in the word, it had to be revelation by word of art, and word of art. That's how we got you. That's why the rest of the phrase says, For God, give us not the spirit by major on to him and the unto him is properly supply. Because every other man, every other man preceding the Lord Jesus Christ, may have had some of that which was available at that time. But only the Lord Jesus Christ had it in all of its fullest without major means, plumb full. To the prophecy was measured out, like for instance, a prophet in the Old Testament, he's gonna have more than knowledge, word of wisdom, this kind of stuff. And then he might have a real long suit, in ministering healing, or in miracle, this kind of thing, but never without major. But on the Lord Jesus Christ, God gave and put upon him everything that was available via the spirit until that time. And somebody always has to come up with a question. Well, it's speaking in tongues is so good outcome. Jesus didn't do a very simple answer. It was now up. And if Jesus Christ was God, he to duty or something, oh, PayPal, you see, they're not looking for answers. They're looking how they can get out of being obedient to God's word and work in the world. It is our ministry in the way it is our responsibility as research men and women, to work the integrity and the accuracy of God's Word. And let the word speaking we adjust our lives according to the revelations of the word. Nail he through or by way of proceeding from a new Maha God, God who is holy spirit, at given commandments until the apostles whom he had what? How many apostles did Jesus Christ to in Luke chapter six, lip to it? Little six, verse 13. And when it was day he Jesus called unto him his wife, did disciples. A disciple is a follower, one who is discipled, one who is disciplined. He called on to him his disciples. And of those disciples, Jesus chose how many 12, whom also he named watt, apostles, therefore every apostle is a watt. But not every disciple is a lot. Right? Because to be an apostle is a ministry call this way down, it's Karis. Not this God by grace, God, you know, one of the five ministries, apostles, prophets, evangelists, teachers, pastors. Then he names them. Simon, who may also named Peter, Android brother James and John Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James, the son of Alphaeus. And Simon called saluted, and Judas, the brother James, and Judas, who, who was also the traitor how many. And in Acts chapter one, verse two, it says, as plain as the nose on my face, after a given commandment under the apostles whom he had chosen with the exception of Judah. That's not what he says. It says the apostles whom he had was, how many did he choose? While blessed God wants day? Is that an act we're reading about? The Ascension 40 days after the lot. resurrect word Judas.
They all were tried That's what's the word sales. That's what it means.
The only thing can ever happen in anybody just hurts is theology is wrong Sunday school teaching or something? Because we've all been taught those about two opinions, the organized system of Christianity, we've been taught that when Judas betrayed Jesus Christ, he immediately went out and hanged himself. And then we still can't figure out the two records from Matthew and from XL at one place. He tripped out a certain way, in another place, he hanged himself a different way. Now, my Bible says, Does every text in the world that on the day of the ascension, there were the apostles whom he had chosen were present. Then Judas Iscariot had to be there. He was. And this is very beautiful. Because of the way in which the words work, given commandments under the apostles whom he had was, the noun is the word apostles right? Now watch the pronouns, verse three, to whom, to whom, who, the apostles, this is just grammar. Just plain good sound logical grammar lesson. The pronoun is always controlled by its closest associated name. The noun is the word of puzzles, the 12 apostles, to whom also He showed himself alive after his passion, or after his death, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them them who not 12 apostles 40 days and speaking of the things pertaining to the Church of the body, why not? It had not yet been revealed it was a mystery kept secret in God from before the foundation or the overthrow the world never yet been made known. Jesus did not want how do you been God? I guess the reason I get the turned on on this because Gail Weingartner was so turned on in Denver tonight. He says VP, I can't for the life of me see how we could have missed this all those years. He said, I just thank God you had the courage to say in all the words he teaches when nobody else wanted to believe. But he said we got many people believe in it today. Not try. While bless God that's what he talked about. He didn't talk about the church and the body talked about the kingdom couldn't talk about the church the body because it mystery had not yet been revealed. He didn't know it. The only thing a man can talk about what he knows, most of us don't even talk about there. And being assembled together with them, commanded them there movers for how many of them, Judah still there. I just follow the pronouns watch your pronouns, that they should not depart so much. Bye, but wait for the promise of the Father which says he have heard of us. Oh, look at that. Jesus saying to Judas, along with the other this man who betrayed him. Both literally kicked him in the teeth, so to speak. Man, Jesus said to him along with the other 11 Go back to Jerusalem and wait for the promise. I wouldn't have done it. I'd have said Judas hotfoot not out of there. I'd never had him hear me Ted say that I just had. You're not worthy. You're no good. You're talking about the love of the Lord Jesus Christ tells that God so loved God. Man, this is just fantastic. This Judas he offers him the same privilege as he does the other 11. He said go back to Jerusalem and wait for the promise of the Father. Then comes that great verse. For John truly was baptized with water but in contrast, ye shall absolutely not he will But ye shall be baptized with a new Maha do not many days what? So whatever the promise of the Father is in verse four is whatever it is to be baptized without water in verse five. If you're gonna read and if, if words mean what they say and language communicates that's what it says. That's what it means. If you say peanuts and mean apple butter, and I say peanuts and mean Cracker Jack, we still can't communicate. The word means what it says says what it means And the reason it communicates is because it just says that as piney lay as it can be said the promise of the Father equals whatever it is to be baptized with a new Maha do not many days. You and I are looking back today we know it was 10 days right from the ascension to the day of us. But these apostles looking forward and having only the word go back to Jerusalem and wait for the promise. What to see here tonight wait for the promise. These people didn't know exactly when it comes to power systems if you got a birthday tomorrow we all have to wait two miles to give us a trip if you've got a birthday six months from now, we still have to wait six months the reason I had to wait is because you have not yet boy that's tough is difficult. them pulling water off a duck's back. Now the promise of the Father equals whatever it is to be baptized with a new Maha do not keep your finger in action go to loop 24 to see whether he told the truth loop 20 volts he said he took them as far as the day of the ascension. According God Swan little while ago in the Gospel the farmer Triki Yuri says in verse 49 and behold I send the promise of my work upon you but carry in the city of lots on killed up and dude with power from on high and he led them out is far too Bethany lifted up his hands and blessed and it came to pass while he bless them is parted from them carried up into heaven and they worshipped Him and returned to wear with great Watts and we're continually in the temple praising and blessing who does not agree with what x one said little while ago? Absolutely. Verse 49 says the promise of the Father same as x one for a little while ago the promise of the father they were to wait for carry and then it defines whatever that promise is until you be endued with power from where on until you bn dude don't worry I didn't do this to be enclosed with power from on high the word and dude is closed with the word power is the word ginamit. from on high as authority in Acts chapter one, he had stated John baptized with water but he shall in the absolute tends to be baptized with a new Maha Gill. And dude is to be clothed with power. Gentlemen, inherent power, not kinetic. It's only potential. When this comes to pass a verse five it's the new birth. You shall be baptized with Sonoma howgills and dude with power gentlemen, from on high from God who is the giver. three verses of scripture x one 4x One five, and Luke 2449 Take all the guesswork out of what was given on the day. There is no more can be added to it. That's all there is there is no more and all you'll ever learn you have to learn from them. Not to be endued with is a tremendous treat. Because if you understand God's word all men are dead in trespasses and sins without God and without what? Just natural man Body and Soul Man floating through life that's all you know what a man floating through life that just Body and Soul spiritually He has lots dead but totally naked. This period clumps that means you're just not you're got nothing very. There's nothing they're not wise. That's why that word and dude. If you ever catch on to it or just blow your mind, because it has to be closed with to the end that there's not one iota of nakedness showing. Wow. That has to be a complete salvation. That has to be an eternal life that the journal can't flip the coop every two minutes right Well, at least you know I'm alive. I don't know why everybody always says excuse me, I remember somebody in the in the book I was there. Somebody Minister during she sneezed. And I never read the book that she said, Excuse me, because she had just tickled death to sneeze because she had been dead now she was live. I've always figured out sneezing proof on living.
Oh, bless your heart. I love you. And I forgot where it was, but still the word. Okay. And that's something to be endued that's where I was. And dude means close. When? When God close, that's how close does God close? Turn it around the other way, like I do in the classes that times and say, All right, when you walked in the auditorium, did it depart your leg outside? Or did you come in with what jar? Well, now, you know, everybody gets big bang out of that. They think it's sort of facetious. Well, how about being facetious on God, if you can do more with your body, then God can buy your spirit, then you're bigger in God. And that's sort of tough for me to understand. Because when you walked in, you came with what your when God in Christ comes in you? Well, what do you think he brings? Punches? Leg outside, spiritually speaking, gives you a little bit of his suffer? Does he come with what he is? Oh, he comes in all of these folds. As the Word says, It's God in Christ, did you so go right? Raise the law. That's wonderful. That's what it means to be in do close with all his perfection on the inside, with all of his righteousness, all of his redemption, all of his justification, sanctification, all I can think of right now. But there are lots more, that's all the way then that's to be in do with power. That's spiritual on the inside. It's ginamit, its inherent power. It only becomes kinetic as you exercise it. Like the waters over Niagara Falls are only potential they become kinetic when they run over the great dynamos and produce the electricity when they are exclusive. Exercise. That's all. So plus, we're endued with power from on high from God. That God's chapter one. And he told them they were to be baptized. And the reason the word baptized they do is because people when you put somebody under how wet is a Oh, with? Right? That's right. It's total wonder. Now when we are baptized with that presence of Christ within how complete Is it at all, oh, it's to be endued, with lots close. That's why the word baptize is used, among other reasons.
Secondly, it's a one time deal. Every place anybody wants water is almost no words almost wasted your salvation. As Paul said, it's almost torture in vain. You want to get saved by works all over again.
He says well baptized with the new Maha Gielinor. The word with is in technically the word not many days hence. And then comes at tremendous six and seven verse which just is about as human as the 12 apostles could possibly be. And I've always sort of pictured in my mind who was most likely Peter who is to you to to this opportunity. When they therefore were come together on this day of the ascension. Jesus had just related the greatest thing if anybody had ever received a revelation, right there. They asked of him they who? I'm still on the same pronouns we haven't changed the noun yet. They asked of him, saying Lord will sow at this time restore again the kingdom to a more depth reading I want to be Secretary of State.
No. I want to be head of the Department of Defense.
That's all I can think of is government right now. That's what they were. That's what they're thinking about. We're 12 apostles, you know, I want to sit on 12 seats of authority. Here, Jesus Christ is just about to leave. It's just a matter of a minute. 30 seconds, maybe two minutes, that's all. They all never see him again, on the return of Christ HCMC. And he's just given them that great, just last minute instruction. And they say, Hey, Lord, do you think maybe we can get Kingdom restored now? And that's just terrific. And then Jesus again, because of his love, like he was with Judas turns to those 12. And he says, Look, fellas, he said on them, it's not for you to know the times or the season, or the Father has put in his own words. But it can translate take some rights and backstory was before. But ye shall receive power. After that the Holy Ghost has come upon you and you shall be What witnesses underneath, both in Jerusalem, in Judea, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and onto the uttermost part of Russia. You know, going back to verse five and reading the last phrase, baptize with the new Maha do not many days Han. Had they come that way? The word books would read and the reason it reads but is because of the insertion of the question by the apostles. And in contrast to that question, he has to bring them back to what was previously stated. Otherwise, it'd be the conjunction and which sets in correspondence that which proceeds with which follows the board but sets in contrast with But ye shall, again, it's the absolute tense, doesn't say you will, if it was he Well, your Bible follow pieces. It doesn't say this, because it is ye shall ye shall absolutely receive, and the word receive up to be the word Lombardo. If it was any other word than the word lon final the Bible Paul the pieces again, because colombano is to manifest well in verse five, when that comes to pass, they're going to be what? Salvation is that inside job is to be endued with watts power dinamic on the inside. Well, then according to verse five, when this comes to pass, they will be was born again right. Therefore, if very six was a spiritual reception, they'd have to first and to birth is an impossibility except the natural and spiritually you can't have two natural births you can't have two spiritualist. That's why that word receive has to be the word lumbung. You shall on Bonnell manifest not that calm I use gel on Bano manifest, receiving a manifestation power and the word power is dinamic. Your shell on vinyl the denim It's what you've just previously received the inside spirit now shall be long battles with plants you can see spirits you can't hear it you can smell it, you can taste it can touch it. So whatever you're going to Lombardo has to be in the category of the five senses, right? Something you can see something you can hear his voice if you shout Lombardo, dinamik After our way and that's the new Maggioni is come upon you. Now what he told him well take 10 days telecom to pay us. Let me just read to you. What he says in verse four of chapter two, talking about the apostles who were present on the day of Pentecost, it says in verse four, and they were all lot failed, with Sonoma audio and E's owl Lombardo power and began to lock. Speak with other times as the Spirit gave them on a beautiful
Man oh man I don't know how God could say it any plainer.
Any more simple, easier to be understood communicated than what he said is very face edgy shall on vinyl ginamit after that, for new Maha Gianni has come upon you. And the gentlemen say lon Barnard was he said they spoke in watts. Right. And he shall again in the absolute came, he shall be what? Witnesses on to me. It doesn't say you will be. It doesn't say maybe it says he shall. Absolute can't be witnesses. And ladies and gentlemen, we are witnesses whether we like it or whether we don't. We are by the very nature of our new birth witnesses. Were either good, bad or indifferent witnesses but we're witnesses. Because to be a witness follows along with being a Christian like a tail follows a dog. You can't take that tail off and put it on he's no. It's just built back there. And wherever the dog goes, the tail comes. And when you and I are BORN AGAIN of God's Spirit, no matter what you do, you are a lot. It's not a question of being a witness a question of being the quality, the caliber of our witnessing, right? Whether it's witnessing, with a greatness of the power of God, or whether we're cutting him off, selling him short. Now the witness on the day of Pentecost, that they were born again, follow their spirit, the witness, the alarm bond, knowing of the power, the gentleness within the Scripture said in verse four days spoken words, and basically does speaking in tongues is the witness. That's right. It's not preaching the gospel. Preaching the gospel is a witness. But it's not the witness we're talking about here in Acts chapter one.
People No, I didn't write the book. I didn't die for you. I didn't pay any other price. This is what Jesus Christ did for us. And ladies and gentlemen, we ought to believe it. We say that we're Christian. Well, why don't we act like we're witnesses? Why do you want to cop out on the witness? Why not just tell it like it is? If nobody believes it? What difference does it make still tell it like at least we're a faithful witness. And he shall be lots of witnesses on to me. Both in Jerusalem and in all walks and in some area, I feel in the Holy Land. None of us made it until the last break. Even we here at the way headquarters have to be witnesses under him because we're part of the cutter most part a lot. It includes the way headquarters every other place where they're believers, born again of God's Spirit. That would be witnesses on to him to the outermost part of the earth everywhere we are witnesses.
Well, let's make our witness gel with the word not the word with our witness. Word stands witness or no witness the word stands well at the end of it at the end this is what he told him not comes out great miracle ideas tension and he's the only one that's ever been resurrected the only one that ever went up. Elijah never did he not never did nobody else ever did. Is the first begotten from the dead and the only one God raised the only one who ever expanded to the Father. Because he said when He had spoken these things, while day day who 12 apostles who's still there? Judas got full instruction last minute instruction along with all the other 11 He was taken up in a cloud received Him out of their sight, Rose tan, and wild day they who? The 12 apostles look steadfastly toward heaven. Meeting up they locked up as he went up the old two man stood by damn damn who that 12 Apostles in wider Powell with oh so sad. He man I bought Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa back up we have now changed now. plain as day. We started out in verse two with the apostles whom he had a lot and hearing in verse 11, we have changed now to the man of art. We've changed nouns the pronoun disappeared. Why? Because Judas disappeared. He could no longer say which also said, Ye man of my job I've been speaking why Sanghi gazing, know how to change now. Of all the 12 apostles all were Galileans with the exception of one, Judas Iscariot, Judas Iscariot came from the city of Iscar in southern Judea. He was the only Judy and among the 12 apostles, all the other 11 were Galilee and that is why, when verse 11, says, Ye men of Galilee, it's literally accurate because when the 11 were remaining, and Judas Iscariot had left, they were all Galilee. Then it says, why stand ye Oh, Men of Galilee gazing up in heaven, this same Jesus, which is taken up from you know who the 11 Apostles in there haven't showered so come in like manner as ye the 11 apostles have seen Mr. Dan returns day they who? The 11th on Jerusalem to Mount Olive, which is from tourism, and when they verse 13, they who were commie and they went into an upper what is it that AFAD college? It's the day of art, and they went into an upper room who went into the upper room 11 because Judas Iscariot had gone he would laugh and it names all 11 of them. Peter James, John Andrew Philip Thomas patella, Matthew James Sanibel, healthy assignments, Lotus and Judas the brother of art 11 at all, and they were all men from where Galilee remained assistante. Not 11th versus terrific. These angelic men from God said, do the 11 apostles wide standard gazing up into heaven? That's it same Jason. The same Jesus, which is taken up from you and I haven't showered. So come in what a man? Is it coming back? Depends on if he went up that truck. That's all it depends on. If he went up, as the Bible declared, then he is luck. Now what proof do I have that he went up? Oh, go read the proof by God, he's coming back. We're on the day of Pentecost. They spoke in tongues and speaking in tongues is the external manifestation in that sense as well of the internal reality and presence of the resurrected Christ. And the proof that we have that he went up is that we can speak in tongues and we are witnesses of His resurrection. And oil, oil law. Praise Hello. If he went up, he's coming back. And nobody's got any proof. He went up until I speak in tongues or you say I read it in the Bible dies right? I recognize the Bible, but show me your work. Show me that your work agrees with what the Bible says you have to work to prove that he did go up.
Ladies and gentlemen, a lot of people are going to get a rude awakening. Those are alive those abilities dead don't get rude one two. I'm thinking those people who stand in our purpose today and say it's a bunch of baloney is not coming back. Those fellows want to say that whine the devil don't get out of the pulpit. Telling the saloon someplace not be alright with me. But it keeps me up and makes me mad not to make you mad. I think that our puppets are have men standing it up who don't believe God's word What's the pulpit for? It is designed for the Word of God at the center of the church lays the word. Not the altar. He was crucified 100 in one. You never put the pulpit on one side of the lectern on the other that shows how damnably tripped out we are. Because that means there's nothing at the center. There isn't anything at the center that either. The only thing that's at the center of the church to the body is the word class. This is not the center of the church. Not the altar. Gods, right. Because ladies and gentlemen, Faith doesn't come by the altar. It doesn't come by kicking the word on one side. And you go over there to read the epistle and you go over there to mess around with teaching social problems. And I guarantee you that social problem elevation is always higher than where they read. You're worried all sides. lecterns are always lower than the poor. But don't you know that there are many tricks I'm talking about. You got a heck of a time finding another time today. Because we have so acclimatized people, that when they build something that got to follow the procedure of unbelief, and this has come to pass, because men didn't understand the word. Or if they didn't understand it, they didn't have the guts to tell it like it is add a backup all the time. Well, I'm glad for the way biblical research. We may be scoped with a boy when God teaches us we're just stupid enough to believe it. And when his word says that we believe it. And ladies and gentlemen, if any of you go to those places where you're not these fellows in puppet, that don't believe God's word, You're a disgrace to God Almighty your witnesses lousy. Take a Stand people Life is short, the days roll by, we knocked about men getting killed in Vietnam. Well, bless God, maybe some of us had taken a stand for God's word, and marched on the word rather march on Washington, nobody got something done. I know we sent along and let people high storage of the earth because somebody graduated from a certain theological cemetery that has a prestige name behind it. Is there any greater prestige, name that the name of God any greater prestige, name than the name of his only begotten Son, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, any greater reality that has ever been written in any philosophical book by Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, or anybody else that has been written by holy men of God whose faces are removed by the Holy Spirit, know the same Jesus is coming back. I don't care what the world I don't care what even my Bible says he's coming back. You know why? Because I've got the indisputable, undeniable proof that he went up.
And when it's indisputable and undeniable that it's indisputable, and undeniable, he's coming back. That's like, when he told him to go back to Jerusalem. He didn't say go back here and pray on so that it'll come. He just said, Go on back and wait, just carry, to pray and didn't bring the Holy Spirit in a hurry. That's right. You can pray, you're blue in the face and say, Jesus never come back from heaven. I don't want you back, Lord, because I can tell you ain't coming back. And stopping and come back into a workspace isn't a tremendous, why not make a decision for that time.
He will make a lot of decisions for a lot of second rates and third rate causes you and I have to make a decision for a first rate cause and do our best not our good. We got to do our utmost the very few people are going to rise to that challenge. Maybe that's why you're here tonight. But boy, it says that same Jesus, this ad dismissed that same Jesus that was taken up, shell so come and watch like manna somebody told me recently about somebody taking a crack at you know, the people are God did such a tremendous miracle getting them over that Red Sea or whatever it was, you know, and he had said all that, you know, they're really wasn't a great big theater with just shallow water with reeds growing up. At a distance you know liberal teaching, it asked him a question that must have been all four deep at certain places because it happened at a whole bunch of might overdrive footage, and it was only two inches of water in it, the next gang that came along all drained the Egyptians must use the submersible submarine on themselves or something to do anything to be little God's God's word. That's something that you and I can live in a day and time and be people. We may not know all of God's word we never said we did. We just know Him who is the word we're willing to learn. But we're not going to accept what people say. Unless it measures and gels with the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation. It has to fit like a hand in a glove. And it's got to work with our mathematical exactness and scientific. The same Jesus coming back. It could happen before pinnacle. It could happen 1000 years from now I don't know. We were with a man this week. So the car was absolutely I think convinced that his own mind you'll be back before 1979.
Vinnie Dixon says 84 I say the return of Christ. You know, the one I was with the men are our quarterly men that some of you know absolutely believe you'd be back in 1990 or 1999 of the ladies. I think the vast majority of Bible scholars across the nations of the world believe that he shall return before the year 2000.
After admit I don't know when. But I want to tell you it's closer today than it was yesterday.
And I for one haven't got time to sit out and try to figure out when he's coming. Because I'm so busy working for him. When he comes I'm sure I'm not going to have anything to do to deter him from jamming. And I'm not going to increase the momentum of his arrival. Therefore the best thing that I can do as a son of God is the whole course of greatness of God's word to get as many people saved until in the spirit believing God's word is possible. And he becomes tonight we're going and it becomes tomorrow we're still going and it becomes after I'm dead and going up again going I'm still gonna be free stuff everybody else has died to Opie precept because it says we that those who are alive and remaining shall not precede that will be first. People I don't know, but I just know he's coming back. And is how wonderful to have this believing life just wouldn't be worth it. Otherwise without Christ. If you had to fight all the time as a living hell and all the other baloney that the world throws around wouldn't be worth it. But we can stand all that stuff and walk through it with glory and power because of Christ in us the hope of glory, and our hope of His return. That's why tonight is fabulous. And tomorrow will be Trent terrific if he waits. And if he doesn't wait it will be terrifically driven. Don't people that call I'm going to take time on tonight enact but I wanted you to see again, the integrity and the greatness of that magnanimous Word of God. And it's all building up here in the priest chapters are one thing only. And that's the miracle of all miracles that occurred on the day of Pentecost, where a man could be dead in trespasses and sins without God and without hope in the world in one moment, and the next moment be endued posed with power from on high. Ladies and gentlemen, that is a miracle. Like a bleach there's no no. I think many times are the miracles of healing in the Bible. Other miracles we've seen in the ministry here. Tremendous. But there is nothing that equals the miracle of the new birth and the proof of the new birth The Census realm is as you can hear yourself speaking.
When you speak in tongues, you take a magnifying glass it takes you edify your speech. You build yourself up spiritually. Well, ladies and gentlemen, like this time of the year this year 1971 that our souls really aflame with the greatness of that word.
I honestly don't know when Jesus is coming back. The signs of the times are imminent. But as I read the book of Acts, they were imminent sin. When all I know he's coming back to becomes back in 79. That's a short period of time in years to become back in 84. It's still short. It comes back in 1999. Still, I don't know why. But I know from the accuracy of God's really coming back and I know if we're born again and God's Spirit we're going with it. And what God has in store for the church or the body is infinitely greater than what he ever had in store or the Church of the bride or easily so you might as well get ready to do some work. If you can't do any witnessing any work down here, don't complain if he don't give you any work I paid haha