THE GOOD NEWS MINISTRY AND MISSIONS OUTREACH PROCLAIMING THE SOON RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST!
Revealing The Midnight Hour Is Here!
Jesus Is Coming Soon! Time Is Running Out!
More than nineteen hundred years ago Jesus said to His broken hearted disciples, Who were troubled at the thought of His leaving them:
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I Would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there ye may be also." (John 14:1-3)
Oh how it thrills our hearts to know that Jesus Christ is literally coming back to this earth again. The same loving wonderful compassionate Savior who came once born of the Virgin Mary, walked the earth doing good to every one. He died a cruel death on the cross. He arose from the grave triumphantly; not as a conquered Christ but a conquering Christ!
For forty days after His resurrection He appeared to many. He led his humble band of followers to the Mount of Olives.
"He slowly ascended up into heaven As his disciples stood gazing, two angels in white appeared and said, "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven." (Acts 1:11.)
Note: They said "This same Jesus will come in the same manner, as ye see Him go into heaven". He went into heaven with a literal, visible, tangible, glorified body of flesh and bones. He is coming back again with a literal, tangible, glorified body of flesh and bones.
He went up to heaven as the man Christ Jesus. He is in heaven now with His literal body, "The man Christ Jesus." See (I Tim. 2:5).
The glory of God is shining from His nail scarred hands and feet and His riven side.
"I shall know Him, I shall know Him; And redeemed by His side I shall stand, I shall know Him, I shall know Him; By the print of the nails in His hand."
More than eight hundred times, directly and indirectly, in the Bible we are told that Jesus is coming back to this earth again! More than three hundred times in the New Testament we are told of His personal return !
(1) When is He coming?
No man knows the exact day or the hour of His return. While it is true that we do not know the exact day or hour of His return, yet we know by the signs of the times that His return is near.
The Fig Tree which is typical of the Jewish nation has put forth its leaves. Jesus said, " So likewise, ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." (Matt. 24:33 .) *[ see our online document: "Revealing The Earth's Final Generation"]
Note: Jesus said, "When ye see these things, know that it is near, even at the doors." That is, His second coming.
The Jews are back in their home land. Israel is an independent nation. After two thousand years without a home or a national flag; they have returned to their home land and have their own national flag.
The Gentile age has come to a close. Signs and wonders are appearing in the skies, signs which are to precede the Second Coming of Jesus.
Jesus said, "And there shall be signs in the sun; and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21: 25-28.)
Space will not permit us to enumerate all the last day signs. You will hear about them on television and radio and through the news media.
Strange lights appearing in the skies.
Just recently in Miami, Florida, the clouds came over the city and many heard a sound like giant birds flapping their wings in the clouds.
One sign after another, pointing to the nearness of our Lords return.
Six thousand years of human government coming to an end. I quote from the church fathers who lived and on the seventh day.. "Behold, therefore, certainly then one resting sanctifies it, when we ourselves, having received the promise, wickedness no longer existing, and all things having been made new by the Lord, shall be able to work righteousness."
Hear what Irenaeus, another one of the church fathers, and a disciple of the apostle John, says concerning the Coming of The Lord. He was born in Asia Minor. He remembered well the oral discourses of Polycarp in which that martyr related what he had learned from conversations with the Apostle John who leaned on the Savior's breast. Now remember Polycarp was a disciple of the Apostle John, and Irenaeus was a disciple of Polycarp.
It is of interest therefore, to hear what Irenaeus has to say:
"For in as many days as this world was made, in so many thousand years will it be concluded..This is an account of things formerly created, as also it is a prophecy of that which is to come. "For as one day is with the Lord as a thousand years". (2 Pet. 3 :8) and in six days created things were completed, it is evident, therefore, that they will come to an end at the six thousandth year."
"But when this Antichrist shall have devastated all things in this world he will reign for three years and six months, and sit in the temple at Jerusalem; and then shall the Lord come from heaven in clouds, in the glory of the Father, sending this man, and those who follow him, into the lake of fire; but bringing for the righteous the times of the kingdom, that is, the rest, the hallowed seventh day; and restoring to Abraham the promised inheritance in which kingdom the Lord declared that many coming from the east and from the west should sit down with Abraham, and Isaac and Jacob." (Matt. 8: 11) ...
"And therefore, when in the end the Church shall suddenly be caught up (Raptured) from this, it is said, 'There shall be tribulation such as has not been since the beginning, neither shall be."
"It behoves the righteous first to receive the promise of the inheritance, and to reign in it, when they rise again to behold God in this creation which is renovated, and that the judgment should take place afterwards. For it is just that in that very creation in which they toiled or were afflicted, being proved in every way by suffering, they should receive the reward of the suffering; and that in the creation in which they were stain because of their love for God, in that they shall be revived again; and that in the creation in which they endured servitude, in that they shall reign."
Irenaeus writes "Of the times of the kingdom, when the righteous shall bear rule upon their rising from the dead."
We see from the writing of the church fathers, they believed the rule of man would end at the end of six thousand years, and the seventh thousand year would be the millennium or the reign of Christ on earth.
I am not setting a date for the return of Christ. Again I say, that Jesus said, "No man knows the day or the hour." But remember, He did say, "When ye see these things" (that is, the signs of. the times-the Jews return to their home land-) that the Gentile age has come to a close. (See Luke 21:24.)
St. Peter affirms Christ's prophecy concerning the end of the Gentile age. 'Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles to take out of them a people for his name. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written. After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up." (Acts 15:14-16.)
So it is time for the Bride of Christ made up mostly of Gentiles, to be caught away in the rapture. And the tabernacle of David which is fallen down will be built again.
Never before in the history of the world have we had so much turmoil, perplexity, and crime as there is in the world today. It is a sign of the end of the age. The devil the great dragon, is working with all of his might; he knows he has but a short time to work.
"And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Rev. 12:9.)
Satan is the chief ruler of the world today. Jesus said, "He is the prince of the world." He is working through the corrupt political leaders and the False Ecclesiastical-Ecumenical religious leaders, to prepare them for Armageddon.
"And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty." Behold; I come as a thief Blessed is he that watcheth and keepeth his garments, lest be walk naked, and they see his shame. " (Rev. 16:13-15.)
There is an innumerable host of demons organized and working under Satan the Prince of this world, working with all of their might to destroy the souls of the human race; Atheists, Counterfeit Christians, Apostates, Infidels, Agnostics, Communists, New Agers and False Religions throughout the world. Leaders with their pious platitudes coming as angels of light to deceive and lead people astray from the truth.
I say again, according to the Bible we are in the end of the end of this age.
Jesus said, "For then shall be great tribulation such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened." (Matt. 24: 21- 22.)
Speaking of this time of trouble, the prophet Daniel said, "And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." (Dan. 12 :1-2.)
And again Daniel said, "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand." (Dan. 12.10.)
Here Daniel said, "The wicked shall do wickedly, " that is, they will get more corrupt, more vile, like it was in the days of Noah, when, "Every imagination of the heart was evil." Daniel said, "The wicked shall not understand, but the wise shall understand." How true it is today, the world goes on in a mad rush to Armageddon.
With all the last day signs appearing in the world today, the human race goes on and on from bad to worse. Even the unregenerated ministers who occupy the pulpit, will not preach on the Second Coming of Jesus, and warn the people to prepare for the coming of the Lord, and miss the great tribulation.
Speaking of these False Ministers, the prophet Ezekiel said, "Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace; and one built up a wall, and, lo, others daubed it with untempered mortar." (Ezek. 13: 10)
They are preaching, Peace, Peace, when there is no peace.
God's Word declares that when we near the end wars will increase. "Unto the end wars and desolations are determined." Whole chapters in the Bible describe the Nuclear Holocaust, and the wars that are coming on the world. From the Sixth to the Eighteenth chapter in the book of Revelation the Nuclear Bombs and Wars are plainly described.
The True Bible Believing Church on earth today is not looking for or expecting to go through this dreadful war that will engulf the whole world.
Jesus said to His church, "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28.)
The next great event in the History of the World will he the personal return of The Lord Jesus Christ, to catch away His waiting Bride. The True Bible Believing Church will not go through the Great Tribulation or any part of it.
Jesus tells us how to escape it, "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." (Luke 21:34-36.)
Here He said, "This time of trouble would come like a snare on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth;" and told us how to escape it, in these three verses. He did not say we would escape a part of these things, He said, "All these things that shall come to pass."
Dear Friend, if the church is to go through a part of the Great Tribulation, why would the Lord tell us how to live that we might "Escape ALL of it?"
The Lord in speaking of the Rapture of the True Bible Believing Church and the Great Tribulations through the prophet Isaiah;
"Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be over-past. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain." (Isa. 26:19-21.)
Here He said, "Come, I have a hiding place for you, for a little moment until the indignation he over-past." The "Indignation" here is the great day of God's wrath. See Rev. chapter six, verses twelve through seventeen .
It will be a time when the earth will be soaked in blood. ( See Isa. 34:7.)
Again I say, the True Bible Believing Church is not looking for the Antichrist or the Great Tribulation. We are looking for Jesus to come. We do not know the exact day or hour, but we know about the time. And according to the "Signs of the Times," we know "His coming is nigh, even at the door."
St. Paul said, "But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness." (I Thess. 5: 1-5.)
Please note: Paul said, "We are not in darkness that that day should overtake us as a thief " This proves that the True Bible Believing Church, the Bride of Christ, will know about the time of His coming.
If it were not so why would Paul say, "We are not in darkness that that day should overtake us as a thief." And again Daniel said, "The wise shall understand.."
And Jesus said, "When ye see these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."
And again speaking of these last day signs the Lord said to His church concerning His coming, "Ye know it is nigh, even at the door."
THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS IS IN TWO STAGES. --The first stage of His Second Coming is called "The Catching Away" or The "Rapture."
It is described in (I Thess. 4:14-17.)
"For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."
Here we see, First, the dead will come out of their graves. Second, the living will be translated without dying.
St. Paul said, "Behold, I show you a mystery,- We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O' death, where is thy sting? O' grave, where is thy victory?" (I Cor. 15: 51-55.)
Here we see we shall not all sleep (that is die) but we shall be changed. At the first sound of the trumpet the dead will come forth, the second sound the living will be changed without dying and caught up together to meet the Lord in the air.
Please note: we are caught up to meet the Lord. It appears from this scripture that the Lord does not set His feet on the earth at this time but we meet Him in the air, caught away before the great tribulation to the marriage supper of the Lamb.
This is what Paul calls, "Our gathering together unto Him." "NOW we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him." (2 Thess. 2:1.)
We are gathered together unto Him before the man of sin is revealed, in (2 Thess. 2:3.)
The man of sin who is the Antichrist cannot be revealed until after the Holy Spirit takes the True Church out of this world to meet the Lord in the air.
The Holy Ghost is the power in the church that is holding back the Antichrist from being revealed at this time. After the Holy Spirit takes the True Bible Believing Church out of this world, then the man of sin, the Antichrist, will be revealed: and he will confirm the covenant with the Jewish people for one week, (a week of years) that is Daniel's Seventieth Week.
"And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, that determined shall be poured upon the desolate." (Dan. 9:27.)
The Antichrist will be the world's last Dictator. The superman, the world is preparing for him now. He will be a European citizen, of the revived Roman empire. [European Union] He will be consumed at the revelation of Jesus Christ, by the Lord Himself. (See 2 Thess. 2:7, 8-12.)
THE SECOND STAGE OF OUR LORDS COMING WILL BE THE REVELATION.
But the First Stage of His Coming the World will not see Him. The True Church will see Him. The Second Stage of His Coming every eye shall see Him.
"BEHOLD, He cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindred's of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen." (Rev. 1:7.)
At this time, and at the close of the Tribulation Period, His feet shall stand upon the Mount of Olives, the exact spot from which He ascended from more than nineteen hundred years ago.
"And his feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south." (Zech. 14: 1-4.)
"And the Lord shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one Lord, and his name one." (Zech. 14:9.)
Here He comes back to earth as the rider on the white horse. The rider on the first white horse in Revelation chapter six is the Antichrist. The rider on this second white horse is the Lord Jesus Christ. He comes back to this earth with His bride.
"And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS." (Rev. 19 :11-16.)
"Hold the fort, for I am coming,
Jesus signals still,
We wave the answer back to heaven,
By thy grace, we will."
Let Us Pray Together--
PRAY: "God be merciful to me a sinner. Receive me now for Christ's sake. Cleanse me from my sin by your precious blood, shed on the cross for me; lead me to be Baptized and fill me with your Holy Spirit. Teach me to pray each day; to read Your will for my life from your word, the Bible; and help me to worship and serve You in the fellowship of your church. I thank you Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN!