THE GOOD NEWS MINISTRY AND MISSIONS OUTREACH PROCLAIMING THE SOON RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST!
Revealing The Soon Return Of Jesus Christ!
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled If I Go. I Will Come Again.
I Go To Prepare A Place For You. In My Father's House Are Many Mansions.
"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." (St. John 14:1-3).
Oh, what comforting words from our heavenly Bridegroom. More than nineteen hundred years ago these words were spoken to His troubled disciples, and they apply to us.
More than eight hundred times directly and indirectly, in the blessed Holy Bible, we are told that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again. His personal return is the main theme of the Bible, from Genesis through the book of Revelation. Next to the Atonement it is spoken of more than any other subject in the Bible.
After our Lord's resurrection He stood upon the Mount of Olives and gave His parting words to His humble disciples as they stood there with Him. Before He was taken up out of their sight, two heavenly beings 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.)
Christ is in Heaven Now at the Right Hand of God.
"So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God." (Mark 16:19.)
He came to this dark world as our Saviour to put away sin. He died on the cross of Calvary and rose again and walked the earth for forty days; then ascended back into heaven as our Saviour, Mediator, and Heavenly High Priest. (See I Tim. 2:5, Heb. 9:25-28).
He is coming again as our heavenly bridegroom to take the bride out of this world, before the great tribulation, the hour of trouble comes upon all the world.
His Second Coming Is In Two Stages.
First, He is coming for His people. This is what we call the rapture of the church. At the first stage of His second coming, His feet do not touch the earth. He comes in mid air and we are caught up to meet Him in the air. (I Thess. 4:13-18.)
We who are living when Jesus comes will be changed without dying. (Read I Cor. 15:51-52) '
First, the heavenly bridegroom comes for His bride. He loved the bride so much He died for her. "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That He might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." (Eph. 5:25-27.)
He imparted His own righteousness to us. The wedding garment is the righteousness that Jesus Christ has provided for us. (See 2 Cor. 5:21).
"Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honor to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints." (Rev. 19:7-8.)
It is, "The wedding of the Bride, united with the Groom."
All who have been redeemed by the blood of Christ, from the time of Adam down through the ages to the rapture of the church, will join in this triumphant song. Million; of angels will line the wide street of this heavenly city, to see this great host of redeemed, as our heavenly Bridegroom Jesus Christ, presents the Bride to Himself in the presence of our heavenly Father. Yes, the marriage of the Lamb has come. "Let us be glad and rejoice."
There Is No Time or Place for Gloomy Professing Christians
The children of God-who will make up the Bride of Christ are the happiest people in all the world. We are actually living in heaven while we are sojourning in this world.
We are sitting together in heavenly places in Christ, our citizenship is in heaven, our mind is set upon heavenly things." (See Col. 3:1-4).
We are looking, anxiously waiting, for that "Blessed hope," the glorious appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ. "And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure." (I John 3:3.)
We Will Have a Great Re-union in the Skies.
"And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God." (Luke 13:29.)
Here is scriptural proof, the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, that we will know each other in heaven. Abraham will be Abraham, Isaac will be Isaac, Jacob will be Jacob. Here on earth we sometimes have what we call a family reunions or a home coming, and what a glorious occasion it is to get together with members of our family and talk about the good times we have had together, and to visit with one another. But our family reunions and home comings are of short duration here on earth. We can only visit for a short time and then we have to say good bye. But oh, thank God, "We will never say good bye in Heaven." In the city where the Lamb is the light, there will be no night there.
"And I John saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; For the Former Things are Passed Away." (Rev. 21:2-4.)
There is not a home on this earth that has not been blighted by sickness and death. Oh, the heartaches and troubles; many of you who are reading this have lost your precious loved one. Homes are broken, loved ones separated.
It is said, that two million gallons of tears have been shed since the fall of Adam. There will be no more tears, no more heartaches, no more broken homes, no more death, no more sickness or pain, when we meet Jesus in the skies.
Dear Reader: Do you want to be in that number? The apostle John saw in a vision great multitudes in heaven, singing the song of the redeemed.
"And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof. for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation, And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth." (Rev.5:9-10)
Here is another positive proof that we will not lose our identity in heaven. Every Nationality will be there, redeemed by the blood out of every kindred, tongue, people and nation. Job said, "I know that my redeemer liveth and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me-." (Job 19:25-27.)
Job knew that he would be Job in the resurrection morning.
Isaiah said, "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 overpast. 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.)
Verse nineteen is the rapture of the church. Verse twenty, we are caught away before the Great Tribulation.
Verse twenty one, the Lord comes out of His place to punish the inhabitants of the earth. Here is the Armageddon Battle!
We Are Caught Away Before the Armageddon Battle Jesus said, "Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation." (John 5:28, 29.)
Daniel said, "And many of them that sleep in the dust or the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt." (Dan. 12:2.)
There Will Be a Literal Physical Resurrection of the Human Body.
When Jesus comes for His Bride, His feet will not touch the earth at that time. "We will be caught up together in the clouds, TO MEET THE LORD IN THE AIR." (I Thess. 4:13-18.)
The Lord declares, He will bring those with Him "That sleep in Jesus." Our loved ones will have their identity, they will be the same as they were here on the earth only they will have glorified bodies. All physical defects will be passed away. We are to comfort one another with these words. Oh! what a glorious Blessed Hope, that death does not end it all, for us that have been Redeemed by the Precious Blood of Jesus Christ.
Millions that are now living may never die. We who are ready and living when Jesus comes will be changed from mortal to immortality without dying. "Behold I shew 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."
( I Cor. 15:51-52.)
Everything We Lost in the First Adam, We Regain in the Second Adam.
The word, "Redemption," means to buy back, or to get us out of the devil's pawn shop. That is exactly what Jesus Christ did. He died to redeem us. Certainly He does not stop with the redemption of the Soul. He redeems our Bodies. We have a redemption of the soul when we are cleansed with His precious blood. Our bodies are redeemed when He comes to rapture the church.
"And not only they, but OURSELVES ALSO, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the Redemption of our "Body." (Rom. 8:23.)
He will give us a glorious body like He had when He came out of the tomb. "For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we Look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself". (Philip. 3:20-21.)
JESUS CAME OUT OF THE TOMB WITH THE SAME LITERAL, VISIBLE, TANGIBLE BODY THAT WAS LAID IN THE TOMB, ONLY IT WAS GLORIFIED.
It was a body of flesh and bones. He even had the nail print in His hands and His feet, and the place in His side the soldier had pierced. He had no blood because he poured out all of His blood to wash our sins away. He had a glorified body of flesh and bones. (Read Luke 24:36-44.)
"Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side..." (John 20:27.)
Why did Jesus say that? He wanted them to be sure that He had the same body and that He had arose from the dead. Christ arose with a glorified, immortal body.
WHATEVER NATIONALITY YOU ARE WHEN YOU ARE PLANTED IN DEATH; YOU WILL BE THE SAME NATIONALITY IN THE RESURRECTION.
You will not plant beans and corn come up. You will have your same Identity. What a glorious thought for all of us who have loved ones planted in death. DEATH DOES NOT END IT ALL. Death did not end it all for Jesus. He arose a victor over the powers of death, hell and the grave. He has the keys to heaven and hell. (See Rev. 1:18.)
Certainly when He loved us enough to die for us, we can be assured in that glorious morning when He comes, He will take the keys and unlock the grave, and those who are asleep in Him shall come forth. That is why a Christian has no fear of death.
Satan may lock us in prison but our elder brother, our Saviour Jesus, has the keys. I would not be afraid to go to jail when my true friend and Brother holds the keys. I know he would unlock the door and let me out.
The Graves Will Open Up, The Sea Will Give Up Her Dead
Maybe the body of your loved one who was killed in the war, when the ship was sunk in the sea, went into a watery grave. Remember, "The sea shall give up her dead." Oh! what a glorious re-union; as we rush to meet our loved ones and throw our arms around them, shouting for joy.
David said when his baby died, "...I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me." (2 Sam. 12:23.)
Jesus Killed Death With Death Thank God Death Is Dead!
Jesus took the sword away from the devil that he used to kill Jesus with, and killed the devil with his own sword. Not only did He destroy death, but he delivered us from the fear of death. "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. -For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham." (Heb. 2:14-16.)
Christ Has Abolished Death "But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus, Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel." (2 Tim. 1:10.)
To abolish means, "TO DO AWAY WITH WHOLLY." Jesus Christ defied death to hold Him. (John 10:17-18.)
Three times He entered the realms of death and rescued victims. ( Matt. 9:25; Luke 7:14-15; John 11:43-44.)
"I hope to live till Jesus Comes,
Back to the earth again,
And catches up His waiting Bride,
A thousand years to reign. But if I die before that time,
And you're alive that day, Just look for me, for I intend,
To be there anyway"
Dear Reader, are you ready to meet the Lord?
Jesus said, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." (Matt. 24:44.)
Are you ready and looking for that Blessed Hope? The coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS IN THE HEATHEN LANDS HAVE NEVER HEARD THE NAME OF JESUS.
As one travels throughout this world and in the dark heathen lands, one can see them bowing to, and worshipping idol gods.
One can stand on the banks of the Ganges river and see them burn their dead, believing that the soul and spirit of their departed loved ones would re-enter an animal or some higher caste being.
We that have been redeemed by the Precious blood of Jesus and are looking for that Blessed Hope, His Precious Return, should be willing to make any sacrifice within our power to tell the people in Heathen Lands about the wonderful love and eternal life that Jesus offers them.
One can sincerely doubt that anyone can be a true follower of Christ, or a Christian, who is not willing to help preach His glorious gospel to all the world. I do not believe that anyone will be ready for the Coming of the Lord, that will hold back their tithes and offerings and refuse to help get the Gospel to those who have never heard the name of Jesus.
The people in Heathen Lands are miserable, no one can be truly happy without Christ in their heart. Paul said, "If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable." But Thank God for the next verses, "But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." (I Cor. 15:19-22.)
Oh, Dear Sinner, professing Christian, and you who are luke warm, I beg you, in Jesus' Name, fall on your knees, repent of your sins, and be ready to meet the Lord. This world is in turmoil, the Dark Night has come. Soon the day of grace and mercy will be over, the door will be closed.
"THE GREAT DAY OF HIS WRATH IS COME." "For the great day of His wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?" (Rev. 6:17.) AMEN.
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!