United Pentecostal Church Mannheim
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Message from the Monthly Flyer from April 2005

God's plan No 3 - His coming for the Church
Jesus says, „Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Matthew 24,44
"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 14,3

It is almost 2000 years since Jesus accomplished His work on the cross to enable every person that comes to Him to receive eternal life. Already for almost 2000 years the Gospel has been preached to the world. God teaches us in the Bible that the existence of a person is not ended by death. The death of the human physical body is the fulfillment of God’s Word, when He said to Adam on account of his transgressions, “… for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”

After death is the judgment (Hebrews 9,27)! There God will decide where the individual will end up going; there are only two places, see Luke 16,19-31. It will be the worse for the one who has not heeded to the Word of God. To prevent mankind from having to pay the penalty for his sins and going to hell the Gospel is preached, so that whoever believes and is obedient to the Word of God will not be lost but will attain eternal life.

Just like Jesus first coming was prophesied with His arrival being unexpected for many, so will His return for His church also be a surprise for many people. Behold, I shew you a mystery; we (the reborn Christians - John 3,5; Acts 2,38) shall not all sleep (die), but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye … and the dead shall be raised incorruptible (with a new body), and we (who are still alive) shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immorality. I Corinthians 15,51-53. What a day! A day of fulfillment, a day of blessing, we shall see our Savior Jesus Christ. “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” (Matthew 24,40)

Graves will open up and be vacated while mortality puts on immortality. Thousands upon thousands who are living upon this earth will also be changed and taken away to fly towards the Lord in the clouds, see I Thessalonians 4,16-18. Will the world then wake up and realize that there is a God, that Jesus is the LORD and requires righteousness from everybody? The separation of the righteous and the unrighteous takes place through the rapture and the taking away of the people of God from this earth. Now God gives the remainder of the world a sign that His patience is over with. God will pour out His anger upon the world (Revelation 16). The antichrist will be revealed and will appear and rule the world with satanic power and terror. The only way to escape from all this is to do what Jesus says. The doctrine of the apostles is the doctrine of Jesus.

Find a church now, which preaches the whole truth and make sure that you have salvation. For the harvest is ripe. rw

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