And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down (Matthew 24:1,2). Jesus prophesied the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem that took place in 70 A.D. Looking back in time to the fulfillment of that prophesy should let you know that all Jesus said would happen will take place.

The twenty–fourth chapter of Matthew, describing not only the destruction of the temple but also the second and third appearances of Christ, has intrigued and puzzled people throughout the ages. This penetrating prophecy of Jesus reaches down into the hour we now live in, and is being fulfilled in our day.

Two Important Questions

And as he [Jesus] sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world (Matthew 24:3)? Here the disciples are asking Jesus two questions: what would be the sign of His coming and when the end would be. They already knew about His first appearance—they were witnessing it every day—and they wanted to know about the other two. He must have discussed His future comings with the disciples, for they seemed to have knowledge of them.

Signs of His coming precede the second appearance, the Rapture. At this appearance Jesus won’t come all the way to Earth, but the Bride will be caught up to Him by the power of the Holy Ghost. 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 (I Thessalonians 4:15–17).

At His third appearance, Jesus will end the Battle of Armageddon, bringing to a close affairs on Earth as we know them today. Keep in mind, in this chapter the Lord is talking about two different appearances of Jesus, His second and third. Not being able to separate the two has confused some people.

A Personal Message from Jesus

And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you (Matthew 24:4). Look on this verse as a personal message. The Lord is warning of the deceiving doctrines to come. In our day as well as down through the years, many false doctrines have been put forth.

For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many (verse 5). Once in another nation, I came in contact with a man claiming to be Jesus Christ. He boasted of thousands of followers. I let people know he wasn’t Christ, and many of them came out of the darkness of deceit, stepping into the light of God in that campaign. The report today is that that city has never been the same. It took God.

Signs of the Second Coming

And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet (verse 6). God’s people are not to be troubled over the signs of the age. Our concern must be for the harvest of souls, the lost. Wars and rumors of wars can never be allowed to take precedence over the task God has entrusted to us: winning the lost. Let nothing steal that goal out of your heart, mind and thoughts. Seeing the signs come to pass that Jesus talks of in this chapter, we know the end is drawing near.

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows (verses 7,8). The beginning of these sorrows are signs of the second appearance of Jesus. Famines rage in different parts of the world; deadly earthquakes and those of lesser intensity are frequently in the news. Killer storms bring great havoc. AIDS is on the rise world–wide. Other diseases have broken out in epidemic form in various places. Many trials and disasters go into the beginning of sorrows, the beginning of the suffering, hearthache and despair that is coming on the earth.

Jesus, in Luke 21:26, describes a time of men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. People oppressed by world conditions will be stricken with heart attacks.

Killed for the Sake of Christ

Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake (Matthew 24:9). Troubles, sorrows, persecutions await the children of God in different nations as they give their testimonies to win the lost at any cost. Some will be killed for the sake of Christ. Martyrdom may come to one you dearly love.

This last and final hour is a separating time. Persecution kept the Early Church separated from the world, purified in the beginning. They lived in the truth. Persecution separated the hypocrites from among them. Opening in the midst of persecution, the Church dispensation, no doubt, will close in the midst of much persecution, also. We have been warned by no less than Jesus. In different sections of the world today, people living for Jesus, spreading the Gospel, will know that the death of a martyr could be theirs at any time.

If the Lord chooses some to die for His name’s sake, we cannot let that discourage us but propel us into greater zeal, greater love for the Kingdom. Let no persecution intimidate you. The Early Church didn’t allow it. Rise above it all and decide whatever God wants is best.

It’s countdown time, almost sunset for the Church dispensation. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another (verse 10). Many will be offended to the point they claim the persecutions of Christians are justified.

Some nations hold much danger. I have been in countries where I was in peril of stoning. More than once, death threats have come against me. Even the time to kill me had been set. God, however, has always spared me, and He will spare me until the day He can use my death in a greater way than He can use my life. I’ve yielded to God for whatever He wills in this final hour. I don’t want to live one moment longer than God wants me to live to win souls. Souls are my business, my life. Night and day I cry for souls. I desire the will of God to be done whatever the cost.

Those Who Endure to the End Shall Be Saved

And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold (verses 11,12). Sin, devilish schemes abound. Even now, the deceit of Satan is being spewed out on a large scale—evil, evil, evil. Not since the days of Noah and the days of Sodom and Gomorrah has so much sin abounded. Jesus foretold it all.

But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved (verse 13). Those Spirit–filled Christians who endure to the end—the Rapture—will be caught away, taken up to be with Jesus. He will come for His children at His second coming.

And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come (verse 14). This verse tells of the Gospel being preached to all nations before the end—the end of the Church dispensation. Jesus described signs to watch for prior to His second appearance, some events to expect in anticipation of His coming. He was very clear.

The Great Tribulation

Jesus went on to address the disciples’ question concerning the end of the world. The great prophet Daniel was so esteemed by Jesus that He included Daniel’s prophecies in this Matthew 24 discourse. Daniel said seventy weeks of years were declared upon the Jews, not ordinary weeks, but weeks of years—490 years. Sixty–nine weeks of years (483 years) have been fulfilled and separated from the seventieth week—seven years—for almost 2,000 years. This separation occured at the death of Christ when the Jewish dispensation suddenly came to a halt. The Jews as a nation rejected their Messiah, and that rejection closed their dispensation. At that point the Church dispensation began, leaving seven years of Daniel’s prophecy to be fulfilled sometime in the then distant future.

The Lord told Daniel that the Antichrist would come on the scene in those last seven years, the seven–year Tribulation Period. Making a covenant with the Antichrist in the beginning of those seven years, the Jews at first will think he is their Messiah, the Redeemer, the true Christ at last. In the middle of the seven years, after three–and–a–half years, the Antichrist’s covenant with the Jews will be broken. The events that Daniel foretold of the 483 years up to the time of Christ’s Crucifixion have taken place, and so we can be assured that the events of the last seven years will take place also.

The Church dispensation must close before the final seven years of the Jewish dispensation can continue; it will close with the Bride of Christ being taken from the earth at the second coming of Jesus. The Bride of Christ will not be in any part of the Tribulation Period, a time of horror never before seen on planet Earth.

The Abomination of Desolation

Revelation 6:2 tells us that the Antichrist will come riding on a white horse. And he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. The bow signifies great authority and power; the crown, supremacy. Daniel tells us that the Antichrist will divide the spoil with the people, something other dictators have never done. The Antichrist first will appear in the beginning of the seven–year Tribulation Period in all the splendor the Jews expect the Messiah to display. Oh, how the Jews have suffered throughout the ages looking for their Messiah who has already come!

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) (Matthew 24:15). You who read the prophet Daniel, understand what the abomination of desolation is: the Antichrist setting himself up in the temple of God as God. The Antichrist who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God (II Thessalonians 2:4).

In horror, the Jews, realizing they have been terribly deceived, will flee from the Antichrist to a place of safety in the wilderness. Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house (Matthew 24:16,17). In great haste the Jews will try to escape as the Antichrist seeks to destroy them all, the whole nation of Israel. They will have no time to gather up belongings. Those who do not run for their lives will probably be killed. Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes (verse 18).

And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days (verse 19). Fleeing from the enemy with a little one will be most difficult.

Pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day (Matthew 24:20). Israel’s winters can become quite cold, and flight must be so hasty people will have no time to collect adequate protection from the weather. Why not on the Sabbath? Strict Jewish rules greatly limit the distance of travel on the Sabbath. To escape the tribulation of that day will require more distance than permitted by a Sabbath day’s journey.

What a time of horror it will be for the Jewish nation in that hour when they realize they have been deceived!

Sudden Destruction

And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many (Daniel 8:24,25).

All too often, people are unrealistic about peace. Recently, lawmakers, ready to drastically cut back war weapons, found America involved in a war they hadn’t dreamed would happen. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail cometh upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape (I Thessalonians 5:3). There will be no peace until the Prince of Peace comes to set up His Kingdom at the end of the Tribulation Period.

The Iraqi missiles exploding in Israel during the Persian Gulf War reminded me of the prophecy of the destruction that will rain down on her after the Antichrist proclaims himself to be God. 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 (Matthew 24:21,22).

Study for yourself the descriptions in the books of Revelation, Daniel, Ezekiel—and others—of the tribulation coming upon the earth. The Bible brings knowledge of this hour in which we live, lights up the path for the rest of our journey on Earth.

They Shall Look On the One They Pierced

The elect, the Jewish people, will come to the Lord in the latter part of the Tribulation Period. They shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn (Zechariah 12:10). The Jews will be in grief when they realize their people crucified the true Messiah.

The Lion Personality of Jesus

Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left (Isaiah 24:6). And this shall be the plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth (Zechariah 14:12). Man’s warfare will be nothing compared to the fury of God turned upon the earth. Although Jesus came as the Lamb of God, He also has a lion personality. In the Tribulation Period that lion personality will be displayed. He is coming, Revelation 5:5 tells us, as the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David.

False Christs

Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not (Matthew 24:23). After people realize that the Antichrist is not the true Messiah, evil men will come on the scene, false prophets, claiming to be the real Christ. They will offer to make a covenant with the Jews, promise to save them, be their redeemer. For there shall arise false christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect (verse 24).

If it were possible the very elect would be deceived, but the Lord’s Spirit will be placed within the hearts of the elect in such a mighty way that they will not be deceived. Those, however, who do not yield to the Lord will be deceived, taken in by false prophets claiming to be Christ.

Some will never accept the light of God, but those truly grounded in the Word of God will not be deceived by the false prophets. They will take what the Lord has said, the meat, the prophecies of God.

Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not (verses 25,26). The news that the Messiah is in the desert will pressure people to leave their hiding places to follow Him. Jesus warns not to believe the false report. Other claims that He is in secret chambers will be false, also, Jesus says.

The Third Appearance of Christ

For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be (verse 27). Jesus’ third appearance will be as obvious as lightning in the sky shining from the east to the west. His second appearance, however, He compares to that of a thief in the night. The world won’t see Him then: But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh (Matthew 24:43,44).

For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together (verse 28). Many biblical commentaries misinterpret this verse, suggesting that the carcass is Christ. The carcass is false doctrine, false prophecies, lies, deceit. The eagles—the rich, the intellectuals, the famous of the world—will be taken in by this deceit. Not understanding the second coming, they will be gathered in falsehood to face the third appearance of judgment.

Revelation 1:7, speaking of Jesus’ third coming, tells us that he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. I’m persuaded to believe that at this appearance, Jesus will be suspended in the air for hours—and perhaps even days or weeks—so that all will see Him.

Who and what He is, the strength and power of Him will be so overwhelming that Earth and Heaven will shake. Islands and mountains will move, the stars of heaven fall, the sun refuse to shine and the moon turn into blood. Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other (Matthew 24:29–31). It’s the third appearance when angels will gather the elect. Nothing is said about angels gathering people in the Rapture, the second appearance.

The Nation of Israel: A Sign of the Second Coming

Matthew 24:32 now goes back to the second appearance. Jesus, remember is answering two profound questions: when shall the end of the world be, and what shall be the sign of Jesus’ coming. Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors (verses 32,33). In Bible prophecy the fig tree is a symbol of the nation of Israel.

Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled (verse 34). The generation on planet Earth when the fig tree, Israel, bloomed will not depart until all this prophecy is fulfilled. Israel became a nation in our day, May, 1948. Jesus was not speaking of His generation, the generation that lived when He was on the earth. No, He was referring to the generation on Earth when the fig tree bloomed, when Israel became a nation.

For many years, Israel had been a dead nation. Ezekiel the prophet saw them as a bone yard. The Lord told him to prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the Lord have spoken it, and performed it, saith the Lord (Ezekiel 37:12,14). The Lord was saying that bringing the dispersed Jews back to Israel from all over the world would be like bringing them out of their graves. He would increase them with men like a flock. As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the Lord (Ezekiel 36:37,38). Flocks of men would fill the cities and cover the mountains.

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose (Isaiah 35:1). The land will bloom like an Eden. It’s all happening in our day.

As you see these prophecies coming to pass, know that His coming is near, at the door. Since this generation will not depart until all is fulfilled, Jesus will come while this generation is on planet Earth. We are the Rapture generation. Daily now, the Lord is letting us see the signs that He said would come to pass: wars, rumors of wars, pestilence, famine, earthquakes in different places and the gathering back of the Jews to Israel. This gathering back is a great sign that the Gentile dispensation is almost to journey’s end.

When the fig tree blooms, I say again, when Israel becomes a nation, all these things will be fulfilled. 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).

No One Knows the Hour

When will the second coming be? But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only (Matthew 24:36). Down through the years the devil has ushered people into predicting the Lord’s coming, false prophets pinpointing the time. It didn’t happen. No man will know the exact time, only the season. False prophets have brought ridicule to the truths of God by their wrong predictions and fanaticism. Many think those who believe in the second coming of the Lord are foolish, making no distinction between true believers and fanatics. But those who believe the Word of God carry the blessed hope of the soon coming of our Lord. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13).

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away (Matthew 24:35). Jesus let us know that what He said would come to pass.

Saved, baptized in the precious Holy Ghost and yielding completely to God, the Bride of Christ will be changed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye by the power that works within. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you (Acts 1:8). For he [the Holy Ghost] dwelleth with you and shall be in you (John 14:17). Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us (Ephesians 3:20). Is His coming alive in your bosom? He will come! Jesus said, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also (John 14:3).

But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be (Matthew 24:37–39). Life continues as always in the minds of many who reject the thought of Jesus’ soon coming. Those in Noah’s day heard about the coming flood for years, and one day it came. The ark that had looked so out of place on dry ground suddenly was a marvelous refuge floating on water. Just as suddenly, a panicky crowd outside the ark became believers. Climbing trees, pounding on the ark to no avail as the waters rose higher, they soon were all swept away. Too late they believed.

It will be that way in hell; believers—every one—will scream in terror. It will be too late for them, too. Scoffers who laughed at the promise of Jesus’ return will one day discover to their horror how wrong they were. There shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation (II Peter 3:3,4). One minister told me that he had heard about the coming of the Lord for years, and it hadn’t happened yet. Not believing Jesus would return, he denied the Word of God.

Jesus gives us more information about His second appearance: Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come (Matthew 24:40–42). When is the Lord coming? In such an hour as ye think not.

If you thought you were ready for Jesus to come but failed to receive salvation and go on to receive the Holy Ghost, you are not ready. (Receiving salvation and receiving the Holy Ghost baptism are two distinct, separate experiences.) You will be left behind, unclothed in the eyes of God. The robe of righteousness and holiness is the only clothing the Lord honors. Anything else is the garment of fig–leaf religion, an attempt to cover up spiritual lack. Salvation comes only through the blood of Jesus applied to your heart, the blood of His righteousness, His holiness, the purity of Jesus Christ Himself.

Jesus Taught the Meat of the Word

Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods (Matthew 24:45–47). The Lord is saying, Blessed are the little shepherds under me who are wise and faithful rulers over my household.

The meat of the Word develops Christians. What is the meat of the Word? All the doctrine of Jesus. The apostles taught what Jesus had taught them; they believed it all. You will not teach much of the Word if you don’t believe it. True messengers of God aren’t serving just the milk of the Word but the meat; salvation, the Holy Ghost baptism, the news of the soon appearance of the Son of God, and the need for the harvest to be reaped before His coming. Souls, souls, souls must be won.

This is the season to hear the message of Jesus’ soon coming, the season to lift up your head, for redemption draweth nigh.

Carry the meat of the Word, serve it to all who will accept it. We are to be workers as they were in the Early Church. If you don’t digest the meat of the Word you won’t have strength to do the will of God in this last hour; you will not be ready for the Lord to come. Although you may not express your doubts, the Lord knows them; you are doubting His Word. He knows whether or not His Word is alive within you.

Even some church people today don’t believe the Lord is coming. They tiptoe through the Word, carefully avoiding the meat. Churches that don’t believe in God’s miracles, signs and wonders are lacking the meat of the Word. They don’t embrace it. All they have is watered down milk.

Spewed into the Tribulation Period

When people tell you they don’t believe the Lord is coming, know they are the ones who will not be prepared. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth (Revelation 3:15,16). Wailing and gnashing their teeth, many Christians will be spewed into the Tribulation Period because they are lukewarm. Revelation 16:10 tells us that they gnawed their tongues for pain. It will be a terrible time.

If you cannot accept the meat of the Word, I say again, it is an impossibility for you to be ready to meet the Lord in the air. You are failing to clothe yourself in the whole armor of God, empty of the things of God; His greatness is not operating in your life.

If that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 24:48–51).

We’re on Understanding Ground

The disciples received complete answers to their two questions, even though they didn’t understand those answers at the time. Later, after they received the Holy Ghost, they understood. More times than one, Jesus told the disciples they would understand later.

The first appearance of Jesus when He walked the earth as the God/man brought us priceless help: salvation, redemption for our souls and the promise of the Father. The second appearance is of great importance, for it is the one the truly obedient children of God will take part in. But we want no part of being judged in the third appearance when the wrath of God will be poured down without mercy.

Now in this hour you are on understanding ground, the ground of the Holy Ghost baptism. The Holy Ghost is your teacher, teaching you the Word of God. He won’t argue with you if you choose to hold on to your own opinions. You must willingly open your heart to Him regardless of what you think. You must want to hear from Heaven, from the Holy Ghost who is the authority. He wrote the Bible; He can explain it. The Holy Ghost will help you to understand the Scripture.

Do you really believe that Jesus is coming? It’s time to take enlightenment from the Word of God, time to understand God’s books of prophecy. Look and behold the signs Jesus told you would come in this final hour. The signs are all around you now. Let not your heart be troubled. Do not be afraid of the things coming on the earth. Jesus said to look up when you saw these things, that redemption draweth nigh. Put on the whole armor of God; be filled with the Holy Ghost—power from On High—and be ready to be caught away with Jesus at His second coming.

Sinner, come home. You need the Lord. This is your opportunity. If you don’t have Jesus in your heart, say this prayer with me now:

Oh, God, save my soul. Forgive me of my sins. I’m sorry I sinned against you; but I have come home, and I will serve you the rest of my life. I believe that Jesus died for me, and I will live for Him. I believe that the blood of Jesus washes away all of my sins, all of them. Come on in, Jesus; come on in.

If you were sincere in that prayer, He has come into your heart.

A Promise to the Children of God

Thus saith the Lord: I will come! I will come—I have promised. And you can be victorious in the strength of my coming. You can be victorious in the power of my coming. The powers of darkness cannot hold me back. I will come!

I have given you my greatness to use, and you will be kept in the hollow of my hand. You will be victorious, and you will win the lost throughout the whole earth. You will tell my story. You will tell it with my power; you will tell it with my love and with my faith. And the people will be delivered—multitudes, multitudes. No human mind will ever be able to number the souls that you will bring into my Kingdom by working with my servant and holding his hands up, saith the Lord.

I have ordained you; I have ordained him for this hour of victory. Look up, my children; I am yours. Look up, my children. All my power belongs to you. Look up; redemption draweth nigh, saith the Lord.