LIFE OF CHRIST CONTINUED-March 1959
Acts 2-39. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.
As I said before, so say I again, we today receive the baptism of the Holy Ghost according to Acts 10-46, as Cornelius house was among the first of the Gentiles to receive the Holy Ghost, of whom we are.
For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God, then answered Peter.
No sound of a rushing mighty wind to-day, neither will you see any tongues of fire as on the day of Pentecost.
Now we know that Jesus is in heaven with the Father, and he has sent the Holy Ghost, and it is for us today, and we must seek it, let us see some more of the things he did that we might have a better understanding of his mission, and purpose here, and of his second coming, let us not be deceived, as many are, concerning his coming, and the false teaching of the thousand year reign, first we see that before Jesus left to be with the Father, that he bound Satan, and cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up where he is today as in David’s prophecy, Psalms 68-18. Thou hast ascended on high thou hast led captivity captive, thou hast received gifts from men, Yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
Col. 2-15. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Eph. 4-8 Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.
Eph. 4-9. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?
Eph. 4-10. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
Rev. 20-1-2-3. And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years be fulfilled: after that he must be loosed a little season.
Thus we know that Satan has been bound now almost two thousand years, and that Christ has reigned from his throne in heaven, How much longer Satan will be bound in prison no One knows, that is not for man to know the times the Father has put in his own hands, but we do know that he will be loosed for a season before, Jesus comes the second time, and fire will come from heaven, and devour them, and how much longer Christ is going to reign from his throne in heaven is not for man to know the day nor the hour, neither the angels, but the Father only.
God willing, continued next month.