The Return of Christ

The Return of Christ

The Return of Christ

    We believe that the return of Jesus Christ as repeatedly promised in the Holy Scripture is close at hand. The promise came from the lips of our Lord Himself, »… and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also.« (Jn. 14:1-3). Our Lord emphasised that we should watch the signs of the time. »So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the door. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.« (Mt. 24:32-47).
In Lk. 21:28-36 we are also told about the events predicted for the end-time, »And when these things began to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draws near.« The day or the hour of His return of course cannot be known, but as Bible prophecies are coming to fulfilment we look upon them as signs in the end-time predicted by our Lord and taking place now.

The Apostle Peter writes, »For we have not followed cunningly devised fables when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ …« (2 Pt. 1:16-21). In 2 Pt. 3:3, we are told in advance, »Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, and saying, Where is the promise of his coming …« In verse 9 he gave the answer, »The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.«

At this point it needs to be emphasised that the Freie Volksmission Krefeld should not have been placed into the ranks of the end-time sects. There exists not a single sermon or publication about Armageddon or Doomsday that would originate with us. This was done by people who never took time to search our teachings. We believe in the promised return of our Lord and have the task to acquaint the Bride Church with the biblical message of the Bridegroom now before His coming. The prophetic part including all the eschatological events as predicted in the apocalyptic prophecies are part of our exposition

The return of Jesus Christ is identical with the first resurrection. The heavenly Bridegroom will take His earthly Bride home (Mt. 25:1-10; 1 Thess. 4:13-17; Rev. 19:1-9 a. .o.). Before the Millennial Reign commences the martyrs from the tribulation period are added, »Blessed and holy is he that has part in the first resurrection; on such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.« (Rev. 20:4-6). The second resurrection will occur after the one thousand years reign of Christ when all people who ever lived on earth will be summoned to the last judgement (Rev. 20:11). Thereafter God Himself will create the new heavens and the new earth. »And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away … And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold I make all things new.« (Rev. 21:1-8).