God’s Work Today –
Before discussing the overview of what the work of God
is today, it is important to discuss what God’s work is NOT.
God’s work is NOT
Matthew 24:14 or to “preach the gospel to the world as a witness”. This
commission was given to Mr. Herbert W Armstrong and was fulfilled completely by
him. Matt. 24:14 is therefore fulfilled
prophecy. This has been repeatedly and clearly documented here on the Church of
God website via articles and sermons for many years.
is the overview of the work of God today:
Today’s work is a watchman/warning work: (Isa. 62:6,
Jer. 6:17, Mic. 7:4, Isa. 52:8) and is:
warn the people of God (God’s Church or people) that time
is running out and that the great tribulation is rapidly approaching. This
entails preaching the true gospel again TO
GOD’S PEOPLE because the vast majority have departed from that gospel or God’s
way of life. The Church or people of God are the ONLY ones under judgment NOW
and therefore are the ONLY ones who are in danger of losing their eternal
lives. (I Peter 4:17) It is a dire and urgent warning.
warn the nations of Israel that the time of Jacob’s Trouble is
imminent. (Jer. 30:7) This entails the same Ezekiel warning message as given by
God’s end-time apostle, Mr. Herbert W Armstrong. (Ezek.6, Ezek.33, Deut. 28,
etc.) These prophecies of Ezekiel as well as the New Testament prophecies will
soon come to fruition as the great tribulation (Jacob’s Trouble) comes
primarily first upon the United States and Great Britain and the other modern
nations of Israel.
As a result of these warnings
primarily spiritual Israel (the
Church) and physical Israel (the
modern nations of Israel), the
warning also applies to any or all of mankind who will listen and heed
(repent). See Jer. 6:16-19. The
warning from the Church of God website reaches literally every nation on earth.
There is no mandate or commission
to preach the gospel to the world as a witness today (as stated earlier), however
the true gospel message is all
in and through the Church website, and many nations are taking notice. For
example, out of the over three quarters of a million hits on the Church
website, ONLY 17% of those hits are
from North America (U.S. & Canada). The vast majority of website hits are
actually coming from gentile (non-Israelite) nations! We believe that even now
God is beginning to prepare the “great multitude” mentioned in Rev. 7:9.
feed the flock or Body of Christ. This is done primarily
through the vast database of knowledge contained on the Church of God website,
via weekly sermons and articles and the vast amount of digitally preserved
writings from God’s end-time apostle. Ultimately though the “feeding” comes
through Jesus Christ and through His inspiration. The basis of this feeding of
the Body of Christ is on God’s Word (Jesus Christ in print) as revealed
and taught through Christ’s chosen end-time
apostle, Mr. Herbert W Armstrong. This knowledge of God’s true way can be
summed up in the very name of the Church of God website which is “Hold Fast To
All Things” which is a composite of Matt. 17:11 and Rev. 3:11. When these
scriptures are fully understood spiritually, they
form a summary of the basis
for the teachings of God’s true Church today. It all has to do with remembering
what we as God’s people were
taught from the beginning under the leadership of God’s apostle (Mr. Armstrong).
The purpose then of this
spiritual feeding is to help prepare the Bride of Christ! (Col. 1:21-23,
Eph. 5:27, Rev. 19:7) This is our
ultimate goal as we “seek first” the Kingdom of God.
This again, is just a summary or overview of God’s true
work today. Each of the four points above are covered in great detail within
the various articles and sermons on this website.
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Plain Truth of God, take a look at the “Local Congregations” page on this
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