Over the past year, the Church of God Community Web has kept with its’ mission to reveal the work of Christ, urging as many brethren as who will listen to answer the knock of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This work is being done to the chagrin of many who have their own ideas about what the “Work” is in these latter days, nevertheless Cogcw pushes on.
A large part of that mission is to open up the watering hole section within this site to serve as spiritual drink to those who have become dismayed, disappointed and separated from a majority of the modern day Shepherds, who according to God Himself through His Word has condemned, for falling short of taking care of the poor, the weak, the outcast and the downtrodden. Ezekiel 34:2.
Another important role of the watering hole is to keep God’s scattered ones abreast and aware of all the current events that are leading to the unfortunate downfall of a largely disobedient world in the form of an impending prophesied tribulation unlike anyone has or will see. Matthew 24:21.
No one likes to be a bearer of bad news, but making sure that all of God’s scattered ones are aware and in the know of what is taking place at this time not only takes precedence but is imperative to all those who have “eyes to see and ears to hear”! For as the bible states, these latter days are no different from those back in Noah’s time. Luke 17:26
The purpose for this writing comes after criticism that the COGCW news segment is much too negative and that more good news of love and brotherhood should be written about. While the latter WILL be the headlines in the new Kingdom of God, unfortunately feel good stories at this time will do nothing to help our brethren prepare for what’s ahead. Our Father through His Word continuously warns us to be “watchful” so that we as his Chosen are not caught “naked” and unaware. Revelation 16:15.
More interesting is that neither is the world impervious of the onslaught of bizarre fast paced events that have been occurring over the last few years. In fact, a major network will air a segment on “The Latter Days” in coming weeks…Something COGCW has been doing for quite some time now to serve up reminders to those who know the true meaning behind these worldly occurrences with the goal of helping the Bride be better prepared for the Coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
In the meantime, It is our hope that many are continuing to strive to hold fast to what we’ve been taught and cherish the fact that it has been given to us “to know the mystery of the Kingdom of God.” Mark 4:11
It’s knowledge that each and every one of us should take very seriously and at all cost avoid the temptation of falling back into the world, lest the heavenly Father harden our hearts. Hebrews 3:8 Deut. 7:6-11
As mentioned above much of the prophetic news is depressing in nature, Mr. Armstrong used to say that we should always end our prophetic messages with the “Good News” about what is coming afterwards. But that message was for the world. The messages given out by this website are targeted for the Body of Christ, those who have received the indwelling of God’s Spirit, the First-Fruits of the Kingdom of God. Especially that portion of the Laodicean ERA who find themselves lukewarm and feel that they have need of nothing!
Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew thee out of my mouth.
Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
These messages are not for the uniformed they are for those to whom Christ is returning. These messages are designed to keep them aware of the closeness of the end times. It does not matter that people have been calling for the end time to come for a long time. It is still coming and each prophetic fulfillment is a reminder of that fact. Christ said that our people in this ERA of the Church are in need or repentance and zeal. The messages and news articles you find here are are just reminders of that fact. Our brethren need to understand that the end time is already upon us. We must get ready now or risk our salvation going through the Great Tribulation.
If Matthew 24:14 prophecy is completed as Mr. Armstrong felt that it was then we are living in the Last generation of man that will rule this planet.
Mat 24:33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
Mat 24:34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.