Below are links to a virtual conference given by brother Ron Kangas from August 13-15, 2021 to the churches in central Texas, hosted by the church in Austin. The general subject of the conference is, “Building Today’s Ark—the Church as the Corporate Expression of Christ.”
- Message 1: Audio | Outlines: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish
- Message 2: Audio | Outlines: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish
- Message 3: Audio | Outlines: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish
Matthew 24:37 says, “For just as the days of Noah were, so will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Noah lived among an evil, crooked, corrupted, and perverse generation, and the evil power of darkness corrupted the earth and filled it with violence (Gen. 6:1-22). In Matthew 24:37-39 and Luke 17:26-27 the Lord Jesus likened the age before His coming to the days of Noah. In God’s eyes, there are only two things on earth today—the crooked and perverted generation and the church as the corporate expression of Christ (Acts 2:40; Phil. 2:15; 1 Cor. 1:2; 12:12, 27). Noah at his time was delivered from the crooked and perverted generation by building the ark (Gen. 6:8-8:3), a type of Christ as the salvation of God’s elect. Today, we are also building an ark which is the corporate Christ, the church, as our salvation from today’s crooked, perverted, and evil generation (Acts 2:40-47; Phil. 3:20-21; 1 Cor. 12:12, 27). However, just as some may have rendered help to Noah and his family in building the ark yet did not ultimately entered into the ark, we may be serving in the church yet are not built into the church ourselves.
In Matthew 24:37, the Greek word for coming is “parousia.” If we would participate in the overcomers’ rapture to enjoy the Lord’s parousia and escape the great tribulation (Rev. 7:14), the “things which are about to happen” (Luke 21:36) at the end of this age, we must overcome the stupefying effect of man’s living today (Luke 21:34-36). We must also build up the ark, which is the church as the corporate expression of Christ, which will terminate this age and bring in God’s kingdom (Heb. 11:7; Rev. 11:15). May we heed the Lord’s warning in His present ministry and be built into the church for His coming!
Here is a link to all resources available for this conference.