Greeting words

May 19, 2013: Hamburg (Germany)

Indeed the Lord has proclaimed To the end of the world: "Say to the daughter of Zion, 'Surely your salvation is coming.'" (Isaiah 62: 11, excerpt)

May 27, 2012: Cologne (Germany)

"The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Luke 18:27 )

June 12, 2011: Dresden (Germany)

"O house of Jacob, come and let us walk in the light of the Lord" (Isaiah 2: 5)

May 23, 2010: Cape Town (South Africa)

“Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.“ (Hebrews 12:1)

May 31, 2009: Chicago, Illinois (USA)

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” (1 Corinthians 15: 57)

May 5, 2008: Berlin (Germany)

"Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." (1. John 4:11).

May 27, 2007: Hamburg (Germany)

"Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me." (John 14:1)

June 4, 2006: Capetown (South Africa)

"But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul." (Hebrews 10:39)

May 15, 2005: Fellbach (Germany)

"Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not expect Him." (Matthew24:44)

May 30, 2004: Wiesbaden (Germany)

"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance." (2 Peter 3:9)

June 8, 2003: Dortmund (Germany)

"Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over 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." (Revelation 20:6)

May 19, 2002: Johannesburg (South Africa)

"Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. (...) You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand." (James 5:7.8)

June 3, 2001: Leipzig (Germany)

"For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself." (Philippians 3:20.21)

June 11, 2000: Hamburg (Germany)

"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work." (Revelation 22:12)

May 23, 1999: Toronto (Canada)

"Grace to you and peace from Him who is and who was and who is to come." (Revelation 1:4)

May 31, 1998: Metz (France)

"But hold fast what you have till I come." (Revelation 2:25)

May 18, 1997: Nuremberg (Germany)

"Behold, I tell you a mistery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall be changed - in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet." (1 Corinthians 15:51.52)

May 26, 1996: Nairobi (Kenia)

"And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:7.8)

June 4, 1995: Zurich (Switzerland)

"Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming." (Matthew 25:13)

May 22, 1994: Dortmund (Germany)

"Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near." (Revelation 1:3)

May 30, 1993: Frankfurt/Main (Germany)

"For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect's sake those days will be shortened." (Matthew 24:21.22)

June 7, 1992: New York (USA)

"Behold, I come quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown." (Revelation 3:11)

May 19, 1991: Karlsruhe (Germany)

"You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand." (James 5,:8)

June 3, 1990: Vienna (Austria)

"For yet a little while, and He who is coming will come and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him. But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul." (Hebrews 10:37-39)

May 14, 1989: Kitchener (Canada)

"He who testifies to these things says, 'Surely I am coming quickly.' Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen." (Revelation 22:20.21)

May 22, 1988: Fellbach (Germany)

"Maran atha - O Lord, come!" (1 Corinthians 16:22)