June 3, 1990: Vienna (Austria)

Photos: VFB

Setting: For five days the Austrian capital was the hub of the New Apostolic world. With the exception of three Apostles who were ill, all Apostles from around the world had come. Some 2,500 people gathered in Vienna’s Austria Centre for the divine service, while over 250,000 more souls from 830 congregations gathered in 110 receiving stations throughout Western and Eastern Europe to experience the service in both sound and picture live via satellite transmission. On the Saturday prior to this there had been an international Apostle Meeting.

Pentecost greeting: “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).

Core thoughts: “We still have ‘a little while’ or as the French say ‘un peu de temps’—still a little time. Let us utilise this bit of time, this short time on earth, for eternity. […] Let us remain steadfast in working, in offering, in prayer, and in following, and let us seek to extract some gain for our souls from each and every day. Then it will only be a little while for us, because the time will pass by very quickly.”