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Mocking the Remnant

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  • September 23, 2020
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Let's get right into God's word. We're going to start in the book of 2nd Peter chapter 3 and verse 4 2nd Peter chapter 3 and verse 4 and the Bible says here knowing this 1st that there shall come in the last days scoffers walking after their own lusts and saying where is the promise of His coming for since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation a message the Sabbath is entitled mocking the remnant mocking the remnant Let us pray Father God we thank you for this opportunity to study your word once again Lord I pray that you make me just the nail on the wall rusty sorry nail Lord upon that nail or to ask that you hang a portrait of Jesus Christ that our walls not be seen or heard instead father let us hear a word from the throne room of grace this is our prayer in Jesus' name amen All right so we're going to start in the dealing with one of my favorite Bible characters and that is the prophet Jeremiah as an overview of Jeremiah as life is interesting to Jeremiah his ministry spanned more than 4 decades and he was the prophet during 5 different kings of Judah when his ministry started Josiah was king and there was a great reformation taking place in Judah but after Josiah's death which the Bible tells us Jeremiah mourned and lamented heavily a series of Kings came up none of whom rose to the stature of Josiah each causing different problems. All related to Josiah Of course. Jeremiah had to warn Judah that God was telling them to unite or to cooperate with the king of Babylon basically to become vassals and to avoid the full long slot or the most terrible slot that Babylon could give them but of course they were very angry with Jeremiah for this they mocked him and questioned his loyalty to the kingdom Jeremiah 28. Happens just after there was a great meeting between many of the nations that. The king of Juda was trying to pull together to to go against Babylon Jeremiah was brave enough to stand up and tell them you can't do this it won't work you cannot go against God what God is saying is true and any even tells us that a coyote himself the king of Juda that this will not make any sense you cannot go against what God is telling me to tell you Jeremiah stood boldly in their faces and it starts in Jeremiah chapter one where God when He gives Jeremiah his commission that he is going to to be a prophet in a preacher. Because he was also a priest of course he came from the lineage of priests when he told your Maya's what his life work would be as calling on his life he said to him Do not be afraid of their faces and so Jeremiah in boldness would preach the truth so much so that he made many enemies in Jeremiah 20 in verse one it says and it came to pass the same year in the beginning of the uranium of that of kayaking of Judah in the 4th year and in a 5th month that had an ira the son of as or the Prophet which was of give me and spoken to me in the house of the Lord in the presence of the priests and of all the people saying thus speak of the Lord of Hosts the God of Israel saying I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon. So Jeremiah has been saying listen there we're going to be in captivity 70 years Babylon is going to raise be risen to. The top of the world in terms of power and we have no choice but to submit had an eye on another one from priestly lineages given was also like Jeremiah's home town was also a a city of proof for priests and he says in the temple in the house of the Lord in front of all the other priests. Hadn't I asses got the God of Israel the Lord of holes spoke to him and he said I have broken the yoke of the king of Babylon then he goes on to say Forget Jeremiah's 70 year prophecy and verse 3 says within 2 full years will I bring again into this place all the vessels of the Lord's house that never again as a king of Babylon took away from this place and carried them to Babylon then he says in verse 4 and I will bring again to this place Jeff the night of the son of joy him king of Juda with all the captives of Judah that went into Babylon say of the Lord for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon so he says 1st of all Jeremiah flying is not going to be 70 years he's a 2nd Jeremiah's inaccurate because Jack and I will come back and reign as King will get back to that again a 2nd he says and all of the vessels will be brought back the vessels are key in the story of the Scripture because these are the very same vessels that not only did not begin as a take and were argued over here as to be coming back but later on in the Book of Daniel this is where. The king of Babylon but the shares are actually uses these as I use these 2 to serve 4 and dogs so there's a lot of relevance around this and haven't I is saying everything is going to be brought back he says again I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon Jeremiah standing there as this lie this blatant lie he had and I had not spoken to God. Verse 5 of the prophet Jeremiah said of the prophet had an eye in the presence of the priests and in the presence of all the people that stood in the house of the Lord even the prophet Jeremiah said Amen. The Lord do so the Lord performed by words that I was prophesied to bring again the vessels of the Lord's house and all that is carried away captive from Babylon into this place Jeremiah I believe here is using sarcasm I could almost imagine Jeremiah walking up to him and clap and slowly like this as if to say well done but Jeremiah speaking sarcastically I believe because here he says nevertheless here though now this word that I speak in the nears and in the ears of all the people the prophets that have been before me and before the of all prophesied both against many countries and against great kingdoms of war and of evil and of pestilence he says Listen prophets like Isaiah prophesied the destruction of kingdoms he spoke of the war that was to come of pestilence to come of great evil that they did not speak of smooth soothing words verse 9 the prophet which prophesies of peace when the word of the prophet shall come to pass then shall the Prophet be known that the Lord has truly sent him the prophet which prophesies of peace the word of the prophet shall come to pass in the Prophet be known shall the Prophet be known that the Lord of the truly set of Jeremiah as a Listen you prophesied all of this peace but the only way we're going to know if you're talking to truth is when we see that peace come to pass and I want to tell you that we live in a time. Of prophets of peace province of peace that are telling you that God is too merciful to destroy the world province of peace to tell you Don't worry about the signs of the times everything is happening as it was prophets of peace and prosperity I tell you that if you have faith in God you should be driving a Bentley and living in a mansion but these are all prophetic lies just as hand and eye as lie was we live in a time when even in our own denomination there are many preaching sermons I heard one pretty pretty. Well known admin is past a preacher sermon put down the trumpets we said to him that says lift up the trumpet and loud let it ring let it ring Jesus is coming again. But this group says Put down the trumpet There's a saying it one servant heard it said the end is not yet now the title of the sermon from Matthew $24.00 so there are many who are saying we ought not be worried about the prophecies you're prophesied in peace even in our day but let me take some things are only getting worse a friend of mine was debating this with me when I sent around some of the current events in a text. Saying that everything is really just happening as it was just like it says in 2nd Peter 3 and 3 and secondly the 2 that we have 3 in verse 4 saying listen things always happen the same but it's funny while the chart while church focusing on everything is happening the same as it always has the world is saying that things are getting worse so there why California California wildfires are getting worse as an article here on that and then in the article and I believe this is maybe from Time magazine there's a great picture up top here of how these fires are burning in California and this is what I say this is what the world is saying the warming climate has dried out California's landscape. Turning it into a tinderbox it's no coincidence that last year vegetation was at record levels of dryness in a part of California the most destructive fire in the state's history was burning. One study showed that the burned areas consumed by California's wildfires have increased by more than 400 percent between 1972 and 20. We are living in a time when things are getting worse the fires in California he said are. People saying it's climate change but it is not just climate change and we see news I was watching just today said one of the national news stations here in the states that in fact it's also because we have not been managing the forests well so there's a lot of the driver to teach and to burn but it's not just America this was Australia earlier this year in Australia nearly 3000000000 animals were killed or displaced by Australia's fires. You can see the poor kangaroo here hopping around in the fires in the background 3000000000 animals at least 1000000000 of them killed yet stronger storms are coming not just fires 40 years of data confirm hurricanes are getting stronger climate models were right according to the dot of the likelihood of a hurricane developing into a category 3 storm or greater with sustained winds of over 177 kilometers an hour or 210 miles has increased by 8 percent every decade since 1979 every year year over year by decade things are getting worse. Quakes people say well we've always had earthquakes but when you look at significant earthquakes greater in 6.0 Richter scale. Well Ali back to 1900 this cuts it off a little bit here you can see that destructive and deadly earthquakes have increased significantly. Even just since 1980 this is the 1980 s. here you can see there is a trend of magnitude 6 plus earthquakes have gone up over 10 years but it's not just the earth or the storms it's also mass shooting incidents and fatalities we have watched in America more and more cases of senseless murder now yet there's always been murdered has always been killing has always been war but the mass shootings in America are very different there's no point no purpose nothing to really gain. Yet we've watched as the number of people victimized and shot me situations continues to increase in America and even We've had some of these cases happen around the world so people are saying listen it's peace peace don't worry about it you have to worry about the signs at a time nothing's getting worse but actually objectively the world is telling us that in fact things are getting worse while we're being mocked for for checking the signs of the time and knowing their significance people are noticing that are not Christians that the world is getting worse in fact going to tell today's tell tale signs of the end based on prophecies of Revelation is that millennial Zz this is this article here from. I forget which which which magazine the article on top is from but it's why millennial is our ditching religion for witchcraft and astrology just as prophesied Bible says in the last day they'll be given over the doctrines of devils. Time magazine this is back in 1972 says the cult revival but in 8 years America has seen as after that America seen an uptick the fastest growing religion last time I read fastest growing religion in America now is Wicca and witchcraft so things are changing if you're looking at a sign of the time they're all around you but it is even sexually transmitted diseases fall in morality just as the Bible predicts men would be lovers of themselves lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God The apostle Paul says in 2nd Timothy Chapter 3 and here you can see that actually happening yesterday cases since 1904 have risen look at the look at the graph something is changing the world is getting worse even if people don't want to recognize that this is a sign of the end and of course now people are more bold than ever mocking Christianity the picture on the left there is was was was was vehemently protested by Christians in in Israel when this was put up in one of the museums I believe in Haifa where they put Ronald McDonald on a cross the other one here is a documentary by Bill Maher talk about all the time brilliant guy I think. Probably a pretty funny guy is a comedian but he has a mission to try and move people out of Christianity specifically but all religions into atheism and this is documentary to try and do that call religious In other words religion and ridiculous as if if you are religious you build to be a religious person is a ridiculous and foolish thing but all of that. People don't want to believe that Jesus is coming soon I don't put is here to say that I'm promoting his one week theory here but I I will say that when you look at over time when we say ready and a time when you look at how much time has already passed even if we are going to exist another 100 years it really is not much time at all 2nd to 3 verses that one day is as a 1000 years with God and as a 1000 year rest coming during the millennium and we have now we know the earth has been in existence for 6000 years a man has been walking the earth there is not much time left when Jeremiah reboot Buchanan eye or head and I walks over to Jeremiah in the Bible says He took the yoke from off the prophet Jeremiah and that when you're right all of them that Babylon is going to put a neck or a yoke on I mean put a wooden yoke around his neck and walked around with it to show them that the king of Babylon would eventually control them. Head and I had goals and he grabs this thing that Jeremiah put on the neck violently shakes him I'm sure grabs it off of it and breaks it and 2nd Chronicles 3614 says it like there's more of all the chief of the prison the people transgress very much after all the abominations of the heathen and polluted the house of the Lord which he had allowed in Jerusalem the Lord God of their father sent to them by his messengers rising up the Times and sending because he had compassion on his people and on his dwelling place. Had an eye a bricks the yoke off of Jeremiah in protest to attack Jeremiah but the Bible tells us the 2nd Chronicles $36.00 that in fact God God set the prophets out of mercy it was the same as people look at 2nd Chronicles 36 in verse 16 it says but they mocked the messengers of God and despised his words and misused his prophets until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people till there was no remedy I want to submit to you all that this is where we are now. God has sent warning after warning after warning and the people have mocked the God of Heaven the Bible tells us here and in fact you get to a point where there is no remedy and where there is no way for God to to God is no longer going to step in because he has been so well rejected they're going to mock us in the last days spirit of prophecy says it like. Says that as well get a 2nd marking the remnant know what and lot we're both ridiculed for trying to warn others know what a spirit of prophecy tells us was mocked as he as he preached for 120 years telling the metals the flood was going to come lot of course was marked look at Genesis 1914 a lot went out and spake unto his sons in law which married his daughters and set up get you out of this place for the Lord will destroy the city but he seemed as one that mocked and to his sons in law the 2nd Peter 3 says it like this is verse 3 knowing this 1st that there shall come in the last days scoffers walking after their own lusts and saying where is the promise of His coming since the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation for this they were willingly are ignorant of that by the Word of God the heavens were of old and the earth standing out of the water and in the water whereby the world that was then being overflowed with water perished he said Listen Peter say listen yeah the last days are going to mock just like they did at the time of Noah they're going to scoff at us because they want to be able to do what they've been doing they want to continue in their sin Christ in a sanctuary page 189 when the work of the investigative judgment closes the destiny of all who have been decided will have off of all will have been decided for life or death probation is ended a short time before the appearing of the Lord in the clouds of heaven. Christ in the Revelation looking forward to that time to clear is he that is unjust let him be unjust and he which is filthy let him be filthy still he that is righteous let him be righteous still and he that is holy let him be holy still and behold I come quickly and my reward is with me to give every man according as his work shall be Revelation 2211 and 12 from the book Christ in the center of page one of the 9 the righteous and the wicked will still be living upon the earth in their mortal state men will be planting and building eating and drinking all unconscious that the final Iraq Iran Iraq vocal decision has been pronounced in the sanctuary above before the flood after no are entered the ark guard shot him and in and shut the ungodly out for 7 days the people knowing that their doom was fixed continued their careless pleasure loving life and mocked the warnings of impending judgement so says the savior so also the coming of the Son of Man be Matthew $2439.00 silently unnoticed as the midnight the will come the decisive hour which marks the fixing of every man's destiny the final withdrawal of mercy mercies offer to guilty men just like there would be this time before the flood hit the 7 days when Noah was locked in and they were all locked out they continued to mock him during that time so let me now when Jesus stands up in the sanctuary in heaven and says it is done men on earth will continue in their revelry and their mocking of God they will continue as if nothing will ever change not knowing that their fate has been sealed probation has closed. And I says this in testimony treasures Volume 2 page 75 the deadly letter g. of the world is paralyzing your senses sin no longer appears repulsive because you are blinded by Satan the judgments of God are soon to be poured out upon Earth escape for the life Genesis 1917 escape for that life is the warning from the angels of God the same warning given to Lot and his family but the markers there are other voices but a prophecy says this other voices are heard saying do not become excited there is no cause for special alarm. Those who are ease in Zion cry peace and safety but Heaven declares that swift destruction is about to come upon the transgressor the young the frivolous the pleasure loving consider these warnings as idle tales and turn from them with a jest do not become excited there's no cause for special alarm they are going to mark even then Jeremiah 28 verse 11 says there's a man and I speak in the presence of all the people saying the same of the Lord even so when I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of 2 full years. And the prophet Jeremiah when his ways or hadn't I take this yoke that Jeremiah symbolically was wearing to represent what never can as it was going to do to Judah and the other nations it takes any breaks it. Had in Ireland turns I can imagine to the adoring crowd it says God has said that this is what he's going to do to Nebuchadnezzar he's going to break him off the neck of all the nations Jeremiah doesn't argue with him and we don't know how long it is before Jeremiah talks to God. But how did i continues in his lies with Jeremiah having Jeremiah during my 2812. Then the law then the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet after that had an eye of the Prophet broken a yoke from off the neck of the prophet Jeremiah saying Go and tell hadn't I think just say at the Lord that has broken the yokes of wood but that was shot make for them yokes of iron. Listen because of you had an eye and you are lying prophecies God says the yoke would have been like a yoke of wood but because you had an eye or the yoke will be more like a yoke of iron verse 14 For thus saith the Lord of Hosts the got a visual I have put a yoke of iron upon the neck of all these nations that they may serve never can as a king of Babylon and they shall serve him and I gave him the beasts of the field also then said the prophet Jeremiah the head and I the prophet here now and I of the Lord have not sent the but I make is this people to trust in a lie therefore I said the Lord behold I will cast the from off the face of the earth this year that I shall die because I was taught rebellion against the Lord look at verse 17 so I had an eye of the Prophet died the same year in the 7th month jerm are goes back and finds had a liar tells him No God has said in fact instead of a wooden. A wooden yoke it's going to be of iron all the nations are going to be are going to be locked in just as God had said he says and because you are lying in your prophecies. You're in you're. Trying to get people to rebel against me he says this very year hadn't I your going to die and sure enough had and I had dies in the same year in the 7th month. Now you would think that after that people would listen the Jeremiah had and I approached prophesied that wouldn't 2 years never get as it would go away Jeremiah says this year you're going to die and he was you'd think that would have been enough but it would've been enough for me out of that wait a minute this Jeremiah is really the prophet here he the one he predicted the other prophets death and he died that's not what happened Jeremiah 614 says they haven't healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly saying peace peace when there is no peace other translations put is like this it says that they have they have looked at the wound like a festering wound on my daughter and they have basically looked over it as if to say the womb is going to heal they have said peace peace when there is no peace you see people are looking at a world struck with sin and problems and and people want to say don't worry everything is fine there are many who only want to preach the side of God It says that God is Love God is Mercy but I don't want to preach the side of God says I will not tolerate rebellion against me I will not strive with those who strive against me they do not want to deal with the judgment side of God let me kiss them without judgement and justice there can be no mercy. 20 says the harvest is past the summer is ended and we are not saved in fact when you look at the story of the king of Juda and I should say the nation of Judah all the opportunities from all the different prophets but them to get their lives right the example of Hezekiah and Josiah for them to get right with God Instead they continue to rebel against him there was a harvest time when they going to see it was planted by the prophets of God and they ignored the prophets they mocked the remnant Bibles as the harvest is past the summer is ended we are not see. To show you how this all works out for them they are fair to 5 kings that were alive during the time of Jeremiah Josiah of course was killed that material because he disobeyed and went to fight against the Egyptians when he should've left them alone Nikko who killed him ultimately takes his son Jehovah has into captivity allowing Jehovah Kim to come into office. Who has only him for 3 months before Jehovah came to covert he rebelled against Babylon and he was killed then Joe a chain comes along who were just mentioned in the verses and he was exiled to Babylon this is who hadn't I was saying was going to come back but of course that was going to happen that a coyote for not listening to the prophet Jeremiah when Zedekiah who was Joel has his joy Chin's he was actually. The son of Josiah as well but when he came to power and had to face never Knesset never can as a kill his sons in front of him and pluck his eyes out so that the last thing he would ever remember. Seeing his sons killed in front of him and Zedekiah was the last king of Juda 3 attacks on on on Judah and on general rules of them the last one the one that Jeremiah tried to warn him about is the one that nobody listened to and it is like that today and last great visit by God is going to happen the 2nd coming is about to happen and just as in the last attack on Jerusalem nothing was left standing the temple was destroyed the king's palaces were destroyed all of the wealthy and and all of the nobility were all taken into captivity only the poor were left behind. And a just and even though people are mocking us now as the remnant marking our doctrine and our beliefs in what is happening in the world right now 2nd Peter 3 says the same thing will happen in the end times that can be $37.00 says but the heavens and the earth which are now by the same word are kept in store reserved and to fire against the Day of Judgment and predation of on godly men but Beloved be not ignorant of this one thing that one day is with the Lord as a 1000 years and a 1000 years as one day Peter's And listen the world is reserved for judgment the spirit of prophecy says the just as God reached into the bowels of earth to pull out the water for the flood he will reach into the bowels of earth to pull out fire for the final destruction of Earth God time doesn't matter for a 2nd bit of Peter 39 says the Lord is not slack concerning his promises some and council Agnus but his long suffering to us word not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance so why as God is being mocked for not returning Why does God ultimately continued to delay there are a few reasons but I want to focus on this one it is actually God's mercy he's made a promise promise like in John 316 that whosoever believes in his son would be saved he's made a promise that he would reach out to those who are suffering that the doors of to eternity would be opened as Jesus gives us an example in the story of the prodigal God has made a promise he's a long suffering to us he is allowing time to continue because he doesn't want anyone to perish but that all should come to repentance what men Mock is actually God's mercy so I can be to 3 in verse 10 to the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. In the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise and the elements shall melt with fervent heat the earth also in the works that are there and shall be burned up seeing all then that all these things shall be dissolved by computer 311 what manner of persons are she to be and all holy conversation and godliness looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God Where in the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved and the elements shall melt with fervent heat Nevertheless we according to his promise look for new heavens and a new earth turns them into something I know how tough the times are and yeah they like God is holding up for those of us who want to go home with him he says he's not slack concerning his promises he will do what he said he will do and we according to his promise because he has promised that we look for a new heaven and a new earth would have been no more raging fires no more hurricanes no more mass shootings no more death or pestilence no more coronaviruses we look for a new heavens and a newer earth where in do all of the righteousness Peter finishes it off by saying this where for a beloved seeing that she looked for such things be diligent that she may be found of him in peace without spot and blameless and I count that the long suffering of our Lord is cell vision yes they're going to mock the remnant I've been mocked I've been ridiculed some will call you fanatic for believing that Jesus is soon to return and that the signs of being fulfilled let me tell you God is coming for a people without a spot or a blemish the trials that we're going through now as I've said in many other sermons and he series the trials that we're going through now a trials to purify us. Because God is coming for people without spot or blemish here Peter says without spot and blameless the long suffering of our Lord is salvation Peter says and secondly to 315 Jesus is waiting he's waiting on you he's waiting on me to get our acts together to invite in the Holy Spirit and to have our characters transformed to be more like his yes the world is going to mock you but let me tell you something Satan means the accuser he mocks he will continue to mock hold fast to God's promises the interesting because one of my friends was text the midis mocking things and as I began to study for this message based on his texts I realize that even the mocking of the signs of the times or of those who are willing to preach present truth an end time prophecy is in itself a sign that Christ is soon to return or center that let me tell you I want you to be ready when Jesus comes lift up the trumpet and loud less rain Jesus is coming again let us pray Father God we thank you but as opportunity to study your word Lord I pray that many would be awoken to the fact that we do not have much time left here on earth you tell us in Revelation Chapter 12 that Satan is busy because he knows he has a short time yet we are mocked when we preach that there is only a short time Father God help us to stay steadfast like Jeremiah not a should not afraid of their faces but that we would stand in boldly preach this truth. Allow your Holy Spirit to do the work of cleansing trials Lord do the work of purifying one day Lord we will be able to look up and say lol this is our God we have waited for. What saved us all into your kingdom. This media was brought to you by audio verse a website dedicated to spreading God's word through free sermon audio and much more if you would like to know more about audio verse if you would like to listen to more servant leader visit w w w audio verse or.

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