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The 144,000

Benjamin Ng
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  • May 30, 2020
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Father in Heaven, thank you for this time again together. Thank you Lord for being with US throughout this past week. Thank you for your many blessings that some that I think sometimes we even overlook. Help US to remember and to write these blessings. There are so that we can be reminded of how good you are to US all Lord, and thank you, Father, for now the opportunity we have to study together. Will you please be with US? Guide US, lead US, we pray in Jesus name, Amen. Today we are going to be looking at the 144000. You know, it's a very special study that we have here and there is much to study about it. I don't know, we can get through get through all the details we need to get through in one short hour. But we will do our very best and we will see where our study leads US. But we really get this 1st look at the 144000 in the Book of Revelation, we really don't see it mentioned anywhere else. However, we do see allusions and illustrations of them throughout Scripture. They're really, they're replete from Genesis all the way to Revelation. But it is in Revelation that this special group is mentioned, Let's turn our Bibles to Revelation Chapter 7, starting in verse one, Revelation Chapter 7, verse one. The Bible says this, and after these things I saw 4 Angels standing on the 4 corners of the Earth holding the 4 winds of the Earth, that the wind should not blow on the Earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another Angel ascending from the East having the seal of the Living God. And he cried with a loud voice to the 4 Angels, to whom it was given to her, the Earth and the sea saying her, not the Earth, neither the seen or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And the number and I heard the number of them which was sealed and there were sealed an 140 and 4000 of all the tribes of the children of Israel. Now we have studied actually all the way up to Revelation 7, verse 3 before. When we looked in one of my sermons that I shared a few weeks prior, I have a link there at the end of the message, but who shall be able to stand? We study Revelation 7, verse one, verse 2, and verse 3. And we've looked at the Seal of God, briefly. We've looked at what these winds represents, and really it is coming up to the time of the close of probation, where the winds of strife to about to be blown upon the Earth. And the work of probation is closing. Jesus is still in the heavenly century interceding for his people. But when those winds will blow upon the Earth, then this number will be made up. It is the 144000, this is the time of trouble spoken of the 7 last plagues. And the 144000 other ones that are able to stand through this time. Look, we see them again. In Revelation Chapter 14, Let's turn our Bibles that Revelation Chapter 14 and verse one. Revelation Chapter 14 and verse one. The Bible says, and I looked, and Lo, a Lamb stood on the Mount, Zion. And with him on 140 and 4000, having his father's name written in their foreheads. The 144000 are standing with Jesus on Mount Zion. They have been victorious. They have overcome. And so who are these 144000? The question always arises, is, are they literal or are they spiritual? That's really the, the main question that many people are asking. But I find that sometimes when people say one answer is because they Mis understand really the background of the 144000. But let me give you my opinion, because really it doesn't really matter. I don't really call this truth that really needs to be understood. You know, we don't need a conjecture about who will make up 144000. We leave that in the hands of God alone. But are they literal or are they spiritual? Let me, let me show you a quote taken from early writings. Page 14, paragraph one. This is what she says, the living Saints, 844000 in number knew and understood the voice while the wicked thought it was Thunder and an earthquake friends when you see there, the 144000 in number. Look, when I tell you I have 30 kids in number. You don't think is that literal or is that spiritual? Is very clear that it is literal so I believe that this number to be literal. It is literally 144000. Now look, this is not referring to only 144000 will be saved. The 144000 is a very special group of people, all right, but they are not the only group that is saved and will get into this will look into this, but look, that number that is sealed is 144000 its 12000 from every of the 12 tribes that are mentioned in Revelation Chapter 7, but you got a comeback of their revelation 7. Let's turn the Bibles back there, shall we? Because at the end of the numbering of the 12 tribes, which is $12000.00 times 12 years, 144000. You know, people say, of course it must be spiritual because these are literal 12 tribes. Yeah, I agree with that, but then what says she saw 144000 in number. But I, what I want you to see is the picture that we see right after this. Let's turn our Bibles back to Revelation Chapter 7, and Let's look at verse 9. Revelation Chapter 7 and verse 9. The Bible says after this, I beheld, and Lo, a great multitude, which no man could number of all Nations and kindreds, and people and tongues stood before the throne and before the Lamb clothed with white robes and palms in their hands. Friends, what is this group? It is definitely not the 144000. This is a great multitude which no man could number. The 144000 was a number. But this great multitude here. No one can number it, and they are also saved. Yes. Who is part of this group? Adam Eve, Abel in arc right. The great multitude are those that have from ages past lived and they perished. Yes, Iraq is part of this group even though he walks right into Heaven and a lighter as well. They're part of this great multitude. And this is of all peoples Nations languages. They all say they're up in Heaven just like 144000. But what is the 144000? What is so special about them? They are like God's special elite forces that will be alive at the end of time, just like Gideon's Army. When God said, Look, $30000.00 is too much. And he cut it down and he cut it down all the way down to what $300.00 people. It was an elite force, it was a special group of people, and he went to War with only $300.00 men. And God will also have a special little elite group at the end of time. It's called the remnant of the remnant, and there will be martyrs, there will be martyrs during this time at the end there. But the $144000.00, they are very special. They are very special and will look at this. Ok, but there is a great multitude who also will be saved. Many people think that when, when you think of the 144000 as a literal number, you're thinking many people think that I think that only 144000 will be saved. That's not true. Is just your misunderstanding of what you think the 144000 is. So remember, 2 groups 144000 in Revelation 7 and also great multitude 2 groups. Separate distinct. One is a Number One cannot be numbered. Ok. But Let's continue, shall we? So look, what is so special about this group of this 144000? Let's turn our Bibles back to Revelation Chapter 14, Revelation Chapter 14 and now we are reading verse 4, Revelation Chapter 14 and verse 4. These are they which were not defiled with women for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb with US, whoever you go with. These were redeemed from among men being the 1st fruits unsuited God and to the Lamb. So the 144000 is called The 1st fruit unto God, and to the Lamb the Deceiver. So we saw that the very end there of verse 4. And look, what does it mean by 1st fruits? They are the 1st ones to be ripe. Ok then the 1st ones to be right, the fruit that matures 1st and comes to 4 maturity with all its sweetness and everything and ready to be plucked the 1st, the fruit. That is the one that becomes ripe 1st. So the $144000.00, although they exist at the end of time, the Bible says that they really are the 1st fruits. Now look who else is also called 1st fruit in the Bible. Let's go to 1st Corinthians, Chapter 15. 1st Corinthians 15 and verse 23. Let's turn our Bibles there. 1st Corinthians 15 and verse 23, but every man in his own order, Christ the 1st fruits Afterword. They that are Christ's at his coming. So who else is called The 1st fruit? Jesus Christ. He also is 1st fruits. Here really is the 1st of the 1st fruit. He was the 1st one to be fully mature. He is the 1st one to be fully ripe in Hebrews, he was the only be gotten in John $316.00 bars as he was the only begotten Son. Right. But then he would in he was one would become the 1st Because And Hugh is the 1st of the 1st fruits and the 2nd is the $144000.00. They are like Jesus, in pretty much every respect. Now this group is 1st to be fully right. What does that mean? They are the 1st to be able to live up to the full light of the Gospel. They are the 1st to fully vindicate God's character. You see that they are the 1st ones to be fully ripe. Look at him, he did not have the full light of the Gospel shining in his path. Neither did Abraham. I mean this Guy had 2 wives. Look at Jacob, he had 2 wives and 2 concubines, right? That's all you had 13 children. So they didn't have the full light of the Gospel shining upon their pathway all the way back there in the Old Testament. But today, in the time that we are living in 2020, we have the full light of the Gospel shining upon US. We. Yes, in a sense, we're still looking through a glass darkly. But what ever has been revealed is a Nuff. It's a Nothe for US to be ready for the 2nd coming of Jesus. Now all we have to do is go and preach it to the whole World. You see that? So we are living in the Gospel dispensation where the light is shining, the brightest in k. and Hyo. We've got to take a very important note, an important lesson. Why some people like to go back and point to Abraham and the wrongs that he did he lived and we like to point they are looking at 2 wives and you know, he did this and you do that. We like to go back and point out the mistakes of those that lived before US in the Scriptures, but you've got to remember friends. They don't have the full light of the Gospel shining upon their path back then. But today we do. So Let's not, Let's not excuse our sin of what we do and say Abraham didn't do it. He was the father of faith. Yes, he was, but he was living up to all that he knew. You see that and I'm not saying that we're going to live up to it when our own strengths. I don't think I'm doing propagating a white aspire works, but by God's Grace the 144000 are going to be the 1st fruits that are going to Bill live up to the full measure of the Gospel dispensation. And this time, Yes, that's what makes them the 1st fruits. They are exactly like Christ. Be Ye therefore perfect. Even as your Father in Heaven is perfect. Do you see the look? What's continue? Revelation 14 percent of Bibles about the Revelation 14, we read verse for the 1st fruits. But then look at what the Bible says. Revelation Chapter 14 and now verse 5 And in their mouth was found no Guile for they are without fault. Before the throne of God, even what they say is perfect, no Guile in their mouth. They are without fault. Before God's throne, they have no sin in their lives for US. And they are living up to the fall light of the Gospel. The word without fault means blameless, unblemished, morally without blemish. Ok. So for those that are wondering, what is God's ideal for his children? You find it right here. You don't have to Wonder any more. It's faultless, be Purrfect, you go throughout Scripture, you find it everywhere. From Genesis all the way to Revelation fans, you will find it everywhere. God's standard has always been the same. It's not changed. He never lowered his standard. When he died on the Cross, he kept it consistent, or else he wouldn't have to change. He would have to die, rather all he would have to do is just lower his standard so everyone can go to Heaven. You see that? But look, we shouldn't expect anything less from God. That's the reason why he sacrificed his life, or else it would be in vain. So the 144000, they stand before God throne, faultless. And you know what's very interesting, this word faultless is only found 7 times in the Greek. In the New Testament, only 7 times. Here's one of them. Revelation 14 and verse 5. I want to go through the other 6 texts and you know what? You're going to see something very, very interesting. Let's 1st turn of I was to feature in chapter one and verse 4. Here's the 2nd instance of it that we're looking at. Word fatless is not the same word, but it is the same Greek word efficient Chapter one, Verse 4. According as he has chosen US in him before the Foundation of the World that we should be Holy and with out blame before him in love, that's the same Greek word, faultless without blame. God's desire for US from the very beginning of the Foundation of the World is to be Holy and without blame. Now Let's go to $527.00 a fusion chapter 5 in verse $27.00. Let's turn our Bibles there. A fusion chapter 5 verse $27.00. The Bible says this that he might present to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that it should be Holy and with out blemish. The word without blemish is the same. Greek word. Ok. What are we finding so far? God wants His Church to be without blemish. God's chosen US from the beginning of the World to be without blame. Colossians Chapter one, Verse $22.00. Colossians Chapter one, Verse 22. In the body of his flesh, through death, to present you, Holy and unplayable ball, and an Re provable in a sight. The word blameable. Same as faultless. Ok. Same Greek word. And so he wants to present US Holy and on blameable. And then Jude chapter one. So this is our 4th text, or the 5 instances, including Revelation 14. This is the 4th one. We're looking at now Jude Chapter one Verse 24. Now under him, that is able to keep you from falling and to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding Joy, friends. The reason why I'm looking at these 4 verses in connection with Revelation 14 making of 5, verses the, these are the 1st 5 instances I want to look at or contain this Greek word that is connected in Revelation 14 to faultless is every single time it's referring to US, God wants US to be faultless without blame, without blemish, unplayable. I think that's pretty clear, isn't it? Let's not try to do and I said Jesus, and read into it. Our own thoughts of what we think fatness is. The concordance is very, very clear. Morally on up, right? Morally without blemish. Ok. So God, He wants US to be faultless. He is the one that will make US like that. But Let's look at the other 2 Greek words that are connected here. With the same word, blameless, faultless. Let's go to hubris, Chapter 9 in verse 14. Look at this, Hebrews Chapter 9. And verse 14. The Bible says how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered Himself Jesus Christ without spot to God. You see that word without spot is the same Greek word purge. Your conscience from dead works to serve the living God who was without spot. It was Jesus Christ, the Spotless Lamb of God. So in this verse, the word faultless without spot is referring to who is not US this time. It is Jesus. Lets also go to 1st Peter chapter one and verse 19. 1st Peter chapter one verse 19. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a Lamb with out blemish, and without spot. So that World without blemish, not without spot, this time is without blemish. Is the same Greek word mentioned in Revelation 14 and verse 5. And once again, this verse is talking about Jesus. So all of the 7 verses 5 of them are referring to God's people, the Saints. The other 2 are referring to Jesus Christ. And this is a very simple application, friends. We are the 1st fruits. Jesus is a 1st fruit. How, how unplayable, how faultless should we be as much as Jesus Christ is higher than the highest human thought can reach. Is God's ideal for his children. It's a very high standard friends. It's not something that you can do in your own strength are not some propagating some ideology thinking that you can be faultless by yourself. No friends. My point is this. You have to be like Christ in every respect. If you want to be part of 144000, are you with me? This group will live up to the full light of the Gospel dispensation. And they will be just as perfect as Christ was. To what extent Christ was Spotless, he wants US to be Spotless as well. So look before you think I'm talking about Holy flesh or righteous, a spy works. I've not told you how yet. I've given you a little bit of a clue. We've got to do it through Jesus. But the standard is very clear. The 144000 in Revelation 14 and verse 5, they stand before the throne of God. And they are for US. They are perfect. So when you're standing before the throne of God, What is that implying God is the one that has judged you. He's the one that has investigated your life and declared it to be such. He's saying you are Spotless, not your friend, not your pastor, not anyone on this Earth, but God Himself. He is the one that declares it just like how he declares it to Satan about Job. Job was perfect. That's what he said about job. So job is a example, a representation of the 144000. Do you see that? So we see all these figures of the 144000 throughout Scripture, even though it's not mention. But I want to take you to the throne room of God in Revelation because the 144000 are standing before the throne of God. Ok. That's what it says in Revelation 14 verse 5. But now Let's go back a bit earlier. Let's go back to Revelation chapter 4. And verses 2 and 3, Revelation Chapter 4, verses 23144000 this standing before the, the throne of God, God has investigated in their life from top to bottom, to the secret things to all the good. Everything is not left any stone unturned. But Let's go back to Revelation for now, verse 2, and a b. did it, and immediately I was in the spirit and behold, a throne was set in Heaven, and one sat on the throne. And he, that sat was to look upon like a Jasper and sod in stone, and there was a Rainbow round about the throne in sight like unto an Emerald. So here we see the throne room of God, and we see the 4 beasts, we see Angels, we see elders but less now fast forward to Chapter 5. It's a continuation from Chapter 4. Ok. Verse one. And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne, a book written within and on the back side, sealed with 7 seals and a source strong Angel proclaiming with a loud voice who is worthy to open the book and to loose the SEALs. They're off and no man was found worthy to be able to open the book. Neither. So look, they're on. So on the throne, there's a God who has this book that is sealed with 7 seals and no one can open it. And John begins to weep and then an elder. He taps John on the shoulder and say, Look, verse 5, revelation 5, verse 5, and one of the elders saith unto me, weep not behold the Lion of the tribe of Judah. The root of David had prevailed to open the book and to loose the 7. Seals there off and I beheld, and Lo, in the midst of the throne and of the 4 beasts, and in the midst of the elders, what was in the middle of the throne, stood a Lamb as it had been slain. Having 7 horns and 7, our eyes which are the 7 Spirits of God, sent forth into all the Earth. And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne. And when the, when he had taken the book, The 4 Beast and 4 Elders fell down before the lamp, having every one of them Harps and Golden Viles full of orders, which other prayers of the Saints. And now look at verse 9. And they sung a New song that I'll worthy to take the book and to open the seals there off of the owl, was slain, and has redeemed US to God by the blood, out of every kindred, and tongue and people and nation. So in the middle of the throne of God. So we see, Yes, God sits on the throne as a King, but in the midst of His throne, there is the Lamb of God. Jesus Christ, who was slain from the Foundation of the Earth. And it says, here in verse 9, that Huey has redeemed US to God by His blood. Friends, you know, what makes a Spotless, you know, what makes US faultless, you know, what makes US unblemished. You know, what makes US with out spots. It is the precious land and his blood. It is the blood of Jesus Christ, friends. It is impossible to be perfect without being justified by the Blood of Jesus Christ. When you read through the 1st 6 chapters of Romans, you will discover that there is nothing that we can do to justify ourselves. If we want to make ourselves righteous, there is nothing that we can do. It's impossible. Why? Because you can atone for your past sins unless you simply die for it because the wages of sin is there. There's nothing that we can do to make ourselves Purrfect, except that Jesus Christ comes and cleansers and watches away our sins. And so when we, or I should say 144000 when they are Purrfect, really what is it referring to? It is referring to the point that they have been washed by the Blood of Jesus Christ. Now friends, hasn't everybody been washed by the Blood of Jesus? Yes. But they have come to the point in their life where they've lived up to all the Gospel dispensation. Are you with me? When you get to the book of Hebrews in Chapter 11, it talks about this great the Hall of Fame. You know that. And then it continues and it says at the very end there that they without US cannot be made perfect. There is one group at the very end of time that will Usher in the 2nd coming and they'll see Jesus with their own eyes. It is the 144000 God is waiting with longing desire to see his character, perfectly reproduced in his people. And when that happens, then he will come and take them as his own. The $144000.00 are the special group, the 1st group that perfectly reproduce the character of Jesus, how it begins there by the washing of the blood of the Lamb. You see that? So look, it doesn't stop there. We're going to continue this, but I want US to come back to Revelation Chapter 7 and verse 4. What else about the 144000? Revelation Chapter 7, verse 4, it says I heard the number of them that were sealed and there were sealed 140 and 4000 of all the tribes of the children of Israel. Then I want you to jump down with me to verse 14. This is also referring to the 144000 Revelation Chapter 7, verse 14, and I sent to him, so there are no sin. He said to me, these are they which came out of one great Tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. What sort of Tribulation? Where in Revelation Chapter 7, verse one, the Angels are holding on to the 4 winds. It's that time when the 7 last plagues out of about to be poured out. And the 144000 go through the Great Tribulation, the one that's talked about in Daniel Chapter 12 verse one. When Michael stands up and probation closes, there will be a time of trouble such as never was there. 144000 will go through it and they won't see death. So guess what, you knock a lie Jer. They represent the 144000. You see that we have these figures throughout Scripture, but they will come out from Great Tribulation. Why? Because in verse 14, it says that they have washed their robes and made them white in what the blood of the land Jesus has redeemed US by His blood. We are washed in His blood. Let's go to Revelation chapter one and verse 5, Revelation chapter one and verse 5. Jesus Christ is the one that washes away our sins. He is the one that justifies US. Revelation chapter one and verse 5. Look at what the Bible says. And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness and the 1st be gotten of the dead And the Prince of the Kings of the Earth until him that loved US and washed US from our sins in His own blood. This washing is very prevalent through out the Book of Revelation. Let's go to Revelation Chapter 12. Now, Revelation Chapter 12 and verse 11. How to be faultless, how to be Overcomers. Revelation Chapter 12 in verse 11. And they overcame him by what the Buddha Lard of the Lamb, and by the word of the testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. Friends, the Saints have overcome by the blood of the land. They have their sins washed away. This is what we call justification, justification. It's one point in time when we ask God to forgive US, he takes his blood and he washes away our sins. That is justification not by anything that we've done. You can hardly say confessing your sin is. That's what deserves you to be in Heaven. Well, that's no work. That's a condition for justification. But there's nothing really we can do either or God, I'm going to promise to live Holy for the next 10 days at the least I'm going become vegetarian or I am going to make sure I go to church in care group from now on. No, there's nothing that we can do in order for God to take his blood and to wash US and to make US clean from all our sins. It is only by His Grace and by His blood that we are justified. Yes, we got to believe. But it is the ability of Jesus and his ability and that's it, friends, there is power in the blood of the Lamb. You see that what can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus, what can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus friends has he covered you in his blood? Have you been baptized a New in him? Has your sins been washed away? Don't think I have to be Holy before I can be baptized. Friends US not that it's have you have you been washed? Have you confess your sins? Have you asked God to forgive you? You see that is your life different because of that washing. That is the result of justification and the work of sanctification upon our lives. Friends, Yes, you can. You should be able to see the difference when you're justified. Because the minute you're justified, you begin to be sanctified you're washed by His blood. And then every day that blood keeps US clean. It's the process and the work of sense of occasion, which is a work of a lifetime. Let's go to Titus, chapter 3 and verse 5 Titus, chapter 3 in verse 5, you know, Surely you're not sitting there this morning thinking that it's Ok to keep sinning until Jesus comes right when. When you declare that what you're really saying is the power of sin is more powerful than the blood of Jesus Christ. And I don't think any Christian in their right mind would think that that sin is more powerful than Jesus. Impossible. Right? If Jesus washes US by His blood, He gives US the power to stop sinning because the power of God is more than enough with plenty to spare. To help US to be more than overcome US. Titus chapter 3 in verse 5, Look at this. Talking about the washing of regeneration, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but According to His Mercy, He saved US by the washing of regeneration and the renewing of what the Holy Ghost friends. You know that what regeneration means. It's a New birth. It's conversion, it's a total renovation from the inside to the out. A restaurant restoration. It's a recreation, recreate, pardon me. All things are passed away. All things are become New. So as we studied last night, as we study this morning, a Sabbath school can, you know if you have been washed by His blood. Yes, you have New thoughts, New actions, New habits, New desires, you know, some people say, Oh I don't know if I can do this. I don't know if I can be that. That's why I'm not baptized. The problem is you're focusing on yourself too much. If it really was up to you, you would never change because we love Sin. The problem is you've not surrendered your heart fully to Jesus. Friends. Why not give it a go and tell God lot Lord, I'm going to open the door to the no conditions. Come in and please help me. Change me from the inside to the out. Some of US when we talk about our old life and we desire that old life like, like other Israelites, they like all where we were back in Egypt. We had all these leaks and onions and cucumbers to eat. You know, though, it's desiring all those, all the tastes of the Auld diet, and many of US we go, I don't know, God of I can do this. I don't know if I can be budgetary and I don't know, I could just eat clean meat from now on. I don't know what I can really keep the Sabbath and I don't know if I can, and we go on and on, and that's a long list. Of course we don't know because you've never given it a try. You've never for fully surrendered your life to Jesus Christ. Friends. If you are truly justified, you begin the life of scientific Asian straight away. If Asians chapter 5 in verse 26, he wants to sanctify it and cleanse US by the washing of water by the word of friends, nothing but the blood of Jesus can accomplish. Nothing can set US on the right path. So allow the Word of God to change US accept Jesus must wash US 1st. The 144000 in this regard are no different from anyone else. Friends, we all got to be washed by the blood of the land. But we got to grow to the extent that God gives US strength from strength to strength, growing in his likeness, growing in his image until the day of Jesus Christ that my friends is sanctification. But a change of actions and thoughts need to be it will be required only the blood of Jesus can accomplish that. They are without fault there, Spotless. And so if you want to start preparing to be part of that group, friends, you got to be Spotless to yesterday. Yes, this very moment. This very minute. You can ask God to forgive you. You can ask him to cover you with His blood to wash you over with his blood and make you clean and righteous in Jesus Christ. Friends. The 144000 will come out of Great Tribulation. Maybe God, to turn up the heat in your life today. Maybe Maybe he's preparing you to be part of the 144000 because they come out of Great Tribulation without fault. You know that. And maybe he's burning away the trash and the dross in your life. All that can be burned will be burned out. And maybe he's turning of the heat that controlled burn. Just to prepare you to be part of the $144000.00. Maybe it's many of US of, you know, are not many of US. It's been difficult so far in the year 2020, we are living in unprecedented times. Some of US were we're facing situations and differences of opinions on how we should live our life. We've never faces before and prior years. And you know, it seems like every year that passes, it gets harder, doesn't it? The trials of last year is different to the trials of this year and maybe trials of calm and they've revealed a deeper and darker version of yourself. Have you been tempted to let go of God to give in to the whole religion thing and just say I've had enough of it. You know, we have these Temptations and sometimes we crowd cry out to God and is it worth it? God? I want to remind you that friends, these trials and tribulations that we go through, God His preparing US for something bigger yet to come. You know that he's preparing US and maybe even building our shifting sand and you fall in and crumble them. But yet, it's not too late, It's possible to come back to Christ today. Friends, there is no greater power on this Earth than the power of Christ's blood. Huey, is more than able to keep you from falling. That's the God that we serve. And he says in Jude 24 and 25 that he gives US that power both Nalle and for ever to keep you from falling, not at a future time, but now this day he is able to make you more than overcome US. Do you believe that Hughes able to prepare you to be part of the $144000.00 and this is what it says. She says, Let US try with all the power that God has given US to be among the 144000. Let US do all that we can to help others to gain Heaven friends. We have to strive with all the power that God has given US to be part of the number we have to to day. I don't want to see death do you? I don't, I want to be part of that elite force. I want to be part of that group that will see Jesus come with our very own eyes. I don't want to die. I want to be victorious. And I don't know whether I will be or not, and that's for God to choose. And it doesn't matter who is the number who will make up that number. We don't know, but I want to be part of it. We got to strive with all the power that God has given US friends, that power is available to US today. It's not Yours. It's the power in the blood of the land. There is no greater power on this Earth Than the power of God. He has the power to keep you from falling. He has the power to keep you from sinning. He has the power to keep you from cursing. He has the power to keep you from lying. He has the power to keep you from Phnom Graphy. He has the power to keep you from losing your temper. He has the power to keep you from cheating. He has the power to keep you from smoking. He has the power to keep you from drinking. He has the power to keep you from breaking the Sabbath. He has the power and the strength to give you the courage to break up with an equally yoked relationship. He has the power over the Devil and everything that the Devil throws at you. He has the power friends, but without him, you fall because the 2nd greatest power on this Earth is the Devil. Are you with me? You can't fight the Devil with out the greatest power on this Earth. You will fail miserably. There is no where you can run even from the Devil on this Earth. You follow you right there, friends. And so without the power of the blood of Jesus Christ, you will fall. But 144000, they hold on to Jesus through the thick and the thin. No matter what trial comes their way, they hold on to Jesus, they hold on to his word and that word. And Jesus Himself gives US the power over everything that the Devil throws at US. And so the 144000, the faultless, they've been washed by the blood of the land and they stand faultless before the throne of God. Friends. Do you believe that? Why not step into this New week with Jesus at your side? Why not renew a Covenant with Jesus today? And allow him to wash away your sins. Some of US, you think that you have to change yourself, but you just Gotta let Jesus in France. Surrender. Give him your heart and your life. Just when you're tempted to complain about the trials that you, you're going through unless you're dead. I know that God is preparing you for the last days. Hugh is allowing these trials to come into your life and you can only expect it to get harder. Why? Because of the very end, there's going to be a time of trouble such as never was no trial that you have faced. Will prepare you for that except that God is building you step by step and will be one step below. Because you learn to Trust them in your time of trial in your time of need in your time of perplexity. Because you've learned to hold on to God. That when the Great Tribulation comes and the 4 Winds are let go, and the plagues are poured upon the Earth, you still holding on to Jesus. Fear does not cause you to let go of God. It does not cause you to complain, like the Israelites did of all it causes you to hold on to him even tighter. So friends, whatever you're going through today, I want to encourage you. Hold on to put Michael. Even when you're tempted to stop. And to complain and to doubt God and to distrust his promises hold are not like Oh no that Jesus is there right beside you and he is going to strengthen you if you will hold on because we got to strive with all the power that God has given US, so we part of the 144, the House of friends Today, he's allowing US to be tested and try For good reason. And I hope that you'll see through it all. We don't know why this pandemic has come upon US. But you can know the blessings that come from it in your own life. Understand why God is allowing this, you know, I hear testimonies of people that they share in our local Look at me say, Yeah, the reason why God let this pandemic come. Because they've been praying, and they've seen the blessing that has come around from it. You know, have your Prez been in this pandemic when you've been locked down and locked in then isolated by yourself. Has God been with you and Blessed you and strengthen you? Have you seen the growth in your own life? Maybe he's allowing the pandemic to just last a little bit longer so that his Saints can be ready. I can understand the purpose of this trial in this time. And so God's turn up the heat a bit today. But he's saying my son, my daughter, hold on. Don't let go. Because I'm preparing you for something greater. Who will be part of that number? I don't know. But I know one thing today by the Grace of God, I am going to strive with all the power that God has given to me to be part of that, my friends. Let's hold on to God. Let's meditate upon his word. As we studied and in our Sabbath school, let US make it our delight. Let US make it our focus, make it the Apple of our eye. And then we will let God decide, let the consequences be what they may be. Only let US make sure we do our part today. Let's pray. Father in Heaven. Lord, You're going to have a group of people at the end of time. That will give the Gospel message a certain town sound and they're going to stand before your throne without fault. Lord, you've investigate their lives. They are the 1st fruits, Lord, they are going to Usher in the 2nd coming. And father, I want to be part of that group all of US to help US to strive today, help US not relax our efforts, help US not to get like a basic goal and lazy, but Lord, help US to grow to grow from strength to strength. And Lord, help US to be more than overcome as today. I pray that you please be with each and every one of US. Help US, Lord, for those that are going through trials and tribulations and their faith on shaky ground. I pray that you come now and even sustain them and help them to look to your word of God as they hold on to your word that you carry them through. And so Father, Please be with all of US. Guide US to that and we want to see you come in the clouds of glory very soon help US to do all that we can today for We love you. I mean long to see you face to face with This is honestly in print. We pray in Jesus name 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, or if you would like to listen to more sermons leaving visit W W, W audio verse or.

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