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08 Freedom’s Final Triumph

Charissa Fong Torossian
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A teaching graduate from Macquarie University in Sydney, Charissa is passionate about presenting on the Bible and its relevance in our time. She has spoken to audiences around the world, and is currently serving as the Prayer Ministry Coordinator for the North New South Wales Conference in Australia. She and her husband Justin are loving being a part of their conference evangelism team and seeing people join God’s end-time church! 

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  • November 11, 2021
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Did god have his hand over the founding of America? Was it a vast freedom or a center for slavery? What were sunday blue love and how are they connected to the Mark and the image of the beat? How can believers been faithful to God in the event come join us for answers to these questions and more as we trace america's role in bible prophecy from its beginning all the way down to just before jesus 2020 has reminded us that america, the beautiful, isn't all beautiful from sea to shining sea america has lost its moral compass today. On d day june 6th 1944. The allied death toll was 4414. But in 2019 domestic gun violence had killed that many americans by the end of April in the words of Dr. Show that phrase ya. America is a cove violence society if celebrates, may have while simultaneously condemning it. And the media has been planting the seeds of decay everywhere. Think about it, kids watch murders on TV with their parents, and then they get told to be kind at school and the killing is wrong. In fact, the average 18 year old has witnessed 200000 violent acts on TV and in movies, including 40000 murders. The next generation has lost its moral compass. According to bonner research, 80 percent of americans today deeply concerned about the moral condition of their country and the future of it. A poll taken in 1960 showed that 72 percent of americans believed that government would do the right thing. Always, almost always, at the end of 2018, the percentage of that that statistic had plunged to just 19 percent. I want to tell you a nation is in trouble when popularity is more important than purity. When the dollar is more important than decency, when entertainment is more important than ethics, a nation is in trouble. When it's legislators busy themselves with laws to allow people of different orientations to use the same bathroom, while forbidding students to pray to God in school, when you can go to jail for destroying the eggs of the bald eagle. While open abortion is legalized, a nation is in trouble. In 1778, samuel adams, one of the founding fathers, he wrote religion and good morals are the only solid foundations of Public liberty and happiness. And today, these foundations are anything but solid. As franklin would say, in 1787, only a virtuous people capable of freedom, and John adams, the 2nd us president. He would agree because he said the principles of democracy are as easily destroyed as human nature is corrupted. America's moral fabric is falling apart, but so is out the whole world. Galatians 6 very 7. The bible says do not be deceived. God is not marked for whatever man sows that he will also reap every day by the choices you and I am making. We are sewing seed, and the Fruit of our lives is the result of the seats that we have sworn. We cannot so seeds of evil and reprice justice. We cannot so seeds of immortality and rip purity. We cannot solve seeds of self indulgence and repels. You con, so seeds of error and read the blessings of truth. You cannot ignore god's law without experiencing the consequences of their choice because we reap what we so if you so a thought you reap an act. And if you so an act your reba habit, and if you saw a habit, will you reap character and by character, the bible tells us our eternal destiny is determined at the end of time. The choice is you and I make matter a lot. In fact, come with me to revelation chapter 14 and in verse 14, the bible says this. Then I looked and behold a white cloud. And on the cloud sat one like the son of man, having on his head a golden crown and in his hand shop sickle. John says, then I looked, i like that because john looks away from this world, from its chaos, from its holidays. And he sees a white cloud and the son of man, 30 times in the gospel of matthew, jesus is called the son of man. Sir john sees jesus, he sees him who has sent it on a cloud into heaven in the book of acts descend on a cloud wearing not a crown of thorns, but the bible says he comes wearing a crown of glory. And notice he comes to reap a harvest. I continue reading in verse is 15 and 16 the bible says. And another angel came out of the temple crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud crazy talking to he's talking to jesus. Thrust in your sickle and reap for the time has come for you to reap for the harvest of the birth is ripe. So he who sat on the cloud thrusting his sickle on the earth and the earth was ripped. I don't want you to miss this because jesus is coming again. That's the message of the bible, and he is coming to reap a harvest from the earth on his last trip to jerusalem before his crucifixion, the bible. So some greeks came looking for jesus because they wanted to invite him to come to the country so that he could share there. And when the disciples told jesus about it, his heart grills, you know why? Because jesus knew that these men represented people from all ages from all lands, who would one day come to him through the sacrifice of himself. And this is why jesus said these words and John 12 verse 24. He said, most assuredly i say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains a line. But if it dies, it produces much grain like a grain of wheat. Jesus would die and he would be buried. But he would also be resurrected and spread forth as it were to New life on the 3rd day and like a grain of wheat, she has anticipated that his death would result in a harvest of people. But he could save for all eternity. And revelation 14 it pictures this magnificent harvest, but they are to harvest when jesus comes because if we keep reading, the bible says this in verse 17. Then another angel came out of the temple, which was a revelation 14 verse 17 came out of the temple, which is in heaven. He also having a sharp sickle. And another angel came out from the altar, who had power over fire, and he cried with a loud cry to him who had the sharp sickle thing thrust in your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth for her grapes, a fully ripe said the angel thrusting his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth and drew through it into the great wind press of the wrath of god. Now this is all very symbolic. There are 2 harvests of people at the end of time. Both harvests are ripe, but not both are good. The good grain is harvested from the earth, but the harvested grapes are thrown into a wine press where they are crushed. Friends, revelation fourteen's urgent message, is that every seed? Every choice will be harvested. There's going to be a ripening of hate and evil, and wickedness in this world before the end of time. As those who reject god by their choice come to reflect the image of their chosen master. And we will also see a band of time, a wonderful manifestation of the love purity, integra he and compassion of jesus reflected in the lives of his followers that has not been seen since the early church began. Not just to remind you of how amazing these 2 harvest will be as they develop. There is a very epic situation at the end of time. Let me remind you, if the bible ended in revelation chapter 13, it would be the worst standing ever because this is what it says. Revelation 13 verse 15. We've been here several times in our series. The bible says he was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be what to be killed. This in revelation 13, it is satan's final, most successful effort to try and control the whole world. It's his dangerous attempt, if you will, at ripening a harvest for himself and friends, whenever government to make laws on how people worship, they are actually attempting to remove your ability to be saved, he say, sure. So what do you mean? friends? religious liberty means that we can choose to be saved. That's why I think the U. S. Bill of rights a so great. We do not give to God through caesar. We give to God and we respond to him through faith. But satan is going to make worship of god that response of faith, and he's going to make it a crime worthy of death at the end of time. Her praise god, the bible doesn't end with revelation 13 because as our world descends into chaos, and as the tyranny of the old world is going to be revived again, with the forming of an image to the beast in America, the bible says that god is going to come through, he loves us to, to leave us to live. There is a harvest time coming and God wants to empower you and to empower me to make the right choices as we head towards the end. And the climax of Human history. The book of revelation helped us to make those right choices in our lives. In fact, revelation chapter 14 contains 3 messages from the heart of god that help us to know what we should do that help us respond to him in light of the attacks of satan. These messages, if you will, they are preparing a people for the coming of jesus christ. Revelation chapter 14 verse 6 says, then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth to every nation. Try tongue and people since the harvest is going to involve the world, god addresses this message to the world and the angel for flight don't miss it. He's not sitting on a rocking chair. His swift flight tells us that this message is carried with urgency. By the way, the word angel in the greek means messenger. And in the new testament, often human beings are called angels because they were sent by god to deliver a message. So what the bible is saying here in these messages going to be proclaimed by people who love god all over the world. I read on the bible says, saying with a loud voice, fear god, and give glory to him for the hour of his judgment has come and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea, and springs of water. The word for loud in this verse, it's the word mega form, from which we get the word mega fine. There is no holding back in the giving of this message in chapter 13. Remember, the beast has been saying, fear, glorify and worship me. But the angel says with a loud voice, all can hear it. Fear god, give glory to him and worship him who made because god alone is worthy. This is god's truth. Going to the world. Verse 8 continues, and another angel followed, saying, babylon is fallen, is fallen that great city, because she has made all nations drink of the wine of the ross of her for an occasion. This message is not proclaimed with a loud voice and will soon see why. But this, speaking of babylon, representing a global system that is against god's truth, against his people. Spiritual babylon, at the end of time, god says has made the entire world drunk with her teachings. Babylon is fallen because she has rejected the 1st angels message. The 2nd angels message before exposes satan's lives, which have spread around the World and roast 9 continues. Then a 3rd angel follow them saying, with a loud voice. If anyone worship the beast in his image and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink the wine of the wrath of god which is poured out full strength into the cup of his indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angel, and in the presence of the lamb. At the end of time, you need to know that worshiping the priest and his image has consequences. And so god is appealing to the world to wake up to the danger that is around them and to make a right choice for him, you see based an image worship. It means breaking god's law and receiving the Mark of the beast, either on your right hand by what you do or on your forehead, by what you believe. Satan doesn't care where we received that mark as long as we get it. Because he knows that the only way he can try to exalt himself above god is through attempting to change god's law. Obedience to a changed law on is the one who changed it, sir. At the end of time, we can see real clear, better btn is a sign. It is a mock of allegiance. And I want you to know there is good news because god is going to have a people in this world who pledge their allegiance to him. Revelation chapter 14 for his 12 reeds. Then here is the patience of the saints. Here are those who keep the commandments of god and the faith of jesus. Not everyone's going to worship the beast and his image. Keeping god's law is going to be a distinguishing difference. The distinguishing difference between the worshippers of god and beast, worshippers in ancient israel. The yearly harvests relied on to rainy seasons. The early rain which fell in the autumn, wanted to see them help them to germinate, and then the latter rain would fall in the spring and it would ripen the grain ready for harvest. In the book of joel, the prophet says this, george at the tone 2 verses 23 and then I want to skip on down and read verses. $28.29. Says, be glad. Then you children of zion, and rejoice in the Lord your god. For he has given you the former reign faithfully the king james says, moderately, and it continues and he will cause the rain to come down for you. The form of rain and the latter rain in the 1st month. Verse 28 and it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my spirit on all flesh your sons and your daughters shall prophesy your old men shall dream dreams. Your young men shall see visions and also on my men, servants, and on my maid. Service, I will pour out my spirit in those days, you know, centuries later, after joel wrote these words on the day of pentecost, peter, the apostle, peter, he quoted these words and declared the jaws prophetic words were being fulfilled. Because you see jesus deb had had a huge impact on the disciples before the cross. They were always fighting over who would be the greatest. But after the cross, they humbly knelt together in prayer, acknowledging that there was no one greater than god. The cross radically changed their lives and after the cross, we see them together. In the book of acts, they gathered together in an upper room. They were repenting of their sins, committing their lives to share in god's love. And the bible says the god filled them with the holy spirit. This outpouring of the holy spirit was the early rain. That was softening the ground for the sewing of gospel seed. And if you've never read the book of x, i encourage you, go to Google it, find a bible, read it because it's exciting. 3000 people were baptized in a single day. In chapter 3. The next chapter, we find 5000 more added to the company fis was the result of the out pouring of the holy spirit as, as the passages preached, as the holy spirit was working on people's hearts. In fact, there's so many miracles and exciting stories in the book. I want to ship is one and Angel told a man named philip to chase down a chariot and he did. When he did, he caught up to the chariot and found that there was an ethiopia, if the european unit reading the scroll of desire, philip pointed him to jesus. The man said, I want to be baptized and after he baptized him, the bible says that the spirit of god tele ported philip to his vote. I mean, it's just amazing. It's a book of miracles. It's the acts of the holy spirit. And by the end of the book, the christian community has swelled. It is so large and it all started with just a $120.00 people praying for god to use them. You know, they've been 2000 years of sewing the gospel seed as it has gone on television and missionaries and, and through literature around the world. And the bible predicts, but guess what? A greater rain will come. Just as the latter rain count comes in ancient israel to ripen the crops, god work is not going to flicker like a candle and go out. Now remember, god gave the former rain moderately. There will be another pentecost coming, and it's going to have 10 times the power of that 1st pentecost. And just as there are 2 harvests at the end of time, is very clear. They're going to be 2 revivals. Also the same is going to attempt to counterfeit. When revelation 13 talks about fire coming down from god out of heaven, it's talking about a counterfeit revival, which you're going to see happen in this world. And in America, the people are going to call for a union of church and state power that will end up oppressing god's people. But even now, satan is seeking to condition the minds of millions to receive his counterfeit religious experience. The how are we going to be able to tell the difference? I want to encourage you to go to the book of matthew, read it, matthew, chapter 7 verses $21.00 to $23.00, where god says that his people are those who do his work. His will, the true baptism of the holy spirit is an emotion in the presence of god where the glory of god fills you're hot and it changes your life. Unless you and I are saturating our hearts and minds with god's word right now will be swept off our feet with satan's false revival at the end of time. Because people are going to be more interested in feeling good than doing good and doing his will. There been many revivals in history, american history included. In fact, if I share with you some stories, there was a revival in the british american colonies called the great awakening. Happened between 17201770. And people became, at the time they were so comfortable with their religious freedom that they had found in the new world that they stopped relying on god. But a young dutch minister may theodore not even gonna attempt his last name. He left from america he left for America in 17. 19. When he heard that there were 4 frontier dutch congregations that needed a pastor. When he arrived, he started to preach passionately that religious performance without true conversion of hot was an abomination to God. And not many people liked him for this, but the young and the poor loved him. Young people gave their lives to God, and this began spreading a fire of revival of religious awakening. George whitfield, an english evangelist. He travelled 7 times from england to america to preach to the colonies between 17381770. A history tells us massive crowds of up to 30000, gathered in open fields to hear him preach, and were filled with spend hours, sometimes entire nights in prayer, before these meetings. This piece, the preaching of whitfield so impacted society that benjamin franklin, one of the founding fathers, he wrote of this experience. He was so fascinated, he said, you could walk the town at night and he has some song and horns on every street with a revival. And some people even think that this revival inspired the American revolution because it brought the colonies together under the banner of christ and their motto in the revolutionary war was no king. But king jesus a 2nd revival came in the 1800s when new england, as circuit riding preaches, began to hold. Can meetings in lodge? tens of thousands of people would come. Presbyterian minister named charles finney and his friend daniel nash. They went together to share the gospel at these meetings, and while fanny would preach, nash would be behind, and he would pray and thousands committed themselves to christ. In fact, at this very time, a baptist pharma turned preach and named william miller. He preached on the eminent return of christ and thousands, tens of thousands joined. What became known as the miller right movement. And from this revival, the temperance movement, and the anti slavery movement, even the underground railroad began as well. He's a great revival in history, but guess what? Pay a small when we think of what is coming. The revival, the global revival that is not far away because we're going to see the new testament christianity come alive again. As this world grows darker, god's truth is going to shine brighter and revelation 18 verse one says this. After these things, I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority and the earth was illuminated with his glory. There is a 4th angel that comes and he comes in. He adds to the 3 angels with a loud voice. And what was the, what is god doing here? friends to meet the challenge of earth. Finally, our god promises to pour out an abundance of his spirit. In latter rain power, this earth will be lit up with a glow story of god and of his true character. The gospel is going to spread like wildfire around the World and the 3 angels messages they are going to stir the hearts of millions to make a decision to follow jesus thousands are going to share god's truth with their neighbors and find thousands of hearts ready to receive it just like in the book of x. In fact, rows for revelation, 18 says and I heard another voice from heaven saying, come out of her, my people, this is god speaking. Come out of her, my people less to share in her since and last year receive of her plagues. Babylon is greater than most of us believe and is more deceptive than we can imagine. But god says, I have my people in Babylon. His call for them to evacuate is an invitation for them not to follow the crowd, but to follow jesus. No turning back friends, the latter reign of the holy spirit. A company, gods, a lot call. It's going to mature and ripen a harvest for the coming of jesus. You see the holy spirit prompts and empowers us to make right choices. But god does not make those choices for us their hours to make. The story is told of a farmer who surveyed washington's camp during the revolutionary war, and as he was watching, he heard the sound of a man in earnest, pray. He drew nearer to where the voice was coming from and discovered to his surprise. It was general washington on his knees, his cheeks wet with tears, and he was praying to God moved by this scene, this farmer rushed home and told his wife, george washington will succeed. George washington will succeed. The americans will secure their independence. And she said, what makes you think so? And he said, I heard him praying the woods today, and the Lord will surely hear his prayer, friends, knowing god makes all the difference. Do you know him personally? america is ripe for revival again. And so is the rest of our world revivals of history of all had one thing in common. A movement of prayer born from a recognition of our desperate need for god, with taking economy and natural disasters and moral meltdown of society. Could coven 19 be the catalyst for prophecies predicted great final awakening gods about to ripen? harvest and rip it. You know, as I've been studying this series, my heart has been stirring with a sense of patriotism for patriotism, for a country. I'm not even a part of, as I have studied the history of the United States, i used to listen to the American and then been think why the talking about bombs bursting in air. I always thought that was weird. But now that I understand the history of the song, i've listened to the Anthem just recently and found myself fighting back tears. And I said to myself, she was a get a grip here, astronomy and all the all the ozzy. But that's when it hit me. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These are the desires of every hot and today god wants you to know that there is a better world coming with these liberties will never die. His government is a good country whose king is the king of kings. I am home sick for that country. How about you? The kingdoms of this world, a temporary which is why paul said in philippians 3 in verse 20. Our citizenship is in heaven. Is yours. If your allegiance is to jesus, he has promised to safely conduct us from this old world to a new world where there will be no tyranny, no more pain, and no more death. Heaven will be the true land of the free and home of the brave. Today, god invites you to be a citizen of his kingdom. Will you accept his invitation? You can right now, there's a number on your screen. Invite you to call us, but text us and let us know your decision. It's the best kingdom to be. For video of this series, visit our website at the end up digital or find us on social media.

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