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21-The Testimony of Jesus

Kameron DeVasher

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Kameron DeVasher

Director of Sabbath School & Personal Ministries, Michigan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

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  • November 10, 2013
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where C twenty one the testimony of Jesus the testimony of Jesus in our previous evening 's message we spoke about the remnant people of God be identified as those of the Dragon was angry with that is the devil or Satan and they keep the commandments of God and they also have the testimony of Jesus so if anything is going to be God 's last day in time favorable church an estimate those bright day is that any railroad Madam they keep all the commandments of God and they have within their ranks week testimony of Jesus them on a superficial level you could say what everyone at the testimony of Jesus and I would hope that that's absolutely true every single Christian should have a personal testimony about how Jesus has changed their life about how what they were before and especially what they become after you know how Jesus has answered their questions has opened her eyes and let the truth all these things of course every Christian should have a personal testimony about the goodness of Jesus Christ does that make sense of it now the question is is that what this is talking about a very cynical crowd all they want let's discover what this is talk about what is the testimony of Jesus and does as we talk about the Seventh-day Adventist church meet the criteria as gods in time people having the double vanity keeping the commandments of God and having this testimony of Jesus but before we do is study let's begin with the WordPress Emily father we thank you and we thank you for so many good gifts we thank you especially for Jesus and what we want to have a personal testimony about the goodness of Jesus who could be a Christian without it but beyond that Lord we won August and what this particular concept means so we passed that you sharpen our mind and soften our hearts not only understand but apply the message from your word this evening for we pray it in Jesus name and please turn to the book of Revelation page eleven eighty two in your pew Bible page eleven eighty two in your pew Bible the book of Revelation chapter twelve a general just recycle we just saw but I want you to make sure you know exactly where that's found in Scripture after of course Revelation Chapter twelve outline the entire history of the church and its struggles against its greatest enemy Satan himself the Dragon and the woman as it's so pictured the athlete explained in Revelation chapter twelve it talked about the Dragon was enraged at this woman after that little one powers the thing after the judgment heaven is started and there is this little group the very last person relationship and wealth who just will not relent to will not give in and the dragon was enraged with the woman and went to make war with the rest of her offspring to get refocused on that last night the woman is the church and apparently no other offspring may have fallen away and gone gone to the Ubuntu and just what it was order with unfaithfulness to the Lord here is this faithful view who refers to as the rest of her offspring who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ now I would be in favor of a view of the testimony of Jesus Rice simply being a personal testimony each of those believers have about the goodness of Jesus Christ in their life if this were the only mention of it in the book of Revelation but raise the Lord even in our best estimation we are not the Bible 's interpreter the Bible is its own interpreter in the book of Revelation content you explain to us what this testimony of Jesus actually is the was go to the right now to Revelation chapter nineteen Revelation chapter nineteen now you have to understand in the book of Revelation is a very difficult things in Revelation chapter seventeen talks about Babylon the great and if this unfaithful woman this harlot woman is the mother of parliaments was a very bad that imagery in a relationship eighteen is the same thing and since the fall of Babylon come out of her my people and finally in Revelation chapter nineteen Babylon gets destroyed in God 's people are regained and you can tell almost in the writing that John is ecstatic in fact so much so that he kind of loses his senses a little under that chapter nineteen will start with verse nine then he said to me right blessed are those were called to the marriage supper of the Lamb it was the land of the Jesus Christ and he said was that or they were called to the marriage supper exciting and he said to me these are the true sayings of God so John is finally writing good news and know what we does burst in and I fell at his feet to do what you after you've seen our messages the previous evening the big issue in the enzymes is going to be worship of the true God versus worship of anything else namely Babylon be antichrist right is the true worship of false worship and here Babylon is fallen in this image these given and he rejoices so much so that he falls at the feet of the angel messenger to worship him as God which is basically treating him like the antichrist he says don't do it back he specifically says is what see that you do not do that all the things you can do that as a bad move and explains why I and your fellow what is I have a role in this display do on the methods you can finally go back to Revelation chapter one you can see how God gives the message Jesus Christ Jesus uses to his angel who gives it to his prophet who they write it down and it is disseminated right of the chain of giving the word of God and he said I is one of you on one of your fellow servants know what's is no again verse ten I fell at his feet to worship it he said saving you not do that I am your fellow servant and of your brethren who have testimony of Jesus now let me ask you question what an unfallen angel have a testimony about Jesus has reading them seven of the US this testimony of Jesus interesting explains who needs I am your fellow servant of your brother and the testimony of Jesus worship whom God the whole point of this message is to get you to worship God I did get you to worship me worship God for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy and just in case that is unclear because that hurts the people say well they should be a spirit of general prophetic utterance you know people saying the truth be the final generation of Earth 's history will be telling the gospel message and that's what this testimony of Jesus leaves us with the spirit of prophecy is if not the actual needle having a profit well you could argue that until you go to Revelation chapter twenty two because it speaks of this one more time now can remember the language from chapter nineteen no he says worship God for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy that I am one of your fellows service of you brother who have the testimony of Jesus okay now does the Revelation chapter twenty two again he gets excited about what he sees a special of imperceptible to this exciting declaration Jesus himself says behold I am coming quickly blessed is he who gives the property the words of the prophecy of this book in fact with the stiffnecked verse six scheduled for the current Vinny said to me these words are faithful and true again this is the angel messenger speaking to John these words are faithful and true and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show his servants things which must shortly take place it seems that there is a direct connection between profits and servants fear God of the holy prophets sent his angel to his servants the Jonah think domestic place in one of those things is the very declaration of Jesus behold I am coming quickly let that if you give the words of the prophecy of this book now verse eight I John saw and heard these things and when I heard I saw I fell down to worship before the speed of the angel who showed me these things be so excited about the message that he actually warships the messenger then he said to me see that you do not do that for I am your fellow servant so far word for word what he said previous right but less than he said for I and your fellow servant but the testimony of Jesus now what is that for I am your fellow servant and of your brother in the profits met with the testimony of Jesus is specifically the gift of the Spirit of prophecy manifested in a profit not just generally throughout the people but there would be a messenger your gift of prophecy amongst God 's remnant left a people a bill keep the commandments of God at the testimony of Jesus apparently there would be this spirit of prophecy the gift of prophecy would be Jim clearly demonstrated in the people of God at these last times will let's do a little bit was still little bit of broader understanding of this was good or working snail your first bill in the blank under that heading creator and communicate her on a point at something notice this God not only created us but he also communicates with us we are not Deists Melanie explain what I mean is your feeling about God only created us but he also communicates with us we are not the essence there are people who believe in the God but in a very distant very separated by the way they believe that God created the world rounded up like a clock you know and then just got a letting go shall write and so he stays distance everything operates by law of natural law the other thing the laws of physics while the science and the laws of cause and effect is basically God is not a personal God who ever comes the never does things for ideas the idea of supernatural intervention or intercessory prayer or miracles or even ill resurrection itself this is silly this is nonsense sure there's a God he created the whole thing up he stepped back and letting go bowling and ideas we believe that not only did God create us but we continue to work with us thanks Kate to us throughout the effect was stunning tonight on the right he writes things that he wants us to know things God is not only our Creator but he's also a community leader this is a very important point God does not leave us in the dark he wanted to know something and he tells us that the difficulty with that it's been ever since Genesis chapter three where sin into the world we can no longer have that face-to-face communication with the Lord where he wants us to know something so becomes down talk to us face-to-face and says what's on his mind we can have that if the Lord were to reveal his face to us and speak to us directly as a brother speaks to a brother what would happen to us we would go the Lord himself some so in Genesis and Exodus chapter thirty three no man can see my face into what labs I could show you need that would be the end of you and that's what will God 's goal is just as I am somehow I have to keep distant enough that you live but communicate with use you can know the way to life does that make sense of it even after sin ended face-to-face access God communicated he had to get creative which is not a problem you create your right sometimes God would speak out loud audibly sometimes unfairly rare occasion the Lord himself from heaven would speak words to humanity can you think of even one or two instances most other friends of the Lord comes down his presence on top of another for such enshrouded in fog and smoke in an cloud only think what he speaks and the children of Israel here it was their response they terrify they say Moses you go talk to relay for you we can't take it the lead happy and sometimes he speaks out loud you think of the baptism of Jesus this is my beloved son the voice from heaven says but aside from those few times and there's one or two others but for the most part God doesn't communicate his will by just speaking into the air is not how he communicates them even more creatively in the days of ancient Israel the high priest read this breastplate with all the stones representing the twelve tribes of Israel also had two stones on the shoulders one from the early one called and they would meet with the Lord and he would indicate from time to time his approval or disapproval of some sort of idea by showing one of the stones when one would light up or something he would indicate with the Earl of the problems don't benefit interesting thing but it is not by far the Lord 's most consistent method of communication you don't often hear about that Scripture sometimes he revealed things to people through dreams and visions we been saying that in Daniel and Revelation the Lord has a message to convey any gives to the vision or dream of the night sometimes on very rare occasions he would write rings down with his own hands again were going back to the ten Commandments which tells you something God only spoke about route loud but he decided right then with his own finger it seems like all the things the Bible that is important of course all the things the Bible important but certainly you don't want to mess with the ten Commandments and Jesus did that you know he spoke we knelt down and wrote in the sand sometimes you think of Daniel chapter five in the writing of the wall with Belfast there's even weighed in the balances and found wanting sometimes got right personally but he doesn't write most often that's on his most consistent method of mutation how does one Jesus of course was the clearest communication of the father 's character and and will that has ever been given if you want to know the father is like look to Jesus okay that's happily the most clear unmistakable this is what the fathers like but Jesus being here in person is not the Lord 's most consistent method of communication he was here for thirty years and thirty plus years thirty three and thirty billion of three years in public ministry and then he left which guardians good for us to be left right knee has a work to do in the RoboCop was but in simply being the face-to-face communicator is not Jesus primary role cause most years have felt like consistent method of communicating his will is through profits most consistently Old Testament New Testament all time and time again God 's most consistent way of communicating his will is inspiring were giving his message to his servants up profits and net profit will convey it on behalf of the Lord was consistent method mutation is prophecy in fact look at this text Amos chapter three three page eight eighty nine in your pew Bibles Amos chapter three we don't often go to a misfit there are some very very good things in the book of Amos back on the square and recommend you read it you should read to sixty five other books to put Amos is good a famous notice this chapter three verse seven notice how important the Ministry of profits is from the Lord 's perspective he said Shirley the Lord God does what I'm so glad that sentence doesn't in their our Lord God does stuff yes right but he won't do it unless as the Scriptures that he reveals his secret to his servants the same language he saw in Revelation fellow servant of profit surely the Lord God does nothing unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets the any pain any major activity in a big work of God any plan that he has he if you do something for humanity he first communicates with to his servant the profits and this is how important prophecy is to the Lord that what is a prophet I'm guessing if you were to go down to Meyer or stand up some sort of a big big city to set us up with him or were a lot of people interact train station so that you just give us a cross-section of the thinking of modern society about profits I'm guessing you would come up with an un- biblical understanding US with a profit most of them would cut picture at least a cauldron in mind of a fortuneteller right or some sort of psychic or something of Mystic with the profit they can see into the future script that they could read your mind with a something as Québec are filled like profits biblically profits are not fortunetellers nor are they necessarily future tellers that even inside the church you feel you have fortunetellers and need a psychic palm reader second enough in a real profit profits or people to the Lord to give a vision of the future will decisively be able to tell the future versus the greatest of all the prophets according to Jesus himself was John the Baptist until the future so what is a prophet is not a future teller well let's find out from Scripture what does the Bible say a profit is well on this website right away the most proven to Scripture a prophet is someone who conveys a message from God in their own words if you want to summarize it a spokesman for looking for their spokesman and literally that terminology comes from directly from Scripture will show you the biblical definition of a prophet is not a fortune teller or a future teller it simply eggs folks than for the Lord was the book of Hosea chapter twelve eight eighty one just nearby the book of Amos is back a few pages Hosea chapter twelve in verse thirteen delicacy question who was the Lord 's chosen instrument who is the individual to God called to leave the children of Israel out of Egyptian bondage what was his name Moses Wright now keep that in mind of the good Hosea chapter twelve cents buy and what profit the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt who was the prophet of the Lord used to bring Israel out of Egypt Moses by a profit the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt and by a prophet he was preserved belly to bring about the chapter then the preserve that he continued to communicate is through this gift of prophecy to a profit Moses now back to Exodus chapter four lessee of Scripture supports itself which of course it's going to do but let's see if that actually works at this chapter four way back in page fifty four in your pew Bible exit chapter forward to start with first ten now you would think well what a great honor would be to be called by the Lord to be the leader of your chosen people give it a go into the failure to lead out this great mass of people you would be a few be quick to say yes well not Moses exits chapter forming a verse ten then Moses said to the Lord all my lord I am not eloquent neither before nor since you were spoken to your servant I am slow of speech and slow up you can fill Moses they like I've been away for forty years I'm not the best of the Egyptian language and you want me to go into the pharaohs ruled and speak for the Lord God of heaven surely you can find someone who has more natural ability I don't have the equipment for it now reports that love the Lord 's thinking this so the Lord said to him verse eleven who has made man's mouth you have a problem defendant you think I can fix it I gave you life in the first place don't you think I give you speech Kool-Aid man's outlook who makes the mute and at the same or the blind have not I the Lord now therefore go and I noticed that I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say that your to speak but I'm going to give you the words right it's your voice but my message I begins or continues make this clear you would think that would be enough reassurance oligomers thirteen but he said all my Lord please send by the hand of movement at her house you may send I'm fine with the mission Lord what literally choose anyone's house if he learned but will okay nevermind my data should mass for sporting so the anger of the Lord was kindled against Moses and he said is I added but I'm sure it's in their is not air in the Levite your brother I know that he can speak well Loki is coming out to meet you when he sees you he will be glad in his heart now that the difficulty was thinning areas the already speaks well it takes the opportunity of glory to the Lord for something supernatural and fed over this guy has natural ability right I wanted to use you I picked you because you can't speak well fine we'll use Aaron but he said you're still not optimal verse fifteen now you shall speak to him and put the words in his mouth and I will be with his mouth and with a be your map and with his mouth and I shall teach you what you shall say here's our definition verse sixteen so he shall be your what spokesman to the people and he himself shall be as a mouth for you and you shall be to him as God writes about that I richly awarded me to be guiding you to be my profit my spokesman but now you can afford it down the lines okay fine I'll be with both of you and you will be like God and he will be your spokesman it just shifted it down the line originally wanted meet me speak to you and you speak of Pharaoh now we've added an Aran but the same process exists now you will be like God and he will be your spokesman and now is the one of her chapter seven by the way they will see the equivalence between spokesman and profit spokesman a prophet of the exact same thing as Chapter seven a verse one so the Lord said to Moses see I have made you ask God to Pharaoh and area your brother shall be your watt profit this time is that who being your spokes this is be your profit therefore we have a clear equivalence from the Lord himself a prophet is simply a spokesman for God he doesn't have to pay telling the future it's just relaying what ever message God says in your voice you speak for God spokesman for God is the definition of a profit Jeremiah chapter one we see them several times in the Bible this reiterated this definition page seven twenty five in your pew Bibles Jeremiah chapter one starting with verse five speed seven twenty five Jeremiah one started with her spot of the Christian world knows this passage very very well we speak of especially speak of one particular popular issue of what you see the rigor context of this passage in Jeremiah chapter one verse five before I formed you in the womb I knew you before you were born I sanctified you I ordained you a what prophet to the nations three speaking Jeremiah knew that I been planning for you to be my property for a very long time and that is a Jeremias as overlord I'm honored how may I serve you verse six then said I all Lord God behold I cannot speak know if this time which is excuse for INA you all I would work for you Lord but you know I'm young and you have your you know young and dark interest of doing I love for the sake of youth ministry I love the fact that the Lord of the sale on site you're right you are too young to start get used young people know the Lord said to me do not say I am a youth now is he saying why a W thing know anything do not use your you as an excuse to do what I have to do Moses tried it with the whole onslaught talk and I like the bed in your journey it went on too young I don't like it now right do not save it either used for you shall go to alternately send you and whatever I command you you shall speak the MyCommands coming out of your mouth make you my profits spokesman for the Lord Barnes eight do not be afraid of their faces for I am with you to deliver use of the Lord then versed on the Lord put forth his hand and touched my mouth and the Lord said to me behold I have put my words where you amount Google word of Lord through you is the gift of prophecy biblically the spokesman of the Lord again we see this in second Peter chapter one just one more time because it's in your notes there but hopefully you're getting the picture very clearly page eleven sixty six in your pew Bible second Peter chapter one here the property that the apostle Peter is speaking about how to you should trust the word of prophecy the words of Scripture even more than their own personal experience of having been with Jesus Mosley says second Peter chapter one verse sixteen for we did not follow cunningly devised fables when we make known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ but were eyewitnesses of his majesty that would make up his user we were literally there we saw it were seventy four he received from God the father honor and glory when such a voice came from to him from the excellent glory this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased and we've heard this voice which came from heaven when we were with them on the holy mountain speed and amount of Transfiguration Peter was they are right Peter James and John and he says in verse ninety and so we have the prophetic word the word of Scripture confirm that as this is a all of that eyewitness testimony was simply a confirmation of the prophecies the Scriptures that would be written before so we have the prophetic word confirm which EU do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place notice he says don't just see our personal experience our experience simply confirms the Scripture and that's what you would do well to follow shines in a dark place until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts knowing this first that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation for prophecy never came by the will of men but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the spirit Old Testament and New Testament you see that the prophetic gift is simply the Holy Spirit enabling you to seek receive and transmit God 's message through your voice spokesman for the Lord is want to make that patently clear as we go on now there is this urban legend floating around the Christian church that somehow the gift of prophecy God speaking through human messenger having a avoid source spokesman on the earth died out when the Scriptures closed that all of a sudden once the book of Revelation was done the Canon was sealed up that I was the end of the apostolic time woman prophecy ceased book was fascinating this is for instance the next twenty minutes even we don't have time to go through them all but you find in the book of route Romans in several places that are just different of spiritual gifts like administration icons like hospitality like the appealing like faith whatever but will be only gift is mentioned in every single gift list is a gift of prophecy sometimes I talk with Richard is there even mention Tom's don't mention healing but every time they mention spiritual gifts they always mention the gift of prophecy is the only one out of all the spiritual gets the always mentioned and there's never even a hint of an expiration date right never any hint that any spiritual gift weather becomes within the healing would be administration Weatherby property would ever be relegated to only the Bible time or only the apostles era nowhere in Scripture we see that in fact with the exactly the opposite go to Joel chapter two page eight eighty five in your pew Bible Joel chapter two speaking specifically of the last days the Bible explicitly says that the gift of prophecy will be fully manifest jolt chapter two and verse twenty eight and it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh your sons and your daughters shall prophesy by the way biblically is there any problem with a woman being a prophet after the Old Testament New Testament you have example upon example of women being called medical office and specifically looking at enzyme against the prophet Joel called out women as included in this manifestation notice again verse twenty eight initial come to pass afterward that I will pour out my spirit all flesh your sons and your daughters shall prophesy your old men shall dream dreams your young men shall see visions that leaves the delegate of a relegated only to old people are not leaving him below are only the mineral and women either I'm going to be raising up the gift of prophecy and the last days regardless of any of those distinctions also to make sure it's clear for it and also on my menservants and ninety eight sermons I will pour out my Spirit in those days this is the property of just before the coming of Jesus the final date of birth histories that there will be not there might be other good beer should be reflected to be there will be an outpouring of the Holy Spirit specifically in the gift of prophecy the fact that the Chapter twenty four makes the implicit argument Jesus himself page nine sixty in your pew Bible when Jesus is looking at in fun events he specifically calls out profits first twenty four we got every get to read this carefully but notice what he saying he says for false Christ's violated the false Christ does that mean that there's a true price yes there is a true price of the antichrist the false rhetoric of Christ and the fall flat profits will rise and show great signs and wonders to do what they deceive if possible even the elect see I have told you before it so if someone's going to counterfeit something doesn't there have to be in original it is to be a false doesn't have to be a true white university account of the thirteen dollar bill resilient all right the goal of the counterfeit is the innovator real thing prices and meatballs Christ on the real price is false prophets that means that in the last days there will be true prophets the biblical so far for the Bible ever sainted the gift is already expired it just ran out of God 's adopted the Bible says exactly the only bit of the enzymes will be an increase of this if the prophecy now the Bible tells us how to distinguish true from false because the end of lays the groundwork benefits of an double purpose to deceive we better know how to tell the difference is true the Bible also gives us that were to get back to that in just a little bit let me show you something I find just fascinating it's called God 's prophets the pattern is on the next page on the backside by the property value God has a way don't get remembers Amos chapter three surely the sovereign Lord God doesn't not saying unless he reveals his secret to his servants the prophets so any major thing anything that God has planning action he's going to take any work used good accomplished he has a way of communicate promises to communicate to his people through profits then how he does that is passing what you'll see is a pattern where long before the foretold event comes he has the first person say a predictive profit right is good predict long ahead the prediction profit but way on the other end as that profit these coming true or about to come true God will raise up another prophet who said nothing they prophesied back to is now underway a so you had the prediction profit way before it happens long before it happens and then you have the present truth prophet who raised up to say this is happening now that make sense for every ton the Lord God does something he does it in this way for example was the very first profit in the Bible really the first problem I will thank you and how do we know because the Bible says so go to a Jew a little bitty sliver of the book right before revelation June fourteen is so short that you don't have chapters one page in the Bible June fourteen but has a lot of power in June June fourteen this can be paid eleven seventy three in your pew Bible it says now in a the seventh from Adam anything while it's pretty long from Adam but really I mean Adam lived nine hundred and thirty years he not only saw his kids and grandkids but also and Great Britain are granted no clearly I was still alive that Connie Mrs. within Adams lifetime and Adam was the very first person okay so this is very early on in Earth 's history now in it the seventh from Adam did what prophesy first reference of the earliest profit inscription prophesy about these men the men of Judah speaking of it and there's some rascals and scoundrels region fourteen and he read the book of Jude bad people being talked about but notice what any thoughts on your prophesied about these men also saying behold the Lord comes with ten fouls and out ten thousands of his saints to execute judgment on all to convict all the ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they had committed in an ungodly way and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against him now in the seventh from Adam very early on is looking and then replace the gasket with Izzy looking at the first coming of Jesus no he is looking at the second you Jesus write the great day of the Lord which will institute inaugurate that great millennium with the destruction of the wicked looking out of the final execution of judgment is not looking to Christ coming to the humble babe and to be rejected by men he's coming with ten thousand things to execute judgment you looking way up in time from the beginning of time you looking at the end of time that alone is fascinating but obviously it was a trusted prophet of God seventh from Adam the highway that framework because we go back to the book of Genesis now and see what all even prophesied about you clearly by Lori tells us he prophesied about the second coming of Jesus but is it possible is a quite plausible that he also prophesied about some things closer to his time I believe yes back of the book of Genesis chapter five just as justified at the page by the pew Bible we read about this in character in verse twenty five I miss our twenty one in a live sixty five years and be God 's was that guy who's alone now Methuselah has the great distinction of being the longest lived person who is ever born and die however he is not the longest lived human being longest with human being is enough because he is still going now Methuselah however was born to unit when it was sixty five years old and apparently that was quite significant as recorded in Scripture and why verse twenty two and after he begot Methuselah and it did what walked with God three hundred years so clearly that the birth of Phoenix something rather was very significant and mark the transition here he walks with God another three hundred years that is not to say he had been walk with God before but after you begin with usually walks another three hundred years of justice after three hundred years the Lord and had sons and daughters this is not like often a convent somewhere away from the world isolated hermit life you still having a normal life but he has a very intense walk with God as it describes here goes on to say so all the days of unit with three hundred and sixty five years and in the walk with God and he was not for God took him down it gives the woman she reports having prophesied about the second coming but also I believe there's a prophecy truck right here in this genealogy and that is in the name of his firstborn son Methuselah must lose a lot is actually a combination name of a couple different words basically doubling of phrases wrapped up in the meaning of Methuselah one being when he dies and the other being it will be sent a basically Methuselah is a billboard that says when I die it's going to come at the weird thing to name your child unless you have a particular reason to do so now what's very interesting is a good genesis chapter seven now of course in Genesis chapter six using the degradation of the earth and it becomes so with the Lord decides to wipe them out with the great flood of water but of course he has a Savior ready for the nineties yielded by the name of know what any build the ark that anyone is welcome to come on board right and it tells us in chapter seven in verse eleven how old know was when the flood was sent in the six hundredth year of Noah's life the second month seventeen then a month on that day all the bounds of the great deep were broken up the windows of heaven were opened rain was on the earth forty days and forty nights in the six hundredth year of Noah's life why is that significant well we can go on and actually if you were to do an interesting thing you can add up the genealogy from Methuselah to know what the fourth Methuselah is the longest lived individually and then die any live nine hundred and sixty nine years which when you add them up just happens to bring you to the six hundredth year of Noah's life so they year with Mozilla died the flood was sent there was a prophecy about the coming destruction of the world from the index this prophet of God of the Bible are described in in his son 's name but there was a lot that when he dies it will be sent and that very year it was sent down the Lord didn't just give nine hundred and sixty nine years earlier because by the way did you know the day and the hour that the Google is going to die no but you can certainly start to see it winding down her face which I'm guessing is old it was kind of an and ought on awkwardly toxic is that this was still I guess I'm still here but it's getting closer and closer now that was the predictive profit but did the Lord raise up someone to say hey this long predicted event is now about to happen course no note was a preacher of righteousness a hundred when using building the Ark right full of beautiful people the animals come in supernatural evidence to make that one last plea but only he and his family came in by the way let's not throw no too far under the bus or this case I get on the boat because at least he got his own family and now the significance of that to me is only dawning on me now as I have children right now I hope that through my preaching some souls will be saved I hope but in my own personal life I want my family as we can say many didn't get anybody else on the Boboli Lisa got his own family and in the last and open the final analysis that's a pretty good record right so that was the great spacer lift sophomore God does nothing unless he reveals his secret to service a profit with look at a Genesis chapter fifteen were to see this pattern it of how the Lord communicates his will to the prophets is sustained all throughout Scripture Genesis chapter fifteen just after fifteen speaking to Abram Corsi 's later notice Abraham at this point he's just a broom chapter fifteen of the page twelve in your pew Bible the Lord gives a prophecy of a long ahead of time something is going happen it explains to him in Genesis chapter fifteen in verse thirteen then he said to Abram know certainly that your descendents will be strangers in the land that is not theirs and will serve them and they will afflict them four hundred years so before he's even had a child of promise before you have it so all the property about what's going to happen to his descendents bigotry strangers bigamy mistreated as the last for four hundred years now where's to get a little technical four hundred years from this point four hundred thirty years from his original call back and exited by Genesis chapter twelve and from the time of that silly exit is when they were taken about each of his four hundred years from the fifty and four hundred and thirty years in Genesis chapter twelve but noticed that at this chapter twelve with the children of Israel finally come about Egypt of course the Lord raised up a prophet to do this work in the party scene from the book of Hosea the children as were brought up out of Egypt by profit and that individual 's name was Moses Exodus chapter twelve look now at verse thirty one hundred forty one axis twelve forty one while seven were sporting now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years and it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years on that very same day it came to pass that all the Army of the Lord without the land of Egypt but had predicted profit and Abraham and the present truth profit in Moses go to Jeremiah chapter twenty five this is a prophecy we've seen a few times already in the series analyses page seventy five all of you see it in the light of how God uses profits to convey his will Jeremiah typically fiber start with verse eight therefore thus says the Lord of hosts behold you have not heard my words people I will send all take all the families of the North says the Lord and Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon my servant and will bring them against Ms. Landon against its inhabitants against these nations all around will utterly destroy them and make them in astonishment missing perpetual desolation moreover I will take from the voice of mirth of the voice of gladness the voice of the bridegroom and the voice of the bride 's out of the millstones in the light of the lamp and this whole land shall be a desolation and astonishment in these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years by the way is he speaking of prophetic timer literals on your literal time there's no other symbolism use their whatsoever he said his name is Nebuchadnezzar is the king of Babylon is the compass direction and timing can be seventy years very patently clear specific to that timeframe or seventy years later when it's time to go in Chapter nine few books to the right Daniel chapter nine page eight sixty seventy if you Bible Daniel chapter nine in the first year of Darius the son of service of the lineage of the means now without of the time about London Meetup version of virus and control was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans in the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by the books the number of years specified by the word of the Lord through Jeremiah the prophet they should accomplish seventy years in the dissolution of installations of Jerusalem so that seventy year Babylonian captivity had been prophesied by Jeremiah years before it happened then during the seventy year captivity Daniel experienced it and as it was about to be released the other way Daniel is praying and get the property about the next thing to come there's a pattern that is a predictive profit and present truth profit then you separate fourteen wow Daniel a much longer time prophecy about the longest time prophecy in the Bible Daniel eight fourteen page eight sixty six NE said to me for two thousand three hundred days then shall the sanctuary be cleared now did the Lord raised up someone to put in eighteen forty four when that one terminated didn't the Lord raise up someone to bear a message about this coming conclusion to this prophecy yes no many seven Dennis with they are hobbits Ellen G White worked on the algae what will he say something Ellen G White did not prophesy any time before the great is when but someone did name is William Miller the Lord raised up his messenger Ms. White makes it patently clear view trusted her writings were limited to just a minute she says he was the messenger the Lord raised up with this message he studied Scripture went from being an Deist as we talked about earlier to a believer by simply studying the word of God and letting it interpret itself a stumbled upon this does this Daniel chapter eight verse fourteen prophecy of eighteen forty four and hid his mind the world 's going to end the sanctuaries can be cleansed in the sanctuary is the surf and the cleansing agent must be fire eyes of the Lord to come and cleanse the earth and he is a should be absolutely certain of the fact that Jesus is coming back soon and very soon others start to believe his message we have a whole Lotta history work is skipping over here but other start of leave his message and they come down they study the Bible to study the Bible they find out the dip in October twenty two eighteen forty four is the day of atonement on the calendar and in eighteen forty four of course would be the fulfillment of the twenty three hundred years Jesus is coming now they got the event wrong timing spot on timing was spot on William Miller and others boldly about this truth bringing the present truth of this twenty three hundred year judgment to light now with his wife and eldest was really can't open it was to be the punchline right now because we still have that prophecy of any seventh from Adam who prophesied about the second coming of the Lord William Miller thought he was preaching of the second Lord but he was inadvertently breaching about the beginning of the judgment in eighteen forty four the heavenly judgment but again we had this in prophecy go to Mark chapter thirteen through March thirteen verse thirty two does anyone know when Jesus is coming no but we do know that it's going to be soon Jesus makes is clear Mark thirteen thirty two but of that day and hour no one knows not even the angels in heaven nor the son but only the father now does that mean the known will know anything notice me no one will know anything he just simply means we won't know a specific day and hour the specific timing the copulation of the dates however I believe the Lord has raised up in this last day remnant movement the gift of prophecy just as he foretold Joe just as the Bible looks forward to in the book of Revelation how they would be this gift of the prophet amongst God 's people just before Jesus comes again and I believe firmly that that manifestation what the genuine spirit of prophecy is manifest that demonstrated in the work of Ellen G White now let me give you some reasons why don't let's go back now the thing we skipped over how you test that you probably know you got no problem I guess accepting no as a prophet of God no problem with Moses no propaganda no problem John the Baptist but what about people who are you know don't have a book in the Bible by late winter profits during the Bible time you never had a book in the Bible as a noncanonical profit they might even written books but they just didn't make it in the Bible that doesn't make them any less of a profit the Lord just chose not to include their works in the Bible that would be technically a literary noncanonical profit in fact you have nonliterary noncanonical review begin writing anything didn't get anything included in the Scriptures again we come back to John the Baptist a nonliterary we know nothing of what he ever wrote with no evidence the ever wrote a book 's ministry was very very short but Jesus called the greatest of all profits why was he the greatest of all the prophets by the was it because his ministry was a long know that he wrote the most books no as he told the most future events no because he pointed instead Jesus is right there Jesus is coming right he was the subject matter of his prophetic gift that made his the grace he says I am simply showing you behold the Lamb of God a nonliterary noncanonical profit is not unheard of however I believe in this wife is not all that categorically that she is a literary noncanonical profit while she was alive she spoke things but she has since passed away but that doesn't mean they're not me with her words do not live on in her writing just as the rest of Scripture continues to live on speak the Bible called the living and active sharper than any two edged sword it wasn't just the living word of God while the authors were still alive the words themselves are inspired of the Lord and he continues on there is a message that God has to his people today that testing a profit first Thessalonians chapter five verse twenty eight eleven thirty seven in your pew Bible very simply gives us this good counsel this good principle to follow the rule of thumb it says do not despise what prophecy now does that mean to accept anything that comes along the claims that have a prophetic message no because ability to be true and never be false so what you should need to do is neither reject prophecy out of hand nor accepted carte blanche apparently what you should do is use discernment do not despise prophecies but what would we do with them test all things and hold fast that which is good that would be some good and some bad some truth in some false some genuine and some counterfeit don't reject them all and don't accept them all test them all and hold fast that which is good but that's logical yet it now with you the Bible that if he told his detested you would imagine of the Bible would provide those appropriate tests how the world needs as a prophet does the writing make you feel good that better not be the test is really interesting writing never very nice boy so their melodious as we speak you but do you judge a profit by their their appearance but it looks Satan himself transformed into an angel of light I'm definitely making sounds really smooth and really musical can write a nice bowl the mean is good I mean even more dangerous what we want is biblical truth so first of all the Bible gives us several test other or more test than this would be the name for test that are often used to test whether a person prophetic gift is genuine or not number one Isaiah chapter eight in verse twenty page six sixty one in your pew Bible their messages must agree with Scripture again as a twenty cents to the law into the testimony if they do not speak according to this word it is because there is no light in them this is to me one of them are obviously several year but one of the most important you cannot get away from this message if God raises up the profits to be a spokesman for him then that profit better well harmonize with the prophets became before not because the profits are all the same they can be from different ages be different languages but the message is the same right to say Holy Spirit inspired Moses inspired John Wright the beginning the Bible in the Bible and God is going to have a lasting profit those messages need to harmonize with the already been given it cannot go in a different direction and contradict what God has given so first of all you compared to Scripture anytime someone says I have a water property are I am talking a hated out-of-pocket monarchical love it out of pocket on the test it the very first thing you do is open your Bible does this whatever the thing the person is saying corresponded with previously given and given Scripture always agrees with itself by the way if there was anyone if there is passes this test with flying colors with the great controversy page five ninety five this is the one of the major books written this is white on will have a people upon the earth to maintain the what the Bible and the Bible only as the standard of all doctrines of the basis of all reform did Mrs. White expect people to build doctrines off of her writings alone know they should harmonize with Scripture but go back to Scripture and say if they are thus that the Lord back she goes on to say as the only 's as the standard of all doctrines the basis of all reforms the opinions of learned men the deductions of science like it justice as one through eleven because scientists lowdown site has been wrong about some stuff pictures never missed once a the deductions of science the creeds or decisions of ecclesiastical councils that his church bodies and church councils while the church that so I guess it's true slowdown of the degree with Scripture this is the creative decisions of ecclesiastical councils as numerous and discordant as all the churches which they represent the voice of the majority what everyone thinks it's trail does that make it right no the voice of the majority not one nor all of these should be regarded as evidence for or against any point of religious faith and wealth example of science degrees with it and everybody thinks so and the church says is true and learned men that's their opinion now I combine all of those does that make it true though not necessarily that could be true but what makes something true or false is not whether smart people think so or churches say so or opinion always as her traditions as a popular public something true is whether God 's word sports at their parent appear that it was you that before accepting any doctrine or precept we should demand a plane bus saith the Lord in its support Ms. White saw herself the messenger of the Lord but never once accepted suspected people as they will I said that the don't look in your Bible none in a note many think of I fatal because it's found in the Bible and you can look for yourself test all things and hold fast that which is good passes that test with flying colors prophecies come true by noticing spirit regret what if part of the prophetic role even if a minor part of it but if it ever involves telling the future that event better come true right now Deuteronomy chapter eight to eighteen verses twenty one and twenty two Deuteronomy the Bible chapter eight team sailors one seems the most simple of all expectations but verse twenty one and if we say if you say in your heart how shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken how can we determine the troop levels as the desperate twenty two when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord if the thing does not happen or come to pass that is the of that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken the prophet has spoken it presumptuously you shall not be afraid of them but some of that I believe this is going to happen and you watch it not happen you don't be afraid of the next thing he says to be fine don't be afraid of them he spoken presumptuously bespoke ahead of himself now most of Mrs. White's writing was not foretelling the future it was just forth telling the message the Lord had for her regardless it was the future of Iraq but there were occasions when she was given insight into events to come we just give you couple examples erect any notes January twelfth eighteen sixty one Jenna vision in Parksville Michigan right here in the great state of Michigan she's record this is after the service was going on their Sabbath service people are making sport of the success secession ordinance of South Carolina is the before the Civil War broke out apparently the north people were laughing it off the little states defeating and that adorable was go down there like the last I will stop stop stop stop most people view the Civil War is not really going to be war more of a police action maybe a little tough weekend Dallas outlets Bennett people are making sport of the secession ordinance of South Carolina but I have just been shown that a large number of states are going to join that state and there will be a most terrible war and she does she continue to say that there are those in this house lulu sons in that war when she returned at a later date to the same church as there were some people who pointed her that day was ridiculously never hurt you just demonstrated you're not a true prophet they came back and apologized Syria because of those some of those very people have lost sons in that war happen again by the way September one nineteen oh two 's from a manuscript you are well equipped tent meeting should be held in the large cities such as San Francisco civility San Francisco there needs to be an urgent work in San Francisco now why for not long hence these cities will suffer under the judgments of God San Francisco and Oakland are becoming as Sodom and Gomorrah and the Lord will visit the McGrath 's nineteen oh two becoming the sun shortly thereafter there was a great earthquake in San Francisco and what was destroyed by the earthquake was ravaged by the fire that followed and you look back and said that his sister you find out that there was massive work huge endeavor is going on in San Francisco the turn-of-the-century that were never started again because the fire and earthquake completely 's to shut everything and she was saying beforehand we need to work there now because something is about to happen from I believe she passes the second test with flying colors once again forced first John chapter four page eleven seventy if you Bible gives another test of true versus false inspiration from the Lord first John chapter four page eleven seventy new people starting verse one beloved this seems to be the same thing missing do not believe every spirit but test the spirits whether they are of God same thing with the ligand but here's the test is being articulated this time because many false profits are gone out into the world by this you know the Spirit of God every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ is come of flesh is not of God and this is the spirit of the antichrist that you've heard was coming is now already in the world of course begins like Christ doesn't want to focus on Jesus Christ it was to use the trappings of Jesus Christ to bring glory and honor to its a true prophet will not do that it will make Christ the burden of its work it will make Christ the center of everything he will lift of Jesus Christ and not draw people to itself Jesus Christ the center notice this page of the iPod there are just so many so many so many submitting efferent references this one this is one of just all of references you give birth demonstrating that Ms. White writings were always centered on Jesus our icon page sixty Christ character and work is the center and circumference of all truth is big of a circle right is the center point and he saw Soviet point is the beginning and the end he's the whole thing the center and the circumference of all truth he is the chain upon which the jewels of doctrine are linked by the wave you ever preach a doctrine that doesn't have any connection with Jesus Christ you haven't preached the doctrine you preach an opinion you might priest a theory but you haven't preach the truth as it is in Jesus very clearly here he is the chain upon which the jeweled doctrinally in hand is found the complete system of truth everything must be centered in Jesus for seventy years that was the ultimate aim of this moment was to lift up Jesus Christ and simply relay messages given her by him and finally fruit inspection now what are called to judge people right I will clear the judge not lest ye be judged however we should be discerning and look at the evidence in the life to see if it matches up with the profession of the mouse right we are called to inspect fruit in fact Jesus himself gives this one Matthew chapter seven page nine forty one in your pew Bible Matthew chapter seven nine forty one starting the first of Dean Jackson Jesus says beware of false prophets over and over these always beware of false prophets again reiterated there should be true beware of false prophets who come to you in sheep 's clothing but inwardly they are ravenous wolves the interesting thing is they will come to you in sheep 's clothing right the look lamb like but inside of the ravenous wolves there they dress up as prayed with her actually creditors like the beast from the earth as horns like a lamb but speaks like a dragon 's false Jews that beware of false prophets coming from you in sheep 's clothing and inwardly they are ravenous wolves you will know them by their what fruits you will know them by their fruits do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from vessels in that it is a beautiful thing about the creation story every time you make something it's according to its kind has seated according to Skype every time you plan an Apple and Apple tree comes up right apple seeds produce apple trees every time if I went to an apple tree can I pick off a peach I would call the newspaper that would be groundbreaking stop the presses news never happen and she says it's just that consistent and personal life whatever comes out is an evidence of what's already in inwardly they get a ravenous wolves what comes out of them watch for what comes out not just the professionals they look like a stone but watch the trajectory of their LifeLock watch the character of what may develop in those who take their messages when they become watch the fruit as it comes off the tree even sober seventeen every good tree bears good fruit but a bad tree bears bad fruit a good tree cannot bear bad for nor can a bad tree bear good fruit every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown the buyer therefore by their fruits you will know them this is from Jesus himself fruit inspection fruit inspection and I can only tell you that for this when you're disconnected Facebook groups to see if they're good by the way the biblical principle to the Bible says when it comes to the Lord himself some thirty four verse eight O taste and see that the Lord is what good that you can stand off objectively look rabbit unless you actually give it a shot you'll never know doing good and evil second Chronicles chapter twenty verse twenty Bible simply says believe his prophets and you shall prosper so I would challenge you to do something if you have questions and you're unsure you don't want to dismiss out of hand presumptively nor do you want to accept something that's false and you want to test for yourself whether this particular gift is truly manifested in our time the gift of prophecy as evidenced in the ministry of Ellen G White pick up one of her books and read it and start inspecting the fruit taste of yourself really don't take my word for it and I hope you trust me but not that much that you put your journal like a window pick up a book and read give it a shot if you would like a book from the writing will give you a free one funny well tonight stop by the resources will give you a book from the writings of his life giving several different options take your pick but read what ever it is contested see the matches up with Scripture see the accurate in his predictions see if it fits all the criteria outlined from the Scripture itself and test all I hope that which is good I believe with all of my heart that if you give it an honest taste test you will see that indeed it passes every test and it is good friends the Lord is not in his last days of these could do something he always communities through service of profits and I believe Jesus is about to do something the biggest thing you've ever done coming in I believe the Lord has a present truth messenger in manifested in the seventh episode I would challenge you to taste for yourself and see that is good at that presentation make the appraisal of the star has for wherever heavenly father I want to ask you to bless us tonight Lord help us to test all things whether to preaching or teaching or yes even the gift of prophecy we trust you where the profit is invalid legitimate thing but we also know that false prophets snowboard guide us in determining the true from the counterfeit the original from the fall so Lord as we do that help is not harden our hearts nor be overtly naïve but help us to simply ask the believe your Holy Spirit compare all things to Scripture and what ever is good Lord help us hold onto her negative light is one lesson that in her ear will pray for very a media was wrought by audio errors in a website dedicated to spreading God 's word through reading sermon audio and much more we would like to know more about our universe is more assertive in www. nonanswers .org

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