The People of the Loud Cry Part 2

Gaining that Nature

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

The people of the loud cry, we want to be them and so we have a mission. A mission of a different variety that many churches think it’s going to be. The mission is at this present time is to gain a nature that is going to meet with the expectation of the people that God is expecting to give the loud cry. It is a small and obscure people. They need to meet the demand of what the loud cry is revealed as in Revelation 18. It’s revealed as a loud cry.

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory. 2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird. 3 For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies. 4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

That final loud cry is verse 4 to arouse all the people that are Gods people in Babylon to come out. That is the grand final cry but notice it is associated with the angel and the angel of Revelation 18 is also having great power and the earth was lightened with his glory. The whole earth was lightened with that glory. We want to appreciate what this representation is in the living reality because no one sees this angel. It is the people that proclaim the message. That other voice from heaven, what is all this if we are going to be participant with all this? As you read verses 1 to 3 you can see how Seventh Day Adventists have come up with the idea that they have this enormous work to do to enlighten the whole world with this missionary outreach and so there is this push and urging of everyone doing missionary work. Go and do it, we have to fulfill this statement, this church must move forward with power and there is this mentality that every organisation is labouring to press the members into that kind of activity. It is easy to understand how and why people come across with that mentality. The book Great Controversy identifies that it is a movement of people. Just like the first, second and third angels being movements. The Seventh Day Adventist church was the movement which was symbolised by the third angel.

Of Babylon, at the time brought to view in this prophecy, it is declared: “Her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.” Revelation 18:5. She has filled up the measure of her guilt, and destruction is about to fall upon her. But God still has a people in Babylon; and before the visitation of His judgments these faithful ones must be called out, that they partake not of her sins and “receive not of her plagues.” Hence the movement symbolized by the angel coming down from heaven, lightening the earth with his glory and crying mightily with a strong voice, announcing the sins of Babylon. In connection with his message the call is heard: “Come out of her, My people.” These announcements, uniting with the third angel’s message, constitute the final warning to be given to the inhabitants of the earth. {GC 604.1}

In giving the final warning to the inhabitants of the earth, the final warning, there is a movement delineated here. This is not just a loose knit thing it is a movement. This is the question now, we have a movement which is going to be big enough or strong enough to equate with the description given.

The question of most vital importance for this time is, “Who is on the Lord’s side? Who will unite with the angel in giving the message of truth to the world? Who will receive the light that is to fill the whole earth with its glory?” {RH, November 5, 1889 par. 12}

This is not a take it or leave it situation, the destiny of souls hangs upon this.

You must remember that this angel represents the people that have this message to give to the world. Are you among that people? {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

Here is no independent mindedness, it is people functioning as a movement and that we need to be part of and it is of most vital importance that we are on the right side. We need to understand how this is going to pan out in our experience if we say yes Lord I want to be among that people. What to do to ensure that I can be among that people? Look at the scope that is suggested. The Revelation 18:1 has great power and the whole earth is lightened with his glory. This is an enormous task. For the whole earth to be enlightened with his glory we see an enlargement.

Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

We may read this and say this is too big. The knowledge of the glory of God is going to cover the earth like the sea water covers the earth. With this scope in mind it said the earth is going to be covered with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord. What is this glory that the whole earth is going to be covered with? How will they come to spread it? We know what the glory of the Lord is. It is his character. How on earth can the knowledge of his character be spread across the earth as the waters cover the sea?

Isaiah 59:21 As for me, this [is] my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that [is] upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed’s seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

Here is an important activity that is the everlasting covenant that he has promised to Abraham which has come into fulfillment through the work of Jesus, the planting of Jesus in the heart and that gospel message is portrayed in that little statement that God will put into the heart and mouth of his people his righteousness and when he has achieved that he says;

Isaiah 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. 3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.

Here is the activity by which these people will be operating to cover with the earth with the knowledge of the glory of God. It is God working in them so that he can say now that I’ve worked in you, now you can arise and shine because your light is come. The earth is covered with gross darkness and now God says in contrast to the gross darkness the earth is going to be covered with the knowledge of the righteousness sand the glory of God by these people and the gentiles shall come to thy light. We are to understand our mission and I am showing from scripture what it takes to gain a nature that he can use to say arise and shine. What is going to happen in your experience? This is our aim.

God cannot glorify His name through His people while they are leaning upon man and making flesh their arm. {5T 729.1}

God cannot cover the earth with his glory while this is going on.

Their present state of weakness will continue until Christ alone shall be exalted; until, with John the Baptist, they shall say from a humble and reverent heart: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Words have been given me to speak to the people of God: “Lift Him up, the Man of Calvary. Let humanity stand back, that all may behold Him in whom their hopes of eternal life are centered. Says the prophet Isaiah: ‘Unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.’ Let the church and the world look upon their Redeemer. Let every voice proclaim with John: ‘Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.'” {5T 729.1}

It is to the thirsting soul that the fountain of living waters is open. God declares: “I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground.” To souls that are earnestly seeking for light and that accept with gladness every ray of divine illumination from His holy word, to such alone light will be given. It is through these souls that God will reveal that light and power which will lighten the whole earth with His glory. {5T 729.2}

Who alone is going to be the agent and the agency that God can display that glory? It is the thirsty soul. If people are not thirsty and saying I’m rich and increased with goods with need of nothing, how can God use them? It is those demonstrated in the previous study that they are really conscious of their condition and they are craving and thirsting for the mercy of God and it is through these that God’s glory will be covering the whole earth. We see something that introduces us to the mission that we have. What is the mission? To be thirsty and to crave for the light and to embrace it doing exactly what John the Baptist said, here is the lamb of God, he was an example of what we need to occupy ourselves by.

What was John the Baptist experience and what is ours as such a time as this as thirsting people and through whom Gods glory is going to be seen? Arise and shine because the glory of God has arisen upon thee. It will be seen, not heard. These are all essential words to pick up the picture. To be seen’ not merely given and addressed as a theory to the world around by the preaching of the subject matter, it is something beyond that. How are the people of God going to convince the world of the glory of God? What is the strongest argument that can convince even skeptics? We want to be part of those people but we must gain such a nature. This is why it is so important if we really are these people, we are thirsting and we need to know how the Lord is going to satisfy that thirst. If you want to influence the whole world it is our own character and experience that determines our influence upon others.

It is our own character and experience that determine our influence upon others. In order to convince others of the power of Christ’s grace, we must know its power in our own hearts and lives. {MH 469.3}

You can only give to others what you have got. You can’t give what you haven’t got. You can give what you know about it but it’s not good enough. You must have it. The power must be your experience and it must be demonstrable.

The gospel we present for the saving of souls must be the gospel by which our own souls are saved. Only through a living faith in Christ as a personal Saviour is it possible to make our influence felt in a skeptical world. {MH 469.3}

What is a skeptical world? Gross darkness. To make the gross darkness feel this power, it is only by the living faith in Christ as a personal saviour to make them feel this. They have heard the descriptions and watched the film ‘The Passion’. They have seen all that. Does it make any difference? Is that a demonstration of the glory of god? It must be seen in a people and so the whole earth is going to be covered with all this only in a living faith in Christ as a personal saviour.

If we would draw sinners out of the swift-running current, our own feet must be firmly set upon the Rock, Christ Jesus. {MH 469.3}

Now comes the real detail of it.

The badge of Christianity is not an outward sign, {MH 470.1}

Not a name that this is the church and we have a name for the church, that in itself has no bearing on it. The badge of Christianity is not the outward sign.

…not the wearing of a cross or a crown, but it is that which reveals the union of man with God. {MH 470.1}

You can see what is my mission, it is to get into a proper deep intimate union.

By the power of His grace manifested in the transformation of character the world is to be convinced that God has sent His Son as its Redeemer. No other influence that can surround the human soul has such power as the influence of an unselfish life. {MH 470.1}

To convince a world in darkness, you must demonstrate a life of total unselfishness. Movements will bring these people forward.

The strongest argument in favor of the gospel is a loving and lovable Christian. {MH 470.1}

You want arguments to convince people? Can you succeed? It’s amazing and we scratch our heads why can’t they see? Because the real power is a demonstration of a people who are loving and lovable Christians. That is the strongest argument that after you have laid all your other arguments in place that they can see these people are like that. That is convincing.

Thus will the truth be brought into practical life, and thus will be answered the prayer of Christ. The love of Christ, the love of our brethren, will testify to the world that we have been with Jesus and learned of Him. Then will the message of the third angel swell to a loud cry, and the whole earth will be lightened with the glory of the Lord. {6T 401.1}

When? When the love of Christ and the love of our brethren will be in place in activity in living exercise. To gain a glory that will be demonstrable by a company of people, a movement, a movement of people that amalgamate and function together that have the demonstration of a love that only exists in heaven on earth among themselves, that is where God wants us to be according to these statement. To gain this we have studied in the past we have to have love among the brethren and then all sorts of things arise and we have tackled problems and difficulties and people say look at how they get along with each other as they know how Christianity is meant to be. When they see a company of people not torn apart they may say you are like a lot of tin soldiers all doing the same thing but when they see love, when that which motivates us to do and think the same way is a love that is not human, that is convincing.  The strongest argument is a loving and lovable Christian.

If you think about this, we are going to be tested individually and stand for our faith alone. At the end of this when I deal with the entirety of what the loud cry really is and the circumstances of it, we will see yes that is the only way it can happen. As each is standing for the people to see, the whole world will say they are all over the earth individuals standing in defense of the truth and they will say they are everywhere and they are only a little company. Recall the story of Gideon? The great multitude in the valley surrounded Gideon’s army of only 300. God will bring about a situation that he will have a people who are individuals who are faithful across the world. They will cover the earth, the glory of the Lord that they shine out. It will be like Gideon soldiers with their lanterns. It is bright all around, there is light all over the place. This is what is true and what it is about. What is my present task and experience that I must intelligently engage in to let this happen? What is going to happen in my circumstances that I must harmonise with? Or the providence that God surrounds me with.

How to Gain that Experience

It is Gods spirit that will do this work upon you.

Joel 2:23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately, and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former rain, and the latter rain in the first [month].

In the margin it says of the former rain moderately? A teacher of righteousness according to righteousness. This outpouring of the latter rain is that you are under the teacher of righteousness. But this is a teacher of righteousness not in the way we imagine it to be someone telling us what righteousness is about. It is a teacher of righteousness according to righteousness. Here is a message that is going to create righteousness. It is the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Joel 2:28 And it shall come to pass afterward, [that] I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

2:29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit.

This is going to be the Holy Spirits power.

The third angel’s message must go over the land, and awaken the people, and call their attention to the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. Another angel unites his voice with the third angel, and the earth is lighted with its glory. The light increases, and it shines out to all the nations of the earth. It is to go forth as a light that burneth. It will be attended with great power, until its golden beams have fallen upon every tongue, every people, and every nation upon the face of the whole earth. Let me ask you, What you are doing to prepare for this work {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

Here is the lead in our consideration. What’s my mission? Under inspiration we are asked what are you doing to prepare for this work? Here is our mission, prepare.

Are you building for eternity? You must remember that this angel represents the people that have this message to give to the world. Are you among that people? Do you really believe that this work in which we are engaged is truly the third angel’s message? If so, then you understand that we have a mighty work to do, and that we ought to be about it. {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

It’s not just hearing about it and doing something to tell other people about it, it is a work of preparing and has something to do with my own inward soul.

We must sanctify ourselves by a strict obedience to the truth, placing ourselves in right relation to God and his work. As the truth goes forth, Satan intensifies his zeal to defeat its progress by presenting pleasing delusions. {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

Isn’t that what has been happening?

As we urge the truth, he urges his errors. He will stir up his agents, in view of the coming of the Lord, to go out and cry, “Lo! here is Christ, and lo! there is Christ.” And here arises this superstition, and there arises that heresy. And tell me, what are we to do about it? {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

Can you see it’s been happening? Here is this is the church, here is Christ means here is the body of Christ. Every one claims to be the body of Christ and as everyone is claiming to be the body of Christ under these pleasing delusions, there arises a superstitions amongst a certain company and then there arises a heresy somewhere else and everyone is saying here is and there is Christ. What are we to do about it?

I will tell you: we can become familiar, with the Bible, and read what saith the Lord. Not only the ministers but all who love and fear God are to do the Master’s work; and that is to let the light that he has given you shine before all. Here are two companies; one of them is being bound in bundles to burn, the other is being bound by the cords of truth and love. {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

Bundles, companies? Bundles all over the place, can’t we see it? What bundle are we of? We are also a bundle. Which company am I in? It is of vital importance whose side we are on. This is the seriousness of the time. The other company is bound, what are they bound by? They are bound by the cords of truth and love.

Satan is binding his followers with the work of iniquity; Christ is binding together his people in love and faith in the keeping of his commandments. And this work will increase more and more, and Satan will work to divide and separate God’s people one from the other. {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

You can see it all around you. It is directly what is written here and it was written a long time ago and people are in a different world of expectation and it is all a fulfilment of what is written. There is division and separation wherever you look.

And while he is doing this kind of work, be careful that none of you are found helping him. {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

Helping him as he is trying to tear and cause division.

We want to put away our cold-heartedness, and let love, tender compassion, true courtesy, and the spirit of tenderness come into our midst. Here we are in the waiting time, in the day of God’s preparation. {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

When I read these statements before I thought we were to be doing missionary work, no preparing. The first and foremost priority is preparation so we can do the missionary work right because the loud cry is doing it right, not just missionary work.

Here in this world we are to fit up for these great trials that are soon coming upon us. . {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

Be needed to be fitted up very quickly now.

And yet some of us act as though we had a whole millennium before us in which to accomplish the work. But, says the text, “Watch and pray; for ye know not when the time is.” And what Christ said to his disciples, I say unto you, “Take ye heed, watch and pray,” that when the Master comes to reckon with his servants, you may receive from him the crown of life laid up for the overcomer, and rejoice with him in his kingdom. {RH, August 18, 1885 par. 14}

Are you among that people? Are you doing a work while at the same time Satan is doing his same work and there is a bundling together in bundles under some heresy of some superstition and are you saying which bundle am I and you wonder what am I supposed to do? It is the Holy Spirit that I have to yield to as he is trying to put the gospel reality into my heart and lips. What is this whole thing of the latter rain? What is the reality of the latter rain? The teacher of righteousness according to righteousness in the midst of all the false doctrines and superstition and an error or heresy there?

Deuteronomy 2:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. 2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: 3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. 4 [He is] the Rock, his work [is] perfect: for all his ways [are] judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right [is] he. .

How is this done? As the rain falls and is absorbed into the plants so is the doctrine of the teacher of righteousness according to righteousness to sink into our soul and then the character, the glory of god will be inside and it will shine among Gods people. As we sense the truth that the holy spirit has imparted and the truth given under the three angels messages ever since 1844. We are living today in a time where those beautiful truths have been twisted here and there a little error here and there and people are bundling around those errors. Here is the teacher of righteousness according to righteousness and what are we to do under that outpouring of the holy spirit? Sr White is writing to a people that had the true principles of Adventism;

Suppose we try daily to have our hearts united in the bonds of Christian love. “I have somewhat against thee,” says the True Witness, “because thou hast left thy first love” (Revelation 2:4). And He says, “Except thou repent,” “I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place” (Revelation 2:5). Why?–Because in our separation from one another we are separated from Christ. We want to press together. {2SM 374.2}

As we press together you will see little things that niggle. Little things here and there. If you feed the niggle, if you feed the negativity, Satan will be able to keep you cool and separate from one another and just come together as we know we have to. But to come together because we love the truth and love one another as Jesus loved us, Satan can’t get in and that is what God wants us to do.

Do not let Satan cast his hellish shadow between brethren. Press together; in unity there is strength.” {2SM 374.2}

Study what is the hellish shadow of Satan. Search the EGW database and see how much you discover. Don’t let it happen. In unity there is strength.

I repeat the message to you. As you go to your homes, be determined that you will press together; seek God with all the heart, and you will find Him, and the love of Christ, that passeth understanding, will come into your hearts and lives. {2SM 374.3}

God will respond to that pressing together, he will make it happen. This principle of pressing together, explore these means. It’s imperative we have the truth. Why? We can’t be sanctified without the truth. We must get the exact truth because if there is error here or there it’s the weakest link in the chain.

Sanctification is to come through the truth; oneness with Christ–this is God’s purpose for us. By their sanctification and their unity, Christians are to give evidence to the world that a perfect work has been done for them, in and through Christ. Thus they are to bear witness that God sent His Son to save sinners. {UL 31.6}

That is the final loud cry to call people out of Babylon.

Will you not let Christ carry on this work of sanctification in your hearts? You may all be complete in Him. You have the assurance that through the sanctification of the truth you may be made perfect in one. . . . {UL 31.6}

You have that assurance.

The Saviour is acquainted with the mental suffering of His children. He knows how at times their hearts are wounded and bleeding. He would have the afflicted soothed and helped. He says to us, “Bear ye one another’s burdens” {UL 31.7}

When you see someone wounded, bear the burden with them. Instead of saying what did you that for that’s why you are in trouble now. Is that soothing? I told you and warned you but you still went along and did it. I could have said that to a few people in the last few years. I told and warned them and they went straight into it. What do I do? Serves you right? Is that love? No. You help them back up again. If you have to do it many times is what is portrayed here. Bear one another’s burdens.

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves” (Romans 15:1). We are to relate ourselves rightly to one another, even though to do this demands sacrifice. {UL 31.7}

We want an easy religion. I will just get on with what I want to do and they can do what they want to do and that is how the sinful flesh even in me is many times affecting me. I’ve done my business and told them what to do and if they don’t want to, leave me alone everybody. This is the sinful flesh, that is not the love of Christ. I have to battle with my sinful flesh all the time. For me to come to the assistance of someone is a sacrifice of my flesh. I am a recluse by nature. I say to people leave me alone, that is my nature. This is no excuse, it is a sacrifice to relate correctly one to another. Not to go along and tell each other you are wrong, but see how I can support that person to bring them back to the right thing. Not by telling them they are wrong but by telling them to see the better.

Christ made an infinite sacrifice for us, and should we not be willing to sacrifice for others? We are to guard carefully against wounding or bruising the hearts of God’s children, for when we do this, we wound and bruise the heart of Christ. {UL 31.7}

We do that even when we wound and bruise a sinner because didn’t Jesus become sin for us? When a sinner is there Jesus is trying to be at one with that sinner and we are wounding and bruising that sinner because he sinned. We are bruising Christ too. It is a totally different scenario than we think. As we prepare ourselves to be truly the people of the loud cry, to expose to the world the love that God has to the world for God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, there is a bewildering exercise that strikes us and we need to understand and we need to prepare ourselves to pursue that no matter what happens. It happens within Gods church as a preparation so ultimately we will be able to stand there and are well versed with the experience of bearing one another in love.

Preparation

We are to go through the ropes of preparing for that loud cry, to be a people who have that love.

Your feelings, your impressions, your emotions, are not to be trusted, {MYP 151.3}

We rely very much on how we feel about things. That is our nature. If I don’t feel right, I won’t do it. I do a whole lot of things that I don’t feel right about but they are things that God wants me to do.

You are often discouraged at finding yourself weak in moral power, in slavery to doubt, and controlled by the habits and customs of your old life in sin. {MYP 151.2}

This will keep on playing havoc with you.

You find your emotional nature untrue to yourself, to your best resolutions, and to your most solemn pledges. {MYP 151.2}

We are under this beautiful message and we say yes, yes and the next minute we are down and I wonder what is going on. As you go through this experience you get to the point where nothing seems real.

Your own instability leads you to doubt the sincerity of those who would do you good. The more you struggle in doubt, the more unreal everything looks to you, until it seems that there is no solid ground for you anywhere. Your promises are like ropes of sand, and you regard in the same unreal light the words and works of those in whom you should trust. {MYP 151.2}

Everything is bewildering in this madness as Satan is coming in trying to tear Gods people apart so don’t rely upon your impressions and emotions and feelings, they can’t be trusted.

It is for you to yield up your will to the will of Jesus Christ; and as you do this, God will immediately take possession, and work in you to will and to do of His good pleasure. {MYP 152.1}

When does God come in? When I place my will on the will of Christ, that is how God will work and how he will prepare his people.

Your whole nature will then be brought under the control of the Spirit of Christ; and even your thoughts will be subject to Him. {MYP 152.1}

You cannot control your impulses, your emotions, as you may desire, but you can control the will, and you can make an entire change in your life. By yielding up your will to Christ, your life will be hid with Christ in God, and allied to the power which is above all principalities and powers. You will have strength from God that will hold you fast to His strength; and a new light, even the light of living faith, will be possible to you. {MYP 152.2}

Remember the angel had great power, that is the power. Adventists have always thought the power is we are going to have some big public missions and it’s going to be a powerful ministry. Sorry, a poor afflicted people, obscure little known to the Catholics. What is the power? The individual and together with other individuals who lay their will on the side of Gods will. God will immediately come to help them. That is the light.

By steadfastly keeping the will on the Lord’s side, every emotion will be brought into captivity to the will of Jesus. You will then find your feet on solid rock. It will take, at times, every particle of will-power that you possess, but it is God that is working for you, and you will come forth from the molding process a vessel unto honor. {MYP 153.1}

Everything will seem unreal to you but you don’t even pursue what it seems. There is the reality of what you can rely on and that is Gods pure word. That is what you hold onto.

There will be in you a power, an earnestness, and a simplicity that will make you a polished instrument in the hands of God. {MYP 153.2}

Your feelings don’t come into it. It’s not your feelings and emotions that make you a child of God but the doing of Gods will. Oh how many people rely on those feelings and emotions and when they are not there we think we are failing. If we are doing Gods will, feeling or no feeling.

You will then help to maintain rules of discipline, instead of helping to break them down. {MYP 154.2}

Have you ever found that? There is God’s word and we have to discipline ourselves and we say oh come on don’t go far, that is a little bit too hard, you are only making a burden for yourself. That is breaking down the discipline that God has placed upon us in his word. We see people around us doing this.

You will then help to maintain order, instead of despising it, and inciting to irregularity of life by your own course of action. {MYP 154.2}

Do you see the lack of order in the companies of today? The function of Gods true movement is functioning as an army, a movement of people that are disciplined and who submit to the discipline of Gods kingdom.

Day after day is passing into eternity, bringing us nearer to the close of probation. As never before we must pray for the Holy Spirit to be more abundantly bestowed upon us, and we must look for its sanctifying influence to come upon the workers, that those for whom they labor may know that they have been with Jesus and have learned of Him. {RC 216.3}

This is the work of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit that we are to pray for.

Those who are under the influence of the Spirit of God will not be fanatical, but calm and steadfast, free from extravagance in thought, word, or deed. {RC 216.5}

There are so many people today who are very fanatical. They pump certain subjects to the neglect of others and push this and that, that is not the work of the Holy Spirit. Everything is well balanced in this work.

Amid the confusion of delusive doctrines, the Spirit of God will be a guide and a shield to those who have not resisted the evidences of truth, silencing every other voice but that which comes from Him who is the truth. {RC 216.5}

We are living in the last days, when error of a most deceptive character is accepted and believed, while truth is discarded. {RC 216.6}

That is what we are protesting against. The old Adventist message that has been systemically pulled apart bit by bit.

The Lord will hold both ministers and people responsible for the light shining upon them. He calls upon us to work diligently in gathering up the jewels of truth, and placing them in the framework of the gospel. In all their divine beauty they are to shine forth in the moral darkness of the world. This cannot be accomplished without the aid of the Holy Spirit, but with this aid we can do all things. When we are endowed with the Spirit, we take hold by faith of infinite power. {RC 216.6}

That’s the movement, a movement of infinite power that is going to reveal the power of a loving and lovable people whom the world will look upon and say that is supernatural. We have to demonstrate to the world a supernatural love and power. It can only be done as we go through these ropes of experience I have laid out. You need to go home and study this and open your heart to the Lord so you will engage in it. Sr White saw the people come who have been praying and earnestly going through these experiences. Some were praying and were agonising and were in anguish and the others that didn’t it she lost sight of them. She saw them as an army and how they finally gained the victory. When they gained the victory they went forth and proclaimed with power. She asked what was this and the angel says this was the latter rain and the loud cry as they had gained the victory after the battles they had been through and gave the message with power as they had gained the victory. This is the path laid out for us to be the people.

As we find ourselves where we are at this present time, there are many people who have pushed us out and done this and that, we are to focus on that which the Lord is calling us to do. Leave everything else alone, shut out every other voice and concentrate on what the Lord has shown us we must do. It is not an organisation that claims to be Gods church that is going to do the work but a movement of people who are doing what the Lord is saying and we must be among them if we choose. Sr White says the angels are the people, are you among that people? Let’s do it and this is my burden and I’m glad that the Lord has brought us where we are now as through my experience in the Adventist faith through the different movements I’ve been in, these things are left high and dry. It just continues to be a constant conflict of disagreement on that which was once delivered to the saints on one point or another but we have the old truths. Every pillar is there and we must not even remove a single line of truth, not one of that which has been established. May God help us to do that and go through the experience willingly that comes as a consequence of that.

Amen.

Posted on November 6, 2010, in Divine Service Sermons, Sermons by John Thiel, The Loud Cry. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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