07 Binding the Broken Hearted

 Audio: Binding the Broken Hearted

The experience of the 144,000 is most interesting. They have the most difficult war to overcome yet they stand victors on the great mountain of Mount Zion and the lamb is the source of their victory as they overcome him by the blood of the lamb and the word of their testimony. The experience of the 144,000 is what I’d like to talk of and their relief of their association. This study will be centered in Revelation 7. 

Revelation 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

This is the hub of our consideration and we have read this and then we are going to go through our study and then read it again. Here is a description of these 144,000 going through an experience of hunger, thirst and they have tears. The lamb, the shepherd of the sheep will wipe away all their tears. That is what we want to understand. Therefore our study will consider each topic. Wherever there is a church that stops preaching the gospel in verity, it must seek for another power to control the people because the preaching of the gospel is the power that God delivered to the church, no other power than that. Here is a definite command of holy writ.

2 Timothy 4:1 I charge [thee] therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;

What is he going to do right at the end? I’m going to make a judgement, I’m going to charge you. This is the direct requirement you must do.

2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

To be instant in and out of season is always to be ready to speak the word of God at any time of the day or night. You may recall Jesus commission to the church. What did he say? All power is given to whom? To me. Therefore go ye to all the world and preach the gospel teaching men all things that I have commanded you

Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.

Right at the end of the world that same man Jesus Christ with that same power, all power is given to him therefore preach the word. Whose word? Everything that I have commanded you. Isn’t that what Jesus did to the apostolic church? Starting at Moses and the law and the prophets and the psalms and he expounded everything concerning himself. That is what established the Christian church. The churches power lay in preaching him because he is all power. As the preachers preached the word and have that power not of themselves, not of the authority manifested in themselves, but the power that lies purely in this word, as that is delivered, notice the respect required of these men.

Hebrews 13:7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of [their] conversation. 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Here is a scripture where people say hey, I’m a church leader, respect me please. The scripture says remember them that have the rule over you. What do they do? Who have spoken the Word to you. Therefore, if they don’t preach and live the word, considering the end of their conversation or lifestyle, those people the Bible says we must respect, remember them that have the rule over you. The word of God is the power in which they have as their authority. Other than that there is zero power in them.

Romans 10:14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel. It is very obvious that the gospel, the everlasting gospel is the power of God is it not?

Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

When this power, the preaching of the word is lacking from the pulpit of the common churches in the lives of the ministry, the power is gone. How do you control the masses? It has been in every generation that there is a turn to the authority of the position not the word because the word is lacking. How many churches would acknowledge that they don’t preach the gospel? Every denomination on this planet claims to preach the gospel. How do you know if no one will admit it and if everyone says we preach the gospel? How do we know if the word isn’t being preached really? When the power is gone, the spiritual moral drops. There is a sign on the outward that is in an index to the inward.

I saw that the outside appearance is an index to the heart. {DG 154.1}

Dress is an index of the mind and heart. That which is hung upon the outside is the sign of what is within. {1MCP 289.2}

Is that a true statement? When the church lowers the standard the skirts get lifted. The skirts and the sleeves get lifted. When you have a sleeveless garment it’s called nakedness. What happened to Adam and Eve when they sinned? They wore aprons. Didn’t their spiritual moral drop? Today everyone wears aprons. That is how you tell when the moral is dropped in the church but that is not all as that is just one point. The dress is an index to the heart yet a long dress doesn’t mean you have the gospel because a long dress isn’t the gospel. Notice how in some heathen countries, the more heathen the people are, the less clothing people have. Go to the dark countries of cannibalism and they have nothing on. Go to the more religious countries and they have more on. It is evident with the two women in the Bible, one dresses like a harlot and the other one is clothed with white raiment. More than this, when the word of God is dropped the lies come in.

Jeremiah 7:1 The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying, 2 Stand in the gate of the LORD’s house, and proclaim there this word, and say, Hear the word of the LORD, all [ye of] Judah, that enter in at these gates to worship the LORD. 3 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.

These people that are coming to worship in my temple, stand at the gate and tell these people amend your ways and then you can stay here. If you don’t, they were to be cut off. Ezekiel talks about the man with the writers ink horn by his side and those who were sighing and crying were to receive a mark but those that didn’t care that said it doesn’t matter, we are a poor and afflicted people, we are meant to be sinners, those people were cut off.

Jeremiah 7:4 Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, The temple of the LORD, [are] these.

We are the temple of the Lord, we are Gods church, trust not in lying words, don’t trust in that. This was the sign of the lack of preaching the word as then the power that is in the word is gone and they have to turn to another power and what is that? We are the church, what we say is authority, not the Bible. The truth of God gets turned upside down. Is it written that connection with the church means connection with Christ? Is that written? It says connection with Christ means connection with the church. That is the flipside of the lie changed place. God’s word gets lowered, God gets put behind and the church gets put forward. Come to the church and have Christ. If you are not in the church, you don’t have Christ. The scripture talks about a time in the end when perilous times will come. In those times, what does it say?

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, 4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; 5 Having a form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

There is going to be a form, a structure, an image yet inside there is no power. They are lovers of self, high minded and despisers of those that are good. A form of religion that is empty. Do you know of a religion that had its form but is empty? Do you know of a religion that had that? The Jewish race in the time of Christ when they rejected him he said your house is left unto you desolate. It would be well for us to consider this church, faith and religion that had a form of Godliness and lost the power of the word. They always proclaimed to teach truth but never admitted they were going to teach error but we know they were empty. What were the characteristics that showed they were empty?

Matthew 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat:

Right here this form, this religious form sits in the seat of authority. That is the first sign. As they sit in a seat of authority, they have a certain love. They love the following;

Matthew 23:6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

They sit in a seat of authority and they liked to be called certain names namely pastor. I find it interesting in the days when the ministers were really pastoring they didn’t get called pastor but brother or at the best elder and that was it but the day when the word lost its power then they decided to be called pastors and when you didn’t want to call them pastors it was a little bit rude as that is what they were. This is a sign of the word of God slipping away. They liked to be called that. The reason they liked to be called that is so that they can reassure themselves they are when they are not.

Matthew 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in [yourselves], neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

They shut up the kingdom of heaven, they closed the door. Who is the door? Jesus Christs. They say the door to heaven is the church and when you come into the church then you can have Jesus. Jesus is the door to the church. If you are Christs, then you belong to the house of Israel.

Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

You love to go to different countries to get a member in that country but you don’t educate them properly but give them partial light and they are judged and made more damnable in the time of judgement because they had a bit more light but they weren’t prepared for the coming of Jesus. How many people get baptised without pastoral care so they can put a tally in the conference room that I baptised more people? It is not about the condition of the person but the quantity of the people. That is more of the mind, how many people can I baptise. If I haven’t baptised anyone in the year then everyone looks at my church and sys you are not doing something right.

Matthew 23:15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. 18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

What was their problem? Their problem was the equating of value and they placed the thing of lesser value on top of the thing of greater value. Which is greater the truth or the church? The truth but the scribes and Pharisees say if you swear against the church that is rebellion but if you preach error that is okay. Ye fools, which is greater the truth or the church? The truth because it is the truth that makes the church for it is written that he church of God is the ground and pillar of the truth.

Matthew 23:29 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33 [Ye] serpents, [ye] generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell? 34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and [some] of them ye shall kill and crucify; and [some] of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute [them] from city to city:

Some people look back at the history and say yes many got persecuted and we would not have been part of that persecution against them if we were in that day. We would have accepted the brethren into the church, we wouldn’t disfellowshipped them. We wouldn’t have done that but it is proof that you are the children of those that disfellowshipped the faithful because people that have come in that God has sent, wise men, prophets, people that prophesy and preach and who come a bit prominent, cut them down. These are the signs of having a form but no power of the word.

Matthew 23:38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

It shouldn’t be too hard. The word of the Lord says as many as I love I rebuke and chasten. These that don’t get rebuked and chastened the scripture says they are bastards and not sons. It is well for us to take in the rebukes of God’s word that is revealing the fact of empty house. There are people that have been scourged and bruised and persecuted form city to city and our Lord Jesus Christ the shepherd of the sheep came to earth for a reason. Would you like to know why he came to earth?

Luke 4:18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Where was Jesus preaching this? In the synagogue of his own town. He preached this and it was the last time he was ever in the synagogue. As he preached this the people thought wow at the greatness of his preaching.

Luke 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; 26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, [a city] of Sidon, unto a woman [that was] a widow. 27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. 

What was Jesus saying in these statements? He was saying something really loaded and the people really got it and it made them angry. God was blessing other people outside of their church. Would God do such a thing as being with other people in another denomination?

Luke 4:28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

Jesus was cast out of the synagogue on that day. He was no longer considered part of that church as it was in his local church in Nazareth. That was his local church and he was put out of his local church. But he came for a purpose. His work was to bind up those broken hearted people. We see that the stone was rejected. As the stone was rejected what identified it? The head of the corner of another building. He said destroy this temple and he said in three days I will raise it up.

Jesus Earthly Ministry

The whole chapter of John 9 is brilliant. Jesus came on a mission to bind up the broken hearted and he met a man blind from his birth. The disciples asked Jesus which man sinned he or his parents? Jesus said neither of them had sinned but that God may be gloried in the blind man. Jesus on the Sabbath day bent down and got some dirt and spat in it and made some clay and put it on the eyes of the man and told him to go to the pool of Salome and wash. As he came back seeing his neighbours in his local church said, is this the man that was begging blind? Some said it looks like him but he said, it’s me! Is it you? Let’s take you to the priests. They took him to the priests.

John 9:1 And as [Jesus] passed by, he saw a man which was blind from [his] birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? 3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. 4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. 6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, 7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing. 8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged? 9 Some said, This is he: others [said], He is like him: [but] he said, I am [he]. 10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened? 11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. 12 Then said they unto him, Where is he? He said, I know not. 13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind. 14 And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes. 15 Then again the Pharisees also asked him how he had received his sight. He said unto them, He put clay upon mine eyes, and I washed, and do see. 16 Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.

He is breaking the rules. Was it the commandments that he could do such a thing? Absolutely it was part of the commandments. But here was a tradition of men attached onto the law of God and they judged man according to the tradition, he is not of God. Despite what he did, he is not of God because he broke the tradition.

John 9:17 They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet. 18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind, and received his sight, until they called the parents of him that had received his sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, Is this your son, who ye say was born blind? how then doth he now see? 20 His parents answered them and said, We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind: 21 But by what means he now seeth, we know not; or who hath opened his eyes, we know not: he is of age; ask him: he shall speak for himself. 22 These [words] spake his parents, because they feared the Jews: for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

Here was a planned operation pre-agreed and in their pre-agreement they didn’t reveal their plan, they started questioning people. It wasn’t about the glory of God ion the conversion of souls in the receiving of sight or of any spiritual worth, it was about, was this done according to the traditions of men? What do you say of this person? There were people that were fearful of being put out of the church therefore zip the mouth, we don’t want to be dis-fellowshipped. How many people today walk on egg shells as they don’t want to be disfellowshipped?

The Fear of Disfellowshipment

The Pharisees sat in Moses seat and therefore if you are not listening to them, you are not listening to Moses. People had a mentality portrayed through the Pharisees that they had the law and the books and it was all there and because it was there you couldn’t leave the synagogue as they were leaving the truth. Then some people would say rabbi, you have all the truth in your books, why don’t you do it? Why is there so much worldliness in the synagogue’s philosophy? Oh brother, the church will appear to fall but won’t so stay with it. The church can appear to fall therefore it can look really bad but as long as the books are okay then it’s fine. This mentality crowds the mind of Adventism and prevents them from going every way that proceeds out of Gods mouth with simplicity. You talk with people and they are convinced of a certain topic but they don’t want to stand up about it. Sure they see it but they always refer back to the poor, the defective people, its defective so that’s okay and they use the statements of Ellen White to support the worldliness in the church do they not? That happens. These are the signs of an empty church.

The Pharisees called this blind man to give God the glory not Jesus

John 9:24 Then again called they the man that was blind, and said unto him, Give God the praise: we know that this man is a sinner. 25 He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner [or no], I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.

I don’t know, he could have done some really bad things, I have no idea of his past. All I know is that before I was miserable and now I’m not and that’s all I can say.

John 9:26 Then said they to him again, What did he to thee? how opened he thine eyes? 27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear: wherefore would ye hear [it] again? will ye also be his disciples?

We are Moses disciples. As for this man, he is a sinner. We belong to that authority and as for this upstart, rebellious. They had a plan to put anyone out of the synagogue that confessed this man. People were edgy around him. They wouldn’t believe his simple testimony and would read into everything.

John 9:28 Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses’ disciples. 29 We know that God spake unto Moses: [as for] this [fellow], we know not from whence he is. 30 The man answered and said unto them, Why herein is a marvellous thing, that ye know not from whence he is, and [yet] he hath opened mine eyes.

You have no idea about this person. That is amazing because look what has happened to me. Can you see? No they can’t see as they are looking through the traditions of men.

John 9:31 Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth. 32 Since the world began was it not heard that any man opened the eyes of one that was born blind. 33 If this man were not of God, he could do nothing. 34 They answered and said unto him, Thou wast altogether born in sins, and dost thou teach us? And they cast him out.

You are a sinner, you are a bad person too. They switched as they couldn’t answer his questions so they went against the character of the person and as they went against the character of the person then there were grounds to disfellowship the man. Now this man was a humble member of that church from birth because his parents were part of the synagogue. He was born in Adventism. All his life he grew up in this church and now he is cast out. Poor man. Jesus heard that they had cast him out. Here is Jesus binding up the broken hearted. What did Jesus do?

John 9:35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God? 36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him? 37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee. 38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him. 39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

Right here Jesus came to bind up the broken hearted. He came to soothe those aches and pains that lie in the bosom of those that are maligned and as he heard what had happened, he went out and sought this man and found him. As he found him he drew him to himself and the next chapter is all about what?

John 10:1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber. 2 But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 7 Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep. 9 I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, [and] one shepherd.

Do the churches claim to use this verse to support them? There is one fold and one shepherd and the only way into that fold is through Jesus Christ and how can they believe unless there is a preacher. Therefore to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, to bring the people, to take the hand of the sinner is our work. Jesus said there are other sheep that aren’t in the fold yet. They must be gathered. They must hear my voice. What is the voice of Jesus? His word. They are going to hear the word being preached and when they hear the word being preached they will come. My sheep hear my voice they know me and I am known of mine.

Isaiah 66:5 Hear the word of the LORD, ye that tremble at his word; Your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name’s sake, said, Let the LORD be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

Here is the voice of the shepherd. He is speaking to those that tremble at his word.

Psalms 147:2 The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel.

What was the mountain that was going to fill the whole earth? Mount Zion?

Psalms 147:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. 4 He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by [their] names.

I know the experience as well as you, the pain that comes of being disfellowshipped. The tears that are shed, its indescribable in many ways. The inability to reconcile justice it sends you insane almost. The pain that you carry with that. But Jesus says he is going to heal those that are broken in heart. The person that knows all the stars, the enormous planets and suns that are huge yet he knows these little outcasts, everyone by their name. He is building up Jerusalem by gathering together the outcasts of Israel.

Ezekiel 34:10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I [am] against the shepherds; and I will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them. 11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, [even] I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep [that are] scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and [in] a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. 16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up [that which was] broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.

That is what Jesus came to do. Jesus whole ministry was finding people that had been trodden under foot whether it was by the nations or churches. He wants to heal their wounds and he finds such people that are bleeding in heart and he says will you believe on the son of God? If you do, you do enter into that fold and you will be fed upon the high mountains. It may ring a bell of what we read of the 144,000. Because of what Jesus is doing we need to take comfort and we can have this reality in Luke 6. If you are an isolated member around the world and you’ve been cast out, blessed are you.

Luke 6:21 Blessed [are ye] that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed [are ye] that weep now: for ye shall laugh. 22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you [from their company], and shall reproach [you], and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward [is] great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. 24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

In no wise should anyone be happy if they are in rebellion against God’s word and if against God’s word they are cast out as that is not for Christ’s sake. But if you desire to stand on every word that proceeds out of Gods mouth, if you decide to be a primitive believer in all the truths that have been built in Adventism, all the reformation message as an entirety, if that is what your goal is and you have been cast out because of your proclamation of the right things, God says we should take comfort as I even I is gathering his sheep together. Rejoice and be glad when they separate you from their company. These people that are cast out, these common people.

1 Corinthians 4:9 For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.

When a child is a spectacle, do the parents get a bit embarrassed? Stop making a spectacle of yourself they say. When Gods people stand up for truth the people of the world get embarrassed by them. They get embarrassed by the way they preach and it’s very hard. The embarrassment is there and they are a spectacle.

4:10 We [are] fools for Christ’s sake, but ye [are] wise in Christ; we [are] weak, but ye [are] strong; ye [are] honourable, but we [are] despised. 11 Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; 12 And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: 13 Being defamed, we entreat: we are made as the filth of the world, [and are] the offscouring of all things unto this day.

These people are in the worlds eyes are the junk of Christianity, the offscouring, the stuff that gets scraped off the rotten pot, the filth of the earth, disgusting people. That’s what the apostles were likened to.

Luke 12:29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Who is the door? Jesus Christ and every word that proceeds out of his mouth. Every testimony, the Spirit of Prophecy is the testimony of Jesus Christ. The Bible in its purity is the standard of our faith is it not? This is seeking the kingdom of God.

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

Were the 144,000 ministers in the kingdom? Was it given to the saints of the most high? That is what we studied that the 144,000 are pillars in the temple. Those who lived in 1844 onwards had the office of running the kingdom in connection with Jesus Christ. This little flock and as this little flock is concentrating of the words of Jesus, it is by this little flock that is presented in the Bible, if we want to strive to be among them, it is this people that proclaim revelation 18.

Revelation 18

Revelation 18:4 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.

What voice is it? Where does it come from? From heaven. It is not an angel, the angels are the ministry and the angels are liable to err as it is written to the angel of the Laodicean’s that I will spue you out as you are lukewarm. Here is the church triumphant described in the proclamation of this message, a voice form heaven. The spirit and the bride say come, come out of her my people. These ones that have been cast out for the truth sake will continue to happen as the time of the little time of trouble becomes manifest people will be put out.

The Head of the Corner

Who preached this?

Isaiah 61:1 The spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified. 6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: [men] shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

When does this take place? On Mount Zion. I beheld on Mount Zion ministers and priests.

Isaiah 61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. 10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels. 11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

This is the rock that smote the image. The angels are interested in those that want to restore.

Angels are interested in the spiritual welfare of all who are seeking to restore the moral image of God in man; and the human family are to connect with the heavenly family in binding up the wounds and bruises that sin has made. Angelic agencies, though invisible, are co-operating with visible human agencies, forming a relief-association with men. The very angels who, when Satan was seeking the supremacy, fought the battle in the heavenly courts, and triumphed on the side of God; the very angels who shouted for joy over the creation of our world, and over the creation of our first parents to inhabit the earth; the angels who witnessed the fall of man and his expulsion from his Eden home,–these very heavenly messengers are most intensely interested to work in union with the fallen, redeemed race for the salvation of human beings perishing in their sins. {RH, March 19, 1901 par. 8}

Human agencies are the hands of heavenly instrumentalities; for heavenly angels employ human hands in practical ministry. Human agencies as hand-helpers are to work out the knowledge and use the facilities of heavenly beings. By uniting with these powers that are omnipotent, {RH, March 19, 1901 par. 9}

The church will never fall if it does this. If they connect with the heavenly angels.

Revelation 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. 

Doesn’t’ that have meaning? I know there are people around the people that suffer under the heavy handedness of the churches, in protestant faiths, Adventism and Catholicism they are suffering. We want to help people come to Jesus and to obey him in everything and have his word as the authority and yield to him as king and live by every word that proceeds out of his mouth. When we do that, those tears will go, Jesus will help his people.

Amen.

 

Posted on January 6, 2011, in Sermons For Sabbath, The Consummation of the Everlasting Covenant and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. this is great staff ,i love the par twhen it sys that “when the church lower its starndard the skirts get lifted”
    lets keep the fath going till jesus comes Amen

  2. thank you very much for this good news. in my conference the pastors give target of people who are babtized. Is it right?

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