Category Archives: Korah, Dathan, and Abiram

Leaning on the Arm of Flesh

By John Thiel, mp3

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52:8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion. Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. 10The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. Read the rest of this entry

Rebellion In Our Ranks

By John Thiel

The rebellion of Korah, Dathan and Abiram draws a comparison with Satan in the last days. We will look at what rebellion is. In understanding what rebellion is, we can understand more fully the rebellion that took place back then. We find something in Job that impresses our minds that we take the time to know what rebellion is.

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Baptisimal Bondings of Love

By John Thiel, mp3 

The great love of the Lord has so vividly been portrayed before us to this point in time. We became very much enamoured as we saw this amazing love.

As we consider His amazing sacrifice, the Father who gave His only begotten Son who was equal with Him to come down here and engage at one with sinners such as you and I, He was numbered among the transgressors and as He was so numbered among the transgressors, the Father Himself was suffering right there. He the pure and holy God was suffering by being in touch with these grotty sinful human beings. We appreciated that this chain that was let down for us is indeed something that portrays to us how far down in the pit we actually are.

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Minneapolis 1888

For more than 100 years Seventh-day Adventists have looked back at the 1888 General Conference session as a milestone in their history, a major turning point in their theological development. It is considered the most important theological conference in the church’s history. Though lasting less than a month, both the Minneapolis session (Oct. 17-Nov. 4) and the ministerial institute that preceded it (Oct. 10-16) changed the shape of Adventism.

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The Lofty Place of Contrition

By John Thiel

Isaiah 57:14 And shall say, Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling block out of the way of my people. 15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

The wanderings of the children of Israel from Egypt to their Canaan is a symbol or a lesson for Gods people from the time of Christ in their travel to the heavenly Canaan. A type, the history of the Jews was a type. When they came out of Egypt, they could not immediately directly go to the land of Canaan. Why was it that they could not go straight to the land of Canaan in the shortest distance as quickly as possible? There is much that can be read from the bible but it is summarised. Read the rest of this entry

6. The Church of That Other Angel

By John Thiel, Light in a Dark Place Seminar, Study 6, mp3

Our seminar is now culminating in the most important prophecies that relate directly to us. We want to identify distinctly what Jesus is saying to us in reference to the church of that other angel – the Revelation 18 angel. The angel represents a ministry, a leadership, as in Ephesians 4:11, which is active in saving God’s people, in the same way that salvation was of the Jews in the time of Christ. We are looking at the salvation of God’s people under the Revelation 18 angel.

In our last study we beheld God’s church of 1844 proceeding to a point in time in which they fail to repent and are spewed out by Jesus Christ. Here Jesus is speaking to the church in His time that was on its way out, and, as we will see, in the Spirit of Prophecy this is exactly the same statement that is used for the Seventh-day Adventist Church: Read the rest of this entry

Crossing the Anti-Typical Jordan

By John Thiel, Hebrew Wilderness Wanderings Conference, Epilogue, mp3

As we were travelling with the children of Israel in this series we were most startled when we realised what it really meant to cross the river Jordan and who was it that crosses the river Jordan in reality. Who makes it thorough the terrible surging floods of the destructive forces about us?  When we went into the type there were a few questions. What we are studying in the story of the Hebrews is not just for the sake of a story it is specifically identified.

1 Corinthians 10:6 Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

As you go through the story of the children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land it was written for a specific reason. We tell our children the bible stories and the children grow up and it has been reported by those who have had children’s bible stories all the way along that they are just stories and the people haven’t learnt that they are actually moral issues revealed in a story.  These things really did happen but God conducted them for the purpose of the church upon whom the ends of the world have come. If we are going to take that seriously we will therefore do what we have done during this series and go carefully into every little lesson that can be learnt so that we may be aware. It’s exactly as the Hebrew temple and the Hebrew story gives us the complete description of the gospel and the gospel church. Read the rest of this entry

16. God’s Way of Organisation in the Sanctuary

By John Thiel, The Sanctuary Series, study 16, mp3

We are looking at the sanctuary and appreciating what the sanctuary actually depicts. We want to reignite our understanding as to what we are really doing in the study of the sanctuary, and what is the deep value of beholding the sanctuary. Read the rest of this entry

1. Another Movement

By John Thiel, Fourth Angel’s Message, study 1, mp3

The work of this angel comes in at the right time to join in the last great work of the third angel’s message as it swells to a loud cry. And the people of God are thus prepared to stand in the hour of temptation, which they are soon to meet. I saw a great light resting upon them, and they united to fearlessly proclaim the third angel’s message. {EW 277.1} Read the rest of this entry

Jesus and His Treasure

By John Thiel

Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kill.

A Peculiar Treasure

Exodus 19:5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.

Malachi 3:16 Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name. 17 And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. 18 Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not. Read the rest of this entry

A Meek and Quiet Spirit

By John Thiel, mp3

Scripture reading: Psalms 25:8 Good and upright [is] the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way. 9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.

If we want to be among the company that is written of in Revelation 15, our definite decision must be to make God’s will our own. The scripture of Revelation 15:2-3 chronicles a company that we must be amongst, a company that gains the victory in these last days.

Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, [and] over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. 3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous [are] thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true [are] thy ways, thou King of saints.

How resplendent these words are with an acknowledgement of God in their experience. These people have gained the victory over the world, with all its subtleties in these last days. And they sing the song of Moses and of the Lamb. Read the rest of this entry

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