Category Archives: Restoring Old Paths

Unquestioning Obedience

By John Thiel, mp3

Scripture reading: Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool. 19 If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: 20 But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken [it].

God’s word is the force, the power, that brings about obedience to all His laws. It is actually the creative word that produces the fulfilment of those laws in our lives. It was the creative word that brought the world into existence; God spoke and it was done. That is because this planet, in its empty state, was not rejecting God’s word. And for us to receive the benefit of the word, we need to be like that non-resistant clay, that empty space that was there, the water that needed to be brought under control. We need to place ourselves in the same position of absolute resignation. The word abandonment describes this perfectly. We need to be totally abandoned as Jesus was. He was our example. This subject that we have been pursuing is extremely important for us to grasp in the time in which we are living now. We need now to understand how imperative it is that we surrender, because God has to do a very quick work with us. We know that Jesus is coming very soon, and we need to engage in this preparation for the close of probation, which is actually the preparation for the coming of Jesus. Read the rest of this entry

4. Restoration of the Sabbath Glory

By John Thiel, The Last Generation Challenge Series, mp3

Scripture reading: Isaiah 56:1 Thus saith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do justice: for my salvation [is] near to come, and my righteousness to be revealed. 2 Blessed [is] the man [that] doeth this, and the son of man [that] layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Read the rest of this entry

3. Giving God the Glory

By John Thiel, The Last Generation Challenge Series, mp3

Scripture reading: 1 Corinthians 10:31 Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God. Read the rest of this entry

1. Challenges for True Believers in the Last Generation

By John Thiel, The Last Generation Challenge Series, mp3

Scripture reading: 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 are living in the last generation. If we are going to be the true believers in the last generation, we have a challenge before us. We are definitely living in the last generation through the prophecies. In this dark time in which we live – what they have actually coined nowadays the “post-Christian era” – true Christianity is not anymore regarded on a broader scope at all.

2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: Read the rest of this entry

Our Heritage

By John Thiel, mp3

Scripture reading: Jeremiah 6:16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where [is] the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.

Jesus prayed that His followers might be one; but we are not to sacrifice the truth in order to secure this union, for we are to be sanctified through the truth. Here is the foundation of all true peace. Human wisdom would change all this, pronouncing this basis too narrow. Men would try to effect unity through concession to popular opinion, through compromise with the world, a sacrifice of vital godliness. But truth is God’s basis for the unity of His people. {OHC 329.3} Read the rest of this entry

God’s Glory Shall Cover the Earth

By John Thiel, mp3

Scripture reading: Exodus 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, 7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation].

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1. Life in This Fast Age

By John Thiel, Child Training Series, Study 1, mp3

We are commencing a set of lectures on training children.  The time in which we are living and in which we are training our children is relative.  These lectures are not a mere set of guidelines by another human lecturer.  You can go to so many different lectures and read books on child training, but as you compare them, you will find a discordant note among them, as they don’t all agree.  The parent is still left with a choice of which one is right and wrong.  In these lectures we are researching a “Thus saith the Lord.” in reference to child training.  We are seeking to come to terms with the truth and nothing else can deviate from a plain directive from God’s Word.  God outlines that there is no other way.  What God says it is; it is not barbarity.

Psalms 89:34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

God says, whatever I have stated will not be altered, it is a fact and there is no alternative.

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

What comes out of his lips there is no variation.  There is not even a shadow of turning.  As we come to this subject of child training, we will see what he says in reference to where we should go for the counsel of his subject. Read the rest of this entry

7. The Power of Godly Thinking

By John Thiel, Let This Mind Be in You Conference, Study 7, mp3

Proverbs 4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

We are living in the time of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the last moments of earth’s history and as we are under this outpouring, we want to be aware and co-operating with that.

Proverbs 4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they [are] life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it [are] the issues of life. 24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. 25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

Who is speaking? It is the Holy Spirit. Read the rest of this entry

Are You Narrow-Minded?

By John Thiel

What does it mean to totally give over to God and His way?We have touched on this in the past but we need to be reminded of it frequently.The question is – what really is Gods way when we completely surrender ourselves to Him? Read the rest of this entry

5. Concluding Religious Combat

By John Thiel, The Last Generation Conference, Study 5, mp3

As we continue along the path of the last generation revelations, we are now looking at the segment of religious aspects of the last generation, the concluding religious combat.

So far we have become conscious of an escalation of events in nature and the social factors that culminate in the last generation intensifying to a breaking point eruption in the last generation. When we approach it on the religious spectrum, this intensifying development in the last generation is even more marked. Follow all these things fulfilled in reference to the religious spectrum. The disciples posed a question to Jesus. Read the rest of this entry

The Seal of Consistency

By John Thiel

Those who are under the three angel’s messages, must be found among the 144,000. It is more now than at any other time since 1844 that this predominating thought must be governing us. I must be among the 144,000. I must be among the church triumphant. 

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty [and] four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads. Revelation 14:1

What was so specific about them? They had their Father’s name written in their forehead. What does that mean? What was in the name that was in their forehead?  When Moses was eager to behold God and to see His glory, God answered himand said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory.

 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the LORD before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy. Exodus 33:18-19

And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear [the guilty]; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth [generation]. Exodus 34:6-7 Read the rest of this entry

The Order and Dependability of Heaven

By John Thiel, mp3

Psalms 103:20 Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. 21 Bless ye the LORD, all [ye] his hosts; [ye] ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

The children of Israel were travelling from Egypt to the promised land.

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. 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. Read the rest of this entry

6. Heaven’s Ideal for Marriage

By John Thiel, Restoration of the Marriage Institution Seminar, Study 6, mp3

God’s church is meant to convey particular components to those who are entering into marriage. It is God’s church that is to restore the institution of marriage and heavens ideal of marriage must be entered into if they are restorers of the marriage institution. We want to put into sequence in reference to what responsibility the church has to restore the marriage institution to those who are entering it.

Marriage is an entering into from a plurality into a singularity. The twain shall become one flesh. Let us explore this item when it comes to applying it to people who are looking for a marriage partner and establishing a proper relationship both originally and if things have gone wrong to reestablish it.

Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, [It is] not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

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4. Restoration of the Marriage Institution

By John Thiel, Restoration of the Marriage Institution Seminar, Study 4, mp3

We are to study Gods word in such a way that the truth that we embrace is found in a frame work of truth rather than isolated truths and statements dependent upon other statements to understand a complete frame work of truth. There is a danger of studying the bible from a legal view point as we are to study it from a view point of Jesus Christ. In the last days Jesus will have a people approved of God and as a consequence they will be a company that restores all things as He says, “Those who are approved of me will restore all things.” To be of that company requires us to have a relationship with Jesus. As we are endeavouring to be part of a company that restores all things, we apply ourselves to that and allow nothing to interfere. Read the rest of this entry

2. True Sabbath Keeping

By John Thiel, Hebrew Wilderness Wanderings Conference, Study 2, mp3

Exodus 31:13 Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it [is] a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that [ye] may know that I [am] the LORD that doth sanctify you. 14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it [is] holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth [any] work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 

The children of Israel left Egypt a place where they were captives. It says they were there for 430 odd years. How many years were they in captivity? It wasn’t 400 years of captivity, it was when the next Pharoah came along and inflicted them. Maybe 350 years? Before that time where were the Israelites living? In Egypt. They were free but they were living in Egypt. What was the consequence of Abraham’s seed? The man of Gods offspring living in Egypt. What happened to the children of Israel while they were there in Egypt? Ezekiel was to speak to the Hebrews;

Ezekiel 20:5 And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I [am] the LORD your God; 6 In the day [that] I lifted up mine hand unto them, to bring them forth of the land of Egypt into a land that I had espied for them, flowing with milk and honey, which [is] the glory of all lands: 7 Then said I unto them, Cast ye away every man the abominations of his eyes, and defile not yourselves with the idols of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God. Read the rest of this entry

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