Category Archives: The Consummation of the Everlasting Covenant

06 Falling on the Rock


By Markus Dammasch, The Consummation of the Everlasting Covenant Conference, Study 6, Audio: mp3

All Christians and many non-Christians consider the idea of going to heaven at the end of their lives a good thing. We will consider what happens when mortal man comes into contact with God. We want to live eternally with Him. To all men the options of heaven or hell is given. The scripture says God is holy. And what is man, man is but dust of the ground. In the book of Romans it says all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.

Romans 8:7 because the carnal mind [is] enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

This is serious. It shows the lack of harmony between man and God. There is nothing about the human race that is naturally agreeable to the things of God. Spiritually speaking we are naturally at enmity to God. It is because we are not subject to the Law of God. Even the king of heaven needs subjects. Many Christians claim to be subject to God but the Bible says naturally all humanity is not subject to the law of God.

Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9 For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. Read the rest of this entry

The Crushing Rock

By John Thiel, mp3

Scripture Reading: Romans 16:25 Now to him that is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which hath been kept in silence through times eternal,

Our scripture reading we have just read holds the key to unlock the summary of our conference topic that when the trumpet angel is to sound the mystery of God should be finished. What is the mystery of God that should be finished at the sounding of the seventh trumpet?

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery which hath been kept in silence through times eternal, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

The mystery is to be finished in the seventh trumpet in which we are living at the very end of. Way back in all eternity of the past before any creation, the Godhead planned to create. His plan to create posed a potential disaster. Why should He create when He knew that there could and there would arise a defection among the created intelligences? He would create no robots but intelligent minds who had power to reason and to choose. With that freedom to be given to living creatures, it was in inevitable that something would arise. He knew ahead of time.

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23 The Loud Cry

I want to identify some characteristics and points and prerequisites mentioned in the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy in regards to the loud cry. The loud cry is mentioned in Revelation 18;

Revelation 18:1 And after these things I saw another angel…

This loud cry involves another angel because before this angel there went three before it. The first angel which made its proclamation having the everlasting gospel and preaching to the inhabitants of the earth declaring the hour of Gods judgement had come and to worship God who made the heavens and earth and then the second angels message came proclaiming that Babylon is fallen, is fallen and then the third angels message was come and that was to identify if any man worship the beast or his image or receive his number or his mark they will be punished. Then it shows a comparison of such people that worship the beast and his image. Read the rest of this entry

23 The Death Decree

By John ThielAudio: mp3

This is a subject that appears to be morbid but it is the exact opposite. All through history we have seen the reality of Genesis 3:

Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

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20 The Glory of the Latter Rain

By John ThielAudio: The Glory of the Latter Rain

We have been contemplating the scope of the everlasting covenant. In the far distant past of eternity everything that was to transpire in dealing with the possibility of an insurrection was foreseen and provided for and today we are living very close to its consummation. We have had a close examination of this everlasting covenant. We saw the covenant was couched in Christ the rock of ages and we saw that this rock the foundation upon whom all God’s children are to be built upon, would ultimately become the great mountain that would cover the whole earth. We saw simultaneously to the building of that temple there would be a counterfeit. It would finally lead to the great consummation. But there is another aspect to the development of this everlasting covenant. This figure is identified in Joel. Read the rest of this entry

22 Inducements and Lawsuits

 By John Thiel,  Audio: mp3

Each study has been leading us to the consummation. What was the product of the latter rain?

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. 

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19 A Perpetual Covenant

Audio: A Perpetual Covenant

We should strive to be among the 144,000 and because that is what we need to be doing, we need to be acquainted with the experiences of the 144,000.  The beginning of Revelation 7 is given to the sealing of the 144,000.

Revelation 7:1 And after these things… Read the rest of this entry

18 The Stranglehold of the Enemy

By John ThielAudio: The Stranglehold of the Enemy

1888 was the beginning of the end of all things. What is dawning upon us now?

That which we have, for the last thirty or forty years, proclaimed would come, is now here; and the trumpet of every watchman upon the walls of Zion should raise the alarm.  {RH, January 1, 1889 par. 3} Read the rest of this entry

16 The Time of Trouble

Audio: The Time of Trouble

It is said of the 144,000 in their description that these are they which came out of great tribulation and have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the lamb. It is one thing to have tribulation but another thing to come out of it. We can all go into it, it is not too hard to do that but to come out is a different story.

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

To come out of great tribulation you have to be written in the book and it says the 144,000 came out of great tribulation as this tribulation is going to embrace the whole world whether you believe the Lord or not but there will be only 144,000 living saints when Jesus comes that have come out of the tribulation. Will you come out of tribulation? Perhaps you have tasted some tribulation. The thing that will determine if you come out of the tribulation or not is whether you get offended or not because God will come and take out of his kingdom all that offend and do iniquity. In Christendom people won’t stand up and say yes I’m a worker of iniquity. It is quite an obvious thing that you wouldn’t claim. Read the rest of this entry

15 The 1888 Sunday Laws

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3 

In 1888 the Lord brought a revival.

The time of test is just upon us, for the loud cry of the third angel has already begun in the revelation of the righteousness of Christ, the sin-pardoning Redeemer. This is the beginning of the light of the angel whose glory shall fill the whole earth. {1SM 362.4}

How true and how timely was the message of the Revelation 18 angel in 1888 according to this counsel and how true is this message of Jesus that the time of test is just upon us. Ellen White says the time of test is just upon us. What does that mean? It is not just close but upon us just about. It means that in the next year or so we’ve got it. Maybe not even a year. How true is this statement?

The Time of Test

What sort of a test does it immediately raise in your mind? Isn’t the language of Adventism the test is the Sabbath test? How real is this in reference to the Sabbath test at that time when she made that statement in 1892? What else happened in 1888? Senator H W Blair brought a Sunday law bill into congress in that year. It was called the Blair bill. The Seventh Day Adventist church sent A T Jones into congress and there were others there as well that argued as the bill was being debated that this was contrary to the American institution. It was defeated, it was not passed. But if you were at the conference that we had in Perth 2010 you would have heard a presentation of the laws that were being agitated in congress from about 1887 to 1893 ‘The Urgency of Time’. We saw the subtle arrangements of the law courts in relation to trying to bring forward something to do with religious legislation. When they moved upon congress to pass laws of a religious nature it culminated in the closing of the doors on the Sunday in the world trade fair in Chicago in held in 1893.  It was a very deliberate subtle process.

The subtlety of raising particular points that had nothing to do with religion that suddenly slipped in. By 1893 it was legislated that the trade fair was to be closed on a Sunday because it was the Sabbath day according to the churches of the time. They managed to finally enforce something to do with Sunday and to close the doors of the world fair. What did this amount to according to Gods judgement of the matter? Read the rest of this entry

14 The 1888 Revival

By John Thiel, The Consummation of the Everlasting Covenant Conference, Study 14, Audio: The 1888 Revival

The hymn ‘Weary of Earth’ reminds us of the experience of Gods people during the time of judgement when our sins are unveiled before us by the fact that we have fallen. Evil is ever with us day by day. Don’t you feel it? In spite of that mine ears hear the gracious tidings, repent, return, thou shalt be loosed of all. We want to really understand that voice and what he means when he says just repent and return, you will be loosed of all. Don’t doubt, cease restless will. Do you have a lonely strife?

Cease, restless will! thy lonely strife resign !

I know too well how little strength is mine ;

Grant me, dear Lord, Thy saving love to see !

I strive no more, I give myself to Thee.

What is the experience? A sense of hopeless failure. A sense and experience of falling and rising and falling again and rising and the oppression of the evil one. The experience among God’s people was what inspiration revealed that some will stumble and some will give heed to seducing spirits. Read the rest of this entry

13 Judgement Hour Experiences

By John Thiel, Audiomp3

During the time of the judgment the reception of the kingdom takes place. What we heard posed to our understanding that we are going to have some shuffling to do amongst us to develop a righteous character.

Daniel 7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy [it] unto the end. Read the rest of this entry

12 Receiving the Kingdom

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It is said the 144,000 were perfectly united. Is that true? Would you like to be among this people? We want to understand the unity the 144,000 have and what that has to do with Jesus coming back and taking his people home. In the Bible sleeping people always had a bad time. We know the story of Samson and Utacas and you know what happened to sleeping Caesarea. I pray we can get a blessing from this to supply our temporal needs. Jesus is coming to receive his kingdom and Jesus is speaking and is saying something about receiving his kingdom. Jesus was demonstrating to people looking for the kingdom of heaven. We are looking today how these words apply.

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10 The Little Horn and Its Wound

Audio: The Little Horn and Its Wound

Did you hear the news? Jesus is coming. Do we want to be ready for his coming? The 144,000 are not defiled with women. It was also written they follow the lamb whithersoever he goeth. Jesus is coming and we need to follow him as he leads the way to victory over the world. For thousands of years since the whole world has been in sin, the devil that rules this world has been trying to kill God’s people right from the beginning, right from when God put enmity between the woman and the serpents seed. Enmity is what makes war.

As this enmity is placed, it was placed for our salvation because if it wasn’t there we would love the devil so much. As Adam and Eve sinned their mind became the mind of the evil one perfectly so they were estranged with God and God was their enemy and they ran from him instantly and they were friends with the devil. To put man on neutral ground again, God had to do something. He had to make them and the devil enemies. Man was now at enmity with both of them. That put man in the position to choose which one he wanted. There was an inclining to good and enmity gave man the power of choice. In order to give man the power of choice it also opened up a walk which otherwise wouldn’t have been because the devil and his angels are somewhat united as a house divided cannot stand. Read the rest of this entry

11 The Judgement is Set

By John Thiel, The Consummation of the Everlasting Covenant Conference, Study 11, Audio: The Judgement is Set

The last ten studies have depicted the everlasting covenant in application. We went into the details in regards to the everlasting covenant in regards to the rock experience of Jesus Christ. That rock that depicted to us the encounter we make with God in the fact that our sins were taken by him in living realities. As we embrace that picture and see I am associated with that rock and I accept that rock and am broken, God lifts us up again and binds up our broken heartedness and applies the balm of Gilead. This everlasting covenant that God had foreseen is rejected by some and accepted by others. We saw how this everlasting covenant is played back and forward by others where those who build on the rock become living stones in the temple of the Lord.

Those who fabricate the pure representations of God’s word build another temple, a counterfeit. We saw how Satan is at work how he is trying to obliterate and destroy this true realisation by wiping out those who accept it. So that the false one could be exonerated so that people like Abel have suffered all the way down the line but God is safe guarding his rock, his temple. The people who have fallen on the rock and who have been bound up and who have responded to this everlasting covenant are now addressed in Revelation 14. These people living at such a time in which this message was first introduced and thereafter is addressed.

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09 Building the Counterfeit

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

We have gazed upon the building of the temple or mountain that is established by each true believer in Jesus becoming a living stone that is fused into the living stone in the foundation of the apostles and prophets and Jesus Christ being the chief corner stone. While God’s people are busily active in the building upon this rock, what are the children of darkness doing? Did you know they also have a rock?

Deuteronomy 32:31 For their rock [is] not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves [being] judges. 37 And he shall say, Where [are] their Gods, [their] rock in whom they trusted,

Idols are a rock for them. This is of course depicted in the image of Daniel 2. What is that? Is that a rock? Where do you get gold from; the ground. Where do you get silver from? If you go to Iron Knob in South Australia there is a mountain that is iron and if you walk around there are rocks that are iron and very weighty. This is all rock. When they carve their images, where do they carve them from? A rock. They have a rock. While our rock is the majesty of the universe, their rock is their father. As Jesus said to the Pharisees, you are of your father the devil. The kingdom of Lucifer. In times of Israel reference was made to the security that is relied upon from that rock, the rock of Lucifers kingdom.

Isaiah 31:1 Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because [they are] many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD! 2 Yet he also [is] wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity. 3 Now the Egyptians [are] men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together. Read the rest of this entry

04 Building God’s Temple

By John Thiel, mp3

We have contemplated the rock and our encounter with it. In this study we want to culminate in its connection with God’s temple. The rock and its connection with the building of that temple. Recall as we contemplated the rock.

1 Peter 2:7 Unto you therefore which believe [he is] precious: but unto them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the corner, 8 And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, [even to them] which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed. 

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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. Read the rest of this entry

03 The Rock

By John Thiel, mp3

Since the fall it has been the quest of humanity to find security. Security, is that a big word nowadays? Why? Because there is much happening that is taking away the security of the human race. It is not a very violent time whether it be in human interactions and relationships or in nature, security is the key word today. The scripture says something in regards to this urgent perusal of security.

Psalm 127:1 A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh [but] in vain.

We have countless security companies today watching. If the Lord is not keeping and watching and protecting they are a security team in vain. The reality of the human race is powerfully expressed. The only place of security is outlined. Read the rest of this entry

Cut Out Without Hands

 Audio: 144,000 Overcomers Cut Out Without Hands

Revelation 14:1 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. 

It is written that we shouldn’t occupy our minds with who will comprise the 144,000 and we shouldn’t worry about which person or which group of people are going to be part of that number but it is also written that we should strive to be among that number. Who is it that hears the covenant of peace before Jesus comes? The 144,000. I’d like to consider the experience of the 144,000 as I believe it is beneficial for us to identify their experience. As we identify their experience we can consider our own experience and we can see if we are striving to be among that people or not. This is the vision that Nebuchadnezzar had that he couldn’t interpret.  Daniel had been shown the vision by God and he tells the king what he saw. The king saw the statue with the head of gold, the chest of silver, the waist of brass, the legs or iron and the feet mixed with iron and clay.

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04 Primitive Godliness

Audio: Primitive Godliness

It is said in the Bible that the dragon was wrath with the woman.

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

This is a description of the people living just before Jesus comes. What comes after the remnant? Nothing. The remnant is the end but the remnant is part of something that has been. If you had a garment or some cloth and you had sold all the cloth and you have a bit left, the last bit at the end, what is that called? The remnant. The remnant is exactly the same as what the original was. These people aren’t like the apostolic church, they are the apostolic church. The dragon was wrath with such a people and he went to make war with this remnant living right at the end. Hasn’t Satan always been at war with Gods people? Indeed he has but at the end there is something that is going to be far more aggressive than in the past. Of these people it says;

Revelation 14:1 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. 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. Read the rest of this entry

02 Prophetic Panorama

By John Thiel, Audio: mp3

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began, 26 But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith: 27 To God only wise, [be] glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

These words are extremely relevant to our topic of this conference, the everlasting covenant being addressed as the revelation of the mystery which was kept secret. The American Revised Version reads ‘which was kept in silence through times eternal.’ That was the rendition in the writings of the Spirit of prophecy. We are seeking to understand the everlasting covenant.

Ephesians 1:3 Blessed [be] the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly [places] in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,

Why are we partaking of this topic? Because God has chosen us in Christ before the foundation of the world. When was the foundation of the world put in place in this universe? When God created the heavens and the earth was the earth there already? Yes. What was it? It was without form and void. It was a form of water. Just water. The foundation was there already. We don’t know when it was that the Lord put the foundation there but it was before the foundation of the world that God had that covenant in his mind. We have already been predestined because God knew everything that was going to come to pass before it came to pass from eternity. Try to understand this God we are worshipping. Can you? He will try and help us. Romans coincides perfectly with Ephesians.

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01 The Everlasting Covenant

By John Thiel, mp3

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. 

The word consummation, it is an important word.  A question, what does it mean?  Where does it come from?

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

The consummation being determined. There is a point in time that is already sealed for the time appointed determined for the consummation. What does it mean? The meaning of the word consummation is completion.  Gaining a desired end or perfection, gaining that perfect thing.  When Adam and Eve fell, all believers from that point on to this point in time have yearned for that desired end that was promised in Genesis.  What was it?  The fall had taken place and God stepped in to take away from Satan his prey right there where he says to the serpent. Read the rest of this entry

The Fruition of the Everlasting Covenant

By John Thiel,  mp3

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 55:1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Wherefore do ye spend money for [that which is] not bread? and your labour for [that which] satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye [that which is] good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness. 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of David.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Read the rest of this entry

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