2. The Tribe of Reuben
By John Thiel, The Characteristics of the Twelve Tribes of the 144,000 Conference, Study 2, mp3
The 144,000 are a people who needed to be purified. One of the elders asked the apostle John in his vision, Who are these? And he answered him:
Revelation 7:14 …Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Read the rest of this entry
3. The Tribe of Gad
By John Thiel, The Characteristics of the Twelve Tribes of the 144,000 Conference, study 3, mp3
To Be Among The 144,000
There is an item that frightens many Seventh-day Adventist believers and prevents them from believing the truth about the 144,000. It is the truth that there will be a people dwelling on earth such as are described in the following words:
Revelation 14:5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.
These 144,000 have been purged and cleansed from all their sins. Here is yet another reference about these people: Read the rest of this entry
7. Battle of the Affections
By John Thiel, Godly Affections That Motivate Series, mp3
Scripture reading: Ezekiel 36:26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
When I first read those words as a child I was waiting for the Lord to do something, to go along and put that new heart in me. And I have experienced over the years that this kind of expectation of God just doing something like that, is in the mind of a lot of people. We have this idea that, God will do a miracle and touch my heart somehow by some supernatural, physical operation. Therefore we want to ask the Lord what He means. What is His method of putting a new heart into our being? Jesus gave us an indication of the method that God would use to put new hearts into our beings:
John 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. 32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all [men] unto me. 33 This he said, signifying what death he should die. Read the rest of this entry
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