11. The Tribe of Joseph
By John Thiel, The Characteristics of the Twelve Tribes of the 144,000 Conference, study 11, mp3
Scripture reading: Psalm 105:16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread. 17 He sent a man before them, [even] Joseph, [who] was sold for a servant: 18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron: 19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him.
We are exploring the precious lessons that are taught in reference to the children of Jacob, as they pertain to the sealing of the 144,000. As we have seen, of those tribes of the 144,000, Dan and Ephraim are missing. We now understand why. In this study we are now looking at those words:
Revelation 7:8 … Of the tribe of Joseph [were] sealed twelve thousand. Read the rest of this entry
The Garment Spotted By the Flesh
By John Thiel, mp3
The Scriptures say that we are to be washed by the water and the word. To wash ourselves means that we are going to take God’s word and let it cleanse away the wrong ideas, the corruptions, spots and wrinkles of our character.
We now seek God’s word to gain the understanding of the words in Jude:
Jude 1:17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ; 18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts. 19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit. 20 But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 22 And of some have compassion, making a difference: 23 And others save with fear, pulling [them] out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Read the rest of this entry
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