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March 13, 2021 2:00 pm
During the Tribulation, God will call out 144000 men to be special servants for His kingdom. But Satan is deceiving many as to the identity of who they will be. Satan is also performing identity theft when it comes to race relations in America.
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Now, in honor of the one and only true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob left doing fine. See Thomas for today's message greetings in the name of our wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. My name is Brian Thomas and maybe is a joy and honor and a privilege to join you this week on the golfers program will there be a great worldwide revival at any point in the future.
That is a question that we often hear today. There are pastors out there many who say we are on the verge of a revival or great revival, especially here in the United States of America because of how dark things are spiritually and then on the other hand, I hear many that will say no, based on the Bible that were not on the verge of a great revival there will be no revival coming soon in the future. So where do I land on the question will my answer is yes and no. The reason that I say no is because the Bible tells us that the apostasy falling away, it will increase until the time of tribulation in Luke chapter 18 verse eight. Our Lord said, nevertheless when the Son of Man comes, will he really find faith on earth is asking this question because it will be a very small minority that are holding to the true faith and we see the falling away occurred today and it will continue unto you, the rapture of the church, but I do believe a great revival will begin, but not in the church age will be after the church has been taken away through the rapture after our Lord pours out his seal judgments during the tribulation, the Antichrist. He will be advancing his agenda of the Holy Spirit will move on the hearts of millions, leading them to Jesus Christ and that is because God will have special servants that he will call to evangelize to win souls to his kingdom.
But as we look around. Even today, Satan is attempting to deceive who these great servants are and will be taught want to title today's show identity theft would come of Revelation chapter 7 let's begin by looking at verse one, so please turn your Bibles bear with me.
After these things I saw four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth that the wind should not blow on the earth on the sea or on any tree angels are special ministers of God we look at Revelation chapter 2 through three.
We find that the angels are messengers to the churches to the letters to the seven churches we come to chapter 8, we will find that the Angels present the trumpet judgments is so here in chapter 7 the Angels control the forces of nature.
Here they stopped the win the Bible to say in the four angels will hold back the wins to not blow on the earth. Now one thing I want to point out as we look here here at this verse and it refers to the four corners of the earth. This is not support for the flat earth movement there many out there who holding and embracing this this movement of the earth is flat.
This is simply speaking of the directional compass of the earth. We have North, South, East and West. So this is the four corners of the earth is a continuing verse two of Revelation chapter 7 then also another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God, and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and see saying do not harm the earth, the sea or the trees till we have sealed the servants of our God on their for his so the Angels are preparing to seal the special servants of God that he is 144,000 now as we look at chapter 6 of Revelation, we find that there were the seal judgments.
The six seal is for catastrophes on the earth, earthquakes, meteor strikes, volcanic eruptions, so here verse to the Angels that deliver these catastrophes are told to wait to hold on a minute, wait until we have sealed the 144,000 for the 144,000 appear to receive their seals at the breaking of the fifth seal once they are seal than the seat six seal catastrophes will commence okay so now let's move on to verses four through eight, and I heard the number of those who were seal 144,000 of all the tribes of the children of Israel were sealed of the tribe of Judah 12,000 were seal of the tribe of Reuben 12,000 were seal of the tribe of Gad 12,000 were seal of the tribe of Asher 12,000 were sealed. Of the tribe of Naphtali 12,000 were seal of the tribe of Manasseh 12,000 were sealed.
The tribe of Simeon 12,000 were seal of the tribe of Levi 12,000 were seal of the tribe of Issachar 12,000 were seal of the tribe of Zebulun 12,000 were seal of the tribe of Joseph 12,000 were seal of the tribe of Benjamin 12,000 were sealed. Now read through all of that because I want to drive home the point that these are the tribes of the nation of Israel.
The identity of the 144,000. It is the most abuse more than likely most abuse scripture in the Bible because remember I said in the beginning that I want to call the show identity theft. Satan is deceiving Mimi as to who the identity of this 144,000 is we look at the Seventh-day Adventists. They believe that it applies to the faithful observance of the Jewish Sabbath at the Lord's return in their theory as these will be the those who are enraptured when the Lord descends.
And judgment is poured out on the rest of the world and we come to the Jehovah's Witnesses founded by Pastor Russell who believe it is the over commerce of their persuasion, who continue faithfully to the end that the 144,000 applies to will the most faithful.
The hardest working of the Jehovah's Witnesses. There's another group that I found out about a colt known as the flying role the flying role in this court believes that it is those who have their blood cleansed that they will have their blood cleansed to become immortal and cannot die. So they are the 144,000. So there a lot of different groups of religions, people who will claim that the 144,000 applies to them. But when someone comes to you and they say well I'm a part of the 144,000. My belief is over the 144,004 for my people and my religion asked them which tribe you belong to, because as we just read the Bible makes it very clear that this is the 12 tribes of Israel. He should be very obvious from Scripture that is composed of the 12 tribes of Israel and that is why the saying that I like to hold onto is when the plain sense makes sense.
Look for no other sins or else you end up with nonsense and so the plane sins meaning of the Scriptures is that well this is applying to the 12 tribes of Israel. But people will look look deeper into the trying to find some hidden meaning and therefore they dismiss the true context that this applies to the nation of Israel may try to make some other correlation that applies to other people.
Again, identity theft, and then you end up with nonsense.
These are all Jewish people Melaleuca were servants, it comes from the Greek word Dal los it is the same word used by the apostle Paul and James to describe themselves as bond slaves of Christ.
The main purpose of a servant of God is to proclaim the gospel of the grace of God.
In Revelation chapter 1 verse one the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show he is servants 144,000. They will understand the events of the book of Revelation. Although they will go through tremendous persecution.
They will find joy in knowing what years to come in. You can sort of think of these is like 144,000 apostle Paul's that will be throughout the earth to evangelize to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now we do not know exactly what the seal will consist of the text implies it will be visible.
In contrast, people would be influenced during this time to take the mark of the beast. During the same time. As will Satan tries to mimic God in Revelation chapter 13 we find the coming we find that he is trying to mimic God through giving his mark of the beast, then a second Thessalonians chapter 2 verse nine the coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan with all power signs and lying wonders, there's going to be a great deception. We see great deception and the earth already, but is going to continue into the tribulation in which Satan is trying to mimic God.
Both of these seals will be final granting eternal destination either granting eternal destination to eternal life without Lord or to eternal damnation in the lake of fire. Most will likely have made their decision by the time of the abomination of desolation. We look at Matthew chapter 25 verses 31 through 46. When I read through it all, but but make note of it speaks of sheet nations.
Those who have befriended the Jews during the tribulation.
These will enter into the millennial kingdom.
If fleshly bodies and repopulate the earth, but I believe a lot of confusion exists concerning the role of the Holy Spirit during the tribulation to second Thessalonians chapter 2, I believe the apostle Paul is referring to the Holy Spirit when he says the restrainer that will be taken out of the way the Holy Spirit indwells all of us as believers and when we are removed then that restraining force within us is taken out of the way. But the Holy Spirit will still be present and available for those who want to come to know and accept Jesus Christ Holy Spirit, a member of the Trinity will still exist on earth just as Joel chapter 3 verses 28 through 32 tells us, and it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions, and also all my menservants and on my maidservants I will pour out my Spirit in those days and I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness and the moon in two blood before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord and he shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. So this passage makes it very clear to us, he reveals the Holy Spirit will be poured out during the tribulation, just as on the day of Pentecost, so there will be 144,000 great evangelists that will lead the way Jewish men that will lead the way, was Satan has deceived many into believing otherwise, folks, do not be deceived by the deception. The Bible tells us that in the last days there will be a lot of deception in the world, there will be spirits of delusion, spiritual wickedness signs of lying wonders, and again we already see today through the Seventh-day Adventist through the Jehovah's Witnesses through the flying role as so many others.
They try to steal the identity of the 144,000 of these will be great Jewish men of the faith that will lead many to Jesus Christ.
When we come back from the break going to take a short break, but on the other side were going to discuss that recently there has been a move by an education department and also is related to identity theft. So don't go away come back on the other side of the break to discuss and you are tuned into the God first. You're listening to Brian Thomas only got more wine please visit God not or around the library. There you will find articles and messages available as MP3 downloads on various topics such as salvation, Bible marriage lesson is just to name a few. Also, sign up for our monthly newsletter and visit with God. Welcome back to the God first program. If you are just now joining us and would like to hear the message in its entirety.
Please visit our website God first.org is due the number one ST.org you can also write to us that God first Bible Fellowship, PO Box 266, Knightdale, NC 27545 when the first segment I spoke on the fact that there will be a 144,000 army of men Christian army that are going to evangelize in wind meaning to the kingdom of Jesus Christ. Satan is trying to steal the identity tried to deceive many into believing that these will not be Jewish evangelists will also we see in our nation today.
There is a movement of identity theft in trying to get people to identify with something that they're really not an folks. I'll be honest with you I have grown weary of talking about this topic when it comes to race but is just always in the headlines today. Everywhere you turn, it seems that people are talking about racism and there are people out there that are trying to paint people as racists we constantly see that accusation.
So there's an identity theft that is taken place trying to deceive people into believing something to become something that they truly are not going to share with you a report by Peter range he speaking on the Arizona Department of Education that has recently published an equity toolkit. Let's begin by listening to clip one, the Arizona Department of education has created an equity toolkit, claiming that babies show the first signs of racism at three months old and that white children remain strongly biased in favor of whiteness. By age 5. Okay, so you can't make this stuff up and is like I said II really have grown weary, leery of discussing this topic.
You see, the stuff there is is not going away in your from the report.
Yes, you heard your ears right three months old therapy bloodier than a say at that age they are already signs of racism and you can hear from the reporter here. EE sounded dumbfounded and speechless at community seem to be at a loss for words. So that is what is out there, folks, people are saying at three months old already that a child is racist, so let's continue to add data to the graphic claims.
This graphic that the putting out there that children use race to reason about people's behaviors and by 30 months they allegedly use race to choose their friends pages four and five children allegedly become racially prejudiced alright so it continues racially prejudiced by the age of five years old foes. There's a great deception that is taken place.
Satan is using these methods to try to divide people to try to create tension to try to create chaos, you heard me speak on it in the past.
The world is going to fall for these things and add as a friend likes to save the world is going to world so I expect that from them. But what troubles me is when I see the church embracing these issues when I see the church embracing these movements and going along with the woke culture see a lot of churches that are going along with this movement and it really troubles me is why we need to pray because many are being deceived.
The department provides additional resources for families and community telling white parents that they can have a black friend, partner or child and still be racist. The article claims that white people deny their own racism to alleviate some of their white fragility, so that is a term again that we hear so much white fragility and again Peter range Erie speaking on this report that again we see out there that there is this movement to try to kill whites that they are racist regardless of what a white person really believes regardless of the fact that a white person who is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ is that this does not have a racist bone in their body that will we find through critical race theory through this movement, saying that whites are racist, it is nonsense, and it is one of the most baffling movements that I've ever seen in my life. To be honest with you I do know that Satan again is trying to use this simply to divide people tried to create division is trying to create tension and chaos. But as far as why people are just so hold onto this idea. I'll be honest with you is is quite baffling. It is truly quite baffling and is it in his soul baffling to me as to why so many are going along with it as if this is true or is Lee's not speaking out against it because maybe adjusted their sphere. This fear of a backlash. Let's continue to listen to the conclusion of this report. Again, as Peter range speaking on an education department in Arizona that has recently published an education equity toolkit. So basically this is just asking every white person across the country to admit that they are racist. Even if you are married to a black person, you still have to med that you are racist black friends doesn't count. Think all people are created equal doesn't count. Believing the biblical understanding of the human person that every single human individual, no matter the color of their skin is made in the image and likeness of God deserving a fundamental respect and fundamental rights doesn't matter. You're still racist friends.
This isn't about ending racism.
This is about trying to take one group of people and blame all the worlds problems on one group of people. If you happen to have white skin, then you are the fault for everything that's ever happened and it's just it's really ridiculous and we need to stop. It is a country as a nation because I just try to pick groups against each other. White versus black in a progressive versus conservative, but that's really what this is ultimately trying to aim at and will get to how the media and programs like this are just trying to silence conservative voices at the end of the day because even if you are black in today's culture and society you're being canceled by some of these individuals. If you hold conservative views will I agree with this reporter totally. This is nonsense. It is ridiculous. He needs to stop because again they are pushing this narrative that whites must admit there racism and I know people that are whitened in their becoming fed up with it. They are becoming resentful because they will say they know they are not racist. They are wise to do so many things for for Blacks and other minorities that goal missions trips. I have personal friends of mine that have gone to places like Haiti where that the large majority of the people are black and they've they've gone there to try to restore the nation following earthquakes and in which there is famine and and so much stuff going on and help that is needed and they sacrifice their time and their money away from their their family and the jobs it to go and help these people but yet they returned to the United States of America and they hear they are a racist simply because of the color of their skin foes.
It is ridiculous. It is something that needs to stop because again as he said yes there's a movement out there seem to be trying to blame whites for everything is about division and it is a movement to silence conservatives you can say it another way, it is a movement to silence Christians because most sweetly throughout the world. There is already great persecution against Christians in many areas of our world here in the United States of America. We've been blessed that thus far we have not faced great persecution.
There are some who have suffered another.
Some who have lost their jobs, lost their businesses over issues related to the Christian faith, and I do not dismiss those or or take that lightly at all in comparison to places in which people being dragged out of their homes and in him killed if they will not denounce Jesus Christ. That is not yet come to this nation. The foes don't be surprising that happen someday and when we look at what is taking place the foundation for the spirit. This distant this movement that is trying to silence those who stand on the word of God to try to silence those who want to to love one another to want to be united because this movement is not to in racism. All this movement is doing is creating further tension. There is a great deception that is taken place just like the identity of the 144,000 Jewish evangelists that are want to come. Satan is deceiving so many to believing that will. They are not Jews, but they are of other walks of so-called faith will there is a deception of identity taking place today to try to paint people and to be racist when they're not in again folks.
It needs to stop because bringing nothing but division the book of Romans chapter 1 verse 18 reads for the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them. For God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world his invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by things that are made, even he is eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because although they knew God, and they did not glorify him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their faults and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools foes. That is what we see today in our nation. The Bible says this is what happens when people love sin when they are not lovers of the truth when they are not lovers of righteousness, meaning there lovers of unrighteousness bubbles of the God turns them over to a debased mind to where they no longer can tell right from wrong gives them over to the scene that they desire. And it says it professing to be wise, they became fools, and I see that today I seen on full display. Because there are so many in places the media that you see on television and in an actors and actresses and you see them all going along with this movement of painting an entire group of people simply because of the color of their skin as being oppressors as being racist. You can to just tell by listening to them that they think that they are speaking with so much wisdom.
But the Bible says, professing to be wise, they became fools, and then in verse 28 of Romans chapter 1, and even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind. This is what happens when you do not turn from sin, you become a person with a debased mind. What that means is you no longer can discern right from wrong, what is wrong is right and what is right is wrong in your mind, so we have people today that are going along with these deceiving spirits and the Bible says that these will be signs, indicators of our Lord's second coming. Are you watching for the signs of the times are you paying attention to what is really happening.
You recognize the spirits of deception that are upon the earth, and I will ask you this question is will this is not to try to put anyone on the spot or tried to beat up on anyone but does your pastor address these issues in your church because we are limiting the time in which we do not have time and space for public preachers with popcorn sermons. This is a time in which we need to be serious about our faith. This is a time in which we need to understand the talk about the judgment of God, how he's not, please.
We are not walking in accordance to the faith there so many today even in churches seem to be driving asleep at the wheel does seem to to not be understanding what is taking place around us do not understand this division and instead of going along with its woke culture. We see the Council cultural out there for those simply that want to stand on the word of God and again there are people out there this movement that are reaching back to the things television shows or cartoons from decades ago, and the other near their branding them as racist, so they want to cancel everything.
Well folks again. It is a great deception is a great theft of identity. If you are white person out there you know you you you do not have a racist bone in your body. Do not allow the devil to deceive you with guilt and condemnation for something that you know that is not true. Speak up, speak out for the truth and stand on the word of our great and wonderful Lord foes. We see the size It Is Better Taken Pl. in Lewis is when you see these things begin to happen. All of these things begin to happen. They look up and watch for your redemption draws near, we see the sizes so I am excited about the soon coming of our great and wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will foes.
We are all of the time this week I want to thank you for joining me, please come back next week as we continue to encourage you to put God first, while viewing life through the window of the Bible. Until then, remember to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, less God's great nation of Israel to the only wise God be glory through Jesus Christ, forever.
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